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4 Bedroom Family Home Adjacent To Acadia National Park Hike And Bike Trails

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights


Minimum Stay
7 - 30 nights

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9

4 bedroom, 2 bath modified cape style home tucked away in a protected, wooded, rural setting in Bar Harbor surrounded by blueberries and apple trees. First floor has a great room including a large kitchen and 10 foot oak dining table well equipped for creating gourmet meals or a 'shore dinner' for a crowd. Living room has a large screen TV with surround sound, large selection of movies, play station gaming system and a variety of music playing capability. The 4th bedroom downstairs also serves as an office with a desk. The first floor also has a full bathroom with a shower, a utility room/pantry and a 2 car attached, heated garage. Second floor has a master bedroom with a king sized bed and a large mirrored closet, 2 additional bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the other with 1 full and 1 twin sized bed, full bathroom with tub and shower, and upstairs washer and dryer closet. It is fully furnished, well appointed and we are dog friendly.The house is walking distance to a 3.5 mile hiking trail known as the Acadian Woods Trail and a little known trail owned by the town of Bar Harbor that meanders along the Mill Brook, both breathtakingly beautiful and dog friendly. There's a well located fire pit in the woods on the side yard for evening s'mores and storytelling. Smack dab in the middle of Mount Desert Island, Heartwood Home has easy access to all the desirable activities Acadia National Park and the surrounding communities have to offer including hiking and biking trails, sand beach, clear freshwater lakes for kayaking boating and swimming, horse carriage rides, whale watching, boat rides and site seeing tours. We are 10 minutes to Bar Harbor, 5 minutes to at least 2 park entrances, 12 minutes to Northeast Harbor, 15 minutes to Southwest Harbor and 15 minutes to Sand Beach.

Property Manager
Leslie Barroso
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2016

About Leslie Barroso

We raised our 2 kids in this home and have now relocated for work. We have loved our home and our community on Mount Desert Island and are excited to share our serene Bar Harbor oasis, far from the cruise ship crowds, hotel and B & B traffic but still in close proximity to all the action the island provides.

Leslie Barroso purchased this house in 1995

Why Leslie Barroso chose Mount Desert Island

Heartwood Home was designed, built and furnished by us to hold our family close. The great room allows the cook to be with family members and guests while they're watching TV, doing puzzles and games at the large dining table or listening to music. The surrounding neighborhood is conducive to walks on a low traffic road, safe for children and pets. There are bike riding and hiking areas for the whole family, and lots of play space for children.

What makes this house unique

The unique benefits of staying at Heartwood Home are total comfort without the summer crowds of an in-town location. We are located in the center of Mount Desert Island giving occupants the convenience of an easy commute to all the towns, restaurants and sites on the island.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

4 Bedroom Family Home Adjacent To Acadia National Park Hike And Bike Trails
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 11 reviews

Heartwood Home

  • 3 of 5

Renters beware of this owner! They will not return your damage deposit in a timely manner if at all. Our experience was good until I asked about the return of my damage deposit then the owner disappeared and would not return my calls. There is no excuse for this action. My wife and I are a retired couple and we do not make a habit of tearing rentals up or taking items from the rental. This owner sent me an email 4 days after we left the property saying all was okay with the house and my deposit would be mailed the next day and that was 3 weeks ago. It's a shame that this rental was so nice until one has to deal with the owner. In addition to not returning my damage deposit the house was advertised as having internet which was spotty at best and there is no cell phone reception in the house. Both of these should have been mentioned by the owner in the ad on VRBO. When I called the property manager about the internet she told me to call a local computer store that they may be able to help me, That should have been taken care of by the mamager and not a computer store I would have to pay for them to come out. My experience was a wonderful one until money seemed to become an issue with this owner. I WOULD NEVER RENT THIS RENTAL AGAIN SIMPLY BECAUSE OF THE INTERACTION WITH OR LACK OF WITH THE OWNER! There is simply no reason to hold my deposit so long. There were renters coming in behind us so I know the owner has to know that all was in order with the rental and thus NO REASON WHATSOEVER to withold my deposit.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our rental contract clearly states that we will send the refundable damage deposit back to our guests 2 weeks after departure from Heartwood Home. This renter received his damage deposit 16 days after departure; allowing for mail time, this was within the stated time. I regret the misunderstanding and apologize for the worry the process caused. This guest left our house in perfect condition as have all of our guests, and his deposit was completely refunded. The internet service has worked for me when I spend time at the house, and I had not been informed of any problem with the internet prior to reading this review. I will investigate the matter and do what I can to improve it. I am completely aware that there is very little to no cell phone reception at Heartwood Home, which is why we maintain a landline. In fact, cell service on Mount Desert Island is sketchy in many places because cell towers are not favored by local residents in their neighborhoods or in Acadia National Park.
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Dexter, MI

