|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Acadia National Park (1916-2016)! Blue Hill Vista is a Saturday to Saturday rental located in the Bar Harbor village of Town Hill (Indian Point Area) just a 15 minute drive (6 miles) to the main entrance of Acadia National Park in Hulls Cove. Downtown Bar Harbor is just another 5 minutes drive from the Park entrance. A short walk from the property, operating seasonally, is The Island Explorer bus stop which allows car free access to the entire Mount Desert Island, including the National Park. We are centrally located close to all island points of interest and easily accessible to off island points and shopping. You will be in very private, relaxing setting but in minutes you could be in the hubbub of Downtown Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor or Ellsworth.
The cottage is located on seven acres overlooking pastures, orchards, woods and water. From the deck and west facing rooms you will view breath taking sunsets over Western Bay and Blue Hill. Have your cameras ready! The cottage has two bedrooms, 2 baths, one with a shower in the master bedroom and the second bathroom has a tub/shower combination. The master bed room with the queen size bed has a television, DVD player and views the gazebo and the woods. The second bedroom has a full size bed with a sliding glass door which opens on to the deck and has views of Western Bay and Blue Hill. For your dining and entertaining all dishes, flatware, glasses, bowls, platters, pots and pans, cooking utensils, lobster pot, crock pot, linens, towels are provided for your convenience. The cottage has everything you will need to cook up a great meal. Appliances include an Jenn-Air electric stove, a dishwasher, microwave, toaster, ice maker and a washer and dryer. The dining area has a table with six chairs as well as two high counter chairs. Beach towels and beach chairs are also available for your trips to Sand Beach, Echo Lake or Seal Harbor beaches. The full sofa bed in the living room is perfect for the children in your family. The living room door leads to a deck with a table and chairs with an umbrella for comfortable dining. The front of the cottage has a farmer’s porch furnished with rocking chairs so that you can enjoy the cool breeze coming through the trees.
On the second floor, along with an outstanding view of Western Bay and Blue Hill, you will find a full-size Brunswick billiards table in beautiful wood-paneled cathedral-ceiling family room accented with a standing antique barber pole to give it an old-time flavor. The room comes equipped with television, DVD player, a game/card table,full size futon/couch and a twin bed. In case you brought your computer, high speed wireless internet service is available throughout the house
The outside grounds are beautifully landscaped and there is a bocce court and playground with swings, slide and small climb-up covered club house for family fun.
We supply all linens, firewood, paper and soap products, books, puzzles and games. You simply bring your own food, clothes, bikes and kayaks. Sunsets included, no extra charge! The cottage is comfortable, homey and contains everything necessary to make your stay a very pleasant one. If you’re here when the weather is cool the living area has a wood burning stove. (The first floor also has in-floor radiant heat and the second floor has baseboard hot water heat for winter guests and there is an automatic generator in case of power failure.)
Judy and I have owned this property for over 35 years and retired here in 1998 and we would not live anywhere else. The rental cottage has the best view on the property. We built our home adjacent to the cottage and that's where we live year round. The rental cottage is a complete identity unto itself and you will have complete privacy but if you want help or recommendations about anything in the surrounding area or have any problems with the cottage we are readily available. Otherwise, if we’re home, we will be nearly invisible. Enjoy your stay in our homestead.
Additional pictures are available upon request.
Travel to Bar Harbor by air has a number of options. The closest airport is the Hancock County Airport (Bar Harbor) is in Trenton, Maine a 10 minute drive to our property. Other airports include Bangor (1 hours drive), Portland, ME (3 hour drive) and, Boston (5-6 hour drive). Upon signing of a lease, driving directions will be provided.
Keywords: Vacation house, water view, Mountain view, private, playground, Winter Season rental available
We are retired educators from New Jersey and we would not consider living anywhere else. We are at our happiest when our 3 grown children, their spouses and our 12 grandchildren visit. Ralph and Judy are active tennis players and are members of the Ellsworth Tennis Center. Ralph has also built a stained glass studio where he creates his art work mostly incorporated into our home and as gifts to our children. Both of us do volunteer work and serve on a local board of directors for developmentally handicapped adults and children.
We were first attracted to Mount Desert Island in 1972 when we visted the island with 3 young children. We loved having Acadia National Park so accessible for all our outdoor activities and entertainment. We especially liked hiking and biking the carriage trails, climbing the many mountain trails, swimming in both Echo Lake and Sand Beach and picking wild blueberries!
Restaurants are located all over the island. Whether you like casual, rustic, or fine dining , with our advice and direction, I'm sure you'll find many to suit your likes.
Thank you for the beautiful house & being such good neighbors. You have a great view and we loved watching the Olympics with a view. Thanks again.
