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Napier Cottage-a Charming and Beautiful Place to Make Maine Memories

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Water side of NC with deck, patio, grill, gazebo

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Last updated: 11/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Southwest Harbor house description

Napier Cottage is one of the oldest homes in SW Harbor, ME, and features the charm of high ceilings, hardwood floors and sun-drenched rooms with views of the harbor. It has been lovingly maintained, restored and enhanced over the years, and is furnished with oriental carpets and antiques, linens, a well-stocked gourmet kitchen, Wi-Fi connection, satellite TV, and many books, games and puzzles. The cottage is situated on nearly an acre of land with lovely gardens, patio, wrap-around decks and a screened, lighted gazebo. Part of the lawn is fenced in and is a perfect play area for small children. It is an easy walk to the upper and lower town docks, 2 lobster pounds, a ferry, and the market, restaurants and stores in downtown SW Harbor. It is also within 1/2 block of the free bus which will take riders anywhere on Mount Desert Island or in Acadia National Park. Concierge services are provided by the owner at no charge to renters, and catered meals are available for a fee.


Inside the Napier Cottage: Located on Clark Point Road, with views of the harbor, The Napier Cottage is one of the oldest homes in Southwest Harbor. The original part of the house was built in 1826 by Captain Clark for his daughter, and features the charm of high ceilings, hardwood floors, and sun-drenched rooms. It has been lovingly maintained, restored and enhanced over the years. The Cottage is situated on nearly an acre of land with lovely gardens and landscaping, and even an area of lawn perfect for croquet. Part of the lawn is fenced in and is an ideal and safe play area for small children.

The Cottage is furnished with antiques, comfortable and welcoming couches and chairs, and oriental rugs, and has lots of books, puzzles and games for all ages. There are several sets of linens and towels for each bedroom, color-coded for each room, and down comforters for those chilly nights.

Computers are made welcome with a DSL connection, and a satellite dish provides TV and music reception.

Outside the Napier Cottage: Outside you will find a brick patio, with gas grill and 6-person table with chairs and umbrella. There is an area of the lawn suitable for croquet--a croquet set is provided. And the screened, lighted gazebo is a wonderful place for early morning coffee while watching the sun rising over the harbor, or for a glass of wine in the evening as the sunset highlights the boats, and the moon reflects in the water.

The Napier Cottage has a circular drive with plenty of parking, and it is an easy walk to the Upper and Lower town docks, 2 lobster pounds, and the market, restaurants and stores in downtown SW Harbor. It is also within 1/2 block of two stops of the Island Explorer, the free bus which will take you anywhere around the island. The Explorer will drop you off throughout the park and island for your first exploration and pick you up to take you to your next adventure. Some of the buses also have bike racks. Bikes, canoes and kayaks can be rented in SW Harbor.

The Quietside Concierge: The services of the Quietside Concierge are an extra benefit provided to guests of The Napier Cottage. The QC will stock the refrigerator and pantry prior to guests' arrival, using guests' lists and funds, make reservations for dinner, theater or a boat ride, run errands, pick up flowers or groceries, answer ' what to do, where to do it, how to do it'' questions, bake cookies, and can prepare meals with advance notice. Special events, picnic lunches, lobster dinners, or even a wine and cheese party may be scheduled ahead and planned with QC. There is a charge for the ingredients, preparation and service for catered meals and events, and for gas for off-island errands and trips. Otherwise, the QC services are free to Napier Cottage guests, and are provided by the owner who resides elsewhere on the premises.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : No elevator, but has stair lift to upper level

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Concierge

              Suitability

              • Events Allowed
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Alternative Lifestyle
              • Children Welcome:

                Lots of books, puzzles, games and videos for children. There is a safe fenced-in yard for small children. A playpen, highchair, stroller and child gate are available....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Smoking is NOT allowed anywhere on the property....moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                One small dog, after discussion with owner....moreless

              • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

                There is a stairlift, a walk-in shower, and ramp from DR to the deck and gazebo....moreless

