Waterfront Cottage - Bar Harbor Acadia NP

Waterfront Cottage
Waterfront CottageView from Park Loop Roadkayaks in Frenchmans Bay in the town of Bar Harbor!Jordan Pond House.  Make sure to visit when you are in Acadia!
“ Excellent ”
4 Reviews

From $225 / night

271 Bay View Dr, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

$1200/week - Enjoy Christmas Overlooking the Bay!

For stays between 12/2/15 and 1/1/16

Enjoy the relaxation of water views and save $200 off our waterfront home near Acadia and Bar Harbor. The house sits along the shore of Frenchman's Bay with from the living and dining and deck overlooking the shore and is just 5 miles to Acadia National Park. It has living area for 7 or 8 and is a great place to spend the holidays!



Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 5
Type: Cottage
Per night: $225 - $250
Per week: $1,200 - $3,450
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: No
Description of the Bar Harbor vacation cottage rental
Our waterfront vacation rental home, located in Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island Maine, sits along the shore of Frenchman's Bay offers a combination of the old and the new. This traditional Maine cottage offers two bedrooms, kitchen, 2 bathrooms, living and dining area and a wonderful enclosed porch. It has a charming gas wood stove surrounded by native stone finishes. The original cottage has been visited yearly by repeat guests, both from the states and Europe. The huge family room downstairs with fabulous views of Frenchman's Bay has made this vacation home the best of both worlds.

The waterfront vacation rental home has complete access to Frenchman's Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Just 5 minutes to the entrance of Acadia National Park makes this the perfect base for your Maine vacation.

We furnished this house to easily accommodate four with an option of accommodating six through the use of a futon bed in the living room. While the rustic charm is evident, the standard amenities that we desire when we vacation including: fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, television and VCR/DVD. Television service and wireless internet is provided by Cable TV.

We invite you to spend a wonderful week in our traditional Maine waterfront vacation rental home.
Area Information
Our beautiful waterfront Cottage is within minutes of Acadia National Park, downtown Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor, and Southwest Harbor. Mt. Desert Island is an area rich with vacation activities for people of all ages. Bar Harbor and Mt Desert in general is a wonderful place to vacation, the rock-bound coast and soaring granite cliffs are spectacular. 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, Bar Harbor has 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 and our Bar Harbor Maine vacation rentals provide the perfect accommodations from which to base your vacation.

About the owner

Owner Profile

Brenda Harp

Brenda Harp

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    I have been renting my personal vacation property in Bar Harbor since 1999. I take pride in my properties and the fact that I have numerous repeat clients. I am responsive to any of our renters' needs and personally interact with my guests as well as utilize local management to assist with any issues....
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Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Nov 01 2015 Jan 31 2016 $225 $250 $1,200 - 3 Nights
Jan 15 2016 Mar 31 2016 - - $1,200 - 1 Week
Apr 01 2016 Apr 30 2016 - - $1,400 - 1 Week
May 01 2016 May 30 2016 - - $1,600 - 1 Week
May 31 2016 Jun 19 2016 - - $1,800 - 1 Week
Jun 20 2016 Jul 10 2016 - - $2,450 - 1 Week
Jul 11 2016 Aug 28 2016 - - $3,450 - 1 Week
Aug 29 2016 Oct 02 2016 - - $1,700 - 1 Week
Oct 03 2016 Oct 31 2016 $225 $250 $1,500 - 3 Nights
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Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 8%
Deposits: $500 fully refundable
Payment Options: PayPal, Personal Check



  • Beds

  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Deck
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • View (Water)
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Pet Friendly
  • Waterfront
  • Full Kitchen
  • Oceanfront
  • Porch
  • Wood Stove
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Dishwasher
  • Radio
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Blender
  • Gas Grill
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Telephone
  • CD Player
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator (Mini)
  • Toaster
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Microwave
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Coffee Maker
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Activities

  • Beach
    (<1 mile)
  • Miniature Golf
    (3 miles)
  • Horseback Riding
    (6 miles)
  • Playground
    (8 miles)
  • Canoeing
    (<1 mile)
  • Winery
    (3 miles)
  • Pool
    (6 miles)
  • Golf
    (9 miles)
  • Ocean
    (<1 mile)
  • Boating
    (4 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (6 miles)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (9 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (2 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (4 miles)
  • Tennis
    (6 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (9 miles)
  • Zoo
    (2 miles)
  • Whale Watching
    (4 miles)
  • Lake
    (7 miles)
  • Downhill Skiing
    (25 miles)
  • Hiking
    (3 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (5 miles)
  • Park
    (7 miles)
  • Whitewater Rafting
    (25 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (3 miles)
  • Fishing
    (6 miles)
  • Live Entertainment
    (8 miles)

Reviews (4)

Reviews for this vacation cottage rental in Bar Harbor, Maine

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“ Excellent ”
4 reviews
Gretchen Sturm

Gretchen Sturm

Butler PA USA

Beautiful area!

October 25, 2015

Loved the cottage location and privacy! Beautiful views of the Bay and so convenient to Acadia National Park and the town of Bar Harbor. We will definitely be back and looking forward to it!

