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1,000 Ft of Waterfront on Western Edge of Mount Desert Island.

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View from West Point looking towards Bartlett's Island.

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Last updated: 04/24/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Magnificent location surrounded by water, West Point is a one-of-a-kind property. The house sits on 7 acres, has over 1,000 feet of waterfront, two semi-private beaches and a private deep water dock. There is a large deck, two picnic tables, a screened in porch, and a tent platform.

The house has been in our family for over 50 years. It is the place we have come together for multiple generations creating a lifetime of shared adventures.

The main house is a rustic converted barn. The first floor has the kitchen, dining area, and a living room with a large fireplace. The second floor is an open sleeping loft with six beds and a bathroom with shower. Attached to the main house is a charming private cabin with a queen bed, bathroom with shower and washer, dryer.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    We prefer to rent to tenants who are 25 or older....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    West Point is the kind of home that children will remember for the rest of their life. It was made for kids!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    We are OK with dogs....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Cabin Bedroom: 1 queen

    The charming, attached cabin has a full private bathroom...moreless

  • Living Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Living room couch converts to queen sleeper ...moreless

  • Sleeping Loft: 1 queen, 5 twin/ single

    Loft above living room sleeps six people w/ full bath...moreless

  • The house is well situated for couples and families. The attached cabin is private and has its own bathroom. The sleeping loft has six beds (one queen and five twins). It's perfect for groups of friends or kids!...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Cabin Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Private bathroom for the cabin....moreless

  • Sleeping Loft Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Full bathroom shared by those in the sleeping loft...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Games

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    The primary beach is private, sandy beach located on the property. The second beach is rocky beach accessible at low tide. ...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    There are views from within the house and around the property. The house has a great view of Bartlett's Island and the Narrows....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    The house sits on the western tip of a peninsula. It has over 800 feet of direct waterfront on three sides....moreless

  • Village:

    The house is a ten minute drive from the charming village of Southwest Harbor. There is a weekly farmers market, great restaurants and a bike shop....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    There are also two different picnic tables outside. One on the deck and one on the south side of the house. We eat outside most of the time in the summer. The views are phenomenal!...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    The first floor includes an open living room / dining room with a giant stone fireplace....moreless

  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    Landline only... like it's 1985 all over again! You can get cell service on Verizon....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Eclectic! if you're looking for perfectly matching silverware, we're afraid West Point is not for you......moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Charming, rustic kitchen with a big window looking west to Bartlett's Island...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Boat:

    Rentals available nearby. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rentals, instruction, and guided tours are available nearby....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    A huge lawn... perfect for playing catch or sitting in the sunshine....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    The grill is in a covered area between the main house and the attached cottage....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer
May 22 - Jun 26, 2015
4 night min stay
$500
$2,400
Summer
Jun 27 - Sep 4, 2015
4 night min stay
$500
$3,000
Early Fall
Sep 5 - Oct 15, 2015
4 night min stay
$500
$2,400

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Fee $200
  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Pet Fee $250
  • Tax Rate 7%

Notes:

After the house has been cleaned, if there is no damage, we will mail a check to you for the full amount of your deposit.


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Last updated: 04/24/2015
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Location

10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hancock County Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Southwest Harbor
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Bar Harbor
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-95
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Southwest Harbor

Car: Necessary

West Point, as the house is called, is on the quiet side of Mount Desert Island and offers everything an outdoor-loving family could dream of… The house is perched on the side of a private peninsula looking out on Bartlett's Island and the Narrows. It is a short drive away from the town of Southwest Harbor, a charming village with restaurants, coffee shops, a fine foods market, bike shop, library, art galleries and shopping. There is a weekly farmer's market during the summer as well.

Of course, Mount Desert Island is home to Acadia National Park. One of the gems of the National Park system, Acadia is nature's playground for hiking, swimming, walking, biking, boating or even sitting on the beach.

The Rockefeller's famous Carriage Trails, which are within Acadia National Park, are perfect for horse riding, biking, walking or running too. There are no cars allowed on the Carriage Trails which make them a fun and safe place to bring kids.

If you are a fresh water baby, there are a number of beautiful lakes nearby. Echo Lake has canoeing and kayaking rentals. Long Pond, within Acadia National Park, is a short drive away. The water is so clean that you can hop in and forgo the shower when you return to the house!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1956

About the owner: My siblings and I inherited this property from my father. In the 1950's he and my mother would bring us here to camp. In the early sixties, he converted the barn into a modern living space. We have vacationed here every year since.

