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Water Views from Every Room, Post and Beam, Every Convenience

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Last updated: 12/01/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Bernard house description

The property overlooks the entrance to Bass Harbor from the West. The harbor is about 200 yards from the east side of the property, and is visible from every room of the house.


The house is less than ten years old. It is a classic shingle style cottage, built with post and beam framing, visible in every room. The siding is grey stained cedar shingles, with white trim. A covered tongue and groove porch surrounds the living room on two sides, with two entries into the living room. The living room has large windows on three sides, with a local granite fireplace on the interior corner, with cherry shelving on both sides.

All floors in the house are heart of birch hardwood, all bathrooms are tiled, with heat in the floor.

The living room flows into an open passage leading to the stairs, the dining room and the kitchen. The dining room has three sides of floor to ceiling windows, all with an excellent view of the harbor. The dining room has a cherry dining table that seats eight. A built in cherry wood glass cabinet and bar with a wine refrigerator is in the corner. The interior wall is open, allowing communications across the passage and the kitchen.

The kitchen is separated from the passage by a peninsula that seats four for meals. The four burner propane stove and oven, dishwasher, microwave, Sub Zero refrigerator and cooking equipment including coffee maker, portable mixer, blender, and mini food processor make meal preparation a pleasure. A lobster cooking pot is available.

Off of the kitchen is an entry, with closets and the back door, which leads to a small porch and the detached garage. There is outside parking for up to two cars at the garage, with another two spaces for visitors.

Finally, behind the entry porch is a bedroom and bath suite, with two twin beds. This suite is very private, with a corridor separated with its own outer door. The bathroom has a large walk in shower.

There are two bedrooms on the second floor, both with baths. The guest bedroom has its own outdoor balcony with a splendid water view and two rocking chairs. There is a queen bed in this room with space for a portable crib, also in the house. The bath can be accessed from this room, has a tub/shower and a skylight. The laundry is found in this bath area as well.

The master bedroom has a 15 foot beamed ceiling, with water views on two sides. The bathroom includes a large walk in tiled shower and cherry cabinetry, and a skylight.

Each bedroom has its own television, and a wifi router is on the second floor, allowing high speed wifi throughout the house.

This house was built to the highest standards and with great attention to detail to serve as a retirement home.

Keywords: Nearly new post and beam home with 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths, front porch with harbor views, living room with granite fireplace, open eat in kitchen, gracious dining room with harbor view on the quiet side of Mt. Desert Island. Thurston's, a great lobster pound, is a short walk away. Located on a picturesque harbor minutes from Acadia National Park trails. Seven day rentals only from Saturday to Saturday in July and August.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1

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          • Bathroom 2

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          • Bathroom 3

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          • Balcony bedroom upstairs has a tub/shower bathroom and washer/dryer, and a skylight. Master bedroom has a tiled shower and skylight. Downstairs twin bedroom has a tiled shower and frosted glass window. ...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Short walk to pebble beach, minutes to Acadia National Park, rocking chairs on wrap around porch, play croquet on the lawn, selection of family games, bike and kayak rentals in Southwest Harbor...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Music Library
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • Video Library

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Laundromat
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Ocean View

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Sailing
                  • Swimming

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Broadband Access
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Telephone:

                    Local service only...moreless

                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Wood Fireplace

                  Kitchen

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

                    Open kitchen with counter seating area for 4...moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven:

                    Convection or regular oven option...moreless

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Rocking chairs and side tables...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    George Forman Electric grill...moreless

                   

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                  June $2,000/week plus Maine sales tax and security deposit
                  July $2,400/week plus Maine sales tax and security deposit
                  August $2,650/week plus Maine sales tax and security deposit
                  September $2,000/week plus Maine sales tax and security deposit
                  October  $1,800/week plus Maine sales tax and security deposit
                  Winter negotiable
                  $500 security deposit required
                  Saturday-Saturday rentals preferred, minimum 5 nights stay
                  

                  Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                  Last updated: 12/01/2014
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                  Location

                  0.1 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Thurston's Bar
                  0.1 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Thurston's Lobster Pound

                  Car: Necessary

                  Acadia National Park offers miles of hiking and biking trails, including about 50 miles of gravel carriage roads suitable for bikes and horses. There are ocean side walks near Bass Harbor Light, picnic areas near an extensive seawall, mountain hiking trails accessed easily from the main roads, swimming in Echo Lake, boat tours to the Cranberry Islands, sail and power boat rentals, and guided ocean kayak tours. Several park museums offer programs and exhibits about the development of the park and the natural features and wildlife. Bar Harbor and Northeast Harbor are each a half hour drive away and offer extensive souvenir shopping, whale watching, boat excursions and restaurants. The house also has access within a very short walk to a broad stone beach that is great for exploring.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2005

                  About the owner: We are parents of three daughters, all of whom love Maine. Our youngest even went to Bowdoin for college.

                  Why the Owner Chose Bernard:
                  We have vacationed here all of our married lives, and this place is where we built our fondest family memories. It is our hope that our house could play a part in the fond family memories of our renters.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  This is the only place in the United States where you can have such easy access to a world class national park, world class sailing and boating, and world class hiking and biking.


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                  Speaks: english

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                  Photos

                  • View from Steamboat Wharf Road

                    View from Steamboat Wharf Road

                  • Porch with view to the harbor

                    Porch with view to the harbor

                  • Wood burning fireplace made of local granite

                    Wood burning fireplace made of local granite

                  • Living room

                    Living room

                  • Kitchen to the left, dining room to the right, living room ahead

                    Kitchen to the left, dining room to the right, living room ahead

                  • Second floor guest bathroom with tub/shower and laundry

                    Second floor guest bathroom with tub/shower and laundry

                  • Master bathroom with shower

                    Master bathroom with shower

                  • First floor bathroom with shower

                    First floor bathroom with shower

                  • View of Bass Harbor and Thurston's Lobster Pound

                    View of Bass Harbor and Thurston's Lobster Pound

                  • Charming local feature in the harbor

                    Charming local feature in the harbor

                  • Sunset view from Seal Cove

                    Sunset view from Seal Cove

                  • View of side yard

                    View of side yard

                  • Living room with entertainment center

                    Living room with entertainment center

                  • Spacious kitchen

                    Spacious kitchen

                  • Second floor bedroom with balcony

                    Second floor bedroom with balcony

                  • Second floor master bedroom

                    Second floor master bedroom

                  • First Floor Guest Room

                    First Floor Guest Room

                  • Stone man sculpture in the yard

                    Stone man sculpture in the yard

                  • Bass Harbor looking toward the western mountains

                    Bass Harbor looking toward the western mountains

                  • View from a nearby trail

                    View from a nearby trail

                  • Rainbow over nearby Southwest Harbor

                    Rainbow over nearby Southwest Harbor

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Monday, December 15, 2014

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                  3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

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                  Member since: 2011
                  Speaks: english
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