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SPACIOUS FARMHOUSE WITH MTN VIEWS, QUIET, 4 MI FROM BAR HARBOR, BY ACADIA NP, BH

Angie and Chris

Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english, spanish, a little Spanish!
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Angie and Chris

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Calendar last updated:
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SPACIOUS FARMHOUSE WITH MTN VIEWS, QUIET, 4 MI FROM BAR HARBOR, BY ACADIA NP, BH

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Mount Desert House Rental Photos and Description

3 -4 bedrooms, 3-4 full bathrooms, sleeps 10-12. On free bus route!

Beautifully remodeled 3 bedroom/ 2 bath farmhouse. Nestled in a quiet field overlooking Gorham Mountain. This house is just 1 mile from hiking and biking in Acadia National Park or lying on the beach. Just 4 miles from Bar Harbor on the free public transportation loop. Great location for day and evening activities or just sitting and watching sunsets off the back deck. Recent kitchen and bath remodels great for large families. Relax on the deck, while taking in the mountains, sunset and moon rise. Great place for children. Brand new hot tub outside on the back deck. Wood floors throughout. The downstairs is very sunny and open. Because this is our real home, the kitchen is fully stocked with all the basics plus many extras. The master bedroom has its own marbled tile bathroom with a large shower. There is a den on the first floor that has a very cozy pullout couch (seriously, I bought it for MY parents) and bathroom right next to it, for those not comfortable going up and down stairs. In the bathrooms, soaps and shampoos are provided, as flying with theses items is so difficult! Our home is simple, but the linens and towels are always of high quality, so you feel spoiled on your vacation. As nurses we keep it VERY CLEAN! There is an apartment as well for those who need an extra bedroom, or a bit more privacy. The apartment is a walkout basement one, with planty of light. It is very peaceful down there.

Guest Comments: 'This wonderful sanctuary of yours has allowed for a very relaxing time on the Island. We have been really comfortable visiting and playing games together, here at the house. With the lovely view of Gorham Mountain, we don't feel the need to go out and about. Its been lovely talking to Angela and Chris' (7/11)

'Your renovations are fantastic and your home is a truly calm and peaceful place' ( 7/11)

'You have a beautiful, cheery home. Thank your children for letting ours play with their toys & books' (8/11)

'This was our 1st visit to your lovely home. I love it so much that for the week, I pretend it's mine' (8/11)

'Having rented on MDI a number of times, this has truly been the nicest rental we have had. All those little extras make a difference' (8/11)

' The house is just beautiful- the wrap around porch with a view of the mountains is spectacular' (7/11)

'We had a great time staying in your home. It is a great location for visiting all the surrounding area' (8/11)

New addition with a full bathroom added in 2010. We have been told by all our friends who rent- why are you renting this for so cheap?! It really is a beautiful home!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Angie and Chris (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english, spanish, a little Spanish!

About Angie and Chris

We are a married couple who work as Nurse Practitioners in the area. We have been renting out our home in the summer for the past several years. We started doing this when we moved away for a three year stint. When we returned, people still called, wanting our home back in the summer. We have had a great time renting our home, and have met wonderful people along the way.

Angie and Chris purchased this house in 1998

Why Angie and Chris chose Mount Desert

We have always loved Acadia National Park. When I graduated college, I knew I wanted to stay in the area. As a kayak guide for 10 years, I wanted to be near the ocean. From our house I can hear the bell bouy in Otter Cove. I never get over the veiw of sunrise from our bedroom windows. I havent always loved our home. As a 100 year old farmhouse, it had gone through several renovations over the years. It has been an ongoing progect, that we are finally winning! Renting out our property has helped us fund these projects along the way. We just put on a new wrap aroun deck and air sealed the basement and kitchen ceiling!

We have a wonderful location that is peaceful, yet close to town. The house is spacious with lots of stuff for the kids to do. There is a den, living room, large kitchen and sunroom all on the first floor. Even on a rainy day one would not feel like you were all on top of each other. If you need the extra privacy, there is the added apartment downstairs. We love dogs, and they are welcome, but we also have allergies and ask that you pay an extra cleaning fee and keep them off the furniture. Acadia is a great place for dogs! As is our huge back yard!

