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Last updated: 05/11/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Southwest Harbor farmhouse 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.

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • Farmhouse

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25...moreless

          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

          • Satellite / Cable
          • Television:

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

          • DVD Player
          • Books

          Theme

          • Romantic
          • Family
          • Sports & Activities

          Attractions

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

          Leisure Activities

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

          local services and businesses

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

          Location Type

          • Mountain
          • Near The Ocean
          • Village

          sports and adventure activities

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

          Arrival Day

              • Sunday

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 8 people

                  General

                  • Washing Machine:

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

                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Parking:

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

                  • Garage
                  • Telephone
                  • Heating
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Internet
                  • Towels Provided

                  Kitchen

                  • Dishwasher
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove:

                    Electric, ceramic flat top....moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Coffee Maker

                  Outside

                  • 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

                  • Boat:

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

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Gas grill on back deck....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Deck / Patio:

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

                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  August
                  Aug 3 - Aug 30, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,700
                  September
                  Aug 31 - Sep 27, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,300
                  October
                  Sep 28 - Nov 1, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,900

                  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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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 05/11/2014
                  Check availability
                  23 Available
                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
                  23 Selected dates
                   

                  Location

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

                  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.


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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

                  $1,900 - $2,700 per week (USD)
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                  4 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

                  View calendar: Updated 05/11/14
                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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