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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:
October 15, 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


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(57 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful, Comfortable Home with Exceptional In-Town Location
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 57 reviews

Gem in Bar Harbor

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Moose Manor! This home is in the heart of town making it easy to walk to most everything while in Bar Harbor! The house is in excellent condition and beautifully decorated to make sure you have a comfortable and enjoyable stay while in the most charming area of town. We loved our morning coffee and a nice glass of wine in the evenings on the wonderful front enclosed porch! The bedrooms have the most comfortable beds with ample storage to unpack your luggage. The bathroom even has a vintage ball and clawfoot bathtub! Just adorable! The kitchen is a cook’s kitchen with new stainless appliances and anything you could possibly need to make a gourmet meal or lobster feast! We took advantage of the new washer and dryer available to us to keep up with our laundry needs during our stay. The owners have really thought of everything you could possibly need.

Everything is an easy walk to restaurants, shops, grocery store and of course, the beautiful harbor! We loved walking around town popping in various local shops during the day and finding a new spot to have dinner at night! Bar Harbor is truly a special place to be.

The owners were easy to work with and prompt with communication. Paul made sure we knew he was available for any questions or concerns before and during our stay.

We can’t wait to return to Moose Manor!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much Ann for the wonderful review. Your excitement truly comes through. Bar Harbor has so much to offer and it's obvious that its charm captivated you. We're happy that your comfort in our home added positively to your vacation experience. Please come back again perhaps during the summer season. You were terrific guests! Paul & Joy
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Lovely Autumn Trip

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely time in Bar Harbor- the accommodations were wonderful. The location of this home afforded me the opportunity to easily take in the sights.

Enjoyed the front porch with a cup of hot coffee on those cool mornings. Hope to come back some day.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, as the mornings get cool here in Autumn, a hot cup of coffee on the porch is a great way to start the day. So happy that you enjoyed yourself and felt comfortable in our home. Thank you for the kind thoughts. Paul & Joy
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Fall colors and beautiful locations

  • 5 of 5

Great location to walk around town and be involved in the local activities. Loved sitting on the porch sipping tea or wine and enjoying the weather. The kitchen is well appointed and clean as was all the house. Look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fall in this part of New England is beautiful and we're pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for being our guest. Please come back again. Paul & Joy
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Beautiful, comfortable and feeling of home

  • 5 of 5

This was our first experience with VRBO and this home in Bar Harbor created an environment for a wonderful vacation. It is close to everything in town and the waterfront is a 10 minute walk. The home was clean, and comfortable, with all the necessities you would need wether you want to just sleep there our come back with some fresh Lobster to cook for dinner which we did a couple of times. Acadia national park is right in your backyard and has a lot of tails and views to enjoy. we went and watched the sunrise from atop Cadillac Mountain and spent an afternoon with a picnic, bottle of wine and a couple of towels on a seclude path overlooking the ocean. Our favorite place was a trip to Southwest Harbor and sitting on the Pier at Beal's Lobster Pier. The food was delicious and we enjoyed watching the working pier with the lobster boats coming in and unloading there catch.

We would highly recommend Moose Manor for your stay

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michael for sharing with us your vacation experience here in Bar Harbor. We're happy that your first VRBO was a pleasant one. It sounds like you kept pretty busy and have many nice memories to reflect on. You were wonderful guests. Please come back again! Paul & Joy
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Fantastic Location in very comfortable Home! Great place to base out of for a week in Bar Harbor.

  • 5 of 5

Moose Manor was the perfect fit for our family to rest and recuperate after a busy week. We loved setting off for our morning walks just a short stroll from the house down to the water. The kitchen was well equipped and we enjoyed fixing big breakfast each day before we departed for hikes in Acadia and surrounding areas. Plenty of space to relax on the porch and inside after a full day of hiking. Dining options were plentiful. Able to walk to wherever we opted to enjoy dinner. Games and Movies in the family room to finish off the day. We loved everything about our visit and our stay. Look forward to a return trip!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Carmen. It's nice to just unwind once in a while and we're pleased that our home allowed you to do so. We look forward to having you as our guests again. Take care. Paul & Joy
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Comfortable house for early risers

  • 4 of 5

Moose Manor was very nicely maintained with comfortable beds, pillows, and linens, and a well-stocked kitchen. We loved that there was a pack and play for our toddler and and ample space for the three adults and two kids in our group who came to Bar Harbor for vacation to hike in Acadia and enjoy the coast of Maine. It was a nice bonus that the washer and dryer were stocked with detergent so we could wash clothes during our visit.

The location close to town was very convenient but you should know that this also means it is not a quiet location. The house backs up to the loading dock at the post office and the banging and beeping of trucks woke us up every morning at 6 and would continue on-and-off throughout the day. We enjoyed being able to walk across the street to bars and restaurants but we were also kept awake late at night as others came home much later and louder than us! Overall, we had a great trip, but wish we would have known in advance about the loud early morning noise from the post office since we were hoping to sleep-in on our vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad that you enjoyed the comforts of our home and its close walking distance to Bar Harbor's shops, restaurants and of course, the ocean. Yes, I agree that the some vacationers to our small town tend to stay out a little later than some, and I apologize for the disturbance that you experienced from the post office.
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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 "Contact Owner" button instead of clicking "Request to Book". 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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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