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Shorefront Cottage in Northeast Harbor Maine

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Located on Peabody Drive between the village centers of Northeast Harbor and Seal Harbor, this new, architecturally designed shorefront home offers dramatic views of Bear, Sutton and Cranberry Islands, as well as a private pebble beach with picnic table and mooring. The cottage is within easy walking distance of Acadia's carriage paths and hiking trails, a short drive to its Jordan Pond entrance and a public, sandy beach. The house is well insulated for a warm and comfortable year-round retreat.

First Floor has a spacious Living and Dining area and porch face shorefront and ocean. Private den with queen-sized, pullout couch and adjacent full bath. A full kitchen and utility room with new appliances.

Second Floor has a large master bedroom with high, two story cathedral ceiling, king sized bed, sitting area and large picture windows. Master Bath/Dressing Room is equipped with whirlpool tub, shower and walk-in closets. Second bedroom has two twin beds convertible to a king-sized bed, bay window and attached private bathroom.

Third Floor has a good-sized, study above Master Bedroom, commands a view of the entrance to Northeast Harbor and contains a double bed.

Comments from past guests are available on request.

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More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
September 30, 2017

Map

Amenities

Seal Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

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Shorefront Cottage in Northeast Harbor Maine
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
Alexandria VA
5

Fabulous location and views

  • 5 of 5

This is a very spacious and comfortable vacation home with a fantastic setting and location. It is situated very close to the charming towns of Northeast Harbor and Seal Harbor, and very close to the south entrance to Acadia National Park. It’s a short 15- to 20-minute drive to Bar Harbor. You can also get to interesting trails and sites on the “quiet side” of the island in relatively short drives. The house is very close to Asticou Inn and the Thuya Gardens, both worth a visit or two.

Then there are the views—lovely, peaceful vistas of the water as well as access to a large stone beach. We rented kayaks for the week, and when the water was smooth, we could go out. It was a treat to be able to do that when the water and schedule allowed. We also had a fire on the beach but you definitely need a permit from the local police station, which we secured. Whether they grant you a fire or not is dependent on the amount of rain they’ve had.

The set-up of the home was very comfortable. We were there with another couple and each had their own space and bathroom. The master bedroom has spectacular views, and the second bedroom has nice side window views. There are also full, lovely views of the water from the living room, dining room, and back porch. We saw eagles, a seal, and a good amount of boat traffic, including some lobster boats. There is a third bedroom that is a den on the back of the house with a pull-out couch and access to a full bath.

We often went out exploring for the day and came home to eat dinner and gaze at the water. This place is a find and the owners are extremely nice to work with.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Very nice place for hiking

  • 4 of 5

Just a few hundred feet of travel in either direction on Rt. 3 and you find yourself at either a carriage road (no bikes) or a hiking trail. Each of these options gets you into the park within an hour's hike, or other beautiful places outside the park on the network of trails that are open to the public. We could launch our kayaks right from the rocky beach which was nice. While we were there, Jose was in the Atlantic and there were high surf warnings, so not very inviting for kayaking and swimming. Lovely for watching boats and listening to the waves. The Burning Tree restaurant is very close and delicious. The cottage's three full baths were the crowning touch of a homey place in a lovely setting. Thank you to our hosts.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chesterfield, MO
5

Location, Location, Location, Beauty and Peace

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect home. We love peace and quiet, and this home is incredibly restful and quiet. How wonderful that the lovely home has its own beach (rock, like most beaches on the island) on the ocean. Would you like to wake up with a two story panoramic view of the beach, ocean, and boarder islands? Hard to believe, but this home has it all. Your neighbors are the Bourke estate (of the purse company), and a stream, so no noisy neighbors. The Asticou Inn (wonderful restaurant) and Asticou azalea gardens (beautiful) are very close. A pleasurable morning walk on a carriage road next to Little Long Pond is also very close. The owner, Mike, is a pleasure to work with, extremely helpful, incredibly knowledgeable, and very prompt with all communications. My wife has NEVER said that she would like to return to any VRBO home previously, but she is already planning to return to this home next year. Of course, the home is well appointed, clean and comfortable. Despite being quiet and away from all the congestion of town, it is easily within 15 minutes of Bar Harbor and within 30 minutes of anywhere on the island. The home is also located very close to the southern entrance to Acadia NP, the Jordan Pond House, the horse carriage stables, multiple carriage road entrances, and no traffic getting to sunrise on Cadillac Mountain, since everyone else comes in from the other direction by way of Bar Harbor (leave VERY early to get a parking spot). We did not want to leave and can't wait to go back! We have already recommended it to a number of friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Falls Church, Va
5

Spectacular Oceanfront View

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here each year for the last several years and look forward to returning next year. This bright, light home invites in the outside with its large windows overlooking an island-studded ocean. Views of lobster boats checking their traps and sailboats crossing in front of the beach provide peaceful entertainment for those moments when you return from exploring the island. The house is conveniently located minutes from the restaurants and shopping of Bar Harbor, Seal Harbor, and Northeast Harbor. We highly recommend this home for your Mt Desert stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peculiar, MO
5

Outstanding Stay

  • 5 of 5

After a week here we are truly sad to be leaving this very well appointed home on the beach. Close to everything, including the lobster pounds. Beach a few steps from the back door, secluded area yet easy access to Acadia-2 minutes away, and downtown Bar Harbor. Mike the owner was very easy to work with and made sure our stay was memorable. I highly recommend this getaway, in fact, we are considering an additional stay next year. Great value. Lots of room for our family. We found everything we needed for a great vacation. Thanks Mike!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

That view and that beach

  • 5 of 5

It's actually hard to believe you are sitting on your own private expanse of rocky seawall beach between Seal Harbor and Northeast Harbor among the million dollar estates. But you really are. And twice a day it's transformed by tides to what feels like two very different and equally exciting shores. In between you can gaze uninterrupted to Bear Island and Sutton Island beyond. Mornings you're pleasantly stirred by lobster boats and days can be filled by watching the many types of boats go by.

The property is just as described, but the view and setting is even more impressive than shown. The location is ideally away from the noise and crowds of Bar Harbor but a stones throw from the lovely sand beach in Seal Harbor. Seemed like everything on the island was 20 minutes away from the property. Found it to be a great retreat from the more touristy parts of MDI but convenient to all the necessities of a week away.

There are a few minor things to know when you consider this property, though. The house is 50 or so feet from Route 3 which means you hear every passing car / truck. This isn't a terrible distraction, but you do notice it.

There is a fold-away couch in the den (which has a full bath next to it) if you would like 3 truly private bedrooms. The loft is above the master and does not have it's own bath like the other bedrooms. While occupants of the loft and master can't see each other because of a high railing, you can certainly hear everything. Perhaps this arrangement is perfect for members of the same family (kids upstairs and parents down)?

And did I mention the private beach and the view...

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.0%

Current rates and seasonal periods assume Saturday morning checkout and late Saturday afternoon check-in. Any Sunday date is only because the "new" VRBO system is so inflexible that it won't allow entry of "overlapping" dates. Some minimum stays and changeover days can vary depending on season. Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Please contact owner for further information.

September rate of $2,000 per week is for a party of 4 or fewer persons.

Fall rate of $1,200 per week is for a party of 2 or fewer persons.

Owner's cancellation policy: Renters who cancel can receive a full or partial refund if the property can be rented for the time period in question. Specific terms are spelled out in the Lease Agreement. Please contact owner for further details.

Please contact owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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