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On Frenchman's Bay. Near North Entrance Arcadia National Park

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Last updated: 11/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Bar Harbor cottage description

Are you seeking a grand, oceanfront cottage near Acadia National Park nestled in the forest? Each morning, be one of the first in the nation to watch the beautiful sunrise over idyllic Frenchman’s Bay. Walk out from the house and head out onto the water to your boat from its deep water dock (5/2014 Dock temporarily inaccessible) or take the stairs down to the gravel beach to swim or launch your sea kayak or canoe. You can fish in the ocean without a license from the dock or try your hand at trapping lobster.

This oceanfront cottage rents April through October with weekly rental from June 15th through September 30th and short-term stays (minimum of two nights/three days) outside of those dates making it ideal for a long weekend getaway! The cottage is less than ten minutes by car from Bar Harbor airport and one hour from Bangor, Maine.

The cottage is two miles from the Hull’s Cove Visitor Center, which is the north entrance to Acadia National Park, where you can spend your day hiking or go kayaking on the pristine waters surrounding Mount Desert Island. Drive there, bike there or take the bus with your bike, which can be loaded. Ranger programs, hiking on graded paths up the mountain or biking or walking on the carriage trails (no cars) are fun things to do. You can swim in a lake with a lifeguard or dare the 'Ledges' and enter Echo Lake by the cliff.

You can get a license and fish on Hamilton Pond which is within walking distance. If you are familiar with kayaks, paddle across the way to the MDI Biolab and float through the stone arch at high tide, or paddle further around the point and picnic in the 'Ovens' which are shallow waterside caves w/ pebble beach.

If not everyone has a car, it is an easy twenty minute walk (3/4 mile) to the free ‘Island Explorer’ shuttle, which stops at the Bar Harbor Camp Ground during peak season (consult their website for schedule). The shuttle goes into town and covers most of the island taking you on a scenic ride of the island’s beaches, coves, and more.

Down the road is Pirate's Cove mini-golf as well as Mainley Meats (Bar-B-Que), Bay Gulls bagels and deserts and ice-cream and the Bar Harbor Lobster Pound (set the table, order your lobsters, go pick them up and enjoy on the deck).

The cottage is a ten minute drive from the town of Bar Harbor where you can head for restaurants and shopping. Restaurants for every taste abound from the Chart House, a sea-side fish house, to Havana's, a Latin restaurant with a wine list of note, to Epi's a downtown cafeteria, to Nostranos, a private Italian restaurant. During July and August music abounds with the Bar Harbor Music Festival (with live opera) and the Northeast Harbor Chamber series. Repertory theater is good and the local cinemas are where the locals go. Nearby is also Kebo Valley Golf Club, a historic golf course in Bar Harbor.

Additionally, about 30 minutes away in Ellsworth is a seasonal locomotive, which takes visitors on a scenic ride.

The home has 1,884 finished sq. ft. and has capacity to sleep up to 8 people with OPTIONAL ADDITIONAL rental of the guest cottage with kitchenette, which is an additional 450 sq. ft. There are 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms in the main house. One bedroom has a queen size bed (Sleeps 2) and the other bedroom includes a queen size bed (Sleeps 2) and a double bed (Sleeps 1). There is also a sleeper sofa in the living area (Sleeps 1-2). The guest cottage is the size of a small studio and has a queen size bed (Sleeps 2) with full bathroom and a kitchenette. In the guest cottage, there is also a sleeper futon (Sleeps 1-2). Should any additional separate sleeping arrangements be needed, an inflatable mattress is available upon request. **Additional fees for parties over 10**There are two separate bathrooms that can be accessed from the common areas, each with a tub and shower and one bathroom with a washer/dryer.

Enter through into a tiled Kitchen with island seating for two. The adjacent Dining Area offers seating for six, as well as an intimate seating area in front of a gas fireplace for a relaxing glass of wine after a long day of exploration. Next find a second dining area with a glass table suitable for four people, perfect for morning muffins and a hot cup of coffee. This opens to two comfortable living rooms, one with TV and sleeper sofa, the second, less formal with open views to the ocean and a casual feel.

