Cozy Cottage Downtown Bar Harbor ($600/wk $300/day)

Posting ID : B1008523473
Date Posted : 2012-05-01
Category : Apts Housing For Rent

There are many great places to stay in Bar Harbor. Some have great rates in winter that skyrocket in summer, or they make you move out to accommodate summer guests. Some have decor so expensive that you have to walk on eggshells so as not to lose your deposit. Some are located in far flung districts where walking to downtown Bar Harbor is impractical. This is not one of those places.

If you pay the rent and deposit to move in today you will have secured a place where you can stay year round -- including summer -- but won't have to be bound by an annual lease if your circumstances change. I live on the property so I'm right there if you need anything and as the owner I am free to be more flexible in the terms -- you can pay by the week if money is tight, or get a better rate by paying more up front and paying by the month -- if you are genuinely interested in renting today I would like to help.

This cosy but comfortable cottage is in a fantastic location, and rent covers everything. Be in the heart of summer fun in downtown Bar Harbor, with adjacent tennis courts and Acadia National Park's Great Meadow literally a few blocks away. Available seasonally, year round, or for shorter stays (5 week minimum) to accommodate families on vacation, buisness travelers who need more privacy, or folks who prefer a homey enviroment (not going to panic if your kid drops her ice cream on the carpet so long as you generally take care of the place). No dashing through the snow to get to Downtown Bar Harbor by car in winter, you'll be a short walk form both Cottage Street and Jackson Lab. Rent now and keep it year round to avoid the hassle of finding a place at the peak of tourist season.

* Utilities included (Water, Electricity, Heat, and AC, subject to reasonable use)
* FAST Internet via WiFi
* Local telephone service (US & Canada, international available as an extra)
* Cable, Satellite, or Streaming Internet TV
* Off-street parking, Trash & Snow Removal
* Nearby tennis courts, athletic field, and YMCA
* Mere blocks form Acadia National Park

Best rates are based on lump sum payment up front, responsible care of the place, and being a good neighbor. Diverse cultures, backgrounds, and beliefs, traditional and non-traditional families, young or old, all are welcome, just ask that you likewise be respectful and tolerant of others. We are a neighborhood where many of us like to have fun and enjoy life, but still respect each others' right to a certain amount of peace and quiet. A deposit equivalent to some combination of first and last month's rent plus security, first and last two, or at least 5 weeks rent may be required to move in, and of course you will be expected to be a responsible person with a reliable source of income. Smoking in designated areas only, willing to consider pets. Happy to speak with actual renters, but no agents or brokers please.

[Pricing is subject to change without notice, and likely to increase as the season progresses (for those who have emailed in response to earlier listed rates, I will honor those rates for your stay if you rent at least two or three weeks after your initial inquiry, provided the space is still available then). Be aware that I am not able to "hold" the place, need to meet everyone first, get everyone to sign a plain language rental agreement, and have recieved the initial move-in amount (no checks) in advance of your moving in. Town of Bar Harbor allows for occupancy of up to 5 people (building has a 21' x 17' footprint with single loft bedroom and bath upstairs, 4 people stayed here last summer, and 5 the summer before). Housing is *extremely* scarce this year, so I encourage everyone to secure summer housing as soon as possible. If you find a better deal or better place, don't wait for someone else to get it first!]

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