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Spacious, Historic Home In Bar Harbor Village

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Enjoy a house with warmth and charm in the heart of Bar Harbor

Originally built in 1911 for Captain Snow, the first Maine Seacoast Mission captain, Windhaven is a charming reminder of the Golden Age of Bar Harbor. High ceilings, spacious rooms, spruce ceilings in the bedrooms and 2,000 square feet allow you to relax in style. Or, if you prefer to sit outside, there is a covered deck off the main floor of the house, perfect for catching evening breezes off the ocean.

Below the deck is a secure storage area for bicycles, kayaks, canoes, etc.

Since its construction, the house has served as a family residence, a Bed and Breakfast and an inn. At present my wife and I are in the process of turning it back into a single family home. Windhaven is right in the middle of Bar Harbor village but nestled off a quiet side street and then further nestled into an even quieter side street...making Windhaven "off a quiet side street" squared. You will hear the occasional tolling of bells from the Holy Redeemer church down on Ledgelawn.

From Windhaven you can walk to all the shops and restaurants in town. Walk to movies at Reel Pizza and the soon to reopen Criterion Theater. Stroll over to the village green, catch a summer concert or hop on the free Island Explorer shuttle and discover more of MDI.

First floor: designer kitchen with all the amenities, separate remodeled prep kitchen, custom breakfast bar, dining room, half bath, library / music room, large living room with flat screen TV, DVD, Amazon Fire TV (HBO, HULU, Amazon Prime Movies, etc.) side patio with gas grill, deck with a clear plastic corrugated roof for maximum light, deck furniture for relaxing or eating al fresco.

Second floor: huge master suite with queen tempurpedic, flat screen TV, DVD, Amazon Fire Stick (Amazon Prime Movies, HULU, HBO, etc) full bathroom and separate office / library space, one bedroom with double bed and access to second floor balcony great for viewing sunrise, one bedroom with twin beds and access to second floor balcony great for viewing sunsets, full bathroom.

All bedrooms have ceiling fans for your comfort.

Basement: washer and dryer, half bath, storage for beach items, coolers, etc.

Third floor: the third floor will be locked off and unavailable to guests during the summer. Sorry.

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Amenities: high speed wifi, radio, cd player, record player, amazon fire tv, DVD, movies, books, full kitchen, gas grill, outdoor dining patio, beach chairs, beach blankets, beach towels, Egyptian cotton bathroom towels, fantastic water pressure, parking (2 spaces). Safe kayak and bike storage on property.

We want people to enjoy their stay here. As our guests, you are welcome to use any and all of the books, cds, dvds, records, and games while you are here. Treat them like you would your own.

More Details

Daniel Mahoney
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2017

About Daniel Mahoney

We bought Windhaven in August of 2014. Both my wife and I are college professors. Jodi teaches theatre at the College of the Atlantic here in Bar Harbor. I am a lecturer in literature and writing at the College of the Atlantic as well as at the University of Maine, Augusta. We have two amazing children who attend school here in town. We have been living on the East Coast for the last 15 years but our entire extended families are all on the West Coast. Summers we head west so the kids can know their grandparents and cousins and uncles and aunts and discover the joys of eating great Mexican food. We love eating and traveling and reading, in that order. To those ends, we have a kitchen with all the amenities as well as a wonderful collection of books for all ages and interests...enjoy. We love this house, it is our home, we hope you love it too.

Daniel Mahoney purchased this house in 2014

Why Daniel Mahoney chose Bar Harbor - Mount Desert Island

We came to MDI because my wife got a job at the College of the Atlantic. We had been to Maine before but not much above Portland and even then we thought we were really far north. When we came to MDI our whole family fell in love with the place. Acadia Park is our backyard and Bar Harbor Village is our front yard. We have only lived in the area for three years, but those three years have been incredible. The best hiking trails, the best ice cream, the best restaurants are just outside our door.

What makes this house unique

There are a ton of great things to say about this house but I will let you know my favorite thing: it is like we are 5 minutes from everything / everyone. Bar Harbor is a super small community during the winter, so that is a good thing. The house is warm and inviting and quirky...kind of like our family. There is plenty of room, a secret staircase the kids love, decks, balconies and a large apple tree that produces wonderful apples.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bar Harbor in Hancock County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , master bath second floor
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , other full bath second floor
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , half bath downstairs to left of the giant 'U'
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , half bath in basement.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , master bed with queen tempurpedic mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , double bed and outdoor balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 2 single beds and outdoor balcony
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Spacious, Historic Home In Bar Harbor Village
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Great rental, great location

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was great. House had everything we could possibly need. Very cozy and comfortable. Close to everything in Bar Harbor. Short walk to grocery store or Acadia shuttle buses. Thank you!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great for our family

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of room

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Acadia Trek Home Base

  • 5 of 5

2nd year in a row renting Wind Haven and already booked for next. Great place, centrally located, well-maintained. Dan is responsive and communicative.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Terrific, quiet house in the middle of Bar Harbor

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five, 2 adults and 3 teenagers, spent a busy week at the end of June, 2017, in this great house. We have been coming to MDI for years, and have rented many houses in different locations all over the island. This one is our favorite! Incredibly comfortable, so much space for everyone to spread out, surrounded by an incredible book and music collection, on a quiet cul-de-sac, all within walking distance of everything in Bar Harbor. It had all we needed, including two parking spots and a place to store our bikes. Dan is wonderful and easy to work with, as evidenced by his quick response to a very small plumbing issue and his follow-up contacts to make sure all was well, even though he was across the country. We look forward to returning!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you, Claire. you and your family are welcome back anytime. we will keep adding to the music collection...it's sort of a sickness, a good sickness, but a sickness all the same. take good care!
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A home away...quiet and charming.

  • 5 of 5

Charming and quiet historic home in the heart of Bar Harbor. Feels like a summer cottage rental. Feels like home.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you, Cynthia. our house is your house. please come back. you and your family are welcome anytime. ¡un abrazo!
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Charming, spacious, deeply academic, and homey vacation stay

  • 5 of 5

Dan's home was the perfect place to relax in the days prior to my Bar Harbor wedding. The house is spacious, airy, and stocked with one of the best record collections I've ever seen, in addition to a library of amazing books. There are board games galore, a beautiful back porch for cocktails, and the bedrooms are each outfitted with a unique charm. My favorite room in the house is, not surprisingly, the master bedroom, which has a beautiful floor-to-ceiling wooden "poetry" nook, walk in closets, and a secret staircase to the kitchen. The whole house was a dream, and we were deeply saddened to have to leave. Dan's home is the reason we will return to Bar Harbor again next year; we suddenly realized that 1 week was not enough without looking forward to a repeat trip! Thank you, Dan and family, for your hospitality. Your home is now a beautiful part of our story.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You're welcome back whenever you're in town. Take good care of each other and keep Dr. Seuss' Oh, The Places You'll Go near at hand.
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Car: not necessary

Mount Desert Island is a wonder to behold. Tons of trails for walking, biking, hiking, horseback riding. Great fresh water ponds and rivers and streams. Amazing ocean beaches, both sandy and rocky. The most beautiful place I have ever lived.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Bar Harbor, Maine

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
2017 season
24 Jun 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
winter 2017
12 Nov 2017 - 24 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £310.24

Cancelation policy is different than the one stated on the website. 100% refund if reservation is canceled AND we are able to fill the reservation with another guest. these terms are explained in detail in the rental agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.