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

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  • Minimum stay:6-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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

    ...moreless

  • 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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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
June
Jun 1 - Jun 26, 2015
6 night min stay

$2,000

Changeover Day: Saturday

July
Jun 27 - Jul 31, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,400

Changeover Day: Saturday

August
Aug 1 - Aug 29, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,650

Changeover Day: Saturday

September
Sep 1 - Sep 26, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,000
October
Sep 27 - Oct 31, 2015
6 night min stay

$2,000

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Included

Notes:

Weekly rentals only in July and August, from Saturday to Saturday.


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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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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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Minimum stay: 6-7 nights
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 02/03/2015
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