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Charming Mansard with Modern Design by Manset Harbor in Swh

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Last updated: 08/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Southwest Harbor estate description

The Victorian cottage with a mansard roof and contemporary addition has been restored to its stately charm with original art, orientals, 100 year-old wood floors, antique fixtures as well as all modern amenities -- granite counter tops, top kitchen and laundry appliances, two flat screen tvs with cable and wi-fi, and high ceilings throughout. The downstairs layout is open for entertaining and communal cooking, with a bright, modern addition overlooking the sprawling yard to the pond. Three full bathrooms, including one on the ground floor. Bedrooms (4) offer a king, queen, a double, and a bunk bed with twin and double on bottom (crib available). Enjoy al fresco dining on the large stone patio just outside the kitchen.

Set on an idyllic one acre property with a secluded duck pond, the Victorian cottage enjoys partial views of the mouth of the harbor from every bedroom and includes a separate 10 X 12 writing studio with high-speed internet and views of a wildflower meadow and pond. Additionally, a 'wreck house' with full kitchen is on the property and is available for recreational use. An elliptical machine is also available, and a basketball hoop, boxing bags, swings, trampoline, etc. Our four nieces/nephews next door are also welcome to use the space, so the wreck house is for community fun. It is a real delight on a stormy day!

The neighboring cottage, owned by a sister, is also available upon request. Address: 126 Seawall Road, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679

The Red Cottage is approximately 1600 sq ft with abundant outdoor space and deck. Set back from the road, adjacent to the pond, the recently-renovated fisherman's cottage comfortably sleeps five with a queen, a double bed, and a single bed (crib upon request). There are two baths--one with tub/shower and the other with shower. The open floor plan and cathedral ceiling in the kitchen lend themselves to an airy and comfortable living space.

Both cottages are a five minute walk from the shore, where you can catch water-taxis to the outer islands, stroll along the harbor, or dine at local restaurants. Just a short walk to the gourmet Mexican restaurant XYZ.

In Southwest Harbor you can enjoy hiking, biking, camping, swimming in lakes, sailing, golf, and there is even a public dock if you want arrive by boat or rent one! Come boil lobsters and clams on Seawall Beach or visit the Bass Harbor Lighthouse 5 miles away.

Keywords: Cottage. French Country Style Victorian by the Sea.

Property Type

      • Estate

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Wheelchair Accessible
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9

              • Bedroom 1


              • Bedroom 2


              • Bedroom 3


              • Other (See Description): 1 king, 1 queen, 2 double, 1 twin/ single


              • King (1) Queen (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), pack and play crib (1) Bunk Beds made of double and twin above (1)...moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining Area Seats:


              • Microwave
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Ice Maker
              • Refrigerator
              • Kitchen
              • Dishwasher


              • Fireplace:

                gas stove...moreless

              • Linens Provided
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Towels Provided
              • Parking
              • Living Room
              • Washing Machine
              • Parking Off Street

              Other Amenities

                  • By a duck pond. Glimpses of ocean water from second floor.


                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo
                  • DVD Player
                  • Toys
                  • Game Room
                  • Television
                  • CD Player


                  • Broadband Access
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lawn / Garden


                  • Family
                  • Historic

                  Location & View

                  • Water View
                  • Mountain View


                  • Theme Parks
                  • Hiking
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Sailing
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Golf
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Cycling
                  • Hunting
                  • Tennis
                  • Kayaking
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Zoo
                  • Museums
                  • Live Theater
                  • Cinemas
                  • Antiquing
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shelling
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Shopping
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Sledding
                  • Boating
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Basketball Court


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                  Aug 30 - Aug 29, 2015
                  7 night min stay


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                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Tax Rate 8%


                  As of summer of 2014, our family property includes an expanded wing on the first floor with a full bathroom, master bedroom, family room and mudroom.

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                  Last updated: 08/13/2014
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                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2005

                  About the owner: These are just four of the 13 cousins who vacation every year together in Maine!

                  Why the Owner Chose Southwest Harbor:
                  When we were blissfully full of ourselves and thought no task too big, we set our minds to creating a home on MDI (following our magical summer wedding on the island). Our rationale was to be able to enjoy our family in the area and the beautiful retreat all year round with our growing families. Catherine spent much of her early life in Maine, and we wanted our future children to enjoy the natural beauty and relaxed environment, a perfect respite from our city life. This home was our first big undertaking as a couple, and we labored over its restoration, which we realized was more massive each day following the purchase (for instance, once we realized it had not been insulated, we were back to ground zero). The huge bonus is that our three sons consider it utopia with four cousins next door and, if you have children, they will have immediate playmates on the property.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
                  We try to force ourselves out of our yard, where we have created endless activities, such as ball games, rope swings, tightrope walks, and sprinklers. As of 2014, we have added both an glass addition and another structure, a 900 sq ft clubhouse (or 'wreck house' as we call it with its own bathroom and kitchen, as well as a spacious sleeping loft, for kids. Will spent the summer of 2010 constructing a slate patio out back with some helping hands, while the kids reveled in the dirt pile. Our visitors remind us to take a book to the hammock or enjoy the mountain view from the adirondack chairs. But not surprisingly, the best view is from the mountaintops, so we try to hike almost every day. The open kitchen, with a door to the outside from both homes, allows for festive entertaining.

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                  $2,500 per week (USD)

                  3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 9

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                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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