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Charming, Sunny, Family Friendly Home in Downtown Bar Harbor

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Last updated: 04/10/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 8)

The Rusticator is a charming two story home from 1896 that has been renovated over the years. Named for the visitors to Bar Harbor in the late 1800s, artists and wealthy tourists alike, The Rusticator is a lovely cottage located in the heart of downtown Bar Harbor. The Rusticator is our family home and available for weekly rentals in the summer season when we leave to explore other parts of the world.

This quaint property, on a quieter side street, is in walking distance to the sand bar, town beach, grocery stores, restaurants, The Abbe Museum and village green. Nicely appointed with hardwood floors and natural sunlight, The Rusticator has a spacious backyard with a lawn, vegetable/flower garden and a great deck for outdoor grilling and dining.

There are four bedrooms upstairs: 1 king bedroom, 2 queen bedrooms and a bedroom with a full and twin bed. There is a well equipped open kitchen, dining room, mudroom and living room with a beautiful decorative fireplace on the first floor. There are 2 bathrooms (upstairs has a claw foot tub and stand up shower and downstairs with only a shower). Other amenities include a flat screen TV with DVD player, access to WIFI internet and Netflix, washer/dryer in basement, dishwasher, microwave, gas BBQ, off street parking for 2 cars and outdoor dining furniture. Feel free to pick the tomatoes and herbs for cooking!

Leave your car behind and walk to everything downtown, including whale watches & sea kayaking tours, shops and much more. Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park offer visitors a variety of activities, including hiking, biking, boating, lake swimming, carriage road walks, horse back riding, deep sea fishing! Visit the oceanarium, sail on the Margaret Todd, take a Jackson Lab visitors tour, enjoy tea and popovers at the Jordan Pond House, golf at a PGA top-rated course, play tennis. Kids activities include Sand Beach, miniature golf, the town green, Acadia Fun park and lots of ice cream shops!
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Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/10/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Glacial Till Room: 1 queen

    Bedside table, lamp, dresser, chair, fan and closet...moreless

  • Deep Red Room: 1 king

    Lamp, side chair, closet, fan and bookshelf...moreless

  • Blue Room: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    Closet, bed table, lamp and fan...moreless

  • Light Blue Room: 1 queen

    Bedside tables with lamps, dresser, chair, fan and closet...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Downstairs Bathroom : toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Upstairs Bathroom: toilet, tub, shower

    claw foot tub and stand up shower...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television:

    We have a 31 ' flat screen TV...moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Library:

    Access to Netflix included...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Our home is in the heart of downtown Bar Harbor tucked away on a quieter side street....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    We have a clothes dryer in the basement....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    We have a decorative fireplace in the living room that is not in use....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    We provide fresh linens for every bed....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    We have space for two cars to park in the back of our home in the drive way....moreless

  • Telephone:

    We do not have a landline, but cell reception is very stong in downtown Bar Harbor...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    We provide bathroom and beach towels for every registered guest....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    We have a washing machine in the basement....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    We have a sunny, open concept kitchen that is fully equipped for preparing a lobster dinner. There is an island with a granite counter top and stools where we spend much of our time!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    We have salt and pepper, paper towels, dish and dishwashing soap and basic cleaning supplies....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    We have a five burner gas stove....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    We have a spacious lawn with a flower and tomato and herb garden for you to use for cooking!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    We have a Webber Q gas grill on the deck....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    There is an indoor pool at our local YMCA which you can use by paying a guest fee....moreless

 

Reviews

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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$2,700

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

If you would like to rent our property we will send you a contract to review and sign along with your payment by check.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Location

12 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hancock County - Bar Harbor Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Sand Beach

Car: Recommended

We are located in downtown Bar Harbor in walking distance to the Sand Bar, natural food and grocery store, the village green, restaurants, Reel Pizza (movie theater), Abbe Museum and much more. Our home is on a quieter residential side street. As a family we enjoy walking into town for treats at MDI Ice Cream or Ben and Bills or getting a great cup of coffee at Choco Latte. We bike, walk or scooter to the town beach, Village Green and shore path as well!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: We are a family of three transplanted to Bar Harbor from Portland, ME in search of a simpler life style. My husband is a faculty member at the College of the Atlantic, our son attends the local elementary school and I am a therapist with a small private practice in town and teach guidance on the islands of Frenchboro and Great Cranberry in their one room school houses. We love traveling and though we miss a beautiful time of year on Mount Desert Island (MDI), we use the summers to explore other parts of the United States and world. We love the outdoors and spend time camping, hiking, canoeing, skiing and biking.

Why the Owner Chose Bar Harbor, ME, USA:
When we lived in Portland, ME we would come to MDI in the Fall for long weekends and hike in Acadia National Park. It was great getting away and playing in the park, sailing with friends and trying new places to eat. One visit I wondered out loud that it would be nice to live here...ten years later it happened!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Buying a home in downtown Bar Harbor was not easy! After looking at many, many properties, we selected The Rusticator for its convenience and walkability. We walk to most everything: our elementary school and playground, work, shopping, the green, restaurants, ice cream and yoga classes. The open concept kitchen filled with natural sunlight was perfect. The backyard with its spacious lawn, deck and gardens is unique in downtown Bar Harbor and has been great for outdoor grilling and essential for our son and his friends. The decorative fireplace and stairwell also caught my attention.


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Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/10/2017

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Photos

  • Welcome to our home!

    Welcome to our home!

  • Cozy Living room with decorative fire place

    Cozy Living room with decorative fire place

  • Warm and comfortable living room for relaxing

    Warm and comfortable living room for relaxing

  • Dining room with rustic farm table - enjoy your lobster dinner!

    Dining room with rustic farm table - enjoy your lobster dinner!

  • Kitchen with granite island and stools

    Kitchen with granite island and stools

  • Upstairs bathroom with claw foot tub

    Upstairs bathroom with claw foot tub

  • Deep Red guest room with king size bed

    Deep Red guest room with king size bed

  • Backyard photo of our deck which is great for outdoor dining

    Backyard photo of our deck which is great for outdoor dining

  • Light blue guest room again...

    Light blue guest room again...

  • Jordan Pond

    Jordan Pond

  • Our lovely deck and backyard which is great for grilling and outdoor dining!

    Our lovely deck and backyard which is great for grilling and outdoor dining!

  • Another living room picture

    Another living room picture

  • Sunny Kitchen with hardwood floors

    Sunny Kitchen with hardwood floors

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Glacial Till guest room with queen bed

    Glacial Till guest room with queen bed

  • Front entry hallway

    Front entry hallway

  • Blue Room with queen size bed

    Blue Room with queen size bed

  • Light blue guest room with single and full beds

    Light blue guest room with single and full beds

  • Downstairs bathroom with shower

    Downstairs bathroom with shower

  • View from Great Head Trail

    View from Great Head Trail

VRBO #663434

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 20, 2017

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