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Family home w/ deck, firepit, picnic area & foosball - close to Acadia & more!

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 8 (7 adults)

Make a memorable summer escape to this four-bedroom Southwest Harbor home, a well-equipped family property with a private deck, a lovely yard with a firepit and a picnic area, and an ideal location for visiting Acadia National Park.

This sun-splashed home is located in Manset, a small village just two miles south of Southwest Harbor on the quietside of Mount Desert Island. Here at the mouth of Somes Sound, you'll be only three miles from the edge of Acadia, five miles north of the Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse, and 16 miles southwest of Bar Harbor.

Come home from an afternoon of kayaking or hiking to relax in the casual living space, where you'll find an open floor plan, tile floors, and a comfortable leather sofa and armchair. Open the curtains to let in the summer sun, use the free WiFi to share photos of the day's adventures, and gather around the coffee table with a deck of cards or a board game.

Move into the adjacent full kitchen to pull fresh lobsters from the refrigerator, shuck some corn at the eat-in table, and get your favorite ingredients ready for a summer evening barbecue. You'll have standard appliances to assist with the cooking, as well as a gas grill just outside on the deck.

Set the picnic table on the grass for an al fresco dinner in the shade of the trees, and let your kids play tag on the lawn as the adults finish up the cooking. Come dessert, you can gather the provided lounge chairs around the outdoor firepit to roast marshmallows, tell stories, and make lasting memories with your loved ones.

As the adults linger outside on the deck with their coffee, the kids can head indoors for a friendly foosball tournament. And as the day's clothes spin in the private washer/dryer, the entire family can gather for a movie or two on the flatscreen TV with cable and Netflix streaming.

With four bedrooms and two full bathrooms, the Hyewood House will accommodate as many as eight guests (including a maximum of seven adults). You'll find one bedroom with a king-size bed, one bedroom with a queen-size bed, a third bedroom with a twin-over-double bunk bed, and a fourth room with two twin beds. The two bathrooms each offer a tub/shower combination.

Thanks to its tranquil location on the western, "quietside" of Mount Desert Island, Southwest Harbor and the village of Manset are a wondrous escape for hikers, kayakers, and all lovers of the Maine coast. Charter a boat to reach Sutton, Little Cranberry, or Great Cranberry Islands in Somes Sound, or wander the shores of Manset to catch the view of the Bear Island Lighthouse.

Spend your days hiking to the nearby summits of Beech Mountain, Bernard Mountain, and Mansell Mountain in Acadia, or take a dip on the shores of Echo Lake Beach four miles north. Head west for the morning to climb Cadillac Mountain or admire the jaw-dropping views on the Ocean Path, and return home to enjoy a few lobster rolls at Beal's Lobster Pier on Clark Point two miles north.

Come and experience the summer wonders of Maine - reserve your family vacation at this Southwest Harbor home today!

More Details

Property Manager
Vacasa, ME - Acadia Office
Member since: 2001
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Vacasa, ME - Acadia Office

Thanks for considering a Vacasa home! We provide full-service management for privately owned vacation homes, and like to think that we offer our guests the best of both worlds: the unique experience of staying in a one-of-a-kind vacation home, with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that the home you book for your special vacation is cared for by professional housekeepers and property managers.

Vacasa began in 2009, simply because our founder and CEO Eric wanted to find a better way to share his wife’s family’s summer home in Long Beach, Washington with guests as a vacation rental. Eric and his early team worked to build Vacasa on the premise that local employees can do what they love most (taking care of guests, homeowners, and properties), while the hands-off tasks of vacation rental management—things like marketing, filing taxes, and maintaining a website—could be handled by a specialized central support team.

Our passion is connecting travelers with the unique experience of staying in a vacation home, and we would be honored to be your host. Please contact us with any questions about this home—our team is standing by!


Southwest Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


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Family home w/ deck, firepit, picnic area & foosball - close to Acadia & more!
average rating of 4.4 based on 10 reviews

Clean and well appointed home...lots of room

  • 4 of 5

Hyewood is a lovely home just one block from Southwest Harbor with pretty views. The kitchen is well stocked and the house is very clean. Extra Capacity washer and dryer worked out great. Two full bathrooms was a plus. Lots of sleeping options for a big family.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good place to stay while visiting visit Acadia national park

  • 4 of 5

This house was perfect for our group of five while visiting Acadia. There was plenty of space for all to have privacy and also good space for relaxing together. It was an easy drive to all parts of the park as well as to Bar Harbor. We would stay

here again if we get to return to Mt. Desert Island.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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Fit our needs

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our time in Southwest Harbor. The home was 15-20 from Acadia which was convenient. We saw a bald eagle on the dock displayed in the picture! The house itself was well furnished and had all we needed for our stay. If we'd been there longer I would have loved to use the fire pit! Games in the basement too. The furniture was kind of hodge podged and the beds weren't terribly comfortable, but for the price and what we needed it for I would recommend it! Would be wonderful for a large mixed family group as well!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Spot

  • 5 of 5

The place was great. We had 7 people in the four bedrooms and fit easily. We found everything we needed.

The place is a short walk to the water and a 5 minute drive to the seawall, so not right on the water, but very close.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pleasant stay

  • 5 of 5

Great location and plenty of room! We enjoyed our time there very much.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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  • 4 of 5


  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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Rates & Availability

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