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Gorgeous Oceanside Home in Wooded Setting

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Quiet wooded area in back, sunny lawn out front. Note screened in porch & deck.

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Last updated: 08/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bar Harbor house description

Spacious, modern, year-round home, by deep water. Master bedroom suite on first floor with king bed, Jacuzzi, shower and sauna. Dining room, living room, laundry ( large capacity washer and dryer) and kitchen also on the first floor. Living room has floor to ceiling windows that go 2 stories which look out on the back woods and ocean . Upstairs are two wings joined by a sun room/sitting area that is a balcony to the living room. Wing 1 has bedroom with queen bed, bath with tub/shower combo and den/office with TV. Den looks out onto the water. Wing 2 has bedroom with queen bed, bedroom with 2 twins, bathroom with seated shower.

Suitable for family reunions,weddings, business groups and large families.

Screened-in porch and deck with gas grill overlooking ocean. Sturdy stairs take you down to the beach. Downstairs is ping-pong table and games for rainy-day fun.

This house has cross ventilation in every room and on the rare 90*F day, it can be cooled in 30 minutes by opening skylights and ocean windows as the outside cools. It does not have air conditioning.

Modern gourmet/eat-in kitchen with gas/electric stove, warming drawer, microwave, and dish washing drawers. Kitchen looks out onto the sunny garden. Pick blueberries for pancakes in garden during the season. Service for 12, picnic processor, juicer and blender makes this perfect for entertaining. Dining room has chairs for 8. There are extra, fold up chairs in a closet.

Paved driveway and three car garage.

Cable, Wi-Fi, flat screen TV (2 total TVs) and Blueray player. Local phone, basic cable TV service.

Whole house back-up generator, fire sprinkler system, towel warmers in 2 bathrooms and radiant-floor heating.

Three kayaks, one double with rudder, two lake Otters plus PFDs and paddles available. (Use at your own risk.)

Fireplace.

Professionally landscaped with native plants, including wild blueberries and ferns.

Lawn for play and games. (Look for deer at dawn and dusk, fox, eagles, and raccoons.) On the water, you may see seals and dolphins. In basement are lawn games and other amusements for children and adults.
Sail up to the house (you will need a dinghy to get to beach), on this pristine shore with edible mussels. Free Island Explorer bus stops right outside the driveway during peak season (consult Downeast Transportation web-sitefor schedule). Within walking distance of historic Salisbury Cove and 1.5 miles from Acadia National Park Hulls Cove entrance. Seven minutes by car from Hancock County airport, one hour from Bangor. Pirate's Cove mini-golf down the road as well as Mainley Meats (Bar-B-Que), Udder Delights (deserts and ice-cream) and the Trenton Lobster Pound and Bar Harbor Lobster Pounds (set the table, order your lobsters, go pick them up and enjoy on the deck) or eat on their picnic tables.

You can fish in the ocean without a license or get a license and fish on Hamilton Pond which is within walking distance. If you are familiar with kayaks, paddle across the cove to the MDI Biolab and float through the stone arch at high tide, or paddle further around the point and picnic in 'The Ovens' which are shallow waterside caves with pebble beaches, best at low tide.

In a boat, you can sail or motor to docks in Bar Harbor or drive (7 minutes) to town.

The Hulls Cove entrance to Acadia National Park is 2 miles away. Drive there, bike there or take the bus (you can put your bikes on the front grill of the bus). Ranger programs, hiking on graded paths up the mountain or biking or walking on the carriage trails (no cars) are fun things to do. You can swim in a lake with a lifeguard or dare the 'Ledges' and enter Echo Lake by the cliff. The Oceanarium is nearby. There is a lobster hachery there.

A local, historic church within walking distance is Eden Baptist Church but there are many other churches in town.

Kebo Valley golf Club is a historic course in Bar Harbor. Lessons, pro shop are up to date. Other, local golf courses also close-by.

In Ellsworth a seasonal locomotive takes visitors on a scenic ride in the summer and fall.

Restaurants for every taste abound from the Chart House, a sea-side fish house, to Havana's, a Latin restaurant with a wine list of note, to Epi's a downtown cafeteria, to Nostranos, a private Italian restaurant.

During July and August music abounds with the Bar Harbor Music Festival (with live opera) and the Northeast Harbor Chamber series. Repertory theater is good and the local cinema, Reel Pizza, are where the locals hang out.

I can help suggest dining and activities for you including activities for kids. I know caterers and can refer you to a variety of helpers, including additional housekeeping.



Keywords: Acadia, Salisbury Cove, Bar Harbor, Mt. Desert Island, Eastern Bay, seaside, oceanside, ocean view.

