Mt.Desert Island, Blue Hill Bay View, Water Access, Perennial & Herb Gardens
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Bar Harbor farmhouse description
Large, roomy, comfortable, sunny and fully furnished renovated traditional family farmhouse. Living room with large wraparound deck overlooks Blue Hill Bay. Kitchen, living room (picture window) & bedroom all have views across Bay to Swan's Island. Footpath from house to rocky (tidal) beach at Duck Cove. Perennial gardens surround house, large deck with flower planters & herbs, large lawn with hammocks, hill to rocky beach. House completely set up for summer rentals. Piano, lots of books in living room shelves, large screen TV, herbs on deck, 2 hammocks, children's full size frame play house on trail to cove, rocky beach
3 bedrooms and bathroom upstairs, downstairs bathroom, and laundry facilities. Living room lined with barn-board bookshelves, TV & DVD, children's games. Heated by Monitor oil heat supplemented with wood fireplace stove. Dining room with spinet piano, table seating accommodates 8. Dining room sideboards and cupboards, study, built-in desks. Highspeed internet, wireless, cable. Pet friendly. Sleeps 5
Acreage abuts Acadia National Park, local and island hiking, sailing, excellent restaurants, swimming in ponds within 15 minute drive. Served by Islander bus, on regular schedule.
One of West Tremont's 'historical houses': The house was an 1840's traditional Maine farmhouse, known locally to the older generation as the old Tolman place. The house was expanded and rebuilt in several stages in the mid-nineteenth century (it is now featured as one of West Tremont’s “historical houses”) with entry, barns, connecting rooms. The dining room and kitchen are late nineteenth century additions and the study was the original outside entrance, now fully enclosed and rebuilt as a downstairs study. The side facing the water was opens with picture window, large decks and gardens added. Culinary herbs for cooking on deck for tenant use. It has traditional farmhouse 'feel' but completely renovated and modernized for comfort and convenience.
The house is oriented to the deck and water, with a footpath down to the rocky beach at the head of Duck Cove, and a children's full-size play-out on the footpath. Full perennial gardens around the house, and wild (plowed) fields extending to the water.
Water-view is a conservancy with Maine Coast Heritage Trust. House and acreage protected by MCHT in traditional settings
Weekly rent is $1500, less 10% if 2 weeks or longer.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Pets Considered:
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- 2 rooms each with Queen-size beds -- one overlooks water and garden. 1 room with 2 single beds -- overlooks field and water -- most suitable as a children's room. Two Queen- bedrooms have ample storage including closets, bureaus, side tables and lamps.. Suitable for 6 (if 2 children), or 5 adults....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- House is fully furnished & ready for use. Large comfortable over-stuffed rockers & chairs, with window-seat along picture window in living room. Living room lined with barn boards & bookshelves with many books and children's games. Wood stove with tiled surround in living room fireplace. Doors from living room and from side entry both lead to large deck with flower boxes and cooking herbs for guest use. Picnic table, side seating, grill and lounge chairs on deck. Hammocks on lawn below deck. Wood-frame children's play house Perennial flower gardens & lawn surround house, field and footpath extend down to Duck Cove, with rocky beach, swimming at mid-to-high tides. Ponds for swimming nearby. 3 bedrooms: 2 with Queen-size beds, and 1 with two single twin size beds. Bathrooms with showers & tub, upstairs & downstairs. Washer & dryer on first floor. Spinet piano. L-shaped & wall-hugging desks. Excellent reading lights throughout & full library with maps for general are...moreless
- Satellite / Cable:
- Books For Adults
- Books For Kids
- Games For Kids
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
- Coin Laundry
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Bird Watching
local services and businesses
- Medical Services
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Water View:
sports and adventure activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Dining Room
- Seating for 8 people
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Linens Provided:
- Towels Provided:
- Wood Stove:
- Air Conditioning:
- Living Room:
- Hair Dryer
- Ceiling Fans
- Laundry Soap
- Local Maps
- Paper Towels
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Basic Soaps
- Toilet Paper
- Iron & Board
- Tiled Stove
- Wireless Internet
- Alarm Clock
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
- Beach Chairs
- Beach Towels
- Wood Deck
- Walkway To Water
- Outdoor Grill
- Lawn / Garden:
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
Summer 2013 rate is $1500 per week. 10% reduction 2 weeks. 7% Maine tax. Cleaning charge for pets.Summer 2013 rats is $1500 per week. 10% reduction 2 weeks or more 7 % Maine sales tax for rentals. Cleaning charge $25/week for pets.Summer 2013 rate is $1500 per week. 10% reduction 2 weeks or more 7% Maine sales tax for rentals. Cleaning charge $25 for pets.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Spectacular sight-seeing with sailing, kayaking, hiking, climbing, biking & lake/pond/beach swimming locally available in Acadia National Park (Mt. Desert Island) & surrounding waters. Ferries available to outer islands for day-trips. Bass Harbor and Southwest Harbor closest harbors for sailing (rentals and charters available), fishing & whale-watching in Blue Hill Bay & Frenchman's Bay. Excellent restaurants, family-style as well as gourmet, near house in Southwest Hbr and elsewhere on Mt. Desert Island. Weekly classical and other concerts in Northeast Harbor, in Bar Harbor, and at Kneisel Hall (Blue Hill, 40 minutes away).
Other Activities: Easy hiking as well as steep climbing trails in Acadia National Park. Sailing & kayaking close by. Boat rentals (kayak, canoe, sail, motor) in Somes Sound, Blue Hill & Frenchman's Bays. Swimming in cove on property or nearby lakes, ponds, or beach across Island. National Park guided tours as well as self-guided trails.
Year Purchased: 1965
About the owner: I fell in love with this farmhouse in 1965, when it was an abandoned chicken farm & have lovingly restored it over almost 5 decades. I am a college professor in Amherst, MA, and return to Mt. Desert every summer. We used to sail but now I mainly attend to the perennial gardens that surround the house.
Why the Owner Chose Bar Harbor:
The house itself is homey, large, tastfully renovated in farmhouse style and comfortable. Everything for your convenience, even a piano & a child's play house on the property. We've rebuilt the house over the years for our own comfort and that of our guests. It has local history going back into the early 19th century. Gorgeous view out across the water of Blue Hill Bay, short trail down to Duck Cove (rocky beach on our property), large hillside, beautiful pereniial gardens, and the hiking or touring pleasures of Mt Desert Island a bike or car ride away in minutes. Wonderful local restaurants. Terrific place for a family vacation and getaway.
The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
The view, the ease of access to hiking and biking and boating, local nature tours, bird-watching, naps in the hammocks, lots of books in shelves lining the living room, terrifically comfortable house.
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View of house, wraparound deck and one of the gardens
View from living-room onto deck and garden
Deck and water view (Blue Hill Bay at Duck Cove)
Side entrance from driveway
Living room (windows onto front lawn)
View into kitchen through dining room doorway
View from garden out over Blue Hill Bay
One of the three upstairs bedrooms (queen bed)
Deck, barn and garden
Living room (windows onto garden and water view)
Dining room (windows onto driveway)
Partial view of kitchen
3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
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