'ACADIA RETREAT' BECKONS TO THOSE WHO WANT A PEACEFUL SETTING!

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Lorie Wiebrecht

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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'ACADIA RETREAT' BECKONS TO THOSE WHO WANT A PEACEFUL SETTING!

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 & a ceiling fan and portable fans are available for extra comfort in warmer weather. 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 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, 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!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

Lorie Wiebrecht

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2004
Speaks english
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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

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!

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!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Property Reviews

28 Reviews Write a Review
'Acadia Retreat' Beckons to Those Who Want a Peaceful Setting!
average rating of 4.964286 based on 28 reviews
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'Acadia Retreat' Beckons to Those Who Want a Peaceful Setting!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p317880
410 268-6410
Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
New York
5

Vacationing at Acadia Retreat...Priceless

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
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.

Karen,
New York
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 Retreat...it 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 home...you 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
Helpful votes: 4/4
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'Acadia Retreat' Beckons to Those Who Want a Peaceful Setting!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p317880
410 268-6410
Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Fort Worth, Texas
5

Great time in Maine!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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.
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'Acadia Retreat' Beckons to Those Who Want a Peaceful Setting!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p317880
410 268-6410
Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Seattle, WA
5

Like staying at a friend's home!

Like staying at a friend's home!
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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!
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'Acadia Retreat' Beckons to Those Who Want a Peaceful Setting!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p317880
410 268-6410
Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

Considerate and Professional

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We had booked the Acadia Retreat for our family vacation this year. Unfortunately, we were forced to cancel the trip. I contacted Lorie and while she outlined the terms of our contract, she also worked very hard to re-book our week so that our deposit could be refunded. She provided fair, professional and excellent service on our family's behalf.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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'Acadia Retreat' Beckons to Those Who Want a Peaceful Setting!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p317880
410 268-6410
Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

Beyond Perfect

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
The beauty of Acadia National Park is completely matched by the comfort and peacefulness of the Acadia Retreat house. Everything the other reviewers have said is true. We have rented quite a few vacation houses and this is by far THE MOST thoughtfully maintainted house. It is spotless and so comfortable and best of all - feels like home. Although Lorie is not there with you on vacation, you do feel as if your best friend has set up the house for you. She has literally thought of everything to make your stay wonderful - even to the point of rainy day activities, often overlooked housekeeping items, and kitchen equipment. In addition, the house is on a lovely (and quite large) piece of property that adds to the relaxing "retreat" nature of your stay. Although you feel apart from things you are actually in a very convenient location to do everything on Mount Desert Island. We explored all the towns - beause they each have something different to offer - as well as hiking in Acadia, relaxing on Sand Beach, kayaking on Lond Pond, and the best lobster at the Trenton Lobster Pound just off the island. In Bar Harbor we walked over to Bar Island, did the shore path, and had a delicious brunch with exquiste biscuits at the Two Cats Inn. We also had great Mexican at Gringos, pizza from Rosalie's, and developed a serious addiction to Giffords MaineWild Blueberry ice cream all over the Island. Acadia Retreat was such a lovely place to return to after our days spent out exploring. It made our vacation so special and memorable in all the best ways. Thank you Lorie for your thoughtfulness and kindness that shines through in Acadia Retreat. I miss it every day!
Helpful votes: 1/1

Map

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

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Availability & Rates

Bar Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Off Season
Mar 1 2014 - May 22 2014
$1,050
7 nights
 
Notes: Call TODAY for 2014 RESERVATIONS and other INFORMATION - 410-268-6410    
 
Early Summer
May 23 2014 - Jun 27 2014
$175
$175
$1,050
4 nights
 
extra night: $175     Notes: Lower NIGHTLY RATES and CLEANING FEES for parties of 2 - CALL TODAY!    
 
Summer
Jun 28 2014 - Sep 5 2014
$1,650
7 nights
 
Notes: Lower NIGHTLY RATES and CLEANING FEES for parties of 2 - CALL TODAY!    
 
Early Fall
Sep 6 2014 - Sep 26 2014
$200
$200
$1,250
4 nights
 
extra night: $200     Notes: Lower NIGHTLY RATES and CLEANING FEES for parties of 2 - CALL TODAY!    
 
Fall
Sep 27 2014 - Oct 17 2014
$175
$175
$1,050
4 nights
 
extra night: $175     Notes: Lower NIGHTLY RATES and CLEANING FEES for parties of 2 - CALL TODAY!    
 
Off Season
Oct 18 2014 - May 21 2015
$1,050
7 nights
 
Notes: Call TODAY for 2015 RESERVATIONS and other INFORMATION - 410-268-6410   

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.0%
Cleaning $150

Notes

  • $1050-$1650/Week
  • 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 at any time.

    May 23, 2014 - June 27, 2014 $1050/week
    June 28, 2014 - September 5, 2014 $1650/week
    September 6, 2014 - September 26, 2014 $1250/week
    September 27, 2014 - October 17, 2014 $1050/week
    October 18, 2014 - May 21, 2015 Call for Rates and Other Information
  • You Can Rent 2 Houses Side by Side & Sleep 10! If you are travelling with a group and need more space we have another house next door that can be rented at the same time. That home sleeps 4 so we can sleep a total of 10 people between the two homes and that may be of interest to large groups!

    There is also tons of parking for several vehicles and storage space for lots of sports equipment...boats/bikes, etc. in both locations.

    The other home is also listed on Homeaway.com so you can call me and I will give you that Listing #.

Amenities

Bar Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
  • Family
General:
  • Living Room
  • Washing Machine
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Air Conditioning
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Large Cooler
  • Shed
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • outlet shopping
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
Notes:
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!'