Tricia Sentinella

Tricia Sentinella

Totowa, NJ

AMAZING!! You will love this place!

October 20, 2014

My husband I go to Bar Harbor every year the last week in September. This year we went for two weeks and stayed at this property because the place we have stayed at the last few years was not available. I will tell you I was NOT disappointed. This place is fantastic. The view is incredible and the house is spotless. It had everything we needed. We have a large dog and he was very happy sitting out on the deck on when we were at the house and he had plenty of room in the house as well. There is a huge loft upstairs, two bedrooms on the main floor and plenty of room downstairs. One of the perks for us this time is that you are right in Bar Harbor and very close to town. The fireplace was perfect. Though it was only two of us, this house is plenty big. I love the peace and quiet. It is beautiful at night, looking the stars and the moon light reflecting off the water. My husband and I would come home after a night out and sit in the Adirondack Chairs and have a coffee or adult beverage and just enjoyed the views! We will be back next year for sure. Thank you so much for your hospitality! I highly recommend if you need a place to stay while visiting Bar Harbor., choose one of the Harp - Harkins Properties. You will not be disappointed. HUGE PLUS - Little A's delivers to the houses, which was nice the first night we arrived. We arrived a bit too late and we were way too tired to go shopping! When we called they knew exactly where we were located. Once again, thank you Brenda, we will be back!

Jon Hodge

Jon Hodge

Malden, MA

Nothing Quieter

July 13, 2014

If you want to be secluded but not isolated, then this is your place! Super quiet. Beautiful scenery right out the window.



Melbourne, FL

Great vacation experience

January 1, 2010

Wonderful place to stay with the family. We had beautiful surroundings and the house had everything we needed. Acadia National Park was the perfect place to go as a family. We might just go back another year with friends.

Owner Supplied Testimonials

We have rented one of Brenda's cabins for each of the last 5 years. This is our Family Vacation Week and we never know quite how many of the family will be able to attend. My wife and I have been very happy with the Log Chalet as well as the cabin on the Harp/Hawkins property. The property is only a few miles from the entrance to acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. Our favorite acadia hikes are Cadillac Mountain and acadia Mountain. Don't miss the Bar Harbor Whale Watch - we always have a great photo op there. The Log Chalet is our favorite rental because of the views of Frenchman's Bay and the deck with the hummingbird feeders. I don't see us gambling on another property any time soon.
• By RSandFamily from Northern NJ on 8/9/2010 for a stay in 8/1/2008 at

Log home
We have stayed in the Log Home and the Chalet for the past four years. We have already reserved the Log Home again for 2010. We love the Log Home because of it's location, view and the seclusion. We are very secluded there and yet only about seven miles from downtown Bar Harbor. Each year as a part of our visit we take a private two hour carriage ride all through the carriage trails on Mt. Desert Island. It is a spectacular private, jsut for two ride that takes you back to what it must have been like a hundred years ago. We love the food, the town and the people that always make our visit special.
Bottom line is we love Maine and Brenda, your Log Home is something we anticipate all year. Thanks for the communication that we have enjoyed and hope to return for many years to come.

My family had a great time in Maine! The Harp's waterfront home was quite the treat! The log home was very comfortable and the view from the big wrap around deck was fantastic! The house was set back off the road with all the peace and quiet nature has to offer. It was only a short drive to downtown Bar Harbor where the shops and restaurants are sure to please all.

We rented the home for an extended family getaway. A few miles from the town of bar harbor, Brenda's chalet was perfect for 4 adults and 2 kids. The house itself was maintained very well and immaculate..all linen appeared freshly washed and changed and there were lots of towels and sheets available. Most of the kitchen and bathroom supplies were provided and there was a grill in good working condition. The view from both the upper and lower level was beautiful...and the highlight of our vacation was the beautiful sunset that we enjoyed daily.
In short, all of us loved our vacation at the cottage..this has to be the cleanest accommodations we have stayed in on vacation, yet it was warm and very cozy. We would definitely stay there again!

Six of us stayed here for a week and there was plenty of room for us. The oldies had the double and king beds on the ground floor, the two boys had the huge loft and another had the basement to herself along with her own bathroom. Previous guests (and we) left things behind so check what's in the cupboard before you head to Hannafords in Bar Harbor for supplies. Things like tea bags, sauces, ice cream, oven chips etc. The deck was well used for coffee in the morning and cocktails at night as well as when we barbecued and we loved watching the sunset. Great to have the washer and dryer too and am sure the stove would have been great if needed but not in July. There are fans throughout and it was warm so well used. All in all, a great place to stay. Clean and well equipped. About ten minutes from town where we loved Rupununis bar, Poor Boys restaurant and whale watching.

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  • About:

    I have been renting my personal vacation property in Bar Harbor since 1999. I take pride in my properties and the fact that I have numerous repeat clients. I am responsive to any of our renters' needs and personally interact with my guests as well as utilize local management to assist with any issues....
  • View full profile