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Donald Oliver

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

4 Bdrm-3 Bath Lovely Mayapple Cottage Minutes To Acadia NP & Downtown Bar Harbor

18 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 8

This 2005 1900 square foot, 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home, Mayapple Cottage, is on 1.4 wooded acres and is perfectly situated for your Acadia vacation. It is located 2 miles from the Hulls Cove Visitor Center/main entrance to Acadia National Park and 4 miles to downtown Bar Harbor. Walk 5 minutes to either Frenchman’s bay or to pick up the Island Explorer (free) bus, whose routes cover the island.

This bright comfortable home is perfect for a larger family, family reunion or just a group of friends. It features an open-design first floor with living room, dining room, and kitchen as well as a downstairs bedroom and full bath. Slip through the sliding glass door in the dining room, and you can enjoy dining, reading or just relaxing on a large sunny deck at the back of the house. The second floor features a master bedroom-bathroom, two additional bedrooms with a full bath as well as a beautifully lit open study and upper deck. The kitchen is fully outfitted with all appliances and accessories for any cooking or dining need, and a washer and dryer are conveniently located down the hall. The living room and upstairs study contain HD TVs with Direct TV & Blu-Ray players and lots of books and games, and the home is outfitted with WiFi as well as assorted items for a baby or toddler. In short, this property has all of the comforts of home with the Park and shore next door for a perfect holiday experience.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Donald Oliver (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

About Donald Oliver

Sandra and Don have raised 4 children and have 2 granddaughters. Sandra is a minister with the United Church of Christ in New Haven, and Don is a professor at Wesleyan University. Don discovered Acadia and the island at age 16 as an National Science Foundation student at Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, and we have been coming back ever since with children and now grandchildren in tow. One of our passions is hiking throughout the world. Acadia with its superb beauty and vast set of trails offers unparalleled hiking opportunities.

Donald Oliver purchased this house in 2014

Why Donald Oliver chose Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

Everyone should have a special place in this world: a wellspring to draw strength from, and which rejuvenates them. Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island is that place for us, and we want you to see and experience it first hand.

What makes this house unique

Moving beyond the limitations of Acadia cottages, we decided to buy a larger modern, private house and equip it with all the comforts and conveniences of home to provide a superior vacation experience for the whole family. The property is also ideally located: 2 miles from the Hull’s cove (main entrance) to Acadia National Park and 4 miles from downtown Bar Harbor. You can walk 5 minutes down our quiet road to Frenchman’s Bay or pick up the Island Explorer (free) bus and go anywhere on the Island without driving. The latter option is great for those long one-way hikes or bike rides across the island.

Reviews

4.8
based on 18 traveler reviews

4 Bdrm-3 Bath Lovely Mayapple Cottage Minutes To Acadia NP & Downtown Bar Harbor
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews
4

Excellent time, beautiful property

  • 4 of 5

We were six people (four adults, two kids). The house was a perfect size and very convenient to Bar Harbor and Acadia State park. The kitchen is well appointed and was perfect for meals in when we were too tired to go to the restaurant.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent location and very Spacious

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful space to spread out and explore Acadia. The owner was very accommodating and the home was well put together! Server our large family well.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Most Excellent!!

  • 5 of 5

Our group consisted of 8 adults (4 couples). The house was perfect for us. We were comfortable and never felt crowded. The beds were comfortable too. The upgrades for this older home are well done. All bathrooms are new, the he furniture comfy and a dining room large enough for all of us. Each room was separately heated, we were there for end of season and used the heaters. We typically made breakfast every morning, independently. Big kitchen, fully stocked, we loved it. The house is located within walking distance to town !! We love Bar Harbor and we highly recommend this house. And I he owners were available when needed.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice property near Bar Harbor.

  • 4 of 5

The house was well equipped with everything that you will need. It is right off of Route 3 coming in to Bar Harbor. The house was clean and comfortable. There were games available to play, and DVD's. The Direct TV was nice though a challenge for my mother who is only familiar with Comcast.

