The Bungalow is located just off Mount Desert Street as you turn into the small side street called Temple. It's between the Village Green and Cafe This Way. It has one bedroom with a queen size bed and one full size futon which can sleep two, a lovely enclosed patio and a separate Washer/Dryer room. The Bungalow is Ideal for a single person or a couple with small children. Fully renovated in 2014.
- Bungalow650 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay7 nights
An Ideal Retreat For Two Or Three Or Four. Well Within Walking Distance To All.
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- Aug 13, 2018
About Ann Anda
After living in NYC for what must have been ever, I finally retired to this amazing place in 2001. And what a good decision that turned out to be. I love living in Bar Harbor year round, hiking, biking, skiing, going to Reel Pizza across the street for my bi-weekly movie fix, and sometimes I even have one of their delicious pizzas.
Ann Anda purchased this Bungalow in 1976
Why Ann Anda chose Bar Harbor
When I visited Bar Harbor in l976 the good Doctor Cameron offered me his house and office for sale. He was no longer doctoring and I fell in love with this old rambling, interconnected piece of property. I would come up here from NYC and garden on long weekends and vacations. Planting trees, flowers, bushes. But all too soon it was time to go back to my day job and I had to put everything away for the next time. Which was never soon enough. During these infrequent visits I also started the many renovations I've done to the property. It was a treasure throve of improvement possibilities, work I love. I am the most happy when I can wear my ratty old work clothes and get my hands really dirty.
What makes this Bungalow unique
Within walking distance to everything, yet nicely tucked away from the madding crowd. Not that there's much of a crowd in the winter. Perfect for summer vacations, and that's when you really need your very own parking space and a bit of breathing room to enjoy all that Bar Harbor has to offer.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
In the heart of it all, yet quiet and comfortable
Loved the location and the parking. I was worried when I pulled in that the location (right next to the town square and across from a busy café) would make for a noisy vacation, but we love it. Quiet, but yet in the center of town. While others drove in circles looking for parking, we pulled right into our space and had access to all Bar Harbor had to offer. Ann provided us a great basket of local goodies for our stay. I would definitely recommend this for a couple looking for great hiking, yet the easy access to restaurants and activities (we could walk to both kayaking and the lobster boat ride). Clean and comfortable. I'd definitely stay again.
Thank you, Tracey, for such a great review! Loved having you here and appreciated the way you left my place so spotless and well cared for. You are most welcome back, and I hope to see you many times in the future. Have a great rest of the year!
Convenient, cozy, and comfortable.
The bungalow put us right in the middle of all the Bar Harbor action, but it provided a quiet respite because of its tucked-away location. We enjoyed relaxing on the patio and used the laundry facilities to clean our hiking clothes. Ann was gracious and welcoming, and the house was stocked with everything we needed. Definitely a convenient, cozy, and comfortable place!
So glad we found this one!
Our stay here was wonderful!! Ann was a sweetie pie...felt right at home. Just my husband and I and it was perfect! Close to the buses and walking distance to everything in Bar Harbor! Such a cute place too. You will not be disappointed!
Thank you, Tammy, for this great review! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and had a great time on the island. And thank you for leaving the place so clean and well cared for. It's guests like you who make my life as a landlady a joy!
It was great to meet Ann, who was there on the patio when I arrived. She is terrific. Her place is in the best location imaginable in Bar Harbor, downtown, a short walk from the Shore Path, and right across from the village green. A FULLY stocked kitchen, an enormous welcome basket with coffee, wine, fruit, etc., and even a big dog cracker for Gillie, my corgi. The bed linens were the best I've ever had in a rental home, the bath linens were great as well. The futon, which was replaced since another reviewer commented on it, was the most comfortable futon I've ever sat on, and napped on it many times while I was there. I traveled solo, with my dog. The very private patio is a huge plus. I felt very safe and secure there, and the parking is right next to the bungalow. I ran into Ann a few times during my week there, and you couldn't ask for a better hostess. The check-in was a breeze, and I hated to leave. I look forward to staying here again. Ten stars !!!
