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Paul Strathman

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

Beautiful, Comfortable Home with Exceptional In-Town Location

27 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island House Rental Photos and Description

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 "Book It Now". Thanks!

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

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!


based on 27 traveler reviews

Beautiful, Comfortable Home with Exceptional In-Town Location
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 27 reviews

Perfect in-town location

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Moose Manor! The location could not have been better- lots of shops and restaurants, all within easy walking distance. Our favorites were Olive Park Cafe and Side Street. Every morning, we'd walk the shore path and try the different coffee shops on the way back.

The house itself was perfect for our family of 4. The kids enjoyed having their own bedrooms and loved having breakfast on the front porch. The house is well equipped and the Hannafords is very close by and we never needed to drive there, just walked to pick up groceries. We did get a "wake up call" every morning when the mail delivery started (the Post Office is right behind the house), but we're early risers and didn't mind at all. The owners were very helpful in giving us information about town, and clearly love being part of the Bar Harbor community.

We would definitely stay at Moose Manor again!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cincinnati, Ohio

Marvelous Moose Manor

  • 5 of 5

The location of this house right in town with many choices of restaurants, shopping, grocery and bakeries within a very short walk is really convenient. The house has everything you need for a comfortable stay. The owners have thought of everything and are very attentive. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Bar Harbor and had a wonderful time hiking every day in Acadia.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for those wonderful thoughts Donna. We're so pleased that you enjoyed our home and had a great time exploring all that Bar Harbor and Acadia have to offer. Have a terrific summer and please come back again! Paul & Joy
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Moose Manor

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from Bar Harbor and had a great time. The house is conveniently located to downtown, the shore and Acadia National Park. The restaurant choices within walking distance were all very good and we used the grill at the house to cook a few meals ourselves. They had everything that we needed and I would recommend this home to anyone interested in seeing Maine.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you could enjoy the Autumn beauty of Bar Harbor/Acadia and found our home comfortable and convenient for your needs. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. Please come back again Judith! Paul
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Clearwater, Fl

A Perfectly Charming Vacation Home Base

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I are in love with Bar Harbor/Acadia National Park - this was our 3rd trip and we knew we wanted a comfortable home close to all the amenities of Bar Harbor proper and were so pleased to stay for a week at Moose Manor. The house is centrally located for walking into the village for dining, shopping, sight seeing, renting bikes, renting kayaks, going to the little local movie house, museums, etc. The house felt like a home away from home - it is comfortable, clean, has a wonderful kitchen, dining area, great bedrooms, laundry facilities, lots of fans are provided to stay comfortable if the weather should happen to be warmer than expected, everything is in good working order. We biked up to Day Mtn, we hiked to the top of Acadia Mtn, we kayaked in Sommes Sound, we star gazed on top of Cadillace Mtn and saw shooting stars, we cooked meals in and ate meals out. Fell in love with the Jordan Restaurant & their staff for breakfasts. Ate at lovely restaurants on the quiet side of the island and at Jordan Pond in Acadia Park. The week went all too quickly. Paul and his wife insure that your stay is comfortable and they are so efficient from A to Z. We love that you share your home with people that love Bar Harbor.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lynn for the warm sentiments. It means so much to us that you felt comfortable, that it felt like a "home away from home". Knowing that you've been to Bar Harbor previously, we're honored that you chose our home for your stay. You and Robert were truly wonderful guests and please know that you're always welcome. Paul
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

You cannot beat the location. It is an easy walking distance to shops, restaurants and the bus that travels into Acadia. The home is well cared for and in great condition with plenty of room to stretch out. The bbq grill was a great bonus.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Yvonne and David for your comments on our home and location. Sort of nice to park the car for the week isn't it? It was really a pleasure to have you as our guests and we look forward to having you back again at Moose Manor. Paul
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Excellent in town location. Can walk to everywhere.

  • 4 of 5

My family of 6 stayed at Moose Manor in late August of our vacation. The in-town location on a small side street could not be beat. We could walk to literally everything in town, but at the same time our kids could safely ride their bikes and play out on the road.

The house is clean, has modern amenities, includes a fully stocked kitchen and is very comfortable.

The only small concerns was is the house does not have a bathroom on the first floor. This is a minor inconvenience. And also the back of the house is in close proximity to the local post office whose trucks often arrive at 5 AM on week days. But this isn't a big issue once you learn to shut windows on that side of the house.

We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Brad for your review and I'm glad that you enjoyed the comforts of our home and it's convenient in town location, allowing you to walk to most everywhere. Thank you too for sharing in our conversations, the fun that your children had during your visit. Happy that you'd choose Manor again Brad. I appreciate that! The welcome mat is always out for you. Paul
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Bar Harbor House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Jun 25 2016 - Aug 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
Foliage Season
Aug 27 2016 - Oct 28 2016
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.

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Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
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 ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • 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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