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'Thankful Cottage' is located in the Village of Bar Harbor near the Town Pier, Town Beach, historic Shore Path walk, and the Museum in the Streets self guided walking tour. Built before the Civil War, the cottage has been lovingly rehabilitated and features the perfect blend of nostalgia with modern amenities. The cottage has off street parking and is walkable to boating, shopping, dining and cultural activities. Bar Harbor is named for the 'bar' to Bar Island which forms the harbor. Bar Island, portrayed by David Maitland Armstrong in his late 1800's painting, 'The Bar, Bar Harbor', is visible from the cottage.
The top floor of the cottage is master suite with king bed, sitting room with water view, walk-in closet, full bath and deck with water view.
The first floor includes a modern kitchen, living area with gas fireplace, den with pull out twin bed and a second full bath.
Wonder why the cottage is named, 'Thankful'? We traced the deeds back to a woman named Thankful Rodick who in the mid-1800's lived in the cottage. While Bar Harbor is thankful that this little cottage has survived for 160+- years, we actually named her after the person Thankful. The cottage is on the Bar Harbor historic properties list.
We hope you will be 'thankful' that you picked 'her' for your stay in downtown Bar Harbor. What could be better after a day of boating and hiking, followed by a gourmet dinner, than a walk home to your own historic cottage in the heart of Bar Harbor?
The entire top floor is master suite: king bed, walk-in closet, sitting room with waterview, full bath, deck with waterview.
Cable tv and wifi are included, of course.
The second bedroom is a den on the first floor with twin size pull out sofa. There is a full bath off the den.
Since the bedrooms have full baths and are on separate floors, there is privacy for each guest....moreless
The master bath has antique details including a clawfoot tub with shower and a corner sink. The cabinetry is handcrafted. The pull-chain toilet is a modern reproduction.
The first floor bath has a modern tub/shower.
There are three spas nearby as well as several tennis courts.
Satellite / Cable
Away From It All
Sports & Activities
Local Services & Businesses
The cottage is a perfect location near the waterfront for boating activities...walkable to galleries and restaurants....moreless
Near The Ocean:
You can see the water and Bar Island from
You can park in your private parking spot and walk to dining, hiking, shopping, boating,
cultural activities, museums and galleries....moreless
Water view from living room, master suite sitting room, deck and front porch....moreless
You can book a nature cruise or whalewatch a five minute walk from the cottage....moreless
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Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
Seating for 3 people
Bar Harbor normally has summers that are cooler than most of the United States. The master suite has an air conditioner and there are fans throughout the cottage....moreless
The living room features a Jotul gas fireplace....moreless
The cottage is a housekeeping cottage. You will find it in perfect condition when you arrive. We are at our nearby home or gallery if you should need anything at all. There is not a cleaning fee or any hidden fees. Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207-288-9428 with your questions or special needs. We hope to see you in Bar Harbor this summer.
Upon your booking, we require 1/2 of the weekly rate paid by check as your deposit.
For cancellations after May 1, the deposit minus $50 will be returned only if the unit is rented for that week. Check in is 3 pm-6 pm on Sunday. If you will be arriving after 6 pm, please give us a call and we will arrange to meet you at your convenience. Check out will be 10 am the following Sunday.
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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'Thankful Cottage' is a charming, romantic hideaway near the Bar Harbor Waterfront. Renting Sunday to Sunday is it a perfect honeymoon location for Saturday weddings. Built circa 1850, the cottage features a blend of historic and modern. It is on Bar Harbor's historic properties list and has been designated as the oldest small cottage in the downtown village. It has off street parking and is walkable to boating, dining, shopping and cultural activities.
The second floor master suite includes a king bed, large full bath, sitting room with waterview, walk-in closet and private deck with waterview.
The first floor features a modern kitchen, living area with gas fireplace, den with twin pull out bed and a second full bath.
Other Activities: whale watching, boating, hiking, bird watching, cultural activities, art galleries.
Be sure to visit the Official Acadia National Park website:
Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: We, Sherry and Ivan Rasmussen, have been involved the ARTs in Bar Harbor since the early 1970's. We own galleries and artist studios on the Bar Harbor Waterfront near the cottage. Ivan, who was once Bar Harbor Harbormaster, has spent most of his life near the ocean in his native Oregon and now on Mount Desert Island which is home to Acadia National Park.
