The Briars - Bar Harbor

A William Ralph Emerson cottage on the Shore Path of Bar Harbor. Walk to shops, restaurants and have privacy.

  5 guests
  3 bedrooms
  1.5 bathrooms

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Description

The Briars' is full of history and charm. Located in one of the most desirable areas of Mount Desert Island. With it's expansive lawn, beautiful gardens overlooking Bald Porcupine Island and the breakwater, you have privacy, access to The Shore Path and can walk in to Bar Harbor and enjoy all the largest town on the island has to offer. The Briars is remains of The Briar Estate, built by J. Montgomery Sears in 1881. The main estate was torn down in 1968 and the servant quarters, now The Briars, is one of the original buildings designed by the famous shingle-style architect William Ralph Emerson. The John D. Rockerfeller family stayed at The Briars in 1908 and 1909 and it was the birthplace of Nelson Rockerfeller in 1908. The second homeowners were Ned and Evelyn Walsh McLean the proud owners of the 45.52 carat Hope Diamond.

This cottage has a reverse living floor plan with two bedrooms on the entry level. One with a King size bed, one with a queen and a shared full size bathroom with tub and shower. There is a washer dryer on this level.

On the second floor is the open living/dining area with the beautiful views of the gardens, yard and ocean. There is an updated kitchen with a small breakfast table that seats four. Also on the upper level is the third bedroom with two twin beds and a half bath. There is a steep staircase so may be not be suitable for people with trouble walking or for young children.

Gas Grill
Cell reception.
No dishwasher.
No Pets.

Amenities

Coffee maker
Blender
TV
DVD
Cable or satellite TV
Toaster
Mixer
Washer
Dryer
Microwave
Iron/board
Vacuum
Wifi internet
Cable internet
Outdoor furniture
Grill or outdoor fireplace
Lobster pot
Lobster forks/crackers
Corkscrew/bottle opener
Sheets
Blankets
Comforters
Towels
Dish towels/cloths

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Rates

* Rates are subject to change without notice. Pricing excludes taxes, additional options or fees.

Notes

Information about your Quoted Price:
Included in your quote is the rental rate, the state lodging tax and our processing fee, A Refundable $500 Security Deposit is also added to your lease.

Security deposits are held by our company and any expenses incurred during your stay that are over and above what is included in your lease, will be deducted from the deposit. After inspection of the property and collection of any additional bills from the owner, remaining monies will be refunded to you no longer than 30 days after your departure date. Please allow sufficient time for mailing. Please report any damages to rental agent prior to departure to expedite this process.  

Special note on Security returns: We have experienced slower mailing times in the past year through the US Postal Service. If you have not received your deposit within 30 days please contact our office. However, due to the mail system, we ask that you please allow the specified amount of time for mailing prior to calling our office as this only slows down our processing of requests. **Your agent will contact you within 10 days of departure if there are any issues with your security deposit that need to be addressed.