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

                Private bath...moreless

              • Sage Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

                Bay window...moreless

              • Poppy Bedroom: 1 double

                built-in window seat...moreless

              • Woodlands Bedroom: 1 double, 1 twin/ single, 1 child bed

                Twin top bunk, double bottom bunk, + trundle & Pack and Play...moreless

              • Master bedroom has private bath with walk-in shower. An additional full bath with tub/shower serves other 3 bedrooms. Several sets of color-coded linens and towels are provided for each bedroom, as are portable fans and down comforters. Good storage and closet space is available in each bedroom, and the master bedroom, Sage and Poppy bedrooms all have water views. The house can accommodate 6 adults and 2 children for sleeping. There is a stair lift from the main floor to the second floor for those who might need it....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 3 Half Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

                tub/shower...moreless

              • Bathroom 3: toilet

                toilet and sink-1st floor...moreless

              • MBR: toilet, shower

                walk-in shower, marble-top vanity with sink...moreless

              • Half Bathroom

                ...moreless

              • Half Bathroom

                ...moreless

              • The walk-in, 5' x 3' shower in the master bedroom is fine for anyone with mobility issues....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • The screened, lighted gazebo, with its views of the harbor and boats, is a wonderful place for early morning coffee, a glass of wine in the afternoon while the sunset highlights the harbor boats, or a quiet time to watch the moon on the water. It also makes a great artist studio or a place for puzzles on a rainy day. The stair lift to the second floor, and walk-in shower in the master bedroom make the Cottage accessible for those with mobility concerns. There are no steps from the dining room onto the deck or into the gazebo. Many of the services of The Quiteside Concierge are free to guests, and include stocking of groceries and refrigerator prior to arrival, using guest's lists and funds; making reservations for restaurants, boat rides, and theater, running errands, ordering flowers, or coordinating special events. Errands which require trips off the island would cost only the price of gas for the trip. Catered meals, or cooking and freezing food ahead, would have a charge....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Audio Tape Player
                  • Books:

                    Many books, soft and hardcover, for both adults and children...moreless

                  • Books For Adults
                  • Books For Kids
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player:

                    DVD-VCR player in den/media room...moreless

                  • Games:

                    Many board and cards games, puzzles...moreless

                  • Games For Kids
                  • Music Library
                  • Radio
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo:

                    Stereo systems in both den/media room and LR...moreless

                  • Television:

                    New 2012 48 inch digital flat TV with internet capabilities, DiercTV satellite, and Netflix account. Small TV with VCR in MBR...moreless

                  • Toys:

                    A selection of both indoor (Leggos, etc.) and outdoor toys (croquet, ring toss, baseball, bocce.)...moreless

                  • VCR
                  • Video Library:

                    Over 200 videos and DVDs, many for children....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Arboretum
                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Forests
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Pond
                  • Restaurants
                  • Water Parks
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Zoo

                  Local Services & Businesses

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

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Beach:

                    Sand Beach in Acadia National Park...moreless

                  • Lake:

                    Multiple lakes on Mt. Desert Island. Nearest one for swimming with beach--Echo Lake, 1.5 miles...moreless

                  • Mountain:

                    Small, but rugged, 17 climbable mountains for hiking on Mount Desert Island...moreless

                  • Near The Ocean
                  • Ocean View:

                    Partial views of harbor/ocean from patio, deck, gazebo, 3 bedrooms, DR and LR. 1/2 block from both Upper and Lower Town Docks...moreless

                  • Rural
                  • Town:

                    Located in Southwest Harbor on Mount desert Island...moreless

                  • Village
                  • Water View:

                    Partial harbor view...moreless

                  • Waterfront:

                    1 block from two Town Docks and working harbor...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Hiking
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Rafting
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Arrival Day

                      • Saturday

                      Dining

                      • Child's Highchair
                      • Dining:

                        Dining table can be extended to seat 8-10. French doors open out onto deck, patio, gazebo...moreless

                      • Dining Room
                      • Seating for 8 people

                      General

                      • Activities Guide
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Clothes Dryer:

                        Large capacity, energy-saver, new 2012...moreless

                      • Elevator:

                        No elevator, but has stair lift to upper level...moreless

                      • Firewood
                      • Free Long Distance
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating:

                        2-zone, year-round central heating...moreless

                      • Internet:

                        New 2012 48 inch digital flat TV with internet capabilities, DirecTV satellite, and Netflix account....moreless

                      • Iron & Board
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Linens Provided:

                        2 sets of sheets for each bed and two+ sets of towels for each guest. All are color-coded for laundry ease. Also beach towels provided...moreless

                      • Living Room:

                        Wood stove, stereo system, wall of bookcases filled with books, videos, games, puszzles....moreless

