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Unique, spacious and gracious home in a prime walkable location!

Bar Harbor, ME, USA
  • House3200 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights

5+ bedrooms, 4 baths, 3200 SF on the sweetest street!

All the charm of yesteryear with the comfort of the 21st century! Grand columned entry porch, English garden, delightful outdoor dining. Spacious and charming rooms, old world kitchen with bells and whistles, sunny breakfast room, copper sinked butler's pantry/bar with wine cooler, expansive foyer with fireplace, comfortable and tranquil living room, dining room for 10 with piano and sitting area, family room/home theater with fold out sectional, 3/4 first floor bathroom. Two stairs lead to four bedrooms, including newly redecorated master suite (king bed), one bedroom with a queen, one with a full bed (newly decorated and upgraded) and one with a twin. There is an additional double bed suite on the third floor as well as a generous laundry room. Coveted village location - quiet and enjoyable, but a stone's throw to all the activities you can imagine. You can walk everywhere! Let the beautiful church bells of St. Saviour's be your only alarm clock!

Owner

Kay and Augusto

Member Since 2009
Premier Partner
This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within one hour
Speaks:
english, spanish, portuguese, italian
Calendar last updated:
Apr 04, 2018
About Kay and Augusto

We are a couple with four children who have enjoyed living in Bar Harbor since 1995. We are both architects and have lovingly restored this gem of a home to its glory while incorporating modern amenities and our own touches. We own another Bar Harbor property as well - the Cottage on Cottage - and enjoy traveling (we always rent homes when we travel and enjoy being able to provide similar comfort to other travelers!)

Kay and Augusto purchased this House in 2000

Why Kay and Augusto chose Bar Harbor

We purchased this home because having had few owners before us, it had retained most of its original features and charm, and as architects, we knew good bones when we saw them! Since then, the home has been totally renovated, and serves as an excellent design laboratory - even our most discerning clients have appreciated the hospitality and ambiance of this home!

What makes this House unique

The fireplaces, the wooden fretwork, the massive entry columns, oversized front door, the diamond paned windows...they just don't make them like this anymore! Elegant, but livable and oh, so well located!

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 4
        1 double
      • Bedroom 5
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 6
        1 sleep sofa /futon, with a side lounge (sectional sleeper sofa) for a child

        Bathrooms

        • 4 Bathrooms
        • Hall Bathroom, Second Floor
          toilet, combination tub/shower, Belle Epoque sInk, claw foot tub with shower riser
        • Third Floor Bath
          toilet, combination tub/shower, Tumbled marble floors, claw foot tub with shower riser
        • Master Bath
          toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower, en suite, belle epoque sink, claw foot tub, shower
        • First Floor Bath
          toilet, shower, Powder room for first floor, w/ shower, near sleeper sofa rm
        • 3 of the bathrooms have restored clawfoot tubs, 2 of them with vintage showers as well! Old fashioned porcelain and nickel sinks, and one old fashioned wood tank toilet! All with modern faucets/shower heads, comfy towels, etc!

        Location Type

          • Downtown
          • Village
            Downtown Bar Harbor! Walk everywhere!

            Theme

              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

                Meals

                  • Guests provide their own meals

                    General

                      • Living Room
                        Lovely space with 2 large sofas, two wicker chairs and two poufs. Two sets of double pocket doors, so the room can be private and intimate or open to the foyer and dining room.
                      • Air Conditioning
                        in family room and master bedroom only
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace
                        Foyer wood burning insert can be used. Others are decorative. Wood provided.
                      • Firewood
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Linens Provided
                        Beds fully and tastefully dressed with comforters. Towels provided.
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Parking
                        Off street parking for two vehicles on the property.
                      • Parking Off Street
                        On street parking right in front of house (overnight, except for winter months and free) available for additional vehicles.
                      • Parking On Street
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Wood Stove

                        Kitchen

                          • Kitchen
                            Antique farm style kitchen with modern appliances, eat-in breakfast area, beadboard wainscot, stainless steel and wood counters, beautiful display hutch, in kitchen. Wine cooler in butler's pantry.
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Coffee Grinder
                          • Coffee Maker
                            12 cup drip coffee maker and grinder as well as a Keurig single cup machine.
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            pots and pans, utensils, baking dishes, KitchenAid mixer, emulsifier, grinder, etc.
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            plenty of dishes, bowls, serving pieces, cutlery, glasses (including wine, champagne, cocktail)
                          • Dishwasher
                            Bosch stainless steel dishwasher
                          • Garbage Disposal
                          • Gourmet Kitchen
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Blender
                          • Lobster Pot
                          • Microwave
                          • Mini Refrigerator
                          • Oven
                            Jenn-Air downdraft ceramic cooktop, convection oven.
                          • Pantry Items
                            Basic condiments
                          • Refrigerator
                            french door style stainless steel with bottom freezer
                          • Stove
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster
                          • Wet Bar

                            Dining

                              • Dining
                                There is an eat-in breakfast room adjacent to the kitchen and a dining room between the kitchen and living rooms. There is also an outdoor dining area next to the grill (seats 10)
                              • Dining Room
                              • comfy seating for 10 people

                                Entertainment

                                  • Books
                                    and games - cards, chess, etc.
                                  • Books for Kids
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                  • Games for Kids
                                  • Piano
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Time Warner cable
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                    Large screen tv with surround sound, DVD, cable and large screen tv in master bedroom
                                  • Toys

