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10% SALE- UNIQUE NATURE INSPIRED NEW HOME ADJACENT TO LAKE

Jennifer Wales

Advertiser since: 2005
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Jennifer Wales

Advertiser since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2014
Call Manager
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Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

10% SALE- UNIQUE NATURE INSPIRED NEW HOME ADJACENT TO LAKE

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Bar Harbor House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedroom, 2 bath, sleeps 8

Built in 2004, the Fern Way home is a delightful blend of modern convenience and rustic style. Designed by a local architect to integrate with the beautiful natural setting of Mount Desert Island, at every turn Fern Way celebrates the natural world.

A gently curving driveway through the woods leads to the quiet 4.5 acres that surrounds Fern Way. The attractive exterior is Adirondack style live edge siding, complemented by cedar posts supporting an entry porch overlooking the large lawn. Entering the house, two French doors lead you into a large open floor plan allowing for ease and comfort of a large group or family gathering.

Classic post and beam details include a stunning custom banister in maple and a soaring two story stonewall that defines the sunny living area. The large kitchen is ideal for preparing family meals with ample counter space, appliances and gadgets.

A screened porch with dining table and futon couch is the perfect spot to start your day with coffee and end it with sunsets through the trees. The basement includes a home gym with top of the line Bowflex weight machine, Sole elliptical trainer, yoga mat and props, exercise bike and Nordic ski machine.

The large master bedroom with a king bed is located upstairs as well as a bedroom with a double bed, a bedroom with two twin beds, and a full bathroom complete with a two-person jetted tub to helps ease tired muscles after a fun filled day exploring Acadia. Downstairs is a bedroom with a double bed, a bathroom with shower, and the screened porch with a new futon, which can be used as an extra bedroom or by those wishing to sleep in the fresh air of the Maine woods.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Jennifer Wales (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2005
Call Manager
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Speaks: english

About Jennifer Wales

Adam and Jen have a deep love and understanding of the natural beauty surrounding the Acadia/Mount Desert Island area. Jen grew up summers on Long Pond and Adam on a 110-acre farm in Western Maine adjoining the Appalachian Trail. They met here in Bar Harbor working as sea kayak guides in the summer of 1993.

Over the years, they have hiked, biked, paddled, and sailed every conceivable route on and around Mount Desert. Adam completed his goal of hiking every trail on the Island in the summer of 1994 and Jen authored The Sea Kayaker's Guide to Mount Desert Island published by Down East Books in 1997. Together they paddled the Maine Island Trail, a 175-mile 28-day kayaking trip from Portland to Machias, up the entire Maine coastline.

In the summer of 2000, Jen and Adam started Mountain Sea Properties with a single house, Eagle Cliff, where they were married that same summer. The owner had approached them expressing her frustration renting the home through larger rental operations on the island. She complained that her house was one of hundreds represented so the service she received was minimal. She also stated that those who rented the house were not as well informed as they could be. The tenants were also one of hundreds and the service they received was minimal.

Adam and Jen offered to represent the house committing to providing top quality service to both owners and tenants by representing a limited number of houses and providing personalized vacation services.

Since then, Mountain Sea Properties has grown along with the Wales family. As year-round members of the Island’s community, Adam and Jen are dedicated to the vitality of the people of Mount Desert Island. Thus, each year they donate a portion of their proceeds to local organizations devoted to sustaining the beauty and well-being of the Mount Desert Island area.

Jennifer Wales purchased this house in 2004

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 21 traveler reviews

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10% SALE- Unique Nature Inspired New Home Adjacent to Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
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Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Cleveland, OH
5

Great house and location, highly recommended

  • 5 of 5
Our family stayed here in June 2009, and based on our experience, would recommend for anyone looking for a great vacation home.

The property is new, very well maintained, clean, and as described. In fact, the photos do not quite do justice to our favorite features including an excellent kitchen and a screened-in porch with a quiet, serene view of the surrounding woods.

The location is convenient to access both the park and nearby activities like Long Pond and Beech Mountain.

The owners were terrific to work with and helped with many great tips and advice before and during our stay. They also provide loads of current local information, organized in a big file box with maps, brochures, menus, etc. The small library of books was handy as well - covering everything from bird watching to sea kayaking and hiking guides.
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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10% SALE- Unique Nature Inspired New Home Adjacent to Lake
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+1 -2072440066
Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

A Real Gem!

  • 5 of 5
What a gem! This is a great place to stay for your family vacation. The pictures actually do not do justice to this house. It was homey, comfortable, beautiful interior, open floor layout and clean. The location is great. Just far enough away from the crowds, but just a quick, easy drive to get there when you wanted. Jen has a well stocked house, everything you could need.

The owners are nice people. They provide lots of information about hiking, sightseeing, activities and restaurants. They are very knowledgeable and helpful with suggestions of things to do.

