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Laurie Robertson

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

Frenchman Bay Retreat Near Acadia (8/27-9/10 Available)

35 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Downeast and Acadia House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, sleeps 6, 2 full bathrooms

Due to Cancellation 8/27-9/10 is Available)

Enchanting 3 bedroom waterfront house on 3 acres with beautiful grass and granite shore frontage. There are captivating views from the house, the expansive deck and 2nd floor balcony. Boats are often seen out in the bay and the tidal cove is abundant with wildlife including seabirds and eagles. One becomes instantly captivated by the rhythm of the ebb and flow of tides here in Raccoon Cove on Frenchman Bay. Ideal for a romantic get away, reunion among family & friends, an artist/writer retreat, or family adventure.

House Description- 1st floor: The 1st floor is open and has large glass windows and doors that bring in the surrounding views and natural light. The house has many custom features including the well equipped kitchen with solid granite counters and a vaulted ceiling with a sky light. The laundry room is conveniently located next to the kitchen. The kitchen opens to the dining room and has nice water views and comfortable seating for 6. The dining room opens to the living room which has an entertainment system and beautiful views out to the deck & bay. The 1st floor also has 2 bedrooms with comfy queen beds and a custom seaglass and tile full bath complete with deep tub & shower. There are bamboo floors with radiant heat throughout the house which provides warmth to a cool evening.

House Description - 2nd floor & Amenities: The 2nd floor, 3rd bedroom master suite has a queen bed and a private balcony with wonderful views of the yard and bay. The full bath has a luxurious custom large marble shower and a jetted whirlpool tub which is roomy for 2. Sit out on the balcony or deck with a cup of your favorite beverage and email friends with convenient wireless internet service while taking in the fresh Maine air & breathtaking views.

Amenities include sheets, pillows, blankets, towels, dishes and utensils, pots, pans, paper products, dishwasher, microwave, toaster oven. coffee grinder, drip coffee maker, gas barbecue grill, washer and dryer, iron and ironing board, telephone, satellite TV, stereo system with CD/DVD player, hair dryers, clock radios, games, large whirlpool tub, 1st floor deck with deck furniture, and 2nd floor balcony w/ chairs and table.

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Activities: This is kayak paradise. Bring your own boats or rent them here in town and have them delivered to the house. With easy access to the water, you can launch your boats at high tide here at the house, at the 2 beaches here in town or at many other areas nearby.

Acadia National Park, hiking, biking, swimming, beach combing, rock climbing, bird watching, golf, miniature golf, water slide, lumberjack show, scenic plane and glider rides, whale watching, fishing, ride and learn on a fishing boat with 'Diver Ed', kayaking, canoeing, boat rentals and charters, ferry rides to nearby islands, sunset schooner cruise, movie theatres, live theater, classical concerts, live music, museums, zoo, galleries, wineries, breweries, shopping, antiquing, LL Bean Outlet in Ellsworth, libraries, restaurants, pizza and a movie at Reel Pizza in Bar Harbor, popovers at Jordan Pond House, and...eat delicious fresh lobster & seafood, goat cheese from local Seal Cove Farm, berries, ice cream, etc...

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Laurie Robertson (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

Reviews

5
based on 35 traveler reviews

Frenchman Bay Retreat Near Acadia (8/27-9/10 Available)
average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews
5

Thoreau would love this place!

  • 5 of 5

As Texans visiting Maine for the first time, we were looking for a secluded waterfront location. We couldn't have been happier. This setting is the perfect blend of nature and nurture -- woods, water, a cute little stream, and colorful well-tended gardens. The inside of the home was spotless, with a 'corner view' from everywhere in the house. To give you an idea of how much the outside is apart of the inside here, I saw a bald eagle swoop over the edge of the bay while I was in the SHOWER. Guests need bring nothing with them but a change of clothes as the home is well-provisioned with anything a traveler could need. Laurie and David were wonderful -- we got to meet them thanks to a storm-caused power outage that caused a plumbing issue they responded immediately to. The only thing I would want to make visitors aware of is that the upstairs master suite is a loft, and as such there is no door to close to provide complete privacy. But for us (2 adults with two small children) this was really a perfect setup. I'd recommend this rental to anyone without reservation. We may be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful retreat

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I use Homeway/VRBO or Airbnb whenever we travel, and have stayed in some wonderful places. But this is the first time I couldn’t resit emailing our hosts an hour after our arrival to tell them how beautiful their home was, and how happy we were to be there. It was everything previous reviewers accurately described—gorgeous house, absolutely spotless, comfortable (the master suite mattress beat ours in comfort!), private, serene and loaded with amenities. Perhaps it was because we arrived after dark and couldn’t help but notice the absence of city noise and light pollution. The night sky alone will blow you away. Knowing in advance that we would be arriving late, the lights were left on to greet us. The first thing that caught my eye was the vase of lovely, freshly cut wildflowers from the gardens surrounding the house. I think almost every reviewer mentioned the welcome basket that awaited them. I just wasn’t expecting it to be quite so generous and thoughtful. I think “generous” and “thoughtful” are the words I’m looking for that made this rental seem particularly special. We never had a chance to meet either Laurie or David, but I exchanged a number of emails with Laurie. She is such a lovely, friendly and helpful person. Did I leave out generous and thoughtful? Many thanks!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A beautiful and peaceful haven from every day life

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful week long stay at Frenchman's Bay Retreat!

