House, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, (Sleeps 8+)
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About Ryan Blotnick
The Dawson Family, owners since 1980, loves to share the beauty of Mount Desert Island with their guests. Ask owners Nancy and Jon for recommendations on restaurants, shopping, hiking trails, and secret swimming spots. We 'winter' in nearby Bangor Maine, about 45 miles Northwest of Mount Desert Island. Nancy is a Bangor native and we have an extended family there. But the beauty of the 'Island' draws us year 'round. We spend weekends in Southwest Harbor through out the four season! Things get ver quiet in January and February but there are still great restaurants and winter activities that keep us busy.
Ryan Blotnick purchased this House in 1980
Why Ryan Blotnick chose Southwest Harbor
Clark Point neighborhood is unique, rich in a variety of offerings and activities within minutes by foot, boat, bike or auto! Being on the Harbor provides and ever changing visual experience. Heavily populated in the summer with an incredible array and variety of watercraft, from the fleet of vintage Friendship Sloops to luxury Hinckley sale and power boats, to the commercial fishing fleet of lobster boats and scallop draggers. This property is 'south facing' which makes it a warm and welcoming place for us during the 'off season'... Our 'winter' home is Bangor where we work in real estate and insurance, 46 miles away, but spend nearly every weekend during the fall, winter and spring seasons! Our property and location is great because there is a mix of summer residents and year 'round residents... there is an active community here in the 'off season' During the summer the bus stops at our doorstep providing free transportation around Mt Desert Island. But when its not we are within a short distance to the Causway Club, which has nine hole golf course, clay tennis courts and a salt water heated pool. On the other side of the Club is the Park with superb hiking. One fantastic hike is Flying Mountain which is only about 250' in elevation and takes only 20 minutes to climb. The reward is a fabulous view East overlooking Somes Sound, Northeast Harbor and the ocean and islands off shore. The trail continues down to Valley Cove on the Sound and there's a fire road returning you to the point of beginning. The proximity to the vibrant village 'down town' adds to the location. The village offers a great library, Harbor House a community neighborhood organization offering 'YMCA' type of programs for folks of all ages, a great bakery, specialty wine store, a gourmet food market, bike shop, pharmacy, and an array of fine restaurants. Personally, the property provides access to the harbors and islands around Mt Desert Island.
What makes this House unique
Mount Desert Island offers the most spectacular vistas on the East Coast of the US. A visit to 'the island' and this part of the Maine Coast would not be complete without a visit to one of the 'outer islands'... Islesford, the village on Little Cranberry Isle is minutes away from Southwest Harbor by ferry where the pace of life is of another generation. It's where a small year 'round population of hardy folk who look to the sea for their sustenance, swells with the 'summer folk who come from 'away' to occupy their waterfront homes and cottages. So check the Ferry schedule at the Upper Town Dock and treat your self to a visit to Islesford. And if you want a great 'shore luncheon' visit the Dock Restaurant (www.isleforddock.info) Dining at the 'dock' is even better in the evening especially if you're lucky enough to see the sun set... its a site to behold!
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great location and comfortable Home
Great location in SW Harbor with great deck view of harbor. Access to water along pier. Short walk into town for good food and cute shops. Comfortable beds in apartment, and great for amily with a few teenagers, since each can have their own room.
Great deal in a nice spot
Enjoyed our stay; nice to be on the quiet side and right near town. Appreciate flexibility with regard to number of people. Could use a little cosmetic touching up.
4th of July stay 2019
Wonderful location towards the quiet side of the island. Walking distance to good restaurants and the small town of Southwest Harbor. When we return to Maine we hope to stay there again. Perfect location on the harbor. We know the owners, wonderful people. Maury and Nancy
Best location in Southwest Harbor!
Harborside cottages are delightful!
Owner/ landlords are the best and the cottages are great. Charming town and lots to do in the area.
This was our 8th year to stay here and we are always happy to return.
Ideal getaway with beautiful views and excellent accommodations.
We love Southwest Harbor and this property was absolutely perfect. It has views of the harbor and kayaks available for use. The property is well maintained with lovely gardens and has a private dock which was ideal for viewing the fireworks on July 4th. The Starboard 2 where we stayed had both an upper deck with the harbor views and a private downstairs patio. It has two equipped kitchens upper and lower with two bedrooms and a bath on each floor this made traveling with family much more comfortable. It is walking distance to town which we enjoyed taking morning trips to Sips Cafe for coffee. It is close enough to walk in for dinner, ice cream or shopping at the market. There is a bike rental in town and several great hikes one our favorites is flying mountain. The owners were very hospitable. The quiet side of the island is amazing and this property is a great way to expierence it. We hope to be back soon!
Thank you for leaving us a review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the quiet side of the island. It is a special place. We hope you will make the trip again!
Nestled in a quaint residential neighborhood on the shores of Southwest Harbor, Starboard II will provide you with an incomparable rental experience.
This waterfront cottage is a 3 bedroom, two-story rental with an interior staircase to the upper level. The first floor includes a Master Queen bed with a door connecting to a full bathroom. Further down the hallway, across from the full kitchen is a twin bedroom with two twin beds, continuing along is the living room with sliding glass doors that open up to a beautiful private patio with harbor views.
As you walk up the stairwell to the second floor, you will find yourself in a large, bright, and opened living-room/ dining room area that provides outstanding views of the harbor. Off from the living room is an exceptional 14’ x 11’ roof top deck with open, unobstructed views. There is a full kitchen with a dishwasher for your convenience. Continuing on, you will find yourself in a Queen bedroom with a connected full bathroom that has a beautifully tiled shower.
From the roof top deck, you will be able to watch the ferry heading to the outer islands from the Upper Town Dock just two doors away. Since Southwest Harbor is an active working harbor, you will also be able to see lobster fishermen moor there boats right off our dock!
You will never be bored with the amount of recreational, cultural, and dining offerings this area has to offer. Right across the harbor, you can watch Great Bay Marina hosting commercial fishing boats, and several world-class pleasure yachts. Acadia National Park is right at your fingertips with nearly 32,000 acres of wonderful hiking, biking, eating, swimming, and lots more. In season the Island Explorer, a free island wide bus service stops at our front door! Some guests enjoy a near by fresh water beach at nearby Echo Lake, located within the National Park, while others search for remote beaches along the 17 miles of Park ocean frontage on the Island.
Bar Harbor is another popular destination for visitor. If you are in the mood for shopping, eating, or just a change of scenery for a day, jump on the free shuttle and enjoy. Traveling around town is easily assessable as downtown is walking distance from the cottage and Mount Desert Island is just a quick shuttle bus away; catch the shuttle just steps from your front door!
Even with all of the physical beauty and charm of the ‘Island’, we hear most from our guests that they were impressed with the friendliness of the community and the people of Southwest Harbor.
We are happy to provide you with access to our kayaks for the inner harbor only. We are also happy to share access to our dock and beach! Please ask us for any dining recommendations as the restaurants are top notch and not to be missed!