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The Healing Porch

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The HEALING PORCH, as seen from Rock End Road. Close by the Fleet and Main St.

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Last updated: 06/25/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7-14 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Northeast Harbor cottage description

Characteristic of the summer cottage style, this Savage-designed comfortable cottage is a short walk to the village, the fleet and the harbor. The large, covered porch and spacious lawn provide plenty of room for entertaining or relaxing. With its tasteful and traditional furnishings, this home creates a setting that is both formal and inviting. The cottage has been rented in the summer and fall seasons continuously since 1925, a tribute to it's classic appeal.

FIRST FLOOR: Living Room with fireplace. Dining Room with fireplace and table that seats six to eight comfortably. Remodeled Kitchen. Pantry. Powder Room. Bathroom with shower. TV/Computer Room & Study with cable and WIFI internet.

SECOND FLOOR: Master Bedroom with queen bed. Remodeled bedroom with double bed. Bedroom with twin beds. Remodeled bedroom with single bed. Bath with tub and shower. Separate wing with Bedroom with double bed. Bedroom with twin beds. Bath with tub and shower.
THIRD FLOOR: Bedroom with three single beds. Bath with tub and shower.
PORCH/DECK: Covered Porch on East and West side. Open porch on South side.
APPLIANCES: Standard kitchen appliances including dishwasher. Washer/Dryer. Office has hookup for fax machine. Cable TV/VCR, and cable internet, with WIFI. Gas grill.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 4000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Pets Considered:

                Small dogs, non-shedding. No cats due to allergies....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 13-15

              • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

                two closets and fireplace...moreless

              • Blue Bedroom (Tempe's Room): 1 double

                Two closets and fireplace. Located on S of 2nd floor...moreless

              • Single Bedroom: 1 twin/ single

                One closet, located on NW of 2nd floor...moreless

              • Yellow Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

                Single Closet, located on NE corner 2nd floor...moreless

              • Maid's Quarters (Double Bed): 1 double

                Located on W of Maid's Quarters...moreless

              • Maid's Quarters (Twin Beds): 2 twin/ single

                Located with E and W windows on N Side of Maid's Qtrs....moreless

              • Margot's Retreat (3rd Floor): 3 twin/ single

                ...moreless

              Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              • 2nd Floor Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Spacious claw-foot tub with shower...moreless

              • 3rd Floor Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Spacious claw-foot tub with shower...moreless

              • Maid's Quarters Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Spacious claw-foot tub with shower....moreless

              • Study Bathroom: toilet, shower

                Contemporary 48' shower...moreless

              • Pantry Bathroom: toilet

                Sink and toilet in bathroom between Kitchen and Dining Room...moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Kitchen with all pots, cooking utensils, flatware and china. Lobster pots and utensils included....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                In kitchen and in dining room. Flatware in kitchen. Full range of utensils....moreless

              • Dining:

                Dining Room seats 10 comfortably. Full china in corner hutch. Fireplace...moreless

              • Stove:

                4 burner stove with oven. Electric...moreless

              • Coffee Maker
              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave
              • Seating for 10 people

              Amenities

              • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                Fitness membership may be purchased at Neighborhood House (100 yards NE from cottage on Rock End Road)...moreless

              • Fireplace:

                Four fireplaces. Living Room usable and dining room OK for small fires. Do not use Bedroom fireplaces....moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                New. Across from stove in kitchen closet. Also solar dryer on back porch....moreless

              • Living Room seats 9:

                Fireplace. Radio with XM. Seats 9 on various seating (see pictures)...moreless

              • Heating:

                Forced hot air (oil furnace) Rennai LP gas heater in study/kitchen....moreless

              • Parking:

                Pull-in on East Side for 3 cars. Others OK to park on street....moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Change in linen cabinet by study bathroom...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                New. Across from stove in kitchen closet....moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                Change in linen cabinet by study bathroom...moreless