INTERNET: The home has high speed internet and the login information is located on the fridge.
TELEVISION/CABLE: The home has an older television with a cable subscription through Time Warner as well as a DVD player for you to watch any movies you may bring or rent.
OUTDOOR SEATING/COOKING: There is a propane gas grill outside along with patio table and chairs. There is an outdoor fire pit that can be used in accordance with local laws and fire restrictions and must be cleaned up if used.
LINENS/BEDDING/LAUNDRY: Linens and bedding are provided. The home has a laundry room in bathroom with washer, dryer, and detergent. Guests are expected to start any sheets and linens in washer before departure due to short turnover between rentals.
KITCHEN APPLIANCES/FURNISHINGS: The kitchen has dishware, wine glasses, drinking glasses, silverware, cooking utensils, mixing bowl, lobster pot, sauce pans, cooking pots, toaster oven, and a drip coffee pot. It has a microwave and refrigerator and DOES NOT have a dishwasher, guest are expected to thoroughly clean any dishes, pots, pans, etc. used before departure.
PETS: Pets are allowed on a by case basis. There is a non-negotiable and non-refundable pet fee of $100. Pets are not allowed on furniture. If pet hair is found on furniture, additional cleaning charges will be applied at lessor’s discretion.
SMOKING: Smoking in house is strictly prohibited and will result in a complete forfeiture of security deposit.
SECURITY DEPOSIT: There is a fully refundable security deposit of $500.
STATE OF MAINE LODGING TAX: The State of Maine has a 8.0% lodging tax that is charges on all vacation rentals, which is not included in the rental rates quoted above.
CLEANING FEE: Two hours of cleaning is included, which is typically adequate. Failure to leave house in clean condition can result in cleaning charges against your security deposit. Guests departing the house are expect to wash linens/laundry, wash all dishes, and leave no pet hair, mud, grass or other outside debris in the house.
DISCLOSURE: The home now has A/C and a dehumidifing system but not all windows have screens. There can be smells of the ocean as a result of open air ventilation/cooling similar to other older oceanfront rentals.


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1884 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered:

            Non-refundable pet deposit of $100 per pet - maximum of 3....moreless

          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 7-12

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


          • Guest Cottage Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower



          • DVD Player
          • Satellite / Cable:

            Time Warner Cable - basic channels...moreless

          • Television


          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Tourist Attractions


          • Autumn Foliage
          • Bay/Sound
          • Botanical Garden
          • Forests
          • Pond
          • Restaurants

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Eco Tourism
          • Horseback Riding
          • Paddle Boating
          • Photography
          • Scenic Drives
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking

          Location Type

          • Beach:

            Beach access through private dock - NOTE: DOCK RAMP IS FOR WATER ACCESS ONLY - NO LINGERING ON RAMPWAY....moreless

          • Ocean View
          • Oceanfront:

            Private beach acccess...moreless

          • Waterfront

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cycling
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Fishing
          • Fly Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Hunting
          • Hunting Big Game
          • Hunting Small Game
          • Mountain Biking
          • Mountain Climbing
          • Mountaineering
          • Pier Fishing
          • Sailing
          • Skiing
          • Sound/Bay Fishing
          • Swimming


          • Dining:

            Separate glass dining table seats additional 4 people...moreless

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 6 people


          • Air Conditioning:

            Also a Dehumidifying system that may require being emptied daily during high humidity seasons....moreless

          • Ceiling Fans
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Fireplace:

            Gas fireplace...moreless

          • Heating
          • Internet:

            High speed internet...moreless

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

            Couch, love seat, chair, coffee table, television. Second living area as well....moreless

          • Parking
          • Sofa Bed
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Wireless Internet


          • 4 Ring Stove
          • Coffee Maker
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishes & Utensils:

            dishware, silverware, wine glasses, drinking glasses,...moreless

          • Dishwasher
          • Freezer
          • Grill
          • Kitchen:

            Refrigerator, range and oven, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, and toaster oven. Dishes/utensils, blender, mixing bowl, cooking pots, sauce pans, and lobster pot included....moreless

          • Microwave
          • Oven
          • Pantry Items:

            mixing bowl, lobster pot, sauce pans, cooking pots...moreless

          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Toaster:

            toaster oven...moreless


          • Deck / Patio:

            Outdoor patio with table and chairs...moreless

          • Outdoor Entertainment Area
          • Outdoor Grill:

            Propane gas grill...moreless

          • Outdoor Grill Gas
          • Walkway To Water


          Write a review 3.2
          from 4 traveler reviews
          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Apr 26 - May 30
          Apr 26 - May 30, 2015
          3 night min stay
          May 31 - June 27
          May 31 - Jun 27, 2015
          3 night min stay
          $275 $250
          Fri, Sat, Sun
          $2,200 $6,000

