About the property
- House1900 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay7 nights
3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, peaceful, lovely property,
Our home is perfectly located on Mt. Desert Island between Somes Sound and Echo Lake in the peaceful village of Hall Quarry. Spend your days enjoying the beauty and adventure of Acadia National Park and return to relax in your “home away from home.”
We are a short drive to all island towns, including Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor, and Northeast Harbor. Many adventures await you including: whale watching, hiking gorgeous mountain or shoreline trails, biking or strolling along 57 miles of carriage roads, kayaking, sailing, golfing, fishing, attending a ranger-led park program, driving the scenic Park Loop Road, taking a ferry to an outlying island for the day, and more! You can also enjoy shopping, museums, community theater, local galleries, antique shops, and wonderful, varied restaurants.
Best of all will be returning after a busy day to enjoy the serene setting of our home in Hall Quarry. Take a quiet stroll along the well maintained 1 mile dirt road with almost no cars coming or going. In the early morning or evening you will very likely encounter a few deer along the way as you stroll by acres of pines and small picturesque ponds filled with chirping frogs.
Relax on the large front deck looking out into the wooded lot and listen to a multitude of song birds, frogs, and loons calling in the evening from nearby Echo Lake.
Large, lovely kitchen with central island and step down breakfast nook. Cooking supplies provided, you just need to bring your food.
Living room with wood stove set in granite wall (granite quarried from the property). Internet TV with Roku, Netflix, cable TV. DVD player, stereo.
WIFI, free long distance.
Three spacious bedrooms on the second floor.
Master bedroom with attached bath, walk-in closet and queen size bed.
2nd bedroom with double bed and closet.
3rd bedroom with queen bed and closet.
Upstairs full bath with double sink, shower and tub.
Separate small study downstairs with full size futon.
Large sunny front deck for barbecuing and relaxing.
Separate laundry room with washer and dryer, detergent provided. All linens provided.
Rental week is from Saturday (check in 4:00) to Saturday (check out 10:00).
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 23, 2018
About Jerry Heist
We moved here from California to work in Acadia National Park as Park Naturalists. During our second winter, actually the next seven, we built our house. I had been a carpenter during college in California and ultimately ended up leaving the Park Service to become a boat builder, which I did for the next 20 years. My wife is a school teacher in a small town on the island. Our two daughters have grown up here; one is in college and the other is getting ready to graduate from high school. Mt. Desert Island is a great vacation getaway, but also an amazing place to live and raise a family. We hope you enjoy it as much as we have!
Jerry Heist purchased this House in 1989
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Much more than we expected!
Our stay at this house couldn't have been better. The house is perfectly located in the middle of the island, making our trips to the various harbors and national park entry points convenient. And the secluded location is perfect to escape everything. The house is very charming and well appointed, perfectly decorated, with perfectly sized rooms and great flow. The pictures really do not do it justice. The front and back porches are great for eating and relaxing outside. Our 6-year old son loved the basketball net, nearby "Ice Cube" pond, and game room. The kitchen has everything you need for cooking. Kim was very friendly and helpful. When we go back to MDI, we will definitely try to stay here again.
Great vacation house
This house met our needs perfectly -- plenty of room, homey and well equipped. The location is private and so quiet. The owners are very friendly and helpful. Even though it is about 20 minutes from Bar Harbor and about 15 min from an Acadia entrance, it was not inconvenient since we planned our days carefully; and its central location gave us equal access to sites on the western side of the island. We really enjoyed our stay.
The house was beautiful and located close to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor.
It was almost like staying at home. The house was nicely furnished and in a beautiful location. We loved it and our hosts provided everything you would need other than food! Really enjoyed our stay and would love to come back again.
Perfect MDI vacation spot
We had a wonderful stay with our two kids in Jerry and Kim's home. It is a perfect place to conveniently reach any part of MDI and Acadia and is in a tranquil wooded location. Kids loved being able to bike on the dirt road and explore the woods and pond. The house is spacious and equipped with just about every imaginable item. Jerry and Kim are very welcoming and responsive and provided useful tips and information. It was exactly the stress-free and fun trip we were looking for.
Nice, quiet place to relax
A house with everything you need: great kitchen, nice porch, grill, great sense of peace and there is internet. And there is no cable - so you're not even tempted to watch TV.
Perfect Location for Island Accessibility and Tranquility
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at this lovely two-story cottage. It was the perfect place to relax before and after enjoying the activities and events of the Island. It had all the necessary amenities for cooking and sleeping. Note: One bedroom had magazine images all over the walls. Bit funky, but certainly started our vacation on a humorous note.
We enjoyed sitting on the front deck while grilling However, we especially enjoyed the two small decks off the back where we had our morning coffee and happy hours. Often we were treated to seeing deer in the mornings.
The location was fantastic. We loved the west side of the island. It is much quieter and easier to navigate. We enjoyed being near Echo Lake and Southwest Harbor, yet Bar Harbor was an easy drive away.
Here are some of our activity highlights.
• Hiked on Acadia Mt. trail (Breathtaking views of the Somme Sound and the island)
• Hiked on Great Head trail (Great coastal views and access to Sand Beach)
• Viewied the sunrise from Cadillac Mt.
• Went on an Atlantic Brewery tour and tasting
• Kayaked the harbor
• Biked on the Carriage Roads
• Viewed the lighthouse and tidal pools at Bass Harbor
• Walked to Bar Island during low tide
• Sailed the harbor via a Schooner (Tip: Pick the sister schooner to the Margaret Todd. It is much smaller and more intimate.)
Here are some of our dinner highlights.
• Thurston’s Lobster Pound (Bernard, ME)-lobstah mania
• SIPs (Southwest Harbor)-great breakfast
• Café 2 (Southwest Harbor)-delicious seafood pasta dishes
Larry was responsive when we had questions or asked for recommendations. We loved this place and its location!
Additional information about rental rates
Rental week is from Saturday to Saturday. Check in time is at 4:00 and check out is at 10:00. Rental season is from May 31st through mid November.