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

Jennifer Wales

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

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

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

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Reviews

5
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10% SALE- Unique Nature Inspired New Home Adjacent to Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 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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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
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Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
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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.
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Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
New York, NY
5

Great home, great location!

  • 5 of 5
This was our best vacation ever! Jennifer made the welcome easy and was very helpful in recommendations for places to visit. Long Pond is a 5-10 minute walk from the house. My kids (ages 5,7,9) were in heaven for the week. When not swimming in Long Pond or canoeing or exploring the wooded area of our home, we were hiking in the mountains (Beech Mtn -- 15 minute drive to this fantastic hike), Acadia Mtn, Flyinig High Mtn., Wonderland, South Harbor, and much more. The vistas atop the mountain are amazing! And kids loved the hikes.

The home is immaculate, full of every amenity possible and high end. Take a look at the pictures!

Cant wait to come back --- we haven't even touched the other things to do here!
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

Wonderful House in Mount Desert Island

  • 5 of 5
My family (1 toddler, 2 adults) recently stayed at Fern Way and couldn't have been more pleased with the stay. We would recommend for anyone looking for a great vacation home.

The property is new, very well maintained, clean and has an amazing view of the woods. Pictures do not do this house justice.

Fern Way was equipped with everything a family with young children would need. We loved knowing we didn't need to bring anything for our child. Toys, cups, more toys, pack and play etc. We loved knowing we could eat breakfast lunch and dinner at home and enjoy the scenery of Fern Way or drive a couple of miles into town and enjoy Bar Harbor.

Fern Way had everything and anything we would need for a stay. Fresh towels, blankets, cooking utensils, BBQ pit, comfortable bed, TV, etc.

Fern Way was tucked away from the city of Bar Harbor but close enough for us to visit every day. The location is so peaceful especially coming from the busy life in Houston.

My daughter loved the Long pond which was at the end of the road. It was perfect for kayaking, canoeing, or my daughter's favorite, just throwing rocks in the water.

We hiked mountains, visited parks, played on the beaches, and enjoyed a little bit of all New England weather (It was hot, cold, raining, and cold again!)

The owners were terrific to work with and helped with many great tips and advice before and during our stay. Jen even had blueberry jam for my daughter which she loved!

Definitely recommend this vacation rental to anyone wanting to get away and enjoy the scenery of MDI in a wonderful comfortable enjoyable house.



Erica, Dylan, and Olivia (Houston, Texas)
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Erica and Dylan,
It was certainly a pleasure to met your family and I’m delighted that Olivia had such a good time. My kids still love to head down to Long Pond and toss rocks into the water (and feed the ducks and swim at the beach and go kayaking and have a picnic and watch the stars…) Your review truly touches on all the most advantageous aspects of Fern Way as a rental property. The location is so private and quite and yet really close to all the areas of the National Park and various towns on Mount Desert Island. We have attempted to set up the house with all the amenities and supplies that one could need on a vacation. And finally with our vacation services, lists of recommendations, and guides, the house binder full of local menus, brochures and maps, and of course being available to give any particular advice anyone might be looking for, we hope to have made available any helpful information we could. I’m delighted that Fern Way was a successful rental property for you and we certainly hope to see you again in the future. Thank you for such a kind review. Jen and Adam Wales, Mountain Sea Properties
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BEAUTIFUL SERENE/SECLUDED GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
This was our sixth time to Mount Desert Island for vacation in the last 15 years.
The house was awesome, spacious,very quiet other then the noise we made.
So nice to come back to after being at Acadia or Bar Harbor during the day. Nice just to relax, read, take a nap before going out on the town for dinner. Very well located to all attractions. Jen and her husband were very accomodating and a wealth of information if there were questions. We even went out on the pond in a Canoe one day and took our lunch (pond is in walking distance). I loved sitting out on the screened porch with coffee early in the morning and listen to all the birds and sounds coming from the woods around us. I would highly recommend this property to anyone who really wants to relax and truly be on vacation.I have already passed the property details to friends who have asked me where we stayed. Thank you so much for everything.

Craig, Christine, and Emily Adams (Lancaster, Pennsylvania)
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Craig, Christine and Emily-
Thank you so much for your kind words. I too just love the screened in porch, it's my favorite room in the whole house (which is why we put a futon couch out there in addition to the dinning table- sleeping out there is just fantastic!). I’m really glad you enjoyed Fern Way so much. What you touch upon, the quite and privacy yet convenient location to all areas on Mount Desert Island (best of all being Long Pond) is just what we wanted to create when we designed and built the house in that location. I certainly hope we’ll be a stop for you on your future trips up to Acadia; it was a pleasure to meet your family. All our best, Jen and Adam Wales
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Echo Lake
"Wonderful spot for swimming! Nice big sandy beach. In Acadia National Park. Just a few mi..."
Southwest Harbor
"The "local" town on Mount Desert Island with some top notch restaurants. Coast Guard statio..."
Acadia National Park
"This is what you came here for! Located all over the island, the Beach Mountain hiking area..."
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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Availability & Rates

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Bar Harbor House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
September/October
Aug 30 2014 - Oct 25 2014
3 night minimum stay
$400
$1,600
$6,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$225
 

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.***

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.
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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:
  • Rural ...
  • Lake ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
  • Family
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Laundry Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Living Area
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Blender
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • 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
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Sand Box
  • Beach Towels
  • Barbecue
  • Wood Deck
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Bicycles ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Golf ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • forests
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • photography
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • rafting
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • rock climbing
  • fly fishing
  • equestrian events
  • snorkeling
  • whitewater rafting
  • tennis
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
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.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:

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