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Unique Northeast Harbor Timber Frame Home/Estate: *** $2000 Off Now - Oct.31!!!

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights


Northeast Harbor House Rental Photos and Description

6500 sf...6 bedrooms, 4 baths.... including a 1400/sf inlaw suite on 3rd floor

Fall Special: Now through Oct. 31,2016...$2000 Off!

***Less than full week stays considered at regular rates***

***Sleeps up to 30 when combined with VRBO# 404715 & 417250***

***Pet Friendly (additional fee)***

**Book this one of a kind home now for the holidays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years!**

**We have a 15kw generator so no worries with any possible foul weather power outages!**

***Pets considered for an additional fee.***

***Extra people over 12 (number of people in the party) are $250/pp***

This lovely home is also available for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years and other special events.

It also can be combined with VRBO listing numbers 404715 and 417250 as a compound and are attached to the residence. All three residences combined sleep up to 30 and is perfect for weddings and family reunions and larger parties.

Welcome to Into the Woods! This fully remodeled (2007) home has the qualities of a timber frame and Rocky Mountain log home wrapped all into one great experience. From the 700 sf living room with propane fire place and 50 inch plasma television to the chef's quality kitchen to the in home guest apartment, this home meets the demands of the most discriminating traveler.

The home sleeps up to 16 people depending on set up and at 6500 sf you won't be bumping into each other at every turn. If one needs additional space please refer to VRBO listings 417250 and 404715 as they are also on the property and would turn this into a compound enabling parties of up to 30 to enjoy.

1st Floor:

**For those parties requiring a chef, contact us early and we can help you locate one.**

The chef's quality kitchen has all the latest appliances including a 48 inch DCS professional gas range/cook top with dual ovens, GE Monogram refrigerator, 2 dishwashers, 2 coffee makers, (regular and decaf) and a GE Advantium microwave oven.

Beautiful slate adorn the counter tops which include 2 sinks. There are also 2 dishwashers to handle larger groups.

And new for 2016 is the "Beverage Center" that includes 2 auto drip coffee makers (one for regular and one for decaf), Keurig coffee maker, french press coffee maker and a iced tea maker.

The first floor is also where the larger living and dining rooms are. The dining room table seats 8, a second corner table that seats 6, with seating for 4 at the island and 2 additional small children's tables round out the seating.

Directly off the kitchen is the atrium room which features lots of glass both around and above the room and log furniture. The best part is the 5 foot tall double waterfall that echoes throughout the home and is viewable from here. The room is fully furnished and is usually the favorite spot to hang out in the home.

The great room is directly off the dining room and features a floor to ceiling fireplace and 10 foot ceilings. With plenty of seating and a 50 inch Panasonic Viera plasma TV.

There is the first floor office directly off the great room where you can go to get some office work done or have a quiet place for a phone call.

The first floor laundry has 2 washers and 2 dryers and a dog shower! There is a laundry chute on the 2nd floor that goes directly into the laundry room.

The downstairs bath is directly off the great room.

Floors throughout the home feature rustic maple and red oak with radiant floor heating.

2nd Floor:

Enjoy the 1200 sf master bedroom with King bed, propane fireplace, 2 person jacuzzi tub and double shower. Enjoy the use of a wall hung Dr. Mercola Vitamin D tanning light. There are also 2 vanities with a make up counter and bidet with commode. There is also a 42 inch HDTV/DVD in the bedroom. Workout equipment includes a Power Plate and a Total Gym XL.

There are 3 additional bedrooms that share one full bath. Two of the bedrooms have queen beds and the third has a XL twin bed over a queen as a bunk bed and a pull out trundle twin bed.

3rd Floor:

The 3rd floor features a large office and 1400 sf guest apartment. The apartment has a full bath, queen bed, large sofa with queen pull out sleeper and fantastic views. There is also a 35 inch TV. Perfect for 2 adults and 2 kids or a traveling sitter or staff.

