Stunning Waterfront Home Within National Park

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Entire residential home hosted by Robin

  1. 7 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 5 beds
  4. 2 baths
Entire home
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This rare, isolated "inholding" within the boundaries of Acadia National Park offers extraordinary 180-degree views of Somes Sound; a 700sf wraparound deck; private swimming rocks; fire pit; picnic area; outdoor shower; kayaks; canoe; bikes and more. The open living room and eat-in kitchen provide exquisite views and light with 300sf of glass. This one-of-a-kind home on Mount Desert Island is surrounded on all sides by Acadia's wilderness, and is five minutes from Northeast Harbor by car.

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This site has been the Reath family home for nearly 100 years. (The current home was built in 1972.) Most walls facing the water are glass. The deck is 40 feet around and hangs over granite slabs on the edge of Somes Sound. There is plenty of parking; the town of Northeast Harbor is a five-minute drive away. Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor and Bass Harbor are 15-20 min. The open kitchen ajoins an airy living room with a fireplace. Bathrooms and kitchen were remodeled in 2007. We have recently added AC/Heat in bedrooms for comfort. All are immaculately cleaned between guests. Ride bikes, kayak in Somes Sound, read in the hammock, watch schooners sail past just a few hundred feet away, or hike right off the driveway into Acadia National Park. Listen to lobstermen setting their traps in the morning and have cocktails at sunset on the deck. The fully equipped kitchen, with island, is great for hosting a party or dinner. The washer/dryer, outdoor shower and picnic area mean you never have to leave home. There is internet but due to the remote location speeds are very slow, typically 1-5mbps. Good for emailing and not much else. (Download shows and movies beforehand instead of trying to stream them...) There is a quarter mile of private oceanfront to wander, swim and sunbathe. A stream running through the property will put you to sleep at night, as will the sound of the ocean and wind through the native rock pines. Bar Harbor and every other town on the island are fifteen minutes away.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Beach access – Beachfront
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
TV with standard cable
Washer
Dryer
Central air conditioning
Private patio or balcony
Backyard

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Where you’ll be

Mount Desert, Maine, United States

The house is totally private with no neighbors within a mile. It is well off the road and directly on the water. Because the house sits in an inholding within the park, there are no neighbors at all, except for osprey, bald eagles, seals and porpoises. The nearest neighbor is 1/2 mile away. Golf, tennis, shopping and dining out are a five-minute drive.

Hosted by Robin

  1. Joined in August 2012
  • 87 Reviews
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We are the Reath family 2 children Robin and Anne, 3 grandchildren Willy, Porter and Nellie Fox. Our parents built this magnificent house, and now we are owners and trying hard to keep it going. 47 years in this family house, over 100 as Northeast Harbor property owners Come see what we are talking about, you won’t be sorry (Website hidden by Airbnb)
We are the Reath family 2 children Robin and Anne, 3 grandchildren Willy, Porter and Nellie Fox. Our parents built this magnificent house, and now we are owners and trying hard to…

Co-hosts

  • Anne
  • Willy

During your stay

Someone in town will be available throughout your stay to help if you need it. We are often not personally in the area at the time of rental so cannot provide any food items.

Robin is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 9:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $400

Cancellation policy