Oceanfront Mount Desert Island Retreat(9 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
3+ Bedroom, 2 Full Bath; Sleeps Up To 8 Adults With Additional Room For Kids
Though there is SO MUCH TO DO on MDI, Windaway is a lovely place to spend a relaxing 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 ocean side fire pit area and absorb the Maine night sky complimented by the sounds of the ocean.
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Member since: 2011
- 1500 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 10
- Children Welcome
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Ocean View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Deck / Patio
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Housekeeper Included
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 13 - May 25, 2017
3 night min stay
May 27 - Jun 3, 2017
3 night min stay
Jun 4 - Sep 9, 2017
7 night min stay
Sep 10 - Oct 28, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Pet Fee $75 + tax
- Tax Rate 9%
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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Windaway House, is located on the Windaway estate. Recent renovations have preserved the 1950s rustic charm of this house, and have added clean, modern comforts such as brand new beds, new flooring, appliances, furnishings, and decor. For larger family groups or retreats, the Windaway Loft can also be rented, which is a connected, brand new 2 bedroom apartment with a gorgeous balcony offering amazing views. 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!
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 House:
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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View from the beach!
Family room is off the kitchen/dining area
large deck area facing the field and water, off the dining area & master bedroom
Master bedroom has ensuite bath and sliding glass doors to the deck.
Laundry room is connected to the first floor bath.
upstairs king bedroom has gorgeous water views!
upstairs bedroom with 2 queen beds has gorgeous water views!
The path to the beach!
For navigation, enter 62 County Road, Bar Harbor, which leads to Windaway Lane.
Dining area with sliding door to deck with large picnic table
fully updated kitchen
The great room is a great place to lounge! Not pictured is a game table for 4.
First floor bathroom (ensuite to master but accessible from Kitchen.)
2nd floor bedroom with king bed, bureau, closet, and seating area (not shown)
Upstairs bedroom with 2 queen beds, a closet, and 2 bureaus
upstairs full bath
Beach area with picnic table and fire pit.
There are about 180 degrees of unhindered views from this beach.
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Thursday, April 20, 2017
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