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Bar Harbor downtown suite features covered deck with waterview

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Suite with separate king bedroom, 1 full bath, unit sleeps 3

From your private furnished deck near the Bar Harbor town pier, you will see the rocky coast of Acadia, schooners, whalewatch & lobster boats, colorful sunrises & sunsets.

The suite rents Saturday to Saturday May thru October.

Your spacious suite includes kitchen, living area, WiFi, cable/dvd, AC. Amenities, from wine glasses to picnic baskets, enhance your visit.

Stroll the historic waterfront to shopping, boating, hiking and great dining. At low tide you can walk across 'the bar' to the top of Bar Island, which is in Acadia National Park. From Bar Island you will see the bay, village and mountains. You will even see your suite.

Visit our West Street galleries under the ART sign for locally produced fine art and craft. We are at 'ART on West' fine art gallery at check-in to help with your vacation planning such as dinner reservations, boating or hiking ideas.

The waterview suite truly offers what we call 'B&B hospitality with hotel privacy'.

Our guests write::

'The view was breathtaking, the suite relaxing, and real 'homey' and

your hospitality made us feel really welcome....We'll be telling others about the g-r-e-a-t spot'

Barb and Bonnie

Nova Scotia

'Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality and kindness'

Gretchen, Gene, Adam, and Matt

Wakefield, MA

'We had a wonderful time...we certainly will be back and staying with you'

Maureen and Don

Lake George, NY

'Look forward to returning to Bar Harbor and calling the moose home again during our stay'

Leo and Ellyne

Jacksonville, Florida

'Thank you so much for the extra little things that you did that made us feel special.'

Rosemary and Sebastian

Potomac, Md.

'Thank you for your kindness and hospitality'

Roger and Jackie


'We are going to tell our friends about it. It was very nice meeting


Robin and Harvey

Richboro, PA

'Thank you so much for providing a clean, roomy, convenient place to


Pat, Gail and Kristen

Boynton Beach, Florida

'We weren't sure what to expect, when we first contacted you, but we

hoped we be happy with the accommodations. You exceeded our expectations

and more.'

Bob, Kate, Zachary, and Jordan

Boylston, MA

'We couldn't imagine a more perfect place to stay--or more perfectly

wonderful hosts. Your extraordinary thoughtfulness---both in who you are

and what your provided made for a lovely three weeks. Be warned now: we

will be back'

Felice and Xavier

Bethesda, MD.

'...the serendipity of finding Alone Moose was amazing! Everything has

been perfect, and your hospitality has been one of the nicest aspects.'

Michele and Mark

New Jersey

..........and write: 'You have made our first visit to Maine memorable. God Bless and Keep

you always'.

Dave and Linda


“Your apartment was delightful.  It was exactly what we wanted – great view and very well appointed. We lacked for nothing. Thank you so much for your hospitality.”

Rudy and Barbara

Woodstock, GA


'You made our trip to Bar Harbor fun, comfortable,and convenient (being

downtown with a 2 year old was great!)

Julie, Brian, and Alley

MA/ England

More Details

Sherry Rasmussen
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 September, 2018

About Sherry Rasmussen

We have been involved the ARTs in Bar Harbor since the early 1970’s and participate in local ART events such as First Friday ART walks. Ivan, who was once Bar Harbor Harbormaster, has spent most of his life near the ocean first in his native Oregon and now on Mount Desert Island, home to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park.

Sherry traveled extensively as an international flight attendant.Though her travels took her to many beautiful destinations, she says that Mount Desert Island is truly one of the world's treasures.

The beauty of the island is what drew us to Bar Harbor. The magic of the island will captivate you as well.

Ivan captures the beauty of the Acadia in his watercolors that he sells in his own 'ART on West' and other galleries.

Bar Harbor is one of Maine's most walkable communities so we live right in the downtown nfor the convenience of walking to movies, theater, dining, boating, shopping and more. Like us, our visitors walk or bike into Acadia National Park. A free bus runs from mid-June to mid-October from the Village of Bar Harbor into Acadia National Park and to neighboring Villages. We are often asked if Bar Harbor is near Acadia National Park. Our downtown is surrounded by Acadia National Park and the nearby Bar Island is just a short walk from your suite. Did you know that the 'bar' to Bar Island is the reason for the name of Bar Harbor? You can see Bar Island from your suite. It is one of several islands of Acadia and the only one that is walkable from Bar Harbor!

We love to share our community and island with visitors from around the world. You check in for your week at our 'ART on West Gallery'. We are there to get you started on a perfect vacation.

Sherry Rasmussen purchased this apartment in 1976

Why Sherry Rasmussen chose Bar Harbor

The best feature of the unit is the furnished covered private deck with waterview. You have so much room in the suite. For your convenience there is private, off street parking and the amenities of the world renowned Village of Bar Harbor are all walkable.

