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10% Sale- Unique Nature Inspired New Home Adjacent to Lake

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Last updated: 09/10/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Bar Harbor house description

Built in 2004, the Fern Way home is a delightful blend of modern convenience and rustic style. Designed by a local architect to integrate with the beautiful natural setting of Mount Desert Island, at every turn Fern Way celebrates the natural world.

A gently curving driveway through the woods leads to the quiet 4.5 acres that surrounds Fern Way. The attractive exterior is Adirondack style live edge siding, complemented by cedar posts supporting an entry porch overlooking the large lawn. Entering the house, two French doors lead you into a large open floor plan allowing for ease and comfort of a large group or family gathering.

Classic post and beam details include a stunning custom banister in maple and a soaring two story stonewall that defines the sunny living area. The large kitchen is ideal for preparing family meals with ample counter space, appliances and gadgets.

A screened porch with dining table and futon couch is the perfect spot to start your day with coffee and end it with sunsets through the trees. The basement includes a home gym with top of the line Bowflex weight machine, Sole elliptical trainer, yoga mat and props, exercise bike and Nordic ski machine.

The large master bedroom with a king bed is located upstairs as well as a bedroom with a double bed, a bedroom with two twin beds, and a full bathroom complete with a two-person jetted tub to helps ease tired muscles after a fun filled day exploring Acadia. Downstairs is a bedroom with a double bed, a bathroom with shower, and the screened porch with a new futon, which can be used as an extra bedroom or by those wishing to sleep in the fresh air of the Maine woods.

Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Concierge
          • Private Chef
          • Staff
          • Massage


          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Min age for lease holders is 25....moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible
          • Children Welcome:

            House is baby/kid proof with gated stairs. This house is well set back form the road, has two large lawns and a sand box with toys. ...moreless

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

          • Master bedroom: 1 king


          • Upstairs double: 1 double


          • Upstairs twin: 2 twin/ single


          • Downstairs double: 1 double


          • Screened in porch has new futon couch allowing for extra bedroom or sleeping out in the fresh maine woods air. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Downstairs bath: toilet, shower


          • Upstairs bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

            two person jetted tub...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • We know from our own experience managing family vacations that it can be quite a job. A little local knowledge and some extra help can make your vacation more enjoyable and hassle free. We offer a number of vacation planning services to our tenants including local information and recommendations, catering, massage therapy and house keeping....moreless


              • Audio Tape Player
              • Games
              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • VCR
              • DVD Player
              • CD Player
              • Music Library
              • Video Library
              • Television:

                Flat screen...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable
              • Books:

                Collection of books and guides on Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park....moreless


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


              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Autumn Foliage
              • Bay/Sound
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Pond
              • Forests
              • Live Theater
              • Restaurants
              • Zoo
              • Arboretum
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Waterfalls
              • Winery Tours

              Leisure Activities

              • Boating
              • Miniature Golf
              • Shopping
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Photography
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Whale Watching
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Antiquing

              local services and businesses

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

              Location Type

              • Rural:

                Tucked in to a maintained forest with a stream and Long Pond. Quite yet convenient to all Mount Desert has to offer. ...moreless

              • Lake:

                Long Pond is the largest lake on Mount Desert Island and is partially contained within Acadia National Park. A short 5 min walk from Fern Way, the pond offers the BEST swimming beach and boat rental....moreless

              • Village:

                On the outskirts of Somesville, the first village on Mount Desert Island and historically beautiful. ...moreless

              sports and adventure activities

              • Rafting
              • Kayaking
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Rock Climbing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Equestrian Events
              • Snorkeling
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Tennis
              • Mountaineering
              • Roller Blading
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Mountain Biking
              • Sailing
              • Swimming
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hiking

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                  • Dining Area
                  • Dining:

                    A square dinning table with two on a side as well as a kitchen counter/bar area with 4 stools for additional seating, breakfast area or kids table. ...moreless

                  • Seating for 8 people


                  • Washing Machine
                  • Linens Provided:

                    All linens by LL Bean...moreless

                  • Internet
                  • Activities Guide
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Heating
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Shampoo
                  • Living Area
                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Hi speed wireless...moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    Local service provided....moreless

                  • Parking Off Street:

                    Lots of space....moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    All linens by LL Bean...moreless

                  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                    Home gym including top of the line Bowflex weight machine, Sole elliptical trainer, treadmill, yoga mat and props....moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    Two couches and a stuffed chair are bathed in afternoon sunlight through the large windows overlooking the forest. ...moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Clothes Dryer

                  house cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional


                      • Microwave
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Blender
                      • Freezer
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Lobster Pot
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Toaster
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Oven:


                      • Catering Available:

                        Catering, prepared meals and grocery delivery available upon request....moreless

                      • Kitchen:

                        Large kitchen with open floor plan makes preparing meals easy for the whole family....moreless

                      • Stove:


                      • Dishes & Utensils


                      • Sand Box
                      • Beach Towels
                      • Barbecue
                      • Wood Deck
                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                      • Screen Porch / Veranda
                      • Bicycles:

                        Can be easily rented in nearby Bar Harbor and Southwest Harbor. ...moreless

                      • Tennis:

                        Public courts in Bar Harbor...moreless

                      • Boat:

                        MANY options for various boat trips including whale watching, sailing schooners, sea kayaking, deep sea fishing, nature tours...the list goes on and on. ...moreless

                      • Kayak / Canoe:

                        Just down the road on Long Pond!...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill:


                      • Golf:

                        Three golf courses near by including famous Northeast Harbor Club and Kebo Valley Golf Club. Bar Harbor Club is just off the island. ...moreless

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Front porch overlooks two large lawns, screened porch overlooks forrest....moreless

                      Pool / Spa

                          • Jetted Tub:

                            Bathroom upstairs has two person jetted tub to help ease tired mussels after a long day of playing in Acadia...moreless



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                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Aug 30 - Oct 25, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $1,600 $6,100
                          My Standard Rate
                          3 night min stay
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees and Rental Conditions:

                          • Property Damage Protection $89
                          • Tax Rate 8%


                          ***While a “Book It Now” option is certainly convenient, we still like to do things the old fashion way and actually talk to people! This allows us to answer any questions you may have and ensure that Fern Way is a property that will meet your needs. Our rental agreement with cancelation policy must be printed, signed and returned to us. We look forward to chatting with you soon.***

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                          Last updated: 09/10/2014
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                          10 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Bar Harbor Tenton Airport
                          0.1 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          Long Pond swimming/boating/picnic area

                          Car: Recommended

                          Located in the heart of Mount Desert Island, Fern Way is no more than 10 min from all attractions including the secluded hidden treasures on the “quiet side” of Acadia National Park. From Bar Harbor and the breathtaking Park Loop Rd to Bass Harbor and its famous lighthouse, you’ll spend more time exploring the wonders of this lovely island and less time getting there. Best of all, it is a short 5 min walk to Long Pond, the largest lake on the island where there is a picnic area, swimming beach, and canoe/kayak rental. Nearby are several other treasures of Mount Desert Island including the Beech Mt. hiking area, Beech Hill organic farm stand, and the village of Somesville and Somes Harbor where you can access the free island wide shuttle bus.

                          As part of our vacation services offered to our tenants, we have put together a local dinning guide, a guide to the supermarkets, specialty food stores and farmers markets, a first timers guide to Mount Desert Island, as well as local recommendations for traveling with kids.


                          Manager info

                          Year Purchased: 2004

                          About: Adam and Jen have a deep love and understanding of the natural beauty surrounding the Acadia/Mount Desert Island area. Jen grew up summers on Long Pond and Adam on a 110-acre farm in Western Maine adjoining the Appalachian Trail. They met here in Bar Harbor working as sea kayak guides in the summer of 1993. Over the years, they have hiked, biked, paddled, and sailed every conceivable route on and around Mount Desert. Adam completed his goal of hiking every trail on the Island in the summer of 1994 and Jen authored The Sea Kayaker's Guide to Mount Desert Island published by Down East Books in 1997. Together they paddled the Maine Island Trail, a 175-mile 28-day kayaking trip from Portland to Machias, up the entire Maine coastline. In the summer of 2000, Jen and Adam started Mountain Sea Properties with a single house, Eagle Cliff, where they were married that same summer. The owner had approached them expressing her frustration renting the home through larger rental operations on the island. She complained that her house was one of hundreds represented so the service she received was minimal. She also stated that those who rented the house were not as well informed as they could be. The tenants were also one of hundreds and the service they received was minimal. Adam and Jen offered to represent the house committing to providing top quality service to both owners and tenants by representing a limited number of houses and providing personalized vacation services. Since then, Mountain Sea Properties has grown along with the Wales family. As year-round members of the Island’s community, Adam and Jen are dedicated to the vitality of the people of Mount Desert Island. Thus, each year they donate a portion of their proceeds to local organizations devoted to sustaining the beauty and well-being of the Mount Desert Island area.

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                          • Front Exterior

                            Front Exterior

                          • Living Room with custom handrail

                            Living Room with custom handrail

                          • Kitchen with dining area

                            Kitchen with dining area

                          • Bedroom with two twin beds

                            Bedroom with two twin beds

                          • Sunny bench on lawn

                            Sunny bench on lawn

                          • Master bedroom with king bed

                            Master bedroom with king bed

                          • Kitchen


                          • Living room

                            Living room

                          • Driveway to Fern Way

                            Driveway to Fern Way

                          • Front entry porch

                            Front entry porch

                          VRBO #233643

                          There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

                          This listing was first published here in 2005.

                          Date last modified - Friday, August 01, 2014

                          $225 - $400 per night (USD)

                          4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 8

                          View calendar: Updated 09/10/14
                          Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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