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Oceanfront Mount Desert Island Retreat

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View of the front 'yard' taken from the deck of Windaway Loft.

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Last updated: 01/16/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 bed, 1 bath, sleeps 5

The aim and mission of the Windaway Estate is to celebrate the natural, native landscape of Mount Desert Island, and provide a YEAR ROUND peaceful, beautiful, and FUN spot for family vacations, romantic getaways, and special retreats. The Windaway Loft, part of the Windaway estate, is a perfect choice for a small family or up to 2 couples who want an oceanfront vacation in Bar Harbor, but prefer to stay just far enough away from the craziness of town. Available by itself or in conjuction with Windaway Summer House (vrbo #507910), Windaway Loft is a 2 story, apartment type dwelling. Once the attached garage of the Windaway summer house, it has very recently been lovingly renovated into a truly delightful, light filled, modern addition to the retreat like quality of the Windaway Estate. Hi Speed Wifi internet is included in the rental rate. There are 2 bedrooms, each with a brand new beds (one with a king, one with 2 twins), along with a bathroom with washer/dryer on the first floor. Linens and towels are new, high thread count and high quality. On the second floor, the open concept living/kitchen/dining area and large deck (with a grill and picnic table) offer exceptional views of the cranberry field and the ocean beyond. All appliances and furnishings are new, and tastefully coordinated. The seating is very comfortable and takes advantage of the views. Kitchenware is high quality (knives are sharp!) and is BPA and Teflon free. Enjoy having morning coffee and breakfast with the sun, and incredible sunsets and star gazing in the evening.
During the day, take a stroll on the shore to look for seashells or sea glass. Even better, bring your kayak (or rent one from National Park Canoe and Kayak Rental- they will deliver and pick up on Saturdays!) and explore the peacefulness of Western Bay from just outside your door. Of particular interest is a small, working Oyster Farm just off the shore, which is owned and operated by the owner of Windaway. At night, take advantage of the oceanside fire pit area and absorb the Maine night sky complimented by the sounds of the ocean.
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Manager

Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/16/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • modern fixtures, washer/dryer, stall shower

Other Amenities

  • Housekeeping is included in the rental rate, and happens at the end of your stay (not on a daily basis.) ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Smart TV in the living area. Guests use their own personal Netflix and Hulu accounts....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Blue tooth speaker in living room...moreless

  • Television

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • 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
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    There are 4 stools at the kitchen counter/bar, and a counter height pub table for two. There is also a picnic table just outside on the deck....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    French Press and K Cup Coffee maker with reusable pods...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    BPA free...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Lots of counter space and new appliances!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Oct 23 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$175
$900 $1,500
Early Bird
May 20 - Jun 3, 2017
3 night min stay
$175
$1,000
Spring
Jun 4 - Jun 24, 2017
3 night min stay
$200
$1,300
Summer
Jun 25 - Aug 26, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,500

Changeover Day: Saturday

Fall
Aug 27 - Sep 16, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,250
winter
Sep 17 - Apr 28, 2018
3 night min stay
$175
$1,000
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,300
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Pet Fee $75 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

Our rentals are by the week only, and are strictly on a Saturday to Saturday basis. Check in is at 4pm and Check out is at 10am.


Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking


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Location

5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bar Harbor Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Motorway
95
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant

Car: Necessary

Windaway apartment is located on the Windaway estate. The apartment itself is a brand new renovation, complete with high end appliances and furnishings. The apartment can be rented by itself, or in conjunction with the Windaway Summer House, which is connected. Windaway Estate has direct/private access to a serene, rocky Maine beach on Western Bay. Located on a quiet road just a half mile from the bridge connecting the island to the mainland, Windaway offers a convenient gateway location from which to explore all of the beautiful towns and villages on MDI. Acadia National Park is spread all over the island -- the closest trail head is only a few miles away! While it is certainly best to bring a car to MDI, just down the road you can hop on the Island Explorer, which is free and takes you all around the Island and through Acadia National Park. The Island Explorer runs from early morning till late evening. It even has a bike rack!

Windaway Estate, comprising the Windaway Summer House and the Windaway Loft is the perfect, gorgeous setting and location for your MDI vacation!

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1984

About: Pictured above with his goat friend Marceline at his farm down the road, is Farmer Matt Gerald -the owner of Windaway Estate. Matt lives onsite at Windaway, and is a fixture on the island. Sweet Pea Farm is his day job, and is a working farm, winery, and farm-to-table restaurant just a few miles away. Make it a point to meet him and visit Sweet Pea Farm for popovers, coffee roasted onsite, free wine tastings, brick oven pizzas and Mexican offerings featuring the vegetables grown on the farm.

Why Bar Harbor, ME, USA:
After Matt attended College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, he decided that he had to remain on MDI. The island holds a very special energy that is both awe inspiring and nurturing. Desiring to be near her son, Matt's mom moved here too, and purchased the Windaway Estate. The property (and Matt!) retain her youthful, vibrant essence.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Matt's mom chose Windaway because she fell in love with the spot. Who could resist pristine views, gentle access to the ocean, and the surrounding wooded areas and fields? The buildings have a nostalgic charm and are unpretentious yet tasteful, well designed, and comforting. The experience of BEING on MDI and staying at Windaway is truly a gift to the soul.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/16/2017

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Photos

  • View of the front 'yard' taken from the deck of Windaway Loft.

    View of the front 'yard' taken from the deck of Windaway Loft.

  • To get to Windaway Lane, enter 62 County Road, Bar Harbor.

    To get to Windaway Lane, enter 62 County Road, Bar Harbor.

  • This is the front entrance.  Parking is perpendicular, to the left of the door.

    This is the front entrance. Parking is perpendicular, to the left of the door.

  • First floor bedroom with king bed, 2 bureaus, and a closet

    First floor bedroom with king bed, 2 bureaus, and a closet

  • Twin bedroom with large closet and bureau.

    Twin bedroom with large closet and bureau.

  • beach area with picnic table and fire pit area.

    beach area with picnic table and fire pit area.

  • There are about 180 degrees of unhindered views from the beach!

    There are about 180 degrees of unhindered views from the beach!

  • Photos do not adequately capture the peaceful, blessed atmosphere of Windaway...

    Photos do not adequately capture the peaceful, blessed atmosphere of Windaway...

  • There is a peaceful, beautiful feeling upon entering the Windaway property!

    There is a peaceful, beautiful feeling upon entering the Windaway property!

  • Living area with amazing view to the deck and ocean beyond (tv is not shown).

    Living area with amazing view to the deck and ocean beyond (tv is not shown).

  • Eating areas at the counter/bar and bistro table

    Eating areas at the counter/bar and bistro table

  • 1st floor bathroom with washer dryer, & stall shower (toilet around the corner)

    1st floor bathroom with washer dryer, & stall shower (toilet around the corner)

  • The path down to the beach!

    The path down to the beach!

VRBO #507900

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, January 18, 2017

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