The Bayview

The Bayview, one of the few remaining treasures from the "cottage" era from Bar Harbor's rich history, is available for seasonal weekly rentals. Designed by New York architect Bradley Delehanty, and built for Major George G. McMurtry in 1930 (one of Theodore Roosevelt’s “Rough Riders” and second in command in World War I of the famous “Lost Battalion”), The Bayview is a glorious estate on Frenchman Bay, is within walking distance to everything in-town. It's spacious terrace, overlooking an expansive lawn, enjoys splendid views of the Bay and Bar Island. Stairs down to the new dock and pier allow full access to the water for boating (note: the actual shore is not easily accessible). Furnished with original antiques and collectibles from abroad, The Bayview offers grandeur and comfort for your large vacationing group. There are many sitting/living areas, renovated kitchen, and nine bedrooms (six of which offer private bathrooms). The Bayview is a memorable and delightful "cottage" for your Bar Harbor/Acadia vacation.

On the first floor, the grand foyer leads to a variety of living and sitting rooms including the rear brick terrace overlooking the lawn and ocean. There's also a spacious formal living room with ocean views and fireplace, dining room (table seats 10-12) with fireplace, a library with ocean views, fireplace and cable TV with DVD. The newly renovated kitchen and pantry are quite amazing and spacious, featuring a commercial style 10-burner gas range and seasting for 12 or more. Other rooms on the first floor include a billiards room, computer room, laundry and utility areas, a room for floral arranging, and two half bathrooms.

The second floor features a sitting area at the top of the impressive staircase and three living "wings". The north wing features four bedrooms: a master king bedroom with ocean views, sitting room and private bath with tub/shower; a second king bedroom with private bathroom (tub/shower); a third king with private bathroom (tub/shower); a queen with private bathroom (tub/shower). The "south wing" features two bedrooms: a double bedroom with ocean views and private bathroom (shower only); a queen bedroom with and private bathroom (tub/shower). The "staff wing" features three bedrooms, each with a set of twin beds and a shared bathroom (tub/shower).

The beautifully furnished stone terrace enjoys lovely views of Frenchman Bay. There is a wonderful lawn for pleasant outdoor activities and picnics! There is also a side terrace under an awning with BBQ area and additional outdoor furnishings.

Amenities include a chef's kitchen with a10-burner gas stove, double oven, dishwasher, WIFI, cable TV with DVD, laundry room with two dryers. Click here for more complete list of household items/amenities.

Downtown Bar Harbor is just a 10 minute walk away; Acadia National Park is just a 3 minute drive! Activities in the area include swimming, boating, hiking, biking, fishing, carriage road walks, sightseeing tours by land or sea, kayak tours, shopping, dining, whale watching. Easy access to golf courses, public tennis courts, water park, miniature golf, horseback riding, and oceanarium.

Note: installation of dock in the spring (May, early June) can be unpredictable. Dock may not be installed during these rentals.

2019 Rates    
May 4-June 8 $5000/week 10 guests/$200 ea add'l
June 8-June 15 $7500/week 10 guests/$200 ea add'l
June 15-June 29 $10000/week  
June 29-Aug 24 $14500/week  
Aug 24-Aug 31 $10000/week  
Aug 31-Sept 29 $6500/week 10 guests/$200 ea add'l
Sept 29-Oct 26 $6000/week 10 guests/$200 ea add'l
Security deposit $1500  



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# of bedrooms 9 3 kings, 2 queens, 1 double, 3 twins
# of beds 12 3 kings, 2 queens, 1 double, 6 twins
# of baths 9 6 full, 1 shower only, 2 half
max capacity 18 no sleep sofa



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