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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

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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

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 Mount Desert Island

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • 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
  • 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
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 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
  • Queen size Beds (2) Two rooms feature Queen Beds including the Master Suite, Twin or Single Beds (4) One Bedroom with 2 twin beds, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) A sofa bed is available for use in one of the bedrooms. There is also an air mattress with a pump., Bunk Beds (1) A brand new bunk bed that allows 2 people to sleep very comfortably, Murphy Beds (1) Air Mattress with pump to sleep an additional 2
  • 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 4.5384617 based on 14 reviews

Great location and easy access to Acadia.

  • 4 of 5

Great location with easy access to Acadia and downtown Bar Harbor.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you... we feel the same way... when we first started coming here we used to stay at a home just around the corner. We couldn't resist when highbrook went up for sale... can't beat the location... around the corner from Eagle Lake, Cadillac mountain and Duck brook entrances to the park.....Walk to town and private resting on half an acre.
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Great location and bus stops right at the end of driveway.

  • 5 of 5

There was 9 of us staying at the house very comfy. We really enjoyed Bar Harbor the park was beautiful . We ran into a lot of nice people . Our bike rentals where handled great and Kayak trip was worth every penny . Barb helped us with our getting the house and sent us our deposit right back within a week of returning to our home . Also a very nice quite neighborhood .

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location for family vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

This vacation home was conveniently located about a mile from the waterfront. The four bedrooms accommodated the 8 of us. While the home could use some newer things like kitchen supplies and bedding, this home was very clean, comfortable and well supplied with essentials. As I like to sweep the floors daily, a better dustpan would have been great. Other than that, we enjoyed the back yard for bbqs and p!ay for the children. A young deer greeted me in the back yard as I arrived and we saw him or her walking up the road another day. Getting to Acadia was very easy from this place. There are many restaurants nearby to choose from if you don't feel like cooking but if you do, all the kitchen supplies you need are here. We had perfect weather while in Bar Harbor and thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experiences at our home... we appreciate feedback and re-evaluate everything from year to year.. This past year was very busy for HIghbrook... the home was resided, we put in an air conditioner/heating system to replace what we had... the air conditioner being something new for us. 4 windows were replaced. We replaced the front door and screen door as well as three internal doors.. We also added a ceiling fan in the upstairs master. We changed all of the curtains, bathroom rugs in the master bath. in the upstairs bathroom we put in new tub surround and glass doors.....So we continually re-evaluate and upgrade Highbrook.. Not sure what the thoughts were in regard to bedding issues so I thought I would also address this area.. Mattress - 2 queens replaced last year Pillows - replaced yearly, which is why there are at least 10 in closets from the year prior for people to use Quilts - the twin beds are brand new.. Master upstairs - 2 years old along with all of the matching curtains and shams Sheets - there are 20 sheet sets in the home. 4/5 for each bed.. I always re-evaluate this area from year to year which is why we continue to update this as well. Thank you for staying with us and we hope to see you again!
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A lovely time

  • 5 of 5

The house is VERY well situated and has everything we needed. We visited in late September and the weather was getting cool, we enjoyed the fireplace. The home was spotless.

We enjoyed the following

- Bike rental for a nice tour of the carriage trails - You can access the trails from the bike rental shop

- Walked the Ocean path

- Hiked Cadillac mountain (south ridge up and down to enjoy the view)

- Ate out at Bistro Mache - a little expensive but very good

- Rosalie's pizza was excellent

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoy our home... HIghbrook has one of the best locations in Bar Harbor... walking to downtown, around the corner from the DuckBrook Entrance to the park and minutes to Cadillac and Eagle Lake Carriage Roads... the home rests on 1/2 acre on a wooded lot and is in a very residential neighborhood and is very quiet and peaceful... The park has so much to offer, biking, hiking and the views are spectacular no matter where you go.... Please keep us in mind if you return to the area....
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Great location and value--nice place

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time and this place is on the bus route 1 mile from town. Roomy driveway with carport, nice kitchen. The downstairs bedroom and bath were perfect for my Aunt and Uncle, while we were upstairs with the kids. Owner was fantastic--very friendly, answered all questions and provided any requested information. I would love to come back here when the boys are a bit older.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words.. we work hard to make our house a home for our visitors.. we are happy to answer any questions they may have and make suggestions based on what they like to do... Our home is continually updated for the comfort of our guests.. We stayed in this area when we first came to Bar Harbor. We bought a house here due to the convenience.... you can just walk down the street and get to town, it's a 60 second drive and the park entrances are all right there as well.. I hope you can stay with us again in the future.
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Great house for a family event

  • 4 of 5

The house is in a great location, out of the way and quiet, but still close to all the Bar Harbor has to offer. Plenty of room for our large family on our visit to the area to attend our daughter's college graduation. We especially enjoyed the spacious deck and grills during out stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad everyone had a good time... We purchased Highbrook because we always rented in that neighborhood and we loved the house... Highbrook has the best location... around the corner from the park entrance, walk into town if you chose.... BUT it's very private resting on 1/2 acre of land... hope you can stay with us again... thank you for the kind words.
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
too many to name
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

Damage Deposit $500

Payments are split into 3 with the first payment due within 10 days of signing the lease. there is no fee for using checks. If you utilize credit cards, payments would need to be split into 2.. Security deposits need to be by check.
There is a $50 administrative fee for credit card usage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.