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Top O' the Ridge - Private, Long Pond, Acadia, Lakefront with Spectacular View

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The private and unique Panoramic view of Acadia from deck and living area

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Last updated: 07/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Long Pond house description

Sited on one the finest spots on Mount Desert Island, this contemporary, fully applianced vacation home offers a commanding view of Long Pond and Acadia's Western Mountains that takes your breath away. The sweeping panorama wraps around a large, south facing deck where you can enjoy meals, curl up with a good book, listen to the loons, and watch the canoes and kayaks amble by. A private dock, canoe, and boat mooring offer wonderful recreational access to Long Pond. This home has a 50' flat screen, satellite TV, home theater, Wifi high speed Internet , and domestic calling phone service, all included. With 3 bedrooms, a loft, 4 full baths (2 with Jacuzzi tubs), and a fully applianced kitchen, this private vacation destination provides all the ingredients required to create life long memories. Top O' the Ridge is a great getaway destination in Spring, Summer, & Fall. SEE THE PANORAMA VIEWS & GET MORE INFO at TopOTheRidge.com.


A Top Acadia Location that has to be experienced: This exceptional vacation destination is located at the tip of Northern Neck on Long Pond, Mt, Desert Island, Maine - the home of Acadia National Park. This site is very private. The panorama from the spacious south facing front deck is one of the finest sights in all of Acadia and the best view on Long Pond. The window wall off the living and dining areas brings the spectacular view right into your living space. Enjoy watching the pond-scape's many moods, listening to haunting calls of loons, catching a sight of bald eagles soaring, watching shimmering moon rises over the pond, and stargazing at the the bright stars of the Milky Way. The private house dock comes with a canoe that offers easy access to boating, swimming, and fishing in the clean, inviting, warm summer waters. All this and more can be yours to savor, in the heart of Mount Desert Island just minutes away from Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor.


The Home: This spacious, modern, open plan vacation home offers 4 bedrooms (including the loft space) and 4 baths. The living area includes a full featured home theater system with 50' plasma TV, Satellite TV service, and a several hundred title DVD library. The fully applianced kitchen boasts custom cabinetry with drawered lower cabinets for easy access to pots and pans. The stove is a double oven propane unit. The cabinets are fully stocked with dishware and utensils to indulge your every cooking whim. The master suite has it's own bath area with twin sinks, jacuzzi tub, seated shower, and washer dryer. The twin, individually adjustable beds are joined to form a king. The lower level has a Master bedroom with attached bath , kitchenette, and separate living dining area. The private dock and canoe offer swimming and boating access to Long Pond. A private mooring that will moor up to a 20' power boat is included.

The Acadia Region: The home is located centrally on Mount Desert Island within a short drive to all Acadia National Park attractions, Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor, Southwest Harbor, and Bass Harbor. The nearby park loop road offers spectacular sight seeing and tourism activities including Cadillac Mountain, Thunder Hole, Otter Cliffs, and the Jordan Pond House. Local hiking trails offer challenges that range from walking trails to rock climbing. The famous 30+ miles of carriage roads are ideal for walking, biking, or horseback riding. The many island ponds and ocean offer swimming boating, fishing, whale watching, sailing, and other recreational activities. For golfers, there are several local courses to enjoy.

Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            21...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Children Welcome
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Master: 1 king, 1 child bed

            Private bath with double sinks...moreless

          • Guest: 1 queen

            Tempurpedic matress...moreless

          • Loft: 1 queen

            Loft area overlooks living area and picture window views...moreless

          • Lower Level Master: 1 queen

            Private bath with jacuzzi tub...moreless

          • Two bedrooms have private attached baths. The main floor master bedroom is A spacious suite with slider to a second private deck with a water view of the pond....moreless

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

          • Master: toilet, shower, jetted tub

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          • Guest: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Lower Master: toilet, jetted tub

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          • Lower Guest: toilet, shower

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          • Both the main and lower levels have master bedrooms with private, attached, master baths with jacuzzi tubs....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Other amenities include broadband Wifi Internet access, Free domestic calling, Satellite TV service and home theater with a several hundred DVD collection. In addition to the typical kitchen appliances, the kitchen is has a dishwasher, disposal, double oven, microwave, toaster oven, and coffee maker. The main level of the house is only 3 steps up from from ground grade. The private dock is located down a set of stairs that may be too challenging for some elderly or otherwise physically challenged guests. The canoe includes a set of coast guard approved life jackets. There is both a charcoal and gas grill at your disposal. Sorry, we do NOT allow fireplace usage. Heat from a fire could damage he plasma TV located over the fireplace aperture....moreless

