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The Rice Cottage Featured in Country Living Magazine

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Last updated: 06/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

1874 Colonial farmhouse set back off Main Street with slight water views, and just a block from the shops, restaurants and Island Explorer bus line. The front yard has a new cedar picket fence so we can accommodate a dog up to 25 lbs. Living room with fireplace and dining area, furnished with antiques throughout the house. Gourmet kitchen with Wolf stove, laundry, remodeled bath with shower, and a master bedroom suite with queen bed, mini kitchen and eating area. Upstairs is a bedroom with two twin beds, a bedroom with two twins used as a king, and a full bath. Great quality linens. Beautifully furnished and decorated. Fully stocked kitchen with black granite work island. Small rear deck looking out to the back field near harbor. Cable TV, VCR, CD player, DW, New W/D, WIFI, fans, heat, gas grill. Long distance calls require a credit/calling card. Small dogs up to 25 lbs are considered. A 7% Maine Lodging Tax will be added. The Rice Cottage was featured in Country Living Magazine September '07. Email us to see more photos.


This home is just a block from the shops, restaurants and the Island Explorer bus line. 1 mile from Acadia National Park. Boating, canoeing, bicycling, hiking are just a few of the activities available. Close to Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor and Seal Harbor. We just recently remodeled the upstairs bath room and have new mattresses in all of the bedrooms. The Rice Cottage has been featured in the September '07 issue of Country Living magazine.
Email us to see more photos. dspeakm@gmail.com

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    We have a cedar picket fence in the front yard so we can accommodate a small dog no larger than 25 lbs....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Both bathrooms have recently been remodeled.

Other Amenities

  • New washer and dryer recently installed.

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    New flat screen TV....moreless

  • VCR

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Forests
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Well stocked....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Well stocked....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of dishes and pots and pans. Well stocked....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Gas Wolf Stove and well stocked kitchen....moreless

  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

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

    Small deck with barbecue....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
June
Jun 13 - Jul 10, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,900
July
Jul 11 - Sep 4, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,000
Fall Pricing
Sep 5 - Nov 7, 2015
3 night min stay
$300

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 8%

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Location

10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bar Harbor Airport
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Dry Dock
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Red Sky
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Beach

The Rice Cottage is one block from downtown Southwest Harbor. You can walk to the grocery store, library, hardware store, gift and clothing stores, great restaurants or rent a bike across the street at Southwest Cycle. The Island Explorer bus can be caught one block from the house and will take you all over Mount Desert Island. Acadia National Park is just a few miles up the road. A ferry and the mail boat can be a fun trip to see near by islands like Suttons, Great Cranberry and Little Cranberry Island.

Antiquing is fun in Northeast Harbor, Ellsworth and Searsport. Don't miss the Chicken Barn and The Old Creamery in Ellsworth.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1882

About the owner: This property has been in our family since 1882. It was purchased by Anson I. Holmes from James A. Freeman. We still have the original deed.

Why the Owner Chose Southwest Harbor:
Julie Rice Speakman was the daughter of Anson Holmes and her son is the current owner Cummins (Jay) Speakman.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The house has a lot of charm and is furnished with New England antiques.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Property exterior

    Property exterior

  • Great room has a wet bar and small dining area.

    Great room has a wet bar and small dining area.

  • Great room and door to walk in closet.

    Great room and door to walk in closet.

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Great Room

    Great Room

  • Dining room.

    Dining room.

  • Antique china cabinet.

    Antique china cabinet.

  • Living room.

    Living room.

  • Living room window looking out over the field.

    Living room window looking out over the field.

  • Bedroom

    Bedroom

  • Upstairs bedroom.

    Upstairs bedroom.

  • Great room with queen bed.
Showing new photos for 2014.

    Great room with queen bed. Showing new photos for 2014.

  • Small breakfast area in the great room looks out over a beautiful field.

    Small breakfast area in the great room looks out over a beautiful field.

  • Downstairs bathroom

    Downstairs bathroom

  • Room off kitchen can be used for computer area.

    Room off kitchen can be used for computer area.

  • Southwest Harbor

    Southwest Harbor

  • Dining room looking into kitchen.

    Dining room looking into kitchen.

  • Living room.

    Living room.

  • Living room.

    Living room.

  • Moose antlers used for decor, looking out over the field next to the harbor.

    Moose antlers used for decor, looking out over the field next to the harbor.

  • Recently remodeled upstairs bathroom

    Recently remodeled upstairs bathroom

  • This is the view from the field behind the cottage.

    This is the view from the field behind the cottage.

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  • Sleeps
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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
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Owner
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 24 hours
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 06/25/2015
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