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Executive Waterfront Home - *** FALL SALE NOW ***

25 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Ellsworth House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 1 den, 4 baths, sleeps 10

'Austin’s Point' is a large 3500 sq ft home located on 5 private acres with 300' of waterfront along the Union River in Ellsworth. Cathedral wood ceilings with large windows give great views up and down the river from every window. A deck with a hammock and a grill allow viewing of bald eagles, osprey, and seals. Fish from the back yard, or bring your boat/kayak/canoe along for easy access to the Union River Bay and ocean beyond. Inside are 4 bedrooms, 1 den, and 4 bathrooms, sleeps 10 people; 2 of the bedrooms in a self contained attached apartment with complete kitchen. A high quality pool table is in the home. Board games and a full Cedarworks playground set are available for kids. 25 minutes to Bar Harbor, Acadia, and Blue Hill, and 40 minutes to Schoodic Peninsula.

Sleeping arrangements include high quality mattresses:

1 king, 3 queens, 1 futon couch full.

House has lots of space:

2 living rooms, 2 dining rooms, 2 kitchens for everyone to have their private space.

Please NO sales solicitations. Rental inquires welcome.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Jon Fanburg
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2016
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About Jon Fanburg

We lived in this beautiful home for 10 years before moving to Portland, Maine because of our jobs. I won't sell the home because I LOVE the home and location. We have shared the home with over 60 happy renters over the last seven years - just check out the great reviews.

Jon Fanburg purchased this house in 1998

Why Jon Fanburg chose Downeast and Acadia

True tranquility made us buy this house. Large rooms with high ceilings and big windows make you feel like you are part of nature. At night, you can see the stars from you bed. An added perk is being only 20 minutes from the hiking of Acadia National Park. But you don't even need to travel that far, as seals, osprey, and bald eagles hang out along the river's edge out back of the house.

What makes this house unique

LOBSTER - I LOVE IT. I use to park my boat out back and go check the traps each morning. For those without a boat, you can buy it fresh within 10 minutes of the house (both cooked or live).

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your home is truly a gem! We had the most wonderful time. We vacation in various places throughout the U.S. and rent homes in each site, but your home is truly one of the top choices.
Aug 2013
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Executive Waterfront Home - *** FALL SALE NOW ***
average rating of 4.88 based on 27 reviews

Good place to stay with friends

  • 5 of 5

Very nice, clean, warm house with huge windows and scenic views from the windows. It is a good house for a company of up to 8-9 people. The landlord is super nice and was always available to answer our questions. 30 min to Acadia visitor center, 15 min to Walmart and other grocery stores.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place to stay and close to everything you would want to do while visiting northern Maine. Ellsworth was a beautiful town to walk around and do window shopping. Mount Desert had all kinds of hiking, biking and walking trails, restaurants, winery and activities for couples and families. The owner Jon was super helpful and very nice...the house had everything you could ask for! We rented the house with two other couples (one which just had twins) and the house was large enough for all of us to have our own space. My husband brought our bass tracker and was able to anchor it along the property. We will be renting this place for sure on our next visit to Maine...thanks for having us!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Perfect home and perfect family vacation

  • 5 of 5

August 21-27, 2016

Family of 7 from Ann Arbor, Michigan

What a wonderful, spacious home in an idyllic location!. We had a joyous week of hiking, paddling, climbing, and just taking in the breathtaking vistas. The well-appointed, contemporary house, overlooking the stunning Union river, comfortably fit our family of 7 plus two additional guests. The house served as a great launching pad for daily trips to Acadia/Bar Harbor, about 20 minutes away, and other local attractions for our kids (e.g., ropes course, zip line, and mini golf). The kitchen is well stocked with utensils, supplies, and all the appliances you need if you want to cook in. Several very good grocery stores are located around 10 minutes drive into Ellsworth. The pool table, kyak, and high speed internet were wonderful bonuses. The owner is highly responsive and provides a list of restaurants with his personal ratings and reviews that was very helpful in deciding where to eat and what to do around the area. One of our best family vacations ever. Hope to visit again.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Great house and great views!

  • 5 of 5

Great house and great views. Accommodated 7 adults easily. Lots of room for everyone. The owner was responsive and accessible. Shopping was only minutes away. Bar Harbor was only about 30 minutes away. No broadcast TV capabilities and slow Internet service so video streaming was a problem. Would highly recommend this property if you are looking for waterfront access, views, and lots of living space for your vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is a great house with great views. We admit that rural internet is slow, slow, slow, but best available to date. However, lucky for future renters, that the cable company is laying down line and this property is scheduled to get access to cable in the fall of 2016. This will allow for both cable TV and 10-20x the internet speed of yesteryear. Till then, will have to kick the kids outside to see nature.
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WOW! Great vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

Austin's Point is a fantastic place to relax in peace and serenity of a nature and wildlife refuge, and still be a convenient base for touring the many points of interest in the area. The spacious house is clean, versatile, and well equipped, and the property offers great views of the river and a quiet hideaway for enjoying nature. We enjoyed our stay immensely. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Vacation in God's country!

  • 5 of 5

Our family visited Austin Point for two weeks during which we had perfect weather! The house has windows everywhere which are perfect to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. We were right on the water and sightseeing was in short travel times. Extended family is such a luxury for children and shared vacations provide the perfect setting for stories, activities, tall tales, laughs and questions, which connects all the age groups and all the many talents within the family.

I recommend that you gather your loved ones, rent this home and start all new memories!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport (BHB) (in Trenton)
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Trenton Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Newberry Neck
Car: recommended

Acadia National Park - most visited park in the US.

Blue Hill Penninsula

Schoodic Pennisula

Lobster - lots of it !!!!


Rates & Availability

Ellsworth House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall 2016
Sep 4 2016 - Dec 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning/Booking Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Please note that in the summer we prefer turn over day on SUNDAYS where possible with one week stays. Exceptions can be made more easily in the spring and fall months.
For persons over 8 people, there is an additional persons charge of $30/person for the week.

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Ellsworth House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Study Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum System
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - Full Size Futton Couch - Den
  • 1 Crib: Pack-and-play available with prior request.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Other Amenities: Able to launch small boat from property edge. For larger boats, town docks have dock space for rent (2 miles away). Kayak/canoe rentals available in area (with delivery). Other Activities: Acadia National Park - most visited park in the US.

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