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • Games For Kids
              • Stereo

              Theme

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

              Attractions

              • Arboretum
              • Autumn Foliage
              • Bay/Sound
              • Botanical Garden
              • Cinemas
              • Forests
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Pond
              • Water Parks
              • Waterfalls
              • Zoo
              • Live Theater
              • Restaurants

              Leisure Activities

              • Outlet Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Walking
              • Scenic Drives
              • Whale Watching
              • Photography

              local services and businesses

              • Medical Services
              • Groceries

              Location Type

              • Lake:

                Long Pond, Acadia's largest lake...moreless

              • Mountain:

                Panoramic views of Acadia's Western Mountains from the home...moreless

              • Town:

                Closest town is Southwest Harbor with Bar Harbor not much further....moreless

              • Near The Ocean:

                On Mount Desert Island (10 miles across) you are about 5 miles from ocean in any direction. Nearby: Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor, Southwest Harbor, & Bass Harbor...moreless

              • Waterfront:

                Private lakefront, dock, canoe, and mooring provide great access to Long Pond...moreless

              • Water View:

                Lakefront overlooking Long Pond...moreless

              • Mountain View:

                Lakefront overlooking Long Pond and Acadia;s Western Mountains...moreless

              • Lake View:

                panoramic view of the lake and Acadia's Western Mountains...moreless

              • Lakefront:

                Lakefront overlooking Long Pond...moreless

              sports and adventure activities

              • Sailing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Golf
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Water Skiing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountaineering
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Water Tubing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining:

                    Additional gate leaf table and chairs available...moreless

                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Parking Off Street:

                    6 car plus with turn around driveway...moreless

                  • Free Long Distance:

                    In the continental US...moreless

                  • Parking:

                    6 car plus with turn around driveway...moreless

                  • Internet:

                    Redzone Wireless...moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Redzone Wireless...moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    Open plan Chalet style vaulted ceiling with wall of windows that bring in the lake and mountain view...moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    Central hot air and local electric backup...moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    Whirlpool heavy duty front load...moreless

                  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                    Exercise weight bench and bike...moreless

                  • Free Local Calls
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Shampoo
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Telephone
                  • Activities Guide
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Local Maps
                  • Local Restaurant Guide

                  Kitchen

                  • Pantry Items:

                    Includes Blender, Kitchen Aid Mixer, popcorn maker, Lobster pot and utensils...moreless

                  • Oven:

                    Double oven...moreless

                  • Stove:

                    LP, double oven...moreless

                  • Garbage Disposal
                  • Kitchenette
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Mini Refrigerator
                  • Kitchen
                  • Lobster Pot
                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Toaster
                  • Blender
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Freezer
                  • Microwave

                  Outside

                  • Barbecue
                  • Binoculars
                  • Boat With Paddles
                  • Wood Deck
                  • Boat Dock
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Walkway To Water
                  • Canoe
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Beach Towels
                  • Balcony
                  • Yard
                  • Deck Furniture
                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Chiminea...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    14 x 30 foot deck overlooking Long Pond and Acadia's Western Mountains...moreless

                  • Boat:

                    Canoe and gear...moreless

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Jacuzzi
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
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                      Prime Season
                      Jul 5 - Aug 29, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $4,000

                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      Labor Day week
                      Aug 30 - Sep 5, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $3,000

                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      Summer Farewell
                      Sep 6 - Oct 3, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,500

                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      Fall Color
                      Oct 4 - Oct 17, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,500

                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      Last color
                      Oct 18 - Oct 24, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,000

                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      Last call
                      Oct 25 - Oct 31, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,700

                      Changeover Day: Saturday


                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Cleaning $175
                      • Tax Rate 8%

                      Notes:

                      Max. occupancy 6 persons - larger parties are considered. On approval, an extra charge applies.

                      The security deposit is $1,000 . A signed liability waiver agreement is required.

                      The $175 cleaning fee is passed through to the local cleaning staff and not subject to the lodging tax.

