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Spacious Farmhouse with Mtn Views, Quiet, 4 Mi from Bar Harbor, by Acadia Np, Bh

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Last updated: 04/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Beautifully remodeled 3 bedroom/ 2 bath farmhouse. Nestled in a quiet field overlooking Gorham Mountain. This house is just 1 mile from hiking and biking in Acadia National Park or lying on the beach. Just 4 miles from Bar Harbor on the free public transportation loop. Great location for day and evening activities or just sitting and watching sunsets off the back deck. Recent kitchen and bath remodels great for large families. Relax on the deck, while taking in the mountains, sunset and moon rise. Great place for children. Brand new hot tub outside on the back deck. Wood floors throughout. The downstairs is very sunny and open. Because this is our real home, the kitchen is fully stocked with all the basics plus many extras. The master bedroom has its own marbled tile bathroom with a large shower. There is a den on the first floor that has a very cozy pullout couch (seriously, I bought it for MY parents) and bathroom right next to it, for those not comfortable going up and down stairs. In the bathrooms, soaps and shampoos are provided, as flying with theses items is so difficult! Our home is simple, but the linens and towels are always of high quality, so you feel spoiled on your vacation. As nurses we keep it VERY CLEAN! There is an apartment as well for those who need an extra bedroom, or a bit more privacy. The apartment is a walkout basement one, with planty of light. It is very peaceful down there.


Guest Comments: 'This wonderful sanctuary of yours has allowed for a very relaxing time on the Island. We have been really comfortable visiting and playing games together, here at the house. With the lovely view of Gorham Mountain, we don't feel the need to go out and about. Its been lovely talking to Angela and Chris' (7/11)

'Your renovations are fantastic and your home is a truly calm and peaceful place' ( 7/11)

'You have a beautiful, cheery home. Thank your children for letting ours play with their toys & books' (8/11)

'This was our 1st visit to your lovely home. I love it so much that for the week, I pretend it's mine' (8/11)

'Having rented on MDI a number of times, this has truly been the nicest rental we have had. All those little extras make a difference' (8/11)
' The house is just beautiful- the wrap around porch with a view of the mountains is spectacular' (7/11)

'We had a great time staying in your home. It is a great location for visiting all the surrounding area' (8/11)

New addition with a full bathroom added in 2010. We have been told by all our friends who rent- why are you renting this for so cheap?! It really is a beautiful home!

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome:

    As someone who grew up with a severe peanut allergy- we work really hard to clean the kitchen carefull and make sure there is NO food residue for these reasons. Please note- We are not a peanut free home!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    There is a 100 dollar pet cleaning fee and we ask you to PLEASE keep dogs off the furniture (as other renters are allergic). Must be approved by owner first....moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

  • Guest Bedroom: 1 double

    ...moreless

  • Living Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Nice American Standard pull out- very comfortable!...moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    Master bath attached...moreless

  • Children's Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    bunk beds...moreless

  • Basment Apartment: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    walk out with lots of privacy and it's own bathroom/kitchen...moreless

  • The Basement apt has a full kitchen and bathroom with its own entrance and one adjoining. It is available for an additional 400/week. We have a pack-n-play available upon request. Please ask in advance. Dogs are allowed after speaking to owner, but should be crated if left at home alone, and you cannot be sure they won't do any damage. We have a single twin mattress that we can have available upon request before your vacation. This would be ideal for an extra child. Please let us know....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 3 Half Bathrooms

  • Bathroom first floor: toilet, shower

    5 foot wide shower...moreless

  • Basement apartment: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom: toilet, shower

    tumbled marble tile with oversized shower off master bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom: toilet, tub

    in hall on second floor, antique tub, no shower...moreless

  • Half Bathroom

    ...moreless

  • Half Bathroom

    ...moreless

  • Large new tumbled marble tile shower in master bathroom. Claw foot tub with shower faucet in guest bathroom. First floor has new full bath with 5 foot shower. We are extremely thorough in our cleanings. We have had someone stay for two weeks in a wheel chair. We are not ADA, but could work for some families. The room with the pull out couch is directly across from the full bathroom and on the first floor. Great set up for someone who cant do stairs. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Please remember when booking that there are refunds up to 30 days prior to your stay. Please consider your summer schedules carefully! We have a very nice pull out couch and bathroom on first floor. We have a wheel chair ramp to enter the house. All doors on the ground floor are 36 inches. We are not ADA, but are possibly workable for a wheel chair, or handicaped access. We have a basketball hoop too!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    lots of movies to watch, kids and adult included...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Mountain:

    Gotham Mountain is in the back yard. Hiking from several locations close to the house and right from the house....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Watch the sunrise over Gorham Mountain in Acadia National Park, just across the field. The moon rise is equally beautiful and the dark sky make stargazing amazing!...moreless

  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural:

    Quiet setting just 4 miles from the Town of Bar Harbor. Overlooking a field, and Acadia National Park The house was the Grindle Farm years ago....moreless

  • Village:

    Otter Creek has a general store for the Blackwoods Campground just one mile down the road. One can buy lobsters there as well. The Hanford in Bar Harbor is better to stock up supplies....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Large farm table in the kitchen. There is a table for outside dining, but it is smaller. There is an extra card tableand chairs in the basement for overflow....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    one air conditioner in the master bedroom- rarely needed! Fans are in all the bedrooms....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer:

    two of them and a clothes line...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Acadia NP right down the road!...moreless

  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Wood stove, and oil heat and a hot tub for the really chilled!...moreless

  • Internet:

    high speed...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    nice linens- high thread count- not old scratchy ones ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    nice and sunny with a large TV...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    plenty...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    free calls ...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Soft and fluffy, and beach towels to!...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    front loader on the first floor, top loader in the basement...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    12 cup automatic...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Lots of everything...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Boch new last year...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Remodeled with soapstone counter tops. There are two sinks and plenty of space for cooking for large groups. The kitchen is FULLY stocked to cook large meals like lobster dinners with no problems...moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven:

    Gas stove top with electriv oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    There are plenty of cooking pots, pans, trays, crockpots, blenders...there is a large stocked pantry with all you could use to bake a cake or large family dinner!...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    New french door huge fridge with ice maker and water filter....moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas with electric oven, gas stove in apartment as well....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large with basketball net in the driveway, space for soccer and bocci and a large tree with two swings...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Summer
Jun 13 - Sep 5, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,500 $10,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $100
  • Cleaning $0
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Taxes Included

Notes:

2500-2900

We have a walkout basement apartment that is available to rent. This is great for teens or the in-laws who want a bit more privacy- or simply as an extra bedroom. It has a queen bed, futon couch, bathroom, TV. There is also a small kitchen and fridge which is great for large families who need the kitchen space overflow. The cost for this extra room is 400 dollars a week.

400 dollars is required to reserve the rental. The final full amount is due 30 days prior to your stay. This amount is not refundable if we are unable to rent out the house for that week. We accept personal checks for payment. There is a 200 dollar security fee added to the rental fee that will be returned after occupancy, if all is well. Thanks!


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Location

18 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bar Harbor
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Thirsty Whale
8 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Cranberry Isle Ferry
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Kebo Golf Club
250 Miles
Nearest Train
Portland, Maine
50 Miles
Nearest Motorway
95
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Burning Tree
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Seal Harbor Beach, Sand Beach in Acadia NP

Car: Not Necessary

Acadia National Park surrounds Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island. There are over 100 miles of carriage roads that one can walk or bike, or horseback ride on. Some even offer horse drawn carriage rides. There are both ocean and lake beaches in and outside of the Park to swim and picnic at. There are miles of hikes on trails over the mountains, for all abilities, from the toddler to avid hiker. Bar Harbor is a historical tourist destination. There is a history of the golden days when Bar Harbor was called 'Eden'. There are museums, art galleries, restaurants, tours of the Park. For those who prefer the water sports, there is sailing, kayaking, power boating, whale watching, and deep sea fishing. For the brave, the scuba diving is apparently quite interesting. Mount Desert Island is the perfect place for a family vacation. It has everything a variety of people could want, all in a close region. It is beautiful here.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: We are a married couple who work as Nurse Practitioners in the area. We have been renting out our home in the summer for the past several years. We started doing this when we moved away for a three year stint. When we returned, people still called, wanting our home back in the summer. We have had a great time renting our home, and have met wonderful people along the way.

