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Brightholme: Spacious With Beautiful Renovations, Stroll To Shore Path

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

7 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, Covered Porch And Gracious Lawns

Brightholme is a wonderful and spacious home, once part of the Kenarden estate built by J. S. Kennedy in the late 1800s was purchased decades later in 1929 by the founder of The Jackson Laboratory. Today, summer visitors to this historic home will enjoy beautiful renovations that made it the first-ever designer showhouse for maine home and design magazine. With it's classic white picket fence, front covered porch, and brick pavers at the street and entryway, you'll feel the welcoming effects of this lovely home. With nice amenities and spacious interiors, Brightholme invites you to come inside and settle in for a lovely vacation with family and friends. Enjoy your morning coffee on the beautiful front covered porch or venture out early to stroll Bar Harbor's famous shore path with gorgeous views of the harbor and Porcupine Islands. Walk the entire length of the Shore Path or take a shortcut through the neighborhoods to reach bar harbor's shops, restaurants, attractions, and nearby parks and playgrounds. Acadia National Park entrances are also just minutes away. Venture a short distance to the "Village Green" in the center of town to catch the free island explorer shuttle or down to the harbor where you'll find various excursions to choose from. Easy access to national park attractions and village amenities makes brightholme the perfect cottage from which to enjoy all that Mt. Desert Island has to offer!

First floor: pacious Living Room with hardwood floors, comfy furnishings and a lovely formal staircase. Light-filed Dining Room with hardwood floors and seating for 10 to 12. Updated Kitchen with high quality appliances includes a gas stove, dishwater and Island with stools. Off the Kitchen find a Bedroom with Queen bed and lovely bay window. Past the Kitchen is a half Bath, a rear stairway to the second floor, and a very spacious Family Room with a kitchenette and bar area - a wonderful space with game table and separate sitting area offering a large TV and comfy sofa beds for extra guests. Exit past the laundry area to a side porch and a long driveway with plenty of off street parking.

Second floor: Master bedroom with king bed, dressing room and private full bath with large, glass, walk-in shower. Three additional bedrooms all fitted with a queen bed share a full bath with large, glass, walk-in shower. A hallway to the rear wing leads to two smaller bedrooms, each with a double bed and a shared full bath with combined tub and shower.

Appliances: High quality kitchen appliances including gas stove, dishwasher and microwave. Large capacity washer and dryer. Window air conditioning units and cable TV's in many bedrooms. Dvd player. High-speed wireless internet. Gas grill.

Outdoor spaces: Lovely covered front Porch with wicker furnishings, side entry and porch, patio area on opposite side with furnishings, grill, and privacy fencing. Plus beautiful front and back lawn spaces.

More Details


Bar Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet , Located on first floor between kitchen and family room
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Private bathroom to master with king
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Shared bathroom between guest queen bedrooms
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared bathroom for double bedrooms
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom on 2nd floor with private bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Second floor guest queen bedroom
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , Second floor guest queen bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , First floor bedroom with queen bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Second floor guest queen bedroom
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , Second floor guest double bedroom
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , Second floor guest double bedroom
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Property Manager

The Knowles Company; Nikki, Lynn and Kate
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018


Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Sand Beach, Acadia National Park
Car: recommended

In town Bar Harbor, close to Acadia National Park


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Addit'l Damage Deposit $250
Tax Rate 9.0%

Please note: Pets are considered with a taxable Pet Fee of $100, plus higher refundable Security/Damage Deposit

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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