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Grand Chalet Overlooking Patten Bay

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Last updated: 03/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Chalet
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Chalet, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Patten Bay Chalet is a 2200 square foot three level custom Lindal Western Red Cedar Chalet located on a gently sloping property that affords great views out over Patten Bay and across to Mt. Desert Island and Acadia National Park in the distance. The house is on three levels with the main living space on the first floor, elevated so that the south facing windows and the 600 square foot deck give a great view over the property and out over the bay.

The common living spaces for the house are all oriented towards the 'walls of windows' that face south on the garden level and the first floor of the house. The garden level common areas include the office and family room, both facing south and opening up on the garden and the year. The first floor common rooms include the dining room, living room and all-glass sunroom with its own private porch.

The chalet has four bedrooms and 2 3/4 baths. The master bedroom is in the loft which opens out over the living room with a wonderful view of the bay. It has a new king bed and mattress (2013), new carpeting (2014), a library area with reading chair and an ensuite two room bath/dressing room. The first floor has two bedrooms at the back of the house and a full bath. The primary bedroom has a new queen bed and mattress (2013) and a private entrance to the bathroom. The second bedroom has a double bed and access to the bath through a short hallway. Both first floor bedrooms have new paint and carpeting in 2014. The fourth bedroom is on the garden level. It has a queen bed with a new mattress (2013) and has a 3/4 bath just outside the bedroom that it shares with the family room. Two foutons are also available if the sleeping arrangements need to be customized.

Having the bedrooms spread out over three floors allows for an unusual level of privacy and flexibility that one does not ordinarily experience.

The house is heated by hot water baseboard and the residential hot water comes off the furnace so evening showers do not involve negotiations about who is going to have first crack at the hot water: There is enough for everyone. Water is from a private well and is not only safe, but delicious. Secondary heating is from a Jotul propane stove on the garden level and a propane fireplace insert in the living room. Evening fires can be had at the touch of a button both for ambiance and a little extra heat on cool mornings.

The kitchen is complete with a complement of full-sized appliances including four burner gas Jenn-Air downdraft stove top (2015), Jenn-Air oven, 2.2 cubic food microwave, 22 cubic foot refrigerator/freezer with automatic icemaker, dishwasher, and a host of plug-in appliances including a 4-slice toaster, 12 cup coffee machine and grinder, electric kettle, and more. The kitchen is fully stocked with all pots, pans, cooking utensils, as well as a sufficient supply of silverware and dishes for a party of 8. New granite counter tops were installed at the start of 2015 as well as new kitchen lighting.

There is a utility room in the back of the garden level that has a full sized washer and dryer that are available to our guests should the need for clothes washing arise.

Patten Bay Chalet is sited on a two acre lot in such a way that privacy is guaranteed. There is a buffer of trees to the back of the house and on either side as well, shielding you completely from the neighbors. From Viking Trail Lane you cannot see the house. Privacy is assured and yet, with the sloping property, you have an expansive view out over the water. The grounds are under constant improvement with the fire pit, outside stairs between levels, and the croquet lawn being the major additions during the 2014 season.

Patten Bay Chalet is in a small (9 lot), private, residential community. Although hidden in the woods, the Chalet still has a spectacular view of Patten Bay as well as Mt. Desert Island across the water. The Chalet has access to a private association beach just 200 yards away for those so inclined. Kids can spend a lot of time on the beach at low tide. A public freshwater beach, great for family outings, is 9 miles away on Branch Lake.

Patten Bay Chalet has undergone a major four-year upgrade and is now in top shape inside and out. Projects from a complete kitchen update to new flooring (garden level), new windows and doors, propane service, new water heater, new beds and mattresses, new carpets in all bedrooms and public spaces, new decking, and a full property clean-up have been completed. The house is truly in excellent shape.

Patten Bay Chalet is the ideal starting point for exploring the Acadia/Downeast region. The serenity that surrounds the house enhances relaxation after a full day of activities enjoying what Maine has to offer. The house location is perfect for visits to not only Acadia National Park on Mt. Desert Island, but also outings to Schoodic Peninsula and Downeast Maine as well as Blue Hill and Deer Isle on the other side of the world famous Eggamoggin Reach that connects Penobscot and Blue Hill Bays.

