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Moss Mountain Cottage is a clean, bright, spacious 3-bedroom/two bath cape-style home nestled on 5 private wooded acres in the village of Town Hill. Less than a mile away is the Town Hill Market, noted for its delicious homemade sandwiches and snacks, and where you can access the free Island Explorer shuttle. In addition to offering a great location, Moss Mountain Cottage offers a heated and partially air-conditioned home, with a bright, spacious and open living, kitchen and dining area, a fully equipped kitchen with all new appliances, a laundry room, a first floor bedroom with ¾ bath (shower), two large bedrooms upstairs that share a full bath with tub/shower combination. High speed wireless internet, TV and Blueray DVD player (no cable - local channels, Netflix and DVD library), games and books are all part of the package. Outside you will find a large yard where children can play, a large deck with charcoal grill and outside seating, and ample parking.
Towels, soap, shampoo, body wash and hair dryer provided in both bathrooms. ...moreless
Other items available: Food processor, blender, mixer, lobster pot, hair dryers, laundry detergent and dishwasher liquid are all provided. Feel free to contact us with specific items you are looking for....moreless
Winter /Spring Jan 14 - May 29, 2015 3 night min stay
Leaf-Peeping Season Sep 19 - Oct 17, 2015 3 night min stay
$175 Fri, Sat, Sun
Off-Season - OPEN YEAR ROUND Oct 18 - May 28, 2016 3 night min stay
My Standard Rate 7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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Refundable Damage Deposit$250
Check in is 3pm and check-out 10am.
$250 refundable deposit
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Moss Mountain Cottage, open year-round, is centrally located, not more than 15 minutes away from the entrance to Acadia National Park, the Ellsworth shopping centers, and all the picturesque towns and villages that make up Mount Desert Island. Our cottage is tucked away on five private wooded acres where you can relax after a long day hiking the granite peaks, biking or cross-country skiing on the historic carriage roads of Acadia - or after a more restful day taking in the breathtaking views atop Cadillac Mountain, cruising the waters of Frenchman Bay, or visiting the beautiful Thuya, Azalea Garden, or Rockefeller Gardens. If you'd like to stay closer to home, only a mile from the cottage, you will find the Nature Conservancy’s Indian Point Blagden Preserve, where osprey nest and seals bask on the rocks at low tide. Three miles away is Great Long Pond, where you can swim, canoe, kayak, launch your boat to water ski or fish, or enjoy ice-skating in the winter. There is golfing and sledding at the historic Kebo golf course; Pirate’s Cove miniature golf and Wild Acadia Fun Park for the kids; Monday and Thursday evening band concerts in Bar Harbor's village green during the summer months; plays at the Acadia Repertory theater; wonderful little shops in each village that showcase the work of local artisans; and any number of restaurants and bars (some of the best are open year-round) that feature lobster and other locally caught seafood dishes, as well as award-winning and locally-brewed beer and wine.
Year Purchased: 1988
About the owner: I built this house in 1988 as a single mother raising my lovely daughter who now lives in California (much too far away)! Now married, I live in downtown Bar Harbor with my husband, across the street from my three lively and lovely granddaughters. As young girls, my daughter and her cousin spent countless hours combing the backwoods of our property and collecting moss. Their grand plan was to make wreaths to sell to the tourists - leading to their fame and fortune! The small hill where they found the best moss, they named 'Moss Mountain.' Although they never sold a wreath (I'm not even sure they completed one), they spent hours in our backyard playing, laughing and planning their futures, as little girls love to do. I'll always treasure those days and those girls, and it is this fond memory that gave rise to the name 'Moss Mountain Cottage.'
Why the Owner Chose Bar Harbor: Mount Desert Island has been my home since I graduated from college (I won't tell you how long ago that was) and I love it here. During the summer I hike and bike the trails of Acadia, comb the beaches to collect sea glass and sea-tumbled rocks, and take in all the island has to offer in unique shops and gourmet restaurants. During our cold and snowy winters, I take early morning walks or snowshoe on the breathtakingly beautiful (and quiet) carriage roads, spend time with my family and friends, and read some great books I've been meaning to get to all summer. When I travel away for any length of time and start yearning to see the mountains of Acadia and smell the sea air as I cross the Trenton bridge onto MDI - that's when I really know how much I appreciate and love my island home.
The Unique Benefits at this House: I love the quiet and the privacy of the homes around Indian Point. Sitting on the back deck and listening to the evening chatter of frogs in the bog, the morning birds that wake you instead of an alarm clock, eying the deer as they shyly peak out from the woods, and taking in the beauty of a full moon when it rises above the giant cedars - will all contribute to your restful vacation on MDI.