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Weekend in Acadia! Mountain Views, Close to Ocean Drive & Bar Harbor.

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Week day check in dates. 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. Hiking trail heads only minutes away.

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

More Details

Tracy Hetzer
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

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 Otter Creek

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. Large yard with a fire pit.


Otter Creek House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • 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
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5 1. Master on suite: tub/shower 2. Shower 3. Utility room with toilet sink
  • 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) bedroom has bunk with full bottom/twin top
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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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Weekend in Acadia! Mountain Views, Close to Ocean Drive & Bar Harbor.
average rating of 4.714286 based on 21 reviews

works well for a large group

  • 4 of 5

The house is located within walking distance to enter trails - easy access for short or longer hikes. The owners thoughtfully provided a fire pit for outside enjoyment and we appreciated the circular drive for easy access onto road. The house is about a 12 minute drive into the town of Bar Harbor, due to the time of year we visited (mid Oct) we needed to drive in for restaurant options, grocery, etc.

Home was spacious. Was a little disappointed that although they have two nice TV's, there is no cable/satellite (and if that was in the listing, I missed it). So, unless you bring your laptop and are comfortable figuring out how to stream from your PC - you'll only be using the TV to watch movies. The home was clean and overall well maintained but most likely due to the age, you'll have some things to manage - e.g., some burners on stove don't work, not all bathroom doors close and latch. If your looking for a space that accommodates a large group & are bringing your own action & enjoy being closer to nature - this would be the perfect spot for you.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Littleton, CO

"Our" Maine Home

  • 5 of 5

Just wonderful. Great location, perfect home layout for two families, cozy and clean, nice yard. We hope to return many times and consider this "our" Maine home now. 😁

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anaheim, CA

Fall in Bar Harbor

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful home, great location, really enjoyed our stay

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location for exploring Acadia National Park

  • 3 of 5

This home is very large, comfortable and away from the bustle of Bar Harbor. It is conveniently located on the bus line and to park entrances. It is an older home that has been added onto but it is clean and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a big family

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect! Enough space for our group of 8 (5 adults, 3 kids). Great location and all the needed supplies!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Great location, good facilities inside the house

  • 4 of 5

Great location, good facilities inside the house

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
56.8 Miles
Bangor International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
The Burning Tree, Otter Creek
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 Ski
60 Miles
Herman Mountain
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Seal Harbor Sand and Sand Beach
Car: recommended

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.

Hiking trails within 2 tenths of a mile: South ridge of Cadillac, Blackwood's, Quarry Trail, Otter Cove Trail.

The Free Islander Bus Service: travels past Hetzer House, Bar Harbor, The Park Loop and Island villages every 30 minutes.

Seal Harbor Beach is a kid friendly spot for swimming, sand castles, finding sand dollars and sea glass. The village of Seal Harbor is 3 miles away, a grassy park, swings and eating establishments close to the Beach make this a relaxing spot for families.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

BOOKING: Check-in at 4pm. All bookings are at the discretion of the proprietor.
CANCELLATION: The lease agreement does not provide for cancellation.
PETS: Pets are NOT allowed, any unapproved pet found in or around the property is cause for immediate eviction and forfeiture of all funds.
SMOKING: Smoking is not allowed in this rental property as indicated in the property description and detailed in the lease. Any violation of the no-smoking policy will result in immediate eviction as well as forfeiture of the security deposit.
MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY (8): Limits of occupancy are set by individual property owners and are noted in each property description. This number applies to both adults and children, regardless of age, and may not be exceeded. Any violation of the agreed upon number may result in immediate eviction and forfeiture of all or part of the security deposit, as decided by the property owner.
CLEANING: Between tenant cleaning is included in the rental rate. House must be vacated no later than 10 AM and are to be left in a neat and orderly condition. Tenants are expected to comply with check- out procedures as detailed in the lease agreement and/or posted in the cottage. Excess cleaning cost charges for cleaning time above and beyond the normal schedule--will be deducted from the security deposit at a rate of $25 per hour if the cottage is not left in the condition specified.
SECURITY DEPOSIT: A security deposit against damages is required on each rental property. This deposit may be used to cover damages or loss to the structure, landscape and/or furnishings which goes beyond the scope of reasonable wear and tear; cleaning costs when the premises are left unusually soiled at the termination of the lease; charges for unauthorized check-in or check-out times; and any issue qualifying as breach of contract. The security deposit will be refunded seven (7) days from the date of departure unless a tenant is notified otherwise in writing.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund