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A Like New Home & Only a 15 Min. Walk to Trails and Ponds of the National Park!

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Last updated: 09/19/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This beautiful home is in a peaceful field and forest setting on the quiet side of Mount Desert Island. This house was purchased new from realtors that were going out of business. At the time it was sold, the company was using it as a showcase home. The minute you walk inside, you will know why.

I will never forget our first guest saying, "This house is beautiful! I mean really beautiful!" Like so many others, the first thing that captured my attention was how bright, sunny and warm the feeling is. In part, I think it is due to the southern exposure on the side of the house with the kitchen, deck and sliding glass doors. When you add the vaulted ceiling and large flowing design, the entire area fills with sunlight. There is an overwhelming sensation that comes with the peace of being in fresh, open spaces.

By using the back entrance, you will enter through the kitchen. The cabinets are beautifully constructed of real maple, the wood flooring in the dining room and hall were constructed to match.

When you walk into the living room or any of the bedrooms, you will find that they still look like they did at the time the house was purchased. Even the carpeting shows very little, if any, wear. (The quality of this home far in exceeds my own. It is truly beautiful in both design and construction.)

Sitting on the deck you can look at a field of meadow grass and wild flowers. Graced with tranquility, the couple that just departed at the end of June, 2015 told us how much they enjoyed watching the deer in the field while having their coffee every morning. At night, guests enjoy gazing at the Milky Way while listening to the soothing and unmistakable call of owls.

Located amidst Acadia National Park properties, there are endless recreational possibilities. Right from the house, a 15 minute walk puts you on some of the park's roads and trails, giving you access to nearby mountains and three different ponds. An ocean boat launch is only 2 miles away. Bass Harbor Lighthouse, (one of the most photographed in Maine), seafood restaurants, Bar Harbor, and the Swan's Island ferry are just a short drive. After a full day of activity, you can return for a relaxing whirlpool bath, enjoy a movie, or have a glass of wine on the deck. Fully equipped with everything you need to relax in comfort. It is a common sight to see deer, fox, and other wildlife right from the living room window or back deck while enjoying your morning coffee.

Our Guestbook: We are grateful for our guests that take the time and trouble to make an entry in our guest book both at the house and on line. We have completely filled one guest book and leave it at the house for you to read. In it, you will find many descriptions of what people enjoyed most while being our guests. You can use it to get helpful hints on everything from which restaurants were the best to which hikes had the most beautiful views and which ones they found difficult.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1560 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

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  • The master bedroom boasts a king size bed, long dresser with a large mirror, walk-in closet and it's own bathroom. The master bathroom offers you the opportunity to experience luxury in the comfort of a whirlpool tub. It also has a separate shower. Be it a bath or shower, when you go to bed you will have a heavenly sleep with brand new quality bedding and down pillows. Privacy is guaranteed as the second and third bedrooms are at the other end of this 52 foot-long house. With their own full bath, one bedroom has a queen size bed and the other has two twins. No matter where you sleep, you should awake well rested and ready for another day of fun activities....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • We may be able to make arrangements for housekeeping during your stay. Ask us and we will see if our housekeeper is available. There would need to be an additional fee, however....moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall
Sep 3 - Nov 5, 2016
3 night min stay
$175
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$150
$600

Rates are based on 3 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $75
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

$850-$1075/week

There may be a better rate for a house of this quality. If there is, we have not been able to find it. The rates shown here are for the tourist season. The house is also available for rent by the month or the entire year. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you are looking for a long-term rental.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 09/19/2016
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Location

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12 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bar Harbor Airport in Trenton, ME.
7 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Swan's Island
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 198
5.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Thurston's Wharf
34 Metres
Nearest Beach
People in the 'know' swim in Seal Cove Pond!

Car: Necessary

Come share a piece of Mount Desert Island. Acadia National Park is always one of the most visited parks in the country. The views are nothing short of spectacular. You will find tall pines seemingly growing out of rocks, mountains with granite cliffs, hiking trails, ponds, lakes and salt-water beaches, and ocean waves crashing in fantastic displays on our rock-bound coast. Lighthouses? You can see as many as five from Cadillac Mountain.

Take in historic Bar Harbor. You can eat a pizza while watching a movie or listen to live music in the village square. There are bike rentals, sightseeing boats, whale-watching cruises, kayaking and rock climbing excursions just to mention a few of the adventures awaiting you. Lobster pounds and seafood restaurants are everywhere just in case you are interested. Not interested? How about gliding in a plane with no engine or seeing a lumberjack show with Tina from 'Survivor', or looking through the old Chicken Barn full of antiques or....

Other Activities: golf, hiking, rock climbing, kayaking, canoing, boat rentals, berry picking

 

Owner info

About the owner: The house was purchased brand new by my mother-in-law. It was hoped to be an investment piece to give her financial security. Then the market crashed and selling it would have been at a loss so Larry and I try to rent it by the week to make sure her future is secure. In addition, Larry built an efficiency apartment in the walk out basement. For the last five years it has been rented to a NE Harbor police officer. He has a wonderful personality and offers an extra layer of protection to the house. We have always used the back entrance to the house. There are approximately 13 steps from the parking area to the deck. We believe using the back door is the biggest reason the house has stayed in such pristine. I want to be sure that the steps won't be a problem for anyone, or I would feel terrible! Having any kind of negative impact on someone's vacation would be enough to literally make me cry. The steps would definitely be a problem for me if I were on vacation! I just can't seem to teach my wheelchair how to master that stair trick. On the flip side, we are quite sure the steps keep me from popping wheelies on the maple flooring in the hall, however.


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Speaks: english, Some sign language

 

Photos

  • Taken by a guest while having her morning coffee on the deck

    Taken by a guest while having her morning coffee on the deck

  • From the time they opened the door, most guests have said, "this is beautiful."

    From the time they opened the door, most guests have said, "this is beautiful."

  • The door on the right leads to the master bedroom

    The door on the right leads to the master bedroom

  • This very large dresser was purchased new and makes it easy to settle in

    This very large dresser was purchased new and makes it easy to settle in

  • Queen size bed in bedroom #2

    Queen size bed in bedroom #2

  • New family size grill for 2016

    New family size grill for 2016

  • This quality home was purchased brand new and is in pristine condition.

    This quality home was purchased brand new and is in pristine condition.

  • Keep an eye on your children from the living room window.

    Keep an eye on your children from the living room window.

  • This king size bed is hand crafted of oak

    This king size bed is hand crafted of oak

  • The view from the master bedroom

    The view from the master bedroom

  • Bedroom #2 is also furnished with a dresser and offers a quiet place to work

    Bedroom #2 is also furnished with a dresser and offers a quiet place to work

  • Bedroom Number 3 - Two Twin Beds

    Bedroom Number 3 - Two Twin Beds

  • The second bath for queen and twin bedrooms has a skylight for natural lighting.

    The second bath for queen and twin bedrooms has a skylight for natural lighting.

  • We only use the back entrance with approximately 13 steps to the deck

    We only use the back entrance with approximately 13 steps to the deck

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