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Janie' Haven: Pristine Log Home in Acadia with Ocean Access

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View of the deck from the meadow below

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Last updated: 08/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Janie's Haven was built with love and care in 2000, with hardwood floors, granite counters, and an open floor plan with French doors opening onto a large deck overlooking the ocean. The bedrooms are large and comfortable, each with its own full bath. Peace and seclusion are yours at the end of a quiet dead-end road, yet the house lies within easy driving distance from Acadia National Park, picturesque Bar Harbor, and the Quiet Side of the island. Our beautiful log home sits in a meadow on the edge of a cedar forest, with views of Western Bay and a very short walk to a semi-private stairway to the beach. Hike and see the sights in Acadia by day, go out for a gourmet dinner in Bar Harbor, then come home and enjoy ocean breezes on the deck when nights are warm, or relax by the wood stove in cooler weather. A rustic feel with modern conveniences like hi-speed internet access, a brand new gas grill, and a jacuzzi. Check Janie's Haven out on Facebook for more photos.

Our home is particularly well-placed for children. It is at the end of a dead-end street, with only one other cabin sharing the driveway, which is occupied by the owner's parents. The milky way is visible on clear nights, and the meadow is well-lit with hundreds of fireflies, especially in June. The stairs to the beach are shared with the other cabin, and the beach is very private. At high tide there is swimming, and at low tide children can go clamming or explore the coastline. Our location provides easy access to Acadia Park, with regular children's programming, or register children for the Summer Festival of the Arts in Southwest Harbor in July, or Schoodic Arts for All in Winter Harbor in August.

Leaf season is my favorite time to relax in Acadia. The deck overlooks Western Bay, and fall has the most spectacular sunsets of the year. The view of the ocean also showcases a huge maple that turns brilliant red. The days are warm, but the nights are cold, and we curl up in front of the woodstove at the end of a day hiking in the Park. With a luxury king mattress in the master bedroom, Janie's Haven becomes an ideal refuge for couples who just need to get away from it all after the summer crush has come and gone, and the winter rates make vacationing easier for couples. In the winter, Acadia is a haven for cross-country skiers and snowshoers, with over 55 miles of carriage trails to explore. Steal away for a week of peace as the snow falls over the ocean.

We are always listening to feedback from visitors to try to make our cabin more comfortable. Over the years we've added room-darkening curtains in the basement bedroom, a large sofa for the living room, new deck furniture and a new gas grill, a king bed in the downstairs bedroom, and a 42 inch LCD TV. Have any amenities you'd like to see at Janie's Haven for 2015? We'd love to hear about it - check us out on Facebook and make suggestions!

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Please be advised that the deck is quite high, and the great room has a loft. Use of the property is at your own risk. We can provide a pack and play as well as a high chair for younger children. Please let us know when making the reservation if either will be needed....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    There is no smoking permitted at Janie's Haven, whether inside or outside. Evidence of smoking (such as odor or odor-masking products or cigarette butts left on the grounds) will result in the loss of your security deposit. Please do not smoke at our home....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We allow dogs at Janie's Haven, but due to past damage to the woodwork we do require that dogs be crated when left alone. We provide one large varikennel for your convenience. Our pet fee is $50 per week per animal to cover the extra cleaning costs. We donate yearly to the Hancock County SPCA and hope you will consider doing the same....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

  • Master: 1 king

    Walk-in closet...moreless

  • Guest: 1 king

    Walk-in closet...moreless

  • Finished basement: 2 twin/ single

    Walk-in from meadow...moreless

  • Loft

    Two extra twin mattresses are available if needed...moreless

  • The master bedroom is very large, with vaulted ceilings, a new luxury king size mattress, and a walk-in closet. The en-suite bathroom contains a one-person Jacuzzi tub and granite counters, and a second (lockable) door also allows access to the master bath from the loft area. The loft area has two foam mattresses that can be set up as two twins or one king if needed (please indicate in reservation). Downstairs, the guest bedroom also boasts a walk-in closet, with a king mattress and full bath with an en-suite door as well as a lockable door to the rest of the first floor. The daylight basement bedroom is fully finished, with laundry, a full bath, hardwood floors, French doors and large windows facing the ocean. With two twin beds (or a double futon), a private bathroom, and a lounge area, the basement is a perfect rec room for children while parents relax upstairs....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Master Bath: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    ...moreless

  • First Floor Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Basement Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

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Other Amenities

  • Cell phone signal is unreliable in the Acadia area. AT&T seems to work best. We do provide a landline with unlimited local and long distance calls. ...moreless

Entertainment

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

    We have a 42 inch LCD TV with HuluPlus, Netflix instant streaming, Amazon prime, and basic cable....moreless

  • Toys:

    We do have some toys available for our younger guests....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach:

    We are 900 feet from a semi-private pebble beach on Goose Cove, a tidal basin that contains Alley Island, part of the Park, and clam flats. We share access one other cabin, via rather steep stairs. ...moreless

  • Mountain:

    We are equidistant from hiking areas in Southwest Harbor and Bar Harbor, both access points to Acadia National Park....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Our wide deck looks out over Goose Cove in Western Bay. The deck table seats 6 with extra chairs available if needed, and a new grill was added in 2013....moreless

