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Walk to Thurstons Restaurant Lobster Pound


Last updated: 08/11/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
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Bar Harbor house 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.

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,

Property Type

  • House
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Pets Considered:

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

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            you must be 25 years of age ...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome

          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: 2 twin/ single, 1 king

            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

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

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

          • Dining:

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

          • Dishes & Utensils:

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

          • Cooking Utensils:

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

          • Pantry Items:

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

          • Oven:

            new oven/propane...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Ice Maker
          • Microwave
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 6 people


          • Living Room seats 6:

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

          • Washing Machine:

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

          • Garage:

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

          • Linens Provided:

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

          • Heating:

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

          • Parking:

            3 cars ...moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • Kayak 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


              • Satellite / Cable:

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

              • Television:

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

              • Video Library:

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

              • Stereo:

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

              • Books:

                a huge library crossing all interests...moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • VCR


              • Internet:

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

              • Broadband Access:

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

              • Wireless Internet:

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

              • Telephone:

                Plus fax / copier on site...moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • 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

              • 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

              • 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

              • 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

              • Boat:

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

              • Balcony:

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


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

              Location & View

              • 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

              • 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

              • 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

              • Waterfront:

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

              • Village:

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

              • Beachfront:

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


              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Snowboarding
              • Swimming
              • Golf
              • Mountain Biking
              • Kayaking
              • Rock Climbing
              • Cycling
              • Tennis
              • Basketball Court
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Skiing
              • Surfing
              • Hiking
              • Medical Services
              • Massage Therapist
              • Laundromat
              • Fishing
              • Hospital
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Mountaineering
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Ice Skating
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Equestrian Events
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Parasailing
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Snowmobiling
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Racquetball
              • Spelunking
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Rafting
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Surf Fishing
              • Roller Blading
              • Paragliding
              • Groceries
              • Fitness Center
              • Festivals
              • Zoo
              • Museums
              • Winery Tours
              • Water Parks
              • Ruins
              • Recreation Center
              • Playground
              • Marina
              • Library
              • Duty Free Shops
              • Churches
              • Botanical Garden
              • Live Theater
              • Theme Parks
              • Cinemas
              • Restaurants
              • Shopping
              • ATM/Bank
              • Photography
              • Paddle Boating
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Sledding
              • Shelling
              • Antiquing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Shuffleboard
              • Miniature Golf
              • Boating
              • Horseshoes
              • Whale Watching
              • Walking
              • Scenic Drives
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Eco Tourism
              • Bird Watching
              • Beachcombing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Pier Fishing


              Write a review 5
              from 7 traveler reviews
              6/13  to 9/7, /2014.....$ 3700 weekly only- holidays extra
              Sept 8th-Nov. 1st, 2014..$2700 weekly only- one week left
              Nov 1st to May 14th-2014 plus cleaning of 150- 2200
              Linens Included- summer weekly only, Damage deposit is: $500, Add dog fee per dog
              Add Maine Lodging tax, all rates subject to change, call for Holiday rates
              500 service charge if canceled once booked. 
              all monies due 90 days before, refunded if re-booked plus service charge

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              Last updated: 08/11/2014
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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. ..."

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

              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: italian, english

              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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