What makes this apartment unique

Location, location, location. Your suite is located on the West Street Waterfront and close to Bar Harbor's fine restaurants, galleries, and boating activities. You can watch the horse drawn carriages when they come into town for wedding and special events.There is a free self guided walking tour called 'Museum in the Streets'. You can jump on the tour at the neighboring Bar Harbor Club or anywhere in town to learn the history of our hometown.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment around the Bar Harbor around the Hancock County

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Lots of towels, of course!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • King bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , sleeps 2
    Living Area - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , sleeps 1
  • The suite has a separate bedroom with king bed, large closet, desk & chair, bureau, tv/cable & alarm clock. The pull out sofa in a separate living area is perfect for a child or other family member. There is a 'pack and play' available. Parents love that we have a free washer and dryer in a separate laundry room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Separate laundry room with free washer and dryer. Bring your favorite high efficiency detergent for front loading washers. Rice cooker, wok and food processor in addition to above.


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Bar Harbor downtown suite features covered deck with waterview
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Thoroughly relaxing, Great hospitality and Immaculate accommodations

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Sherry and Ivan’s place! Sherry greeted us when we arrived and made sure we knew what we needed to know to enjoy both their apartment and all that the surrounding area offers.

I was impressed with how clean everything was. The furniture, including the bed was very comfortable. Sherry has thought of everything, if you find yourself thinking, “I wish I had a.....” just look in a cabinet or closet and chances are good that she will have already thought of it and provided it! Even the little touches...the things you can do without but are glad you don’t have to - she has high quality tissues, toilet paper and soap and PLENTY of towels...also high end quality.

She sent us one or two emails during the week alerting us to local happenings and we were so glad she did. It was things we wouldn’t have known were happening otherwise but were able to enjoy because of her thoughtfulness.

The picures really don’t do the place justice. It feels much bigger than it appears in the pictures. It has two tv’s which is nice and excellent WiFi. And it’s quiet! There were people staying in the apartment below us but we rarely even knew they were there.

The location couldn’t be better. You literally walk out your door and are surrounded by all that Bar Harbor has to offer from stores, to restaurants and outdoor activities. We did tons of walking and took advantage of the free bus service. We only used our car once, during the whole week when we went to see an excellent play at the Acadia Repertory theater.

The apartment is on the third floor so expect stairs. The apartment has it’s own outdoor seating area with a great view of the harbor.

We would highly recommend any place Sherry and Ivan rent based on our stay. They truly have a gift for hospitality!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow…what a nice review. We were able to chat with this "30th year anniversary" couple a few times while they were here on vacation. We are touched that they said we have "a gift for hospitality". We are fortunate to live in Bar Harbor with its long, long history of hospitality which folks who live & work here take very seriously. Sherry was an international flight attendant so we flew around the world before coming home after each trip to MDI. We found there are few places that can match Mount Desert Island, home to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, for walkability, boat and trolley tours, hiking, dining, movies and live music, fascinating history, museums and theater & more all on a compact, accessible, breathtakingly beautiful little island. Thank you for choosing us for your anniversary, and we wish you many more healthy and happy years together.
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The property was wonderful and the owners were so accommodating.

  • 5 of 5

The property had a great view. The apartment was well supplied and extremely clean. The owners were so nice and very informative. I would highly recommend this place.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in Bar Harbor at Sherry and Ivan's place! It was spacious, impeccably clean, and had everything you could possibly need. The view from the deck was just spectacular. We will definitely be looking to stay here again next time we are in Bar Harbor!!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So nice to have these LONG time Bar Harbor Waterfront visitors as first time visitors to our suite. One of them stayed as a child at the old Golden Anchor Inn! We know they loved the view, and we loved that they took such good care of the suite…the housekeeper was impressed! We look forward to seeing them again on the very magical Bar Harbor Waterfront!
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Oh what a view!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely wonderful! Great location and very clean. Very comfortable accommodations.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bar Harbor getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location. Great hosts. Gave us safe and dry bike storage! This is a perfect getaway suite for a couple!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: These lovely guests were out and about on their bikes…even taking them via the Schoodic Ferry to explore the Schoodic part of Acadia. I know that a week was not enough time for them to do everything they wanted to do so we look forward to seeing them on a fall leaf visit in the future.
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Great pace, perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed Bar Harbor. We were able to walk to everything in town due to the location of the apartment. It was neat and clean, the view from the balcony was killer, and Sherry was very helpful. We would gladly stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a joy to meet the lovely couple from "down south" in AR and to share our magical island with them. Hope to see them on MDI again!
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Bar Harbor Town Beach
Car: not necessary

Acadia National Park surrounds the Village of Bar Harbor. Day hikes for all abilities are offered. You can kayak with Registered Maine Guides or enjoy some of the county's best Whale Watching.

50 miles of car free bicycles trails are available for your enjoyment. Meet the artists at fine art and craft galleries. Dine in numerous fine restaurants or on your own private waterview deck.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment around the Bar Harbor,

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid-Sept. to Mid-Oct.
15 Sep 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Mid to Late October
13 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Please write us at vacation@barharborwaterfront or call 207-288-9428 if you have any questions or any special needs.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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