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Mac Rubel

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french

Grand Chalet Overlooking Patten Bay

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Downeast and Acadia Chalet Rental Photos and Description

Chalet, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Patten Bay Chalet is a 2200 square foot three level custom Lindal Western Red Cedar Chalet located on a gently sloping property that affords great views out over Patten Bay and across to Mt. Desert Island and Acadia National Park in the distance. The house is on three levels with the main living space on the first floor, elevated so that the south facing windows and the 600 square foot deck give a great view over the property and out over the bay.

The common living spaces for the house are all oriented towards the 'walls of windows' that face south on the garden level and the first floor of the house. The garden level common areas include the office and family room, both facing south and opening up on the garden and the year. The first floor common rooms include the dining room, living room and all-glass sunroom with its own private porch.

The chalet has four bedrooms and 2 3/4 baths. The master bedroom is in the loft which opens out over the living room with a wonderful view of the bay. It has a new king bed and mattress (2013), new carpeting (2014), a library area with reading chair and an ensuite two room bath/dressing room. The first floor has two bedrooms at the back of the house and a full bath. The primary bedroom has a new queen bed and mattress (2013) and a private entrance to the bathroom. The second bedroom has a double bed and access to the bath through a short hallway. Both first floor bedrooms have new paint and carpeting in 2014. The fourth bedroom is on the garden level. It has a queen bed with a new mattress (2013) and has a 3/4 bath just outside the bedroom that it shares with the family room. Two foutons are also available if the sleeping arrangements need to be customized.

Having the bedrooms spread out over three floors allows for an unusual level of privacy and flexibility that one does not ordinarily experience.

The house is heated by hot water baseboard and the residential hot water comes off the furnace so evening showers do not involve negotiations about who is going to have first crack at the hot water: There is enough for everyone. Water is from a private well and is not only safe, but delicious. Secondary heating is from a Jotul propane stove on the garden level and a propane fireplace insert in the living room. Evening fires can be had at the touch of a button both for ambiance and a little extra heat on cool mornings.

The kitchen is complete with a complement of full-sized appliances including four burner gas Jenn-Air downdraft stove top (2015), Jenn-Air oven, 2.2 cubic food microwave, 22 cubic foot refrigerator/freezer with automatic icemaker, dishwasher, and a host of plug-in appliances including a 4-slice toaster, 12 cup coffee machine and grinder, electric kettle, and more. The kitchen is fully stocked with all pots, pans, cooking utensils, as well as a sufficient supply of silverware and dishes for a party of 8. New granite counter tops were installed at the start of 2015 as well as new kitchen lighting.

There is a utility room in the back of the garden level that has a full sized washer and dryer that are available to our guests should the need for clothes washing arise.

Patten Bay Chalet is sited on a two acre lot in such a way that privacy is guaranteed. There is a buffer of trees to the back of the house and on either side as well, shielding you completely from the neighbors. From Viking Trail Lane you cannot see the house. Privacy is assured and yet, with the sloping property, you have an expansive view out over the water. The grounds are under constant improvement with the fire pit, outside stairs between levels, and the croquet lawn being the major additions during the 2014 season.

Patten Bay Chalet is in a small (9 lot), private, residential community. Although hidden in the woods, the Chalet still has a spectacular view of Patten Bay as well as Mt. Desert Island across the water. The Chalet has access to a private association beach just 200 yards away for those so inclined. Kids can spend a lot of time on the beach at low tide. A public freshwater beach, great for family outings, is 9 miles away on Branch Lake.

Patten Bay Chalet has undergone a major four-year upgrade and is now in top shape inside and out. Projects from a complete kitchen update to new flooring (garden level), new windows and doors, propane service, new water heater, new beds and mattresses, new carpets in all bedrooms and public spaces, new decking, and a full property clean-up have been completed. The house is truly in excellent shape.

