The Bad News: In August, 2017, guests accidentally set the house on fire.*
The Good News: The house has been completely renovated for the 2018 season! New floors, new walls, new ceilings, new kitchen cabinets and appliances, new furniture—all new! [Please note: the renovation is currently underway, so all photos are of the old interior.]
The house is located on the Shore Road between the Hinckley and Manset Town docks in Southwest Harbor on the Quietside of Mount Desert Island, with convenient access to Acadia National Park, hiking, biking, kayaking, the free island shuttle bus and all MDI attractions
Perched atop a former warehouse, it is surrounded by a huge deck, and affords spectacular views of Southwest Harbor and the mountains of Acadia National Park.
The open kitchen/dining/living room area features picture windows and a massive hearth of local stone..
Things to do: Visit Acadia National Park: Hike the trails, bike the carriage roads, swim or fish or boat in the lakes, enjoy Park programs such as ranger-led nature hikes, watch the wildlife, or relax at the beach - this is one of the most spectacular Parks in the National Park System.
The hustle and bustle of Bar Harbor is a short drive across the Island, where you can enjoy an amazing variety of tourist activities appealing to any taste or budget.
Finally (this is our personal favorite), you can simply relax at home. Send the kids down to fish or out to play in the yard. Sit back on our deck and enjoy the view. Watch the boats in the harbor, enjoy the play of light on the mountains of the Park or the islands offshore, see if you can spot a bald eagle soar overhead, and let yourself unwind.
What's this about a warehouse?: Our house was once a commercial property. It was, at various times, a boat-builder's shop and a lobster pound. There are two large warehouse bays in which we store cars and boats (big boats!) in the winter, and our house is built over one of the bays. However, it is no longer used commercially.
*Accidents happen. Renter's insurance is a really good investment.