|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
The CHASEHOUSE is a year round vacation rental home located in the Village of Otter Creek, Maine. Nestled off the beaten path on a wooded, naturally landscaped lot between Cadillac Mountain and Otter Cove, yet less than five miles from Bar Harbor, four minutes from the Otter Cliffs entrance to the Acadia National Park loop road, and seconds from Blackwoods Campground and the Eagles Crag/ Cadillac Mountain trail head.
The CHASEHOUSE is a stone throw away from the renowned 5 Star Burning Tree Restaurant, Otter Creek Market, and the Island Explorer bus stop.
The Chase Family has long been connected with Mount Desert Island and Hancock County, Maine. 'Mimi' Chase, the deceased matriarch of the Chase Family, and her husband Robert Woodward, 45 years ago first arrived in Maine from Florham Park, NJ to homestead and stake their roots at Green Lake in Ellsworth Maine. Eventually they purchased a summer cottage on Green Lake's shore edge where they opened their home to their three children and 7 grandchildren in the summer to learn to swim, kayak, fish, build a camp fire, hike and explore Acadia National Park. And just as importantly, to learn to relax with family and friends and to form everlasting memories. Bart, Mimi's youngest son, and his wife Ann, from Summit, NJ, are owners of the ChaseHouse. They too have permanently extended their roots and enjoy time spent at their homes on Green Lake and on Mount Desert Island. Bart and Ann and their four children and two black Labrador Retrievers Millie and Woogie are adventurous nature loving outdoors people who enjoy extended and short stays throughout the seasons at their homes in Maine to explore the granite Atlantic coast and Acadia Park trails. On any given day the Chase Family, their friends, and invited guests are likely biking, hiking, boating, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, or simply wandering on a new uncharted adventure out and about in Acadia Park, at Green Lake, Schoodic, or elsewhere . If they are not in Acadia Park exploring, they are likely playing bocci ball at the Lompac in Bar Harbor, watching a movie at Reel Pizza, or chill-laxing on the Shore Path dangling their feet over a granite cliff overlooking Frenchman's bay, or lounging on the hammock with Cadillac Mountain in eye sight. The Chase Family is pleased to welcome guests to lodge at the ChaseHouse located in the Village of Otter Creek to spend time on the Island, explore Acadia Park and to experience the many attractions, natural delights, and scenic, relaxing beauty that the Island offers.
Bart Chase, Proprietor purchased this house in 2009
We really enjoyed our stay at the ChaseHouse. Everything was very clean and comfortable for our family. The best part for us was the excellent location. Near to Bar Harbor, bike accessible to Acadia NP, off the main street on a quiet side street. Perfect! We enjoyed our lobster both at Beals and Thurstons, and I did a full survey of Lobster rolls! Our daughter picked blueberries for our blueberry pancakes one morning, and every time she walked out the door. We loved biking the carriage roads and took many hikes. Our favorite was the ocean path leaving from Sand Beach. Did the ferry trip from NE Harbor to the Cranberry Islands, our daughter loved the boat. Had two rainy days. Did the oceanarium and BBQ at Atlantic Brewing/ Mostly Meat and the second rain headed down to Bangor to do the Maine Discovery Museum. The interactive children exhibits kept us busy all day. Also something you might mention in your info was the children's playground right in the back yard.
I would definitely recommend your property to others and would return if we vacation in Maine again.
My wife and I had a fantastic week at the ChaseHouse. The home was very clean, bright and cozy, and tastefully decorated and furnished. We found the location ideal - less than 5 minutes by car to Bar Harbor where we dined each night, and only minutes by bike or car to the park entrances. And the view from the second floor of Cadillac Mountain is splendid ..... we loved napping on the couch looking out at the south rim of Cadillac and imagined ourselves ontop overlooking Frenchman's Bay as we were the day before. The modern kitchen with granite countertops and butcher block island was a pleasure to cook in, and had all the necessary cooking utensiles found in our own home. We loved our stay at the ChaseHouse and are looking forward to staying again next year.
VM, Summit, NJ
Very comfortable, clean, well maintained, nicely decorated home. Convenient to Bar Harbor and very close to several entrances to Acadia National Park and the loop road that leads to many hiking/biking trails.
Highly recommend Otter Cliffs - great place to sit on the rocks and enjoy the beautiful coastline of Maine. We even saw a seal pop out of the water while we were there. Hunters Cliff and beach was our favorite hike as well as Great Head trail near Sand Beach. Unbelievable views. The rocky coast around Bass Harbor Light House was beautiful and great for checking out the tidal pools for small sea creatures.
Our favorite activity was biking on the carriage trails. Lots of HILLS but lots of fun!
Owners gave us several recommendations for restaurants and activities in the area. Very nice to deal with. We would definitely stay again.
Maria and Tim~ Gettysburg, PA
Acadia Information Center 207-667-8550
Acadia National Park
Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce
Mount Desert Chamber of Commerce
Southwest Harbor Chamber of Commerce
Camp Beech Cliff
COA Summer Field Studies
Harbor House Community Center
MDI Community Sailing Center
Acadia Kayak Tours 207-288-0342
Acadia Park Sea Kayak Tours 866-244-0577
Island Adventures Sea Kayaking 207-288-3886
National Park Canoe and Kayak Rentals
I am available and happy to answer any questions you may have about the ChaseHouse or the area, before you decide to make a reservation. For that reason, please click the blue "Send email" button located near the owner picture instead of clicking "Book It Now". Thanks!
Change-over day is Saturday.
We will accept eCheck or checks sent by U.S. Mail in U.S. dollars. Please disregard any input fields asking for credit card information as we do NOT accept credit card payments.
When you book the ChaseHouse, it is marked unavailable on our calendars, removed from the market and subsequent requests are turned away. Cancellations will be accepted but are not refunded unless we are able to re-book the home for the same term and have been paid in full by the next party.
Check in time is 4:00 p.m. Check out time is 10:00 am.