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The Gatehouse on the Ocean

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Waterfront view of the Gatehouse


Last updated: 03/30/2017
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  • Minimum stay:6 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Single Family w/ 3 Bedrooms - 3 Bathrooms - Sleeps 4-7 w/ Jacuzzi tub

This cottage, with living space on the second floor for the view, is perfect for two couples, with two very private bedrooms, each with it's own bath. Great for families as well. Cook's kitchen with all appliances, pantry and stunning view to the ocean. Eat at the bar or the dining table. Cozy living room with gorgeous window seat. Laundry, third bath and den downstairs. Deck across the front for outdoor living with view of Frenchman's Bay and the mountains of Mount Desert Island. Stroll down through the orchard to sit on the beach, watch the shore birds and boats go by, maybe even go for a dip if you're brave. Just 20 minutes to Acadia National Park and 25 min. to downtown Bar Harbor or 10 minutes to shopping in Ellsworth.

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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/30/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 7
  • Children Welcome

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • We have a Pack-and-Play and a highchair for tiny people.

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

    in bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    off main room...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    off den downstairs...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Our house is well supplied with movies, games and books for at home leisure hours. There are lots of woods for walking and of coarse the beach to comb. The property was once a farm so there's an old apple orchard that attracts the deer at times. The field is big enough and at times the westerly winds are just right for kite flying. We know, we've done it! Those same breezes will keep you cool on hot afternoons as well as discourage what few mosquitoes come around. We've made a fun 'Pinecone Path' for the young at heart to explore, and have a cute little castle tucked in the trees to play in....moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Oceanfront:

    Our house sits about 400 ft back from the water's edge, but the view from our deck is wonderful. You know you are right on the water. The field between the house and the ocean often has wandering deer...moreless

  • Rural
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Swimming


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck


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from 6 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 15 - Jun 2, 2017
6 night min stay

Jun 3 - Jun 30, 2017
6 night min stay

Jul 1 - Jul 29, 2017
6 night min stay

Aug 1 - Aug 31, 2017
6 night min stay

Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2017
6 night min stay

Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2017
6 night min stay

My Standard Rate
6 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $0
  • Tax Rate 8%



We built our house in 2007 and renters have been very haappy each year they've come. They say it's the 'perfect seaside retreat.'

May 1000/week (ladyslippers in the Park)

June 1000./week (lupines everywhere)

July 1400./week

Aug. 1700./week

Sept. 1200./week

Oct. 1000./week (great time to see the foliage)

Sat. to Sat.

$200.deposit and 8% sales tax must be added

Prices are for 6 people, please check for larger groups.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 03/30/2017
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5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bar Harbor/Hancock Cty Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Bar Harbor Golf (Trenton)
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Jordan's Snack Bar
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lamoine Beach (ocean)

If you've come to see the sights, there's plenty to do. Acadia National Park is 20 minutes away with lakes, mountains, ocean drives for walking or biking. There are rental places for bikes or kayaks, whale watches, sight-seeing cruises, lots of shops, restaurants, movie theaters, museums, a zoo, even an oceanarium. There's a fun park nearby in Trenton with a water slide, miniature golf and other attractions. We'll have brochures at the house for you to check out.

Very near to us is Lamoine State Park and Lamoine Beach, one of Maine's best kept secrets, according to Down East Magazine, and we agree. It's just beautiful and gives you a breathtaking view of the mountains of Acadia across the bay.There is also Blunt's Pond nearby for swimming.

Other Activities: Wildlife Viewing, kayaking, sight-seeing cruises


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: We built this house in 2007. My husband is the carpenter and I like to decorate. We both grew up on Mount Desert Island and our parents were Islanders too. We were excited to find a property on the ocean and knew we would have to rent it in the summer to be able to afford it. We go to our camp in the summer and love sharing our house with renters, especially when they leave notes about how much they enjoyed it.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/30/2017

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  • Waterfront view of the Gatehouse

    Waterfront view of the Gatehouse

  • Water and mountain view

    Water and mountain view

  • Kitchen area

    Kitchen area

  • Castle for the kids

    Castle for the kids

  • Another ocean view

    Another ocean view

  • Window seat in living room

    Window seat in living room

  • Water on calm evening

    Water on calm evening

  • Living room area

    Living room area

  • Bedroom (one end)

    Bedroom (one end)

  • Downstair den/TV room

    Downstair den/TV room

  • Bedroom (another view)

    Bedroom (another view)

  • Gatehouse Deck

    Gatehouse Deck

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