Peaceful Retreat Bordering Acadia National Park - Family Friendly!
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Southwest Harbor house description
This is the second summer that Carroll Farm Cottage is on the rental market. The 3000 sq ft house is in an excellent location - tucked in the woods on 12 acres of land that abuts Acadia National Park and the historic Carroll Farm Homestead. Very private setting ( deer siting are not uncommon here) but easily accessible to town, the harbor and many great hikes.
The house is only one mile outside of town and close to many trails and attractions. It is a 5 minute trail walk to the historic Carroll Farm Homestead (part of Acadia). The old Doll trail is walking access to Fernald point road which is where the Causeway golf course is located as well as the trailheads for Flying Mountain and Valley Peak. Flying Mountain is a family friendly hike with breathtaking views of the islands. Valley Cove is a stunning, cliff-lined cove, accessible down a stroller friendly fire road. Town can be reached either by a peaceful 2.5 mile walk over the mill dam, with gorgeous views of the harbor or a quick 1 mile drive down the main road. The town of Southwest Harbor has shops, restaurants, a playground and of course the harbor, where there are numerous tour boat and sailing opportunities. The grocery store is .5 miles away and the ‘Top of the Hill Restaurant’ is at the head of the road as is the Island Explorer bus stop (a 2 minute walk).
The house itself is a 3 bedroom,2 ½ baths with a good sized yard, two porches, and a swing set. Upstairs has two bedrooms, each with a skylight and big window looking out into the woods. One has two twin beds and the other has a full sized bed. Upstairs there is also a full bath with skylight and tub and shower. Also upstairs is a study/sitting area with desk and bookshelves.
Downstairs is a large master bedroom with a private outside access door, a queen size bed and private full bathroom with a shower. There is a living room with a baby grand piano, a dining room (seats 6-8) and game/tv area. Also downstairs is a half bathroom with stacked washer and dryer. The fully equipped kitchen has a breakfast nook that seats 4. The kitchen has all the usual appliances plus a microwave, coffee pot, toaster, food processor, blender and a grill on the porch attached to the kitchen.
The house has satellite TV, wireless internet, DVD player, stereo system, games, books, toys and more. There is a yard and swing set and fire ring for toasting marshmellows and singing songs.
The Island Explorer bus stops at the head of the road.
This is the second time it is on the market as a rental property.
- 3000 sq. ft.
- 3 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Pets Considered
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Pantry Items:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Hair Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Towels Provided
- Linens Provided
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Lawn / Garden
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Away From It All
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Mountain Climbing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Mountain Biking
- Basketball Court
- Rock Climbing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Winery Tours
- Water Parks
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Botanical Garden
- Recreation Center
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Live Theater
- Scenic Drives
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
- Carroll Farm Cottage is on quiet-side of Mount Desert Island. Hiking, biking, sailing and shopping are all right here. The property abuts Acadia National Park and is in walking distance to hiking trails, the golf course and the quaint town of Southwest Harbor. The historic Carroll Farm Homestead is a 5 minute walk through the woods. The trailhead for the Flying Mountain trail, a family friendly hike with gorgeous views of the islands, is less than a mile walk from the front door....moreless
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PerfectGuest comment entered by owner
Thanks so much for sharing your lovely home! The location was perfect for our multi-generational group; we loved the peace and quiet for family time after a hectic day of sight-seeing. And we even appreciated the couple of days of rain that kept us inside with coffee and board games!
- Guest Ann and David
- Date of stay 08/03/13
- Review Submitted 11/25/13
Wow! What a wonderful week!Guest comment entered by owner
Wow! What a wonderful week!
Carroll Cottage was fabulous and had everything we needed for our stay. The house is wonderful and we felt so at home. We had a GREAT time exploring Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park. The binder of information provided at the house was a great help. The rental process was so smooth. We definitely recommend this home to others and will stay here again if we make it back to Maine.
- Guest Brian and Betsy
- Date of stay 07/27/13
- Review Submitted 11/25/13
Wonderful Vacation Spot for Active Families!
Wonderful Vacation Spot for Active Families!