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Spacious Farmhouse with Mtn Views, quiet, 4 mi from Bar Harbor, by Acadia NP, BH
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
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Spacious Farmhouse with Mtn Views, quiet, 4 mi from Bar Harbor, by Acadia NP, BH
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p105622
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Mount Desert Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

Wonderful home in prime location

  • 5 of 5
The house was great and as nice as the photos. The location is great for hiking, access to town, and top sites on MDI. It has a beautiful backyard that backs onto Acadia NP, and the view are spectacular. Nice tree swings for the kids, plenty of playing room, and hot tub that fit five kids easily. The house was in pristine condition and well suited for a large family, or two families. Kitchen was well equipped and stocked. Very nice linens, decorations, etc--could be a pottery barn catalog. Owners were really pleasant and easy to work with. Cant wait to return.
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious Farmhouse with Mtn Views, quiet, 4 mi from Bar Harbor, by Acadia NP, BH
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Mount Desert Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Matawan, NJ
5

Great House

  • 5 of 5
Just got back from spending a week at this great house with 9 adults and 1 child. We rented the main house and the downstairs apartment and it was everything described plus more. The house is very clean, well equipped, and it allowed all of us to spread out and enough seating to have meals together.

The location is excellent - 4 miles to Bar Harbor and 1 mile to two different Park entrances. One of the entrances brings you onto the loop right below sand beach. Back deck provides great mountain views and the yard was perfect for corn hole.

Plenty of parking for 4 cars and if we didn't want to drive we could have taken the island bus which runs along the street.
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious Farmhouse with Mtn Views, quiet, 4 mi from Bar Harbor, by Acadia NP, BH
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Mount Desert Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

Beautiful home with a great location! Immaculate!

  • 5 of 5
This beautiful home was our home away from home. It had everything we needed and more! We were two families (10 people) staying together. There was more than enough space for everyone. We rented the additional apartment in the lower level to give our older teens some privacy. This worked out great for us, but we could have easily felt comfortable in the main house. We loved the convenient location, but felt like we were away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Bar Harbor when we wanted the quiet. There is so much to do on MDI. We biked, fished, hiked, climbed, ate wonderful local foods, took a photography tour, cooked in, paddle boarded and spent quality time together as a family. We filled our days and thoroughly enjoyed our evenings. We definitely feel the need to go back to fit in more. If given the opportunity, we would absolutely return to this home. The amenities are too many to name, but we can say nothing was missing. What most impressed us, was the cleanliness of the home. We highly recommend staying here, but please leave us a week to return!
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words you are welcome any time!
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Spacious Farmhouse with Mtn Views, quiet, 4 mi from Bar Harbor, by Acadia NP, BH
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p105622
-+1 207 460-7406
Mount Desert Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

Very comfortable home

  • 5 of 5
The property was in a great location. The home was so comfortable and the hot tub was a great extra. One of the entrances to the park was right down the road and Bar Harbor was very close. We would definitely rent this home again!
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious Farmhouse with Mtn Views, quiet, 4 mi from Bar Harbor, by Acadia NP, BH
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p105622
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Mount Desert Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

A Place to Make Memories

  • 5 of 5
After a seven year hiatus, three college careers and two weddings, our now geographically scattered family once again converged on this old homestead. We thought perfection could not be improved upon, but the changes to the property were even more accommodating for our now expanding family. You are not likely to find a better equipped home for this price in all of Bar Harbor. Chris and Angie’s attention to detail means that every necessity is taken care of. Then there are the extras, like the family sized hot tub on the large wraparound deck, the oversized tumbled marble tile shower in the master bath, state of the art appliances throughout the house, and a fully equipped apartment in the basement, if you need even more room.

A major advantage to this property is found in its seclusion. We are not into the hustle and bustle of tourist laden vacations spots. To us, vacation is about leisure, about slowing down and taking everything in. Don’t get me wrong… there’s plenty of “high impact” to take in on the island, but when you want quiet, it’s right there waiting for you at this serene and spacious property. It is just astounding how close we were to everything. But when we drove in our driveway, no one else existed.

Everything you need is mere minutes away. Don’t feel like driving? You can literally leave your car at the house, walk to the end of the driveway, and take a propane powered bus all over the island… for free! Acadia National Park is right around the bend from your back door. This year we biked, hiked, toured and whale watched. We stood at sea level on Sand Beach and atop Cadillac Mountain, the highest shoreline point on the North American continent. We enjoyed the chowder and popovers that have make the Jordan Pond House so famous. We ate gourmet pizza while watching Hollywood’s latest at Reel Pizza Cinerama. And we consumed buckets of the island’s specialty ice cream, even taking a chance on lobster ice cream at Ben & Bill’s Chocolate Emporium!

