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Come explore Maine - Family & Pet Friendly!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,250 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom - With Water Views

Book this beautiful home as your base to explore Acadia National Park and all the surrounding beauty of small town, seaside Maine communities!

1860 Historic Home with Living Room with Dining Area, Entry Room, Kitchen, Two Queen Bedrooms, One Double Bedroom. Shower and claw foot tub. Three decks to enjoy or grill out on. Private entrance.

Two unit house, owners occupy other half of house and are here if you need us, but gone most days working on Mount Desert Island.

The house sits on a large yard with beautiful gardens. Plenty of room to stretch out. Private fenced in side yard devoted to you and your pet.

Original finish work includes white pine floors, stained glass windows and a comfortable antique claw foot tub.

House overlooks the ocean across the street and Downeast Maine's best kept secret is less than a mile down the road with a large, quiet, public and very dog friendly beach for beach combing, sun bathing, swimming, surfcasting, boating or for just enjoying the grand view of Acadia National Park's mountains.

Perry's Lobster Shack restaurant is right near the beach where you can bring your own bottle of wine and enjoy fresh Maine lobster on the pier overlooking beautiful views of harbor boats and Acadia National Park. If you'd prefer, you can bring the lobsters back to the house to cook them yourself in the lobster cooker we've provided for your culinary use.

Rental property is adjacent to Blue Hill Heritage Trust Land scenic trails with Furth Wildlife Sanctuary and the Talalay Nature Sanctuary each having two miles of maintained trails. Just down the road is Carter Nature preserve which has .6 miles of trails along the shoreline. Blue Hill Mountain is nearby with 2.5 miles of trails up a scenic mountain with views of Blue Hill Bay, Acadia, and Camden Hills.

Surry and Blue Hill are just far enough away, but an easy drive to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, to get away from the crowds. Come back from a long day of sight seeing, hiking or biking on Acadia's 47 miles of carriage trails and relax on the front porch of this beautiful, historic home.

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Joseph McKerley
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2018

About Joseph McKerley

Joseph and Rebecca have lived in Maine for eleven years. We love Maine and will gladly share our knowledge of the area during a stay at our home.

Joseph has worked with government and non-profit agencies focusing on the restoration of endangered Gulf of Maine Atlantic salmon through habitat improvement and river stability.

Joseph also produces homemade jams and BBQ sauces sold at his local stand. He is currently the technical manager at a local estate. Rebecca is a landscape manager working on Mount Desert Island with a focus on native plants and flower gardens. The two of us love to garden as the many fruit trees and flower gardens on the property demonstrate.

Please feel free to ask us any questions about the property. Our goal is to create a private and welcome environment for you to enjoy.

Joseph McKerley purchased this house in 2010

Why Joseph McKerley chose Surry

This property is a classic. Built in 1860, the house still holds many of its unique qualities of the past. Its curved plaster walls, stained glass windows and fine wood trim work welcome you. The covered porches prompt you to relax outside and enjoy a glorious Maine sunset with your ocean view of Union River Bay.

The property has a fenced in portion of yard that the pets of our guests are welcome to enjoy!


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Surry, Maine

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Beautiful clawfoot tub to soak in and stand alone shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Beautiful ocean views, new comfortable bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Sunny bedroom, comfortable bed with views of the large yard.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Comfortable memory foam bed with views to the yard.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
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  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful old home, and the owners have thought of every helpful little touch possible. I wanted to move in permanently! The house also has a nice fenced in back yard so that you can sit out at night and have dinner or just talk. There is a dog-friendly beach 1 mile down the road as well as a lobster shack for fresh lobster. Realize though that you are about 10 miles from the closest small village (for restaurants) and a good 45 - 60 minutes to Acadia so if you're planning on exploring, you're going to be doing a lot of driving. But the beach is nice for a coastal walk at low tide, and there's a hike to the top of Blue Hill Mountain pretty close by that's nice if you like to hike. The owners were very pleasant and helpful.

  • Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to stay! Felt like home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place to stay to enjoy the beauty of Maine in a quiet setting. Easy drive to Acadia National Park and the Bar Harbor area. The owners are very welcoming of dogs and there is a dog friendly beach about a mile down the road (close to fresh lobster!). Our family had a fantastic trip!!

  • Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

A group of 3 couples stayed very comfortably in this beautiful home! The owners thought of everything and we just got back from a great 4th weekend!!!!

  • Submitted: 4-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Garden Delight

  • 5 of 5

The owners have created beautiful gardens in their yard. The proximity to Acadia and coastal towns was perfect. Easy location for day trips to hike in Acadia or wander around the beautiful towns close by. There is a great beach @ 1 1/2 mi down the road and a wonderful lobster pound to get dinner. Ellsworth is @ 7 mi away and has everything you need for your stay..good grocery stores, L.L. Bean outlet, good restaurants. The house has 3 bedrooms upstairs with one bath. We learned how to share bathroom time without war breaking out. The tasteful furnishings welcomed our weary muscles at night and we watched movies and read together. Large supply of games to play. The owners and their dog are awesome.. Wonderful experience!!

  • Submitted: 29-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lobster Dog has it all!

  • 5 of 5

Lobster Fog is located in Surry Maine and about 45 minutes from Acadia and Bar Harbor. It is a very spacious and charming home overlooking Union Bay. It is IMMACULATE and well stocked with kitchen and bath supplies. The home and gardens are beautiful. The owner has complimentary jam and barbecue sauce that he makes in small batches and sells outside his house. It is very pet friendly and has a fenced yard and dog treats as well as dog beach towels for your pet! There are beach supplies for the family to take to the beach about a mile down the road. We loved exploring Acadia and Bar Harbor and then returning to our beautiful home away from the crowds. Our daughter 's family of four plus dog visited us for overnight and it was still spacious with my husband and I plus dog! I strongly suggest you give this home a good look for your stay in this area. You are close enough to tourist areas but far from the hustle and bustle. The owners are extremely nice. It was truly a real find for us and our dog!

  • Submitted: 2-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, exceptionally clean, every possible need considered

  • 5 of 5

I live in an old Maine house, so I never expected the extra clean level of this lovely old house. One day my grandchildren went off to climb a mountain and I stayed in this beautiful house, reading a book by the natural light of a perfect window. It was perfect! I've been to Arcadia a hundred times, but this was probably the best trip. Perfectly kept gardens, plush fluffy towels, every kitchen utensil imaginable, an outside grill, and furniture perfectly placed for comfort: we couldn't have been in a more pleasant place. I'm sure you'll enjoy it as much as we did.

  • Submitted: 20-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Bar Harbor International Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Marlintinis Grill, Blue Hill, Maine
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Bar Harbor, Maine
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Bar Harbor Golf Course, Public
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Downeast Scenic Railroad, 10 mile scenic trips
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
Route 172 (Surry Road)
Nearest Restaurant
1.7 Miles
Perry's Lobster Shack
Nearest Ski
58 Miles
Camden Snow Bowl
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Carrying Place Beach (public, dogs welcome)

Newbury Neck Road is a mecca for cyclists, walkers, beach combers, sunbathers and surf casters. A beautiful, family friendly, quiet, pebble sand public beach is located less than 1 mile from the property and offers free parking and pets are welcome. The beach is a hidden jewel in an area where public access to beaches is hard to find.

Just next to the beach is 'Perry's Lobster Shack' where you can bring a bottle of wine to watch the sunset as they serve you a menu of lobster dinners, crab rolls, clams and ice cream on the pier overlooking Acadia N.P.

The rental property is adjacent to Blue Hill Heritage Trust lands which offer miles of woodland and coastal hiking. Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park are a short drive away. We are minutes away from the Blue Hill community where arts and fine dining abound. Less than 40 minutes to Mid-Coast Maine towns of Belfast and Camden. One hour from Bangor International Airport and 30 minutes to Bar Harbor International Airport. Miles of back roads, oceans vistas and quaint Downeast Maine small towns to explore.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Surry, Maine

Rental Basis:
per property
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$110.27
Pet Fee C$90.81
Damage Insurance C$102.49

Deposit is 50% of total stay, due at booking.
Balance due 2 weeks before check-in. PDP required.
Bookings canceled at least 60 days before the start of the stay will receive a 100% refund.
Bookings canceled at least 30 days before the start of the stay will receive a 50% refund
Bookings canceled less than 30 days will not receive a refund of their deposit.
Pet Fees: $70/week, $25/Per ea. additional pet per week
Cleaning Fee: $85.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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