About the property
- House3800 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay7 nights
5 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom With Mountain Views, Close To Acadia (Sleeps 8)
Owl's Nest will give you that 'home-away-from-home' feeling as soon as you enter the door. The house is painted in vibrant colors and offers ample space for all. You will love the Maine granite counter tops in the large kitchen, the light dining area and the beautiful views. With four bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs there is enough space for everybody. The spacious master bedroom with adjoining bathroom on the first floor will give mom and dad their own space, or great for the grandparents.
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.)
Rain or shine, you won't be bored in Owls Nest. We made Netflix Instant watch available for all our guests as well as Wi-Fi throughout the house. There is a piano and lots of books and magazines as well as games and puzzles. Among the books are books about Maine, and Mount Desert Island, including some hiking and biking guides.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, Dutch
- Calendar last updated:
- May 8, 2018
About Edith Schriever
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!
Edith Schriever purchased this House in 2010
Why Edith Schriever chose Bar Harbor
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 .
What makes this House unique
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.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A lovely house
The Owls Nest was great for groups. It was spacious, offered flexible sleeping arrangements, and a multitude of rooms for people to hang out in. The house is stocked with supplies like pots, pans, shampoo, towels, etc. and the owners also kindly provided basic cooking provisions like salt, pepper, olive oil.
The house is in a quiet neighborhood surrounded by woods. Two of us were lucky enough to see an owl on a quick morning walk and then driving home after dark we spotted a fox on the side of the road!
Edith was also great. She always responded quickly whenever I had a question and provided a binder full of assorted activities and Island information when we checked in at the house.
I would definitely stay here again.
Thanks for the lovely review. So happy you saw an owl and a fox! I always hope my guests have a chance to see the wild life, but I can't guarantee it!
There is plenty around, if you are lucky enough to witness it. ;)
Thanks for choosing Owls Nest as your Maine Vacation Home.
Away from Construction
The Owls Nest has a lot of space and though in a rural area, a decent WiFi connection. This was our third trip to Mount Desert Island, first stay at this home. With the main road and utilities into Bar Harbor under construction, the location was convenient for our daily travel plans to various harbors and hiking. Edith provided great tips on maneuvering around the traffic detours, maps, as well some great sights typically not known by most visitors. The house is well stocked with a variety items and easy to move into for a weeks stay. Edith was helpful in making our reservations and follow-up with information. When a concern arose during our stay they gladly addressed within a reasonable response time.
Wonderful host and home!
Edith was a big help on our trip. She told us about the local places and the best trails in Acadia National Park. She was easily accessible by phone, and answered our questions during our stay quickly, and we were lucky enough to meet her. The home is nice and has a lot more than other places we have rented - a piano, tons of books (for the kids and us!), games, cookware, movies...we definitely plan to go back!
Home away from home
What a wonderful house to come back to after a day of adventure! Everything we needed was available to us - dishes, pots, pans, linens, paper products, etc. There is an extensive collection of books to read, lots of family games to play and plenty of space to enjoy family time or some solitude. The owners go to a lot of trouble to make sure you feel at home and can find your way around the island. There was an "Amazing Race" type of activity prepared for us to help us become familiar with the area and lots of suggestions for hikes that would suit our family. The house is close to Bar Harbor but far enough away to be able to escape the throngs of people. We had a fabulous time, thank you Edith and Ron!
Thanks for your nice review! We are so glad you had a great time at Owls Nest!
Wonderful vacation house VERY kid-friendly
My family had such a great time staying at Owl's Nest in Bar Harbor. The house was very spacious with a huge (beautiful) kitchen where we prepared and ate all our breakfasts and many dinners. The large deck was very nice as well.
We have 3 children ages 1, 4 and 7 who loved playing in the yard and driveway. Lets face it - kids need space to run around! The location is a quiet cul du sac with no traffic and lots of privacy, yet a 5 minute drive to downtown Bar Harbor and Acadia. The house had everything we could need and more. Owners are very attentive and accommodating. This was our favorite family vacation ever! I highly recommend this vacation rental!
Lovely, comfortable, and perfectly located
I can't say enough good things about this house and its location. It was spacious, clean, comfortable, beautifully decorated, and well-appointed. We had 8 people from 9 to 86 years of age, and we all agreed we would come back again! It is in a quiet neighborhood on the northern side of MDI, just five minutes from the town of Bar Harbor. It was also an easy drive to the western side of the island, down into the national park area, and back to the mainland. The owners were very friendly and helpful with arrangements and information about the area.
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!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. No pets, no smoking! Shorter rental periods in Early summer are negotiable, please contact me.
$1900-$2300/wk 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.