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'Acadia Retreat' Beckons to Those Who Want a Peaceful Setting!

39 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Minimum Stay
4 nights


Bar Harbor House Rental Photos and Description

Absolutely Delightful 3 BR/2 Bath Home-Large Lot with Beautiful Trees! Sleeps 6

Maine is called 'Vacationland' - it's even printed on the license plates! Mt. Desert Island, home of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, is an incredibly beautiful place where people come to relax, to play and to appreciate all that nature has to offer. 'Acadia Retreat' has been created so that you and your family can stay in a wonderful and comfortable environment while you explore and experience all the beauty that surrounds you! Our charming home is beautifully maintained & lovingly appointed with great attention to detail. We have a bright, open floor plan where the living room, dining area & kitchen share one big space. The kitchen has an abundance of cabinets & counter space. The laundry area located right off the kitchen has a full-sized washer & dryer. The dining area has a handsome round oak table with matching chairs. The living room has 'comfy' sofas & a TV with VCR & DVD players! Great Vacation Spot!

The sunny bedrooms are located on opposite ends of the home for maximum privacy. The master bedroom with a queen-size bed has a private bath & walk-in closet. The second bedroom with twin beds has two closets & the main bath is located right outside the door. The 24x14 Sunroom has a queen sofa bed.

Both baths offer spotlessly clean tub/shower combinations. The heating system is very efficient & we also have Central Air conditioning! A ceiling fan and portable fans are available for extra comfort as well. The home has been freshly painted bright white & accented with attractive & colorful furnishings & collectibles.

Outside you can enjoy a beautiful yard with exquisite trees & colorful wildflowers that will make you smile. You can just relax in the hammock with a book, send the kids on a treasure hunt in the surrounding woods, cook some lobsters & have a picnic or even shoot some hoops! 'Acadia Retreat' is Truly a Great Vacation Spot for Everyone!

Activities: Hadley Point Beach is a public area (3 miles) where you can launch a boat, have picnics, sunbathe, skip rocks, watch the seals & other wildlife. This is a favorite spot for the kayak rental companies to start & end their day trips-it's fun to watch them come & go--and you just might want to join them! There are several freshwater ponds/lakes on the Island where you can swim, go boating or fishing. You can even go horseback riding on the gorgeous carriage trails that wind through Acadia. You can hike, ride bikes on your own, go out on a whale-watching tour or a sunset cruise on Frenchman's Bay or participate in tons of activities that are offered by Acadia National Park! Definitely go and see the movie that is shown at the Visitor's Center which is less than 10 min away! Try to get to the Jordan Pond House for afternoon tea, popovers and homemade ice cream and of course, take a drive up Cadillac Mountain and around the Ocean Drive where you will see Sand Beach, Thunder Hole & Otter Cliffs!

There are fantastic restaurants, great shopping and even mini golf courses nearby. There is an awesome 'Art Deco' movie theater called The Criterion located in downtown Bar Harbor and two evenings a week there are band concerts on the Village Green. Several art shows are held during the summer and cruise ships come into the harbor weekly! Mt. Desert Island is Truly an Unforgettable Place with Something for Everyone!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Lorie Wiebrecht
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
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About Lorie Wiebrecht

I was born in Bar Harbor and my entire family lives or works only 5 minutes from our rental homes. My husband was born in Wisconsin and he fell in love with MDI the first time I took him there in 1996. He knew even before I did that we MUST have our own property there so that we would always have an excuse to go north whenever we could!

Mt. Desert Island is such a beautiful place - we both are so thankful that we can experience it many times a year and I must say that we are struck by the beauty and the solitude every time we go 'home.'

We hope that you truly have a wonderful time whether it is your first experience or you have been visiting for 20 years.

My Dad's motto is...'If you come to Maine once it won't be your last time.' Of course he is pretty bias on the subject - having lived in Bar Harbor all his life! I wish everyone could get one of his Island tours-they are awesome to say the least!

He started working as a chauffeur at age 15 and he can tell some stories. He and my Mom owned several restaurants and motels and even developed the largest campground on the Island, Bar Harbor Campground which my youngest brother now manages.

Seems like our family has been in the hospitality trade forever and...with all that experience we have certainly learned how to take good care of our guests!

Lorie Wiebrecht purchased this house in 2005

Why Lorie Wiebrecht chose Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

We love the land which is approximately 2.6 acres. The open, grassy area is big and level but the perimeter of the property is surrounded by big beautiful evergreens! There are many other varieties as well so the land is interesting during the fall season. The location is peaceful and quiet yet the property is not very far from anywhere on the Island. The wildlife is plentiful-you might see several deer just a few feet from the windows and the wild turkeys and other birds are all around. We have had rabbits, chipmunks, squirrels, ducks and even a bear was spotted while eating a neighbor's bird seed last year!

What makes this house unique

This property is on a private road with only 7 other homes yet it is right on the Island Explorer (free) Bus Service route. You can take the bus and travel all over the Island all day long and even take your bike along.

