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The Gatehouse on the Ocean

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Waterfront view of the Gatehouse

Waterfront view of the Gatehouse Water on calm evening Water and mountain view Living room area Kitchen area Bedroom (one end) Castle for the kids Downstair den/TV room Another ocean view Bedroom (another view) Window seat in living room Gatehouse Deck

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Last updated: 03/12/2014
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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bar Harbor house description

This cottage, with living space on the second floor for the view, is perfect for two couples, with two very private bedrooms, each with it's own bath. Great for families as well. Cook's kitchen with all appliances, pantry and stunning view to the ocean. Eat at the bar or the dining table. Cozy living room with gorgeous window seat. Laundry, third bath and den downstairs. Deck across the front for outdoor living with view of Frenchman's Bay and the mountains of Mount Desert Island. Stroll down through the orchard to sit on the beach, watch the shore birds and boats go by, maybe even go for a dip if you're brave. Just 20 minutes to Acadia National Park and 25 min. to downtown Bar Harbor or 10 minutes to shopping in Ellsworth.

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible
              • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

                in bedroom...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

                off main room...moreless

              • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

                off den downstairs...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • Our house is well supplied with movies, games and books for at home leisure hours. There are lots of woods for walking and of coarse the beach to comb. The property was once a farm so there's an old apple orchard that attracts the deer at times. The field is big enough and at times the westerly winds are just right for kite flying. We know, we've done it! We'll leave our kite in the garage. Those same breezes will keep you cool on hot afternoons as well as discourage the mosquitoes. We've made a fun 'Pinecone Path' for the young at heart to explore, and have cute little castles tucked in the trees to play in....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Music Library
                  • Books
                  • Games
                  • Video Library
                  • Television
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • VCR
                  • Stereo
                  • DVD Player
                  • Radio
                  • Books For Kids
                  • Games For Kids
                  • Ping Pong Table

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Cinemas
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Zoo
                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Water Parks

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Walking
                  • Scenic Drives

                  local services and businesses

                  • Groceries
                  • Medical Services

                  Location Type

                  • Rural
                  • Waterfront

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Hiking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Cycling
                  • Swimming

                  Arrival Day

                      • Saturday

                      catering options

                          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                          Dining

                              • Dining Area

                              General

                              • Laundry Soap
                              • Local Maps
                              • Paper Towels
                              • Local Restaurant Guide
                              • Basic Soaps
                              • Toilet Paper
                              • Telephone
                              • Heating
                              • Linens Provided
                              • Iron & Board
                              • Dialup Access
                              • Internet
                              • Towels Provided
                              • Washing Machine
                              • Clothes Dryer
                              • Alarm Clock
                              • Hair Dryer
                              • Shampoo

                              Kitchen

                              • Dishwasher
                              • Blender
                              • Coffee Grinder
                              • Lobster Pot
                              • Pantry Items
                              • Grill
                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Toaster
                              • 4 Ring Stove
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Oven
                              • Microwave
                              • Cooking Utensils

                              Outside

                              • Bicycles
                              • Wood Deck
                              • Outdoor Grill Gas
                              • Porch / Veranda
                              • Beach Towels
                              • Walkway To Water

                              Pool / Spa

                                  • Jacuzzi
                                   

                                  Reviews

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                                  • Summer vacation retreat

                                    Summer vacation retreat

                                    • Guest vicki h.
                                    • Date of stay 07/21/12
                                    • Review Submitted 07/29/12
                                    My boyfriend and I stayed at the Gatehouse this past week and were in for a wonderful suprise! The pictures of the house doesn't do it justice! We had never been to acadia national park before. Really beautiful! Went biking, hiking, kayaking on long pond. Great lobster at Trenton lobster pound, awesome scalops at Jordans snack shack. After being out all day and then coming home to the Gatehouse was incredible! We loved all the décor and special touches! I spent hours reading in the window seat soaking up the sunlight later in the afternoon or early in the am. Saw 2 deer playing in the backyard! We loved the open floor plan, high ceilings, long wood counter top to sit and eat breakfast at. Thank-you again for sharing your home with us. Be back soon! Vicki Boston ma.

                                    Owner response: We're so pleased that folks find a pleasant surprise when they arrive at our "Gatehouse." Even when they don't write a review they write wonderful things in our guest book saying they couldn't have picked a better place for their home away from home, how central its location is to everything they want to do, the great book collection and sound system, and even the adults love exploring the Pine Cone Path looking for elves and gnomes! Thanks for the nice review and we hope you come back.

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                                  • Books and Beach Walks and Kayaking

                                    Books and Beach Walks and Kayaking

                                    • Guest Joan D.
                                    • Date of stay 08/29/11
                                    • Review Submitted 09/25/11
                                    This house is terrific! The house is beautifully appointed with a cheery and fully-equipped kitchen, a great counter to hang out at, and good views of the water. We felt at home immediately! If you're a reader (or a writer!), don't bother to bring books with you because this house is fully stocked with a great variety of literary novels, non-fiction, childrens, and interesting stuff like a huge coffee-table book of New York Times front pages dating back as far as you can think. Despite Acadia looming nearby, you might find it hard to get out of the window seat to explore it. That said, we had three great paddles in our kayaks, directly from the beach, up the Jordan River and into Eastern Bay. Great launching spot just across a small meadow and orchard and a rocky beach that's easy to navigate, plus you can walk for miles in two directions when the tide is right. Total privacy at the Gatehouse, which is at the very end of a dead-end road. Lovely, lovely spot and every little detail is attended to. Very peaceful and aesthetically pleasing setting, both inside and out. Only a half hour to everything in Acadia, too, and a great farmer's market on the way so you can stock up on fresh local fruits and veggies. You won't be disappointed!

