IDYLLIC 1 BR BEACHFRONT APT, CLOSE TO BAR HARBOR AND ACADIA NP

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Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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IDYLLIC 1 BR BEACHFRONT APT, CLOSE TO BAR HARBOR AND ACADIA NP

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1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, kitchenette, sleeps 2

A secluded 'mother-in-law' apartment adjoining a new construction private home situated 95 feet from mean high water. Breathtaking views and sunsets...

The serene five acre wooded property enjoys 300 feet of rocky beachfront and abuts Acadia National Park and the famous Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse. Bar Harbor and other sections of the Park are a short drive.

The tastefully decorated apartment has one bedroom with a queen-size bed, bathroom with shower, kitchenette and living/dining area overlooking the water. Private phone and satellite TV with VCR, etc. There is a private entrance and parking in the finished garage below, which also features a washer and dryer and full-size refrigerator. His and her single speed bikes provided.

Outside; enjoy the quiet serenity of oceanfront estate living and lovely gardens. From the deck, (@ 50 paces walk outside) adirondak chairs or hammock; listen to offshore bell buoys, smell the salt air, look for shells, watch a harbor seal glide by or an eagle pass overhead.

No smoking nor pets. Maximum two adults.

Keywords: 'Mother-in-law' apartment

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
Guestbook comments from the owner
I also wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed staying at the apartment. It was really comfortable and suited us wonderfully. We did enjoy being on the "quiet" side of the island this time. On the last morning there were two young deer "cavorting" in your back garden.
Jun 2007
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Andrew retired from the Navy in 1994, and we moved back to Maine to enjoy a quiet lifestyle. We designed and built our dream house, including the 'Mother-in-law' apartment for Dianne's Mom. (Hence a lot of privacy was designed in). Andrew is a 747 Captain flying freight literally all over the world. Dianne is a retired nurse and avid gardener.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 1994

Mount Desert Island has been a destination summer resort for centuries due to it's majestic natural beauty. Acadia National Park is the second most visited Park in the U.S.

Quiet, vewy, vewy quiet! Fantastic sunsets!!! The famous Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse is our only neighbor to the south. Several picturesque ocean trails of Acadia National Park are within walking distance.

The majority of ANP is about a 25 minute drive.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Idyllic 1 BR Beachfront Apt, Close to Bar Harbor and Acadia Np
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 24 reviews
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Idyllic 1 BR Beachfront Apt, Close to Bar Harbor and Acadia Np
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Bass Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Westampton, NJ
5

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A great place to stay for peace,quiet beautiful harbor views and a secluded rocky beach. So relaxing! A short drive to Acadia Park and Bar Harbor, but...
  • 5 of 5
A great place to stay for peace,quiet beautiful harbor views and a secluded rocky beach. So relaxing! A short drive to Acadia Park and Bar Harbor, but a quiet restful place to return to at the end of the day. Beautiful sunsets and great lobster dining nearby.
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2007
  • Stayed: Aug 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Idyllic 1 BR Beachfront Apt, Close to Bar Harbor and Acadia Np
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Bass Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Pennsylvania
5

What a GREAT find!

  • 5 of 5
Fantastic views! Sunset over the water, the islands in the distance, pine trees framing the picture perfectly. Peace and quiet, except for the gentle sound of bell buoys, lobster boats, birds, and the water lapping at the shore. The hosts are incredible,they def. go above and beyond. You can tell instantly that they went out of their way to make guests extra comfortable, the apt is impeccably clean, stocked by them with things you don't usually find in a Vacation rental, and tastefully decorated. There is a huge picture window, places to lounge around on , hammock, chairs at the shore, and couldn't be any closer to the lighthouse. The hosts were intuitive of our needs, friendly, but not intrusive, they honor your privacy. I am definitely coming here when we return to Acadia, only hope that too many people don't read my review and I can't get availability here! But I just had to write a good review, because these hosts absolutely deserve it!
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Idyllic 1 BR Beachfront Apt, Close to Bar Harbor and Acadia Np
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p85130vb
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Bass Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Clarion, PA / USA
5

Fantastic place on the quiet side of the island

  • 5 of 5
Better than expect place, very clean. This rental has fantastic views, with unlimited peace and quiet. We loved the views, the sounds of the harbor and the close proximity to all that MDI has to offer. Our hosts were absolutely the best. We were offered bikes, but we brought our own, the deck was not attached to the apartment, but that was no big deal. We cant wait to return. Took our bag chairs down to the shore every evening to watch the sun set, it was wonderful. Thanks Dianne and Andy, we enjoyed the stay.
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
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Idyllic 1 BR Beachfront Apt, Close to Bar Harbor and Acadia Np
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Bass Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

A Wonderful Location and Fantastic Getaway

  • 5 of 5
This was the perfect location to get away from the crowds and enjoy a quiet week in beautiful Bass Harbor. Diane and Andrew were inviting and welcoming with great information and help. We were able to enjoy the quiet and beautiful sunsets and hear the ocean waves roll in at night. I would definitely recommend this retreat to anyone looking to stay away from the crowds.
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Idyllic 1 BR Beachfront Apt, Close to Bar Harbor and Acadia Np
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Bass Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

