1,000 FT OF WATERFRONT ON WESTERN EDGE OF MOUNT DESERT ISLAND.

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Sarah Woodhead

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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1,000 FT OF WATERFRONT ON WESTERN EDGE OF MOUNT DESERT ISLAND.

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Converted Barn With An Attached Cabin, Two Bathrooms That Sleeps Up To 8.

Magnificent location surrounded by water, West Point is a one-of-a-kind property. The house sits on 7 acres, has over 1,000 feet of waterfront, two semi-private beaches and a private deep water dock. There is a large deck, two picnic tables, a screened in porch, and a tent platform.

The house has been in our family for over 50 years. It is the place we have come together for multiple generations creating a lifetime of shared adventures.

The main house is a rustic converted barn. The first floor has the kitchen, dining area, and a living room with a large fireplace. The second floor is an open sleeping loft with six beds and a bathroom with shower. Attached to the main house is a charming private cabin with a queen bed, bathroom with shower and washer, dryer.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Sarah Woodhead

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My siblings and I inherited this property from my father. In the 1950's he and my mother would bring us here to camp. In the early sixties, he converted the barn into a modern living space. We have vacationed here every year since.

Sarah Woodhead purchased this house in 1956

This property offers spectacular ocean frontage, two semi private beaches, and a cozy rustic living space for up to eight people. It is perfect for families. Acadia National Park is close by. Bar Harbor is an easy drive. It is the perfect place from which to launch exceptional hiking, biking, boating expeditions. There are spectacular opportunities for beach combing, wildlife viewing, painting and photography. Even on a foggy Maine morning, it is the best place to read a good book, put together a puzzle, play board games, sing songs by the fire, or cook a giant feast.

The property surrounding West Point is one-of-a-kind. Our children learned to row, sail, kayak, hike and bike here. Together we have explored tidal pools, fished off the dock, and swam from the dock to the beach. On foggy days and cool evenings, we have spent innumerable hours fitting together puzzles, playing games, and singing songs in front of the fire. Feasts of lobster, crab cakes, mussels and clams are common. From the property, we have seen eagles, osprey, gulls, deer, foxes, seals and porpoises. You have to see it to experience the magic!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Property Reviews

1,000 Ft Of Waterfront On Western Edge Of Mount Desert Island.
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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1,000 Ft Of Waterfront On Western Edge Of Mount Desert Island.
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Pretty Marsh Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

Amazing spot

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
This property is special and the house charming. It has all necessary conveniences along with great views and easy water access. Having a separate cottage and main house is great for multi-age family groups. Location works well to get anywhere on Mt. Dessert Island.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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1,000 Ft Of Waterfront On Western Edge Of Mount Desert Island.
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Pretty Marsh Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Gill, MA, USA
5

Coming here makes my summer complete!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
This is truly one of the most serene and nourishing places I know, and to vacation here is very special. Whether watching the sunset from the platform deck that looks out towards Bartlett's Island, or having a morning coffee on the float while seals and dolphins sometimes make a surprise appearance, beauty is ever present.
The converted barn is comfortable and well equipped, and the fireplace is great for those chilly evenings or days of inclement weather. If you have a kayak, you will find it a great place to go exploring.
When we stay here, (and we have returned for at least 15 years) we rarely feel the need to venture into town. West Point works its magic, and we leave with great peace of mind.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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1,000 Ft Of Waterfront On Western Edge Of Mount Desert Island.
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Pretty Marsh Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Burlington
5

A Gem

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
My wife and I stayed here last summer. The barn/main house is charming and the cabin is perfect. Lots of good nights sleep, chilly morning dips and incredible sunsets. It's located on the quiet side of MDI, close enough to what you want to get to when you need to but otherwise nicely out of the way. At the recommendation of the owners, we actually met the lobster boat when it came into the harbor (just to the north of the house) in the afternoon. Bought them fresh off the boat! Possibly the best lobster I have ever eaten. Wonderful spot that I highly recommend!
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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1,000 Ft Of Waterfront On Western Edge Of Mount Desert Island.
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Pretty Marsh Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Grosse Pointe, MI
5

Breathtaking views, cozy accomodations, PERFECT family vacation spot for our young family of 4.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
I have been enjoying summer vacations at The Point since I was a little kid. Now, as a Mom of 2 young boys (5 y/o and 2 y/o), this amazing getaway still fits the bill! It is little piece of paradise where you can recharge away from the hustle of every day life. Surrounded by BREATH TAKING views, the cozy converted barn is the pefect place for yummy family meals, fires, game playing and reading. The barn has a rustic and open feel, totally renovated bathrooms and even a washer dryer! We love exploring the beach at low tide, watching boats cruise down the narrows from the dock, spotting seals just off the point and playing wiffle ball in the yard. All of the activities of Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park are just a short drive away (hiking trails, biking the carriage roads (yes, you can do this with a one year old in tow :-)), Cadillac Mountain, Bar Harbor, lobster boat tours, Maritime Museum, Jordan Pond). I look forward to returning for many years to come. Every age and every stage will walk away from this little slice of paradise feeling renewed!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Hancock County Airport
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
I-95
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Southwest Harbor
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Southwest Harbor
Car: necessary

West Point, as the house is called, is on the quiet side of Mount Desert Island and offers everything an outdoor-loving family could dream of… The house is perched on the side of a private peninsula looking out on Bartlett's Island and the Narrows. It is a short drive away from the town of Southwest Harbor, a charming village with restaurants, coffee shops, a fine foods market, bike shop, library, art galleries and shopping. There is a weekly farmer's market during the summer as well.

Of course, Mount Desert Island is home to Acadia National Park. One of the gems of the National Park system, Acadia is nature's playground for hiking, swimming, walking, biking, boating or even sitting on the beach.

The Rockefeller's famous Carriage Trails, which are within Acadia National Park, are perfect for horse riding, biking, walking or running too. There are no cars allowed on the Carriage Trails which make them a fun and safe place to bring kids.

If you are a fresh water baby, there are a number of beautiful lakes nearby. Echo Lake has canoeing and kayaking rentals. Long Pond, within Acadia National Park, is a short drive away. The water is so clean that you can hop in and forgo the shower when you return to the house!

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Availability & Rates

Pretty Marsh House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Early Summer
May 23 2014 - Jun 27 2014
$500
$2,400
4 nights
 
 
Summer
Jun 28 2014 - Sep 1 2014
$500
$3,000
4 nights
 
 
Early Fall
Sep 2 2014 - Oct 11 2014
$500
$2,400
4 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200.00
Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Notes After the house has been cleaned, if there is no damage, we will mail a check to you for the full amount of your deposit.
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Amenities

Pretty Marsh House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Cabin Bathroom - toilet , shower , Private bathroom for the cabin.
    Sleeping Loft Bathroom - toilet , shower , Full bathroom shared by those in the sleeping loft
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Cabin Bedroom - 1 queen , The charming, attached cabin has a full private bathroom
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Living room couch converts to queen sleeper
    Sleeping Loft - 1 queen , 5 twin/ single , Loft above living room sleeps six people w/ full bath
  • The house is well situated for couples and families. The attached cabin is private and has its own bathroom. The sleeping loft has six beds (one queen and five twins). It's perfect for groups of friends or kids!
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Books
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • rock climbing
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