Keywords: Chalet private home beachfront quiet view porch
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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

Property Type

  • Chalet
  • 2200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Patten Bay Chalet is a family oriented house. We have no minimum age limit but we reserve the right to approve renters. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Kids welcomed! The house includes a complete game closet with toys, games, and puzzles for all ages. There is also a video library that includes a full shelf of children's movies. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    In consideration of others, smoking only permitted outside the house....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Dog on approval. Pet addendum and pet fee required....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    First floor contains all necessary living amenities for mobility challenged individuals but it is up four steps from the parking area. Bath/shower on first floor also has assist bar to help people in and out of the tub. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Loft with library area overlooking bay. Ensuite bathroom....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    1st Floor with semi-private bath....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    First floor with shared bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    Ground floor with 3/4 bath down the hall....moreless

  • King size beds (1) King bed is in the master suite in the loft, Queen size Beds (2) The first queen bedroom is the primary bedroom on the first floor. Bedroom has separate access to a common bathroom. The second queen bedroom is located on the ground floor, off the family room. There is a three quarter bath with access from the hall outside the bedrrom., Double Beds (1) The double bedroom is on the first floor opposite the other bedroom and the bath. Twin or Single Beds (1) Futon is available in the family room on the ground floor and thereis a fold-out futon chair available that can be moved where needed for smaller children...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ensuite two room bath suite in loft...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    First floor bathroom with direct access from queen bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2.5: toilet, shower

    Ground floor 3/4 bathroom...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Patten Bay Chalet is a nature lover's Paradise! You don't have to move from the deck to see eagles, hawks, osprey, or hear the sound of the loons from the bay. Speaking of the deck, many guests report not being able to leave their deck chairs without significant coaxing. ...moreless


  • Books:

    Plenty of reading material available including a section on Maine and Maine authors....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Connected to the TV in the family room...moreless

  • Games:

    Various child and adult games, puzzles and toys are in the "Game Closet" on the first floor....moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    Some CD's are available...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable plus broadband internet...moreless

  • Stereo:

    CD Player in family room...moreless

  • Television:

    40' LED TV is located in the family room on the garden floor. ...moreless

  • Toys:

    Rainy day games, toys, puzzles, and videos for kid...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    VHS and DVD library with emphasis on children's videos....moreless


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


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • 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
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Homeowners Association beach (shared by three homes) is 200 yards from house...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Acadia and Mt. Desert across the bay....moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    Patten Bay private association beach is 200 yards from the property....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Great view from front porch over Patten Bay and to Acadia in the distance...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Homeowners Association beach (shared by three homes) is 200 yards from house...moreless

  • Rural:

    Small, quiet development on the shore of Patten Bay. Peaceful and no traffic. ...moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Full dining room with seating for 8. Kitchen pass-through...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    On the few days when it is needed, fans are provided for every room. Even when it is hot during the day, the chalet cools off quickly at night....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    High speed cable...moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full-size dryer in the utility room on the garden floor....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Propane gas insert in fireplace on first floor...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Two zone heating hot water baseboard with propane backup...moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed wireless router ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Full linens provided with spare set for every bed if needed....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Sofa and chairs with a great view through the wall of windows looking out over Patten Bay...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Space for three cars, four with good planning...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking is private to the Chalet...moreless

  • Telephone:

    207-904-0900. Unlimited local and long distance (US and Canada) calls. E-911 connected. ...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Eight full sets plus backup provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full-size washing machine in the utility room on the garden floor...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    WiFi 802.11- b,g,n wireless covers the house and the porch...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Propane Stove in family room on garden floor....moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    12 cup automatic...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Full set of pots, pans, and cooking utensils....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    full set of glasses, dishes, silverware, cookware, and cooking utensils for eight...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Built - in full size...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully remodeled and equipped with pass-through to the dining room. Full set of dishes and glassware, cutlery, kitchen utensils and cookware included. ...moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave:

    2.2 cu ft microwave...moreless

  • Oven:

    Jenn-air Single Oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    mixer, blender, electric kettle, rice cooker, and a full selection of kitchen extras....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    22 cu ft refigerator/freezer with automatic ice-maker/dispenser...moreless

  • Stove:

    Jenn-Air four burner built in gas stove with downdraft vent...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    four slice...moreless


  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat:

    Freshwater fishing guide available - reservations required. 207-669-8236...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Wrap around 600 square foot deck with seating and fantastic view of Patten Bay and Mt. Desert Island...moreless

  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf:

    Kebo Valley Golf Course - Bar Harbor - 9th oldest US course (30 miles) Bar Harbor Golf Course -Trenton. (20 miles) Blue Hill Country Club (9 holes) (12 miles) Lucerne Golf Club (9 holes) ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Weekly rentals available locally including free delivery and pickup, guided trips available from Acadia, Blue Hill, and Stonington...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Two six-person picnic tables located near house and near outdoor grill. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    1 acre + lawn with picnic table seating. Fire pit with seating near house. Fairy houses abound in the wooded areas. Guard Moose also hidden in the woods,. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Full sized propane gas grill and outside lobster boiler with large pot. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda:

    Off garden level...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Ellsworth High School Tennis courts are six miles away....moreless

  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard


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Summer 2017
Jun 10 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Cleaning $150 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9%