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

                        Drive-through driveway with multiple parking spots...moreless

                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                      • Telephone:

                        1 line, multiple hand sets...moreless

                      • Thermos Bottle
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided:

                        Two plus sets of towels for each guest....moreless

                      • Washing Machine:

                        Large capacity, energy-saver, new 2012...moreless

                      • Water Cooler
                      • Wireless Internet:

                        Both DSL and Wi-Fi are available....moreless

                      • Wood Stove:

                        Living Room has Jotel wood stove...moreless

                      Kitchen

                      • 4 Ring Stove
                      • Blender
                      • Catering Available:

                        Quietside Concierge will pick up groceries at no charge prior to guest arrival, and will also cater meals for guests at additional charge...moreless

                      • Coffee Grinder
                      • Coffee Maker:

                        2 coffee makers...moreless

                      • Cooking Utensils:

                        Multiple sizes of pots, pans, baking, and fry pans plus lobster pot, grill untensils, measuring cups, cooking knives, forks, etc....moreless

                      • Dishes & Utensils:

                        Dishes--3 sets of 12 place settings plus serving pieces. Beverage glasses, 3 kinds of wine glasses. 24 places setting of flatware, ...moreless

                      • Dishwasher:

                        New 2011....moreless

                      • Freezer
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Kitchen:

                        Well-stocked, with gormet small appliances--bread maker, large mixer, steamer, juicer, food processor, etc. Many pots and pans....moreless

                      • Lobster Pot
                      • Microwave:

                        Large size...moreless

                      • Oven
                      • Pantry Items:

                        Condiments, spices, herbs, coffee, tea, flour, sugar provided....moreless

                      • Refrigerator:

                        Combination refigerator/freezer with ice/ water in door...moreless

                      • Stove:

                        Glass top cook top plus one large oven...moreless

                      • Stove
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Barbecue
                      • Binoculars
                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Brick patio with table for 6 and seating for 15, and Wrap-around deck with water views....moreless

                      • Gazebo:

                        A lovely place for meals, art projects, music or just a place to relax with a book. Screened and lighted....moreless

                      • Lanai / Gazebo:

                        3-season gazebo, useable in all kinds of weather. Electrictrified with 4 outlets, lighting....moreless

                      • Large Cooler
                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        Nearly an acre of lawns with multiple lovely gardens, Fenced area with seating, suitable and safe for both dogs and small children....moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        2 propane gas grills...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                      • Patio
                      • Screen Porch / Veranda
                      • Terrace
                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                      • Wood Deck
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Base Rate
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,380
                      Christmas -New Years weeks
                      Dec 21 - Jan 5
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,296

                      Discounts: 14 nights or more: $300 Nightly

                      June
                      Jun 1 - Jun 28
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,296 $7,500

                      Discounts: 14 nights or more: $279 Nightly

                      July
                      Jun 29 - Jul 26
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,597 $9,000

                      Discounts: 15 nights or more: $350 Nightly

                      August-early September
                      Jul 27 - Sep 6
                      7 night min stay

                      $3,500

                      Discounts: 14 nights or more: $450 Nightly; 15 nights or more: $425 Nightly

                      September
                      Sep 7 - Sep 27
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,303

                      Discounts: 14 nights or more: $300 Nightly; 20 nights or more: $285 Nightly

                      Leaf-peeping
                      Sep 28 - Oct 18
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,499

                      Discounts: 14 nights or more: $325 Nightly; 21 nights or more: $300 Nightly

                      Thanksgiving week
                      Nov 23 - Nov 30
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,296
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Additional Fees and Taxes:

                      Maine has an 8% Maine Lodging Tax. This tax is in addition to the weekly rental costs. There is also a $300 refundable-within-30-days if Cottage is left in arrival condituion.


                      Notes:

                      For weekly or bi-weekly rentals, 1/2 of total cost to be paid at the time of returned signed lease. Remainder due 1 month before arrival/occupancy.


