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Waterfront in Bar Harbor, dock, firepit, 2 miles from Acadia

Bedrooms 2
Space 1 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 5-6)

Treat yourself to time in a tranquil vacation retreat that has 300 feet of private oceanfront with a dock out our back door. The home we call the "Avalonia” is located on three private acres and only 2 miles to the entrance to Acadia National Park. The two bedroom unit is on the second floor and is separate from the main house. The property is peaceful and charismatic, yet is close to all the attractions that make Mount Desert Island one of the most visited National Parks in the USA. This new contemporary house is located on a picturesque and protected deep water cove where mussel beds and crabs are waiting to provide your dinner.

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Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Arthur

We love to travel the world but always enjoy coming back to this serene spot in Maine. The picture is Karen and I in Peru

Arthur purchased this apartment in 1999

Why Arthur chose Bar Harbor

We built Avalonia together and we enjoy sharing it.

What makes this apartment unique

Great fire pit on the shore Full AC


Bar Harbor Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Cancellation Policy - written by the owner which overrules HomeAway. If we can re-rent we provide 100% back. If we are unable we keep the 50% deposit
  • PETS. We allow pets at our discretion. When you contact us please provide a description of type and size.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Second Bedroom - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Futon Sofa in living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Master Bed has own deck overlooking the ocean. There is a Queen bed Other bedroom has a Queen bed and two twins
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • 3 bicycles
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Kayak launch. Attached to the side of our summer home, this unit has two bedrooms, a bath with shower and a large open living room/kitchen. The large master bedroom with queen size bed has its own balcony overlooking Frenchman’s Bay where you can sit on the deck and have morning coffee as you view the Lobster Boats collect the days catch, or keep an eye on the kids playing on the shore. The second bedroom also has a Queen sized bed, two singles and a Pack & Play crib. The family room is equipped with futon bed (if needed), Dish TV,( local Channels) DVD and WiFi. The ground floor has a laundry room and storage is available in the two car garage. Family fun and entertainment abounds on the island. The National Park, whale watching, boating, and some of the most fantastic hiking on the east coast is all at your beck and call.


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Waterfront in Bar Harbor, dock, firepit, 2 miles from Acadia
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
Dublin, Ohio

Owners are Wonderful People

  • 5 of 5

We booked this property four months prior, but an issue arose with the home's water pump the day before our scheduled arrival date. The owners (names omitted for privacy) were very kind and apologetic about the circumstance and mentioned that they hadn't had any issues in their 15+ years of owning the property. But what really impressed us was that they were able to promptly secure an alternate home we could stay in - which was a wonderful property!

Without their help, our annual family vacation could have been a total disaster. We would have had to stay off the island in a hotel and commute in each day (this is peak season, so everything is booked - and we wouldn't know where to look).

We had what my wife calls 'the best family vacation ever' much in part to their having the integrity to make sure we were all set - something they didn't -have- to do. Further, they refunded the difference in rental fees between their home and the property we stayed in.

The next time we stay in Bar Harbor, we're contacting them first!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Truly Wonderful Vacation Rental in Bar Harbor

  • 5 of 5

Property was better than expected we had an amazing week. Location was perfect. View is amazing. The apartment was very clean, comfortable and well appointed. Amenities indoor and out are ideal for a vacation property. This place has it all and well worth it for a truly relaxing vacation with wonderful and responsive helpful friendly hosts.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Omaha, Nebraska

The perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned from a lovely fall trip to celebrate our wedding anniversary, we will be back sometime with our children. Great home, well maintained with beautiful landscaping. This is away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas but super close to Acadia and downtown Bar Harbor, a fantastic place to come home to every night. Kitchen was well equipped, beds were comfortable and owners were very friendly and easy to work with. My favorite part was sitting in the glider chair each morning, drinking my coffee while watching the lobster boats.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here over the 4th of July holiday. It was a lovely well kept property with a dock, firepit, grill and deck chairs. They had kayaks for use as well although we didn't get a chance to use them. We enjoyed our stay here very much. It was a great location close to downtown Bar Harbor (10 min drive) and Acadia National Park. There was a private laundry facility as well. The owners were very accommodating and easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Wonderful homebase for our family to explore Acadia and Mount Desert Island

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Avalonia last week! The setting is absolutely beautiful. The kids had so much fun playing on the dock and the rocks, and my husband and I enjoyed coffee each morning on the balcony or near the water. We also had a lot of fun making a campfire and roasting marshmallows. It was so nice to see the kids enjoying nature and the outdoors.

The apartment is very well equipped, and had everything we needed for the week. The kids loved their room--so much so that they made their beds every day! The house is very conveniently located--close to Acadia and Bar Harbor, with easy access to the west side of MDI. Arthur was very easy to work with during the whole process. He stayed at the house during part of our visit, and we enjoyed chatting with him and hearing about how the house was built. Overall, Avalonia is a great spot to stay for a family vacation to Acadia. We plan on coming back again in a couple years!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful place to come home to each night!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first stay at Avalonia. We thoroughly enjoyed the house and the property. The view is amazing and the fire pit was perfect for SMORES at night! We were conveniently close to Bar Harbor and the National Park. The owner Arthur was very helpful and conscientious!! We explored Bar Harbor for shopping (ice cream, popcorn, souvenirs). We explored much of the park (horse drawn carriage, Cadillac Mt., Jordan Pond, Climbing rocky beaches, etc.). We took a private boat tour out of Southwest Harbor (saw seals)! We had burgers in Northeast Harbor!! And don't forget to drive over to Schoodic Point (beautiful and not crowded). What a great Vacation!!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Acadia National Park
Cadillac Mountain
Jordan Pond House
Sand Beach
Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Trenton Airport
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Swans Inland
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
MDI Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
US Rt 1
Nearest Beach
25 Metres
Out the back door

No matter whether your interest is hiking, biking, kayaking, golfing, shopping or just plain relaxing on your patio just 75 feet to the water edge, the location of this house is ideally situated. We provide a gas grill next to the gazebo with table and chairs for a great picnic spot, plus an outside shower (with hot water) for a quick rinse after that cool swim in the salt water.

Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, boating, wildlife viewing, rock climbing, mini golf


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Taxes of 9% included $0
Cleaning $160
Refundable damage deposit $250

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Sunday to Sunday ONLY
Rental fee includes all taxes,
Security Deposit - fully refundable $250

We don't use the HomeAway’s book it now feature. It may provide instant gratification (like ordering a book at Amazon) but the automatic messages are cold and impersonal. That does not reflect who we are. We like to be in communication with our guests so we can answer questions for them and at the same time our guests get to know us a little and therefore know what to expect in the home they will rent. Call us old fashion! More importantly using "Book it now" doesn't allow you to read the contract we require before you have to commit 50%. And without a contract neither you nor we are protected. And if we use the Book it now we will have to raise the fees by 5% to cover their take, including their take on the deposit!!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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