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Walk to Town, Shore Path, Acadia from Our Bar Harbor Cottage

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Super comfortable Queens Down mattresses in each bedroom for a good nights rest

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  • Minimum stay:7-180 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Special offer: Save $200 - Enjoy Bar Harbor and Acadia in early June Details

Property description

One reason guests like to come back to our home is the neighborhood, and the neighbors. Need a break from noise and commotion? Our Snow Street Cottage is one long block away from Main Street and about five blocks from the heart of Bar Harbor. You wouldn't know it, though. The neighbors are local doctors, realtors, restaurant owners who are very friendly. The street is quiet and filled with nicely kept homes.

When we stay in Bar Harbor we enjoy waking up early and walking from our home to the shore path, around the corner, which winds around the perimeter of Bar Harbor, past the mansions and the fragrant primrose, to the wharf. The views of the Porcupine Islands are calming and peaceful. On the way back home a number of shops offer fresh pastries and a morning cup of coffee or juice to start our day.

Being so close to town, Acadia, the shore path means that you are in the heart of what makes Bar Harbor so much fun. We used to rent homes ourselves so we've taken care to make sure the beds are very comfortable, the kitchen and bath are modern, and the warm, soft glow of the original wood molding and fixtures are preserved to give you the feel of a comfortable home.

Outside, the grounds are green and colorful with summer flowers and lilies, iris and a different planting in our bathtub planter each season. We're only two blocks from the hospital and the local doctors so care is never far away if you need it. Dogs are welcome too, upon approval. Hope you'll be our guest this year!

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 984 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    2 blocks from a full playground on Park Street (behind the YMCA). About 5 blocks from Glen Mary Pool (just off of Glen Mary Road and Park Street). The Village Green is a great place for kids to meet other kids. Of course, the proximity to Acadia National Park means that there are adventures for kids every single day. The town also offers kayaking, eco-tours, and much more....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    We allow dogs with prior approval. A small pet fee will apply....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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  • Living Room - Convertible bed: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Mattress is thin. Extra padding is required for comfort....moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There is a sleeper sofa. The home comfortably accomodates 4 people. In the event there is a request for an additional one or two persons, these requests will be considered case-by-case....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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  • There is an additional toilet in the basement.

Other Amenities

  • Our home's kitchen is furnished with lobster pots for cooking fresh-caught lobsters you can buy at the lobster pound, fans are available for those few days in the summer when the temperature might feel a bit warm - otherwise bring your warmer clothes and escape the heat! Bringing the kids but you want a night out? Check out Little Sister's in town. Kids will enjoy arts and crafts while you enjoy your dinner, movie, or moonlight stroll. Pick them up and walk home together later that evening....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    We keep a few books in our home you might enjoy on local Bar Harbor history....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    TimeWarnerCable service provides plenty of internet bandwidth, premium TV channels, and unlimited USA and Canada phone calling....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Built-in to television...moreless

  • Television:

    27' television with built-in DVD and VCR players....moreless

  • VCR

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

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
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Resort:

    We are in the heart of Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor village....moreless

  • Village:

    In the heart of everything, yet, tucked away on a quiet, residential street. Live like a local while enjoying all that Acadia and Bar Harbor have to offer....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Our dining area is in the kitchen. It is a cozy nook with room for four. The bench seats hold the lobster pots....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance:

    Long Distance within the USA and Canada is toll-free. All other long-distance charges are your responsibility....moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet:

    In 2013 we upgraded our Internet, TV, and Phone to Time Warner Cable. Enjoy high-speed internet and wi-fi for all of your PC's, tablets, phones, and devices....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Room for 1 car in our driveway. There is room for one car or van....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Ample parking around the corner on Center Street....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    All utensils and service for 6 is provided. We have a lobster pot for you to use. Visit Parson's or your favorite lobster pound to buy your 'bugs' to serve fresh and enjoy....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything you need to dine for 6, including the Lobster Pot!...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Easy cleanup after the meal. Our Bosch dishwasher gives you more time to enjoy the Island and less time spent cleaning up!...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Our kitchen is fully stocked with place settings, flatware, glasses, cups, pots and pans, utensils, spices, foil, wrap, and napkins. Toaster oven, coffee maker, and microwave as well as dishwasher....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Common cooking spices...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    2 adult size bikes are available for your use. You will also find a three-wheel jogger perfect for walking with babies and toddlers....moreless

