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Oceanfront Mount Desert Island Retreat

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View of the front 'yard' taken from the deck of Windaway Loft.

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Last updated: 09/28/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bar Harbor villa description

The aim and mission of the Windaway Estate is to celebrate the natural, native landscape of Mount Desert Island, and provide a peaceful, beautiful, and FUN spot for family vacations, romantic getaways, and special retreats. The Windaway Loft, part of the Windaway estate, is a perfect choice for a small family or up to 2 couples who want an oceanfront vacation in Bar Harbor, but prefer to stay just far enough away from the craziness of town. Available by itself or in conjuction with Windaway Summer House (vrbo #507910), Windaway Loft is a new rental offering on MDI, and is a 2 story, apartment type dwelling. Once the attached garage of the Windaway summer house, it has very recently been lovingly renovated into a truly delightful, light filled, modern addition to the retreat like quality of the Windaway Estate. Hi Speed Wifi internet is included in the rental rate. There are 2 bedrooms, each with a brand new beds (one with a king, one with 2 twins), along with a bathroom with washer/dryer on the first floor. Linens and towels are new, high thread count and high quality. On the second floor, the open concept living/kitchen/dining area and large deck (with a grill and picnic table) offer exceptional views of the cranberry field and the ocean beyond. All appliances and furnishings are brand new, and tastefully coordinated. The seating is very comfortable and takes advantage of the views. Kitchenware is high quality (knives are sharp!) and is BPA and Teflon free. Enjoy having morning coffee and breakfast with the sun, and incredible sunsets and star gazing in the evening.
During the day, take a stroll on the shore to look for seashells or sea glass. Even better, bring your kayak (or rent one from National Park Canoe and Kayak Rental- they will deliver and pick up on Saturdays!) and explore the peacefulness of Western Bay from just outside your door. Of particular interest is a small, working Oyster Farm just off the shore, which is owned and operated by the owner of Windaway. At night, take advantage of the oceanside fire pit area and absorb the Maine night sky complimented by the sounds of the ocean. PLEASE NOTE- THIS LISTING IS A NEW OFFERING FOR 2014. PLEASE EXCUSE THE AMATEUR QUALITY OF THE PHOTOS! PHOTOS WERE TAKEN RECENTLY (WINTER TIME) AND ARE BEING UPDATED AS THE WINDAWAY LOFT CONTINUES TO BE FURNISHED AND DECORATED.

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Events Allowed
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

                ...moreless

              • modern fixtures, washer/dryer, stall shower

              Other Amenities

                  • Housekeeping is included in the rental rate, and happens at the end of your stay (not on a daily basis.) ...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Smart TV in the living area. Guests use their own personal Netflix and Hulu accounts....moreless

                  • Stereo:

                    Blue tooth speaker in living room...moreless

                  • Television

                  Theme

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

                  Attractions

                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Water Parks
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Zoo

                  Local Services & Businesses

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

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Beachfront
                  • Ocean View
                  • Oceanfront

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Sailing
                  • Swimming

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    There are 4 stools at the kitchen counter/bar, and a counter height pub table for two. There is also a picnic table just outside on the deck....moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking
                  • Telephone
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    French Press and K Cup Coffee maker with reusable pods...moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    BPA free...moreless

                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen:

                    Lots of counter space and new appliances!...moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Included
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Early Bird 2015
                      May 23 - Jun 5, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $900
                      Spring 2015
                      Jun 6 - Jun 26, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,100
                      Summer 2015
                      Jun 27 - Aug 28, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,500
                      Early Fall 2015
                      Aug 29 - Sep 18, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,100
                      Leaf Peeper 2015
                      Sep 19 - Oct 17, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $900
                      My Standard Rate
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,300

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Property Damage Protection $49
                      • Pet Fee $50 + tax
                      • Tax Rate 8%

                      Notes:

                      Our rentals are by the week only, and are strictly on a Saturday to Saturday basis. Check in is at 4pm and Check out is at 10am.


                      Cancellation policy:

                      Policy available by contacting manager when booking.


