A secluded 'mother-in-law' apartment adjoining a new construction private home situated 95 feet from mean high water. Breathtaking views and sunsets...
The serene five acre wooded property enjoys 300 feet of rocky beachfront and abuts Acadia National Park and the famous Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse. Bar Harbor and other sections of the Park are a short drive.
The tastefully decorated apartment has one bedroom with a queen-size bed, bathroom with shower, kitchenette and living/dining area overlooking the water. Private phone and satellite TV with VCR, etc. There is a private entrance and parking in the finished garage below, which also features a washer and dryer and full-size refrigerator. His and her single speed bikes provided.
Outside; enjoy the quiet serenity of oceanfront estate living and lovely gardens. From the deck, (@ 50 paces walk outside) adirondak chairs or hammock; listen to offshore bell buoys, smell the salt air, look for shells, watch a harbor seal glide by or an eagle pass overhead.
No smoking nor pets. Maximum two adults.
Keywords: 'Mother-in-law' apartment
Andrew retired from the Navy in 1994, and we moved back to Maine to enjoy a quiet lifestyle. We designed and built our dream house, including the 'Mother-in-law' apartment for Dianne's Mom. (Hence a lot of privacy was designed in). Andrew is a 747 Captain flying freight literally all over the world. Dianne is a retired nurse and avid gardener.
The Owner purchased this apartment in 1994
Mount Desert Island has been a destination summer resort for centuries due to it's majestic natural beauty. Acadia National Park is the second most visited Park in the U.S.
Quiet, vewy, vewy quiet! Fantastic sunsets!!! The famous Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse is our only neighbor to the south. Several picturesque ocean trails of Acadia National Park are within walking distance.
The majority of ANP is about a 25 minute drive.
I also wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed staying at the apartment. It was really comfortable and suited us wonderfully. We did enjoy being on the "quiet" side of the island this time. On the last morning there were two young deer "cavorting" in your back garden.
My wife and I selected this property based on a recommendation from a close friend. Upon the occasion of his retirement, he decided to visit Maine at a time he could never have traveled as a teacher. We decided to do the same thing. We were delighted by the location of this property. Abundant wildlife, lobster boats and spectacular views were available just by looking out the apartment window. A short walk down the road was rewarded with a view of the Bass Harbor Lighthouse. It is a short drive to the center of Acadia National Park from this apartment. This property offers a small, adequately equipped kitchenette, living room with small TV, bedroom with a comfortable queen sized bed and a bath with shower. Windows are on three sides of the unit, so it was easy to keep the sea air circulating throughout the apartment. You will be "off the grid", as no internet is provided, but Free Internet is available at the library in Southwest Harbor. The owners are very accommodating and make certain you have everything you need. We had complete access to the deck, the shore, the rocky beach and the grill. The owners also provided a portable grill and beach chairs in case we wanted to cook on the beach. It is easy to imagine that the owners would have provided whatever we requested, but we are fairly low maintenance tenants. We highly recommend this unit and would love to return.
My husband and I stated for 4 nights on a trip to Acadia. The room was immaculately clean and the bed very comfy. Best is the views out the large picture window of the apartment. Or sit and enjoy the view from the Adirondack chairs right on the beach. I spent most mornings enjoying the lobster boats going out of the harbor and watching the harbor seal and a few porpoises swim around. Great location (on the quiet side of town), wonderful views, great accommodations and even better hosts. We will certainly be returning! Andrew and Diane also recommended a great stops on our way down to Portland. They certainly didn't disappoint! They are truly amazing hosts!
We enjoyed our stay at this clean, private, quiet apartment in a beautiful location. Bass Harbor was a short walk as were some of the National Park sites. There are beautiful views from the private beach. Owners were very friendly and accommodating. All in all, it served us well as a quiet, relaxing home base as we visited may sites on the island. We would definitely stay there again.
Fantastic views! Sunset over the water, the islands in the distance, pine trees framing the picture perfectly. Peace and quiet, except for the gentle sound of bell buoys, lobster boats, birds, and the water lapping at the shore. The hosts are incredible,they def. go above and beyond. You can tell instantly that they went out of their way to make guests extra comfortable, the apt is impeccably clean, stocked by them with things you don't usually find in a Vacation rental, and tastefully decorated. There is a huge picture window, places to lounge around on , hammock, chairs at the shore, and couldn't be any closer to the lighthouse. The hosts were intuitive of our needs, friendly, but not intrusive, they honor your privacy. I am definitely coming here when we return to Acadia, only hope that too many people don't read my review and I can't get availability here! But I just had to write a good review, because these hosts absolutely deserve it!
Better than expect place, very clean. This rental has fantastic views, with unlimited peace and quiet. We loved the views, the sounds of the harbor and the close proximity to all that MDI has to offer. Our hosts were absolutely the best. We were offered bikes, but we brought our own, the deck was not attached to the apartment, but that was no big deal. We cant wait to return. Took our bag chairs down to the shore every evening to watch the sun set, it was wonderful. Thanks Dianne and Andy, we enjoyed the stay.
This was the perfect location to get away from the crowds and enjoy a quiet week in beautiful Bass Harbor. Diane and Andrew were inviting and welcoming with great information and help. We were able to enjoy the quiet and beautiful sunsets and hear the ocean waves roll in at night. I would definitely recommend this retreat to anyone looking to stay away from the crowds.
Harbor Reach Farm is a 5 acre property of wooded waterfront. Andrew's Mom owns a similar vacant 5 acre wooded lot to the North. To our South is a 2/3 acre vacant lot that directly abuts hundreds of acres of Acadia National Park land and the famous Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse. Hence Harbor Reach Farm is very quiet, secluded and serene. Some guests rarely leave the property for their entire stay. They prefer relaxing on the beach, reading a book, watching boats and wildlife glide by, enjoying magnificent sunsets, etc.
The Western side of Mount Desert is very accurately referred to as 'The Quietside.' When the First Family visited MDI two summers ago, the Obamas spent part of their visit here, touring the Lighthouse at the end of our road, hiking the nearby Ship Harbor trail and dining at a waterfront restaurant in neighboring Southwest Harbor. Nearby are the Wonderland ocean trail and Seawall picnic area, all part of Acadia National Park.
Bass Harbor has 3 restaurants with waterviews. Thurston's lobster pound on the Bernard side of Bass Harbor is a wholesale lobster dock that buys daily from local lobstermen. The Swan's Island Ferry and Little Island nature tourboat are a few miles away.
Southwest Harbor is about a 10 minute drive, where one can find more waterfront restaurants and lobster docks. The Library is well stocked. There is a medium size grocery store, as well as a gourmet food store, drug store and two Banks. Fishing, sailing, boat and kayak rentals are available. A mailboat takes passengers out to the Cranberry Isles several times a day.
The picturesque Causeway Club 9 hole golf club welcomes all golfers.
Bar Harbor and the major sections of Acadia National Park are about a 30 minute drive. Most of the Park can be visited via the free Island Explorer bus system. There is a bus stop close to Harbor Reach Farm. Acadia National Park is the second most visited National Park in the U.S. The website is www.nps.gov/acad/index.htm
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
Minimum stay 4 nights at $200 per night