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Comfortable, Modernized, 1880s Farmhouse with Ocean Vistas

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Comfortable, Modernized, 1880s Farmhouse with Ocean Vistas

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Last updated: 09/16/2014

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Southwest Harbor farmhouse description

SOUTHWEST HARBOR: Cable Crossing Cottage
The cottage is 500 ft. from a rocky-gravel ocean beach, in a neighborhood of historic homes. A picket fence encloses the front yard, and there is a full-length back deck overlooking a 14-acre wildflower field to mountains and islands of the bay. Mid-June through mid-October, catch the free Island Explorer Bus at the end of the driveway to access towns throughout Mt. Desert Island and to access points in Acadia National Park; the bus accommodates bikes.

Picture a day beach combing, sight-seeing, or hiking in Acadia National Park, and returning to the tranquility of 'The Quiet Side' of the Island to enjoy your home away from home.

One guest wrote: 'Your cottage feels as though someone really lives here and loves this place - the lovely old furniture, pictures, and the books. I especially loved the bookshelf - what a wealth of local information. I wish I had more time to read them all! Everything we needed was here!


AMENITIES: Wireless internet access throughout Cottage. Closet with board games, poker chips, Scrabble dictionary, and several yard games. Shelves of local books, references, guides/maps.

FIRST Floor: Open living/dining room with gas fireplace and electric heat. Dining table seats 6-8, and living room furniture seats 7. Door to covered deck, back yard, field, and gravel lane to the beach. Master bedroom/bathroom ensuite with king bed is also located on the first floor.

Modern, recently renovated Kitchen. Washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, blender, wide-slot toaster, coffee grinder, coffee maker, electric tea kettle, tools and pots for cooking lobster, cook books, spices.

SECOND Floor: Three rooms - Green Bedroom with king-sized bed and door to back stairs. Blue Bedroom with either two twin beds or one comfy king - your choice. Sitting Room, with shelf of youth fiction childrens books, and a futon couch which converts to double bed for sleeping versatility. Full bath with clawfoot tub, and separate shower.

Other Amenities: All linens and towels, weather-station radio, iron/board, hair dryer, videos/dvd

Activities: Deck: Outside table and 6 deck chairs, 4 portable beach chairs, gas grill.

There are many kinds of attractions in the vicinity, and we have an organized box of brochures and maps describing them, plus area guide books. Wander along beaches, explore shops, museums, galleries, microbreweries, hear live music (almost any kind), attend live theater, eat a wide variety of cuisine, cook your own lobster (instructions available), or hike or bike on the Park trails throughout Mt. Desert Island, take guided tours, visit islands by ferry or mail boat, or explore Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor, or other towns on the island.

Rain coats and rain pants for adults and roll up the sleeves/cuffs for children, plus rain boots for little feet. Raining? Put on rain clothes and go out and play! Memorable fun!

Or, hang around the Cottage - closet full of games, drawer full of videos/dvds, cd player.

Location: The village of Southwest Harbor has specialty food, wine, and art shops, plus restaurants from casual to fine dining.

Our area is Mt. Desert Island - an island accessible by bridge. It has botanical gardens, museums, libraries, cyber cafes, restaurants, galleries, boutiques, microbreweries, bookstores, antique shops, health food stores, vegetable stands, live music, live theater, annual festivals (July: Pink Flamingo, Sept: Garlic, Oct: Oktoberfest to name a few) , country fairs, and acres and acres of the natural beauty of Acadia National Park.

Our area offers rentals, guided tours, or do-it-yourself opportunities for hiking, bicycling, sea kayaking, sailing, fishing, whale watching, golf, tennis, lake or ocean swimming, visiting islands, learning history, studying ecosystems, and exploring Acadia National Park. The Park is located throughout Mt. Desert Island, co-mingling with the towns. This makes for the unusual opportunity to access the Park from many entrances.

Property Type

      • Farmhouse

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

                  • Massage

                  Suitability

                  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
                  • Children Welcome:

                    Baby backpack available, toddler rain boots, booster seat, toys and games suitable for children....moreless

                  • Non Smoking Only
                  • Pets Not Allowed
                  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
                  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

                  Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

                  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

                    Bed/Bath Ensuite...moreless

                  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

                    Green Room with back stairs...moreless

                  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

                    Blue Room - can be made into King...moreless

                  • 3 bedrooms, sleeps a maximum of 6 people Bed/Bath Ensuite - King, This is on the first floor, off the living room. Green Room - King, This room has door to back stairs. Blue Room - 2 Twin/ Single, This room has a door to adjacent sitting room. Beds can be made into comfy King Sitting Room - Sleep Sofa /Futon, Futon converts to a double bed for flexible accommodations. First Floor: Downstairs is a master bedroom bathroom ensuite, containing a king bed, plus a full bathroom. Second Floor: There are three rooms, all with doors to the upstairs hallway, and all with views across a wildflower field to the mountains and islands of the bay. Every bedroom has a closet, a chest of drawers, a bedside table and lamp, a clock, a flashlight, and plenty of pillows and blankets. We make the beds prior to arrival; flannel sheets in the spring and fall. The Sitting Room and the Green Room also have books....moreless

