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Quiet, Sunny Home Overlooking Bay and River, Near Gateway to Acadia

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Last updated: 09/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Ellsworth house description

Home is set on spacious lawn, with several flower beds, and possibly some vegetables free for the taking (if weather and wild animals permit). Road is dead-end and dirt, neighbors are quiet, gracious and helpful. Public transport available from in-town locations to nearby towns, and free bus service can be used touring Acadia National Park.

Outdoor activities range from hiking, golfing, mountain climbing (small mountains), flying out of Bar Harbor airport on tour of area or in a glider, fishing, canoeing/kayaking/sailing, swimming, biking, horseback riding, nature walks, whale watching trips, exploring off-shore islands, attending festivals, concerts, and maybe even checking out the water park nearby.

Indoor activities can include visiting galleries, shops, plays, museums, ice cream parlors and restaurants, cinemas, historic sites, and even a winery or two within 50 miles. There are also some micro-brewery places open for tours and tastings.

Or sit on the patio and watch for eagles, osprey, seals, kingfisher, blue herons, hawks and owls as well as the songbirds and various mammals that might pay a visit (deer like the veggies and some of the flowers, porcupines climb the trees, raccoons, groundhogs and rabbits check out the offerings in the lawn)

Rainy days can be spent inside playing games, reading, watching a movie if going outdoor is not on the agenda. RedBox is available in local grocery stores, for DVDs.

Phone is for local calls only, but incoming calls can be received and calling cards with access to supplier may be used. Manager lives within a few houses of this home and will provide key access as well as help with any problems.

Professional artist stayed here for three months and has said the photos do not do justice to the sense of peace and quiet as well as the subtle beauty of the area.

Property Type

  • House
  • 880 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome:

            check with owner - no crib available...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 double


          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


          • Bedrooms have full closets, dressers, night stands with lamps. Both bedrooms also have desks. The smaller bedroom has a trundle that is easily opened to two twin beds. There is a full sized futon in the living room that can accommodate 2 persons....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


          • All new approximately 3 years ago. Floor is tile and the vanity top is glass....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Please supply your own toiletries and food ------ water supply is well water and tested safe within past year -- septic system is on lot ----- long term renters welcome beginning Nov 1 through May 30 at lower rate. Please contact owner for information if interested....moreless


              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Radio
              • Television:

                with DVD/VHS box connected...moreless

              • VCR


              • Away From It All
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


              • Autumn Foliage
              • Bay/Sound
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Theme Parks
              • Water Parks
              • Winery Tours

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Horseback Riding
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching

              Location Type

              • Downtown:

                Ellsworth is county seat for Hancock - local hospital, box stores as well as entrepreneur business - restaurants -movie theaters - farmers market in summer - historic home - galleries - coop - ...moreless

              • Near The Ocean:

                located where the river flows into the bay - home to harbor seals, great blue herons, eagles and ospreys, various ducks....moreless

              • River:

                Union River serves as the catch basin for the watershed covering all of Hancock County, used to be great salmon fishing, now damned for boating power...moreless

              • Rural:

                Gateway to Acadia and the National Park as well as to downeast Maine all the way to Quoddy Head and Eastport, ME Pop is 7000 persons...moreless

              • Town:

                amenities abound in a small area - can stroll the streets of downtown after ease of parking FREE, and check out local businesses, catch a meal at one of the great eateries, picnic on riverside...moreless

              • Water View:

                property is located at the mouth of the river as it empties into the bay - kayak/canoe to town via the river and spot seals, eagles, great blue herons, ospreys along the way...moreless

              • Waterfront:

                Town pier for docking your kayak if you have paddled up-river from the house, or maybe just sitting on the pier and watching cormorants...moreless

              local services and businesses

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

              sports and adventure activities

              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Sailing
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Swimming


              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 4 people


              • Alarm Clock
              • Basic Soaps
              • Clothes Dryer:

                Amana purchased 2009 ---- high end model...moreless

              • Free Local Calls
              • Free Long Distance
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided
              • Local Activities Guide
              • Local Maps
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking Off Street:

                two driveways available...moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                two driveways available --- may park RV in lower driveway...moreless

              • Sofa Bed
              • Telephone:

                local calls free - access is available for some phone cards, depending on service provider ---- 911 available...moreless

              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine:

