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Very Private Beachfront Home on Point - Bernard

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Last updated: 08/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Rock Holme -this is a private oceanfront house set on a point with views of Bass Harbor and outer islands. It has a large deck with chaise chairs, dining furniture, and large gas barbecue grill. The beach is accessible from the front yard and through a short woods path. The beach after a walk through the woods has large stones to sunbath on, and picnic on and an island that appears at low tide. There is some beach sand that occurs on our beach and a nice soft sand public beach at low tide within walking distance. The front beach is ideal to launch kayaks from and to beach comb. There are three bedrooms. The front master bedroom with queen bed overlooks the water. The other queen bedroom overlooks the yard with a side window facing the water. There is a smaller bedroom with a twin bed in between. The bathroom upstairs is split into two, inner bathroom with shower, toilet and sink, outer with sink, mirror, and linen/ medicine cabinets. The front room downstairs overlooking the water has dining area/ combination living room, with the deck accessible from sliding glass door on front and door on side. There is a family room in back with cable,tv, wireless internet, netflix, seats 4 comfortably. House has older wooden furniture with charm, modern pieces, and nice artwork and decorative features throughout. The kitchen is fully stocked with a small bathroom next to family room. We have gotten many compliments on the charm of this house, with many returning guests yearly. We are constantly making upgrades.

Keywords: coastal cottage, beachfront home, oceanfront home near Acadia


Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 and above....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Pump/ Landry room off limits to children. Residence is only suitable for children ages 5 and above. When contacting us please list the ages of your children. ...moreless

  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking in house....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Master bedroom overlooks water, very large...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single

    Small room between other rooms. 1 window on side of house...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Overlooks yard with 3 windows, 1 on ocean side....moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1)

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    Sink, very small downstairs...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Split bathroom, shower/ tub, 2 sinks, toilet, hairdryer, ...moreless

  • Toiletries, soaps, shampoos, conditioner, body washes

Other Amenities

  • This property is right on the ocean, bird life abundant, schooners anchor in front on occasion. This is a working lobster waterfront, sightings include seals, eagles, one frequently seen) blue herons, osprey, ducks, deer, etc. lots of other bird life. There's always something interesting to view from our point and the deck. Great place to sea kayak. Swans island ferry goes out multiple times daily from across Bass Harbor. Some boat excursions go out multiple times daily from our harbor. Great seafood restaurant and bar, near end of road (Thurston's) can walk to, also Seafood Ketch for bit more formal setting, with short drive to Bass Harbor, multiple restaurants in Southwest Harbor, all types in Bar Harbor. Area is known for lobster, crabmeat, and scallops. The deck with sliding glass doors-for morning coffee to start day and lunch and dinner with gentle sun, warms midday and cools when tide comes in. Nice modern barbecue for dinners. Very relaxing, private, and cozy place...moreless


  • Books:

    hiking manuels, assorted books, art books, some children's books, cook books for down east fish cooking, vegetarian, and many others....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Sony DVD....moreless

  • Games:

    cards ,games in bottom of desk, monopoly, Chinese checkers, other games for kids, magnetic cards....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Time Warner basic cable and netflix account, other free channels available....moreless

  • Television:

    flat screen and DVD Custom, roku and remotes/ directions listed in book...moreless

  • Toys:

    Pales/shovels for beach...moreless


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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Rocky shorefront mixed with some sand, sand beaches at low tide within walking distance...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Seabirds are abundent and schooners visit Bass Harbor, always something interesting to see from the deck. There are four chaise chairs on the deck to sunbath and relax on. ...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Nice angled flat rocks to lay on, island comes up at low tide to explore, nice walk to public sand beach at low tide....moreless

  • Village:

    24 hour Gotts store, groceries, take out, ice cream, pizza , bottled gas. Southwest harbor has grocery stores, hardware, clothing, many restaurants and gift shops....moreless

  • Water View:

    Looks at Gott's island and Bass harbor...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    Polyurethane wood table with extra leaves. Set up for four can be expanded. Deck has table and chairs with umbrella, 4 lounges w/tables, gas grill and citronella candles available....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Fans for all rooms, no air conditioning....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Maytag, very efficient....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Not to be used, outdoor covered fire pit can be used on non windy days....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    propane heater front room, electric in all other if needed. Fans for upstairs and downstairs. Ceiling fan in family room....moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed for Netflix, and cell phone or computer Internet use, Time Warner basic cable tv....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    sheets, pillows and, pillow cases all provided, all sorts of blankets and comforters for all temperatures. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    seat 5-6, large and small couch, rocking chairs, also a den seats 4 for tv viewing, rocking chairs can be added....moreless

  • Parking:

    in driveway up to 2 cars....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels, washcloths, hand towels, beach towels, complimentary shampoos, soaps, lotions. First aide kits in bathroom....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Maytag, clothes detergent available, dryer sheets, stain remover....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    we do have wifi- the code is posted on wall and in the book in house to log-on. I am not making this public information....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Mr. Coffee, coffee grinder, sugar, coffee filters, honey, teas. ...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Utensils for grill and kitchen stocked. Mixer, waffle iron, graters, storage ware, timers, cutting boards, knife rack....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    serves 8, cast iron pans, silverstone non stick, cooking pots for lobster, barbecue utencils, crock pots, blender, baking dishes, trays, wine and beer glasses, cordials, champagne and margarita stems....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Modern Bosch new, very quiet....moreless

  • Freezer:

    on top of frig., ice cube trays,...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked, implements and pots to cook lobster. Pitchers, bowls. Acadia Bottled water provided. Aluminum pots and pans, nonstick pans, cast iron....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Kenmore has levels with time....moreless

  • Oven:

    Older hot point wall mounted, self cleaning and timer not working. ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Paper plates, plate holders, baskets, napkins, paper towel, aluminum foil, garbage bags, baggies, spices, oil sprays, blender, cooking dishes, spices, trays, placemats, plastic wrap, glass pitcher....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Newer Maytag, freezer on top....moreless

  • Stove:

    GE four burner electric....moreless

  • Toaster:

    2 slice...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    4 lounge chairs with 2 glass side tables, patio set with umbrella for outdoor dining, overlooks harbor. Extra wood tray tables inside house....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Fire pit on front lawn with harbor view, small decorative flower gardens and plants on porch and stairs. Chairs on lawn, trail through woods to private cove beach....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    newer propane, kept very clean....moreless



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from 6 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
high season
Jun 12 - Oct 30, 2015
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included


Weekly or longer rentals prioritized over 4 night rental.

Week of July 4th looking for weekly rental as this is prime rental time. 5-6 day rentals only after August 30th through fall with flexibility on Saturday or Sunday check-in or check-out.

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1/2 payment due in advance check ,money order, bank check,with signed rental agreement with $500 damage security depost. Second 1/2 of payment due upon occupancy. Damage security deposit returned by mail after vacancy ends and premises inspected. if arriving after 7 pm second payment due in advance to be discussed and arranged with owner. $100 cleaning fee added on second payment.

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Last updated: 08/30/2015
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55 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bangor international, 75- 85 minutes
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Thurston's on water can walk to, Seafood Ketch,
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Swan's Island Ferry, Bass Harbor
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Causeway Club, Southwest Harbor
55 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
on the water, Thurston's Lobster Pound, next door
0.3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Public beach, walking distance,

Car: Recommended

mountain climbing, close to Acadia National Park, 20 minutes to Bar Harbor


Owner info

About the owner: This has been our family residence since 1943.

Why the Owner Chose Bernard:
This was my parents' property. If it had not been for this property I may never have settled in the beautiful state of Maine. Even during the hottest of summer weather, it is usually very pleasant on the water here.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
I have summered here all my life. My family came here every August from Long Island, New York. I remember the excitement arriving every summer, swimming at Long Pond, eating lobster, going to Jordan Pond, and hiking throughout Acadia's trails with my family and other relatives. Nice place to relax, unwind, smell the salt air, and pines. We arrived and immediately ran down to the beach to explore.

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Speaks: english



  • View of the house as you drive up.

    View of the house as you drive up.

  • View from the front deck.

    View from the front deck.

  • ocean view bedroom

    ocean view bedroom

  • facing ocean and harbor

    facing ocean and harbor

  • Living room

    Living room

  • relax with ocean views

    relax with ocean views

VRBO #388675

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