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'Spruce Lodge at Hadley Point' Totally Captures the Feeling of Maine!

Lorie Wiebrecht

Member since: 2004
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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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'Spruce Lodge at Hadley Point' Totally Captures the Feeling of Maine!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Bar Harbor House Rental Photos and Description

Absolutely Charming 3BR/2BA Home just Minutes from the Beach Sleeps 6

Maine is called 'Vacationland'--Mt. Desert Island, home of Bar Harbor & Acadia National Park, is an incredibly beautiful place where people come to relax, to play and to appreciate all that nature has to offer. 'Spruce Lodge at Hadley Point' has been designed so that you and your family can stay in a wonderful and comfortable environment while you explore and experience all the beauty that surrounds you! Our charming 3-level home has a bright, open floor plan where the living room, dining area & kitchen share one big space on the main level. Just down the hall is a lovely bedroom, full bath and laundry room. Upstairs is a private loft with a balcony and large separate bedroom. Downstairs there is the family room with game table, beverage refrigerator and a really CUTE bedroom that we call 'The Rose Room' and another spacious full bath. Spruce green (of course) is our theme color & it accents 'miles' of natural pine, fun wallpapers & clean painted walls! The furniture, dishes, art & collectibles were chosen with the Maine Woods in mind!

Activities:: The beach at Hadley Point which is only a block away is a public area where you can launch a boat, have picnics, sunbathe, skip rocks and watch for seals and other wildlife. This is a favorite spot for the kayak rental companies to start and end their day trips-it's fun to watch them come and go- you might want to join them! You can swim, boat, hike and ride bikes on your own or go out on a whale-watching tour or sunset cruise on Frenchman's Bay. There are fantastic restaurants, great shopping and even mini golf courses nearby. There is an awesome 'Art Deco' movie theater called 'The Criterion' located in downtown Bar Harbor and two evenings a week there are band concerts on the Village Green. Several art shows are held during the summer and cruise ships come into the harbor weekly! Mt. Desert Island is truly an Unforgettable Place with something for Everyone!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Lorie Wiebrecht (Owner)
Member since: 2004
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About Lorie Wiebrecht

I was born in Bar Harbor and my entire family lives or works only 5 minutes from our rental homes. My husband was born in Wisconsin and he fell in love with MDI the first time I took him there in 1996. He knew even before I did that we MUST have our own property there so that we would always have an excuse to go north whenever we could!

Mt. Desert Island is such a beautiful place - we both are so thankful that we can experience it many times a year and I must say that we are struck by the beauty and the solitude every time we go 'home.'

We hope that you truly have a wonderful time whether it is your first experience or you have been visiting for 20 years.

My Dad's motto is...'If you come to Maine one time it won't be your last time.' Of course he is pretty bias on the subject - having lived in Bar Harbor all his life! I wish everyone could get one of his Island tours-they are awesome to say the least!

He started working as a chauffeur at age 15 and he can tell some stories. He and my Mom owned several restaurants and motels and even developed the largest campground on the Island, Bar Harbor Campground which my youngest brother now manages.

Seems like our family has been in the hospitality trade forever and...with all that experience we have certainly learned how to take good care of our guests!

Lorie Wiebrecht purchased this house in 2002

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Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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'Spruce Lodge at Hadley Point' Totally Captures the Feeling of Maine!
average rating of 4.892857 based on 28 reviews

Comfort and Space for a Family of Six

  • 5 of 5

We have spent a week at Spruce Lodge for the past two years. The home is immaculate and well stocked with everything you could possibly need for a wonderful Maine vacation, including a lobster pot with its own propane burner and all the plates and utensil you need for a lobster dinner, (including the bibs!). We are a family with 4 kids under the age of 12 and there was plenty of room and things to do even when the weather was inclement. It is conveniently located near Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park and Schoonic Peninsula. Hadley Point is a short walk and we were able to build a campfire and enjoy dinner right on the beach. .The owner is a pleasure to deal with and goes out of her way to make sure your stay is a pleasant one. We look forward to returning to Spruce Lodge.

Thank you for a wonderful vacation

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: When you love it... I am so happy! When you come back...I am thoroughly honored! When you share your experiences of Maine and Spruce Lodge...I am beyond ecstatic! It is a total joy for me to listen to people and hear what they need from a vacation AND a vacation home and to do my best to provide it to them! With each year that goes by I try to get even more sensitive to your needs as travelers and it is so rewarding to hear that it is working!! Thank you so much! We would love to have you stay with us soon. If you have any questions or comments please call me. Lorie
Lancaster County, PA

We've rented a lot of homes but this one was PERFECT!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our friends actually did all the communicating w/ the owner but since we've rented a lot through VRBO through the years, I had to comment. This home was clean beyond measure! It was also stocked w/ so many extras, lobsta pot, beach towels, great toilet paper, spices, etc. It seemed like the owner was awesome in communications w/ our friends and cared very much about our stay. The all inclusive lower level was a nice added benefit since it was two families. Even though the kitchen looks small, it worked for two cooked breakfasts and a cooked dinner w/ lobstas & filet! Detached garage was great for 2 anal men who like their vehicles kept indoors! ha! ha! Can't say enough about this property except that I hope our friends invite us back to visit their son at Husson! Will stay at Spruce Lodge!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Great stay for 3 happy, relaxed couples

  • 5 of 5

As stated so many times in previous reviews, this home does not disappoint! The couple in the lower level enjoyed their privacy and said they never heard us on the main level. The couple in the upstairs bedroom were pleasantly surprised at the size and comfort of their bedroom. We had no problems with sharing the main floor bathroom.

