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Barharboroceanfrontretreat,hghspeed,Beach, Dogs,Canoe, Kayak,Firepit,Fence Yard

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Fantastic Ocean Front Home , Dogs Allowed, Beach,dock,canoe,kayak, Hghspeed,fire

Situated on the harbor, overlooking Bass Harbor's comings and goings of the local lobster men and yachtsmen, this historic village offers Thurston's famous restaurant ,that you can walk to in 3 minutes, a quaint village and private beach. This harbor is famous on Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park, for being the most photographed and painted working harbors in Maine. The famous Bass Harbor lighthouse is only 5 minutes away. Bar Harbor is a 15 min drive to the other side of the island. Kayak right from this oceanfront home, or just relax on the many decks and enjoy the view. New to the home is a fire pit and renovated kitchen. Great gourmet kitchen with local granite used.

Fire-pit, canoe and tandem kayak are also offered ... Lots of decks for your private use

Private floater on the shore as well for your use- please bring everything back up each night - due to high tides and winds.

We offer a fenced in yard for the pups and allow multiple dogs. No cats please.

This oceanfront/shore front home offers beautiful views of Cadillac Mountain and the working harbor all day. Photograph the many artists and photographers coming to this spot to capture Maine's beauty.

This is a great find in America's favorite coastal Maine (Bernard) destination. The home offers a fireplace, a great place to read, windows overlooking the harbor from the living room, or take a walk through the fishing village. Charming architectural details, attractive furnishings, a fenced in yard, and lovely flowers make this a wonderful spot for your stay. ! This home is right on the ocean with steps going down for your exploring, plus a fenced in yard, and gardens. The large yard is great for children and dogs. The home has been freshly painted in 2015 and currently the entire home has been renovated.

An easel is on site, for the artistic ones. An office area overlooks the harbor is equipped with high speed internet, and printer/ copier for those who need to stay in touch. This home also has excellent cell phone coverage for many providers. Call today, we can help you book the best activities as well...the only luxury home on the island...that really serves you..We are Maine Registered Guides and really know the area...

Many of the homes on our island cannot receive cell phone coverage, you need to ask before arriving for your convenience.

This home is within 2-5 minutes of the trails in Acadia National Park where you can enjoy biking, hiking, running, kayaking, or mountain climbing. Spend your week enjoying nature by day and curling up to the fireplace at night. Come to the Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor and see what Bernard and Bass Harbor Retreat has to offer..

Keywords: Bar Harbor Maine Oceanfront Home, dog friendly. high speed, fenced in yard, Bar Harbor, Bernard Maine, lobster village, Acadia national park, private pebble beach, kayaks, bikes, harbor views, dock

More Details

Leslie Becker
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, italian
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

About Leslie Becker

i am a Maine Registered Guides and know this island very well. I love living here and being able to use the home when I can. The beauty and surroundings are wonderful especially if you are active.

Why Leslie Becker chose Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

hiking, biking, etc, acadia national park, plus I am a Maine Registered Guide and live and work can paddle every day- do not get in the way of the lobstermen and women they have the right away. Make sure you have wet suits in Maine- the temp of the water never gets above about 45 in the summer - so do not fall in ! Best to be ACA OW here - due to our strong tides and more

What makes this house unique

watching real Maine, the lobstermen, the harbor, hike , bike, cross country skiing, running trails, acadia national park..

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for the view from the deck and the peacful sounds around the home. Our two Brittany Spaniels loved running from the front to the back. We have hiked everyday. There are so many places to go & so many different hikes from easy to difficult, obviously the dogs have slept well at night! We also climbed the Beech Mt. -beautiful sights from the top.
Sep 2010
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Bernard House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main Level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Second Level
  • Bath/Shower on main level, shower upstairs in bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , On Main Level
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , longer deep pillow beds, can be made into King Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , On Second level, long deep pillow beds
  • King size beds (1) Deep Pillow bed, new, on main level....the best of the best.., Twin or Single Beds (4) 4 Deep pillow beds,new- 2 in one bedroom and 2 in another bedroom...
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Tandem Kayak, canoe and fenced in yard, blueberry bushes in the garden, Fax machine / copier, high speed and art easel are available. The art easel is portable so you can take it with you to a site....Fire pit on site also, as well as kayak- tandem for 2 people, floater at the shore as well as steps to the shore.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Barharboroceanfrontretreat,hghspeed,Beach, Dogs,Canoe, Kayak,Firepit,Fence Yard
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews
pittsburgh, pa

perfect honeymoon!

