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

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Fantastic Harbor Front Home , Dogs Allowed, Beach,dock,canoe,kayak, Hghspeed,fir

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. Each dog is the required to pay the fee of 125 each for the entire stay. Multiple dogs discounts offered.

Bar Harbor is easy to get to- generally about 15-20 minutes unless behind a lobster boat - or road construction.. This is the quiet side but with alot more to do .. ( since this town is not selling t-shirts )

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

Owner
Leslie Becker
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 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. I use to have a home in Bar Harbor- but found the noise and t-shirts for sale a bit overwhelming.. This town offers more activities and more local things to do - if that is your style from the art shop/homes, to Thurstons, famous - last lobster pound locally owned and operated in Maine

Why Leslie Becker chose Bass Harbor

hiking, biking, etc, acadia national park, plus I am a Maine Registered Guide and live and work here..you can paddle every day- please 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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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
BHB
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
Bangor
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

Amenities

Bass Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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...
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Tandem Kayak, canoe and fenced in yard, blueberry bushes in the garden, Fax machine / copier, high speed and art easel are available. Bar Harbor and take The art easel that is portable ...Fire pit on site also, as well as kayak- tandem for 2 people, floater at the shore as well as steps to the shore.

Reviews

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Barharboroceanfrontretreat,hghspeed,Beach, Dogs,Canoe, Kayak,Firepit,Fence Yard
average rating of 4.9736843 based on 45 reviews
5

Great house with awesome location and view

  • 5 of 5

Loved every minute of being there. Beautiful setting in great location. House was exactly as described.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying and taking such great care of the place.... This location is very good, quiet, but minutes away from alot of things to do - and in the heart of the lobstering..we hope to see you again in the future .. Leslie
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5

Unwinding by the ocean

  • 5 of 5

A very lovely renovated old cottage by the sea. Everything was perfect. Nicely decorated. We were here Mid November so we loved the fireplace. Nice and warm and cozy. Well stocked kitchen with everything you need. Comfortable mattresses. We were here for lots of hiking and cottage is on far side of island so lots of driving but totally worth it. We walked next door to docks and bought lobster and crabs directly from lobstermen as we saw them come into dock. Sunrises over the harbor were beautiful. Because this is the side of the island working islanders live on, there were more options for food off season than on rest of island. House was very clean and well maintained. I was very appreciative of all the trail maps and books on the park since all visitor centers were closed. Strongly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us ! Yes I love this side of the island.. thank you for taking such great care of the home as well thanks again - we would love to have you back soon .
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5

Amazing house

  • 5 of 5

Love everything about house and area.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying ! Come back when you have more time please - we realize it was just too short of a trip- Acadia is very nice late season..
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5

Great rental, highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

Great experience overall, House was as depicted and very clean! Fully stocked kitchen. Great outdoor space. Perfect water front location.

Location on sw side of MDI is not to be worried about.

Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying ! Wish you could stay longer- for future stays longer - just call me and ask about our specials .. thank you for taking great care of the place, wish you could have stayed even longer that day... but our incoming guest was on their way.. thank you again !
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5

The house is awesome!!

  • 5 of 5

I love the house! It's warm, cozy and clean. The view of the house is also great! My friends and I enjoyed a lot! Away from our normal busy life, we enjoyed Acadia beautiful scenes, and the house let us take a great rest at night time. We used to do camping when outside in the national parks, and this is the first time we rent a house and we loved it!! Great rest help us enjoy Acadia even more! And also, we shoot Galaxy at the back yard of the house and the photo comes out amazing!!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying ! Love to have you back again soon.. acadia and this side of the island are very magical..
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5

Nice waterfront location.

  • 5 of 5

Property provides great view of a working harbor with convenient access to all the features of the Acadia area.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

add tax, add cleaning -
no refunds once booked
add dog fee on all rates- per dog each 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