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Wendy Sabin

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

6 BR, Sleeps 11, Near Park Entrance & Sand Beach!

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island House Rental Photos and Description

6-bed, 2-bath, sleeps 11

Summer bookings: Saturday to Saturday only

Check-in/check-out: 4:00 PM check-in, 10:00 AM check-out

Pets are not allowed (we love them too, but there are no exceptions, sorry!)

Embrace nature in a home with large windows and sun room overlooking very private treed lot. Conveniently located on Otter Creek Drive (Route 3), the house is only five miles to downtown Bar Harbor for dining, shopping, catching a whale watch or nature cruise, or cooling off with some blueberry ice cream. Within the park, serene Otter Cove or 110-foot high Otter Cliff are minutes away. Access the scenic Park Loop Road at the Sieur de Monts Spring, just two miles away. Other island activities are easily accessed via Rt. 3.

Within Acadia NP, you can watch the tide at Thunder Hole, snack on popovers at Jordan Pond Tea House, or go horseback riding. Explore the park's 45-mile carriage road system on bike or horse-drawn carriage. Hike through forests and up mountains on 125 miles of trails. Kayak at Jordan Pond and Eagle Lake. Take a dip at Echo Lake or Sand Beach to refresh. Whatever you do, you’ll have stunning views of the mountains of Mount Desert Island and Frenchman Bay.

Amenities: The house is fully equipped for your large traveling party, with flexible arrangements which sleep up to 11 people on three levels. The large living and dining area offers full view of the outdoors with large windows. Lower level sun room offers additional living space for games, puzzles, reading, etc. The open kitchen is fully stocked, from crock pot to lobster pot. The large deck is just off the kitchen, complete with outdoor seating and propane grill. Pack light by making use of washer, dryer and detergent. Keep your bikes or other gear dry in the attached garage. The house has a large lawn, but is surrounded by trees for privacy. Feel free to use the puzzles, games, books, DVD player, cable TV, and WI-FI Internet after a full day enjoying the island and the park. For families with small children, we have a pack and play and high-chair available. There is plenty of parking on the long driveway.

Activities: We hope you enjoy Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island as much as we do. We've been coming here since 2005 and still find new trails to hike, roads to bike, spots to nature-watch. We've rarely done anything twice, other than dine at our favorite Bar Harbor restaurants. Visitors are truly spoiled for choice when it comes to family friendly activities, and we hope that you find it as inspiring, relaxing, and refreshing as we do.

If this is your first visit to Acadia National Park, we'd be happy to fill you in on more specific attractions for your traveling party.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Wendy Sabin (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

About Wendy Sabin

We (Wendy & Dan) have been traveling to Acadia together since 2005, the year we met. We bought, renovated and decorated the home in 2010, the same year we got pregnant and had a baby girl. She's now 5 and has grown up staying in the house. We live on Boston's North Shore (4 1/2 hours from the home).

We've both travelled extensively, and Acadia has a special place in our hearts. It's the one place we keep coming back to (even before we bought the home!) :)

Wendy Sabin purchased this house in 2010

Why Wendy Sabin chose Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

We bought the house in 2010 after falling in love with the home's location, yard, and windows. Now that we have a 5 year old, we can see how perfect the house is for families with kids. Having 2 living spaces, the open floor plan, lots of bedrooms, and the wooded setting make for a relaxing vacation. There's enough space for everybody to have some quiet time and family time.

What makes this house unique

The location for this home is ideal - close to the primary park entrance (and close to some "back door" entrances to the park, so you're not waiting in traffic), close to Bar Harbor. The lot has a large yard with lots of trees, so you feel like you're staying right in the park. The seclusion and convenience are our favorite parts of the house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for letting us stay in your home for just a couple of nights. It was only long enough to fall in love with MDI and Acadia, but not long enough to satisfy us. I sure hope we have another reason to call you to make reservations again n the not-too-distant future. We haven't walked out the door yet and I already want to come back. The house was perfect for us, and yes, CJ's ice cream is the best. Jordan Pond trail was wonderful. I could go on! Thanks so much.
Jun 2011
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6 BR, Sleeps 11, Near Park Entrance & Sand Beach!
average rating of 4.625 based on 12 reviews
Portland, Maine

Great weekend

  • 4 of 5

We rented this house over President's Day weekend. There were 10 adults and we were all very comfortable with plenty of space and not feeling like we were tripping over each other. The house is very comfortable and has all necessary amenities.

