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Top O' the Ridge - Private, Long Pond, Acadia, Lakefront with Spectacular View

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The private and unique Panoramic view of Acadia from deck and living area

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Last updated: 03/06/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Large deck, 4 bedrooms (includes loft) 4 baths, sleeps 6 (lease limit), dock

Sited on one the finest spots on Mount Desert Island, this contemporary, fully applianced vacation home offers a commanding view of Long Pond and Acadia's Western Mountains that takes your breath away. The sweeping panorama wraps around a large, south facing deck where you can enjoy meals, curl up with a good book, listen to the loons, and watch the canoes and kayaks amble by. A private dock, 2 canoes, and boat mooring offer wonderful recreational access to Long Pond. This home has a 60' flat screen, satellite TV, home theater, Satellite Wifi high speed Internet , and free domestic calling phone service, all included. With 3 bedrooms, a loft, 4 full baths (2 with Jacuzzi tubs), and a fully applianced kitchen, this private vacation destination provides all the ingredients required to create life long memories. Top O' the Ridge is a great getaway destination in Spring, Summer, & Fall.


A premium vacation destination: This exceptional and private vacation destination is located at the tip of Northern Neck on Long Pond, Mt, Desert Island, Maine - the home of Acadia National Park. The panorama from the spacious south facing front deck presents one of the finest sights in all of Acadia and the best view on Long Pond. The window wall off the living and dining areas brings the spectacular view right into your living space. Enjoy watching the pond-scape's many moods, listening to haunting calls of loons, catching a sight of bald eagles soaring, watching shimmering moon rises over the pond, and stargazing at the the bright stars of the Milky Way. The private house dock comes with 2 canoes and offers easy access to boating, swimming, and fishing in the clean, inviting, warm summer waters of Long Pond. All this and more can be yours to savor, in the heart of Mount Desert Island just minutes away from Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor.


The Home: This spacious, modern, open plan vacation home offers 4 bedrooms (including the loft space) and 4 baths. The living area includes a full featured home theater system with 60' plasma TV, Satellite TV service, and a several hundred title DVD library. The fully applianced kitchen boasts custom cabinetry with drawered lower cabinets for easy access to pots and pans. The stove is a double oven propane unit. The cabinets are fully stocked with dishware and utensils to indulge your every cooking whim. The master suite has it's own bath area with twin sinks, jacuzzi tub, seated shower, and washer dryer. The twin, individually adjustable beds are joined to form a king. The lower level has a Master bedroom with attached bath , kitchenette, and separate living dining area. The private dock and canoe offer swimming and boating access to Long Pond. A private mooring that will moor up to a 20' power boat is included.

The Acadia Region: The home is located centrally on Mount Desert Island within a short drive to all Acadia National Park attractions, Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor, Southwest Harbor, and Bass Harbor. The nearby park loop road offers spectacular sight seeing and tourism activities including Cadillac Mountain, Thunder Hole, Otter Cliffs, and the Jordan Pond House. Local hiking trails offer challenges that range from walking trails to rock climbing. The famous 30+ miles of carriage roads are ideal for walking, biking, or horseback riding. The many island ponds and ocean offer swimming boating, fishing, whale watching, sailing, and other recreational activities. For golfers, there are several local courses to enjoy.
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/06/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Master: 1 king, 1 child bed

    Private bath with double sinks...moreless

  • Guest: 1 queen

    Tempurpedic matress...moreless

  • Loft: 1 queen

    Loft area overlooks living area and picture window views...moreless

  • Lower Level Master: 1 queen

    Private bath with jacuzzi tub...moreless

  • Two bedrooms have private attached baths. The main floor master bedroom is A spacious suite with slider to a second private deck with a water view of the pond....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Master: toilet, shower, jetted tub

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  • Guest: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Lower Master: toilet, jetted tub

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  • Lower Guest: toilet, shower

