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Honeymoon in Historic Chalet Studio with Private Ocean Beach

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The Chalet,brought from Switzerland in the 1920's.

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Last updated: 12/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Hulls Cove apartment description

Cozy studio apartment in antique Swiss Chalet has direct entry from woods. Perched atop a cliff over the Atlantic, stairs wend down through woods to a private ocean beach. Private mile-long road through woods for strolling, jogging. Woods home to thrushes, loons, bald eagles, deer. Quiet by day and silent as a cave at night. One mile from Acadia National Park, 3 miles to center of downtown Bar Harbor. WiFi supplied.
Dining, Shopping, Boating: : Approx 70 restaurants, mostly casual. Most have lobster and serve liquor. Good value by city standards. Friendly shops and outstanding craft and art galleries. Many forms of ocean boating, including: slow sunset sails, whale watches, guided sea kayaking, novel trips on lobster boat or video-dive boat, private charters.
Recreation & Nature: : Hike, bike, kayak, swim, climb. Photograph on guided nature tours in Acadia National Park. Oceanarium, zoo, golf, mini golf, day trips to quaint villages in Maine. With passports, you can visit the FDR estate at Campobello in a longish day trip. Century-old reputation as 'America's Most Beautiful Island' and 'Queen of Resorts.' International reservations welcomed.
Certified for Occupancy: Starting in 2007, vacation rentals must be certified for occupancy by town officials. Our property is duly certified. As you shop among rental properties, ask about their certification--to avoid being cancelled at the last minute. If you have to cancel, we immediately put your week back on the market and refund your outlay after someone else rents. There is no automatic penalty, but with a late cancellation there is a chance that no one will be found to replace you. Thankfully, cancellations are rare.

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • 350 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking outdoors is okay, of course....moreless

          • Not Suitable For Children
          • Pets Considered:

            Dogs okay; cats not. Too many visitors allergic to them!...moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          • Bedroom: 1 queen

            ...moreless

          • Includes entertainment center and overstuffed chair for reading/relaxing, wifi, satellite TV, video player & library....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Private (of course)...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Entertainment center & wireless internet connection. Picnic table, 2-burner stove top, gas grill, stairs to private ocean beach, mile-long wooded oval road for walking or jogging, only 1 mile to Acadia National Park Visitor Center. Popular for Honeymoons, Weddings, Anniversaries....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Audio Tape Player
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo:

                Portable 'boombox'...moreless

              • Television
              • VCR
              • Video Library:

                A number of titles--in case of a rainy day....moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Bay/Sound
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Coin Laundry
              • Festivals
              • Forests
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Pond
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Water Parks
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Horseback Riding
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching

              Location Type

              • Beach:

                Our private ocean beach is reached by a long, winding staircase down the wooded cliff....moreless

              • Ocean View:

                Our 150' cliff provides a vista across the Atlantic to the mainland....moreless

              • Rural:

                The Chalet is in deep woods in the first cove out from downtown Bar Harbor--near the Visitor Center for Acadia National Park....moreless

              • Village

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Pier Fishing
              • Sailing
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis

              Dining

              • Dining:

                A further table outdoors for your use alone....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 2 people

              General

              • Activities Guide
              • Alarm Clock
              • Basic Soaps
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                You control your own thermostat...moreless

              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                Bed is made and extra linens provided....moreless

              • Local Activities Guide
              • Local Maps
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided
              • Wireless Internet

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Grinder
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Freezer
              • Grill
              • Kitchenette
              • Lobster Pot
              • Microwave
              • Pantry Items:

                Providing an assortment of common spices--pepper, cinnamon, garlic powder, etc....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Full-sized, with freezer....moreless

              • Stove:

                Specifically, a 2-burner gas stovetop....moreless

              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Barbecue
              • Deck / Patio:

                Down staircase at ocean beach....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Specifically, a small flower garden plus 3 acres of woodland....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Walkway To Water
               

              Reviews

              Write a review 4.1
              from 10 traveler reviews
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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              spring low
              May 2 - May 22, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $130
              $795
              shoulder
              May 23 - Jun 12, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $150
              $895
              mid season
              Jun 13 - Sep 4, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $195
              $1,095
              shoulder
              Sep 5 - Oct 16, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $150
              $895
              autumn low
              Oct 17 - Oct 31, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $130
              $795

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Cleaning $0
              • Tax Rate 8%

              Notes:

              $795-$1095/week

              $795/week LOW before May 22 & after Oct 17

              $895/week SHOULDER May 23June12 &Sept 5-Oct 16

              $1095/week MID June 13-Sept 4

              $995/week HIGH SEASON.

              FOR MULTI-WEEK RENTALS, THERE IS AN ADDITIONAL DISCOUNT OF $100/WEEK AFTER THE FIRST WEEK.

              Rented Sat-Sat or Sun -Sun, as available. Please check under 'availability' tab or contact us for availability.

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              INTERNATIONAL INQUIRIES WELCOME

              Accept check or PayPal. 50% at time of reserving; balance 30 days before arrival. Reason: we may have several households changing over on the same day and cannot meet most of the folks as they arrive. With the fee paid in advance, the cleaners simply leave your door unlocked and the key on the dining table. That way there is no 'key chase'--it's that kind of safe, old-fashioned village!


