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Top O' The Ridge - Private, Long Pond, Acadia, Lakefront with Spectacular View

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
4
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Mount Desert House Rental Photos and Description

Large deck, 4 bedrooms (includes loft) 4 baths, sleeps 6 (lease limit), dock

Sited on one the finest spots on Mount Desert Island, this contemporary, fully applianced vacation home offers a commanding view of Long Pond and Acadia's Western Mountains that takes your breath away. The sweeping panorama wraps around a large, south facing deck where you can enjoy meals, curl up with a good book, listen to the loons, and watch the canoes and kayaks amble by. A private dock, canoe, and boat mooring offer wonderful recreational access to Long Pond. This home has a 50' flat screen, satellite TV, home theater, Wifi high speed Internet , and domestic calling phone service, all included. With 3 bedrooms, a loft, 4 full baths (2 with Jacuzzi tubs), and a fully applianced kitchen, this private vacation destination provides all the ingredients required to create life long memories. Top O' the Ridge is a great getaway destination in Spring, Summer, & Fall.

A Top Acadia Location that has to be experienced: This exceptional vacation destination is located at the tip of Northern Neck on Long Pond, Mt, Desert Island, Maine - the home of Acadia National Park. This site is very private. The panorama from the spacious south facing front deck is one of the finest sights in all of Acadia and the best view on Long Pond. The window wall off the living and dining areas brings the spectacular view right into your living space. Enjoy watching the pond-scape's many moods, listening to haunting calls of loons, catching a sight of bald eagles soaring, watching shimmering moon rises over the pond, and stargazing at the the bright stars of the Milky Way. The private house dock comes with a canoe that offers easy access to boating, swimming, and fishing in the clean, inviting, warm summer waters. All this and more can be yours to savor, in the heart of Mount Desert Island just minutes away from Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor.

The Home: This spacious, modern, open plan vacation home offers 4 bedrooms (including the loft space) and 4 baths. The living area includes a full featured home theater system with 50' plasma TV, Satellite TV service, and a several hundred title DVD library. The fully applianced kitchen boasts custom cabinetry with drawered lower cabinets for easy access to pots and pans. The stove is a double oven propane unit. The cabinets are fully stocked with dishware and utensils to indulge your every cooking whim. The master suite has it's own bath area with twin sinks, jacuzzi tub, seated shower, and washer dryer. The twin, individually adjustable beds are joined to form a king. The lower level has a Master bedroom with attached bath , kitchenette, and separate living dining area. The private dock and canoe offer swimming and boating access to Long Pond. A private mooring that will moor up to a 20' power boat is included.

The Acadia Region: The home is located centrally on Mount Desert Island within a short drive to all Acadia National Park attractions, Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor, Southwest Harbor, and Bass Harbor. The nearby park loop road offers spectacular sight seeing and tourism activities including Cadillac Mountain, Thunder Hole, Otter Cliffs, and the Jordan Pond House. Local hiking trails offer challenges that range from walking trails to rock climbing. The famous 30+ miles of carriage roads are ideal for walking, biking, or horseback riding. The many island ponds and ocean offer swimming boating, fishing, whale watching, sailing, and other recreational activities. For golfers, there are several local courses to enjoy.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Bianchi Realty Trust
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016
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About Bianchi Realty Trust

A family Trust owns this property gifted to the Trust by the parents of the beneficiaries. We rent out the home when family is not vacationing there and reinvest any surplus to constantly improve the property.

Bianchi Realty Trust purchased this house in 1982

Why Bianchi Realty Trust chose Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

It is arguably the best site on Long Pond and one of the top sites on MDI. It was purchased from the original owners as a modest camp in the mid '70s and then renovated and expanded into a fully insulated, year-round, centrally heated home.

