SERENITY- A LOG CABIN HOME IN ACADIA

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Carl Gustafson

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
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SERENITY- A LOG CABIN HOME IN ACADIA

Bass Harbor Cabin Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, jacuzzi, sleeps six

'Serenity- A Log Home' is Northern Log Home set on 1.7 acres in Bass Harbor. This picturesque retreat is nestled against Acadia National Park on Mt Desert Island. 'Serenity' is a stunning home and we invite you to share in her private splendor. Serenity is located just 1/4 mile from stunning Bass Harbor on Mt Desert Island. The island is host to Acadia National Park, one of the premier National treasures. The home is decorated with designer touches, and is filled with light and beauty. Overstuffed furniture ensures your comfort. A loft bedroom offers a haven from the day. The second & third bedrooms radiate with warmth day-beds and trundles that make the rooms also enjoyable for day time lounging. Skylights and magnificent windows are throughout. Lounge outdoors on the Adirondack chairs or make a barbecue on the grill. Glorious hardwood and tile floors are throughout. Every year we update Serenity. Recent updates include high speed internet and a screened in porch.

Use the local cookbooks provided to prepare an authentic Maine meal in a kitchen that is full with all new amenities. At night snuggle with your loved one by the stunning antique-style hearth or slip into a hot Jacuzzi.

Extra amenities include: full-sized refrigerator; gas stove and oven; blender; complete service for 10; all cook and bake ware; iron and ironing board; blow-dryer; picnic table with umbrella; propane hearth; skylights; huge glass windows; set on 1.7 acres of private splendor; hardwood and ceramic tile.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Carl Gustafson

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2006
Speaks english
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Reviews

Property Reviews

Serenity- A Log Cabin Home in Acadia
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews
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Serenity- A Log Cabin Home in Acadia
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p110065
774 836-2905
Bass Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

Great relaxing get away.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
Lovely home, beautiful spot. Everything we hoped it would be. The homeowner was friendly, helpful and easy to work with. This location is ideal for a great relaxing get away. It’s perfect for a large or small group.
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice note. We work hard for people to have a nice home to stay in to enjoy the beauty of Acadia. We are very fortunate to be able to share "Serenity ~ A Log Home" with really nice people!
business
Serenity- A Log Cabin Home in Acadia
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p110065
774 836-2905
Bass Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
4

"Serenity" cabin, the perfect getaway!

"Serenity" cabin, the perfect getaway!
  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
My name is Dan and I am a tough customer and a skeptical consumer. I put Carl through the ringer before I committed to renting this cabin and we was very polite, gracious, helpful, and answered all of my questions. He knew that I was new to the Homeaway.com rental process and made it very easy for me and was very reasurring. This gave me great confidence leading up to the actual rental of the cabin.

Michelle, my new wife, and I just spent our honeymoon at "Serenity" and we had a very quiet, relaxing, and peaceful time at this cabin. Everything that was advertised on Homeaway and promised through correspondence with Carl was delivered. He was very honest and the cabin had literally everything that we needed, it was beautiful and we both loved it very much. It was very clean and very well maintained. Carl really went out of his way to make sure that we had what we needed. I also feel that the price is very fair.

It is in a great location and very close to many of the attractions that Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Isle have to offer. Bass Harbor itself is very quiet and beautiful in it's own right. We enjoyed Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor, Park Loop Road, etc., etc. and then we always came back to our quiet little wonderful cabin. It really felt like it belonged to us. We even spent large parts of some of our days just hanging out in "Serenity".

In closing, I would just like to say that if you have never been to this area, you will enjoy it immensely. I would also HIGHLY recommend renting Carl and Sandra's "Serenity" cabin. It was a true pleasure and delight and I am sure that you will love it too! I recommend it for couples, small families, honeymooners, friends, and anyone else that wants to have an awesome vacation experience!


Thanks once again to Carl and Sandra for helping give Michelle and I a great honeymoon and fantastic memories that will last a lifetime. We will certainly look forward to renting it again.

p.s. Michelle and I hiked to the top of Mt. Katahdin during our trip. An experience that we will both never forget!

Dan and Michelle K.
Chicago, IL
Owner's Response: Thank you to Dan for the kind review. Being able to host a family, a couple, a collection of friends or a get together a vacation has been one of the primary things that has brought us joy.
Helpful votes: 4/4
business
Serenity- A Log Cabin Home in Acadia
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p110065
774 836-2905
Bass Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

"Serenity" on the quiet side of MDI

"Serenity" on the quiet side of MDI
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
It has been about 15 yrs. since my last vacation to MDI (excluding pass-throughs to Nova Scotia)

I’d have to rate this vacation as one of the best on record and Serenity helped out. It was definitely nice to come back to a place that was “away from it all”. The house and its location reinforced why we did not want to be in the immediate Bar Harbor vicinity. From our trips during the week it felt to be a bit crowded and chaotic at times. Coming back to Serenity in the evening allowed us to stay in that "got away from it all" mentality.

The pictures definitely do not do this house the proper justice. The house is in good order and kept up extremely well. The owners were a pleasure to deal with prior, during and after our trip. They provided answers to many of our questions while providing their valuable insight and tips (e.g., don't try to go to Thurston’s on the weekend was definite help. We got there on Monday evening just before 5:00p with us being only one of 3 or 4 families there when we arrived….by time we left, the top and bottom porch were nearly full)

Also nice was the skylight above the bed as we could fall asleep with the stars above us each night (managed to see meteor one evening).

