Harbor Hideaway - 2 acres for lease, with housing - Bar Harbor, ME

The Land

Property owner

Farmer or farm family


191 State Hwy 3 Bar Harbor, Maine 04609

Total number of acres available with this property


Acres of cropland or tillable land


Acres of pasture


Acres of forested land


Other open and/or non-farmable land


Farm Information

Water sources present


Types of water sources present

  • Town/municipal water

Barns, sheds or other structures


Farm infrastructure details

Farm buildings include storage sheds, outdoor cook kitchen in a shaded grove area, and room for Large Greenhouse which is highly recommended to add greater value to overall use of the property. Owner will consider co-funding.

Farmer housing


Farmer housing details

Four BR home in main house. (3) upstairs, and (1) on main floor. Formal dinning room. Renovated Kitchen in 2015. New Sun / Main / Great room combination built in 2016. Two full bathrooms, three shower stalls, with upstairs loft BR area that can sleep six. Outdoor patio area with view of Cadillac mountain. Lower shaded outdoor cooking area.

Equipment and machinery

None available

Is the property enrolled in a current use or other state program that affects property taxes?


Is the property protected with any type of Conservation Easement?


Is there a forest management plan for forestland on the available property?


Is the property certified organic, or does it qualify for organic certification under federal organic regulations?


Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

  • Property for lease

Property for lease

Seasonal Lease for potential property manager. Facility ideally to be used as a mini / micro Farming Conference Center for seminars, workshops, Farm to Table events. Owner open - minded for building or placement of Greenhouse to help extend growing season.

Additional Information


Generational family owned - farm property located at the Gateway to the beautiful Acadia Region of Mount Desert Island.

PLEASE NOTE: This post is essentially to get a sense of interest in the described opportunity. We welcome those seeking farmland and or residence combinations to discuss their individual timeline of urgency and perhaps negotiating more towards the 2024 season, with some "possibility" of starting some level of production / prep during the current 2023 season.Owner seeks single occupant or couple. Non Smoker /  No pets perferably due to recent interior restoration.

Thank you in advance for respecting our wishes to contact us via email or phone for interests to view the property. We are unable to accept unannounced visitors at this time, and therefore request viewings by appointment only.

Owners are "Seasonal - Summer" residents.( Mid June - Mid - September ). House w/b/ available from Mid - September - Early June Ideal for a Farming Educational Conference Center in hosting seminars, workshops, farm to table events, Foliage -  Harvest Fairs. Perfect for Spring, Fall, Winter Conferences, Retreats, and Working Vacations.

Great venue for Farm Non- Profits to host fund raisers, and entertain donors.

Property Manager Lease: will be entertained with understanding that housing lease expires around Mid- June and would resume just after Labor - Day. Owner will grant Right of First Refusal to tenants interest to return.

Perfect for couple or former B + B operator. 

Lease allowances dependent upon number of events that book over the duration an interested tenant elects to live on the premise.

There is two acres available for growing to a new farmer tenant with owner requesting Regenerative Agriculture practices preferably little to no tilling. Owner will consider leasing the open land or the house, or both depending on tenants needs.

Property sits one mile from the main entrance to Acadia National Park and three miles from the downtown district of Bar Harbor. Property is at entrance to a dirt road leading to Frenchmens Bay and has only one abuting neighbor. Town water / Septic. Large frontage along high traffic volume town road could allow for roadside signage to farmstand if town approves. 

Owner will cover WI-FI. Utilities such as heat gas propane for mini split if staying year round through the winter, electric, and cable, TBD and contingent based on number of reserved dates for various events and bookings.

Listed leasing costs are contingent at this time given transfer of property ownership internally within family. 

Standard Land lease costs per acre apply: $150.00 per acre for the season with family willing to discuss establishing and co - funding tunnel or greehouse expansions based on level of interest by farmer to establish more of a year round grow due to the short season in Maine. Land could host a good size greenhouse alongside a large rectangular field area 100' x 36' for outdoor growing.

Farmhouse Lease terms: Off Season - Nine month leasing terms are entertained at this time for discussion starting at a suggested $2,700.00 per month. See previously mentioned allowances. Tenant will be offered a right of first refusal to return in the Fall to resume role in developing property out for the farming community. 

Lease allowances dependent upon number of events that book over the duration an interested tenant elects to live on the premise.




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