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Come explore Maine - Family & Pet Friendly!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6 - With Water Views

Book this beautiful home as your base to explore Acadia National Park and all the surrounding beauty of small town, seaside Maine communities!

1860 Historic Home with Living Room with Dining Area, Entry Room, Kitchen, Two Queen Bedrooms, One Double Bedroom. Shower and claw foot tub. Three decks to enjoy or grill out on. Private entrance.

Two unit house, owners occupy other half of house and are here if you need us, but gone most days working on Mount Desert Island.

The house sits on a large yard with beautiful gardens. Plenty of room to stretch out. Private fenced in side yard devoted to you and your pet.

Original finish work includes white pine floors, stained glass windows and a comfortable antique claw foot tub.

House overlooks the ocean across the street and Downeast Maine's best kept secret is less than a mile down the road with a large, quiet, public and very dog friendly beach for beach combing, sun bathing, swimming, surfcasting, boating or for just enjoying the grand view of Acadia National Park's mountains.

Perry's Lobster Shack restaurant is right near the beach where you can bring your own bottle of wine and enjoy fresh Maine lobster on the pier overlooking beautiful views of harbor boats and Acadia National Park. If you'd prefer, you can bring the lobsters back to the house to cook them yourself in the lobster cooker we've provided for your culinary use.

Rental property is adjacent to Blue Hill Heritage Trust Land scenic trails with Furth Wildlife Sanctuary and the Talalay Nature Sanctuary each having two miles of maintained trails. Just down the road is Carter Nature preserve which has .6 miles of trails along the shoreline. Blue Hill Mountain is nearby with 2.5 miles of trails up a scenic mountain with views of Blue Hill Bay, Acadia, and Camden Hills.

Surry and Blue Hill are just far enough away, but an easy drive to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, to get away from the crowds. Come back from a long day of sight seeing, hiking or biking on Acadia's 47 miles of carriage trails and relax on the front porch of this beautiful, historic home.

More Details

Joseph McKerley
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

About Joseph McKerley

Joseph and Rebecca have lived in Maine for seven years. We love Maine and will gladly share our knowledge of the area during a stay at our home.

Joseph has worked with government and non-profit agencies focusing on the restoration of endangered Gulf of Maine Atlantic salmon through habitat improvement and river stability.

Joseph also produces homemade jams and BBQ sauces sold at his local stand. He is currently the systems manager at a local estate.

Rebecca is a landscape manager working on Mount Desert Island with a focus on native plants and flower gardens.

The two of us love to garden. We have been growing large quantities of garlic and currently have dozens of varieties on the property.

Please feel free to ask us any questions about the property. Our goal is to create a welcome environment for you to enjoy.

Joseph McKerley purchased this house in 2010

Why Joseph McKerley chose Downeast and Acadia

This property is a classic. Built in 1860, the house still holds many of its unique qualities of the past. Its curved plaster walls, stained glass windows and fine wood trim work welcome you. The three covered porches prompt you to relax outside and enjoy a glorious Maine sunset with your ocean view of Union River Bay.

The property has a fenced in portion of yard that the pets of our guest are welcome to use.


Surry House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Beautiful clawfoot tub to soak in and stand alone shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Beautiful ocean views, new comfortable bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Sunny bedroom, comfortable bed with views of the large yard.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Comfortable memory foam bed with views to the yard.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(14 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

A group of 3 couples stayed very comfortably in this beautiful home! The owners thought of everything and we just got back from a great 4th weekend!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Garden Delight

  • 5 of 5

The owners have created beautiful gardens in their yard. The proximity to Acadia and coastal towns was perfect. Easy location for day trips to hike in Acadia or wander around the beautiful towns close by. There is a great beach @ 1 1/2 mi down the road and a wonderful lobster pound to get dinner. Ellsworth is @ 7 mi away and has everything you need for your stay..good grocery stores, L.L. Bean outlet, good restaurants. The house has 3 bedrooms upstairs with one bath. We learned how to share bathroom time without war breaking out. The tasteful furnishings welcomed our weary muscles at night and we watched movies and read together. Large supply of games to play. The owners and their dog are awesome.. Wonderful experience!!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lobster Dog has it all!

