|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
A perfect vacation home for those wanting both privacy & nearby access to several coastal villages. Perched atop a hill overlooking Frenchman's Bay, Bar Harbor & Cadillac Mountain. You will enjoy this quiet retreat with majestic views that wrap around much of the house. Short drives take you to several coastal villages, Schoodic Point, Bar Harbor, and Acadia National Park, with it's miles of shoreline to enjoy. WiFi and satellite tv included. This lovely home can easily accommodate large groups. Very enjoyable!
Also nearby are art festivals, concerts, hiking, restaurants, shopping, fishing, golfing, swimming, and much more. This is Downeast Maine in style!
The views are more amazing than the pictures, and the house is nicer than the pictures.
There is plenty of cross ventilation if you open the windows in the office and living room. The driveway is steep, but 2wd is fine. I could see the need for 4wd if there is snow on the ground.
The one change I'd suggest is to convert the office to a bedroom.
We are planning to return soon!
This house is very spacious, modern, very private and has THE most awesome view of Bar Harbor, the Porcupines, Frenchman's Bay. It is hilltop and I would strongly recommend a 4 wheel drive vehicle for the hillside driveway. The house is not A/C so the 180 degree floor to ceiling windows that allow for the incredible view also allow a great deal of heat to come in (with them being south facing). Great in cooler weather. There are three small windows to open in the living area.(Would give it 4 stars except for the driveway and the heat in the warmer days.)The 4 beds are all King sized and comfortable in large bedrooms. The 4 bathrooms are large, and the downstairs bathroom has two sinks. The kitchen has all of the amenities but the cabinets are oddly arranged with pots and utensils on the other side instead of near the stove. Wish the large TV had been downstairs over the fireplace and near the comfortable but dated couches. You will enjoy this house, especially in cooler weather or if you are out and about most of the day. Winter Harbor is lovely and has some conveniences like an IGA grocery, lobster pound, restaurants, post office, antique shop, gift shops, two casual dining sites (fab milkshakes at Gerrish) and one fine dining, a bakery and 5 &10. Birch Harbor, a short ride, has a gas station/convience store and the Nautical Pub has night life and pizza. Corea Harbor, the prettiest little place in Maine is about 15 min. drive. Bar Harbor is about a 45 min. drive depending on the traffic.
Great location to spend a week or more during summer and fall months. Enjoy the local festivals, Schoodic Point and Acadia National Park. Short drives will take you to several ponds, lakes, and ocean-side beaches. Also, spend a day shoping in Bar Harbor. Plenty to do ..... or just do nothing and enjoy quiet walks by the shores.
Other Activities: kayaking, art festivals, bike riding, shopping, and fishing.
|Refundable damage deposit||$400|
plus 8% tax - no other fee
The weekly rental fee will be prorated to a lower amount if the stay is reduced to 6 nights.
The driveway is steep, and a heavier or mid-sized cars handle the driveway better than a small and light car.
Personal check 30 days or more in advance of the stay. (Cash at check-in accepted under certain conditions.)