Why the Owner Chose Otter Creek:
We have always loved Acadia National Park. When I graduated college, I knew I wanted to stay in the area. As a kayak guide for 10 years, I wanted to be near the ocean. From our house I can hear the bell bouy in Otter Cove. I never get over the veiw of sunrise from our bedroom windows. I havent always loved our home. As a 100 year old farmhouse, it had gone through several renovations over the years. It has been an ongoing progect, that we are finally winning! Renting out our property has helped us fund these projects along the way. We just put on a new wrap aroun deck and air sealed the basement and kitchen ceiling! We have a wonderful location that is peaceful, yet close to town. The house is spacious with lots of stuff for the kids to do. There is a den, living room, large kitchen and sunroom all on the first floor. Even on a rainy day one would not feel like you were all on top of each other. If you need the extra privacy, there is the added apartment downstairs. We love dogs, and they are welcome, but we also have allergies and ask that you pay an extra cleaning fee and keep them off the furniture. Acadia is a great place for dogs! As is our huge back yard!


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish, a little Spanish!

 

Photos

  • Veiw of back yard- very peaceful

    Veiw of back yard- very peaceful

  • Kitchen with dishwasher. The door there goes to the basement apartment.

    Kitchen with dishwasher. The door there goes to the basement apartment.

  • Kitchen farm table, nice and sunny!

    Kitchen farm table, nice and sunny!

  • Sunroom has plenty of space for a large group to feel cozy. Deck off the back

    Sunroom has plenty of space for a large group to feel cozy. Deck off the back

  • First floor TV room with cozy platform pullout couch. Across from new full bath

    First floor TV room with cozy platform pullout couch. Across from new full bath

  • Guest room with double bed, room for pack-n-play.

    Guest room with double bed, room for pack-n-play.

  • Upstairs bathroom with tub- great for the young children!

    Upstairs bathroom with tub- great for the young children!

  • Hall from entrance to kitchen, with downstairs bathroom and TV room

    Hall from entrance to kitchen, with downstairs bathroom and TV room

  • The back yard showing how the house feels remote- despite it's proximity to town

    The back yard showing how the house feels remote- despite it's proximity to town

  • Back deck offers privacy and a well maintained hot tub

    Back deck offers privacy and a well maintained hot tub

  • overlooking Gorham Mountain off the backyard

    overlooking Gorham Mountain off the backyard

  • Kitchen for the basement apartment with 3/4 bath

    Kitchen for the basement apartment with 3/4 bath

  • Front of home, new addition. Wheel chair ramp  available if requested ahead.

    Front of home, new addition. Wheel chair ramp available if requested ahead.

  • Remodeled kitchen, 2 sinks, big and small fridge

    Remodeled kitchen, 2 sinks, big and small fridge

  • Sunroom with ample couch space, games and a stereo, tv and books- relax!

    Sunroom with ample couch space, games and a stereo, tv and books- relax!

  • Woodstoveroom, relax and read in peace and quiet

    Woodstoveroom, relax and read in peace and quiet

  • Masterbedroom overlooking Gorham Mnt. Private bath.

    Masterbedroom overlooking Gorham Mnt. Private bath.

  • kids room with bunk beds

    kids room with bunk beds

  • first floor bath with 5 foot shower

    first floor bath with 5 foot shower

  • Relax in the sun on the back deck- its private and quiet!

    Relax in the sun on the back deck- its private and quiet!

  • View of back yard- very peaceful with grill

    View of back yard- very peaceful with grill

  • Back yard with maple that has a couple of swings. Basketball hoop in drive to

    Back yard with maple that has a couple of swings. Basketball hoop in drive to

  • Need extra space? The walk out basement apartment gives you some privacy

    Need extra space? The walk out basement apartment gives you some privacy

  • Seal Harbor Beach- two miles down the road. Great for a swim or beach combing

    Seal Harbor Beach- two miles down the road. Great for a swim or beach combing

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Minimum stay: 7 nights
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  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    12
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    4.75
  • Property type
    House
Owner
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish, a little Spanish!
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 04/22/2015
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