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Freshly Renovated Historic Bar Harbor Home in Ideal Quiet Downtown Location

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The Honeybee House with front porch and flower gardens.

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Last updated: 07/02/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Be snug as a bug in this cozy home located in the hive of activity that is downtown Bar Harbor. The Honeybee house was built in the 1920’s in a year round residential cul de sac and was fully renovated in 2007 opening up the downstairs floor plan to a more functional and modern family style. Purchased in 2013 by Mountain Sea Properties, we updated the home with new furniture, new linens, and fresh paint colors.

New to the vacation rental market, this fully renovated downtown home features an exceptional location in the heart of Bar Harbor within walking distance to all downtown restaurants, shops, supermarket and amenities including the main hub of the island wide free bus system allowing for a car free vacation. Walk to the local bike shop to rent bikes and ride directly into Acadia National Park. Pack a lunch and walk straight to the dock where your whale watching excursion boat departs. Grab the kids and walk downtown for an ice cream. Or enjoy that special dinner with family and friends with out that hassle squeezing everyone in a car and finding parking.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Min age of lease holder- 25 years old....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Master bedroom: 1 king

    Stunning custom cherry furniture made by local woodworker....moreless

  • Blue bedroom: 2 queen

    Custom queen over queen bunk bed....moreless

  • Front bedroom: 1 queen

    ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Downstairs bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Upstairs bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • We know from our own experience managing family vacations that it can be quite a job. A little local knowledge and some extra help can make your vacation more enjoyable and hassle free. We offer a number of vacation planning services to our tenants including local information and recommendations, catering, massage therapy and house keeping....moreless

Entertainment

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    In the heart of it all yet in a very quiet residential neighborhood in a small cul de sac....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    High chair can be rented along with other baby/child equipment....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    High speed wireless....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens are all new as of 2014....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Two couches and flat screen TV with cable service. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Two off street spaces (a real bonus in town!) and additional parking near by....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local calls only. Great cell phone reception. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Linens are all new as of 2014....moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Extra servings...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Sunny large very functional kitchen open to dinning room, a bar with seating for 4 and door right to deck, grill and yard. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Gas range...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Can be rented just down the road....moreless

  • Boat:

    Many boat options available in Bar Harbor including sea kayaking, whale watching, deep sea fishing, sailing schooners and nature curses. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Award winning Kebo Valley gulf course just 1 mile away....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Sea Kayaking tours in Bar Harbor and canoe rentals also available. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    Public courts less than 1 mile away....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
July
Jun 28 - Aug 1, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,350 $11,350

Changeover Day: Sunday

August
Aug 2 - Aug 29, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,550 $9,900

Changeover Day: Sunday

Sept/Oct
Aug 30 - Oct 17, 2015
3 night min stay
$550
$1,950 $7,800
Winter season non-holiday
Oct 18 - Apr 30, 2016
2 night min stay
$300
$900
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$300
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Tax Rate 8%

Notes:

***While a “Book It Now” option is certainly convenient, we still like to do things the old fashion way and actually talk to people! This allows us to answer any questions you may have and ensure that the Honeybee House is a property that will meet your needs. We look forward to chatting with you soon.***


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Last updated: 07/02/2015
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Location

15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bar Harbor Tenton Airport
Bar Harbor
Nearest Barpub
Several right in Bar Harbor
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Award winning Kebo Valley Club
Bar Harbor
Nearest Restaurant
Many in Bar Harbor
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
Nordic skiing on Carriage Rd's in park
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
Bar Harbor town beach, Bar Island

Car: Not Necessary

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2013

About: Adam and Jen have a deep love and understanding of the natural beauty surrounding the Acadia/Mount Desert Island area. Jen grew up summers on Long Pond and Adam on a 110-acre farm in Western Maine adjoining the Appalachian Trail. They met here in Bar Harbor working as sea kayak guides in the summer of 1993. Over the years, they have hiked, biked, paddled, and sailed every conceivable route on and around Mount Desert. Adam completed his goal of hiking every trail on the Island in the summer of 1994 and Jen authored The Sea Kayaker's Guide to Mount Desert Island published by Down East Books in 1997. Together they paddled the Maine Island Trail, a 175-mile 28-day kayaking trip from Portland to Machias, up the entire Maine coastline. In the summer of 2000, Jen and Adam started Mountain Sea Properties with a single house, Eagle Cliff, where they were married that same summer. The owner had approached them expressing her frustration renting the home through larger rental operations on the island. She complained that her house was one of hundreds represented so the service she received was minimal. She also stated that those who rented the house were not as well informed as they could be. The tenants were also one of hundreds and the service they received was minimal. Adam and Jen offered to represent the house committing to providing top quality service to both owners and tenants by representing a limited number of houses and providing personalized vacation services. Since then, Mountain Sea Properties has grown along with the Wales family. As year-round members of the Island’s community, Adam and Jen are dedicated to the vitality of the people of Mount Desert Island. Thus, each year they donate a portion of their proceeds to local organizations devoted to sustaining the beauty and well-being of the Mount Desert Island area.

Why Bar Harbor:
Jen has been looking for just the right downtown property to round out the rental properties offered since 2008. She’s looked at dozens of properties searching for just the right combination of quiet yet convenience, ample space yet an affordable rental price, and up to date yet historic charm. She finally found it in the Honeybee House and is delighted to offer it rounding out the offerings of properties at Mountain Sea Properties. This home is brought to you with all the same quality and care that can be expected from all our properties including local information and recommendations, vacation services, cleanliness and quality lines, kitchenware and furniture.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • The Honeybee House with front porch and flower gardens.

    The Honeybee House with front porch and flower gardens.

  • Master bedroom with king bed and custom cherry wardrobe.

    Master bedroom with king bed and custom cherry wardrobe.

  • Bedroom with custom made queen over queen bunk bed.

    Bedroom with custom made queen over queen bunk bed.

  • Large fully equipped kitchen with gas stove/oven.

    Large fully equipped kitchen with gas stove/oven.

  • Kitchen with door to back porch, lawn and gas grill.

    Kitchen with door to back porch, lawn and gas grill.

  • Living room with new furniture and ample seating.

    Living room with new furniture and ample seating.

  • Entryway leading to kitchen, living room to right, and stairs to three bedrooms.

    Entryway leading to kitchen, living room to right, and stairs to three bedrooms.

  • Street view looking out of the sunny porch.

    Street view looking out of the sunny porch.

  • Bedroom with queen bed.

    Bedroom with queen bed.

  • Upstairs bathroom with shower/tub.

    Upstairs bathroom with shower/tub.

  • Kitchen with bar and stools connecting to dinning area.

    Kitchen with bar and stools connecting to dinning area.

  • Dinning area with custom made table connecting to living room and kitchen.

    Dinning area with custom made table connecting to living room and kitchen.

  • Living room with flat screen TV.

    Living room with flat screen TV.

  • View of entryway from stairs.

    View of entryway from stairs.

$300 - $550 per night (USD)
Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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  • Sleeps
    8
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
    House
Manager
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 60%
  • Calendar last updated 07/02/2015
Email manager

+1 2072440066
8am-8pm EST Maine

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