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Southwest Harbor farmhouse description

Historic Farm House in the heart of Acadia

This beautiful Maine farmhouse sits grandly on a 1- 1/2 acre lot with chestnut trees and a wild lupine field. Centrally located, only minutes from the mountains of Acadia National Park and the parks ocean trails; Wonderland, Ships Harbor and the Bass Harbor lighthouse.

The two story home has two bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the other with two twin beds.
There are two bathrooms. The master bathroom includes a claw foot tub and separate shower. The first floor has a formal dining room and living room in addition to a large sunny eat in kitchen with sitting area.

The back porch overlooks the lupine field, and greenhouses of a local farmer with picturesque
Sunsets. The property offers plenty of recreational space for touch football, croquet, badminton
or just enjoying the view in this quiet residential area. You can access the ocean side of the park by bicycle, just 3 miles away. Southwest Harbor has two fresh water lakes surrounded by mountains for swimming and boating.

Amenities include a washer, dryer, micro wave, coffee maker,and service for six. There is WiFi
access, television and phone service for local calls only. Towels and linens provided.

The village of Southwest Harbor is 3 miles from the house. There are several excursion boats
and tours that leave out of the harbor. In town you will find bike rentals for touring Acadia's carriage roads, kayak rentals, various restaurants and of course one of the best lobster pounds on the Island. It is a small town but offers everything you might need, there are a few gift shops, galleries and a very nice specialty wine store and market. Throughout the summer a farmers market is held weekly in the village center.

Mount Desert Island hosts many festivals, musical events, even marathons! There are lovely gardens to tour and certainly the focus of this majestic area is Acadia National Park. There are 130 miles of hiking trails and 45 miles of carriage roads which are limited to biking, walking and carriages! The park includes a scenic drive called park loop road and many ranger led programs.

This home provides a comfortable atmosphere to enjoy your vacation in Maine. We are happy to help you plan your vacation and make recommendations for dining, outdoor activities and local events.

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Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 1750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

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

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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          • The home has two second floor bedrooms. One with a queen bed, one with two twin beds. They both open to a connecting shared bathroom....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

            On 2nd floor. Claw foot tub and shower stall....moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            Located on first floor of home...moreless

          • The master bathroom is on the 2nd floor. It has a lovely claw foot tub and separate shower stall. The room is sunny and adjacent to both bedrooms. New sink and shower....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Mount Desert Island is 3/4 park land and the activities and sights are endless. The main entrance to the park is 17 miles from this property, however you are surrounded by park land wherever you go. Within minutes you can be hiking, swimming, fishing, golfing, kayaking, or out on the ocean aboard a friendship sloop. Bar Harbor, the largest town on the island is about 1/2 hour away. Here you will find many tourist attractions. Day trips to surrounding towns such as Blue Hill, Camden , Rockland or Doweast to the Schoodic Peninsula or Roosevelt Campobello International Park are all within reach from MDI. There are several gardens on the island worth touring. In addition to the many outdoor activities there are festivals, concerts, lectures and events throughout the summer. There are many ways to enjoy the ocean surrounding MDI including sailboats, water taxis, nature tours, fishing boats and sea kayaking. Carriage rides through the park are available with advance reservations....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Satellite / Cable

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Rural:

                    Quiet Residential Neighborhood, 3 miles from Park, 3 miles, from town....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Hiking
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Sailing
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    The kitchen includes and island with 3 stools, an antique kitchen table with seating for 4 and sitting area and television. There is also a formal dining room off of the kitchen which seats 6....moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    Towels and bed linens provided....moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    Formal living room. Games, books and puzzles....moreless

                  • Parking:

                    Parking for two cars ...moreless

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine:

                    New Washer ...moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Service for six. Casual dining area and a formal dining room....moreless

                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen:

                    Spacious kitchen sunny kitchen with dining and sitting area....moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven:

                    Electric...moreless

                  • Pantry Items:

                    Some spices and condiments provided...moreless

                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove:

                    Electric...moreless

                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Private and sunny deck with chairs....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Large lawn area, great for outdoor games. ...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill
                   

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                  Location

                  16 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Hancock County - Bar Harbor Airport
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Red Sky, Sips, Claremont Restaurant & Bar
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Causeway Club
                  50 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  95
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Xanthus, Red Sky, Eat a Pita, Sips, Little Knotch
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Eco Lake Beach

                  Car: Recommended

                  Mount Desert Island is 3/4 park land and the activities and sights are endless.

