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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 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:
September 19, 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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • 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
  • The apartment sleeps four people comfortably in two queen beds. We can set up a full-sized rollaway bed or a pack 'n play in the second bedroom to accommodate an additional child if needed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
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

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Relax and Enjoy Sweeping Views of the Mountains and Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews
5

peaceful, away from the crowd yet close to Bar Harbor, accommodating

  • 5 of 5

Everything was as promised. A plus was being able to pick blueberries and make blueberry pancakes. Wish we could have spent more time there.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was perfect for my fiancé and our small dog. Very clean and everything we needed was provided! The owner was very friendly and helpful to let us know about the apartment and property. We loved the private beach within walking distance, beautiful views. This is within 45 mins to Acadia which was perfect for us. It was a short trip for us but we would definitely return and recommend! Our favorite house rental so far on HomeAway. We hope to go back next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Paradise

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous property with really lovely owners. Ginny and Dennis provide all the comforts of home, and more. The apartment is a spacious 2bd/2ba with a view of the water from a private deck and from the dining table. Everything in the apartment was top-notch (beds/bedding extremely comfy, nice deck furniture, thoughtful attention to detail). We had access to their beautiful beach with use of kayaks and a dinghy. We felt that the location of the property Surry) was perfect....centrally located between Blue Hill and Bar Harbor/Acadia NP, with Ellsworth a mere 7 miles away (cute town, grocery store, etc). We also were within walking distance of one of the best Lobster Shacks in the area, Perry's.

Although the apartment is attached to their home, their consideration of privacy was apparent in the design. Ginny and Dennis were very considerate hosts, checking in with us to make sure we were comfortable while also respecting our privacy. They are genuinely warm and gracious hosts.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and unique property, great stay

  • 5 of 5

Ginny's home is truly beautiful, set a ways out on a peninsula and adjacent to the water. Our dog absolutely loved running through the field of wildflowers and exploring the beachfront. Kayaks were a unique amenity and the apartment was extremely clean (we've stayed in many rental properties and this was by far the cleanest), comfortable, and had all the little things you may have forgotten to bring with you (i.e. toiletries) -- you could tell that there was a lot of detail and thought put into this rental.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful Beauty

  • 5 of 5

The entire property is so beautiful, the beach area was wonderful to walk on and explore. The house was very comfortable and immaculate, beautiful modern amenities. Ginny and Dennis were so helpful in showing us maps and how to get around and offering suggestions on where to eat, park, hike, etc. Acadia was wonderful.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our favorite place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our third summer get away to this wonderful VRBO! Ginny and Denny are there to assist in any way they can. If you have questions in regard to hiking, biking and kayaking, shopping and restaraunts they know the area well. Looking forward to next summer in Surry, Maine!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • 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
13 Miles
Perry's Lobster Shack (seasonal) - 1 mile.
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.

Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor are 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.

Our peninsula, '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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75

This is a non-smoking property. Maximum occupancy 5. 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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