Thank you for visiting our web site and viewing our portfolio of rental homes on Mount Desert Island.
We invite you to explore our selection of vacation rentals on Mount Desert Island. All of our homes are fully equipped with linens and kitchen tools. Most have wireless Internet with instructions for use at the cottage. All of our homes are non-smoking and most do not allow pets unless specified in the description.
Please note: Rates and availability are subject to change for properties showing rates quoted from 2013. MDI Vacation Homes is agent for the Lessors subject to errors, omissions and prior acceptance.
- Here are the steps to secure your vacation rental on Mount Desert Island with MDI Vacation Homes:
- Please View the Property Details tab for the listings you are interested in to view all rental rates for the various time slots.
- Once you have found your first choice, give us a call or send an email with desired times and number of people in your party and we will confirm availability and price.
- We will prepare and mail or email the lease to you. A deposit of 1/3 of the total rent is due with execution of the lease. We ask that all leases be signed and returned with the deposit payable to MDI Vacation Homes within 7 days of receipt of lease. We cannot hold properties longer than seven days.
- Please be sure to review our cancellation policy before signing your lease and sending a deposit.
- Once we receive the lease and deposit, the lease is circulated to the owner for signature and returned to us. The deposit is placed in our Rental Escrow Account which collects interest for the Maine Affordable Housing Fund as per the Maine Association of Realtors.
- Four weeks prior to your arrival, the balance of the rent, 9% Maine State Lodging Tax, security deposit (typically $500) and any additional fees are due in our office. Again, please make checks payable to MDI Vacation Homes.
- Instructions for your arrival and location of keys will be emailed to you four weeks prior to arrival. Oftentimes keys are left at the house with the door unlocked or you may be instructed to come by our office for the key, each vacation home is different. Check in time is anytime after 3:00 PM, sometimes 4:00 PM on Saturday.
- Departure time is by 10AM sharp or as stated otherwise in the lease. Late departure is subject to a $75.00 reduction of the securtiy deposit and payable to the Lessor. Prior to leaving we ask you to put in a load of laundry, preferably towels to assist the cleaners, dispose of all trash and clean out the refrigerator. Please leave the keys at your cottage with the door unlocked unless prior arrangements have been made.
- Your cottage will be inspected after the cleaners depart. If all is satisfactory, your security deposit will be refunded in full the following Tuesday. If there are any issues or broken items, they will be addressed individually.
We hope you enjoy your vacation home on Mount Desert Island!