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Featured in Oprah's 'O' Magazine! (5 Night Minimum in Off-Peak Season)

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4, Pet Friendly!

The Little House at Wild Meadow farm is “in town” but away from it all on a private road with a crooked stream, wild lupine fields and pretty grounds. Repeat guests are frequent and accolades common: “Our third year, and it just keeps getting better. I’ve been coming to MDI for 20 years and this is the most “comfy” house I’ve stayed in.” (Jen, Jenny + Mollie the dog) “We’ve had such a lovely week...The House itself is such a gem – light-filled, comfortable, clean and so thoughtfully decorated.” (Julia, Spiro + Theo) “Little House has been the perfect respite. We love everything about it.” (Rob + Elizabeth). The Little House features vintage hand-cut beams, airy living room, high ceilinged master bedroom, cozy twin bedroom, galley kitchen with open dining area, sky lit bathroom and small deck. A short walk to the shops and restaurants of Southwest Harbor. Easy access to everything: lakes, hiking, biking trails and ocean. Includes WIFI. The perfect spot for summer and fall vacations. If your dates are not available for The Little House, please also consider our newly renovated companion guest quarters - The Greenhouse - property #3469270 on Homeaway.

Property Manager
Elena Scotti
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 22, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

"Thank you for your hospitality - all the little touches like coffee and welcome biscuits for the dog. You have created a refuge that is full of visual treats...Our week was beautiful with beautiful weather, while back home in Delaware it was sweltering."
Jul 2012
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Southwest Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 double
    Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Pets are welcome at the discretion of owners. Please specify age, size and breed of dog, Unfortunately, no cats allowed.


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Featured in Oprah's 'O' Magazine! (5 Night Minimum in Off-Peak Season)
average rating of 4.571429 based on 20 reviews

Great stay in Southwest Harbor

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time at the Little House! It was a perfect home base for our week in Acadia.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for visiting The Little House, and for the nice review. Both, much appreciated. We are happy that you liked our home base! All best, Elena, Terry and Pip
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Charming and Cozy

  • 4 of 5

This was our first visit to Little House and we were very comfortable from the moment we arrived. A welcome basket on the kitchen table was an unexpected surprise, but truly appreciated. We loved the exposed wood beams in the cottage, the ample windows and the amazing perennial garden out back. Also loved being so close to the village of Southwest Harbor but still far enough away to be in a setting of fields, trees and gardens. The master bedroom was very comfortable as was the bathroom, provided you are able to carefully navigate getting in and out of the shower in the porcelin tub. The kitchen storage and prep spaces are quite tight but adequate, and some of the pots and pans have reached the end of their "sell by" date, but we still made several delicious meals at the cottage with all that was provided, plus some wonderful fresh produce provided by Elena straight from her veggie garden. A very special place and we hope we'll be back soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for visiting the Little House and for your lovely thank you card - much appreciated. I did a full-inventory based on your comment about worn pots/pan and replaced one that was in poor condition with an All-Clad stainless steel pan from William Sonoma which should stand up to all cooks needs. P.S. Glad you enjoyed the veggies - happy to share! All best, Elena, Terry and Pip
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Lovely, relaxing cottage

  • 5 of 5

My family of four had a wonderful two weeks at the Little House. It's a lovely place to be - the photos don't quite do it justice. The house is charming, comfortable and filled with light. Great location for access to everything on MDI. The owners were helpful whenever we had a question but otherwise respected our privacy. Yard is a great place for a picnic dinner. Everything we needed for a relaxing getaway! We'd love to come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for the great review of the Little House. Anna - you and your family are always welcome here! Regards, Elena, Terry and Pip
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Cute cottage with all the comforts of home

  • 4 of 5

Cute well equipped home away from home has everything you need and is close to the town but far enough away to enjoy the peace and quite

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy that you had a good time Neil. You and Lynda were great to leave everything in such great shape. Hope you arrived home safely.
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Perfect for a couple or those traveling alone

  • 4 of 5

We were grateful for the quick response in planning. For those reserving, the owner requests payment by check and a fee is needed for home away (this was our first travel on the site so navigation took a bit).

