Large, roomy, comfortable, sunny and fully furnished renovated traditional family farmhouse. Living room with large wraparound deck overlooks Blue Hill Bay. Kitchen, living room (picture window) & bedroom all have views across Bay to Swan's Island. Footpath from house to rocky (tidal) beach at Duck Cove. Perennial gardens surround house, large deck with flower planters & herbs, large lawn with hammocks, hill to rocky beach. House completely set up for summer rentals. Piano, lots of books in living room shelves, large screen TV, herbs on deck, 2 hammocks, children's full size frame play house on trail to cove, rocky beach
3 bedrooms and bathroom upstairs, downstairs bathroom, and laundry facilities. Living room lined with barn-board bookshelves, TV & DVD, children's games. Heated by Monitor oil heat supplemented with wood fireplace stove. Dining room with spinet piano, table seating accommodates 8. Dining room sideboards and cupboards, study, built-in desks. Highspeed internet, wireless, cable. Pet friendly. Sleeps 5
Acreage abuts Acadia National Park, local and island hiking, sailing, excellent restaurants, swimming in ponds within 15 minute drive. Served by Islander bus, on regular schedule.
One of West Tremont's 'historical houses': The house was an 1840's traditional Maine farmhouse, known locally to the older generation as the old Tolman place. The house was expanded and rebuilt in several stages in the mid-nineteenth century (it is now featured as one of West Tremont’s “historical houses”) with entry, barns, connecting rooms. The dining room and kitchen are late nineteenth century additions and the study was the original outside entrance, now fully enclosed and rebuilt as a downstairs study. The side facing the water was opens with picture window, large decks and gardens added. Culinary herbs for cooking on deck for tenant use. It has traditional farmhouse 'feel' but completely renovated and modernized for comfort and convenience.
The house is oriented to the deck and water, with a footpath down to the rocky beach at the head of Duck Cove, and a children's full-size play-out on the footpath. Full perennial gardens around the house, and wild (plowed) fields extending to the water.
Water-view is a conservancy with Maine Coast Heritage Trust. House and acreage protected by MCHT in traditional settings
Weekly rent is $1500, less 10% if 2 weeks or longer.
I fell in love with this farmhouse in 1965, when it was an abandoned chicken farm & have lovingly restored it over almost 5 decades. I am a college professor in Amherst, MA, and return to Mt. Desert every summer. We used to sail but now I mainly attend to the perennial gardens that surround the house.
The house itself is homey, large, tastfully renovated in farmhouse style and comfortable. Everything for your convenience, even a piano & a child's play house on the property. We've rebuilt the house over the years for our own comfort and that of our guests. It has local history going back into the early 19th century. Gorgeous view out across the water of Blue Hill Bay, short trail down to Duck Cove (rocky beach on our property), large hillside, beautiful pereniial gardens, and the hiking or touring pleasures of Mt Desert Island a bike or car ride away in minutes. Wonderful local restaurants. Terrific place for a family vacation and getaway.
The view, the ease of access to hiking and biking and boating, local nature tours, bird-watching, naps in the hammocks, lots of books in shelves lining the living room, terrifically comfortable house.
Spectacular sight-seeing with sailing, kayaking, hiking, climbing, biking & lake/pond/beach swimming locally available in Acadia National Park (Mt. Desert Island) & surrounding waters. Ferries available to outer islands for day-trips. Bass Harbor and Southwest Harbor closest harbors for sailing (rentals and charters available), fishing & whale-watching in Blue Hill Bay & Frenchman's Bay. Excellent restaurants, family-style as well as gourmet, near house in Southwest Hbr and elsewhere on Mt. Desert Island. Weekly classical and other concerts in Northeast Harbor, in Bar Harbor, and at Kneisel Hall (Blue Hill, 40 minutes away).
Other Activities: Easy hiking as well as steep climbing trails in Acadia National Park. Sailing & kayaking close by. Boat rentals (kayak, canoe, sail, motor) in Somes Sound, Blue Hill & Frenchman's Bays. Swimming in cove on property or nearby lakes, ponds, or beach across Island. National Park guided tours as well as self-guided trails.
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