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Harborside Rare Modern Home- Stunning Views, Ultra Private

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island House Rental Photos and Description

House, 1 Bedroom + Sleeping Porch, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

EBB TIDE - Private home on tidal working harbor, very modern, architect designed, original artworks, beautiful professionally maintained gardens, private patio, outdoor fire pit, bird watching paradise. The perfect private couples getaway. Unequalled sunsets over one of Maine's most picturesque harbors.

Gourmet well equipped kitchen, gas range, convection oven, open ground level floor plan perfect for entertaining, small office, master bedroom up with designer bath complete with greek soaking tub and harbor views, sun room with day bed, TV room down also has sleeper couch, but home really ideal for 2 adults. Easy to operate wood stove does more than take the chill off.

Property loved by artists, writers, readers and activists as well. Well suited for long term rental.

Keywords: House

  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About The Owner

We know the island intimately, live on the property and can offer detailed thoughts on the many treasures of MDI.

The Owner purchased this house in 1982

What makes this house unique

This home is designed for peace and privacy, completely oriented to the harbor and its ever changing views!


based on 24 traveler reviews

Harborside Rare Modern Home- Stunning Views, Ultra Private
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 24 reviews

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were lucky enough to stay at Ebb Tide for 5 days after a very hectic trip to Canada. It was the perfect place to wind down. Close enough to Acadia National Park for lots of beautiful sight seeing, hiking and exploring, yet remote and secluded enough for relaxing and enjoying the beautiful coast of Maine. There also were several good restaurants very close by serving very fresh and delicious local seafood and other great choices.

Watching the tide come and go, and the sunrises and sunsets from inside or out was incredibly beautiful. The house and surrounding gardens were lovely and inviting. The owners, Shelley and Larry, were great! They couldn't have been more helpful and responsive to any of our questions or needs. We highly recommend this beautiful home for a perfect getaway .

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baltimore, Maryland

Ebb Tide is Perfect, Quiet Get Away

  • 5 of 5

We needed a quiet, relaxing get away from our busy schedules and city life. Ebb Tide was the perfect and serene vacation rental. The location is perfect for cooking, reading, and viewing the water from the adirondack chairs. The pictures don't do it justice.

We were able to bring our dog, Riley, and the rental was extremely dog friendly. He loved the water!

The owners were extremely friendly and helpful whenever we needed anything- from Benadryl for my bee sting to suggestions for hiking.

We had the best vacation possible and highly recommend this vacation rental!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, Massachusetts

A slice of heaven on earth

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend. Shelly and Larry were great hosts. The house was well maintained and cared for. Lots of light and great views in house. Kitchen had everything a cook would need...and house had every amenity that you could need.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great time at Shelley's vacation home.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a week at Shelley's vacation home. We had a wonderful time. The home is very clean, nicely decorated, comfortable, secluded and there were lots of flowers outside. We enjoyed staying on the quite side of the island, it was nice to come home to tranquility after doing the park loop. Shelley was close by and very helpful if we had questions, but gave us complete privacy.

A couple points of interest that are close by, we ate 3 times at Thurston's Lobster Pound across the harbor, the locals tell us this is the best place to eat lobster. My wife and I brought kayaks and we put in at Pretty Marsh (Bartlet' Landing). The water was calm as it is protected by Bartlet's Island. While kayaking we saw dolphins, seals and a bald eagle. This landing is interesting at low tide since there are starfish everywhere.

If you are going to Acadia National Park, I recommend staying at Shelley's vacation home.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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An Exceptional Vacation Home in Every Way

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a comfortable and peaceful rental, surrounded by beauty both inside and out, then look no further. We recently returned from a glorious week at Ebb Tide and can not say enough to recommend this wonderful vacation home. My husband and I, along with our golden retriever have been coming to Mt. Desert island to vacation for over ten years, and this is by far the best vacation we have ever had (and the others were terrific!). There is not a place in this home that does not look out on the beautiful grounds and tidal inlet. We spent many hours enjoying the comings and goings of the birds, the rising and falling of the tides and the setting of the sun and rising of the moon. In the absence of light pollution, the dazzling sky was also a sight to see. The moment we arrived, we experienced a sense of tranquility that characterized our entire week. This home is thoughtfully designed with beautiful artwork at every turn. Shelly and Larry are two of the nicest people you will ever meet and are available to answer any questions and meet any need that might arise. Our beloved old dog was welcomed with open arms and I think it is fair to say it was the best vacation of her life. Shelly is a professional gardner and the landscaping of this property, which includes several stunning perennial flower beds, are an added bonus that enhances the natural beauty of this wonderful home. We greatly looked forward to returning each afternoon, following our daily adventures on the island. I highly recommend Ebb Tide for your vacation. It is as close to perfect as you will ever find.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Wonderful Maine Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

As we live in the UK firstly we would like to say how accommodating Shelley was in sorting out the payment and deposit for us. Initially we were only going to book a week but we decided to stay at Ebb Tide for 10 days and so glad we did. The house was perfect with ever changing tides, wonderful views over Bass harbour and was surrounded by flowers and shrubs. We are both keen photographers so several evenings we were able to set up our cameras in the garden to catch the sunsets and stars with I have to say very few mosquitoes. The house itself was very clean, well equipped with a very comfortable bed, superb views and except for the occasional early lobster boat was very quiet and peaceful. The house is well situated for the sights of Acadia National Park, where we spent most of our holiday, and of course those wonderful sweet lobsters. We enjoyed our chats with Rudy the golden retriever and Shelley, in particular those on vegetables. Our hosts were available but totally unobtrusive. We hope to return someday to capture not only the summer colours but also the autumn ones.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Mainely Delights
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CH Rich
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Swans Island Ferry Terminal
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Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse
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Ship Harbor hiking trail
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Wonderland hiking trail
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Convenience store


Rates & Availability

Bernard House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 15 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 8.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) in TV room, ground level
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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