'THE BIRCHES AT ACADIA RETREAT'-ADORABLE COTTAGE-CLOSE TO THE BEACH!

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Lorie Wiebrecht

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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'THE BIRCHES AT ACADIA RETREAT'-ADORABLE COTTAGE-CLOSE TO THE BEACH!

Bar Harbor House Rental Photos and Description

Truly Impeccable Renovation Makes the Most of Natural Light and Fun Colors!

Maine is called 'Vacationland' - it's even printed on the license plates! Mt. Desert Island, home of Bar Harbor & Acadia National Park, is an incredibly beautiful place where people come to relax, to play & to appreciate all that nature has to offer. 'The Birches at Acadia Retreat' has been created so that you & your family can stay in a wonderful & comfortable environment while you explore & experience all the beauty that surrounds you! Our charming, newly renovated cottage has tons of new windows, beautiful flooring & carpets!The fixtures & appliances are shiny & modern! This adorable place 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 with a huge vaulted wood ceiling . The bedrooms are comfy, cozy & oh, so cute!! The 4+ acres provide a beautiful, secluded setting where you can enjoy the solitude & the fresh Maine air & lots of beautiful birch trees.

Major Renovation for this Vacation Rental!: This is only the third season that this home is being offered as a weekly vacation rental! The last time I opened a new rental it was so appealing that a very happy couple from Syracuse returns every summer for a two week stay for what is now 9 consecutive years! Call today and make arrangements to enjoy this wonderful little home and it's picturesque location! I must say that the birch trees are beautiful!!

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Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Lorie Wiebrecht

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2004
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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 2007
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Property Reviews

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'The Birches at Acadia Retreat'-Adorable Cottage-Close to the Beach!
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
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'The Birches at Acadia Retreat'-Adorable Cottage-Close to the Beach!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p379955
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Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Amherst, Ohio
5

Peaceful, Clean, Tucked Away Home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
This was my first experience renting a home on the VRBO website. After extensive searching of places in the Bar Harbor, Maine area I finally choose this property. The photos of each room in the home caught my eye, as the interior looked so clean and well maintained. My husband and I were not disappointed! The home was very clean and well stocked. Lorie, the owner, was great to deal with and even called one evening to check-in with us to make sure everything was to our satisfaction. We traveled to Acadia National Park and to downtown Bar Harbor during our stay. This was a perfect home to stay in away from the crowds in Bar Harbor. Very peaceful. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone planning a trip to the area.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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'The Birches at Acadia Retreat'-Adorable Cottage-Close to the Beach!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p379955
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Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

Terrific Cottage with Everything You Could Want

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
This was a wonderful experience all around. The Birches is incredibly clean, well-maintained, and comfortable. It is easy to get to, conveniently close to Acadia and Bar Harbor, yet far enough away to be very peaceful and quiet. The decor is really lovely--classy and homey, and all of the furniture, including the beds, is quite comfortable. Lori, the owner, made us feel so welcome, checking in to make sure things were going well. The best thing about The Birches is that it has absolutely everything you could possibly need--good heat, high-quality appliances, books, movies, games, dish detergent, serving spoons, ziplock baggies, tupperware, extra batteries, tape, scissors, bug spray, beach towels, a full and fresh spice rack. . . I could go on and on. Let's just say that this is what I would want my house to be like, if I were a more organized and prepared homeowner. We never had to go to the store to buy anything other than fresh groceries, and we were able to keep the cost of the trip down by preparing all of our meals at home. By the second day, we were already looking at our calendar to decide when to come back next year. I highly recommend staying here--it is a terrific cottage and a wonderful way to explore Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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'The Birches at Acadia Retreat'-Adorable Cottage-Close to the Beach!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p379955
+1 4102686410
Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

Clean, Comfortable and Beautifully Maintained!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
This vacation home met all of our family's needs! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay on Mount Desert Island and were so grateful that each day our adventures began and ended in this cozy cabin. It's tucked away on a quiet road but because the cabin is situated north of Somes Harbor, it's well situated for exploring both the quiet side of the island and downtown Bar Harbor and Arcadia Nat'l Park.

