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Private Home In The Village Of Northeast Harbor

Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert, ME, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay5 nights

Sleeps 8. 5 Bedrooms. 4 Baths.

Nestled among birch trees, 'Alpenhof' has all the amenities of town with a rural setting. This sun-filled cottage on a large lot in Northeast Harbor has 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Hiking trails & Main Street are both a five minute walk from the house.

An Austrian chalet-styled cottage, 'Alpenhof' is surrounded by birch trees on a two-acre lot in the village of Northeast Harbor on Mount Desert Island, Maine. This sun-filled five bedroom four bathroom home is the rare private house located in town.

From the cottage, you can walk down the driveway and around the corner to watch boats come and go from Somes Sound, or look across the water to Southwest Harbor. The library and Main Street are a five minute walk. In 10 minutes, you can be on one of the numerous in-town trails that will connect you to MDI’s 120 mile network of hiking trails. Or sit on the deck, put your feet up, and let the sound of the trees and the smell of the ocean just melt your worries away.

With multiple seating areas, a deck, and a balcony, all of our guests can find their own space to while away a lazy summer afternoon.

On the first floor are two single bedrooms, each with their own bathroom. A front sitting room has TV/DVD/cable and an MP3-compatible stereo system. The fully-stocked kitchen also includes a washer/dryer. The large living room and dining room runs the width of the house and opens onto the deck. The deck has seating for at least eight and a large umbrella to shade you while you have lunch.

The second floor has a bedroom with two twin beds perfect for friends or siblings to whisper late into the night. It is connected to a second, smaller bedroom by a full bath with two sinks and a shower. The smaller bedroom has one queen bed.

The centerpiece of the second floor is the large master bedroom with king bed, desk, and seating area with sofa and chaise lounge. Windows on three sides flood the room with light. Two closets, one walk-in, and a full private bath are also included.


Brett & Joan

Member Since 2014
Response rate:
Response time:
within one day
Calendar last updated:
Mar 10, 2018


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Master Bedroom
        1 king, Seating area w/TV, walk-in closet, and private bath.
      • Upstairs 2nd Bedroom
        2 twin/ single, Shared bath.
      • Upstairs 3rd Bedroom
        1 queen, Shared bath
      • First Floor Bedroom 1
        1 twin/ single, Private bath w/shower
      • First Floor Bedroom 2
        1 twin/ single, Private bath w/shower.


        • 4 Bathrooms
        • Master Bathroom
          toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower, Private Master Bathroom
        • First Floor Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower
        • First Floor Bathroom 2
          toilet, shower
        • Second Floor Bathroom
          toilet, shower, Shared bath with double sinks.

          Location Type

            • Village
              Located in the village of Northeast Harbor, a five-minute walk from downtown.


                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Sports & Activities


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Linens Provided
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Heating
                          Individual baseboard heaters in each room.
                        • Internet
                          High-speed cable internet and wireless network.
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                          Off-street parking for three or more cars.
                        • Telephone
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                              All paper goods and basic condiments provided.
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Living room and dining room are an open space at front of the house that both open onto the deck. Dining room table can comfortably seat six.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • Books
                                      Small assortment of mysteries, local authors, and classics.
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                      Assorted board game including: Risk, cribbage, and Settlers of Catan
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                      Three small televisions, 28" TV in downstairs sitting room and smaller TVs in master bedroom and one of the downstairs bedrooms.


                                        • Balcony
                                          Master bedroom has small balcony with table and two chairs.
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Large deck spans front of house overlooking wooded lawn. Space for 15+ people in a cocktail party setting.
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Plantings and window boxes, birch trees, and pines provide solitude.
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Propane-fueled grill available. Propane tank will be filled.


                                            • limited accessibility


                                                • botanical garden
                                                • churches
                                                • library
                                                • marina
                                                • museums
                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • photography
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • whale watching
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • sound/bay fishing


                                                                • In order to allow for a thorough cleaning, tenants must adhere to this check-in/check-out schedule. Check-in time: 4:00 PM Check-out time: 10:00 AM CANCELLATION POLICY: - 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. - 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: Flexible

                                                                  Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  4 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Excellent house for a large group

                                                                  Mary Lou C.