              • Babysitter
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                In living room, including Great Books....moreless

              • Video Library:

                May be rented from library (0.2 miles)...moreless

              • Games:

                Puzzles in cabinet by Study bathroom....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                In study. WI FI router in study....moreless

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                (3) Through TimeWarner. Unlimited US service. Cell phones work in the house as well....moreless

              • Internet:

                WI FI in house. Code for access available in the Healing Porch Cottage book....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Golf:

                Kebo Golf Club: 10 miles in Bar Harbor NEH Golf Club: 2 miles on Manchester Road....moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Rentals in Bar Harbor or on Long Pond on road from Somesville to Pretty Marsh....moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                (3) Wrap Around Porch on E-S-W sides of cottage. Porch off kitchen on N side....moreless

              • Bicycles:

                Bicycles rented on Main Street next to FT Brown Hardware store.....moreless

              • Tennis:

                Courts at harbor. Get key from Chamber of Commerce building....moreless

              • Boat:

                Rentals in Southwest Harbor. Charters in Northeast Harbor....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Gas. On back porch....moreless

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Family
              • Away From It All
              • Historic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

              • Golf Course View:

                Visit the Northeast Harbor Golf Course by driving on Manchester Road towards Sargent Drive, less than 2 miles. Kebo Golf Club is 10 miles away in Bar Harbor....moreless

              • Beach View:

                A short drive into Acadia National Park takes you to Sand Beach, a 400 yard long beach overlooking Ocean Drive and Otter Cliffs....moreless

              • Ocean View:

                A short walk Southeast to the Northeast Harbor Fleet, with views of Greening, Sutton and the Caranberry Islands....moreless

              • Oceanfront:

                On Mt. Desert Island, surrounded by beautiful smaller islands. Visible from many areas in Northeast Harbor...moreless

              Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Hiking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Cycling
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Sailing
              • Kayaking
              • Tennis
              • Golf
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Fitness Center
              • Medical Services
              • Massage Therapist
              • Laundromat
              • Hospital
              • Groceries
              • ATM/Bank
              • Horseback Riding
              • Antiquing
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Boating
              • Sight Seeing
              • Whale Watching
              • Walking
              • Scenic Drives
              • Eco Tourism
              • Fishing
              • Rock Climbing
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Base Rate
              14 night min stay

              $16,080

              Discounts: 14 nights or more: $571 Nightly; 21 nights or more: $555 Nightly

              August
              Aug 1 - Aug 30
              7 night min stay

              $3,997

              Discounts: 21 nights or more: $555 Nightly

              September
              Sep 1 - Sep 29
              7 night min stay

              $3,815 $9,750

              Discounts: 14 nights or more: $450 Nightly

              October
              Oct 1 - Oct 14
              7 night min stay

              $2,975

              Discounts: 14 nights or more: $375 Nightly

              Early Season
              May 18 - Jun 14
              7 night min stay

              $2,975

              Discounts: 14 nights or more: $375 Nightly

              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Additional Fees and Taxes:

              7% Maine Rental Tax, payable with 1st deposit.


              Notes:

              Tenant is responsible for electricity IN EXCESS of $200/month, pro rata.

              Tenant is responsible for heating oil consumed IN EXCESS of 1/4 tank per month/pro rata.

              Accounting will be provided within 15 days of end of lease period.

              1/3 with contract

              1/3 60 days prior to rental

              1/3 2 weeks prior to rental


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              Calendar

              Last updated: 06/25/2014
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              21 Unavailable
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              Location

              14 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Bar Harbor Airport (Trenton, Maine)
              0.2 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              Isleford Ferry to Cranberry Islands
              152 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Portland, Maine AMTRAK
              0.2 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Maine Route 198
              10 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Sand Beach, Acadia National Park
              0.1 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              The Colonel's
              95 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Sugarloaf Mountain
              2 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Northeast Harbor Golf Club
              0.2 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Watermark at Kimball Terrace Inn

              Car: Recommended

              From your spacious south-facing porch, enjoy the beauty of the community, or walk up to Main Street for coffee and a newspaper at McGrath's, a great wine selection at the Pine Tree Market or some of the finest clothing and gift shopping in the Northeast at The Kimball Shoppe. See the many galleries and other shops in town, including Shaw's Jewelry, The Holmes Store, FT Brown Hardware and Local Color.

