The solarium with visiting neighbor cat. (Cat does not live here and I haven't seen her in months.)Outdoor shower, if you want!
Dorothy Room in Golden Girl Palace

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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Dorothy's room is practical, as you'd expect. A full sized bed with shared second floor bathroom, Dorothy's room is across the hall from Blanche's room.

Note: This room is smallest of the group of rooms we have, room for the bed and not much else. Some guests have commented it's best for one person or for a couple who travel light.

The space

Nestled in the woods, The Golden Girl Palace is a true retreat. An easy drive everywhere on the island (centrally located), it has the flexibility you expect from Airbnb with amazing things you would expect at a traditional B and B (Giant kitchen! Outdoor shower! See more below).

Why Golden Girl Palace? Nicole needed a place to land in the middle of her divorce. Linda needed someone to take care of her house while she is on a medical mission in Africa.

The two found one another through mutual friends and an idea was born.

Golden Girl Palace was named after that lovely television show from previous decades. Nicole’s friends joked with her that they should all live in together in this giant house, like the Golden Girls. Nicole realized they were mostly joking but thought it would be fun to share this beautiful house with others for the year she was here.

Also, there are so many ‘Oceanside Cottage’ and ‘Acadia Pines’ stuff on Airbnb... Nicole being a marketer thought a fun name would attract fun people, like you!

The Golden Girl Palace will exist until September 1, 2017 when Linda comes home. Nicole is not sure where she’ll be then (maybe Golden Girl Palace will be relocated!) but if you know anyone who would benefit from a retreat-like environment, please send them over.

Golden Girl Palace is a haven, and now that you’ve stayed here, you’re a part of it too. Thank you for being a friend.

By renting this room on Airbnb, you are helping Linda maintain her home's expenses while she is in Africa and you are helping Nicole spend a year getting back on her feet.

This three floor home is where Linda raised her five children. This year, it's going to welcome hopefully a lot of fun people like you.

Interaction with guests

I work a lot in the summer but I'm never more than 20 minutes away generally. But between helpful neighbors and modern technology, I'm here for you and happy to help. I'm sure we'll see each other, I just may be in and out.

Other things to note

The house has no window coverings. While this is not a voyeuristic issue (you are in the woods), it is a morning light issue. We have sleep masks available if you want them, just leave them behind when you go for future guests (or Nicole will have to buy those dreadful $0.99 masks they give out on airplanes which are terrible).

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Shared bathroom)
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 6PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Private room


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: 20
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 6PM

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Must climb stairs
Pet(s) live on property - Brandy, the basset hound mix lives here



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Safety features
Smoke detector

2 nights minimum stay

16 Reviews

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Chelsea User Profile
July 2017
Nicole was lovely and very easy to communicate with. The house itself was a beautiful old farm house and all of the rooms were very clean and comfortable. Fresh coffee in the morning and a helpful booklet full of touring, hiking, and restaurant tips made this a great place to stay in Bar Harbor! Would definitely recommend!

Marya User Profile
July 2017
Nicole is warm and friendly and available to share her knowledge of the area. She made the whole house open for guest use. And made us coffee in the morning! I felt very comfortable and relaxed in the setting. The house is spacious and charming. And, Yes, I would return.

Cassandra User Profile
July 2017
Perfect location for easy access to all of Acadia's treasures! The Golden Girl's Palace was welcoming and relaxing. The hostess and guests were quiet and polite, and I truly felt at home during my stay. I drank wine in the hammock after the refreshing outdoor shower-- no better way to unwind after a long day. I would definitely stay here again!

Shanna User Profile
July 2017
Nicole was a welcoming hostess and even provided information on local hikes and some of her favorite places to eat and hang out. Our linens and towels were clean. The solarium was the perfect place to spend a rainy morning. The location was great because we could go to either side of the island with ease.

Kathleen User Profile
July 2017
Our stay at the Golden Girl Palace was perfect! Such a beautiful home and Nicole is a great, welcoming host.

Ron User Profile
July 2017
We really like our stay in this large home surrounded by woods. The location was perfect after a day sight seeing, it was nice and quiet at night. Good deal for this area.

Anh User Profile
July 2017
A quiet place right in the middle of Acadia, close to all the trails, but secluded in the pines. I loved reading in the solarium, especially on the night when it rained. Thanks Nicole for being a great host. I'll definitely recommend this place!

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Bar Harbor, Maine, United StatesJoined in August 2013
Nicole User ProfileNicole is a superhost.

From northern Maine but have since moved 'south' to Bar Harbor Maine. Run my own internet marketing business and coworking space. I live with my dog Brandy (a basset hound mix).

Languages: English, Français
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