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Seacat's Rest Oceanside Suite

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Last updated: 02/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Two bedrooms, one sleeping alcove, one full bath, sleeps 5

SeaCat's Rest is a modern, kid friendly 1000 sf suite with full cook's kitchen. It looks toward the Maine shore through thirty feet of windows, and comprises the private ocean facing ground level of a large two family home. Step outside and you will be 100 feet from the great North Atlantic with views toward Cadillac Mountain and Acadia National Park. Dig clams on the shore or kayak in the pristine waters between short trips to Bar Harbor or the Park's many attractions. Walk up to our local pond for a refreshing swim or check out Lamoine State Park one mile away. Settle in for the night with all the comforts of home with our full modern granite kitchen and entertainment center. There are two bedrooms, each with queen size beds, plus a new sleeping alcove with a full size bed.

We do not make use of the "instant book" feature, so you must send a booking request through this service and I will respond within a few hours.

September-The Other August!: Here on the Downeast coast of Maine, September is slow to yield to the cooling Canadian winds and we often have a full month of sun and warmth after most tourists have gone. This is the season of ripening apples, cranberries waiting to be gathered and the first hints of fall color. Prices are marked down--including ours, but few seasonal restaurants or shops are ready to close for the year.The Acadia Night Sky Festival is a celebration of the unique darkness of our night sky and runs in early September. Bucksport's Annual Medieval Tournament is scheduled for the second Saturday in September at Fort Knox. The quirky MDI Garlic Festival happens in mid September at the Smuggler's Den campground in Southwest Harbor. Though it's a bit of a drive, the Common Ground Country Fair in Unity, Maine is an organic mega-event at the end of September. My favorite fall event is Southwest Harbor's Oktoberfest where all of Maine's craft brewers offer their brews.

Our apartment is under our unit. We are an older couple with a few cats and we try to be as cat-like as they are when it comes to noise. We rarely intrude on "your" side (the ocean side) of the yard; only when Bruce needs to row out to his boat every 2 days to check his lobster traps. We typically communicate with our guests by text or email, so privacy is a big priority!

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Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/26/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 1000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Children Welcome:

    Plenty of children's books on site....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Sorry, we have allergic guests who come every year....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Sleeping Alcove: 1 double


  • Both bedrooms are approximately 10'x12' and have a five foot closet and a window large enough for an emergency exit. The sleeping alcove is 8'x12' and is separated from living area by a curtain and has a full (double) bed and no closet. Linens provided....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Tiled floors and tub surround with elegant glass sink and premium fixtures. Towels provided....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Seacat's Rest is probably the cheapest waterfront place you will find in the area that's not a rustic, tiny, summer-only cottage. Please read the reviews and see what our guests have to say!...moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Time Warner basic package. Some high definition channels. ...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    New 2015....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family


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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Oceanfront:

    25 steps down to the rocky shore, where our kayaks await your explorations. Dig clams with a cheap license or just chill in the chairs with a glass of wine. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    Lobster buoys dot the view from the bluff. Gaze toward Mount Desert Island and Cadillac Mountain while enjoying the breeze off the cool ocean. Watch for eagles, seals and porpoises. ...moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 5 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Two spots....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    You may have to buy detergent....moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    Fire-view. Wood provided...moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Full sized well-equipped cook's kitchen....moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Full size side-by-side....moreless

  • Stove:

    gas (propane)...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway To Water


Write a review 4.9
from 21 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2016/2017
Oct 29 - Apr 28, 2017
3 night min stay
Spring 2017
Apr 29 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay
Summer 2017
Jul 1 - Sep 8, 2017
3 night min stay
Fall 2017
Sep 9 - Oct 27, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 9%


Please note: We will try to get 7 day minimum reservations for summer until Feb 1, 2017 at which time we will again accept shorter stays.

If the total stay (< 1 week) adds up to more than the weekly rate, the weekly rate applies. Charges for fractions of a second week are figured as fractions of the weekly rate. Example: a 10 day stay would be 10/7 times the weekly rate, not the weekly rate plus 3x the daily rate.

We ask for an immediate $100 deposit to hold your reservation and the remainder of the first half to be sent six weeks before arrival, with the second half due upon arrival. We accept checks, cash and now Paypal too. With Paypal, it's possible to pay electronically within the US without fees. Ask us for details.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 02/26/2017
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8 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bar Harbor (Trenton)
9 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Finn's Irish Pub
28 Miles
Nearest Ferry
to Cranberry Island
5.7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Bar Harbor Golf Course
155 Miles
Nearest Train
Portland, ME
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Rt 1/ RT 3
7.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Bangkok Restaurant
49 Miles
Nearest Ski
Hermon Mountain
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lamoine Beach Town Park

Car: Necessary

By making a half hour hop to Lamoine from Acadia National Park many advantages can be found. Prices are lower, beaches and trails are less crowded and you will not need to sacrifice any bit of the Downeast experience. You could even kayak one mile to the island or drive 8 miles and hop onto the free 'Island Explorer' bus to avoid crowded island driving altogether. Our breezy location just about guarantees pleasant and bug free picnics or clambakes. Our 1/4 mile gravel driveway removes us from summer traffic noises. Come and see what SeaCat's Rest has to offer!

Other Activities: kayaking, birding, clam digging, island exploring, cranberry picking


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1995

About the owner: The hosts, Bruce Gillett and Dr. Kathleen Rybarz came from Michigan in 1988 and raised our daughter here in Maine. We love the water, mountains and scenery and take an active interest in gardening, boating, mushrooming and foraging wild foods.

Why the Owner Chose Lamoine, ME, USA:
We didn't buy this house, we built it! After decades in the building business we designed it just how we wanted it and we feel it is the perfect spot for sharing with small groups who appreciate the water views and access, cleanliness and attention to details.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Maine is the place where busy people come to rejuvenate. The quiet, the sea air and harmony with nature restore the spirit. Seacat's Rest was designed to enhance these effects; to present the Maine coast in all its glory and give comfort and ease in accommodations. Our goal is to make this the place where happy memories are made.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/26/2017

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  • The ocean is 100 feet away!

    The ocean is 100 feet away!

  • Granite counters and custom-built cabinets

    Granite counters and custom-built cabinets

  • Bedroom 2.

    Bedroom 2.

  • What&#39;s for dinner? Lobster again??

    What's for dinner? Lobster again??

  • Big bathroom, plenty of towels

    Big bathroom, plenty of towels

  • Rock on!

    Rock on!

  • Driveway to Paradise

    Driveway to Paradise

  • You may see the Captain from your windows

    You may see the Captain from your windows

  • Our shore at half tide

    Our shore at half tide

  • Looking to Old Point from the bluff

    Looking to Old Point from the bluff

  • Our working waterfront

    Our working waterfront

  • Recognized by the State of Maine DEP as Environmental Leader in Hospitality

    Recognized by the State of Maine DEP as Environmental Leader in Hospitality

  • The kitchen is big enough for all your cooking needs

    The kitchen is big enough for all your cooking needs

  • Bedroom one of two. Both have queen beds

    Bedroom one of two. Both have queen beds

  • New sleeping alcove.

    New sleeping alcove.

  • Dining with a view.

    Dining with a view.

  • The lounge has a couch, recliner and flat screen TV

    The lounge has a couch, recliner and flat screen TV

  • Entry.


  • Sunset


  • Why stay in a hotel?

    Why stay in a hotel?

  • View from the bluff

    View from the bluff

  • Our shore from the water

    Our shore from the water

  • This eagle likes one of our spruce trees

    This eagle likes one of our spruce trees

  • We have winters too!

    We have winters too!

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