Cottage with Beautiful Harbor and Ocean Views

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front of house with wild flower garden


Last updated: 08/21/2015

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  • Minimum stay:7-90 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

'Cottage at the Head of the Harbor' is located on a slight terraced hill with wild flowers, rock gardens and beautiful vistas of the harbor and ocean. It is within an easy walk to charming shops, grocers and restaurants in the center of town. Breathtaking harbor views are available from the living room, first floor master bedroom, and a second floor bedroom. This house is lovingly decorated with many bright and subtle Maine touches. Each bedroom sleeps 2. A queen-sized sleeper in living room sleeps 2 more.

First floor: Large open living room with eastern views of the harbor and ocean and western views of the Western Mountains. A fully stocked kitchen with new appliances including a dishwasher and microwave oven. The two decks outside the living room and master bedroom face east and allow for leisurely days of reading and gazing. There is an outdoor gas grill. Huge master bedroom with king bed includes full bath with Jacuzzi tub. A second full bath on first floor includes shower/tub and washer and dryer. TV with DVD player and cable stations in living room. Second floor: Front bedroom with double bed has beautiful ocean and mountain views. Second small bedroom has 2 twin beds. There is a cute half bath with venting roof window. A lovely place to relax the mind and the soul. Once you're here, you won't want to leave.

Nearby, and within walking distance, are charming shops and restaurants, a local bakery, town library, dinner theatre, and lobster piers. Within a quick drive are mountain and ocean-side hiking, and the island's only lighthouse. Bar Harbor is 20 minutes away with shops, nightlife, great restaurants and daily whale watching excursions. The Acadia National Park loop road and carriage roads are 15 minutes away. The park has over 70 miles of carriage roads and bridges constructed by John D. Rockefeller, all designated only for hiking and biking. The island's only organic farm is 10 minutes away, near Somesville, with fresh fruits and vegetables available throughout the summer. Sailing lessons and kayak rentals are available in town. Sailing excursions are available in Northeast Harbor and Bar Harbor. The island's finest sunsets are 5 minutes away in Bass Harbor, with 2 pier-front restaurants.


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    smoking permissible outside house...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    rare exceptions can be made...moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Other Amenities: Whirlpool tub; lobster pot; portable crib; umbrellas, outdoor chairs; Bed Set-up: 1 king, 1 double, 2 twins, 1 sleep sofa in living room...moreless


  • Books:

    small library of books for all ages...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • Games:

    many games for children and adults...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Echo Lake Beach (lake) and Sandy Beach (ocean) are nearby in park...moreless

  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View:

    Western Mountains in Acadia Park visible from house...moreless

  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View:

    across road from Southwest Harbor, marina, and ocean with excellent view up a hill...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    extra sheets and towels on premises...moreless

  • Living Room:

    includes queen sleeper sofa and HD flatscreen TV and wireless internet; small library and many promotional brochures for local restaurants and activities...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    parking for 2 vehicles...moreless

  • Sofa Bed
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    all provided...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    dining room table with 6 chairs, can accommodate 8...moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    many herbs and spices on premises...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    full sized propane fueled stove...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

    2 decks overlooking harbor from master bedroom and from living room...moreless

  • Golf:

    multiple beautiful and historic golf courses within minutes, including Causeway Club in Southwest Harbor and Kebo Valley in Bar Harbor...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis:

    free tennis courts half mile away at Harbor House in center of town...moreless

  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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from 4 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 1 - May 31, 2016
90 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Jul 1 - Jul 31
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 8%


50% down at time of lease signing; remainder is due 30 days prior to arrival; payable by personal check or paypal

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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bar Harbor Hancock Airport
Southwest Harbor
Nearest Barpub
Upper Deck
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Bass Harbor
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Causeway Club
200 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Southwest Harbor
Nearest Restaurant
50 Miles
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Echo Lake

Car: Recommended

We are surrounded on 3 sides, within 2 minutes, by parts of Acadia National Park. Mountains, tide pools, beautiful costal views and walks are all nearby.


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  • front of house with wild flower garden

    front of house with wild flower garden

  • Living room with view of ocean

    Living room with view of ocean

  • Front deck and view of harbor

    Front deck and view of harbor

  • living room side

    living room side

  • our 'neighborhood' with Somes Sound and the park in background

    our 'neighborhood' with Somes Sound and the park in background

  • side of house

    side of house

  • View from master bedroom

    View from master bedroom

  • side of living room with front deck

    side of living room with front deck

  • master bedroom

    master bedroom

Minimum stay: 7-90 nights
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  • Calendar last updated 08/21/2015

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Cottage with Beautiful Harbor and Ocean Views

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