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Apos;April&Apos;S Downtown House&Apos; Walk to Shop, Dine, Play

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Last updated: 01/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bar Harbor house description

Three bedrooms, 2 and 1/2 baths, On a quiet street, 1/2 block from ocean, town pier, free shuttle bus, shops, restaurants, grocery store, Acadia National Park, bank, post office, bike rentals whale watching, kayaking and more. 3 bedrooms all with queen beds, 2 1/2 baths, dining room, living room, CATV, CD, DVD, stereo, Wireless for laptops, washer/dryer, fully equipped kitchen, back deck with gas grill. Interior has mahogany woodwork, wooden floors, and period furnishings. Sleeps 1--6 w/added cost for more than 6 people.
Location cannot be beat. The house is right downtown but on a quiet street just off of the beaten path. Off-street parking. The house has anything that you will need but is not cluttered w/ owners belongings as it is used only for a vacation rental. It has so much character and charm and you will immediately feel comfortable when you arrive. It's spotlessly clean. No product smells. No permanent residence or pets since I've owned this house (purchased in 2004) but you will feel like it's your own summer home immediately when arriving. Very comfortable and location is perfect for families, couples or single person. Dine with wine in town and walk home. There is something for everyone within one or 2 blocks from home. The free Island Explorer Shuttle Bus will take you anywhere else that you'd like to go on Mount Desert Island even the Bar Harbor airport. The Shuttle bus run from June 23rd through Columbus Day.
My husband has a small lobster boat and will take you lobster fishing with him if you'd like. Just ask him when you arrive and (if conditions permit), he will be happy to take you. You will also be able to keep enough lobsters for yourself (if you desire and if the catch is enough and usually is.) The back yard is equipped for you to cook them outside. Please read reviews. The Lobster fishing trip is in beautiful Somes Sound and is only a little over an hour and free for my guest!

I do have another place right next door to this one for 3 or 4 people. In case this property is booked please telephone me about my other place 2074600627

Guestbook Comments about location:

6/24/14 April, one week is not enough. You are a very good landlord and provide a great old house that is well stocked and has a terrific location. Hope to stay here again. Ft. Laudrdale, FL.

6/7/13 April, Hopefully next year there will be more days open to stay in the house. Thank you for letting us stay at the 'little blue House' at 15 Federal. We love it here! Kohler, WI. (from a 12 yr. old).

5/717/13 April, we so enjoyed this perfect location! We were able to walk all over this delightful town. Plus being on a quiet street was a bonus from other places we had stayed. After a day of hiking, biking, kayaking, sleepis precious and we loved the quiet nights surrounding this house. With two couples it was great to be able to spread out!! We hope to come back again soon. Thanks again for this delightful 'home away from home'. Scott, La.

9/29/13 The house was so comfortable and welcoming when we arrived after 3 flights. Hope to return soon. Denver, CO.

Guestbook Comments about location: 7/12/13 April, the house exceeded our expectations. We had a wonderful week with great weather. We have to go home now and rest. We will be back. Orlando, FL

Aug. 9, 2008 April, thanks for a lovely stay! We very much enjoyed staying here...the proximity to downtown can't be beat! Your home had everything that we needed. Our 3 yr. old called it 'our house' all week. The communication and instructions were very helpful right up until our arrival. The opera House Cafe became a daily ritual for us. Lovely place! Hudson NH

Aug. 16, 2008 April, we all had a wonderful time in Bar Harbor and especially staying in a charming house that is so convenient to everything. We've been to Bar Harbor before but having such a great base of operations made this stay the very best. Huntington Beach, CA

More Guestbook Comments on location: 2008 April, We had a wonderful week here at your house. We loved the location being so close to town and not having to drive in and find a parking spot. We all left very happy and relaxed. CT, CT and VA.