                                    Recommended for: Sightseeing, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, adventure seekers.

                                    Owner response: We love when our renters appreciate all the books we have in our house. I have always thought writers in particular would find it the perfect place to relax, to read and to write!

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                                  • Great Find!

                                    Great Find!

                                    • Guest Kathy s.
                                    • Date of stay 08/05/11
                                    • Review Submitted 09/01/11
                                    The description of the property was totally accurate. The house, as well as the grounds, were lovely. Spoiled us for other rentals!

                                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.

                                    Owner response: We are always so pleased when our renters tell us how much they've enjoyed their stay in our house on the ocean.

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                                  • Great Rental!

                                    Great Rental!

                                    • Guest Maria C.
                                    • Date of stay 07/30/11
                                    • Review Submitted 08/09/11
                                    The Gatehouse was a perfect rental for my family and I. It was warm and welcoming (even with fresh flowers) and very well equipped. The setting was lovely as well. I was hesitant about not being on Mount Desert Island, but my fears were completely unfounded. The location was convenient and it was nice to be away from the hustle and bustle of MDI. I enjoyed taking nice quiet runs through Lamoine and to the beach. Really can't say enough good things about this rental (except maybe that we wish we found all the games earlier...but there was much to do and explore in the area so the games weren't even needed)!. I now want to build a window seat for reading in my home!

                                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.

                                    Owner response: We are so pleased when folks love our house. Lamoine sounds like a strange little village and it's hard to convince people that is will be a great jumping-off spot for visiting Acadia and Mount Desert Island (including Bar Harbor) It is always rewarding for us when renters write that they were completely satisfied with their stay or that they found our home was far above their expectations.

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                                  • The Gatehouse

                                    The Gatehouse

                                    • Guest Manda (Cincinnati Ohio)
                                    • Date of stay 09/25/10
                                    • Review Submitted 10/07/10
                                    We had a great time at this absolutely beautiful area very close to Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island. The property was wonderfully homey and stocked well with everything we could have wanted during our stay. The sites and the sceanery were breathtaking. The fall colors were out in full force and I can't describe how pretty it was and though it was foggy and rainy during part of our stay it didn't diminish our enjoyment of Acadia National park. I would recommend this property to all of my friends and family and I hope to be able to visit again in the future.

                                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.

                                    Owner response: We appreciate so much the fact that renters notice all the little niceties we have at our house. We try to think of all the things folks could possibly need, from extra tooth brushes to condiments in the fridge. Then there are the things nature provides, a beautiful field to walk through to reach a typical seashore for beachcombing. Oh, and we mustn't forget the "pinecone path" that we did for the kids but find that adults get a kick out of it, too.

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 6/6

                                   
                                  $1000.-$1500.We built our house in 2007 and renters have been very haappy each year they've come. They say it's the 'perfect seaside retreat.'
                                  May 1000/week (ladyslippers in the Park)
                                  June 1000./week (lupines everywhere)
                                  July 1300./week
                                  July 28-Aug. 1500./week
                                  Sept. 1000./week
                                  Oct. 1000./week  (great time to see the foliage)
                                  Sat. to Sat.
                                  $200.deposit and 7% sales tax must be added
                                  Prices are for 6 people, please check for larger groups.

                                  Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                                  Calendar

                                  Last updated: 03/12/2014
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                                  Location

                                  This owner has opted not to share the exact location of their property.

                                  • Nearest Airport: Bar Harbor/Hancock Cty Airport at 5 Miles
                                  • Nearest Beach: Lamoine Beach (ocean) at 2 Miles
                                  • Nearest Golf: Bar Harbor Golf (Trenton) at 5 Miles
                                  • Nearest Restaurant: Coney Island (burgers) at 5 Miles
                                   

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                                  Speaks: english

                                   

                                  Photos

                                  • Waterfront view of the Gatehouse

                                    Waterfront view of the Gatehouse

                                  • Water and mountain view

                                    Water and mountain view

                                  • Kitchen area

                                    Kitchen area

                                  • Castle for the kids

                                    Castle for the kids

                                  • Another ocean view

                                    Another ocean view

                                  • Window seat in living room

                                    Window seat in living room

                                  • Water on calm evening

                                    Water on calm evening

                                  • Living room area

                                    Living room area

                                  • Bedroom (one end)

                                    Bedroom (one end)

                                  • Downstair den/TV room

                                    Downstair den/TV room

                                  • Bedroom (another view)

                                    Bedroom (another view)

                                  • Gatehouse Deck

                                    Gatehouse Deck

                                  5

                                  2 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                                  Sleeps 7

                                  View calendar: Updated 03/12/14
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                                  207 288-5182

                                  Speaks: english
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