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Spacious Farmhouse with Mtn Views, quiet, 4 mi from Bar Harbor, by Acadia NP, BH

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 -4 bedrooms, 3-4 full bathrooms, sleeps 10-13. On free bus route! weekly only!

Beautifully remodeled 3 bedroom/ 2 bath farmhouse. Nestled in a quiet field overlooking Gorham Mountain. This house is just 1 mile from hiking and biking in Acadia National Park or lying on the beach. Just 4 miles from Bar Harbor on the free public transportation loop. Great location for day and evening activities or just sitting and watching sunsets off the back deck. Recent kitchen and bath remodels great for large families. Relax on the deck, while taking in the mountains, sunset and moon rise. Great place for children. Brand new hot tub outside on the back deck. Wood floors throughout. The downstairs is very sunny and open. Because this is our real home, the kitchen is fully stocked with all the basics plus many extras. The master bedroom has its own marbled tile bathroom with a large shower. There is a den on the first floor that has a very cozy pullout couch (seriously, I bought it for MY parents) and bathroom right next to it, for those not comfortable going up and down stairs. In the bathrooms, soaps and shampoos are provided, as flying with theses items is so difficult! Our home is simple, but the linens and towels are always of high quality, so you feel spoiled on your vacation. As nurses we keep it VERY CLEAN! There is an apartment as well for those who need an extra bedroom, or a bit more privacy. The apartment is a walkout basement one, with planty of light. It is very peaceful down there.

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Guest Comments: 'This wonderful sanctuary of yours has allowed for a very relaxing time on the Island. We have been really comfortable visiting and playing games together, here at the house. With the lovely view of Gorham Mountain, we don't feel the need to go out and about. Its been lovely talking to Angela and Chris' (7/11)

'Your renovations are fantastic and your home is a truly calm and peaceful place' ( 7/11)

'You have a beautiful, cheery home. Thank your children for letting ours play with their toys & books' (8/11)

'This was our 1st visit to your lovely home. I love it so much that for the week, I pretend it's mine' (8/11)

'Having rented on MDI a number of times, this has truly been the nicest rental we have had. All those little extras make a difference' (8/11)

' The house is just beautiful- the wrap around porch with a view of the mountains is spectacular' (7/11)

'We had a great time staying in your home. It is a great location for visiting all the surrounding area' (8/11)

New addition with a full bathroom added in 2010. We have been told by all our friends who rent- why are you renting this for so cheap?! It really is a beautiful home!

More Details

Angie and Chris
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish, a little Spanish!
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 10, 2017

About Angie and Chris

We are a married couple who work as Nurse Practitioners in the area. Angie spent years as a Registered Maine Guide leading Kayak trips around Mount Desert Island. We have been renting out our home in the summer for the past 13 years. We started doing this when we moved away for a three year stint. When we returned, people still called, wanting our home back in the summer. We have had a great time renting our home, and have met wonderful people along the way.

Angie and Chris purchased this house in 1998

Why Angie and Chris chose Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

We have always loved Acadia National Park. When I graduated college, I knew I wanted to stay in the area. As a kayak guide for 10 years, I wanted to be near the ocean. From our house I can hear the bell bouy in Otter Cove. I never get over the veiw of sunrise from our bedroom windows. I havent always loved our home. As a 100 year old farmhouse, it had gone through several renovations over the years. It has been an ongoing progect, that we are finally winning! Renting out our property has helped us fund these projects along the way. We just put on a new wrap aroun deck and air sealed the basement and kitchen ceiling!

We have a wonderful location that is peaceful, yet close to town. The house is spacious with lots of stuff for the kids to do. There is a den, living room, large kitchen and sunroom all on the first floor. Even on a rainy day one would not feel like you were all on top of each other. If you need the extra privacy, there is the added apartment downstairs. We love dogs, and they are welcome, but we also have allergies and ask that you pay an extra cleaning fee and keep them off the furniture. Acadia is a great place for dogs! As is our huge back yard!

What makes this house unique

Quiet- yet close to Bar Harbor. On free shuttle loop- flag the propane bus down from the top of the driveway. Lots of space for large groups.


Otter Creek House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom first floor - toilet , shower , 5 foot wide shower
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , tumbled marble tile with oversized shower off master bedroom
    Guest bath second floor - toilet , tub , in hall on second floor, antique tub, no shower
    Basement apartment Bath - toilet , shower
  • Large new tumbled marble tile shower in master bathroom. Claw foot tub with shower faucet in guest bathroom. First floor has new full bath with 5 foot shower. We are extremely thorough in our cleanings. We have had someone stay for two weeks in a wheel chair. We are not ADA, but could work for some families. The room with the pull out couch is directly across from the full bathroom and on the first floor. Great set up for someone who cant do stairs.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Guest Bedroom - 1 double
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Master bath attached
    Children's Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , bunk beds
    Basment Apartment - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , walk out with lots of privacy and it's own bathroom/kitchen
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Nice American Standard pull out- very comfortable! Queen
    extra twin matress - 1 twin/ single , extra twin mattress to put where you want (no frame)
  • The Basement apt has a full kitchen and bathroom with its own entrance and one adjoining. It is available for an additional 400/week. We have a pack-n-play available upon request. Please ask in advance. Dogs are allowed after speaking to owner, but should be crated if left at home alone, and you cannot be sure they won't do any damage. We have a single twin mattress that we can have available upon request before your vacation. This would be ideal for an extra child. Please let us know.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Please remember when booking that there are refunds up to 30 days prior to your stay. Please consider your summer schedules carefully! We have a very nice pull out couch and bathroom on first floor. We have a wheel chair ramp to enter the house. All doors on the ground floor are 36 inches. We are not ADA, but are possibly workable for a wheel chair, or handicaped access. We have a basketball hoop too!


