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Bringing Acadia Visitors Comfortably Close To Nature

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

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 4 Sleeps

IF THIS YURT IS FULLY BOOKED FOR YOUR DESIRED DATES, PLEASE TRY OUR OTHER YURT LISTINGS ALL LOCATED ON THE SAME PROPERTY:

VRBO Listing #663097

VRBO Listing #671843

VRBO Listing #671844

VRBO Listing #790508

VRBO Listing #790510

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. Four 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 small group (up to 4 guests per Yurt). Acadia Yurts is also ideal for large groups traveling with accommodations for up to 16 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
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 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 Mount Desert Island

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

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 ...
  • Resort ...
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 ...
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 - 1 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
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
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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Bringing Acadia Visitors Comfortably Close To Nature
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
5

Absolutely perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I rented two yurts for our week long vacation on Mount Desert Island in August. They were so comfortable and beautiful! Karen and Aaron, who were so friendly and helpful, thought of everything - the kitchen was fully stocked with any cooking item you might need, the bathroom was excellent and had everything (even a mason jar to place your tooth brush in!), and the furnishings and bed were very comfortable. All of the yurts are equipped with adirondack chairs outside to relax outside, and communally there were grills that were equipped with all that you would need and hammocks were available! And the red barn had anything else you could think of! Our yurts were dog friendly, which was perfect for our family, with two pups. We have been coming to MDI and Acadia for 20+ years, we've camped and rented houses, but this was one of our best stays! It was so cozy and a perfect setting and location. We recommend a stay at Acadia Yurts to all!!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Haverhill
5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We love yurt life! Thanks for an awesome week!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay in Acadia

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at Acadia Yurts with our family. The Yurt was exactly as pictured and the owners are super friendly and helpful. It's located on the quieter side of MDI but close to a cute town where you can get everything you need. We'd go back in a heartbeat. Thanks Karen & Aaron for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Dog Friendly and very clean.

  • 5 of 5

It was nice to get away and still have some of the modern amenities. The Yurts are awesome, Karen and Aaron did a great job with everything. There is some great hiking just down the road which is nice too. But the majority of our stay we were over in the park/bar harbor area which is a easy drive about 15-20min. I would defiantly recommend Acadia Yurts, I'm already tossing the idea around of a second trip.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Place to Stay on the Island!

  • 5 of 5

I was very impressed with the amount of detail and quality with the accommodations and amenities. The yurt was completely comfortable in the the 50 degree damp foggy weather. The extra touches of spices, oil, a knife set, start-up coffee and tea, quality paper towels and green cleaning supplies all contributed to my stay being that much better. Aaron and Karen have definitely put a lot of heart and soul into their property. I highly recommend staying at the Acadia Yurts!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay! We really enjoyed getting to know you throughout the week and we look forward to meeting the rest of your family next time :)
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Philadelphia, PA
5

Best Yurt Ever

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were amazed by the amenities, the layout and the cleanliness of our yurt. Super spacious, this is the only way to "glamp" in Acadia NP. The hosts provide so many modern conveniences (including WiFi!!!) that we couldn't have asked for anything else. We'll definitely be back!!! And hopefully we can come with 6 others sets of couples to rent out the entire yurt community and have our own adult summer camp experience!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay! We love the idea of an adult "summer camp" and can't wait to welcome you back next time the road leads you this way!
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Map

Nearest Airport
13.2 Miles
Bar Harbor Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.9 Miles
Eat- A- Pita
Nearest Golf
1.8 Miles
Causeway Club
Nearest Restaurant
1.9 Miles
Eat- A- Pita
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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $8 per person per night
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $300

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund