Sunday to Sunday rental. Spacious, modern, year-round home, by deep water. Master bedroom suite on first floor with king bed, Jacuzzi, shower and sauna. Dining room, living room, laundry ( large capacity washer and dryer) and kitchen also on the first floor. Living room has floor to ceiling windows that go 2 stories which look out on the back woods and ocean . Upstairs are two wings joined by a sun room/sitting area that is a balcony to the living room. Wing 1 has bedroom with queen bed, bath with tub/shower combo and den/office with TV. Den looks out onto the water.There is a fold out single bed (folds into a sofa) in the den. Wing 2 has bedroom with queen bed, bedroom with 2 twins, bathroom with seated shower.
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, 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.