'Acadia Retreat' Beckons to Those Who Want a Peaceful Setting!(39 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Absolutely Delightful 3 BR/2 Bath Home-Large Lot with Beautiful Trees! Sleeps 6
The sunny bedrooms are located on opposite ends of the home for maximum privacy. The master bedroom with a queen-size bed has a private bath & walk-in closet. The second bedroom with twin beds has two closets & the main bath is located right outside the door. The 24x14 Sunroom has a queen sofa bed.
Both baths offer spotlessly clean tub/shower combinations. The heating system is very efficient & we also have Central Air conditioning! A ceiling fan and portable fans are available for extra comfort as well. The home has been freshly painted bright white & accented with attractive & colorful furnishings & collectibles.
Outside you can enjoy a beautiful yard with exquisite trees & colorful wildflowers that will make you smile. You can just relax in the hammock with a book, send the kids on a treasure hunt in the surrounding woods, cook some lobsters & have a picnic or even shoot some hoops! 'Acadia Retreat' is Truly a Great Vacation Spot for Everyone!
Activities: Hadley Point Beach is a public area (3 miles) where you can launch a boat, have picnics, sunbathe, skip rocks, watch the seals & other wildlife. This is a favorite spot for the kayak rental companies to start & end their day trips-it's fun to watch them come & go--and you just might want to join them! There are several freshwater ponds/lakes on the Island where you can swim, go boating or fishing. You can even go horseback riding on the gorgeous carriage trails that wind through Acadia. You can hike, ride bikes on your own, go out on a whale-watching tour or a sunset cruise on Frenchman's Bay or participate in tons of activities that are offered by Acadia National Park! Definitely go and see the movie that is shown at the Visitor's Center which is less than 10 min away! Try to get to the Jordan Pond House for afternoon tea, popovers and homemade ice cream and of course, take a drive up Cadillac Mountain and around the Ocean Drive where you will see Sand Beach, Thunder Hole & Otter Cliffs!
There are fantastic restaurants, great shopping and even mini golf courses nearby. There is an awesome 'Art Deco' movie theater called The Criterion located in downtown Bar Harbor and two evenings a week there are band concerts on the Village Green. Several art shows are held during the summer and cruise ships come into the harbor weekly! Mt. Desert Island is Truly an Unforgettable Place with Something for Everyone!
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Member since: 2004
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Low Allergen Environment
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- The sunny bedrooms are located on opposite ends of the home for maximum privacy. The master bedroom has a luxurious queen-sized bed, private bath and walk-in closet. The second bedroom has twin beds and two separate closets. The third sleeping area is the NEW 24x14 sun room & that has a queen sofa-sleeper. All linens are provided and they include beautiful quilts and shams, extra pillows and blankets. We have a Pack 'N Play and a high chair available for the little ones....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Fully equipped kitchen with all the gadgets and appliances that you have at home! Including juicer, popcorn popper, mixer, chopper and baking items! FREE WIRELESS INTERNET SERVICE!!. Answering machine, cassette tape and CD player, cards, games, puzzles, tons of books and magazines. Supplies include all paper and soap products, flour, sugar, baking supplies, spices and teas! Hammock, picnic table, other outdoor furniture, gas grill, pot for cooking lobster/corn/clams and all the necessary cooking/eating utensils. You Should Feel Very Pampered at 'Acadia Retreat!'...moreless
- Audio Tape Player
- Books For Adults
- Books For Kids
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Games For Kids
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Autumn Foliage
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Near The Ocean
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Paper Towels
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Lobster Pot
- Pantry Items
- Beach Towels
- Large Cooler
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Small Cooler
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 20 - Jun 30, 2017
4 night min stay
Jul 1 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Sep 9 - Sep 29, 2017
4 night min stay
Sep 30 - Oct 27, 2017
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $150 + tax
- Tax Rate 8%
When you are ready to book your vacation a lease is prepared for your review. If OK it is returned with 1/2 of rental amount only & the reservation is confirmed. The balance is due 3 weeks before arrival. Travel package is emailed after all funds are rec'd.
After your departure the cleaning crew inspects the property & your deposit is returned promptly. We make it easy & efficient for you!
One half of Rental Fee along with signed lease confirms reservation on the calendar.
Balance of Rental Fee, Tax, Cleaning Fee and Deposit due 3 weeks before arrival.
Travel Package is sent after all funds are received.
8% Maine Lodging Tax collected.
$150 Cleaning Fee collected.
$500 Security Deposit collected.
Refund of Security Deposit sent within 10 days.
