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Summer Cottage on Mdi Nestled in Woods

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Last updated: 12/04/2014
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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.


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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


              Write a review 5
              from 3 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Early Spring
              Apr 25 - May 29, 2015
              3 night min stay
              May 30 - Jun 26, 2015
              3 night min stay
              June/July Week
              Jun 27 - Jul 3, 2015
              3 night min stay
              Jul 4 - Jul 31, 2015
              7 night min stay

              Aug 1 - Aug 28, 2015
              7 night min stay

              August/Sept. Week
              Aug 29 - Sep 4, 2015
              3 night min stay
              Sep 5 - Oct 2, 2015
              3 night min stay
              Late Fall
              Oct 3 - Oct 31, 2015
              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: 12/04/2014
              Check availability
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              21 Unavailable
              22 Today
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              15 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Bar Harbor
              0.5 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              0.5 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              Cranberry Island
              3 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Causeway Club
              0.5 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 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 - Monday, December 15, 2014

              $150 - $190 per night (USD)

              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 4

              View calendar: Updated 12/04/14
              Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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              Member since: 2006
              Speaks: english
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              • Response rate: 87%
              • Calendar last updated: 12/04/2014
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