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Charming Artists Cottage, a Close Walk to Our Village and Marina.

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Last updated: 09/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Southwest Harbor cottage description

With reduced seasonal Rates we Welcome you to the Artist's Cottage in Southwest Harbor! Ours is the choice of visitors who want the true Maine experience! Surrounded by Acadia N.P., hiking and biking, we are excited to present our charming and comfortable Artists Cottage, perfect for one or two people. Located 1/2 mi. from downtown and less than 20 minutes from Cadillac Mtn. in Acadia National Park, with colorful, scenic hiking during our sparkling Autumn days.
You can walk to our Great Harbor Marina, seaside eateries, sailing, biking. Ideal for artists attending Acacia Workshop Center. Catch the Island Explorer bus, free to all parts of the island. We feature a king size bed and 2nd floor peeks at the Harbor and out islands. The first floor, shower/bath, studio kitchen, cable TV, and comfy seating after a day in Acadia N.P. Works of local artists decorate the walls. WiFi and good cellphone service. You'll be treated to scones for your first breakfast. Fall in love again - the ambiance - quintessential Maine seaside life, feel the harbors magic and see mountain views from this quiet hillside location. No crowds, lovely foliage, cool nights. Changeover day is SATURDAY.


Regarding Pets and Smoking: After much consideration, we have decided not to allow pets in our property. Most pets are well behaved, we know, and certainly, many people love to travel with their pets. However, in our experience both personally, and in business, the incidence of allergic reaction to dander is prevalent. So in consideration for those with allergies we have established a permanent policy of NO Pets Allowed. Please understand our position, and know we do personally love pets.

Our property is NO SMOKING, INSIDE OR OUT.

Rules of the house:: Our property is NON SMOKING: INSIDE OR OUT.
Good quality linens and towels are provided.

Please leave all used linens in a bag by the door for the housekeeper upon your departure, and make sure the cottage is left in the same condition in which you found it. Deposit will be returned as soon as we are advised by the housekeepers that the cottage is in good order.

If something is inadvertently broken, please advise us right away. In 2013 our housekeeping charge of $60 will be deducted from the security deposit after departure in place of the original add-on with the reservation.

Refund of security deposit will be $140if there is no damage or extra cleaning required.

Occupancy:: The property is best suited for two adults.

No one under the age of 21 is allowed to rent without a parent on premises. Although we want everyone to enjoy themselves, this is a small neighborhood where everyone sleeps with the windows open, so partying and/or playing of loud music or TV after a reasonable hour is not appreciated. Our neighbors are kind and friendly people whose quiet enjoyment of their property we respect.

We hope you have a great vacation with us, and will want to return.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Concierge

              Suitability

              • Low Allergen Environment
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
              • Non Smoking Only:

                Strict rule disallowing smoking,inside or outside. ...moreless

              • Not Suitable For Children:

                Stairs and limited space allow comfortably for only two adults. Liability issues prevent acceptance of children other than babes in arms. We have a crib....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                In consideration of guests with allergies. ...moreless

              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

              • Bedroom: 1 king

                ...moreless

              • 1 large room with open beam cieling, a luxurious king size bed, dressing table, closet and wardrobe.People tell us it's the most comfortable bed they've ever slept in! Maine nights are cool, so we have comforter, floor as well as overhead fans for warm nights. There's an electric, 'wood ' stove for chilly and/or damp weather. We have for you a collection of great vacation reading, and there's a sweet antique breakfast table for sharing your morning coffee and scones! ...moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom: toilet, shower

                This full bathroom has shower, sink and toilet, first floor....moreless

              • Bathroom is on first floor with walk-in shower, sink with mirrored medicine cabinet, ground fault outlet and WC. Heaps of fluffy towels. We have a hair dryer. (Note:there's an antique potty in the bedroom!) ...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • The cottage is most suitable for one to two adults, the perfect romantic getaway, yet near the hustle and bustle of village life. All at a daily price for less than most local hotels and motels. There is a space for grilling with chairs for relaxing and for watching the stars. The site is on a hillside near the harbor in the village of Southwest Harbor, ME. Private parking for one vehicle. No trailers or motor homes please, as there is not enough room for parking such a vehicle! See notes on golf course in SWHBR, perfect for an afternoon's round. *Note for Artists: We are minutes from the Acadia Workshop Center, located in Bernard, Me where weekly plain air artist groups gather for instruction from nationally known Art Instructors. www.acadiaworkshopcenter.com. Olli's Trolley: we recommend the service while you visiting the island. ...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books:

                    Our library in house is legendary!...moreless

                  • Books For Adults
                  • Games:

                    Puzzles, board games, playing cards....moreless

                  • Radio

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Budget
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Caves
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Coin Laundry
                  • Forests
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Water Parks
                  • Winery Tours

