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Last updated: 06/12/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Southwest Harbor cottage description

Welcome to the Artist's Cottage in Southwest Harbor, the choice of visitors who want the true Maine experience! Accessible to 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, the harbors magic and 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.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Not Suitable For Children
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Low Allergen Environment
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          • Bedroom: 1 king

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          • Living Room

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          • 1 large room with open beam cieling, a luxurious king size bed, dressing table, closet and wardrobe, binoculars for the views of the harbor and beyond. 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

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          • Bathroom is on first floor with walk-in shower, sink with mirrored medicine cabinet, ground fault outlet and WC. Heaps of fluffy towels. We do have a portable hair dryer. (And 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. Bill is retired from driving and tour guiding with Olli's Trolley, buy we recommend the service while you visiting the island. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Radio
              • Books For Adults

              Theme

              • Tourist Attractions
              • Adventure
              • Romantic
              • Budget

              Attractions

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

              Leisure Activities

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

              local services and businesses

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

              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. ...moreless

              sports and adventure activities

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

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Dining:

                    Grill cooking is popular. We have a recipe for grilled lobster with madiera. ...moreless

                  • Seating for 2 people

                  General

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Activities Guide
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Bottled Water
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Parking Off Street:

                    Yep!s...moreless

                  • Parking:

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

                  • Heating:

                    Propane stove, electric radiator for bedroom. ...moreless

                  • Living Room:

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

                  • Linens Provided:

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

                  Kitchen

                  • Blender
                  • Coffee Grinder
                  • Lobster Pot
                  • Mini Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • 2 Ring Stove
                  • Kitchenette
                  • Refrigerator:

                    Under counter...moreless

                  • Stove:

                    Counter top...moreless

                  • Microwave:

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

                  • Toaster:

                    Just added. ...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

                  • Pantry Items:

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

                  Outside

                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Beach Towels
                  • Binoculars
                  • Large Cooler
                  • Small Cooler
                  • Outdoor Grill:

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

                  • Tennis:

                    Available by reservation at the Claremont Hotel...moreless

                  • Golf:

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

                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Summer
                  Jun 28 - Aug 29, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $995
                  Autumn
                  Aug 30 - Oct 18, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $895
                  My Standard Rate
                  7 night min stay

                  $995

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning $75 + tax
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                  • 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: 06/12/2014
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                  Location

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

                  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 view 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 and Bill's Taxi/Tour service. .

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1998

                  About the owner: We are former B 'n B owners, lovers of Island life and history. Bill a former tour guide in Acadia National Park Barbara is an accomplished metals and jewelry craftsperson. We love to travel, read, garden and share our knowledge of this magical place.

                  Why the Owner Chose Southwest Harbor:
                  Our 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, Near free island bus (during the season), Quiet and private. Cozy cottage within walking distance of the water. Boats and sea sounds abound! Convenient to out-island ferries.


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                  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!

                  $895 - $995 per week (USD)
                  8

                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 2

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                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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