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Limited Accessibility:

            There are three steps into the house, but once there, the main floor has the master bedroom and bath suite, kitchen, dining room, living room, laundry....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Catering Available:

            I do know caterers on the island who will provided services. Please give them plenty of lead-time....moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            Two Fisher-Paykel drawers which operate independently....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            This is a fully furnished home....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Stove has a warming drawer....moreless

          • Ice Maker
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided:

            All cotton, quality linens and towels...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Large capacity...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • Towel warmers, kayaks (1 double, 2 single otters) with paddles and PFDs, free local bus in season right outside, wooded area, with lawn, games for children and adults, sunroom overlooking garden full of blueberries. Lots of wildlife viewable on land and water. In-floor heating....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

                (2) Basic cable TV. Cable internet with WI-FI. Cable is not available everywhere on the island, but we have it....moreless

              • Ping Pong Table
              • DVD Player

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet:

                Available throughout the house....moreless

              Pool & Spa

              • Jetted Tub

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill

              Location & View

                  • Oceanfront:

                    Pebble beach with rocks and tidepools. Bring wet-suit and snorkels for fun. Bring surf-socks to walk along beach or to bathe (it is cold except in August)....moreless

                  Activities

                  • Library
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Skiing
                  • Golf
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Sledding
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Zoo
                  • Restaurants
                  • Antiquing
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Boating
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Ice Skating
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  July & August
                  Jun 29 - Aug 30, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $4,500
                  September
                  Aug 31 - Sep 27, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,500
                  October
                  Sep 28 - Oct 25, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,500

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Tax Rate 8%

                  Notes:

                  If you must cancel, please give me as much advance notice as you can. I will attempt to find another renter. If I do, I will refund your deposit less 15% cancellation fee.

                  To reserve a week, travelers must sign a lease and pay half the rental plus $500 in damage deposit. Six weeks prior to moving in, they must pay the remainder of the rent plus the 8% Maine Lodging tax.


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                  Last updated: 08/18/2014
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                  Location

                  6 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Hancock County, or Bangor International , 46 mi.
                  12 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Northeast Harbor,
                  169 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Portland, ME
                  Bar Harbor
                  Nearest Motorway
                  State Rt. 3
                  Bar Harbor
                  Nearest Beach
                  Our back yard but it is cold. Lakes abound.
                  7 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Any in Bar Harbor
                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Acadia National Park, Nordic
                  7 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Kebo Valley: Mini down the road
                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Mainely Meats (BBQ)

                  Car: Recommended

                  Acadia National Park is a marvelous place for family fun. There are graded hikes and bike riding on carriage roads, swimming in lakes, horse-drawn carriage rides and ranger programs. Educational activities abound with scientific facilities giving public tours, small museums and historical sites. Gourmet restaurants, live music and theater are available as well as historic golf courses, tennis courts, gardens, day spas, sailing and whale watching. Two hours from the house is a crossing to Canada, the 'English' area, and 5 hours north is Quebec.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2005

                  About the owner: We have lived in this area for almost 9 years and custom built this home. We plan to come back to this area in retirement. I entertained large parties in this house and raised my son here.

                  Why the Owner Chose Bar Harbor:
                  My husband was recruited to work at the Jackson Laboratory. He loves to kayak and sail and a home on the water was our dream. I enjoy hiking.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  I love to walk into Salisbury Cove and post a letter at its tiny post office. I pick blackberries and blueberries on my property and watch deer and eagle from the house. An evening kayak is relaxing when you can watch the sun turn the sky orange and purple. During the July 4th festivities, I just take the bus in and don't worry about finding a parking space. Teens love the freedom of taking the bus all over the island.


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                  Photos

                  • Quiet wooded area in back, sunny lawn out front.  Note screened in porch & deck.

                    Quiet wooded area in back, sunny lawn out front. Note screened in porch & deck.

                  • Acadia/Eastern Bay is on the shore of Frenchman Bay.

                    Acadia/Eastern Bay is on the shore of Frenchman Bay.

                  • Modern, gourmet kichen, window looks on to garden.  Laundry room is next room.

                    Modern, gourmet kichen, window looks on to garden. Laundry room is next room.

                  • Twin bedroom.

                    Twin bedroom.

                  • Quen bedroom.  This looks out to garden.  Sunny.

                    Quen bedroom. This looks out to garden. Sunny.

                  • Ping-pong table in basement.  Other games and books there, too.

                    Ping-pong table in basement. Other games and books there, too.

                  • Garden with ferns and blueberries.  Beyond low stone wall: large lawn for play.

                    Garden with ferns and blueberries. Beyond low stone wall: large lawn for play.

                  • Marble shower and sauna beside it.  Jeted tub beside that.

                    Marble shower and sauna beside it. Jeted tub beside that.

                  • Maine-modern interior with custom fireplace. Upstairs balcony/sunroom visible.

                    Maine-modern interior with custom fireplace. Upstairs balcony/sunroom visible.

                  • Dining room has seating for 8, doors go out to porch and deck.

                    Dining room has seating for 8, doors go out to porch and deck.

                  • One of two queen bedrooms. Quality linens and towels throughout. Lots of room.

                    One of two queen bedrooms. Quality linens and towels throughout. Lots of room.

                  • KIng bed in master suite.  Window looks to bay.

                    KIng bed in master suite. Window looks to bay.

                  • Upstairs view from den/TV room

                    Upstairs view from den/TV room

                  • Balcony seating area between wings of house with sink.  Looks onto garden.

                    Balcony seating area between wings of house with sink. Looks onto garden.

                  • Seated shower next to wing with twin and queen.  Hand-made "fish" tiles.  Fun.

                    Seated shower next to wing with twin and queen. Hand-made "fish" tiles. Fun.

                  • Screened in porch, allows outdoor enjoyment even on a buggy night.

                    Screened in porch, allows outdoor enjoyment even on a buggy night.

                  VRBO #354090

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Friday, July 25, 2014

                  $2,500 - $4,500 per week (USD)
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                  4 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

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