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Nepenthe Den is a newly renovated and spacious Farmhouse with water and mountain views conveniently located in the heart of Southwest Harbor. We have thoughtfully tried to provide all the amenities you would have in your own home and want you to feel as comfortable as possible while in ours enjoying your time here. Nepenthe has a fully stocked kitchen with all new stainless steel appliances including a refrigerator, 5 top burner gas range with a convection oven, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, espresso machine, toaster, blender and crock-pot. Seating for 4 at the bar in the kitchen allows you to enjoy your company while cooking or just enjoying a glass of wine. There is also a half bath off the kitchen and a corner computer station for privacy and WiFi. The dinning room has a beautiful floor to ceiling brick fireplace, hardwood floors, and a french door providing access to the very spacious back deck. The dinning room table seats 6 but another table can easily be added to accommodate 4 additional guests or if you prefer separate seating for the kids! The spacious living room is heartwarming with another floor to ceiling pink granite fireplace, hardwood floors and french doors looking out to Norwood Cove and also providing access to the back deck. It is stocked with games, puzzles and a flat screen TV with DVD player. The perfect place to relax after a long day of exploring. The guest bedrooms are provided with extra pillows and blankets and fans for those hot summer nights we occasionally have! The master bedroom is complete with a king size bed, ceiling fan, flat screen TV and a balcony overlooking the mountains, Norwood Cove and yes, every morning, a magnificent sunrise. The master bath has a 4’ corner shower and also an extra deep claw foot bathtub and a 3' granite vanity with plenty of storage. Outside there is a back deck for relaxing, dining and entertaining and a front porch to observe our small town life as we know it. Garage Storage is available for outdoor equipment if needed and any other additional needs or requests can be addressed with the owner & property manager.
The Masters Den is a spacious bedroom with whitewashed pine interior and soft Atlantic blue carpeting. There is a ceiling fan for the occasional hot night and a french door to the balcony with seating for 2. A cozy corner sitting area with a plush lazy boy sofa chair is the perfect place to relax and read or just enjoy the view. A cottage style King size bed with plenty of pillows an plush blankets will definitely make it hard to get out of bed in the morning and tackle another day! Still having plenty of space it is the ideal bedroom for setting up a pack and play for those traveling with young ones.
Nepenthe Nest is furnished with a Queen size bed, 2 nightstands, a full size closet and built in shelves for additional storage.
Bea's Hive has 2 twin beds that can be left separate or joined to make a king for those of you traveling as couples. There are 2 small white bureaus, a sitting bench and a full closet with plenty of room for storage.
2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Guest Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower
Upstairs at the end of the hall adjacent to Nepenthe Nest...moreless
Master Bath: toilet, tub, shower
This bathroom is located in the Masters Den Suite. ...moreless
First Floor 1/2 Bath: toilet
Conveniently located off the kitchen near the main entry....moreless
All Bathrooms have White Tiled floors, Granite Vanities and Brushed Nickel Fixtures.
Masters Den has a 4' corner shower with Rain Shower Head and a Claw Foot Bathtub...moreless
Satellite / Cable
Away From It All
Sports & Activities
Local Services & Businesses
The 'center' of town is less than a 1/2 mile and is approximately a 5 minute walk on a new and nicely paved sidewalk. ...moreless
Golf Course View:
The Causeway club a public golf course on the ocean can be seen across Norwood Cove from the second floor bedrooms and balcony. ...moreless
Mountain views of Beech Hill and Mansell Mountains are visible to the northwest and mountains across Somes Sound such as Parkman, Bald and Sargents are visible to the northeast....moreless
Winter & Early Spring Oct 25 - May 22, 2015 3 night min stay
$150 Fri, Sat, Sun
Late Spring Early Summer May 23 - Jun 20, 2015 3 night min stay
$250 Fri, Sat, Sun
Summer Jun 27 - Sep 5, 2015 7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Fall Sep 12 - Oct 31, 2015 3 night min stay
$300 Fri, Sat, Sun
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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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With Acadia National Park being the main attraction to the area there is an abundance of activities to keep one occupied almost endlessly. The miles of trails for hiking, carriage roads for biking, scenic drives and miles of shoreline to kayak or sail just can't be done in a week or even an entire summer. However if during your stay you do start to feel you've had your fill of the great outdoors, or are maybe just too sore to put one foot in front of the other, there are many other activities to choose from. World famous gardens such as the Azalea, Asticou and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, which is a private garden but can be viewed when scheduled ahead of time, are all worth seeing. There is even a small but very quaint garden, The Charlotte Rhoades Park and Butterfly Garden, just a minutes walk from Nepenthe. Museums, art galleries, fine dining, fun boutiques with work from local artists, wildlife excursions and of course some incredibly fabulous spas to choose from! What would a vacation be without treating yourself to an amazing massage or facial! For the sea fairing lover kayaking to one of the outer islands and enjoying your own private picnic or savoring a sunset sail with one of the local companies in town is a must. If a quiet night is NOT what you had in mind many of the restaurants and bars provide live music and dancing as well.
Venturing off Island, Mount Desert Island that is, to explore some equally beautiful areas such as Baxter State Park which can be done in a day trip or a very long day trip if you plan on hiking the highest peak in Maine Mt. Katahdin! The Eastern most point in the United States, Lubec, and crossing over into New Brunswick and visiting Campobello Island is also only a day trip away.
Although there is never a shortage of sights and activities spring through fall most people don't know the area can be enjoyed year round. Cross country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing and even snowmobiling is allowed on most of the paved park roads. Checking with park headquarters is advised ahead of time but with proper planning a sunset trip up Cadillac via snowmobile, or snowshoeing if you’re into that, can be pretty amazing. Whatever your agenda may be or the time of year you are able to visit this is definitely a place putting at the top of your list and making it happen.
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