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4 Bedroom Family Home Adjacent To Acadia National Park Hike And Bike Trails

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights


Bar Harbor House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9

4 bedroom, 2 bath modified cape style home tucked away in a protected, wooded, rural setting in Bar Harbor surrounded by blueberries and apple trees. First floor has a great room including a large kitchen and 10 foot oak dining table well equipped for creating gourmet meals or a 'shore dinner' for a crowd. Living room has a large screen TV with surround sound, large selection of movies, play station gaming system and a variety of music playing capability. The 4th bedroom downstairs also serves as an office with a desk. The first floor also has a full bathroom with a shower, a utility room/pantry and a 2 car attached, heated garage. Second floor has a master bedroom with a king sized bed and a large mirrored closet, 2 additional bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the other with 1 full and 1 twin sized bed, full bathroom with tub and shower, and upstairs washer and dryer closet. It is fully furnished, well appointed and we are dog friendly.The house is walking distance to a 3.5 mile hiking trail known as the Acadian Woods Trail and a little known trail owned by the town of Bar Harbor that meanders along the Mill Brook, both breathtakingly beautiful and dog friendly. There's a well located fire pit in the woods on the side yard for evening s'mores and storytelling. Smack dab in the middle of Mount Desert Island, Heartwood Home has easy access to all the desirable activities Acadia National Park and the surrounding communities have to offer including hiking and biking trails, sand beach, clear freshwater lakes for kayaking boating and swimming, horse carriage rides, whale watching, boat rides and site seeing tours. We are 10 minutes to Bar Harbor, 5 minutes to at least 2 park entrances, 12 minutes to Northeast Harbor, 15 minutes to Southwest Harbor and 15 minutes to Sand Beach.

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Leslie Barroso (Property Manager)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

About Leslie Barroso

We raised our 2 kids in this home and have now relocated for work. We have loved our home and our community on Mount Desert Island and are excited to share our serene Bar Harbor oasis, far from the cruise ship crowds, hotel and B & B traffic but still in close proximity to all the action the island provides.

Leslie Barroso purchased this house in 1995

Why Leslie Barroso chose Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

Heartwood Home was designed, built and furnished by us to hold our family close. The great room allows the cook to be with family members and guests while they're watching TV, doing puzzles and games at the large dining table or listening to music. The surrounding neighborhood is conducive to walks on a low traffic road, safe for children and pets. There are bike riding and hiking areas for the whole family, and lots of play space for children.

What makes this house unique

The unique benefits of staying at Heartwood Home are total comfort without the summer crowds of an in-town location. We are located in the center of Mount Desert Island giving occupants the convenience of an easy commute to all the towns, restaurants and sites on the island.


based on 9 traveler reviews

4 Bedroom Family Home Adjacent To Acadia National Park Hike And Bike Trails
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

Lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our mini reunion so much. The home was comfortable and the kitchen was easy to work in. We were eight adults and there was plenty of room to visit comfortably.

The internet was inconsistent so we visited a few great cafes in town to do work. The location was lovely but a car was essential. As a result we made a lot of coffee and snacks!

Access to beautiful natural resources and great dining was pretty simple. The house was well maintained and clean. Comfortable beds and well appointed kitchen. Lots of books etc. short on towels but easy enough to do laundry.

I would recommend Heartwood Home. Best for folks who don't mind a bit of driving to get places. Quiet and restful.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I wanted to stay near Bar Harbor but not in the noisy/crowded area. I found Heartwood Home at our favvy 'find a vacation home' website which is VRBO. HH (as I refer to Heartwood Home) was within 15 minutes of just about every place you want to visit. The house itself is full of everything one would need for a staycation (we dined out almost all meals, but it was nice to know we could've prepared a wonderful meal in their kitchen).

The touches and variety of art work were awesome! There are any DVDs, CDs, games, that you can vacation there, get snowed in, and stay busy the whole time!

The owner is always available if needed.

Lovely place to make your base for a vacation in Bar Harbor/Acadia!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House, Great Location.

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay for a week long trip to Maine. Very comfortable for our extended family of 3 adults and 6 teenagers. The location was great; Easy to find, very close to entrances to the park, and downtown Bar Harbor. Well stocked kitchen and a great fire pit nestled in the wooded yard provided plenty of room for large family dinners. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House! Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful stay. We enjoyed the fire pit in the wooded lot next to the house. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen was well stocked with pots and pans, appliances and dinnerware. My husband and grown kids and a grandchild all enjoyed the house which is close to the park entrance, Eagle Lake, Bar Harbor and the playground in Town Hill.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Providence, RI

Very comfortable home close to park and town

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Heartwood Home in Bar Harbor. It is a great house that feels like a home. We loved the great room with open kitchen, big dining room table, and living room. The large windows made us feel like we were still in the middle of nature after coming in from all of our hikes and swims. Highlights for us included the technology (wifi, cable, Netflix) and the comfortable beds. We loved how centrally located the house was for park activities and going into town. Plenty of movies and board games on hand. The entire family enjoyed the stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bucket List Trip

  • 5 of 5

Visiting Bar Harob and Acadia was on my bucket list and this trip did not dissappoint. Heartwood was a beautiful place to stay and I hope to re-visit. It was large, clean, lovely grounds and a fire pit close to the house. The house was also in a short distance to Bar Harbor/Acadia, all the wonderful sea ports, and close to groceries as well. We were able to connect as a family again in this wonderful home and environment. Beats Florida big time!!!!!!! If you have a chance stay her and get in touch with nature again.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Kebo Valley Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
The Chart Room and Peppers Pizza
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Sand Beach
Car: recommended

All of Acadia National Park is at your doorstep. Within walking distance of the house are 2 little known trails owned by the town of Bar Harbor and Friends of Acadia Land Trust that are excellent for hiking, trail running and dog walking (leashes optional for well behaved dogs). The house is well equipped for a family and is equidistant to all major towns on the island


Rates & Availability

Bar Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Autumn 2016
Aug 28 2016 - Oct 22 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2016/2017
Oct 23 2016 - Apr 29 2017
30 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
May 6 2017 - Jun 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Autumn 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Oct 28 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

A ninety (90) day notice is required for cancellation. Cancellations that are made more than ninety (90) days prior to the arrival date will incur no penalty. There will be no refunds for cancellations made less than ninety (90) days prior to the arrival date unless we are able to re-book exact days. No refunds within 30 days.
Rentals run Saturday to Saturday, check in 3:00pm, check out 10:00am.

Half is due upon booking with a signed rental agreement, half is due 90 days before arrival date. Payment will be made by check mailed to our residential address.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Bar Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , First floor bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second floor bathroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom/Office - 1 double , First floor bedroom/office
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Master corner bedroom has a king sized bed, bureau and a large closet with mirrored doors. Each second floor bedroom has soft, southern pine floorboards and a beautiful view to the forest outside. The second and third bedrooms upstairs have a built in closet with shelves and hanging bar. The fourth bedroom is on the first floor and has a full size bed and a large desk.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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