Why the Owner Chose Pretty Marsh:
This property offers spectacular ocean frontage, two semi private beaches, and a cozy rustic living space for up to eight people. It is perfect for families. Acadia National Park is close by. Bar Harbor is an easy drive. It is the perfect place from which to launch exceptional hiking, biking, boating expeditions. There are spectacular opportunities for beach combing, wildlife viewing, painting and photography. Even on a foggy Maine morning, it is the best place to read a good book, put together a puzzle, play board games, sing songs by the fire, or cook a giant feast.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The property surrounding West Point is one-of-a-kind. Our children learned to row, sail, kayak, hike and bike here. Together we have explored tidal pools, fished off the dock, and swam from the dock to the beach. On foggy days and cool evenings, we have spent innumerable hours fitting together puzzles, playing games, and singing songs in front of the fire. Feasts of lobster, crab cakes, mussels and clams are common. From the property, we have seen eagles, osprey, gulls, deer, foxes, seals and porpoises. You have to see it to experience the magic!


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • View from West Point looking towards Bartlett's Island.

    View from West Point looking towards Bartlett's Island.

  • Sunset view from the Point.  Two beaches are part of the property.

    Sunset view from the Point. Two beaches are part of the property.

  • Queen sleeper couch in front of cozy fire place.

    Queen sleeper couch in front of cozy fire place.

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Wild flower picking near Southwest Harbor

    Wild flower picking near Southwest Harbor

  • The wildlife on a nearby island keeps a careful watch.

    The wildlife on a nearby island keeps a careful watch.

  • Bald eagles nest on nearby islands and on masts of boats in the cove below the barn.

    Bald eagles nest on nearby islands and on masts of boats in the cove below the barn.

  • Sunset reflected on the kitchen window.

    Sunset reflected on the kitchen window.

  • Buy lobster right off the Intrepid, a lobster boat that moors at nearby Bartletts Landing.

    Buy lobster right off the Intrepid, a lobster boat that moors at nearby Bartletts Landing.

  • Blueberry picking opportunities abound in July and August.

    Blueberry picking opportunities abound in July and August.

  • Kayak tours abound for novices.  Unlimited kayaking opportunities to near by islands for experienced paddlers with safety training for Maine's cold ocean water. Kayak rentals are available nearby.

    Kayak tours abound for novices. Unlimited kayaking opportunities to near by islands for experienced paddlers with safety training for Maine's cold ocean water. Kayak rentals are available nearby.

  • To the north of the property is a harbor home to two lobster boats.  If you head to the dock in the late afternoon, you can buy lobsters directly from the lobstermen!

    To the north of the property is a harbor home to two lobster boats. If you head to the dock in the late afternoon, you can buy lobsters directly from the lobstermen!

  • Private deepwater dock.

    Private deepwater dock.

  • West Point in the late afternoon sunshine.

    West Point in the late afternoon sunshine.

  • Looking west to Bartlett's Island from above one of two beaches.

    Looking west to Bartlett's Island from above one of two beaches.

  • Cozy cabin with queen bed

    Cozy cabin with queen bed

  • Great kayaking from the property.  Rentals available in nearby town.

    Great kayaking from the property. Rentals available in nearby town.

  • Seals can often be heard and seen in the waters and nearby coves.

    Seals can often be heard and seen in the waters and nearby coves.

  • Great sailing vessels cruise by the house regularly.  Pretty Marsh is a secluded cove, and a sought out destination for sailors.

    Great sailing vessels cruise by the house regularly. Pretty Marsh is a secluded cove, and a sought out destination for sailors.

  • View from the top of Acadia Mountain.  Short drive from the house. One of many great hikes.

    View from the top of Acadia Mountain. Short drive from the house. One of many great hikes.

  • View from a stop along the Carriage Trails. Carriage trails are a part of Acadia National Park, which is only  minutes away. Biking and hiking opportunities abound.

    View from a stop along the Carriage Trails. Carriage trails are a part of Acadia National Park, which is only minutes away. Biking and hiking opportunities abound.

  • Read your book, sip your tea, enjoy cocktails, watch an enchanted sunset from this deck... just a few feet from the house.

    Read your book, sip your tea, enjoy cocktails, watch an enchanted sunset from this deck... just a few feet from the house.

  • Kayaking to nearby islands. This shot was taken just off of our private beach

    Kayaking to nearby islands. This shot was taken just off of our private beach

  • Nearby John's Island, as seen from the dock.

    Nearby John's Island, as seen from the dock.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 04/24/2015
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