House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 8 Sleeps
Our fabulous Post and Beam home is unlike anything else in Bar
Harbor. It sits along the shore of Frenchman's Bay. The
main floor has a cathedral ceiling with two stories of glass windows
overlooking Frenchman's Bay. it was designed by a local builder with attention to detail; it is the perfect escape for guests with the most discriminating tastes.
Entering the house you are met with a breathtaking living room and
dining area with hardwood floors, a large stone fireplace and
leather furniture. A two story wall of windows overlooks Frenchman's
Bay. The uniquely designed sunroom is the perfect retreat to read a
book or watch for the ocassional eagle or other water wildlife.
French doors lead to a deck, perfect for BBQ's and relaxing. This
area provides spectacular views of the water during the day and
especially at sunset.
The three story floor plan of this house offers spacious common
areas while maintaining privacy for the sleeping quarters. It lends
itself both to couples sharing a vacation home and families wanting
a separate play area for the children. Walk upstairs to the alcove
loft that overlooks the living area equipped for office space or for
a quiet retreat. Continue on to the master bedroom complete with a
walk in closet and sitting area. The master bathroom has a large
walkout shower and granite countertops. The king size bed has a
luxury pillow top mattress. On the main floor the beautiful kitchen
is furnished with every amenity including a dishwasher, microwave,
electric stove, double stainless sink and complete granite
countertops with a bar open to the dining room making it a perfect
place to re-connect with family and friends. Downstairs is a
beautiful family room with a second television and lots of room to
relax. Beautiful views of the water can be seen from this large
area offering a great spot for the kids to play or the guys to watch
the big game.
Finally, one of the best attractions about this home is its
location. It is 75 feet from Frenchman's Bay and has complete access
to Frenchman's Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. The house is 8 miles from
the enchanting Village of Bar Harbor, Mt. Desert Island’s artistic,
culinary, and social center. Located on the shores of Frenchman’s
Bay, it offers the charm of a small New England fishing village with
all the attractions of a major resort including restaurants,
shopping, and a lively nightlife. The house is just 5 miles from the
entrance to Acadia National Park, Nearby are entrances to some of
the best hiking trails in the country, as well as a huge variety of
outdoor activities including whale watching, canoeing, kayaking,
climbing, deep sea fishing, sailing, biking, and much more. Also
close by is the popular Sand Beach, Thunder Hole, and Cadillac
Mountain, the most beautiful place to watch the sun rise
in the country.
We invite you to spend a glorious week in our elegant Post and Beam
Great place, views and location
Location was close to town and the park.
About the Owner
Guestbook comments from the owner
Before I get too wrapped up back in the office, want to shoot you a quick note just to say thank you - we had a wonderful vacation, we loved your home and LOVE Bar Harbor! Thank you!!!!
(5 traveler reviews)
Great place, views and location
We loved the property. It was well-maintained, spacious, wonderful of the bay, fun walk down to the rocky beach, secluded, etc.
Location was close to town and the park.
Beautiful home, wonderful location, great owner
The Post & Beam Home is the picture perfect vacation home in the ideal location. We've rented this house four times over the past 15 years, and each time we've had an absolutely delightful vacation. The home is beautiful, spacious, and comfortable, and the design is exactly what you'd hope for in a Maine waterfront home, with a soaring cathedral ceiling, exposed natural beams, and gorgeous views of the water. The layout is excellent, with some really nice touches -- e.g., half of the porch is enclosed, which means you can enjoy the morning fog without the chill; and there's a study (with printer) in the second floor loft, in case you have to do a bit of work on vacation. The owner is very responsive and has done a terrific job of keeping the home in tip-top shape. The owner retains an excellent cleaning crew -- the home has always been spotless when we arrive. The bedrooms have a lot of storage space, with lots of drawers and closet space, which is nice for a week-long stay. Also, the owner is very generous with the things that make a stay more comfortable, like a dozen extra towels in each bathroom, plenty of extra toilet paper, a fresh roll of paper towels in the kitchen, etc. -- simple conveniences that make a difference. The home is a 12 minute drive to the nearest entrance to Acadia National Park, where there's amazing biking and hiking, and maybe another 5 minutes or so into Bar Harbor for shopping and dining. Or you can pick up the LL Bean bus at the end of the street, about a quarter mile walk from the end of the driveway; the bus makes stops just about anywhere you'd want to go. The rental cost isn't cheap, but each time we've stayed here the vacation has been great and memorable. Beautiful home, great waterfront setting, perfect architecture for the location, easy access to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor, and a very responsive owner. There's a reason we keep coming back.