Patten Bay Chalet is the ideal starting point for exploring the Acadia/Downeast region. The serenity that surrounds the house enhances relaxation after a full day of activities enjoying what Maine has to offer. The house location is perfect for visits to not only Acadia National Park on Mt. Desert Island, but also outings to Schoodic Peninsula and Downeast Maine as well as Blue Hill and Deer Isle on the other side of the world famous Eggamoggin Reach that connects Penobscot and Blue Hill Bays.

Keywords: Chalet private home beachfront quiet view porch

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mac Rubel (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french

About Mac Rubel

Mac is a somewhat retired business owner who now spends his summer as a Master Maine Fishing Guide and his off-season as a volunteer Firefighter/EMT and emergency medicine instructor for Pamlico Community College in North Carolina. In his spare time he tries to fish and catch up with his chores.

Deb works full time as a scientific curator and, in her spare time, dances, bakes, manages the house. She is the one that keeps things organized.

Mac Rubel purchased this chalet in 2011

Why Mac Rubel chose Downeast and Acadia

Between the two of us we have over fifty years in the Acadia region. We chose Surry because it is close to everything but not in the middle of anything. It is quite and, when you open your ears, you can hear the silence. Wildlife abounds and, in the quiet, you can hear the evening call of the Loons from the water or the cry of the Osprey overhead.

After three years of searching we found Patten Bay Chalet which was just what we were looking for: a solid home in a lovely neighborhood, with privacy and, at the same time accessibility to all the activities that bring people to Downeast Maine.

Four separate peninsulas/islands are equally accessible and, when needed, Bangor is close by. We love it.

What makes this chalet unique

Patten Bay Chalet has good qui, which is Chinese for 'energy.' The house just 'feels' good. It faces south so is well-lit all day. It looks out over the sloping front yard to Patten Bay and then across the water to Acadia in the distance. No matter where you are, you catch a glimpse of the space in front of the house and the water close by. At the same time the house is tucked in between two stands of trees on the sides and trees behind, giving the property a sense of privacy and snugness.

The house is solidly built and, in the distance between the road and the house there is nothing but trees so whatever road noise there is (which is not that much) is muted or overcome by the rustling of the leaves on the trees. You really feel isolated from the noises of civilization. Just sitting on the deck doing nothing is a like a tonic, refreshing both body and soul. Many of our guests have stated that they have never felt more relaxed than when sitting on the deck, looking out over the water.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)
Grand Chalet Overlooking Patten Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
5

Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect space, with 3 distinct floors for privacy but an amazing wrap around porch for lounging. Steps to a beautiful rocky Maine beach, and short drive to Acadia for hikes. Absolutely beautiful.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Peaceful, private, excellent ammenities

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at the Patten Bay Chalet at the end of August. I have to admit that we have rented houses before but the Chalet was more than I expected. First of all I felt it was in a very peaceful, quiet area. We hardly saw anyone else when we were there. It is also convenient to town as Ellsworth, for groceries and restaurants, which was 5 to 10minutes by car away.

We spent a few days down by the beach. The beach was shale and very private. I think we were the only ones using it during the week there. The kids spent hours looking for sea glass on the beach and were even able to do some wading/swimming in the water. The grill worked great and the fire pit was added bonus. We enjoyed roasting marshmallows and making smores a couple of nights while we were there.

Inside the Chalet the kitchen was very up-to-date with modern appliances. Every kitchen tool, pot/pan and dish was available so all you needed to bring was food. We spent many of the nights and mornings reading reading in the open family room and sunroom. The kids enjoyed the downstairs as there own space. They watched movies from the available collection which was a fair size. They also spent time playing games from the game closet.

The owners were very helpful when booking the trip and we even had the opportunity to meet Mac.

