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CHASEHOUSE, Charming 3 Bedroom 2 Bath House Nestled Off Beaten Path

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, sleeps 6

The CHASEHOUSE is a family friendly year round vacation rental home located in the Village of Otter Creek, Maine. Nestled off the beaten path on a wooded, naturally landscaped lot between Cadillac Mountain and Otter Cove, yet less than five miles from Bar Harbor, four minutes from the Otter Cliffs entrance to the Acadia National Park loop road, and seconds from Blackwoods Campground and the Eagles Crag/ Cadillac Mountain trail head.

The CHASEHOUSE is a stone throw away from the renowned 5 Star Burning Tree Restaurant, Otter Creek Market, and the Island Explorer bus stop.

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Bart Chase, Proprietor
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About Bart Chase, Proprietor

The Chase Family has long been connected with Mount Desert Island and Hancock County, Maine. 'Mimi' Chase, the deceased matriarch of the Chase Family, and her husband Robert Woodward, 45 years ago first arrived in Maine from Florham Park, NJ to homestead and stake their roots at Green Lake in Ellsworth Maine. Eventually they purchased a summer cottage on Green Lake's shore edge where they opened their home to their three children and 7 grandchildren in the summer to learn to swim, kayak, fish, build a camp fire, hike and explore Acadia National Park. And just as importantly, to learn to relax with family and friends and to form everlasting memories. Bart, Mimi's youngest son, and his wife Ann, from Summit, NJ, are owners of the ChaseHouse. They too have permanently extended their roots and enjoy time spent at their homes on Green Lake and on Mount Desert Island. Bart and Ann and their four children and two black Labrador Retrievers Millie and Woogie are adventurous nature loving outdoors people who enjoy extended and short stays throughout the seasons at their homes in Maine to explore the granite Atlantic coast and Acadia Park trails. On any given day the Chase Family, their friends, and invited guests are likely biking, hiking, boating, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, or simply wandering on a new uncharted adventure out and about in Acadia Park, at Green Lake, Schoodic, or elsewhere . If they are not in Acadia Park exploring, they are likely playing bocci ball at the Lompac in Bar Harbor, watching a movie at Reel Pizza, or chill-laxing on the Shore Path dangling their feet over a granite cliff overlooking Frenchman's bay, or lounging on the hammock with Cadillac Mountain in eye sight. The Chase Family is pleased to welcome guests to lodge at the ChaseHouse located in the Village of Otter Creek to spend time on the Island, explore Acadia Park and to experience the many attractions, natural delights, and scenic, relaxing beauty that the Island offers.

Bart Chase, Proprietor purchased this house in 2009

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really enjoyed our stay at the ChaseHouse. Everything was very clean and comfortable for our family. The best part for us was the excellent location. Near to Bar Harbor, bike accessible to Acadia NP, off the main street on a quiet side street. Perfect! We enjoyed our lobster both at Beals and Thurstons, and I did a full survey of Lobster rolls! Our daughter picked blueberries for our blueberry pancakes one morning, and every time she walked out the door. We loved biking the carriage roads and took many hikes. Our favorite was the ocean path leaving from Sand Beach. Did the ferry trip from NE Harbor to the Cranberry Islands, our daughter loved the boat. Had two rainy days. Did the oceanarium and BBQ at Atlantic Brewing/ Mostly Meat and the second rain headed down to Bangor to do the Maine Discovery Museum. The interactive children exhibits kept us busy all day. Also something you might mention in your info was the children's playground right in the back yard.

I would definitely recommend your property to others and would return if we vacation in Maine again.
Jul 2013
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Otter Creek House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Extra large and deep crawl foot soaking tub with shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
Private chef, meal preparation, food shopping, guided nature hike by renowned naturalist, and related concierge services available at negotiated additional fees. Infant items such as cribs, high chairs, and other related items available upon request for additional fee.


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CHASEHOUSE, Charming 3 Bedroom 2 Bath House Nestled Off Beaten Path
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Delightful, Splendid Accomodations, Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

We came to cross country ski on Acadia's carriage paths and we had a fantastic time. We have been to Acadia many times in the Summer months and this was our first trip in the Winter. We loved the ChaseHouse's warm interior colors, comfortable furnishings, beds and the radiant floor heat kept the house and us toasty warm. We loved the location as well. The Village of Otter Creek and the ChaseHouse sit in the middle of Acadia National Park on a quiet residential street with fantastic views of the South Rim of Cadillac Mountain. Yet, it's less than a 5 minute ride to the center of Bar Harbor. We definitely plan on staying at the ChaseHouse when we revisit in the Summer months.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Great Winter Getaway @ The ChaseHouse

