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“Perfect Bar Harbor Experience”
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Front view of HIghbrook which rests on 1/2 acre
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Front view of HIghbrook which rests on 1/2 acre
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9 reviews
Front view of HIghbrook which rests on 1/2 acre
Our rooftop is in the middle very close to the water and downtown bar harbor
Long view of HIghbrook
Very front view of Highbrook
Carport and lots of parking
Side view of back of house
View to the residential street - only locals use
Plenty of parking
New kitchen with Granite counter tops
Stainless steel appliances
Master Suite Bathroom
Double Sinks with wall to wall mirror
Second Master Bedroom
Sitting Area
Sitting area with lots of windows and light for this second master bedroom
Sand Beach is only 5 minutes from Highbrook
Continue on Ocean Drive to Access the Bowls
Continue again to Jordon Pond House for their famous Popsovers surrounded by 5 mountain ranges
Continue again to acess the Hemlock Trail down Dorr mountain heading to Bar Harbor
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Rental Home -
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, Maine

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Very good - based on 9 reviews
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Bruce W J
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7 reviews
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“Perfect Bar Harbor Experience”
Reviewed July 25, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
1
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This is a wonderful house with an excellent location. We had a small 'extended family' vacation with 5 people using all of the bedrooms. While the house is not huge, it perfectly met our needs; beds were comfortable and 2 full bathrooms were sufficient. A small, but fully functional kitchen provided everything we needed. The deck was shady and inviting with both a gas grill and charcoal grill for nights when we didn't want to go to a restaurant. But the best part was the location. Located just outside of the village, the house was literally on the 'Eden Street' bus route. The buses came by every 30 minutes starting at around 7AM, then every 15 minutes starting around 3 until 10PM. Though we weren't an official stop, the drivers were always happy to drop us off. Since it was a nice downhill walk, about 15 minutes to the heart of Bar Harbor, we always walked down and would would either walk or ride the bus home depending on how we felt, but I saw the drivers stop often to pick up folks not at official bus stops.

The house does not have A/C, but that wasn't a problem for our stay as temps were never above the mid-70s and we actually closed some windows in the mornings when the cool breezes were sometimes a bit chilly. This was in late July, while most of the country was suffering under a massive heatwave, so again, no problems for us. But, the house did have lots of fans, so if does get warm there is some relief.

Date of stay: July 2016
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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Wood stove hearth - everyone stubbed their toe on this at least once!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
Jul 29, 2016
It was a pleasure having your family stay with us.... the nice part of Highbrook is the location, convenient, peaceful, quiet.. away from the hub of downtown Bar harbor, a short walk into town AND more importantly around the corner from 3 park entrances, Cadillac, Duck Brook and Eagle Lake, the hub of the park. It's great to have the bus come down our residential street and stop to pick you up and let you off. The location was one of the reasons I purchased Highbrook because we always stayed up the street and the convenience is second to none. Our home continues to be upgraded every year as we take into consideration how we can improve our tenants experience. Thank you and we hope you can stay with us again!
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Robert V
Burlington, Vermont
1 review
“Comfortable and Close to Town”
Reviewed October 14, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

My family has always wanted to come to Bar Harbor and we were looking for a rental property close to town and someplace quiet. We found this great property one block up from Rt. 3 and about a 30 second ride into the town of Bar Harbor and its shops and restaurants. The home had a large driveway, small patio by the front door and a freshly painted large deck in the back. Three of the bedrooms were very large and comfortable with one bedroom having it's own master bathroom. Well appointed galley kitchen if you wanted to cook (which we didn't use that much) and a nice living room and dining room to sit and talk although we spent most of our time in Acadia Park. The owner was very responsive and available to us and gave us great hints on local places to see and eat. We'd definitely would come back here. I highly recommend it.

Date of stay: September 2015
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Liked best: The location of the home in relation to town.
Liked least: The 35
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children
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Paula K
New Jersey
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“Very comfortable with all of the amentities we needed”
Reviewed October 14, 2015 for a stay in October 2014
1
person found this review helpful

I was on assignment for jackson lab for a few months and we selected this home as it stated it was close to everything and it was!. We were able to walk to downtown, but it was such a large yard area that was secluded and on a very residential neighborhood that our kids could play outside and we didn't have any worries...