What makes this house unique

The camp to home upgrade added 2 bedrooms and 3 full baths while keeping the feeling of a camp with knotty pine walls, vaulted ceilings and a chalet style wall of windows which brings the exceptional view inside. This getaway has all the conveniences of modern home with the charm of a camp. It is located in a private setting that rivals the beauty of Acadia National Park - and actually overlooks it. We never tire of the incredible panorama that unfolds from the south facing deck.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Our experience at Top O’ The Ridge was exceptional! The view is outstanding and even better in person than on the internet. The house is bright, spacious, clean and full of helpful amenities, including everything you need to cook delicious meals and a wonderful DVD collection. The swim dock makes playing on the lake easy whether swimming or by canoe. We had a great time with our kids and plan on going back next year!
Sep 2010
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Top O' The Ridge - Private, Long Pond, Acadia, Lakefront with Spectacular View
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
5

There is no better spot on MDI.

  • 5 of 5

Top O The Ridge is the ideal Acadia getaway. This is my fifth time visiting MDI/Acadia, and by far the best. The location is second to none (incredible views, lake access, quiet part of the island, central location so everything is <30min drive) but even more impressive was how well the house was stocked and organized. Rai does an incredible job coordinating the booking/reservation process and he leaves the house in a totally user friendly self explanatory state. I will only return to Acadia when I can stay at Top O The Ridge.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to submit your endorsement of Top O' The Ridge in the Homeaway public forum. We truly enjoy sharing our getaway with guests who appreciate it's unique charms and treat the property with respect and care. You are most welcome to book a return visit whenever you choose to return to the Acadia area. Very much appreciated, Rai Bianchi
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London England
5

The Perfect Holiday Home

  • 5 of 5

This was the most perfect getaway home! Even though I saw the pictures on line, nothing compares with seeing the views yourself. The sun rises were glorious, but the sunsets were incomparable.

The house itself was so well looked after, stocked better than my own home! It had everything, from every appliance/utensil you could want in the kitchen to enormous televisions and every dvd you could want. There were 2 canoes which we used and we felt the lake belonged to us alone. So few people using it; it was so quiet and blissful. We did a lot of sunrise swimming. Rai Bianchi was great from the moment i contacted him to possible rent it. There is a manager 20 minutes away, who never minded if we rang to ask how something worked.

And then of course, you have all that Acadia has to offer - all within a very short distance.

Without reservation, this is the best holiday home I have ever rented. Thank you Rai

Best Sara

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am always humbled by such excellent reviews. We are very fortunate to have guests like you who truly appreciate our special getaway and treat the home with great care. It was my pleasure to rent to you and your party. Should the urge to return to Acadia beckon, you will always be most welcome to enjoy another visit to Top O' The Ridge. I wish all the best to you and yours going forward. Kindest regards, Rai
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5

Fabulous home with breathtaking views

  • 5 of 5

What a treat it was to stay in this lovely home! Completely stocked, very clean, lots of space, unbelievable sound system, lots of room to spread out, great dock to hang out on, jump off of, fish from, etc. Fabulous layout. We are big on cooking (even on vacation) and this kitchen did not disappoint. The loons on the lake were just amazing to hear in the mornings and then watching them from the deck was so relaxing. Could not have asked for a more spectacular view. The owners are extremely helpful, as well as very prompt and responsive to any need of their guests. We have wanted to stay here for a few years and finally found a weekend that worked for us - it was well worth the wait. We will definitely be planning another vacation here next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to share your thoughts in this review on HomeAway. We take pride in keeping the home in great shape for our guests and the super location does the rest :). Best wishes, Rai Bianchi
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Massachusetts
5

Superior: incredible views, lovely house

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay thoroughly. A spectacular location with stunning views and a very well appointed house.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing our getaway for your Acadia vacation and taking time to submit this Home Away review. You are always welcome to return should you get the urge to visit the Acadia area. Kind regards, Rai Bianchi
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5

A view that can not be matched.