We traveled with one other couple and stayed at Ralph and Judy's vacation rental this past week. Words don't describe how exceptional Ralph and Judy are as hosts. They are genuinely warm and gracious, as well as accommodating and helpful if you have questions about the island. Their property is gorgeous, and the home is spacious and well equipped in every way. We began our days having breakfast on the deck where there is a fabulous view of the bay, along with sightings of deer and turkey. Our days were filled with hiking and biking all over the island. Everywhere we turned there were breath taking views and incredible marvels of nature. In the evening we relaxed playing pool on the grand second floor, or played bocce out back. We would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a quiet, relaxing place to get away while enjoying all that this beautiful area has to offer.
This was one of the most wonderful vacations my wife and I have experienced. The property is gorgeous overlooking the bay with beautiful sunsets every evening. It is extremely well equipped, maintained and very spacious. Ralph and Judy were terrific hosts providing extensive lists of restaurants and things to do in the area. When visiting Acadia, we would highly recommend considering this property as a top rental pick. Mark and Sonie
This lovely vacation rental was a great home base for a week of activities in Acadia National Park. My husband, two friends and I stayed here and appreciated the spectacular sunsets, the deck with comfortable chairs, the roomy kitchen, laundry facilities and two full bathrooms. After a day of hiking or kayaking, it was a pleasure to put up our feet, drink wine, make a leisurely meal and take in the starry skies. Judy and Ralph are attentive hosts and look after you well. Highly recommended.
This lovely home is clean and comfortable, and very convenient whether you want to spend your time in the main park at the East side of the island or the more laid-back 'quiet side'. At the same time, it is in a lovely quiet area and fairly private. Judy and Ralph are very helpful hosts who have a wealth of information about things to do and see. Highly recommended.
My husband, 11-year-old daughter and I spent a week at the end of August at this cottage. We had compared a lot of houses on Mount Desert Island before selecting this one. We were not disappointed. The cottage is spotlessly clean, well-stocked and comfortable. The master is a large size. The second bedroom is cozy and has a terrific view. The deck was our favorite place to relax after a busy day of hiking/sailing/rock-climbing. It is about a 15-20 minute drive into Bar Harbor. Very peaceful. The washer/dryer was convenient. The kitchen is fully stocked. It even had a coffee grinder! We have rented houses before and never had such a nicely stocked kitchen. Wi-Fi is good. The upstairs great room was a great place to relax and watch TV in the evening. It was removed enough that it did not disturb anyone who wanted to turn in early.
The listing description and photos are accurate.
Our hosts were gracious, friendly and helpful. Their recommendations and suggestions made our stay better. They recommended the Seafood Ketch in Bass Harbor. We enjoyed it so much we went back on our last day in Bar Harbor.
I highly recommend this rental.
My wife, two teenage boys, and I stayed for a week at this property in July. The cottage is plenty spacious for a family of four, is nicely decorated, and is well-furnished with everything that you're likely to need. It's located in the northwestern part of Mount Desert Island in a quiet location overlooking Clark Cove and Western Bay. We were generally out and about during the bulk of each day, but it was very enjoyable to sit out on the deck on our mornings/evenings, relaxing and admiring the view. The deck faces directly west, so it provides a perfect view of the sunsets over the water.
As I said, the cottage is plenty spacious. My wife and I slept in the master bedroom, which is very large and has a full bathroom attached. There is also a second downstairs bedroom which is smaller, but has a queen bed and a beautiful view overlooking the bay. There is a second downstairs full bathroom which is near this second bedroom but isn't attached to it. There is a large rec room upstairs that also includes a pair of beds. The rec room features a very nice pool table, which was a big hit with the family. We also liked the fact that the property included a kitchen, so that we didn't need to go out to restaurants for breakfast. We ate out for almost all of our other meals, but we did have a couple dinners at the cottage. The property also has a washer and dryer, which came in handy.
The cottage is about a twenty-minute drive from downtown Bar Harbor, but is also close to the sights and activities on the western side of the Island. We explored almost the entire island during our stay, so it was nice to be in a fairly central location. There are a couple nature preserves within walking distance of the cottage, and both of them provide access to the shore. We hiked to each of them on two different days during low tide. It was fun to walk along the water, chat with the people digging for clams, and check out the scenery.
Judy and Ralph were also very helpful and friendly, providing tips on all sorts of restaurants, hiking, and activities. All-in-all, it's a great property and I highly recommend it.
Abby Museums, Acadia National Park, Gilley Museum, Lobster Oceanarium
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jun 25 2016 - Sep 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 22 2016
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
The $75.00 cleaning fee is for 3 hours of cleaning. Additional hours, if needed will be deducted from the security deposit. This is a Saturday to Saturday rental.
The first payment which includes 1/2 of the weekly rental fee, the $250.00 security deposit and the Maine State 8% tax is due when the lease is signed. The final payment, 1/2 of the rental fee is made 3 weeks before occupancy. Full payment is required if the lease is signed within 3 weeks of occupancy. Paypal maybe used but the renter must pay the necessary Paypal fees.