The house was just beautiful with gorgeous views from every window! We felt very relaxed and at peace in our surroundings. Everything was incredibly clean and organized at the house and the beds were quite comfortable. Laurie and David were exceptionally friendly and hospitable and we especially enjoyed the welcome basket of treats and helpful brochures which we used throughout the week. Lamoine is a great location if you really want to escape and it is also convenient to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. We would highly recommend this fabulous rental!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful and peaceful haven from every day life

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful week long stay at Frenchman's Bay Retreat!

The house was just beautiful with gorgeous views from every window! We felt very relaxed and at peace in our surroundings. Everything was incredibly clean and organized at the house and the beds were quite comfortable. Laurie and David were exceptionally friendly and hospitable and we especially enjoyed the welcome basket of treats and helpful brochures which we used throughout the week. Lamoine is a great location if you really want to escape and it is also convenient to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. We would highly recommend this fabulous rental!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dreamy Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had the adventure of a lifetime at this incredible property in Maine. The pictures are not even close to the beauty we witnessed while staying at this home! Laurie and David could give classes to others on how to host. The house was spotless. All the amenities were excellent. Laurie and David did a wonderful job with communication and management. We hope to come back as soon as we can. All our friends and relatives are hearing about this one!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Magificent Maine Memories

  • 5 of 5

My husband, his sister, our adult daughter, and I had an absolutely fabulous stay at Laurie & David's property. Upon our arrival, we were greeted with a welcome tray of a variety of wonderful Maine goodies such as blueberry cookies, cheese/crackers/ chilled wine, "Wild Maine Blueberry Jam," chocolate covered cranberries, and pancake mix with fixings including maple syrup! There was everything you could possibly need from an abundance of fresh linens, to an abundance of cookware, to an abundance of the most gorgeous sunrises ever. All of their items like the bathroom amenities, cleaning supplies, air fresheners, etc. were all eco-friendly. They even had a very organized system of disposing of food garbage for the compost pile in airtight containers, along with several labeled trash containers for paper, cans, glass, etc. There was a well kept Welcome Notebook with detailed instructions, contact info for reaching them, and a thorough list of things to do in the area. We went hiking in the Acadia National Park and saw the Thunder Hole. The rock filled beaches there are so very different from the ones to which we are accumstomed in Norfolk & Va. Beach. We drove to West Quoddy Head Lighthouse (the most eastern point of Continental U.S.) near Lubec, ME, where we found Tayla, the friendliest waitress at the Fisherman's Wharf Restaurant and had a terrific lobster dinner. We took the 2.5 hour Sea Princess boat cruise out of Northeast Harbor around some of the islands nearby including a short visit on shore at Little Cranberry Island and a trip into & out of the Somes Sound Fjord. While sailing, there were harbor seals, a blue heron, and a plethora of seagulls out for viewing. But at the end of every day, it was such a delight to return to this lovely dwelling and enjoy the relaxation and refreshing it offered. This retreat is HIGHLY recommendation - except that it is entirely too difficult to leave.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Bar Harbor /Trenton(BHB)
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Ellsworth
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Bas Harbor
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Bar Harbor Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
Bangor
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Ellsworth
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Marlboro Beach
Car: recommended

Acadia National Park is the crown jewel of this area and is just 15 miles away. With amazing views, hiking, swimming, rock climbing, kayaking, whale watching, fishing, live entertainment, galleries, shopping and wonderful fresh local food, etc, there is something for everyone. Mount Desert Island has many quaint and charming villages including Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor, and Southwest Harbor. Blue Hill and Deer Isle/Stonington are nearby and boast wonderful art galleries, restaurants and live music and concerts. The Schoodic Peninsula is 20 miles away and is a beautiful drive with lovely views, fishing harbors and a quieter & spectacular region of Acadia National Park.

Lamoine has 2 beaches on Frenchman Bay with magnificent views of the nearby mountains of Acadia and easy access for boat launching. Lamoine State Park is just a few miles down the road and has a boat launch.

Kids love to swim in nearby Blunts Pond.

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Rates & Availability

Lamoine House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2016 Summer High Season Rate
Jul 2 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
 
 
2016 Autumn Off-Season Rate
Sep 3 2016 - Nov 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,550
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,550
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 9.0%

2015-2016 Winter Rate: $1100/week or $225/night(2 night minimum) includes taxes
2016 Off Season Weekly Rates: $1550 - $2100/wk (discount available for multiple weeks)
2016 Off Season Nightly Rates: $275/night (3 night minimum)
2016 Summer High Season Rate: $2100/week
Includes cleaning fee

$250 refundable security deposit & 1/2 rent required at time of reservation
9% Maine lodging tax & 1/2 rent due 30 days prior to arrival
*** Returning guests ask about rental rate special pricing ***

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Amenities

Downeast and Acadia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1st Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Includes custom vanity & shower with seaglass & tile
    Master Bath 2nd Floor - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Includes custom jetted tub & marble shower with room for 2
  • The 1st floor custom bath has a deep tub & shower with custom sea glass & tile and the antique vanity also has the sea glass & tile detail. The 2nd floor master bath includes a luxurious custom marble shower & separate jetted whirlpool tub which is roomy for 2.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1st floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1st floor
  • All bedrooms have queen beds with comfortable mattresses. A twin mattress is also available & can be set up in bedroom 2.
Entertainment:
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

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