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The Chalets -- Twin Oceanfront Cabins on Mount Desert Island

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Bayview Sunrise - photo by Y. Teirlinck


Last updated: 06/01/2014

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  • Pets considered:Yes
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Bar Harbor cabin description

Two well-built, well maintained, tastefully improved, ecologically friendly, fully-furnished, easy-to-live in, ocean front summer cabins -- part of a secluded family compound -- near Acadia National Park. RATES QUOTED ARE PER CABIN/WEEK.

Beautiful wooded site on bluff overlooking Frenchman Bay. Landscaping offers a considerable sense of privacy. Comfortably furnished front deck provides spacious views of downeast Maine, with Lamoine State Park across the water. Seventy steps down sturdy stairway to public access beach.

Each 'Chalet' features attractive, well furnished and well equipped interior and exterior spaces, incl. 'great room' (living/kitchen/dining area) with high ceiling and wonderful bay views through large picture windows 2BD/1BA; indoor and outdoor (h/c) showers; comfortably sleeps 4-5;

Electronically-controlled propane-fired space heater, pilotless-range/oven and on-demand domestic hot water; woodstove (E) or fireplace (W); stereo boombox plays AM and FM radio, and CDs; color TV set serves as monitor for DVD player. High-speed wi-fi internet access.

Kitchen equipped with refrigerator/freezer, microwave oven, counters and cabinets, coffee grinder, automatic coffee maker and basic sets of flatware, crockery, glassware and utensils.

In other cases, we can provide, if needed, for an additional fee of $50.

No land-line telephone.Pretty good mobile phone reception.
No TV reception.

On-site parking for 1-2 vehicles/cabin

Free, island-wide shuttle bus stop and MDI Biological Laboratory are within easy walking distance. Six miles to/from downtown Bar Harbor. Four miles to/from main entrance to Acadia National Park.
MDI and surroundings offer great hiking, biking, kayaking, sightseeing, touring, golfing, tennis, workout facilities, swimming, boating, shopping, libraries, movies, concerts, etc.etc.

Keywords: Ideal vacation rental,
fully-furnished, well-equipped,
great location, beautiful views.

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 680 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1


          • Toilet, Lavatory, Indoor and Outdoor H/C Shower

          Other Amenities

              • Great Location, Exceptional Views; National Park (numerous interpretive programs by NPS Rangers) ...moreless



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


              • Arboretum
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues
              • Theme Parks
              • Water Parks
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Miniature Golf
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Beach View
              • Beachfront
              • Ocean View
              • Oceanfront
              • Water View

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Rock Climbing
              • Sailing
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Wind-Surfing


              • Dining:

                In Front Room; Overlooking the Bay...moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people


              • Broadband Access
              • Gas Fireplace
              • Heating:

                Propane Space Heater; pilotless ignition Propane On Demand Tankless Hot Water Heater...moreless

              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Living Room
              • Parking:

                max 2 cars/cabin...moreless

              • Parking Off Street
              • Wireless Internet:

                high speed wireless internet access (service somewhat intermittent -- Summer '13)...moreless

              • Wood Fireplace:

                in west cabin...moreless

              • Wood Stove:

                in east cabin...moreless


              • Catering Available
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Servings for 8...moreless

              • Kitchen:

                See first review, below...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven:

                Electronic ignition Propane...moreless

              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator:

                Electric, with freezer...moreless

              • Stove:

                4-burner electronic ignition Propane...moreless

              • Toaster


              • Deck / Patio:

                comfortably furnished with picnic table and easy chairs. Low seat railing...moreless

              • Golf:

                Kebo Valley and other island golf clubs welcome pay/play visitors...moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Rentals available in town...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill:

                Simple charcoal burner; newspaper chimney fire-starter ...moreless

              • Tennis:

                several courts in town...moreless



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              from 1 traveler reviews
              One or both cabins available for rent by the week - Saturday 3PM to Saturday 10AM
              Rental: $1000/week, each; 50% due with reservation; balance due on arrival
              No credit cards. Personal or bank checks or cash only;

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

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              4 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Hancock County/Bar Harbor Airport; Trenton, ME

              Car: Recommended

              Free island-wide shuttle bus service operates on regular schedule mid-June to October. Go almost anywhere on the island. Nearest stop is at Hadley Point Campground (approx. 0.5 mi from cabins).


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1975

              About the owner: Senior academic couple, longtime summer residents on MDI. Happy to share the beauty of Acadia with our valued guests.

              Why the Owner Chose Bar Harbor:
              Our family began summering on MDI in the late 1950s when Steve did research at Jackson Laboratory. MDI remains for us 'the most beautiful island in the world.'

              The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
              The LOCATION. The VIEWS. ACADIA NATIONAL PARK. Furnishings in each cabin include a scrapbook containing local favorite sights, activities, eateries, etc., and a notebook in which to make observations, suggestions, etc.

              Contact us

              Speaks: english



              • Bayview Sunrise - photo by Y. Teirlinck

                Bayview Sunrise - photo by Y. Teirlinck

              • cabins from water

                cabins from water

              • West Cabin

                West Cabin

              • East Cabin

                East Cabin

              • west cabin LR

                west cabin LR

              • west cabin master bedroom

                west cabin master bedroom

              • interior of east cabin looking out

                interior of east cabin looking out

              • Fall is spectatular on MDI
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                Fall is spectatular on MDI Rocky's Boathouse, Seal Hbr.

              • beach below cabins

                beach below cabins

              • cabins from parking area

                cabins from parking area

              • Bay view between cabins

                Bay view between cabins

              • East Cabin Floor plan

                East Cabin Floor plan

              • west cabin LR

                west cabin LR

              • west kids bedroom sleeps 3

                west kids bedroom sleeps 3

              • view downeast from deck

                view downeast from deck

              VRBO #388647

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              This listing was first published here in 2011.

              Date last modified - Tuesday, September 30, 2014


              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

              Contact owner for availability
              Member since: 2011
              Speaks: english
              • Calendar last updated: 06/01/2014
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              The Chalets -- Twin Oceanfront Cabins on Mount Desert Island

              Bar Harbor #388647

              2 BR  1 BA  Sleeps 6

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