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Ledgeview: Comfortable Home in Woods Near Ocean, Lakes, and Mountains, Acadia

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Ledgeview, from peaceful deck side overlooking ledge and woods

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Last updated: 08/16/2016
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  • Minimum stay:6-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Secluded, open-plan, large, comfortable log home, with warm wood-beamed and cathedral ceilings, full-length deck, 3 bedrooms with double beds and one queen-size bed, open loft with reading nook, upstairs and downstairs baths and bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen, dishwasher, washer-dryer, WiFi, DVD, DirectTV, futon sofas sleep extras, Vose upright piano. Indoor and outdoor dining with gas grill, charcoal grill. Private wooded lot with ample parking and room for boat trailers. Centrally located on Mt Desert Island with Acadia National Park’s scenic views, swimming, hiking, boating, biking, kayaking. Central to picturesque Somesville, Bar Harbor with its shopping and night life, Southwest Harbor, Northeast Harbor with their libraries, museums, churches, groceries, and shopping. Fresh and saltwater boat launches and rentals nearby. 2 miles from ADK camp.


Hiking: Favorite hikes include
1) Beach Mountain, the nearest mountain to Ledgeview, with great views, some scrambling up ledge, but enjoyed by even 3 or 4 year olds. Moderate difficulty
2) The South Bubble, about a 25-minute climb up stairsteps built into the mountainside with great views of Jordan Pond and out to sea.
3) Gorge trail up Mt. Cadillac
4) Walk to Jordan Pond along carriage road then have popovers and tea

Swimming & paddling: Our favorite swimming areas are:
1) Long Pond, about 1 1/2 miles from Ledgeview, where there is a roped-off swimming area with float, near the dock and ramp where rental canoes and kayaks can be put in from the rental place across the road from the swimming area. Wildlife includes ducks, loons, and eagles nesting in the next bay around the point. Porta potty but no changing booths
2) Echo Lake, including the beach area at the end toward SW Harbor, with lifeguards, toilets, changing rooms, foot rinser, ramp for wheelchairs; for adults or older children who are good swimmers, the bluffs are a favorite spot because children like to jump or dive into the water from the rocky shore. About 3 miles. There is a Park public toilet at the edge of the parking area (for Acadia Mountain)
3) Sand Beach, a must, but suitable for wading only without a wet suit, except on hot August days. Requires an Acadia Park pass to reach the beach, unless you find the back roads to a nearby parking area.

Peaceful pursuits: Garden enthusiasts will like
1) the Azalea Garden in Northeast Harbor, modeled after Japanese gardens, beautiful in any season even when the azaleas and rhododendrons are past.
2) Thuya Garden, Northeast harbor, with wooden gates carved by Charles Savage.

Check with the Park information center for dates and times then the Rockefeller garden is open, near Seal Harbor.
There are often paying garden tours on a Saturday afternoon, with visits to a number of homes.

Concerts. There is a lot of music available in the summer months, including a jazz festival, a chorale (usually early August at the Episcopal Church in Bar Harbor), and delightful (and free) band concerts in the park in Bar Harbor, Monday and Thursday at peak season.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    extra cot available...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 baby crib

    extra cot available...moreless

  • Bedrooms have large closets with double louvered sliding doors and chest of drawers. Three large windows look out onto deck and woods. Extra cots or single mattresses are available. One upstairs bedroom has queen size bed. Extra queen size mattress available with advance notice. Downstairs/ground floor bedroom located next to main bathroom. Crib available, but would need to be assembled....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Two sinks, two toilet-stalls and separate bath enclosure...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Downstairs bath has two stalls and a separate shower/tub enclosure.

Other Amenities

  • Great combination of outdoor sports - favorites are hiking, swimming, boating, deep sea fishing, whale watching - and access to shopping and night life. Comfortable and quiet retreat in the woods with views of ledge, moss, and trees for relaxation. Upright piano. When using grill on deck, keep a safe distance from railing and house (1 foot) Small children friendly: baby gates at top and bottom of stairs and at each end of the deck. Booster seat and high chair available for guests with small children. Crib is available, though not set up. High chair in closet by kitchen table....moreless

Entertainment

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

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Lake:

    Near both Long Pond swimming and boating and Echo Lake beach and bluffs swimming areas, and Somesville dock....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    From our road we view Acadia Mountain, but from our deck we are nestled among the pines and firs....moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    1 mile from Somesville harbor, private dock, space to leave kayaks....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 7 people

General

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

Kitchen

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

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jun 15 - Sep 15, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,500
My Standard Rate
6 night min stay
$180

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning over $125 $1 + tax
  • Tax Rate 8%

Notes:

Please inquire for rate information.

Monthly rate for extended 'winter' rentals $600/month

Paypal accepted

inquire about purchase of accidental damage insurance through HomeAway ($79 for $3,000 coverage) in lieu of the returnable damage deposit of $500


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 08/16/2016
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Location

  • Acadia National Park

  • Jordan Pond House

    "We have always loved to end a hike at the Jordan Pond House for popovers and tea, or lobster..."

