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'Acadia Retreat' Beckons to Those Who Want a Peaceful Setting!

Lorie Wiebrecht

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

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'Acadia Retreat' Beckons to Those Who Want a Peaceful Setting!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Bar Harbor House Rental Photos and Description

Absolutely Delightful 3 BR/2 Bath Home-Large Lot with Beautiful Trees! Sleeps 6

Maine is called 'Vacationland' - it's even printed on the license plates! Mt. Desert Island, home of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, is an incredibly beautiful place where people come to relax, to play and to appreciate all that nature has to offer. 'Acadia Retreat' has been created 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 home is beautifully maintained & lovingly appointed with great attention to detail. We have a bright, open floor plan where the living room, dining area & kitchen share one big space. The kitchen has an abundance of cabinets & counter space. The laundry area located right off the kitchen has a full-sized washer & dryer. The dining area has a handsome round oak table with matching chairs. The living room has 'comfy' sofas & a TV with VCR & DVD players! Great Vacation Spot!

The sunny bedrooms are located on opposite ends of the home for maximum privacy. The master bedroom with a queen-size bed has a private bath & walk-in closet. The second bedroom with twin beds has two closets & the main bath is located right outside the door. The 24x14 Sunroom has a queen sofa bed.

Both baths offer spotlessly clean tub/shower combinations. The heating system is very efficient & we also have Central Air conditioning! A ceiling fan and portable fans are available for extra comfort as well. The home has been freshly painted bright white & accented with attractive & colorful furnishings & collectibles.

Outside you can enjoy a beautiful yard with exquisite trees & colorful wildflowers that will make you smile. You can just relax in the hammock with a book, send the kids on a treasure hunt in the surrounding woods, cook some lobsters & have a picnic or even shoot some hoops! 'Acadia Retreat' is Truly a Great Vacation Spot for Everyone!

Activities: Hadley Point Beach is a public area (3 miles) where you can launch a boat, have picnics, sunbathe, skip rocks, watch the seals & other wildlife. This is a favorite spot for the kayak rental companies to start & end their day trips-it's fun to watch them come & go--and you just might want to join them! There are several freshwater ponds/lakes on the Island where you can swim, go boating or fishing. You can even go horseback riding on the gorgeous carriage trails that wind through Acadia. You can hike, ride bikes on your own, go out on a whale-watching tour or a sunset cruise on Frenchman's Bay or participate in tons of activities that are offered by Acadia National Park! Definitely go and see the movie that is shown at the Visitor's Center which is less than 10 min away! Try to get to the Jordan Pond House for afternoon tea, popovers and homemade ice cream and of course, take a drive up Cadillac Mountain and around the Ocean Drive where you will see Sand Beach, Thunder Hole & Otter Cliffs!

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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Calendar last updated:
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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 once 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 2005

Why Lorie Wiebrecht chose Bar Harbor

We love the land which is approximately 2.6 acres. The open, grassy area is big and level but the perimeter of the property is surrounded by big beautiful evergreens! There are many other varieties as well so the land is interesting during the fall season. The location is peaceful and quiet yet the property is not very far from anywhere on the Island. The wildlife is plentiful-you might see several deer just a few feet from the windows and the wild turkeys and other birds are all around. We have had rabbits, chipmunks, squirrels, ducks and even a bear was spotted while eating a neighbor's bird seed last year!

What makes this house unique

This property is on a private road with only 7 other homes yet it is right on the Island Explorer (free) Bus Service route. You can take the bus and travel all over the Island all day long and even take your bike along.

We also own the home next door and the two lots combined are almost 7 acres. Now when you live in a city where the houses are so close that you can hear your neighbor walking across her hardwoods floors with the windows CLOSED you really know it when you have a peaceful spot where you can relax and focus on the sounds of nature!!! It is heaven for us and we hope that it will be for you, too!

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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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'Acadia Retreat' Beckons to Those Who Want a Peaceful Setting!
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews
New York

Vacationing at Acadia Retreat...Priceless

  • 5 of 5

Vacationing in Maine is wonderful. Vacationing at Acadia Retreat...priceless. At Acadia Retreat, the quiet of the surroundings calms the soul, and the intermittent song of the birds and chirping of the crickets renews the spirit.

The new sun room brings the splendor of the outdoors inside. Stepping into the sun room first thing in the morning, one stands amazed as countless canary birds flee the wildflowers just outside the windows for the safety of the woods. And as the sun is setting, one is caught up in wonder as deer graze in the back yard a few steps from the treeline.

Acadia Retreat is sparkling clean and completely equipped. In the five years I have come, never have I lacked for anything. Acadia Retreat is perfectly named. That's the reason I return year after year to this wondrous place.

So, the secret is out. I hesitate to say more because I so look forward to returning again and again.


