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Vicki Salsbury

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

The Gatehouse on the Ocean

6 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights

Overview

Downeast and Acadia House Rental Photos and Description

Single Family w/ 3 Bedrooms - 3 Bathrooms - Sleeps 4-7 w/ Jacuzzi tub

This cottage, with living space on the second floor for the view, is perfect for two couples, with two very private bedrooms, each with it's own bath. Great for families as well. Cook's kitchen with all appliances, pantry and stunning view to the ocean. Eat at the bar or the dining table. Cozy living room with gorgeous window seat. Laundry, third bath and den downstairs. Deck across the front for outdoor living with view of Frenchman's Bay and the mountains of Mount Desert Island. Stroll down through the orchard to sit on the beach, watch the shore birds and boats go by, maybe even go for a dip if you're brave. Just 20 minutes to Acadia National Park and 25 min. to downtown Bar Harbor or 10 minutes to shopping in Ellsworth.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Vicki Salsbury (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Reviews

5
based on 6 traveler reviews

The Gatehouse on the Ocean
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
New Jersey
5

Gorgeous, private, comfortable and so much for the kids to do!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 stayed here in July of 2014 and absolutely loved it. (This review is very late and I so I could only enter 2015.) When we first drove down the gravel road and the woods opened up to the beautiful view of house, field and water, we simply could not believe our luck! It was beautiful, as was our entire week here. The house is wonderfully comfortable and beautifully furnished with antiques (we have since begun searching for and buying only older pieces for OUR home!) and there were so many wonderful books to read--I ended up making a list and taking it home with me. Beds were comfortable, the kitchen had everything we needed and more, and the living room was so cozy. We loved having all the space for the kids to run around outside and we spent a lot of time watching the tide roll in and out and collecting rocks and shells on the beach. The trail through the woods was also a big hit with the kids. Sitting out on the deck with a glass of wine and the water view was a hit with the parents! The house is about a half hour from Acadia, a bit farther than we hoped, but we just went out all day and when we came "home" it was lovely to be away from it all. Highly recommend. It was a wonderful vacation in this lovely home.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Summer vacation retreat

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Gatehouse this past week and were in for a wonderful suprise! The pictures of the house doesn't do it justice! We had never been to acadia national park before. Really beautiful! Went biking, hiking, kayaking on long pond. Great lobster at Trenton lobster pound, awesome scalops at Jordans snack shack. After being out all day and then coming home to the Gatehouse was incredible! We loved all the décor and special touches! I spent hours reading in the window seat soaking up the sunlight later in the afternoon or early in the am. Saw 2 deer playing in the backyard! We loved the open floor plan, high ceilings, long wood counter top to sit and eat breakfast at. Thank-you again for sharing your home with us. Be back soon!

Vicki

Boston ma.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased that folks find a pleasant surprise when they arrive at our "Gatehouse." Even when they don't write a review they write wonderful things in our guest book saying they couldn't have picked a better place for their home away from home, how central its location is to everything they want to do, the great book collection and sound system, and even the adults love exploring the Pine Cone Path looking for elves and gnomes! Thanks for the nice review and we hope you come back.
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5

Books and Beach Walks and Kayaking

  • 5 of 5

This house is terrific! The house is beautifully appointed with a cheery and fully-equipped kitchen, a great counter to hang out at, and good views of the water. We felt at home immediately! If you're a reader (or a writer!), don't bother to bring books with you because this house is fully stocked with a great variety of literary novels, non-fiction, childrens, and interesting stuff like a huge coffee-table book of New York Times front pages dating back as far as you can think. Despite Acadia looming nearby, you might find it hard to get out of the window seat to explore it.

That said, we had three great paddles in our kayaks, directly from the beach, up the Jordan River and into Eastern Bay. Great launching spot just across a small meadow and orchard and a rocky beach that's easy to navigate, plus you can walk for miles in two directions when the tide is right.

Total privacy at the Gatehouse, which is at the very end of a dead-end road.

Lovely, lovely spot and every little detail is attended to. Very peaceful and aesthetically pleasing setting, both inside and out. Only a half hour to everything in Acadia, too, and a great farmer's market on the way so you can stock up on fresh local fruits and veggies.