We also own the home next door and the two lots combined are almost 7 acres. Now when you live in a city where the houses are so close that you can hear your neighbor walking across her hardwoods floors with the windows CLOSED you really know it when you have a peaceful spot where you can relax and focus on the sounds of nature!!! It is heaven for us and we hope that it will be for you, too!


based on 39 traveler reviews

'Acadia Retreat' Beckons to Those Who Want a Peaceful Setting!
average rating of 4.948718 based on 39 reviews
New York

Vacationing at Acadia Retreat...Priceless

  • 5 of 5

Vacationing in Maine is wonderful. Vacationing at Acadia Retreat...priceless. At Acadia Retreat, the quiet of the surroundings calms the soul, and the intermittent song of the birds and chirping of the crickets renews the spirit.

The new sun room brings the splendor of the outdoors inside. Stepping into the sun room first thing in the morning, one stands amazed as countless canary birds flee the wildflowers just outside the windows for the safety of the woods. And as the sun is setting, one is caught up in wonder as deer graze in the back yard a few steps from the treeline.

Acadia Retreat is sparkling clean and completely equipped. In the five years I have come, never have I lacked for anything. Acadia Retreat is perfectly named. That's the reason I return year after year to this wondrous place.

So, the secret is out. I hesitate to say more because I so look forward to returning again and again.


New York

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: There is nothing that makes me happier than knowing that my guests had a special vacation in Maine and that they so fully enjoyed their experience at Acadia means that my goal has been realized! An even greater compliment is given when a family chooses to come back year after year when they literally have hundreds of other choices. It shows me that it is truly possible to create a setting where that comfortable feeling of "being at home" exists... and even though it is not your full time are still so happy to be there...that is very sweet indeed. I will continue to provide a special place for my guests-we all need a bit of sanctuary these days and I love being able to offer that! Please call me with any questions or comments! Thank you so much! Lorie
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Concord, NH

Good for Those Seeking Peace and Quiet

  • 4 of 5

During our four day stay, we didn't hear a sound from neighbors. We were surprised twice by deer, so be mindful when driving that you're sharing your space with nature. Our family of four adults had more than enough space to spread out and claim a spot of our own. If we had not been out and about each day, my husband would have been perfectly content to lounge for hours in the backyard hammock. We prepared dinner once there, but drove the other three evenings into Bar Harbor. This is a good 20 minutes from the house. You really need to allow 30 minutes if you have a reservation, since finding a parking place in Bar Harbor is challenging at best. The house is completely stocked with everything you might need and then some. Thank you Lorie for having bandages for blisters, an umbrella, and insulated lunch bags for guests to borrow. All came in handy. We found the house to be very clean and comfortably furnished. Since we arrived after three on our first day, we only had time for a short excursion. We drove by Somes Sound along Sargeant Drive off of Route 198. Lovely and peaceful towards dusk.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beyond PERFECT! AMAZING Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stay at the Acadia Retreat, along with another couple, for 4 nights in September and we all absolutely LOVED the place! It was so warm and inviting and very tastefully decorated. It felt like home immediately. More importantly the house is impeccably clean! The new sun room is so beautiful and cozy. And the place is so private! Everything we needed was in the house. It's in a great location - very short drive to Acadia National Park or downtown Bar Harbor. The owner (Lorie) was an absolute delight to work with from our first inquiry right through our entire stay. She's very responsive and helpful! I can't tell you how much we loved our vacation! Our only regret was that we couldn't stay longer. We are already trying to plan dates that we can return to the Acadia Retreat. Honestly don't think twice about renting this it now! You won't regret it!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Now that is a FANTASTIC review! These guests came all the way from Wisconsin and this is their first time visiting Bar Harbor, Maine and Acadia. My husband is from Wisconsin and he was born in Chippewa Falls which is the home of Leinenkugel's beer. There are several varieties of their beer (so good!) that can't be purchased outside the state and of course his favorite is one of those! This lovely couple offered to bring 2 cases of beer with them on their trip! SO sweet and my husband is SO happy! Soon all of our friends will be tasting his favorite beer as well. It is those kinds of experiences that we enjoy with this fulfilling vacation rental business. We meet such good people along the way and they tend to come back year after year and soon they feel like family!! It is very satisfying. I would love to assist YOU and your family with your vacation plans. Please feel free to contact me-it is not too early to plan for 2017. Thank you! Lorie
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We Had a Blast at Acadia Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor were great, and the house was the perfect place to stay. Roomy and comfortable and great attention to details by the host.

The house was clean as a whistle and VERY comfortable. Much better that we expected. Really quiet...a true "retreat".

The kitchen had all the basics...spices, sweeteners, etc., everything we forgot to buy!

The suggestions provided by our host, Lorie, and in the guest book comments were spot on.

Don't miss whale watching and lunch or an early dinner at Jordan Pond. And if you like lobster....HEAVEN awaits you!!!

