Gorgeous Oceanside Home in Wooded Setting(29 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 8)
Suitable for family reunions,weddings, business groups and large families.
Screened-in porch and deck with gas grill overlooking ocean. Sturdy stairs take you down to the beach. Downstairs is ping-pong table and games for rainy-day fun.
This house has cross ventilation in every room and on the rare 90*F day, it can be cooled in 30 minutes by opening skylights and ocean windows as the outside cools. It does not have air conditioning.
Modern gourmet/eat-in kitchen with gas/electric stove, warming drawer, microwave, and dish washing drawers. Kitchen looks out onto the sunny garden. Pick blueberries for pancakes in garden during the season. Service for 12, picnic processor, juicer and blender makes this perfect for entertaining. Dining room has chairs for 8. There are extra, fold up chairs in a closet.
Paved driveway and three car garage.
Cable, Wi-Fi, flat screen TV (2 total TVs) and DVD player. Local phone, basic cable TV service.
Whole house back-up generator, fire sprinkler system, towel warmers in 2 bathrooms and radiant-floor heating.
Three kayaks, one double with rudder, two lake Otters plus PFDs and paddles available. (Use at your own risk.)
Professionally landscaped with native plants, including wild blueberries and ferns.
Lawn for play and games. (Look for deer at dawn and dusk, fox, eagles, and raccoon.) On the water, you may see seals and dolphins. In basement are lawn games and other amusements for children and adults.
Sail up to the house (you will need a dinghy to get to beach), on this pristine shore with edible mussels. Free Island Explorer bus stops right outside the driveway during peak season (consult Downeast Transportation web-site for schedule). Within walking distance of historic Salisbury Cove and 1.5 miles from Acadia National Park Hulls Cove entrance. Seven minutes by car from Hancock County airport, one hour from Bangor. Pirate's Cove mini-golf down the road as well as Mainley Meats (Bar-B-Que), Udder Delights (deserts and ice-cream) and the Trenton Lobster Pound and Bar Harbor Lobster Pounds (set the table, order your lobsters, go pick them up and enjoy on the deck) or eat on their picnic tables.
You can fish in the ocean without a license or get a license and fish on Hamilton Pond which is within walking distance. If you are familiar with kayaks, paddle across the cove to the MDI Biolab and float through the stone arch at high tide, or paddle further around the point and picnic in 'The Ovens' which are shallow waterside caves with pebble beaches, best at low tide.
In a boat, you can sail or motor to docks in Bar Harbor or drive (7 minutes) to town.
The Hulls Cove entrance to Acadia National Park is 2 miles away. Drive there, bike there or take the bus (you can put your bikes on the front grill of the bus). Ranger programs, hiking on graded paths up the mountain or biking or walking on the carriage trails (no cars) are fun things to do. You can swim in a lake with a lifeguard or dare the 'Ledges' and enter Echo Lake by the cliff. The Oceanarium is nearby. There is a lobster hatchery there.
A local, historic church within walking distance is Eden Baptist Church but there are many other churches in town.
Kebo Valley golf Club is a historic course in Bar Harbor. Lessons, pro shop are up to date. Other, local golf courses also close-by.
In Ellsworth a seasonal locomotive takes visitors on a scenic ride in the summer and fall.
Restaurants for every taste abound from the Chart House, a sea-side fish house, to Havana's, a Latin restaurant with a wine list of note, to Epi's a downtown cafeteria, to Nostranos, a private Italian restaurant.
During July and August music abounds with the Bar Harbor Music Festival (with live opera) and the Northeast Harbor Chamber series. Repertory theater is good and the local cinema, Reel Pizza, are where the locals hang out.
I can help suggest dining and activities for you including activities for kids. I know caterers and can refer you to a variety of helpers, including additional housekeeping.
Keywords: Acadia, Salisbury Cove, Bar Harbor, Mt. Desert Island, Eastern Bay, seaside, oceanside, ocean view.
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Member since: 2011
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Limited Accessibility:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- DVD Player
- Ping Pong Table
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Dining Area
- Linens Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Catering Available:
- Cooking Utensils:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2017
7 night min stay
May 1 - May 27, 2017
7 night min stay
May 28 - Jun 17, 2017
7 night min stay
Jun 18 - Jul 1, 2017
7 night min stay
July and August
Jul 2 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay
Sep 3 - Sep 30, 2017
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Tax Rate 9%
If you must cancel, please give me as much advance notice as you can. I will attempt to find another renter. If I do, I will refund your deposit less 15% cancellation fee.
To reserve a week, travelers must sign a lease and pay half the rental plus $500 in damage deposit. Six weeks prior to moving in, they must pay the remainder of the rent plus the 8% Maine Lodging tax.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Acadia National Park is a marvelous place for family fun. There are graded hikes and bike riding on carriage roads, swimming in lakes, horse-drawn carriage rides and ranger programs. Educational activities abound with scientific facilities giving public tours, small museums and historical sites. Gourmet restaurants, live music and theater are available as well as historic golf courses, tennis courts, gardens, day spas, sailing and whale watching. Two hours from the house is a crossing to Canada, the 'English' area, and 5 hours north is Quebec.
Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: We have lived in this area for almost 9 years and custom built this home. We plan to come back to this area in retirement. I entertained large parties in this house and raised my son here.
Why the Owner Chose Bar Harbor, Maine, United States of America:
My husband was recruited to work at the Jackson Laboratory. He loves to kayak and sail and a home on the water was our dream. I enjoy hiking.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
I love to walk into Salisbury Cove and post a letter at its tiny post office. I pick blackberries and blueberries on my property and watch deer and eagle from the house. An evening kayak is relaxing when you can watch the sun turn the sky orange and purple. During the July 4th festivities, I just take the bus in and don't worry about finding a parking space. Teens love the freedom of taking the bus all over the island.
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Quiet wooded area in back, sunny lawn out front. Note screened in porch & deck.
Maine-modern interior with custom fireplace. Upstairs balcony/sunroom visible.
Modern, gourmet kichen, window looks on to garden. Laundry room is next room.
KIng bed in master suite. Window looks to bay.
Sun/sitting room at top of stairs between wings. Looks to garden & lawn.
Quen bedroom. This looks out to garden. Sunny.
West wing tub/shower
Seated shower next to wing with twin and queen. Hand-made 'fish' tiles. Fun.
Ping-pong table in basement. Other games and books there, too.
Deck facing water, gas grill. Table seats 8.
Kayaks on 'front yard.' Notice metal banister for steps down to shore.
Acadia/Eastern Bay is on the shore of Frenchman Bay.
Dining room has seating for 8, doors go out to porch and deck.
Powder room on first floor.
Marble shower (walk-in) and sauna beside it. Jetted tube beside.
Sitting area looking toward steps and chimney. Quilt art.
West wing bath.
One of two queen bedrooms. Quality linens and towels throughout. Lots of room.
Office/den w. desk and TV. Sofa opens out for child if necessary.
East bath has hand-made aquatic theme tile and walk in shower w. seat.
Garden with ferns and blueberries. Beyond low stone wall: large lawn for play.
Screened in porch.
Upstairs view from den/TV room
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Tuesday, January 03, 2017
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