  • 5 of 5

Lobster Fog is located in Surry Maine and about 45 minutes from Acadia and Bar Harbor. It is a very spacious and charming home overlooking Union Bay. It is IMMACULATE and well stocked with kitchen and bath supplies. The home and gardens are beautiful. The owner has complimentary jam and barbecue sauce that he makes in small batches and sells outside his house. It is very pet friendly and has a fenced yard and dog treats as well as dog beach towels for your pet! There are beach supplies for the family to take to the beach about a mile down the road. We loved exploring Acadia and Bar Harbor and then returning to our beautiful home away from the crowds. Our daughter 's family of four plus dog visited us for overnight and it was still spacious with my husband and I plus dog! I strongly suggest you give this home a good look for your stay in this area. You are close enough to tourist areas but far from the hustle and bustle. The owners are extremely nice. It was truly a real find for us and our dog!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, exceptionally clean, every possible need considered

  • 5 of 5

I live in an old Maine house, so I never expected the extra clean level of this lovely old house. One day my grandchildren went off to climb a mountain and I stayed in this beautiful house, reading a book by the natural light of a perfect window. It was perfect! I've been to Arcadia a hundred times, but this was probably the best trip. Perfectly kept gardens, plush fluffy towels, every kitchen utensil imaginable, an outside grill, and furniture perfectly placed for comfort: we couldn't have been in a more pleasant place. I'm sure you'll enjoy it as much as we did.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time at the Lobstah Dog house

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the Lobstah Dog House. Owners were very thoughtful towards making guests comfortable. Worked very well for our dog. There is a fenced side yard, which is handy for giving the dog some outside time. There is a small beach with a lobster pound about a mile away. It's about a half hour to an hour to the Acadia National Park depending on the time of day. All in all a very nice stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Victorian

  • 5 of 5

This rental was the best of both worlds! It was almost like staying in a B&B; we had the owners nearby and lots of personal touches and amenities, but we still had the privacy of our own rental house. It is a beautifully well-kept, good sized house, decorated with antiques, but very comfortable with several porches and surrounded by lovely gardens. The owners provided plenty of towels and even bath toiletries, coffee, tea and their own homemade jam (delicious!). All of these touches were greatly appreciated. The kitchen is a fair size but while only moderately equipped, has good quality pans and knives and a nice new grill which we used. It was a great location for us to explore Mt. Desert Isle and the surrounding area. We had a wonderful stay at Lobster Dog House and would recommend it to any family who would appreciate a quiet retreat within a short driving distance of Acadia and many beautiful sites.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Bar Harbor International Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Marlintinis Grill, Blue Hill, Maine
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Bar Harbor, Maine
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Bar Harbor Golf Course, Public
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Downeast Scenic Railroad, 10 mile scenic trips
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
Route 172 (Surry Road)
Nearest Restaurant
1.7 Miles
Perry's Lobster Shack
Nearest Ski
58 Miles
Camden Snow Bowl
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Carrying Place Beach (public, dogs welcome)

Newbury Neck Road is a mecca for cyclists, walkers, beach combers, sunbathers and surf casters. A beautiful, family friendly, quiet, pebble sand public beach is located less than 1 mile from the property and offers free parking and pets are welcome. The beach is a hidden jewel in an area where public access to beaches is hard to find.

Just next to the beach is 'Perry's Lobster Shack' where you can bring a bottle of wine to watch the sunset as they serve you a menu of lobster dinners, crab rolls, clams and ice cream on the pier overlooking Acadia N.P.

The rental property is adjacent to Blue Hill Heritage Trust lands which offer miles of woodland and coastal hiking. Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park are a short drive away. We are minutes away from the Blue Hill community where arts and fine dining abound. Less than 40 minutes to Mid-Coast Maine towns of Belfast and Camden. One hour from Bangor International Airport and 30 minutes to Bar Harbor International Airport. Miles of back roads, oceans vistas and quaint Downeast Maine small towns to explore.


Rates & Availability

Surry House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2017 Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $70
Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning Fee $85
Tax Rate 9.0%

Deposit is 50% of total stay, due at booking.
Balance due 2 weeks before check-in. PDP required.
Bookings canceled at least 60 days before the start of the stay will receive a 100% refund.
Bookings canceled at least 30 days before the start of the stay will receive a 50% refund
Bookings canceled less than 30 days will not receive a refund of their deposit.
Pet Fees: $70/week, $50/3 day stay, $25/Per ea. addt'l pet per week or 3 day stay
Cleaning Fee: $85. For longer stays, Guests can pre-arrange for additional cleanings at $85/cleaning on a Saturday or Sunday. Guests will need to vacate the rental unit to allow for a full additional cleaning.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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