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Victorian Villa on the Penobscot Bay

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Grand Victorian Villa at the headwaters of the Penobscot Bay.

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Last updated: 09/26/2015

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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Sleeps:14
  • Bedrooms:6
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Villa, 6 Bedrooms + Library, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12-14)

At the coastal junction of the Penobscot River and Bay, the Barnard House (built in 1843 by a sea captain in the Historic District of Bucksport, Maine) is one of the most elegantly appointed Victorian houses of midcoastal Maine, with commanding views of the Penobscot Narrows and Fort Knox.

Restored to its historic grandeur in 2007-9, the House, with 6 bedrooms, 8 Fireplaces, Grand Foyer and Staircase, Library, Music Room, Grand Dining Room, is located on a quiet, tree-lined, Victorian street, within one block of Bucksport Marina (for kayaking and sailing), the boardwalk, shopping district, restaurants, bookstores, and the Alamo Theater, site of classical concerts, commercial films, and film festivals. Located between Bangor (the International Airport is 30 minutes away) and Acadia National Park at Bar Harbor (50 minutes away), there is convenient access to the four principal coastal highways of the Penobscot Bay region.

Bucksport, Maine, with its 80 foot deep water harbor and marina, was the principal shipbuilding center of northern New England during the mid 1800's. This bayside village is at the division of the Penobscot River as it surrounds Verona Island and forms Penobscot Bay at the heart of midcoastal Maine.

Across the River lies Fort Knox (1840), the principal historic destination within Maine, accessible via the new architectural masterpiece of the Penobscot Narrows Bridge, linking the coastal mountains and Verona Island (which form the view from the Barnard House). The whitewater and sea kayaking, sailing, fishing, and seafood are among the most extraordinary in New England. Within less than 45 minutes is Acadia National Park, the scenic seatowns of Stonington on Deer Isle, Bar Harbor, Belfast, and Blue Hill. A stay at the beautifully appointed Barnard House is a return to the elegance, tranquility, and splendor of Victorian New England.

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Owner

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 20%
Calendar last updated: 09/26/2015

Property Type

  • Villa

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 14
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 12-14

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Monument View
  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
 

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May 1 - November 30 ..$300/weekday night ..$375/weekend night .. $2325/week
Off-Season Months ..  $175/weekday night ..$275/weekend night .. $1525/week
Cleaning fee is $150. Security deposit is 250.
Lodging tax is 7% on the rental fee.
Two night minimum rental is required.
Payment in advance, with refunds available with 3 month notice for monthly renters

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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Location

20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bangor International Airport
6 Miles
Nearest Beach
Sandy Point Beach

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: The Kernberg family, originally from San Francisco, has been vacationing in Maine for 30 years. We have enjoyed Maine's extraordinary outdoor opportunities (sailing, camping, sea and lake swimming, canoeing, cycling, photography, and hiking) and its New England refinement (concerts, antiquing, folk festivals, artists and craftsmen, and extraordinary dining). We have especially enjoyed the architectural heritage of the 18th and 19th centuries, of which, the Barnard House is one of its great treasures.

Why the Owner Chose Bucksport, ME, USA:
From the Barnard House, you can walk into real Maine: the historic district with many sea captains's houses, the nearby Marina to sail around Verona Island and Penobscot Bay, a return to the Boardwalk for a great seafood dinner, and a visit to the local bookstore for the latest newspapers, sale books, and guide books on boat building. In turn, Belfast, Bangor, Blue Hill, and Bar Harbor are all nearby, for visits to the best of the Maine coast.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
The Barnard House is a 10,000 sq. foot villa, occupying two lots: permitting both elegant indoor or outdoor entertaining or events, family reunions, a quiet read in the library, internet surfing, or a classical guitar concert in the music room, with plenty of space left over. There is a good library, a great collection of DVD's, a solid set of board games, and, several watercrafts (including a kayak) for indoor or outdoor fun.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 20%
Calendar last updated: 09/26/2015

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Photos

  • Grand Victorian Villa at the headwaters of the Penobscot Bay.

    Grand Victorian Villa at the headwaters of the Penobscot Bay.

  • Waterview from the Villa of Penobscot Narrows and Verona Island.

    Waterview from the Villa of Penobscot Narrows and Verona Island.

  • The formal dining room overlooks the private gardens

    The formal dining room overlooks the private gardens

  • The grand staircase reflects the apex of Victorian craftsmanship

    The grand staircase reflects the apex of Victorian craftsmanship

  • The silver bedroom, with views of the historic district.

    The silver bedroom, with views of the historic district.

  • The master kitchen provides informal dining, 3 pantries, and fireplace.

    The master kitchen provides informal dining, 3 pantries, and fireplace.

  • The Barnard villa sits on two lots, on the heights above the Bucksport Marina.

    The Barnard villa sits on two lots, on the heights above the Bucksport Marina.

  • The formal library of the Barnard House, with nautical library and model ships.

    The formal library of the Barnard House, with nautical library and model ships.

  • The grand foyer, between the music room and library, is ideal for receptions.

    The grand foyer, between the music room and library, is ideal for receptions.

  • The Captain's room: master bedroom, with views of the historic district

    The Captain's room: master bedroom, with views of the historic district

  • The white room has views of Verona Island and the East Channel.

    The white room has views of Verona Island and the East Channel.

  • Master bathroom (3 of the bedrooms have private bathrooms)

    Master bathroom (3 of the bedrooms have private bathrooms)

VRBO #289879

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Friday, March 03, 2017

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  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 20%
  • Calendar last updated 09/26/2015