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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: 08/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Trenton cabin 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 2013? We'd love to hear about it - check us out on Facebook and make suggestions!

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • 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 10% of the fee to the Hancock County SPCA....moreless

          • 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

          • 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

              • Television:

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

              • Satellite / Cable
              • VCR
              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • Audio Tape Player
              • DVD Player
              • Books
              • Games
              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Family
              • Away From It All

              Attractions

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

              Leisure Activities

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

              local services and businesses

              • Medical Services
              • ATM/Bank
              • Hospital

              Location Type

              • 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

              • 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

              sports and adventure activities

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

              Arrival Day

                  • Saturday

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

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

                      General

                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Firewood
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Living Room
                      • Telephone
                      • Heating
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Internet:

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

                      • Towels Provided
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Wood Stove
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Parking

                      Kitchen

                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Toaster
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Freezer
                      • Stove
                      • Oven
                      • Microwave
                      • Kitchen:

                        The kitchen has granite counters and a gas range. New in 2013 is ceramic cookware that is dishwasher safe. The kitchen is also well-stocked with basic non-perishable supplies....moreless

                      • Grill
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Lobster Pot
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Stove

                      Outside

                      • Wood Deck
                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                      • Deck / Patio:

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

                      • Walkway To Water
                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Pool / Spa

                          • Jacuzzi
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Peak Season
                          Jun 28 - Aug 30, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $1,750
                          Leaf Season
                          Aug 31 - Oct 4, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $1,400

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

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

                          Notes:

                          Directions to the cabin are sent until one week after final payment is received. Security deposit of $500 is returned within 2 weeks of departure.

                          Check-in is Saturday at 3 PM, and check-out is the following Saturday at 10 AM to allow for a thorough cleaning between guests.

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

                          To reserve your spot, we ask for a 50% deposit of rent, tax, and pet fee (if applicable). We will hold your dates for one week to allow the deposit to arrive. The second half of the payment is due 30 days prior to your arrival date, along with the security deposit. For bookings made within 30 days, payment is due in full upon reservation. If you need to create a payment plan, please let us know.


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                          Last updated: 08/18/2014
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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.


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                          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.

                          • 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!

                          $1,400 - $1,750 per week (USD)
                          7

                          3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 8

                          View calendar: Updated 08/18/14
                          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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