The location allowed us to experience some of unexpected things, like eating at Capt’n Nemos (located on the main road to the house). This place is not in any of the guide books but don't let that fact (or the "chaotic-ness" of the place) scare you away. Food service isn’t quick, but that’s okay as it was expected (it is one guy cooking in the open kitchen area). Definitely is a local hangout. However, there were was a cross-section of people in there ranging from locals, retired seniors, what appeared to a well off couple and their 4 children, and us reeking from a day of hiking. Food and service was beyond expectations (try the Dubloons!). I think if you go in with not expecting it to be a 4-star kind of place then you are okay, which is what we could see from some of the people that entered, looked around, and quickly left.

One tip I’d share in order to ensure that the house was plenty comfortable when we got back in the evenings/late afternoons is to make sure the blinds are down (keeps out the run from the HUGE windows) and to have the window fans in the loft and living room window running. We left these running during the evenings to wake up to some very nice "cool" mornings (was 90+ back in Del. when we left and returned from MDI)
Owner's Response: This is a nice rating especially that the comments about the fact that the pictures do not do justice! I like the idea of drawing the shades during the day. The home has several sliders and huge windows in the main room. That is an excellent tip!
This nice review provides some of the reasons that people come back to stay with us again! If you have not stayed with us before, call or email now to reserve your vacation!
Helpful votes: 3/3
business
Serenity- A Log Cabin Home in Acadia
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p110065
774 836-2905
Bass Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

Clean, comfortable . . . best we've stayed in

Clean, comfortable . . . best we've stayed in
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
This log cabin is beautiful and beautifully maintained. It's clean, provides all the amenities including washer/dryer/iron/dishwasher/TV/DVD. Everything appears to be new and in good working order. Plenty of kitchen cookware and serveware/dishes. Lots of fluffy white towels, extra sheets, blankets, quilts, etc. Well stocked with TP, paper towels, soap and some cooking basics. Ceiling fans to keep it cool on hot days, as well as window fans. Screened porch is lovely to be outdoors and yet bug-free, and the picnic table on the lawn is also nice. Pictures shown are accurate and you won't be disappointed. Owners and accomodating and very easy to work with.
Owner's Response: This is another nice review from some of the nice people who we have been fortunate to host. The thing we are happiest about in the review is that we really like it when the pictures do not mislead people. We work hard to keep our home ready for your stay.
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
Serenity- A Log Cabin Home in Acadia
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p110065
774 836-2905
Bass Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

Charming Perfection

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
The woods surrounding the Serenity evoke a true sense of peace and tranquility. The house is so comfortable and welcoming, it’s a veritable haven amidst the majesty of the forest. Serenity itself is absolutely amazing, and meticulously maintained. The beauty of all the gleaming wood is ideal in a house situated on an island where the forest meets the sea. The decor and furnishings are tasteful and very well cared for, lending an air of true homeyness to Serenity. The house is extremely well stocked for your every need, whether anticipated or not. Everything is clean and in perfect working order. The convenience of a washer and dryer, as well as a full kitchen, remove the stresses of an extended vacation. Serenity’s amenities are unsurpassed, from the wrap around deck to the lovely loft bedroom. Serenity is everything we could have wanted in a vacation home, and then some. We especially enjoyed preparing gourmet meals in the well appointed kitchen at the end of the day; followed by winding down beside the cozy hearth and gazing out the immense windows at the splendor of nature. Never mind Bar Harbor, Serenity is Eden. The reason that Serenity is so sublime, is due to the owners. You couldn’t ask for anyone more helpful and accommodating. Carl truly goes above and beyond to make your stay utterly perfect. Serenity is aptly named, and is a place we will come back to time, and time again.
Owner's Response: This is a wonderful review by wonderful people. We have been blessed to attrack the best people to share this part of the world with us. This is what makes sharing "Serenity" special.
Helpful votes: 2/2

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Car: recommended

Bass Harbor is host to Bass Harbor Light, one of the many lighthouses on Mt Desert Island. Your camera will get a work out in this incredible vacation resort! Acadia National Park has an entrance just a few miles away. There you can hike casually or challenge yourself on trails like 'Precipice' that take you skyward. Jordan Pond offers afternoon tea in elegant fashion. Kayaking and water sports abound. Sail on the Schooner 'Mary Todd' or spend a day at a whale or seal watch. Having your lobster dinner cooked outdoors in salt water on real wood-burning stoves is a treat you will long remember. Don't forget to save room for Maine blueberry pie!

Take a horse drawn tour through some of the many miles of carriage roads that Rockefeller built ensuring that no car would ever set tire upon them! Wake up before dawn and ascend to the top of Cadillac Mountain to the spiritual rebirth that lies waiting for you as the sun rises on the highest Easternmost Mountain.

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Availability & Rates

Bass Harbor Cabin Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.0%

Notes

  • Send an email or call Carl for availability!
  • Serenity is available from September to May by the week, month or for the season.
    June is on sale now. Stay one week for only $695!
    July and August have been discounted to only $950 per week.
    September weeks are $750.
    October weeks are $695!
  • Save $55 on June and October weeks. Now just $695 per week!

Amenities

Bass Harbor Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Alarm Clock
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Lobster Pot
  • Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Blender
  • Toaster
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • loft - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , daybed with pullout
    Bedroom3 - 2 twin/ single , day bed with pull out
  • loft bedroom with skylight. Other two bedrooms are two floors below the loft. Both with twin beds and pull outs to sleep a total of 6
Entertainment:
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Balcony
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • museums
  • pond
  • water parks
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sound/bay fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
TV; new propane stove with fireplace like ambiance; skylights; huge glass windows; set on 1.7 acres; hardwood and ceramic tile throughout.

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