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Beautiful, Comfortable Home with Exceptional In-Town Location - NEW FALL RATES!!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Fabulous 3BR, 1 Bath In-Town Location - Walk Everywhere!

This is our home, and we would love to share it with you! Located on Federal Street, Moose Manor is a 1904 New England-style house with all the upgrades and conveniences of modern living. Freshly painted throughout with exquisite, fully-equipped designer kitchen and a fully updated bath. All the comforts of home in one perfect location, walking distance to everything.

There are 3 bedrooms which comfortably sleep 6. One bedroom has a queen bed, the second has one full and twin bed, and the third has a twin. There is one bathroom (with a wonderful claw-foot tub!) on the second floor. Each bedroom includes wall mirrors to reduce demand for bathroom mirror time. Master bedroom includes a dressing table with light/mirror. All bedrooms have abundant sunshine and ocean breezes.

The front of the house features a wonderful enclosed porch with a bistro table/chairs, rocker and futon. Perfect for morning coffee or an afternoon nap. The soft sound of local seagulls is often present.

In the back of the house, just off the kitchen, you'll find a small wood deck with a Weber grill and chairs to enjoy the cool afternoon breeze while your steak is grilling.

The kitchen has everything you'll need if you choose to prepare some of your own meals during your stay, including some basic pantry items for your use. Top-of-the-line small appliances (including Bunn coffee maker!) are available as well. Other items include Belgian waffle maker, 4 slice Cuisinart toaster, blender, food-processor, Crock Pot, pots/pans and bake-ware as well as an OVER-SIZED lobster pot for boiling your own 'catch' right at home! Easy instructions provided.

Although you'll probably want to get out and enjoy all that Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park has to offer, the home is also supplied with 'rainy day items' should you choose to stay indoors. 32' LCD TV, DVD player, iPod dock/radio, and a wide selection of books, DVDs and games are available for your enjoyment.


I'm more than happy to answer any questions you may have about our home or the area, before you decide to make a reservation. For that reason, please click the blue "Send email" button located near the owner picture instead of clicking "Request to Book". Thanks!

More Details

Paul Strathman
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2017

About Paul Strathman

We are Paul and Joy Strathman and we have lived in the Midwest for the past 20 years. It all began when we took a trip to Maine, simply because we'd never been there before.

Since then, we've been back to various parts of Coastal Maine every year and while we enjoy all the towns we've visited, we have fallen hopelessly in love with Bar Harbor. As so often happens when one visits a very special place, one's mind wanders into the possibilities of someday living there.

Our home in Bar Harbor is truly a dream come true. This 1904 New England-style residence is perfectly located right in town; walking distance to everything. We have filled Moose Manor with things we love and have included all the comforts that we enjoy when we are there. We hope that you will enjoy our very special home and likewise fall in love with Bar Harbor.

Paul Strathman purchased this house in 2013

What makes this house unique

While on one of our early visits to Bar Harbor, we went for a walk. As we passed by this house, my wife said, 'Paul, please buy me that porch!' We both chuckled and continued our walk. Little did we know that we would not only someday buy the porch, but the wonderful home which sits behind it as well!

This inviting home has been lovingly cared for by each owner since the house was built in 1904. We are only the 4th family to own this property. The warmth and charm of Moose Manor is captivating and it's fabulous location cannot be beat!


Bar Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Claw-footed tub
  • Bathroom is located upstairs on the second floor and there is no elevator or other automated access to the second floor. Must step over side of claw-foot bath tub for shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Bed, nightstand, dressing table, dresser, chair, towels/rack
    Large Front Bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 2 Beds, nightstand, dresser, chair, mirror, towels/rack
    Small Front Bedroom - 1 twin/ single , Bed, nightstand, wall shelves, mirror, towels/rack
  • All bedrooms are located on the second floor and there is no elevator or other automated access to the second floor.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing


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average rating of 4.9423075 based on 52 reviews

Comfortable house for early risers

  • 4 of 5

Moose Manor was very nicely maintained with comfortable beds, pillows, and linens, and a well-stocked kitchen. We loved that there was a pack and play for our toddler and and ample space for the three adults and two kids in our group who came to Bar Harbor for vacation to hike in Acadia and enjoy the coast of Maine. It was a nice bonus that the washer and dryer were stocked with detergent so we could wash clothes during our visit.

The location close to town was very convenient but you should know that this also means it is not a quiet location. The house backs up to the loading dock at the post office and the banging and beeping of trucks woke us up every morning at 6 and would continue on-and-off throughout the day. We enjoyed being able to walk across the street to bars and restaurants but we were also kept awake late at night as others came home much later and louder than us! Overall, we had a great trip, but wish we would have known in advance about the loud early morning noise from the post office since we were hoping to sleep-in on our vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad that you enjoyed the comforts of our home and its close walking distance to Bar Harbor's shops, restaurants and of course, the ocean. Yes, I agree that the some vacationers to our small town tend to stay out a little later than some, and I apologize for the disturbance that you experienced from the post office.
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Perfect Bar Harbor Home!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five had more the enough room in the house. We were worried that one bathroom might be an issue but it wasn't at all. Everyone got their own bed!

The house was situated in a perfect location; we walked everywhere. Rented bikes with no problems at all.

Paul was easy to work with and very accommodating. I would highly recommending renting this home if you're looking for a Bar Harbor area vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad Andrea that our home fit the needs of your family and made it a wonderful stay. Please come back again. You were terrific guests! Paul & Joy
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Chicago, IL

Incredible location, beautiful amenities. perfect for active families

  • 5 of 5

This stay was our second year in a row with Moose Manor. This year's stay reconfirmed that Moose Manor is the perfect place to stay for a week or more in MDI. We enjoyed the best of the town of Bar Harbor, easy access to Acadia and all parts of the island. We were easily able to cook at home (the kitchen is stocked for those who enjoy cooking), but also step outside for terrific meals. All activities are close (bike rental, SUP, kayaking) as well as a very useful grocery store. It is really the ideal location with very attentive owners who make you feel at home. We highly recommend this property and will return to Moose Manor!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Welcome back again Jennifer! That you returned to Moose Manor this season says a lot and we certainly appreciate it. Thank you for making our home, yours. Paul & Joy
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Lovely home within short walking distance to everything in town and a short drive from Acadia.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five had a wonderfully relaxing and peaceful vacation at Moose Manor. The home has everything we needed and Paul and Joy couldn't have been more accommodating. We spent most days in Acadia and after returning from a long day of hiking and biking it was nice to be able to walk into town for dinner or pick up groceries and eat at home.

Overall we had a great time and would happily return to Moose Manor.

Haenn family

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good to hear Amy. Thank you so much for the nice review. Come back again. The "Moose" awaits your family with open arms! Paul & Joy
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Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Everything you would ever want in a vacation property! We felt right at home immediately, and the location can't be beat to enjoy all that the downtown area has to offer! We can't wait to come back again!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. Feeling "right at home" is just how we want our guests to feel. We're glad you liked our location as well, and look forward to having you stay again. Paul and Joy
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Vienna, VA

Loved our July week in Bar Harbor!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five really enjoyed staying at Moose Manor for our first trip to Bar Harbor. The house is perfectly located within easy walking distance to everything in town and very close to Acadia National Park. The home is very clean and very well appointed. The kitchen is incredibly well stocked! There are plenty of towels, soaps and anything you may need to make your stay as if you were at home! Paul and Joy really work hard to make your stay in Bar Harbor a memorable one!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you loved our home and the kitchen too. Joy really likes to cook so we've set it up so that nothing is lacking. Please come back again. The Moose welcomes you with open arms! Paul and Joy
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $400

I'm more than happy to answer any questions you may have about our home or the area, before you decide to make a reservation. For that reason, please click the blue "Contact Owner" button instead of clicking "Request to Book". Thanks!

Change-over day is Saturday.

We will accept eCheck or checks sent by U.S. Mail in U.S. dollars. Please disregard any input fields asking for credit card information as we do NOT accept credit card payments.

When you book this home, it is marked unavailable on our calendars, removed from the market and subsequent requests are turned away. Cancellations will be accepted but are not refunded unless we are able to re-book the home for the same term and have been paid in full by the next party.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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