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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 09/28/2014
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                      Location

                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Bar Harbor Airport
                      40 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      95
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant

                      Car: Necessary

                      Windaway apartment is located on the Windaway estate. The apartment itself is a brand new renovation, complete with high end appliances and furnishings. The apartment can be rented by itself, or in conjunction with the Windaway Summer House, which is connected. Windaway Estate has direct/private access to a serene, rocky Maine beach on Western Bay. Located on a quiet road just a half mile from the bridge connecting the island to the mainland, Windaway offers a convenient gateway location from which to explore all of the beautiful towns and villages on MDI. Acadia National Park is spread all over the island -- the closest trail head is only a few miles away! While it is certainly best to bring a car to MDI, just down the road you can hop on the Island Explorer, which is free and takes you all around the Island and through Acadia National Park. The Island Explorer runs from early morning till late evening. It even has a bike rack!

                      Windaway Estate, comprising the Windaway Summer House and the Windaway Loft is the perfect, gorgeous setting and location for your MDI vacation!

                       

                      Manager info

                      Year Purchased: 1984

                      About: Pictured above with his goat friend Marceline at his farm down the road, is Farmer Matt Gerald -the owner of Windaway Estate. Matt lives onsite at Windaway, and is a fixture on the island. Sweet Pea Farm is his day job, and is a working farm, winery, and farm-to-table restaurant just a few miles away. Make it a point to meet him and visit Sweet Pea Farm for popovers, coffee roasted onsite, free wine tastings, brick oven pizzas and Mexican offerings featuring the vegetables grown on the farm.

                      Why Bar Harbor:
                      After Matt attended College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, he decided that he had to remain on MDI. The island holds a very special energy that is both awe inspiring and nurturing. Desiring to be near her son, Matt's mom moved here too, and purchased the Windaway Estate. The property (and Matt!) retain her youthful, vibrant essence.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                      Matt's mom chose Windaway because she fell in love with the spot. Who could resist pristine views, gentle access to the ocean, and the surrounding wooded areas and fields? The buildings have a nostalgic charm and are unpretentious yet tasteful, well designed, and comforting. The experience of BEING on MDI and staying at Windaway is truly a gift to the soul.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • View of the front 'yard' taken from the deck of Windaway Loft.

                        View of the front 'yard' taken from the deck of Windaway Loft.

                      • To get to Windaway Lane, enter 62 County Road, Bar Harbor.

                        To get to Windaway Lane, enter 62 County Road, Bar Harbor.

                      • This is the front entrance.  Parking is perpendicular, to the left of the door.

                        This is the front entrance. Parking is perpendicular, to the left of the door.

                      • First floor bedroom with king bed, 2 bureaus, and a closet

                        First floor bedroom with king bed, 2 bureaus, and a closet

                      • Twin bedroom with large closet and bureau.

                        Twin bedroom with large closet and bureau.

                      • beach area with picnic table and fire pit area.

                        beach area with picnic table and fire pit area.

                      • There are about 180 degrees of unhindered views from the beach!

                        There are about 180 degrees of unhindered views from the beach!

                      • Photos do not adequately capture the peaceful, blessed atmosphere of Windaway...

                        Photos do not adequately capture the peaceful, blessed atmosphere of Windaway...

                      • There is a peaceful, beautiful feeling upon entering the Windaway property!

                        There is a peaceful, beautiful feeling upon entering the Windaway property!

                      • Living area with amazing view to the deck and ocean beyond (tv is not shown).

                        Living area with amazing view to the deck and ocean beyond (tv is not shown).

                      • Eating areas at the counter/bar and bistro table

                        Eating areas at the counter/bar and bistro table

                      • 1st floor bathroom with washer dryer, & stall shower (toilet around the corner)

                        1st floor bathroom with washer dryer, & stall shower (toilet around the corner)

                      • The path down to the beach!

                        The path down to the beach!

                      VRBO #507900

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                      This listing was first published here in 2014.

                      Date last modified - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

                      $900 - $1,500 per week (USD)
                      2

                      2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 5

                      View calendar: Updated 09/28/14
                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                      Member since: 2011
                      Speaks: english
                      • Calendar last updated 09/28/2014
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