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Southwest Harbor Gateway to Acadia National Park: Tranquil & Spacious

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Last updated: 06/03/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Southwest Harbor house description

A newly remodeled multi-level family retreat with all the comforts of home located on the outskirts of downtown Southwest Harbor (less than 1 mile) with close proximity to the Seawall entrance to Acadia National Park. The harbor is a block away at the end of the street, and the Town Dock is just around the corner. Spacious living room, deck and back yard with wooded and pasture views. The deck is fully equipped (new Weber gas grill, dining table and umbrella, Adirondack chairs), and the back yard has a custom stone fire pit and picnic table to host your family campfire circles, storytelling and feasts of s’mores.

Explore quiet side trails on foot and bike and visit Echo Lake and Long Pond on warm days to swim or kayak. Hop on a national park shuttle within walking distance of our home that will take you to other spots within Acadia National Park (Cadillac Mountain, the famous carriage roads, the Jordan Pond House and more), as well as Bar Harbor and across the island. A great range of eateries are nearby from family style to bistro, a few within walking distance of our home and others in quaint downtown Southwest Harbor.

Our home includes a master bedroom with custom bath; two second floor guest bedrooms with one queen, and two twins; and a second floor den with new queen futon that folds out easily. A first floor sitting room is just off the kitchen includes a brand new fold out queen sofa for extra guests, doubling as a comfortable guest room. Spacious fully equipped kitchen and a dining room table that can expand to seat 10 comfortably with counter space for 2-3 more. Large family and living room connected to dining area with flat screen TV and new leather couches make this comfy for a large group.

The main house has two full bathrooms upstairs all recently remodeled and a first floor bathroom with spacious walk in stone shower.

An additional highlight of our home is a separate one bedroom apartment accessible by an indoor breezeway that provides a private retreat from the main house. It includes one queen bed in the bedroom and a fold out couch that can sleep two in the living room, plus a dining nook, separate apartment-sized kitchen and bathroom with shower.

The house includes Wi-Fi and cable, laundry, a ping pong table and two bicycles for guest use as well as lobster pots and all the right tools to enjoy this Maine delicacy.

Responsive, friendly, superb local caretaker nearby!

Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 8-12

          • Master Bedroom: 1 king

            Adjoining master bath and walk in closet; A/C...moreless

          • Guest : 1 queen


          • Guest : 2 twin/ single


          • Apartment: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Futon (queen) in living room. ...moreless

          • Sitting first floor main house: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Off kitchen w/ access to first floor walk in shower...moreless

          • Den second floor maine house: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Closet and TV in room...moreless

          • Main house sleeps 8 comfortably with 3 bedrooms and 2 additional private sitting rooms/dens with futons. The apartment has one private bedroom and a full futon in living room accommodating 3-4 guests. Three bedrooms in main house have A/C. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

          • Master: tub, shower, toilet

            Custom stone shower...moreless

          • Guest second floor: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Newly remodeled...moreless

          • Guest first floor: toilet, shower

            Large stone walk in shower; brand new...moreless

          • Apartment: toilet, shower

            Shower stall...moreless

          • Four full bathrooms with three in main house and one in separate apartment. Full bath on first floor with easy access from first floor sitting/guest room and kitchen/living area. ...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            Table seats 10 plus 2 additional at counter. Outdoor dining table seats up to 8. ...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Includes large lobster pots...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Main house...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 10 people


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

          Other Amenities

              • Large backyard with views of pasture and woodlands. One mile to downtown Southwest Harbor. Less than 1/4 mile to water views and 1/2 mile to town dock with ferry access to Cranberry Islands....moreless


              • Satellite / Cable:

                Cable TV in two rooms in main house and in apartment....moreless

              • Games:

                Miscellaneous family games and puzzles...moreless

              • Music Library:

                Sampling of CDs...moreless

              • Stereo
              • Ping Pong Table


              • Internet
              • Telephone

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                Dining table and Adirondack chairs...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Large capacity new weber gas grill...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Picnic table and campfire circle...moreless

              • Bicycles


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

              Location & View

                  • Village:

                    One mile from downtown Southwest Harbor...moreless


                  • Churches
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Cycling
                  • Swimming
                  • Sailing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Golf
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Medical Services
                  • Laundromat
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Shopping
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Walking
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Restaurants
                  • Marina
                  • Library
                  • Hiking
                  • Fishing


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                  from 2 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Jun 28 - Aug 30, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  Aug 31 - Nov 1, 2014
                  7 night min stay


                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Tax Rate 8%


                  Rental agreement required. Damage deposit of $500 to be paid at booking. Refundable within 30 days of check out. Check in at 4:00 pm. Check out at 10:00 a.m.

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                  Last updated: 06/03/2014
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                  22 Today
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                  Car: Necessary

                  Located on the quiet side of Mount Desert Island, gateway to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor.


                  Manager info

                  Year Purchased: 2010

                  About: My husband and I met at the University of Maine having grown up on the east coast. Now in California where we have lived for 27 years we return to Maine and Acadia National Park frequently to hike, kayak, rekindle and build new friendships, and enjoy the special small town life.

                  Why Southwest Harbor:
                  On the quiet side of Mount Desert Island you can escape from the hustle and bustle, while having the shore, harbor, downtown, trails, and lakes close at hand for your adventures all within a few miles of our home (Harbor and ferry to Cranberry Islands, restaurants , coastline and picnicking at Seawall, lobster pounds, Echo Lake and more).

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Tranquil and spacious; newly remodeled and furnished!Spacious for a family get together or other large group! Large front and backyards with lawn, campfire circle and picnic table. Wooded pasture views from back deck! Responsive, friendly, superb local caretaker!

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                  Speaks: english



                  • Southwest Harbor

                    Southwest Harbor

                  • Pastoral view from back deck off kitchen

                    Pastoral view from back deck off kitchen

                  • Kitchen


                  • Living Room

                    Living Room

                  • Master Bath

                    Master Bath

                  • Master Bath

                    Master Bath

                  • Guest/kid's room second floor

                    Guest/kid's room second floor

                  • Den/guest room second floor

                    Den/guest room second floor

                  • Bathroom first floor

                    Bathroom first floor

                  • Jordan Pond at Acadia National Park

                    Jordan Pond at Acadia National Park

                  • Apartment Living Room/futon

                    Apartment Living Room/futon

                  • Apartment dining nook

                    Apartment dining nook

                  • Maine Home!

                    Maine Home!

                  • Dining and family room with deck

                    Dining and family room with deck

                  • Family room

                    Family room

                  • Master bedroom with walk in closet and private bath...all new!

                    Master bedroom with walk in closet and private bath...all new!

                  • Master Bath

                    Master Bath

                  • Guest room second floor

                    Guest room second floor

                  • Guest bathroom second floor

                    Guest bathroom second floor

                  • First floor sitting room with sofa bed

                    First floor sitting room with sofa bed

                  • Acadia shoreline off Park Loop Road near Bar Harbor

                    Acadia shoreline off Park Loop Road near Bar Harbor

                  • Long Pond kayaking

                    Long Pond kayaking

                  • Apartment kitchen

                    Apartment kitchen

                  • Apartment bedroom

                    Apartment bedroom

                  VRBO #567968

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                  This listing was first published here in 2014.

                  Date last modified - Monday, April 28, 2014

                  $1,900 - $2,700 per week (USD)

                  4 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 12

                  View calendar: Updated 06/03/14
                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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