Sited on one the finest spots on Mount Desert Island, this contemporary, fully applianced vacation home offers a commanding view of Long Pond and Acadia's Western Mountains that takes your breath away. The sweeping panorama wraps around a large, south facing deck where you can enjoy meals, curl up with a good book, listen to the loons, and watch the canoes and kayaks amble by. A private dock, canoe, and boat mooring offer wonderful recreational access to Long Pond. This home has a 50' flat screen, satellite TV, home theater, Wifi high speed Internet , and domestic calling phone service, all included. With 3 bedrooms, a loft, 4 full baths (2 with Jacuzzi tubs), and a fully applianced kitchen, this private vacation destination provides all the ingredients required to create life long memories. Top O' the Ridge is a great getaway destination in Spring, Summer, & Fall. SEE THE PANORAMA VIEWS & GET MORE INFO at TopOTheRidge.com.
A Top Acadia Location that has to be experienced: This exceptional vacation destination is located at the tip of Northern Neck on Long Pond, Mt, Desert Island, Maine - the home of Acadia National Park. This site is very private. The panorama from the spacious south facing front deck is one of the finest sights in all of Acadia and the best view on Long Pond. The window wall off the living and dining areas brings the spectacular view right into your living space. Enjoy watching the pond-scape's many moods, listening to haunting calls of loons, catching a sight of bald eagles soaring, watching shimmering moon rises over the pond, and stargazing at the the bright stars of the Milky Way. The private house dock comes with a canoe that offers easy access to boating, swimming, and fishing in the clean, inviting, warm summer waters. All this and more can be yours to savor, in the heart of Mount Desert Island just minutes away from Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor.
The Home: This spacious, modern, open plan vacation home offers 4 bedrooms (including the loft space) and 4 baths. The living area includes a full featured home theater system with 50' plasma TV, Satellite TV service, and a several hundred title DVD library. The fully applianced kitchen boasts custom cabinetry with drawered lower cabinets for easy access to pots and pans. The stove is a double oven propane unit. The cabinets are fully stocked with dishware and utensils to indulge your every cooking whim. The master suite has it's own bath area with twin sinks, jacuzzi tub, seated shower, and washer dryer. The twin, individually adjustable beds are joined to form a king. The lower level has a Master bedroom with attached bath , kitchenette, and separate living dining area. The private dock and canoe offer swimming and boating access to Long Pond. A private mooring that will moor up to a 20' power boat is included.
The Acadia Region: The home is located centrally on Mount Desert Island within a short drive to all Acadia National Park attractions, Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor, Southwest Harbor, and Bass Harbor. The nearby park loop road offers spectacular sight seeing and tourism activities including Cadillac Mountain, Thunder Hole, Otter Cliffs, and the Jordan Pond House. Local hiking trails offer challenges that range from walking trails to rock climbing. The famous 30+ miles of carriage roads are ideal for walking, biking, or horseback riding. The many island ponds and ocean offer swimming boating, fishing, whale watching, sailing, and other recreational activities. For golfers, there are several local courses to enjoy.
A family Trust owns this property gifted to the trust by the parents of the beneficiaries Ralph and Irma Bianchi. We rent out the home when family is not vacationing there and reinvest any surpluses to constantly improve the property.
It is arguably the best site on Long Pond. It was purchased from the original owners as a modest camp om the mid '70s.
It has since been expanded and upgraded from a camp to a fully insulated year-round centrally heated home. When family is not vacationing there, we rent it out and reinvest all surpluses in improvements - a win win for us and our many repeat guests.
The camp to home upgrade added 2 bedrooms and 3 full baths while keeping the feeling of a camp with knotty pine walls, vaulted ceilings and a chalet style wall of windows which brings the exceptional view inside. This getaway has all the conveniences of modern home with the charm of a camp. It is located in a private setting that rivals the beauty of Acadia National Park - and actually overlooks it. We never tire of the incredible panorama that unfolds from the south facing deck.