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SPACIOUS STONE HOUSE WITH STUNNING PANORAMIC VIEWS!!

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms6
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Large 100+ year old stone house with stone patio and views of the mountains and ocean in a secluded area. 5 - 10 minute walk to center of town.

FIRST LEVEL: Large entryway, living room w/ fireplace, library, dining room w/ table setting for 10, 1/2 bath, 'fun room' w/ wood stove, kitchen, pantry and laundry room. SECOND LEVEL: Bedroom with a king bed, bath with tub only, bedroom with a twin, bedroom with 2 twins and a bath with a shower only. Bedroom with 2 twins and a bath with a tub only. Master bedroom with a queen bed, fireplace and a bath with a tub only. Bedroom with 2 twins. Full bath. Bedroom with 2 twins. THIRD FLOOR: Bedroom with a queen and a single bed and a bath with a tub only.

AVAILABLE MAY, JUNE, JULY, SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER

7 DAY MINIMUM STAY

DECK-OCEAN VIEW-CHARCOAL GRILL

CABLE TV-VCR-HIGH SPEED INTERNET

WATERFRONT (ACCESS TO SHORE BY STEPS)

USE OF DOCK ON PROPERTY NEXT DOOR W/ ADDITIONAL FEE

LINENS/TOWELS

NO HEAT

TELEPHONE: (LOCAL CALLS ONLY)

REFRIGERATOR-RANGE

WASHER-DRYER-DISHWASHER

MICROWAVE

More Details

Owner
Rob Howard
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 2, 2017

About Rob Howard

My great grandfather built this house in 1892 and it was renovated in 1929.

My sister and I own it. It is a magical house in which we and six children and eleven grandchildren have stored up many memories.

Rob Howard purchased this chateau / country house in 1892

Why Rob Howard chose Mount Desert Island

The house is beautiful and is situated overlooking the end of Somes sound. It has a gorgeous view of the water and also access to the water in front of the house. At present we are building a dock

What makes this chateau / country house unique

The house feels as peaceful as it did when it was built but is actually within walking distance from town and from some of the many mountain climbs.

Amenities

Southwest Harbor Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

Reviews

4.7/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews
Salt Lake City, Utah
5

Terrific home in an ideal setting

  • 5 of 5

Our family reunion in this wonderful home, Balla Cragga, was the perfect week. This house was just perfect for the 16 of us, including a tiny baby. With 8 bedrooms, everyone had their own space, but there are numerous gathering areas, as well. An en suite with walk-in shower was important to us, and we had it. We often used the fireplaces in one or more rooms when it would cool off in the evenings. The view overlooking the sound from the spacious back terrace is expansive and stunning. The shore below the house is just a few steps away--loved by the kids who picked wild blueberries on the path down, then even caught some fish--and the older ones made daily runs into Southwest Harbor Main Street where they picked up goodies from the bakery for breakfast. The famous lobster eatery, Beal's, is a 10 minute walk, as is the local sail club where we arranged a sailing jaunt. The owner was prompt in responding to any issues which arose, and his family was very helpful in suggesting local hikes and other activities close by. Our family agrees this was one of the best trips we've ever had. We love Maine and we love Southwest Harbor. Our week at Balla Cragga was stupendous!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. This house has been in our family for generations, and it is so nice to hear that your family enjoyed it.
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Incredible porch and view!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay in this home. It is very, very old and not updated but the big patio was great and the view was excellent. Also, it is a huge house so it is easy to accommodate a lot of people, including people from different families if necessary. It would be nice if there were a couple of king beds (there is one king that is two twins put together) and updated showers, but otherwise we were happy. The kids enjoyed playing with the play castle and other toys there which was a nice bonus. The internet did not work well unless you were close to the router but I think this is due to the stone walls.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful location but not for handicapped

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect setting for a family away from the craziness of Bar Harbor. The views are spectacular and the deck allowed us to cater a lobsterfest for 30 people. It is not handicapped accessible. There are lots of stairs and showers are converted bathtubs. Having said that there were lots of games, toys, interesting library and maps for all to explore. It allowed for a perfect getaway! The owners are very accomodating and available if you have any questions. The water is right below and the town is only a few blocks away. Washer and dryer available along with dishwasher and large refrig. I would go back.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for you kind review. The house has been in our family for a long time and has a lot of great memories.
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Rates & Availability

Southwest Harbor Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$6,700
 
 
Early Fall 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,200
 
 
Late Fall 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,700
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$5,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

PLEASE NO DOGS AND NO SMOKING.
PLEASE DO NOT MOVE FURNITURE
9:00 A.M. CHECK OUT.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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