PLEASE NOTE: This post is essentially to get a sense of interest in the described opportunity. We welcome those seeking farmland and or residence combinations to discuss their individual timeline of urgency and perhaps negotiating more towards the 2024 season, with some "possibility" of starting some level of production / prep during the current 2023 season. Owner seeks single occupant or couple. Non Smoker / No pets preferably due to recent interior restoration.
Seasonal Lease for potential property manager. Facility ideally to be used as a mini / micro Farming Conference Center for seminars, workshops, Farm to Table events. Owner open - minded for building or placement of Greenhouse to help extend growing season.
Owners are "Seasonal - Summer" residents.( Memorial Day - Labor Day ). House w/b/ available from Mid - September - Late May. Ideal for a Farming Educational Conference Center in hosting seminars, workshops, farm to table events, Foliage - Harvest Fairs. Perfect for Spring, Fall, Winter Conferences, Retreats, and Working Vacations. Great venue for Farm Non- Profits to host fund raisers, and entertain donors.
Property Manager Lease: will be entertained with understanding that housing lease expires just before Memorial Day Weekend and would resume just after Labor - Day. Owner will grant Right of First Refusal to tenants interest to return. Perfect for couple or former B + B operator. Lease allowances dependent upon number of events that book over the duration an interested tenant elects to live on the premise.
There is two acres available for growing to a new farmer tenant with owner requesting Regenerative Agriculture practices preferably little to no tilling. Owner will consider leasing the open land or the house, or both depending on tenants needs.
Owner will cover WI-FI. Utilities such as heat gas propane for mini split if staying through the winter, electric, and cable, TBD and contingent based on number of reserved dates for various events and bookings. Listed leasing costs are contingent at this time given transfer of property ownership internally within family.
Standard Land lease costs per acre apply: $150.00 per acre for the season with family willing to discuss establishing and co - funding tunnel or greenhouse expansions based on level of interest by farmer to establish more of a year round grow due to the short season in Maine. Land could host a good size greenhouse alongside a large rectangular field area 80 x 20 for outdoor growing.
Farmhouse Lease terms: Off Season - Seven month leasing terms are entertained at this time for discussion starting at a suggested $2,700.00 per month. See previously mentioned allowances. Tenant will be offered a right of first refusal to return in the Fall to resume role in developing property out for the farming community.
Lease allowances dependent upon number of events that book over the duration an interested tenant elects to live on the premise.
Generational family owned - farm property located at the Gateway to the beautiful Acadia Region of Mount Desert Island. Older farm house originally built in the 1940's and restored in 1980, includes the following:
Four BR home in main house. (3) upstairs, and (1) on main floor. Formal dinning room. Renovated Kitchen in 2015. New Sun / Main / Great room combination built in 2016. Two full bathrooms, three shower stalls, with upstairs loft BR area that can sleep six. Outdoor patio area with view of Cadillac mountain. Lower shaded outdoor cooking area.
Heating provided by Mini - Split (Gas - Propane in Main house) and Electric and Wood stove fireplace (in bathroom / loft wing area).
Property sits one mile from the main entrance to Acadia National Park and three miles from the downtown district of Bar Harbor. Property is at entrance to a dirt road leading to Frenchmens Bay and has only one abuting neighbor. Town water / Septic. Large frontage along high traffic volume town road could allow for roadside signage to farm stand if town approves.
Farm buildings include storage sheds, outdoor cook kitchen in a shaded grove area, and room for Large Greenhouse which is highly recommended to add greater value to overall use of the property. Owner will consider co-funding. Regenerative Agriculture Practices only. No till / No Chemical Fertilizer. Not suitable for livestock.
Thank you in advance for your understanding that viewing and touring of the property is arranged by appointment only. Please reach out via email or phone to set up an appointment to meet with someone before visiting the property. We cannot accommodate unannounced visitors at this time and appreciate your understanding with this request.