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Unique Slate-Sided Artist's House in Quiet Rural Area Near Acadia National Park

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A cozy living area where you can relax, listen to music, read or just snooze!

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Last updated: 08/27/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bass Harbor house description

Slate House, is a unique and intriguing post-and-beam artist's home, located in a private wooded setting just around the corner from the picturesque village of Bernard, where the town dock and local favorite restaurant Thurston's Lobster Pound is located. The colorful and comfortable interior has a large, open living area upstairs, along with a fabulous kitchen equipped for the gourmet cook, a cozy master bedroom with beautiful tiled shower, and a deck outside the bedroom door. The downstairs bedroom has a separate entrance and bathroom. The artist owner, who lives and works in her studio on the property, maintains an extensive landscaped garden as well as a small orchard and vegetable gardens - guests are welcome to roam! The upstairs living room and bedroom look out onto a small, peaceful perennial garden and the woods beyond.

This is a perfect home for relaxing in a quiet, out-of-the way spot, yet close to the village of Southwest Harbor (4 miles) with all of its amenities.

Pets are generally welcome, please ask! Dogs do need to be kept on a leash however as there are many gardens on this property. Longer term rentals are possible, feel free to call to discuss options. A deposit of $400 is requested to secure a rental, refundable up to 45 days in advance of the rental; after that I am happy to refund your deposit if I am able to re-rent the property. Slate House is available for rental from June-October, other times of the year if available.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            5 years old...moreless

          • Pets Considered
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            ...moreless

          • Master bedroom with queen bed, two closets and bureau, door to outside deck. Downstairs bedroom, which has its own separate entrance in addition to the stairway from the upstairs, has a queen bed; a fold out cot is also available...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            2 sinks...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            1 sink...moreless

          • Master bath with large luxurious tiled shower w/handicap bar and 2 separate sinks. Downstairs bath has a tub/shower and tiled sink; there is a laundry machine downstairs as well....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • For eating, there is a delightful 2-seat window seat looking out onto the garden, as well as a dining table that accommodates 6 and a kitchen island that seats 3 or 4. The 'fireplace' is an antique coal stove that has been converted to a gas burner - very charming! Although the house is not well suited to very small children, older (over about 5) are welcome. There are a couple of chaise lounge chairs outdoors, as well as a glass table with four chairs for outdoor dining near the grill. Outdoors, the gardens and wooded areas on the property are lovely to stroll through The owner lives in her cabin well away from the house,and works in her studio on the property - also out of sight of the house; there is a fax available for use there, should you need it....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                Directv ...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable
              • VCR
              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Books
              • Music Library
              • Piano

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Away From It All
              • Sports & Activities

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Bay/Sound
              • Churches
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Pond
              • Recreation Center
              • Arboretum
              • Forests
              • Live Theater
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours

              Leisure Activities

              • Walking
              • Antiquing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Bird Watching
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Whale Watching
              • Photography

              local services and businesses

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

              Location Type

              • Mountain
              • Near The Ocean
              • Rural
              • Village
              • Lake

              sports and adventure activities

              • Mountain Climbing
              • Golf
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Sailing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Washing Machine
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Fireplace:

                    antique coal stove converted to a gas burner...moreless

                  • Internet:

                    Fairpoint DSL...moreless

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Heating
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Activities Guide
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Shampoo
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Mobile Phone
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Living Area
                  • Parking Off Street

                  Kitchen

                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Kitchen:

                    butcher block and marble counter tops granite island full stock of cooking utensils...moreless

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Toaster
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Blender
                  • Coffee Grinder
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Lobster Pot
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Stove
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Freezer
                  • Stove:

                    large commercial-style gas cookstove w/griddle...moreless

                  • Oven
                  • Microwave
                  • Grill

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Terrace
                  • Wood Deck
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Courtyard
                  • Patio
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Main Season
                  Jun 30 - Sep 7, 2014
                  6 night min stay
                  $225
                  $1,400
                  Early Fall
                  Sep 8 - Oct 12, 2014
                  4 night min stay
                  $185
                  $1,200
                  Late Fall
                  Oct 13 - Nov 2, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $175
                  $1,150
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $225 $250
                  Fri, Sat
                  $1,400

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Pet Fee $40
                  • Property Damage Protection $49
                  • Tax Rate 8%

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                  Last updated: 08/27/2014
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                  Location

                  16 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Bar Harbor Airport, Trenton
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Bass Harbor
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Route 3
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Back Beach, Bernard
                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Southwest Harbor
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Bernard/Bass Harbor/Southwest Harbor