Perfect Choice

  • 5 of 5
This secluded apartment is exactly as advertised and depicted: scenic views, (including sunsets), quiet, clean and comfortable; a beautifully maintained, multi-acre property with access to the oceanfront. This rental is a perfect choice for a couple looking to experience all that Mount Desert Island has to offer and still have a "home" to return to at the end of the day. The owners were extremely helpful prior to our arrival and could not have been more accommodating during our visit. 10 minute drive to Southwest Harbor for bike rentals, kayak rentals, the Cranberry Isle ferry and a variety of shops and restaurants. Good hiking trails within the immediate area with more adventuresome trails only a short drive to the Beach Mountain and Echo Lake areas. We made multiple trips to Bar Harbor and other parts of the island and never found the Bass Harbor location to be a problem. We spent an active week on the island, but left with more to see and do. We hope to return to MDI and the apartment at Harbor Reach Farm at some time in the future. In the meantime, we are spreading the word with our friends.
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
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Idyllic 1 BR Beachfront Apt, Close to Bar Harbor and Acadia Np
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Bass Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

Lovely Experience---total rest and relaxation!

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay at Harbor Reach Farm and would heartily recommend it. We found total rest and relaxation. The house is right on the water, close enough to Bass Harbor to walk to restaurants (we are walkers, though), next to the lighthouse, near a wonderful boat trip/wildlife trip to Frenchboro, and feels private and secluded. Great place for two people---cozy and comfortable with nice details and decor. We saw deer on the property every single day, and enjoyed the swarms of butterflies on the back lawn. Dianne is a wonderful hostess---very friendly and knowledgeable about just about anything in the area, and was totally responsive and helpful. We also enjoyed her garden (as did the deer). We didn't try out the bicycles, but everything else in the listing was accurate. The property was clean and well-maintained. We enjoyed walking on the beach, walking to the lighthouse, sitting by the water. It's very quiet, but close to many activities and restaurants, including three of our favorite restaurants on Mt Desert Island. We loved being on the "quiet side", getting a chance to see parts of Acadia that are not the main drag. Bar Harbor is close, so we spent a day there as well, but were happy to escape the hubbub. We recommend this property to anyone looking for a quiet and secluded spot on Mt. Desert, and hope to return next time we go to Mt. Desert Island!
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Hancock County/Bar Harbor Airport (BHB)
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Swan's Island Ferry
Nearest Train
150 Miles
Portland
Nearest Motorway
52 Miles
I-95 at Bangor
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
95 feet from Mean High Tide Line
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nemo's
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Causeway Club
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Miles
Seafood Ketch
Car: recommended

Harbor Reach Farm is a 5 acre property of wooded waterfront. Andrew's Mom owns a similar vacant 5 acre wooded lot to the North. To our South is a 2/3 acre vacant lot that directly abuts hundreds of acres of Acadia National Park land and the famous Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse. Hence Harbor Reach Farm is very quiet, secluded and serene. Some guests rarely leave the property for their entire stay. They prefer relaxing on the beach, reading a book, watching boats and wildlife glide by, enjoying magnificent sunsets, etc.

The Western side of Mount Desert is very accurately referred to as 'The Quietside.' When the First Family visited MDI two summers ago, the Obamas spent part of their visit here, touring the Lighthouse at the end of our road, hiking the nearby Ship Harbor trail and dining at a waterfront restaurant in neighboring Southwest Harbor. Nearby are the Wonderland ocean trail and Seawall picnic area, all part of Acadia National Park.

Bass Harbor has 3 restaurants with waterviews. Thurston's lobster pound on the Bernard side of Bass Harbor is a wholesale lobster dock that buys daily from local lobstermen. The Swan's Island Ferry and Little Island nature tourboat are a few miles away.

Southwest Harbor is about a 10 minute drive, where one can find more waterfront restaurants and lobster docks. The Library is well stocked. There is a medium size grocery store, as well as a gourmet food store, drug store and two Banks. Fishing, sailing, boat and kayak rentals are available. A mailboat takes passengers out to the Cranberry Isles several times a day.

The picturesque Causeway Club 9 hole golf club welcomes all golfers.

Bar Harbor and the major sections of Acadia National Park are about a 30 minute drive. Most of the Park can be visited via the free Island Explorer bus system. There is a bus stop close to Harbor Reach Farm. Acadia National Park is the second most visited National Park in the U.S. The website is www.nps.gov/acad/index.htm

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Availability & Rates

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Bass Harbor Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Aug 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
Fall
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
Fall
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
$900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Minimum stay 4 nights at $200 per night
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Amenities

Amenities

Bass Harbor Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Covered Parking
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Garage
  • Washing Machine
  • Dialup Access
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Binoculars
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • zoo
  • museums
  • live theater
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • eco tourism
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • rock climbing
  • golf
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • golf privileges optional
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
Notes:
2 burner electric stovetop,coffeemaker,toaster-oven
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