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The Rice Cottage Featured in Country Living Magazine

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Last updated: 04/11/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Sleeps 6

1874 Colonial farmhouse set back off Main Street with slight water views, and just a block from the shops, restaurants and Island Explorer bus line. The front yard has a new cedar picket fence so we can accommodate a dog up to 25 lbs. Living room with fireplace and dining area, furnished with antiques throughout the house. Gourmet kitchen with Wolf stove, laundry, remodeled bath with shower, and a master bedroom suite with queen bed, mini kitchen and eating area. Upstairs is a bedroom with two twin beds, a bedroom with two twins used as a king, and a full bath. Great quality linens. Beautifully furnished and decorated. Fully stocked kitchen with black granite work island. Small rear deck looking out to the back field near harbor. Cable TV, VCR, CD player, DW, New W/D, WIFI, fans, heat, gas grill. Long distance calls require a credit/calling card. Small dogs up to 25 lbs are considered. A 7% Maine Lodging Tax will be added. The Rice Cottage was featured in Country Living Magazine September '07. Email us to see more photos.


This home is just a block from the shops, restaurants and the Island Explorer bus line. 1 mile from Acadia National Park. Boating, canoeing, bicycling, hiking are just a few of the activities available. Close to Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor and Seal Harbor. We just recently remodeled the upstairs bath room and have new mattresses in all of the bedrooms. The Rice Cottage has been featured in the September '07 issue of Country Living magazine.
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Owner

Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/11/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    We have a cedar picket fence in the front yard so we can accommodate a small dog no larger than 25 lbs....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Both bathrooms have recently been remodeled.

Other Amenities

  • New washer and dryer recently installed.

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    New flat screen TV....moreless

  • VCR

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Forests
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Well stocked....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Well stocked....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of dishes and pots and pans. Well stocked....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Gas Wolf Stove and well stocked kitchen....moreless

  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave:

    Microwave...moreless

  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Some items like spices are stocked....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    New stainless refrigerator....moreless

  • Stove:

    Wolf Gas Stove...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    New stainless steel toaster....moreless

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio:

    Small deck with barbecue....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.6
from 17 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
April-June
Apr 29 - Jun 9, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,700
June-July
Jun 10 - Jul 7, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,000
July-September
Jul 8 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,100
Fall Pricing
Sep 2 - Oct 28, 2017
3 night min stay
$350
$1,800
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$350 $350
Thu

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 8%

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Location

10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bar Harbor Airport
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Dry Dock
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Red Sky
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Beach

The Rice Cottage is one block from downtown Southwest Harbor. You can walk to the grocery store, library, hardware store, gift and clothing stores, great restaurants or rent a bike across the street at Southwest Cycle. The Island Explorer bus can be caught one block from the house and will take you all over Mount Desert Island. Acadia National Park is just a few miles up the road. A ferry and the mail boat can be a fun trip to see near by islands like Suttons, Great Cranberry and Little Cranberry Island.

Antiquing is fun in Northeast Harbor, Ellsworth and Searsport. Don't miss the Chicken Barn and The Old Creamery in Ellsworth.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1882

About the owner: This property has been in our family since 1882. It was purchased by Anson I. Holmes from James A. Freeman. We still have the original deed.

Why the Owner Chose Southwest Harbor, Southwest Harbor, ME, USA:
Julie Rice Speakman was the daughter of Anson Holmes and her son is the current owner Cummins (Jay) Speakman.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The house has a lot of charm and is furnished with New England antiques.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/11/2017

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Photos

  • Property exterior

    Property exterior

  • Queen bed in the Great room

    Queen bed in the Great room

  • Great room with hydrangeas cut from the front yard

    Great room with hydrangeas cut from the front yard

  • Newly remodeled kitchen with marble and granite tile

    Newly remodeled kitchen with marble and granite tile

  • Office space off of kitchen

    Office space off of kitchen

  • Cozy living room with French marble coffee table and antique wing-back chair.

    Cozy living room with French marble coffee table and antique wing-back chair.

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Living room with recently added wall sconces.

    Living room with recently added wall sconces.

  • Recently remodeled upstairs bathroom

    Recently remodeled upstairs bathroom

  • Upstairs bedroom

    Upstairs bedroom

  • View of the flower field in the back of Rice cottage.

    View of the flower field in the back of Rice cottage.

  • Great room with queen bed.
Showing new photos for 2014.

    Great room with queen bed. Showing new photos for 2014.

  • Dining nook in the Great room

    Dining nook in the Great room

  • Downstairs bathroom

    Downstairs bathroom

  • Newly remodeled kitchen with stainless steel refrigerator and Wolf stove.

    Newly remodeled kitchen with stainless steel refrigerator and Wolf stove.

  • Dining room.

    Dining room.

  • Living room window looking out over the back field

    Living room window looking out over the back field

  • Great room looking towards kitchen and entry way.  Recently tiled floor.

    Great room looking towards kitchen and entry way. Recently tiled floor.

  • Upstairs bedroom

    Upstairs bedroom

  • Upstairs King bedroom.

    Upstairs King bedroom.

  • This is the view from the field behind the cottage.

    This is the view from the field behind the cottage.

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