The home was very comfortable and had everything we needed from the kitchen to the bathrooms espeically since we were there for an extended visit. There are 2 master bedrooms, that were huge and both had sitting areas which we enjoyed just relaxing in chairs reading or watching TV...

If we come back to the lab again, we will stay here again..

Date of stay: October 2014
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Liked best: location
Liked least: the weather
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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New Jersey
Reviewed January 5, 2015 for a stay in September 2014
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people found this review helpful

Date of stay: September 2014
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Liked best: Convenience.
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jan 6, 2015
Thank you for selecting Highbrook House and we are glad we enjoyed your visit. We work on our home every year and we also listen to input from our tenants. This year we put in 2 new mattress's, 3 new picture windows, new living room furniture and hardwood flooring.. We are also residing our home.. We value all of our tenants and try to do the best we can with making our home, their home. Thank you again!
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NJ
Reviewed November 5, 2013 for a stay in October 2013
4
people found this review helpful

Date of stay: October 2013
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Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway Older travelers
Rugged travelers
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Management Response
Nov 5, 2013
Thank you.... you have been a great tenant for many years!!!
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MA
Reviewed October 30, 2013 for a stay in October 2013
3
people found this review helpful

Date of stay: October 2013
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Location Cleanliness
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Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway Older travelers
Rugged travelers
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Incaseyou...
Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
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“Adequate”
Reviewed October 27, 2013 for a stay in October 2013
2
people found this review helpful

The good: Location was excellent and in a secluded area so as to make one feel set apart from nearby neighbors; the "key access system" was excellent; not bothered by sounds from other people in the house; the grill area outside; excellent parking; received my security deposit very quickly.

The so-so: The photos of the kitchen make it look bigger than it really is -- this is a galley kitchen and very narrow; three people standing in it is way overcrowded; there were handwritten notes posted all over telling you what you should, or shouldn't do; the master bedroom has a huge bathroom while the upstairs bathroom is very tiny and not adequate for 7 or 8 people to be rotating in and out of; if you're in the queen bedroom upstairs, you have to walk through the bunk bedroom to get to it -- could be awkward; very little toilet paper to start our visit.

The bad: No paper towels as stated in amenities list; the linens in the upstairs queen bedroom had seen better days a very long time ago and so had the mattress; the sleeper sofa was very uncomfortable so we got out the inflatable mattress to use that instead but, after inflating it, found out the next a.m. that it doesn't hold any air (informed the owner of this but she had already known about it); sofa in living room on first floor was all "sat out".

Date of stay: October 2013
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Liked best: Location; key access
Liked least: Tiny upstairs bathroom; bedding
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
Oct 26, 2013
We enjoy reading reviews as that always helps us improve our homes. Sometimes I wish guests would just pick up the telephone and make a call as these items are fixable. We work on our home every year to make it an enjoyable stay.. we are already at work for next year replacing our carpeting...



Paper Towels - sometimes the staff forgets to put items out.. I would have advised you where to go in the house to get the items you needed for your stay.




LInens - Each bed has 4 to 5 sets of linens.. the containers are very visible in the master bedroom and could have been changed out. Last year we threw out the linens and started over again replacing them.


Air Mattress - unfortunately a guest managed to break it a few weeks back and it was not replaced. The sofa bed will never be as comfortable as a bed.



Sofa - we selected our sofa based on the softness when you sit. Our other chairs were selected with a firm sit. We found the soft sofa to be the best way to go and the guests at the house seem to enjoy it as well.



Kitchen - we are very proud of our kitchen with new cabinets, lighting stainless steel appliances granite countertops, sinks, etc.


Bathrooms - we have upgraded both bathrooms for the comfort of our guests.. the master is huge and can handle the flow for a number of guests...



Notes: In order to make sure that our cleaning staff places towels, dishes back in the same order I like to see the house, we have a list of items in the cabinets.. the only note outside of that is in the master bathroom that states to please use the fan after you take a shower.. the ceilings are very high with 2 skylites.. if the fan is not used, the staff has to get on a ladder to wipe the walls of moisture otherwise we get mold... everyone has been following that so that there is excess cleaning.



Thank you for your feedback as any adjustments we can make to make a our vacation visits better, that is what we do.. that is why we upgraded our kitchen last year due to feedback from our guests.
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