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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Bar Harbor reviews

  • A Gorgeous Property and Fantastic Experience!

    "The Down East Cottage is an absolutely lovely home and exceeded our expectations in every way for our family vacation in Maine...the setting is more breathtaking than the photos capture! The cottage is pristine and is the perfect location to access MDI/Acadia and we also had a fantastic experience right around the corner at Lamoine beach finding starfish, quahog and razor clams, eels, and more...our kids had a blast! We enjoyed making s'mores and sitting by the fire pit, playing family games, listening to records, and watching movies after long, action-packed excursions in Acadia, Bar Harbor and beyond. Other favorites included discovering the Bar Harbor Farmer's Market on Sunday morning, popovers and hiking at Jordan Pond, Bass Harbor Lighthouse/Trail, Thurston's Lobster Pound (wow!), shopping in Southwest Harbor, and Echo Lake/Cadillac Mountain adventures. We created countless memories at this lovely home in Maine. Shirley and George are extremely responsive owners, easy to communicate with, and extremely thoughtful as they even had a welcome gift to greet us when we arrived. I would highly recommend this property for anyone wanting to experience everything Bar Harbor/Acadia has to offer, while simultaneously enjoying the privacy and solace of a secluded, beautiful waterfront property."
    Guest: Melissa S. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 10, 2014
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  • Great Location, Very clean, Welcoming

    "We had a perfect vacation in this lovely home. Bar Harbor is such a beautiful place to visit. The house is clean, spacious, and just about everything you need in a house is there, from linens to paper towels. The third floor is especially nice - the one bedroom is very sunny with a sitting area and a wonderful new bathroom. The grocery store is just around the corner. You do not need to drive once you get there - the Village Green buses take you most anywhere on the island. This was our third visit to Acadia National Park. We enjoy the hiking, biking, beautiful views - Shore Trail is my favorite place to walk early morning or early evening. There are so many wonderful restaurants to choose from. Shopping, kayaking, boating. Something for everyone. This is our favorite home so far on the island. We would definitely stay here again."
    Guest: Guest Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 2, 2014
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  • We Loved It!

    "Our group consisted of three couples (in our 50’s) –and all of us loved the Sea Heather. The beds and pillows were comfortable, everything was spotless clean and the kitchen was well stocked. We found the location to be perfect, too--only few miles from the town of Bar Harbor and Acadia Nat’l Park in a setting so private and serene that you forget about the “tourist” part of Bar Harbor. Although the two other cottages are nearby, we hardly noticed they were there. We had the rocky beach to ourselves, too! The pool was spectacular and we were so happy it was still open for us. For our group, the Sea Heather was a gem."
    Guest: Stephanie R. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 15, 2014
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  • Beautiful retreat, close to park and downtown but away from the crowds

    "We had a great time at this house. It was far enough away from downtown and the touristy areas to be peaceful and relaxing but close enough to get there and park without any issues. We were close enough to park entrances to get there every day without any trouble. We had a one year old with us and the yard, pond in the back and driveway offered tons of opportunity for exploration. I'll go back with older kids because the space in the back was expansive enough for a pick-up game of kickball or tag. The home was beautiful and offered plenty of space for our group to eat together, share stories in the living room and cook some of our own meals. I would stay here again in a heartbeat and would definitely recommend it to others. The owners and managers were extremely responsive to our inquiries and were fantastic to work with. Excellent stay! Cannot wait to get back there!"
    Guest: TravelBonanza Date of Stay: September 2013 Review Submitted: September 29, 2013
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Bar Harbor Travel Tips

Get Away to One of the Gems of New England: Bar Harbor Vacation Rentals

In travel guides and books about vacation spots in North America, Bar Harbor is regularly touted as one of the best places to visit and vacation. For this reason, there are many Bar Harbor vacation rentals for people who are interested in Bar Harbor travel.

Bar Harbor travel includes experiences along a rocky coast line and view of magnificent granite cliffs. Bar Harbor is located on the east side of Mount Desert Island. One of the best things about Mount Desert Island lodging and Bar Harbor vacation rentals is that they give vacationers access to Acadia National Park.

Bar Harbor Travel: Live Like Royalty Without Spending Like Royalty

One of the best things about Bar Harbor vacation rentals is how affordable many of them are. In fact. It is quite common for vacationers to get a better deal on Bar Harbor vacation rentals than on other sorts of Mount Desert Island lodging such as hotels.

Here are a few things to consider. When staying in a hotel, you are not able to cook your own meals. In order to have access to even a kitchenette, you'll have to pay extra. And even kitchenettes are not usually sufficient to cook full meals. In Mount Desert Island lodging options such as vacation rentals, fully equipped kitchens are standard. This means that renters don't have to spend an arm and a leg paying for every meal in restaurants.

Also, laundry service in hotels is usually incredibly expensive. For those who plan to hike, bike, boat, and swim, laundry might be necessary. Doing a load of laundry in a vacation rental is as easy as 1-2-3 and won't cost you a thing as the laundry facilities are a standard part of most vacation rentals.

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