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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Southwest Harbor house description
Welcome to Dockside. This unique and picturesque coastal cottage in Southwest Harbor, Maine overlooks one of the most gorgeous harbors in the area. In Southwest Harbor you can enjoy a mix of the working waterfront plus pleasure boating. Dockside has appeal to writers and artists. based on an island that they saw from their front porch. There are wonderful restaurants, choices, or simply stroll to the Lobster Dock to pick out your own lobster, and enjoy a private dinner at home, by the warmth of the fireplace.
Southwest Harbor has an active marine industry base of boat builders, marinas, and lobster boats.
Dockside watches all of this from it’s peaceful perch. It is the Real Maine...Simple! “The way Life Should Be!”
Allows Pets: Yes
- 2400 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered
- Children Welcome
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Events Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Child's Highchair
- Pantry Items
- Ice Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Hair Dryer
- Living Room seats 6
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Lawn / Garden
- Kayak / Canoe
- Outdoor Grill
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
Location & View
- Mountain Climbing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Miniature Golf
- Medical Services
- Mountain Biking
- Water Parks
- Botanical Garden
- Bird Watching
- Whale Watching
- Dockside is on one of Maine's few true working waterfronts. Many of our guest enjoy fishing off from the dock, and talking with real lobstermen! Some of the guest have even gone out lobstering! We have a lot of nature's creatures, deer often walk through the lawn, plus we have eagles and osprees flying with the sea gulls and ravens overhead. And, we can't forget the seals and dolphins that live in our harbor. If you like this sort of entertainment, than you'll love Dockside!...moreless
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My family gathered here and it was perfect. Big table in the kitchen to gather around - or the fireplace in the living room. The kitchen has everything you might need for cooking and serving. The house feels like a family cottage rather than a rental. Cosy, comfortable and well supplied. Location is great with harbor activity to watch and an easy walk into SW village. And right next door a lobster pound with great prices - we got lobsters for 7 for $33. Margery is very nice and helpful. Would definitely rent this place again.
- Guest Elisabeth (New Gloucester ME)
- Date of stay 09/20/13
- Review Submitted 09/27/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, girls getaway.
Owner response: Your family was a true treat ! I'm happy that everything worked well for your occasion; please come again soon.
Best gem on MDI
Best gem on MDI
We've rented a lot of houses over the years in many parts of the world and this is at the top of my list. The location is perfect. Personally, I find Bar Harbor overrated. There is amazing hiking, scenery, swimming and dining on the quite side. When we did venture to the other side, it was all about 20-25 minutes away. The house was the perfect set up for a family with kids. Our girls loved their room that came stocked with toys. The owner came over one day to give us some tips on local activities that were great and not in a single book. We had a great time, thank you!
- Guest Matt G.
- Date of stay 08/27/13
- Review Submitted 09/03/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway.
Roomy, great harbor view and seaboard charm
Roomy, great harbor view and seaboard charm
The rental was clean and well appointed from linens to appliances. Bedrooms are large and comfortable and the master has the harbor view same as the deck and living room. The family room has large comfortable leather chairs and sofas - perfect for reading a book or surfing the web with the included Wiifi. There are two bathrooms which is a MUST for my family (with two princesses). The Southwest Harbor lobster pound is a short short walk and we enjoyed $3.95/lb soft shell lobster fresh from the traps - beats any lobster in the midwest! Southwest Harbor is on the quiet side of the island and is very peaceful with a quaint downtown. The hustle and bustle of Bar Harbor and the park loop entrance is a short 25 minute drive. I prefer to live in peace and drive to the action as opposed to living in it! The park extends into this area however and there are some fantastic hiking trails just minutes away and you will never see more than a couple of people on them. Included with the rental are two, 2-person sea kayaks which made for an interesting day trip in Somes Sound. The owners took my family on a cruise of Somes Sound on one of their many boats. Plenty of stories about the four sailing trips to the Bahamas that they have taken and a lot of pointing out scenery and landmarks. Plus, Margery told us of a secluded beach known only to the locals where you could beachcomb for sand dollars and pull mussels off the rocks at low tide. They were delicious and we found a number of pearls in the mussels which was just bonus for my daughters. I can't guarantee that they would take other renters out for a cruise but it worked out for us. I have never had a rental with the owners making such a personal effort to see that we had a good time. K & M - thank you for a great time and I'd love to come back and go out to the Cranberry Islands with you. The price was very reasonable. The only improvements that I could recommend is to put screens in every window to get more of the Maine breezes.
- Guest K L.
- Date of stay 07/13/13
- Review Submitted 07/23/13
Owner response: We enjoyed haveing you and your family as our guest. It is always our privilege to take guest out in one of our boats. I was born on this Island, and love to share all of our quiet places that aren't on any maps. I want them to experience this area, like it use to be.
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Jun 7 - Sep 27, 2014
7 night min stay
Sep 28 - Oct 25, 2014
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Deposit of $1000. Per week down; the remainder due upon arrival.
- Tax Rate 8%
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- Nearest Airport: Bar Harbor Airport at 20 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Upper town dock, lower town dock at 0.02 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: 95 Bangor, Maine at 45 Miles
- Nearest Beach: On the ocean at Southwest Harbor
- Nearest Barpub: Clark Point rd at 0.05 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Causeway Golf at 1.2 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Clark Point Rd at 0.5 Miles
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Front living room
Downstairs queen bedroom
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