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This beautiful Maine farmhouse sits grandly on a 1- 1/2 acre lot with chestnut trees and a wild lupine field. Centrally located, only minutes from the mountains of Acadia National Park and the parks ocean trails; Wonderland, Ships Harbor and the Bass Harbor lighthouse.
The two story home has two bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the other with two twin beds. There are two bathrooms. The master bathroom includes a claw foot tub and separate shower. The first floor has a formal dining room and living room in addition to a large sunny eat in kitchen with sitting area.
The back porch overlooks the lupine field, and greenhouses of a local farmer with picturesque Sunsets. The property offers plenty of recreational space for touch football, croquet, badminton or just enjoying the view in this quiet residential area. You can access the ocean side of the park by bicycle, just 3 miles away. Southwest Harbor has two fresh water lakes surrounded by mountains for swimming and boating.
Amenities include a washer, dryer, micro wave, coffee maker,and service for six. There is WiFi access, television and phone service for local calls only. Towels and linens provided.
The village of Southwest Harbor is 3 miles from the house. There are several excursion boats and tours that leave out of the harbor. In town you will find bike rentals for touring Acadia's carriage roads, kayak rentals, various restaurants and of course one of the best lobster pounds on the Island. It is a small town but offers everything you might need, there are a few gift shops, galleries and a very nice specialty wine store and market. Throughout the summer a farmers market is held weekly in the village center.
Mount Desert Island hosts many festivals, musical events, even marathons! There are lovely gardens to tour and certainly the focus of this majestic area is Acadia National Park. There are 130 miles of hiking trails and 45 miles of carriage roads which are limited to biking, walking and carriages! The park includes a scenic drive called park loop road and many ranger led programs.
This home provides a comfortable atmosphere to enjoy your vacation in Maine. We are happy to help you plan your vacation and make recommendations for dining, outdoor activities and local events.
The master bathroom is on the 2nd floor. It has a lovely
claw foot tub and separate shower stall. The room is sunny and adjacent to both bedrooms. New sink and shower....moreless
Mount Desert Island is 3/4 park land and the activities and sights are endless. The main entrance to the park is 17 miles from this property, however you are surrounded by park land wherever you go. Within minutes you can be hiking, swimming, fishing, golfing, kayaking, or out on the ocean aboard a friendship sloop. Bar Harbor, the largest town on the island is about 1/2 hour away. Here you will find many tourist attractions. Day trips to surrounding towns such as Blue Hill, Camden , Rockland or Doweast to the Schoodic Peninsula or Roosevelt Campobello International Park are all within reach from MDI. There are several gardens on the island worth touring. In addition to the many outdoor activities there are festivals, concerts, lectures and events throughout the summer. There are many ways to enjoy the ocean surrounding MDI including sailboats, water taxis, nature tours, fishing boats and sea kayaking. Carriage rides through the park are available with advance reservations....moreless
Spring Season May 23 - Jun 26, 2015 7 night min stay
Mid Season Jun 27 - Jul 31, 2015 7 night min stay
Summer Season Aug 1 - Aug 28, 2015 7 night min stay
Fall Season Aug 29 - Oct 16, 2015 7 night min stay
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Fees and Rental Conditions:
Cleaning Fee$50 + tax
Property Damage Protection$99
Check-in 4pm, Check-out 10am
Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Deposits will be refunded 100% if cancelled 45 days prior to arrival. No refunds for cancellations 45 days or less prior to arrival date.
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Mount Desert Island is 3/4 park land and the activities and sights are endless.
The main entrance to the park is 17 miles from this vacation property, however you are surrounded by park land wherever you go. Within minutes you can be hiking, swimming, fishing, golfing, kayaking ...or out on the ocean aboard a friendship sloop.
Bar Harbor is the largest town on the island is about 1/2 hour away. Here you will find many restaurants, gift shops and tourist attractions. All whale watching tours leave from this harbor.
Day trips to surrounding towns such as Blue Hill, Camden, Rockland or Downeast to Schoodic Peninsula (a quieter less traveled part of Acadia National Park) and Roosevelt Campobello International Park are all within reach from MDI.
There are several gardens on the island, The Asticou Azalea Garden, Thuya and the Rockefeller Gardens. Contact the Mount Desert Island Garden Preserve for details.
In addition to the many outdoor activities there are festivals, concerts, lectures, and events throughout the summer. Various galleries, theatre and museums. Children enjoy the oceanarium, miniature golf and Sand Beach.
There are many ways to enjoy the ocean surrounding Mount Desert Island including water taxis to out- lying islands, fishing boats, sailboats, guided nature tours, and sea kayaking. It is truly a memorable experience to see the island from both land and sea. Carriage rides through the park are available with advance reservations.
Bangor international airport is 55 miles or approximately 11/2 hrs away. Hancock County - Bar Harbor Airport is 16 miles away or approximately 1/2 hr. away. Taxi service is available but calling ahead is strongly recommended.
The Island explorer is a free island wide bus service, schedules vary according to the season.
Year Purchased: 1990
About the owner: Deer Meadow was my parent's vacation home for 20+ years. It has been passed down to the next generation with many fond memories. The current owner and 6th child in a family of seven spent every summer vacation as a child on Mount Desert Island and moved here permanently 16 years ago leaving an advertising career in NYC for a more natural lifestyle in Maine. Upon moving to Maine she worked as the assistant manager at the Historic Claremont Hotel in Southwest Harbor for 12 years and now spends summers gardening.
Why the Owner Chose Southwest Harbor: Southwest Harbor retains the qualities of a small New England Town and offers peace and quiet with easy access to land and sea. With a love for sailing and hiking, Southwest Harbor offers peace and quiet and easy access to these activities and many others throughout the seasons.
The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse: This home is situated in a quiet residential area, but close to town. There is a simple elegance to the home which is welcoming to families and friends. The property offers enough space for privacy and nice leans for outdoor games, picnics and a back porch for coffee with a sunrise or a toast to sunset.