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

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!

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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 return every summer for a two week stay for what is now 10 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:
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Lorie Wiebrecht

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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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Reviews

5
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'The Birches at Acadia Retreat'-Adorable Cottage-Close to the Beach!
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 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
5

The Birches

  • 5 of 5
This wonderful little place is much more charming than the pictures can depict! It was extraordinarily clean and everything was in good repair. It is fully stocked with anything and everything you could possibly imagine ever needing while on vacation. It's about 10 minutes from downtown Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, right off of Route 3 which is very convenient. We had such a great stay here, my husband said this was the first vacation he has ever been on where he wasn't dying to go home by the end of it. All of this, and then you get Lorie too! She will answer any question you have about the property or anything in the area, she helped us find a pair of moose antlers while we were there! I couldn't recommend this place highly enough.
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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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

Wonderful cottage in a fabulous area!

  • 5 of 5
After my family and I experienced a couple travel-related hiccups we were so delighted to arrive at the cottage. It was great to see the cottage was everything we wanted it to be. It is just the right amount of space, is stocked with any supplies you might need while there, and is located in a quiet area that is close enough to be a short drive to whatever you may want to see on the island. We cooked all our breakfasts and many of our dinners while there and the cottage had all that was needed to do so.

The island itself has so much to do. You can choose to set a relaxed slow pace or you can elect to have a more active vacation. Our family chose the adventurous route and enjoyed every minute! We hiked down several paths and up several mountains while also getting some kayaking in.

All in all we experienced a fabulous vacation and staying at The Birches played a great part!
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p379955
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Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

Cozy, quaint cottage with everything you need.

  • 5 of 5
The cottage was even cozier than the pictures show. Once you walk in the front door you walk into another world. It has a cabin feel to it with the wood beams and the wood floors. Plenty of room for 4 people to stay. Lorie provided everything you could possibly need and called to see if we needed anything while we were there. We would recommend this cottage to our friends and family. It was located outside of the bustling Bar Harbor but close enough to enjoy the shops. The Log Cabin Restaurant was close by as well as several restaurants located in Bar Harbor such as Route 66. Acadia Mountain Climbing school was a highlight for the teenagers. If we visit Bar Harbor in the future, we would definitely stay at "The Birches" again!
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Laurie!

That is exactly how I feel when I go there...another world...that's funny that you say that! Can the look and feel of a home transport you? Of course it can! It is certainly a "vacation home" but because is it so spotless and so fully stocked it doesn't feel like you are missing anything. That combination makes for a truly inviting and relaxing time away from home.

I agree the location is perfect. If you want a faster pace you can find it downtown but if you want to sit and read a book with no distractions you can do that immediately. Ahhhh, vacation-what a beautiful thing! :-)

The Island is pretty small-I tell my guests that they can get anywhere on the Island in 20-35 minutes and to Ellsworth in less than 15 minutes-very manageable I think.

So...if you are thinking of having some really great Maine experiences and want a sweet little cabin...please call me and I can answer most any question that you have. I was born in Bar Harbor so I know some very pretty places in the Park that are off the beaten path! It is good to have the "inside scoop!"

Thank you-Lorie!
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5

Fantastic! Everything you need!

  • 5 of 5
We have rented several places using VRBO and this place was, by far, the most well stocked. It was also very clean, comfy and close to any place we wanted to see during our stay. I highly recommend staying here for your visit to the Bar Harbor & MDI area.
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Joyce!
So glad that you found everything that you needed!

My husband says that I go overboard with stocking our 3 rentals but I say...."If I might want or need a certain thing while on vacation then my guests might want the same thing!"

My goal is for everyone to feel "at home" while experiencing the feeling of excitement about being in a new place. It seems to work!

So...we would LOVE to have YOU come and experience a stay with us, too. I know that you and your family would be happy with your choice! Call me today you have any questions and remember...Maine is incredibly BEAUTIFUL in the fall, too!!! Thank you...Lorie
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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

Awesome

  • 5 of 5
A relaxing visit in a peaceful location close enough to town (10min) but total solitude and calm. Everything you might need if furnished including baggies if you want to pack your lunch. Beds are very comfortable good towels with washer and dryer so we came home with clean clothes. Place is located so it is easy to get to both main areas of the park. (Busy side and quiet side.). Would definitely recommend for a wonderful visit for all.
  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Janet!
Just love it when my guests are happy! I do try to think of things that will make your vacation days easier and more enjoyable-I basically set up the house as if I were coming to stay myself. If I might want it...you might want it...so that is what I provide.

If you get a sunburn...we have Aloe Vera Gel.
If you get a bit sore from hiking/biking...we have Epsom Salts.
If you need a Lingerie Bag or Drying Rack or Spot Remover...we have it.
And you should see the contents of the "junk drawer"- that is really comprehensive!

Of course all the normal things are there, too!
Iron and ironing board, blender, toaster, popcorn popper and mixer.
We even have all the pans and basic baking items that you would need to make muffins, too! You just bring the milk, eggs and blueberries and you are ready to roll!

The location is really GOOD, too.
The cross street Knox Road actually creates a triangle that connects the 2 major routes on the Island (Rt. 3 and Rt. 102). You just have to choose right or left when you exit Grant Street. The Island is not that large but convenience is still a plus when you are going downtown to Bar Harbor to meet the whale watching boat or heading to the Jordan Pond House for afternoon tea and popovers-YUM!!!

Please call me if you have any Q's or if I can help you arrange a great vacation spot for your family.
Thank you! Lorie
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Abilene, TX
5

What a great place!

  • 5 of 5
This was our first time to try VRBO and I can't imagine a better initiation experience. Being skeptical is natural but you should have no worries about selecting this fantastic house as your home away from home. It is secluded, but close enough to all the things you’ll want to see on the island and beyond. Lorie was so easy to work with and it’s clear she takes pride in this home. The house was laid out such that is very flexible depending on the number in your family and the beds were very comfortable. When she tells you that anything you reach for will be there, she means it. The house is stocked with everything you’d expect and so much more. Most importantly, the place was immaculately clean! We did a lot of research and looked at a lot of houses in this area and on this site. We even saw some of them in our travels while we were there which provided further confirmation that we made the exact right choice by selecting The Birches. We can’t thank Lorie enough for helping to make our 2nd honeymoon so special.
  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Oh, Christopher...you made my day! What a wonderful review! Thank you so much!

I firmly believe that once travelers experience the convenience and comfort of renting a home for their vacation (rather than staying at a hotel) they will usually choose that option in the future when possible.

It makes for such a satisfying experience when you have the opportunity to cook your own great food and save money by doing that. You also get to enjoy visiting and relaxing with the whole family as opposed to being separated when having different rooms. Also one of the best things...especially when staying with us...you don't have to pack all those "creature comfort" items that I include in our inventory.

Some of those items include:
A fully stocked "junk drawer" complete with stapler, tape, pens/pencils, note paper, post-it notes, flashlights and extra batteries.

We also let guests know that if they bring the eggs, milk and berries they can make muffins for breakfast! We provide flour, sugar, baking powder/soda, vanilla and many spices.

Additionally we stock several sizes of Ziploc bags, foil, plastic wrap, paper plates and liners, plus all paper and soap products.

We provide good quality supplies as well as allergen-free products so that adds to the positive experiences at our rentals.

Please call today so that I can help you make a plan for making some great vacation memories! Thank you! Lorie
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Map

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

Availability & Rates

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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
 
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 + Tax
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.
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!
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Amenities

Amenities

Bar Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

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