1,000 Ft of Waterfront on Western Edge of Mount Desert Island.(6 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-4 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Converted Barn With An Attached Cabin, Two Bathrooms That Sleeps Up To 8.
Magnificent location surrounded by water, West Point is a one-of-a-kind property. The house sits on 7 acres, has over 1,000 feet of waterfront, two semi-private beaches and a private deep water dock. There is a large deck, two picnic tables, a screened in porch, and a tent platform.
The house has been in our family for over 50 years. It is the place we have come together for multiple generations creating a lifetime of shared adventures.
The main house is a rustic converted barn. The first floor has the kitchen, dining area, and a living room with a large fireplace. The second floor is an open sleeping loft with six beds and a bathroom with shower. Attached to the main house is a charming private cabin with a queen bed, bathroom with shower and washer, dryer.
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Member since: 2013
- 1500 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 8
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Ocean View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 2 - Jun 22, 2017
4 night min stay
Jun 23 - Sep 10, 2017
4 night min stay
Sep 11 - Sep 24, 2017
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Pet Fee $200 + tax
- Property Damage Protection $99
- Cleaning Fee $200 + tax
- Tax Rate 9%
Renters must sign rental agreement.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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West Point, as the house is called, is on the quiet side of Mount Desert Island and offers everything an outdoor-loving family could dream of… The house is perched on the side of a private peninsula looking out on Bartlett's Island and the Narrows. It is a short drive away from the town of Southwest Harbor, a charming village with restaurants, coffee shops, a fine foods market, bike shop, library, art galleries and shopping. There is a weekly farmer's market during the summer as well.
Of course, Mount Desert Island is home to Acadia National Park. One of the gems of the National Park system, Acadia is nature's playground for hiking, swimming, walking, biking, boating or even sitting on the beach.
The Rockefeller's famous Carriage Trails, which are within Acadia National Park, are perfect for horse riding, biking, walking or running too. There are no cars allowed on the Carriage Trails which make them a fun and safe place to bring kids.
If you are a fresh water baby, there are a number of beautiful lakes nearby. Echo Lake has canoeing and kayaking rentals. Long Pond, within Acadia National Park, is a short drive away. The water is so clean that you can hop in and forgo the shower when you return to the house!
Year Purchased: 1956
About the owner: My siblings and I inherited this property from my father. In the 1950's he and my mother would bring us here to camp. In the early sixties, he converted the barn into a modern living space. We have vacationed here every year since.
Why the Owner Chose Mount Desert, ME, USA:
This property offers spectacular ocean frontage, two semi private beaches, and a cozy rustic living space for up to eight people. It is perfect for families. Acadia National Park is close by. Bar Harbor is an easy drive. It is the perfect place from which to launch exceptional hiking, biking, boating expeditions. There are spectacular opportunities for beach combing, wildlife viewing, painting and photography. Even on a foggy Maine morning, it is the best place to read a good book, put together a puzzle, play board games, sing songs by the fire, or cook a giant feast.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The property surrounding West Point is one-of-a-kind. Our children learned to row, sail, kayak, hike and bike here. Together we have explored tidal pools, fished off the dock, and swam from the dock to the beach. On foggy days and cool evenings, we have spent innumerable hours fitting together puzzles, playing games, and singing songs in front of the fire. Feasts of lobster, crab cakes, mussels and clams are common. From the property, we have seen eagles, osprey, gulls, deer, foxes, seals and porpoises. You have to see it to experience the magic!
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View from West Point looking towards Bartlett's Island.
Sunset view from the Point. Two beaches are part of the property.
Queen sleeper couch in front of cozy fire place.
Cozy cabin with queen bed
Great kayaking from the property. Rentals available in nearby town.
Seals can often be heard and seen in the waters and nearby coves.
Great sailing vessels cruise by the house regularly. Pretty Marsh is a secluded cove, and a sought out destination for sailors.
View from the top of Acadia Mountain. Short drive from the house. One of many great hikes.
View from a stop along the Carriage Trails. Carriage trails are a part of Acadia National Park, which is only minutes away. Biking and hiking opportunities abound.
Read your book, sip your tea, enjoy cocktails, watch an enchanted sunset from this deck... just a few feet from the house.
Kayaking to nearby islands. This shot was taken just off of our private beach
Nearby John's Island, as seen from the dock.
Private deepwater dock.
West Point in the late afternoon sunshine.
Wild flower picking near Southwest Harbor
The wildlife on a nearby island keeps a careful watch.
Bald eagles nest on nearby islands and on masts of boats in the cove below the barn.
Sunset reflected on the kitchen window.
Buy lobster right off the Intrepid, a lobster boat that moors at nearby Bartletts Landing.
Blueberry picking opportunities abound in July and August.
Kayak tours abound for novices. Unlimited kayaking opportunities to near by islands for experienced paddlers with safety training for Maine's cold ocean water. Kayak rentals are available nearby.
To the north of the property is a harbor home to two lobster boats. If you head to the dock in the late afternoon, you can buy lobsters directly from the lobstermen!
Upstairs loft for sleeping.
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017
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