July 21, 2007 We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Bar Harbor. The town is full of character and Acadia National Park is beautiful no matter what the weather is. Coming home to 15 Federal Street was the icing on the central yet so tranquil. Wales, United Kingdom

June 23, 2013 One would be hard pressed to find a rental house to match the beauty of Acadia and Bar Harbor, but this lovely home was up to the task. Thanks for providing such a space for our comfort and enjoyment. The house made the experience so much more special! New Paltz, N.Y, Eatontown, NJ and Brooklyn.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Low Allergen Environment
          • Children Welcome:

            Please ask about toddlers....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            No smoking on premises ...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            No pets on premises...moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Master: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


          • Master Bedroom has a Queen bed and a private bath with tub/shower, large closet. The other two also have Queen beds and a shared bath with shower. There is a cot and a couch for extra children (extra fee for each additional person more than six of $150 each, including children)....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Master Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

            private bath...moreless

          • Bathroom: toilet, shower

            shared bath...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet

            Newly added half bath downstairs for 2015 season!...moreless

          • Master bedroom has a large private bath with tub/shower. Other two bedrooms share a bath with shower. Half bath is downstairs....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Queen beds in every bedroom. Master bedroom is air-conditioned; large back deck; Gas Grill; Wireless for laptops; Fully equipped kitchen....moreless


              • Audio Tape Player
              • Books:

                Also, brochures of things to do. The best maps are available in the house also. No need to purchase them. ...moreless

              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games:

                Board games...moreless

              • Games For Kids
              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable:


              • Stereo
              • Television
              • Video Library


              • Adventure
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


              • Autumn Foliage
              • Bay/Sound
              • Botanical Garden
              • Caves
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Coin Laundry
              • Duty Free Shops
              • Festivals
              • Forests
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Pond
              • Recreation Center
              • Reefs
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Theme Parks
              • Water Parks
              • Waterfalls
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching

              Location Type

              • Downtown:

                In walking distance to town pier, banks, post office, restaurants, bars, grocery, shops, shore path, boat tours, whale watch, Acadia National Park hiking, biking, etc. Practically at your door steps....moreless

              • Near The Ocean:

                One block from the Atlantic Ocean. Town Pier Beach and In Town Shore Path 2 blocks away....moreless

              • Rural
              • Village:

                Village of Bar Harbor in walking distance to Acadia National Park. Free Shuttle bus to take you anywhere on Mt. Desert Island....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Hiking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Pier Fishing
              • Rafting
              • Roller Blading
              • Sailing
              • Skiing
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Water Tubing
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Wind-Surfing


              • Dining
              • Dining Room
              • Seating for 6 people


              • Activities Guide
              • Backpack
              • Basic Soaps
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                No, but YMCA. Plus mountains to climb and off street bike roads throughout Acadia National Park. Much more fun than a fitness room. ;-D I can recommend all 'total body fitness' hikes for you! ...moreless

              • Garage:

                Bike garage for bikes only. Cars park in driveway or on street if prefer. ...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room:

                Seats 6 people very comfortably. ...moreless

              • Local Activities Guide
              • Local Maps
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking:

                Off street for up to two cars in driveway. It is also legal to park on street....moreless

              • Parking Off Street:


              • Shampoo
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet


              • Coffee Maker:

                Yes, coffee maker....moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                All that you will need even for cooking lobsters....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                All that you will need are supplied...moreless

              • Grill
              • Kitchen:

                Fully equipped kitchen....moreless

              • Lobster Pot
              • Microwave
              • Oven:

                Micro wave as well as gas oven on stove...moreless


              • Barbecue
              • Bicycles:

                With baskets only for short trips to the grocery store 4 blocks away....moreless

              • Boat:

                For going along with Captain Bruce on his lobster fishing trip. Please ask when you arrive. Conditions permitting. The trip is complimentary for guest....moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Good size deck in back of house...moreless

              • Golf:

                Kebo Valley Golf Course 1 mile from house. Other Golf Courses also on Mount Desert Island near by....moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Rentals only a block from house....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Small back yard with all Lobster Steaming facilities including picnic table for enjoying and small front yard with apple tree. ...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                On back deck...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Porch / Veranda:

                A small glasses in front porch...moreless

              • Tennis:

                Near by but not on premises...moreless

              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
              • Walkway To Water
              • Wood Deck

              Pool / Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    YMCA nearby with very nice Olympic pool! Very nice YMCA for all purposes only a few blocks away. Walking distance....moreless

                  Forms Of Payment

                      • Accept Credit Card


                      Write a review 5
                      from 26 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      May and June
                      May 2 - Jun 26, 2015
                      7 night min stay


                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      Jun 27 - Aug 31, 2015
                      7 night min stay


                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      Sep 5 - Nov 7, 2015
                      7 night min stay


                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
                      • Tax Rate 8%


                      It's fine for you to pay all at once or half at reservation and the other half including security deposit (refundable $400.) 30 days prior to check in. You can pay through HomeAway, VRBO or through me if you prefer. I can take credit cards, also. 207 460 0627 Rates will be going up 5% after Jan. 1, 2015 so book early. ;-)

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                      Last updated: 01/25/2015
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                      10 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Bar Harbor Airport
                      Bar Harbor
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Several 1/2 - 2 blocks
                      165 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Portland, Me.
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Kebo Valley
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Rt. 3
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Bar Harbor Beach (2 blocks). Sand Beach (5 miles)

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      Free shuttle buses (from June 23 to Columbus Day) to all locations on Mount Desert Island! No car necessary. The most beautiful, well marked and safe hiking and off street biking trails that you will ever experience.