                      We have a firm No Pets policy and


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                      Last updated: 07/13/2014
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                      Location

                      20 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Ellsworth
                      11 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Bar Harbor
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Rt. 102
                      7 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Echo Lake Beach (6 mi) - Sand Beach (15 Mi)
                      8 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Southwest Harbor

                      Car: Necessary

                      Long Pond is set on Mount Desert Island Maine, home of the major portion of Acadia National Park, the only national park in the northeastern U.S. Long Pond runs between Acadia's Western Mountains and is the largest of the half dozen large ponds on MDI. Long Pond is a very clean lake that supplies drinking water to the town of Southwest Harbor on the far side. It offers excellent swimming, fishing, and boating along with exceptional scenery. Stay at this unique and unsurpassed vacation destination to intimately experience Long Pond and the Western Mountains, two gems in the crown of Acadia National Park.

                       

                      Manager info

                      Year Purchased: 1975

                      About: A family Trust owns this property gifted to the Trust by the parents of the beneficiaries. We rent out the home when family is not vacationing there and reinvest any surplus to constantly improve the property.

                      Why Long Pond:
                      It is arguably the best site on Long Pond. It was purchased from the original owners as a modest camp in the mid '70s and then renovated and expanded into a fully insulated, year-round, centrally heated home.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      The camp to home upgrade added 2 bedrooms and 3 full baths while keeping the feeling of a camp with knotty pine walls, vaulted ceilings and a chalet style wall of windows which brings the exceptional view inside. This getaway has all the conveniences of modern home with the charm of a camp. It is located in a private setting that rivals the beauty of Acadia National Park - and actually overlooks it. We never tire of the incredible panorama that unfolds from the south facing deck.


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                      Photos

                      • The private and unique Panoramic view of Acadia from deck and living area

                        The private and unique Panoramic view of Acadia from deck and living area

                      • Private dock with swim ladder and canoe

                        Private dock with swim ladder and canoe

                      • Canoeing an kayaking by the loons is a favorite activity on Long Pond

                        Canoeing an kayaking by the loons is a favorite activity on Long Pond

                      • Wall of Glass and South Facing Deck

                        Wall of Glass and South Facing Deck

                      • Sometimes guests provide great ideas like this new 2011 season child safety gate

                        Sometimes guests provide great ideas like this new 2011 season child safety gate

                      • The roomy open floor plan affords great views from every living area

                        The roomy open floor plan affords great views from every living area

                      • The wall of windows brings the exceptional setting into the living space

                        The wall of windows brings the exceptional setting into the living space

                      • To fully appreciate this outdoor meal setting, you just have to experience it.

                        To fully appreciate this outdoor meal setting, you just have to experience it.

                      • Plenty of parking for you and your guests

                        Plenty of parking for you and your guests

                      • A nesting eagle watches over her lake side nest

                        A nesting eagle watches over her lake side nest

                      • Even in late fall, the colorful view is exceptional

                        Even in late fall, the colorful view is exceptional

                      • A late October morning mist decorates the view for Halloween

                        A late October morning mist decorates the view for Halloween

                      • View of home and dock from Long Pond

                        View of home and dock from Long Pond

                      • New decking and floatation upgrades to the dock float in 2011

                        New decking and floatation upgrades to the dock float in 2011

                      • Bring your power boat, store it on our private mooring, and tube or ski Acadia!

                        Bring your power boat, store it on our private mooring, and tube or ski Acadia!

                      • Our new 'bare feet friendly' Azek decking was a great 2011 upgrade

                        Our new 'bare feet friendly' Azek decking was a great 2011 upgrade

                      • Main level guest bedroom with Tempurpedic queen bed

                        Main level guest bedroom with Tempurpedic queen bed

                      • The main living area seats 8 and includes a home theater system with 50 in HDTV

                        The main living area seats 8 and includes a home theater system with 50 in HDTV

                      • The dining area seats 6 with and includes a gate leaf table for extra seating

                        The dining area seats 6 with and includes a gate leaf table for extra seating

                      • Lower level living area with BR & private bath, Guest Bath, & Kitchenette

                        Lower level living area with BR & private bath, Guest Bath, & Kitchenette

                      • A nice 18 inch Small Mouth Bass caught and released

                        A nice 18 inch Small Mouth Bass caught and released

                      • By mid August this year's young eagle is ready to leave the nest

                        By mid August this year's young eagle is ready to leave the nest

                      • Lower fall sun angles produce glowing shimmers off the lake

                        Lower fall sun angles produce glowing shimmers off the lake

                      • Icing up for winter

                        Icing up for winter

                      $1,700 - $4,000 per week (USD)
                      6

                      3 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

                      View calendar: Updated 07/13/14
                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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