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

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"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".


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Last modified on 08-2-2014 at 4:28 PM.

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Susie Higgins 207-244-9789

studio rental amenities

King size bed
Cable TV/Flat screen HDTV/DVD


Radio/CD player
Vermont Castings Gas fireplace
Gas grill
Towels & linens
Mt Desert Spring Water Cooler
Undercounter refrigerator

Coffee Maker
Toaster oven

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.



activities and attractions in Acadia Maine


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

vacation rental rates

May 2014 - $850.00 - week or three night minimum - $140.00 per night

June 2014 - $900.00 - week or three night minimum - $145.00 per night

July 2014 - $975.00 - week or three night minimum - $155.00 per night

August 2014 -$975.00 - week or three night minimum - $155.00 per night

September 2014 - $875.00 - week or two night minimum - $145.00 per night

October 2014 - $875.00 - week or two night minimum - $145.00 per night


$200 deposit to confirm reservation refundable after check out.  Balance due four weeks before arrival.



Rates do not include 8% Maine rental tax.


Check-in 3 PM   Check-out 10 AM

This is a non-smoking property.

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Top things to do in Acadia
  • Whale watching
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Climbing & Biking
  • Visit the Cranberry Isles
  • Nature cruises
Top things to do on a 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 things to do with a family
  • Lobster Hatchery
  • Tour Jackson Laboratory

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traveler reviews for this acadia studio rental

Exellent stay!

Review submitted: August 31, 2011   Date of arrival: August 21, 2011

We had and exellent stay at the barn on Bass Harbor. It was a beautiful and comfortable rental. The owner's were great. We had our privacy and were only a short drive to Bar Harbor. Plenty of things to do, a week was not enough time for us, we would definitely go back!

Recommended for: age 55+, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 1 / 1


The Barn which we LOVED!!!

Review submitted: July 19, 2011   Date of arrival: July 10, 2011

It was so cozy and sweet and clean. There was every amenity that one could need! We would do it all over again. Mike and Susie were gracious and accomodating. Excellent rental!

Recommended for: age 55+, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 4 / 4


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