Oh, and there's a great country store called Town Hill less than a mile or two away. it even had a good selection of organics and homemade foods.

I plan on going back to the area and will certainly stay at Acadia Retreat!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property with everything you could think of and a lot that you would not even think of!! We rent homes regularly for vacations and this was the best stocked of any we have ever rented. Those little and not so little things being there when you need them is so refreshing especially when traveling with children as we were. Lorie is so responsive and a pleasure to deal with. There is a great feeling to this home - so welcoming and well cared for! Thanks for a great week!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Acadia Retreat Get A Way

  • 5 of 5

Acadia Retreat is the perfect "home away from home". Lorie was easy to work with-friendly and helpful when planning our stay. She promptly returns phone calls and emails-making planning smooth. The home was spotless and it was wonderful having so many little things (coolers, tea, paper plates, pots/pans etc) for our use. Lots of room to spread out-though we spent all our time in the new porch area. Highly recommend you check this out for your stay when visiting Acadia Park…a great place for a family!!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The first review of 2016! The guests were so pleased and you can guess how happy that makes me!! :-) Incoming guests love to hear first hand about potential activities that they can enjoy in the area. Below is a sample of experiences that these guests enjoyed while on vacation. 1) Schoodic Peninsula...watching the waves crash and listening to the waves on the rocks at Blueberry Hill (the water sounded like a car driving over gravel-it was a fun sound). 2) Enjoyed our hike around Jordan Pond-a bit challenging at times..but we saw a mother merganser and her 6 babies--two on her back. We loved the popovers! 3) The view from Cadillac Mt was incredible-both times! 4) Walking out to Bar Island at low tide-in the fog. 5) Seal Harbor--we kept ending up there on all our drives (not always intentionally!). We drove the back roads looking at houses-there are some beautiful homes. 6) Walking the carriage roads. 7) Shopping in Bar Harbor--cheap t-shirts!! 8) Eating out at restaurants...Lunt's Lobster Pound. Also the Log Cabin and one on the water in Bar Harbor...Great fish and lobster! 9) The lighthouse was fun and we saw a fox along the way! We were busy every day..always something new! Come and make your own Maine memories! Call me today for more info! Thanks-Lorie 410-279-7875 cell
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Hancock County Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Atlantic Brewing Company
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Kebo Valley Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Mainely Meats
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Hadley Point Beach
Car: necessary

'Acadia Retreat' is conveniently located just 2 miles from the bridge onto Mt. Desert Island and 9 miles from downtown Bar Harbor. The Visitor's Center at the entrance of Acadia National Park is less than 10 minutes away. The Island Explorer which provides Free bus service to Bar Harbor & other Island towns stops just up the road. Ellsworth which is 10 miles away has more movie theaters, restaurants & shopping. Don't forget to go to the L. L. Bean Outlet store, Marden's and Reny's which are all located on High Street (Route 3). They have 'Wicked Good' stuff!

Other Activities: Kayaking, mini-golf, shopping


Rates & Availability

Bar Harbor House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 25 2016
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

When you are ready to book your vacation a lease is prepared for your review. If OK it is returned with 1/2 of rental amount only & the reservation is confirmed. The balance is due 3 weeks before arrival. Travel package is emailed after all funds are rec'd.
After your departure the cleaning crew inspects the property & your deposit is returned promptly. We make it easy & efficient for you!

One half of Rental Fee along with signed lease confirms reservation on the calendar.
Balance of Rental Fee, Tax, Cleaning Fee and Deposit due 3 weeks before arrival.
Travel Package is sent after all funds are received.

8% Maine Lodging Tax collected.
$150 Cleaning Fee collected.
$500 Security Deposit collected.

Refund of Security Deposit sent within 10 days.
No Pets or Smoking

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Bar Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Both baths feature bright white tub/shower combinations! They are sunny, attractively decorated and immaculate! We have really nice towels for inside and we even provide beach towels that you can take off-site.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • The sunny bedrooms are located on opposite ends of the home for maximum privacy. The master bedroom has a luxurious queen-sized bed, private bath and walk-in closet. The second bedroom has twin beds and two separate closets. The third sleeping area is the NEW 24x14 sun room & that has a queen sofa-sleeper. All linens are provided and they include beautiful quilts and shams, extra pillows and blankets. We have a Pack 'N Play and a high chair available for the little ones.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Shed
  • Small Cooler
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Fully equipped kitchen with all the gadgets and appliances that you have at home! Including juicer, popcorn popper, mixer, chopper and baking items! FREE WIRELESS INTERNET SERVICE!!. Answering machine, cassette tape and CD player, cards, games, puzzles, tons of books and magazines. Supplies include all paper and soap products, flour, sugar, baking supplies, spices and teas! Hammock, picnic table, other outdoor furniture, gas grill, pot for cooking lobster/corn/clams and all the necessary cooking/eating utensils. You Should Feel Very Pampered at 'Acadia Retreat!'

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