Magnificent views, gracious decor!
Max Occ: 14
Location: Bar Harbor
Bedrooms: 5
Setting: Shorefront
Bathrooms: 5
Pets: Not Permitted

Property Description:

If you desire private Maine coastal living at its finest, you won’t do much better than “Bear Creek,” a classic shingle-style home with a contemporary twist, boldly perched on the granite shores of Frenchman Bay and the Atlantic Ocean and steps away from some of the walking trails of Acadia National Park. Entering the almost 16-acre property along the long and winding driveway through a forest of old and new growth trees and abundant mosses fern, and lichens, guests are delivered from the hustle and bustle of the village of Bar Harbor, only minutes away, and easily accessible with the four mountain bikes provided, to a tranquil retreat surrounded by nature with spectacular 180-degree views of Egg Rock Light, Thrumcap Island, Schoodic Peninsula and the open ocean. Enjoy the rising sun, passing lobster boats or cruising yachts, or the simple companionship of crashing surf against the rocky bluff below, and remarkable star gazing, from this spectacular offering!

FIRST FLOOR: Light-filled living room with cathedral ceiling and a resident Moose above the mantle. Professional kitchen and dining area with Maine mined slate counters and sitting area with TV offers doors leading to the front cedar deck with propane grill, hot tub, and expansive granite and flagstone patio with picnic tables and ample seating above the ocean. Library/office with doors to deck and ocean views. The first Bedroom in this home is on this main level offering a King bed and semi private travertine-tiled bathroom with shower stall.

SECOND FLOOR: The "Moose" Primary Suite with King bed, walk-in closet and door to balcony enjoys a private Full Bath with soaking tub and separate walk-in shower. An additional "Puffin" Primary suite, almost identical to the first with a King bed, walk-in closet, door to balcony and private Full Bath with soaking tub and separate walk-in shower. Laundry closet with stackable washer and dryer.

THIRD FLOOR: On this level, guests will find this home's fourth and fifth bedrooms offering a total of four Queen beds, each bedroom with its own travertine-tiled Full Bath with shower only and spacious closet. Between the bedrooms is a common area Game Room with Ping-Pong table.

OUTDOOR SPACES: Wraparound, cedar deck and covered porch with hot tub, propane grill, and ample outdoor seating. Large granite/flagstone patio overlooking the ocean with two picnic tables, each fashioned from re-claimed wood scavenged by the homeowner from the shore. From here, one can access a short path to the south that leads to a lovely cobblestone shale beach or, to a homemade driftwood picnic table next to a small seasonal stream and waterfall. To the north, an additional picnic table only steps from the rocky shoreline (to the North). Note that access to other areas of the shoreline is via fairly steep terrain and not recommended. Guests also often fish with two salt-water rods/reels provided. Maine fishing license, available at most town offices, is required.

EXTRAS: Radiant heat, Hot tub, Propane Grill, Mountain Bikes (4), and one set of golf clubs.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the time it takes to clean between parties, please plan accordingly that check-in time for this home is 5 pm and check-out time is by 9 am on the day of departure. Please also note while fireplaces may be seen in photos, they are not available for Tenant use.
Hot TubPropane Grill
DishwasherDryerWasherTVWi-FiFirst Floor Bedroom

About this area:

Bar Harbor's village and surrounding rural residential areas are a popular destination for visitors to Acadia National Park. The town center offers diverse shops, restaurants and activities. Acadia National Park's Hulls Cove entrance, as well as other major entrances, are located just outside the village center. Not all properties listed as 'Bar Harbor' are actually in the village of Bar Harbor, since the town of Bar Harbor encompasses the northern half of Mt. Desert Island, most of which is quite rural in nature. However, homes within this area are usually between five and fifteen minutes' drive to the village center.


We had an amazing week


Bear Creek is perfectly appointed - with breath taking views and trails down to the ocean and a very short drive to the town and park. There is a ton to do on the property - quiet and beautiful.

August 2020.

April 2021


This is a MAGICAL place. What an incredible setting for enjoying all that Mount Desert Island has to offer. From the incredible stargazing at night, and beautiful sunrises in the morning, to warming up in front of a fire on a rainy day, every moment we spent here has felt like a small bit of paradise.
September 2018


We have enjoyed every minute of being on the water to celebrate our 5oth anniversary. This house is beyond description and have enjoyed every inch. Loved our time here.
September 2018


Absolutely AWESOME house – the views are amazing. We loved staying here.
September 2018

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2023 Weekly Rates (USD): (Rents Sunday to Sunday)
Apr 30 - May 28: $8250
May 28 - Jun 18: $9750
*Jun 18 - Jul 02: $14,500
*Jul 02 - Aug 20: $15,500
Aug 20 - Aug 27: $13,750
Aug 27 - Oct 01: $9750
Oct 01 - Oct 29: $8,500
Weekly winter rates upon request.
Sunday to Sunday Turnover for 2023.
*May 28 through Aug 20: 2-week bookings preferred. Rates negotiable for monthly and longer-term rentals.

2024 Weekly Rates:
Apr 28 - May 26: $9950
*May 26 - Jun 30: $14,500
*Jun 30 - Aug 25: $15,500
Aug 25 - Sep 01: $13,750
Sep 01 - Oct 27: $10,450
Nov 2023 through Apr 2024 - Inquiries Welcome, May be available upon request
Weekly winter rates upon request.
*May 26 through Aug 25: 2-week bookings preferred. Rates negotiable for monthly and longer-term rentals.

Additional Cleaning Fee: $750

This house follows a Standard Cancelation Policy: No refund unless house is re-booked. Commission and booking fee are non-refundable. Ask Agent for details.

Availability last updated on: September 11, 2023

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