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New Year Round Luxury Cottage Tucked Away In Town

Bedrooms 1
Space 575 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 180 nights


About the property

1 bedroom 1 bath.

The cottage at Central House is situated across the street from the harbor.

Amenities include all modern stainless steel high end kitchen appliances. The cottage is 2 stories with outdoor decks on both floors, and a private patio for dining or relaxing. A LED TV with cable and Wi-fi internet are included, and built in speakers for sound on both floors. The bathroom upstairs has a custom glass and rain forest sandstone shower. There is also a front loading washer and dryer, and a full sized gas grill for your convenience.

The cottage is one block from restaurants and shops. Acadia National Park is 2 miles away. Hiking, kayaking, swimming, biking, golfing, fishing, whale watching and more are all available on the island.

More Details

John and Barbara
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018


Southwest Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 575 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom has a custom glass mosaic and rain forest sandstone tile shower with 3 shower heads. An upright washer dryer is contained behind louver doors.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Extra plush mattress
  • The second floor contains the bedroom loft, bathroom with washer and dryer along with a 10 ft x 10ft deck. The bedroom has a DVD/CD player, and contains the music sound system for the entire house. Downstairs and upstairs the speakers are built in. The queen bed has a 17 inch thick extra plush mattress.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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(33 traveler reviews)

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New Year Round Luxury Cottage Tucked Away In Town
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews

Our trip was amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was absolutely perfect for us and my two dogs! The fenced in back yard was great to let the dogs out and let them get fresh air. The location is perfect for walking to get a coffee or an evening martini or beer. Sips became our favorite. Beale's lobster pier became a close by favorite also! We had a wonderful meal at Red Sky for dinner. The house felt very cozy and welcoming on our rainy day. Comfortable bed also. Charming setting nestled back off the street, wonderful privacy. Close driving distance to great trails! We will def be returning to this cottage! Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay in Southwest Harbor

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was the perfect place to stay on our recent trip to MDI. We definitely preferred "the quiet side" of the island, and the cottage is very convenient to Acadia and within walking distance of great restaurants (Beals, CAFE2, Sips) in downtown SW Harbor. As for the cottage itself, it is cozy and the perfect place to relax after a long day of hiking or biking. We enjoyed sitting on the balcony with a glass of wine to watch the sunset and had a great time dining in a few nights by making use of the patio grill and the very well-provisioned kitchen. Thanks John and Barbara for such a delightful stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, convenient and wonderful owners.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved this house. It was comfortable and convenient to town. We loved coming back from a day of hiking to this place. When we come back to Acadia we will try and stay in this house every time.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved the cottage! We considered both Bar Harbor and Southwest Harbor for our vacation, and were very happy with the choice we made. We did visit Bar Harbor for an evening, which was nice, but we preferred the less "hustle and bustle" feel of Southwest Harbor. The cottage was much closer to the downtown area than we expected, which was great. There are plenty of good restaurants to choose from--more than enough for a week, for sure! The popovers at the Common Good (delicious with the honey cinnamon butter and blueberry preserves) were better than the ones at the Jordan Pond House, and far easier to get to--just a 2 minute walk, for a good cause, and no bees! We really enjoyed Coda as well. The black garlic gnocchi, the sausages, and the New York strip steak were all great.

We enjoyed the easy access to Acadia and had some gorgeous hikes and bike rides. It was also easy to go for a nice run right from the property. Sidewalks and fresh sea air--can't beat that!

We had a plumbing issue during our stay and the owners responded immediately. The issue was resolved while we were out and about for the day, which was much appreciated.

The cottage itself is very nice, well maintained and well equipped. We were lucky not to have a rainy day, but if we had, we'd have surely taken advantage of the games, books, DVD's, and umbrella provided. We would definitely stay here again, and hope to! Thank you, John and Barbara!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Charming cottage in a great spot!

  • 5 of 5

This is a little gem just about two blocks from "downtown" Southwest Harbor. Everything you need is provided, and the place itself is beautiful. There are three different outside areas to enjoy. It is an easy walk to restaurants, including to Beals Lobster House. One thing to note is that it has a spiral staircase, so it is not appropriate for those with limited mobility. We loved our week in the cottage!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Bar Harbor
Car: recommended

The house is located 2 miles from Acadia National Park, fresh water swimming, kayaking and hiking and biking. Southwest Harbor is also known as the 'Quiet Side', a quaint little town with unique shops and excellent restaurants within a few minutes walk. The town dock is a 5 minute walk from the house where you can catch the mail boat for a ride out to the Cranberry Isles, or a 5 mile drive to Bass Harbor where a state ferry will take you to Swans Island. A one block walk to the free Island Explorer Bus will connect you to Bar Harbor and all parts of beautiful Acadia National Park.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 9.0%

Security Deposit: $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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