Cassie! What wonderful praise indeed! I loved having you and your adorable corgi Gillie here! You are the ideal guest, thoughtful, considerate, neat, enjoying all the island has to offer to the max. The Bungalow and I welcome you back!
My husband and I had a wonderful week at the Bungalow. The location was absolutely perfect for our plans. We loved being able to walk right out the door in the mornings to grab breakfast at Cafe This Way, quickly head out to Acadia National Park for day hikes, and then come home to walk around Bar Harbor in the evenings knowing that we could stroll right back and relax after dinner and drinks. It made for a stress free escape. The place is the perfect size for two, but I would not recommend booking for four. The futon is well worn and no longer comfortable for sleeping, and honestly not all that comfy for sitting and watching a movie either (which we did on a rainy afternoon). If you're not planning to spend much time inside and are looking for a quaint homebase while you explore Mount Desert Island, this spot is perfect.
Thank you, Terumi, for those kind words of praise for my Bungalow and location! So glad your vacation was a good one. About that futon...I agree, it has to go. It's not that it's old and worn, it's just that futons by their very nature are often not comfortable. Also, as you know, I don't rent my Bungalow to four people. It's perfect for a couple, possibly with a small child, and dogs are always welcome for an additional pet fee of $125. All the best wishes for a great holiday season!
We stayed at the bungalow with our dog, and we were greeted with a nice basket full of goodies (including a treat for the dog) and a bottle of wine. It was the perfect location for us, nice to be able to walk out of the bungalow and have everything in walking distance: great restaurants, shops and the harbor. Enjoyed early morning walks to the water, a full day of hiking and it was great to come back to the bungalow to relax. We were surprised how quiet once inside the apartment being so close to town and traffic. We have vacationed on the island for over 15 years trying different rentals and locations, we have finally found the perfect location for us; definitely renting again in 2017. Ann was so accommodating, we had a full size truck and she allowed us to use her own parking space, she also gave us our privacy, we only ran into her a couple of times in our early morning outings.
Thank you so very much, Tina for that endorsement! So nice of you to take the time to writeI loved having you both here, and Chase is adorable! So glad you're coming back in May!
The Bungalow is right smack in the center of Bar Harbor, but tucked away behind a row of galleries on Mount Desert Street. A few minutes away is the entrance to Acadia National Park with all its splendid scenic attractions. Choose from a bicycle ride on one of Rockefeller's carriage roads, or hike any number of trails from easy walking to the more strenuous and challenging ones of the Beehive and the Precipice, and any number of in-between hikes. Take the Island Explorer bus to Sand Point Beach. It leaves right up the road from the Bungalow. And it's free.
The Island Explorer bus will take you all over the island. It'll stop wherever you are on the road and pick you up. It'll let you off wherever you want to get off. it'll take you to the airport and other spots off the island. And you can bring your bicycle along. It's a great way to avoid the hassle of having to find a parking space. Of course, you can also drive your own car through the park. There's an fee at the entrance, but it's worth it. The breathtaking panorama along the Loop Road is my personal favorite. I love walking on the ledges to Thunder Hole and if it's a windy day it's always exciting to listen to the thunder as the water there is smashed through the hole in the rock. But don't go too near if a storm is brewing.
The Island offers many concerts during the season.
Classical music, jazz, folk, rock. Also theater and movies. And historic walks, bird watching tours, whale watching cruises, nature cruises, windjammer sails, kayak excursions. And, of course, you'll never run out of places to eat lobsters in all its many manifestations. A great many of the restaurants offers the freshest, locally grown produce.
The 4th of July is a celebration not to be missed in Bar Harbor. Colorful, joyous, and straight out of a Norman Rockwell painting. The summer season is primarily July and August. Those are the busy months and also the warmest. When the kids go back to school, taking their parents with them, the town slows down a tiny bit, but most places stay open till mid October, and the trees start turning their glorious colors in mid September. There's plenty of sights and activities to enjoy on the island from early May till the end of October. After that the town start closing down, but does not entirely go to sleep until after Christmas and New Year. The cross country skiing opportunities on the groomed carriage roads can be its own season and if the snow is generous a glorious experience for an entire winter season.
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