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“Beautiful and total renovation”
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Holiday Rental House -
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, Maine

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Very good - based on 6 reviews
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Pam W
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47 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Beautiful and total renovation”
Reviewed 27 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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With a huge renovation and completely new systems, the change is dramatic. I've stayed at the Vanderbilt Lodge this summer and a few years ago, the transformation is incredible. The location is excellent with access to the town minutes walk away, a park like setting, a pier and tennis court on the property and a stream and tiny waterfall outside the back porch. This historic home is comfortable but sophisticated, with elegant collections in a relaxing environment. My family had a great experience and will return in years to come.

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Management Response
14 Jun 2017
Thanks--your review is especially pertinent considering your previous visits to this cottage. Hope you can return again soon.
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Grant746
Bonita Springs, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Staying at the Historic Vanderbilt Lodge”
Reviewed 18 October 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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person found this review helpful

We arrived at this very nice comfortable property the end of May-first of June. The weather cooperated with bright sunny days and nights cool enough for wood burning fires. There's a large kitchen, we cooked lobsters, and lots of interior space.The property is like a park and has a tennis court.
It;s a short walk into Bar Harbor and all it has to offer. Your surrounded by Acadia National Park and close to Cadillac Mountain. I'm sure we will be going back there agin.

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Management Response
26 Oct 2016
Thanks, we're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to this unique property. Hope you can return again soon.
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gjm869
Portland, Maine
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely home; nicely furnished; close to attractions of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park.”
Reviewed 16 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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person found this review helpful

My family and I spent a weekend in September at the Vanderbilt Lodge. It was the perfect place to stay while enjoying the restaurants and shopping of Bar Harbor, and the magnificence of Acadia National Park. The home is nicely appointed and furnished in a style consistent with the period in which the home was built. We played tennis on the well maintained tennis court, and walked to Bar Harbor. If our stay had been longer, we would have been able to enjoy other amenities of the Lodge, such as a pleasant screened in porch; fully functional and updated kitchen, and access to the shorefront. We'll be back!

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Management Response
17 Oct 2016
We're delighted that you enjoyed your visit--hope you have more time to explore the property on your next visit.
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artbylt
Ithaca, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Location and setting perfect--house comfortable.”
Reviewed 13 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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Stayed here with my sister, daughter, and 15-year-old granddaughter. Location and setting perfect--close to town while in the woods with a short walk to dock and water, beautiful tennis court at edge of back yard. Saw lots of deer and a red fox. My daughter and granddaughter thought the house was perfect. My sister and I would have liked more modernization and better maintenance. But all beds comfortable, plenty of room, big kitchen. Large fascinating art collection. In short, the house has character.

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Hanson Ma
Reviewed 10 April 2014 for a stay in July 2013

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Management Response
10 Apr 2014
Sorry you didn't find the Lodge in as good shape as in previous years--the property was indeed in transition last season, as the main house was sold and there was a need to store the furnishings in trucks nearby (not an ideal solution, but necessary at the time). The owners placed some of the nicest furniture from the big house in the Lodge, including some nice artworks. Sorry if it seemed like storage, but they were trying to upgrade older items. And sorry also that the grounds were in need of grooming--we had a lot of rain in July and the care-taking was more difficult than usual. Overall maintenance and care-taking should be improved in 2014. Thanks for the feedback.
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