Janie's Haven was built with love and care in 2000, with hardwood floors, granite counters, and an open floor plan with French doors opening onto a large deck overlooking the ocean. The bedrooms are large and comfortable, each with its own full bath. Peace and seclusion are yours at the end of a quiet dead-end road, yet the house lies within easy driving distance from Acadia National Park, picturesque Bar Harbor, and the Quiet Side of the island. Our beautiful log home sits in a meadow on the edge of a cedar forest, with views of Western Bay and a very short walk to a semi-private stairway to the beach. Hike and see the sights in Acadia by day, go out for a gourmet dinner in Bar Harbor, then come home and enjoy ocean breezes on the deck when nights are warm, or relax by the wood stove in cooler weather. A rustic feel with modern conveniences like hi-speed internet access, a brand new gas grill, and a jacuzzi. Check Janie's Haven out on Facebook for more photos.
Our home is particularly well-placed for children. It is at the end of a dead-end street, with only one other cabin sharing the driveway, which is occupied by the owner's parents. The milky way is visible on clear nights, and the meadow is well-lit with hundreds of fireflies, especially in June. The stairs to the beach are shared with the other cabin, and the beach is very private. At high tide there is swimming, and at low tide children can go clamming or explore the coastline. Our location provides easy access to Acadia Park, with regular children's programming, or register children for the Summer Festival of the Arts in Southwest Harbor in July, or Schoodic Arts for All in Winter Harbor in August.
Leaf season is my favorite time to relax in Acadia. The deck overlooks Western Bay, and fall has the most spectacular sunsets of the year. The view of the ocean also showcases a huge maple that turns brilliant red. The days are warm, but the nights are cold, and we curl up in front of the woodstove at the end of a day hiking in the Park. With a luxury king mattress in the master bedroom, Janie's Haven becomes an ideal refuge for couples who just need to get away from it all after the summer crush has come and gone, and the winter rates make vacationing easier for couples. In the winter, Acadia is a haven for cross-country skiers and snowshoers, with over 55 miles of carriage trails to explore. Steal away for a week of peace as the snow falls over the ocean.
We are always listening to feedback from visitors to try to make our cabin more comfortable. Over the years we've added room-darkening curtains in the basement bedroom, a large sofa for the living room, new deck furniture and a new gas grill, a king bed in the downstairs bedroom, and a 42 inch LCD TV. Have any amenities you'd like to see at Janie's Haven for 2013? We'd love to hear about it - check us out on Facebook and make suggestions!
Hi, I'm Cristina. I have always loved Maine, and I moved here as soon as I graduated college in 1998. In 2000 I built Janie's Haven and lived here for 6 years. Thanks to all of you wonderful guests, we have been able to keep Janie's Haven going these past 6 years, and hopefully many more to come.