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Aleria Cottage, 1901 Classic House, Right Off Ocean, Walk to Town

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Last updated: 12/06/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Southwest Harbor house description

1901 winterized stone cottage with great character located in one of the most desirable neighborhoods. Sits on 1.5 acres and has ocean view and minutes walk to Southwest Harbor as well as in the heart of Acadia National Park for endless activities. 6 bed rooms, 3 floors, large front and back porches, substantial gardens where fresh cut flowers can be had (newly upgraded), large yard to play in, full complement of modern amenities. Full time caretaker nearby/on call.

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Bedroom 2

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              • Bedroom 3

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              • Bedroom 4

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              • Bedroom 5

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              • Bedroom 6

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              • King size beds (1) Master bedroom on second floor with its bathroom., Queen size Beds (1) Two bedrooms on the second floor have queen beds., Twin or Single Beds (1) One bedroom on the second floor has two singles. There are two bedrooms on the 3rd floor and each has two singles....moreless

              Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable:

                Direct TV satellite TV...moreless

              • Stereo
              • Television:

                One large screen TV in the sun porch and one smaller TV upstairs in master bedroom....moreless

              • VCR
              • Video Library:

                There is DVD and VHS player. Some DVDs and videos are there to choose from....moreless

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Ocean View

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Sailing
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Water Tubing

                  Dining

                      • Dining Area

                      General

                      • Gas Fireplace:

                        In sun room is a gas heater....moreless

                      • Linens Provided:

                        Bed sheets, towels, etc....moreless

                      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                      • Telephone

                      Kitchen

                      • Catering Available:

                        There are services where you can get a cook to come to the house and make meals....moreless

                      • Cooking Utensils:

                        Fully stocked with pots, pans, utensils, etc....moreless

                      • Kitchen:

                        Full modern amenities: two ovens, 5 burner stove, warming drawer, dish washer, island for prep, disposal, microwave, kitchen aid stand up mixer, cuisinart, etc. Fully stock with cooking gear....moreless

                      • Microwave
                      • Refrigerator:

                        Refrigerator/freezer with ice maker....moreless

                      Outside

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Front porch and a back porch off the kitchen for eating, entertaining or hanging....moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      April/May
                      Apr 1 - May 31, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,500
                      June
                      Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,800
                      July
                      Jul 1 - Jul 31, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $3,500
                      August
                      Aug 1 - Aug 31, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $3,800
                      September
                      Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,600
                      October
                      Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2015
                      7 night min stay
                      $2,400

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      Please email desired dates. Generally available May, June, July, August, September and October. We require a minimum week stay.

                      Our rates for 2015 are:

                      April/May $2500

                      June $2800

                      July $3500

                      August $3800

                      September $2600

                      October $2400

                      Cleaning fee of $250 is added

                      Maine state tax 7%


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                      Location

                      15 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Bar Harbor
                      0.3 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Southwest Harbor (ferry to Cranberry Island, etc)

