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Family Friendly Cottage w/ Harbor & Mountain Views on MDI

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,780 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4+ bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 6 + (9 max.)

Located 1.5 miles from downtown Southwest Harbor, this cedar-shingled saltbox overlooks the harbor and mountains of Mt. Desert Island and is within easy access of Acadia National Park for all outdoor activities. Within walking distance of the island-wide free shuttle bus and the Cranberry Island ferry. Handicapped accessible to the first floor, the house has four bedrooms, two baths, a study, and a great room with kitchen, dining, and living areas and outdoor deck. Lower level includes a game area with ping pong table, dart board, finished bedroom with double bed and access to the backyard. Ample storage for dog crates in the lower level. Shed available for bike storage.

Portacrib and highchair available upon request.

More Details

Jennie or Andy Cline
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 3, 2018

About Jennie or Andy Cline

Owners, Jennie and Andy, built and lived in this house prior to turning into a rental in 1997, so the house has a feel of home and is well equipped with all the amenities one might need or want. Longtime summer residents to Southwest Harbor, they still live in the area (less than 1 mile away) and share their love and enthusiasm for the area in a notebook describing things to do and see.

Jennie or Andy Cline purchased this house in 1985

Why Jennie or Andy Cline chose Southwest Harbor

Because this part of the world is quite spectacular.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a lovely three weeks at Hickory Ridge and so did our dog and cat and visitors. We all enjoyed sitting on the deck and watching the boats float by, playing bridge or just sipping wine. Thank you for being such grand landlords and helpful advisors. We look forward to a return visit to our beloved MDI.
Jul 2008
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Southwest Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1780 sq ft
  • 3 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • If guest cancels, owner will try to re-rent property and will pay refund based on amount received from new guest, minus $100 rebooking fee.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , first floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , second floor
  • First floor shower has a seat and hand rails. Second floor bathroom is a tub/shower combination.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , first floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , second floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , second floor
    Lower Level - 1 double , lower level
  • First floor study has a couch which is also a trundle bed. Could sleep one comfortably and two in a pinch. Portacrib available upon request.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 4 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
This house is fully furnished and equipped. Please call with additional questions or concerns.


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(6 traveler reviews)

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Family Friendly Cottage w/ Harbor & Mountain Views on MDI
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
Northampton, MA

loved it

  • 5 of 5

What a great getaway! My girlfriend and I were looking for something authentic, cozy, and comfortable; this house was perfect. It has great light, comfortable beds, plenty of space and a spacious deck overlooking the ocean.

The island is full of tourists, but we were tucked away a lovely quiet part of town. We walked to the shore, ate at some of the nearby restaurants and took the free shuttle around the island.

We got just what we expected from the listing. It was a vacation to remember.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2007
  • Stayed: July 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ahhhh Hickory Ridge!

  • 5 of 5

My family came to MDI for a Memorial for my dear Uncle. After looking at many, many homes on VRBO, Hickory Ridge seemed the best fit and reasonable price point. We were more than satisfied, we were elated! My son (25) loved the basement room and the privacy it provided him. My 85 year old mom loved her main floor room, and my sister, my cousin, and I all had our own lovely rooms as well. The common living areas were spacious and the house had everything we needed. It made our stay so enjoyable. I loved spending quiet time out on the deck with the lovely view. The house is about a 30 min drive to Bar Harbor town, and Cadillac Mountain (gorgeous). The little town of SW Harbor has some wonderful restaurants. Go to Sips and Beals! Our house owner, Andy was a joy to work with and made sure everything was perfect for our visit. The house was spotless when we arrived. If you are looking for a luxury home, this isn't it. But if you are looking for a charming, accommodating, peaceful experience in Southwest Harbor, this is the place. Thank you so much Andy! (The only reason I did not recommend for "Families with young children, Age 55+, and People with disabilities", is because of the stairs to the two upper rooms. However, there are two bedrooms on the main floor and a ramp for wheelchair to enter the house, so these demographic groups could be accommodated.) Also, I rarely, if ever write reviews.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, comfortable cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our vacation at Hickory Ridge Cottage. The house was very clean and comfortable. We especially loved the ping pong table and darts, the board games and the feeling of closeness that we had as a family of 7 in this cottage. The location was perfect for getting to see both the quiet side of Mount Desert Island and also seeing Bar Harbor. Thank you Andy and Jenny!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay in Southwest Harbor!

  • 5 of 5

We found the property to be even nicer than the photos. The location was perfect, close to charming Southwest Harbor, sea wall, and quiet. The setting was very pretty, even saw deer in the back yard! Beds were comfortable, bathrooms great, lots of room to relax. We ate meals out, but wish I would have cooked. Went to the market in town on our way out, should have gone there first. Very charming gourmet market. The restaurants close by were very good, and Grumpys had a wonderful view for breakfast. The owners thought of everything. We found their book of things to do very helpful. The house was also very clean. The owner called during our stay to check in which I thought very nice, and also called to tell me we had forgotten our rain jackets. Wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A True Gem on Mt Desert Island!

  • 5 of 5

Myself and 6 others stayed her for the first week in June of this year. I have been to the island many times growing up, and am familiar with the area. This house was a great find, and we would not hesitate to visit again. The location is perfect and quiet, the house was clean and felt very homey, and the owners were wonderful! We had everything we needed to enjoy our stay, and the home was warm and inviting. If youre looking for a place to stay when visiting Acadia, look no further!!!! Thank you very much guys!!


  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Homw away from home!

  • 5 of 5

This home is fantastic! The owners have thought of every need, so the home is well supplied. There is also a large notebook full of helpful island info. Nice and quiet, but an easy drive to all of MDI's sites. Views from Cadillac Mountain are awesome, Park Loop Drive is gorgeous, Bar Harbor is great for shopping and dining.I can't wait to return to MDI and Hickory Ridge!!! Southwest Harbor is a quaint village with several places to eat and shop, and is within walking distance from the home. We enjoyed dining at Presto's, an Italian restaurant, and at the Dry Dock Cafe, which serves breakfast ( try the blueberry stuffed french toast ), lunch and dinner. Sisters has out of this world pizza, ice cream and internet access.

This was one of the best vacations we've ever had, and we'll definitely be back!

Thanks Jennie and Andy, for our home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2008
  • Stayed: June 2008
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
0.2 Miles
to Cranberry Island
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Causeway Club
Nearest Restaurant
1.6 Miles
Fiddler's Green (seasonal - May-Oct)
Nearest Beach
5.4 Miles
Echo Lake
Car: recommended

Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park surround this cottage located 1.5 miles from Southwest Harbor. Easy access to local ferries to outer islands, free island shuttle bus service, walking distance to restaurants, small convenience store and boat rentals. Additional smaller cottage nearby for family reunions. Pet friendly. Discounted off-season rates.

Golf: Causeway Club Golf Course is a beautiful oceanside 9-hole golf course within 5 miles of cottage. Twilight league, scrambles, clinics and more.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Booking Fee $25
Pet Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

Discounts for multiple week reservations. Book before Jan. 1, and receive prior year's rate.
Rates apply to parties of 6 or fewer. For larger groups, additional $25 per person over 6.
9% Maine lodging tax. $300 refundable security deposit.
Pets allowed with prior permission from owner. Refundable pet deposit and $25 fee per dog. Sorry, no cats.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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