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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:
August 19, 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 -
(22 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
5

LOVED the Tiny House!!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely LOVED our stay in the Tiny House!! The amenities were great. We loved being able to wake up every morning and make fresh coffee and breakfast. The property was so peaceful and was a great home base after exploring Acadia all day. There was plenty of space in the tiny house for both of us (6'3" and 5'9") and we never felt too cramped. We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. We are already looking forward to returning in the future and hopefully bringing along some friends to experience Acadia Yurts with us.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words Mariah!! You and your friends are welcome back anytime!!
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5

The owners thought of every detail to make this stay welcoming and relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

The whole property had a great community feel, with outdoor seating areas away from bugs, a fire pit, a yoga and massage tent, laundry facilities, and books and games to use as well. All around an amazing experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Comfortable, clean, great hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay. Karen took the time to help us figure out what activities we wanted to check out in Acadia. The grounds were beautiful. The tiny house is tiny but comfortable and well equipped. No complaints.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean, accessible, and providing of delicious coffee!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in the Tiny House was exactly as advertised. Everything was comfortable and easily accessible. The space is naturally small but provides everything you could want and need and the surroundings are ideal. We'd definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Incredible!!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in the tiny house. It had all the amenities needed for a wonderful vacation on Mount Desert Island. The house is located in Southwest Harbor far enough from the crowds, but close enough to all the main attractions Acadia has to offer. The pictures listed are accurate and there was perfect amount of room for two adults. Thanks again Karen & Aaron!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Clean, cute and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

Cute tiny house and great hospitality!! Thank you, Karen and Aaron for a fantastic mini-vacation!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

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

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