                  Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

                  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

                    Bed/Bath Ensuite...moreless

                  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower

                    Clawfoot Tub; Separate shower...moreless

                  • 2 full baths First Floor Bathroom - Toilet, Combination Tub/Shower, This is off the first floor master bedroom. Second Floor Bathroom - Toilet, Tub, Shower, This bathroom has a clawfoot tub. The first floor bathroom is off the downstairs master bedroom, and is heated by the electric baseboard units in the bedroom. In early spring or late fall, we provide an electric radiator for this bathroom. The portable hair dryer is stored in this bathroom. The second floor bathroom, with a claw foot tub and separate shower, has its own heat. The iron and ironing board are stored in this bathroom....moreless

                  Other Amenities

                      • First Floor Layout: Two entrances, one from the driveway and one from the deck. Entrances open into Living room area which has a gas fireplace, and couch and chairs to seat six. There is a games closet, plus a TV/DVD/VCR, and CD player. This is an open area with Dining at the other end. The dining table is a drop-leaf gate leg table which opens to seat six to eight in front of a picture window. In the sideboard are placemats and flatware, and some glasses and dishes; most glasses and dishes are in the kitchen. Off this open area is the master bedroom bathroom ensuite through one door, and an equipped, recently modernized kitchen through another door. The kitchen has washer/dryer, cook books, and pots & tools to cook lobster. For outdoors: we have several umbrellas, many sizes of rain jackets, 6 pair of rain pants, kid's rain boots (toddler size), and a baby-carrier backpack (for up to 45 lbs)....moreless

                      Entertainment

                      • Audio Tape Player
                      • Books
                      • Books For Adults
                      • Books For Kids
                      • CD Player
                      • DVD Player
                      • Games:

                        Closet full of toys and games including poker chips, scrabble board and dictionary....moreless

                      • Games For Kids
                      • Music Library
                      • Radio
                      • Satellite / Cable
                      • Stereo
                      • Television
                      • Toys
                      • VCR
                      • Video Library:

                        Classic and popular videos and dvds suitable for young and old ...moreless

                      Theme

                      • Away From It All
                      • Family
                      • Romantic

                      Attractions

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

                      Local Services & Businesses

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

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Antiquing
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Photography
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Walking
                      • Whale Watching

                      Location Type

                      • Beach:

                        Rocky gravel tidal ocean beach 500 ft. down a dirt lane from the Cottage...moreless

                      • Downtown:

                        2.5 miles to downtown Southwest Harbor, population 1900, with restaurants, shops, grocery stores, hardware store....moreless

                      • Near The Ocean
                      • Village

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Mountaineering
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Sailing
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis

                      Arrival Day

                          • Saturday

                          Dining

                          • Dining Area
                          • Seating for 6 people

                          General

                          • Activities Guide
                          • Alarm Clock
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Filtered Water
                          • Fireplace:

                            One click on/off gas fireplace with woodstove ambiance and warmth....moreless

                          • Garage:

                            Store bikes or suitcases...moreless

                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Heating:

                            Electric baseboard...moreless

                          • Iron & Board
                          • Laundry Soap
                          • Linens Provided:

                            Flannel sheets for spring and fall, cotton sheets for summer. ...moreless

                          • Living Room:

                            Open plan main room with seating for 6+ and the gas fireplace. ...moreless

                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Local Maps
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Parking:

                            Off-street parking on driveway ...moreless

                          • Telephone
                          • Thermos Bottle
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Towels Provided:

                            Bath towels and beach towels...moreless

                          • Washing Machine
                          • Wireless Internet

                          Kitchen

                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Blender
                          • Coffee Grinder
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Lobster Pot
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items:

                            Basic spices, cooking oil, roll of paper towels, rolls of toilet paper, soaps for dish washing, dishwasher, washing machine, showers....moreless

                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove:

                            Gas...moreless

                          • Toaster

                          Outside

                          • Beach Chairs
                          • Beach Towels
                          • Binoculars
                          • Deck / Patio:

                            Includes table and chairs for eating outside under covered half of deck. Uncovered half of deck has deck chairs....moreless

                          • Outdoor Grill:

                            Gas grill...moreless

                          • Outdoor Grill Gas
                          • Small Cooler
                          • Walkway To Water
                          • Wood Deck
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Base Rate
                          7 night min stay

                          $1,904
                          Autumn
                          Oct 1 - Nov 2
                          7 night min stay

                          $952
                          Spring
                          Apr 27 - May 31
                          7 night min stay

                          $952
                          Summer
                          Jun 1 - Jun 30
                          7 night min stay

                          $1,099
                          Mid Summer
                          Jul 1 - Aug 31
                          7 night min stay

                          $1,904
                          Late Summer
                          Sep 1 - Sep 30
                          7 night min stay

                          $1,099

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Additional Fees and Taxes:

                          Maine State Lodging tax: 7% of rent

                          Refundable Security Fee: $500


                          Notes:

                          Half Rent as deposit to hold the week, and the remaining rent, refundable security deposit and lodging tax due one prior to vacation.


