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Breathtaking Oceanfront Home on Blue Hill Bay W/ Optional Additional Cabin.

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Aerial (before "The Shed" was constructed in 2015)

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Last updated: 05/19/2016

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Otter Rocks no longer has vacancies for the summer. The Shed (4 people) is available in late September and October.

Ever dream of a house built onto a cliff overlooking the ocean?

Otter Rocks and "The Shed" at Otter Rocks are distinctively designed 'Frank Lloyd Wright' style houses. The houses are built into their surroundings and the granite ledge they are perched on, overlooking the rocky shore of Blue Hill Bay – a truly spectacular spot. This is a property that has all the creature comforts plus the charm of unique Maine summer homes. Enjoy a panoramic view of the bay and watch sunsets from either house. You are guaranteed to see boats, birds, porpoises and, at night, shooting stars. Keep watching and you may spot an eagle, a seal or an otter. Otter Rocks is located on the "quiet side" of Mount Desert Island with easy access to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park.

Both houses have minimum 7 day stays, however, may be waived at the owner's sole discretion. Otter Rocks can be rented independently or in combination with The Shed (adding The Shed to your reservation will increase Otter Rock's pricing by $1,200/ week). The Shed can only be rented independently after September 15th ($1,450/ wk).

Otter Rocks is built on four levels, cascading toward the shoreline. Four cozy bedrooms are furnished with a queen bed, a full bed, and two twin beds; all well removed from the living areas. A pull out couch is also located in the family room for a willing guest. A fully equipped bright and roomy kitchen takes the chore out of meal prep, inspiring the chef with ocean views. With expansive decks on both the north and south side of the house, you can always find a sunspot or a place to sneak away to read a book from the house's lending library. Maximum occupancy is 6 people.

"The Shed", a family reference to the cabin's location on the property where a shed was originally built, is an additional house that is only steps away from Otter Rocks. It provides you a cozy, self sufficient get-away, "in-law" suite or expansion space for more people to join your Mt. Desert vacation! The Shed has two bedrooms with a queen and two twin beds, respectively, a full bath and ample living space with spectacular views. A gas fireplace will keep you toasty warm when there is a chill. An open galley kitchen provides a small refrigerator, microwave and hot plate-cook top and a four seat, eat-in dining table. A gas grill, accessible directly off the kitchen on The Shed's large, western facing deck, opens up your culinary possibilities. Maximum occupancy is 4 people.

The property is very secluded without being isolated. At the end of a dead end road, only you and your other guests will be nearby. The villages of Southwest Harbor, Northeast Harbor, and Bar Harbor, plus Acadia National Park’s main entrances and trails are fifteen to thirty minutes away by car.

Swimming is possible for the intrepid, given the rocky shore and the ocean water, but access into the water is not easy. However, nearby lakes may be more inviting.

Keywords: Waterfront, Quiet Side, Secluded, Large Groups (Max: 10 people),

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Property Type

  • Estate

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Main renter contact must be 21 or older. No age limit for their accompanied guests....moreless

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome:

    The bold rocky shore and cliff setting of the houses requires constant oversight for young children. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Otter Rocks Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Otter Rocks Bedroom 2: 1 double

    ...moreless

  • Otter Rocks Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Otter Rocks Bedroom 4: 1 twin/ single

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  • Otter Rocks Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen sleep sofa is on a sunporch & the sun comes up early....moreless

  • The Shed Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • The Shed Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Otter Rock's Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Otter Rock's Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    On first floor...moreless

  • The Shed's Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Built to take advantage of the outdoors, we've intentionally constructed oversized decks at both houses, as well as incredible oceanfront seating areas. Otter Rocks also has a beautiful a sun porch. They are very private without being remote....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Help us with our "Lending Library"! Take a book or leave a book....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Ipod dock, CD player...moreless

  • Television
  • Toys

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Dinning in Otter Rocks seats 8. Dining in The Shed seats 4....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Otter Rock's living room is open to glassed-in sun porch with additional seating. The Shed's living room opens to the eat-in, "galley" kitchen....moreless

  • Parking:

    Ample parking for 3+ cars....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    None in The Shed....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    None in The Shed....moreless

  • Kitchen
  • Microwave

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Two large decks at Otter Rocks and one large deck at The Shed....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Otter Rocks has a charcoal grill. The Shed has a gas grill, connected to the house's propane supply. ...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
August
Jul 31 - Sep 3, 2016
7 night min stay

$3,200
September
Sep 4 - Oct 1, 2016
5 night min stay
$350
$2,100

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Notes:

Adding The Shed to your Otter Rocks reservation is $1,200/ week additional.

The Shed was constructed as a 3 season house (unlike Otter Rocks). With some extra insulation and a cozy gas fireplace, for people interested in early seasonal rental or after September 15th and into the fall weather, The Shed can be rented independently for $1,450/ week.

Two week rentals are preferable and rates may be reduced for longer stays.

Stays at Otter Rocks and The Shed run from 4pm Sat. to 10am the following Sat.

Contact owner regarding April, May and October rentals.

Deposit due with signed Rental Agreement: $1,000.00 plus $500.00 Security Deposit (Security Deposit refundable according to the Terms of the Agreement).

Balance of Total Rental Amount due four (4) weeks prior to commencement of the rental.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hancock County Airport

Car: Necessary

Minutes from Acadia National Park, world class hiking and multiple 'swimming holes'. By day, wander the shoreline that's just beyond your front doors, populated by an enormous variety of wildlife . By night, ZERO light pollution provides unbelievable star gazing.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1974

About the owner: Having lived or summered on or around the island for more than 40 years, Mt. Desert has always been considered our home away from home. It is a place that we migrate to each summer (and even an occasional winter) regardless of where ever our family is on the planet. It is an integral part of our family tradition and we would love to share it with you.

Why the Owner Chose Bernard, Tremont, ME, USA:
Oceanfront. Secluded. Dramatic architecture. Otters (possibly). What more do we need to say?!


Contact us

Speaks: english
 

Photos

  • Aerial (before "The Shed" was constructed in 2015)

    Aerial (before "The Shed" was constructed in 2015)

  • Otter Rocks Living room

    Otter Rocks Living room

  • Otter Rocks South deck

    Otter Rocks South deck

  • Otter Rocks bedroom #2

    Otter Rocks bedroom #2

  • Otter Rocks, The Shed and Blue Hill Bay

    Otter Rocks, The Shed and Blue Hill Bay

  • The Shed's living room (under construction)

    The Shed's living room (under construction)

  • The Shed's living room and kitchen

    The Shed's living room and kitchen

  • The Shed's galley kitchen

    The Shed's galley kitchen

  • The Shed's entry & hallway leading to bathroom and bedrooms

    The Shed's entry & hallway leading to bathroom and bedrooms

  • The Shed's bedroom #2

    The Shed's bedroom #2

  • From Blue Hill Bay

    From Blue Hill Bay

  • Otter Rocks Sunporch

    Otter Rocks Sunporch

  • Otter Rocks bedroom #1

    Otter Rocks bedroom #1

  • "Before" and "After" The Shed's 2015 construction

    "Before" and "After" The Shed's 2015 construction

  • The Shed's entry

    The Shed's entry

  • The Shed's living room

    The Shed's living room

  • The Shed's eat-in kitchen

    The Shed's eat-in kitchen

  • The Shed's eat-in kitchen

    The Shed's eat-in kitchen

  • The Shed's bedroom #1

    The Shed's bedroom #1

  • The Shed's bathroom

    The Shed's bathroom

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Saturday, August 27, 2016

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