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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.
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
June/July Week Jun 27 - Jul 3, 2015 3 night min stay
July Jul 4 - Jul 31, 2015 7 night min stay
August Aug 1 - Aug 28, 2015 7 night min stay
August/Sept. Week Aug 29 - Sep 4, 2015 3 night min stay
September 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
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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nearby: boat rentals, free island shuttle bus stop. restaurant within walking distance. Short drive for other top notch eating locations.
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.