About the property
- House2500 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Week day check in dates. 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths. Sleeps 8; lots of family space.
Comfortable Quiet Family Home Nestled between the Mountains and the Sea in the Heart of Acadia National Park. A Large Yard and Deck with Grand views of Cadillac, Door and Champlain Mountains as your home away from home. Hiking trail heads only minutes away.
Location: Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, Acadia, Maine, USA (5 min to Bar Harbor and Seal Harbor Beach 3 min to trails)
Accommodations: Family Home: 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 8. (Large Master Bedroom with a King Bed and Bath, a Queen Bed, Full Bed and 2 Twin Beds) Large Kitchen with 2 Gas Ranges, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator and everything needed to cook memorable family meals. Dining Room seats 8, Large Family Room with TV, DVD/VCR, Utility Room with W/D (outside clothes line) and Living Room. There is lots of space for a large group to vacation and relax comfortably.
We are on the Island Explorer bus line which comes hourly and runs 8am until 9pm seven days a week. Nearby trails will take you to Otter Cove for fantastic views of the mountains and of the sea. The South Ridge Cadillac Mountain Trail is are within walking distance from the house. Relax at Seal Harbor Beach only 3 miles away. The Entrance to the Ocean Drive Loop, Sand Beach, Carriage Roads, Jordan Pond, Bar Harbor, biking and hiking trails and the park loop road are only minutes away.
Keywords: Large Family Home
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- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About Tracy Hetzer
My husband and I are Allied Health Professionals who are avid outdoorsman. Hiking, biking, kayaking, rock climbing trailrunning skiing, snowshoeing ..anything that keeps us in the outdoors.
Tracy Hetzer purchased this House in 1995
Why Tracy Hetzer chose Mount Desert
This is a family home that has been handed down through 4 generations.
What makes this House unique
Relax, enjoy the outdoors. The Park is all around you. Enjoy the comfort of this family home after getting out and letting Acadia sooth your soul. We have a large kitchen with 2 stoves and lots of counter space, great for family meals. There is a large dinning room and outdoor dinning on the deck. Large yard with a fire pit.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
works well for a large group
The house is located within walking distance to enter trails - easy access for short or longer hikes. The owners thoughtfully provided a fire pit for outside enjoyment and we appreciated the circular drive for easy access onto road. The house is about a 12 minute drive into the town of Bar Harbor, due to the time of year we visited (mid Oct) we needed to drive in for restaurant options, grocery, etc.
Home was spacious. Was a little disappointed that although they have two nice TV's, there is no cable/satellite (and if that was in the listing, I missed it). So, unless you bring your laptop and are comfortable figuring out how to stream from your PC - you'll only be using the TV to watch movies. The home was clean and overall well maintained but most likely due to the age, you'll have some things to manage - e.g., some burners on stove don't work, not all bathroom doors close and latch. If your looking for a space that accommodates a large group & are bringing your own action & enjoy being closer to nature - this would be the perfect spot for you.
"Our" Maine Home
Just wonderful. Great location, perfect home layout for two families, cozy and clean, nice yard. We hope to return many times and consider this "our" Maine home now. 😁
Fall in Bar Harbor
Beautiful home, great location, really enjoyed our stay
Perfect for a big family
This house was perfect! Enough space for our group of 8 (5 adults, 3 kids). Great location and all the needed supplies!
Great Location for exploring Acadia National Park
This home is very large, comfortable and away from the bustle of Bar Harbor. It is conveniently located on the bus line and to park entrances. It is an older home that has been added onto but it is clean and comfortable.
Great location, good facilities inside the house
Great location, good facilities inside the house
Acadia National Park; miles of carraige trails and ferries to outer islands. Enjoy berry picking in season: July brings Raspberries, there is a farm patch up the street where you can pick'n pay by the pint. In the end of July and begining of August Blueberry bushes line the roadways and hiking trails for snacks or pies. August brings Blackberries along the park loop road and September ripens the apples found on trees through out the park.
Hiking trails within 2 tenths of a mile: South ridge of Cadillac, Blackwood's, Quarry Trail, Otter Cove Trail.
The Free Islander Bus Service: travels past Hetzer House, Bar Harbor, The Park Loop and Island villages every 30 minutes.
Seal Harbor Beach is a kid friendly spot for swimming, sand castles, finding sand dollars and sea glass. The village of Seal Harbor is 3 miles away, a grassy park, swings and eating establishments close to the Beach make this a relaxing spot for families.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
BOOKING: Check-in at 4pm. All bookings are at the discretion of the proprietor. CANCELLATION: The lease agreement does not provide for cancellation. PETS: Pets are NOT allowed, any unapproved pet found in or around the property is cause for immediate eviction and forfeiture of all funds. SMOKING: Smoking is not allowed in this rental property as indicated in the property description and detailed in the lease. Any violation of the no-smoking policy will result in immediate eviction as well as forfeiture of the security deposit. MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY (8): Limits of occupancy are set by individual property owners and are noted in each property description. This number applies to both adults and children, regardless of age, and may not be exceeded. Any violation of the agreed upon number may result in immediate eviction and forfeiture of all or part of the security deposit, as decided by the property owner. CLEANING: Between tenant cleaning is included in the rental rate. House must be vacated no later than 10 AM and are to be left in a neat and orderly condition. Tenants are expected to comply with check- out procedures as detailed in the lease agreement and/or posted in the cottage. Excess cleaning cost charges for cleaning time above and beyond the normal schedule--will be deducted from the security deposit at a rate of $25 per hour if the cottage is not left in the condition specified. SECURITY DEPOSIT: A security deposit against damages is required on each rental property. This deposit may be used to cover damages or loss to the structure, landscape and/or furnishings which goes beyond the scope of reasonable wear and tear; cleaning costs when the premises are left unusually soiled at the termination of the lease; charges for unauthorized check-in or check-out times; and any issue qualifying as breach of contract. The security deposit will be refunded seven (7) days from the date of departure unless a tenant is notified otherwise in writing.