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Bringing Acadia Visitors Comfortably Close To Nature

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 452 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Beds, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

IF THIS YURT IS FULLY BOOKED FOR YOUR DESIRED DATES, PLEASE TRY OUR OTHER YURT LISTINGS (or Tiny House) ALL LOCATED ON THE SAME PROPERTY:

VRBO Listing #663097

VRBO Listing #671843

VRBO Listing #671844

VRBO Listing #790508

VRBO Listing #790510

VRBO Listing #971564

VRBO Listing #971565 (Tiny House)

Acadia Yurts offers visitors the most unique way to stay on Mount Desert Island. Seven fun, eco-friendly Yurts and one Tiny House will bring you as close to nature as camping, with all the amenities of home. Located on 5 acres of lovely wooded land, surrounded by Acadia National Park property, Acadia Yurts offer a peaceful retreat for your group (up to 4 guests per Yurt or larger yurt to accommodate up to 6 people). Acadia Yurts is also ideal for large groups traveling with accommodations for up to 32 people on 1 site.

A yurt is a tent-like circular fabric structure with a wood lattice frame that originated among the nomadic tribes in Asia. These permanent structures have thick canvas exterior walls that include reflective insulation so they can be used in all seasons. Acadia Yurts also has electric heat inside each yurt so that you can be comfortable during any season. Yurts are quickly becoming a new vacation experience that vacationers are enjoying throughout the US from cliff side views in California to ski lodges in Colorado. This is a memorable place to stay while enjoying the beauty of Acadia!

More Details

Owner
Karen Roper
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

About Karen Roper

Aaron is an Maine native. He was born and raised across the bridge in Trenton and grew up attending local Bar Harbor schools. He has worked in the restaurant industry for the past 15+ years beginning as a prep cook in high school then moving toward general manager. Aaron's favorite extracurricular activity is learning all he can about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. As often as he can, he trains locally and loves sharing this passion with others.

Karen is a transplant. Originally from Chicago she made her way to Maine in 2009 and fell in love immediately. In Acadia she enjoys hiking, trail running, yoga, and long walks on the carriage roads. Karen teaches yoga during the summer months among some of Acadia's favorite vistas- Sand Beach, Cadillac Mountain, Parkman Mountain and ocean front in Bar Harbor. Karen is presently enrolled in massage school and will graduate April 2015 with hopes of sharing the gift of massage at Acadia Yurts.

As a couple we have done quite a bit of traveling and through that we have narrowed down the particular way we like to travel. The biggest factor for us is having a furnished kitchen in order to prepare health minded foods to nourish our bodies and support all our outdoor activities. The idea for Acadia Yurts has been brewing for quite some time. Friends of ours live off the grid in a yurt and we greatly appreciate the rustic, romantic feel of the yurt but wanted some of the comforts of home- running water, heat, electricity. From there Acadia Yurts was born. We deeply hope you enjoy our home as much as we do!!

Karen Roper purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Karen Roper chose Southwest Harbor

This property is a stones throw to Acadia National Park with hidden gems around every turn. Acadia Yurts is the most unique way to stay on MDI. We bring you local knowledge, passion for living mindfully and a desire to share our favorite place with you and your loved ones to create lasting memories.

What makes this cottage unique

- Completely unique dwelling

- Amenities of home including furnished kitchen, bathroom, heat, and furnished living spaces

- Proximity to Acadia National Park

- Located on quiet side of MDI to assist you in slowing down and reconnecting to yourself and loved ones

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Southwest Harbor in Hancock County

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 452 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • resort ...
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Stand up shower Toilet Sink Basic storage space available
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Yurt Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Open floor plan, bedrooms not enclosed
    Yurt Sleeper Sofa (Queen Sized) - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Open floor plan, bedrooms not enclosed
  • 1 queen size bed with all linens/pillows 1 queen size fold out couch with all linens/pillows Sleeps 4 comfortably Twin size roll away bed available upon request
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
On site yoga and massage available for extra charge. Lawn area allows for outdoor classes among trees or in yurt as per guest preference. Yoga mats provided. Massage in yurt - table provided. Recommended for 1 person at a time for maximum relaxation. Prices available upon request.