                                                                  Alpenhof proved to be an excellent choice for our small family reunion. There are two small downstairs bedrooms each with its private bath. For the two of us that are elderly these were great. The upstairs had a lovely master suite as well as two other bedrooms that shared a large bathroom with shower. I have rented a number of other houses over the years but this one exceeded any of them as far as the kitchen equipment. Whenever we needed a particular gadget, silverware, whatever all we had to do was look and there it was. The support to help with any questions or problems we had was excellent. After a couple of days one of the showers downstairs slowed to a trickle. I called the plumber whose number was listed by the phone and he was there before noon. Unbelievable! At home I usually have to wait a day or two before getting a plumber to come. On the esthetic side Alpenhof is surrounded by a lovely small forest which provides complete privacy. All you have to do is walk to the end of the long driveway and turn right for a few yards to see the water. Northeast Harbor is the ideal location for a vacation stay. It's only a twenty minute drive to the shops and restaurants of Bar Harbor. There are a few shops and restaurants in the village itself but if you are in the mood for more activity Bar Harbor is very close. Acadia National Park is also very close and provides many hiking paths and beautiful views wherever you drive or walk. We stayed at Alpenhof the first two weeks of June and enjoyed the cool weather since all of our group came from hot climates ranging from Phoenix to New Orleans. It was hard to leave. Everyone one of us would happily return in a heartbeat. Last but not least the owners were very easy to work with and quickly responded to every question I had about Alpenhof including detailed directions for getting there from the airport. All in all I highly recommend Alpenhof to anyone seeking a comfortable home in which to enjoy the beautiful rocky coast of Maine.

                                                                  Beautiful Home in Northeast Harbor, Maine

                                                                  CarolUnited States

                                                                  A group of 6 hikers just returned home to Chicago from staying at Alpenhof and we all agreed that it was wonderful place to stay in Northeast Harbor. It is a lovely large home that is clean with beautiful grounds, very comfortable beds, centrally located, large deck and has all the comforts of home. The last night there we all sat around and tried to think of things that would have make our experience better and we couldn't think of anything. The owners, Joan and Brett, were wonderful with directions, recommendations on sights to see and restaurants they thought were good. We did eat a Sips in Southwest Harbor and felt the ambiance was wonderful and the food okay. Try to eat lunch outside at Jordan's Pond overlooking the pond. It truly is a beautiful setting! Do not miss Ocean Drive Trail...it is gorgeous and really gives you the feeling of being on the coast of Maine. I gave Alpenhof 5 stars because it really is a 5 star VRBO and would HIGHLY recommend Alpenhof to anyone planning a trip to Maine. If you rent from Joan and Britt I hope you have as wonderful time as we did!


                                                                  Susanna H.Madison, CT

                                                                  We stayed at Alpenhof in Jul 2015 and had a great time. We were an extended family with older children/teens, and the set up with 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms was great. The deck was secluded and relaxing. The house is in Northeast Harbor, and you can walk into town in about 10 mins, which gave the older kids freedom to be on their own. Also for the teens would never survive without wifi which is included.

                                                                  It is about 15 mins into Bar Harbor by car and close to many hiking trails. Acadia is beautiful. We all had a great time!

                                                                  Large, beautifully-secluded, family-friendly cottage in the woods.

                                                                  KenGarnet Valley, PA

                                                                  We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Alpenhof! The home resembled a nicely-secluded Swiss chalet, yet was in the heart of Mt. Desert. We have five children and everyone had plenty of space though out this warm and inviting home. We were able to cook and enjoy family meals in the dining room and on the deck. Then we could watch movies together in the evening. The house itself was located in a central location of Mt. Desert which enabled us to easily drive to Acadia National Park and surrounding attractions. Without hesitation, we would go back to Alpenhof in a heartbeat!


                                                                  Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert, ME, USA

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