The office is another place to do some work if the need arises.

4th Floor:

The 4th floor features a small sitting room with a full size futon which can be used for additional sleeping. There is also an outside deck which affords tremendous views with outdoor furniture. Views of the ocean and nearby islands abound. Milky Way Galaxy views come with no extra charge!

The home is fully wired for WiFi on all floors with two routers for a strong signal anywhere on the property.

All TV's have Time Warner Cable.

Only natural and organic cleaning supplies are used in the home. For rentals of more than one week, a housekeeper is available for an additional fee.

You will find the large and newly remodeled playground at the town elementary school along with the town swimming pool at the elementary school about 100 yards away..

Enjoy the cool evenings while rocking in one of the hand made rocking chairs on the front porch or in the backyard patio on the log swinging chair for two.

There is parking for two vehicles in the driveway and along with street parking for three more vehicles.

Keep in mind that the home is 4 floors and does not have an elevator.

***For 2017, the backyard will be a shared backyard, with tenants from the guest house and guest cottage. It may/may not have a pool and if so the cedar play set will not be available. The elementary school, 50 yards away has a full playground. You will still have a private front patio/BBQ area as will the other two cottages will still have their private patio areas..***

Thank you for your consideration.


Tim & Tammy Thomas

207-266-4955 cell

207-276-5131 home

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Tim & Tammy Thomas
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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About Tim & Tammy Thomas

Tim is a real estate broker with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services and Tammy is a ultrasonographer. We have 3 children and are blessed to live here year round.

Tim & Tammy Thomas purchased this house in 2003

Why Tim & Tammy Thomas chose Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

Only 2 blocks from downtown Northeast Harbor yet on a quiet side road. The town library is 50 yards away. Also 2 blocks from the Post Office, grocery/liquor store and the Island Explorer bus stop. Bike rentals are also available next to the Post Office.

What makes this house unique

We call this architecture, Colorado meets Maine. We moved to Northeast Harbor from Colorado and many of the unique furnishings and interior finishes that adorn the home are from Colorado. It is a style we call rustic elegance.


based on 8 traveler reviews

Unique Northeast Harbor Timber Frame Home/Estate: *** $2000 Off Now - Oct.31!!!
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

Amazing layout & location

  • 5 of 5

We had 4 adults and 7 kids stay and we had plenty of room to spare. We hosted about 20-30 adults and children for a picnic one night and it was perfect. The kitchen offered plenty of storage and refrigerator capacity as well as room for all to eat and move around. Our crew was very active with hiking, boating, tennis and swimming everyday so laundry unit was key and productive!. Short walk to swim & tennis club as well as town for groceries/meal.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure hosting your group. We host an annual Super Bowl party with 30-50 people and have plenty of room for everyone. Also looking forward to hosting you again this summer. Glad you're coming back. Cheers
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Valparaiso, IN, USA

June 2015 Review

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property for a family (extended) vacation! There were 17 of us (including 5 kids). The house was absolutely perfect for accommodating us. We had plenty of common room space as well as sleeping space. I know several moms on the trip commented about how happy they were to have laundry facilities at the house (in addition to the pack and play/highchair)!

This was our first VRBO rental and everything went very smoothly. We booked pretty far in advance (about 1.5 years if I remember correctly) and all of the details were worked out ahead of time and in a very easy to communicate manner (email). There was ample parking available for the rental. The outdoor space was very nice-the fountain outside was very relaxing and there was play space available for the kids in the back as well.

We really liked the location of the house. Nobody in our group had been to Maine before. We liked Northeast Harbor b/c it was more quiet than Bar Harbor. It was very accessible to Acadia and to the rest of the island. We spent plenty of time in Bar Harbor and explored Southwest Harbor as well. The house was walking distance to the little downtown part of Northeast Harbor (there is a pretty well stocked grocery store there, Colonel's restaurant (amazing whoopie pies and donuts).