Growing up, Sherry's beach was Virginia Beach in her native state. She traveled extensively as an international flight attendant.
Though her travels took her to many beautiful destinations, she
says that Mt. Desert Island, home to Bar Harbor, is truly one of the world's great treasures...and Acadia's Sand Beach surrounded by mountains is now her beach.
Ivan captures the beauty of the island in his watercolors that he
sells in his own 'ART on West' and other galleries.
We live right in the Village of Bar Harbor which is one of Maine's most walkable communities. And just like many of our Thankful Cottage visitors, we walk or bike into Acadia National Park from our home. A free bus runs from mid-June to mid-October from the Village of Bar Harbor into Acadia National Park and to neighboring Villages. The Village of Bar Harbor is surrounded by Acadia National Park and the nearby Bar Island is just a short walk from the cottage. Did you know that the 'bar' across the 'harbor' to Bar Island is the reason for the town's name of Bar Harbor? You can see the 'bar' and Bar Island from the cottage.
We love to share our community and island with visitors from around the world. You check in for your week at our 'ART on West: Gallery. We are there to get you started on a perfect vacation.
Why the Owner Chose Hulls Cove: Rare is the opportunity to rent an 1850's cottage in a perfect resort location. For your convenience there is private, off street parking and the amenities of the world renowned Village of Bar Harbor are all walkable.
Because the cottage rents Sunday to Sunday, it is a perfect honeymoon hideaway after a Saturday wedding. It has also become
a favorite for anniversary celebrations.
You will delight in the historic maps and collectibles that take you back to another era, yet you will enjoy the modern conveniences that make your stay enjoyable. Following the history of Bar Harbor,
you can jump on the 'Museum in the Streets' free, self-guided walking tour at the near by Bar Harbor Club or other locations around town.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: Location, location, location. The cottage is near the water and close to Bar Harbor's most upscale hotels with their fine restaurants. There are also many wonderful restaurants and galleries just a short walk away. Right near the cottage are a group of artist owned and run galleries and studios.
Come home after a busy day of shopping, hiking, and exploring to your own cozy cottage with gas fireplace.
Secondary:+1 207 288-4229The second number is our gallery, 'ART on West'.
Historic Thankful Cottage circa 1850.....a romantic getaway in a resort
town with a long legacy of hospitality.
Entrance to the cottage.
Living room with blueberry bowl! Can't wait for blueberry season. You can pick some yourself.
Antique chair and Jotul gas fireplace.
Kitchen detail: kitchen has dishwasher, electric
and everything you need to dine in. Of course, Bar Harbor's fine restaurants are all close by if you choose to dine out.
The master suite has king bed. Someone said we could easily have named the cottage 'Sunshine Cottage'.
Thankful Cottage is filled with sunlight.
Master suite photo shows tv/dvd as well as antique standing lamp.
You can see the water and Bar Island from the master suite deck...from the sitting room, the living room and the front porch.
The master suite has an antique bathroom (claw foot tub has shower) while downstairs there is a second full modern bathroom.
The handcrafted cabinetry has antique glass hardware. Shown to the left are handmade robe hooks.
Sit outside and enjoy the sunset.
Thankful Cottage historic plaque...she is 165 years old!
Modern kitchen provides everything you need for dining in.
Forged pot hangers by Maine blacksmith.
Dining table is placed for waterview while fireplace
takes off an evening chill.
Dining table....antique kerosene lantern.
When Thankful Cottage was totally rehabilitated, the age of the cottage was determined by the nails as well as verification from the local and state historical societies. The cottage is on the historic properties list.
Master suite photo shows dressing table to the right.
The master suite has a sitting room with a view of Bar Island. The handmade door leads to a walk-in closet.
The cottage has old maps, interesting art work and books for you to enjoy.
Master bath detail.
Add your laptop to this
antique handmade desk.
"Summer Visitor" is one of
the works of art by Ivan Rasmussen in the cottage.
Minimum stay:7 nights
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