CENTRAL YET SECLUDED COTTAGE IN HEART OF MT. DESERT ISLAND

Philip and Astri Brooks

Speaks norwegian, english
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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CENTRAL YET SECLUDED COTTAGE IN HEART OF MT. DESERT ISLAND

Acadia National Park Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Acadia Access Cottage Is On A Private Property On 37 Private Acres

2 bedroom cottage (one with queen bed, one with two singles), fully equipped kitchen, portacrib and toddler's chair available, bath with shower, under eave seating in shade and picnic table in sun, direct access to Friends of Acadia trail, friendly dog allowed. Central to all aspects of Mt.Desert Island and Acadia National Park. Access to washer/dryer on premises. Very quiet and private location. We enjoyed living in this cottage for 3 years until we built a home on the property, 100 yards away and secluded from the cottage. Bar Harbor has it all: activities for kids and adults such as mountain climbing, boat rides, bicycling and hiking along the shore. An oceanarium, miniature golf, and a small waterpark are less than a twenty minute drive away.

The National Park Service organizes nature programs in the National Park for children and adults. Explore Bar Harbor's maritime setting, look for shells, sea glass, and starfish on MDI's ocean beaches. Swim in the crystal clear water of Echo Lake! Acadia Access Cottage is the perfect place to take advantage of all that Bar Harbor and MDI have to offer.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Philip and Astri Brooks (Owner)
Advertiser since 2014
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About Philip and Astri Brooks

After having lived for 28 years in Maine we realized that Mount Desert Island was the place we loved most to be. Prior to moving to China for 3 years we purchased this property of 38 acres in the heart of Mt.Desert Island with the intent to return to live in this beautiful location. We built an apartment above an existing garage (Acadia Access Cottage). When we returned 3 years ago we moved into the cottage and enjoyed living in it for 3 years. In the Fall of 2013, we completed a new home on the property, 100 yards away and quite secluded from the garage/cottage.

Philip and Astri Brooks purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Philip and Astri Brooks chose Acadia National Park

We love the access to carriage roads, Echo Lake, Somes Sound, mountain hiking, Bar Harbor, and walking on our own property with a brook, small waterfall and direct access to Acadia Ridge Trail. We have close access to all that the island has to offer and enjoy the tranquility that surrounds us every day.

What makes this apartment unique

Centrally located. Covered outdoor ping pong table for adults and supervised young adults with possibility of challenging owner.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

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Central Yet Secluded Cottage In Heart Of Mt. Desert Island
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Acadia National Park Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Wellesley, Ma
5

Exceptional Gem Exceeds all Expectations!

  • 5 of 5
We've rented dozens of vacation homes in the past but this delightful cottage with its friendly, knowledgeable, hosts surpassed anything we've experienced.
The photos do not reflect the overall beauty of this uniquely designed cottage with the rich wood interior, large living-room windows framing the natural beauty of the Maine woods, cozy naturally lit personal spaces as well as a surprisingly spacious layout. Furniture and beds were very comfortable and the cottage was clean, included a coffee/tea making nook and a kitchen that was so well stocked it would warm the heart of anyone who enjoys cooking.
Our hosts, Astri and Phil were warm, welcoming and extremely knowledgeable about the entire area. Their information sheet in the cottage was particularly helpful providing thoughtful recommendations for activities for things to do at many ability levels, wonderful places to eat and places with amazing views. As world travelers themselves, Astri and Phil understand the needs of their visitors and provided just the right amount of availability and privacy. The cottage is perfectly located just minutes from Acadia National Park, and Bar Harbor, allowing us easy access to both the Park and downtown. In the morning we enjoyed easy access to the Park to watch the seals playing at Otter Cliffs, walking a carriage road, or cooling off at Echo Lake. Then off to a delicious lunch with a great view at Thurston's, ending our day strolling the Shore Path in Bar Harbor and stopping by the Balance Rock for a drink by the ocean.
What a great week!
The only thing we didn't enjoy was leaving this perfect cottage with its wonderful hosts. Looking forward to coming back next year!
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Acadia National Park Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Gloucester MA USA
5

Outstanding!Spectacular! Best of both worlds..private and convenient

  • 5 of 5
This property is well maintained and breathtaking. The pictures do not capture the true comfort and beauty of the cottage. Acadia Access Cottage is very clean and fully stocked...we had every need met in kitchen and bath. There was nothing we required that was not supplied.(blowdryer. Extra blankets, pillows, even shampoo) The owners Philip and Astri are warm and welcoming and share many island activities. Even our dog was sad vacation was over she loved bounding up and down the stairs! We actually mentioned our first night that we had forgotten to grab milk ..Philip was back in minutes with milk and coffee for us! That is a great and considerate host! We explored many new hikes for us Eagle Lake and Bubble Pond..our old favorites Jordan pond path and Long Pond. And various carriage roads that were in a book at the property.(thanks for making that available) Great eating spots are Cafe Your Way for best blueberry pancakes. the Chart Room for lunch or dinner in Hulls Cove, Dry Dock Inn great lunches in Southwest Harbor..and an old favorite Poor Boy's in Bar Harbor.
We visit Acadia every year and this is THE BEST experience /vacation we have had. We hope to return next year for 2 weeks! It truly feels like a home away from home. We recommend it 100% it is all it advertises and so much more...my only negative is (purely selfish) the more people realize how incredible this property and the owners are- the harder it will be for us to get our weeks!!! Thank you so much Philip and Astri for sharing your property and all the helpful hints. We were truly blessed this week with great hosts and gorgeous September weather.It was so hard to leave!
Renee and Wayne Gloucester Ma
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Renee and Wayne, Thank you so much for your generous review. It is a pleasure to share our property with such great guests. We loved Rosie and next year she will have a playmate. So glad you enjoyed your stay and will look forward to seeing you next year. Philip and Astri
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Acadia National Park Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Albany, NY, USA
5