As a home base, it could not be better. We could go "to town", to the other side of the island, and to the mainland for the Schoodic Peninsula and never had a problem with getting anywhere. We even went to the campground to ride the Island Explorer on our hiking day so we didn't have to worry about parking the car, and that left the car for the couple that did not want to hike.

On a side note, we ate out a lot since we all wanted to have so many of the different seafood options that were available. We found West Street Cafe to have fabulous food and reasonable prices. Also, Hadley Point Beach is an easy walk from the house. We were there at high tide, low tide, sunset and sunrise. (Only me for sunrise, as I was awake at 4 a.m. anyway.)

Thanks again, Lorie. We will definitely recommend your home to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh, Patti...thank you so much for the kind and informative review! Spruce Lodge does have a wonderful location and having the beach so close is FANTASTIC! I grew up in Bar Harbor and spent so much time at Hadley Point Beach. When I was young I took the cold ocean water in stride-I am not so accepting now! Brrrr-it is cold even in August however...I see people swim there all the time-brave, brave people! :-) We use the beach daily for our kayak trips. It is a perfect place to leave your vehicle and the gradual coast line makes it is easy to enter the water. The sunsets there are also gorgeous (haven't seen any sunrises there myself!) and we are so lucky to have the beach so close to us. We like going down there for Happy Hour and the kids love to search the beach looking for treasures. We have taken many a smelly snail shell home with us!! Whether you are looking for a great place to relax and read a book or want to be traveling around for most of the day exploring all the beautiful parts of Acadia...Spruce Lodge will surely be the vacation home that makes you smile! Please call me and we can discuss your first (or next!) trip to Mt. Desert Island. Thank you so much! Lorie

Vacation 2014

  • 5 of 5

Spruce Lodge was PERFECT!! It was not only beautifully decorated but had EVERYTHING we needed. Cooking and kitchen supplies were awesome! Nutcrackers for lobsters, batteries and other useful items in her whatnot drawer, gas grill on the porch, lounge and beach chairs, games for kids, a cooler and lots of books. It sits on a pretty lot, very quiet and only nine miles from Bar harbor. The owner Lori was so pleasant and so helpful . We have used HomeAway before but this was the best of the best. We would recommend it to anyone and hope to return.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh, thank you Ginny! I am always so pleased every time I hear that my guests are HAPPY! I always try to check in with my guests during their visit so that they know I am available if they need anything. Below is a cute story that I want to share with you and some other comments, too! "The week was wonderful and your cottage beautiful and SO WELL appointed. We had everything we needed and more. You'll laugh at this, when I saw all those nutcrackers (also used for cracking lobster claws!) I said to my sister, boy they must eat a lot of nuts here, maybe at the holidays. Then I looked at your books on cooking and eating lobsters, even told the waiter when I ordered my first lobster at West Street Cafe, he chuckled. We also ate (lobster) at Thurston's in Bernard. The food was great and the village beautiful, even talked to some lobster men. Thank-you so much, we will definitely recommend you and hope to return some day." "Thank-you again for making your beautiful cottage available. Our entire experience with you has been wonderful!! " Those are comments that make for a VERY happy vacation rental owner! :-) I have a lot of guests that return if not every year...then every other year-it is so nice to be remembered as "the place to go!" Call me today to make a reservation...then you can see for yourself! This house really IS wonderful-I am sitting in the kitchen right now writing this review response! Sometimes I even get to enjoy it! Happy Summer! Lorie
Silver Spring, Maryland

Maine island enchantment, all the comforts of home

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I feel very lucky to have stayed at Spruce Lodge during our recent, and first, visit to Mount Desert Island. The description and photos here are accurate and I read them carefully, but I was still surprised and delighted by what we found when we arrived: the property is easy to access but feels hidden away in the woods; the wrap around deck invites outdoor dining and socializing, and has both a big propane grill and a large standalone propane-fired boiling pot; inside, the high ceiling with its skylight provides a sense of open outdoorsy spaciousness to the kitchen/dining/living-room area.

We found the kitchen to be as well equipped as (and somewhat better organized than) our own: Lorie clearly takes pleasure in anticipating guests’ needs and providing for them. She emailed excellent maps and driving directions, including tips on where to stop to shop before arriving at the lodge. And she kept in touch by email to give additional helpful information and answer any questions. When the other half of our family party of two couples arrived, the lodge simply felt homier as the other couple moved their gear downstairs, which has a bedroom and full bath as well as a cozy family room.

