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Relax and Enjoy Sweeping Views of the Mountains and Bay

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Enjoy beautiful views of the mountains of Acadia National Park across the bay right from your living room or deck. Take a five-minute walk on a scenic path through an open meadow of wildflowers and blueberries (in season) to our private beach. Try some kayaking or simply enjoy a day of collecting shells, sunbathing or swimming.

The comfortable 2BR 2BA apartment is private with its own outside entrances and deck. The first floor has a kitchen, living room, master bedroom & bath, and a deck with retractable awning and comfortable deck furniture. The second bedroom and bath, as well as the laundry room, are on the lower garden level, which is sunny and bright with large windows. The layout is ideal for two couples travelling together, or for a family desiring a little extra space.

Located on Newbury Neck, one of Maine's most beautiful peninsulas, this is an excellent place to enjoy the best of Maine. Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor are just 35 miles (45 minutes) away - close enough for an easy day trip for sightseeing and shopping - but far enough away to escape the crowds and cruise ships at the end of the day. We are 12 miles from the village of Blue Hill, known for its excellent restaurants, art galleries, summer concerts and a beautiful hiking trail to the top of Blue Hill Mountain.

We have more than 1000 feet of private beach on the property and are within walking distance (1.5 miles) of the public beach and Perry's Lobster Shack where in the summer one can sit outside on the dock and enjoy a traditional Maine lobster dinner.

More Details

Owner
Ginny Gibson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2017

About Ginny Gibson

We are quiet, retired professors who enjoy sailing, skiing, travelling and reading. We have travelled much of the world, but we love Maine and would not want to live anywhere else.

Ginny Gibson purchased this apartment in 1952

Why Ginny Gibson chose Acadia

My parents bought the property in 1952. My father was an Air Force Officer so we lived all over the United States, but every summer we came to Maine. As children we loved our summers in Maine, and as adults we grew to love the other seasons as well (especially fall and winter!) My husband and I built our retirement home on the property in 2002 and added the apartment for family and friends in 2004. We began renting the apartment to the public in 2015 and have truly enjoyed sharing this beautiful place with guests from all over the world.

What makes this apartment unique

It is unusual on the east coast of the US to see mountains right next to the ocean, but Acadia National Park offers this unique scenery, and we have a wonderful view of this from our front porch. We love the quiet pace of Newbury Neck -- biking on the road, walking on our wooded trails, enjoying the beach, and simply soaking in the amazing views.

Amenities

Surry Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Second bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen
    Second bedroom - 1 queen
  • We can set up a full-sized rollaway bed or a pack 'n play in the second bedroom if needed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Relax and Enjoy Sweeping Views of the Mountains and Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews
5

Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a couple of nights looking for the Maine experience, and we definitely found it. From the property, to Ginny, the area, etc. it was a trip of a lifetime. Ginny was very helpful right away. She explained everything in the apartment, gave suggestions about where to eat, warned us about the heavy foot traffic in Bar Harbor due to the cruise ships, and even alerted us to when a full moon was rising. When I think of Maine, I think of this place. The accommodations were everything we wanted; nice beds, kitchen utensils, and a front porch with a view. We loved how secluded it was. We traveled with our friends, and there was more than enough room for four adults. Ginny did a wonderful job with setting this place up for visitors. It was perfect.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spectacular accommodations and views!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was inviting, with no detail left unaddressed. Kitchen is spotless and well equipped, and bedrooms and bathrooms delightfully outfitted with comfortable beds and plush towels. Sunrise was outstanding. The magnificent colors shine through as you sit nestled on the front porch or in the living room! The owners graciously help with anything and love dogs! We look forward to visiting again! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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ST. JOHN'S NL
5

Best Rental Ever !

  • 5 of 5

Rooms are large, comfortable and fully equiped with up-to-date and modern furnishings. Location is serene and peaceful with an unbelievable view and great sunrise. Area is great for walking the beach or the trails. Owner is available with friendly and helpful suggestions. The fussiest traveler would find no fault here.

D Drodge

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This has been an absolutely perfect vacation. Location, house and hosts are perfect.

  • 5 of 5

One can not ask for more. The house is located between two beaches where one can take long walks or use the canoes provided by the generous hosts. The house itself is fantastic. Jenny has thought of everything and one feels immediately at home. Everything is clean, nicely decorated and perfectly equipped.

This includes the bathrooms ,the kitchen snf the living room. Bedrooms are spacious and comfortable. I would recommend staying with Genny and Ddnnis to any one I love.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Maine

  • 5 of 5

Amazing hosts and such an enjoyable stay. The location is beautiful and the apartment was exceptional. Cozy and peaceful setting.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Richmond
5

The setting was so peaceful and beautiful, the apartment (more like a cottage) was pristine!

  • 5 of 5

Better than we could have asked for, everything from the comfortable beds and well equipped kitchen was great. Ginny was so helpful with information about anything and everything we were interested in, we just wish we had more time to explore the entire area!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Bangor International Airport
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Blue Hill
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Bar Harbor Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Perry's Lobster Shack (seasonal)
Car: necessary

We are located on a scenic peninsula with beautiful views of Acadia National Park across the bay. To see a wider view of our location and the surrounding area, zoom out by clicking 4 times on the '-' sign on the Google Map above.

Our peninsula, called 'Newbury Neck', is a popular destination in Maine. Our property has 1000 feet of private beach accessible by a five-minute walk or by car down our private drive. The Newbury Neck Road is about 7 miles long (see Google Map above) and is a very pleasant bike ride through trees and open fields. The apartment faces east, so from the deck or living room you can watch a beautiful sun/moonrise over the mountains and bay.

We have about 10 acres of wild blueberry fields on the property. Depending on weather, the blueberries usually ripen in August. You are welcome to watch us harvest our berries or pick some yourselves if the fields are producing during your visit.

Fall foliage is always worth seeing. A walk in the woods or a drive through the countryside may offer glimpses of breathtaking colors. The leaves usually start changing color in mid-September and peak by mid-October.

Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor are just 35 miles (45 minutes) away by car - close enough for an easy day trip for sightseeing and shopping - but far enough away to escape the crowds and cruise ships at the end of the day. We are 12 miles from the village of Blue Hill, known for its excellent restaurants, art galleries, summer concerts and a beautiful hiking trail to the top of Blue Hill Mountain.

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Rates & Availability

Surry Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring 2017
May 25 2017 - Jun 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,050
 
 
Early summer
Jun 15 2017 - Jul 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
$215
$1,400
 
 
Summer 2017
Jul 15 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$215
$1,400
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,050
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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