                  Car: Necessary

                  Slate House is located on the 'quietside' of Mt. Desert Island which boasts some of the island's finest restaurants, beautiful trails along the shore and in the mountains, a ferry serving the outer islands and charter boats available for whale watching and sightseeing, all within minutes of Slate House. 5 minutes away in Seal Cove you'll find one of the best antique auto museums in the country! The Island Explorer free bus also runs very near by and travels all over the island. A few miles away, Southwest Harbor has small boutiques, a great library, excellent food stores and restaurants, as well as a golf course; the larger town of Bar Harbor, with more extensive shopping and nightlife, is about a half hour drive. And of course Acadia National Park offers miles of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails along its spectacular mountains, lakes and ponds, and carriage trails.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1986

                  About the owner: As you can see in the photo collage above, I love the outdoors and spend much of my time (when I'm not working in my studio) hiking and kayaking in Acadia, relaxing with friends and perusing my rather sizable garden, in which I grow most of my own food and maintain a varied perennial, tree and shrub landscape. In college I studied arts and languages (B.A. in french and fine arts, Tufts); I grew up in the Northeast and have lived in Maine since 1974

                  Why the Owner Chose Bass Harbor:
                  When I moved to Mt. Desert Island from Washington County, Me in 1983, I was already very involved in the artistic community and wanted to find a piece of land here on which I could build my home. With several other artist friends, I bought property which we then divided into separate lots, mine being about 4.5 acres on which I personally built my own cabin, then my studio and house followed in 1999 and 2004 respectively. My involvement in the Island's artistic life extends to business co-ownership of Island Artisans Gallery (from 1983 - 30 years now!) in Bar Harbor, as well as working in my own studio. I had for years also been an avid organic gardener and have been thrilled to have the land to work....

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  One of the great and fun aspects of my home is everything that happened long before I actually built it: for years I have collected re-cycled building materials, odd bits and pieces that I thought might go into a house someday. The flooring upstairs came out of an abandoned woolen mill in Lewiston, Me.; the slate siding on the house was salvaged from a roof in Portland, Me. - so much of what I see every day in the house has a story and a memory for me.


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                  Speaks: french, english

                   

                  Photos

                  • A cozy living area where you can relax, listen to music, read or just snooze!

                    A cozy living area where you can relax, listen to music, read or just snooze!

                  • The commercially-equipped kitchen, perfect for the gourmet cook....

                    The commercially-equipped kitchen, perfect for the gourmet cook....

                  • The dining table may be expanded to accommodate 6....

                    The dining table may be expanded to accommodate 6....

                  • the very cozy master bedroom with a door to its own deck

                    the very cozy master bedroom with a door to its own deck

                  • master bath with large walk-in tiled shower

                    master bath with large walk-in tiled shower

                  • the downstairs bedroom with its own outside entryway

                    the downstairs bedroom with its own outside entryway

                  • elegant tiled downstairs bathroom

                    elegant tiled downstairs bathroom

                  • the welcoming entry way to Slate House

                    the welcoming entry way to Slate House

                  • the lower courtyard with lawn chairs amid the gardens

                    the lower courtyard with lawn chairs amid the gardens

                  • Part of the perennial garden which borders the driveway....

                    Part of the perennial garden which borders the driveway....

                  • then there are the monster vegetables and grape vines!

                    then there are the monster vegetables and grape vines!

                  • more of the main garden area

                    more of the main garden area

                  • Looking out from the window seat, the woods are beautiful any time of year

                    Looking out from the window seat, the woods are beautiful any time of year

                  • ...but easy and well-stocked for the casual user as well!

                    ...but easy and well-stocked for the casual user as well!

                  • A 1905 Mason&Hamlin piano and hardwood floors, w/ french door to the grill area

                    A 1905 Mason&Hamlin piano and hardwood floors, w/ french door to the grill area

                  • plenty of closet and bureau space in the bedrooms

                    plenty of closet and bureau space in the bedrooms

                  • hallway from the master bedroom looking into the living area and kitchen

                    hallway from the master bedroom looking into the living area and kitchen

                  • more of the large downstairs bedroom

                    more of the large downstairs bedroom

                  • Slate House in summer glory!

                    Slate House in summer glory!

                  • ...and around the corner to the grilling/outdoor eating area

                    ...and around the corner to the grilling/outdoor eating area

                  • a lovely small bridge and deck outside the master bedroom

                    a lovely small bridge and deck outside the master bedroom

                  • ...and many flowering herbs such as lavender and santolina

                    ...and many flowering herbs such as lavender and santolina

                  • part of the lower courtyard garden

                    part of the lower courtyard garden

                  $175 - $250 per night (USD)
                  5

                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 5

                  View calendar: Updated 08/27/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-6 nights
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