The house does not have any a/c as mentioned in previous comments...but it was plenty cool. The temperature when we were there (last week of June) was perfect. There are plenty of fans around the house and nobody complained about the temperature at all (cold or hot).

The hot tub was out of commission when we were there--but these things happen and we had plenty to do to occupy our there is a huge jetted tub in the master bedroom.

Overall, everyone was very pleased w/the rental. We would definitely recommend this property to those looking for a large house/rental in a very beautiful part of the country. It was accommodating for our larger group and we had wonderful memories created here! Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words and glad to hear you had such a good time. We are also sorry that the hot tub was down. It figures that in the 10 years that we have owned it that something would break right before a guest arrives! We did get the part and it is back up again. We did choose Northeast Harbor for our home for the same reasons that you mentioned. Much quieter than Bar Harbor but has the ammenities and still close to everything. It is the islands best kept secret. We hope to see you again some day. Cheers.
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Cape Cod, MA

Memorable Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was the first time using an on-line site and was somewhat apprehensive.

Our family consisted of 15 people. Ten adults and 5 grandchildren. The property was depicted exactly as advertised. It was so spacious, clean, and have all amenities and accommodated everyone very nicely.

I would very much recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We also are apprehensive when renting a home and pride ourselves with an accurate listing with many pictures and try to take care of renter requests when they arise promptly. Glad you had a nice stay.
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Atlanta, GA

Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

There were 14 of us that stayed here aging from 2yrs -60 yrs. It was perfect! Large enough to have a choice to be together or apart. Inside, outside- all beautiful and relaxing. Even the kids area was nice to sit and relax while watching them play. The waterfall off the sun room was peaceful after a long day being out. Rain or shine it didn't matter. PLenty to do in Maine, or stay behind and relax. Tim was accommodating and a pleasure to work with. The only thing that you should be aware of, is there are a lot of stairs, if you have special needs. It didn't bother me, in fact, I liked it since I could justify eating more! I stayed on the top floor so I could have the grand babies early in the morning and it was perfect! I could feed them breakfast and lots of room to play! I loved waking up to the sun so not to waste the day away! The small town was close enough to walk to and the shop owners were nice to talk to. There was a restaurant close by that had a lobster,shrimp and scallop pizza that was to die for!!! Too bad I didn't find it until the last day! ( Colonial??) Make sure you do the Arcadia park "Loop". We found a book on it at a restaurant. The sunrise was worth getting up early for-takes "breathtaking" to a whole new level! A very special and memorable time for all of us!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything We Hoped For and More

  • 5 of 5

Tim was warm, courteous, and professional to deal with. The photos do not do the house justice, it is immaculate and thoughtfully appointed. We spent the first few hours ooh and ahhing over the plethora of amenities, from the fully outfitted kitchen, to the stocked DVD closet and cabinets full of games and toys, we wanted for nothing. The layout was perfect for entertaining our group of 15, (3 families, ages 6-79). The 6 teens took over the sweeping third floor. All enjoyed the open layout of the 1st floor–typically while I cooked, a few sat at the breakfast nook doing a jigsaw puzzle, others sat at the dining table planning the next days activities, and a group caught a soccer match in the living room. You'd think the house would be noisier being so big, but it is quiet and peaceful-surely the waterfall outside the sun room contributes to this. The garden areas are lovely, with a perfectly situated patio. We found the home's location ideal. The teens took the island bus into Bar Harbor, walked the few blocks in NE Harbor's downtown to get blueberry doughnuts (nearly every night), and it made accessing Acadia a breeze. Surprisingly, my husband and I found the 4th floor loft with futon our favorite bdrm. We gazed at the milky way through the large window and had the loveliest breezes. Every bed was comfortable (well okay-one as comfortable as a pull-out couch gets). Since this review is for potential renters as much as the owners there are two things I'll mention. This is not a complaint, just a heads-up for those sensitive to heat/humidty. 2 of 4 bdrms on 2nd fl felt a bit stuffy at night (master and opposite bath). BUT, there are plenty of fans to help move air around and we made no mention of this to Tim as we felt it wasn't a problem, nor unduly unpleasant, just life without AC and it did not detract from our positive experience. The other is a matter of personal preference. The master suite while beautiful and comfortable, is open concept, meaning the tub and shower are open to the main bedroom (the toilet and bidet are enclosed). The luxurious master shower was so enticing some of us "borrowed" it while the couple assigned to it were out (LOL, not together!). We had one of the best vacations ever, and attribute much of the success of it to the wonderful accommodations. I highly recommend this home and we all agreed we wouldn't hesitate to rent it again. Thank you Thomas family for sharing it with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. But I was a little puzzled by the two "comments" for other travelers. Not sure what the problem was with air flow as one room has 4 opening windows with a over sized floor fan and the master suite has 8 opening windows with an overhead fan. There is also no mention of air conditioning in the description. I am a real estate broker here on MDI and 98% of the homes do not have air conditioning as it is rarely needed. Secondly I hope that the pictures are clear enough to see that the master suite has the shower and jacuzzi open to the rest of the room. We remain local during the summer and respond to any need promptly should one arise.
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New Year's Visit 2014

