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

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Walk to Thurstons Restaurant Lobster Pound


Last updated: 11/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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

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 cottage 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. New to home fire-pit and canoe for 2013! 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 2012 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, DSL, and fax machine, 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 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 has to 2013, canoe on site - 2012- fire-pit on site.

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,


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Property Type

  • House
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    you must be 25 years of age ...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Fenced in yard for dogs goes to the shore. Only dogs please. No puppies. No cats...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    On Main Level...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    On second level, long deep pillow beds...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

    longer deep pillow beds, can be made into King Bed...moreless

  • 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......moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Main Level...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Second Level...moreless

  • Bath/Shower on main level, shower upstairs in bathroom

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless


  • Books:

    a huge library crossing all interests...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    some board games and puzzles are available...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (3) one in living area, and one each in each bedroom upstairs.....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Simple CD players, some music CD's on site...moreless

  • Television:

    (3) One in living room One in each upstairs bedroom ...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    feel free to bring your own, have some movies there...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist 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

Local Services & Businesses

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

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

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Rocky Beach, as all of Downeast Maine is..the Real Maine.....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    you can see Cadillac Mountains and all the western mountains you may want to hike while you are there, only 5 minute drive.....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    You are on the harbor/Ocean! Fantastic location to watch the lobster boats and the sailing yachts from overseas....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Shorefront with steps to the private pebble beach, note Maine water is cold- high for water typical is 45 degrees, so none of Maine's coast is that swimmable great warmer lakes nearby, within 5 mile...moreless

  • Village:

    Last true Lobster Village left on the east coast, ( not touristy)...moreless

  • Water View:

    of course, you are on the ocean/ the yachts sailing yachts tack in from overseas...and watch all the local lobstermen..last lobster village left on the East Coast...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    right on the water! right on the the lobster men and the large yachts pull in.....moreless

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
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    for 6 - overlooking the harbor, open to living room and kitchen...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Broadband Access:

    One of the few homes with high speed and cell phone coverage.......moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    large new front loader and dryer...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    nice propane ...moreless

  • Garage:

    garage open end, but pull car under if you desire...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    in living area...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    oil heat for your use, propane fireplace...moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed, great, also wireless, also copier/printer on site with connection cords...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    linens, replaced each year, weekly only rentals...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Overlooking the harbor, great water views and views of Cadillac mountain from here as well....moreless

  • Parking:

    3 cars ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    can park 2-3 cars comfortably...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Plus fax / copier on site...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    towels in weekly only rentals...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    large, newer front loader washer / dryers, HE soap provided...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    yes wireless high speed, or plug in -- whatever you want.....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    complete with filters...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    with lobster pot and full kitchen with spices...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    replaced, updated yearly, lobster pot and utensils included...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    new dishwasher..dishwasher soap included...moreless

  • Freezer:

    within the refrigertor...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    complete with the lobster pot and cook books from our own local lobstermen and renovation! Granite counter tops and more...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    new oven/propane...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    spices, teas, basics, flour, and condiments...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    new side by side..w/icemaker...moreless

  • Stove:

    New propane with grill ability as well...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    yes - part of our fantastic deck......moreless

  • Boat:

    we offer a canoe and one tandem kayak on our dock on the shore.....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    all over the place...we have 2 different decks to enjoy the views of cadillac mountain and the harbor also fire-pit...moreless

  • Golf:

    5 miles away is nearest golf course...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    New 2013, canoe! on site, to take down to the water/beach, paddle the harbor. New tandem kayak as well..for 2 people...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    garden everywhere, with herbs grown - so you can use. Also blueberry bushes on site, pick and eat or make a pie...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    propane, propane provided...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    bring your own equipment for beatuiful acadia national park or rent in town.. we can direct you..if booked with us, we are full for 2013-2014 winter already, we regret...moreless

  • Tennis:

    public courts in southwest harbor and bar harbor.if booked with us we can direct you there...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Life jackets and paddles for canoe..children and dogs should bring their own life jackets....moreless



