Tranquility Gate House is part of a 9.5 acre estate with access to 1000 feet of shorefront and private deepwater dock on Frenchman's Bay just 5 minutes from Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Go beachcombing on our 2 private rocky Maine beaches with views across the bay to Schoodic mountain and Bar Harbor, or stroll one of the many nature paths along the shore through the gardens and around 2 ponds.
There's also bocce and a croquet court and large open lawns for your outdoor activities. Spend your afternoons and evenings on the new, large deck overlooking the sweeping lawn and gardens with peekaboo views of the Bay. The deck has a big table for outdoor family dining and comfortable chairs and lounges to relax on throughout the day. There is also a separate screened in patio to relax in with cozy reading chairs and a couch.
The Gate House is one of two cottages available on the Tranquility Estate with room to sleep seven and a playroom to accommodate children - 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 1 powder room, sleeps 7 with plenty of extra room for kids on futons.
Also available for rent on the Tranquility estate is the Carriage house ( property id # 323140) which make Tranquility an ideal place for large family reunions! Please check out the Carriage House listing on homeaway for more details.
Our expectations, based on photos and the referral of friends, were exceeded. The property is professionally manicured with a sprawling lawn, gardens, all leading to Frenchmans Bay, a short stroll away to a rocky coastline with pier and fire pit. We felt like we were in a magazine setting. We stayed in the larger Gate House. It was immaculate and gracious, the kitchen equipped with everything from lobster pot to crock pot, screened in porch, lovely outdoor deck with comfy furnishings and table. We were greeted with 3 fresh cut bouquets from the gardens. A property worker brought us tomatoes from her garden. Bar Harbor and an entrance to Acadia are 10-15 minutes away. Great location! Realtor Sally Black was very attentive.
We rented both the Gate and Carriage house for a family vacation - couldn't have been a more perfect set-up! We were 5 couples - so having enough bedrooms with full-size or larger beds was great! Both houses are wonderfully furnished - especially loved the fresh flowers from the gardens. The Gate house was the main gathering place for our family- there was plenty of room for everyone and had a marvelous kitchen! The grounds are impeccable - we enjoyed all the amenities on the property - the fire pit, bocce ball, volleyball, and fishing from the dock! This was our first trip to Maine - very close to Acadia and downtown Bar Harbor. The free island shuttle even dropped us off right at the end of the street that the property is on! Couldn't have asked for a more perfect place to hold our annual family summer vacation - Look for our "Warden Maine Event" rock in the entry basket!
Sally did a wonderful job coordinating the logistics and was super helpful and welcoming! I'd highly recommend considering Tranquility for your next stay in Bar Harbor
Absolutely tranquil and comfortable. Very clean, fine furnishings and much larger than I imagined! It included a FULLY equipped kitchen with professional appliances. Tranquility was everything I hoped for and much, much more! The multi acre grounds included an apple orchard( my wife baked an apple pie, really), woods, a pond with an arched bridge. There's even a pier on Frenchman's Bay. I am so excited about returning this fall for a family reunion. We were surprised to see deer grazing each morning. You can not go wrong.
P.S. I'd like to live there.
We so loved our stay at Tranquility two years ago, that we will return in the fall this year. The location is so beautiful that we were tempted to stay put for the whole week. One day while strolling the grounds, a deer ran past me. I couldn't believe it! The beach access to Frenchman'sp Bay makes for a delightful stroll. The gardens are lovely and offer the opportunity to arrange some flowers. It was wonderful to enjoy the simple things with Tranquility as a backdrop. The Gatehouse is well-equipped for cooking and this year I plan to do that for my family. There is plenty of room for children and grandchildren. Tranquility offers the best of the area without the crowds of tourists.
We recently stayed at the Gatehouse with 6 adults and 4 children (age 2 and under). The house was perfect for our needs-clean, big, open living space, well stocked kitchen, ample bedrooms, large backyard, and beautiful walking paths down to the rocky beach. The bocce and croquet courts were immaculate. We spent a lot of time in Acadia National Park and in downtown Bar Harbor-both were a short drive from the house but not safe to travel by bike. We would recommend this house and stay here again.
|Cleaning fee||$250 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$600|
Returning guests receive $300 discount