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Spacious Farmhouse with Mtn Views, Quiet, 4 Mi from Bar Harbor, by Acadia Np, Bh

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Large back yard with no visible neighbors. Over looking Acadia National Park

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:14
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Beautifully remodeled 3 bedroom/ 2 bath farmhouse. Nestled in a quiet field overlooking Gorham Mountain. This house is just 1 mile from hiking and biking in Acadia National Park or lying on the beach. Just 4 miles from Bar Harbor on the free public transportation loop. Great location for day and evening activities or just sitting and watching sunsets off the back deck. Recent kitchen and bath remodels great for large families. Relax on the deck, while taking in the mountains, sunset and moon rise. Great place for children. Brand new hot tub outside on the back deck. Wood floors throughout. The downstairs is very sunny and open. Because this is our real home, the kitchen is fully stocked with all the basics plus many extras. The master bedroom has its own marbled tile bathroom with a large shower. There is a den on the first floor that has a very cozy pullout couch (seriously, I bought it for MY parents) and bathroom right next to it, for those not comfortable going up and down stairs. In the bathrooms, soaps and shampoos are provided, as flying with theses items is so difficult! Our home is simple, but the linens and towels are always of high quality, so you feel spoiled on your vacation. As nurses we keep it VERY CLEAN! There is an apartment as well for those who need an extra bedroom, or a bit more privacy. The apartment is a walkout basement one, with planty of light. It is very peaceful down there.


Guest Comments: 'This wonderful sanctuary of yours has allowed for a very relaxing time on the Island. We have been really comfortable visiting and playing games together, here at the house. With the lovely view of Gorham Mountain, we don't feel the need to go out and about. Its been lovely talking to Angela and Chris' (7/11)

'Your renovations are fantastic and your home is a truly calm and peaceful place' ( 7/11)

'You have a beautiful, cheery home. Thank your children for letting ours play with their toys & books' (8/11)

'This was our 1st visit to your lovely home. I love it so much that for the week, I pretend it's mine' (8/11)

'Having rented on MDI a number of times, this has truly been the nicest rental we have had. All those little extras make a difference' (8/11)
' The house is just beautiful- the wrap around porch with a view of the mountains is spectacular' (7/11)

'We had a great time staying in your home. It is a great location for visiting all the surrounding area' (8/11)

New addition with a full bathroom added in 2010. We have been told by all our friends who rent- why are you renting this for so cheap?! It really is a beautiful home!

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Owner

Member since: 2007

Speaks: english, spanish, a little Spanish!
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/28/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome:

    As someone who grew up with a severe peanut allergy- we work really hard to clean the kitchen carefull and make sure there is NO food residue for these reasons. Please note- We are not a peanut/pet free home!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    There is a 100 dollar pet cleaning fee and we ask you to PLEASE keep dogs off the furniture (as other renters are allergic). Must be approved by owner first....moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 13-14

  • Guest Bedroom: 1 double

    ...moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    Master bath attached...moreless

  • Children's Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    bunk beds...moreless

  • Basment Apartment: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    walk out with lots of privacy and it's own bathroom/kitchen...moreless

  • Living Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Nice American Standard pull out- very comfortable! Queen ...moreless

  • extra twin matress: 1 twin/ single

    extra twin mattress to put where you want (no frame)...moreless

  • The Basement apt has a full kitchen and bathroom with its own entrance and one adjoining. It is available for an additional 400/week. We have a pack-n-play available upon request. Please ask in advance. Dogs are allowed after speaking to owner, but should be crated if left at home alone, and you cannot be sure they won't do any damage. We have a single twin mattress that we can have available upon request before your vacation. This would be ideal for an extra child. Please let us know....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom first floor: toilet, shower

    5 foot wide shower...moreless

  • Master Bath: toilet, shower

    tumbled marble tile with oversized shower off master bedroom...moreless

  • Guest bath second floor: toilet, tub

    in hall on second floor, antique tub, no shower...moreless

  • Basement apartment Bath: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Large new tumbled marble tile shower in master bathroom. Claw foot tub with shower faucet in guest bathroom. First floor has new full bath with 5 foot shower. We are extremely thorough in our cleanings. We have had someone stay for two weeks in a wheel chair. We are not ADA, but could work for some families. The room with the pull out couch is directly across from the full bathroom and on the first floor. Great set up for someone who cant do stairs. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Please remember when booking that there are refunds up to 30 days prior to your stay. Please consider your summer schedules carefully! We have a very nice pull out couch and bathroom on first floor. We have a wheel chair ramp to enter the house. All doors on the ground floor are 36 inches. We are not ADA, but are possibly workable for a wheel chair, or handicaped access. We have a basketball hoop too!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books:

    Lots of books! Please just leave in Maine when you go!...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    two on the first floor and one in the basement apartment all with full cable TV...moreless

  • Toys:

    Lots of toys and games. There is a piano as well....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    lots of movies to watch, kids and adult included...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Mountain:

    Gotham Mountain is in the back yard. Hiking from several locations close to the house or right from the house....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Watch the sunrise over Gorham Mountain in Acadia National Park, just across the field. The moon rise is equally beautiful and the dark sky make stargazing amazing!...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    Beaches both in Acadia National Park and out. Swimming and beach combing galore!...moreless

  • Rural:

    Quiet setting just 4 miles from the Town of Bar Harbor. Overlooking a field, and Acadia National Park The house was the Grindle Farm years ago....moreless

  • Village:

    Otter Creek has a general store for the Blackwoods Campground just one mile down the road. One can buy lobsters there as well. The Hanford in Bar Harbor is better to stock up supplies....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Large farm table in the kitchen. There is a table for outside dining, but it is smaller. There is an extra card table and chairs in the basement for overflow....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    one air conditioner in the master bedroom- rarely needed! Fans are in all the bedrooms. The first floor has a heat pump air conditioner for heat OR air-conditioning....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer:

    two of them and a clothes line...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Acadia NP right down the road!...moreless

  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Wood stove, and oil heat and a hot tub for the really chilled!...moreless

  • Internet:

    high speed internet- cable...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    nice linens- high thread count- great mattresses, sleep well and restore your soul!...moreless

  • Living Room:

    nice and sunny with a large TV...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    plenty!...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Plenty of parking...moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    free calls from land line...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Soft and fluffy, and beach towels to!...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    TWO sets: one front loader on the first floor, and one top loader in the basement...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    yes...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Wood stove with wood...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    12 cup automatic with coffee!...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    load of them- this is our home, so it is well stocked!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Lots of everything...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Boch ...moreless

  • Freezer:

    extra space in apartment fridge if you rent the apartment...moreless

  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Remodeled with soapstone counter tops. There are two sinks and plenty of space for cooking for large groups. The kitchen is FULLY stocked to cook large meals like lobster dinners with no problems...moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven:

    Gas stove top with electriv oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    There are plenty of cooking pots, pans, trays, crockpots, blenders...there is a large stocked pantry with all you could use to bake a cake or large family dinner!...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    New french door huge fridge with ice maker and water filter....moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas with electric oven, gas stove in apartment as well....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large with basketball net in the driveway, space for soccer and bocci and a large tree with two swings...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large propane grill out on back deck off the kitchen...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    We have a well maintained hot tub, cleaned weekly. Relax and enjoy the stars in the hot tub out back....moreless

  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jun 17 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,800

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Apartment $400
  • Cleaning $0
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

2500-2900

We have a walkout basement apartment that is available to rent. This is great for teens or the in-laws who want a bit more privacy- or simply as an extra bedroom. It has a queen bed, futon couch, bathroom, TV. There is also a small kitchen and fridge which is great for large families who need the kitchen space overflow. The cost for this extra room is 400 dollars a week.


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Location

18 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bar Harbor
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Thirsty Whale
8 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Cranberry Isle Ferry
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Kebo Golf Club
250 Miles
Nearest Train
Portland, Maine
50 Miles
Nearest Motorway
95
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Burning Tree
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Seal Harbor Beach, Sand Beach in Acadia NP

Car: Not Necessary

Acadia National Park surrounds Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island. There are over 100 miles of carriage roads that one can walk or bike, or horseback ride on. Some even offer horse drawn carriage rides. There are both ocean and lake beaches in and outside of the Park to swim and picnic at. There are miles of hikes on trails over the mountains, for all abilities, from the toddler to avid hiker. Bar Harbor is a historical tourist destination. There is a history of the golden days when Bar Harbor was called 'Eden'. There are museums, art galleries, restaurants, tours of the Park. For those who prefer the water sports, there is sailing, kayaking, power boating, whale watching, and deep sea fishing. For the brave, the scuba diving is apparently quite interesting. Mount Desert Island is the perfect place for a family vacation. It has everything a variety of people could want, all in a close region. It is beautiful here.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: We are a married couple who work as Nurse Practitioners in the area. Angie spent years as a Registered Maine Guide leading Kayak trips around Mount Desert Island. We have been renting out our home in the summer for the past 13 years. We started doing this when we moved away for a three year stint. When we returned, people still called, wanting our home back in the summer. We have had a great time renting our home, and have met wonderful people along the way.