Overall, we all enjoyed our vacation in Maine. The kids are already asking to go back and I would have no hesitation to going back to the Chalet. I wholeheartedly give the Chalet two thumbs up.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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5

Excellent location / perfect place

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful week in a gorgeous location. The house is well organized and appointed, close to a private (rocky) beach, and an easy drive to Acadia National Park. There was plenty of a room, a spacious yard, and everything that you need for a fun and relaxing vacation (including books and toys for kids). Highly recommended for a fun and relaxing week.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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New Bern, NC - USA
5

Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

In early July 2015 we spent a week at Patten Bay Chalet. It was a lovely experience from start to finish. We were 8 in our party, had plenty of room for everyone to find a cozy nook, to either read, watch TV or play games. The bedrooms were of good size, beds were comfortable and it was delightful to sleep with open windows. Linens and blankets were plentiful and of good quality. 3 Bathrooms a luxury, ample supply of towels and necessities. We found the kitchen furnished with top notch appliances, flat and stemware, dishes were plentiful and of nice quality. Mac and Deb were perfect hosts, left us with all sorts of brochures of things to do , as well as a nice sampling of goodies from the area. We enjoyed our stay so much that we plan to come again. The private beach down the road, as well as the huge wraparound porch was special, just ever so nice to enjoy your morning coffee, take in the scenery or sip a glass of wine in the evening and watch the setting sun. Thank you, Charlotte & Family

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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5

great house and location

  • 5 of 5

8 members of our family had a wonderful week at Patten Bay house. It is lovely, well furnished, and the owners were very helpful. We all highly recommend it. One small drawback is that cell phone service is spotty, but if you are out in the area most days you can find it elsewhere. Internet is good at the house.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Chalfont St Peter, United Kingdom
5

Wonderful week

  • 5 of 5

Four of us had a superb week at Mac and Deb's chalet overlooking Patton Bay. The house is lovely and one of those places in which you find yourself immediately comfortable. There was a fine welcome basket , a folder full of lots of useful local information, and plenty of maps and guides. The house and it's location were just right. Add to this owners who could not have been nicer and more helpful.

We will hope to return!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Bangor (BGR) & Hancock County (BHB)
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Finn's Irish Pub
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Bar Harbor, Blue Hill
Nearest Train
140 Miles
Portland ME
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Interstate I-95 Bangor
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Ellsworth
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Private Beach
Car: necessary

Patten Bay Chalet is a wonderfully private place but located near the many things that Downeast Maine has to offer. Looking out from the porch it is difficult to tell that you have any neighbors at all and yet the property is less than ten minutes from some of the best restaurants in Downeast Maine in Ellsworth and Blue Hill, thirty minutes to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, and only forty minutes to either Stonington on Deer Isle or Schoodic Peninsula (the quiet part of Acadia.) Go further Downeast and you quickly run into small fishing villages tucked in tiny coves along the coast. Move inland just a couple of miles and you start to find freshwater lakes with swimming, boating, and fishing to keep you busy for the summer. Maine starts just beyond your doorstep.

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Rates & Availability

Surry Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
Jun 4 2016 - Sep 17 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

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Amenities

Downeast and Acadia Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , ensuite two room bath suite in loft
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , First floor bathroom with direct access from queen bedroom
    Bathroom 2.5 - toilet , shower , Ground floor 3/4 bathroom
  • 2.75
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Loft with library area overlooking bay. Ensuite bathroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1st Floor with semi-private bath.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , First floor with shared bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Ground floor with 3/4 bath down the hall.
  • King size beds (1) King bed is in the master suite in the loft, Queen size Beds (2) The first queen bedroom is the primary bedroom on the first floor. Bedroom has separate access to a common bathroom. The second queen bedroom is located on the ground floor, off the family room. There is a three quarter bath with access from the hall outside the bedrrom., Double Beds (1) The double bedroom is on the first floor opposite the other bedroom and the bath. Twin or Single Beds (1) Futon is available in the family room on the ground floor and thereis a fold-out futon chair available that can be moved where needed for smaller children
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Patten Bay Chalet is a nature lover's Paradise! You don't have to move from the deck to see eagles, hawks, osprey, or hear the sound of the loons from the bay. Speaking of the deck, many guests report not being able to leave their deck chairs without significant coaxing.

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