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Last updated: 03/26/2017
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bangor (BGR) & Hancock County (BHB)
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Finn's Irish Pub
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Bar Harbor, Blue Hill
140 Miles
Nearest Train
Portland ME
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate I-95 Bangor
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
Private Beach

Car: Necessary

Patten Bay Chalet is a wonderfully private place but located near the many things that Downeast Maine has to offer. Looking out from the porch it is difficult to tell that you have any neighbors at all and yet the property is less than ten minutes from some of the best restaurants in Downeast Maine in Ellsworth and Blue Hill, thirty minutes to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, and only forty minutes to either Stonington on Deer Isle or Schoodic Peninsula (the quiet part of Acadia.) Go further Downeast and you quickly run into small fishing villages tucked in tiny coves along the coast. Move inland just a couple of miles and you start to find freshwater lakes with swimming, boating, and fishing to keep you busy for the summer. Maine starts just beyond your doorstep.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: Mac is a somewhat retired business owner who now spends his summer as a Master Maine Fishing Guide and his off-season as a volunteer Firefighter/EMT and emergency medicine instructor for Pamlico Community College in North Carolina. In his spare time he tries to fish and catch up with his chores. Deb works full time as a scientific curator and, in her spare time, dances, bakes, manages the house. She is the one that keeps things organized.

Why the Owner Chose Surry, ME, USA:
Between the two of us we have over fifty years in the Acadia region. We chose Surry because it is close to everything but not in the middle of anything. It is quite and, when you open your ears, you can hear the silence. Wildlife abounds and, in the quiet, you can hear the evening call of the Loons from the water or the cry of the Osprey overhead. After three years of searching we found Patten Bay Chalet which was just what we were looking for: a solid home in a lovely neighborhood, with privacy and, at the same time accessibility to all the activities that bring people to Downeast Maine. Four separate peninsulas/islands are equally accessible and, when needed, Bangor is close by. We love it.

The Unique Benefits at this Chalet:
Patten Bay Chalet has good qui, which is Chinese for 'energy.' The house just 'feels' good. It faces south so is well-lit all day. It looks out over the sloping front yard to Patten Bay and then across the water to Acadia in the distance. No matter where you are, you catch a glimpse of the space in front of the house and the water close by. At the same time the house is tucked in between two stands of trees on the sides and trees behind, giving the property a sense of privacy and snugness. The house is solidly built and, in the distance between the road and the house there is nothing but trees so whatever road noise there is (which is not that much) is muted or overcome by the rustling of the leaves on the trees. You really feel isolated from the noises of civilization. Just sitting on the deck doing nothing is a like a tonic, refreshing both body and soul. Many of our guests have stated that they have never felt more relaxed than when sitting on the deck, looking out over the water.

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Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

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  • Living Room to Sun Room and stairs to Loft

    Living Room to Sun Room and stairs to Loft

  • View from the front deck looking out over Patten Bay

    View from the front deck looking out over Patten Bay

  • Sun Room

    Sun Room

  • Remodeled kitchen with new Jenn-Air gas downdraft stovetop.

    Remodeled kitchen with new Jenn-Air gas downdraft stovetop.

  • Loft King with new bed, mattress, and carpeting.

    Loft King with new bed, mattress, and carpeting.

  • Remodeled first floor bathroom with separate entrance from queen bedroom.

    Remodeled first floor bathroom with separate entrance from queen bedroom.

  • Double Bedroom - First Floor

    Double Bedroom - First Floor

  • Newly refinished family room on garden level with oak flooring

    Newly refinished family room on garden level with oak flooring

  • Garden level office/reading area

    Garden level office/reading area

  • Grass area at Community Beach

    Grass area at Community Beach

  • House from the Beach

    House from the Beach

  • Living Room with new propane fireplace insert

    Living Room with new propane fireplace insert

  • Welcome to Patten Bay Chalet.  Enjoy your stay with some local products.

    Welcome to Patten Bay Chalet. Enjoy your stay with some local products.

  • Living Room view over deck and Patten Bay

    Living Room view over deck and Patten Bay

  • Dining Room table expands to seat eight.

    Dining Room table expands to seat eight.

  • Remodeled kitchen

    Remodeled kitchen

  • Reading nook in the loft.

    Reading nook in the loft.

  • First floor queen with new bed, mattress and carpeting.

    First floor queen with new bed, mattress and carpeting.

  • Garden Level queen bedroom with new bed and mattress

    Garden Level queen bedroom with new bed and mattress

  • Refinished Family Room with new Jotul propane stove

    Refinished Family Room with new Jotul propane stove

  • Fire pit and path up to grill station and porch

    Fire pit and path up to grill station and porch

  • Patten Bay from the beach with  Mt. Desert Island in the distance

    Patten Bay from the beach with Mt. Desert Island in the distance

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 13, 2017

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