A Beauty And Bargain In Bar Harbor, Maine

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According to USA Today, Bar Harbor, Maine, is one of the best places to buy a second home in New England and the Mid-Atlantic. In fact, it ranks No. 5 on their list, which encourages buyers to “Come for the beautiful town, stay for a hike in breathtaking Acadia National Park, which draws a steady flow of tourists from around the world.”

However, it’s not all tourist traps in Bar Harbor. There is a peace and serenity about the idyllic coastal town. It sits on Mount Desert Island along Maine’s famous Frenchman Bay. Here, you’ll get lost in scenic paths, enjoy a day out on the water, or cozy up in one of the town’s charming cafes.

And if you’re like any of the wide-eyed tourists who vacation here, real estate will eventually be top of mind. The homes in Bar Harbor can cost you a pretty penny. But we found something out of the ordinary that stopped us in our tracks.

A Victorian with a view! The three-bedroom, three-full-and-one-half bath, cottage-style Victorian is situated smack dab in the wooded forests of Acadia National Park! Yes, it’s tucked into the woods bordering the historic Dorr Estate grounds, which is now part of the famed Acadia National Park.

The interiors are meticulously cared for and move-in ready, depending on your tastes. But it would also make for a fun project with a few cosmetic updates. Inside, the gracious size and towering stone fireplace offer a welcoming feel. And the outdoor deck and grounds are built for entertaining!

Even better? It’s priced at $675,000 and surrounded by a picturesque forest. The grounds are full of color in the fall. Plus, it’s within walking distance to downtown Bar Harbor, Compass Harbor, and Jackson Lab – making it that much easier to pop into town for a bite at an easy-going seafood spot with water views. All this for well under a million? Sign us up!

Steven Shelton of Acadia Realty Group has listed 1 Dorr Lane, Bar Harbor, Maine for $675,000.