Treetops, a Fred L. Savage-designed, traditional Maine Shingle-Style 'Cottage' is situated upon more than two acres of landscaped floral gardens and spruce forest. It offers delightful water views from a porch that wraps around two sides of the house. On the east side, an awning covers a large sitting area.
The front door opens from the porch into a large, welcoming entrance hall with a staircase to the second floor. To the right of the entrance hall, one enters a beautifully furnished living room with fireplace and four french doors that open to the covered porch. To the left of the entrance hall, one enters a formal dining room with fireplace that seats 14. The first floor also features a cozy library with fireplace, a large kitchen with dining area and two spacious pantries, a casual family room and a laundry room.
The second floor includes a sunny master bedroom suite with water views, fireplace, dressing room and multiple closets. There are five additional bedrooms on the second floor, three with fireplaces, and three full baths. Two of the bedrooms share a screened-in private porch.
The third floor includes five bedrooms, one of which offers a private seating area, and two full baths. The entire third floor is accessible from front and rear staircases.
The property includes a large parking area covered with crushed pink granite stone. A bike rack sits at one side of the parking area. Crushed granite walkways lead to the house through the gardens.
From the time we drove in the driveway I knew I was at home. The house and grounds are grand yet in a comfortable kind of way. The inviting large porch was where we gathered in rain or sun and even at night. The night sky is so clear, and there is a telescope for stargazing and planet identification. This was fun for the adults as much as the kids. The kids varied in age but all had something to do. There were hideaway spots to read and have no one find you, or large rooms where all could gather to play games. The kitchen was big enough to have the whole family involved in cooking dinner and the 2 stoves and 2 dishwashers made for easy service and clean up. Acadia is right down the road so, out the door you go everyday with an endless list of activities for everyone in our group. At the end of the day coming back to your own house to relax with family is the real treat. I have never felt so comfortable in someone else's home. It was spotless from top to bottom. I have never had a house live up to all expectations like this. We are hoping to do it again next year but maybe 2 weeks is needed.
Magical... that's how we'd describe our weeklong experience in Treetops! What a lovely combination of elegance and comfortable living... for example, underneath the counter in the butler's pantry is a whole drawer full of art supplies for kids! Please review the pictures - they're gorgeous, but hardly can do justice to the whole.
We had 16 in all, 4 generations ranging in age from 2 to 80, and all were comfortable! The early risers enjoyed the sunshine and quiet with coffee on the porch without disturbing teenagers who slept until noon! (Ditto the night owls enjoyed the sprawling porches and view of the sound in moonlight without in the least disturbing those who slept early.)
The color and texture of the gardens (front and back) were a feast for the eyes, and we even clipped a few stems to enjoy inside. The spacious kitchen welcomed all who were hungry or who just wanted to linger over a glass of wine or a mug of steaming coffee (and the fridge and freezer are commercial-sized).
When family togetherness got to be a bit much, it was easy to find a comfortable place to hide away with book or music... yet, the graciously sized dining and living room accommodated Mom's 80th birthday celebration with room to spare! Hide and seek heaven!
Gorgeous master suite, yet every other room is spacious and a gem, too. In the manner of Fred Savage homes from that era, there are shared baths on each floor (2 on 1st, 4 on 2nd, 2 on 3rd), but amazingly there is plenty of hot water and no one ever waited for a bathroom. The home is spotless, the owner is gracious and eager for you to enjoy your stay, and the wonderful caretaker, Duncan, could not be nicer or more helpful!
Walk down the hill to the bakery/pizza place for piping hot muffins in the morning; deposit them on the table for the late risers, and bike to Jordan Pond from the house. You're within an easy drive of Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor, and Cadillac Mtn. In fact, you can take the Island Explorer anywhere you want to go from its stop at the bottom of the hill! Just down the hill are wharf and sandy beaches. Abel's Lobster Pound accommodated 16 of us for a grand dinner, and we enjoyed Seafood Ketch one day in Bass Harbor.
This lovely home, Treetops, is a sparkling addition to the mix of rental places - go and enjoy! You'll be so glad you did!
Acadia National Park surrounds the village of Seal Harbor and offers a range of activities including hiking, mountain biking, road biking, bird watching, sea kayaking, boating, fishing, and other outdoor activities. The region has some excellent restaurants including many specializing in lobster and seafood.
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,500|
Minimum security deposit of $1,500
Heat, electricity, internet and local/domestic LD phone included. International LD not included
We charge a cleaning fee of $250 for the duration of your stay, plus $25/hr should >8 hours cleaning be needed
Please leave our home clean and orderly, with beds stripped, and with sheets / towels left in the laundry room
We require cash up front for full amount of rent, plus 8% State of Maine sales tax, plus the $250 cleaning fee that covers the term of the rental. We also require a $1,500 minimum security deposit. Additional detail is included in the Notes below.