Spectacular Water & Mountain Views

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Last updated: 10/02/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Rent our comfortable and spacious home, located on the Shore Road between the Hinckley and Manset Town docks. Perched atop a former warehouse, it is surrounded by a huge deck, and affords spectacular views of Southwest Harbor and the mountains of Acadia National Park.

The open kitchen/dining/living room area features picture windows and a massive hearth of local stone. Convenient to Acadia National Park, hiking, biking, kayaking, free island shuttle bus and all MDI attractions.

Things to do: Visit Acadia National Park: Hike the trails, bike the carriage roads, swim or fish or boat in the lakes, enjoy Park programs such as ranger-led nature hikes, watch the wildlife, or relax at the beach - this is one of the most spectacular Parks in the National Park System.

The hustle and bustle of Bar Harbor is a short drive across the Island, where you can enjoy an amazing variety of tourist activities appealing to any taste or budget.

Finally (this is our personal favorite), you can simply relax at home. Send the kids down to fish or out to play in the yard. Sit back on our deck and enjoy the view. Watch the boats in the harbor, enjoy the play of light on the mountains of the Park or the islands offshore, see if you can spot a bald eagle soar overhead, and let yourself unwind.

What's this about a warehouse?: Our house was once a commercial property. It was, at various times, a boat-builder's shop and a seafood distributorship. There are two large warehouse bays in which we store cars and boats (big boats!) in the winter, and our house is built over one of the bays. However, it is no longer used commercially.

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Member since: 2004

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 10/02/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library


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


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck


Write a review 4.7
from 19 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 3 - Jun 23, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,650 $6,000

Changeover Day: Saturday

Jun 24 - Aug 18, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,850 $7,500

Changeover Day: Saturday

Late Summer
Aug 19 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,750 $7,000

Changeover Day: Saturday

Sep 9 - Oct 13, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,550 $5,800

Changeover Day: Saturday

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 9%


A $300 security deposit and a signed copy of our rental agreement are required to reserve our home. The security deposit is refunded within a few weeks of departure, assuming no damage.

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Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 10/02/2016
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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bar Harbor (BHB)
50 Metres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Ferry
Cranberry Island
50 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Echo Lake

Car: Recommended

Our house is located on the Manset Shore, in the town of Southwest Harbor on the 'Quietside' of Mt. Desert Island. The town dock is just yards from our driveway, and there you can board the free Island Explorer shuttle bus that serves the entire Island, catch a ferry to the Cranberry Islands, or fish for mackerel (we provide fishing poles). You can launch your kayak at the foot of the driveway, or search for sea glass or shells at low tide. The Manset Shore is a working waterfront, with the Hinckley Yacht Service yards a few blocks away, and you can observe the activities first-hand. There are several restaurants within a few blocks of the house. The town of Southwest Harbor is less than 2 miles away, with restaurants, shops, museums, kayak and bicycle and boat rentals, churches, a drug store, banks, and a post office, Acadia National Park is just minutes away, with its mountains, shoreline and lakes.

Other Activities: kayaking, whale watching, hiking


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: I'm a research scientist, more specifically, a genetic engineer, who came to MDI to work at the world-famous Jackson Laboratory. I currently reside in California, where I work for a biotech company and also care for my aging parents. Besides my professional activities, I'm a musician (I play both French horn and blues harmonica), a photographer, and an outdoorsman. I kayak (whitewater, touring and ocean surf), hike, camp, ski and fish. I love to travel.

Why the Owner Chose Southwest Harbor, ME, USA:
This house will always be my home–it was the first house for myself and my beloved wife (who passed away after losing her fight with breast cancer in 2014 , and its tranquility brings me back as often as possible. It will be the place to which I'll retire after a few more years. It was the view from the house that first captivated me as soon as I walked in the door for the first time, as I'm sure it will do to you, too.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Sit on the deck, relax, recharge, and rejuvenate while you enjoy the view. Then go out and enjoy all the benefits of Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park from this hide-away on the Quiteside of MDI.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 10/02/2016

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  • Relax on the deck

    Relax on the deck

  • Northeast deck, looking NW

    Northeast deck, looking NW

  • Living Room 2

    Living Room 2

  • Bedroom 3

    Bedroom 3

  • Southwest deck, looking NE

    Southwest deck, looking NE

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Living Room 2, with view

    Living Room 2, with view

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Spectacular Water & Mountain Views

Southwest Harbor, ME, USA #100366ha

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