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Heartwood Home: 4 Bedroom Family Home Adjacent To Acadia National Park

Bar Harbor, ME, USA
  • House2000 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps9
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay0 - 7 nights

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
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Mar 29, 2018
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 Bar Harbor

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.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 double, 1 twin/ single
      • Bedroom/Office
        1 double, First floor bedroom/office
      • 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.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Second floor bathroom
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, First floor bathroom

        Location Type

          • Rural
            Set in a pine and oak forest adjacent to Acadia National Park. It is centrally located to all major sites, hikes and trails on Mount Desert Island. There are 2 trails within walking distance.


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Large lobster pot, utensils for cracking shell fish and serving a large group
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                            The kitchen is made for serious cooking: electric glass top range with electric convection oven. Large side by side refrigerator. Dishwasher and pots, pans and dishes to cook for and feed a crowd.
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                            Electric convection oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            Crock pot, foreman grill, blender, beater, toaster and other various cooking tools. We will also supply basic herbs and spices
                          • Refrigerator
                            Side by side, freezer on the bottom
                          • Stove
                            Electric glass top range with electric convection oven
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 10 people


                                  • Books
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                  • Music Library
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome


                                              • marina
                                              • churches
                                              • festivals
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • library
                                              • live theater
                                              • cinemas
                                              • museums
                                              • playground
                                              • recreation center
                                              • restaurants
                                              • winery tours

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • boating
                                                  • miniature golf
                                                  • photography
                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • 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

                                                          • mountain climbing
                                                          • cross country skiing
                                                          • deepsea fishing
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • pier fishing
                                                          • rock climbing
                                                          • roller blading
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • sound/bay fishing
                                                          • surf fishing
                                                          • surfing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis

                                                            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. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                            15 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            Our 4th stay at Heartwood

                                                            Barbara A.

                                                            This property has become a home away from home for us. It's comfortable and very well stocked. Great location close to bar harbor. Mount desert Island is one of the most beautiful destinations in earth. Hope to return many more times.

                                                            Heartwood Home is a wonderful base with so many additional touches

                                                            Edla W.Rogers, Texas

                                                            We loved our stay at Heartwood Home. The owners have included so many additional things to make a stay perfect. It is close enough to Bar Harbor to make a trip into town easy. And the park is just a few minutes away. We spent our days hiking and seeing Acadia National Park and in the evenings, we had dinner at the house. The house had all the things needed to be comfortable and able to easily have a meal. The owners have provided books, maps, suggestions on trails, as well as restaurants. All were appreciated and used. My husband read one of the many interesting books they have in the house during our 8 day stay. The fire pit was so much fun and they had everything needed from chairs to comfortably sit around the fire to the makings for smores!. The furniture and beds were very comfortable and the location is very quiet and private. The kitchen had everything needed. The house is just as it is pictured in the photos. They had plenty of the basics for cooking - flour, sugar, salt, pepper, spices, coffee, filters and provided the start up on paper goods. We did not find one thing that was negative. The house is very clean and the washer and dryer allowed us to come home "clean" where all we had to do was take the clothes out of the suitcase, which is always a plus! We would definitely stay here again if we visit Acadia.

                                                            Perfectly appointed Bar Harbor getaway house

                                                            Megan L.Brooklyn, NY

                                                            We had the most wonderful time at Heartwood Home. The house contains everything one needs for a comfortable stay, and the owners' advice and tips are spot-on. The location is nicely removed from busy Bar Harbor, but very conveniently located to get to town or access gorgeous Acadia National Park. I've seen that other reviewers had internet issues, but we had no trouble with the wifi and were able to do a little work (unfortunately!) while on vacation. We were grateful for this dog-friendly home, allowing us to bring our family Vizsla on vacation with us! Overall, everything was perfect and we can't wait to return.

                                                            Beautiful, clean, well equipped and comfortable

                                                            Olga F.

                                                            First things first- cleanliness...Two words: duvet Covers!! I was thrilled to see all the beds had clean duvets instead of blankets that can't be washed. The house was super clean!.

                                                            The house is beyond charming, The floor to ceiling windows truly make the atmosphere at the house... you feel You are in the woods at all Times.

                                                            Location is gorgeous and very private.

                                                            The home is amazingly equiped with anything you may want: books of all

                                                            Kinds, DVD, music, smart TV, games, even video games......Wifi works great.

                                                            There are tons of extra pillows, blankets and towels. There are no beach/lake towels or extra sheets (enough for the beds but not extra)-- so if you think you'll need--either ask the owner in advance or bring your own.

                                                            Heartwood Home


                                                            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.

                                                            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.

                                                            Lovely stay

                                                            Anne C.

                                                            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.


                                                            Bar Harbor, ME, USA

                                                            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. Areas that are within a short distance are Salsbury Cove, Hulls Cove, Mount Desert, Southwest Harbor, Otter Creek, Town Hill, Bass Harbor, Manset, Pretty Marsh and Bar Harbor.


                                                            Additional information about rental rates

                                                            Tax Rate

                                                            A sixty (60) day notice is required for cancellation. Cancellations that are made more than sixty (60) days prior to the arrival date will incur no penalty. There will be no refunds for cancellations made less than sixty (60) days prior to the arrival date unless we are able to re-book exact days. No refunds within 60 days. Rentals run Saturday to Saturday, check in 4:00pm, check out 10:00am.

                                                            15 Reviews
                                                            Excellent 4.7/5
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