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Guest House on Historic Oceanfront Estate in Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor

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Last updated: 07/28/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This 2-bedroom, 1 bath charming coastal cottage is the guesthouse of a historic oceanfront estate. Originally built over 100 years ago, this house was completely rebuilt in 2008 allowing for modern comfort while still steeped in its historic location and feel. Spend your days on the lawn watching deer, take a walk down to a stunning crescent shaped sand beach in Acadia National Park, or stroll into town…the best of both worlds exist with quiet and convenience in this affordable summer cottage.

Opening the front door you are greeted by a charming living room with futon couch, antique writing desk and entertainment center. The kitchen, with ample counter space and appliances, has a separate eating area bathed in sunlight from the French doors that lead to the outside patio, which is equipped with a picnic table and gas grill. The master bedroom has a new double bed and the second bedroom has two new twin beds. The inside of this house is new and fresh, yet has glimpses of history.


Mountain Sea Properties- Personalized vacation planning and property rentals with a community conscience, the best of both worlds.

Mountain Sea Properties invites you to enjoy the beauty of Mount Desert Island, Maine in the comfort of one of our homes. We know from our own experience managing family vacations that it can be quite a job. A little local knowledge and some extra help can make your vacation more enjoyable and hassle free. We offer a number of vacation planning services to our tenants including local information and recommendations, catering, massage therapy and house keeping.

Mountain Sea Properties recognizes the unique value in spending quality time with loved ones surrounded by beauty. Each year, we donate a portion of our proceeds to local organizations that are committed to sustaining the beauty and well being of the Mount Desert Island area..

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Min age for lease holder is 25....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    A great location for children with trails and Compass Cove beach within a short walk. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Master bedroom: 1 double

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  • Twin Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

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  • Living room couch is a new deluxe futon that can sleep two additional people....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • We know from our own experience managing family vacations that it can be quite a job. A little local knowledge and some extra help can make your vacation more enjoyable and hassle free. We offer a number of vacation planning services to our tenants including local information and recommendations, catering, massage therapy and house keeping....moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • 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
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Just a short 5 min walk through Acadia National Park to Compass Cove, a stunning crescent shaped sand beach. A real locals only spot!...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    On an oceanfront estate, but does not have ocean views. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone:

    Local phone service provided. Excellent cell phone signal. ...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet:

    Hi speed wireless internet provided...moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway To Water

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
from 26 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
July
Jul 3 - Jul 30, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,150

Changeover Day: Sunday

August
Jul 31 - Aug 27, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,350

Changeover Day: Sunday

Late August
Aug 28 - Sep 1, 2016
5 night min stay
$315
$2,150

Changeover Day: Sunday

Labor Day weekend
Sep 2 - Sep 4, 2016
3 night min stay
$400
Sept/Oct
Sep 6 - Oct 29, 2016
3 night min stay
$350
$1,350
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$300

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

***While a “Book It Now” option is certainly convenient, we still like to do things the old fashion way and actually talk to people! This allows us to answer any questions you may have and ensure that the Guest House is a property that will meet your needs. We look forward to chatting with you soon.***


Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking


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Last updated: 07/28/2016
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Location

10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bar Harbor Tenton Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Many in Bar Harbor
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Kebo Valley Golf, Bar Harbor Golf, NE Harbor Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Many in Bar Harbor, dinning guide available
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Compass Cove

Car: Not Necessary

The location of this house is perfect. At the end of a small private road through Acadia National Park, the Guest House is only one mile from Bar Harbor where you can access a free shuttle bus that travels around greater Mount Desert Island and through Acadia National Park. The main auto entrance to Acadia National Park is only 2 miles away where you can drive or bike the famous Park Loop Rd and all its attractions.

The Park’s newest trail, built in 2008, allows one to literally walk from the house into the 130-mile network of hiking trails, bike to the 45 miles of Carriage Roads, or simply stroll into town for an ice cream cone. Compass Cove, a little known parcel of Acadia National Park, is just a 5 min walk where there is a secluded and well-protected sand beach and tide pools. This area is a wonderful place to explore with kids or have a quiet sun-drenched beach all to your self.

This cottage is ideal for couples, a small family or a romantic honeymoon retreat.

Other Activities: Next to ocean beach and hiking trails within Acadia National Park. We know from our own experience managing family vacations that it can be quite a job. A little local knowledge and some extra help can make your vacation more enjoyable and hassle free. We offer a number of vacation planning services to our tenants including local information and recommendations, catering, massage therapy and house keeping.

Golf: Famous Kebo Valley Golf Club is just 2 miles away. There is also the Northeast Harbor as well as the Bar Harbor Golf clubs located near by.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1990

About: Adam and Jen have a deep love and understanding of the natural beauty surrounding the Acadia/Mount Desert Island area. Jen grew up summers on Long Pond and Adam on a 110-acre farm in Western Maine adjoining the Appalachian Trail. They met here in Bar Harbor working as sea kayak guides in the summer of 1993. Over the years, they have hiked, biked, paddled, and sailed every conceivable route on and around Mount Desert. Adam completed his goal of hiking every trail on the Island in the summer of 1994 and Jen authored The Sea Kayaker's Guide to Mount Desert Island published by Down East Books in 1997. Together they paddled the Maine Island Trail, a 175-mile 28-day kayaking trip from Portland to Machias, up the entire Maine coastline. In the summer of 2000, Jen and Adam started Mountain Sea Properties with a single house, Eagle Cliff, where they were married that same summer. The owner had approached them expressing her frustration renting the home through larger rental operations on the island. She complained that her house was one of hundreds represented so the service she received was minimal. She also stated that those who rented the house were not as well informed as they could be. The tenants were also one of hundreds and the service they received was minimal. Adam and Jen offered to represent the house committing to providing top quality service to both owners and tenants by representing a limited number of houses and providing personalized vacation services. Since then, Mountain Sea Properties has grown along with the Wales family. As year-round members of the Island’s community, Adam and Jen are dedicated to the vitality of the people of Mount Desert Island. Thus, each year they donate a portion of their proceeds to local organizations devoted to sustaining the beauty and well-being of the Mount Desert Island area.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Front Exterior

    Front Exterior

  • Bedroom with twin beds

    Bedroom with twin beds

  • New kitchen

    New kitchen

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Patio with gas grill and picnic table

    Patio with gas grill and picnic table

  • Master bedroom with double bed

    Master bedroom with double bed

  • Dining area, french patio doors to left

    Dining area, french patio doors to left

  • Living room with satellite TV

    Living room with satellite TV

  • Drive way

    Drive way

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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 07/28/2016

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