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Quintessential Maine Summer Cottage on 2 Acres with Private Shore Path

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Last updated: 12/07/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Located in Southwest Harbor, with a private right of way to the shore, this well known summer home sits on 2 acres of lawns and meadows. A typical shingled summer Maine cottage built in 1930, this home was the inspiration for the children's book, Fudgemania written by Judy Blume, and you will recognize many features of the house in the book. Warm and inviting, with exposed pine beams, pine floors, and a massive stone fireplace, this home always creates wonderful summer memories for those who are lucky to be able to spend time in it. Whether it's croquet games on the lawn, swings on the bigwooden swing hung between two of the large oak trees which anchor the front yard, walks to the shore via a private short path, bar-b-cuing in the back yard, having a lobster bake at the water's edge, or biking and hiking on the many trails of Acadia, this warm and inviting home has long been the favorite of many summer guests.The layout of the house creates spacious comfort as well as privacy for its guests. Its five bedrooms and three bathrooms, two living rooms, intimate dining room, and picture perfect setting make it a very special spot to spend your Maine summer holiday.

Keywords: Cottage
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Owner

Member since: 2009

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/07/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, tub, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Two bathrooms have tub and shower; one bathroom has shower only.

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    The Dining room table can set up to eight; the kitchen table seats four...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Internet:

    WIFI...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Large stone fireplace in living rom...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Portable...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    Side by side Stainless fridge with in door ice and water dispenser...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    on second floor off Master Suite...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    There is an outside dining gazebo tent...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jun 17 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,500
Summer
Jul 1 - Jul 28, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,800
Summer
Jul 29 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,000
Summer
Sep 2 - Oct 14, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,500

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 7%

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 12/07/2016
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Location

20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bar Harbor

Car: Recommended

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1983

About the owner: I am originally from Maine, but spent a good part of my life in The West Indies, where my husband and I owned and operated a private island resort. Now, I have four shops in the neighboring town of Northeast Harbor during the summer. I split my year between Florida and Maine, but my favorite place on the entire planet is at the shore just down the dirt road and private path from my house. The view is amazing, and the sense of peace, calm, and beauty never fails to inspire me. My second favorite place in the world is on the swing in my front yard in Maine.

Why the Owner Chose Seawall, Southwest Harbor, ME, USA:
We weren't even looking for a house to buy, but when I saw this one, I was instantly captivated., and we bought the house within a week of having seen it for the first time. Ii welcomed me with its warmth and charm and made me feel comfortable and peaceful; that first impression has lasted with me since then, and it seems to have the same effects on all of my guests as well. There is something about a house that has created so many happy moments and memories for so many. People comment on it often and say you can almost "feel" it the minute you walk in for the first time. I must admit, partial as I am, I have to agree with them.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
To be able to have breakfast at the water's edge, or to walk down and explore what the sea has brought in along the beach, is a wonderful plus to this property. The magnificence of the scenery takes your breath away.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/07/2016

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Photos

  • Master Bedroom with queen size four posted bed

    Master Bedroom with queen size four posted bed

  • King Size Bedroom

    King Size Bedroom

  • Guest Bedroom

    Guest Bedroom

  • Sunroom off Living Room

    Sunroom off Living Room

  • Country kitchen featuring modern appliances.

    Country kitchen featuring modern appliances.

  • The Front Yard Swing

    The Front Yard Swing

  • Sunnymead and Front Yard Swing, also showing outside deck off master suite

    Sunnymead and Front Yard Swing, also showing outside deck off master suite

  • Sunnymead Cottage

    Sunnymead Cottage

  • Double Bedroom

    Double Bedroom

  • Downstairs Queen Bedroom

    Downstairs Queen Bedroom

  • Warm and Inviting living room with massive stone fireplace

    Warm and Inviting living room with massive stone fireplace

  • Dining room; kitchen beyond

    Dining room; kitchen beyond

  • Peaceful Seating

    Peaceful Seating

  • The View from The Shore

    The View from The Shore

VRBO #270345

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Monday, January 16, 2017

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