The rationale for spending a week here, year after year, can be summed up in one word. Relationships. While the kids were young, we were determined to foster relationships by investing the time and resources necessary to create memories that would live. After seven years away, it was a blast to watch our now adult children hunt down, reconnect and relive the same memories they enjoyed in their youth. The best rationale I can offer for vacationing in Bar Harbor and in this home… is family.
  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious Farmhouse with Mtn Views, quiet, 4 mi from Bar Harbor, by Acadia NP, BH
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p105622
-+1 207 460-7406
Mount Desert Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

Awesome vacation home

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed our stay at this well-kept home . Everything was exactly as promised. Our family of eleven had plenty of room to spread out, dine together ,relax and enjoy coffee out on the deck overlooking part of Acadia N.P. Angie and Chris were very helpful with making our first time renting a home easy. Our many questions were answered quickly.This home is in a great location .It is just minutes to Bar Harbor on the free bus which picks you up at the end of the drive or off to take in the many beautiful sites of Acadia. Thank you Angie and Chris for sharing your awesome home with us.When we visit Maine again we know just the right place to stay!
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
The Thirsty Whale
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Cranberry Isle Ferry
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Kebo Golf Club
Nearest Train
250 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Motorway
50 Miles
95
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
The Burning Tree
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Seal Harbor Beach, Sand Beach in Acadia NP
Car: not necessary

Acadia National Park surrounds Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island. There are over 100 miles of carriage roads that one can walk or bike, or horseback ride on. Some even offer horse drawn carriage rides. There are both ocean and lake beaches in and outside of the Park to swim and picnic at. There are miles of hikes on trails over the mountains, for all abilities, from the toddler to avid hiker. Bar Harbor is a historical tourist destination. There is a history of the golden days when Bar Harbor was called 'Eden'. There are museums, art galleries, restaurants, tours of the Park. For those who prefer the water sports, there is sailing, kayaking, power boating, whale watching, and deep sea fishing. For the brave, the scuba diving is apparently quite interesting. Mount Desert Island is the perfect place for a family vacation. It has everything a variety of people could want, all in a close region. It is beautiful here.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $2,500 Per week

Mount Desert House Rental Rates

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Summer
Jun 13 2015 - Sep 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
$10,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning $0
Refundable damage deposit $200
Notes 2500-2900
We have a walkout basement apartment that is available to rent. This is great for teens or the in-laws who want a bit more privacy- or simply as an extra bedroom. It has a queen bed, futon couch, bathroom, TV. There is also a small kitchen and fridge which is great for large families who need the kitchen space overflow. The cost for this extra room is 400 dollars a week.
400 dollars is required to reserve the rental. The final full amount is due 30 days prior to your stay. This amount is not refundable if we are unable to rent out the house for that week. We accept personal checks for payment. There is a 200 dollar security fee added to the rental fee that will be returned after occupancy, if all is well. Thanks!
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Amenities

Amenities

Mount Desert House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom first floor - toilet , shower , 5 foot wide shower
    Basement apartment - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , tumbled marble tile with oversized shower off master bedroom
    Bathroom - toilet , tub , in hall on second floor, antique tub, no shower
    Half Bathroom -
    Half Bathroom -
  • Large new tumbled marble tile shower in master bathroom. Claw foot tub with shower faucet in guest bathroom. First floor has new full bath with 5 foot shower. We are extremely thorough in our cleanings. We have had someone stay for two weeks in a wheel chair. We are not ADA, but could work for some families. The room with the pull out couch is directly across from the full bathroom and on the first floor. Great set up for someone who cant do stairs.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Guest Bedroom - 1 double
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Nice American Standard pull out- very comfortable!
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Master bath attached
    Children's Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , bunk beds
    Basment Apartment - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , walk out with lots of privacy and it's own bathroom/kitchen
  • The Basement apt has a full kitchen and bathroom with its own entrance and one adjoining. It is available for an additional 400/week. We have a pack-n-play available upon request. Please ask in advance. Dogs are allowed after speaking to owner, but should be crated if left at home alone, and you cannot be sure they won't do any damage. We have a single twin mattress that we can have available upon request before your vacation. This would be ideal for an extra child. Please let us know.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Please remember when booking that there are refunds up to 30 days prior to your stay. Please consider your summer schedules carefully! We have a very nice pull out couch and bathroom on first floor. We have a wheel chair ramp to enter the house. All doors on the ground floor are 36 inches. We are not ADA, but are possibly workable for a wheel chair, or handicaped access. We have a basketball hoop too!

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