My family and I had an amazing vacation visiting Acadia National park, and this home was the perfect place to call 'home' while we were there. My husband loved cooking lobster in the well stocked kitchen, my children loved playing on the play-set and in the yard, and I loved the quiet. Two bedrooms upstairs and one on the main level provided my husband and I some privacy from the kids, the books books books that were everywhere provided hours of entertainment and bedtime stories and the back porch was a wonderful place to sit and enjoy our coffee in the mornings and wine in the evenings. This house had it all. Thank you for a vacation I will remember fondly.
- Guest Allison J.
- Date of stay 08/21/13
- Review Submitted 10/22/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, romantic getaway.
$1900 per week(Sunday to Sunday) plus 7% Maine state sales tax $100 per week pet fee
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- Nearest Airport: Bar Harbor Airport at 12 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Cranberry Island Ferry at 1.5 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Echo Lake Beach at 0.2 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Top of the Hill at 0.3 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Causeway Golf Course at 1 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Top of the Hill at 0.3 Miles
Year Purchased: 2002
About the owner: We started building Carroll Farm Cottage together, by hand, just before our eldest child was born. It started with Sig cutting the trees down to make the long driveway and the building site. He cut tree by tree with his chain saw, limbed each one and stacked the logs in a pile. At the time I was going to graduate school an hour away and each day I would come home to see that he would be a little farther along. Next a portable saw mill was used to mill the logs into rough cut lumber, it was this wood that we used to build the original house. By the time we were ready to put on the roof trusses, our son, Axel, was born. Progress slowed but he quickly became a good helper and would sit and play with us outside while we attempted to work. And Slowly, very slowly we finished the house. :) Thanksgiving 2006 we finally moved into our home with our 3 year old son and not yet one year old daughter. We love living here, surrounded by woods and privacy but close to the wonderful town of Southwest Harbor. Two years ago we put an addition on the house so that Sig could have a home office for his engineering design work and we would have an extra room for one of our parents if need be. In addition to working as a hardware design engineer, Sig plays in a local band and has his boat captains license. Anna is also an engineer and teaches physics and sustainable energy at the local college. Axel is 9 and Janey is 6 and both love to play in the woods, walk to the Carroll Homestead, hike, build forts and sail.
Why the Owner Chose Southwest Harbor:
We fell in love with this land because of its natural beauty, the peacefulness here, its great location and rich history. It was once owned by a descendant of the Carroll family, for whom our 14 year old golden retriever is named after. The Carroll family lived in the Carroll Farm Homestead in the 1800's. It is now part of Acadia National Park and opened to the public in the summer to learn about that part of island history. Carroll Farm Cottage is in an excellent location tucked in the woods on 12 acres of land that abuts Acadia National Park and the Carroll Farm Homestead. From our house, it is just a short walk through the woods to the Carroll Farm Homestead. Although it is in a very private setting, the house is easily accessible to town, the harbor and many great hikes. A walk down the dole trail puts you on on Fernald Point Road which has the Causeway Golf Course on one end and the trail heads for Flying Mountain and Valley Cove on the other. Flying Mountain is a family friendly hike with breathtaking views of the islands. Valley Cove is a stunning, cliff lined cove, accessible down a bike and stroller friendly fire road. Carroll Farm Cottage is located on Carroll Hill Road. At the head of the road is an Island Explorer bus stop as well as 'Top of the Hill' Restaurant. It is a 2.5 mile peaceful walk into town down the dole trail and over the mill dam, with gorgeous views of the harbor or a short 1 mile drive down the main road. The town of Southwest Harbor has shops, restaurants, a playground and of course the harbor, where there are numerous tour boat and sailing opportunities.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Kids love playing in the woods, building fairy houses and forts. It is paradise for dogs who like to run. Star Gazing and listening to the many sounds of the woods while sitting on the porch is just about as relaxing as you can get.
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Front Door from kitchen view
View from top of Flying Mountain .....more pictures to come
First floor: Master Bedroom with private bath and entrance
Downstairs Bathroom washer and dryer
Upstairs: Bedroom 1: Full bed
upstairs bedroom with twin beds
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Date last modified - Monday, November 04, 2013
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