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Stunning Waterfront Home Within National Park

5.0(35)SuperhostMount Desert, Maine, United States
Entire house hosted by Robin
7 guests3 bedrooms5 beds2 baths
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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. 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.

Guest access
You get the entire house, lower parking area, surrounding woods on your side of the stream, spectacular rocky shoreline, private swimming rocks, playhouse for kids, sitting benches in the woods and trails to the ocean. There is a small guest house on the other side of the stream that has its own parking area and is rented separately—or can be rented with the main house. Both homes are very private with their own beaches and views. There is also the original 1937 cabin that our family built on the property, that family will occasionally overnight in if they are working on the house or helping guests. It is completely private as well and owners will not interact with guests unless asked to do so.

Other things to note
The 1 bedroom guesthouse, with kitchen and deck, can be rented with this house. Inquire for availability and rates, or on its' own. Also, there is internet but due to the remote location speeds are very slow, typically 1-5mbps.

WE ARE FULLY BOOKED AT BOTH HOUSES FOR 2020
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… read more

Sleeping arrangements

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

Amenities

TV
Cable TV
Wifi
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Free street parking
Indoor fireplace
Heating
Washer
Dryer

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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.
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…

Hosted by Robin

Joined in August 2012
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happily a grandmother of 7 and a lover of travel and the outdoors! I love to cook, garden ,sports and travel. We spend summers in Maine where our house in Acadia National Park is on Air BB.my husband and I love to travel, and always look forward to new adventures now that we are retired
happily a grandmother of 7 and a lover of travel and the outdoors! I love to cook, garden ,sports and travel. We spend summers in Maine where our house in Acadia National Park is o…
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