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QUIET, SUNNY HOME OVERLOOKING BAY AND RIVER, NEAR GATEWAY TO ACADIA

Helen Geils

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Helen Geils

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Speaks: english
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QUIET, SUNNY HOME OVERLOOKING BAY AND RIVER, NEAR GATEWAY TO ACADIA

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Ellsworth House Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom with shower, full laundry in basement, sleeps 5

Home is set on spacious lawn, with several flower beds, and possibly some vegetables free for the taking (if weather and wild animals permit). Road is dead-end and dirt, neighbors are quiet, gracious and helpful. Public transport available from in-town locations to nearby towns, and free bus service can be used touring Acadia National Park.

Outdoor activities range from hiking, golfing, mountain climbing (small mountains), flying out of Bar Harbor airport on tour of area or in a glider, fishing, canoeing/kayaking/sailing, swimming, biking, horseback riding, nature walks, whale watching trips, exploring off-shore islands, attending festivals, concerts, and maybe even checking out the water park nearby.

Indoor activities can include visiting galleries, shops, plays, museums, ice cream parlors and restaurants, cinemas, historic sites, and even a winery or two within 50 miles. There are also some micro-brewery places open for tours and tastings.

Or sit on the patio and watch for eagles, osprey, seals, kingfisher, blue herons, hawks and owls as well as the songbirds and various mammals that might pay a visit (deer like the veggies and some of the flowers, porcupines climb the trees, raccoons, groundhogs and rabbits check out the offerings in the lawn)

Rainy days can be spent inside playing games, reading, watching a movie if going outdoor is not on the agenda. RedBox is available in local grocery stores, for DVDs.

Phone is for local calls only, but incoming calls can be received and calling cards with access to supplier may be used. Manager lives within a few houses of this home and will provide key access as well as help with any problems.

Professional artist stayed here for three months and has said the photos do not do justice to the sense of peace and quiet as well as the subtle beauty of the area.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Helen Geils (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english

About Helen Geils

I grew up in NJ, attended college in Maine and discovered this state's coastline and it became my home by choice. After graduation, I was fortunate enough to acquire a job at Jackson lab in Bar Harbor, thus giving me an opportunity to live where I wanted to be. While I was not always able to live in my home, I was able to keep it by working out of state. I am now renting it while I spend time with friends in Minnesota.

Helen Geils purchased this house in 1974

Why Helen Geils chose Ellsworth

feeling of peace, while at the same time close to amenities, library, alternative radio station, airports, colleges, national park as well as preserves for wildlife, influx of visitors from many areas of the world in the summer, and of course, the seafood!

What makes this house unique

quiet - great neighbors - dead-end road - river view and trees

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Book with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 17 traveler reviews

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QUIET, SUNNY HOME OVERLOOKING BAY AND RIVER, NEAR GATEWAY TO ACADIA
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Ellsworth Downeast and Acadia
Minneapolis, Minnesota
5

Continues to be a favorite!

  • 5 of 5
This is my third time here. It has been updated and has a fresh new look, with new paint and new rugs. The weather was wonderful. We enjoyed our regular outing to Pirates Cove miniature golf, took a great boat ride to Baker Island from Bar Harbor, and ate lobsters, available at the Trenton Lobster Pound just 15 minutes away. There is also a nice new flat-screen TV! The laundry continues to work well.
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Ellsworth Downeast and Acadia
Minneapolis, Minnesota
5

Wonderful summer getaway!

  • 5 of 5
This place was great!
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Ellsworth Downeast and Acadia
5

The perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5
This cute little cottage was very comfy and cozy. It was decorated in an eclectic style, was very clean, and had all the amenities necessary to thoroughly enjoy a vacation! The weather was beautiful so we spent an abundant amount of time sitting out front, or under the apple tree in the shade! When we weren’t sitting out on the patio enjoying the cool breeze, or exploring the area, we indulged in playing board games the owner has available. The house included two of my top priorities which are a washer/dryer and Wi-Fi. Both worked superbly. This home is located in Ellsworth away from all the hustle and bustle of Bar Harbor, but is still close enough where we could take a short drive to enjoy the sites in Acadia National Park. We also went to Tina Timber’s Great Main Lumberjack show, took a nature cruise with Acadian Nature Cruises, and spent some time browsing gift shops around the area. The house is on a quiet street. However, do not fear you will be isolated in the middle of nowhere, because numerous restaurants or stores (McDonalds, Taco Bell, KFC, Drug stores, Wal-Mart, nail salon, gift shops, etc.) are available with only a five to ten minute drive. The owner (Helen) is very nice and very accommodating. I can honestly say that out of all the places I have been this one felt most like a true home away from home.
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Ellsworth Downeast and Acadia
5

A peaceful place to stay

  • 5 of 5
The house is in a quiet and peaceful spot. It was clean and equipped with everything we needed. The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed to prepare our locally-bought clams and mussels for dinner one night. We were thankful for the laundry, as we have young children. The big bedroom was spacious enough for our son's porta-crib and the smaller room with the trundle bed was perfect for our girls. Our dealings with Helen (by phone and email) and her neighbor (in person) were wonderful. It was a nice stay and we were able to explore the areas around Ellsworth (the smaller Lamoine Beach was perfect for our family) as well as the busier Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island attractions (35-45 min drive, depending on where you're going).
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Ellsworth Downeast and Acadia
5

Cute,comfy, cozy; near everything with scenic view

  • 5 of 5
This cute cottage was immaculate and well appointed. It is a perfect jump off spot to nearby Ellsworth, Mt Desert and Acadia. There is a bay across the street with lovely views from the front patio. Welcoming, well tended gardens greet visitors. Deer visit the property's apple trees in the evening. The owner was great with her customer service and careful attention to detail. We enjoyed walking the trails of Acadia, visiting Ellsworth art galleries, attending a steel drum performance in Ellsworth, listening to poetry at the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor; enjoyed many restaurants but especially The Burning Bush in Otter Creek. I would highly recommend this property to a couple or small group or family. We had a wonderful time and would return in a heart beat!

