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Vacation Rentals in Bar Harbor, Maine

Rene Syler is headed to the enchanting seaside town of Bar Harbor, Maine, where Kimberlie and Alexey are hoping to find a scenic space close to town for their week-long retreat. With a budget of $1,000 to $1,500 for the stay, Rene is up for the challenge.
Blue skies and vast seas welcome visitors to a magical seaside town, marked by rugged rocky coasts and sky-high granite cliffs. Bar Harbor is located on Mt. Desert Island, just off the coast of northern Maine. The town itself is on the eastern side of the island, about 100 miles from the Canadian border.

This vacation destination is everything from a simple fishing village, to a modest summer vacation getaway spot. It's filled with lavish Gilded Age mansions that were once occupied by the likes of the Rockefellers, the Vanderbilts, and even some United States presidents.

Bar Harbor is the largest town on Mt. Desert Island. It promotes the exploration of incredible outdoor activities, such as venturing through Acadia National Park -- the highest point on the east coast. Visitors can enjoy 120 miles of hiking and biking trails, or even have a front row seat to whale watching!

At the end of the day tourists can enjoy the charms of downtown, shop for keepsakes, check out the artwork, or devour a delicious lobster with some of Maine's renowned craft beer.

This is the perfect spot for Alexey and Kimberlie who are looking to escape on a week-long getaway. Especially since this traveling Vaudeville performer and a ship rigger spend a lot of time at sea.

"I'm excited about going to Maine because I will have a chance to go do things that are not on decks of ships," Kimberlie explained. "[We will] sleep on an actual bed, not a bunk on a ship."

The perfect Sweet Retreat has the following criteria:

  • Nice master bedroom
  • Great kitchen
  • Ample space to relaxv
  • Privacy of the woods combined with the convenience of town

With a budget of $1,000 to $1,500 for the week, they can't wait to see what Rene has in store.

The Tree House for Rent: Just a 25 minute drive from downtown Bar Harbor sits the incredible Tree House vacation rental. This three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 2,200 square foot gem is nestled in the cliffs, surrounded by trees and breathtaking views of the Western Bay. With a price of $1,250 for a week, Alexey is completely sold! But will the distance from town deter Kimberlie from making this Tree House a home? For more information on this property, visit www.homeaway.com.

A Prima Vista Cottage for Rent: This beautiful modern cottage is located just a few short blocks from downtown Bar Harbor. It's walking distance from all of the shops, art galleries, and merely a bus ride away from Acadia National Park! Both Kimberlie and Alexey are thrilled at the thought of this three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,800 square foot rental, but with the pricey cost of $1,500 a week they aren't sure if their wallets agree. For more information on this property, visit www.homeaway.com.

Hill Cottage for Rent: This two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,200 square foot hideaway is nestled in the woods on prime real estate. Just a five mile drive to downtown Bar Harbor, this rental is a marriage of the seclusion of property one and the location of property two. It even has a yoga studio the premise, where visitors can meditate and appreciate all this space has to offer. Kimberlie and Alexey are excited about the $1,100 price tag, but now they are completely stumped about which property to choose! For more information on this property, visit www.homeaway.com.

For more information on Bar Harbor, visit barharborinfo.com.

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Tree House for Rent in Bar Harbor, Maine
Tree House for Rent in Bar Harbor, Maine
Kimberlie and Alexey are hoping to score big in the beautiful town of Bar Harbor, Maine. With a budget of $1,000 to $1,500 for the week, they hope to find a rental that satisfies their desire for scenic spaces in prime real estate places.
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Prima Vista Cottage for Rent in Bar Harbor, Maine
Prima Vista Cottage for Rent in Bar Harbor, Maine
Kimberlie and Alexey are looking for a rental for their week-long vacation in Bar Harbor, Maine. So far they've seen a three-bedroom Tree House inspired property built inside of a mountain! Next up, they are headed into the heart of town.
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Hill Cottage for Rent in Bar Harbor, Maine
Hill Cottage for Rent in Bar Harbor, Maine
Alexey and Kimberlie are looking for the perfect property in Bar Harbor. So far they have seen a secluded Tree House inspired property, and a charming three-bedroom Victorian in the heart of downtown. Rene is ready to show them the last property!
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Check out three vacation rental properties in Bar Harbor, Maine.
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