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for the use of your home, it worked perfectly for our family. We enjoyed the games and movies, as we are a family that loves time together. Your village is just a wonderful little village, everyone we met was simply lovely. Thanks once more for sharing your lovely home with our family, it was a perfect holiday filled with many great memories and much laughter.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. I guess everyone stayed warm through the ice storms! Our housekeeper commented that when she arrived that she could hardly tell that anyone had been staying there! Thanks for taking care of our home with such care. You are welcome back anytime!
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Trenton/Bar Harbor
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
The Colonels Bakery/Deli/Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Cranberry Isles Ferry
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Northeast Harbor Golf Club
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Downeast Scenic Railroad
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Route 3/198
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
The Colonels
Nearest Ski
55 Miles
Hermon, Maine
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Seal Harbor Beach

Northeast Harbor is the perfect getaway on Mount Desert Island. Close to everything but away from the hustle and bustle (and noise) of Bar Harbor. Google it and see what I mean.


Rates & Availability

Northeast Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 18 2016 - Oct 28 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest
Late 2016-Early 2017
Oct 29 2016 - Jun 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest
Summer/Fall 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Oct 27 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Pet Fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

* Holiday rates are $5995/week or $999/night plus cleaning of $350 (for less than 7 night rentals). 4 night minimum. Off season rate is $4995/week.
Extra person over 12 (total number in party), $250/week. Pets considered at $250/week. $75 return check fee.
Summer rentals are Saturday to Saturday only unless 14 days prior.
NO CANCELLATIONS, NO REFUNDS. Trip insurance is recommended for any possible trip interruption.

***Potential guests please note. Please review the entire listing including the 'Rate' section (and drop down menus) before asking to reserve and requesting a lease and then being 'surprised' by any fees that are listed in this description. The home does sleep 16+ people but there is an extra charge of $250/pp for parties above 12 that is stated in the rate section. Dogs are also welcomed but incur the same fee. The pool is across the street at the Elementary school and operated by The Neighborhood House and is not on the property. If attempting to reach me by phone, please try BOTH numbers as there are times when a voice mail on my cell doesn't reach me for a couple of days. Thanks and happy vacationing. Cheers.***

50% due at reservation and balance due 90 days prior to arrival. Cottage is considered 'leased' when lease and payment are received by owner. NO CANCELLATIONS, NO REFUNDS. Traveler's insurance is recommended for any possible trip interruptions. Payment should be mailed by Priority or Overnight service. Payment by check, cashier's check, money order or wire transfer only. NO credit/debit/PP cards.

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Northeast Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 6500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , This is the 4th floor sitting room and has a full size futon
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , This is a XL twin over queen bunk bed with pull out trundle.
  • A Pack n' Play and high chair is available for infants.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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