Kathy & Bob, Dresden, Maine
  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Ellsworth Downeast and Acadia
Encinitas, CA
5

What a delightful place!

  • 5 of 5
This sweet little cottage is so well located. It is out of the hubbub of the town of Ellsworth by just a few minutes but convenient enough to be handy to supermarkets and shopping and some nice restaurants. We enjoyed sunsets on the Union River, boats lobstering nearby, and leisure walks on the gravel road which runs by the house. The accommodations were top notch, clean, and homey. The big washer and dryer in the basement was a huge help. Our week there lacked for nothing. It was everything promised in the listing and more. Coming from California, we were pleased to have the quiet, woodsy area around us.We were able to enjoy Acadia and tidepools at Wonderland. The owner had supplied the place well and she was easily available to contact. We had friends from Denmark who joined us for this stay. They had visited the USA and stayed here about six years ago. They had loved this cottage and asked if we might stay here again. They were very pleased and remarked what wonderful landscaping the owner had done since their last visit.
Our favorite restaurant was The Union River Lobster House. SUPERB! Oh, and Pat's Pizza was great for take-out. Of course, the moose tracks ice cream from Blueberry Hill Ice Cream is pretty awesome too! We have recommended this place to some friends and hope to visit this lovely retreat again soon.
  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Bangor International
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
downtown Ellsworth
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Southwest Harbor (Cranberry Islands, Isle au Haut)
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
White Birches, Ellsworth
Nearest Train
160 Miles
Portland Downeaster to Boston
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
route 3 east to Bar Harbor and west to Bangor
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
fast food, Mediterranean, pizza, diner, family
Nearest Ski
140 Miles
western foothills in Rangely area
Nearest Beach
11 Miles
Lamoine Beach
Car: necessary

***located on dead-end, dirt road with rural feel, but only 4 miles from center of town (which is also county seat), quiet, sunny

***watch eagles, blue herons, various ducks, and seals and find wild turkeys, deer, porcupine and raccoon in yard, maybe even a partridge or two as well song birds

***enjoy all that Acadia National Park has to offer, as well as browsing shops, pathways, and activities on Mt Desert Island

***treat yourself to a play in Somesville or Bangor, art festival in Bar Harbor as well as surrounding towns, have a lobster feed on the pier in Southwest Harbor, travel the byways in Pretty Marsh, check out the galleries in Northeast, have tea and popovers at Jordan Pond House, rent a bike and travel the carriage roads in the park, check out the museums and galleries on the mainland and explore the towns all along the coast both south and north, visit the bridge over the Penobscot in Bucksport and tour Fort Knox.

***or maybe just sit on the patio with a glass of wine, some cheese, fruit and crackers and enjoy the sounds and smells of tides running in and out of the mouth of the river. You might even want to put your kayak or canoe in the water and take a trip to town by water. If you are very quiet, a seal might come right along with you for a way, but remember to put in and out at high tide, otherwise the mud will try to keep your footwear as you climb in or out.

***don't forget to visit College of Atlantic and Jackson lab in Bar Harbor, as well as the historic sites around Mt Desert Island, including at least one boat trip around the island, or to visit one of the other off-shore islands.

***free band concerts mid-week in town, and several musical venues in surrounding towns

***free WiFi at Maine Grind, a coffee shop in old Masonic Hall - and check out the gift shop displaying local artists' work. Library also has WiFi access and is located beside the river. There is even a picnic bench to use for a luncheon party.

***tour the old jail house, then check out the antique / old stuff / consignment shops for a momento of your time here on the coast.

Overlooking river and bay.

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Rates & Availability

From $100 Per night

Ellsworth House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
SPRING
May 23 2015 - Jun 26 2015
4 night minimum stay
$100
$500
 
 
FALL
Sep 5 2015 - Oct 3 2015
4 night minimum stay
$100
$500
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$125
$700
$2,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Property Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes 2015 rate pay is 33.3% times 3
Utility costs included in the rental rate (propane gas for the cooking stove, oil for the baseboard hot water heating system and electricity. Phone service is available for unlimited calling in the continental US and Canada. Wireless internet service. Long term rental period extends from October through May. Rental rate is negotiable for the long-term winter.

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Amenities

Ellsworth House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 880 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • All new approximately 3 years ago. Floor is tile and the vanity top is glass.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedrooms have full closets, dressers, night stands with lamps. Both bedrooms also have desks. The smaller bedroom has a trundle that is easily opened to two twin beds. There is a full sized futon in the living room that can accommodate 2 persons.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Yard
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Please supply your own toiletries and food ------ water supply is well water and tested safe within past year -- septic system is on lot ----- long term renters welcome beginning Nov 1 through May 30 at lower rate. Please contact owner for information if interested.

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