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Gorgeous Oceanside Home in Wooded Setting

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Quiet wooded area in back, sunny lawn out front. Note screened in porch & deck.

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 9)

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, 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.)

Fireplace.

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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Owner

Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/01/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 9
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    There are three steps into the house, but once there, the main floor has the master bedroom and bath suite, kitchen, dining room, living room, laundry....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    On first floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 5: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Den Sofa fold out....moreless

  • King size beds (1) On first floor, Queen size Beds (1) A queen bed in two bedrooms, Twin or Single Beds (1) Two twins in one room. One fold-out sofa bed in den....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub

    Ensuite with master bedroom on first floor....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 1: toilet

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Other Amenities

  • Towel warmers, kayaks (1 double, 2 single otters) with paddles and PFDs, free local bus in season right outside, wooded area, with lawn, games for children and adults, sunroom overlooking garden full of blueberries. Lots of wildlife viewable on land and water. In-floor heating....moreless

Entertainment

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) Basic cable TV. Cable internet with WI-FI. Cable is not available everywhere on the island, but we have it....moreless

  • Television:

    2...moreless

  • Toys:

    Small variety of toys for boys and girls. ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Some DVDs. Cable for TV to run video off your laptop....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Pebble beach with lots of rocks and tidepools. ...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Pebble beach with rocks and tidepools. Bring wet-suit and snorkels for fun. Bring surf-socks to walk along beach or to bathe (it is cold except in August)....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Table for 8, extra chairs in closet. Outside dining for 8 on deck....moreless

  • Dining Area

General

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    I do know caterers on the island who will provided services. Please give them plenty of lead-time....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Automatic drip...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    This is a fully furnished home....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Service for 12...moreless

  • Oven:

    Electric...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Some minimal foods and seasonings....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full refrigerator in kitchen and small refrigerator in dining room for beverages or anything else....moreless

  • Stove:

    gas cook-top....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Four slice....moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Screened porch also....moreless

  • Golf:

    Kebo Golf Club is historic. There are others on or off the island....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    One double sea kayak Two Otters (single and flatter bottom). PDFs in various sizes along with paddles....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Blueberries, ferns and other native plants....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    At the Y in Bar Harbor and also at the clubs....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub:

    In master bathroom alongside sauna....moreless

 

Reviews

5
from 29 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early June
May 28 - Jun 17, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,000
Late June
Jun 18 - Jul 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,500
July and August
Jul 2 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$5,500
September- October
Sep 3 - Sep 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,000

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

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.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

6 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hancock County, or Bangor International , 46 mi.
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Any in Bar Harbor
12 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Northeast Harbor,
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Kebo Valley: Mini down the road
169 Miles
Nearest Train
Portland, ME
Bar Harbor, ME, USA
Nearest Motorway
State Rt. 3
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Mainely Meats (BBQ)
4 Miles
Nearest Ski
Acadia National Park, Nordic
Bar Harbor, ME, USA
Nearest Beach
Our back yard but it is cold. Lakes abound.

Car: Recommended

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.

 

Owner info

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, ME, USA:
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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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/01/2017

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Photos

  • Quiet wooded area in back, sunny lawn out front.  Note screened in porch & deck.

    Quiet wooded area in back, sunny lawn out front. Note screened in porch & deck.

  • Maine-modern interior with custom fireplace. Upstairs balcony/sunroom visible.

    Maine-modern interior with custom fireplace. Upstairs balcony/sunroom visible.

  • Modern, gourmet kichen, window looks on to garden.  Laundry room is next room.

    Modern, gourmet kichen, window looks on to garden. Laundry room is next room.

  • KIng bed in master suite.  Window looks to bay.

    KIng bed in master suite. Window looks to bay.

  • Sun/sitting room at top of stairs between wings. Looks to garden & lawn.

    Sun/sitting room at top of stairs between wings. Looks to garden & lawn.

  • Quen bedroom.  This looks out to garden.  Sunny.

    Quen bedroom. This looks out to garden. Sunny.

  • West wing tub/shower

    West wing tub/shower

  • Twin bedroom.

    Twin bedroom.

  • Seated shower next to wing with twin and queen.  Hand-made 'fish' tiles.  Fun.

    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.

    Ping-pong table in basement. Other games and books there, too.

  • Deck facing water, gas grill. Table seats 8.

    Deck facing water, gas grill. Table seats 8.

  • Kayaks on 'front yard.'  Notice metal banister for steps down to shore.

    Kayaks on 'front yard.' Notice metal banister for steps down to shore.

  • Dining room has seating for 8, doors go out to porch and deck.

    Dining room has seating for 8, doors go out to porch and deck.

  • Powder room on first floor.

    Powder room on first floor.

  • Marble shower (walk-in) and sauna beside it.  Jetted tube beside.

    Marble shower (walk-in) and sauna beside it. Jetted tube beside.

  • Sitting area looking toward steps and chimney. Quilt art.

    Sitting area looking toward steps and chimney. Quilt art.

  • West wing bath.

    West wing bath.

  • One of two queen bedrooms. Quality linens and towels throughout. Lots of room.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Garden with ferns and blueberries. Beyond low stone wall: large lawn for play.

  • Screened in porch.

    Screened in porch.

  • Upstairs view from den/TV room

    Upstairs view from den/TV room

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Monday, May 29, 2017

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