Two floors that can be completely independent - perfect for an extended family!
Your jaw will drop when you come to the end of the driveway and look out over the ocean to the view of Acadia. The entire property is called Main Stay, and this house is known as "The Barn", but don't be fooled by it's name. This building has been lovingly cared for and recently renovated, with every comfort in mind. Each floor has 1,000 square feet of living space.
What makes this home so unique is the way it is configured. Each floor can be used as an entirely separate unit, because each has a full kitchen, bath, sleeping, dining, and living area. Although listed "technically" as a one bedroom, there are THREE SEPARATE SLEEPING AREAS with very comfortable beds. The Barn at Mainstay can easily accommodate three couples, with two fold out sofa beds with brand new mattresses that are great for kids. The property would be ideal for two families traveling together, or for extended families. One favorite feature that brings lots of comments is the antique cast iron sink in the kitchen.
The view from the tip of Oak Point looking toward Mt. Desert Island and Acadia National Park is nothing short of spectacular. There are many islands in Western Bay which are populated by seals, and bald eagles. The boating is legendary, the environment is pristine, and the beauty of the area is simply breathtaking.
One of the great features of this location is it is so private, and yet so convenient to everything. The airport is minutes away, and Ellsworth is great for stocking up on groceries and dining out.
Our family has owned Main Stay for four generations. My grandmother's family bought the property back in the early 1900's and built a small family camp they called Sea Breezes. My parents retired there in the 1970's, and now my two brothers and I each enjoy our own homes on this idyllic piece of Downeast Maine.
I work as an Account Manager for Scientific Learning, and my husband works for Homeland Security. We have a terrific teenaged son, and our much loved lab. Our favorite thing to do is go out on our boat and enjoy fishing and sightseeing from the water.
My husband and I spent the past year extensively renovating "The Barn". Everything was done with the understanding that some day, we will be able to retire to our Maine home. We hope you will love it as much as we do.