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Oceanfront Mount Desert Island Retreat

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Last updated: 06/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bar Harbor house 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 House, part of the Windaway estate, is a perfect choice for a large family or up to 4 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 Loft (vrbo #507900), Windaway House is a new rental offering on MDI, and is a 2 story, 3 bedroom, 2 full bathroom house, with a large great room and beautiful deck. High Speed WiFi internet is included in the rental rate. All beds, bedding, linens and towels are new. One large bedroom has 2 queens, and the other 2 each have 1 king bed. Each floor has a full bath, and there is also a laundry room connected to the first floor bathroom. The large great room has brand new, super comfy seating for lounging or watching TV. There are two deluxe cots in the large closet of the great room, to make the great room an additional sleeping area for kids or more guests. Most appliances and furnishings are brand new, and tastefully coordinated. 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 HOUSE CONTINUES TO BE FURNISHED AND DECORATED.

Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

              • Bedroom 2: 2 queen

                Accommodates 2 -4 adults...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 1 king

                ...moreless

              • Master bedroom: 1 king

                First floor; connects to the bathroom. No images yet......moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Laundry room and Master bedroom connect to this bathroom...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

                2nd floor, in between 2 bedrooms...moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Microwave
              • Dishwasher
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Toaster
              • Seating for 6 people

              Amenities

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

              Other Amenities

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

                  Entertainment

                  • Television:

                    Smart TV which enables guests to use their netflix and Hulu accounts to watch movies...moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Books

                  Communications

                  • Telephone

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    Guests must bring their own kayaks or canoes, or can rent them from National Park Canoe & Kayak...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lawn / Garden

                  Theme

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

                  Location & View

                  • Oceanfront
                  • Ocean View

                  Activities

                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Antiquing
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Golf
                  • Kayaking
                  • Swimming
                  • Cycling
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Medical Services
                  • Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Shopping
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Water Parks
                  • Zoo
                  • Restaurants
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Hiking
                  • Rock Climbing
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Fall
                  Sep 6 - Oct 18, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,100
                  My Standard Rate
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,500

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Property Damage Protection $49
                  • 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:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                  Last updated: 06/19/2014
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                  Location

                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Bar Harbor Airport
                  Bar Harbor
                  Nearest Beach
                  In front of Windaway

                  Car: Necessary

                  Windaway House, is located on the Windaway estate. Recent renovations have preserved the 1950s rustic charm of this house, and have added clean, modern comforts such as brand new beds, new flooring, appliances, furnishings, and decor. For larger family groups or retreats, the Windaway Loft can also be rented, which is a connected, brand new 2 bedroom apartment with a gorgeous balcony offering amazing views. 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 House:
                  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

                  • large deck area facing the field and water.

                    large deck area facing the field and water.

                  • First floor, master bedroom with king bed, large closet, and ensuite bathroom.

                    First floor, master bedroom with king bed, large closet, and ensuite bathroom.

                  • Laundry room is connected to the first floor bath.

                    Laundry room is connected to the first floor bath.

                  • The path to the beach!

                    The path to the beach!

                  • There are about 180 degrees of unhindered views from this beach.

                    There are about 180 degrees of unhindered views from this beach.

                  • For navigation, enter 62 County Road, Bar Harbor, which leads to Windaway Lane.

                    For navigation, enter 62 County Road, Bar Harbor, which leads to Windaway Lane.

                  • open plan kitchen and dining area, with sliding glass door to deck.

                    open plan kitchen and dining area, with sliding glass door to deck.

                  • The great room is a great place to lounge!  Not pictured is a game table for 4.

                    The great room is a great place to lounge! Not pictured is a game table for 4.

                  • First floor bathroom (ensuite to master but accessible from Kitchen.)

                    First floor bathroom (ensuite to master but accessible from Kitchen.)

                  • 2nd floor bedroom with king bed, bureau, closet, and seating area (not shown)

                    2nd floor bedroom with king bed, bureau, closet, and seating area (not shown)

                  • Queen Bedroom has a closet and 2 bureaus and gorgeous views!

                    Queen Bedroom has a closet and 2 bureaus and gorgeous views!

                  • upstairs full bath

                    upstairs full bath

                  • Beach area with picnic table and fire pit.

                    Beach area with picnic table and fire pit.

                  VRBO #507910

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                  This listing was first published here in 2014.

                  Date last modified - Monday, June 09, 2014

                  $2,100 - $2,500 per week (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

                  View calendar: Updated 06/19/14
                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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