                      Located in the heart of Acadia National Park where there are countless mountains to hike, lakes to swim in, and famous hiking and carriage trails to hike or mountain bike. 10 minutes walk to quaint Southwest Harbor for refined cuisine dining, shops, groceries (including a super characterful general store with high end food offerings), hardware store, bakery, drug store, ice cream, fun shops, etc. etc. are located. Mount Desert is also known for being a noted capital of world class sailing so much so that the famous Hinckley sail boats and and Morris yachts are made on the island. Surrounding Mount Desert (which has the only natural fjord in North America piercing the middle of the island) are several smaller islands which are easily accessable by boat and regularly scheduled water taxis. Boating is amazing. Must islands like Little Cranberry (terrific art galleries, on-dock restaurant, etc.), Big Cranberry (walking/biking), Bakers (light house, hike across to the 'dancing rocks' shore with giant pink granite rocks), etc. are all within reach. Hiking is also world class with phenomenal views from mountains (Flying Moutain, Valley Peak, Acadia, Western/Mansell, etc. on this side of the island and 15-30 minute easy drive to other side of the island for mountains such as Sergeants, Norumbega, Cadillac, Champlain, etc....search Acadia National Park for more detail) and multiple lakes to swim in (Long Pond and Echo Lake are 10 minutes or less by car and try jumping off the Echo Lake Bluffs which is across the street from entrance to Acadia mountain trail). A fresh-off-the-boat lobster pound is in walking distance by 10 minutes. You can also walk directly out of the driveway down to the beach and walk along it for a taste of the well known rocky Maine coast. If you are a garden lover, you need to see Thulya Garden (Northeast...reachable by boat or by car) or the Rockefeller Gardens. Dining on the island will please even the most discriminating taste (seriously...) and in walking distance are very refined restaurants like Red Sky or Fiddler on the Green. Go to Bar Harbor by car which is 20 minutes or by a free bus (leaves every 45 mins or so...teenagers can go on their own its that easy). There are plenty of restaurants (Havanna is very good) and ice cream at Ben & Bills is memorable. Tons of shops in Bar Harbor, too. Another thought is to walk to the famous turn-of-the-century characterful hotel The Claremont (10 mins walk) and have a drink on their cool bar on the dock, play croquet on their lawn, dine on the their porch, etc. Also 10 mins walk is the Causeway Club. They have a 9 hole links course (allows for public to play) and tennis, both of which are right along the water (Somes Sound). More challenging golf is at 18 hole Kebo which is a 20 min drive toward Bar Harbor. Mountain bike along the carriage trails and try going over toward Jordan Pond where you can find endless trails and end up at Jordan Pond House for lunch or the famous popovers and tea in a setting that will blow your mind. You won't get through all a list of 'must sees' in a week as there are so many. Trust me, you will sleep well at night.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2011

                      About the owner: We have roots in Philadelphia, live in CT, and work in NYC. With our three children, we spend a chunk of each summer in Maine.

                      Why the Owner Chose Southwest Harbor:
                      Our family built this house in 1901 as well as the surrounding houses and were pioneers from Philadelphia in creating the summer colony on Mt. Desert sometimes called 'Philadelphia on the Rocks'. Mt. Desert is an amazing island that has such a diverse number of memorable activities. We haven't missed a summer here and for good reason.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      This is a spacious, light, characterful home which was built for comfort and long summer stays. The property (contiguous to other family houses), location, and personal connection drew us to acquire it.


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                      Speaks: english
                       

                      Photos

                      • Front of the house.

                        Front of the house.

                      • Sun porch with gas heater and big screen TV (DirecTV, DVD).

                        Sun porch with gas heater and big screen TV (DirecTV, DVD).

                      • Another view of living room looking towards front door.

                        Another view of living room looking towards front door.

                      • Kitchen fully stocked, modern amenities, breakfast table.

                        Kitchen fully stocked, modern amenities, breakfast table.

                      • Second floor bedroom. 2 doubles.

                        Second floor bedroom. 2 doubles.

                      • 3rd Floor bedroom with ensuite adjoining bathroom to other bedroom on that floor

                        3rd Floor bedroom with ensuite adjoining bathroom to other bedroom on that floor

                      • King Master Bedroom (2nd Floor)

                        King Master Bedroom (2nd Floor)

                      • Front porch with wicher furniture. There is a also a large deck on the back.

                        Front porch with wicher furniture. There is a also a large deck on the back.

                      • Living room with wood burning fireplace.

                        Living room with wood burning fireplace.

                      • Dining room.

                        Dining room.

                      • Second floor bedroom. Queen. Has its own bathroom.

                        Second floor bedroom. Queen. Has its own bathroom.

                      • One of two third floor bedrooms. Ensuite shared bathroom.

                        One of two third floor bedrooms. Ensuite shared bathroom.

                      • Queen Guest Bedroom (2nd Floor)

                        Queen Guest Bedroom (2nd Floor)

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                      This listing was first published here in 2012.

                      Date last modified - Thursday, December 25, 2014

                      $2,500 - $16,800 per week (USD)
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                      6 Bedroom / 4.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 10

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                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                      Southwest Harbor #430089

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