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Beautiful, Comfortable Home with Exceptional In-Town Location

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Fabulous 3BR, 1 Bath In-Town Location - Walk Everywhere!

This is our home, and we would love to share it with you! Located on Federal Street, Moose Manor is a 1904 New England-style house with all the upgrades and conveniences of modern living. Freshly painted throughout with exquisite, fully-equipped designer kitchen and a fully updated bath. All the comforts of home in one perfect location, walking distance to everything.

There are 3 bedrooms which comfortably sleep 6. One bedroom has a queen bed, the second has one full and twin bed, and the third has a twin. There is one bathroom (with a wonderful claw-foot tub!) on the second floor. Each bedroom includes wall mirrors to reduce demand for bathroom mirror time. Master bedroom includes a dressing table with light/mirror. All bedrooms have abundant sunshine and ocean breezes.

The front of the house features a wonderful enclosed porch with a bistro table/chairs, rocker and futon. Perfect for morning coffee or an afternoon nap. The soft sound of local seagulls is often present.

In the back of the house, just off the kitchen, you'll find a small wood deck with a Weber grill and chairs to enjoy the cool afternoon breeze while your steak is grilling.

The kitchen has everything you'll need if you choose to prepare some of your own meals during your stay, including some basic pantry items for your use. Top-of-the-line small appliances (including Bunn coffee maker!) are available as well. Other items include Belgian waffle maker, 4 slice Cuisinart toaster, blender, food-processor, Crock Pot, pots/pans and bake-ware as well as an OVER-SIZED lobster pot for boiling your own 'catch' right at home! Easy instructions provided.

Although you'll probably want to get out and enjoy all that Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park has to offer, the home is also supplied with 'rainy day items' should you choose to stay indoors. 32' LCD TV, DVD player, iPod dock/radio, and a wide selection of books, DVDs and games are available for your enjoyment.


I'm more than happy to answer any questions you may have about our home or the area, before you decide to make a reservation. For that reason, please click the blue "Send email" button located near the owner picture instead of clicking "Request to Book". Thanks!

More Details

Paul Strathman
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Paul Strathman

We are Paul and Joy Strathman and we have lived in the Midwest for the past 20 years. It all began when we took a trip to Maine, simply because we'd never been there before.

Since then, we've been back to various parts of Coastal Maine every year and while we enjoy all the towns we've visited, we have fallen hopelessly in love with Bar Harbor. As so often happens when one visits a very special place, one's mind wanders into the possibilities of someday living there.

Our home in Bar Harbor is truly a dream come true. This 1904 New England-style residence is perfectly located right in town; walking distance to everything. We have filled Moose Manor with things we love and have included all the comforts that we enjoy when we are there. We hope that you will enjoy our very special home and likewise fall in love with Bar Harbor.

Paul Strathman purchased this house in 2013

What makes this house unique

While on one of our early visits to Bar Harbor, we went for a walk. As we passed by this house, my wife said, 'Paul, please buy me that porch!' We both chuckled and continued our walk. Little did we know that we would not only someday buy the porch, but the wonderful home which sits behind it as well!

This inviting home has been lovingly cared for by each owner since the house was built in 1904. We are only the 4th family to own this property. The warmth and charm of Moose Manor is captivating and it's fabulous location cannot be beat!


Bar Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Claw-footed tub
  • Bathroom is located upstairs on the second floor and there is no elevator or other automated access to the second floor. Must step over side of claw-foot bath tub for shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Bed, nightstand, dressing table, dresser, chair, towels/rack
    Large Front Bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 2 Beds, nightstand, dresser, chair, mirror, towels/rack
    Small Front Bedroom - 1 twin/ single , Bed, nightstand, wall shelves, mirror, towels/rack
  • All bedrooms are located on the second floor and there is no elevator or other automated access to the second floor.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(43 traveler reviews)

Beautiful, Comfortable Home with Exceptional In-Town Location
average rating of 4.9534883 based on 43 reviews

A wonderful home and location!