New York

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: There is nothing that makes me happier than knowing that my guests had a special vacation in Maine and that they so fully enjoyed their experience at Acadia means that my goal has been realized! An even greater compliment is given when a family chooses to come back year after year when they literally have hundreds of other choices. It shows me that it is truly possible to create a setting where that comfortable feeling of "being at home" exists... and even though it is not your full time are still so happy to be there...that is very sweet indeed. I will continue to provide a special place for my guests-we all need a bit of sanctuary these days and I love being able to offer that! Please call me with any questions or comments! Thank you so much! Lorie

Fabulous home for our vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This is the first time we have rented a house in Bar Harbor, and I can guarantee we will be back! We have visited Bar Harbor for at least the last 8 years, and we always stayed in a hotel. No more -- this house was just perfect! Well-appointed and exceptionally clean, comfortable, and spacious. The full kitchen allowed us to enjoy breakfast "at home" and pack our lunch for a full day in Acadia National Park. Lorie was wonderful to work with and accommodated our schedule perfectly. In fact, our security deposit was returned to us via mail before we arrived home! We enjoyed the peaceful surroundings and listening to the crickets chirp as we slept each night. We saw the deer on a few occasions. I would highly recommend this property! Thanks, Lorie! We did not want to leave!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

MDI fan

  • 5 of 5

We've just returned from a wonderful vacation at the Acadia Retreat. Upon arrival, the house was absolutely immaculate and very well-stocked with all the basics. My mom said she had wondered whether there'd be a coffee pot. Well, there was not only a coffee pot, but filters and multiple choices of coffees and tea bags, as well as enough sundries to make a simple cake (not that I intended to cook much on this trip!)

The beds were all comfortable and made for a good night's sleep after many busy days. Lorie did a great job of making sure it was kid-friendly, with a high-chair, airbed, pack-n-play, and even stepstools for the kids to use while washing hands. Plus there were many simple toys and videos which my guys definitely enjoyed.

The location was close to so many things on the island, while being far enough away from the rush that we only heard birdsong and the occasional raindrop. We loved the nearby Hadley Point beach, as well as the wonderful playground across the street from the Town Hill Market. The property was well-maintained and we wanted for nothing - except more time! We definitely plan to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Limerick, Maine

"Perfect "

  • 5 of 5

It was a pleasant surprise. It was immaculate and well organized. There was everything that we needed. My grandson enjoyed the toys and the highchair and pack and play were in great shape. We would definitely rent again. Master suite was very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Janet -- we would love to have you ALL return some day soon!! This guest was from Maine herself and entertaining out of town family members. I thought it was a pretty cool idea for her to take her party to beautiful and special place where they could have some great family time and she didn't have to clean the house afterwards! :-) I talked to them while they were staying at the house and everything was going well and they were making some wonderful family memories. There's nothing like a great vacation to give you a boost! We have 3 rentals on the Island and we take great care of each one so that you feel pampered and relaxed and most of all WELCOME! We try to cater to every age group but especially the little ones so that families don't have to pack so much STUFF to go on a trip with them. Call me today so that I can tell you about all of our rentals! Thank you! Lorie
Fort Worth, Texas

Great time in Maine!

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks here this fall and had a great time. The home was comfortable and had everything we could possibly need. The bed in the master bedroom was especially comfortable. The location was great, near Bar Harbor and Ellsworth but far enough from town that we saw deer, turkeys, a coyote and a fox in the yard while we were there. Lori checked on us a couple of times to make sure we were getting along OK. Next time we are in Bar Harbor, we will stay here.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Seattle, WA

Like staying at a friend's home!

  • 5 of 5

It was our first trip to Maine and I found this lovely home on the Internet. It was even more beautiful in person. The owner. Lorie, has the house decorated so cute - it is very cozy and homey! And she has it stocked with EVERYTHING! Such thoughtful touches - it's like staying at your best friend's house. Movies, games, umbrellas, flashlights, all the kitchen supplies: foil, baggies, etc. Bring your food and your clothes and you'll be set. It is in a very quiet neighborhood on a large block of land. The only thing we heard at night was the crickets chirping - a wonderful sound! And the house was spotless. It is located about 10 minutes from Acadia Park & Bar Harbor. Lorie was great with the rental process & even helped with sightseeing tips. We were so glad we stayed at Acadia Retreat!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Hancock County Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Atlantic Brewing Company
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Kebo Valley Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Mainely Meats
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Hadley Point Beach
Car: necessary

'Acadia Retreat' is conveniently located just 2 miles from the bridge onto Mt. Desert Island and 9 miles from downtown Bar Harbor. The Visitor's Center at the entrance of Acadia National Park is less than 10 minutes away. The Island Explorer which provides Free bus service to Bar Harbor & other Island towns stops just up the road. Ellsworth which is 10 miles away has more movie theaters, restaurants & shopping. Don't forget to go to the L. L. Bean Outlet store, Marden's and Reny's which are all located on High Street (Route 3). They have 'Wicked Good' stuff!

Other Activities: Kayaking, mini-golf, shopping


Rates & Availability

From $175 Per night

Bar Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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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 $150.00 + 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
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Both baths feature bright white tub/shower combinations! They are sunny, attractively decorated and immaculate! We have really nice towels for inside and we even provide beach towels that you can take off-site.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • The sunny bedrooms are located on opposite ends of the home for maximum privacy. The master bedroom has a luxurious queen-sized bed, private bath and walk-in closet. The second bedroom has twin beds and two separate closets. The third sleeping area is the NEW 24x14 sun room & that has a queen sofa-sleeper. All linens are provided and they include beautiful quilts and shams, extra pillows and blankets. 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
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Shed
  • Small Cooler
  • 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
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • 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
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Fully equipped kitchen with all the gadgets and appliances that you have at home! Including juicer, popcorn popper, mixer, chopper and baking items! FREE WIRELESS INTERNET SERVICE!!. Answering machine, cassette tape and CD player, cards, games, puzzles, tons of books and magazines. Supplies include all paper and soap products, flour, sugar, baking supplies, spices and teas! Hammock, picnic table, other outdoor furniture, gas grill, pot for cooking lobster/corn/clams and all the necessary cooking/eating utensils. You Should Feel Very Pampered at 'Acadia Retreat!'

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