BREATHTAKING OCEANFRONT HOME ON BLUE HILL BAY.

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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BREATHTAKING OCEANFRONT HOME ON BLUE HILL BAY.

West Tremont House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)

We will consider rental requests for the 2014 season in February 2014.

Ever dream of a house on a cliff overlooking the ocean?

Otter Rocks is a distinctively designed 'Frank Lloyd Wright' style house, built on 4 levels over granite ledge, perched on the rocky shore of Blue Hill Bay – a truly spectacular spot. Located on the quiet side of Mount Desert Island with easy access to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. This is a house that has all the creature comforts plus the charm of a unique Maine summer home. The living area is at the same time warm and spacious. Enjoy a panoramic view of the bay and watch sunsets from the generous decks. You are guaranteed to see boats and birds and porpoises and, at night, shooting stars. Keep watching and you may spot an eagle or a seal.

Four cozy bedrooms are furnished with a queen bed, a full bed, and two twin beds, all well removed from the living area. A pull out couch is also located in the family room for a willing guest. A fully equipped bright and roomy kitchen takes the chore out of meal prep.

The property is very secluded without being isolated. At the end of a dead end road, only you and the other guests will be nearby. The villages of Southwest Harbor, Northeast Harbor, and Bar Harbor plus Acadia National Park’s main entrances and trails are fifteen to thirty minutes away by car.

Swimming is possible for the intrepid, given the rocky shore and the ocean water, but access to the water is easy. However, nearby lakes may be more inviting.

Keywords: Waterfront, Quiet Side, Secluded

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • alternative lifestyle
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Advertiser since 2010
Speaks english

About The Owner

Having lived or summered on or around the island for more than 35 years, Mt. Desert has always been considered our home away from home. It is a place that we migrate to each summer (and even an occasional winter) regardless of where ever else our family is on the planet. It is truly a integral part of our family tradition.

The Owner purchased this house in 1974

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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5
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Breathtaking Oceanfront Home on Blue Hill Bay.
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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Breathtaking Oceanfront Home on Blue Hill Bay.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p299286vb
West Tremont Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Columbia, MD
5

Pretty house, beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5
This house is even nicer than it looks on-line. The unusual architecture is in harmony with the setting, there are windows everywhere, and the views are wonderful. With no other houses within sight or hearing, Otter Rocks is very peaceful. The home is clean and welcoming, nicely decorated, with all necessary appliances, an extensive library, and even basic supplies. We enjoyed reading on the decks, and seeing the wildlife, especially the small red squirrels that came on the decks to take the nuts we put out for them, and dolphins that came in close to the rocks at the edge of the property on a morning so quiet we could hear them breathing. The owner is friendly and helpful. She answered endless questions (our email string has 33 entries), and her directions made it easy to find the house. Even more important to us, she was flexible about dates and times. Our primary activity was attending our son's graduation, but we also had fun driving to the top of Cadillac Mountain and wandering through the shops in Bar Harbor. We had good (but expensive) dinners at the Looking Glass Restaurant in Bar Harbor and Red Sky in Southwest Harbor, and a fun breakfast at Cafe Your Way in Bar Harbor.
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Breathtaking Oceanfront Home on Blue Hill Bay.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p299286vb
West Tremont Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Boardman, OH
5

Quiet, perfect, getaway

  • 5 of 5
A stones throw from the ocean, OtterRocks provides the perfect location situated close enough to Acadia, Bar Harbor, and the tourist attractions you can enjoy them when you want, but far enough away that you can leave it all behind when you are ready for peace and reflective quiet. The sounds of waves will lull you to sleep and the sounds of the lobster boats will be your alarm clock. The house is exactly as purported on VRBO. It is a simply decorated summer house with all the convenience you need to relax. Wander the coastline for hours and you wont ever see another soul. The house's name isn't the owner's artistic license, we actually saw otters albeit from a distance! For dinner, you need to try Thurston's Lobster Pound, just 10 minutes away in Bernard (Bass Harbor), but bring warm clothes, even in July.
  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Breathtaking Oceanfront Home on Blue Hill Bay.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p299286vb
West Tremont Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Evanston, IL
5