  • 5 of 5

the location was perfect: private but not far from the park or bar harbor. we couldnt have been happier with the house. we spent every evening cooking fresh seafood before relaxing on the deck to watch the harbor. a little big for just the two of us, but we will definitely return soon with relatives and/or friends. wont hesitate to rent this cottage again and are making plans for our return!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us, we hope to see you each year! Hope you had the oppurtunity to meet the local lobsterman, with the fresh catch.
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18 6
Bridgewater NJ

Nice getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here from 4/8 to 4/15. Lobster and park season hadn't started, so it was so quiet everywhere. That's the only disappointing thing I can say about this trip. However, I was still able to find some really nice restaurants in Bar Harbor. I was also able to pick a bucket of mussels at a shore 10 min from the house at low tide. I was also able to bike on the park loop road because the park was still close. The house had everything you need, towels, toilet paper, soap, shampoo, spices. There was a small grocery shop 15 min away. You can get all the food there. If you are sick of cooking, just drive 30 min to Bar Harbor. Bar Harbor had a much bigger supermarket to shop. It was a very enjoyable vacation.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Home - great touch to everything

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home - had everything we needed, exceptionally clean - best home we have stayed at on this island and in Maine- even had bath robes- which on these cold mornings is very nice to curl up in ! propane and everything was there- thanks again for answering our questions so quickly and we will book next year as well.. see you again ..soon!

Trish and the Pups- they loved the fenced in back yard !

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home integrated into the community on the quiet side of the island with easy access to Acadia and other activities. We very much enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had a wonderful time at Bass Harbor Retreat. The property was well equipped with every conveniece

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time last year we came back this year. Love the location and it is perfect for our canine family. The cottage is really comfortable and has everything needed for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying.. we would love to have you back..I am glad you enjoyed the area and the home..acadia is very special, as this home is located on bass harbor.. thanks again - look forward to having you return! With the pup Leslie
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Wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a home away from the crowds of Bar Harbor. This property is in Bernard Maine, a little part of Bass Harbor. The home affords you a beautiful view of the lobster boats right off your back deck. The home is charming and welcoming and clean. The area is so pleasant, and not far from Arcadia State Park. Thorston's is right up the street and if you don't want to eat there, you can take out. We would definitely recommend this place, our only regret is that we didn't book for a two week stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying ! Love to have you back soon - we are taking bookings for next year now
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Southwest Harbor, Bass Cove area
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Swans Island
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Kebo, ranked 8th in the US
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Alot of them-walk to one-Thurstons
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Acadia National Park, cross country
Nearest Beach
on site, rocky beach
Car: necessary

Croquet, Rock Climbing, Kayaking best with Maine Registered Guides, no hunting allowed on MDI nor Acadia National Park, fire-pit on site, canoe and kayak on site


Rates & Availability

Bernard House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Spring
May 12 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 11 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
July 4th 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
High Summer
Jul 8 2017 - Sep 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late fall
Oct 17 2017 - Nov 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Late Spring
May 1 2018 - May 24 2018
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2018
May 25 2018 - Jun 10 2018
3 night minimum stay
June 2018
Jun 11 2018 - Jun 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
July 4th 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 6 2018
4 night minimum stay
summer 2018
Jul 7 2018 - Sep 8 2018
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Sep 9 2018 - Nov 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning $200
Pet Fee $125
Tax Rate 15.0%

add tax, add cleaning - no refunds
add dog fee on all rates- per dog dog fee- if you have a dog
rates subject to change, no refunds once booked. and this applies at all times, no matter what the circumstances are. all monies due 90 days before arrival -no refunds at all. .Note- the service fee is not our fee- it is a vrbo fee- we do not receive. we do not own or obtain money from this as well as from the insurance companies with vrbo- you must call them direct.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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