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Owl's Nest will give you that 'home-away-from-home' feeling as soon as you enter the door. The house is painted in vibrant colors and offers ample space for all. You will love the Maine granite counter tops in the large kitchen, the light dining area and the beautiful views. With four bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs there is enough space for everybody. The spacious master bedroom with adjoining bathroom on the first floor will give mom and dad their own space, or great for the grandparents.
The location is perfect: close by all that Mount Desert Island has to offer, yet far away enough to enjoy the peace and quiet. The spacious back yard has a picnic table, lawn, natural swing set, fire pit (permit required) and lots of woods to explore! The front lawn is great for ball games and BBQ's. The house is child-friendly and ample outside and inside toys will be provided for you to use. (including books, cars, blocks, art supplies, puzzles and games, side walk chalk, kiddie pool, balls etc.) Rain or shine, you won't be bored in Owls Nest. We made Netflix Instant watch available for all our guests as well as Wi-Fi throughout the house. There is a piano and lots of books and magazines as well as games and puzzles. Among the books are books about Maine, and Mount Desert Island, including some hiking and biking guides.
Stereo with CD player and speakers in entire house....moreless
Large flatscreen TV. and Netflix instant watch...moreless
Toys are available for ages 3 and up. Baby-toys upon request. Outside toys available as well, incl. inflatable swimming pool....moreless
Some DVD's will be available. Suitable for families and children....moreless
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During, winter, spring and fall you can see the mountain tops from the backyard and the entire living area in the house. In the summer you can see the mountains from the second floor....moreless
Owl's Nest is located in a quiet, friendly neighborhood with a cul-de-Sac. Close to Rt 3, Acadia Park and Bar Harbor, but far enough to enjoy the natural setting of this neighborhood....moreless
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The dining room seat 6 adults, but 8 can comfortable sit at the table. We provide 4 dining room chairs and three Stokke children chairs, for 2 years (adults can use those comfortably as well). ...moreless
Seating for 6 people
Clothes dryer available. Outside drying options available as well....moreless
You'll find a spice rack in the kitchen with basic herbs and spices as well as salt and pepper. Paper, and cleaning supplies also provided....moreless
Spacious, stainless steel refrigerator and freezer.
(No ice maker)...moreless
Propane stove with electric, European convection oven...moreless
Deck / Patio:
Small deck (seats two), great for a morning coffee or evening drink; patio with seating for at least 6, picnic table for outdoor eating, outdoor seating for two in the shade, benches near fire pit....moreless
Lawn / Garden:
Play lawn with nature swing set on back; lawn in front for ball games....moreless
Step 1: Send us an email and we will confirm availability, answer any questions you might have, and make sure the house is a good fit for your needs.
Step 2: We will send you a lease via e-mail or mail. We ask you to return the lease with a security deposit ($500), and first rental deposit (50% of total). Once received, we will send you a confirmation e-mail.
Step 3: Thirty days before your arrival, your second rental deposit is due (the remaining 50% balance). Once received, we will send you a final confirmation note including directions to the house, key location, and general home information.
Step 4: Within one week following the end of your rental, we will mail you your security deposit back.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Owl's Nest is located only 2.7 miles from the Hulls Cove visitor center and Acadia Park entrance. Less than a mile from Owl's Nest you'll find Hamilton Pond, a great spot for fishing (permit required). Salisbury Cove is around the corner, with ocean access and Pirate's Cove adventure golfing is less than a mile from the house. Two family oriented restaurants are located around Pirate's Cove and Lake Wood is only 3.3 miles from the house, with its crystal clear water and mountain view swimming. From Owl's Nest it's only a short drive to Eagle Lake and this is a great starting point for hiking and biking. Bar Harbor is less than 6 miles away and offers ample shopping and dining opportunities. Bar Harbor has also multiple kayak- and bicycle renting places to expand your fun. Multiple boats leave daily for whale watching, Nature tours and deep sea fishing!
If you feel like staying home, Owl's Nest offers you a quiet neighborhood with lots of different birds to watch. At dusk you might hear or see the owls! Deer and turkeys are among the frequent visitors in the back yard.
Don't feel like driving and dealing with parking issues? Walk to the end of Stony Brook and hop on the free Island explorer! The free bus service will bring you to all top locations on the entire island.
Children will have a blast playing in the woods surrounding the house and the natural swing set and climbing wall. A kiddy pool is available for water fun right at home. The new and expanded deck with views of the woods and Cadillac mountain in the distance invite you for many nights among the stars or to soak up the sun. Enjoy the peace and quiet while having all modern comforts and a safe place for children to play, bike and run!
Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: Edith and Ron moved to Bar Harbor from the Netherlands. Ron is working at the Jackson Laboratory and Edith spends most of her time between multiple volunteer positions, writing and taking care of their three children. This summer the family is managing the summer student program and will be the 'dorm- parents' for 34 summer students!
Why the Owner Chose Bar Harbor: After renting for many years, Edith and Ron finally managed to buy a piece of land and built their dream home in 2010. The location is perfect: a neighborhood for the kids to play in, mountain views for three out of the four seasons, and a wooded area to explore. This has it all. The back yard is still a work in progress and each year Edith and Ron add to the landscaping.
The house is energy efficient and last August the owners installed solar panels. It's important to Edith and Ron to 'go green' as much as possible.
Owl's Nest is enjoyed year-round, with each season's own highlights.
In the winter, the children enjoy sledding down the hill in the back yard, while the spring is the season to re-discover the woods. Summer is a time of relaxation in the back yard, listing to the owls hooting at dusk or having water balloon fights around the house. Fall is an explosion of color, with the different leaves of the maples, the birches and the oaks .
The Unique Benefits at this House: The location is perfect: close by all that Mount Desert Island has to offer, yet far away enough to enjoy the peace and quiet. The children can go out and explore without having to be too worried about their where-abouts. The road with the cul-de-sac is great for biking up and down and we often go out for an evening walk with a stop at the ice cream place across Pirate's Cove.