  • 5 of 5

The house was meticulous and had everything you could possibly need. The view could not be matched and the setting of the home is just perfect. We had easy access to all of Arcadia Park yet got to return back to a peaceful, relaxing home. We sat outside for breakfast and watched the eagles catch fish in the lake. Loved taking the canoes out on this spectacular lake and one of the hikes we enjoyed most was along Long Pond. They thought of everything you could need and were very helpful with any questions and guidance on places to go. There was a lovely basket with jam and fruits and I felt I stayed in a home where we were welcome. Of all the views in Arcadia Park which were spectacular we were in awe of the view off of the deck and dock of this house. Could not have been better.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed our special getaway and thank you for treating our home like your own. Please know that you are welcome to return any time that you wish to enjoy another Acadia vacation and we have availability. Best wishes to you and yours, Rai Bianchi
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Wernersville, PA
5

Most Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I rented many vacation homes over the years, this rates as one of the best. Everything you need is there, even a power strip to charge your electronics. The house is beautiful and the view is awesome. When we had any questions we got replies right away before we came up. It was a pleasure dealing with the owners, and Den the care taker. We plan to come up in 2018 for 2 weeks this time we only hope we can get this place again. I would recommend this place to anyone. Tom, Pam, Brenda

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tom, Pam & Brenda! It is truly a pleasure have guests who not only appreciate our getaway, but also treat the place with the same respect that they would their own vacation home. You are more than welcome to return whenever you feel the need for another Acadia vacation. We were quite impressed that you took the time to leave our home in exceptional condition on your departure and that you took the time to share your thoughts on HomeAway for the benefit of future guests. Best wishes to you and yours until we meet again, Rai Bianchi
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Ellsworth
Nearest Barpub
7.5 Miles
Southwest Harbor
Nearest Ferry
11 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rt. 102
Nearest Restaurant
7.5 Miles
Southwest Harbor
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Echo Lake Beach (6 mi) - Sand Beach (15 Mi)
Car: necessary

Long Pond is set on Mount Desert Island Maine, home of the major portion of Acadia National Park, the only national park in the northeastern U.S. Long Pond runs between Acadia's Western Mountains and is the largest of the half dozen large ponds on MDI. Long Pond is a very clean lake that supplies drinking water to the town of Southwest Harbor on the far side. It offers excellent swimming, fishing, and boating along with exceptional scenery. Stay at this unique and unsurpassed vacation destination to intimately experience Long Pond and the Western Mountains, two gems in the crown of Acadia National Park.

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Rates & Availability

Mount Desert House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Bird
May 6 2017 - May 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
May flowers
May 20 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
May June Week
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
June week 1
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,200
 
 
June week 2
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,600
 
 
June week 3
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
School's Out
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,800
 
 
Prime Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,200
 
 
Labor day week
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
Fall season
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,600
 
 
Last call
Oct 28 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $180
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 9.0%

Payment schedules of up to 3 payments are offered when bookings are made well in advance. Final payment is typically due a month before occupancy.
Max. occupancy of 6 persons at standard rate - larger parties are considered. On approval, an extra charge applies.
The security deposit is $1,000 . A signed liability waiver agreement is required.
The $185 cleaning fee is passed through to the local cleaning staff and not subject to the lodging tax.
No smoking or pets allowed in the home.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Mount Desert House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Town ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Guest - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lower Master - toilet , jetted tub
    Lower Guest - toilet , shower
  • Both the main and lower levels have master bedrooms with private, attached, master baths with jacuzzi tubs.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king , 1 child bed , Private bath with double sinks
    Guest - 1 queen , Tempurpedic matress
    Loft - 1 queen , Loft area overlooks living area and picture window views
    Lower Level Master - 1 queen , Private bath with jacuzzi tub
  • Two bedrooms have private attached baths. The main floor master bedroom is A spacious suite with slider to a second private deck with a water view of the pond.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Other amenities include broadband Wifi Internet access, Free domestic calling, Satellite TV service and home theater with a several hundred DVD collection. In addition to the typical kitchen appliances, the kitchen is has a dishwasher, disposal, double oven, microwave, toaster oven, and coffee maker. The main level of the house is only 3 steps up from from ground grade. The private dock is located down a set of stairs that may be too challenging for some elderly or otherwise physically challenged guests. The canoe includes a set of coast guard approved life jackets. There is both a charcoal and gas grill at your disposal. Sorry, we do NOT allow fireplace usage. Heat from a fire could damage he plasma TV located over the fireplace aperture.

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