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Tracy Hetzer

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

One Night Stay in Acadia! Mountain Views, Close to Ocean Drive & Bar Harbor.

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths. Sleeps 8; lots of family space.

Comfortable Quiet Family Home Nestled between the Mountains and the Sea in the Heart of Acadia National Park. A Large Yard and Deck with Grand views of Cadillac, Door and Champlain Mountains as your home away from home.

Location: Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, Acadia, Maine, USA (5 min to Bar Harbor and Seal Harbor Beach 3 min to trails)

Accommodations: Family Home: 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 8. (Large Master Bedroom with a King Bed and Bath, a Queen Bed, Full Bed and 2 Twin Beds) Large Kitchen with 2 Gas Ranges, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator and everything needed to cook memorable family meals. Dining Room seats 8, Large Family Room with TV, DVD/VCR, Utility Room with W/D (outside clothes line) and Living Room. There is lots of space for a large group to vacation and relax comfortably.

We are on the Island Explorer bus line which comes hourly and runs 8am until 9pm seven days a week. Nearby trails will take you to Otter Cove for fantastic views of the mountains and of the sea. The South Ridge Cadillac Mountain Trail is are within walking distance from the house. Relax at Seal Harbor Beach only 3 miles away. The Entrance to the Ocean Drive Loop, Sand Beach, Carriage Roads, Jordan Pond, Bar Harbor, biking and hiking trails and the park loop road are only minutes away.

Keywords: Large Family Home

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Tracy Hetzer (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Tracy Hetzer

My husband and I are Allied Health Professionals who are avid outdoorsman. Hiking, biking, kayaking, rock climbing trailrunning skiing, snowshoeing ..anything that keeps us in the outdoors.

Tracy Hetzer purchased this house in 1995

Why Tracy Hetzer chose Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

This is a family home that has been handed down through 4 generations.

What makes this house unique

Relax, enjoy the outdoors. The Park is all around you. Enjoy the comfort of this family home after getting out and letting Acadia sooth your soul.

We have a large kitchen with 2 stoves and lots of counter space, great for family meals. There is a large dinning room and outdoor dinning on the deck.


based on 9 traveler reviews

One Night Stay in Acadia! Mountain Views, Close to Ocean Drive & Bar Harbor.
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my 3 children and we had a fabulous experience. The house can fit at least 7 and so we had plenty of extra space. The property is well maintained and a great place to sit and relax after a day of sight seeing. Easy access to all the sights on the island. I would definitely recommend Hetzer House to anyone looking to stay on Mount Dessert Island. :)

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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6 persons from Cedar Park Texas --ages from 73 to 6

  • 5 of 5

Hetzer House was our home for 3 nights --We loved every minute of our stay -- It was a perfect place for us --easy access to all sights -- great sleeping arrangements -- great kitchen -- loved the general store -- Great hostess in Tracy -- Arr and Dep went so smooth --it was like arr and dep your own house -- Price was great plus no cleaning fee -- Thanks again Tracy --Norm and Pat

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

We just loved the Hetzer House. From the time we arrived and our kids (adult mind you) ran through the home checking it out...we all loved it! What a great size for a family of 8. Bedrooms had plenty of room. So much room in the master suite, especially if a younger family needed space for a port a crib, etc. It was nice to feel the family history in the home, you could tell there were probably a lot of memoreis made there. Everything we needed to get started was in the home including paper towels, toilet paper, hand soap. The Otter Creek Market was within walking distance and perfect for coffee and a homemade Scone, also any necessities. But the Hannaford Supermarket outside of Bar Harbor was convenient for major shopping.

The home was in a great location, easy access to the Park Loop and really convenient to Bar Harbor. Acadia was just beautiful. We enjoyed every minute but could have used a few more days to check more off of our list. It was nice to be there before the "in-season" began. The free bus along the park loop was not running but due to less crowds we had no problem driving the loop, and finding parking.

Tracy was very easy to deal with, and available to answer a few questions as needed. When we first arrived we missed seeing the welcome letter that alerted us of an updated wifi password. Tracy got back to me in a timely manner, and although there was a little panic in the house, it was a wonderful few hours of movie watching and dinner time without any "technology". (I didn't tell the family that Tracy got back to me with new info so quickly).

We would definitely recommend the Hetzer House.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing rental home!

  • 5 of 5

Our family recently rented the Hetzer House and we could not have been happier. The house was everything we hoped for and the layout was perfect (one note is that one bedroom is accessible through another – wasn’t a problem for us). In addition the cleaning crew did an amazing job and the house was spotless. Although we didn't have the best weather the area was beautiful and during the rainy times we had plenty to do in the house (Internet, board games, books, DVD/VHS movies)! Our kids (age 1 and 3) loved the baskets of toys and kid books - such an unexpected surprise! Tracy was awesome to work with and was very responsive. We would definitely rent this house again when we return to Acadia. Thank you for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful visit to Mt. Desert Island.Tracy was very helpful and her house was great, met all our needs. Every evening we had 2 visitors that just loved to eat carrots. So many things to see and do, we walked across Bar Island during low tide, saw a deer on the island, hiked, visited all the harbors on the island, visited thunderhole 4 times, was pretty quiet most of the time, sand beach, otter cliffs, cadillac mountain, shopping, walked the Shore Path in Bar Harbor, and ate lots of LOBSTER.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Family Vacation....

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at this property August 2011 and we had the best time!!! The property was so warm and felt like it was our own home and had everything you could possibly need. We ate lobsters, BBQ'd, played games in the very large yard and just relaxed on the roomy patio each evening. The location was great as each morning we would walk to Otter Point and up to Thunder Hole, then jump on the Island Explorer which conveniently stops in front of the home. The trail to Cadillac Mountain was just down the street (beautiful hike) and there is a quaint little market just around the corner. I so recommend this property and I can't wait to come back!!!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
56.8 Miles
Bangor International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Northeast Harbor, Southwest Harbor & Bass Harbor
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Kebo Valley, Northeast Harbor & The Causeway Club
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
The Burning Tree
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Seal Harbor Sand and Sand Beach

Acadia National Park; miles of carraige trails and ferries to outer islands. Enjoy berry picking in season: July brings Raspberries, there is a farm patch up the street where you can pick'n pay by the pint. In the end of July and begining of August Blueberry bushes line the roadways and hiking trails for snacks or pies. August brings Blackberries along the park loop road and September ripens the apples found on trees through out the park.


Rates & Availability

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Late Season 2016
Aug 23 2016 - Oct 17 2016
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

2016!!!! 5 Night Stays are based on Thursday to Tuesday vacations: Everyone Gets A Weekend In ACADIIA!!!
VRBO may quote a rate other than what is listed on the rate schedule. Rates are subject to change without notice. Bookings are not final until payment has been received.

Payment is due at the time of booking, check or credit cards will be accepted for rental payment, checks will be collected for security deposit and will be returned uncashed if there is no damage noted. No rental terms are final until payment is received.

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Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) Large Master bedroom with a king size bed and loveseat with mountain view, Queen size Beds (1) 2nd bedroom has queen size bed, Twin or Single Beds (1) 4th bedroom, Bunk Beds (1) 3rd bedroom has bunk with full bottom/twin top
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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