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A Freshly Renovated Historic Bar Harbor Home In Quiet Downtown Neighborhood

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Don’t just rent a house, get the whole vacation!

We know from our own experience that managing family vacations can be quite a job. A little local knowledge and some extra help can make your vacation more enjoyable and hassle free.

Mountain Sea Properties offers:

- free vacation guides

- private biking and hiking tours of Acadia National Park

- super clean and well maintained houses

- lots of stuff for kids and other vacation services

- local hosts with loads of insider info and 20 years of renting vacation homes.

Check out our homepage at Mountain Sea Properties for a 3-D walking tour of the Honeybee House!!

Be snug as a bug in this cozy home located in the hive of activity that is downtown Bar Harbor. The Honeybee house was built in the 1920’s in a year round residential cul de sac and was fully renovated in 2007 opening up the downstairs floor plan to a more functional and modern family style. Purchased in 2013 by Mountain Sea Properties, we updated the home with new furniture, new linens, and fresh paint colors.

New to the vacation rental market, this fully renovated downtown home features an exceptional location in the heart of Bar Harbor within walking distance to all downtown restaurants, shops, supermarket and amenities including the main hub of the island wide free bus system allowing for a car free vacation. Walk to the local bike shop to rent bikes and ride directly into Acadia National Park. Pack a lunch and walk straight to the dock where your whale watching excursion boat departs. Grab the kids and walk downtown for an ice cream. Or enjoy that special dinner with family and friends with out that hassle squeezing everyone in a car and finding parking.

More Details

Property Manager
Jennifer Wales
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Jennifer Wales

Adam and Jen have a deep love and understanding of the natural beauty surrounding the Acadia/Mount Desert Island area. Jen grew up summers on Long Pond and Adam on a 110-acre farm in Western Maine adjoining the Appalachian Trail. They met here in Bar Harbor working as sea kayak guides in the summer of 1993.

Over the years, they have hiked, biked, paddled, and sailed every conceivable route on and around Mount Desert. Adam completed his goal of hiking every trail on the Island in the summer of 1994 and Jen authored The Sea Kayaker's Guide to Mount Desert Island published by Down East Books in 1997. Together they paddled the Maine Island Trail, a 175-mile 28-day kayaking trip from Portland to Machias, up the entire Maine coastline.

In the summer of 2000, Jen and Adam started Mountain Sea Properties with a single house, Eagle Cliff, where they were married that same summer. The owner had approached them expressing her frustration renting the home through larger rental operations on the island. She complained that her house was one of hundreds represented so the service she received was minimal. She also stated that those who rented the house were not as well informed as they could be. The tenants were also one of hundreds and the service they received was minimal.

Adam and Jen offered to represent the house committing to providing top quality service to both owners and tenants by representing a limited number of houses and providing personalized vacation services.

Since then, Mountain Sea Properties has grown along with the Wales family. As year-round members of the Island’s community, Adam and Jen are dedicated to the vitality of the people of Mount Desert Island. Thus, each year they donate a portion of their proceeds to local organizations devoted to sustaining the beauty and well-being of the Mount Desert Island area.

Jennifer Wales purchased this house in 2013

Why Jennifer Wales chose Bar Harbor

Jen has been looking for just the right downtown property to round out the rental properties offered since 2000. She’s looked at dozens of properties searching for just the right combination of quiet yet convenience, ample space yet an affordable rental price, and up to date yet historic charm. She finally found it in the Honeybee House and is delighted to offer it rounding out the offerings of properties at Mountain Sea Properties. This home is brought to you with all the same quality and care that can be expected from all our properties including local information and recommendations, vacation services, cleanliness and quality lines, kitchenware and furniture.


Bar Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 king , Stunning custom cherry furniture made by local woodworker.
    Blue bedroom - 2 queen , Custom queen over queen bunk bed.
    Front bedroom - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We know from our own experience managing family vacations that it can be quite a job. A little local knowledge and some extra help can make your vacation more enjoyable and hassle free. We offer a number of vacation planning services to our tenants including local information and recommendations, catering, massage therapy and house keeping.


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A Freshly Renovated Historic Bar Harbor Home In Quiet Downtown Neighborhood
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 34 reviews

Awesome homebase for Acadia adventures

  • 4 of 5

This house is perfectly located to enjoy all that Bar Harbor and Acadia have to offer. We loved being able to walk everywhere in town, especially having a grocery store so close. The house was simple and clean, so no complaints. Jen was available and responsive to a couple of little things we needed, so she took great care of us. We enjoyed being in a quiet neighborhood and sitting on the porch in the yard after a day of fun... was a great way to relax!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location; clean and well equipped home.

  • 4 of 5

The home is located in a quiet neighborhood and is well equipped. Our group of 3 adults and 5 children were very comfortable. You can walk into the town of Bar Harbor or bike to the carriage trails. The property was clean and the owner was very responsive. I would choose this property again for a future visit. Make sure the bedding arrangement of 3 queens and 1 king works for your family. We love to hike and the trails in Akadia are among the most beautiful in the country.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding rental home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 5 days and had a lovely vacation. The home was clean, well-equipped, and comfortable. The location is ideal -- walking distance from Main street and literally behind the Hannaford and A&B Natural Market. Bar Harbor is a beautiful little town and the Acadia National Park is stunning. Jen, the owner, is great. She was easy to reach, helpful, and made sure that we had a wonderful holiday.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect spot

  • 5 of 5

This home has plenty of room. The pictures are accurate. The kitchen is well stocked and has everything needed, including seasoning, towels, flour, detergents, and sugar. The house was very clean. The couches in the living room are very comfortable. The house is nearly 100 years old and retains its charm even with the renovations. The neighborhood is very quiet, even though the homes are very close together. It is a 1 block walk to the grocery store and a few blocks to town. It is a short two block walk to the start of the Bar trail. The three bedrooms and one bath are upstairs. The second bathroom is on the ground floor just off the kitchen. The laundry is in the basement. We were very pleased with this rental and would stay here again. The owner quickly responded to a minor need on the first day, and after that we had no issues or problems. We were very pleased here.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, Davids description pretty much sums up the Honeybee House! Historically charming while modern and comfortable and close to everything in Bar Harbor. Jen
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The perfect spot in downtown Bar Harbor

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Honeybee House. It is located perfeclty and you find everthing in the house you could possibly need. It was a perfect home for our trips to Acadia, the food & activities tips are awesome too. We stayed with our 2 & 4 year old daugthers and we were very happy with being so close to the town, shops, restaurants and grocery. Upfront service, maps, directions etc. are provided online in a neat system. This makes it even easier.

Loved it!!! Thank you.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent place to stay if you want to be in town of Bar Harbor

  • 4 of 5

House well appointed - all appliances updated and updated bathrooms and kitchen. Can walk to some park trails. Easy walk to grocery store and health food store. Owner very helpful when contacted. Would stay there again. Overall very comfortable and convenient. We were two couples; no children.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Bar Harbor Tenton Airport
Nearest Barpub
Several right in Bar Harbor
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Award winning Kebo Valley Club
Nearest Restaurant
Many in Bar Harbor
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Nordic skiing on Carriage Rd's in park
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Bar Harbor town beach, Bar Island
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $99

***While a “Book It Now” option is certainly convenient, we still like to do things the old fashion way and actually talk to people! This allows us to answer any questions you may have and ensure that the Honeybee House is a property that will meet your needs. We look forward to chatting with you soon.***

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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