Spacious Family Friendly Home in Great Neighborhood(7 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
5 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom With Mountain Views, Close To Acadia (Sleeps 8)
The location is perfect: close by all that Mount Desert Island has to offer, yet far away enough to enjoy the peace and quiet. The spacious back yard has a picnic table, lawn, natural swing set, fire pit (permit required) and lots of woods to explore! The front lawn is great for ball games and BBQ's. The house is child-friendly and ample outside and inside toys will be provided for you to use. (including books, cars, blocks, art supplies, puzzles and games, side walk chalk, kiddie pool, balls etc.)
Member since: 2013
- 3800 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only:
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- DVD Player:
- Game Room:
- Away From It All
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 3 - Jun 23, 2017
7 night min stay
Jun 24 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning fee $75 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Tax Rate 8%
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
No pets, no smoking!
Shorter rental periods in Early summer are negotiable, please contact me.
Step 1: Email us and we will confirm availability.
Step 2: We will send you a lease via e-mail or mail and ask you to return it with a security deposit ($500), and first rental deposit (50% of total). Once received, you'll receive a confirmation e-mail.
Step 3: Thirty days before your arrival, balance is due.
Step 4: We'll return Security Deposit if house is found in good order.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Owl's Nest is located only 2.7 miles from the Hulls Cove visitor center and Acadia Park entrance. Less than a mile from Owl's Nest you'll find Hamilton Pond, a great spot for fishing (permit required). Salisbury Cove is around the corner, with ocean access and Pirate's Cove adventure golfing is less than a mile from the house. Two family oriented restaurants are located around Pirate's Cove and Lake Wood is only 3.3 miles from the house, with its crystal clear water and mountain view swimming. From Owl's Nest it's only a short drive to Eagle Lake and this is a great starting point for hiking and biking. Bar Harbor is less than 6 miles away and offers ample shopping and dining opportunities. Bar Harbor has also multiple kayak- and bicycle renting places to expand your fun. Multiple boats leave daily for whale watching, Nature tours and deep sea fishing!
If you feel like staying home, Owl's Nest offers you a quiet neighborhood with lots of different birds to watch. At dusk you might hear or see the owls! Deer and turkeys are among the frequent visitors in the back yard.
Don't feel like driving and dealing with parking issues? Walk to the end of Stony Brook and hop on the free Island explorer! The free bus service will bring you to all top locations on the entire island.
Children will have a blast playing in the woods surrounding the house and the natural swing set and climbing wall. A kiddy pool is available for water fun right at home. The new and expanded deck with views of the woods and Cadillac mountain in the distance invite you for many nights among the stars or to soak up the sun. Enjoy the peace and quiet while having all modern comforts and a safe place for children to play, bike and run!
Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: Edith and Ron moved to Bar Harbor from the Netherlands. Ron is working at the Jackson Laboratory and Edith spends most of her time between multiple volunteer positions, writing and taking care of their three children. This summer the family is managing the summer student program and will be the 'dorm- parents' for 34 summer students!
Why the Owner Chose Bar Harbor, ME, USA:
After renting for many years, Edith and Ron finally managed to buy a piece of land and built their dream home in 2010. The location is perfect: a neighborhood for the kids to play in, mountain views for three out of the four seasons, and a wooded area to explore. This has it all. The back yard is still a work in progress and each year Edith and Ron add to the landscaping. The house is energy efficient and last August the owners installed solar panels. It's important to Edith and Ron to 'go green' as much as possible. Owl's Nest is enjoyed year-round, with each season's own highlights. In the winter, the children enjoy sledding down the hill in the back yard, while the spring is the season to re-discover the woods. Summer is a time of relaxation in the back yard, listing to the owls hooting at dusk or having water balloon fights around the house. Fall is an explosion of color, with the different leaves of the maples, the birches and the oaks .
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The location is perfect: close by all that Mount Desert Island has to offer, yet far away enough to enjoy the peace and quiet. The children can go out and explore without having to be too worried about their where-abouts. The road with the cul-de-sac is great for biking up and down and we often go out for an evening walk with a stop at the ice cream place across Pirate's Cove.
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Front view of Owl's Nest.
Welcoming 'breeze-way' with ample space for everything!
Music/reading room. Piano may be used, and we're happy to share our books
Dining area with seating space for 8 (table can expand)
Master bedroom on first floor with king bed.
half bath first floor.
Bedroom 1 on the second floor with queen size bed, facing south. New mattress!
Bedroom 3, new picture will follow, 1 twin (no bunk)
Upstairs bathroom. Two sinks, toilet and bath tub with shower.
Landscaped garden in the back
Hamilton Pond, less than a mile from Owls Nest.
Lake Wood: perfect for swimming, less than 3 miles from Owls Nest.
Location of Owl's Nest.
Spacious kitchen with Maine granite countertops
Breakfast bar with seating for three
Master bathroom (1st floor) with large walk-in shower, double sink and toilet
Hallway leading up to 4 more bedrooms and a bathroom
Bedroom 2, facing the front yard (North-West). 1 twin bed.
Bedroom 4, facing the backyard (south). 1 Twin bed and one loft.
Large deck on the south side
Natural swing set in the backyard.
If you are lucky you might spot an owl! (you definitely will hear them at night)
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