I would highly recommend this property and would stay here again.
York Springs, PA
  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Kim, glad you all had such a great time. Always happy to extend to you a returning tenant discount if you do find yourself up this way again in addition to a referral discount to anyone of your friends whom you recommend us to. Hope to see you again soon. Jen Wales, MountainSea Properties
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10% SALE- Unique Nature Inspired New Home Adjacent to Lake
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Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

Comfortable, clean, homey, perfect

  • 5 of 5
You couldn't find a better spot for a great getaway! The owner, Jen, thinks of every last detail, down to the big lobster pot stashed in the well-equipped kitchen and the local, wild blueberry jam waiting for us on the kitchen counter. We had an absolutely amazing stay and feel like we hit the jack pot with this house. Highly recommend it for everyone who wants to explore the beautiful Mount Desert Island!
  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted to hear that we are the jackpot to hit! Glad you enjoyed all the lobster cooking in our big kitchen and the local blueberry jam. Jen Wales- MountainSea Properties
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10% SALE- Unique Nature Inspired New Home Adjacent to Lake
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Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

GREAT VACATION SPOT

  • 5 of 5
If you're having trouble deciding where to stay on Mount Desert Island, Fern Way is the perfect choice. You can walk to the swimming beach and boat rentals on Long Pond, and are really at the crossroads of the island -- you can easily reach Bar Harbor, the Park Loop Road, and the "quiet side" attractions. The house is very comfortable and well-equipped, and our family of six had plenty of room to spread out. It's even prettier than in the pictures, and we enjoyed eating in as much as eating out. Jen and Adam are excellent hosts and will answer all your questions.
  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Branda- if you can have "crossroads" on a round island, then Fern Way sits right there in the middle of it all. Thanks for the kind words, although I always enjoy eating out much more than eating in particularly with the choices of restaurants in Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor, Bass Harbor, Otter Creak and Town Hill all less than 15 min away! Hope to see you and your family again in the near future. Jen Wales-Mountain Sea Properties
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10% SALE- Unique Nature Inspired New Home Adjacent to Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p119384
+1 -2072440066
Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

fantastic house on the doorstep of it all

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here for the second week of our vacation on Mount Desert Island. We all loved it. Fernway is a great base from which to hike and explore the quieter parts of the park. It is wonderfully cool and calm in the woods. And our three boys loved wandering down to Long Pond to swim and fish. The owners (and their kids) were really welcoming and made sure it was a real wrench to leave for home at the end. Strongly recommend for families
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris, sorry to make it so hard for your family to leave and head back home! Fern Way really does have a wonderful location just two min from Long Pond with its excellent swimming, fishing and boating. It was a pleasure to have you and your family stay at Fern Way and we hope to see you again in the future. Jen Wales
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10% SALE- Unique Nature Inspired New Home Adjacent to Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p119384
+1 -2072440066
Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Where do you live?
5

Great house!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Fern Way over July 4th week in 2014 and we had a wonderful time! The owner is delightful, the house is lovely, and Mount Desert Island is incredible. It was our second trip to Acadia, and this house is located in the perfect spot to do some of the hiking in the Western (and less busy) side of the park. A great vacation.
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Ah yes, the western side of Mount Desert Island- the best kept secrete from those whom insist that Bar Harbor IS Mount Desert Island. There is so much hiking and swimming and beautiful shoreline on the west side along with great restaurants and some fun shopping. And of course there is the organic Beech Hill Farm just up the road. The best thing about Fern Way is that while you can easily access all the areas of Acadia National Park and villages on the west side, you are still only 10 min from Bar Harbor as well! With it's central location, Fern Way is really no more than 10-15 min from anywhere on the island.

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Bar Harbor Tenton Airport
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Long Pond swimming/boating/picnic area
Car: recommended

Located in the heart of Mount Desert Island, Fern Way is no more than 10 min from all attractions including the secluded hidden treasures on the “quiet side” of Acadia National Park. From Bar Harbor and the breathtaking Park Loop Rd to Bass Harbor and its famous lighthouse, you’ll spend more time exploring the wonders of this lovely island and less time getting there. Best of all, it is a short 5 min walk to Long Pond, the largest lake on the island where there is a picnic area, swimming beach, and canoe/kayak rental. Nearby are several other treasures of Mount Desert Island including the Beech Mt. hiking area, Beech Hill organic farm stand, and the village of Somesville and Somes Harbor where you can access the free island wide shuttle bus.

As part of our vacation services offered to our tenants, we have put together a local dinning guide, a guide to the supermarkets, specialty food stores and farmers markets, a first timers guide to Mount Desert Island, as well as local recommendations for traveling with kids.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $225 Per night

Bar Harbor House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $89
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes ***While a “Book It Now” option is certainly convenient, we still like to do things the old fashion way and actually talk to people! This allows us to answer any questions you may have and ensure that Fern Way is a property that will meet your needs. Our rental agreement with cancelation policy must be printed, signed and returned to us. We look forward to chatting with you soon.***

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Amenities

Amenities

Bar Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs bath - toilet , shower
    Upstairs bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , two person jetted tub
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 king
    Upstairs double - 1 double
    Upstairs twin - 2 twin/ single
    Downstairs double - 1 double
  • Screened in porch has new futon couch allowing for extra bedroom or sleeping out in the fresh maine woods air.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We know from our own experience managing family vacations that it can be quite a job. A little local knowledge and some extra help can make your vacation more enjoyable and hassle free. We offer a number of vacation planning services to our tenants including local information and recommendations, catering, massage therapy and house keeping.

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