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Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2016
4 night min stay
$350 $400
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Apr 1 - May 19, 2016
4 night min stay
$300 $400
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Early Summer
May 20 - Jun 9, 2016
4 night min stay
$450 $550
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Early Summer
Jun 10 - Jun 17, 2016
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Summer 2016
Jun 18 - Sep 9, 2016
3 night min stay
$700 $750
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Sep 10 - Oct 31, 2016
4 night min stay
$450 $500
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Pet Fee $125
  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Tax Rate 10%


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Last updated: 11/22/2015
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  • Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse

  • Thurston's Lobster Pound

    "Walk to it from the home! 2 minute walk..Locally owned by the Lobster men and their family. ..."

  • Beal's Lobster Pier

    "Drive to this one,about 7 miles. Not locally owned"

  • Southwest Harbor

    "Great Place for Shopping, great wines, Sawyers Market, clothing and more"

  • Seawall

    "We hike here every day...fantastic trails along the ocean and more..Only 4 minutes by car. A..."

  • Wonderland

    "This is where we teach the different types of species from the ocean that can be found in Maine"

  • Maine State Sea Kayak

    "As sea kayak guides ourselves, we do recommend this company- they depart from our side more...."

10 Miles
Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Southwest Harbor, Bass Cove area
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Swans Island
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Kebo, ranked 8th in the US
30 Miles
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Alot of them-walk to one-Thurstons
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
Acadia National Park, cross country
Bar Harbor
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


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: We are Maine Registered Guides and know this island very well. We love living here and being able to use the home when we can. The beauty and surroundings are wonderful especially if you are active.

Why the Owner Chose Bar Harbor:
hiking, biking, etc, acadia national park, plus we are Maine Registered Guides and live and work here..

The Unique Benefits at this House:
watching real Maine, the lobstermen, the harbor, hike , bike, cross country skiing, running trails, acadia national park

Contact us

Speaks: english, italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Walk to Thurstons Restaurant Lobster Pound

    Walk to Thurstons Restaurant Lobster Pound

  • Large Back Yard, fenced , gate to shore

    Large Back Yard, fenced , gate to shore

  • Kitchen, newly renovated

    Kitchen, newly renovated

  • Master Overlooking Harbor, King Bed on Main Level

    Master Overlooking Harbor, King Bed on Main Level

  • Office area w/TV & Printer/Copier/Fax 
Work with this Great View of the Harbor

    Office area w/TV & Printer/Copier/Fax Work with this Great View of the Harbor

  • More Decks & Fenced In Yard, with Our Dogs Playing

    More Decks & Fenced In Yard, with Our Dogs Playing

  • Great Views to Harbor & Cadillac Mountain from all decks

    Great Views to Harbor & Cadillac Mountain from all decks

  • winter with views of Cadillac

    winter with views of Cadillac

  • Side of Home, gardens

    Side of Home, gardens

  • Deck w/Grill and New see thru rails

    Deck w/Grill and New see thru rails

  • Living Area Overlooking Harbor

    Living Area Overlooking Harbor

  • Kitchen, granite countertops, new renovation

    Kitchen, granite countertops, new renovation

  • Twin Bedroom Upstairs Overlooking Harbor, with TV

    Twin Bedroom Upstairs Overlooking Harbor, with TV

  • Bedroom 3 Overlooking Harbor w/TV and Desk also

    Bedroom 3 Overlooking Harbor w/TV and Desk also

  • View to Gardens in Front

    View to Gardens in Front

  • Large Fenced Yard with Canoe, Fence and room for the dogs

    Large Fenced Yard with Canoe, Fence and room for the dogs

  • Dawn with your view from the deck and home

    Dawn with your view from the deck and home

  • read a book while watching the lobstermen pull back in..

    read a book while watching the lobstermen pull back in..

  • View from Deck, of Lobster Boats and Harbor

    View from Deck, of Lobster Boats and Harbor

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Date last modified - Tuesday, December 01, 2015

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