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • 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
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching

                  Location Type

                  • Near The Ocean:

                    Our property is across the street from the Great Harbor at Southwest. Views vary because of trees and structures, but sounds of birds and boats abound! 5 minute walk from the marina. ...moreless

                  • Village:

                    The Artists Cottage is 5 minutes from downtown by foot. Along the way are great views of the Great Harbor, and several eateries, gardens. ...moreless

                  • Water View:

                    Peeks at the out islands are visible from the bedroom window and over the trees. We are across the road from the head of the harbor . Walk to the beach!...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Sailing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    Grill cooking is popular. We have a recipe for grilled lobster with madiera. Our brand new outdoor grill was installed 2014!...moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 2 people

                  General

                  • Activities Guide
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Bottled Water
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                    Ask about facilities at Harbor House ...moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    Propane stove in living room, electric radiator for bedroom. ...moreless

                  • Internet:

                    We have time Warner Wi Fi...moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    Good quality towels and bed linens are provided. ...moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    Love seat, wing chair, one casual side chair, dining table with seating for two....moreless

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

                    Parking door side, secure and available. ...moreless

                  • Parking Off Street:

                    Yes, right in front of the entrance to our cottage! We are on a hillside, parking is precise, leaving room for one other car. No trailers, please!...moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    Cellphone signal is good island wide....moreless

                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Tome Warner Cable...moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • 2 Ring Stove
                  • Blender
                  • Coffee Grinder
                  • Coffee Maker:

                    Yep, and there's a coffee grinder. ...moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    There is a good cooks selection of utensils for preparation of light meals. We have no oven, but there is a toaster oven for TV dinners, toast, etc....moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Setting for four, adequate utensils for both stovetop and microwave meal prep....moreless

                  • Kitchen:

                    Cooktop, microwave, coffeemaker, sink, refrigerator located in greatroom downstairs, convenient to dining table and living room. Portable ice maker, and a NEW PROPANE GRILL JUST OUTSIDE THE DOOR!...moreless

                  • Kitchenette
                  • Lobster Pot
                  • Microwave:

                    Microwave cooking is popular and we have a good collection of suitable utensils....moreless

                  • Mini Refrigerator
                  • Pantry Items:

                    Condiments provided, as well as small plastic refrigerator zip locks. ...moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    Under counter...moreless

                  • Stove:

                    Counter top, two burner, electric....moreless

                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Binoculars
                  • Golf:

                    Nine Hole golf course on Rt. 102 just inside town limits. ...moreless

                  • Large Cooler
                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    You are welcome to sit in our yard, read, sun, look at our fabulous night skies!...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    New This year! propane grill available for guests just outside the door. ...moreless

                  • Small Cooler
                  • Tennis:

                    Available by reservation at the Claremont Hotel, or at Harbor House Community Center....moreless

                   

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                  7 night min stay

                  $995

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                  • Cleaning $75
                  • Propane heat (if used) $50
                  • Tax Rate 8%

                  Notes:

                  Payment at time of reservation will be made by personal or corporate check.

                  Weekly rates are subject to 8% Maine Lodging tax.

                  Guests may use personal or corporate check.

                  We will invoice by email at the time of reservation for the appropriate amount, rent, tax and security deposit.

                  We will confirm the reservations upon receipt of deposit and the check clears.

                  Payments made outside of the US


                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                  Last updated: 09/23/2014
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                  Location

                  13 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Bar Harbor Airport
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Dry Dock, Sips,
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Bass Harbor, SW Harbor, to Swan, Frenchboro isl.
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Causeway GC, 9 holes
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Ellsworth, Scenic Train
                  Southwest Harbor
                  Nearest Motorway
                  State Rt.102
                  0.05 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Fiddler's Green, Main St., SWHBR
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Echo Lake

                  Car: Necessary

                  Weeks run SATURDAY to SATURDAY. Spring & Fall, lower rates prevail. Southwest Harbor is a friendly village on the Quiet side of Mt. Dessert Island, with a

                  history of boat building, fishing, maritime activity:

                  quintessential Maine charm. A town full of shops from antiques to fine wines, artists studios where the

                  essence of creativity resides, eateries, casual,

                  alfresco to formal -all of this just a short walk from your residence here at the Head of the Harbor.

                  Literally surrounded by Acadia National Park you are

                  close to hikes, shore and woodlands, on the crest between our glorious sunrises and colorful sunsets. From the bedroom of our cottage one can get a peek of the Cranberries Isles, Western Way, the sparkling watercraft which run these waters every day. Awake to the sounds of seagulls and bustling lobster boats beginning another grand day in our part of the world. Just a short drive from Swan's Island ferry & water taxi's to the Cranberries & Sutton IS. Island Explorer bus to all parts of the island and ANP.

