Summer Cottage on Mdi Nestled in Woods

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Last updated: 11/06/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Spruce Cottage - This summer cottage is located in Manset, near SW Harbor, the home of the famous Hinckley Boat Yard and some of the most beautiful views of Somes Sound, the mountains, and the waters of Mount Desert Island. It is within easy walking distance of the boatyard, the town dock, boat rentals, two churches, excellent restaurants, the free island bus service and a nice 2-mile walking loop. The surrounding area of Mount Desert Island is rich with beauty and loaded with things to do. Hiking and biking on Acadia National Park trails, sailing, motor boating, beachcombing, swimming, rock climbing, golfing, whale watching, antique shopping and eating delicious seafood are among the many activities within a very short drive.


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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • There is a single futon in the living room for an occasional overnight visitor. Floor space in either bedroom for baby or small child. Porta-crib and blow up mattresses available upon request....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Twin sinks...moreless


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

    Large selection...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) Flat screen in living room, small tv in the master bedroom...moreless

  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating:

    Bedrooms and bath have electric baseboards. Kitchen/Living area has a gas Rinai heater....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Gas stove...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Boat:

    Both sailboats and motorboats available to rent just down the street....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Public welcome at the nearby Causeway Club...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rentals available in several locations around the island. Can also launch your own kayaks just down the street at the Manset town dock....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck


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from 3 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Spring
Apr 30 - May 27, 2016
3 night min stay
May/June Week
May 28 - Jun 3, 2016
3 night min stay
Jun 4 - Jul 1, 2016
3 night min stay
Jul 2 - Jul 29, 2016
7 night min stay

Jul 30 - Sep 2, 2016
7 night min stay

Labor Day Week
Sep 3 - Sep 9, 2016
3 night min stay
Sep 10 - Sep 30, 2016
3 night min stay
Late Fall
Oct 1 - Nov 6, 2016
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 8%


Discounts offered for multiple week stays. Book prior to Jan. 1 and receive prior year's rate.

$300 refundable Security Deposit. 8% Maine lodging tax.

Pets: There is a $25 charge for each dog plus a refundable pet deposit. Sorry, no cats.

We rent weekly during the summer but will consider shorter stays (3-night minimum) during the shoulder seasons.

Payment by check. One third payment due with reservation. Two thirds due one month before arrival.

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Last updated: 11/06/2015
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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bar Harbor
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Cranberry Island
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Causeway Club
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Nearest Beach
Echo Lake

Car: Necessary

nearby: boat rentals, free island shuttle bus stop. restaurant within walking distance. Short drive for other top notch eating locations.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: We have been summer residents of this area since the 1960's and 70's and recently retired here year round after 31 years of teaching in a private school in Massachusetts.

Why the Owner Chose Southwest Harbor:
This cottage was originally built in the mid 1950's as an extension to the main house, which sits nearby, providing much needed extra bedrooms. In 1998 we renovated and added onto the cottage, turning a small bedroom into a laundry and pantry area and creating a hallway which leads to the generous family living space with kitchen/dining/living area. The house now has it's own private driveway and entrance off Shore Road.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
This cozy cottage is located on the quiet, but very scenic Shore Road. Walk out the driveway and turn left for a spectacular 2 mile walk 'around the block.' The walk will take you through 2 working boatyards, past the town dock and ferries to the outer islands, bus stops for the free seasonal island bus service, two boat rental businesses and past some spectacular views of Somes Sound.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Spruce Cottage pond view

    Spruce Cottage pond view

  • Back deck

    Back deck

  • Living area

    Living area

  • Kitchen is fully equipped for all your cooking needs

    Kitchen is fully equipped for all your cooking needs

  • Dining area, seats 6

    Dining area, seats 6

  • Master bedroom with king bed.

    Master bedroom with king bed.

  • Stackable laundry

    Stackable laundry

  • Twin bedroom

    Twin bedroom

  • View from the back entrance.

    View from the back entrance.

  • Private driveway and entrance

    Private driveway and entrance

  • View from back deck

    View from back deck

  • Living area

    Living area

  • Kitchen with gas stove, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, refrigerator

    Kitchen with gas stove, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, refrigerator

  • Master bedroom with king bed.

    Master bedroom with king bed.

  • Pantry


  • Bath room with tub/shower combination

    Bath room with tub/shower combination

  • Twin bedroom

    Twin bedroom

  • Manset shore

    Manset shore

VRBO #284635

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Friday, November 06, 2015

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