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing home! It's around the corner from all the shops and activities in Bar Harbor, yet off the main road so there's no traffic. It has a driveway to park your car but you can walk to everything in Bar Harbor itself. The owners, Paul and Joy, have thought of everything. Need matches to light the grill? They're in a drawer. Bandaids for the kids? There's a little first aid kit. It was the most convenient vacation we've ever had because the owners thought about every detail. The house is immaculate and there are plenty of books and games in the living room shelves. We liked the enclosed porch for coffee / enjoying the sunshine in the morning. We'd recommend Jordan's Restaurant just down the street. Stop into Bee's Candy a block down for a neat candy / yarn shop. Bottom line is that this is a wonderful rental property and a great vacation spot!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Kathryn for the kind words. It's greatly appreciated. Sounds like you discovered some of the goodies that the Bar Harbor shops have to offer. We're pleased that you were comfortable in our home and had a relaxing time. Please come back to Moose Manor again! Paul & Joy
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  • 5 of 5

This being our 3rd straight year and using Homeaway (VRBO) all 3 years we had chosen 3 different homes. What they say about the third time being the charm was certainly the case. The location is PERFECT, you can easily walk to the sand bar, downtown shops, and grocery store without a problem. We only needed to drive when going into Acadia for our hiking each day. The house has a lot of character , has all of the amenities our family needed (which is difficult to do with a 11 and 8 year old) and most importantly to me as someone with a bad back - the beds were fantastic. We will definitely stay at the Moose Manor again, and suggest you do the same.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thank you so much Nate. We're so happy that you had a nice stay and found our beds comfortable. We've strived to make our home cozy, right down to the memory foam mattresses. You were terrific guests and look forward to you coming back again. Paul & Joy
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Moose Manor

  • 5 of 5

This house and its hosts are excellent! You can walk just a block or two and hop on the shuttle to tour Acadia National Park, have your pick of any restaurant, souvenier shop, walk the shore path, see a movie, take a boat cruise... the house is right in the town and is quintessential Bar Harbour. Cozy enclosed front porch, wonderful kitchen and dining area and wood stove to keep you warm. We even made our own lobsters one night. The home is exceptionally clean and well appointed. It has everything you need including a barbque pit, and nice patio area. You will have the perfect stay! I definitely want to come back!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Angie. We really appreciate your kind thoughts and are happy that you had a great time. Please come back again. You were a wonderful guest. Paul & Joy
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Fall in Maine

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful home and location! The home was very clean and well appointed in bath and kitchen. The family room area was very comfortable and the front porch was a favorite. The location was great with a short walk to everything one could want with restaurants and shopping. The harbor was only a few blocks walk and I was there often to people watch or walk along the shore. Next time I want to take my extended family to share the beauty of Bar Harbor.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you enjoyed your stay. The front porch has always been a favorite spot for us too...goes well with morning coffee. Please come back again! Paul & Joy
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Stunning Fall Display in a quaint harbor town

  • 5 of 5

I had never had the opportunity to visit Maine. A fall trip to Barharbor came highly recommended. We arrived at Moose Manor after a day's travel culminating in a beautiful flight on Cape air. The accommodations were fantastic! The house is warm and oh so comfortable!! The home is in walking distance of the town and all it offers. There are shuttles that transport you to Acadia National Park for hiking and sight seeing. Maine in the fall is stunning. I don't think there was a better place to stay than Moose Manor. The house location is perfect; the home has everything you need for your stay;and it is like staying in your own home. If you have a longing to go to Barharbor, Maine in the fall or at any time, I recommend staying at Moose Manor.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Welcome to Maine, Kitty! Yes, Cape Air is certainly a scenic way to arrive in Down East Maine. So good to hear that our home gave you a comfortable base from which to explore Bar Harbor and all that Acadia National Park has to offer. Being your first trip to Maine, it's nice that you were greeted with the bold Fall colors that this part of New England is known for. Please come back again! Paul & Joy
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Moose Manor

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful vacation we had! Moose Manor is a lovely appointed, comfortable and convenient home base to experience the beauty & diversity of Bar Harbor, Maine. The owners have thought of every detail to make the stay like home. The kitchen is fully equipped, the appliances first rate, the beds very comfortable and the bath towels lush & plentiful. The location couldn't be better --- walking distance to shops & restaurants. All in all, the perfect place to stay in Maine! Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Love your enthusiasm Janet and we're pleased that we made it so. Glad that you enjoyed the comforts of our home and that it felt just like that....home. Please come back again. The magic of Bar Harbor and Moose Manor await! Paul & Joy
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Bar Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Season II
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
4th of July Holiday Week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Foliage Season
Aug 26 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 9.0%

I'm more than happy to answer any questions you may have about our home or the area, before you decide to make a reservation. For that reason, please click the blue "Send email" button located near the owner picture instead of clicking "Book It Now". Thanks!

Change-over day is Saturday.

We will accept eCheck or checks sent by U.S. Mail in U.S. dollars. Please disregard any input fields asking for credit card information as we do NOT accept credit card payments.

When you book this home, it is marked unavailable on our calendars, removed from the market and subsequent requests are turned away. Cancellations will be accepted but are not refunded unless we are able to re-book the home for the same term and have been paid in full by the next party.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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