Spend a week visiting Acadia National Park this winter. Plenty of things to do from snow mobiling, cross-country skiing, ice fishing, ice skating, winter hiking, winter camping, to horse drawn carriage rides with sleigh bells.
WHERE can you enjoy Mountains and Beaches, Valleys and Vistas, Ponds/ Lakes & Harbors/Ocean, Nature and Shopping all in one place? ACADIA NATIONAL PARK! There is something here for everyone, whether you like being outdoors enjoying nature, fishing, golfing, bird watching, flowers, swimming, hiking, repelling, kayaking/canoeing, and biking, or you enjoy being indoors shopping, watching a movie, enjoying a live play, or visiting a variety of museums such as Native American, Bird carving, Nature, Whale, and Auto Museums. Enjoy a carriage ride, do a whale watch, take a trolley ride or ferry ride. There is so much to do here all year round. COME SEE what you are missing.
Our home is just the place to come to relax and wind down at the end of the day. We are located in a quiet, peaceful, residential area where you will get a good night sleep and be refreshed and ready to go again the next day.
New England style home (1120 sq ft per floor compared to most at 900 total) located in quiet wooded setting in Southwest Harbor on the 'quiet side' of Mt Desert Island near Acadia National Park. Our home has 2 bedrooms each with a queen, full bath, large kitchen with all accessories, eat-in breakfast nook, and a family room, all conveniently located on the first floor. Washer and Dryer located in the basement. WIFI available JUL & AUG only. You can enjoy birds, wildlife, flowers, and stars in our yard. Use the picnic table and grill to enjoy the outdoors. Our home is located 5 miles or less from Echo Lake Swimming Beach, Seawall, and Bass Harbor Lighthouse. Just minutes from harbor views, marinas, and town. Town has bike/kayak/boat rentals, oceanarium, nature cruises, shopping, golfing, restaurants/fine-dining, grocery/drug store, museums, and play ground. Easy access to several lakes, biking and hiking trails. Only 20 minutes from Bar Harbor. See Cadillac Mountain, Thunder Hole, Jordan Pond House, or Park Loop Road. Go whale watching, tour/shop in Bar Harbor, or take ride in a horse-drawn carriage. Everywhere you look is a 'KODAK MOMENT', so bring your cameras.
$200 cleaning fee included FREE for all weekly rentals. Wifi available JUL-AUG for those who want it.
Regular Rules of the House: You are our guest so please treat our home with the respect you would expect a guest to treat yours. All linens and towels are provided. All items used will need to be washed, dried, and put back in their places with the exception of bed linens. Bed linens should be washed, dried, and left folded on the end of the beds. Be sure to leave our home in the same condition you found it. If laundry or heavy cleaning is needed in house or on grill, a $200 cleaning service fee will be withheld from your deposit. Deposits will be returned as soon as local manager advises that home is in good condition. Accidents do happen and things do get broken, so please replace any broken item with comparable item or let us know. No one under age 21 may rent without a parent on the premises. Please be considerate of neighbors sleeping with windows open in the summer. Have fun, but parties should end by a sensible hour. Please, no loud music.
Welcome Package: Please review the welcome package as soon as you arrive. Also complete the Move In Conditon Statement. Please feel free to leave any comments about suggestions in the comment box. Also feel free to sign the guest book when you leave.
4th of July Activities/Specials: Fourth of July week in Acadia is very SPECIAL. Enjoy a Blueberry Pancake breakfast. Then check out the crafts booths or live bands. Maybe you would enjoy watching the parade or Lobster races. Next, ENJOY the Seafood festival featuring Lobster, mussels, corn, strawberry shortcake and Much, Much, more. Last, but not least, see the beautiful FIREWORKS over the harbor. You do not want to miss the exciting events going on this week.
The second floor is unfinished and inaccessible. The building and premises are non-smoking. There is an apartment (separate structure & parking) on the premises away from the house.
We are a family of 4 who have been coming to Acadia every year since 1989. Jim came to visit Acadia National Park as part of a Field Biology class for college and fell in love with Acadia. When Robyn graduated from college, Jim wanted to take her somewhere special, and so we went to Acadia. We fell in love with the beautiful mountains and cliffs that overlook oceans, the lakes and the woods, and just enjoying nature. We loved the lighthouse and the natural seawall that are nearby. We also enjoyed the laid-back, slower lifestyle of the Down-easter’s. We loved Acadia so much, that we purchased a piece of land with the hopes of retiring in Acadia some day. We were fortunate enough to be able to build a home on that land and begin using it in 2006 and offer you the chance, as well, to use it also to enjoy the piece of heaven we found in Acadia. Our family loves to vacation here each year, and we know that once you visit, you will love Acadia, too!
Our home is in a quiet,wooded area where you can enjoy wildlife as well as peace and quiet. We like to watch the birds, deers, squirrels, chipmunks, and rabbits. We have seen a fox and coyote also. We also enjoy the wild flowers in the garden as well as the humming birds and dragonflies that visit daily. Our neighborhood is safe. Children can ride bikes in the neighborhood since it is off the main road and has very little traffic. We love that we are close to many Acadia National Park areas, especially Echo Lake, Seawall (great place to see shooting stars), and Bass Harbor Lighthouse, yet not in the noisy, crowded areas at night when we wish to get a good night's rest for the next days activities. We can even ride our bikes to the town post office to catch the FREE Island Explorer bus. These buses are the Best deal on the island. We love hiking the near-by trails and looking at the Milky Way at night. You have never seen so many stars, except maybe at a planatarium.
We have gone out of our way to make our home comfortable for you and ourselves. Our home is much more than just a rental. We also use this house for vacation, so you know it's comfortable and well stocked. We have added many, many extras such as nightlights, flashlights, extra supplies in case you forget to buy them the 1st time you are at the market. There are even cookbooks, DVD's, Books, Games, and puzzles (great for rainy days). We have an overflowing Welcome Package chalked full of ideas for your vacation. We also enjoy using the picnic table and grill to enjoy the outdoors and wildflower garden.