          Changeover Day: Sunday

          Jun 28 - Jul 4
          Jun 28 - Jul 4, 2015
          7 night min stay

          $2,700 $6,000

          Changeover Day: Sunday

          Jul 5 - Jul 25
          Jul 5 - Jul 25, 2015
          7 night min stay


          Changeover Day: Sunday

          Jul 26 - Aug 29
          Jul 26 - Aug 29, 2015
          7 night min stay


          Changeover Day: Sunday

          Aug 30 - Sep 12 LABOR DAY WEEK
          Aug 30 - Sep 12, 2015
          7 night min stay

          Sept 13 - Oct 3
          Sep 13 - Oct 3, 2015
          7 night min stay

          Oct 4 - Nov 7
          Oct 4 - Nov 7, 2015
          3 night min stay
          My Standard Rate
          2 night min stay
          $175 $250
          Fri, Sat, Sun
          $875 $2,550

          Rates are based on 10 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest

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

          Additional information about rental rates


          • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
          • Pet Fee $150 + tax
          • Tax Rate 8%


          Rentals from June 1 - Oct 5 are weekly rentals from Sunday to Sunday ONLY. *Higher rates apply for approved 2 night rentals during season*. Payment by credit card will result in 2.5% withheld from security deposit, international credit cards are 4.0%. If you pay by echeck, there is no additional charge. Ask about optional non-refundable fee of $69 in lieu of $500 refundable security deposit.

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          Last updated: 11/18/2014
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          7.4 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          Hancock County Bar Harbor Airport
          5 Miles
          Nearest Ferry
          Bar Habor Ferry
          5.3 Miles
          Nearest Golf
          Kebo Valley Golf Club
          0.8 Miles
          Nearest Motorway
          State Highway 3/Bar Harbor Rd
          10 Miles
          Nearest Beach
          Sand Beach

          Car: Necessary

          Are you seeking a grand, oceanfront cottage immediately north of Acadia National Park nestled in the forest? This property shares a deep water pier, beautiful fine gravel beach excellent for swimming and boating, and is just minutes from the town of Bar Harbor located on Frenchman's Bay. Head west of the property to visit the scenic areas of Salsbury and Emery Cove. In a boat, you can sail or motor to docks in Bar Harbor or drive less than 10 minutes into town. Kebo Valley Golf Club is a historic course in Bar Harbor.

          The Hulls Cove entrance to Acadia National Park is a few miles away. Awed by its beauty and diversity, early 20th-century visionaries donated the land that became Acadia National Park, which has the tallest mountain on the US Atlantic coast. Today visitors come to Acadia to hike granite peaks, bike historic carriage roads, or relax and enjoy the scenery.

          In Ellsworth a seasonal locomotive takes visitors on a scenic ride.


          Manager info

          Year Purchased: 2007

          About: Assistant property manager for rental property in Bar Harbor Maine.

          Why Bar Harbor:
          This home was purchased by a part time resident and developer in Maine for its million dollar oceanfront location in 2007. The home was renovated and was going to be resold before the market downturn in 2008. It is now a great rental and has been renting out to lucky travelers for the last four years.

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          • Aerial of home

            Aerial of home

          • Property view out to ocean

            Property view out to ocean

          • Access to beach from dock stairs

            Access to beach from dock stairs

          • Kitchen


          • Living room area #1

            Living room area #1

          • Living room area #2

            Living room area #2

          • Sun room area and dining table overlooking ocean

            Sun room area and dining table overlooking ocean

          • Bedroom 1

            Bedroom 1

          • Guest house available for rent

            Guest house available for rent

          • Guest Cottage Interior

            Guest Cottage Interior

          • Beach Access

            Beach Access

          • Front of home

            Front of home

          • View from beach on property

            View from beach on property

          • Oceanfront Views

            Oceanfront Views

          • Living area #1 and fireplace

            Living area #1 and fireplace

          • Dining room

            Dining room

          • Sunroom area #3

            Sunroom area #3

          • Guest Cottage

            Guest Cottage

          • Beach Access

            Beach Access

          $175 - $414 per night (USD)

          3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
          Sleeps 12

          View calendar: Updated 11/18/14
          Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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          Member since: 2011
          Speaks: english
          • Calendar last updated: 11/18/2014
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          On Frenchman's Bay. Near north entrance Arcadia National Park

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          3 BR  3 BA  Sleeps 12

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