              The Healing Porch is located a short walk from the Asticou Inn - one of America's classic Grand Resort hotels with view of the harbor, connected to the Asticou Azalea Gardens and nearby the famed Thuya Gardens.

              Take a free seasonal bus (6/23 - 10/15) into Acadia National Park, stopping to remove your bicycle and ride the 56 miles of carriage trails or hike the many national park hiking trails.

              Visit the stone gatehouses at Brown Mountain or Jordan Pond in the park and stop at the Jordan Pond House for the tradition of tea and popovers.

              Bus or drive around Somes Sound, the only natural fijord on the east coast of the United States. Visit Echo Lake, where you can swim at the beach or jump off the rocks reached from the Acadia Mountain parking lot.

              Explore the Cranberry Islands by ferry from the Northeast Harbor marina, take a house-tour up by boat up Somes Sound, or charter a boat yourself from the Henry Hinckley Yachtworks in Southwest Harbor.

              As you walk throughout Northeast Harbor, be sure to stop in the beautiful library and visit the tranquil beauty of St. Mary's by The Sea (Episcopal), with services at 8:30AM and 10:00AM in the summer.

              Recommended for dining are the following locations:

              Our favorites: Burning Tree in Otter Creek

              Watermark in Northeast Harbor

              XYZ in Southwest Harbor (fine Mexican cuisine)

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1965

              About the owner: I am a 5th generation Northeast Harbor native, now residing half time in Northeast Harbor and half time in southern California. My wife was born in New York and schooled in Maine and Massachusetts. She is a retired elementary school teacher and avid tennis player. My great grandfather built the gate-houses for John Rockefeller, Jr., in what is now Acadia National Park. My grandfather was a Senator in the state, and a member of the House of Representatives in Augusta, Maine. My father, who grew up on the island and whose picture is on a bookcase in the living room, joined the Army Air Force, flew B-17s, and was killed in WW-II in 1944. You will see his name on the plaque in the town green by the marina. My mother remarried, and I grew up in New Hampshire and metropolitan New York, spending vacations in Maine. In 1965, as I was entering my senior year at Dartmouth College, I purchased the home from my Grandmother to enable her to continue to live there. Over the last 45 years, the seasons of our life have revolved around time in Northeast Harbor. Our children spent summers there and, when we lost our 18 year old daughter in her freshman year at UCLA, it was to our cottage life in Northeast Harbor that we returned to recover and be made whole again. Hence, we changed the name of our cottage from Bragdon Cottage to the Healing Porch. Today, our grandchildren are coming to know Northeast Harbor as we have.

              Why the Owner Chose Northeast Harbor:
              Mt. Desert Island is, like the isle of Iona, off Scotland, a 'thin space', that being a place where the connection between the temporal and the eternal is very close, very accessible. Anyone who visits the island intuitively understands this phenomenon, and it may account for the many, many generations of families who visit only to return again and again. The Healing Porch is not unique in Northeast Harbor, but it is special in evoking the reaction from many tenants that 'this is what a summer home should be like'. The original name of the cottage, Bragdon Cottage, describes it's origins. It was built in 1899 for Sarah Bragdon from Philadelphia. Miss Bragdon subsequently sold it in the 20's and it was purchased by my grandfather in the 1930's. My father and his spent their teen years in Bragdon Cottage. Designed in the grand Philadelphia style, the cottage once featured amenities such as service quarters and bells in bedrooms to call for breakfast. It is evocative of grand times past, but contains the modern conveniences we all have come to expect in today's lifestyles.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
              We have memories of earliest days here at Healing Porch, of my wife sitting and nursing our children on the window seat between the 1st and 2nd floors...of our daughter doing the same. The many special spots from the quiet retreat on the 3rd floor, where we go when company gets too much, to the 'Maids Quarters' off the landing between the 2nd and 3rd floor that affords a special privacy for the many house guests who will visit you while you are here, Healing Porch is filled with pleasant surprises. Kids will love the retreat to the study with the cable TV, DVR and VCR and two sofas - a place where they can find privacy while parents enjoy a fire in the living room fireplace..


