Grand Chalet Overlooking Patten Bay
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Surry chalet description
Patten Bay Chalet is a 2200 square foot three level custom Lindal Western Red Cedar Chalet (see http://lindal.com/homes/gallery/classic/) located on a gently sloping property that affords great views out over Patten Bay and to Mt. Desert Island and Acadia National Park in the distance. The house is on three levels with the main living space on the first floor, elevated so that the south facing windows and the 600 square foot porch give a great view over the property and out over the bay.
The common living spaces for the house are all oriented towards the 'walls of windows' that face south on the garden level and the first floor of the house. The garden level common areas include the office and family rooms, both facing south and opening up on the garden, the yard, the croquet pitch and fire pit. The first floor common rooms include the dining room, living room and all-glass sunroom with its own private porch.
The chalet has four bedrooms and 2 3/4 baths. The master bedroom is in the loft which opens out over the living room with a wonderful view of the bay. It has a king bed, a library area with reading chair and an ensuite two room bath/dressing room. The first floor has two bedrooms at the back of the house and a full bath. The primary bedroom has a new queen bed and mattress (2013) and a private entrance to the bathroom. The second bedroom is a double. The last bedroom is on the garden level and has a 3/4 bath just outside the bedroom door that it shares with the family room, also located on the garden level. Two foutons are also available if the sleeping arrangements need to be customized. Having the bedrooms spread out over three floors makes for an unusual level of privacy and flexibility that one does not ordinarily experience.
The house is heated by hot water baseboard and the residential hot water comes off the furnace so evening showers do not involve negotiations about who is going to have first crack at the hot water: There is enough for everyone. Water is from a private well and is not only safe, but delicious.
The kitchen best described as an oversized galley-style kitchen with complete complement of full-sized appliances including four burner electric Jenn-Air downdraft stove top, Jenn-Air oven, 2.2 cubic food microwave, 22 cubic foot refrigerator/freezer with automatic icemaker, dishwasher, and a host of plug-in appliances including a 4-slice toaster, 12 cup coffee machine and grinder, electric kettle, and more. The kitchen is well stocked with all pots, pans, cooking utensils, as well as a sufficient supply of silverware and dishes for a party of 8.
Patten Bay Chalet is sited on a lot of just less than two acres in such a way that privacy is guaranteed. There is a buffer of trees to the back of the house and on either side as well, shielding you completely from the neighbors. From Viking Trail Lane you cannot see the house. Privacy is assured and yet, with the sloping property, you have an expansive view out over the water. The grounds are under constant improvement with the fire pit and croquet pitch being the major additions for the 2014 season.
Patten Bay Chalet is in a small (9 lot), private, residential community. Although hidden in the woods, the Chalet still has a spectacular view of Patten Bay as well as Mt. Desert Island across the water. The Chalet has access to a private association beach just 200 yards away for those so inclined. Kids can spend a lot of time on the beach at low tide. A public freshwater beach, great for family outings, is 9 miles away on Branch Lake.
Patten Bay Chalet has undergone a major two-year upgrade and is now in top shape inside and out. Everything from new flooring (garden level) to new windows and doors, new propane service, new water heater, new beds and mattresses, new carpets, new decking, and full property clean-up has been completed and the owners are already planning the next set of improvements for the house.
Patten Bay Chalet is an ideal starting point for exploring the Acadia/Downeast region. The serenity that surrounds the house enhances relaxation after a full day of activities enjoying what Maine has to offer.
Keywords: Chalet private home beachfront quiet view porch
- 2200 sq. ft.
- 3 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Considered:
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- King size beds (1) King bed is in the master suite in the loft, Queen size Beds (2) The first queen bedroom is the primary bedroom on the first floor. Bedroom has separate access to a common bathroom. The second queen bedroom is located on the ground floor, off the family room. There is a three quarter bath with access from the hall outside the bedrrom., Double Beds (1) The double bedroom is on the first floor opposite the other bedroom and the bath. Twin or Single Beds (1) Futon is available in the family room on the ground floor and thereis a fold-out futon chair available that can be moved where needed for smaller children...moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
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- Living Room seats 8:
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- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
Location & View
- Ocean View:
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Deepsea Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Mountain Climbing
- Jet Skiing
- Miniature Golf
- Fitness Center
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Freshwater Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Botanical Garden
- Autumn Foliage
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Outlet Shopping
- Whale Watching
- Water Parks
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Patten Bay Chalet is a wonderfully private place but located near the many things that Downeast Maine has to offer. Looking out from the porch it is difficult to tell that you have any neighbors at all and yet the property is less than ten minutes from some of the best restaurants in Downeast Maine in Ellsworth and Blue Hill, thirty minutes to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, and only forty minutes to either Stonington on Deer Isle or Schoodic Peninsula (the quiet part of Acadia.) Go further Downeast and you quickly run into small fishing villages tucked in tiny coves along the coast. Move inland just a couple of miles and you start to find freshwater lakes with swimming, boating, and fishing to keep you busy for the summer. Maine starts just beyond your doorstep....moreless
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Dog and people paradise
Dog and people paradise
Dog paradise. Fully equipped and comfortable. We enjoyed golf at Kebo and Bar Harbor. Several good restaurants, including Cleonice (very convenient) and Arborvine (excellent,but pricey.) Excellent trails at Branch Lake and, of course, Acadia. Mac and Deb were totally accommodating and gracious hosts. The view was beautiful from the deck and from the yard. Great TV/entertaining area on lower level!
- Guest Mike (Bonita Springs FL)
- Date of stay 08/17/13
- Review Submitted 09/20/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, pet owners.
