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Last updated: 08/26/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Moss Mountain Cottage is a clean, bright, spacious 3-bedroom/two bath cape-style home nestled on 5 private wooded acres in the village of Town Hill. Less than a mile away is the Town Hill Market, noted for its delicious homemade sandwiches and snacks, and where you can access the free Island Explorer shuttle. In addition to offering a great location, Moss Mountain Cottage offers a heated and partially air-conditioned home, with a bright, spacious and open living, kitchen and dining area, a fully equipped kitchen with all new appliances, a laundry room, a first floor bedroom with ¾ bath (shower), two large bedrooms upstairs that share a full bath with tub/shower combination. High speed wireless internet, TV and Blueray DVD player (no cable - local channels, Netflix and DVD library), games and books are all part of the package. Outside you will find a large yard where children can play, a large deck with charcoal grill and outside seating, and ample parking.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

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  • The two upstairs bedrooms share a full bathroom with combination tub/shower. The downstairs bedroom has a double bed with a 3/4 bathroom (toilet, sink and shower) on the same floor....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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  • Towels, soap, shampoo, body wash and hair dryer provided in both bathrooms. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Other items available: Food processor, blender, mixer, lobster pot, hair dryers, laundry detergent and dishwasher liquid are all provided. Feel free to contact us with specific items you are looking for....moreless

Entertainment

  • Games
  • Television:

    no cable - Netflix and local channels...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

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
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    High speed wireless...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    The driveway is 300' long and there is ample parking for at least four vehicles....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    New...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    New cooktop...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late August
Aug 28 - Sep 2, 2016
4 night min stay
$200
Early Sept.
Sep 3 - Sep 9, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,400
Leaf-Peeping
Sep 10 - Oct 14, 2016
4 night min stay
$165 $180
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,100
Late Fall 2016 - Early Spring
Oct 15 - Apr 28, 2017
4 night min stay
$135 $150
Thu, Fri, Sat
$850
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,400

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Cleaning fee $75

Notes:

Check in is 3pm and check-out 10am.

Half of weekly rental fee due within two weeks of booking.

Final payment of rental fees, including deposits, due 60 days prior to arrival.

Paypal or checks are accepted.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 08/26/2016
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Location

5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hancock County - Bar Harbor airport
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Long Pond

Car: Necessary

Moss Mountain Cottage, open year-round, is centrally located, no more than 15 minutes away from the entrance to Acadia National Park, the Ellsworth shopping centers, and all the picturesque towns and villages that make up Mount Desert Island. Our cottage is tucked away on five private wooded acres where you can relax after a long day of hiking, biking or cross-country skiing one of the many historic carriage roads or mountains of Acadia; after a more restful day taking in the breathtaking views atop Cadillac Mountain, cruising the waters of Frenchman Bay, or visiting the stunning Thuya, Azalea,, or Rockefeller Gardens. If you'd like to stay closer to home, only a mile from the cottage, you will find the Nature Conservancy’s Indian Point Blagden Preserve, where osprey nest and seals bask on the rocks at low tide. Great Long Pond - three miles from the cottage - is where each summer you can swim, canoe, kayak, launch your boat to water ski or fish, or to enjoy ice-skating in the winter. There is summer golfing or winter sledding at the historic Kebo golf course; Pirate’s Cove miniature golf and Wild Acadia Fun Park for the kids; Monday and Thursday evening band concerts on Bar Harbor's village green; and matinees or evening plays at the Acadia Repertory theater. In each of the island's picturesque villages you will find quaint shops where local artisans showcase their work, and any number of restaurants and bars that feature lobster and other locally harvested seafood dishes, paired with award-winning and locally-brewed beer or wine.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1988

About the owner: I built this house in 1988 as a single mother raising my lovely daughter who now lives in California (much too far away)! Now married, I live in downtown Bar Harbor with my husband, across the street from my three lively and lovely granddaughters. As young girls, my daughter and her cousin spent countless hours combing the backwoods of our property and collecting moss. Their grand plan was to make wreaths to sell to the tourists - leading to their fame and fortune! The small hill where they found the best moss, they named 'Moss Mountain.' Although they never sold a wreath (I'm not even sure they completed one), they spent hours in our backyard playing, laughing and planning their futures, as little girls love to do. I'll always treasure those days and those girls, and it is this fond memory that gave rise to the name 'Moss Mountain Cottage.'

Why the Owner Chose Bar Harbor, ME, USA:
Mount Desert Island has been my home since I graduated from college (I won't tell you how long ago that was) and I love it here. During the summer I hike and bike the trails of Acadia, comb the beaches to collect sea glass and sea-tumbled rocks, and take in all the island has to offer in unique shops and gourmet restaurants. During our cold and snowy winters, I take early morning walks or snowshoe on the breathtakingly beautiful (and quiet) carriage roads, spend time with my family and friends, and read some great books I've been meaning to get to all summer. When I travel away for any length of time and start yearning to see the mountains of Acadia and smell the sea air as I cross the Trenton bridge onto MDI - that's when I really know how much I appreciate and love my island home.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
I love the quiet and the privacy of the homes around Indian Point. Sitting on the back deck and listening to the evening chatter of frogs in the bog, the morning birds that wake you instead of an alarm clock, eying the deer as they shyly peak out from the woods, and taking in the beauty of a full moon when it rises above the giant cedars - will all contribute to your restful vacation on MDI.


Contact us

Speaks: french

 

Photos

  • Moss Mountain Cottage

    Moss Mountain Cottage

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • View of kitchen from living room

    View of kitchen from living room

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • View from front field in the fall

    View from front field in the fall

  • 1st floor bedroom - double bed

    1st floor bedroom - double bed

  • 1st floor bathroom

    1st floor bathroom

  • 2nd floor bedroom - double bed

    2nd floor bedroom - double bed

  • 2nd floor bedroom - double bed

    2nd floor bedroom - double bed

  • 2nd floor bedroom - queen bed

    2nd floor bedroom - queen bed

  • 2nd floor bathroom

    2nd floor bathroom

  • Autumn from the back deck

    Autumn from the back deck

  • Front yard - late spring

    Front yard - late spring

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • View of front yard from living room

    View of front yard from living room

  • 1st floor bedroom - double bed

    1st floor bedroom - double bed

  • 1st floor bathroom

    1st floor bathroom

  • Laundry Room

    Laundry Room

  • 2nd floor bedroom - double bed

    2nd floor bedroom - double bed

  • 2nd floor bedroom - queen bed

    2nd floor bedroom - queen bed

  • 2nd floor bedroom - queen bed

    2nd floor bedroom - queen bed

  • Newly resurfaced deck

    Newly resurfaced deck

  • Lupines in bloom at Moss Mountain Cottage

    Lupines in bloom at Moss Mountain Cottage

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, August 26, 2016

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