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Bringing Acadia Visitors Comfortably Close To Nature

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 452 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

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Vacation in an ancient circular dwelling with all comforts of home

Acadia Yurts offers visitors the most unique way to stay on Mount Desert Island. Seven fun, eco-friendly Yurts will bring you as close to nature as camping, with all the amenities of home. Located on 5 acres of lovely wooded land, surrounded by Acadia National Park property, Acadia Yurts offer a peaceful retreat for your group (up to 4 guests per Yurt or larger yurt to accommodate up to 6 people). Acadia Yurts is also ideal for large groups traveling with accommodations for up to 32 people on 1 site.

A yurt is a tent-like circular fabric structure with a wood lattice frame that originated among the nomadic tribes in Asia. These permanent structures have thick canvas exterior walls that include reflective insulation so they can be used in all seasons. Acadia Yurts also has electric heat inside each yurt so that you can be comfortable during any season. Yurts are quickly becoming a new vacation experience that vacationers are enjoying throughout the US from cliff side views in California to ski lodges in Colorado. This is a memorable place to stay while enjoying the beauty of Acadia!

More Details

Owner
Karen Roper
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Karen Roper

Aaron is an Maine native. He was born and raised across the bridge in Trenton and grew up attending local Bar Harbor schools. He has worked in the restaurant industry for the past 15+ years beginning as a prep cook in high school then moving toward general manager. Aaron's favorite extracurricular activity is learning all he can about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. As often as he can he trains locally and loves sharing this passion with others.

Karen is a transplant. Originally from Chicago she made her way to Maine in 2009 and fell in love immediately. In Acadia she enjoys hiking, trail running, yoga, and long walks on the carriage roads. Karen teaches yoga during the summer months among some of Acadia's favorite vistas- Sand Beach, Cadillac Mountain, Parkman Mountain and ocean front in Bar Harbor. Karen is presently enrolled in massage school and will graduate April 2015 with hopes of sharing the gift of massage at Acadia Yurts.

As a couple we have done quite a bit of traveling and through that we have narrowed down the particular way we like to travel. The biggest factor for us is having a furnished kitchen in order to prepare health minded foods to nourish our bodies and support all our outdoor activities. The idea for Acadia Yurts has been brewing for quite some time. Friends of ours live off the grid in a yurt and we greatly appreciate the rustic, romantic feel of the yurt but wanted some of the comforts of home- running water, heat, electricity. From there Acadia Yurts was born. We deeply hope you enjoy our home as much as we do!!

Karen Roper purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Karen Roper chose Southwest Harbor

This property is a stones throw to Acadia National Park with hidden gems around every turn. Acadia Yurts is the most unique way to stay on MDI. We bring you local knowledge, passion for living mindfully and a desire to share our favorite place with you and your loved ones to create lasting memories.

What makes this cottage unique

-Completely unique dwelling

-Amenities of home including furnished kitchen, bathroom, heat, and furnished living spaces

-Proximity to Acadia National Park

-Located on quiet side of MDI to assist you in slowing down and reconnecting to yourself and loved ones

Map

Acadia National Park
"Endless beauty! This park has something for everyone"
Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse
"This popular destination is less than 10 miles away from Acadia Yurts!"
Echo Lake
"Beautiful hikes, swimming access and beach!"
Wonderland
"The best time to be at Wonderland is the full moon, sheer magic!"
Beech Mountain
"Multiple hikes, beautiful 360 degree views!"
Sawyer's Market
"Great local market. Plenty of prepped food to take with you on your days adventure!"
Sail Acadia
"Nothing beats a sunset sail aboard Alice E!!"
Eat-A-Pita & Cafe 2
"Good food to enjoy in their outdoor patio or sandwiches to go for the days adventures!"
Flying Mountain
"Moderate hike with beautiful water views!"
Acadia Mountain
"One of Acadia National Park's most popular hiking areas! Multiple trails to choose from"
Fiddlers' Green -- CLOSED
"Great local food. Location and ambiance!"
Nearest Airport
13.2 Miles
Bar Harbor Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.7 Miles
Eat-A-Pita/Cafe 2
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Great Cranberry
Nearest Golf
1.8 Miles
Causeway Club
Nearest Restaurant
1.7 Miles
Eat-A-Pita/ Cafe 2
Nearest Beach
3.3 Miles
Echo Lake Beach
Car: necessary

Southwest Harbor is affectionately known as the 'Quiet Side' of Mount Desert Island. Home to Acadia National Park, rated one of America's favorite places by Good Morning America in 2014, the activities are endless. With hiking, biking, walking trails, swimming and ocean views there is something for everyone.

