Charming, Sunny, Family Friendly Home in Downtown Bar Harbor
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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 quiet side street, is in walking distance to the sand bar 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, 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 watch & sea kayak 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 and lots of ice cream shops!
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Member since: 2015
- 1600 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Dining Room
- Seating for 8 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden:
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $400
- Tax Rate 9%
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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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 Matsumoto Joes and Choco Latte. We bike, walk or scooter to the town beach and shore path as well!
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 Ilesford 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, 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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Welcome to our home!
Cozy Living room with decorative fire place
Warm and comfortable living room for relaxing
Dining room with rustic farm table - enjoy your lobster dinner!
Kitchen with granite island and stools
Upstairs bathroom with claw foot tub
Deep Red guest room with king size bed
Backyard photo of our deck which is great for outdoor dining
Light blue guest room again...
Our lovely deck and backyard which is great for grilling and outdoor dining!
Another living room picture
Sunny Kitchen with hardwood floors
Glacial Till guest room with queen bed
Front entry hallway
Blue Room with queen size bed
Light blue guest room with single and full beds
Downstairs bathroom with shower
View from Great Head Trail
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Saturday, November 26, 2016
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