The convenient location to the Park Loop Road and nearby hiking trails is a bonus plus it is a quick jaunt into Bar Harbor.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Weekend outing

  • 4 of 5

This was a great property and fitnour needs very well. It was a wonderful weekend.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Just lovely!

  • 5 of 5

A group of 6 of us rented the house for the Friday and Saturday nights around an all-day Saturday spiritual retreat in Bar Harbor. Your home was not only sparkling clean, spacious, and just as photographed, but its location just a few miles from the Bar Harbor Inn gave us proximity to everything in town while still giving us a quiet place to rest and come home to.

We all slept comfortably and enjoyed a meal together around the dining room table.

Wendy responded quickly to everything I asked, and promptly refunded the damage deposit (within a week!).

I'm looking forward to staying there again next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Amazing place for an amazing vacation

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks in Acadia. The property was very well cleaned, spacious, furnished with everything we needed (and we are a big family with 9 kids - ranging from 16 to 3). Everybody was super happy! The owners are super easy to deal with and very accommodating. The whole stay was a real treat!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Spacious and Bright

  • 5 of 5

Clean and well laid out. Lots of room for four couples. Nice deck and great location close to Acadia National Park.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memorial Day Weekend get-away

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 2 nights during Memorial Day weekend and had a great getaway. The location was great and the amenities of the house were perfect for our needs (kitchen has every supply - pot, pan, waffle maker, bowl - you can think of). The indoor/outdoor eating area (with grill) was ideal, and very much appreciated by us city folks not accustomed to such luxuries. The house was easy to find after following the owner's instructions, and the owner provided lots of great info and tips so that we could make the most of our stay. Highly recommend. Great with big groups, families, etc. Would have been great to have 1 extra bathroom with our large 11-person group, but 2 bathrooms is quite doable if everyone is thoughtful.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Otter Creek is a small neighborhood in the Village of Mount Desert. There are a few small shops for necessities and a restaurant. Otter Creek is completely surrounded by Acadia National Park, and the home shares a border with the park.

The home is 4.6 miles from the village green in Bar Harbor. Within the village of Otter Creek, the home is .4 miles from the Burning Tree Restaurant and .5 miles from the camp supply store.


Rates & Availability

Otter Creek House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
July 2016
Jun 25 2016 - Jul 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
August 2016
Jul 31 2016 - Sep 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2016
Sep 4 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Cleaning fees are included in the rates.

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Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Main level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Lower level
  • Fluffy towels are provided for all guests. Both baths have quality hair dryers.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • BR 1 - Main level master - 1 queen , Main level, queen, french doors off the living room and hall
    BR 4 - Bunk room - 2 twin/ single , Main level - bunkbeds, kids love it!
    BR 3 - spacious queen bedroom - 1 queen , Lower level, queen (suite with BR 5)
    BR 5 - 2 Twin beds - 2 twin/ single , Lower level (suite with BR 3)
    BR 2 - Spacious queen - 1 queen , Lower level, queen,
    BR 6 - 2nd story loft - 1 twin/ single , kids love it!
  • Three spacious rooms with queen beds are on the main level and lower level. Kids will love the bunk beds on the main level, twin beds in lower level and single twin bed in 2nd story loft. We're picky about mattresses, so we bought comfortable ones! If needed, the adult bedrooms are spacious enough to accommodate a pack & play (provided) for little kiddos.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Laundry room has washer, dryer, detergent and drying rack.

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