                Amana, purchased 2009 --- front loading, high efficiency...moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                this service is not available at the house. However, several places in town, 4 miles away, offer free wireless, including Maine Grind coffee shop, library, Pat's pizza...moreless


              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Blender
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Freezer
              • Kitchen:

                galley sized, with all basic amenities...moreless

              • Kitchenette
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Refrigerator:

                purchased new in 2010 --- bottom-loading freezer...moreless

              • Stove
              • Toaster


              • Binoculars
              • Deck / Patio:

                stone patio in front, with chairs, for enjoying the cool breezes off the water, watch the birds...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Patio
              • Yard

              Payment Type

              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  forms of payment

                      • Accept Credit Card


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                      from 15 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      My Standard Rate
                      4 night min stay
                      $700 $2,200
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Cleaning $100
                      • Property Damage Protection $49
                      • Tax Rate 8%


                      $700 weekly, $600 in September

                      Utility costs included in the rental rate (propane gas for the cooking stove, oil for the baseboard hot water heating system and electricity. Phone service is available for unlimited calling in the continental US and Canada. Wireless internet service. Long term rental period extends from October through May. Rental rate is negotiable for the long-term winter.

                      Cancellation policy:

                      Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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                      Last updated: 09/16/2014
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                      30 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Bangor International
                      4 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      downtown Ellsworth
                      20 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Southwest Harbor (Cranberry Islands, Isle au Haut)
                      6 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      White Birches, Ellsworth
                      160 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Portland Downeaster to Boston
                      2.5 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      route 3 east to Bar Harbor and west to Bangor
                      4 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      fast food, Mediterranean, pizza, diner, family
                      140 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      western foothills in Rangely area
                      11 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Lamoine Beach

                      Car: Necessary


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1974

                      About the owner: I grew up in NJ, attended college in Maine and discovered this state's coastline and it became my home by choice. After graduation, I was fortunate enough to acquire a job at Jackson lab in Bar Harbor, thus giving me an opportunity to live where I wanted to be. While I was not always able to live in my home, I was able to keep it by working out of state. I am now renting it while I spend time with friends in Minnesota.

                      Why the Owner Chose Ellsworth:
                      feeling of peace, while at the same time close to amenities, library, alternative radio station, airports, colleges, national park as well as preserves for wildlife, influx of visitors from many areas of the world in the summer, and of course, the seafood!

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      quiet - great neighbors - dead-end road - river view and trees

                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english



                      • living room looking into dining area, in back to left

                        living room looking into dining area, in back to left

                      • galley kitchen faces backyard

                        galley kitchen faces backyard

                      • smaller bedroom - has twin-sized trundle bed

                        smaller bedroom - has twin-sized trundle bed

                      • shower and flush -- face back yard

                        shower and flush -- face back yard

                      • mouth of the river at low tide-explore shore at low tide

                        mouth of the river at low tide-explore shore at low tide

                      • looking east toward town - a nice kayak/canoe trip up the river

                        looking east toward town - a nice kayak/canoe trip up the river

                      • deer in backyard standing on tip toes to reach cedar tips

                        deer in backyard standing on tip toes to reach cedar tips

                      • river in the winter

                        river in the winter

                      • and now time to leave again

                        and now time to leave again

                      • but perhaps you will return again

                        but perhaps you will return again

                      • lupines getting carried away

                        lupines getting carried away

                      • front entrance

                        front entrance

                      • dining area

                        dining area

                      • master bedroom

                        master bedroom

                      • bathroom sink and cabinet

                        bathroom sink and cabinet

                      • early morning, looking down over the bank to the river

                        early morning, looking down over the bank to the river

                      • walking the road, along the river

                        walking the road, along the river

                      • wild turkeys in back yard

                        wild turkeys in back yard

                      • a heavy snowfall on the approach to corner before reaching the house

                        a heavy snowfall on the approach to corner before reaching the house

                      • veggie garden before deer decimate it

                        veggie garden before deer decimate it

                      • welcome --parking in either driveway

                        welcome --parking in either driveway

                      VRBO #421469

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                      This listing was first published here in 2012.

                      Date last modified - Tuesday, September 16, 2014

                      $100 - $125 per night (USD)

                      2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

                      View calendar: Updated 09/16/14
                      Minimum stay: 4 nights
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