You won't be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love when our renters appreciate all the books we have in our house. I have always thought writers in particular would find it the perfect place to relax, to read and to write!
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5

Great Find!

  • 5 of 5

The description of the property was totally accurate. The house, as well as the grounds, were lovely. Spoiled us for other rentals!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always so pleased when our renters tell us how much they've enjoyed their stay in our house on the ocean.
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5

Great Rental!

  • 5 of 5

The Gatehouse was a perfect rental for my family and I. It was warm and welcoming (even with fresh flowers) and very well equipped. The setting was lovely as well. I was hesitant about not being on Mount Desert Island, but my fears were completely unfounded. The location was convenient and it was nice to be away from the hustle and bustle of MDI. I enjoyed taking nice quiet runs through Lamoine and to the beach. Really can't say enough good things about this rental (except maybe that we wish we found all the games earlier...but there was much to do and explore in the area so the games weren't even needed)!. I now want to build a window seat for reading in my home!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased when folks love our house. Lamoine sounds like a strange little village and it's hard to convince people that is will be a great jumping-off spot for visiting Acadia and Mount Desert Island (including Bar Harbor) It is always rewarding for us when renters write that they were completely satisfied with their stay or that they found our home was far above their expectations.
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Cincinnati Ohio
5

The Gatehouse

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this absolutely beautiful area very close to Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island. The property was wonderfully homey and stocked well with everything we could have wanted during our stay.

The sites and the sceanery were breathtaking. The fall colors were out in full force and I can't describe how pretty it was and though it was foggy and rainy during part of our stay it didn't diminish our enjoyment of Acadia National park. I would recommend this property to all of my friends and family and I hope to be able to visit again in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate so much the fact that renters notice all the little niceties we have at our house. We try to think of all the things folks could possibly need, from extra tooth brushes to condiments in the fridge. Then there are the things nature provides, a beautiful field to walk through to reach a typical seashore for beachcombing. Oh, and we mustn't forget the "pinecone path" that we did for the kids but find that adults get a kick out of it, too.
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Bar Harbor/Hancock Cty Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Bar Harbor Golf (Trenton)
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Coney Island (burgers)
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Lamoine Beach (ocean)

If you've come to see the sights, there's plenty to do. Acadia National Park is 20 minutes away with lakes, mountains, ocean drives for walking or biking. There are rental places for bikes or kayaks, whale watches, sight-seeing cruises, lots of shops, restaurants, movie theaters, museums, a zoo, even an oceanarium. There's a fun park nearby in Trenton with a water slide, miniature golf and other attractions. We'll have brochures at the house for you to check out.

Very near to us is Lamoine State Park and Lamoine Beach, one of Maine's best kept secrets, according to Down East Magazine, and we agree. It's just beautiful and gives you a breathtaking view of the mountains of Acadia across the bay.

Other Activities: Wildlife Viewing, kayaking, sight-seeing cruises

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Rates & Availability

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Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0
Tax Rate 8.0%

$1000.-$1500.
We built our house in 2007 and renters have been very haappy each year they've come. They say it's the 'perfect seaside retreat.'
May 1000/week (ladyslippers in the Park)
June 1000./week (lupines everywhere)
July 1400./week
Aug. 1700./week
Sept. 1200./week
Oct. 1000./week (great time to see the foliage)
Sat. to Sat.
$200.deposit and 8% sales tax must be added
Prices are for 6 people, please check for larger groups.

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Amenities

Downeast and Acadia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , in bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , off main room
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , off den downstairs
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , bathroom
  • We have a Pack-and-Play for tiny people.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 7 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
Notes:
Our house is well supplied with movies, games and books for at home leisure hours. There are lots of woods for walking and of coarse the beach to comb. The property was once a farm so there's an old apple orchard that attracts the deer at times. The field is big enough and at times the westerly winds are just right for kite flying. We know, we've done it! We'll leave our kite in the garage. Those same breezes will keep you cool on hot afternoons as well as discourage the mosquitoes. We've made a fun 'Pinecone Path' for the young at heart to explore, and have cute little castles tucked in the trees to play in.

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