Reviews

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Bringing Acadia Visitors Comfortably Close To Nature
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5

Enjoyable and comfortable yurts

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice vacation staying at the Arcadia Yurts. The owners were very thorough in their organization and the property was very well cared for.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Happily unplugged and close to nature

  • 5 of 5

This was both our first yurt experience and trip to Acadia - with two small children no less. It was so quiet, perfectly situated in the forest, and yet not at all isolated from the rest of the island. The yurt itself was incredibly well-equipped, and we weren't lacking in anything. The grills and outdoor dining tables in bug tents were perfect for nightly grilling. Aaron and Karen were very responsive to email/text and not at all intrusive (we didn't even get a chance to meet, but they seem lovely!) It's the perfect compromise for those wanting to camp and be in nature but not ready to give up some comforts like a private shower, toilet, mattress, and fridge. We were so impressed with the yurts and Acadia in general that we're planning to make it an annual trip! Thanks to Karen and Aaron for cultivating a really spectacular and affordable vacation spot for young families!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome stay at Acadia Yurts.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed our wonderful stay at Acadia Yurts. It was very clean and well appointed. Bathroom, hot shower, kitchen, beautiful bed. The skylight was great for natural light and stargazing at night. Located directly next to Acadia NP on the quiet side, great for hiking and cycling dirt roads in the area and carriage roads on the other side of the island. Southwest Harbor is a nice little town, Little Notch Bakery and Cafe has good sandwiches and lunches. Bar Harbor is about a 30 minute drive away. We would absolutely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome Stay at Acadia Yurts

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have been better. Great accommodations and wonderful hosts!

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay! Had everything we needed!

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Mom's Escape Glamping Trip

  • 5 of 5

Tales from the Yurt! We had a fantastic time at Acadia Yurts and loved that we were in the quiet part of MDI. Aaron & Karen are lovely hosts and the yurt was clean, new, and had all the amenities we were looking for. We were "Glamping"! Loved that we could do some scenic 'moderate' hikes in the park then drive to a delicious restaurant for a late lunch, shop a little, then escape from the tourist crowds back to our quiet yurt and take a hot shower and have some wine & light snacks. The bed was firm but easily remedied with an egg crate. It was warm & cozy but bring slippers as the cement slab they sit on is chilly. I bet that keeps things very comfortable in the summer though.

So much more to do and see that we really look forward to returning for a similar mom's get away next year....and we hope to book some massages then too ;-)

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
13.2 Miles
Bar Harbor Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.7 Miles
Eat-A-Pita/Cafe 2
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Great Cranberry
Nearest Golf
1.8 Miles
Causeway Club
Nearest Restaurant
1.7 Miles
Eat-A-Pita/Cafe 2
Nearest Beach
3.3 Miles
Echo Lake Beach
Car: necessary

Southwest Harbor is affectionately known as the 'Quiet Side' of Mount Desert Island. Home to Acadia National Park, rated one of America's favorite places by Good Morning America in 2014, the activities are endless. With hiking, biking, walking trails, swimming and ocean views there is something for everyone.

Acadia Yurts is owned and operated by MDI residents Karen and Aaron. This young couple brings 20+ years of hospitality industry knowledge and experience to provide you and your loved ones with a vacation experience to remember for years to come.

Yurts are ancient circular dwellings and Acadia Yurts has brought modern comforts to create a beautiful union of comfort and proximity to nature. Most of the yurts sleep up to 4 with the exception of the 30' Yurt which sleeps 6. Each yurt includes a furnished kitchen, private bathroom, and comfortable bedding to make you feel at home. Acadia Yurt's now also features a Tiny House for rent for singles or couples looking to downsize!

Karen is a certified yoga teacher and massage therapist and will provide spa like treatment in your comfortable dwelling at extra charge.

Southwest Harbor is located less than 2 miles away and has locally owned restaurants, specialty stores, and shopping as well as a library, parks, and ocean views. Local restaurants offer fresh seafood with their unique flair. Some of our favorite places are Fiddler's Green, XYZ, Eat- A- Pita, and Sips.

Outdoor enthusiasts have their pick of hiking within 5 miles of Acadia Yurts- Beech, St. Sauveur, Acadia, and Flying Mountain within a couple minutes drive. Swimming at Seal Cove Pond or Long Pond within minutes. Bass Harbor lighthouse and Wonderland walking area less than 10 miles away. Or board a Friendship Sloop with Sail Acadia for a 2-6 hour sail around Acadia National Park. Your choices of how to enjoy Acadia are endless and there is truly something for everyone!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Southwest Harbor, Maine

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
July-August
23 Jun 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£871
for 7 nights
£871
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
 
September
8 Sep 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£788
for 7 nights
£788
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
 
October
13 Oct 2018 - 29 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£423
for 3 nights
From
£141
£705
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
 
April & May
13 Apr 2019 - 24 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
£373
for 3 nights
From
£124
£622
 
 
May
25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
£448
for 3 nights
From
£149
£747
 
 
June
1 Jun 2019 - 21 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
£747
for 7 nights
£747
 
 
July - August
22 Jun 2019 - 6 Sep 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£913
for 7 nights
£913
 
 
September
7 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£830
for 7 nights
£830
 
 
October
12 Oct 2019 - 28 Oct 2019
3 night minimum stay
£423
for 3 nights
From
£141
£705
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £228.42
Pet Fee £76.14

Deposits and rental fees are non-refundable unless cottage can be re-rented prior to rental date (if necessary, purchase travel insurance in event of family emergency). While we make every effort to re-rent your rental period we cannot guarantee full refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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