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Last updated: 06/04/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Located in Manset, 2 miles south of Southwest Harbor, this classic New England farmhouse has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, living room, kitchen, dining room, laundry, back deck and front porch with spectacular views of mountains and harbor. Fully furnished and equipped for your vacation needs. Dining room seats 8. Second floor has two double bedrooms and a queen bedroom that share an ample bathroom with tub/shower combo. Third floor master suite has a king bed, private bath with shower, long stretch of windows looking over the mountains and harbor and small single bed in the annex. 1/2 bath and stackable laundry on the first floor.

Sleeps 8. Portacrib available upon request. Rentals are Sunday to Sunday.

Manset is 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. 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 of Manset.

The Explorer Bus (the local free island shuttle bus) stops nearby from late June to mid-September. There is also seasonal ferry service to the local islands embarking at a dock just down the street (both within walking distance.) There is a nice 2-mile loop walk along the Shore Road from the house and up Alder Lane along Seawall Road. The 2 mile walk into town does not have consistent sidewalks, but is just a 5 minute ride away.

Summer 2013: a new restaurant will open near the town dock -- an easy walk from this house.

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Property Type

  • 3 story
  • Farmhouse

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king

    On the third floor with private bath....moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double

    Second floor. Shares bath with other bedrooms....moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 double

    Second floor, with view of the ocean and shares the bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    This bedroom has access to the bathroom, with view of yard. ...moreless

  • Two of the second floor bedrooms face the ocean and field across the street....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Second floor, shared bath with tub /shower combination.....moreless

  • Bathroom 3: shower

    Third floor bathroom with showerstall....moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet

    First floor1/2 bath with laundry off kitchen....moreless

  • Second floor bathroom has access from the hall and the queen bedroom and serves all 3 bedrooms on this floor....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    Flat screen tv in the living room and master bedroom on the third floor....moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Coin Laundry
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Driveway is shared with cottage in the back of the house....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    stacked washer and dryer in the first floor bathroom....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Electric, ceramic flat top....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Boat:

    Boat rentals are available down the street at Mansell Boat Rentals or Manset Yacht Services....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    On the back side of the house....moreless

  • Golf:

    Nearby is the Causeway Club, a nine-hole public course. Also on the island is Kebo Valley Golf Course (18 holes) in Bar Harbor....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    There are plenty of fresh water and ocean kayak and canoe rentals on the island....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill on back deck....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
July
Jul 4 - Jul 31, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,650
August
Aug 1 - Aug 28, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,800
August/Sept. Week
Aug 29 - Sep 4, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,500
September
Sep 5 - Oct 2, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,350
Late Fall
Oct 3 - Oct 31, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,950

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 8%

Notes:

There is a $500 security deposit.

There is a $100/wk reduction for bookings of 2 weeks or more.

Payment is made by check. One-third is due at time of booking, and remaining two-thirds is due one month before arrival.


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Last updated: 06/04/2015
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Location

14 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bar Harbor
1.8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Sips
4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Swan's Island
2.8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Causeway Club
1.4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Fiddler's Green (seasonal)
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
Sand Beach

Car: Necessary

Located on Mount Desert Island, the home of Acadia National Park, the area is rich with outdoor activities for individuals and families alike.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1985

About the owner: I am retired…Had a wonderful life as a dancer and filmmaker. Performed with several “modern” companies, but primarily Dance Collective in Boston (a company that existed for 30 years!). Was Executive Producer and Director of the WGBH New Television Workshop that produced new video genres – mostly video art, video dance and some music, drama and poetry. (WGBH is PBS station in Boston). My last endeavor was as a founder and co-creator of Art 21. This includes a PBS national prime-time broadcast focusing on contemporary artists and many other projects world-wide and still going strong!. See www.art21.org I am married to Andy Griffiths who is happily still working!! He retired for about a month and then took this job at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor. He is Adminstrative Dean and CFO ( with a brief stint as Interim and 6th President). He is entering his 9th year!

Why the Owner Chose Southwest Harbor:
I love Maine. I went to camp (the Luther Gulick Camps) for 9 years on Sebago Lake in Maine. We think we have the best view of sea and mountains on the island. We have added a guest house and pond to the property. The main house is an old farmhouse built in the early 1800’s (maybe 1825?) and there also is a barn.

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
Top asset is the extraordinary view. Great for morning coffee on the front porch. View from the third floor – eight dormers – is spectacular and you can see the sunrise without getting out of bed! Sunlight in the kitchen in the morning is beautiful. Sunlight from the South and West in the living room from noon to sunset. I love that it is an old house but it has been insulated and has new thermal windows so it is never damp or chilly. It has heat, but it is rarely needed.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • View up Somes Sound from the front porch.

    View up Somes Sound from the front porch.

  • Kitchen entry and place to eat.

    Kitchen entry and place to eat.

  • Kitchen looking east.

    Kitchen looking east.

  • Second floor bathroom with entrance from the hall and the queen bedroom.

    Second floor bathroom with entrance from the hall and the queen bedroom.

  • Living room, looking north.

    Living room, looking north.

  • Living room.

    Living room.

  • Queen bedroom with access to the bathroom.

    Queen bedroom with access to the bathroom.

  • King bedroom with a bank of windows looking up the Sound.

    King bedroom with a bank of windows looking up the Sound.

  • Extra, twin bedroom on the third floor.

    Extra, twin bedroom on the third floor.

  • Third floor bathroom.

    Third floor bathroom.

  • Second floor double bedroom

    Second floor double bedroom

  • Another view

    Another view

  • Backside of the house with deck and grill.

    Backside of the house with deck and grill.

  • Kitchen looking west.

    Kitchen looking west.

  • Dining room which seats 8.

    Dining room which seats 8.

  • Another view of the bathroom.

    Another view of the bathroom.

  • Another view of the living room.

    Another view of the living room.

  • Second floor queen bedroom.

    Second floor queen bedroom.

  • Third floor king bedroom.

    Third floor king bedroom.

  • View from the third floor bedroom.

    View from the third floor bedroom.

  • View from the road

    View from the road

$1,950 - $2,800 per week (USD)
Minimum stay: 1-7 nights
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  • Sleeps
    8
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    1.5
  • Property type
    Farmhouse
Owner
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 06/04/2015
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