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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 11/18/2014
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                      Location

                      15 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Bar Harbor/Hancock County International Airport
                      0.01 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Partial harbor and water views
                      8 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Other ferries available at different MDI locations
                      1.5 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Echo Lake

                      Car: Recommended

                      Napier Cottage has salt-water views of SW Harbor, is close to Acadia National Park, and is within an easy walk to town, lobster pounds, ferry and sailing opportunities, whale watching, hiking, biking, fishing, bird-watching, public gardens, car-less carriage roads for hiking, biking or horse-drawn carriage rides, and fresh water lakes and an ocean beach for swimming. There are museums, libraries, live theater, cinema, art galleries, shops, and restaurants nearby. The Cottage is 1/2 block from 2 stops by the Island Explorer bus, a free bus service that will take visitors anywhere on Mount Desert Island or in Acadia National Park. Some of the buses have bike racks. Bikes and kayaks can be rented in SW Harbor. Seasonal festivals are held in SW Harbor, and around the island, as are bike races, running races, and sailing events.

                      Other Activities: Whale watching, windjammer sailing, galleries, museums, bald eagles, sea birds

                      Golf: The Causeway Club is a club with golf, swiming and tennis, located in SW Harbor, about 6 blocks from Napier Cottage. It is open to the public, and also has golf events throughout the summer.

                       

                      Manager info

                      Year Purchased: 1979

                      About: I am an eternal optimist, enthusiatic about life and its adventures, am a creative problem-solver, a gardener, a seamstress, a reader, a traveler, an appreciator of beautiful things both living and hand-crafted, enjoy music, art, theater, and occasionally make stained glass pieces. I am single with grown children, and I have many years experience as an RN, a psychologist and a psychotherapist, as well as having a variety of other employment experiences and adventures. I find sources of joy every day, and am open to life's next adventure or next lesson.

                      Why Southwest Harbor:
                      It is a lovely, well-kept and cherished home which lends itself especially to gatherings of families and/or friends. A warm and welcoming home which is beautiful in any season, and especially suited for summer vacations or Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday visits. While the Cottage can sleep 6 adults, 2 children and an infant, it accomodates many more for visiting, dining and outdoor activities. For overflow sleeping, there is a fine bed and breakfast directly across the street.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      I fell in love with the Cottage on my first visit--drawn by its Victorian charm, high ceilings, hard-wood floors, large windows overlooking the harbor, lovely lawn, constant sun with E, S, and W-facing windows, brick patio, and quiet location, yet close to town.


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                      Photos

                      • Water side of NC with deck, patio, grill, gazebo

                        Water side of NC with deck, patio, grill, gazebo

                      • Living room with bookcases

                        Living room with bookcases

                      • Dining Room and French doors to deck, patio and gazebo

                        Dining Room and French doors to deck, patio and gazebo

                      • Window area of kitchen with dishwasher

                        Window area of kitchen with dishwasher

                      • Paisley Suite (Master Bedroom)

                        Paisley Suite (Master Bedroom)

                      • Poppy Room with double bed

                        Poppy Room with double bed

                      • Inside the gazebo

                        Inside the gazebo

                      • Part of yard is completely fenced, especially good play area for small children

                        Part of yard is completely fenced, especially good play area for small children

                      • Patio with gas grill, extra burner

                        Patio with gas grill, extra burner

                      • Napier Cottage garden

                        Napier Cottage garden

                      • Upper Town Dock, Cranberry Island ferry boarding 1/2 block from Napier Cottage

                        Upper Town Dock, Cranberry Island ferry boarding 1/2 block from Napier Cottage

                      • Front of Napier Cottage with circular driveway

                        Front of Napier Cottage with circular driveway

                      • LR with wood stove, south-facing windows toward water

                        LR with wood stove, south-facing windows toward water

                      • Kitchen with stove and refrigerator

                        Kitchen with stove and refrigerator

                      • Paisley Suite with Queen bed and private bath

                        Paisley Suite with Queen bed and private bath

                      • Paisley Suite bath with walk-in shower--ensuite

                        Paisley Suite bath with walk-in shower--ensuite

                      • Poppy Room window seat

                        Poppy Room window seat

                      • Partial view of harbor from gazebo

                        Partial view of harbor from gazebo

                      • Inside fenced yard--great area for small children

                        Inside fenced yard--great area for small children

                      • An extra touch--for guests' 
enjoyment

                        An extra touch--for guests' enjoyment

                      • View of SW Harbor boats from sidewalk by Napier Cottage

                        View of SW Harbor boats from sidewalk by Napier Cottage

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                      This listing was first published here in 2008.

                      Date last modified - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

                      $2,296 - $3,500 per week (USD)
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                      4 Bedroom / 2.5+ Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

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                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                      • Calendar last updated: 11/18/2014
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