As a home base for exploring Bar Harbor and the rest of the island, you cannot ask for a better location. A short way off the main road (Route 3) at the top of the island, you can go east toward Bar Harbor or west toward the airport in Trenton or whatever you need in Ellsworth. While we were there, we particularly appreciated the convenience because Acadia National Park was closed due to the government shutdown. We ended up taking some hikes on a couple of the more remote trails and driving around the east side of the island. Coming back to Spruce Lodge, we felt like locals returning home, easing into our private driveway amid the woods.

We had a marvelous and memorable stay at Spruce Lodge in autumn, and we hope to return in summer, when the water is warm enough for us to rent kayaks and explore Frenchman Bay.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Went up to Maine with a few friends (3 couples) for some hiking in Acadia. This house was exactly what we needed. 3 bedrooms (on three different levels) all with queen beds and lots of privacy. Everything was very clean and the house was well stocked with anything that we could have needed to relax and cook/grill a few dinners at home. A short drive from downtown and the national park. Lorie was also great to deal with. Very responsive and gave recommendations around town and very good directions/instructions. All in all, out of the 6 of us, no one had even 1 complaint. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Irina!! I live for a great review and you made my day. You and your friends were the first guests of the 2013 season to stay at Spruce Lodge and I am so glad that you ALL enjoyed it so much. Every year we strive to exceed last year's good service and we are off to a great start!! I know that it feels a bit uncertain when you want to make a reservation and wonder if what you see (and hear) is what you will get. I assure all of my guests that they will be very happy with their choice to stay at one of our vacation rental homes. If anyone would like to discuss their vacations plans which hopefully would include one of our wonderful vacation rentals in the Bar Harbor area please give me a call! Thank you. Lorie


Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Hancock County Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Atlantic Brewing Company
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Kebo valley Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Mainely Meats
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Hadley Point Beach
Car: necessary

'Spruce Lodge' is located 3 miles from the bridge onto Mt. Desert Island and 7 miles from downtown Bar Harbor. The Visitor's Center located at one of the entrances of Acadia National Park is 10 minutes away. The Island Explorer which provides free bus service to downtown Bar Harbor, other Island towns and Acadia National Park, stops just up the road. Ellsworth which is 12 miles away has more movie theaters, restaurants and shopping. And don't forget the L.L. Bean Outlet Store, Marden's and Reny's which are all located on (Rt. 3) High Street! They have 'Wicked Good' stuff!

Other Activities: kayaking, mini golf, shopping, movies


Rates & Availability

From $190 Per night

Bar Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer
May 22 2015 - Jun 26 2015
4 night minimum stay
Jun 27 2015 - Sep 4 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Sep 5 2015 - Oct 2 2015
4 night minimum stay
Oct 3 2015 - Oct 30 2015
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes When you are ready to book your vacation a lease is prepared for your review. If OK it is returned with 1/2 of rental amount only & the reservation is confirmed. The balance is due 3 weeks before arrival. Travel package is emailed after all funds are rec'd.
After your departure the cleaning crew inspects the property & your deposit is returned promptly. We make it easy & efficient for you!
One half of Rental Fee along with signed lease confirms reservation on the calendar.
Balance of Rental Fee, Tax, Cleaning Fee and Deposit due 3 weeks before arrival.
Travel Package is sent after all funds are received.

8% Maine Lodging Tax collected.
$150 Cleaning Fee collected.
$500 Security Deposit collected.

Refund of Security Deposit sent within 10 days.
No Pets or Smoking
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Bar Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Both baths are spotless and attractive! We have a 'Boiler-Mate' and furnace which provide all the hot water that you could want! Our towels are fat and fluffy, we even have beach towels that you can take off-site! We include soap products for bathing, for laundry and for doing dishes either by hand or in the dishwasher.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • All the bedrooms at Spruce Lodge have queen-sized beds and are uniquely and delightfully decorated! All linens are provided including beautiful quilts, shams, extra pillows and blankets. Each one is located on a separate level which makes them very private. They are roomy and have excellent closet and storage space! We have a Pack 'N Play and a high chair available for the little ones!
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Fully equipped kitchen with all the gadgets and appliances that you have at home! Microwave, blender, juicer, coffee maker, waffle iron, mixer, popcorn popper and toaster! Lovely dishes from Pier One! Newer dishwasher and stove! Separate laundry room with full-size washer and dryer. FREE WIRELESS INTERNET SERVICE!! 3 phones, answering machine, 3 clock radios, stereo with cassette and CD player, 4 TVs, 2 DVDs and 1 VCR, cable TV, game table, cards, games, puzzles, tons of books and magazines. Nice deck furniture/umbrella, gas grill, separate lobster/clam/corn cooker (also gas) and all the necessary cooking/eating utensils! All linens are provided including beautiful quilts and shams, extra pillows and blankets and even beach towels. Supplies include all paper and soap products, flour, sugar, spices and teas! You Will Love Being At 'Spruce Lodge!'

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