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Summer Cottage on Mdi Nestled in Woods

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Last updated: 09/05/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Southwest Harbor cottage 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.

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Pets Considered
              • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Low Allergen Environment
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • 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 For Kids
              • Toys
              • VCR
              • DVD Player
              • Books
              • Games:

                Large selection...moreless

              • Games For Kids
              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable:

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

              • Radio
              • CD Player


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


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

              Leisure Activities

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

              local services and businesses

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

              Location Type

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

              sports and adventure activities

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

              Arrival Day

                  • Saturday

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


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


                      • Mosquito Magnet
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Parking
                      • Telephone
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Local Maps
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Heating:

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


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

                        Gas stove...moreless

                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Kitchen


                      • 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

                      • Boat:

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

                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Golf:

                        Public welcome at the nearby Causeway Club...moreless

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


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                      from 3 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Early Fall
                      Aug 30 - Sep 26, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      Late Fall
                      Sep 27 - Oct 31, 2014
                      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: 09/05/2014
                      Check availability
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                      15 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Bar Harbor
                      0.5 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Cranberry Island
                      6 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Echo Lake
                      0.5 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Causeway Club
                      0.5 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant

                      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 1997 we renovated the building, turning one of the bedrooms into a passage way which opens into a 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

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                      This listing was first published here in 2008.

                      Date last modified - Tuesday, September 02, 2014

                      $150 - $162 per night (USD)

                      2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

                      View calendar: Updated 09/05/14
                      Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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                      Summer Cottage on MDI nestled in woods

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