25 Pines is a wonderful place to come spend your vacation. Located on a quiet street and just a stroll to the ocean, this log built, raised cape has so much to offer. The 3 level floor plan has space for everyone(except pets, sorry). On the daylight level a central sitting area joins 3 bedrooms, a full bath and a fitness room. The second level is highlighted by an open kitchen/dining/living area that opens onto a covered porch. The second level, also, includes 2 more bedrooms and another full bath. A private staircase leads to the master bedroom on the 3rd level. A cozy loft book nook has it's own steps across the house from the master. You can spend your days in the park(Acadia National Park Visitors Center is just a mile away) and go into the village of Bar Harbor at night to try the many fine restaurants and shops. The central location is only about a 20 minute drive to most other points of interest on Mount Desert Island. Maine vacationing at it's best ~ 25 Pines!
6 Bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 12, 5 min drive to BH~2 floor living areas
Paula J. Dunbar ~ Dunbar Real State ~ Southwest Harbor, Maine 04679
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 16, 2019
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Would not stay here a second time.
Location was good. Pictures in ads for home were a little deceiving. This house is not located in a remote area, it is in a neighborhood with houses all around it. Mattresses were old and worn out - all four of us complained about rolling to the middle of the bed. Lighting inside the home was insufficient - couldn't even see to read a book unless you positioned yourself directly under a small lamp. The carpet in the upstairs bedroom was wore out and musty smelling. Kitchen was not very well appointed - dishes and glasses were an accumulation of year's of collection, and the cookware was old and wore out (the one frying pan was completely void of any Teflon coating). We could have mentally absorbed all of the down falls had the house been appropriately priced, but was very expensive for the condition. Briefly met the owner, she seemed to be very nice.
We received your review with shock ~ we have carried this rental for 12 years and have only had spectacular reviews. We have never advertised 25 Pines to be in a remote area, in the description it says, 'Located on a quiet street and just a stroll to the ocean' ~ the picture of the ocean is the view at the end of the street and has the caption, "A nice walk brings you to a path to the shore ~"
The owners of the rental make improvements, yearly. This year they are replacing the counter tops in the kitchen.
The rental is always immaculate and the owners live in a small cottage on the lot,(which is noted), in case of any problems the renters have. We were wondering why you did not bring up your issues when you met them. You could have called us at Dunbar Real Estate. We sign every e-mail with 'feel free to contact us anytime, with any questions you may have', we are open 24/7. We would have tried to do all we could to help you ~
Again, if we were aware of your issues, (except the price, which is one of the lowest that can sleep 12, in Bar Harbor), we would have done all we could to address your complaints.
We are sorry you did not enjoy your stay but we feel that you have greatly misrepresented 25 Pines, in this review ~
Charming Cabin in the Woods
We had an amazing time in Bar Harbor. The house was lovely! It was immaculate and well appointed. Very Charming and plenty of room for 2 families. We enjoyed sitting around the fire pit in the evening. The owners were very pleasant and helpful with suggestions on where to dine and what to see. We look forward to coming back!
We are so happy that you enjoyed yourselves at 25 Pines! The owners go out of their way, to make their spacious cape, the perfect place to spend a vacation ~ The ocean, being so close by, is another special part of spending time, here ~ Thank you for pointing out how helpful the owners can be. Please do come back, again!
So spacious, very comfortable, convenient to town
We truly enjoyed our stay here. The house is very spacious and the open floor plan was perfect for two families (8 people total). Kids loved being able to have their own bedrooms, and made tons of use of the outdoor tetherball and basketball, along with the fire area and outdoor seating. Furniture/beds were comfortable, kitchen was well-equipped. This is not a luxury property, it is homey and rustic, which was exactly what we wanted for a week exploring Acadia and the beautiful region. We would absolutely stay here again. Thank you for sharing your home with us!
Great place to stay, close to town
25 pines is a great place to stay, on a quiet side street, a few miles from downtown Bar Harbor. We had 7 adults and 4 children at the house during our stay. There was plenty of room and we never felt crowded. There is a yard with picnic table and fire pit, as well as a picnic table on the porch.
We enjoyed our stay. Everything in the home was clean and well cared for and we enjoyed the natural log home feel.
We would recommend this home to anyone looking to stay in the area. The home is bigger than the pictures look.
The owners live on site in a small house. They were very nice to talk with the two times we saw them outside, other than that, we wouldn’t have know that they were even around.
One thing to know: the house sits back on the property, it is easier to see it in daylight.
The Homeaway description of the house and amenities was accurate and exactly what we experienced.
Perfect for our family!
Our entire family (8 adults and all of our kids) spent a week here and couldn't have been happier. The pictures do not do this house justice. Each bedroom is spacious, and the bathrooms are updated. Located off the main road which allowed us to take daily walks to the ocean with our kids, and had no fear of them playing outside without us. There was plenty of space for us to spread out in the house and the kids enjoyed the toys outside. I would recommend this rental and any other houses they were renting- the entire process was stress free, communication was efficient, and everything was as advertised. Awesome vacation for our whole family.
Excellent, Wonderful Property - Highly Recommended
We rented the property for the 60th Wedding Anniversary celebration of my parents with multiple families staying here. Could not recommend this property more highly. It is immaculate and well maintained. Great customer service. Realtor was great with very prompt response to questions and concerns via email, cell phone and text. Very quiet property with owners very responsive and unobtrusively next door. I would recommend this property to anyone. Ideally located just 4.5 miles away from downtown Bar Harbor and the entrance to Acadia National Park. Very short walk to the ocean. Wonderful layout of home to accommodate large gatherings. Would love to come back again. Pictures don't do it justice.
We would love to have you come back ~ We so appreciate how gently you used our rental! Thank you for pointing out the best parts of staying at 25 Pines, too ~ We would like to add that it is a wonderful place to see the island and Acadia National Park hands-free, as the Island Explorer goes right by the road to 25 Pines ~ Thank you so much for sharing the celebration of your parents 60th Anniversary and how much you enjoyed your vacation, here ~
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
7% lodgimg tax required by the state on all Maine rentals Rental rates ~ $1500 - $2200 Sleeps ~ 12 Security Deposit ~ $500