3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Classic Home Walking Distance To NE Harbor
Northeast Harbor and Acadia National Park have always been our most favorite place in all of Maine. She grew up in Bangor and Acadia was a mere 45 minutes away for her family through grade school and high school. He attended school in Southern Maine, and so both share a love for the State and especially Acadia. After living in New England together for 28 years, we transitioned to the West and now spend most of the year in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Still the love of Maine's fresh and salty air, combined with its rocky coast and wonderful people full of honesty and integrity keeps us coming back. We are so very pleased to now own a piece of heaven in Northeast Harbor and to share it with you.
Owner purchased this House in 2015
Why Owner chose Northeast Harbor
We cannot believe our good fortune to have found this property. Extensively renovated and built from the ground up in 2010, these homes were designed and built lovingly by an architect and interior designer with only the best high end finishes, woodworking and decor. They are real treasures among the older homes of Northeast Harbor for their comfort, new in every way yet classic in their style and architecture.
What makes this House unique
The high end finishes, contemporary furniture, light colors, beautiful thoughtful window treatments, granite and marble counters, porches with adirondacks, outdoor dining, dutch door, french doors --- the list is endless for the reasons we adore these two homes. Classic in every way.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
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Beautiful House, Great Location
This house was perfect for a week's stay for our family of four. The interior is truly beautiful - from the tasteful and extensive local art on the walls to the great layout to the high-end finishes and obvious pride of ownership, we were very impressed. Many rental properties show signs of wear and tear - not so with Big Fox. The house is immaculate and obviously well kept. The exterior is beautifully landscaped, and the house is far enough from the street not to notice street noise.
We often took advantage of the short walk to town (breakfast and lunch at 123 Main) and had fun visiting the harbor. Good jumping-off point for all the island has to offer.
The house appears to be new or nearly so. Layout is fine for those who have no problem climbing steps. Nice lounge plus den on either side of a pass-through gas fireplace. Kitchen, laundry room and dining area is off to itself with a modern gas cooktop and large fridge with icemaker. Bedrooms are all up a set of somewhat steep stairs. Floors are beautiful hardwood. Furnishings are all very comfortable. While there is no view from the property, landscaping is attractive and well maintained. No garage but that was no factor for our stay as weather was still fine. Location is fantastic with an easy walk into the town of Northeast Harbor where there are a number of good casual restaurants. It is also an easy walk down to the harbor where a variety of boat cruises are offered. For really fine dining it is a lovely 20 minute drive to Bar Harbor.
Our family had a wonderful trip to Acadia staying at Big Fox. The location of the house is fantastic. The home is well-maintained and beautifully decorated as advertised. Our family of four and nanny were very comfortable there.
We were particularly grateful for Cathy's well thought out recommendations that we put to good use. We would be lucky to return in the future.
High-end Property, Great Location!
Big Fox is a meticulously maintained, classic Maine cottage on the “quiet” side of Mount Desert Island. It’s proximity to Northeast Harbor Main Street, the Harbor Marina, the Asticou Inn and, of course, Acadia National Park, made it a perfect accommodation for our family. In addition, the Owner shared great insider recommendations that made our stay much more enjoyable. We will return to Big Fox and will likely return with a bigger group and book Little Fox as well.
I strongly agree with all the positive reviews. We stayed for a week with our two grade school boys. It is a beautiful house in every respect in an out -- architecturally well done, great landscaping, furnishing, art and appliances. It has a great porch and a separate flagstone patio with seating and a propane grill. It has a new and fresh feeling, and feels like a high end hotel. Location is great. You can walk to town or access a few trails directly behind the house. We had no issues whatsoever, and the owner was a pleasure to communicate with via email.
Great location and beautifully appointed
The home was exactly as described on line. Architecturally perfect, beautiful furnishings, walking distance to Main Street northeast harbor and close to several entry points of Acadia. Loved sitting on the front porch for morning coffee and cocktail hour.
Acadia National Park, the nation's only park in the Northeast, has so much to offer from bicycling, hiking, walking, horseback riding, fishing, boating, and mountaineering to antiquing, whale watching, photography and scenic drives. There is nothing quite like the rocky coast of Maine, dipping your feet into the Atlantic, hiking to the top of one of the many mountain's and being rewarded with a vista of the Atlantic Ocean, bicycling on the carriage paths across and under many of the unique Rockefeller designed stone bridges, eating popovers and sipping fresh lemonade at Jordan Pond House, taking a ferry to Isleford for a walk on the island, seeing the sunrise on Cadillac Mountain, discovering the fresh water ponds and lakes for kayaking or fishing, or just simply relaxing on a rocky ledge along the coast with a picnic lunch. Whether you are a child or an adult, there is so much nature to entertain you. And if you looking for more, there are wonderful villages with shops, museums, and amusements all in an easy walk or drive.
Our cottage is located within easy walking distance to Main Street of Northeast Harbor where you can get a morning espresso and fresh scone. Or you can walk to the harbor and jump on the ferry to the Islands, play tennis on the free municipal courts, bicycle or walk to the nearby trail for access to Acadia, or stroll down Main Street to purchase groceries, art, jewelry, clothing and home furnishings.