|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Patten Bay Chalet is a 2200 square foot three level custom Lindal Western Red Cedar Chalet (see http://lindal.com/homes/gallery/classic/) located on a gently sloping property that affords great views out over Patten Bay and across to Mt. Desert Island and Acadia National Park in the distance. The house is on three levels with the main living space on the first floor, elevated so that the south facing windows and the 600 square foot deck give a great view over the property and out over the bay.
The common living spaces for the house are all oriented towards the 'walls of windows' that face south on the garden level and the first floor of the house. The garden level common areas include the office and family room, both facing south and opening up on the garden and the year. The first floor common rooms include the dining room, living room and all-glass sunroom with its own private porch.
The chalet has four bedrooms and 2 3/4 baths. The master bedroom is in the loft which opens out over the living room with a wonderful view of the bay. It has a new king bed and mattress (2013), new carpeting (2014), a library area with reading chair and an ensuite two room bath/dressing room. The first floor has two bedrooms at the back of the house and a full bath. The primary bedroom has a new queen bed and mattress (2013) and a private entrance to the bathroom. The second bedroom has a double bed and access to the bath through a short hallway. Both first floor bedrooms have new paint and carpeting in 2014. The fourth bedroom is on the garden level. It has a queen bed with a new mattress (2013) and has a 3/4 bath just outside the bedroom that it shares with the family room. Two foutons are also available if the sleeping arrangements need to be customized.
Having the bedrooms spread out over three floors makes for an unusual level of privacy and flexibility that one does not ordinarily experience.
The house is heated by hot water baseboard and the residential hot water comes off the furnace so evening showers do not involve negotiations about who is going to have first crack at the hot water: There is enough for everyone. Water is from a private well and is not only safe, but delicious. Secondary heating is from a Jotul propane stove on the garden level and a propane fireplace insert in the living room. Evening fires can be had at the touch of a button both for ambiance and a little extra heat on cool mornings.
The kitchen is complete with a complement of full-sized appliances including four burner gas Jenn-Air downdraft stove top, Jenn-Air oven, 2.2 cubic food microwave, 22 cubic foot refrigerator/freezer with automatic icemaker, dishwasher, and a host of plug-in appliances including a 4-slice toaster, 12 cup coffee machine and grinder, electric kettle, and more. The kitchen is well stocked with all pots, pans, cooking utensils, as well as a sufficient supply of silverware and dishes for a party of 8. New granite counter tops will be installed before the start of the 2015 season.
There is a utility room in the back of the garden level that has a full sized washer and dryer that are available to our guests should the need for clothes washing arise.
Patten Bay Chalet is sited on a lot of just less than two acres in such a way that privacy is guaranteed. There is a buffer of trees to the back of the house and on either side as well, shielding you completely from the neighbors. From Viking Trail Lane you cannot see the house. Privacy is assured and yet, with the sloping property, you have an expansive view out over the water. The grounds are under constant improvement with the fire pit, outside stairs between levels, and the croquet lawn being the major additions for the 2014 season.
Patten Bay Chalet is in a small (9 lot), private, residential community. Although hidden in the woods, the Chalet still has a spectacular view of Patten Bay as well as Mt. Desert Island across the water. The Chalet has access to a private association beach just 200 yards away for those so inclined. Kids can spend a lot of time on the beach at low tide. A public freshwater beach, great for family outings, is 9 miles away on Branch Lake.
Patten Bay Chalet has undergone a major three-year upgrade and is now in top shape inside and out. Projects from new flooring (garden level) to new windows and doors, new propane service, new water heater, new beds and mattresses, new carpets in all bedrooms and public spaces, new decking, and full property clean-up have been completed. The house has nothing to apologize for.
Patten Bay Chalet is the ideal starting point for exploring the Acadia/Downeast region. The serenity that surrounds the house enhances relaxation after a full day of activities enjoying what Maine has to offer. The house location is perfect for visits to not only Acadia National Park on Mt. Desert Island, but also outings to Schoodic Peninsula and Downeast Maine as well as Blue Hill and Deer Isle on the other side of the world famous Eggamoggin Reach that connects Penobscot and Blue Hill Bays.
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Mac is a somewhat retired business owner who now spends his summer as a Registered Maine Fishing guide and his off-season as a volunteer Firefighter/EMT and emergency medicine instructor for Pamlico Community College in North Carolina. In his spare time he tries to fish and catch up with his chores.
Deb works full time as a scientific curator and, in her spare time, dances, bakes, manages the house. She is the one that keeps things organized.
Mac Rubel purchased this chalet in 2011
Between the two of us we have fifty years in the Acadia region. We chose Surry because it is close to everything but not in the middle of anything. It is quite and, when you open your ears, you can hear the silence. Wildlife abounds and, in the quiet, you can hear the evening call of the Loons from the water or the cry of the Osprey overhead.
After three years of searching we found Patten Bay Chalet which was just what we were looking for: a solid home in a lovely neighborhood, with privacy and, at the same time accessibility to all the activities that bring people to Downeast Maine.
Four separate peninsulas/islands are equally accessible and, when needed, Bangor is close by. We love it.
Patten Bay Chalet has good qui, which is Chinese for 'energy.' The house just 'feels' good. It faces south so is well-lit all day. It looks out over the sloping front yard to Patten Bay and then across the water to Acadia in the distance. No matter where you are, you catch a glimpse of the space in front of the house and the water close by. At the same time the house is tucked in between two stands of trees on the sides and trees behind, giving the property a sense of privacy and snugness.
The house is solidly built and, in the distance between the road and the house there is nothing but trees so whatever road noise there is (which is not that much) is muted or overcome by the rustling of the leaves on the trees. You really feel isolated from the noises of civilization. Just sitting on the deck doing nothing is a like a tonic, refreshing both body and soul. Many of our guests have stated that they have never felt more relaxed than when sitting on the deck, looking out over the water.
Four of us had a superb week at Mac and Deb's chalet overlooking Patton Bay. The house is lovely and one of those places in which you find yourself immediately comfortable. There was a fine welcome basket , a folder full of lots of useful local information, and plenty of maps and guides. The house and it's location were just right. Add to this owners who could not have been nicer and more helpful.
We will hope to return!
We recently spent an amazing week at the Patten Bay Chalet. We have had positive rental experiences in the past, but this one surpasses them all. Mac and Deb saw to it that their beautiful home was spotless and welcoming when we arrived. A lovely welcome basket along with a detailed "user guide" were left for us on the table. The guide included recommendations for activities and restaurants as well as how-to's for all the appliances and other features of the house. The house was spacious and the rooms laid out in such a way that everyone could be together when they wanted to be, but could also have privacy. Having three bathrooms was a definite plus since we had multiple family units staying together. Our group (from New Jersey) ranged in age from 18 months to 60+ and all were comfortable in the surroundings. In addition to the group staying at the house, we were visited each evening by other family members who live in the area. Although the home is nicely decorated and appropriate for adults, it was child-friendly enough that we didn't have difficulty finding ways to corral the toddlers. We were most impressed with the thought that Mac and Deb have put into making sure everything we needed was provided (right down to beach towels and a baby gate for the stairs leading to the loft).
The fire pit, a recent addition we understand, was loved by my 17-year-old. He and our other adult sons sat out there and talked for hours. The deck was a great place for the little children to play with adult supervision nearby. The view of the bay from the deck and loft was lovely, and the walk down to the beach not too long. We cooked many meals in the well-equipped kitchen and used the grill and outdoor lobster pot several times.
The only small challenge we had was cell phone connectivity. Internet access was great, but we did need to step out into the driveway to get a clear signal for phone calls and texts. Once we figured out where we had to stand, all was well. (It's the price one pays for beautiful seclusion!)
We would highly recommend the Patten Bay Chalet to any family looking for a lovely, large rental home in the Surry area. Thanks Mac and Deb!!!
We just returned from our week stay at Patten Bay Chalet and we had a fantastic time in Maine. The house had absolutely everything you will need from a well stocked kitchen to extra bath towels..it had it all and more.
I slept well in a comfortable bed with extra soft sheets. The sunny deck quickly became my favorite place for morning coffee and evening wine.
We went to Acadia National Park everyday, truly a beautiful place.
Mac and Deb were gracious hosts welcoming us with a basket of local goodies, treats for our dog and great advice.
Patten Bay chalet was our home away from home for 1 terrific week :-)
Dog paradise. Fully equipped and comfortable. We enjoyed golf at Kebo and Bar Harbor. Several good restaurants, including Cleonice (very convenient) and Arborvine (excellent,but pricey.) Excellent trails at Branch Lake and, of course, Acadia. Mac and Deb were totally accommodating and gracious hosts. The view was beautiful from the deck and from the yard. Great TV/entertaining area on lower level!
We had a wonderful stay in the Chalet with extended family: 4 adults and three children aged 9-13. We were greeted by a lovely gift basket filled with local food, and a personalized note including the weather forecast for the week. The binder full of information was the most helpful we have seen in any rental (and we have rented quite a few places over the years). The owners were extremely helpful prior to and during our stay. The main room is spacious and we loved the view from the large windows. There was more than enough space, bedrooms, and bathrooms for our group. It was a very hot few days when we first arrived and the Chalet had many fans throughout that helped us keep cool. We all enjoyed the beach - we brought a canoe and fishing gear, and rented a kayak nearby and had great fun on the water all week long. Acadia is a beautiful trip and close enough that we went a few times during the week. We also enjoyed the Wild Acadia Fun Park (ropes course, go-karts, mini-golf, climbing wall, and water slides), the Timber Tina Lumberjack Show, antique shops and seafood restaurants, hikes and scenic drives. A great rental cabin in a terrific location - we would definitely stay again if we are in the area.
We have just returned from a beautiful stay at the Chalet.The house is even more beautiful than the pictures show. It was ideal for spending a week with my grown children and 2 precious little ones.The Chalet was open and roomy and the 3 bathrooms were a huge plus. The neighborhood beach was just a short walk from the chalet, and ideal for little ones to play, chase waves and explore the ocean critters.It was a short drive to Bar Harbor and majestic Acadia National Park.The days were never long enough to be able to see and do everything the area offered.The owners were extremely helpful in answering any questions about the area. The Chalet and Bar Harbor need to be on everyones "bucket list"
Patten Bay Chalet is a wonderfully private place but located near the many things that Downeast Maine has to offer. Looking out from the porch it is difficult to tell that you have any neighbors at all and yet the property is less than ten minutes from some of the best restaurants in Downeast Maine in Ellsworth and Blue Hill, thirty minutes to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, and only forty minutes to either Stonington on Deer Isle or Schoodic Peninsula (the quiet part of Acadia.) Go further Downeast and you quickly run into small fishing villages tucked in tiny coves along the coast. Move inland just a couple of miles and you start to find freshwater lakes with swimming, boating, and fishing to keep you busy for the summer. Maine starts just beyond your doorstep.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
May 30 2015 - Sep 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Cleaning||$150 + Tax|
|Pet Fee||$100 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.