About the property
- House2400 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, 1 half bathroom, outdoor shower, sleeps 5, internet
On a private wooded lot with views of Blue Hill Bay, this custom-built house with many windows and a 'floating ceiling' is designed to make you feel as though you are living in a painting. In addition to a well-equipped kitchen, glass doors from the living room and master bedroom with a King bed opens to a deck which has a large stone fireplace. The other bedroom has a Queen and you have a view of the front gardens.
The village of Bernard is a short walk away. A trail through the woods takes you to Thurston's Wharf for lobster dinner or to Island Astronomy for some star-gazing. Back beach sub diving, biking park trails, kayaking or any of the other adventures Acadia National Park offers. Two bedrooms: one queen and one king .One full and one half bath.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 21, 2018
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Perfect Maine Vacation
We have a new standard in vacation rentals. We don't use numbers or stars. Our top ranking will now be called "Marty's Place" after our weeklong stay in August 2009. This home on the quiet side of Mt. Desert Island came as advertised. It was the perfect spot for early morning wanderings through the woods and along the shore of Bass Harbor and environs. We spent successive evenings in efforts to create the perfect s'mores at the fireplace out on the deck. There we were serenaded by bullfrogs in the pond that lies between the house and the beach. We watched the full moon rose through the trees. "Marty's Place" is also a great base from which to visit Acadia National Park for hiking, bicycling, kayaking, and swimming; Southwest Harbor, Southeast Harbor, Bar Harbor and the other communities of the island. "Marty's Place" is part of the village of Bernard with the village of Bass Harbor close at hand. A great little library is a 5-minute walk from the house with antiques, local crafts, art galleries, lobster fishing docks also a short walk away. There are many, many eateries on the Quiet Side but we often neglected them in favor of building family meals in the kitchen and on the grill and eating on the deck or, if there was a little rain, in the comfortable dining room. Our recommendation? Next time it just might be two weeks at "Marty's Place."
Thank you for your positive response and also thanks to Home Away for their format in presenting rental pictures.
Fantastic deck and views out every window, and the house is well-stocked. The gardens on the property were lovely, and we loved the quiet sound of the waves as we went to sleep each night.
The Perfect Vacation Home
Absolutely beautiful, secluded home with gorgeous views of either Blue Hill Bay or the surrounding gardens from every window. The kitchen is well-stocked, beds are extremely comfortable, and Marty (the owner) was a joy to work with. Everything that the area has to offer is within walking distance - the library, post office, Bass Harbor, Thurston's Lobster Pound, and Back Beach are all minutes away. The quiet side was definitely the right side for our family. We can't wait to return next year!
Beautiful Ocean Views, Super Comfortable, Very Secluded
We stayed for one week in early May 2017. Cut into a thick pine forest, this quiet, secluded house was very comfortable and wonderfully equipped with everything we needed. The family room had big windows that offered picturesque views of the incoming and outgoing ocean tides. The freshwater marsh in front added interest and attracted a diverse variety of wildlife The same view could be experienced from the spacious and very nicely done master bedroom or outside from the large deck which was appointed with six cushioned chairs, table, gas grill and outdoor fireplace. Pine trees and other native plants blended perfectly with the beautifully landscaped grounds. Our contact, Marty, was the most pleasant man and just a pleasure to work with. He was very responsive to emails, and offered helpful suggestions for experiencing the island. Marty was personally attentive to all the details and was genuinely interested in making sure we enjoyed our stay. This is a great place to stay. We had a marvelous time and would love to return some day.
Maine at its best
Perfect Maine experience! Beautiful home with awe inspiring views! Marty was a fantastic host and he must be a master gardener! Staying on the quiet side was great! Acadia and of course all the yummy seafood made for a memorable vacations!
Beautiful wooded seclusion
What an amazing house and location! It had all I was looking for... views, comfortable furniture, outdoor fireplace, well stocked kitchen,quality bed linens and towels. Being on the "quiet side" was the right side for us. The house was even better than I expected. Quintessential Maine.
Explore Acadia National Park; take a ferry to one of the outer islands; book passage on a whale watching or sightseeing trip; hire Maggie and Bill to take you sailing for the day on the Chamar, take the Sea Princess to Cranberry Island for dinner at the Isleford Restaurant. Bike, hike, canoe, kayak, fish, eat in fine restaurants, or go shopping. Other Activities: kayaking
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
The owner is open to renting for more than one week. Rental price will be adjusted for more than one week. Owner is also open to negotiating off season rates for the months of early April and May and late October.