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MDI's First Tiny House

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 160 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bed (Lofted), 1 Bath, Sleeps 2

Acadia Yurts offers visitors the most unique way to stay on Mount Desert Island. What started as four fun, eco-friendly Yurts has expanded over the years into seven yurts and now a beautifully constructed Tiny House. Located on 5 acres of lovely wooded land, surrounded by Acadia National Park property, Acadia Yurts offer a peaceful retreat for your small group and is also ideal for large groups traveling with accommodations for up to 32 people on 1 site.


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 guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

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

Amenities

Southwest Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 160 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • 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 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Sink is located in the kitchen
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Lofted Bed - 1 queen , This bed is lofted and requires access by a provided ladder
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
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. 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

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

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MDI's First Tiny House
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
CENTERBURG
5

Great Place Even for a 6'6" Man!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I really enjoyed our stay in this Tiny House. It had all the necessary amenities but not too many that it filled up the house. There was enough seating options for both of us.

Being 6'6" and my wife about 5'8" we both fit well in the loft area and the bed was great for the both of us. I would stay here again if in the Acadia area. They also left us with great recommendations for hikes and restaurants.

The house is relatively close to Southwest Harbor (which is great if you want to avoid the touristy Bar Harbor. Also close to good hiking areas.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your thoughtful review! Please come back and visit any time!
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5

Peaceful Spot on MDI

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our time in the Tiny House near Southwest Harbor. The surrounding woods make you feel like you're camping, but the house provides all of the shelter and comfort needed for a relaxing stay. Karen and Aaron have thoughtfully appointed the small space with basic necessities and sweet decorative touches that helped us feel right at home. The Tiny House made a great home base as we explored the island and all that Acadia NP has to offer.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Clean, quiet, accessible and well-equipped.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the tiny house and Acadia Yurts! First time visiting the park, SW Harbor had access to everything we needed and more!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memphis, Tn
5

Perfect solo retreat!

  • 5 of 5

I can't imagine coming back to Acadia and staying anywhere else. I came to get away and breathe and the Tiny House exceeded my expectations. No changes needed. I hope to get back soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Adorable House and Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

My dream of staying in a tiny house finally came true, and this one was perfect! It has everything you need for a vacation away from it all. The location is serene and quiet, away from the hustle and bustle of Bar Harbor, but still close enough to enjoy the entire Island. The house has everything you need, and is stocked with all of the essential items you would expect. Karen and Aaron were helpful and accommodating. The community was great, there were so many unexpected amenities (laundry, a grilling area, on site yoga and massage, games and movies to check out, etc.) The house itself was very well designed with lots of nooks to store your things during your stay. We would definitely stay here again and hope to return one day!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very cozy

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I loved our stay at the tiny house. Everything we needed was in the house and the setting was great. We highly recommend staying here and would love to visit again!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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!
Jordan Pond House
Pond, carriage roads, Park Loop road, popovers and more! There is soo much to do within a s...
Echo Lake
Beautiful hikes, swimming access and beach!
Bubble Rock
Seawall
Ocean access and gentle hiking!
Thuya Garden
Serenity tucked away from the hustle bustle
Echo Lake Beach
Enjoy lake swimming at the base of the mountains. Lifeguard often available
Flying Mountain
Moderate hike with beautiful water views!
Sail Acadia
Nothing beats a sunset sail aboard Alice E!!
Northeast Harbor
Eat-A-Pita & Cafe 2
Good food to enjoy in their outdoor patio or sandwiches to go for the days adventures!
Acadia National Park
Beauty everywhere you turn
Mansell Mountain
Just around the corner from Acadia Yurts!
Causeway Club
Oceanfront golf course!
Thurston's Lobster Pound
Sooo many of our visitors have loved their time at Thurstons!
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 now also features a Tiny House for rent for singles or couples looking to downsize!

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!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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