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Head of the Harbor Overlook, Romantic Couples Cottage or Family Retreat

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Last updated: 09/16/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Head of the Harbor Overlook is a recently renovated cottage overlooking Southwest Harbor, Sutton Island, the Cranberry Islands, and Greening Island. This ideal spot is within walking distance of superb restaurants, specialty shops, a full service marina, galleries, and sea glass hunting. Coffee shops, an ice cream parlor, and children's playground are just a few things that are within a five minute walk. In just minutes you can drive to Echo Lake, Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse, and many other popular Acadia National Park destinations. Don't want to drive? Load up on the free MDI shuttle that stops directly across the street! During the summer stop by the farmers market or take a sunset sail on one of the many boats offering them. There are also many opportunities to take a ferry to one of the surrounding islands for hiking or biking.

This cottage has been appointed with very comfortable accommodations in order to make you feel instantly at home. The open kitchen and dining area feature stainless steel appliances, local granite countertops, and a large farmhouse sink in order to make meal preparations quick and easy. A lobster pot, and supplies are included (Fresh off the boat lobsters are available at the marina across the street) for those brave enough to cook their own! Local antiques are scattered throughout the house to remind us of simpler times. This area is also open to the living room which features fantastic views of Southwest Harbor! The downstairs bedroom has a set of bunk beds, single on top and double on the bottom. This room is very bright with many windows, roomy closet, gaming system, TV, DVD, and best of all a great view of the harbor! The full sized bathroom is located downstairs and includes a full-sized washer and dryer so that you can keep those bathing suits and beach towels ready at a moments notice! All TV's have cable and DVD players, and WIFI.

The master bedroom is located upstairs with it's plush king-sized bed, loads of room, flat-screen TV with DVD, video library, and did I say? Fantastic View! The last bedroom features an antique double spindle bed with lots of coastal charm, TV with DVD, and ample closet space.

A crib, receptical plugs, baby toys, child gate, and a high chair are provided for those needing one, also a bathing seat and hand rail are available for those needing a bit of assisstance with accessibility.

Southwest Harbor is a quaint, pleasant coastal community that is only 15 minutes from Bar Harbor, a popular tourist destination. The closest airports are: Trenton(12miles) and Bangor International Airport which is only 55 miles away. Those interested in bringing along their boat, slips may be available upon request.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Bunk beds and X-Box360 system, board games, & books, DVD's...moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    One bedroom and bath on main floor, shower stool and handle available....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Dog gate, and crate available....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    Light and airy room with TV/DVD/cable....moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 baby crib

    Large spacious room with great Harbor views. Flat-screen TV...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 bunk bed

    Twin/Double combo bunk. X-box 360, Flat-screen tv/DVD,books...moreless

  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Bunk Beds (1)

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    full-size washer & dryer and accessibility tools available...moreless

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    i-pod docks...moreless

  • Television:

    3 Flat screen TV's with cable and DVD players...moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Game Console:

    X-box 360...moreless

  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Complete view of Southwest Harbor and surrounding islands....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Big comfy couch, many books & magazines, and hiking guides....moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Frontload...moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Kuerig pot includes a full jar of coffee for your stay...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully supplied kitchen, including lobster pot....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Anything you need to prepare full meals, incl. a Thanksgiving spread....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Granite counter tops, and stainless steel appliances....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    oils, pancake mix, pure ME maple syrup, gal. water, ice, sugar, flour, salt & pepper, wrap, tinfoil, ...moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    many biking opportunities, bike rentals just 3 mins. walk, free Acadia shuttle for transport to biking trails. Many guides and maps to ponder....moreless

  • Boat:

    Many tours and rental available. Many inexpensive ferries local....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Causeway club 3 miles away...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Many rental opportunities, or tours. Better yet bring your own!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    addirondack chairs for gazing out over the harbor and marina....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    Public courts available within walking distance....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
late season
Sep 3 - Oct 22, 2016
7 night min stay

$950

Changeover Day: Saturday


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9%

Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Last updated: 09/16/2016
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Location

55 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bangor International
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Dry Dock
20 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Sand beach, Acadia Nat. Park
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Causeway Club
50 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-95
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Fiddler's Green
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Echo Lake

Car: Not Necessary

Marina slips are available to boat owners.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

Why the Owner Chose Southwest Harbor, ME, USA:
We just love this area of MDI! There's hiking, biking, boating, exploring just minutes away. Southwest Harbor is just a little bit quieter than BarHarbor and the kids can walk or bike anywhere. There's restaurants and a great ice cream shop just a hop, skip, and a jump away.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This house has fantastic views of Southwest Harbor from almost every room in the house. There's a great marina directly across the street where you can view amazing boats, and a fun restaurant that is across the street that has outdoor seating right on the shore.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Full views of the whole harbor and the local marina!

    Full views of the whole harbor and the local marina!

  • Pleasant deck for those lobster surf & turf nights in!

    Pleasant deck for those lobster surf & turf nights in!

  • Just kitchy enough to remind you to take a load off and have fun!!!!

    Just kitchy enough to remind you to take a load off and have fun!!!!

  • Spacious Master Bedroom overlooking spectacular full view of whole harbor!

    Spacious Master Bedroom overlooking spectacular full view of whole harbor!

  • This is the front of the house facing the ocean.  Adirondack chairs help you sit back and keep track of all the happenings of the working harbor.

    This is the front of the house facing the ocean. Adirondack chairs help you sit back and keep track of all the happenings of the working harbor.

  • This house meshes historical charm, yet has all the modern conveniences!

    This house meshes historical charm, yet has all the modern conveniences!

  • A romantic room to meet the needs of another couple or a special daughter.

    A romantic room to meet the needs of another couple or a special daughter.

  • Comfortable couples retreat or family destination.

    Comfortable couples retreat or family destination.

  • Quaint SWH cottage overlooking the whole harbor and the islands beyond.

    Quaint SWH cottage overlooking the whole harbor and the islands beyond.

VRBO #284064

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Friday, September 23, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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