Only recommendations - a king size bed in the master would be a big improvement and extra pillows would certainly be nice. Aside from those recommendations, it was a good stay. The toilet on the main level did have a leak that couldn't be fixed while we there, but with 2 other bathrooms available, it wasn't really a big issue.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. There are extra pillows, both large and puffy and smaller and flatter ones, located in the bedroom closets so that our guests can find the appropriate size for a good night sleep. My Property Manager asked our guests if a plumber was needed, but they elected to simply use the other 2 full baths. Both she and the subsequent guests were unable to find anything wrong with the downstairs toilet. We always make sure that any needed repairs are done promptly and with our guest's consent.
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5

NOT ONE COMPLAINT

  • 5 of 5

TYPICAL NEW ENGLAND STYLE HOME.....JUST WHAT THESE FOUR PEOPLE FROM SEATTLE WERE LOOKING FOR. WELL STOCKED AND CLEAN. VERY CLOSE TO ACADIA AND MAIN CITY OF BAR HARBOR. WE HAD BEAUTIFUL SUNNY WEATHER TO EXPLORE THE AREA. USED THE HOME AS A BASE TO TRAVEL TO BANGOR TO SEE THE OLD DOW AIRFORCE BASE WHERE MY HUSBAND WAS STATIONED OVER 40 YEARS AGO. THIS VISIT WILL BE A WONDERFUL ADDITION TO OUR MEMORIES OF PAST. A VERY SPECIAL PLACE. THANK YOU!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place for us!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriends and I stayed at Mayapple for a week in late September. We were happy to have chosen this place as it was close to town and very clean, organized and spacious. We loved the area and had a wonderful time. Thank you to the owners!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Hancock County Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Bar Harbor Ferry Company
Nearest Golf
4.5 Miles
Kebo Valley Golf Club, Bar Harbor
Nearest Train
44 Miles
Bangor
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Route 3
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Chart Room, Hulls Cove
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Sand Beach, Bar Harbor

Acadia National Park with its spectacular scenery and extensive system of trails for hiking and carriage roads for nature walks, biking, or horse-drawn carriages is a must. Be sure to check out the summit of Cadillac mountain, and Jordan Pond house with its blueberry popovers. Drive the Park loop road or walk the Shore Path past Sand Beach, Thunder Hole, and Otter Cliffs for unforgettable images that dance in your heart. Canoe in Long Pond, or sea kayak to the Porcupine Islands in Frenchman's Bay. Take the kids to pristine Sand Beach or go for a swim at Echo lake. Shop and dine out in Bar Harbor or visit other cute shops in Northeast or Southwest Harbors. In the latter location be sure to pick up a fresh pita, smoothy or home-baked dessert at Eat-A-Pita. Take a Nature cruise or whale watch out of Bar Harbor or Southwest Harbor and see puffins, eagles, seals, whales, and more. And of course no visit to the Maine shore is complete without that lobster. We have described these activities and more in our 'Must-do' notebook in our living room.

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Rates & Availability

Bar Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak summer
Jun 26 2016 - Aug 27 2016
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
Early fall
Aug 28 2016 - Oct 15 2016
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
 
Off season
Oct 16 2016 - May 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Early summer
May 28 2017 - Jun 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
 
Peak summer
Jun 25 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
Early fall
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
 
Off season
Oct 15 2017 - May 26 2018
4 night minimum stay
$250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79

Rentals are weekly Sunday(4 PM check-in)-to-Sunday(10 AM check-out) except Off-season when 4 night minimum stays are done.
Payments schedule: 1st half plus Damage Protection fee due at Booking;2nd half due 60 days prior to arrival.
Cancelation Policy:100% refund if cancelled 90 days before arrival; after that refund dependent on filling vacant dates; no refunds possible within 30 days of arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Located on First Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Located on Second Floor: has both shower stall & tub
    Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Large hot water tank in basement insures plenty of hot water for bathing and laundry
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 2nd floor: contains Dresser, Night stands, & Double closet
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1st Floor: contains Dresser, Night stand, & Writing desk
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2nd floor: Contains Dresser, Night stand, & Roomy Closet
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor: contains Dresser, Night stand, & Roomy Closet
  • *Master bedroom contains beautiful 3 panel archway window that faces east for morning sun *First floor bedroom contains beautiful 3 panel bay window that faces east for morning sun
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • 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
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming

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