                      Acadia National Park, Kebo Valley Golf Course, and other near by golf courses within 15/20 min., dining, shopping, grocery, hiking, biking, kayaking, whale watching , museums, MDI tours and many other activities. Five min. stroll to town pier, Agamont Park, The Village Green, Acadia National Park, YMCA. Less than a block from the free Island Explorer Shuttle Bus. 1/2 block to ocean activities and town beach.

                      Other Activities: Carriage rides, Whale Watching

                      Golf: Kebo Valley Golf Course in Bar Harbor

                      Kebo Valley Golf Club was founded in 1888. It is the 8th oldest golf club in the United States and has challenged the skills of many of the country’s finest players, most influential politicians and leaders of industry. Nestled between Cadillac and Dorr Mountain in Bar Harbor, Maine, Kebo is a spectacular 6,131 yard, classic link and parkland golf course. Since much of Kebo Valley Golf Course shares its borders with Acadia National Park, you may encounter many forms of wildlife, such as Whitetail Deer and Red Fox, during your round. American Bald Eagles are also frequently seen soaring above the links.

                      Our championship par 70 course consistently ranks among America’s best public courses. We are rated among the 'Top 15' public courses in New England by the New England Journal of Golf, among the 'Top 10' classical public golf courses by Golf Digest and received a four star rating in Golf Digest’s 'Places to Play.' Kebo will also host the final round of the 51st Annual MDI Championship this year.


                      Ski: Cross country in winter and is extremely beautiful. The house is available in the winter only for the the entire winter season from Nov. 1st until May 1st. Call for more info on winter rental.


                      Manager info

                      Year Purchased: 1999

                      About: I love Acadia National Park ANY time (May is so nice to see everything coming alive) but my favorite is the Fall! I love to hike, bike and take good care of my guest. I've hiked and biked every trail on the Island and love helping guest when choosing the right trail for them to take when planning a hike or bike ride. I take pride in making my guest as comfortable as possible for their vacation and will go out of my way to help them.

                      Why Bar Harbor:
                      My husband, Bruce and I picked out Bar Harbor on the map after sailing for six months as a place to come and spend the summer in 1980. We both loved it so much that we decided to make it our home. We eventually purchased two homes on Federal St. We live in one and use the other this one as a weekly rental. I love meeting all of the guest that come in from all over and I do as much as possible to make their stay a happy, comfortable and memorable one.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      My husband has a 5 trap recreational lobster fishing license. He is 78 years old and loves to take guest out with him to check his 5 traps. IF CONDITIONS PERMIT and you ask him to take you, he would love it. The entire trip only takes 1 1/2 hr. The trip is in beautiful Somes Sound and it is so much fun. It's complimentary and you will get to keep some lobsters if you'd like. We have a picnic table in the back yard and a lobster pot to cook them with. The trip is short and very educational for all and complimentary for our guest!

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                      Speaks: english, french, Un peu Fracais! I have horrible grammar but...;-)

                      Guestbook comments from the property manager

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                      • April's Bar Harbor Downtown House

                        April's Bar Harbor Downtown House

                      • living room

                        living room

                      • dining room

                        dining room

                      • one of the spare bedrooms (there are 2 others)

                        one of the spare bedrooms (there are 2 others)

                      • Fall in Acadia National Park is my favorite time!

                        Fall in Acadia National Park is my favorite time!

                      • foyer


                      • kitchen


                      • spare bedroom

                        spare bedroom

                      • April (Me, Owner) in Acadia National Park (my favorite place on earth.)

                        April (Me, Owner) in Acadia National Park (my favorite place on earth.)

                      $1,575 - $2,100 per week (USD)
                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                      Member since: 2005
                      Speaks: english, french, Un peu Fracais! I have horrible grammar but...;-)
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                      • Response rate: 100%
                      • Calendar last updated: 01/25/2015
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