Outstanding property with dock!
Max Occ: 18
Location: Bar Harbor
Bedrooms: 9
Setting: Shorefront, Village
Bathrooms: 7.5
Pets: Considered

Property Description:

Step back in time and discover the grandeur of The Bayview, designed by New York architect, Bradley Delehanty, and built for Major George G. McMurtry in 1930. Major McMurtry served in the Spanish American War as one of Theodore Roosevelt's "Rough Riders", and in World War I as second in command of the famous "Lost Battalion", for which he earned a Medal of Honor. Boasting impressive views of Frenchman's Bay from a spacious terrace overlooking an expansive lawn, The Bayview offers a spectacular setting within walking and biking distance to and from both the village of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, both of which are 1.5 miles away. Well appointed and furnished with original antiques and collectibles from abroad, the interiors of this period home offer a variety of hospitable spaces for dining and entertaining. Further enhancing the privacy and comfort that this gracious home offers is a recently renovated kitchen, formal gathering spaces and nine bedrooms, six of which offer en-suite bathrooms.

FIRST FLOOR: A grand foyer leads to a variety of gathering spaces including the rear brick terrace overlooking the lawn. Spacious formal Living Room with water views, piano, harp and fireplace. Formal Dining Room with fireplace, water views, doors to terrace, and dining table for ten to twelve people. Warm and inviting Library with ocean views, fireplace and cable TV with DVD. Large and well-equipped Pantry and eat-in Kitchen with commercial style 10-burner gas range enjoys close proximity to a small Computer Room and also a Game Room with pool table. Laundry and Utility areas including a dedicated room for floral arranging. Two coat and powder rooms, one for the ladies and one for the gents.

SECOND FLOOR: Sitting area at the top of the staircase offers a nice area outside the main bedrooms for quiet conversation. In this north wing, guests have the option of the Primary Bedroom, a King Bedroom with water views leading through a sitting and dressing room to a private Bathroom with combined tub and shower. A second King Bedroom offers water views and a private Bathroom with combined tub and shower that can also be accessed by the Primary Bedroom if desired. A third King Bedroom also with en suite Bathroom and combined tub and shower. The fourth Queen Bedroom enjoys another private Bathroom with combined tub and shower. Through to the south wing is a Bedroom with Double bed, water views, and private Bathroom with shower only and a Queen Bedroom and private Bath with combined tub and shower. A staff wing offers three additional Bedrooms, each with a set of Twins and a shared Bathroom with combined tub and shower.

OUTDOOR SPACES: A furnished, brick terrace offers a fire pit and very nice views of Frenchman Bay beyond an expansive lawn. A side terrace with awning offers a BBQ and Dining Area. Fire Pit. Dock offers access to the water, but note that access to the shoreline below the bluff is very challenging.

NOTE: All bedrooms offer AC: Larger bedrooms have window units, and remaining bedrooms have wall mounted heat pump/AC units. Please plan accordingly that check-in time for this home is 4 pm and check-out time is by 9 am on the day of departure.
Fire PitPropane GrillDock
Partial Air ConditioningDishwasherTVDryerWi-FiWasherFireplace/Woodstove

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.


Memorable Family Vacation

The Bayview was massive. The location was superb. The dock was a huge hit with everyone. The kitchen was fantastic. Our stay will always be one the most memorable for our family. My son got engaged during one of our Acadia hikes! We all hope to someday visit again! Definitely recommend for large groups! Thanks to Keri for making this happen for us!
September 2023


Excellent house and KITCHEN. With 16 it was easy to prepare meals on the 10 burner stove for everyone. Plenty of seating. We rented a boat for the week and docked at the house. Perfect. Burned wood every night in the fire pit and told tall tales with a sprinkle of hyperbole. House was a little warm at times but we did have a hot streak when we first arrived. Great house for a large group.
August 2022



The Bayview suited our needs very well and the location was wonderful. It was great to have access to the water and the space we needed. We are already thinking of returning next year!

August 2020.

April 2021


This was our third visit to The Bayview. It is a grand house with lots of space that easily accommodated our group of 16. We love the location of The Bayview with its close proximity to town and the beautiful setting right on Frenchman Bay. Probably our favorite part of the house is the kitchen. Invariably, everyone in our group ends up congregating in the kitchen and this kitchen is spacious enough to easily handle our large group without feeling crowded. We had a great week at The Bayview and plan on returning in 2019.
October 2018

Vacation, Hiking, Lobster

Stayed here with 8 other couples-18 adults. It's very large, on the water, and has a beautiful view. It's one mile to Hanneford supermarket,1.3 miles to Bar Harbor Main Street. We walked often but there was a free shuttle right across the street if someone didn't want to walk. Also drove occasionally. Parking wasn't a problem end of Sept. The kitchen is very nice. Well stocked with dishes, lobster tools, etc. Enjoyed the firepit and available firewood. Very large deck where we had happy hours overlooking the water. So relaxing! The three children's wing bedrooms are small and those three couples shared a bathroom, but two of the three only stayed part of the week. Could easily accommodate children/teens though. All other bedrooms are large and had nice bathrooms. Every room seats many people, one also has a pool table. Also a Large TV. Never needed to wait for a bathroom with 3 extra powder rooms. Great location to all of Mount Desert Island. Fabulous place! Highly recommended!
October 2018


We love The Bayview. It is a spacious, well equipped house in a great location that accommodates a large crowd. This is our second time renting The Bayview and have already booked it for next year.
October 2017

Family vacation

The Bayview is a "Grand Old Lady" of a house. I have rented homes from coast to coast and this was the best. The kitchen is terrific and makes a great gathering place. The library was the perfect gathering spot in evenings, especially with a roaring fire in the fireplace. It was nice for everyone to have their own bedroom and bathroom. Plus, the backyard and dock were hit with big and little kids. We had football and baseball games, building tents and yard art out of sticks, and crabbing off the dock. The location to Acadia National Park made it so easy to go hiking or just looking at the beautiful views. Being so close to the Town of Bar Harbor was great for eating out when we did not want to cook in the fabulous kitchen. Everyone agreed it was the best vacation place and would love to return again. You could not ask for a better house or a better location.
June 2017

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Rents Saturday to Saturday
2024 Weekly Rates (USD):
May 04 - May 11: $6300
May 11 - May 25: $7700
May 25 - Jun 22: $10,500
Jun 22 - Jul - Aug 31: $15,400
Aug 31 - Oct 05: $10,500
Oct 05 - Oct 12: $7000
Oct 12 - Oct 26: $6300
Rates apply to parties up to 14. Add $300 for each extra person above 14 up to a max of 18.

Rates include the cost of normal departure cleaning.

Pets considered for an additional fee of $200 per pet, per week.

This house follows a Relaxed Cancelation Policy: Partial refund if canceled 60 or more days before occupancy; no refund unless re-booked if canceled less than 60 days before occupancy. Commission and booking fee are non-refundable. Ask Agent for details.

Availability last updated on: October 18, 2023

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