Mt. Desert Island/Vicinity Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor

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Recently remodeled kitchen


Last updated: 07/31/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Cozy cottage with partial partial view of the harbor in Southwest Harbor, across the street from the path to the public Town Wharf (launch your kayak!) within walking distance of town and the in-season free Islander shuttle to Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, and other locations on Mt. Desert Island.

COMPLETE renovation of the bathroom will be finished on or about April 2, 2016!!

New kitchen with gourmet stove. Dining room with gas log fireplace. The master bedroom has a view of the harbor with its lobster boats and pleasure craft, while the second bedroom has a twin bed that converts to two twins. Full bath with tub/shower. Additional commode in basement. Front deck for quiet evenings; front and backyards for watching the sky or cookouts.

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom: 1 queen


  • Bedroom: 2 twin/ single


  • Master bedroom has a queen size bed and a view of the Harbor in Southwest. Second and smaller bedroom has a settee that converts into one or two twin beds....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Additional commode in the basement.

Other Amenities

  • 1 double, 2 twins. Gas log heater in dining room; retro vintage kitchen stove; additional commode in basement. Local caretaker. WiFi....moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Cards, various child games...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Southwest Harbor is a sweet little town, with restaurants, art shops, high-end grocery and wine stores, even a fine hardware store. These are within walking distance of the cottage....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Mount Desert Island is famed for its mountain and ocean views within Acadia National Park. ...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    Southwest Harbor is on Somes Sound, the only North American fjord, which itself empties into the Atlantic....moreless

  • Ski-In:

    Winter cross-country skiing on Park Loop Road to Otter Point...moreless

  • Village:

    SW Harbor has grocery, hardware, wine, and art shops....moreless

  • Water View:

    Across the street from Upper Town Dock. 12-foot tides!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Dining:

    Has two additional chairs for guests...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Gas-fired fireplace in dining room...moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Includes lobster pot...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Propane stovetop burners, electric oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

    Front porch...moreless

  • Golf:

    Golf course nearby...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.9
from 10 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 4 - Oct 30, 2016
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 9%


$350 - $1050/week

July and August: $1,050/week plus 7% rental tax

June, $700/week plus 8% ental tax September and October $825/week plus 8% rental tax

November through May, $350/week plus 8% rental tax (inquire about slightly higher rates for Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Year's extra $50/week).

January through May, $350/week plus 7% rental tax.

Weekly rentals are Saturday to Saturday Check in 3 p

A separate deposit of $300 is due immediately upon booking. This will guarantee your reservation and in the unlikely event of accidental damage will cover repair costs. Otherwise, the entire deposit amount, $300, will be refunded within a few days of departure to the guests' home address.

Personal checks are welcome.

The total balance (rental fee + 9% is due two weeks before arrival.


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Last updated: 07/31/2016
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11 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hancock County (Bar Harbor) Airport
Southwest Harbor, ME, USA
Nearest Ferry
Cranberry Cove (in season), across the street!
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Several on Mount Desert Island
45 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Rte. 395
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Echo Lake Beach (Sand Beach in ANP is cold!)

Car: Recommended

Try a virtual practice drive to Southwest Upper Town Dock, across the street from the Cottage:

Southwest Harbor has art shops, shopping, restaurants, and various amenities of its own within walking distance. Bike to Wonderland or enchanting Seawall. Take the nearby and free Islander Shuttle (in season) to Acadia National Park and Cadillac Mountain, Bar Harbor, and a wonderful variety of sites. In Bar Harbor you can drive or walk out to Bar Island for hiking and wonderful views, but be sure to be back before the tide turns! A short drive takes you to Bass Head Light, among the most photographed objects on the North American continent.

Rent a bicycle and take it with you on the ferry to explore Swan Island, Winter Harbor, Schoodic or the Cranberries. Rent a kayak or go on a guided kayak tour and make Mt. Desert a personal experience, afloat on Frenchman Bay at sunset.

Want near real-time images of Bar Harbor (five o six miles away as the crow (or puffin) flies?


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: I fell in love with Mt. Desert Island and Acadia National Park 40 years ago, and have spent every possible moment there since. For several years I taught astronomy at the Cottage of the Atlantic and spent the entire summer.

Why the Owner Chose Southwest Harbor, ME, USA:
The cottage is a 10-minute walk from Beal's Lobster Pound; across the street from SWH Upper Town Dock and the (in season) Islander Shuttle and the ferry to Little Cranberry Island; around the corner from the SWH Medical Center; 2-1/2 blocks from SWH Town Center with its art, wine, and grocery shops, many restaurants and cafes, and the best hardware store in 25 miles! From the front porch, living room or master bedroom you can watch the 12-foot (2 feet/hour!!) tides. Clark Point Road ends at the Coast Guard Station (good to know if you bathe with a flammable rubber duck). The cottage is on the QUIET SIDE of MDI, with very little traffic day or night. I am very pleased with the reviews! I keep a journal that lets me see what people are saying, and gives guests a chance to share tips about what to see or do with future guests.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
A TripAdvisor rental!

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  • Recently remodeled kitchen

    Recently remodeled kitchen

  • Master bedroom has a queen size bed

    Master bedroom has a queen size bed

  • Second bedroom - it pulls out to make two twins

    Second bedroom - it pulls out to make two twins

  • Bathroom


  • View from the master bedroom.

    View from the master bedroom.

  • The bathroom

    The bathroom

  • View from the living room into the dining room

    View from the living room into the dining room

  • View of the dining room

    View of the dining room

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