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Serene Home Tucked in the Woods Next to Acadia National Park

(33 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Spacious 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Home That Comfortably Sleeps 10

Welcome to our lovely house in Otter Creek. This is a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bedroom home that can sleep up to 10 people comfortably. Upstairs the master bedroom has a King-sized bed with a double futon for extra sleeping options. A beautiful large window looks out to the trees, making it appear that you are in a tree house. The master bathroom includes a large Whirlpool tub, two sinks, and single glassed-in shower. The Master bedroom, huge walk-in closet, and spacious Master Bath are all whimsically painted with cheerful colors. The guest bedroom is furnished with a Queen foam mattress bed and a single futon for extra bedding options. The kid's bunkroom contains a full-over-full bunk bed and a twin over twin trundle bunk bed, allowing sleeping spaces for 6 total. The guest bathroom has two pedestal sinks and a shower/tub combination. Washer/dryer facilities are located in the upstairs hallway. Downstairs, the oversized kitchen has professional 6 burner gas cooktop and double gas ovens. Large amounts of countertop and storage make the kitchen a joy to work in. The kitchen overlooks a sitting area with wood burning fireplace for an intimate feel. A retro 50's eating booth and bar stools round out the kitchen eating area. A half bath sits off the kitchen. Between the kitchen and dining room is a butler's pantry with a bar sink and wine refrigerator. The dining room contains a large dining table with chairs for 8. It adjoins the living room with spacious L-shaped sofa, large screen TV and DVD player. The large basement has a pool table, foosball table, air hockey table, and dart board for your entertainment. Outside there is a large crushed rock patio area with picnic area, gas grill, and fire pit lined with granite rocks from the property. The driveway goes up to the house and circles a tiered area with flower gardens, winding walkway, and another crushed rock patio area with a sitting area. The whole property borders Acadia National Park, has no immediate neighbors, and provides a peaceful, private experience that you will want to come back to year after year. Towels, toilet paper, and all kitchen cookware/dishes are provided for you convenience. Tenants will need to provide their own toiletries and food. A military discount is available during the non-summer months upon inquiry. Thank you for your service!


Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 12
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 18 years old to rent the house...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

  • Main Guest Bedroom: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Single person futon...moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Double futon...moreless

  • Kids' bunkroom: 2 bunk bed

    full over full and twin over twin (trundle) bunk beds...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Double cabinet sinks with vanity area...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    single cabinet sink off the kitchen...moreless

  • Guest Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    Double pedestal sinks...moreless


  • Books:

    Books for renters of all ages provided throughout the house...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Blu-ray DVD player with internet TV options...moreless

  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

    Dart board and air hockey are available in the basement along with the pool table and foosball table....moreless

  • Games:

    A variety of board games and puzzles are available for use. ...moreless

  • Pool Table:

    Pool table in basement ...moreless


  • Away From It All


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Rural:

    A serene and peaceful house located in the woods bordering Acadia National Park with walking access to the Southridge Trail up Cadillac Mountain and to the bus stops for Park buses....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Wood burning fireplace in the kitchen...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Baseboard heat...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    Regular carafe coffee maker as well as a Keurig Vue coffee maker with reusable insert filter....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Brand new Bosch dishwasher...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Spacious kitchen with gourmet features...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Double Bosch gas wall ovens...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    5 burner gas stainless steel cooktop...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    A brand new deck was placed on the back of the house in 2015. There is also a crushed stone patio with granite fire pit made from rocks found on the property outside of the kitchen....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


from 33 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 16 - May 27, 2017
3 night min stay
May 28 - Jun 24, 2017
5 night min stay
Summer 2017
Jun 25 - Sep 9, 2017
7 night min stay

Sep 10 - Oct 14, 2017
5 night min stay
Oct 15 - May 19, 2018
3 night min stay
May 20 - Jun 23, 2018
5 night min stay
Summer 2018
Jun 24 - Sep 8, 2018
7 night min stay

Sep 9 - Oct 13, 2018
5 night min stay
Oct 14 - May 25, 2019
3 night min stay
May 26 - Jun 22, 2019
5 night min stay
Summer 2019
Jun 23 - Sep 7, 2019
7 night min stay

