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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

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.

Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, dutch
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/22/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 3800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    We can provide a baby bed if desired....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Please don't smoke: we will be able to tell. Also take care in smoking outside: Maine summers can be dry and it doesn't take much to start a fire.......moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    No matter how cute and well behaved your dog is, we can't allow any pets due to allergies....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 twin/ single

    mountain view...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single

    Facing north...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    Sleeps 2, mountain view...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Master bedroom: 1 king

    on the first floor...moreless

  • The master bedroom is on the first floor, the other four bedrooms are located on the second floor. All windows have screens and window fans are available....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Master bathroom: toilet, shower

    The bathroom has a spacious shower with seating options....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    2 sinks, a toilet and shower in tub....moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    first floor, located in foyer. Sink and toilet only....moreless

  • The house has 2.5 bathrooms, two of these located on the first floor. Although the master bathroom doesn't have a tub, it has seating options to take a relaxing shower....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Owls nest is available for summer rental due to a work commitment for the owners. Owls Nest is not your regular vacation house: it is our home. You will be able to experience this home feeling as soon as you enter the house....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    We are happy to share our extensive library with you. Children books available as well....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    DVD player available...moreless

  • Game Room:

    The exercise room in the basement can also be used for playing games on rainy days. Our kids like to have dance parties in the basement!...moreless

  • Games:

    Boardgames for children and adults available....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Stereo with CD player and speakers in entire house....moreless

  • Television:

    Large flatscreen TV. and Netflix instant watch in living room as well as in the entertainment room/ exercise room in basement....moreless

  • Toys:

    Toys are available for ages 3 and up. Baby-toys upon request. Outside toys available as well....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Some DVD's will be available. Suitable for families and children....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Mountain:

    During, winter, spring and fall you can see the mountain tops from the backyard and the entire living area in the house. In the summer you can see the mountains from the second floor....moreless

  • Village:

    Owl's Nest is located in a quiet, friendly neighborhood with a cul-de-Sac. Close to Rt 3, Acadia Park and Bar Harbor, but far enough to enjoy the natural setting of this neighborhood....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    The dining room seats 8 comfortable. We provide 8 dining room chairs. Booster seat available....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Clothes dryer available. Outside drying options available as well....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Treadmill and stationary spin-bike available in basement....moreless

  • Garage:

    Two-car garage....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heating...moreless

  • Internet:

    WiFi available...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bedlinens will be provided and beds will be made upon arrival....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Living room with couch and chairs. Large, flat screen TV (no satellite, but a lot of options through Netflix instant watch)...moreless

  • Parking:

    Two car garage and ample space on drive-way....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Telephone to make local calls available. Please note that cell-phone reception might be limited in our area. Email owner for questions or concerns....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    A set of towels for each renter will be provided, as well as beach towels for your outings....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Front loader wash-machine is available and may be used. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Cuisinart programmable coffee maker for your convenience...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes and utensils are provided...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Bosh dishwasher....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Full, spacious kitchen with Maine granite countertops. Mixer, blender, coffee grinder available. Well stocked spice cabinet. Counter bar with three new bar stools....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Separate microwave available...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    You'll find a spice rack in the kitchen with basic herbs and spices as well as salt and pepper. Paper, and cleaning supplies also provided....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Spacious, stainless steel refrigerator and freezer. (No ice maker)...moreless

  • Stove:

    Propane stove with electric, European convection oven...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large deck on the south side with ample seating space, and lounging, plus picnic table for outdoor eating....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Play lawn with nature swing set on back; lawn in front for ball games....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early summer
Jun 3 - Jun 23, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,900
summer
Jun 24 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,300
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
$285

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee $75 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 8%

Notes:

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.


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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Location

  • Acadia National Park

  • Cafe This Way

    "Great place for breakfast and dinner. I like breakfast better due to the unique atmosphere, ..."

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  • Cadillac Mountain

    "THE best way to see Mount Desert Island. Drive or hike up Cadillac for sun rise (the very fi..."

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  • Bar Harbor

    "Great charming town. Walk from the waterfront to Main Street for some shopping. Great stores..."

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  • Reel Pizza Cinerama

    "A 'reel' cool cinema in Bar Harbor. You have to experience it! Watching a movie while eating..."

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  • Jordan's Restaurant

    "It's true: they have the best blueberry muffins and pancakes in town!"

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  • The Thirsty Whale Tavern

    "This is where the locals go! Great for lunch. I love the fish and chips at this place and th..."

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  • 2 cats

    "Great breakfast place with outdoor patio. Lines can be long and you might have to wait, but ..."

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  • Havana

    "Absolutely my favorite restaurant in town. Friendly staff, delicious food. It's a bit more e..."

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  • Mount Desert Island Ice Cream

    "Not the cheapest ice cream in town, but certainly the most creative flavors and made locally!"

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  • Sea Breeze Motel

7 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hancock County Bar Harbor Airport
4.7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Jack Russell's Steakhouse and brewery
5.7 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Bar Harbor to Winter Harbor
6.3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Kebo Valley Golf Course
46.4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Bangor I 95
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Mainly Meat / Log cabin Restaurant
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
Sand Beach

Car: Recommended

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!

 

Owner info

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english, dutch
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/22/2017

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Photos

  • Front view of Owl's Nest.

    Front view of Owl's Nest.

  • Welcoming 'breeze-way' with ample space for everything!

    Welcoming 'breeze-way' with ample space for everything!

  • Music/reading room. Piano may be used, and we're happy to share our books

    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)

    Dining area with seating space for 8 (table can expand)

  • Master bedroom on first floor with king bed.

    Master bedroom on first floor with king bed.

  • half bath first floor.

    half bath first floor.

  • Bedroom 1 on the second floor with queen size bed, facing south. New mattress!

    Bedroom 1 on the second floor with queen size bed, facing south. New mattress!

  • Bedroom 3, new picture will follow, 1 twin (no bunk)

    Bedroom 3, new picture will follow, 1 twin (no bunk)

  • Upstairs bathroom. Two sinks, toilet and bath tub with shower.

    Upstairs bathroom. Two sinks, toilet and bath tub with shower.

  • Landscaped garden in the back

    Landscaped garden in the back

  • Hamilton Pond, less than a mile from Owls Nest.

    Hamilton Pond, less than a mile from Owls Nest.

  • Lake Wood: perfect for swimming, less than 3 miles from Owls Nest.

    Lake Wood: perfect for swimming, less than 3 miles from Owls Nest.

  • Location of Owl's Nest.

    Location of Owl's Nest.

  • Spacious kitchen with Maine granite countertops

    Spacious kitchen with Maine granite countertops

  • Breakfast bar with seating for three

    Breakfast bar with seating for three

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Master bathroom (1st floor) with large walk-in shower, double sink and toilet

    Master bathroom (1st floor) with large walk-in shower, double sink and toilet

  • Hallway leading up to 4 more bedrooms and a bathroom

    Hallway leading up to 4 more bedrooms and a bathroom

  • Bedroom 2, facing the front yard (North-West). 1 twin bed.

    Bedroom 2, facing the front yard (North-West). 1 twin bed.

  • Bedroom 4, facing the backyard (south). 1 Twin bed and one loft.

    Bedroom 4, facing the backyard (south). 1 Twin bed and one loft.

  • Large deck on the south side

    Large deck on the south side

  • Natural swing set in the backyard.

    Natural swing set in the backyard.

  • If you are lucky you might spot an owl! (you definitely will hear them at night)

    If you are lucky you might spot an owl! (you definitely will hear them at night)

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