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Spacious Farmhouse with Mtn Views, quiet, 4 mi from Bar Harbor, by Acadia NP, BH
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews

Best rental in BH! Perfect for a lg. family!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect description of the property - very clean, homey, inviting! Owners show great pride in their home. Highly recommended for a peaceful vacation! Hiking, kayaking, boating, lots of lobster, shopping and relaxing by the fire we're some the many activities we enjoyed!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Perfect family Vacation in an amazing house

  • 5 of 5

Angie and Chris have a beautiful home ! We stayed with two families and used the additional apartment. The house is set up so well with everything needed to feel at home. Especially appreciated was the well stocked kitchen, the games, the large kitchen table for our meals and late night game playing. We enjoyed a fire almost every night. Location of the house was perfect, close enough to town but far enough away towards the quiet side for a peaceful stay. Large parking area for multiple cars and set well off the road. Central for all points in the park. If and when we return to Acadia would stay again with no hesitation!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Best decision we made, was perfect!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We were more than pleased with choosing this beautiful home. We felt completely comfortable from the moment we walked in the door. There were 9 of us staying there and 2 family members who visited everyday. Angie and Chris have a beautiful home, it is very clean and well maintained. We cooked and/or grilled everyday, what fun with the family....The kids could play on the tree swings or just run around the yard, no worries. It was very easy access to all of the activities we like to do when we are in Bar Harbor, from going into Bar Harbor to shop, going to a water activity or going hiking. Some of our family hiked Gorham Mountain which is the view from the deck. Once they reached the top, they let us know, we couldn't see them for sure, but we reflected our I-Pad off the sun and they could see us, it was very exciting. We just love coming to Bar Harbor, now we know we have a home there, we can't wait for 2018. Thank you Angie and Chris for such a wonderful week. We will see you in two years... Kathy and family

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aww, it was lovely to have you and your family back Kathy! Thank you!
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Another great week spent at this great house!

  • 5 of 5

We had another great week at this great house! Plenty space for the 10 of us. House is very clean and stocked with everything you need. Backyard is spacious and private. Park was so busy but was happy the house is minutes from some great trails that we used to hike into the park and didn't need the car.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Owner's Response: It was great to have you back! Thanks for taking such good care of our home!
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  • 5 of 5

We loved the house , felt like it was our own, we appreciate you opening your home up to us

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Fantastic place for family getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place! The farmhouse has everything for a family to settle into for a great week away. Spectacular view of Gorham mountain from the back deck, comfortable bedrooms, renovated and fully stocked kitchen. Location is also perfect - just a short drive into Bar Harbor or the park itself. Did we mention there is a hot tub ?!

Angie and Chris were fantastic hosts, made sure everything was as we needed.

Our extended family (5 kids, 6 adults) had one of our best vacations ever here and we can't wait to come back.

Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
The Thirsty Whale
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Cranberry Isle Ferry
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Kebo Golf Club
Nearest Train
250 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Motorway
50 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
The Burning Tree
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Seal Harbor Beach, Sand Beach in Acadia NP
Car: not necessary

Acadia National Park surrounds Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island. There are over 100 miles of carriage roads that one can walk or bike, or horseback ride on. Some even offer horse drawn carriage rides. There are both ocean and lake beaches in and outside of the Park to swim and picnic at. There are miles of hikes on trails over the mountains, for all abilities, from the toddler to avid hiker. Bar Harbor is a historical tourist destination. There is a history of the golden days when Bar Harbor was called 'Eden'. There are museums, art galleries, restaurants, tours of the Park. For those who prefer the water sports, there is sailing, kayaking, power boating, whale watching, and deep sea fishing. For the brave, the scuba diving is apparently quite interesting. Mount Desert Island is the perfect place for a family vacation. It has everything a variety of people could want, all in a close region. It is beautiful here.


Rates & Availability

Otter Creek House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Sep 8 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Apartment $400
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $0
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 9.0%

We have a walkout basement apartment that is available to rent. This is great for teens or the in-laws who want a bit more privacy- or simply as an extra bedroom. It has a queen bed, futon couch, bathroom, TV. There is also a small kitchen and fridge which is great for large families who need the kitchen space overflow. The cost for this extra room is 400 dollars a week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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