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New Post and Beam Home in a Secluded Wood

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 5-7)

Our newly built post and beam home is set in beautiful secluded woods, in the heart of Mount Desert Island. The house is open and airy with lots of windows looking out on lush pine forest and perennial gardens. The mountain tops of Acadia can be seen from the cozy cupola, accessed by a wooden ship's ladder. The house is nicely furnished with antiques, rustic furniture and oriental rugs. The gourmet kitchen has copper counters and a vintage farm sink. The gas range looks out on the open living space, ideal for entertaining or cooking with family. The backyard has a fire pit and grill off a small patio. Lots of woods to explore as well as the Blue Horizon Nature Preserve- just a short walk from the house.

The house is approximately 15 minutes from most towns on Mount Desert Island, including- Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor, Southwest Harbor,Acadia National Park, and Ellsworth, yet feels miles away. The village of Town Hill has a small market and two great restaurants. Our's is a unique house with character and charm, ideally located near all the area has to offer.

Keywords: Secluded, Post and Beam, Timberframe, Wooded, New Construction, Centrally Located, Open Layout

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

Why The Owner chose Bar Harbor

All my childhood summers were spent in this area. after college, i vowed to become a year round resident. i met my husband, whose family was one of the first settling families centuries ago. after many years living on an outer island off the coast of mount desert, we built this house. we worked very hard to come up with the perfect location and feeling for the house. we love that it is so quiet and serene yet close to work and school for our family. this is our full time home. we spend the summer on cranberry island so are happy to have the house used and loved while we are there.


Bar Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , full size.good for 2 kids but maybe too small for 2 adults
    cupola-daybed/reading nook. - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , small foam mattress- 1 adult/2 big kids (ladder access)
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

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New Post and Beam Home in a Secluded Wood
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

Great house, quiet and perfectly located!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had one of our best vacations ever! The house was exactly as pictured and described; secluded yet centrally located. It was such a treat at the end of the day to come back, cook and enjoy family time in a relaxed atmosphere. Lisa was great with ideas of what to do and was very attentive to details. The house was clean and the beds were very comfortable. I would (and have already!) recommend this house to others.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: i'm so glad you loved it! you guys were awesome and left the house beautifully... thanks! lisa
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Beautiful quiet

  • 4 of 5

Exactly as advertised

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home in the woods, close to everything.

  • 5 of 5

This home is exactly as pictured. Beautiful and clean interior within a lovely wooded setting. Gourmet kitchen. It is a 15 min drive to Southwest Harbor and Acadia National Park. All of the attractions of Bar Harbor are a 15 min drive as well. There are hiking trails in close proximity of the home. The owner is prompt, helpful and extremely courteous in her correspondence. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weston, MA, USA

Perfect house and location

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 7 (5 boys ages 18-8) have been vacationing in Acadia every year for many years. We hike every day and visit our favorite restaurants and shops in Bar Harbor and around the island. This year was our best trip ever and we attributed it to staying in this gorgeous house. It was the perfect size house for our big family. It had all the amenities we could hope for and we felt perfectly at home. We especially loved that it was isolated in the middle of the woods and we felt like it was placed right in the middle of one of our many hiking trails. The owner Lisa was very helpful and made us feel right at home. We hope to rent this house now every year because it couldn't be more perfect for us.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely, secluded home in the woods

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience staying in Lisa's family's home in the woods of Mt Desert Island. The location is a welcome break from the busy areas near Bar Harbor yet is a short drive to all the highlights of Acadia. Everything was just as described and pictured and Lisa answered questions promptly. The beds were very comfortable. The fire ring in the yard was perfect for an evening outdoors listening to the birds sing. I visited with 3 other women friends and we would all stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed it! you were perfect guests and left the house in great shape. would love to have you back again. thank you! lisa
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Boston MA

A Week in the Maine Woods

  • 4 of 5

Lovely house just as described, close to everything important, yet private and remote. The photos are accurate and the property was clean and nicely maintained. Questions are cheerfully answered and I would recommend the property without hesitation.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2010
  • Stayed: August 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 3


Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Bar harbor airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Mainly meat BBQ
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Beal and bunker- cranberry isles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Mainly meat BBQ
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Blue horizon nature trail
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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