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Unique Nature Inspired New Home Adjacent to Lake in Acadia National Park

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Fern Way, a convenient place from which to explore Acadia or to just get away.

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Last updated: 04/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property 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, rowing machine, and yoga mat all for your enjoyment.

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.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

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

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

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

  • Children Welcome:

    House is baby/kid proof with gated stairs. This house is well set back form the road, has two large lawns and lot of woods to explore. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Please contact us if you have questions about accessibility. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Master bedroom: 1 king

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  • Upstairs double: 1 double

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  • Upstairs twin: 2 twin/ single

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  • Downstairs double: 1 double

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  • Beautiful screened in porch has new futon couch allowing for an extra bedroom or sleeping out in the fresh Maine woods air. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Downstairs bath: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • 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

Entertainment

  • Books:

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

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Lots of games and puzzles for 'unplugged' family time. ...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Flat screen...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

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

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • 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

  • Rural:

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

  • Village:

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • 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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Home gym including top of the line 'Bowflex' weight machine, 'Sole' elliptical trainer, 'Water rower' rowing machine, treadmill, yoga mat and props all provided for you use. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens by LL Bean...moreless

  • Living Area
  • Living Room:

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

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street:

    Lots of space....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Lots of space if needed....moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Telephone:

    Local service provided....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    All linens by LL Bean...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Hi speed wireless...moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

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

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    A wonderfully large, fully equipped kitchen with open floor plan makes preparing meals easy for the whole family. Custom hand painted tiles by a local artist and soft cork floors add to ones comfort....moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Gas...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Unlike houses used for rental purposes only, Fern Way is lived in by the owners during the winter so the kitchen is fully stocked with all the equipment and spices one could need. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Gas...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    Can be easily rented in nearby Bar Harbor and Southwest 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

  • Deck / Patio:

    The front porch with locally made artisan rustic furniture overlooks two large lawns while the screened porch with a dinning set and futon couch overlooks the forrest and sunrise. ...moreless

  • 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

  • Kayak / Canoe:

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

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis:

    Public courts in Bar Harbor...moreless

  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub:

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

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May
May 3 - May 30, 2015
3 night min stay
$300
$900 $3,300
Early June
May 31 - Jun 13, 2015
3 night min stay
$300
$1,200
Late June
Jun 14 - Jun 27, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,700 $6,500

Changeover Day: Sunday

July
Jun 28 - Aug 1, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,850 $13,850

Changeover Day: Sunday

August
Aug 2 - Aug 22, 2015
7 night min stay

$3,150 $12,300

Changeover Day: Sunday

Late August
Aug 23 - Aug 29, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,850
Sept/Oct
Aug 30 - Oct 24, 2015
3 night min stay
$300
$1,200 $4,500
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$300
* 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 $99
  • Tax Rate 8%

Notes:

***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. We look forward to chatting with you soon.***


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Last updated: 04/23/2015
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Location

  • Echo Lake

    "Wonderful spot for swimming! Nice big sandy beach. In Acadia National Park. Just a few mi..."

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  • Southwest Harbor

    "The "local" town on Mount Desert Island with some top notch restaurants. Coast Guard statio..."

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  • Acadia National Park

    "This is what you came here for! Located all over the island, the Beach Mountain hiking area..."

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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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  • Fern Way, a convenient place from which to explore Acadia or to just get away.

    Fern Way, a convenient place from which to explore Acadia or to just get away.

  • Upstairs master bedroom with king bed.

    Upstairs master bedroom with king bed.

  • Downstairs bedroom with double bed and bathroom with shower.

    Downstairs bedroom with double bed and bathroom with shower.

  • Hand painted tile by a local artist of Jen and Adam's honeymoon sailing trip.

    Hand painted tile by a local artist of Jen and Adam's honeymoon sailing trip.

  • Living room with ample seating, two story native stone wall and porch door.

    Living room with ample seating, two story native stone wall and porch door.

  • Living room

    Living room

  • The wooded driveway leading to the privacy of Fern Way's 4.5 acres.

    The wooded driveway leading to the privacy of Fern Way's 4.5 acres.

  • Long Pond, just 1/10 mile from Fern Way, Acadia's largest lake w/ swimming beach

    Long Pond, just 1/10 mile from Fern Way, Acadia's largest lake w/ swimming beach

  • Welcome to Fern Way!

    Welcome to Fern Way!

  • Upstairs bedroom with two twin beds with a historic nautical theme.

    Upstairs bedroom with two twin beds with a historic nautical theme.

  • Large fully equipped kitchen with all the extras to feed your group.

    Large fully equipped kitchen with all the extras to feed your group.

  • Fern Way's open floor plan with living room, dinning room and kitchen.

    Fern Way's open floor plan with living room, dinning room and kitchen.

  • Living Room with custom handrail

    Living Room with custom handrail

  • Screened porch for morning coffee, BBQ dinner and a futon for outside sleeping.

    Screened porch for morning coffee, BBQ dinner and a futon for outside sleeping.

  • A quiet resting place on the front lawn.

    A quiet resting place on the front lawn.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 24 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 04/23/2015
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