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'a Prima Vista' - the Winner of Abc TV'S Sweet Retreats - "Best of Bar Harbor"

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'A Prima Vista Cottage' on a quiet side street in downtown Bar Harbor.

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Last updated: 08/29/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Relax in this exquisite home for a wonderful time in Acadia. This 3 story late Victorian home is attractive cedar with colorful gingerbread dormers. A classic foyer and staircase leads up to a well-appointed, completely renovated 2 story abode. With so many homes in Bar Harbor now converted to B&Bs, here is your chance to step back in time and enjoy a 19th century residence as it once was when the town's doctor, Royal G. Higgins lived here with his family. Just down the street is the astonishing Bar Harbor Club on Frenchman's Bay, built by J.P. Morgan in 1930 and still open to visitors.

The main floor boasts a modern kitchen bathed in light from cathedral ceilings, skylights and stained glass. Hand hewn hemlock ceiling beams compliment the rustic Maine planking covered with Andy Warhol edition rugs. Stroll from the kitchen to a large elevated deck with pergola, lighting and an open view. The living room, bedroom and reading room have wainscot, crown moulding and detailing. Amenities include large screen 3D LED Internet TV, surround sound, Apple TV and Blu-ray DVD. All built discreetly into the abode.

The main bath is modern, tiled, and offers a walk-in shower. The upper floor offers a master bedroom suite with reading nook, living room, a 2nd bath with shower and a King Bed loft bed accessible via library ladder. All 3 bedrooms are in opposite locations for a visit of quiet solitude.

Outside the house is a delight surrounded by elegant gardens on all sides to enjoy. All in all, this is a cozy, unique and classy getaway. Not your standard vacation rental ! Then again, Acadia is not your standard vacation selected in 2014 by "Good Morning America" as America's favorite vacation spot. Escape to "A Prima Vista". The reviews say it all. !!!


During your stay you can stay connected with high-speed internet with wireless and eithernet connections and work away from home in the convenient office. Unlimited US phone service is standard. Skype right from the tv to family and friends using (no need for a computer). Pack light with a washer and dryer for your use. Relax in the yard or nap on the rocking chairs on the porch. Use the grill to barbecue and enjoy the outdoors.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Onsite Services

  • Car Available

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

  • Master Suite: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Guest Bedroom: 1 double

    ...moreless

  • King Sleeping Loft: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Master bedroom on upper floor with 4 poster queen brass bed and separate full bathroom. Guest bedroom on main floor with full double bed. Sleeping loft with King size memory foam mattress....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Completely modernized and wonderfully tiled and appointed. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Full Laundry room - washer and dryer.

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Rain Forests
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Study Room
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall
Sep 10 - Oct 28, 2016
4 night min stay
$250 $350
Fri, Sat
$1,950
Winter
Oct 29 - Apr 29
4 night min stay
$200 $250
Fri, Sat
$1,500
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$2,850

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 9%

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 08/29/2016
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Location

13 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bar Harbor Airport (BHB)
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Sand Beach

Car: Not Necessary

Centrally located on a quiet street in the heart of Bar Harbor, a short stroll takes you everywhere – the bustling downtown, the waterfront and shore path, Frenchman’s Bay and sand bar, restaurants, pubs and shopping. Walk to the shopping center in minutes.

Rent your bike at the corner and pedal into the park or take a kayak tour or any excursion which are minutes away. In the morning, have your coffee and pastry at the nearby bakeries and internet cafes. Or head to the Village Green where you can listen to a free evening concert or catch a movie at Reel Cinema.

Four masted schooners and whale watching junkets depart nearby, as well as other water based adventures and trips to outlying islands. Or simply dine on the water and watch the hustle and bustle before you stroll a few blocks home.

The town offers free shuttles all over Mount Desert Island with stops at all the major trailheads and attractions of Acadia, America’s 2nd most popular National Park. With 5 major routes, your party can split up, go their separate ways, and still meet up again at an agreed upon location.

At the end of town, trailheads lead into Acadia. Golf and tennis are at the edge of town. In short, no need for a car!

 

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Speaks: english, french, russian

 

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  • 'A Prima Vista Cottage' on a quiet side street in downtown Bar Harbor.

    'A Prima Vista Cottage' on a quiet side street in downtown Bar Harbor.

  • An elevated deck, pergola and dining area with views of Bar Harbor and Acadia !

    An elevated deck, pergola and dining area with views of Bar Harbor and Acadia !

  • Lunch or perhaps dinner under the lights! The table expands for more guests.

    Lunch or perhaps dinner under the lights! The table expands for more guests.

  • Main entrance Foyer that leads to main home on 2nd floor and 3rd floor above.

    Main entrance Foyer that leads to main home on 2nd floor and 3rd floor above.

  • Flow from living room to kitchen to deck. Wide portals and french doors abound!

    Flow from living room to kitchen to deck. Wide portals and french doors abound!

  • A view of kitchen with open cathedral ceiling and hand hewn hemlock beams!

    A view of kitchen with open cathedral ceiling and hand hewn hemlock beams!

  • Climb to King size Loft Bed via Library ladder with cathedral ceiling and skylig

    Climb to King size Loft Bed via Library ladder with cathedral ceiling and skylig

  • Library Ladders locks in place for safety; slides out of way when not in use.

    Library Ladders locks in place for safety; slides out of way when not in use.

  • Main bath

    Main bath

  • Main floor bedroom.

    Main floor bedroom.

  • Master bedroom reading nook!

    Master bedroom reading nook!

  • Master suite on 3rd floor with leaded glass and a clear view overlooking kitchen

    Master suite on 3rd floor with leaded glass and a clear view overlooking kitchen

  • Off street parking, sun-bathed gardens, porch and deck with open adjoining lot!

    Off street parking, sun-bathed gardens, porch and deck with open adjoining lot!

  • Looking toward Acadia...a perfect morning coffee perch.

    Looking toward Acadia...a perfect morning coffee perch.

  • Stained Glass and quiet evenings under the stars.

    Stained Glass and quiet evenings under the stars.

  • A comfortable, relaxing Living Room with surround sound, BluRay, and 3D LED TV.

    A comfortable, relaxing Living Room with surround sound, BluRay, and 3D LED TV.

  • Bright kitchen / dining area with cathedral ceiling, skylight and stained glass.

    Bright kitchen / dining area with cathedral ceiling, skylight and stained glass.

  • A loft bedroom off the Living Room. Read in privacy or keep pocket doors open.

    A loft bedroom off the Living Room. Read in privacy or keep pocket doors open.

  • Looking down from the loft.

    Looking down from the loft.

  • King Size Loft with backrest and swivel reading lamps.

    King Size Loft with backrest and swivel reading lamps.

  • Completely renovated and modern.

    Completely renovated and modern.

  • Master bedroom on 3rd floor with adjoing reading room suite and bath.

    Master bedroom on 3rd floor with adjoing reading room suite and bath.

  • Upper floor master bedroom suite bath !

    Upper floor master bedroom suite bath !

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  • Sleeps
    6
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
    Cottage
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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, russian
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  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 08/29/2016

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