This unique elevated home, with large deck overlooks a beautiful garden but is within walking distance to downtown Bar Harbor with its many restaurants etc. It is also within a few yards of Bar Harbor's Shore Path and the Bus system which accesses the entire Island and Acadia National Park, its hiking trails and carriage paths. The house is kept meticulously clean and has a jacuzzi in one bathroom and a loft bed in one of the bedrooms. A large deck area is perfect for alfresco dining, sunning, stargazing or viewing the fireworks on the 4th of July. A dishwasher, gas stove, quiet refrigerator, washer and dryer make for easy vacation days. A wood burning stove creates a cozy atmosphere on a chilly Maine evening. It is bright and sunny but also a great place to catch up on some reading on a foggy day on the window seat in the loft bedroom. A television and DVD player are located in the living room and a CD player in the bedroom. WiFi Internet is present and an in-house phone for local or calling card calls. All linens are provided as well as a complete kitchen including a lobster pot and equipment. Outdoor grilling is available the old fashioned way with a real charcoal grill and a picnic basket for trips across the Island.
George and I built this house in 1996. It was a property adjacent to his restaurant GEORGE'S which operated next door from 1978 to 2005. It was sold in 2009 to friends who operate it as a summer rental also but will eventually retire there. George has lived on MDI since 1960 and was a high school teacher until 1988, teaching history, civics, psychology and drama during which time MDIHS won many awards for their plays. George has retired but is ever-busy: right now building a small house to live in next door to this rental.
Gay arrived on MDI in 1975 and fell in love with the Island. She has worked in the school system, as a legal secretary, inn-keeper, cook and jacqueline of all trades. She met George and worked at his restaurant for 18 years. They started up a bakery and restaurant in 1989 together and operated until 1992.
We love working together and can't seem to stop. The new house is our latest project along with our continuing updating and care of Ravensnest and our house in Florida.
We love meeting all the people who come to our house and introducing them to the town and the Island which we love and call our home.
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Bar Harbor is a great tourist destination for the whole family with tons of hiking and biking and water activities such as swimming, boating, kayaking, touring and sailing. The presence of Acadia National Park next to Bar Harbor offers the tourist and resident the best of both worlds: nature during the day and a bustling, interesting town at night. Mount Desert Island comes alive in the summer with art shows, music festivals, parades and food fests. Each chamber of commerce on the Island will list early in the year the dates of these. They begin in June and go through October with Oktoberfest. They are a nice addition to all the other activities the Island has to offer.
Other Activities: whale watching, kayaking, carriage rides
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