Wonderful house, great setting

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed a week in August 2010 at this wonderful, rustic yet very comfortable, clean and well maintained house. Everything was as advertised on the VRBO listing. The setting cannot be equaled--perched above the rocky coast, convenient to things to do yet secluded. Fully furnished--even to a selection of Maine-themed books. We enjoyed meals on the deck. But even when the mosquitoes are bad and you have to eat inside, the dining area is situated so you can enjoy the view. The owner was great to deal with -- both before and after we had rented the house. We forgot to print our directions, so called her after we had passed through Ellsworth on our way to the house. She interrupted whatever she was doing and cheerfully provided specific directions. A minor problem brought the caretaker to the house within minutes of our call. Summary -- we loved this house and we will be back. The review guidelines ask for local recommendations: We ate at the Dry Dock in Southwest Harbor twice and really liked it both times; avoid Fiddler's Green--service was terrible.
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Breathtaking Oceanfront Home on Blue Hill Bay.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p299286vb
West Tremont Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Charlotte, VT, USA
5

Maine Paradise Cliffside--Who could ask for more?

  • 5 of 5
I can't imagine a better vacation site. We found that this place has it all. There we were, perched on a cliff over the ocean with absolutely gorgeous views all day and evening (the stars are spectacular), with islands and a rocky coast across Blue Hill Bay, the extended ocean view to the west, phenomenal sunsets, and barely another house in sight (except far across the bay). So it was tempting to stay put, which you easily can in this spot, given multiple decks that allow you to catch the sun or shade at any time of day/evening, rocky cliffs that served as our own living room/lounge, lush green grounds all around that are full of birds and song, multiple living areas for games, late night chats, etc., and a wonderfully furnished living space and kitchen.

But we are very active folks with no intention of just staying put, and we found this a great spot for biking and long walks (especially in Acadia's carriage roads), boating, swimming, shopping, and of course, eating. The house is big but feels cozy (we had 7 people staying and never felt crowded). The owners stocked the house with information about places to eat and play. There are great restaurants nearby but at sufficient distance that you feel you're in a lovely, quaint, rural setting.

Hey, what more could you want, except a masseuse...but the constant song of the waves gives a pretty good massage job on its own. This is a great spot for young and old, active and lazy, sophisticated and simple.
  • Submitted: May 5, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Breathtaking Oceanfront Home on Blue Hill Bay.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p299286vb
West Tremont Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
UT
5

Perfect Solitary Peace

  • 5 of 5
This is THE perfect get away spot! The views are amazing across Blue Hill Bay, the sounds of which will lull you to sleep at night while the drumming of the lobster boats will gently rouse you from your slumber in the morning. Multiple decks allowed us to enjoy either shade or sun and "Cocktail Rock" was the perfect spot to sit, relax, and watch the sun set over the Blue Hills while enjoying a glass of wine. A true gem of the "quiet side", it allowed us to explore the parts of Acadia and the island that weren't so crowded and felt like our little secrets (try Seal Cove, Pretty Marsh, Bass/Bernard Harbor, and Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse to mention a few). If you are a paddler of either kayak or canoe then aim for Seal Cove for a good protected spot with great access to put-in (but be prepared as the water is COLD and the wind can come up around noonish out further in the bay). South West Harbor is just a short drive away and had all the needed amenities as well. Be sure to go to Thurston's Lobster Pound in Bernard for the quintesential, picture perfect seafood dinner right on the waterfront (be sure to wear warmer clothes at cooler times as it is only screened-in and wear your lobster bib!). If you are lucky you might catch a glimps of otters playing off the rocks in front of the house, Mackeral running, Bald Eagles flying by at tree top levels, porpoises, seals, and maybe a fox or two!
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 0023
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Hancock County Airport
Car: necessary

Minutes from Acadia Nat. Park and multiple 'swimming holes'. By day, wandering the shoreline with wildlife just beyond the front door. By night, ZERO light pollution provides unbelievable star gazing.

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Availability & Rates

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West Tremont House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
August
Aug 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
$3,100
 
 
September
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Two week rentals are preferable and rates may be reduced for longer stays.

Stays at Otter Rocks run from 4pm Sat. to 10am the following Sat.
Deposit due with signed Rental Agreement: $1,000.00 plus $400.00 Security Deposit (Security Deposit refundable according to the Terms of the Agreement).

Balance of Total Rental Amount due four (4) weeks prior to commencement of the rental.
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Amenities

Amenities

West Tremont House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Telephone
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Broadband Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , On first floor
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , This couch is on the sunporch and the sun comes up early!
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Games
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • alternative lifestyle
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • jet skiing
  • rock climbing
  • mountain biking
  • wind-surfing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
Notes:
Built to take advantage of the outdoors, Otter Rocks has two huge decks and a sun porch, as well as incredible oceanfront seating areas. It is very private without being remote.
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