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Briar Lodge - elegance on the Bay in Bar Harbor

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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 5
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, Maine
3 BR 2 BA with beautiful grounds, in the village and waterfront on the Bay, walk to shops & restaurants

It is rare when a shorefront property in-town Bar Harbor becomes available for weekly seasonal rentals. The Briars Lodge is located on the south entrance of the famous Shore Path walk along Frenchman Bay, overlooking Bald Porcupine island and the breakwater (also visible is Egg Rock Lighthouse and Schoodic Peninsula). An amazing history, the original property was built by J. Montgomery Sears of Boston in 1881. John D. Rockefeller Jr. rented the cottage for the summers of 1908 and 1909. The Rockefeller's third child Nelson was born on the property in 1908. In 1910, The Briars was purchased by Evelyn Walsh McLean and her husband Edward (Ned), who's family owned the Washington Post. Evelyn's father made his fortune in the...
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Listing #FKN8777849
About the Manager
Acadia Cottage Rentals Inc
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:25%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:April 2013
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Reviewed 30 June 2017

We stayed here for a week and loved it! Wanted a quiet and private setting with a gorgeous view, in a home that was clean and had modern conveniences (wifi, washer/dryer) while still preserving that essence of rustic charm. The cottage is an historic building...More

1  Thank Jeffrey0861
Management response:Responded 2 July 2017

Thanks so much for visiting Briars Lodge and for the nice report--we're delighted that you enjoyed your stay in this gem of a cottage and the many wonders of the island. Hope you can return again soon.

Reviewed 30 July 2015

Briar Lodge is unbelievable treat. The home is perfect for our family of 5. Everything you need. The view and grounds are the true star on this property. The Historic home is very very enjoyable. Being in a home that has such amazing views and...More

1  Thank John P
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    2 Full baths
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  • Damage Deposit: R 7 200 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
ME Lodging Tax 9%, Refundable Security Deposit $500.00. Payments accepted: Check, Money Order, Bank Transfer (w/$10 fee), or Credit Card (w/2% US, 4% non-US processing fee on total payment amount, via Vacation Rent Payment).
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