The owner really takes pride in the home. It was so clean and well maintained. Everything looks new! It came with all the appliances (dishwasher, clothes washer& dryer, gas grill) and cooking utensils we like to have for longer stays. We were even able to store our bikes in the garage. The owner also provides sheets, towels, detergents and has an array of trial size toiletries. In another review, I had read about the well-stocked 'junk drawer.' It was certainly the most organized junk drawer ever and sure enough came to my rescue when I needed a binder clip to close a bag of chips.

While we spent most of our time exploring, hiking, biking and swimming on MDI, my son was happy to relax at the end of the day and watch TV with on-demand, build a puzzle or read a book provided there. I liked the layout of the house with the two bedrooms being off a small hallway that connected to the bathroom. We felt like we had our privacy without being too far away from his room.

I would highly recommend this property. We stayed four nights but next time we'll stay longer. There is so much to do on MDI!!!! We felt like we only got a taste for all the island has to offer. Some of our favorites were: swimming at Echo Lake, biking at Witch Hole and Eagle Lake, spotting seals at Hadley Point in the evening, eating at Thurston's Lobster Pound in Bernard, and exploring Southwest Harbor. If you stay at the Birches, you can't go wrong. And did I mention that one morning, I looked out the window to see a deer only 10 feet from the window. We can't wait to go back!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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'The Birches at Acadia Retreat'-Adorable Cottage-Close to the Beach!
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Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Louisburg, Kansas
5

Beautiful and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
We have rented several VRBOs across the country and this is by far the cleanest and best equipped housed we have stayed in. We stayed 5 nights and found the location to be close to Bar Harbor and the National Park. Lori was great to work with and very prompt on refunding our deposit. The house sits in a quiet location with great parking. The Wife worked perfectly and we cooked several meals and every pot and pan I needed was provided. Great place to stay for a couple or a small family. Thanks Lori.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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'The Birches at Acadia Retreat'-Adorable Cottage-Close to the Beach!
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Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

Wonderful vacation with the perfect cottage!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
We absolutely LOVED "The Birches" and the Bar Harbor/Acadia area. We have stayed in several HomeAway properties and this one was by far the cleanest we have ever stayed in. Lorie was so helpful with anything we needed and had great suggestions of things to do. This cottage had everything we needed. I hope to return for another visit some day. Thank you for sharing your property.
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Bar Harbor Airways-Trenton
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Route 3
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Hadley Point Beach
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Mainely Meats and Brewery
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Kebo Valley Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Mainely Meats and Town Hill Market
Car: necessary

'The Birches at 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) In Ellsworth. They have 'Wicked Good' stuff and fantastic prices!

Other Activities: Whale Watching Cruises

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Availability & Rates

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Bar Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off Season
Mar 1 2014 - May 22 2014
7 night minimum stay
$950
 
 
Early Summer
May 23 2014 - Jun 27 2014
4 night minimum stay
$160
$950
 
 
Summer
Jun 28 2014 - Sep 5 2014
4 night minimum stay
$215
$1,295
 
 
Early Fall
Sep 6 2014 - Sep 26 2014
4 night minimum stay
$175
$1,050
 
 
Fall
Sep 27 2014 - Oct 17 2014
4 night minimum stay
$160
$950
 
 
Off Season
Oct 18 2014 - May 21 2015
7 night minimum stay
$950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125.00 + Tax
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 & 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!
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes $950-$1295/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 sent after all funds are received.

8% Maine Lodging Tax collected.
$125 Cleaning Fee collected.
$500 Security Deposit collected.

Refund of Security Deposit sent within 10 days.
No Pets or Smoking.
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Amenities

Bar Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Garage
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • We have a Pack 'N Play and a high chair available for the little ones.
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • live theater
  • library
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • water parks
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • antiquing
  • whale watching
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
  • hospital
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain climbing
  • tennis
  • pier fishing
  • fly fishing
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
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