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  • Echo Lake

    "The Park beach on the south end has a life guard and facilities and great for sand castles, ..."

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  • Beech Mountain

    "Our required annual hike! lovely views over SW Harbor, Long Pond, and grazing on blueberries."

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  • Echo Lake Beach

    "A good place to swim for families, with changing facilitieis"

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  • Jordan Pond House

    "Our necessary summer event, enjoying popovers and tea while looking out over the lawn, the l..."

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7 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bar Harbor
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Bar Harbor
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Southwest Harbor
250 Miles
Nearest Train
Portland
45 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 95
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
SW Harbor or Bar Harbor
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
Cross country ski on Park carriage roads
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Long Pond or Echo Lake

Car: Recommended

Mount Desert island is home to one of the loveliest national parks in the country, featuring hiking on mountain trails and carriage roads, swimming and boating in lakes and the ocean, and cycling on safe trails or on Ocean Drive, while offering the fun of night life and shopping in Bar Harbor or outlets in Ellsworth. Museums offer insight into the history and natural history of the Island. Summer events include a jazz festival and a summer chorale, parades, theater, and art shows.

Other Activities: Gardens

Golf: Mt Desert Island has three golf courses: in Northeast Harbor, Southwest Harbor and Bar Harbor.

Ski: The miles and miles of carriage roads in Acadia National Park are ideal for cross-country skiing when there is snow.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1986

About the owner: We are college professors who love working with our hands as well as teaching and leading young people to gain international, intercultural understanding. Dick has studied both the oral folklore of the Island -- the tall-tale tradition -- and the social and geographical design features of the lobster-boat building tradition. Our extended family built this house with our own hands, including my father in his 80s. For Richard, born in Cambridge, MA, MDI is always home, harboring the maritime culture of his father and ancestors.

Why the Owner Chose Mount Desert, ME, USA:
We built this house with our own hands to be a gathering place for family and friends. The youngest builder was 10-year old niece, Clair, the oldest grandfather George, age 81. Richard's ancestors are buried on this island; and we follow in the tradition of his father, who, with help of his brothers, collected field stone to build a house on Somes Sound in the 1930s. All the children and grandchildren are "imprinted" on this place.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love the quiet of the deck in the woods, the warm feel of the wood of the house around us, the easy access to Acadia National Park swimming and boating areas and hiking trails, and, for some, the shopping and evening entertainment.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish, arabic, a little Turkish (Lora) and German (Richard)

 

Photos

  • Ledgeview, from peaceful deck side overlooking ledge and woods

    Ledgeview, from peaceful deck side overlooking ledge and woods

  • Ledgeview deck comfortable seating areas with view of woods

    Ledgeview deck comfortable seating areas with view of woods

  • Kitchen and dining table

    Kitchen and dining table

  • Ground floor bedroom and computer table

    Ground floor bedroom and computer table

  • Bedroom 3 with cathedral ceiling - view to SE. big closet

    Bedroom 3 with cathedral ceiling - view to SE. big closet

  • Long Pond swim area & dock, next to boat launch.

    Long Pond swim area & dock, next to boat launch.

  • Lobster dinner on the deck

    Lobster dinner on the deck

  • Sunset from Cadillac Mountain

    Sunset from Cadillac Mountain

  • Top of south Bubble. Easy favorite hike for all ages.

    Top of south Bubble. Easy favorite hike for all ages.

  • rowing in Somesville Harbor-passing on the skills

    rowing in Somesville Harbor-passing on the skills

  • Upstairs bedroom, cathedral ceiling, large closet, view onto woods

    Upstairs bedroom, cathedral ceiling, large closet, view onto woods

  • Upstairs loft library corner

    Upstairs loft library corner

  • Living Room, comfortable place for relaxing with family

    Living Room, comfortable place for relaxing with family

  • Deck --east end, tables & lobster! Gas grill (charcoal also available)

    Deck --east end, tables & lobster! Gas grill (charcoal also available)

  • Deck - quiet conversation or contemplation, cup of coffee, glass of ...

    Deck - quiet conversation or contemplation, cup of coffee, glass of ...

  • Ground floor bedroom with view of deck

    Ground floor bedroom with view of deck

  • Downstairs bath, stalls, sinks, from shower side

    Downstairs bath, stalls, sinks, from shower side

  • Living room with raftered ceiling, from atrium (radiant floor heat)

    Living room with raftered ceiling, from atrium (radiant floor heat)

  • From Cadillac mountain looking down on Bar Islands

    From Cadillac mountain looking down on Bar Islands

  • Beach combing in Seal Harbor at low tide beside float.

    Beach combing in Seal Harbor at low tide beside float.

  • View of harbor while having lunch on the dock

    View of harbor while having lunch on the dock

  • Parking area

    Parking area

  • Upstairs bathroom

    Upstairs bathroom

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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, arabic, a little Turkish (Lora) and German (Richard)
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