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'The Barn' on Mt Desert Island, Acadia Nat'l Park

Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Studio, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 2

'The Barn' is a perfect waterfront getaway for two. It's located in front of our home at the head of Bass Harbor (tidal) with wonderful views and easy access to the shore for kayaking.

'The Barn' has a beautiful rustic post and beam loft with cathedral ceilings and sky lights. An open living plan includes kitchenette with everything you need, bedroom area, living area and bathroom with shower.

A Vermont Castings gas fireplace will take the chill off those cool Maine evenings.

There is a small deck behind 'The Barn'.

More Details

Susie Higgins
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio in Bass Harbor in Tremont

Property Type:
  • studio
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
King size bed Cable TV/Flat screen HDTV/DVD WiFi Radio/CD player Vermont Castings Gas fireplace Gas grill Towels & linens Undercounter refrigerator Toaster Microwave Dishwasher Coffee Maker Toaster oven Blender Dishware, glassware & utensils Hiking trail maps, restaurant guides Ceiling fan Airports: Hancock County Airport (trenton/Bar Harbor - 1/2 hour, Bangor Int'l - 1 1/2 hrs, Portland Intl 3 1/2 hrs. Rental cars available.


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'The Barn' on Mt Desert Island, Acadia Nat'l Park
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Incredible and unique apartment; lots of charm and everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

Our 3 night stay in the Barn was perfect. The location is great - quiet, but accessible to restaurants on the quiet side and less than 25 minutes drive to Bar Harbor. Overall, we had an incredible visit.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful spot for a quiet getaway close to Acadia

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in The Barn - the space was perfect for two, with plenty of room, a terrific layout, very comfortable bed, and lots of little home-like touches. The kitchen was unusually well-equipped for a rental, and the location perfect for those seeking a quiet side stay with easy access to Acadia's trails and carriage roads. We were there very early in the season so most of the shops and restaurants in Southwest Harbor were closed, but we had a great dinner at Sips on our arrival evening and found plenty of places open in Bar Harbor on the other evenings. Susie was a warm and welcoming hostess, and we will definitely will have fond memories of celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary in this special spot!

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Guys...thanks so much for the great review! I'm so glad you enjoyed your anniversary in "The Barn" in Bass Harbor!
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Thompson's Station, TN


  • 5 of 5

The photos don’t do this property justice. It was perfect for me and my husband. We were close to everything, but not in it. Quiet, peaceful and well equipped!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot on the water with all the amenities

  • 5 of 5

It was very easy from start to finish. Communication was quick and thorough regarding the stay. It was clean and obvious that the owners take pride in their home. Right on bass harbor, great view of the stars on clear nights. Definitely a worthwhile place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A quaint cottage with a view

  • 5 of 5

This was absolutely the most fabulous cottage we've stayed at. It is only about 25 minutes from Bar Harbor and far enough away from the crowds. This home is so comfortable for two people. The view of the harbor is spectacular. The homeowner is a sweet lady that lives on site and is always available if you need anything. We didn't need anything, because the cottage was stocked with anything you would need. There is a ceiling fan in the middle of the cabin, but it would have been nice to have a box fan for the bedroom side. It was a little warm when we first went to bed, but was nice and cool by morning. She does not supply coffee or shampoo, so bring your own. I hope to be able to get in again next year.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Warrenton Virginia


  • 4 of 5

Lovely high quality timber frame loft apt. Susie and Mike were great hosts. We really enjoyed MDI and especially Acadia. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Whale watching.

* Kayaking.

* Mountain Climbing & Biking.

* Visit the Cranberry Isles.

* Nature cruises.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Hike the Carriage Trails.

* Picnic at Seawall.

* Drive to the top of Cadillac Mt..

* Visit the Thuya & Asticou Gardens.

* Sunrise & Sunsets on Cadillac Mt.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Lobster Hatchery.

* Tour Jackson Laboratory....

Summer on MDI:

Kayaking, biking, swimming, hiking & fishing in pristine lakes! Eagles & shore birds abound!

Excellent restaurants, lobster pounds, music festivals, art shows, museums, craft fairs, garden tours, boat cruises to outer islands, Park Ranger led programs, horse-drawn carriage rides on the Rockefeller Carriage roads, Potluck suppers, Oli's Trolley, cruise ship arrivals, winery tours, Atlantic Brewery tastings and tours, Mt. Desert Oceanarium Lobster Hatchery & Museum and Asticou & Thuya gardens.

Farmer's Market in Southwest Harbor, Bar Harbor & Northeast Harbor

Golfing at Kebo Valley Golf Club in Bar Harbor, the 8th oldest club in the country, the 9 hole Causeway Club in Southwest Harbor or Northeast Harbor Golf Club.

Take a nature cruise to the outer islands and see the famous Bass Harbor Light House from the water. See remains of granite quaries, a working salmon farm and our resident seal population.

Bike to Bass Harbor LightHouse, Ship's Harbor & Wonderland.

Visit the Cranberry Islands, take a cruise on the schooner Rachael Jackson or the Margaret Todd.

Bar Harbor is a 20 min drive to the other side of the island for hiking the carriage trails, mountain climbing and whale watching trips. Rent a kayak or canoe or mountain bike the 57 miles of carriage trails or take a horse drawn carriage ride through the park. Stop for tea and popovers on the back lawn of the Jordan Pond House. Watch the sunrise or sunset from the top of Cadillac.

Leave your car at 'The Barn' and take the 'Islander Bus' (free), which will pick you up right in front of 'The Barn' & take you all over the island.

Fall on MDI:

The leaves start turning mid September and peak is ususally mid October.


Mount Desert Island Marathon

Hawk Watch - late Aug to Mid October

Bar Harbor Cruise Ships

Winter on MDI

Cross country skiing on Carriage Trails


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £156.88

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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