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                          Location

                          15 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          BHB in Trenton 15 miles / (BGR in Bangor 50 mi)
                          2 Miles
                          Nearest Ferry
                          Ferries to Swan's Island, and to Cranberry Islands
                          133 Miles
                          Nearest Train
                          Amtrak from Brunswick/Freeport/Portland to Boston
                          47 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          Interstate 395 / 95 . (Rt.1 15 miles)
                          2.5 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Great restaurants in Southwest Harbor village
                          150 Metres
                          Nearest Beach
                          Ocean beach 500 ft / (Fresh water beaches 10 mins)

                          Car: Recommended

                          The Cottage is 2.5 miles from the fishing and yacht-building village center of Southwest Harbor, population 1,900. Acadia National Park and area towns co-mingle on Mt. Desert Island, so there is a trail a short distance from anywhere on the island. Two Acadia National Park trails are within walking distance of the Cottage; the rest are within a (free) seasonal bus ride or short diving distance. The Cottage is a 500ft. walk to the tidal ocean where you can beach comb, swim (very refreshing), or launch kayaks. There are many kinds of attractions in the vicinity. You can wander along beaches, explore shops, museums, galleries, microbreweries, hear live music (many kinds), attend live theater, eat a wide variety of cuisine, cook your own lobster (instructions available at the Cottage), or you can hike or bike on the Park trails throughout Mt. Desert Island, take guided tours, visit islands by ferry or mail boat, or explore Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor, or other towns on the island.

                          Other Activities: Acadia National Park:

                          http://www.nps.gov/acad/planyourvisit/index.htm

                          Southwest Harbor Chamber of Commerce:

                          http://www.acadiachamber.com/

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1997

                          About the owner: We live in the area and we love it! We bought the Cable Crossing Cottage so we could live in Southwest Harbor and enjoy Mt. Desert Island and Acadia National Park right out the back door. We're happy to share Cable Crossing Cottage with you, so you can enjoy our area and environs. We do the change-overs each week, so we know everything is in place and in great shape for when you arrive. Doug is self employed as Arntzen Builders, and Betsy is a licensed massage therapist.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
                          We love it here in any weather. Really. Every day is a great day when you're in Maine. We have stocked the Cottage with rain pants and rain jackets so you can go out and play in any weather. But don't worry, it won't rain.


                          Contact us

                          Speaks: english, Some French, and Sign Language

                          Links to more information:

                           

                          Photos

                          • Comfortable, Modernized, 1880s Farmhouse with Ocean Vistas

                            Comfortable, Modernized, 1880s Farmhouse with Ocean Vistas

                          • Ocean access 500ft from cottage.  Miles of beachcombing!

                            Ocean access 500ft from cottage. Miles of beachcombing!

                          • Overlooking a field to the bay at breakfast

                            Overlooking a field to the bay at breakfast

                          • Gas Fireplace - one switch for on/off ambiance and heat

                            Gas Fireplace - one switch for on/off ambiance and heat

                          • First floor master bedroom (L), and sunny kitchen (R) both off living area

                            First floor master bedroom (L), and sunny kitchen (R) both off living area

                          • Views of ocean and islands from the Green Room with comfortable King

                            Views of ocean and islands from the Green Room with comfortable King

                          • 500' from ocean.  Deck view of sailboat races and lobster boats.

                            500' from ocean. Deck view of sailboat races and lobster boats.

                          • Walk out living room onto deck; gas grill under covered side of deck (L)

                            Walk out living room onto deck; gas grill under covered side of deck (L)

                          • Panoramic view of field, bay, islands from deck across dirt lane to shore

                            Panoramic view of field, bay, islands from deck across dirt lane to shore

                          • Seating near the fireplace; door to front yard

                            Seating near the fireplace; door to front yard

                          • Microwave, coffee maker, washer, dryer, dishwasher; spices, cookware

                            Microwave, coffee maker, washer, dryer, dishwasher; spices, cookware

                          • Cozy, sunny, twin-bed Blue Room, with ocean view.  Can be made into comfy King.

                            Cozy, sunny, twin-bed Blue Room, with ocean view. Can be made into comfy King.

                          $952 - $1,904 per week (USD)
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                          3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

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                          Member since: 2004
                          Speaks: english, Some French, and Sign Language
                          • Calendar last updated: 09/16/2014
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