A peaceful secluded getaway thats close to everything!

  • 5 of 5
Had an amazing week away from it all at this beautiful above garage apartment. We were greeted with views of deer, hawks and song birds from the picture window in the living room looking over wild flowers into the pine forest. A quick drive puts you right into the hustle and bustle of Bar Harbor. Lounging outside on the lawn, hiking on the property and using the ping pong table provided a balanced way to spend our time at the cottage. The kitchen was stocked with everything from a hand mixer, coffee grinder and even a french press. There was plenty of space to store our sea touring kayaks and bicycles outside securely. Philip and Astri were respectful of our space and friendly neighbors. Their knowledge of the island was very helpful when planning our daily excursions.

We look forward to our next island visit!
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hello Mike and Kathryn,
Thank you for your review. We enjoyed meeting you and hope to see you again next year. Thanks for the info about the fat tired bike.
Philip and Astri
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Acadia National Park Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

Awesome!! Peaceful and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5
Very quiet and relaxing spot to be able to venture to just about anywhere you wanted to go on any one of the spots in Arcadia..We enjoyed exploring the harbors and the loop road is a great way to travel , lots of parking to be able to see all the attractions and beautiful scenery. Enjoyed our day trip to Schoonic Point,a must see part of Arcadia. We arrived just about high tide and the waves were amazing...Thank you Philip & Astri for sharing your beautiful space with us, I surely will recommend it . Best regards to you both.. Sandy W.
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We enjoyed having you stay with us and hope we will see you again.
Philip and Astri
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Acadia National Park Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

Peaceful, beautiful and comfortable---perfect!

  • 5 of 5
This is a wonderful place to stay! The cottage (living quarters are upstairs) is secluded but only a few minutes away from all the restaurants and shops of Bar Harbor: the best of both worlds. Furnishings are comfortable, the kitchen is amazingly well equipped, and everything was spotlessly clean and well-maintained. The owners were very helpful and friendly, giving lots of good suggestions for activities from their own experience. The woods and garden area around the cottage are lovely to explore and lead right to a great walking trail. It is just a few minutes to the spectacular Park Loop Road and many of the sights one must see in Acadia. Thurston's Lobster Pound in Bass Harbor was our favorite restaurant (with Mainely Meat BBQ at the Atlantic Brewery a close second), and two fun and easy walks are the Ocean Trail and the Jordan Pond Trail. If you need to leave the island, Schoodic Peninsula is worth the hour drive. We would 100% recommend Phillip and Astri's beautiful cottage!
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy you enjoyed our property. As you know, Astri designed the living space and we lived in the cottage for 3 years and loved being there. We are pleased that we can now make it available for others to enjoy. Thank you for taking the time to give us our first review. We hope you will return. Best, Philip and Astri
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport BHB
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Echo Lake
Car: necessary

Mt. Desert Island offers natural beauty and outdoor activities of wonderful Acadia National Park. Enjoy walking and biking on spectacular carriage roads, many mountain hikes, public access to swimming and boating in lakes and ocean. Our location is a runner's delight with woods path on property and short distance to carriage roads. Our center island location gives access to all that is to be enjoyed on the island.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Acadia National Park Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
September
Aug 31 2014 - Oct 4 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
October
Oct 5 2014 - Nov 1 2014
4 night minimum stay
$750
 
 
November thru April
Nov 2 2014 - Apr 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
$750
 
 
May-mid June
May 2 2015 - Jun 12 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
$950
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 13 2015 - Sep 4 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
September 2015
Sep 5 2015 - Oct 2 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$950
 
 
October 2015
Oct 3 2015 - Nov 6 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$122
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Weekly rentals begin after 4:00 PM on Saturday and end at 10:00 AM the following Saturday.

Landlord must be informed if small dogs will be accompanying the renters.
We accept personal checks, postal money orders, or bank drafts. Reservation is confirmed upon landlord approval of an agreement signed by the renter AND receipt of an advance payment of one-half of the lease amount, which is non-refundable. Balance of one-half of the lease amount is due to the landlord fourteen (14) days prior to lease start date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Acadia National Park Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • shower, sink, toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen Bed in one room and 2 single beds in 2nd room
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Books
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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