                  Other Activities: Acadia National Park, Hiking, kayaking, photography, painting, shopping, dining

                  Golf: At the northern entrance to Southwest Harbor, just off Rt. 102 is the CauseWay Golf Club. A summertime center of recreational activities including golf, tennis and swimming. A great family gathering place where one can wile away a fine summer day on the links or courts. Tennis courts are available also at the Claremont Hotel located on Clark Point Road. Just call for rates & times.

                  Tennis is also available at the Harbor House and the Claremont Hotel. Reservations may be made , and some free drop-in sets are available at Harbor House. All facilities are in Southwest Harbor.

                  *Artists take note: we are minutes from Acadia Workshop Center, in Bernard, Me where weekly sessions are given in painting in all mediums by nationally known art instructors.

                  We offer special dispensation to artists registered at AWC. (reduced security deposit ). We are located on the Explorer line, so transportation to ACW is easy from our cottage.

                  Ski: We are recommended by:

                  The Acadia Workshop Center, Bernard, ME, for students attending weekly artist workshops.

                  *Artists take note: we are minutes from Acadia Workshop Center, in Bernard, Me where weekly sessions are given in painting in all mediums by nationally known art instructors.

                  *We offer special dispensation to artists registered at AWC. We are located on the Explorer line, so transportation to ACW is easy from our cottage.

                  Our guests will receive a packet of discount coupons for area restaurants and 10% off Oli's Trolley tickets.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1998

                  About the owner: We were former B 'n B owners, lovers of Travel and history. Bill, as a tour guide in Acadia National Park, found this place fascinating and beautiful, a paradise! Barbara is an accomplished metals and jewelry craftsperson, sharing her work by appointment. We always loved to travel, read, garden and share our knowledge of this magical place. You will enjoy Barbara's special scones for your first mornings breakfast!

                  Why the Owner Chose Southwest Harbor:
                  The ARTIST's Cottage, a weekly rental, is located on the 'quiet side' of our island, yet near many of ANP's most popular beaches and trails. We love the ambiance of near seaside living with lobster pounds close by, as well as the charming village life, craft and artists' venues, Sights and sounds of the sea give us pleasure in living here.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  Walk to town, take the free island bus (during the season), Convenient and private. The Cozy cottage is within walking distance of the water, Marina and beach overlook. Boats and sea sounds abound, and ferry terminals to the outer islands are nearby.,


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

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                  Photos

                  • Welcome to the Artist's Cottage!

                    Welcome to the Artist's Cottage!

                  • Welcome to the Artists Cottage!

                    Welcome to the Artists Cottage!

                  • Living Room view from Stairs

                    Living Room view from Stairs

                  • Dining table convenience

                    Dining table convenience

                  • Comfy seating in the Living Room

                    Comfy seating in the Living Room

                  • "UP" to spacious and comfy sleeping quarters

                    "UP" to spacious and comfy sleeping quarters

                  • Luxurious King size bedroom w/ comforts for Maine nights.

                    Luxurious King size bedroom w/ comforts for Maine nights.

                  • Entering Duck Brook Carriage Road

                    Entering Duck Brook Carriage Road

                  • Ferries waiting portside

                    Ferries waiting portside

                  • Acadia's Fabulous Fall Color

                    Acadia's Fabulous Fall Color

                  • Ocean view from Park Loop Road

                    Ocean view from Park Loop Road

                  • Southwest Harbor Celebrates America!

                    Southwest Harbor Celebrates America!

                  • Kitchen area/Great room with TV & comfy seating.

                    Kitchen area/Great room with TV & comfy seating.

                  • Your doorway to excitement on our island!

                    Your doorway to excitement on our island!

                  • Fully stocked studio Kitchen w/microwave & stovetop

                    Fully stocked studio Kitchen w/microwave & stovetop

                  • Shower/bath fully stocked w/heaps of towels!

                    Shower/bath fully stocked w/heaps of towels!

                  • dreamy open ceiling in sleeping room

                    dreamy open ceiling in sleeping room

                  • Well appointed bedroom w/peeks of the outer islands.

                    Well appointed bedroom w/peeks of the outer islands.

                  • Causeway Putting Green Overlooks Norwood Cove

                    Causeway Putting Green Overlooks Norwood Cove

                  • Approaching Southwest Harbor from the Western Way

                    Approaching Southwest Harbor from the Western Way

                  • Beautiful Autumn in Acadia N.P.

                    Beautiful Autumn in Acadia N.P.

                  • Eagles are numerous if you are looking in the right places!

                    Eagles are numerous if you are looking in the right places!

                  $995 per week (USD)
                  10

                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 2

                  View calendar: Updated 09/23/14
                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                  Speaks: english
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