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1,000 Ft Of Waterfront On Western Edge Of Mount Desert Island.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

Converted Barn With An Attached Cabin, Two Bathrooms That Sleeps Up To 8.

Magnificent location surrounded by water, West Point is a one-of-a-kind property. The house sits on 7 acres, has over 1,000 feet of waterfront, two semi-private beaches and a private deep water dock. There is a large deck, two picnic tables, a screened in porch, and a tent platform.

The house has been in our family for over 50 years. It is the place we have come together for multiple generations creating a lifetime of shared adventures.

The main house is a rustic converted barn. The first floor has the kitchen, dining area, and a living room with a large fireplace. The second floor is an open sleeping loft with six beds and a bathroom with shower. Attached to the main house is a charming private cabin with a queen bed, bathroom with shower and washer, dryer.

More Details

Sarah Woodhead
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

About Sarah Woodhead

My siblings and I inherited this property from my father. In the 1950's he and my mother would bring us here to camp. In the early sixties, he converted the barn into a modern living space. We have vacationed here every year since.

Sarah Woodhead purchased this house in 1956

Why Sarah Woodhead chose Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

This property offers spectacular ocean frontage, two semi private beaches, and a cozy rustic living space for up to eight people. It is perfect for families. Acadia National Park is close by. Bar Harbor is an easy drive. It is the perfect place from which to launch exceptional hiking, biking, boating expeditions. There are spectacular opportunities for beach combing, wildlife viewing, painting and photography. Even on a foggy Maine morning, it is the best place to read a good book, put together a puzzle, play board games, sing songs by the fire, or cook a giant feast.

What makes this house unique

The property surrounding West Point is one-of-a-kind. Our children learned to row, sail, kayak, hike and bike here. Together we have explored tidal pools, fished off the dock, and swam from the dock to the beach. On foggy days and cool evenings, we have spent innumerable hours fitting together puzzles, playing games, and singing songs in front of the fire. Feasts of lobster, crab cakes, mussels and clams are common. From the property, we have seen eagles, osprey, gulls, deer, foxes, seals and porpoises. You have to see it to experience the magic!


Mount Desert House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Cabin Bathroom - toilet , shower , Private bathroom for the cabin.
    Sleeping Loft Bathroom - toilet , shower , Full bathroom shared by those in the sleeping loft
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Cabin Bedroom - 1 queen , The charming, attached cabin has a full private bathroom
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Living room couch converts to queen sleeper
    Sleeping Loft - 1 queen , 5 twin/ single , Loft above living room sleeps six people w/ full bath
  • The house is well situated for couples and families. The attached cabin is private and has its own bathroom. The sleeping loft has six beds (one queen and five twins). It's perfect for groups of friends or kids!
  • Books
  • Games
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

1,000 Ft Of Waterfront On Western Edge Of Mount Desert Island.
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Beautiful Setting

  • 4 of 5

My family stayed at this property over the 4th of July. We loved the grounds and breathtaking views of the water. We really enjoyed the sunsets! The house is a rustic cabin and was cozy and comfortable. The house and property are not too far from the actual Acadia National Park and it was very nice not being in all the crowds in Bar Harbor. We hit Maine at a perfect time weather wise and thoroughly enjoyed our trip.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Burlington VT

Amazing place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a blast! Beautiful home, cozy, rustic warm and so inviting. We stayed there for a week and West Point treated us so well. We will go back every year if we can! We had fresh lobsters from the Intrepid Lobster boat. The captin let us pick them out, and we only paid $10.00 for two lobsters! The home is on the quiet side of Island and bar harbor was a short drive and there is plenty of fun things to do! treat your self to the best and visit this property!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing spot

  • 5 of 5

This property is special and the house charming. It has all necessary conveniences along with great views and easy water access. Having a separate cottage and main house is great for multi-age family groups. Location works well to get anywhere on Mt. Dessert Island.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gill, MA, USA

Coming here makes my summer complete!

  • 5 of 5

This is truly one of the most serene and nourishing places I know, and to vacation here is very special. Whether watching the sunset from the platform deck that looks out towards Bartlett's Island, or having a morning coffee on the float while seals and dolphins sometimes make a surprise appearance, beauty is ever present.

The converted barn is comfortable and well equipped, and the fireplace is great for those chilly evenings or days of inclement weather. If you have a kayak, you will find it a great place to go exploring.

When we stay here, (and we have returned for at least 15 years) we rarely feel the need to venture into town. West Point works its magic, and we leave with great peace of mind.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Gem

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here last summer. The barn/main house is charming and the cabin is perfect. Lots of good nights sleep, chilly morning dips and incredible sunsets. It's located on the quiet side of MDI, close enough to what you want to get to when you need to but otherwise nicely out of the way. At the recommendation of the owners, we actually met the lobster boat when it came into the harbor (just to the north of the house) in the afternoon. Bought them fresh off the boat! Possibly the best lobster I have ever eaten. Wonderful spot that I highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grosse Pointe, MI

Breathtaking views, cozy accomodations, PERFECT family vacation spot for our young family of 4.

  • 5 of 5

I have been enjoying summer vacations at The Point since I was a little kid. Now, as a Mom of 2 young boys (5 y/o and 2 y/o), this amazing getaway still fits the bill! It is little piece of paradise where you can recharge away from the hustle of every day life. Surrounded by BREATH TAKING views, the cozy converted barn is the pefect place for yummy family meals, fires, game playing and reading. The barn has a rustic and open feel, totally renovated bathrooms and even a washer dryer! We love exploring the beach at low tide, watching boats cruise down the narrows from the dock, spotting seals just off the point and playing wiffle ball in the yard. All of the activities of Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park are just a short drive away (hiking trails, biking the carriage roads (yes, you can do this with a one year old in tow :-)), Cadillac Mountain, Bar Harbor, lobster boat tours, Maritime Museum, Jordan Pond). I look forward to returning for many years to come. Every age and every stage will walk away from this little slice of paradise feeling renewed!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Hancock County Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Southwest Harbor
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Southwest Harbor
Car: necessary

West Point, as the house is called, is on the quiet side of Mount Desert Island and offers everything an outdoor-loving family could dream of… The house is perched on the side of a private peninsula looking out on Bartlett's Island and the Narrows. It is a short drive away from the town of Southwest Harbor, a charming village with restaurants, coffee shops, a fine foods market, bike shop, library, art galleries and shopping. There is a weekly farmer's market during the summer as well.

Of course, Mount Desert Island is home to Acadia National Park. One of the gems of the National Park system, Acadia is nature's playground for hiking, swimming, walking, biking, boating or even sitting on the beach.

The Rockefeller's famous Carriage Trails, which are within Acadia National Park, are perfect for horse riding, biking, walking or running too. There are no cars allowed on the Carriage Trails which make them a fun and safe place to bring kids.

If you are a fresh water baby, there are a number of beautiful lakes nearby. Echo Lake has canoeing and kayaking rentals. Long Pond, within Acadia National Park, is a short drive away. The water is so clean that you can hop in and forgo the shower when you return to the house!


Rates & Availability

Mount Desert House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer
Jun 2 2017 - Jun 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jun 23 2017 - Sep 10 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Sep 11 2017 - Sep 24 2017
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

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