No Pets or Smoking
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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'Acadia Retreat' is conveniently located just 2 miles from the bridge onto Mt. Desert Island and 9 miles from downtown Bar Harbor. The Visitor's Center at the entrance of Acadia National Park is less than 10 minutes away. The Island Explorer which provides Free bus service to Bar Harbor & other Island towns stops just up the road. Ellsworth which is 10 miles away has more movie theaters, restaurants & shopping. Don't forget to go to the L. L. Bean Outlet store, Marden's and Reny's which are all located on High Street (Route 3). They have 'Wicked Good' stuff!
Other Activities: Kayaking, mini-golf, shopping
Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: I was born in Bar Harbor and my entire family lives or works only 5 minutes from our rental homes. My husband was born in Wisconsin and he fell in love with MDI the first time I took him there in 1996. He knew even before I did that we MUST have our own property there so that we would always have an excuse to go north whenever we could! Mt. Desert Island is such a beautiful place - we both are so thankful that we can experience it many times a year and I must say that we are struck by the beauty and the solitude every time we go 'home.' We hope that you truly have a wonderful time whether it is your first experience or you have been visiting for 20 years. My Dad's motto is...'If you come to Maine once it won't be your last time.' Of course he is pretty bias on the subject - having lived in Bar Harbor all his life! I wish everyone could get one of his Island tours-they are awesome to say the least! He started working as a chauffeur at age 15 and he can tell some stories. He and my Mom owned several restaurants and motels and even developed the largest campground on the Island, Bar Harbor Campground which my youngest brother now manages. Seems like our family has been in the hospitality trade forever and...with all that experience we have certainly learned how to take good care of our guests!
Why the Owner Chose Bar Harbor, ME, USA:
We love the land which is approximately 2.6 acres. The open, grassy area is big and level but the perimeter of the property is surrounded by big beautiful evergreens! There are many other varieties as well so the land is interesting during the fall season. The location is peaceful and quiet yet the property is not very far from anywhere on the Island. The wildlife is plentiful-you might see several deer just a few feet from the windows and the wild turkeys and other birds are all around. We have had rabbits, chipmunks, squirrels, ducks and even a bear was spotted while eating a neighbor's bird seed last year!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
This property is on a private road with only 7 other homes yet it is right on the Island Explorer (free) Bus Service route. You can take the bus and travel all over the Island all day long and even take your bike along. We also own the home next door and the two lots combined are almost 7 acres. Now when you live in a city where the houses are so close that you can hear your neighbor walking across her hardwoods floors with the windows CLOSED you really know it when you have a peaceful spot where you can relax and focus on the sounds of nature!!! It is heaven for us and we hope that it will be for you, too!
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24x14 Sunroom-Big Windows & Knotty Pine-Feels Like Nature is All Around You!
Sunroom has Plenty of Room for Watching TV, Playing Games or Doing Puzzles!
Sunroom Door Leads into Kitchen and It Can Be Closed For Privacy!
Kitchen and Dining Areas are Immaculate and Inviting!
Living Room has Comfy Seating & an Oak Desk where You Can Set Up Your Computer!
Master Bedroom with Private Bath & Walk-In Closet-Roomy & Romantic!
Master Bedroom has Atttractive Furniture and a Good Supply of Interesting Books!
We Call This Bedroom the 'Cat Room!' Hope the Decor Makes You Smile!
Main Bath Located Right Next to 'Cat Room!' Another spotless Tub/Shower Combo!
Enjoy the Big Back Yard Complete with Grill, Picnic Table and Hammock!
Hadley Point Beach-Great for Boating, Sunbathing, Cookouts or Just Relaxing!
Hadley Point Beach Has an Easy, Gradual Slope to the Water-Perfect for Everyone!
Wonderful Sunroom Addition-Perfect Place for Dining, Reading and Relaxing!
Spacious Sunroom-Can Be Third Sleeping Area with Queen Size Sofa Bed!
Large Fully-Equipped Kitchen with Great Counter and Cabinet Space!
Laundry Closet with Full-Size Washer and Dryer is Located Behind Kitchen Door!
Tasteful Living Room with a Nice View of the Yard! You Might Even See Some Deer!
Master Bath with Tub/Shower Combination is Always Super Clean and CUTE, too!
Master Bedroom is Spacious, Sunny & Inviting! You Will Be Tempted to Sleep In!
The 'Cat Room' has Rich Pine Furniture and Good Storage!
'Acadia Retreat' is Tidy and Well-Maintained Inside & Out! Enjoy!!
'Acadia Retreat' is Perfectly Situated on 2.6 Acres! A Truly Peaceful Setting!
Hadley Point Beach-3 miles away has a Boat Ramp & Lots of Coastline to Explore!
Hadley Point Beach-Enjoy a Summer Sunset!
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