  • Golf:

    The nearby Kebo Valley Golf course is open to the public....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Lot's of rental and outfitter locations nearby to satisfy your need to get out on the water....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Please be sure to water our flowers in the claw foot tub garden by our home. Our backyard features a grill and it very small and private....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Pass the grilled steaks into the kitchen through the kitchen window. Lately I've enjoyed grilling some fresh-caught mackerel from the pier. Wrap in foil with vegetables and a squeeze of lemon....moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    Our porch gets wonderful sunlight in the morning. Perfect for sipping coffee, eating fresh pastries from Morning Glory Bakery, and relaxing with a book....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    We now have two fishing rods available. Catch some mackerel or pollock off of the pier in Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor, or Southwest Harbor...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Glen Mary Pool (free swimming pond/waist deep/perfect for kids) is about 5 blocks away. There is also a YMCA with a pool about 2 blocks from our home....moreless

 

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Special offer: Save $200 - Enjoy Bar Harbor and Acadia in early June

Spring has sprung in Bar Harbor, Maine. Beat the crowds and enjoy the hiking, exploring, dining, and sheer beauty that unfolds everyday in this beautiful and tranquil piece of heaven. Your vacation dollars go further if you stay with us in June. We are offering $200 off of our normal rental. Choose May 30th or June 6th to start your visit. We'll reduce the rent by $200 immediately.

Offer for: May 30, 2015 - Jun 13, 2015 View calendar

Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Oct 18 - May 29, 2015
31 night min stay

$900

Changeover Day: Saturday

Early Summer
May 30 - Jun 26, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,100
Summer
Jun 27 - Aug 28, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,500
Late Summer
Aug 29 - Sep 25, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,100
Fall 2015
Sep 26 - Oct 23, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,100
Winter 2015
Oct 24 - May 28, 2016
180 night min stay

$925
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Tax Rate 8%

Notes:

This home is strictly a non-smoking property. No pets allowed without prior signed permission. Only dogs are allowed as pets.


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Location

  • Side Street Cafe

    "No one does it better then Jenna Young and her crew and family. Where else will you find tr..."

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  • Reel Pizza Cinerama

    "Mix it up with the locals by taking in a movie along with gourmet pizza and local beer right..."

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  • Village Green

    "Summer band concerts outdoors, Mon & Thurs 7PM Catch the free Island Explorer bus to many p..."

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  • Diver Ed's Dive In Theater

    "Look up Diver Ed (www.divered.com) for the zaniest nature tour you've ever seen. You'll wat..."

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  • Compass Harbor

    "Look sharp for the small parking lot which leads to the Compass Harbor trail. Follow the tr..."

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  • Kebo Valley Golf Club

    "Public course surrounded by Kebo Mountain and green woods. Lunch is served everyday with a ..."

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  • Village Shore Path

    "Start your morning with a stroll from Snow Street Cottage to the Shore Path. Every day brin..."

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  • College of the Atlantic

    "The student art at the COA is well developed and worth seeing. Numerous programs throughout..."

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  • Pirate's Cove Miniature Golf

    "Well-designed mini-golf that is a great night out for the family. Home-made ice cream right..."

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  • Bar Harbor Shuttle

    "Who needs a car? Helen, James, and the crew will safely and comfortably transport you to an..."

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  • Jordan Pond House Restaurant

    "While you can get here by car or the Island Explorer, we always enjoy the challenging workou..."

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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bar Harbor/Trenton - BHB (Bangor - BGR 45 miles)
150 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Havana, Poor Boys, Side Street Cafe
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Bar Harbor to Schoodic Penninsula Ferry
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Kebo Valley
160 Miles
Nearest Train
Portland, Maine
50 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-95
150 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Havana, Poor Boys, McCays, Side Street Cafe
300 Metres
Nearest Beach
Shore Path (rocky/sandy beach)

Car: Not Necessary

Whale watching is virtually guaranteed by the local tour companies, Bar Harbor is home to both modern architecture as well as shops and homes from the late 1800's and early 1900's. We're about 2 blocks from the YMCA (swimming, basketball) and fenced kid's playground. Across from the Y is the ballfield.

