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Luxury town home in 5-star resort w/ panoramic water and mountain views

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, sleeps 6

Located hillside in Southwest Harbor with breathtaking water and mountain views, my home-away-from-home is a three-level, contemporary town home in a 5-star resort, just a five-minute drive to Acadia National Park's many attractions and a short walk to shops and restaurants. It is a sun-drenched and cheery end unit with windows on three sides and fabulous views of Somes Sound to the north, the mountains of Acadia to the west, and the Atlantic Ocean and islands to the east. (Early birds can watch the sunrise each day from one of the decks!)

Main Level of My Town Home: The main level includes a living/dining room area with a queen sofa bed, two side lounge chairs, armoire housing the TV + VCR / DVD, dining table for six, telephone, and deck; a fully equipped kitchen with microwave, dishwasher, coffeemaker, lobster pot (!), and all utensils; and a half bath/laundry area with washer/dryer. Linens and towels are provided.

Upper Level of My Town Home: The upper level is a spacious, master bedroom suite with a king bed, chaise lounge for reading or just kicking back, TV, telephone, skylight, ceiling fan, and deck. The full bath on this level has a whirlpool tub with shower and a skylight.

Lower Level of My Town Home: The lower level has two double beds, full bath with tub and shower, patio, and backyard barbecue grill.

Harbor Ridge Resort: Harbor Ridge Resort is small and exclusive, with only five, eight-unit buildings, 40 townhomes in all. Of course I think mine is in the best location, i.e., nothing between me and the views! The clubhouse area has an indoor heated pool, hot tub, tennis court, fitness center, playground, game room, video rentals, great room with a grand stone fireplace for rainy day activities, and staff on duty to assist with your every need.

Acadia and Harbor Ridge have it all!

More Details

Karen Grotzinger
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 31, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Can't seem to get my renters to enter comments on this site but here is the latest one from Summer 2004 that I received by e-mail.08/30/2004Dear Karen --We had a terrific time at your condo. The view was amazing--just as you'd said. We're interested in going back next August.I understand that the facility is a timeshare and I'd be interested in buying a week's time in August if you're ever interested in selling. Thanks.-- Chris
Sep 2004
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Southwest Harbor Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Town ...
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , + sink
  • Bathroom 1 (Master) has whirlpool tub. Bathroom 3 (Half) has washer and dryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Living Room - 1 queen , sofabed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Clarifications of above: General: hot tub, fax, fitness room, staff are at resort clubhouse. Swimming pools: indoor, heated pool is at clubhouse. Internet access: dial up and wireless from townhome; wireless from clubhouse. Bedrooms: upper level = 1 king; main level = 1 queen sofabed; lower level = 2 double. Bathrooms: upper level = full bath with whirlpool tub/shower; main level = half bath with washer/dryer; lower level = full bath with tub/shower. Outside: tennis court, child's swing are at clubhouse.


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Luxury town home in 5-star resort w/ panoramic water and mountain views
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Great setup for families with younger kids

  • 5 of 5

Harbor Ridge is a great option for an MDI vacation, especially if you have younger kids and want bad weather back up plans. There's a main clubhouse with an indoor pool, hot tub, and game room downstairs (one pinball machine, air hockey, pool table, PacMan and Asteroids!). And, upstairs they have a big open space with lots of board games, cards, and puzzles. There's also a playground and tennis courts. Almost all units have only 2 bedrooms but can sleep six on a pullout couch in the living room. There's a stocked kitchen and dining room area. The are only two tiny downsides. One is that the common space in the living room is a bit tight. For seating, there's a rocking chair, kind of formal arm chair thing, and only one couch. So, it's hard to all hang out comfortably in one space after a long day around the island. It would be perfect with another couch or love seat instead of those two uncomfortable chairs. The other tiny thing is there's not much outdoor space for each unit. A balcony off the living room and one off the master upstairs, but only room for two chairs to sit outside and enjoy the cool evenings. Our owner was very professional and responsive.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Just a brief note to provide some context for the minor criticisms of my property. This property is in a 5-star resort consisting of timeshare town homes so owners do not choose the furnishings. That said, the living room has the appropriate amount of comfortable seating for the space. Additional furniture would overwhelm the space. Renters can always move pieces around a bit to create a cozy arrangement that works for them. And since this is a town home, understandably the outdoor decks are not huge, accommodating two people on the upper deck and up to four people on the middle deck. Also, there is a rear patio and yard on this end unit with a BBQ grill and picnic table plus plenty of space for relaxing outdoors. Hope this clarification and additional info helps with your decision-making!
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Bethesda, MD

Maine in late summer

  • 5 of 5

This townhome was a great home-away-from-home. Spacious, comfortable, well equiped, nicely furnished and a convient location made our time at Harbor Ridge relaxing, easy and fun. Our unit was clean and well-maintained and working with the owner was very easy. The beautiful views from the decks and windows offer the Sound, Atlantic Ocean and mountains. Restaurants, shopping and more are just a few minutes walk into town. You are a short drive from the wonders of Acadia National Park or the fun and beauty of Bar Harbor. There is so much to see and do in this part of Maine! After a day of exploring the area, it was delightful to return to a welcoming private space. The resort is beautifully maintained and the common areas offer a place to relax, internet access, area information, things to do if the weather is uncooperative, a gift shop and a helpful staff. I can strongly recommend this property to my family and friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2009
  • Stayed: August 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Bangor International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Downtown Southwest Harbor
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Maine Route 102
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Downtown Southwest Harbor
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Echo Lake
Car: necessary

On site: swimming, tennis, fitness center, hot tub, game room + board games, playground, video rentals, great room with fireplace, gift shop.

Nearby: Acadia National Park, hiking, biking, rock climbing, horseback/carriage riding, beach/lake swimming, fishing, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, park ranger-led programs, golf (regulation and miniature), whale watching, sightseeing tours (land and water), museums (antique auto, bird carving, Indian), oceanarium, movie/live theaters, restaurants, shopping, lumberjack show (!).




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1

At Check In, Harbor Ridge Resort requires that renters present a major credit card as security against any damages to the town home.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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