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  • Both the main and lower levels have master bedrooms with private, attached, master baths with jacuzzi tubs....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Other amenities include broadband Wifi Internet access, Free domestic calling, Satellite TV service and home theater with a several hundred DVD collection. In addition to the typical kitchen appliances, the kitchen is has a dishwasher, disposal, double oven, microwave, toaster oven, and coffee maker. The main level of the house is only 3 steps up from from ground grade. The private dock is located down a set of stairs that may be too challenging for some elderly or otherwise physically challenged guests. The canoe includes a set of coast guard approved life jackets. There is both a charcoal and gas grill at your disposal. Sorry, we do NOT allow fireplace usage. Heat from a fire could damage he plasma TV located over the fireplace aperture....moreless

Entertainment

  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Full, high end, home theater system...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Lake:

    Long Pond, Acadia's largest lake...moreless

  • Lake View:

    Panoramic view of the lake and Acadia's Western Mountains...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Lakefront overlooking Long Pond with private dock, 2 cvanoes, and 2 moorings...moreless

  • Mountain:

    Panoramic views of Acadia's Western Mountains from the home...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Lakefront overlooking Long Pond and Acadia;s Western Mountains...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    On Mount Desert Island (10 miles across) you are about 5 miles from ocean in any direction. Nearby: Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor, Southwest Harbor, & Bass Harbor...moreless

  • Town:

    Closest town is Southwest Harbor with Bar Harbor not much further....moreless

  • Water View:

    Lakefront overlooking Long Pond...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Private lakefront, dock, canoe, and mooring provide great access to Long Pond...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Great location on Long Pond with private dock, 2 canoues, and 2 moorings...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Additional gate leaf table and chairs available...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Exercise weight bench and bike...moreless

  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance:

    In the continental US...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central hot air and local electric backup...moreless

  • Internet:

    Exede Satellite ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Open plan Chalet style vaulted ceiling with wall of windows that bring in the lake and mountain view...moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    6 car plus with turn around driveway...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    6 car plus with turn around driveway...moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Whirlpool heavy duty front load...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Exede Satellite wireless accessable...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven:

    Double oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Includes Blender, Kitchen Aid Mixer, popcorn maker, Lobster pot and utensils...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    LP, double oven...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio:

    14 x 30 foot Azek boarded deck overlooking Long Pond and Acadia's Western Mountains...moreless

  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf:

    2 courses on MDI...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 canoes and gear...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Chiminea...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard

Pool / Spa

  • Jacuzzi
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Bird
May 6 - May 19, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,600
May flowers
May 20 - May 26, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,800
May June Week
May 27 - Jun 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,000
June week 1
Jun 3 - Jun 9, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,200
June week 2
Jun 10 - Jun 16, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,600
June week 3
Jun 17 - Jun 23, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,800
School's Out
Jun 24 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,800
Prime Summer
Jul 1 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,200
Labor day week
Sep 2 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,500
Fall season
Sep 9 - Oct 27, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,600
Last call
Oct 28 - Nov 24, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,600
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$2,600

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $180
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

Payment schedules of up to 3 payments are offered when bookings are made well in advance. Final payment is typically due a month before occupancy.

Max. occupancy of 6 persons at standard rate - larger parties are considered. On approval, an extra charge applies (typically 10% of rental fee per person).

The security deposit is $1,000 . A signed liability waiver agreement is required.

The $180 cleaning fee is passed through to the local cleaning staff and not subject to the lodging tax.

No smoking or pets allowed in the home. An outdoor chiminea is provided but fireplace use in home is prohibited.


Manager's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Location

  • Acadia National Park

    "Acadia is undisputed main public attraction of the area."

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  • Jordan Pond House

    "Plan to stop here for their famous popovers or a full meal on your way to or from the park. ..."

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  • Beech Mountain

    "This trail is a great Western Mountain trail that is only about a 1/2 mile long. It offers f..."

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  • Thuya Garden

    "THis is a wonderful place to take in for people who appreciate gardening and/or cultivated n..."

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  • Echo Lake Beach

    "This is the place for people who want to lounge on a beach (usually with young children) whe..."