  • Rural:

    Trenton is the first town mainland from Mount Desert Island. Our road dead ends with Janie's Haven and one other cabin, with woods on one side and ocean on the other. 15 min to Ellsworth, 20 to BHB....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    We have wireless cable internet available at the cabin....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    We provide a basic coffeemaker as well as a Keurig and a drip cone....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen has granite counters and a gas range. We supply ceramic cookware that is dishwasher safe and calphalon that is not. The kitchen is also stocked with basic non-perishable supplies....moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Our deck overlooks the meadow with views of the ocean....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    New gas grill as of 2014....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Jacuzzi
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Season
Jun 27 - Sep 5, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,800

Changeover Day: Saturday


Discounts: 7 nights or more: $257 Nightly


Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Leaf Season
Sep 6 - Sep 26, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $214 Nightly


Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $50
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 8%

Notes:

Directions to the cabin are sent one week after final payment is received. Security deposit of $500 is returned within one month of departure, usually earlier.

Check-in is Saturday at 4 PM, and check-out is the following Saturday at 11 AM to allow for a thorough cleaning between guests.

The pet fee is per dog per week. Sorry, no cats allowed.


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

2 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bar Harbor Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 3
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Goose Cove

Car: Necessary

Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island abounds with recreational possibilities. Acadia has over 55 miles of carriage trails for biking, walking, cross-country skiing (we are available for winter rentals as well!), horseback riding (in some areas), and plenty of hiking trails throughout the mountains and lakes. Drive to Sand Beach and go swimming, or tour up Cadillac Mountain for incredible views. Acadia also has summer programming for birders or families with children. Sea kayaking is popular for all ages, or go on a whale watch or nature cruise. Bar Harbor itself is bustling in the summer, with excellent restaurants, a pizza movie theater, mini golf and other tourist attractions. On the 'quiet side' of the island, Acadia Repertory Theater provides more sophisticated entertainment, or enroll children in Southwest Harbor's Summer Festival of the Arts. Schoodic Peninsula's crashing waves are an easy day trip away, with Schoodic Arts for All providing summer entertainment.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: Hi, I'm Cristina. I have always loved Maine, and I moved here as soon as I graduated college in 1998. In 2000 I built Janie's Haven and lived here for 6 years. Thanks to all of you wonderful guests, we have been able to keep Janie's Haven going these past 6 years, and hopefully many more to come.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • View of the deck from the meadow below

    View of the deck from the meadow below

  • View of Mount Desert Island from the top of our beach stairs.

    View of Mount Desert Island from the top of our beach stairs.

  • Deck with new deck furniture - watch the wildlife from above.

    Deck with new deck furniture - watch the wildlife from above.

  • Well-stocked kitchen with granite counters and gas stove

    Well-stocked kitchen with granite counters and gas stove

  • Great room with cathedral ceilings and wood stove.

    Great room with cathedral ceilings and wood stove.

  • Loft: foam mattresses can be set up here as 1 or 2 twins or as 1 king

    Loft: foam mattresses can be set up here as 1 or 2 twins or as 1 king

  • Master bedroom with luxury king mattress, walk-in closet, and one-person jacuzzi

    Master bedroom with luxury king mattress, walk-in closet, and one-person jacuzzi

  • First floor bedroom - walk-in closet on left and bathroom entrance on right.

    First floor bedroom - walk-in closet on left and bathroom entrance on right.

  • Daylight basement bedroom with two twins and lounge area: perfect for children!

    Daylight basement bedroom with two twins and lounge area: perfect for children!

  • Our yard in June - fog and Maine lupines.

    Our yard in June - fog and Maine lupines.

  • Western Bay in the winter: complete peace.

    Western Bay in the winter: complete peace.

  • Janie at her Haven - for more photos, look for us on Facebook!

    Janie at her Haven - for more photos, look for us on Facebook!

  • Our beach with stairs: shared with one other cabin

    Our beach with stairs: shared with one other cabin

  • Janie's Haven: one mile from the Bridge to Mount Desert Island

    Janie's Haven: one mile from the Bridge to Mount Desert Island

  • View from the deck: stairs to the sea are just past the cabin.

    View from the deck: stairs to the sea are just past the cabin.

  • Dining room open to great room and french doors to deck with gas grill.

    Dining room open to great room and french doors to deck with gas grill.

  • Great room with new flatscreen TV and DVD player.

    Great room with new flatscreen TV and DVD player.

  • Looking up at the loft from the living room.

    Looking up at the loft from the living room.

  • First floor bedroom with king bed, walk-in closet, and en-suite full bath.

    First floor bedroom with king bed, walk-in closet, and en-suite full bath.

  • Downstairs bathroom: all bedrooms have a private entrance to a full bath.

    Downstairs bathroom: all bedrooms have a private entrance to a full bath.

  • Daylight basement lounge area: French doors lead out into the meadow.

    Daylight basement lounge area: French doors lead out into the meadow.

  • January sunset after a beautiful day of cross-country skiing

    January sunset after a beautiful day of cross-country skiing

  • A morning visitor assesses the progress of our apple orchard!

    A morning visitor assesses the progress of our apple orchard!

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 08/27/2015
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