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Cedar shingled, to fit right into the woods.

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  • Minimum stay:7-180 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Hand-carpentered open-plan timberframe, hidden away on 5 acres. Private but close to everything. A one-of-a-kind artisan creation, built with love. Internet, cable TV and unlimited national long distance calling. Featured in March, 2010 Cabin Life Magazine. Drive up 600-ft. driveway into peace and privacy. Two sets of big French doors let in morning light and make 40-foot deck part of the house. In summer, you'll live on the deck: grill on the big grill, lunch at the picnic table, listen to the birdsong, watch the wildlife. If you're lucky, the deer will come to graze in the wildflower meadow while you're enjoying a drink in one of the Adirondack chairs. In fall, gather with apres-hike drinks around propane stove. Cook is not isolated in open kitchen with granite counters, modern appliances, plenty of up-to-date pots, pans, knives, china. Full bath upstairs and down. Laundry facilities in downstairs bathroom. Three bedrooms, all upstairs; one very large with queen and 2 twin beds. Second bedroom with queen bed; third with double bed. Skylights flood bedrooms with starlight. On the peaceful "quiet side" of the island, but minutes from Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, bike and hiking trails, ferries to outlying islands, lobster pounds, grocery stores, and fine dining Enjoy the games, books and growing library of video classics. Lots of maps & guides for planning hiking, bike and kayak trips. Wi-fi, unlimited national long-distance, flatscreen TV with 70 cable channels, 3 kayaks; solo lake canoe (you need crossbars on car to carry). Within 5-minute drive of swimming, put-in places for kayaks. Walk 2 blocks to the main road and flag down the free Island Explorer shuttle, which carries your bike and connects to Bar Harbor and other loops all over the island. Good for pet-allergy sufferers; never any pets in house. Linens and normal cleaning included in rental price. Fully winterized and available long-term during winter. Rents Sunday-Sunday, one week minimum. Response to all inquiries within 24 hours. Reserve today!

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

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

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Living room sofa also converts to reasonably comfortable queen bed.

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    upstairs...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    downstairs; also includes washer and dryer...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Suitable for some mobility-challenged tenants. Three steps up to front door. All bedrooms on second floor, but pull-out sofa bed and full bath on first floor.Rents weekly in summer on Sunday-to-Sunday schedule; long-term lease at low rate available October-May. Excellent choice for pet-allergy sufferers; house is 7 years old and has never had any pets. National long-distance phone, 70 channels of cable TV, linens, normal cleaning before and after stay, all included....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    Flat-screen TV with 70 channels of cable....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean:

    10-15 minutes from oceanfront dining in various directions; 5 minutes from lake swimming or kayaking....moreless

  • Rural:

    A clearing in the woods, up a 600-foot drive for peace and privacy. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Thermostat-operated propane stove for quick heat. Individually controlled radiators in every room....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Parking for at least 4 cars. ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Up 600-foot driveway in complete privacy....moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    Free national long-distance and local calling....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

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

Outside

  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 sea kayaks; 1 lake kayak; 1 solo canoe. Paddles and lifejackets included; tiedowns and pads for carry rack included, but must have own crossbars on car. Use of watercraft at user's risk....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2016
Jul 1 - Sep 4, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,600

Changeover Day: Sunday

Fall
Oct 2 - Jun 30, 2017
180 night min stay

$1,000

Changeover Day: Sunday

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,600
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

State tax rate subject to change. Posted rental includes linens, cleaning, No smoking, no pets, and no open fires permitted. Use of watercraft is at travelers' risk. See Rental Agreement for details of occupancy.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 08/12/2016
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Location

10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bar Harbor Airport (BHB)
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Southwest Harbor
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Cranberry Islands
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Southwest Harbor
150 Miles
Nearest Train
Portland, ME
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Rt. 102
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Southwest Harbor
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Echo Lake

Car: Recommended

There is an amazing variety of activities for all ages on Mount Desert Island. Acadia National Park rangers offer nature, seacoast and wildlife programs for adults and children. A fifty-mile network of gravel-surfaced carriage roads is perfect for jogging, walking, or cycling. The 20-mile Park Loop Road is one of the great scenic roads of our nation. Get up early and bike it. Mountain trails range from child-friendly to challenging. Swim at Sand Beach on the ocean if you dare, but there are warmer life guarded lake beaches or scenic swimming from the rocks of Echo Lake. Take a ferry to Little Cranberry Island, tour the museum and have lobster on the ferry dock. Explore wonderful gardens. Don't forget tea and popovers on the lawn at the Jordan Pond House. Kayak Somes Sound or Pretty Marsh; you may find seals or eagles. Play golf or tennis, go shopping in Bar Harbor, attend a band concert on the square, and check out the Reel Pizza Cinema. Better stay at least two weeks.