Acadia Yurts is owned and operated by MDI residents Karen and Aaron. This young couple brings 20+ years of hospitality industry knowledge and experience to provide you and your loved ones with a vacation experience to remember for years to come.

Yurts are ancient circular dwellings and Acadia Yurts has brought modern comforts to create a beautiful union of comfort and proximity to nature. Most of the yurts sleep up to 4 with the exception of the 30' Yurt which sleeps 6. Each yurt includes a furnished kitchen, private bathroom, and comfortable bedding to make you feel at home. Acadia Yurt's will also be featuring a Tiny House for rent starting in 2017!

Karen is a certified yoga teacher and massage therapist and will provide spa like treatment in your comfortable dwelling at extra charge.

Southwest Harbor is located less than 2 miles away and has locally owned restaurants, specialty stores, and shopping as well as a library, parks, and ocean views. Local restaurants offer fresh seafood with their unique flair. Some of our favorite places are Fiddler's Green, XYZ, Eat- A- Pita, and Sips.

Outdoor enthusiasts have their pick of hiking within 5 miles of Acadia Yurts- Beech, St. Sauveur, Acadia, and Flying Mountain within a couple minutes drive. Swimming at Seal Cove Pond or Long Pond within minutes. Bass Harbor lighthouse and Wonderland walking area less than 10 miles away. Or board a Friendship Sloop with Sail Acadia for a 2-6 hour sail around Acadia National Park. Your choices of how to enjoy Acadia are endless and there is truly something for everyone!

Amenities

Southwest Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 452 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Stand up shower Toilet Sink Basic storage space available
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
  • 1 queen size bed with all linens/pillows 1 queen size fold out couch with all linens/pillows Sleeps 4 comfortably Twin size roll away bed available upon request
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
On site yoga and massage available for extra charge. Beautiful lawn area allows for outdoor classes among trees or in yurt as per guest preference. Yoga mats provided. Massage in yurt- table provided. Recommended for 1 person at a time for maximum relaxation. Prices available upon request.

Reviews

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Relaxing Family Adventure

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year staying with the Acadia Yurts. I can't say enough how much 1) We looked forward to our visit, and 2)How the stay exceeded our expectations once again. Perfect size for our little family of 3, and though we spent lots of time hiking and biking in the park, we always looked forward to coming 'home' at the end of the day. Thank you so much, and we will see you next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, Unique & Unforgettable

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here with our 11 month old daughter for one week during October. It was such a unique and fun experience. We had a bonfire pretty much every night and the property is beautiful. The yurts are well designed and there is everything you need. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Memorable Amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic experience. The Yurts are incredible. Comfortable, Well equipped, Spacious, Special!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Acadia Yurts - Get Away from the Rat Race

  • 5 of 5

Acadia Yurts was everything that was promised! The attention to detail was amazing and made our stay extremely comfortable. Everything was easy to find and/or use. We loved Southwest Harbor and were so glad to be on the "quiet" side of Acadia. Kudos to Karen and Aaron for a job well done.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Experience!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a week at Acadia Yurts! It is really a special place. The yurts were clean and had been equipped with all the essentials we needed. Comfy bed, great shower, and all the kitchen gadgets we needed. The owners are awesome...super communicative, organized and genuinely appear to want you to enjoy your stay on their property. Location is great - close to town and all the Acadia spots we wanted to hit. We will return.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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10 Year Wedding Anniversary Trip

  • 5 of 5

The yurt was very well kept up, appeared to be brand new, although it was two years old. Loved the adjustable flow of the water level in the shower - plenty of water pressure and hot water! The bed was comfortable and we slept well. Adjustable thermostat to easily regulate temperature! I loved the skylight in the yurt and all of the details that were well thought out! Aaron and Karen were easy to communicate with and cared about our stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 9.0%

Deposits and rental fees are non-refundable unless cottage can be re-rented prior to rental date (if necessary, purchase travel insurance in event of family emergency). While we make every effort to re-rent your rental period we cannot guarantee full refund.

Saturday check in: 4PM; Saturday check out: 10AM. Guests checking out after 10AM are subject to late fee of $100/hour.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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