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Nepenthe Den in the Heart of Town & Acadia at Your Doorstep

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Last updated: 12/08/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Southwest Harbor house description

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. course a dishwasher. 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.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Masters Den: 1 king


          • Nepenthe Nest: 1 queen


          • Bea's Hive: 2 twin/ single


          • 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. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 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


          • Books
          • DVD Player
          • Games
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Television


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


          • Churches
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Marina
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Recreation Center
          • Restaurants
          • Winery Tours

          Local Services & Businesses

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

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Boating
          • Horseback Riding
          • Miniature Golf
          • Paddle Boating
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Whale Watching
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

          • 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 View:

            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

          • Ocean View:

            Seasonal views of Norwood Cove ...moreless

          • Village:

            In the heart of Southwest Harbor and walking distance to all town amenities....moreless

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Basketball Court
          • Cross Country Skiing
          • Cycling
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Kayaking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Mountain Climbing
          • Rock Climbing
          • Roller Blading
          • Sailing
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Skiing
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Sound/Bay Fishing
          • Swimming
          • Tennis
          • Wind-Surfing


          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 6 people


          • Clothes Dryer
          • Fireplace
          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating
          • Internet
          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided
          • Living Room
          • Parking
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine


          • Coffee Maker
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Oven
          • Pantry Items
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Toaster


          • Balcony
          • Bicycles:

            2 bikes available for in town use....moreless

          • Deck / Patio
          • Lawn / Garden
          • Outdoor Grill


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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Off Season
          Oct 25 - May 23, 2015
          7 night min stay
          Fri, Sat

          Changeover Day: Saturday

          Spring/ Early Summer
          May 30 - Jun 20, 2015
          7 night min stay


          Changeover Day: Saturday

          Jun 27 - Sep 5, 2015
          7 night min stay


          Changeover Day: Saturday

          Late Summer/ Fall
          Sep 12 - Oct 31, 2015
          7 night min stay


          Changeover Day: Saturday

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees and Rental Conditions:

          • Property Damage Protection $49
          • Cleaning Fee $100
          • Tax Rate 8%

          Cancellation policy:

          100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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          Last updated: 12/08/2014
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          12 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          0.4 Miles
          Nearest Barpub
          0.5 Miles
          Nearest Ferry
          Cranberry Cove Ferry
          0.5 Miles
          Nearest Golf
          The Causeway Club
          18 Miles
          Nearest Train
          Downeast Scenic Railway
          45 Miles
          Nearest Motorway
          0.4 Miles
          Nearest Restaurant
          2 Miles
          Nearest Beach
          Sand Beach at Echo Lake

          Car: Not Necessary

          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.

          For more information on Acadia National Park please visit

          For more information on the town of Southwest Harbor please visit


          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 2014

          Contact us

          Speaks: english


          • Nepenthe Den

            Nepenthe Den

          • Exterior View of Nepenthe from the backyard

            Exterior View of Nepenthe from the backyard

          • View from main entrance looking toward the kitchen

            View from main entrance looking toward the kitchen

          • Kitchen


          • Downstairs 1/2 Bath & 
Computer Nook

            Downstairs 1/2 Bath & Computer Nook

          • View into Dinning Room & Stairway

            View into Dinning Room & Stairway

          • Dinning Room

            Dinning Room

          • Living Room & Fireplace

            Living Room & Fireplace

          • Upstairs Bathroom

            Upstairs Bathroom

          • Upstairs Foyer

            Upstairs Foyer

          • Master's Den

            Master's Den

          • Master Bath

            Master Bath

          • Nepenthe's Front Exterior

            Nepenthe's Front Exterior

          • Main foyer

            Main foyer

          • 4 Top Bar seating looking into the kitchen

            4 Top Bar seating looking into the kitchen

          • Kitchen


          • View from stairs looking at main foyer and kitchen

            View from stairs looking at main foyer and kitchen

          • Dinning Room

            Dinning Room

          • Living Room

            Living Room

          • Upstairs Bathroom

            Upstairs Bathroom

          • Holly's Hollow

            Holly's Hollow

          • Bea's Hive

            Bea's Hive

          • Master's Den

            Master's Den

          • Master Bath

            Master Bath

          VRBO #556076

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          This listing was first published here in 2014.

          Date last modified - Saturday, December 20, 2014

          $1,000 - $2,000 per week (USD)

          3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
          Sleeps 6

          View calendar: Updated 12/08/14
          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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          Speaks: english
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