Other Activities: Kayaking, canoeing, birding

 

Owner info

About the owner: Hello, all. To introduce myself--Martha Graham: As a sophomore in high school, I arrived in Princeton, New Jersey, where I met my husband and which I still consider to be "where I grew up." After a short stint in the Marine Corps, my husband Allen spent his career in NASA, first in Washington, DC and then in Langley, VA. I raised our 3 children and then taught French and English in high school and community college. Allen died in 2001; I am now semi-retired but work part-time for the state museums in Jamestown and Yorktown, VA, teaching kids about the colonial era and the Revolutionary War. In the 1970s, our three related families banded together to build and enjoy a log-cabin kit on 10 acres. (I don't mean we hired contractors; we swung hammers!) As the children married, we outgrew the house, and in 2007 we split the land and I built Quietside next door to the original house. Older and perhaps wiser, I let someone else do the building this time. Since I still live in Virginia, Quietside was designed on the back of an envelope and built by email. John the builder is a master of wood. He and his crew build one house at a time and use techniques that go back hundreds of years. (The frame is mortise and tenon--no nails.) Here we still gather every summer to revisit favorite places and, believe it or not, still to explore new ones after all these years. Although the older generation, now in our 60s and 70s, usually leave the most challenging trails to our "kids" who are in their 40s and 50s, we are still enthusiastic hikers, climbers and kayakers, not to mention enthusiastic cooks and explorers of the restaurant scene. So Quietside is not "just a rental." It is a house we love and use, and we like our kitchen equipment complete, our linens decent and our beds comfortable. We also love to share our discoveries with you, our guests. Come and see!


Contact us

Speaks: english, french

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Photos

  • Cedar shingled, to fit right into the woods.

    Cedar shingled, to fit right into the woods.

  • Back of house seen from woods at rear

    Back of house seen from woods at rear

  • 600' entrance road for privacy

    600' entrance road for privacy

  • 70 channels of cable TV; DVD and VCR collection for your pleasure

    70 channels of cable TV; DVD and VCR collection for your pleasure

  • Table seats 8.  Also good for poker after dinner.

    Table seats 8. Also good for poker after dinner.

  • Queen bed in largest bedroom

    Queen bed in largest bedroom

  • Smallest bedroom--enjoy the skylights, or screen out the stars

    Smallest bedroom--enjoy the skylights, or screen out the stars

  • Laundry area in downstairs bath

    Laundry area in downstairs bath

  • View from back deck

    View from back deck

  • Construction detail:  Handbuilt mortise & tenon; no nails

    Construction detail: Handbuilt mortise & tenon; no nails

  • Front wildflower meadow:  July

    Front wildflower meadow: July

  • Waiting for you--better stay 2 weeks.

    Waiting for you--better stay 2 weeks.

  • Parking for 4 cars plus bikes and kayaks

    Parking for 4 cars plus bikes and kayaks

  • Notice all the skylights that enliven the upstairs.

    Notice all the skylights that enliven the upstairs.

  • Lounge inside, or take your book to the wraparound deck

    Lounge inside, or take your book to the wraparound deck

  • Granite counters and all-new appliances in kitchen

    Granite counters and all-new appliances in kitchen

  • Thermostat-operated gas stove's a gathering place

    Thermostat-operated gas stove's a gathering place

  • Second view of largest bedroom: 2 twin beds

    Second view of largest bedroom: 2 twin beds

  •  One bath with shower only; other with tub/shower, washer, dryer.

    One bath with shower only; other with tub/shower, washer, dryer.

  • Another place to gather for grilling, meals

    Another place to gather for grilling, meals

  • Peaceful moment--small cousins off exploring woods

    Peaceful moment--small cousins off exploring woods

  • Sea kayaks can be carried on any car with crossbars--tiedowns provided

    Sea kayaks can be carried on any car with crossbars--tiedowns provided

  • A very special place in winter

    A very special place in winter

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  • Sleeps
    7
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
    House
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Speaks: english, french
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  • Calendar last updated 08/12/2016

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