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Haiku House - your gateway to Acadia

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Photos and Description of this Seal Harbor holiday cottage

Newly renovated bright and airy 3 bedroom, 2 bath home (sleeps 6-8) with modern amenities just steps away from Acadia National Park trails & Seal Harbor beach. The upstairs master bedroom has a queen bed and master bath with a claw foot bathtub. 2 bedrooms are on the first floor. One has a queen size bed. The children's room has a twin over full and twin trundle bed. The first floor full bath has a tub/shower and washer & dryer. The kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher, microwave & toaster. Enjoy the sunporch, outdoor deck and outdoor shower. Also included are internet wifi & local telephone, speaker with ipod dock, iron, ironing board, hair dryer, towels & bed linens. The house is conveniently located to Bar Harbor and Northeast Harbor, a 10 minute drive in either direction.

Information to all the activities the area has to offer in addition to shopping and restaurants is available.

Children welcome

No pets/smoking

  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jocelyn (Owner)
Member since: 2014
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based on 18 traveller reviews

Haiku House - your gateway to Acadia
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews

Sabine G.

  • 5 of 5

Excellent Location, walking distance to the sea (Seal Harbor), close to great Restaurants, adjacent to the Loop Road and within 5 or 10 Minutes of many main attractions, this cottage was perfect for us with our small family and grandparents in tow. The house was wonderfully clean, well maintained and stocked with all the basics one could possibly need. It is very peacefull and quiet for those not wanting to overnight in the middle of the hustle and bustle that is Bar Harbor. Acadia is a jewel that I keep coming back to and I would definitely stay in Haiku House again. The owner was friendly and very helpful; going out of her way to help us in a jam. A little secret is a sweet little restaurant called The Burning Tree on the way to Bar Harbor. It is a bit pricey but an absolutely one of a kind experience with fantastic food and they were kind enough to prepare special dishes adjusted for a childs taste for our kids. I am still in awe of the entire experience. Can't wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location for our family with kids

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Haiku House four nights and five days. The house was very nice, clean and had many amenities that we used. The location was great for us as we went over the July 4th holiday. The Bar Harbor area was packed and there were quite a few people in Acadia National Park. It was great to be far enough away from Bar Harbor yet close enough for when we needed groceries, etc. It is maybe a 15 minute drive. Once of the entrances to the park is half a mile away and very convenient. The beach is in walking distance. There is a nice restaurant/bar and a takeout pizza place within walking distance as well (both were good). The house has a nice kitchen with all the things you need for making meals. We made lobster tails and a shrimp pasta type dish one night. There was plenty of space for the five of us. The washer and dryer were in good working order. There were plenty of towels for the bathrooms, etc. If I had to improve one thing, it might be the suggestion of a fan for the upstairs bedroom as it was hot two nights but that is literally it. The house is great. When we go back to Acadia at some point in the future, we will see if the Haiku House available first. Rent this place!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean! Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Haiku House offered a peaceful retreat after our busy sight-seeing days. The home was lovely, simply appointed, and very clean. Don't miss the Gorham Mountain hike! There is a great market in Northeast Harbor if you prefer not to drive to Bar Harbor for groceries. Would definitely stay again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Haiku House - The Home of Tranquility

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at the Haiku house. This property is accurately depicted by the photos and as described in this listing. The first thing you will notice when walking in is how incredibly clean and well maintained this house is. The heater kept us cozy during the cool Acadia nights and the windows opened to keep the house cool during the day. We can tell that this house is well insulated because we could not even hear the worst snorer in the family in the room next door. The kids enjoyed the bunk beds, and we appreciated the property’s consideration for kids such as supplying the stepstool for them to reach the bathroom faucets. The kitchen is very spacious, and there were more than enough kitchenware for the average home chef. Just a tiny little recommendation would be to supply a rice cooker. I also wish that I had re-read the information and reviews on this listing before arriving to know where the extra large pot was. Lastly, I must stress how incredibly clean the kitchen and appliances are.

As for the ambiance, not enough can be said about how quiet and tranquil this place is. Coming from a big city, this was a great place to find our peace. The best part was to sit on the front deck during the cool nights and looking up to see the entire deep dark sky full of bright sparkling stars without any competing lights from a neighboring city. In the morning, we wake up to the sounds of birds singing.

The location of Seal Harbor is perfectly central to all the places we wanted to visit. We highly recommend the Lighthouse restaurant down the street on days you run out of time to cook at Haiku. They even made an exception to their closing time for us when they knew that we just arrived late in the night from a long 5-hour drive.

The owner, Jocelyn, is very responsive to emails and questions. She took the time to reach out to us on the day of our arrival to see if everything was alright. She sends and leaves useful information about the house and Acadia.

Overall, this place is truly a home away from home. We will surely recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a clean peaceful place to get away.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, MA, USA

Beautiful home in great locaction

  • 5 of 5

Three generations had a wonderful stay at Haiku House in Seal Harbor. The house is clean and well appointed, with everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The house is in a quiet residential neighborhood within walking distance of a nice beach and it's a very short drive into the park. We hope to return in the future!

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely and quiet retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Great space, very clean, well appointed. Location is ideal, especially if you're like us and prefer to be away from all the hustle and congestion of Bar Harbor. Hikes and walks to Jordan Pond and the ocean right from the house. Everything else is a short bike or drive away. Definitely coming back to this one.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Quiet, charming village of Seal Harbor adjacent to Acadia National Park with close proximity to Bar Harbor and Northeast Harbor. It is a good base to explore Mt Desert Island. Carriage & hiking trails, beach and village are within easy walking distance and accessed without the need of a car from the house. Jordan Pond house is nearby. The free Island explorer shuttle can be taken from the village to explore the area.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Seal Harbor, Maine

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6 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$655
Cleaning fee A$131 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

Cleaning fee $100 if stay less than 7 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Seal Harbor, Maine

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - toilet , bath with shower , claw foot bath tub
    First floor bathroom - toilet , bath with shower , bath (no shower) , Washer & dryer in bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master bedroom - 2nd floor - 1 large double bed , Closet with built in bureau
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Children's bedroom - 1 double bed , 2 single bed , Twin over full bunk bed and trundle
  • Stereo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis