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Mac Rubel

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Bedrooms 4
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Chalet, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Patten Bay Chalet is a 2200 square foot three level custom Lindal Western Red Cedar Chalet (see located on a gently sloping property that affords great views out over Patten Bay and 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 porch 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 rooms, both facing south and opening up on the garden, the yard, the croquet pitch and fire pit. 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 king bed, 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 is a double. The last bedroom is on the garden level and has a 3/4 bath just outside the bedroom door that it shares with the family room, also located on the garden level. 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.

The kitchen best described as an oversized galley-style kitchen with complete complement of full-sized appliances including four burner electric 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.

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 and croquet pitch 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 two-year upgrade and is now in top shape inside and out. Everything from new flooring (garden level) to new windows and doors, new propane service, new water heater, new beds and mattresses, new carpets, new decking, and full property clean-up has been completed and the owners are already planning the next set of improvements for the house.

Patten Bay Chalet is an 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.

Keywords: Chalet private home beachfront quiet view porch

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  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Mac Rubel

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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 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. 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. If just feels good.

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.

Bedrooms 4
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Property Reviews

Grand Chalet Overlooking Patten Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Grand Chalet Overlooking Patten Bay
+1 (207) 669-8236
Surry Downeast and Acadia
Bonita Springs FL

Dog and people paradise

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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!
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children
Grand Chalet Overlooking Patten Bay
+1 (207) 669-8236
Surry Downeast and Acadia

Wonderful vacation destination

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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.
Grand Chalet Overlooking Patten Bay
+1 (207) 669-8236
Surry Downeast and Acadia

Patten Bay Chalet

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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"
Grand Chalet Overlooking Patten Bay
+1 (207) 669-8236
Surry Downeast and Acadia

Patten Bay Chalet

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
Our stay at Patten Bay Chalet was very nice, beautiful setting and quite. The property is well maintained and plenty of space for two families and the dog. The owners are delightful and provided wonderful recomendations for restaurants and shopping. Places we enjoyed the most for dinner were Cleonice and Simones's in Ellsworth. Both had great menues and nice wine lists. For breakfast., the Riverside Cafe can't be beat. Friday nights they have live jazz which we enjoyed with a drink before going to dinner. The days spent in Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park were very pleasant. All and all, we had a fabulous week and would love to do it again. We most certainly would recommend Patten Bay Chalet to friends and family.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Bangor (BGR) & Hancock County (BHB)
Nearest Train
140 Miles
Portland ME
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Interstate I-95 Bangor
Nearest Beach
0.05 Miles
Private Beach
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Bar Harbor, Blue Hill
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Car: necessary

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.

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Availability & Rates

Surry Chalet Rental Rates

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Jun 7 2014 - Jun 27 2014
7 night minimum stay
Jun 28 2014 - Sep 12 2014
7 night minimum stay
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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100.00 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300.00
Tax Rate 8.0%
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Surry Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , ensuite two room bath suite in loft
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , First floor bathroom with direct access from queen bedroom
    Bathroom 2.5 - toilet , shower , Ground floor 3/4 bathroom
  • 2.75
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Loft with library area overlooking bay. Ensuite bathroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1st Floor with semi-private bath.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , First floor with shared bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Ground floor with 3/4 bath down the hall.
  • King size beds (1) King bed is in the master suite in the loft, Queen size Beds (2) The first queen bedroom is the primary bedroom on the first floor. Bedroom has separate access to a common bathroom. The second queen bedroom is located on the ground floor, off the family room. There is a three quarter bath with access from the hall outside the bedrrom., Double Beds (1) The double bedroom is on the first floor opposite the other bedroom and the bath. Twin or Single Beds (1) Futon is available in the family room on the ground floor and thereis a fold-out futon chair available that can be moved where needed for smaller children
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Stereo ...
  • CD Player
  • Television ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Toys ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Yard
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck Furniture
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • zoo
  • theme parks
  • cinemas
  • churches
  • playground
  • water parks
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • winery tours
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • boating
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountaineering
  • deepsea fishing
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • racquetball
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
Patten Bay Chalet is a nature lover's Paradise! You don't have to move from the deck to see eagles, hawks, osprey, or hear the sound of the loons from the bay. Speaking of the deck, many guests report not being able to leave their Adirondack chairs without significant coaxing.
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