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Great Location, Walk downtown BH, around corner/3 park entrances -air condition

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

HIghbrook has many new upgrades this year ... new siding, front and interior doors, 3 new windows, shades, bath enclosure, ceiling fans.. most importantly we put in a new heating system on the first floor that also provide air conditioning.

If you have never been to Bar Harbor before and even if you have, I am sure you would want to be in a great location. Highbrook has it all!! Do you want to go into the village? No problem, you can walk because it's a short stroll of 10 to 15 minutes - OR - you can stand at the end of my driveway and the Island Explorer will pick you up - OR - you can drive. But don't get too comfortable because it's only 30 seconds away.

I am sure one of the reasons you want to visit is because of Acadia National Park. Can't get much better because the very popular Cadillac Mountain, Duck Brook and Eagle Lake entrances are right around the corner. About 10 seconds away. Even though you are very close to all of the key locations, Highbrook rests on almost an acre of land and is very peaceful and serene.

After a great day in the park, relax and enjoy a barbecue on the back deck or sip a lemonade on the patio. No one will see you. It's a great area for children because it's a residential area with only the locals using Highbrook road.

For your dining and entertaining all dishes, flatware, glasses, bowls, platters, pots and pans, cooking utensils, linens, towels are provided for your convenience. The house has everything you will need to cook up a storm.

Need to check e-mail from the office? Highbrook has WIFI for your laptop.

Highbrook features a Master Suite on the first floor that has a large and comfortable sitting besides a bay window with a view out to the very wooded 1/2 acre lot. The second floor features 3 additional bedrooms and 1 full bathroom. The back bedroom is expansive a comfortable with 5 windows, 2 sitting areas and a pull out sofa bed. A very comfortable and bright, cheery room.

The middle bedroom features a brand new bunk bed with a side staircase for easy access and a telvision. The front bedroom features 2 twin beds and is surrounded by windows and nature.

We hope that you select Highbrook House and enjoy our house as much as we do. Check our availability and then please call or e-mail. Whether calling or e-mailing you will hear back from me the same day.

Also check our website which has a link on this site and you will see additional information. We look forward to having your family stay with us this year and again and again and again.......

Keywords: 4 bedroom single family home

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

About Barbara

If your like me you hate talking about yourself. Do I talk about my profession? Bar harbor? Sports? Well I guess I should stick to the topic of why I am here. I've discovered that I enjoy vacation rentals and Bar Harbor. In my career I am in health care (yes the dreaded words today) and this other side of my life becoming involved in this industry is so different than my current profession but I enjoy talking to everyone who calls or e-mails me. Most of all I enjoy talking to you about Bar Harbor. I have hiked every trail, biked every road and enjoyed the area in spring, summer, fall and even winter. The beauty of the area never ceases to amaze me which is why I keep coming back.

Barbara purchased this house in 1998

Why Barbara chose Bar Harbor

I love Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. It's a special place where the park meets the ocean and the scenary is spectacular. I came to this area 25 years ago for vacation and decided that I wanted to retire here and enjoy the present and the future. I have been blessed to have the opportunity to do just that. Everytime I come up here I come back a new person. But it gets harder and harder to leave. Someday my ship will come in and I will be here forever.

What makes this house unique

My first rental in Bar Harbor was at a house just around the corner from where Highbrook is located. When the house went up for sale I tried to buy it because I loved the location. Lucky for me that I was able to purchase Highbrook. The house is in a perfect location because I can walk into town, take the Island Explorer from my driveway, I'm around the corner from Eagle Lake, Cadillac Mountain and the Duck Brook entrances to the park, but yet I'm resting on almost an acre of land. I also wanted a house that had everything in it... my home away from home. Houses that I used to rent didn't have microwaves or even can openers... sometimes it's the little things that make one comfortable. That was a promise when I bought my house that it would have everything a family needs to enjoy their stay...... and the tradition continues today.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Please view my website at barharbormainerentals as comments from guests are posted through the website.
Dec 2008
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Bar Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • The Master Bedroom has it's own Master suite with double sinks and tub/shower combo. The upstairs bedroom has recently been renovated with new flooring, lighting, sink, mirror and tub enclosure.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , with a full stairway
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 double , there is a pull out sofa in the upstairs back bedroom
  • This is a 4 bedroom home that has 2 Master Bedrooms. the first floor has a Master Suite with a Queen size Bed and a sitting area. The Master Bedroom upstairs also has a good sized sitting area. In that bedroom, there is also a sofa bed that sleeps 2 (double). One Bedroom with 2 twin beds and the middle bedroom has a a bunk bed. The home sleeps 10 comfortably. There is also an air mattress with a pump.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
The main level provides a very comfortable retreat for your Master Suite


