|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
This 2-bedroom, 1 bath charming coastal cottage is the guesthouse of a historic oceanfront estate. Originally built over 100 years ago, this house was completely rebuilt in 2008 allowing for modern comfort while still steeped in its historic location and feel. Spend your days on the lawn watching deer, take a walk down to a stunning crescent shaped sand beach in Acadia National Park, or stroll into town…the best of both worlds exist with quiet and convenience in this affordable summer cottage.
Opening the front door you are greeted by a charming living room with futon couch, antique writing desk and entertainment center. The kitchen, with ample counter space and appliances, has a separate eating area bathed in sunlight from the French doors that lead to the outside patio, which is equipped with a picnic table and gas grill. The master bedroom has a new double bed and the second bedroom has two new twin beds. The inside of this house is new and fresh, yet has glimpses of history.
Mountain Sea Properties- Personalized vacation planning and property rentals with a community conscience, the best of both worlds.
Mountain Sea Properties invites you to enjoy the beauty of Mount Desert Island, Maine in the comfort of one of our homes. We know from our own experience managing family vacations that it can be quite a job. A little local knowledge and some extra help can make your vacation more enjoyable and hassle free. We offer a number of vacation planning services to our tenants including local information and recommendations, catering, massage therapy and house keeping.
Mountain Sea Properties recognizes the unique value in spending quality time with loved ones surrounded by beauty. Each year, we donate a portion of our proceeds to local organizations that are committed to sustaining the beauty and well being of the Mount Desert Island area..
Adam and Jen have a deep love and understanding of the natural beauty surrounding the Acadia/Mount Desert Island area. Jen grew up summers on Long Pond and Adam on a 110-acre farm in Western Maine adjoining the Appalachian Trail. They met here in Bar Harbor working as sea kayak guides in the summer of 1993.
Over the years, they have hiked, biked, paddled, and sailed every conceivable route on and around Mount Desert. Adam completed his goal of hiking every trail on the Island in the summer of 1994 and Jen authored The Sea Kayaker's Guide to Mount Desert Island published by Down East Books in 1997. Together they paddled the Maine Island Trail, a 175-mile 28-day kayaking trip from Portland to Machias, up the entire Maine coastline.
In the summer of 2000, Jen and Adam started Mountain Sea Properties with a single house, Eagle Cliff, where they were married that same summer. The owner had approached them expressing her frustration renting the home through larger rental operations on the island. She complained that her house was one of hundreds represented so the service she received was minimal. She also stated that those who rented the house were not as well informed as they could be. The tenants were also one of hundreds and the service they received was minimal.
Adam and Jen offered to represent the house committing to providing top quality service to both owners and tenants by representing a limited number of houses and providing personalized vacation services.
Since then, Mountain Sea Properties has grown along with the Wales family. As year-round members of the Island’s community, Adam and Jen are dedicated to the vitality of the people of Mount Desert Island. Thus, each year they donate a portion of their proceeds to local organizations devoted to sustaining the beauty and well-being of the Mount Desert Island area.
Jennifer Wales purchased this cottage in 1990
We were so happy with our stay in the Guest House! It was perfect for my husband and I; close to Acadia and downtown, but far enough away for plenty of peace and quiet. It was also fun to explore the trail nearby! The house had everything we might need for the week, and we were able to cook most of our meals in the pretty kitchen. We'll definitely be back again!
This was our 4th stay at the Guest House! The house is clean, cozy and inviting and a great place to relax after a full day of hiking and sightseeing - no traffic, just peace and quiet. The location could not be better, a short walk to Bar Harbor, but secluded in the beautiful woods adjacent to Acadia. The proximity to the Park allows you to get your fill of exploring during the day and you are close enough to enjoy the shops and restaurants in town later. Jen makes the experience even better as you feel right at home. Having a fully stocked kitchen and also being able to grill makes you want to eat "at home". We will come back whenever we can! After 34 years of visiting Bar Harbor and Acadia, we can say that the Guest House is the best place we have stayed by far!
We had a wonderful time exploring the park , biking, hiking, and enjoying nature at it finest during the fall season.The weather was perfect and the deer in the neighboring woods paid us a few visits as we ate breakfast. Remember to seek out Compass Harbor - a short walk from the cottage. Very enjoyable for a morning walk.
The property is quaint and has most of the basics for an enjoyable stay. (Would highly recommend however, adding a cutting board, new toaster, and an exhaust fan in the kitchen.)
The cottage was well equipped and very clean. It's small but perfect for my husband and me. We enjoyed being less than a mile from the main village and tucked in a quiet wooded setting.
The Guest House was a perfect place for us (3 hiking women). Jennifer is very accommodating and easy to work with. The house was very cozy, clean and convenient. The description and pictures were right on. We spent most of our time hiking Acadia trails which were very easy to locate. Cadiallac Mountain sunrise is a must see and well worth the EARLY wake up. Lobster at Beal's Lobster Pier was fun and delicious and don't pass on the coastal hike from Thunder Hole to Otter Cove. We will definitely stay here on our next visit (whenever that might be!).
Nice clean house with all amenities and lawn area for outside activities. Town is easily accessible by walking or biking yet quiet enough where you may have deer in your yard.
The location of this house is perfect. At the end of a small private road through Acadia National Park, the Guest House is only one mile from Bar Harbor where you can access a free shuttle bus that travels around greater Mount Desert Island and through Acadia National Park. The main auto entrance to Acadia National Park is only 2 miles away where you can drive or bike the famous Park Loop Rd and all its attractions.
The Park’s newest trail, built in 2008, allows one to literally walk from the house into the 130-mile network of hiking trails, bike to the 45 miles of Carriage Roads, or simply stroll into town for an ice cream cone. Compass Cove, a little known parcel of Acadia National Park, is just a 5 min walk where there is a secluded and well-protected sand beach and tide pools. This area is a wonderful place to explore with kids or have a quiet sun-drenched beach all to your self.
This cottage is ideal for couples, a small family or a romantic honeymoon retreat.
Other Activities: Next to ocean beach and hiking trails within Acadia National Park. We know from our own experience managing family vacations that it can be quite a job. A little local knowledge and some extra help can make your vacation more enjoyable and hassle free. We offer a number of vacation planning services to our tenants including local information and recommendations, catering, massage therapy and house keeping.
Golf: Famous Kebo Valley Golf Club is just 2 miles away. There is also the Northeast Harbor as well as the Bar Harbor Golf clubs located near by.
|Property Damage Protection||$99|
***While a “Book It Now” option is certainly convenient, we still like to do things the old fashion way and actually talk to people! This allows us to answer any questions you may have and ensure that the Guest House is a property that will meet your needs. We look forward to chatting with you soon.***
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.