Wonderful vacation destination
Wonderful vacation destination
We had a wonderful stay in the Chalet with extended family: 4 adults and three children aged 9-13. We were greeted by a lovely gift basket filled with local food, and a personalized note including the weather forecast for the week. The binder full of information was the most helpful we have seen in any rental (and we have rented quite a few places over the years). The owners were extremely helpful prior to and during our stay. The main room is spacious and we loved the view from the large windows. There was more than enough space, bedrooms, and bathrooms for our group. It was a very hot few days when we first arrived and the Chalet had many fans throughout that helped us keep cool. We all enjoyed the beach - we brought a canoe and fishing gear, and rented a kayak nearby and had great fun on the water all week long. Acadia is a beautiful trip and close enough that we went a few times during the week. We also enjoyed the Wild Acadia Fun Park (ropes course, go-karts, mini-golf, climbing wall, and water slides), the Timber Tina Lumberjack Show, antique shops and seafood restaurants, hikes and scenic drives. A great rental cabin in a terrific location - we would definitely stay again if we are in the area.
- Guest Michele M.
- Date of stay 07/06/13
- Review Submitted 08/03/13
Patten Bay Chalet
Patten Bay Chalet
We have just returned from a beautiful stay at the Chalet.The house is even more beautiful than the pictures show. It was ideal for spending a week with my grown children and 2 precious little ones.The Chalet was open and roomy and the 3 bathrooms were a huge plus. The neighborhood beach was just a short walk from the chalet, and ideal for little ones to play, chase waves and explore the ocean critters.It was a short drive to Bar Harbor and majestic Acadia National Park.The days were never long enough to be able to see and do everything the area offered.The owners were extremely helpful in answering any questions about the area. The Chalet and Bar Harbor need to be on everyones "bucket list"
- Guest diane z.
- Date of stay 08/18/12
- Review Submitted 08/28/12
Patten Bay Chalet
Patten Bay Chalet
Our stay at Patten Bay Chalet was very nice, beautiful setting and quite. The property is well maintained and plenty of space for two families and the dog. The owners are delightful and provided wonderful recomendations for restaurants and shopping. Places we enjoyed the most for dinner were Cleonice and Simones's in Ellsworth. Both had great menues and nice wine lists. For breakfast., the Riverside Cafe can't be beat. Friday nights they have live jazz which we enjoyed with a drink before going to dinner. The days spent in Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park were very pleasant. All and all, we had a fabulous week and would love to do it again. We most certainly would recommend Patten Bay Chalet to friends and family.
- Guest Christy R.
- Date of stay 07/21/12
- Review Submitted 08/02/12
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Jun 7 - Jun 27, 2014
7 night min stay
Jun 28 - Sep 12, 2014
7 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
- Pet Fee: $100 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $300
- Tax Rate 8%
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- Nearest Airport: Bangor (BGR) & Hancock County (BHB) at 30 Miles
- Nearest Train: Portland ME at 140 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Interstate I-95 Bangor at 25 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Private Beach at 0.05 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Bar Harbor, Blue Hill at 10 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Ellsworth at 4 Miles
Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: Mac is a somewhat retired business owner who now spends his summer as a Registered Maine Fishing guide and his off-season as a volunteer Firefighter/EMT and emergency medicine instructor for Pamlico Community College. In his spare time he tries to fish and catch up with his chores. Deb works full time as a scientific curator and, in her spare time, dances, bakes, manages the house. She is the one that keeps things organized.
Why the Owner Chose Surry:
Between the two of us we have fifty years in the Acadia region. We chose Surry because it is close to everything but not in the middle of anything. It is quite and, when you open your ears, you can hear the silence. Wildlife abounds and, in the quiet, you can hear the evening call of the Loons from the water or the cry of the Osprey overhead. After three years of searching we found Patten Bay Chalet which was just what we were looking for: a solid home in a lovely neighborhood, with privacy and, at the same time accessibility to all the activities that bring people to Downeast Maine. Four separate peninsulas/islands are equally accessible and, when needed, Bangor is close by. We love it.
The Unique Benefits at this Chalet:
Patten Bay Chalet has good qui, which is Chinese for 'energy.' The house just 'feels' good. It faces south so is well-lit all day. It looks out over the sloping front yard, to Patten Bay and then across the water to Acadia in the distance. No matter where you are, you catch a glimpse of the space in front of the house. At the same time the house is tucked in between two stands of trees on the sides and trees behind, giving the property a sense of privacy and snugness. If just feels good. The house is solidly built and, in the distance between the road and the house there is nothing but trees so whatever road noise there is (which is not that much) is muted or overcome by the rustling of the leaves on the trees. You really feel isolated from the noises of civilization. Just sitting on the deck doing nothing is a like a tonic, refreshing both body and soul. Many of our guests have stated that they have never felt more relaxed than when sitting on the deck, looking out over the water.
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Patten Bay Chalet from the front
House from the Beach
Living Room with new propane fireplace insert
Living Room view over porch and Patten Bay
Queen Bedroom on first floor with new bed and mattress
Garden Level queen bedroom with new bed and mattres
Newly refinished family room on garden level with oak flooring
Grass area at Community Beach
Patten Bay Chalet from the rear corner looking out over the lawn and Patten Bay
View from the front deck looking out over Patten Bay
Living Room to Sun Room and stairs to Loft
Master Bedroom in Loft with new bed and mattress
Double Bedroom - First Floor
Refinished Family Room with new Jotul propane stove
Patten Bay from the beach with Mt. Desert Island in the distance
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