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Elegant Home in Bar Harbor! Block and 1/2 from Acadia National Park.

Bar Harbor, ME, USA
  • House1600 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay6 - 7 nights

3 BR, 2.5 BA, Sleeps 6

Walk down West St. (to the right of the house) to town pier, shops and restaurants. Or walk up West St. 1 & 1/2 blocks to closest Acadia Nat'l. Park entrance (Duck Brook Road) from downtown Bar Harbor. Five minute drive to Cadillac Mountain entrance and Park Visitors Center on Park Loop Road just behind the house. Three-story, end unit town home, one of only three homes on our road (rest is trees), with 4 balconies close to park trails (.1 mile), shops (.5), restaurants (.4) and golf (.4 mile), and Bar Harbor Pier and Shore Path at the other end of my street (.9 mile). Also close to Duck Brook Bridge gateway to 40 miles of Rockefeller carriage roads (hiking, biking, horseback riding). Beautifully decorated. See unsolicited reviews.


Roberta (Bobbi) Avancena

Member Since 2006
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 22, 2018
About Roberta (Bobbi) Avancena

After working in the U.S. House of Representatives and fundraising for nonprofits in the Washington, D.C. area, I decided to go back to the place where my parents took us each year to camp -- Mt. Desert Island. I rent my home to vacationers during the summer season while I help manage a Bed and Breakfast in downtown Bar Harbor.. In the winters, I like to go home and spend that time with my wonderful family. Whenever I get the opportunity, I try to help those less fortunate than me. I think your life should count for something.

Roberta (Bobbi) Avancena purchased this House in 2006

Why Roberta (Bobbi) Avancena chose Bar Harbor

It's both close to downtown Bar Harbor and only a block from the Duck Pond entrance to Acadia National Park with access to a host of Carriage trails. It sits on a hill with large windows all around the main living with a nice view of lots of trees and some mountain views (as well as wildlife that I frequently see on my property).

What makes this House unique

All the comforts of home in a beautiful setting. I don't skimp on anything.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single
      • Air conditioned. Great WIFI .All bedrooms have new mattresses, cable TV and DVD players. Master bedroom has two balconies, one with two chairs and a small table and one is standing room only. There is a walk-in closet. Master bath has a shower, sink, medicine cabinet, commode, large window with curtain and door to balcony with two chairs. Bedroom two has a queen size bed and shares a bathroom with bedroom 3 (It has the best mattress in the house). It also has antique dresser drawers, accent chair, side tables, closet and one large window with Roman shades. Bedroom three has a nautical motif with two large windows, twin beds, tv/dvd, a closet, bureau drawers and two chairs.


      • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, Art/Fluffy bathmats/Access to private balcony
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Sunny yellow
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, Taupe with white trim
      • Spotless bathrooms with colorful accessories and art work. Nice towels.

      Location Type

        • Downtown
        • Mountain View
          The house is on a hill so you have a good view of the surrounding area including a lot of trees and partial views of two mountains. Large windows all around main living area.
        • Near The Ocean
          The house is set way back on the corner of North Woodbury and West Street Extension. As you walk down West Street Extension, it becomes West Street with the ocean next to it.
        • Rural
          Despite its in-town location, the house is only 1 and 1/2 BLOCKS from Acadia National Park.
        • Town
          The best part of this home is its proximity to both town (around the corner) and Acadia National Park. The Duck Brook entrance to the park is a block and a half from the house.
        • Village
          Most homes in Bar Harbor are as far as nine miles from the heart of town. I live in the 'Village' of Bar Harbor which is where the shops and restaurants are.


            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                      Quality linens, towels and comforters.
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Garage
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      There is WIFI throughout the house.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Laundry Soap
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Living Room
                      Up high. Nice view of trees all around and partial view of two mountains. Living room as two balconies.
                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Local Maps
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Parking
                      Large over-side one car garage attached to house. Small parking lot in front of house.
                    • Telephone
                      No. Good cell phone reception as home is in downtown Bar Harbor.
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      Full size washer and dryer. Four years young.
                    • Wireless Internet
                      Bring your gadgets.


                        • Kitchen
                          Peninsula with four high back stools.
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          All you need.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          All you need.
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          All the basics.
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Kitchen with peninsula and four stools (with backs) opens to dining area with table for six.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                • Books for Adults
                                • DVD Player
                                  Attached to all four tvs. Good selection of dvds.
                                • Games
                                • Games for Kids
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television
                                  4 tvs. One brand new flat screen in 2014.
                                • VCR
                                • Video Library
                                  Great movies updated every year.


