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Oceanfront Mount Desert Island Retreat

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Last updated: 03/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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. Windaway is the perfect location from which to explore the many beautiful areas of Mount Desert Island. Located at the head of Mount Desert Island in the village of Town Hill (part of Bar Harbor), each town and village of the island is a short drive or ride on the free Island Explorer Shuttle bus (which can pick you up at the end of the driveway!) Acadia National Park takes up the greater portion of the middle of the island, so multiple access points are minutes away. Though the setting is very quiet and peaceful, you'll find all the ammenities you need within a convenient 5 mile radius.
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.
Though there is SO MUCH TO DO on MDI, Windaway is a lovely place to spend a relaxing 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 ocean side fire pit area and absorb the Maine night sky complimented by the sounds of the ocean.
PLEASE NOTE- THIS LISTING IS A NEW OFFERING AS OF 2014. MORE GREAT REVIEWS TO COME! :)

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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

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

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
  • Television:

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

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • 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
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Picnic table and deck seating outside...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    High Speed Wifi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Mr. Coffee...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

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

  • 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
4 night min stay
$300
$1,500

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

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

$2,100

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

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

$2,500

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Fall 2015
Aug 29 - Oct 17, 2015
4 night min stay
$300
$1,500

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$2,500

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Pet Fee $75 + tax
  • 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.


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Last updated: 03/22/2015
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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

  • View from the beach!

    View from the 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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

VRBO #507910

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  • Sleeps
    10
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
    House
  • Reviews
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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 90%
  • Calendar last updated: 03/22/2015
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