Here's a word picture of what you will find on your visit.

From our home walk a block to Main Street and over to Main Street Market to pick up the local Mount Desert Islander or the weekly National Park Guide for a list of daily and local events, many of them free and fun for all ages. On Sundays you are a block away from the local Farmer's Market in the YMCA parking lot. The Y offers kids camp, basketball, swimming. For the under 8 year old set, the public playground behind the Y is a gem. Two blocks beyond that is Glen Mary Pool open to all throughout the summer - at no charge.

Walking into town you will quickly pass fine restaurants, ice cream parlors, wine, clothes, and specialty stores, and outdoor hiking, rockclimbing, and water activity outfitters all within a few blocks.

By now you are in the heart of town and about 3 blocks from the Harbor. The Village Green is as enjoyable as you can imagine, surrounded by Reel Pizza (dine on gourmet pizza and local beer while watching first run films), the firehouse, the National Park Visitor's Center, the Library, Churches, museums, and of course, a collection of local shops featuring Maine art, gems, clothing, and local dining from Lobster Fra Diavlo to Lobster Ice Cream.

Before you get to the Harbor, be sure to find Rodick Street, right behind the Village Green to the right of Reel Pizza. Two favorites here are Side Street Cafe (owned by big sister Jenn - always a party and often live music) and Little Sister's Creative Studio (owned by lil' sister Emily). The kids will enjoy crafts and artwork for a few hours while you enjoy some time together in the village, taking in a movie, or enjoying a local dish at the many great restaurants. There is even a 'date night' package on Friday nights where kids enjoy the Studio and a meal from the Cafe next door.

Rodick Street is also home to Morning Glory Bakery, by far the best bakery/coffee shop to get your morning started. Even Diver Ed goes there (more on him later).

On the way to the Harbor walking down Main Street, the big red wooden carved lobster lets you know you are at Ben and Bills. Try to resist the homemade fudge, confections, and ice cream if you can. (If you are successful, CJ's or MDI Ice Cream off of the Village Green will ensnare you with their own unique flavors). The aroma of pizza and the lure of boutique shopping on Cottage Street may divert you momentarily from your goal of reaching the Harbor.

Once at the Harbor enjoy spectacular views of Frenchman's Bay from Agamont Park, luxury yachts and lobster boats side by side, the Porcupine Islands, and the Little Egg Lighthouse. At low tide you will walk the 'bar' over to Bar Island. You can even drive there, but don't dally. The phrase 'tide and time wait for no man' are born out by the rapid rise in tides in the Bay of Fundy, and cars are occasionally stranded or stuck on Bar Island when their owners wait too long to drive off. You will find sea life and sea glass on the bar including crabs, snails, and sea stars (starfish).

The Harbor is also home to the Margaret Todd, a recreated 4-masted schooner with voyages daily. I like the sunset cruise myself, enjoying some soft guitar tunes and helping to hoist the sails with a half-dozen other crewmate (passengers). The serenity of the voyage and the view from the water reminds me of what Champlain saw when he discovered the island in the 1600's.

If you enjoy fishing, take a fishing rod from our home and catch a few mackerel or pollock for dinner from the pier. For an unforgettably fun, funny, and zany encounter with sea life - be sure to take the Diver Ed excursion from College of the Atlantic just up the road (under a mile). Ed and his wife have turned a vessel into an ocean-going theater. Ed dives down with a high-def camera and Mini-Ed. Together they do battle with crabs, lobsters, and sea cucumbers. Later Ed bags the critters and brings them on board for a real show. You'll see seals, porpoises, and sea lions as well.

The Harbor will also offer you opportunities to whale-watch, ride on a lobster boat, and take an ocean tour of the island to see seals, puffins, porpoises, and the spectacular beauty of Mount Desert Island.

