Historic home in village setting!
Max Occ: 15
Location: Bar Harbor
Bedrooms: 7
Setting: Village with Filtered Water View
Bathrooms: 5
Pets: Not Permitted

Property Description:

This gracious, Queen Anne Victorian style home built in 1877 has wonderful peeks of Frenchman's Bay and is located in the heart of Bar Harbor's historic West Street district. Petunia Cottage offers the ideal central location, only a block away to the shops in town Bar Harbor. At low tide walk across to Bar Island from Bridge Street, which is directly across from Petunia Cottage! The lovely wrap around porch is an ideal place to relax after exploring Acadia National Park.

FIRST FLOOR: Enter through a spacious Front Foyer with stairs leading to the second level with 7 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. The Foyer also gives direct access to the spacious kitchen and into the living/billiard room with large flat screen television, a billiards table, several sitting areas and direct access to the wrap around porch and views of the harbor and islands. Dining Room with table that seats 10 to 12 people and a side table to seat 4-6 additional people. The bathroom is beautifully decorated with neo-angle shower stall and renovated fixtures. Just off the foyer, a butler's pantry leads to a Den with overstuffed couches, trundle bed, ceiling fan and large flat screen TV. The fresh and modern Kitchen with a touch of old world Victorian has been completely renovated with a mix of gray and white cabinetry, granite countertops, an eleven foot island, stainless steel appliances including two dishwashers, commercial grade sinks, faucets, flat screen TV, wine room area with sink and beverage center. Separate Laundry room with 2 sets of front load washers and dryers. Back staircase to the second floor and back door to parking area and grill on platform.

SECOND FLOOR: At the top of the back stairs, turn right and the hallway will lead you to an updated bathroom with shower stall and spectacular decorative fixtures. This hall also leads you to the private hidden bedroom with King bed, ceiling fan, and a lovely Peter Pan window seat. Turn left at the top of the back stairwell leading to the other six bedrooms, all with ceiling fans, and a bathroom off the hallway with a claw foot tub and an afterthought shower, toilet and vanity. Private secret stairs lead up to an additional entrance to the secret bedroom. The second bedroom is a Master Bedroom with a King bed, a large flat screen TV, sitting area, and private bathroom with shower stall and modern decorative features. The third bedroom is a smaller Master bedroom with a Queen bed and private bathroom (clawfoot tub and handheld shower, vanity and toilet). Fourth bedroom has a beautiful King bed and front windows offering peeks of Bar Island. The fifth bedroom, "The Kid Haven" with Twin over Full Bunkbed plus a separate Full bed with gaming area and large flat screen TV. The sixth bedroom has a full size bed and seventh bedroom has a day bed.

OUTDOOR SPACES: Wrap around porch with several rocking chairs and filtered views of Frenchman's Bay across the road. Back porch with gas grill and yard behind the house and off-street parking suitable for two to three cars.

Propane Grill
DishwasherDryerWasherTV - cable or satelliteInternet

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.

Sue and Gordon

Family reunion vacation

What a nice, large, wonderfully furnished home! Exceeded our expectations. The location cannot be beat: right by the low-tide walkway to Bar Island, precious ideal parking spaces, but we enjoyed walking almost everywhere; and close to the Hulls Cove Acadia National Park entrance. We were a party of 11 ranging in age from 1 to 74. And we all loved it!
July 2017


Beautiful historic home with heaps of character. The location is just perfect, minutes walk from anywhere (waterfront, the sand bar, restaurants, and crucially, a grocery store!) and we walked most days across the bar to Bar Island at low tide. Comfortably roomy for our group (seriously, it took us ten minutes to figure out all the rooms when we arrived). And the remodeled kitchen is fantastic, and the key selling point for us! Would strongly recommend this for anybody.
August 2017

Family reunion/ vacation

Petunia cottage is a beautiful home with a perfect location!! Beds were comfortable and the kitchen was fully stocked and gorgeous!! I am only giving the home 3 stars because navigating the home was difficult for my elderly parents and handicapped son . The uneven floors and raised thresholds were difficult. Otherwise our stay was spectacular!!
June 2018

Family celebration

Petunia Cottage was the most perfect location. We were just a few minutes walk to dinning, shore excursions, shopping and had the best location for observing and exploring the daily the tidal changes. The home perfectly accommodated our party of 12. We enjoyed the large kitchen for breakfast and even stayed in a night for dinner in the large dinning room. Movies on nights we opted to stay in and friendly conversation as we greeted daily visitors to the island from the large front porch. Bar Harbor is what small town life should be. One of the best.
September 2018


2021 Weekly Rates (USD):
*May 15 - Jun 05 (8 ppl max): $3850
*Jun 05 - Jun 12 (8 ppl max): $4200
*Jun 12 - Jun 19 (12 ppl max): $4900
*Jun 19 - Jun 26 (12 ppl max): $6500
Jun 26 - Aug 14: $7500
Aug 14 - Aug 21: $7200
*Aug 21 - Aug 28 (12 ppl max): $5950
*Aug 28 - Sep 04 (12 ppl max):$4200
*Sep 04 - Oct 16 (8 ppl max): $3850

$200 for each add'l person up to a maximum of 15

2022 Weekly Rates:
*May 14 - Jun 04 (8 ppl max) : $3950
*Jun 04 - Jun 11 (8 ppl max): $4500
*Jun 11 - Jun 18 (12 ppl max): $5000
*Jun 18 - Jun 25 (12 ppl max): $6800
Jun 25 - Jul - Aug 13: $7700
Aug 13 - Aug 20: $7350
*Aug 20 - Aug 27 (12 ppl max): $6000
*Aug 27 - Sep 03 (12 ppl max): $4900
*Sep 03 - Oct 29 (8 ppl max): $3950

*$200 for each additional person up to a maximum of 15.

Rates include the cost of normal departure cleaning.

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: January 7, 2021

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