                                    Outside

                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Gas grill
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Deck off of family room, adjacent to outdoor dining and grill area
                                      • Fully Fenced Property
                                      • Golf
                                        Kebo Valley Golf Club within walking distance
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        There is a rental company nearby
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        English garden at front of house
                                      • Outdoor Furniture
                                      • Deck Furniture
                                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                      • Patio
                                      • Porch / Veranda
                                        covered front porch with seating (wicker chairs, rocking chairs and a bench)
                                      • Porch Furniture
                                      • Tennis
                                        Bar Harbor Club offers tennis a few blocks away. Inquire about lessons with a private pro.
                                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

                                        Suitability

                                          • Groups
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible

                                            Attractions

                                              • live theater
                                              • autumn foliage
                                              • churches
                                              • cinemas
                                              • festivals
                                              • forests
                                              • library
                                              • bay/sound
                                              • marina
                                              • museums
                                              • playground
                                              • pond
                                              • restaurants
                                              • water parks
                                              • winery tours

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • photography
                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • paddle boating
                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • sledding
                                                  • walking
                                                  • whale watching

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • Babysitter
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • mountain climbing
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • ice skating
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • deepsea fishing
                                                          • mountaineering
                                                          • pier fishing
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                          • skiing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis

                                                            Notes

                                                              • Check out by 10 am Check in after 4 pm

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                18 Reviews

                                                                Excellent4.6/5

                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Amazing house and location

                                                                Tina H.

                                                                Very spacious house with lots of thoughtful touches including games and pantry. Super comfortable for a large or small group.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you! We were delighted to host your group!

                                                                Beautiful home; perfect for a family that needs their space!

                                                                Pat M.

                                                                The home was perfect for our family. The kitchen was well equipped, the bedrooms spacious and the bathrooms were great! Perfect space for a group. The location was great for walking Bar Harbor, too.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you for choosing our home to be your family's home in Bar Harbor!

                                                                Perfect Location

                                                                David P.

                                                                A lovely, quaint home where we spent a great family reunion. Plenty of space and within walking to the many sights, restaurants and shops in downtown Bar Harbor.

                                                                Eclectic Yet Vintage

                                                                Candace G.USA

                                                                Great location to downtown and also Acadia. The house itself was a perfect size for the 8 of us. It was nice having the TV room out of the mainstream so it wouldn't wake anyone up. Likewise, the parlor was perfect for us all getting together to determine the course of our day/night. The nice large porch was perfect to sit outside for some family time.

                                                                The floors/rugs could have used a deep cleaning but everything else was really clean. Comfortable towels and bedding which is always a plus in my book.

                                                                Kay was very responsive when we were asking questions about the house. Would definitely stay here again.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you for choosing our home for your stay in Bar Harbor! Had it not been for the family wedding I had going on that weekend, I would have loved to meet you. We appreciate your input and will make sure the floors get extra attention. So glad you all enjoyed it and we'd love to have you back!

                                                                Comfortable Elegance in Town

                                                                Beth T.

                                                                Our large multi-generational family group could not have been more comfortable and at ease in this wonderful home! We gathered for a College of the Atlantic graduation, and were easily able to invite friends to celebrate with us in the relaxed and spacious home. Even with rain, we could all fit indoors in the many living areas. The kitchen is beautifully equipped to cook for and serve a group. Early risers gathered in the breakfast nook for a cup of coffee before a hike or paddle, and evenings found us all gathered in the dining room over dinner and games, or curled up in the living room with a book. The front porch was perfect for watching the world go by from a shaded rocker. The location right in Bar Harbor made a flexible and convenient starting point for people to explore without needing to drive anywhere. We could not have asked for a more pleasant week in Bar Harbor! Kay and Augusto have thought of everything guests may need. Perhaps most surprisingly, this is the first time - after many VRBO rentals - that the photos do not reflect the spaciousness of the home. It is much larger than it looks! With 10-12 people staying -- and a handful more for meals, it never felt crowded. I highly recommend to anyone who cherishes the charm of older homes, especially ones that are so clearly loved and cared for by their owners.

                                                                Bar Harbor comfort & convience

                                                                John S.

                                                                Wonderful historic home. Very cozy & spacious. Lots of unique features; the 3rd floor suite, the butlers pantry & bar, the inside stairway and even the den/TV room. 4 mature couples, we had plenty of space for everyone to relax and do their own thing, private and group spaces. Well equipped kitchen. Great little breakfast nook. Everything you need to feel right at home. Great location. Quiet street yet only 2 blocks to the grocery store in one direction and just several blocks to town in the other. Short walk to fabulous restaurants & taverns. No need to worry about driving home or parking. Just minutes to the park loop road and entrance to Cadillac Mtn. You can walk to the Bar Island access. Highly recommend. Many thanks to Kay & Augusto for sharing their special home!

                                                                Location

                                                                Bar Harbor, ME, USA

                                                                Located next to Acadia National Park and the beautiful village of Mount Desert Island; the Park can be reached by foot, bike, free shuttle, or by car; many restaurants, bars and shops within blocks; near many excursions - whale watching, schooner rides, lobster boats and many more. Two theaters in walking distance, several museums, parks and beaches right around the corner!

                                                                Rates & Availability

                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Cleaning Fee
                                                                $225
                                                                Additional Guest Fee
                                                                $0 - $25
                                                                Damage Insurance
                                                                $59
                                                                Tax Rate
                                                                9%
                                                                $581avg/night
                                                                18 Reviews
                                                                Excellent 4.6/5
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