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PRICE REDUCED! Charming Saltbox Adjacent to Denning Brook Area in Acadia

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Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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4 bedroom (2 queens, 1 double, 2 twins), 3 bath, Occupancy 8

Beechwood is a charming 4-bed/3-bath home nestled on over two acres overlooking Denning Brook. The Denning Brook area is a feeding and nesting ground for many native animals and birds. Beaver and deer are frequent visitors as well as bald eagles, osprey, great blue herons, woodpeckers and hundreds of songbirds.

Upon entering the home, you are greeted by an open floor plan with a vaulted hardwood ceiling. Twin French doors immediately draw you toward the large deck overlooking Denning Brook and it’s abundant wildlife. The dining area and living room, with skylights, create a comfortable space for the whole family to gather. Attached is a fully equipped kitchen with breakfast table.

The downstairs master suite with a queen bed has a private bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub. A second downstairs bedroom features a double bed and full bath along with a washer/dryer. Upstairs, a second “master” bedroom with queen bed, a bedroom with two twin beds, and a full bath round out the floor plan. A delightful deck overflowing with flowers, a new gas grill and outside seating is the ideal location to watch birds as the sun sets over Denning Brook. The large private lawn is perfect for lawn games or reading.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Property Manager
Jennifer Wales
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2016
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About Jennifer Wales

About Mountain Sea Properties:

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 house in 2000


based on 32 traveler reviews

PRICE REDUCED! Charming Saltbox Adjacent to Denning Brook Area in Acadia
average rating of 4.90625 based on 32 reviews

Can't wait to come back, we miss Beechwood already!

  • 5 of 5

We spent six glorious days at this beautiful Mount Desert home. The second we entered Beechwood, we felt the warmth and tranquility that was infused in and around the property. The owner of this home ensured that every need was taken care of. All the rooms were charmingly decorated, very clean and had wonderful special touches (fantastic whirlpool tub, plush towels, full size bath/shampoo products and blowdryers in every bathroom). There were all types of games and books for every interest. The TV was crystal clear but our viewing was minimal. ( there is too much to see and do on this island, drop the remote and get out to the fresh air:) )The kitchen was appointed so well with microwave, dishwasher, self-cleaning oven, full size refridgerator, dishes, silverware, teapot and coffeemaker. There was even frosted mugs waiting in the freezer! There was a rather large file box that contained labelled folders for attractions, maps, restaurants, etc. I have never seen a home so organized. There are so many more special touches that I've probably missed. For me, the highlight was their amazing deck that overlooked this incredible meadow. Every morning, I would take my coffee out onto the deck and bask in the natural surroundings. I am an avid birdwatcher and really enjoyed sitting on the deck with my binoculars to see the many species of birds and butterflies that visit. I think I even saw a bald eagle (didn't have my binoculars and it flew over the house quickly). It was so peaceful and quiet that the stresses of everyday life completely leave you. Everything is so accessible. My sons (ages 18 and 21) and I loved Cadilac Mountain, biking the Carriage Trails, hiking the Great Trail head, shopping in Bar Harbor and taking a nature cruise to see the bald eagles and seals. The island is just so pretty. Mount Desert Island is a true gem. This was our first time there and I have fallen head over heals in love with the island and the warmth and friendliness of the people. Highly recommend for everyone and worth every penny.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Great property for a group!

  • 5 of 5

The house was great for our group of 8. Sleeping arrangements, the kitchen, the grill and deck, and more worked very well for us. The house is outfitted with the cooking equipment and plates and utensils we needed. The washer and dryer worked well. The location is very good as it is close to Southwest Harbor and an easy drive to Bar Harbor and Acadia Natl Park.

- Tad Widby

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Nice location, good accommodations for the 8 of us, a good "home base" for our travels around MDI.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great House

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay at this house. The layout was perfect for our family with 2 bedrooms upstairs and 2 bedroom downstairs. Very convenient location. A nice private setting and the house had all the essentials we needed.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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House was great. Much more then we ever expected. We thank Margaret for a great vacation

  • 5 of 5

House was great. Much more then we expected. We thank Margaret for a great vacation

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Great property for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house looked just like the pictures and was clean, well stocked and well maintained. We loved the deck in the back overlooking the marsh especially in the shady mornings. The grill was great and the kitchen had all the dishes and utensils needed for a crowd. Loved the air conditioning because the upstairs bedrooms could get hot at night. The manager of the property was outstanding and always responded promptly. They also had a good website. We would love to return again next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Bar Harbor Trenton Airport
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Long Pond and Echo Lake
Car: recommended

Located in the heart of Mount Desert Island, Beechwood is no more than 10 min from all the attractions Acadia National Park has to offer including the secluded hidden treasures on the “quiet side” of Acadia National Park. From Bar Harbor and the breathtaking Park Loop Rd to Bass Harbor and its famous lighthouse, you’ll spend more time exploring the wonders of this lovely island and less time getting there. Within just two miles of the house are three wonderful swimming and boating lakes, several spectacular hiking trails, beautiful Somes Harbor, and just up the road, Beech Hill Farm, the only organic farm stand on the island. The free island-wide shuttle bus can be picked up directly from this home allowing for a car-free vacation.

Golf: Three golf courses located near by including the famous Northeast Harbor Club and Kebo Valley Golf Club. Bar Harbor Club is just off the island.


Rates & Availability

Mount Desert House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 5 2016 - Oct 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 30 2017 - May 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early June
May 28 2017 - Jun 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late June
Jun 11 2017 - Jul 1 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 29 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Jul 30 2017 - Aug 26 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Late August
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 9.0%

***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 Beechwood is a property that will meet your needs. We look forward to chatting with you soon.***

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Mount Desert House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • River
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master suit - toilet , combination tub/shower , Jacuzzi tub
    Downstairs bath - toilet , shower , washer/dryer
    Upstairs bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Downstairs master suite - 1 queen , overlooks heath, jacuzzi in private bathroom
    Downstairs double - 1 double , full bath
    Upstairs master bedroom - 1 queen , the original master bedroom, large comfortable size
    Upstairs twins - 2 twin/ single , shares full bathroom with upstairs master bedroom
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
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.

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