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Fabulous Views and Sunsets Acadia

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

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 comfortable 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 occasional 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 counter tops. 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 counter tops 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, rock 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 Home.

Brenda Harp

More Details

Brenda Harp
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 10, 2018

About Brenda Harp

I loved Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park so much after my first visit in 1994 and visited often with family and friends. After a few years I wanted to invest in the area and purchased my first two homes in 1999. In 2001 another property with two homes was added and two more built the following year. Since then I have managed the properties and hosted many groups of families and friends. Having worked for Hewlett Packard for 21 years in sales and account management I had developed a passion for excellent customer service. This business enables me to combine my love for working with clients and my interest in Real Estate I inherited from my dad. I actually am involved with providing a wonderful home base for my guests to enjoy the wonder that is Acadia National Park with their friends and family. Very gratifying are the number of repeat guests and the experiences all have shared about how my homes were part of their wonderful vacation experience. I have to say my favorite part is to interact with guests and after providing details directions and area information end the conversation with "Enjoy!"

Brenda Harp purchased this house in 2001

Why Brenda Harp chose Bar Harbor

After buying my first properties we had the opportunity to have dinner at the Post and Beam. It was owned by friends and upon visiting I fell in love. I felt if I could enjoy this home and provide guests this experience I would truly be a fortunate person. Shortly the home went on the market and the journey began.

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!!!!

Aug 2012
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Bar Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Renters maintain the will use property in a safe manner and will not hold owners liable for accidents which may occur.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sound/bay fishing
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


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Fabulous Views and Sunsets Acadia
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Richmond, VA

A Fabulous Visit to Maine!

  • 5 of 5

It was a beautiful April in Maine. The accommodations were wonderful and perfect for our group. It was close to town , close to Acadia but away from it all. We enjoyed the sunroom looking out over the water. The house is comfortable in any weather and the fireplace was awesome! Comfy beds, very clean and lots of room. We will definitely be back. We can't wait!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

Great place, views and location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, wonderful location, great owner

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Review Post and Beam

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Extremely satisfied! Amazing property!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Atl, GA

Comfy and Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2013
  • Stayed: April 2013
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Atlantic Brewery
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Mainely Meats
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Hadley Point
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* See Cadillac Mountain.

* Lunch at Jordan Pond House.

* Thunderhole.

* Dinner at Poor Boy's..

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* See Bass Lighthouse.

* Hike in Acadia.

* Bike the 60 miles of trails.

* Take the Island Explorer around the island..

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Whale Watching.

* Hike Gorham Mountain.

* Cranberry Island Ferry...

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.