Absolutely Delightful 3 BR/2 Bath Home-Large Lot with Beautiful Trees! Sleeps 6
About Lorie Wiebrecht
I was born in Bar Harbor and my entire family lives or works only 5 minutes from our rental homes. My husband was born in Wisconsin and he fell in love with MDI the first time I took him there in 1996. He knew even before I did that we MUST have our own property there so that we would always have an excuse to go north whenever we could! Mt. Desert Island is such a beautiful place - we both are so thankful that we can experience it many times a year and I must say that we are struck by the beauty and the solitude every time we go 'home.' We hope that you truly have a wonderful time whether it is your first experience or you have been visiting for 20 years. My Dad's motto is...'If you come to Maine once it won't be your last time.' Of course he is pretty bias on the subject - having lived in Bar Harbor all his life! I wish everyone could get one of his Island tours-they are awesome to say the least! He started working as a chauffeur at age 15 and he can tell some stories. He and my Mom owned several restaurants and motels and even developed the largest campground on the Island, Bar Harbor Campground which my youngest brother now manages. Seems like our family has been in the hospitality trade forever and...with all that experience we have certainly learned how to take good care of our guests!
Lorie Wiebrecht purchased this House in 2005
Why Lorie Wiebrecht chose Bar Harbor
We love the land which is approximately 2.6 acres. The open, grassy area is big and level but the perimeter of the property is surrounded by big beautiful evergreens! There are many other varieties as well so the land is interesting during the fall season. The location is peaceful and quiet yet the property is not very far from anywhere on the Island. The wildlife is plentiful-you might see several deer just a few feet from the windows and the wild turkeys and other birds are all around. We have had rabbits, chipmunks, squirrels, ducks and even a bear was spotted while eating a neighbor's bird seed last year!
What makes this House unique
This property is on a private road with only 7 other homes yet it is right on the Island Explorer (free) Bus Service route. You can take the bus and travel all over the Island all day long and even take your bike along. We also own the home next door and the two lots combined are almost 7 acres. Now when you live in a city where the houses are so close that you can hear your neighbor walking across her hardwoods floors with the windows CLOSED you really know it when you have a peaceful spot where you can relax and focus on the sounds of nature!!! It is heaven for us and we hope that it will be for you, too!
Re: Cancellation-If you need to cancel and I can replace your reservation I will refund your rental fees if given enough notice. Policy noted in lease
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Perfect Island Retreat
Lorie was awesome to work with from the minute we reserved her property! She went above and beyond to give us directions, recommendations and helpful vacation tips! The house was immaculate and we enjoyed hanging out in the new sunroom most of the time we were there. We also appreciated the little extras like coffee filters and creamer, and laundry detergent. Thanks, Lorie, we can’t wait to come back!
A relaxing place in Acadia
My sons and I enjoyed our time at Acadia Retreat. It was so clean and cozy. Lori was very easy to work with and kept in contact at all times. We loved touring Acadia NP. It is a beautiful part of the country. Would love to bring my sisters in a few years. A beautiful place for a beautiful part of the country!
Beautifully tucked away
While Bar Harbor in Acadia NP is very busy, Acadia Retreat is a wonderfully comfortable retreat for the busy days one chooses while in Acadia. The kitchen calls you to cook! Well stocked! Very comfortable beds, pillows and linens. Washer dryer very nice to have! The grounds are simply beautiful too!
We highly recommend for small family or 2 couples. Thank you.
Won’t go wrong with this one.
Everything was wonderful. Beautiful inside and out. Super comfy beds and furniture. Could not have been better.
We had a wonderful time at this beautiful property. The grounds and house were immaculate, kitchen well stocked, and the property had a relaxing and comfortable ambience.
Post Wedding Retreat
After my daughter's wedding, 5 of us drove to Bar Harbor for some sightseeing and relaxation. Lori was excellent through the renting and check in process. She provided us with a hand drawn map to the house, which was helpful since we arrived in the dark. The house exceeded our expectations! It was bright and cheery and the cleanest rental we've seen in 15 years of renting homes. We loved that it is located in a quiet neighborhood and so close to Acadia. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and look forward to coming back!
'Acadia Retreat' is conveniently located just 2 miles from the bridge onto Mt. Desert Island and 9 miles from downtown Bar Harbor. The Visitor's Center at the entrance of Acadia National Park is less than 10 minutes away. The Island Explorer which provides FREE bus service to Bar Harbor & other Island towns stops just up the road. Ellsworth which is 10 miles away has more restaurants & good shopping. Don't forget to go to the L. L. Bean Outlet store, Marden's and Reny's which are all located on High Street (Route 3). They have 'Wicked Good' stuff!
Other Activities: Kayaking, mini-golf, shopping