4- Bedroom, 2-1/2 Bath With Lawns And Field. Town And Park Nearby.
Ben and Joan Baxter
About Ben and Joan Baxter
We have lived here on Mount Desert Island and in Bar Harbor most of our sixty years and we love living in Vacationland. When we saw this wonderful old house in need of help, we decided we could share our experiences with lots of others. Ben is a professional carpenter and Joan is an RN at the MDI hospital.
Ben and Joan Baxter purchased this House in 2014
Why Ben and Joan Baxter chose
This house was built by a pair of fishermen brothers in 1906 as a way for them to spread out on their property from the house nearby. They must have had some good help from someone who really knew this building style. It is a classic style of the period, with high ceilings and 8 good sized rooms. It has been a farmhouse, boarding house and private residence for several large families in 110 years. We found it on the market one winter in need of some repair and we thought it had great potential. The newly renovated kitchen and the new oak floors really caught our eye. After 18 months and substantial rebuilding and refurbishing, we are pleased to offer it to you for your vacation holiday.
What makes this House unique
This is a taste of 1900 and what it might have felt like to live in the Village of Eden, just outside Salisbury Cove. The neighborhood is still a series of small farms within easy reach of town, but it has recently added several lobster pound eateries, a brewery and and a winery, and a couple very nice restaurants. Both Winery tours and a brewery restaurant, both with nice dining and frequent music fare are within five minutes. You can step down the driveway and aboard the free Island Explorer Bus , heading into town or anywhere on MDI. Load your bike on the bus bike rack and get to all the carriage trails. Northeast Creek is just a few hundred yards below us on the road and an easy canoe or kayak launch is right there. You can also walk out through the Audubon sanctuary at the back of the property to meet the creek and marsh with a sweet 1/4 mile walk.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
When we walked in, the house was immaculately clean and the QUALITY of the furniture & decorations was Impressive. The photos in the listing did not look as upscale as we found the house to be. Thick, plush towels for all. Several beach towels available, too. There were even fresh flowers for us!
The house is beautifully restored & tastefully decorated. Very comfortable. Amenities were more than expected, too. This is beyond our experience when we exchanged a Time Share.
The landlord (Ben) could not have been more accommodating. He met us at our convenience and provided a lot of useful information about where to go, what to do, etc. Ben was available, if needed. He is very quick to respond to even minor issues that needed addressed.
We could not have been more pleased. The back yard / patio was the perfect setting for our lobster boil. There is a separate area for horseshoes. The kids loved playing croquet. Ben even had bug spray available.
Our family loved the location because we were just a few miles from Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor. The house is secluded from traffic, yet restaurants & activities were readily available.
This was a wonderful experience!!
Family of 6 adults and 2 kids loved it.
This was one of the best family vacations we’ve taken. The house was better than we expected and the Baxter’s were super responsive. Cooked s’mores on the fire pit one evening. Kitchen well equipped and rooms very spacious. Great location. Ben Baxter was very knowledgeable about the area and gave helpful advice. Highly recommend this home.
Nice well equipped house located at a convenient location
4 bedrooms upstairs, including a master suite. Kitchen, living room, dining room and sitting room downstairs. Everything you need in the kitchen and washer and drier. Could not ask for a better place.
Beautifully restored house with a lot of room!
We had a great stay at Ben and Joan’s house. The rooms are all larger then they appear in the photos. Plenty of room for everyone. The beds were very comfortable. The house is stocked with everything you need to make you feel at home. It was in a perfect location for us up a small road, off the main road, so it was quiet but only about 15min to Bar Harbor and Acadia.
House was as listed. Quiet yet close to activities. Owner was very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. Neighbors were friendly and helpful. Will definitely book again.
It’s was perfect for our family. The owner was very friendly and helpful. We had a lobster boil...our first. The home is close to the park. It is quaint and clean. The beds were very comfortable! We had a great time.
Drive to the top of Cadillac Mountain for the first Sunrise in the U.S. or get aboard the 4 - master Margaret Todd for a sunset cruise.
Get out on the water by kayak or Whalewatch boat.
Ponds, lakes and marshes can provide a week of quieter boating.
Rent a bike and spend all week on the carriage trails.