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • The HEALING PORCH, as seen from Rock End Road. Close by the Fleet and Main St.

                The HEALING PORCH, as seen from Rock End Road. Close by the Fleet and Main St.

              • Enjoying the hammock in the glade at Healing Porch.

                Enjoying the hammock in the glade at Healing Porch.

              • The Living Room, looking to the East Porch

                The Living Room, looking to the East Porch

              • Healing Porch's dining room with classic hutch.

                Healing Porch's dining room with classic hutch.

              • The study, with two sofas, wing chair, flat screen TV and bath with shower.

                The study, with two sofas, wing chair, flat screen TV and bath with shower.

              • 2nd Bedroom with Twin bed and fireplace on 2nd floor.

                2nd Bedroom with Twin bed and fireplace on 2nd floor.

              • 3 Beds available on the 3rd floor in the south-facing bedroom.

                3 Beds available on the 3rd floor in the south-facing bedroom.

              • Twin bed in the Maid's Quarters.

                Twin bed in the Maid's Quarters.

              • Full bathroom in Maid's Quarters.

                Full bathroom in Maid's Quarters.

              • Jordan Pond Gatehouse, built by great-grandfather of the owner of Healing Porch

                Jordan Pond Gatehouse, built by great-grandfather of the owner of Healing Porch

              • A walk in the park...from Echo Lake Cliffs

                A walk in the park...from Echo Lake Cliffs

              • Two paths in the woods...markers on the Carriage Trails in Acadia Nat. Park

                Two paths in the woods...markers on the Carriage Trails in Acadia Nat. Park

              • As you come in from the driveway, Healing Porch's spacious exposure welcomes...

                As you come in from the driveway, Healing Porch's spacious exposure welcomes...

              • The main entrance on the south, with Maid's Quarters on the left.

                The main entrance on the south, with Maid's Quarters on the left.

              • The Living Room, looking to the South and West Porches and Dutch Door.

                The Living Room, looking to the South and West Porches and Dutch Door.

              • A modern kitchen, with all conveniences, including washer drier in door on left.

                A modern kitchen, with all conveniences, including washer drier in door on left.

              • The master bedroom, with Queen bed, two closets and fireplace.

                The master bedroom, with Queen bed, two closets and fireplace.

              • 3rd bedroom with two beds on 2nd floor (4th BR on 2nd floor not shown)

                3rd bedroom with two beds on 2nd floor (4th BR on 2nd floor not shown)

              • Full bathroom as shown on the 3rd floor

                Full bathroom as shown on the 3rd floor

              • Two single beds in the Maid's Quarters

                Two single beds in the Maid's Quarters

              • Sailboats racing and views of the islands from the Fleet near Healing Porch

                Sailboats racing and views of the islands from the Fleet near Healing Porch

              • As you walk in Acadia National Park, few places are as beautiful as Jordan Pond.

                As you walk in Acadia National Park, few places are as beautiful as Jordan Pond.

              • Colors at the Asticou Inn's Azalea Gardens in Northeast Harbor.

                Colors at the Asticou Inn's Azalea Gardens in Northeast Harbor.

              • Whatever path you choose...it leads back to the Healing Porch.

                Whatever path you choose...it leads back to the Healing Porch.

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              7 Bedroom / 4.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 15

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