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  • Cranberry Cove Ferry

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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Ellsworth
7.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Southwest Harbor
11 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Bar Harbor
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Rt. 102
7.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Southwest Harbor
7 Miles
Nearest Beach
Echo Lake Beach (6 mi) - Sand Beach (15 Mi)

Car: Necessary

Long Pond is set on Mount Desert Island Maine, home of the major portion of Acadia National Park, the only national park in the northeastern U.S. Long Pond runs between Acadia's Western Mountains and is the largest of the half dozen large ponds on MDI. Long Pond is a very clean lake that supplies drinking water to the town of Southwest Harbor on the far side. It offers excellent swimming, fishing, and boating along with exceptional scenery. Stay at this unique and unsurpassed vacation destination to intimately experience Long Pond and the Western Mountains, two gems in the crown of Acadia National Park.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1982

About: A family Trust owns this property gifted to the Trust by the parents of the beneficiaries. We rent out the home when family is not vacationing there and reinvest any surplus to constantly improve the property.

Why Mount Desert, ME, USA:
It is arguably the best site on Long Pond and one of the top sites on MDI. It was purchased from the original owners as a modest camp in the mid '70s and then renovated and expanded into a fully insulated, year-round, centrally heated home.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The camp to home upgrade added 2 bedrooms and 3 full baths while keeping the feeling of a camp with knotty pine walls, vaulted ceilings and a chalet style wall of windows which brings the exceptional view inside. This getaway has all the conveniences of modern home with the charm of a camp. It is located in a private setting that rivals the beauty of Acadia National Park - and actually overlooks it. We never tire of the incredible panorama that unfolds from the south facing deck. Here, the home is the exceptional recreation destination and not just an access point to other attractions.


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Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/06/2017

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Photos

  • The private and unique Panoramic view of Acadia from deck and living area

    The private and unique Panoramic view of Acadia from deck and living area

  • The dock and vacation home viewed from the lake

    The dock and vacation home viewed from the lake

  • Summer full moon panorama of Long Pond taken from the deck

    Summer full moon panorama of Long Pond taken from the deck

  • Guests provide great ideas like this safety gate added with the  decking upgrade

    Guests provide great ideas like this safety gate added with the decking upgrade

  • Bring or rent a power boat to tube or ski Acadia (use our  private mooring).

    Bring or rent a power boat to tube or ski Acadia (use our private mooring).

  • Main level guest bedroom with Tempurpedic queen bed

    Main level guest bedroom with Tempurpedic queen bed

  • The main living area seats 8 and includes a home theater system with 50 in HDTV

    The main living area seats 8 and includes a home theater system with 50 in HDTV

  • The dining area seats 6 with and includes a gate leaf table for extra seating

    The dining area seats 6 with and includes a gate leaf table for extra seating

  • To fully appreciate this outdoor meal setting, you just have to experience it.

    To fully appreciate this outdoor meal setting, you just have to experience it.

  • A nice 18 inch Small Mouth Bass caught and released

    A nice 18 inch Small Mouth Bass caught and released

  • By mid August this year's young eagle is ready to leave the nest

    By mid August this year's young eagle is ready to leave the nest

  • A late October morning mist decorates the view for Halloween

    A late October morning mist decorates the view for Halloween

  • Private dock float and one of the 2 canoes

    Private dock float and one of the 2 canoes

  • A summer sunset at full moon from the deck

    A summer sunset at full moon from the deck

  • Our wall of windows overlooking the upgraded 'bare feet friendly' Azek decking

    Our wall of windows overlooking the upgraded 'bare feet friendly' Azek decking

  • Canoeing and kayaking by the loons is a favorite activity on Long Pond

    Canoeing and kayaking by the loons is a favorite activity on Long Pond

  • Long Pond from Beech Mountain at sunset  with Top O' The Ridge in the shadows

    Long Pond from Beech Mountain at sunset with Top O' The Ridge in the shadows

  • The roomy open floor plan affords great views from every living area

    The roomy open floor plan affords great views from every living area

  • The wall of windows brings the exceptional setting into the living space

    The wall of windows brings the exceptional setting into the living space

  • Lower level living area  with kitchenette and bedroom with attached bath

    Lower level living area with kitchenette and bedroom with attached bath

  • Plenty of parking for you and your guests

    Plenty of parking for you and your guests

  • A nesting eagle watches over her lake side nest

    A nesting eagle watches over her lake side nest

  • Lower Fall sun angles produce glowing colors and shimmers off the lake

    Lower Fall sun angles produce glowing colors and shimmers off the lake

  • Icing up for winter

    Icing up for winter

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