Finally, you can leave the Harbor and walk home on the Shore Path. Remind yourself of the majesty of the Island when it was the summer retreat of the Rockefellers, Astors, and the wealthy. The view from the Shore Path is one of estates with spreading lawns on one side and Frenchman's Bay to the other. At the end of the Shore Path, walk one block and you are back home.

I know I've left out just as much as I've written about here. So much to discover!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: Toni and I and the kids enjoy hiking, kayaking, Family Fun Day at Seur Des Monts in Acadia (in July). We've been vacationing in Bar Harbor every summer since about 1998. We all enjoy the friendships we have formed here, which have lead to visits back to the Island every Thanksgiving as well. When we're not here we enjoy gardening, rollerskating and rollerblading, the beach, and hangin' with the kids.

Why the Owner Chose Bar Harbor:
Toni and I had been vacationing in Bar Harbor for about 7 years before we decided to be part of this wonderful community. Every few years we would extend our own vacation from one week to two to ... You get the idea. Now that we have the opportunity to share Bar Harbor with our parents and kids for a good part of the summer, we reluctantly depart but are very happy in knowing that we can share the beauty of this town, island, and National treasure with many others.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our neighbors are also the proprietors of two local restaurants - Poor Boys and McKays. Poor Boys has the freshest lobster and stone crab claws you'll find (other than cooking them at home). I also enjoy their blueberry Daquiris (virgin, so my kids can try it too). Be sure to tell Kathleen that Herb and Toni sent you and look for the $1 off coupons in our kitchen drawer. McKays menu continually changes and is perfect for an American or European taste in a beautifully restored home setting, often with live entertainment and outdoor seating available, too. Say Hi to Brian when you get there. Life would not be complete without the Farmers Market on Sunday at the YMCA parking lot from 9 to noon. We're particularly taken with the Camembert cheese rounds that we pair up with baguette bread from Hannaford's and Palacio chorizo we bring from our winter home. We'll take these treats to Compass Harbor (see our map on this listing) for a secluded picnic, dog walk, and restful afternoon.


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Speaks: english, spanish

 

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  • Super comfortable Queens Down mattresses in each bedroom for a good nights rest

    Super comfortable Queens Down mattresses in each bedroom for a good nights rest

  • Enjoy a movie, music or surf the net, or a sunny breakfast on the sunporch

    Enjoy a movie, music or surf the net, or a sunny breakfast on the sunporch

  • Pick up a pastry at Morning Glory on Roddick and enjoy it on our sun porch

    Pick up a pastry at Morning Glory on Roddick and enjoy it on our sun porch

  • Enjoy Satellite TV, Internet, DVD, or Video or simply curl up with a good book

    Enjoy Satellite TV, Internet, DVD, or Video or simply curl up with a good book

  • Let your pet enjoy a good night's sleep on our dog beds, stored in the basement.

    Let your pet enjoy a good night's sleep on our dog beds, stored in the basement.

  • 2 adult bikes, one child's bike, and a three wheel jogger at your disposal.

    2 adult bikes, one child's bike, and a three wheel jogger at your disposal.

  • High Chair (wrapped) and child/pet fence in the basement.

    High Chair (wrapped) and child/pet fence in the basement.

  • Large food prep area, new appliances, garbage disposal inside, gas grill outside

    Large food prep area, new appliances, garbage disposal inside, gas grill outside

  • Look for the distinctive purple door! The flower/herb garden are behind the van.

    Look for the distinctive purple door! The flower/herb garden are behind the van.

  • More comfy Queen's Down beds to rest in after your hike in Acadia

    More comfy Queen's Down beds to rest in after your hike in Acadia

  • Here's a hint:  You find the lobster pots under the benches in the nook!

    Here's a hint: You find the lobster pots under the benches in the nook!

  • Washer and Dryer for your convenience just down the steps.

    Washer and Dryer for your convenience just down the steps.

  • Bike the Carriage Trails, Park Loop Rd, or just to town to Morning Glory Bakery!

    Bike the Carriage Trails, Park Loop Rd, or just to town to Morning Glory Bakery!

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