                                    • Balcony
                                      House has four. Two are large enough for chairs.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Access to fenced (6 feet tall) yard through sliding glass doors from dining room. Patio furniture with six chairs and an umbrella, and a one year old full size grille. Trees are behind the fence.
                                    • Golf
                                      Just down the street (.4 miles).
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Nice lawn with lots of green grass.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                    • Patio


                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • live theater
                                            • arboretum
                                            • bay/sound
                                            • botanical garden
                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • coin laundry
                                            • festivals
                                            • forests
                                            • library
                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • marina
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • pond
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • water parks
                                            • waterfalls
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • paddle boating
                                                • photography
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • whale watching

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • mountaineering
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis


                                                            • Since this is a three story home, there are two sets. One set from the garage level to the main living level and another set of steps from the main living room level to the bedroom level. There is a half bath on the main level and two full baths on the bedroom level. Four balconies with Victorian spindled railings 41 inches high would be a concern for those with toddlers.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:30 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                              21 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews


                                                              Pamela W.

                                                              The property was beautiful and the home was immaculate. Everything you could possibly need was there waiting for you. The house was very close too many activities and just a short walk or drive down to the waterfront. If you are looking for a home to rent while on vacation in Bar Harbor, please consider this beautiful home for your stay.

                                                              A joy to return!

                                                              Cathy B.

                                                              A very tastefully appointed home. Attention to detail clearly evident. Very clean and tidy. This was a return visit after a five year gap and it felt again like home the moment the door was opened. A perfect location for walking, driving to town or to any of the wonderful Acadian adventures.

                                                              Comfortable, "like-home" stay in Bar Harbor

                                                              A guest from Old Saybrook, CTOld Saybrook, CT

                                                              My husband, young son, and I spent a week at this rental, exploring the Bar Harbor area. It was the perfect "home base"--go one way up the hill, and you're in Acadia National Park. Go the other way down the hill, and with just two quick turns (and within four minutes or so), you're in downtown Bar Harbor. (The townhouse is close enough to walk downtown, but it involves crossing the main road from the mainland--Rte. 3--which isn't very pedestrian-friendly.)

                                                              The townhouse was comfortable, up-to-date, and had all we needed. Loved having the washer/dryer, not to mention a garage to park the car in. There's a small view of Cadillac Mtn. (I believe) from the back patio--though, that may disappear when there are more leaves on the trees.

                                                              There was plenty of space to stretch out and each have our own space (my son staked out the big window seat for himself, and spent a good amount of time there, reading). And, while we were only three people, it would very comfortably hold six, without everyone being on top of one another.

                                                              Also, the place smelled nice, and felt clean. The shelf of knick knacks in the downstairs 1/2 bath had some dust action going on (I recommend editing down to one or two easily-dusted pieces), but overall, it felt bright and clean and happy.

                                                              Lastly, the owner, Bobbi, was absolutely wonderful to work with--a real superstar!


                                                              My only word of caution about this property: there are a lot of stairs (no surprise there, given that it's a townhouse), but if you struggle with stair climbing, you may want to consider another property.

                                                              Perfect In Every Way!

                                                              Timothy D.

                                                              As others have stated, this is a wonderful home, close to all that Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park and MDI offer. Comfortable and attractive rooms/furnishings, well-appointed/amenities, ample parking, large garage, laundry, walk to town, bike to the park, short drive to park entrances. Best by far for us, in over 20 years of coming to MDI.

                                                              Excellent property, close to both town and Acadia

                                                              ann s.

                                                              I have returned to this charming, affordable townhouse in Bar Harbor every fall for a number of years. The house is a real find, being so conveniently located within walking distance to town and right outside an entrance to the National Park. The house is beautifully decorated and is fully outfitted for a comfortable stay. It has all the conveniences of home with a well- stocked kitchen. Bobbi, the owner, is easy to deal with and makes everything easy.

                                                              Wonderful place.

                                                              Alice J.

                                                              This is a lovely house. Everything in the description of it was true as are the other reviews. There's absolutely nothing you need to bring other than clothes and food. Beautifully kept, spacious and comfy. Great kitchen with all the amenities (we did bring a crock pot with us). Large selection of current movies and books. An entrance to Acadia National Park is right up the street. Bar Harbor town center within walking distance. And Bobbi is wonderfully helpful, accommodating and friendly. We 5 "sisters" had a great time.


                                                              Bar Harbor, ME, USA

                                                              Directions: From Bar Harbor Town Pier (by the shops and restaurants) on West Street, walk up West St., cross over Eden St. (where the number '3' appears on the map above). Continue walking up West St. taking the second right on North Woodbury Road. Once on North Woodbury Road, take the first driveway on the left to the house. The house is one of only three homes on Woodbury Road. The rest of North Woodbury Road is trees. A block and a half from the house is an entrance to Acadia National Park (Duck Brook Pond entrance). Other Activities: ocean kayaking, seals-otter-peregrine watching

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Cleaning Fee
                                                              Additional Guest Fee
                                                              $0 - $15
                                                              Damage Deposit

                                                              Rates in May and October are for a maximum of four people. All other rental rates are for six people. There is a security deposit if you have not rented from me before. Most of my renters return every year.

                                                              21 Reviews
                                                              Exceptional 5/5
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