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              Calendar

              Last updated: 12/23/2014
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              Location

              40 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Bar Harbor at 10 miles or Bangor, Maine
              1 Kilometres
              Nearest Barpub
              Chart House in Hulls Cove
              3 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Kebo Valley Country Club
              190 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Portland, Maine
              1 Kilometres
              Nearest Motorway
              State Route 3
              1 Kilometres
              Nearest Restaurant
              Chart House or Peppers
              100 Metres
              Nearest Beach
              On property

              Car: Recommended

              Hike, bike, swim, sail, kayak, whale-watch, drive National Park and quaint villages, golf, oceanarium, cinemas, cabarets, lobster restaurants and other cuisine, fall foliage, airplane & glider flights, fine crafts and galleries--all within 5 miles. Our GPS readout: 44* 25.505' N, 68* 14.785' W

              Other Activities: Whale watching, band concerts, mini golf, oceanarium, art cinema, day trips to old villages,glider flights, nature photography. Acadia National Park--only one mile away--is the 'star', but there's lots of other picturesque, tasty and fun stuff around. This is one of the oldest vacation spots in the U.S.

              Golf: Famous Kebo Valley golf course, with day rates, within 3 miles. There are two more courses within 15 miles.

              There are picturesque day trips both on the island and on the mainland. If you bring passports, it is a longish day trip to visit the FDR summer estate at Campobello.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1989

              About the owner: On a one-week vacation to Bar Harbor in 1976, We fell in love with the Town and National Park. We signed a lease on a shop--and never returned to Boston. A frequent fantasy of visitors;We were lucky enuf to make it work. For 25 years We owned Boston Baked Beads, The Dancing Deer &The Blue Heron Shop. We grew up living sweetly in small towns, but none was as beautiful as this one.

              Why the Owner Chose Hulls Cove:
              While operating shops in Bar Harbor, we began searching for a retreat that would feel like it was a million miles from the happy noise and congestion of the downtown. It also needed to be of interesting construction & history. After 5 years, we found the Chalet of the Bears, deep in the woods and perched on a cliff above the Atlantic--with a private ocean beach at the foot of the cliff.

              The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
              The Chalet of the Bears was built by a wealthy family during the 'roaring 20s'--a social peak in Bar Harbor. Experience what it is like to live for awhile in 'the house on the hill' from High Society days. Tour the main core of the Chalet and sit in the ballroom while hearing the colorful history of the mansion and its owners.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english, Read French, Spanish. Internat'l inquiries welcome

              Links to more information:

              Guestbook comments from the owner

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              Photos

              • The Chalet,brought from Switzerland in the 1920's.

                The Chalet,brought from Switzerland in the 1920's.

              • Dining table in Chalet studio

                Dining table in Chalet studio

              • The final stairs down the cliff to the deck and private beach

                The final stairs down the cliff to the deck and private beach

              • Chalet of the Bears: Patio Garden at Peak

                Chalet of the Bears: Patio Garden at Peak

              • Chalet of the Bears Sign (Chalet aux Ours)

                Chalet of the Bears Sign (Chalet aux Ours)

              • Lupine Field in Acadia Nat'l Park, nearby

                Lupine Field in Acadia Nat'l Park, nearby

              • Waterfront in Bar Harbor

                Waterfront in Bar Harbor

              • Bass Harbor Light in Acadia Nat'l Park

                Bass Harbor Light in Acadia Nat'l Park

              • Heavy Surf at Sand Beach in Acadia Nat'l Park

                Heavy Surf at Sand Beach in Acadia Nat'l Park

              • Easy hiking in Acadia Nat'l Park

                Easy hiking in Acadia Nat'l Park

              • Bubble Pond in Acadia

                Bubble Pond in Acadia

              • bed in Chalet studio

                bed in Chalet studio

              • View of Chalet studio from pantry

                View of Chalet studio from pantry

              • Grandchildren play on the private beach at Chalet of the Bears

                Grandchildren play on the private beach at Chalet of the Bears

              • Chalet vista:dawn over Frenchman Bay.

                Chalet vista:dawn over Frenchman Bay.

              • View of Bar Harbor from Cadillac Mt., Acadia

                View of Bar Harbor from Cadillac Mt., Acadia

              • Pathway in nearby Acadia Natl Park.

                Pathway in nearby Acadia Natl Park.

              • Otter Cliffs in Acadia Nat'l Park

                Otter Cliffs in Acadia Nat'l Park

              • Ocean Drive in Acadia Nat'l Park

                Ocean Drive in Acadia Nat'l Park

              • One of many hikes & climbs in Acadia Nat'l Park

                One of many hikes & climbs in Acadia Nat'l Park

              • View from the public pier in Bar Harbor

                View from the public pier in Bar Harbor

              • Fall foliage in Acadia

                Fall foliage in Acadia

              $130 - $195 per night (USD)
              10

              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 2

              View calendar: Updated 12/23/14
              Minimum stay: 3 nights
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              Member since: 2005
              Speaks: english, Read French, Spanish. Internat'l inquiries welcome
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              • Response rate: 70%
              • Calendar last updated: 12/23/2014
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