Why the Owner Chose Otter Creek, Mount Desert, ME, USA:
We have always loved Acadia National Park. When I graduated college, I knew I wanted to stay in the area. As a kayak guide for 10 years, I wanted to be near the ocean. From our house I can hear the bell bouy in Otter Cove. I never get over the veiw of sunrise from our bedroom windows. I havent always loved our home. As a 100 year old farmhouse, it had gone through several renovations over the years. It has been an ongoing progect, that we are finally winning! Renting out our property has helped us fund these projects along the way. We just put on a new wrap aroun deck and air sealed the basement and kitchen ceiling! We have a wonderful location that is peaceful, yet close to town. The house is spacious with lots of stuff for the kids to do. There is a den, living room, large kitchen and sunroom all on the first floor. Even on a rainy day one would not feel like you were all on top of each other. If you need the extra privacy, there is the added apartment downstairs. We love dogs, and they are welcome, but we also have allergies and ask that you pay an extra cleaning fee and keep them off the furniture. Acadia is a great place for dogs! As is our huge back yard!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Quiet- yet close to Bar Harbor. On free shuttle loop- flag the propane bus down from the top of the driveway. Lots of space for large groups.


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Speaks: english, spanish, a little Spanish!
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/28/2016

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Photos

  • Large back yard with no visible neighbors. Over looking Acadia National Park

    Large back yard with no visible neighbors. Over looking Acadia National Park

  • Back yard Maple Tree has swings and  there is a basketball hoop in driveway

    Back yard Maple Tree has swings and there is a basketball hoop in driveway

  • large farm table for family meals with grill and table outside on deck

    large farm table for family meals with grill and table outside on deck

  • Wood stove room with piano and library. Lots of space to find a cozy nook.

    Wood stove room with piano and library. Lots of space to find a cozy nook.

  • first floor bath with 5 foot shower

    first floor bath with 5 foot shower

  • Masterbedroom overlooking Gorham Mnt. Has full private bath. Second floor.

    Masterbedroom overlooking Gorham Mnt. Has full private bath. Second floor.

  • Third bedroom twin bunks on the second floor

    Third bedroom twin bunks on the second floor

  • Back deck offers privacy and a well maintained hot tub

    Back deck offers privacy and a well maintained hot tub

  • best place for morning coffee, back deck

    best place for morning coffee, back deck

  • Kitchen for the basement apartment with 3/4 bath

    Kitchen for the basement apartment with 3/4 bath

  • Little Long Pond is a beautiful place to walk on the carriage roads. 2 mi away

    Little Long Pond is a beautiful place to walk on the carriage roads. 2 mi away

  • Front Entrance with ample parking

    Front Entrance with ample parking

  • Modern kitchen with two sinks and large fridge, stocked pantry, kitchen supplies

    Modern kitchen with two sinks and large fridge, stocked pantry, kitchen supplies

  • Sunroom with ample couch space, games and a stereo, tv and books- relax!

    Sunroom with ample couch space, games and a stereo, tv and books- relax!

  • wood stove room with piano

    wood stove room with piano

  • First floor TV room with cozy platform pullout couch. Across from new full bath

    First floor TV room with cozy platform pullout couch. Across from new full bath

  • Guest bedroom with full bed on second floor

    Guest bedroom with full bed on second floor

  • Upstairs bathroom with tub- great for the young children!

    Upstairs bathroom with tub- great for the young children!

  • Evening sunset with a fire and friends, overlooking Gorham Mnt

    Evening sunset with a fire and friends, overlooking Gorham Mnt

  • Need extra space? The walkout basement is quiet and private- very light

    Need extra space? The walkout basement is quiet and private- very light

  • View from the deck. Sunset with a rainbow over Gorham Mountain.

    View from the deck. Sunset with a rainbow over Gorham Mountain.

  • Seal Harbor Beach just down the road. Great place to swim or beach comb

    Seal Harbor Beach just down the road. Great place to swim or beach comb

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