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The Bar Harbor Cottage: a Tranquil Getaway on Mount Desert Island

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Open greatroom: living/dining and kitchen area


Last updated: 03/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Pet-friendly, 3 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8, 1,800 Sq Ft, Cathedral Ceiling

The Bar Harbor Cottage is situated on a private wooded acre, abutting the national forest. Enjoy dining in the spacious great room, lounging on the large wrap-around deck, playing on the lawn, going on a day trip to one of the island's main attractions, or stepping out at night in the village of Bar Harbor. The open floor plan invites family time and conversation, and high-speed, wireless internet is available for those who need to check in at work or inquire about local activities. The cottage is one mile from Acadia National Park's Welcome Center where you can catch a free Islander bus, which goes all around the island.


Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    The cottage is pet friendly. Water and food dishes are provided with treats in the pet cupboard....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Master bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 4: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    living room...moreless

  • The master bedroom is located on the second floor in the enclosed loft. It has a large walk-in closet, and small TV with cable. There are two bedrooms downstairs, one with a queen-size bed, and the other with a double bed. In addition, there is a double futon in the living room. Linens are provided for all beds....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • The bathroom is very roomy, with ceramic tile floors, a custom vanity, and an extra large stand-up shower....moreless

Other Amenities

  • We try to provide almost everything for you to just walk in and start your vacation. Your personal items are the only things needed. We also have a new children's activity park within walking distance to the house....moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Visitors can view Cadillac and surrounding mountains as you come down the drive to enter the cottage....moreless

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Master bedroom has top-of-the-line newly installed A/C unit....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    In the basement....moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    You should not need to bring any of these things as there are plenty provided unless you have a special preference....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    We have a large private area to turn around and park....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Plenty of room for larger vehicles to park....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    In the basement....moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    Please ask....moreless


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Nicely laid out kitchen with side-by-side refrigerator including ice & water in the door, dishwasher, built-in microwave, coffee maker, typical pots and pans, and dishes....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    Side-by-side refrigerator including ice & water in the door...moreless

  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    Toaster oven...moreless


  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

    very large wrap around cedar deck. both exits have removable gates to allow a child or pet an outside play area without the worries of them wandering off....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.7
from 3 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 19 - Jun 18, 2017
7 night min stay

Jun 19 - Jul 16, 2017
7 night min stay

Jul 17 - Aug 27, 2017
7 night min stay

Aug 28 - Oct 15, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 8%


50% deposit at the time of booking, the remainder due 3 weeks prior to arrival.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/26/2017
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45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bangor International Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Village of Bar Harbor
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Kebo Valley Golf Club
45 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Village of Bar Harbor
8 Miles
Nearest Beach
Echo Lake Sand Beach

Car: Recommended

Our home is on a quiet, wooded private parcel of land abutting Acadia National Park. We are centrally located to Ellsworth, Southwest Harbor, Northeast Harbor, and Bass Harbor. You'll find our location is just minutes away from all major activities, but far enough away to relax and enjoy the tranquility of the Maine wilderness.

Other Activities: Whale Watching, Nature Cruises


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1983

About the owner: Local resident who grew up and lived in this house. Ive lived on MDI my entire life and will always call this island my home.

Why the Owner Chose Town Hill, Bar Harbor, ME, USA:
This home was built and cared for by my family. it is open and comfortable and has all the hallmarks of being wonderfully used and loved. Its the perfect place for a family to feel like a family and maintains that energy with the constant comings and goings of my relatives, friends and family. I live here during the off season months and would love to extend an invitation to you to come enjoy it during the best times Maine has to offer.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Wrap around deck. Wonderful flower gardens. Perfect placement to get away from the hustle and bustle of downtown but close enough to be there quickly. Central location to all major towns on the island. Local wildlife (racoons, foxes and deer) wander all around the house in the morning hours and can be viewed from the large windows. The backyard steps you right into Acadia national park!

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

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  • Open greatroom: living/dining and kitchen area

    Open greatroom: living/dining and kitchen area

  • Entrance to the master bedroom

    Entrance to the master bedroom

  • Welcome to the Bar Harbor Cottage

    Welcome to the Bar Harbor Cottage

  • Kitchen


  • Kitchen


  • Living room

    Living room

  • Gardens


  • Master bedroom with large walk-in closet

    Master bedroom with large walk-in closet

  • Very spacious bathroom

    Very spacious bathroom

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • leading from living room to kitchen

    leading from living room to kitchen

  • Bar/kitchen


  • Gardens


  • Gardens


VRBO #129872

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Sunday, March 26, 2017

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