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SEACAT'S REST OCEANSIDE SUITE

Bruce Gillett

Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Bruce Gillett

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SEACAT'S REST OCEANSIDE SUITE

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Lamoine Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Two bedrooms, one sleeping alcove, one full bath, sleeps 6

SeaCat's Rest is a modern, kid friendly 1000 sf suite with full cook's kitchen. It looks toward the Maine shore through thirty feet of windows, and comprises the private ocean facing ground level of a large two family home. Step outside and you will be 100 feet from the great North Atlantic with views toward Cadillac Mountain and Acadia National Park. Dig clams on the shore or kayak in the pristine waters between short trips to Bar Harbor or the Park's many attractions. Walk up to our local pond for a refreshing swim or check out Lamoine State Park one mile away. Settle in for the night with all the comforts of home with our full modern granite kitchen and entertainment center. There are two bedrooms, each with queen size beds, plus a new sleeping alcove with a queen size quality airbed..

September-The Other August!: Here on the Downeast coast of Maine, September is slow to yield to the cooling Canadian winds and we often have a full month of sun and warmth after most tourists have gone. This is the season of ripening apples, cranberries waiting to be gathered and the first hints of fall color. Prices are marked down--including ours, but few seasonal restaurants or shops are ready to close for the year.The Acadia Night Sky Festival is a celebration of the unique darkness of our night sky and runs in early September. Bucksport's Annual Medieval Tournament is scheduled for the second Saturday in September at Fort Knox. The quirky MDI Garlic Festival happens in mid September at the Smuggler's Den campground in Southwest Harbor. Though it's a bit of a drive, the Common Ground Country Fair in Unity, Maine is an organic mega-event at the end of September. My favorite fall event is Southwest Harbor's Oktoberfest where all of Maine's craft brewers offer their brews.

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Bruce Gillett (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english

About Bruce Gillett

The hosts, Bruce Gillett and Dr. Kathleen Rybarz came from Michigan in 1988 and raised our daughter here in Maine. We love the water, mountains and scenery and take an active interest in gardening, boating, mushrooming and foraging wild foods.

Bruce Gillett purchased this apartment in 1995

Why Bruce Gillett chose Lamoine

We didn't buy this house, we built it! After decades in the building business we designed it just how we wanted it and we feel it is the perfect spot for sharing with small groups who appreciate the water views and access, cleanliness and attention to details.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 17 traveler reviews

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SeaCat's Rest Oceanside Suite
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews
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SeaCat's Rest Oceanside Suite
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p161783
-+1 207 664-0069
Lamoine Downeast and Acadia
North Carolina
5

5 Star All the Way !!

  • 5 of 5
Wonderful, clean, like new ground floor apartment with a gorgeous view. Our host was friendly and very helpful while my wife loved the kitchen and the cozy wood burning stove. We plan on returning for an extended trip next year.
  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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SeaCat's Rest Oceanside Suite
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p161783
-+1 207 664-0069
Lamoine Downeast and Acadia
5

An unforgettable stay.. very nice:)

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed the stay and we can confidently say that you have taken every measure to keep the guests happy. Hats off to your thought process.

The house was very clean and all the required things were in place [with instructions to use]. Kids enjoyed reading the books and playing the games.

We look forward to visiting again, and would highly recommend 'Seacat Rest' to anyone planning a visit to Bar Harbor or Acadia, and is also in search of the true beauty and quietness of New England. The location, the cleanliness, and the gracious hosts makes this destination a 5 star rating for anyone lucky enough to book this rental.
  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Raj for your kind words. We enjoyed having you and are glad to host young families. Come back again! Bruce
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SeaCat's Rest Oceanside Suite
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p161783
-+1 207 664-0069
Lamoine Downeast and Acadia
5

An Amazing Adventure!

  • 5 of 5
As we arrived to our destination from south Florida, we were greeted by our host . Upon entering the apartment that our host had built in the lower half of his house, waiting there was a fresh loaf of artisan bread (that our host had baked) and a bottle of red wine sitting on the beautiful granite countertop. What a welcome! The apartment was immaculate and very comfortable. The kitchen is huge and has all that is needed for a family vacation. The wood floors, cabinets and art deco bathroom were equally as impressive. There was not a thing lacking in amenities. Although we went out for a few meals, it was so relaxing to have our breakfast, then stroll down to the bay (our backyard) to watch for seals as they checked the lobster traps. We had our lobsters one night at home, but also at the pound which our host suggested and no one was disappointed.

Although Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park is a short drive, we were just as happy to stay around the house that fluttered with humming birds, waiting for the bald eagle that made a daily appearance, and watch baby porcupines nesting in a tree. 'The Seacat Rest' is the perfect name due to the solitute and scenic beauty it provided us. The local 'seacats' were friendly and beautiful Maine Coons that visited us regularly and followed as we walked the rocky coast just yards away from the back door.

We visited Ruth and Wimpys twice, once for lunch on the way back from Schoodic Point, and then again for dinner the following night. Their lobster rolls beat all others that we tried. Schoodic Point would have to be the highlight of roadtrips taken, and in our opinion, not to be missed.


We look forward to visiting again, and would highly recommend 'Seacat Rest' to anyone planning a visit to Bar Harbor or Acadia, and is also in search of the true beauty and quietness of New England. The location, the cleanliness, and the gracious hosts makes this destination a 5 star rating for anyone lucky enough to book this rental.
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Salle and Ron, we enjoyed being your hosts! Thanks also for mentioning Schoodic. We visited there recently and you're right, it's a quiet gem of a place. And with our in-between location, SeaCat's Rest is convenient both to Schoodic and the main part of Acadia National Park.
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SeaCat's Rest Oceanside Suite
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p161783
-+1 207 664-0069
Lamoine Downeast and Acadia
5

SeaCat's Rest - The Place to Stay!!!

SeaCat's Rest - The Place to Stay!!!
  • 5 of 5
The property review was just as described in the listing and we arrived to find a spotlessly clean and well-maintained vacation get away! The owners made us feel right at home with fresh baked bread upon our arrival. The entire house was fully stocked with everything we needed to have this place feel like home rather than guests in a strange place - comfort to the max! Plush couches, a warm fireplace, kitchen utensils galore, a cozy stylish bathroom, washer and dryer, and super homey bedrooms and more....what a treat!

When you aren't relaxing indoors all you have to do is meander outside to the yard or deck chairs for a stunning view of the ocean where you might catch a glimpse of eagles or seals! If you really want some adventure you can take a self-guided kayak trip around the bay right from the owners' private beach front just seconds from your front door. The home is also tucked away down a long quiet driveway, but you also have convenient access to the nearby town of Ellsworth for your shopping or dining needs. Oh, try the Union River Lobster Pot in Ellsworth - fabulous! You're also a short drive to nearby Acadia National Park and the town of Bar Harbor.

The owners were very friendly, welcoming and generous but also extremely respectful of our privacy. If we return to Maine for another vacation we would definitely return to SeaCat's Rest! If you're considering a trip yourself then this is the place to stay!
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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SeaCat's Rest Oceanside Suite
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p161783
-+1 207 664-0069
Lamoine Downeast and Acadia
5

Purring over Seacat's Rest

Purring over Seacat's Rest
  • 5 of 5
We totally enjoyed our stay at Seacat's Rest! We love the location, close to some of our favorite haunts in Ellsworth, and the accomodations were wonderful. The apartment is comfortable, spacious and well-appointed, and Bruce has thought of everything you could possibly want or need--far above and beyond what you find in most rental homes. We enjoyed the resident cats who patrolled the property during the day and we had some lovely fall days to enjoy the gorgeous views. We have stayed at many rentals in this area of Maine and never quite found the one we'd like to return to--until this trip! We look forward to coming back. Bruce, we thank you for your hospitality and for a wonderful week.
  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
business
SeaCat's Rest Oceanside Suite
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p161783
-+1 207 664-0069
Lamoine Downeast and Acadia
5

Sea Cat's Rest

Sea Cat's Rest
  • 5 of 5
We absolutely loved our stay at SeaCat's Rest. It was peaceful, quiet and beautiful. The owners Bruce and Kathryn have thought of everything. Excellent value, very clean and nicely decorated, Short driving distance to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. I wished we could have stayed longer. A lovely retreat away from the hustle and bustle of Bar Harbor.
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Bar Harbor (Trenton)
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Finn's Irish Pub
Nearest Ferry
28 Miles
to Cranberry Island
Nearest Golf
5.7 Miles
Bar Harbor Golf Course
Nearest Train
155 Miles
Portland, ME
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Rt 1/ RT 3
Nearest Restaurant
7.2 Miles
The Bangkok Restaurant
Car: necessary

By making a half hour hop to Lamoine from Acadia National Park many advantages can be found. Prices are lower, beaches and trails are less crowded and you will not need to sacrifice any bit of the Downeast experience. You could even kayak one mile to the island or drive 8 miles and hop onto the free 'Island Explorer' bus to avoid crowded island driving altogether. Our breezy location just about guarantees pleasant and bug free picnics or clambakes. Our 1/4 mile gravel driveway removes us from summer traffic noises. Come and see what SeaCat's Rest has to offer!

Other Activities: kayaking, birding, clam digging, island exploring, cranberry picking

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Rates & Availability

From $145 Per night

Lamoine Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter 2014/2015
Nov 2 2014 - May 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
$145
$750
 
 
Spring 2015
May 2 2015 - Jun 26 2015
3 night minimum stay
$145
$850
 
 
High Season 2015
Jun 27 2015 - Sep 4 2015
3 night minimum stay
$145
$950
 
 
Fall 2015
Sep 5 2015 - Oct 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$145
$850
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$165
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes This site does not compute our 2 night rate, which is $155/night plus tax ($167.40), Two night total= $334.80. Please note that the site will tell you that there is a three night minimum only. This is not true. Also: If the total stay (< 1 week) adds up to more that the weekly rate, the weekly rate applies.
We ask for an immediate $100 deposit to hold your reservation and the remainder of the first half to be sent six weeks before arrival, with the second half due upon arrival. We accept checks and cash only. We have no set system for foreign transactions, please email us with ideas.
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Amenities

Lamoine Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Tiled floors and tub surround with elegant glass sink and premium fixtures
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Sleeping Alcove - 1 queen
  • Both bedrooms are approximately 10'x12' and have a five foot closet and a window large enough for an emergency exit. The sleeping alcove is separated from living area by a curtain and has a queen quality air bed and no closet.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Seacat's Rest is probably the cheapest place you will find in the area that's not a tiny, summer-only cottage. Please read the reviews and see what our guests have to say!

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