Review Post and Beam
My family and I have stayed here multiple times. Everything has always been excellent. The property is well maintained; the house spotless. We have every intention of returning again next year. It is peaceful and idyllic, especially sitting in the den, watching the sun both rise and set over Frenchman's Bay. What more could you want? Highly recommend.
Extremely satisfied! Amazing property!
What a gorgeous home! The home and the property are both amazing. The post and beam is right on the bay and has absolutely stunning views! It was also conveniently located on the island with easy access to Bar Harbor and Ellsworth. There were lots of restaurants, shopping and activities close by- short drive into town. I rented the home for a small family reunion/wedding gift and every member of my family was extremely satisfied and couldn't stop talking about how nice the house was. Brenda did an excellent job outfitting the home with everything you would need for a comfortable stay. There were tons of extra blankets in each closet, wood for the fire, propane for the grill, wifi, laundry machines, tons of towels, first aid supplies, and every utensil and kitchen appliance you would ever need (she also had an awesome crock pot, for those of you who enjoy cooking). The layout was fabulous! On the first floor there's a large kitchen and breakfast bar, a dining area, a huge living room, a sitting area surrounded by windows that looks out onto the bay, a wrap around porch for BBQing, a nice bedroom and full bath. This was great for our family because my mother has ambulatory issues and had access to everything she needed right on the first floor! The upstairs was really cool- huge loft type room (we called it the honeymoon suite because it was so large and private). There's also another bedroom on that floor, another sitting area that overlooks the living room and a really large/unique full bath! The finished walkout basement was awesome as well! Great area for watching movies and playing games. The description I received from Brenda's website and her e-mails was very accurate (this includes the layout, amenities, etc.). The property was well maintained and the house was spotless when we arrived. Brenda was absolutely awesome throughout the entire process. She took the time to answer all of my questions and then my family's questions (and they had a lot of questions). She was patient and thorough and upon final payment, she sent a very detailed e-mail with directions and suggestions of great restaurants and places to go! I found this to be very helpful. She also had a comprehensive binder at the house of menus, site seeing activities, etc. I would absolutely recommend this property!
Comfy and Beautiful
I wanted to send you a note letting you know how much we enjoyed our stay in the house in Maine. It was very comfy and beautiful. The house was very well equipped and we had fun cooking there. My mother wanted me to convey to you that she especially appreciated the quality of the stuff in the house. The décor is nice and simple and pretty and, for example, the pots are good quality. That's often not the case in rentals, and it makes for a very pleasant stay! Also, it was plenty warm. The fireplace was a plus, lots of atmosphere. The view out to the water was great, especially at sunset. Brenda was great to work with and suggested great restaurants. We will definitely be back!
Activity and Interests
We are 12 minutes from Bar Harbor (8 miles) with its shopping and
restaurants and 10 minutes to Acadia National Park, with plenty of
bike trails and hiking.
The Bar Harbor and Mt Desert area is a wonderful place to vacation
with its rock-bound coast and soaring granite cliffs. From the
stonewall-lined and tree-covered road leading you into our village,
to the sweeping vistas from atop Cadillac Mountain, there is a
special mystique to Bar Harbor. Nestled on the east side of Mt.
Desert Island, surrounded by Acadia National Park, we have welcomed
visitors for over a hundred years. Bar Harbor and Acadia National
Park have a wide variety of offerings for visitors. There truly is
something for everyone.
We offer a wide array of activities from the most relaxed to the
most rigorous, dining for all tastes and budgets and shopping in our
unique shops and galleries. Be sure to plan enough time to enjoy our
area and consider using us as a base of operations to see all of
Downeast Maine. We are only a short distance to other famous
attractions such as Campobello Island, Franklin Roosevelt's summer
home, the Schoodic Peninsula, the mainland part of Acadia National
Park, and other islands, coastal attractions and nature based
attractions. Once the summer playground of wealthy and famous
Americans, Bar Harbor was celebrated throughout the world as a
quiet, beautiful resort village, worlds away from the hustle and
bustle of New York, Boston, and Paris. Today, the 'summer people'
still come to our island paradise, but many visitors also arrive for
the brilliant fall foliage. And more and more, people are coming to
experience our winter wonderland and the surprises of spring.
- Available arrival
- Available stay (no arrival)
- Beach View
- Ocean View
- Water View
- autumn foliage
- water parks
- sight seeing
- whale watching
Local Services & Businesses
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- equestrian events
- freshwater fishing
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- sound/bay fishing
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Fireplace WIFI BBQ grill Full Linens provided Washer/Dryer CD Player Office setup with convenient phone and electric access Microwave Coffeemaker Full cooking utensils 3 Cable TV's/DVD/VCR Bed Set-up: 1 king, 1 double, 1 queen, double futon