All the charm of yesteryear with the comfort of the 21st century! Grand columned entry porch, English garden, delightful outdoor dining. Spacious and charming rooms, old world kitchen with bells and whistles, sunny breakfast room, copper sinked butler's pantry/bar with wine cooler, expansive foyer with fireplace, comfortable and tranquil living room, dining room for 10 with piano and sitting area, family room/home theater with fold out sectional, 3/4 first floor bathroom. Two stairs lead to four bedrooms, including newly redecorated master suite (king bed), one bedroom with a queen, one with a full bed (newly decorated and upgraded) and one with a twin. There is an additional double bed suite on the third floor as well as a generous laundry room. Coveted village location - quiet and enjoyable, but a stone's throw to all the activities you can imagine. You can walk everywhere! Let the beautiful church bells of St. Saviour's be your only alarm clock!
- House3200 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay4 - 6 nights
5+ bedrooms, 4 baths, 3200 SF on the sweetest street!
Kay and Augusto
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- within one hour
- English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- 21 Jul 2018
About Kay and Augusto
We are a couple with four children who have enjoyed living in Bar Harbor since 1995. We are both architects and have lovingly restored this gem of a home to its glory while incorporating modern amenities and our own touches. We own another Bar Harbor property as well - the Cottage on Cottage - and enjoy traveling (we always rent homes when we travel and enjoy being able to provide similar comfort to other travelers!)
Kay and Augusto purchased this House in 2000
Why Kay and Augusto chose Bar Harbor
We purchased this home because having had few owners before us, it had retained most of its original features and charm, and as architects, we knew good bones when we saw them! Since then, the home has been totally renovated, and serves as an excellent design laboratory - even our most discerning clients have appreciated the hospitality and ambiance of this home!
What makes this House unique
The fireplaces, the wooden fretwork, the massive entry columns, oversized front door, the diamond paned windows...they just don't make them like this anymore! Elegant, but livable and oh, so well located!
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100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wonderful rambling house, excellant location
We spent 5 days in Bar Harbor for a family get together. There were 4 adults and 5 children ranging from 15 to 23. The house was comfortable, had plenty of space and was centrally located. Would highly recommend.
Thank you for choosing our home! We are delighted that you all enjoyed it as much as our family does! We'd love to welcome you back anytime!
Beautiful home; perfect for a family that needs their space!
The home was perfect for our family. The kitchen was well equipped, the bedrooms spacious and the bathrooms were great! Perfect space for a group. The location was great for walking Bar Harbor, too.
Thank you for choosing our home to be your family's home in Bar Harbor!
Amazing house and location
Very spacious house with lots of thoughtful touches including games and pantry. Super comfortable for a large or small group.
Thank you! We were delighted to host your group!
A lovely, quaint home where we spent a great family reunion. Plenty of space and within walking to the many sights, restaurants and shops in downtown Bar Harbor.
Eclectic Yet Vintage
Great location to downtown and also Acadia. The house itself was a perfect size for the 8 of us. It was nice having the TV room out of the mainstream so it wouldn't wake anyone up. Likewise, the parlor was perfect for us all getting together to determine the course of our day/night. The nice large porch was perfect to sit outside for some family time.
The floors/rugs could have used a deep cleaning but everything else was really clean. Comfortable towels and bedding which is always a plus in my book.
Kay was very responsive when we were asking questions about the house. Would definitely stay here again.
Thank you for choosing our home for your stay in Bar Harbor! Had it not been for the family wedding I had going on that weekend, I would have loved to meet you. We appreciate your input and will make sure the floors get extra attention. So glad you all enjoyed it and we'd love to have you back!
Comfortable Elegance in Town
Our large multi-generational family group could not have been more comfortable and at ease in this wonderful home! We gathered for a College of the Atlantic graduation, and were easily able to invite friends to celebrate with us in the relaxed and spacious home. Even with rain, we could all fit indoors in the many living areas. The kitchen is beautifully equipped to cook for and serve a group. Early risers gathered in the breakfast nook for a cup of coffee before a hike or paddle, and evenings found us all gathered in the dining room over dinner and games, or curled up in the living room with a book. The front porch was perfect for watching the world go by from a shaded rocker. The location right in Bar Harbor made a flexible and convenient starting point for people to explore without needing to drive anywhere. We could not have asked for a more pleasant week in Bar Harbor! Kay and Augusto have thought of everything guests may need. Perhaps most surprisingly, this is the first time - after many VRBO rentals - that the photos do not reflect the spaciousness of the home. It is much larger than it looks! With 10-12 people staying -- and a handful more for meals, it never felt crowded. I highly recommend to anyone who cherishes the charm of older homes, especially ones that are so clearly loved and cared for by their owners.
Located next to Acadia National Park and the beautiful village of Mount Desert Island; the Park can be reached by foot, bike, free shuttle, or by car; many restaurants, bars and shops within blocks; near many excursions - whale watching, schooner rides, lobster boats and many more. Two theaters in walking distance, several museums, parks and beaches right around the corner!