Friday Feature: Petunia Cottage in Bar Harbor, Maine

PetuniaFrontPetunia Cottage is a gracious, ocean-view home located in the heart of West Street's historic district and is a stone's throw away from all Bar Harbor amenities. This classic Queen Anne Victorian evokes a feeling of grand turn-of-the-century living, when Bar Harbor was at its height as an exclusive summer resort community. Petunia Cottage offers two fireplaces, wood floors, high ceilings, a grand double parlor, formal dining room, and glorious wraparound porch with views of Frenchman Bay and Bar Island. The porch is an ideal spot to relax after a day in town or exploring nearby Acadia National Park. This 3-story home is directly across the street from shorefront access to Bar Island and is just moments from restaurants, shops, the town pier, and the shore path. Large in-town lot with garage, shed, and two driveways that provide ample parking. With its 11 bedrooms and fabulous location, Petunia Cottage offers great potential as a summer rental or a bed and breakfast.

For more than 100 years, Bar Harbor has been a popular destination for summer rusticators and tourists. The town has much to offer both the seasonal and year-round residentswith its wonderful shops, restaurants, museums, galleries, as well as its proximity to Acadia and other attractions on Mount Desert Island.

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About the Area

Bar Harbor is likely the best-known town on Mount Desert Island (MDI) as it is a popular vacation destination for visitors to Acadia National Park. Originally known as Eden, Bar Harbor boasts a vibrant year-round community with many shops, restaurants, and galleries. It is a busy seasonal port-of-call to many national and international cruise lines and is the main hub for the Island Explorer bus — a free service provided in the summer months by LL Bean — that shuttles visitors all over Mount Desert Island and beyond. Starting from Bar Harbor one can tour MDI by boat, kayak, bus, or trolley. Steeped in history, the village is home to The Jackson Laboratory, world renown for genetics research, and College of the Atlantic as well as many notable points of interest such as the 1932 Criterion Theatre, historic “cottages” built along the rugged shores, the Shore Path and Balance Rock, as well as two charming village parks. Bar Harbor has everything a year-round or seasonal visitor could expect to find yet retains that small-town appeal.

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