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Stork's Nest-Central Bar Harbor near Shorepath and Village Green *Special rates!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 10 or 1 br, 1 ba at 1/2 price for select weeks

Best location! Storks' Nest -- so called because long ago it was the town's maternity hospital -- is a large, charming home. It is attached to Arbor House (please see separate listing)), yet is separate, private and distinct. Together the houses comprise Derby Lane Cottages. Storks' Nest has its own entrance, porch and large private yard. The house is on a quiet, in-town residential street located between Frenchman Bay and Main Street. It is a short walk to the Shore Path, the Village Green with its free summer bus service for Acadia National Park and all of Bar Harbor's shops and restaurants. Use this as your base to explore the beauty of the area, as well as the variety of traditional New England villages such as Northeast Harbor, Southwest Harbor, and Somesville. Take the ferry to Nova Scotia, kayak in the protected bays and estuaries, hike the mountains, bike the carriage trails, or go on a whale-watching adventure.

The Storks' Nest (so-called because the house was a maternity hospital a long, long time ago) has 4 bedrooms (master with queen bed and full bath, #2 with queen bed, #3 with full bed, and #4 with twin beds), an upstairs hall bath, parlor, great-room/kitchen/dining/living area with books, games, cable TV and VCR for your indoor pleasure. There is a deck for alfresco dining and yard for frisbee or sunbathing.

Don't need the whole house? Inquire about the Storklet for select weeks. During the slower season we open just the downstairs (1 bedroom, plus a futon, 1 bath) for a reduced rate. Great for two adults or two adults plus two children. Email us for more info!

More Details

Courtney Bittenbring
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 2, 2017

About Courtney Bittenbring

Courtney and JR live in Bar Harbor, just a few minutes from Derby Lane Cottage. Courtney is full-time mom to a lively preschooler and to twins who joined us at the end of 2013. JR is a computer programmer, dad, and active volunteer on the board of our local food pantry.

We have worked hard to make the Arbor House and Stork's Nest as warm and inviting as we would for our own families. We handle all of the reservations, cleaning, and maintenance ourselves (with a little help from our friends) so we can ensure that you will have the best experience possible. Though we both have full-time jobs, we make sure to be available for your questions and concerns during your stay.

Courtney Bittenbring purchased this house in 2007


Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Motorway
45 Miles
Interstate 95
Car: not necessary

Perfectly located in the heart of downtown Bar Harbor, yet quiet and private. Walking distance to shopping, dining, the ocean, and Island Explorer (free!) buses.

Other Activities: sightseeing in Acadia National Park


Bar Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM / Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , on first floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , on second floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , on second floor
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single , on second floor-day bed with trundle are beds 3 and 4
  • One bedroom and full bath is on the first floor. The other bedrooms and bath are on the second floor.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 13 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(3 traveler reviews)

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Stork's Nest-Central Bar Harbor near Shorepath and Village Green *Special rates!
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Our stay the week of 8/11/12

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great. Comfortable and a great location.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Every member of our extended family found the Stork's Nest to be clean, comfortable, welcoming and well-suited for great wholesome family time. The location was right in the heart of Bar Harbor, yet quiet and secluded enough for us to relax in comfort.

We found all of Bar Harbor to be a short walk from the Stork's Nest: Gift shops, ice cream stores, grocery stores, restaurants and the Harbor itself were all a stone's throw from our door.

The owners were helpful when we had questions for them.

The property was just as you see it on the website, so family members selected their rooms well in advance and moved right in as they arrived. How good is that?

If you are on your way to Bar Harbor and have a family or group who need a good size house, give the Stork's Nest a try. We think you will like it.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Snug in paradise

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here. We've been to Bar Harbor 9 times in our lives - started coming when our kids were small, and this time we had our grown children and their families with us. It was so great to show our grandchildren the beauty and adventure of Acadia. The Stork's Nest was the perfect house for us - tucked away in a peaceful, quiet spot, yet just around the corner from all the bustle and fun of Bar Harbor. Everyone's needs were met with this house, with plenty of room for all the families to spread out and then come together on the deck or in the kitchen for meals. Everyone appreciated the blend of modern amenities with the authentic, historical feel of the house. We hated to leave, and hope to come back soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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