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Great Location, Walk downtown BH, around corner/3 park entrances -air condition
average rating of 4.5 based on 21 reviews
Marlton, NJ

Return Renter

  • 5 of 5

My family has stayed at this Bar Harbor property three times and love it’s convenient location to downtown Bar Harbor (where we can walk to) and an entrance to Acadia National Park which is around the corner. It’s also nice that the shuttle bus will stop and pick you up at the corner and take you to any stop on its route so a car isn’t really required. The owner has re-sided the whole house and added a heating-air conditioning system since we were last here and she’s always been responsive to our comfort and questions we may have. We’ll definitely book again for next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and we look forward to having your family return and stay with us again. We used to stay around the corner from Highbrook when we were renting and thought the location was just terrific and couldn't pass up the chance to own a home in that area.
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Great house in a perfect location. Our best vacation ever.

  • 5 of 5

Sleeps 8 very comfortably. Plenty of off street parking. Nice deck in backyard we shared with two deer. Bus literally stops in front of house. Great access to mountains and downtown. Looking forward to returning soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I absolutely love the area where the house is.. We used to rent around the corner from Highbrook and when this one went up for sale I grabbed it.. It's private resting on 1/2 acre on a very residential area. Around the corner from 3 park entrances... bus at the door... walk to town.. love it!! thank you for noticing.. Really hope you can stay with us again... Thank you for taking such good care of our home!!
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Nice house, well maintained and good location

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable staying there with the family. Quiet and Minutes away from either park or bar Harbor downtown, make it easy to have a family vacation with the kids. Barbara is also very helpful when she heard internet is not working, spending hrs talking to supplier to make it work ASAP.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure to have your family stay with us this year... Extremely glad you had a good time and I was able to help you... I always want to assist my guests whenever they have a need. We do whatever we can to support our guests. We really want everyone who stays at Highbrook to have a good time.. my role is to be there when you need me. I look forward to having you return and stay with us again. Enjoy the rest of summer!
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My Stay at BH

  • 5 of 5

I have been staying at this property for the past 10 years every summer with family and friends. This place is as advertised. Spacious with a fabulous layout in a great location. But even more important to me, it is spotless clean, everything is in perfect working order, plenty of amenities, and the owner is extremely accommodating and responsive. I would highly recommend this as the perfect place to stay in Bar Harbor !

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2018
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, spacious...perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We (me and my 3 friends) stayed here for 4 days of hiking trip in Acadia NP. The location of the house is perfect whether you want to enjoy Acadia NP or the Bar Harbor town (which is just beautiful!). The house itself is very well kept with all the amenities and utensils, towels, sheets, etc. you may need. [Perhaps the only thing we missed was some packets of coffee and/or tea]. Just the kind of house where you can enjoy while indoors.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the feedback.. we try to make our home the best we can for all of our wonderful visitors to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor.. we make it a HOME and NOT a rental and I think that is the difference.. We are already working on plans for next year. So glad everyone had a good time.... think of us when you return to the area.
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Marlton, NJ

Very comfortable close to everything

  • 4 of 5

This was our first trip to the area and we wanted something close to the park and downtown, but didn't want to stay in town. this home seemed to answer all of our needs. We weren't sure about the location and access to the park other than what we read so we called the owner. She answered all of our questions and sent us additional photos of the park, downtown area with suggestions on where to go and what to do... also told us to make sure we eat the popovers at Jordan Pond house, which we loved! All in all the family had a great time. The house was clean and very comfortable.. one day we did catch the free bus that picked us up at the end of the driveway. We took that right into the park. The weather was mild and cooler at nite so bring your jackets.. We are trying to go back every few years as there is just to much to do and see.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
too many to name
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
too many to name
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Sand Beach

Acadia National Park is literally around the corner with entrances to Cadillac mountain, Duck Brook and Eagle Lake and the carriage roads.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Administrative $60 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $550

Payments are split into 3 with the first payment due within 10 days of signing the lease. there is no fee for using checks. Security deposits need to be by check.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.