                  The main entrance to the park is 17 miles from this vacation property, however you are surrounded by park land wherever you go. Within minutes you can be hiking, swimming, fishing, golfing, kayaking ...or out on the ocean aboard a friendship sloop.

                  Bar Harbor is the largest town on the island is about 1/2 hour away. Here you will find many restaurants, gift shops and tourist attractions. All whale watching tours leave from this harbor.

                  Day trips to surrounding towns such as Blue Hill, Camden, Rockland or Downeast to Schoodic Peninsula (a quieter less traveled part of Acadia National Park) and Roosevelt Campobello International Park are all within reach from MDI.

                  There are several gardens on the island, The Asticou Azalea Garden, Thuya and the Rockefeller Gardens. Contact the Mount Desert Island Garden Preserve for details.

                  In addition to the many outdoor activities there are festivals, concerts, lectures, and events throughout the summer. Various galleries, theatre and museums. Children enjoy the oceanarium, miniature golf and Sand Beach.

                  There are many ways to enjoy the ocean surrounding Mount Desert Island including water taxis to out- lying islands, fishing boats, sailboats, guided nature tours, and sea kayaking. It is truly a memorable experience to see the island from both land and sea. Carriage rides through the park are available with advance reservations.

                  Bangor international airport is 55 miles or approximately 11/2 hrs away. Hancock County - Bar Harbor Airport is 16 miles away or approximately 1/2 hr. away. Taxi service is available but calling ahead is strongly recommended.

                  The Island explorer is a free island wide bus service, schedules vary according to the season.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1990

                  About the owner: Deer Meadow was my parent's vacation home for 20+ years. It has been passed down to the next generation with many fond memories. The current owner and 6th child in a family of seven spent every summer vacation as a child on Mount Desert Island and moved here permanently 16 years ago leaving an advertising career in NYC for a more natural lifestyle in Maine. Upon moving to Maine she worked as the assistant manager at the Historic Claremont Hotel in Southwest Harbor for 12 years and now spends summers gardening.

                  Why the Owner Chose Southwest Harbor:
                  Southwest Harbor retains the qualities of a small New England Town and offers peace and quiet with easy access to land and sea. With a love for sailing and hiking, Southwest Harbor offers peace and quiet and easy access to these activities and many others throughout the seasons.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
                  This home is situated in a quiet residential area, but close to town. There is a simple elegance to the home which is welcoming to families and friends. The property offers enough space for privacy and nice leans for outdoor games, picnics and a back porch for coffee with a sunrise or a toast to sunset.


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                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Deer Meadow Farm House

                    Deer Meadow Farm House

                  • Dining area in kitchen

                    Dining area in kitchen

                  • Formal Dining Rom

                    Formal Dining Rom

                  • Living Room

                    Living Room

                  • Hallway

                    Hallway

                  • Second floor Queen bedroom.

                    Second floor Queen bedroom.

                  • Queen Bed room

                    Queen Bed room

                  • Twin bedroom

                    Twin bedroom

                  • Second floor Bathroom, includes a claw foot tub, sink and shower stall.

                    Second floor Bathroom, includes a claw foot tub, sink and shower stall.

                  • Garden flower

                    Garden flower

                  • Wonderland Cove, 3 miles from home.

                    Wonderland Cove, 3 miles from home.

                  • Deer Meadow Farm House winter view

                    Deer Meadow Farm House winter view

                  • Sunny Kitchen, with attached seating area for dining.

                    Sunny Kitchen, with attached seating area for dining.

                  • Kitchen Sitting Area

                    Kitchen Sitting Area

                  • Formal Dining Room

                    Formal Dining Room

                  • Living Room

                    Living Room

                  • Laundry Room with new washer and dryer, small bathroom attached.

                    Laundry Room with new washer and dryer, small bathroom attached.

                  • Queen bed room

                    Queen bed room

                  • Twin bed room

                    Twin bed room

                  • Twin bedroom

                    Twin bedroom

                  • second floor bathroom, includes a claw foot tub and shower stall.

                    second floor bathroom, includes a claw foot tub and shower stall.

                  • Seawall beach, 3 miles from house

                    Seawall beach, 3 miles from house

                  • Southwest Harbor

                    Southwest Harbor

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                  Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

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                  Speaks: english
                  • Calendar last updated: 09/18/2014
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