Beautiful, relaxing, convenient and memorable

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was one of the most memorable and lovely vacations our family has had in many years. The kitchen was full of fresh basic spices, and was well appointed for cooking meals for a large family. The house was clean and set up to allow for each person to have their own private space, then a great room for all to come together and eat, sit and relax, watch TV or play games. There's a huge table that we could all sit at comfortably for meals and games. There is a large number of great DVD's, CD's and games. The wooded surroundings offered perfect tranquility and beauty and a great place for the kids to run, play and adventure. We would recommend Heartwood Home to any who want to be a short driving distance from all parts of Mount Desert Island but who want a private oasis, away from the crowds of Bar Harbor!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our mini reunion so much. The home was comfortable and the kitchen was easy to work in. We were eight adults and there was plenty of room to visit comfortably.

The internet was inconsistent so we visited a few great cafes in town to do work. The location was lovely but a car was essential. As a result we made a lot of coffee and snacks!

Access to beautiful natural resources and great dining was pretty simple. The house was well maintained and clean. Comfortable beds and well appointed kitchen. Lots of books etc. short on towels but easy enough to do laundry.

I would recommend Heartwood Home. Best for folks who don't mind a bit of driving to get places. Quiet and restful.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Near Philadelphia PA


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I wanted to stay near Bar Harbor but not in the noisy/crowded area. I found Heartwood Home at our favvy 'find a vacation home' website which is VRBO. HH (as I refer to Heartwood Home) was within 15 minutes of just about every place you want to visit. The house itself is full of everything one would need for a staycation (we dined out almost all meals, but it was nice to know we could've prepared a wonderful meal in their kitchen).

The touches and variety of art work were awesome! There are any DVDs, CDs, games, that you can vacation there, get snowed in, and stay busy the whole time!

The owner is always available if needed.

Lovely place to make your base for a vacation in Bar Harbor/Acadia!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House, Great Location.

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay for a week long trip to Maine. Very comfortable for our extended family of 3 adults and 6 teenagers. The location was great; Easy to find, very close to entrances to the park, and downtown Bar Harbor. Well stocked kitchen and a great fire pit nestled in the wooded yard provided plenty of room for large family dinners. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House! Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful stay. We enjoyed the fire pit in the wooded lot next to the house. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen was well stocked with pots and pans, appliances and dinnerware. My husband and grown kids and a grandchild all enjoyed the house which is close to the park entrance, Eagle Lake, Bar Harbor and the playground in Town Hill.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Kebo Valley Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
The Chart Room and Peppers Pizza
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Sand Beach
Car: recommended

All of Acadia National Park is at your doorstep. Within walking distance of the house are 2 little known trails owned by the town of Bar Harbor and Friends of Acadia Land Trust that are excellent for hiking, trail running and dog walking (leashes optional for well behaved dogs). The house is well equipped for a family and is equidistant to all major towns on the island


Rates & Availability

Bar Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2016/2017
Oct 23 2016 - Apr 29 2017
30 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
May 6 2017 - Jun 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Autumn 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Oct 28 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

A ninety (90) day notice is required for cancellation. Cancellations that are made more than ninety (90) days prior to the arrival date will incur no penalty. There will be no refunds for cancellations made less than ninety (90) days prior to the arrival date unless we are able to re-book exact days. No refunds within 30 days.
Rentals run Saturday to Saturday, check in 3:00pm, check out 10:00am.

Half is due upon booking with a signed rental agreement, half is due 90 days before arrival date. Payment will be made by check mailed to our residential address.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Bar Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , First floor bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second floor bathroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom/Office - 1 double , First floor bedroom/office
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Master corner bedroom has a king sized bed, bureau and a large closet with mirrored doors. Each second floor bedroom has soft, southern pine floorboards and a beautiful view to the forest outside. The second and third bedrooms upstairs have a built in closet with shelves and hanging bar. The fourth bedroom is on the first floor and has a full size bed and a large desk.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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