Sep 8 - Oct 19, 2019
5 night min stay
Oct 20 - May 23, 2020
3 night min stay
May 24 - Jun 20, 2020
5 night min stay
Summer 2020
Jun 21 - Sep 5, 2020
7 night min stay

Sep 6 - Oct 17, 2020
5 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Security Deposit $1,500
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Cleaning fee $160
  • Tax Rate 9%


The $1500 due at lease signing is the refundable security deposit. All other payments, including non-refundable pet fee of $100 per pet, cleaning fee of $140, and sales tax, are due 14 days prior to the start of the lease date.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bangor International Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Thirsty Whale
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Kebo Valley Golf Course
50 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Burning Tree Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Seal Harbor Sand Beach

Car: Necessary

This house is located in the village of Otter Creek. Access to a free bus system for Acadia National Park is a short walk down the street which will take you to all corners of the island. You can walk from the house 15 minutes through the woods to Otter Creek Cove and connect to multiple hiking trails nearby. We used to hike all day and then take the bus home from Bar Harbor, after ice cream, of course. No cars needed once you get to the house. An absolutely outstanding restaurant, The Burning Tree, is located right down the street as well as a small summer market. The Southridge Trail of Cadillac Mountain is located a short walk up the street. This is a moderate slope, 3 mile hike with gorgeous views to the top of Cadillac Mountain, known to be the first spot in the United States that the sun touches every morning. You can also drive to the summit of Cadillac Mountain via the Park Loop Road where you can watch the sun set over phenomenal views. The shopping in Bar Harbor is great with multiple unique shops and restaurants. The hiking, carriage trails, whale watching, and boat tours are the real draw. The island is perfect for outdoor activities and enjoying nature. Our house will help you get in a zen mood with its peaceful, private setting. Wi-Fi is available in the house. Enjoy it as much as we have!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1997

About the owner: I grew up in Otter Creek and have many wonderful memories here. I knew that this would be a wonderful place to raise our kids. I built this house from the ground up in 1997 and raised my two girls there until they were school age. I have since joined the military and am moving around the country but continue to cherish the memories that we had in this house. We hope that you make as many wonderful memories during your vacation and enjoy it's peaceful setting as much as we did.

Why the Owner Chose Otter Creek, Mount Desert, ME, USA:
This property has been in my family's possession for several decades and was given to me to build my family home on. We cherish the privacy and tranquility that we experienced here each and every day. We have made many family hikes on local mountains using our home as a starting point and taking the free Park bus home. The village of Otter Creek is a great spot in the middle of all the amenities that Acadia National Park has to offer with a small playground down the street, a seasonal market, and phenomenal restaurant.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The kitchen and outside spaces make this house. The kitchen is spacious, with lots of counter space and hand-made cabinets to create your culinary specialties. The outside areas contain multiple granite rock-walled gardens with rock taken from the property left from the last glacier. The tiered gardens in the center of the driveway contain lots of beautiful perennial gardens and a winding pathway. We are working to restore the perennial gardens and outside of the house after years of being away but they will be stunning once done.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

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  • Kitchen Fireplace

    Kitchen Fireplace

  • Kitchen


  • Butler's Pantry with Beverage Fridge

    Butler's Pantry with Beverage Fridge

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Living room with Widescreen plasma TV

    Living room with Widescreen plasma TV

  • Master bedroom view

    Master bedroom view

  • Master Bathroom with shower

    Master Bathroom with shower

  • Guest Bedroom

    Guest Bedroom

  • Back deck seating area

    Back deck seating area

  • Back deck

    Back deck

  • Firepit and patio

    Firepit and patio

  • Kitchen Dinette

    Kitchen Dinette

  • Kitchen Side View

    Kitchen Side View

  • Dining Room looking to back yard

    Dining Room looking to back yard

  • Living Room sofa

    Living Room sofa

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Master Bathroom with jetted tub

    Master Bathroom with jetted tub

  • Guest bathroom

    Guest bathroom

  • Basement Game room

    Basement Game room

  • Back deck side view

    Back deck side view

  • Driveway Circle

    Driveway Circle

  • House in Winter

    House in Winter

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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