The home is a renovated house with exposed beams and tasteful New England decor. The name "the little house" is fitting in an adorable way (although the bathroom door was a reminder to my 6'2" husband).

We traveled with our three year old son, who is age appropriately active-while he loved the house, we experienced some challenges (needing to purchase plastic cups and not being a child proof home).

The location is perfect, driving distance to trails, swimming areas. The owners were extremely low key in offering privacy and space.

I imagine this would be the perfect retreat for an individual or couple.

Thank you for the great stay!

K, C, & L

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for visiting The Little House K, C & L. You left the house as you found it, spotless! We have many small and toddler-age children visitors. Many of whom happily return year after year. In fact, one family from Massachusetts has progressed from 1 to 3 little children in the years that they have been visiting and insist that they will never grow out of The Little House, so very child friendly! Thanks for visiting!
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Cute & Convenient location to all tourist sites

  • 4 of 5

The Little House is cute and cozy and tastefully decorated. It is conveniently located to get to all of the tourist sites in the area yet far enough removed to have peace and quiet in the evening. The kitchen has everything that you could possibly need during your stay in regard to pots & pans, dishes, utensils, etc. Fair warning: you must be able to squat down and get back up to access dishes & cups as they are in a lower cupboard. My husband has difficulty in that regard but it wasn't a problem for me. The bed is comfortable but is only full size. The second bedroom has two twin beds so the cottage is accommodating for families. The backyard is beautiful with gardens, a picnic table, adirondack chairs and a BBQ charcoal grill. The west facing side deck has a table and two chairs and was a relaxing place to sip my tea in the morning. The Little House is located on a private road so the only cars going by are that of the owner and guests staying in the other rental house up the lane. There are great bagels and muffins and coffee a short walk up the street on the corner and also a small cafe to have a full breakfast. My husband brought his bicycle and found all kinds of roads and trails to explore in the morning while he waited for me to wake up. Acadia is a must. See Cadillac Mountain and Sand Beach and beautiful overlooks. There's a small lighthouse in Bass Harbor. If you don't mind climbing over rocks, there's a great sunset view from the eastern side. Head left from the parking lot rather than going down to the right if time is short. Echo Lake is nearby as is Little Long Pond. Don't miss sunset at Seal Cove! It was my favorite spot of all but not well marked for road signage. Continue all the way down Seal Cove Road (it turns to dirt; don't's passable and heavily used). At the end, turn right and take your next left. I believe it's Cape Road. There's a mini lighthouse on the corner. Seal Cove is just a short distance from there. It's also a great place to see lobster boats coming in with their fresh catch and loading them onto trucks. There's also access to put a canoe or kayak into the water and relatively calm since it's a cove. Lastly, if you are 62 or older you qualify for a $10 lifetime pass to any national park, which includes free admission for EVERYONE who is with you! If you don't already have one, you can buy one at Acadia. There is one plus to aging! :)

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your nice review. Glad you had a great time!
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Swans Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Causeway Club
Nearest Train
150 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Motorway
45 Miles
Bangor, Maine
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Red Sky
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Echo Lake
Car: recommended

Close to all Acadia National Park activities, and the free Island Explorer bus which will pick you and your bike up for easy travel to the park carriage roads, trails, and Bar Harbor. Southwest Harbor's village center, Beal's Lobster Pound, and the town dock are just a short distance away. Bike and kayak rentals are available in the village. Echo Lake and Long Pond are close by for swimming and kayaking. Excellent hiking trails for all levels of ability.

Other Activities: hiking, kayaking, and more hiking and kayaking!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $125
Damage Deposit $200

Will consider 4 night rentals.
Cleaning is included in the weekly rental price. Cleaning is billed separately for shorter stays.
Pets are welcome - Pet charge: $125 One pet maximum.
Refundable security deposit will be returned to guest within 30 days.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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