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time cross country skiing on the carriage trails of Acadia Park after the 3 foot snow storm. The ChaseHouse was the perfect spot and accommodations for our crew of 5. The home was warm, cozy and very comfortable. The beds, furnishings and amenities exceeded our expectations. We plan on staying again in the summer and fall seasons.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Loved our Stay at the ChaseHouse

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 loved our accommodations at the ChaseHouse. We found the home to be well kept, clean, cheerfully decorated and comfortably furnished. The property is professionally landscaped and we loved picking fresh blue berries from the blue berry patches in the front and side yards. Although we hiked and explored for most of the day, we did not have far to travel anywhere from the ChaseHouse to any spots on the Island. The ChaseHouse is the only village on MDI that is actually within Acadia park's boundaries and its not busy with cars, buses or people like Bar Harbor can be. After a long day hiking it was sure great to come back to the ChaseHouse's comfortable and cozy accommodations to relax and settle in like it was our own "home sweet home."

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We had such a relaxing and time and enjoyed all the comforts of home at the ChaseHouse. Absolutely the perfection location, !! Surrounded by Acadia National Park, in a quiet, beautiful landscaped setting but only 5 minutes from Bar Harbor. Loved the location, the views of Cadillac Mountains, and the Otter Creek Market just a stone's throw away. Thanks to the Chase Family for sharing their home. We look forward to returning every year!!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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  • 5 of 5

The ChaseHouse is gorgeous, cozy, very comfortable, clean and well maintained. We loved the Pottery Barn furnishings, decorations and the open space layout of the second floor and views of the South Rim of Cadillac mountain. The house is in a good location for getting out and exploring Mount Desert Island and Acadia Park and then returning back to peace and quiet. We really appreciated the convenience of its location which was about a 5 minute car ride to and from Bar Harbor - which we found can be very busy and congested. Loved our trip. Thanks so much to the Chase Family for allowing us to stay at your place. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect House for a great stay!

  • 5 of 5

The house is perfectly located. Less than 5 minutes to the hustle and bustle of down town Bar Harbor and less than a 5 minute walk to a trail to climb Cadillac Mountain made this the ideal spot for us. The house is very clean, nicely decorated and very cozy for relaxing in the evenings. Beds are nice and comfortable. Views of the mountains from the windows are a very nice touch, and if you hit the blueberry season right, there were so many blueberry bushes in the front garden for picking fresh blueberries. Another nice thing is there is a small general store (primarily for campers and locals) that is a two minute walk where you can get most of your eating and drinking necessities without having to make it a special trip (if you want to do a full shopping for a week's stay, you may want to go to the grocery store in Bar Harbor, but the little store is nice to have so close by for eggs, snacks, drinks, etc). If it is your first time visiting Bar Harbor/Acadia National Park, the owners have put together a book that offers suggestions for hikes, restaurants, day trips, etc that they have enjoyed themselves with tips on finding some hidden favorite trails - nice personal touch. Overall, I would definitely recommend this house for your visit to Bar Harbor/Acadia and we hope to come back for another stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Hancock County Airport, Trenton, ME
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Sand Beach
Car: recommended

Acadia Information Center 207-667-8550

Acadia Magic


Acadia National Park


Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce


Mount Desert Chamber of Commerce


Southwest Harbor Chamber of Commerce



Abbe Museum


Camp Beech Cliff


COA Summer Field Studies


Harbor House Community Center


Island Explorer


MDI Community Sailing Center




Canoe/Kayak Rentals/Tours

Acadia Kayak Tours 207-288-0342

Acadia Outfitters


Acadia Park Sea Kayak Tours 866-244-0577

Aquaterra Adventures


Island Adventures Sea Kayaking 207-288-3886

National Park Canoe and Kayak Rentals



Rates & Availability

Otter Creek House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 11 2017 - Oct 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Oct 8 2017 - Dec 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $400


I am available and happy to answer any questions you may have about the ChaseHouse or the area, before you decide to make a reservation. For that reason, please click the blue "Send email" button located near the owner picture instead of clicking "Book It Now". Thanks!

Change-over day is Saturday.

We will accept eCheck or checks sent by U.S. Mail in U.S. dollars. Please disregard any input fields asking for credit card information as we do NOT accept credit card payments.

When you book the ChaseHouse, it is marked unavailable on our calendars, removed from the market and subsequent requests are turned away. Cancellations will be accepted but are not refunded unless we are able to re-book the home for the same term and have been paid in full by the next party.

Check in time is 4:00 p.m. Check out time is 10:00 am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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