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Acadia Oceanfront Southwest Harbor w/Dock !

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 BR 2 BA Sleeps 6

You cannot get any closer to the ocean! Check out the live Harborcam from our porch at:

This cottage sits 15 feet above high tide on Southwest Harbor, a classic Maine working harbor. The deck is perfect for watching the harbor, reading a book, or enjoying the beautiful sunsets. Our shore front offers a small sand beach and at low tide, lots of rocks and tidal pools for exploring. The dock is ideal for launching a kayak (bring your own or rent in town), a swim on a hot day, or for sipping your favorite beverage while perched on our bench.

The cottage is cozy, charming and spotlessly clean. It has the open stud walls of a traditional Maine summer camp. The main living/dining/kitchen area has a two-story ceiling with picture windows facing the water, comfy couches and chairs, a large round dining table, and a state-of-art wood stove for chilly mornings. The kitchen is small but very well-equipped, and does include a dishwasher.

The bedrooms, one downstairs and two upstairs, are attractively furnished with comfortable beds and comforters. There is a full bathroom on each floor (shower downstairs, and shower with separate tub upstairs), and full-sized washer and dryer on the first floor. Window fans and two space heaters are provided.

Downstairs: living/dining area; kitchen (with dishwasher); master bedroom w/king bed; small den with couch, chairs and a 37' flat sceen TV and DVD player; bathroom with shower; washing machine & dryer. The wood stove provides more than adequate heat to the main living room for chilly days. Renters concur that it is easy to use.

Upstairs: Bedroom with 2 twins; bedroom with queen and one (1) twin; full bath with shower and separate tub.

You'll never want to leave this corner of paradise!

Keywords: Oceanfront Maine Cottage - 15' feet from ocean in quaint Southwest Harbor, near Acadia National Park.

More Details

Steve Hughes
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 11, 2017

Why Steve Hughes chose Mount Desert Island

For years we have loved sailing among and exploring the islands, hiking in Acadia, and enjoying the unique beauty of the Maine coastline. Mount Desert has all these things, and Southwest Harbor is our favorite town on the island.

What makes this cottage unique

The house is quiet, cozy and comfortable with a fresh simplicity. The deck and picture windows allow us to watch the ever-changing harbor scenes. We can wander among the rocks and tidal pools, and watch the sea birds and ducks. And we're close to all that Acadia, Mount Desert, our favorite town, Southwest Harbor, and the ocean has to offer!


Southwest Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • First Floor: Bathroom #1 toilet, shower Second Floor: Bathroom #2 toilet, tub, shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • First Floor: BR #1 King Second Floor: BR #2 Queen and one (1) twin BR #3 Two (2) twins
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Built-in deck benches with cushions, Adirondack chairs, and picnic table with benches.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(57 traveler reviews)

Acadia Oceanfront Southwest Harbor w/Dock !
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 57 reviews
Shreveport, LA

Great Vacation in Southwest Harbor

  • 5 of 5

We had an unbelievable stay last week at this authentic cottage in Southwest Harbor. The whole place is very clean, beds and furniture are very comfortable, and the wood-burning stove is easy and fun to use. The living room has multiple windows that open to let in the ocean breezes. The panoramic view of the harbor is amazing any time of day. We especially enjoyed the sound system that plugs directly into an iPad or iPhone and fast wireless internet to play Apple Music and internet radio. The kitchen is in great working order and is well stocked with enough dishes and utensils for a large group. We had fun exploring Acadia National Park and eating out at nearby restaurants, but our favorite things of all were hanging out on the private floating dock in front of the cottage and looking for sea glass in front of the cottage at low tide. Steve, the owner, is very pleasant and accessible. He checked in on us periodically by email during the week to make sure we were having a good time. We hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very satisfied

  • 5 of 5

I am almost reluctant to submit this review, in that doing so would risk getting the word out about how nice this place is. We thoroughly enjoyed our week here. The house is ideally located in SW Harbor, on the quiet side of MDI and the associated crowds in Bar Harbor, Cadillac Mtn, etc. the house itself is quiet, private, clean, comfortable, and well-appointed. However, it is not luxurious in the traditional sense (the luxuries here are the quiet, views, rocking chairs on the deck, breeze off the water, and so on). The beds are comfortable which is key. There is fast internet and a nice TV, although we never turned the TV on given all the outdoor activities. The dock is a great bonus and we used it extensively for kayaking in the harbor. Very thankful to have found this place.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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new york state

blissful week

  • 5 of 5

This is our fourth (or so) summer week in the SW Harbor-on-the-harbor house and it was every bit as splendid as the last three. The setting is serene, the house is wonderfully comfortable, Southwest Harbor/Acadia is an ideal spot. The fact that we keep wanting to go back summer upon summer to this very same spot probably says it all.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stamford, CT


  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing vacation last month in Southwest Harbor. The house is situated right on the water looking north across the harbor toward Cadillac Mountain and the other peaks. We spent a lot of time hiking around Acadia National Park. The views were extraordinary! This house has everything we wanted. The kitchen, dining and living areas all look out on the water. The house has a 2 bedrooms upstairs and a master bedroom on the main floor. Location is only a few minutes from the village which has lots of small shops and good grocery stores and restaurants. The views in the late afternoon at sunset looking out at the harbor and mountains were spectacular. we loved this place.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA


  • 5 of 5

What a perfect location and great accommodations on MDI. It is a true Maine cabin; rustic with incredible views. The harbor has a lot of activity, just like the web cam showed. (Yes, I looked at the camera before I arrived.) Southwest Harbor is quiet but with enough shops and restaurants to satisfy. Plenty of room, great WiFi and cable TV. The kitchen is well appointed and well lit. Can't wait to get back there!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This place was exactly as described (no unwelcome surprises): comfortable, well-furnished, ideally located. The view is priceless! Our party was 6 adults (3 couples) and we had enough space to gather, or spread out if needed. The owner gave us abundant suggestions for activities which were all helpful. He stayed in contact beforehand and after we arrived to ensure we had everything we needed. I have used VRBO properties several times, but this was by far the best experience. We would certainly return.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Southwest Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer: 6/10-6/24/17
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Summer: 6/24-7/8/17
Jun 24 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Summer: 7/8-8/26/17
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer: 8/26-9/2/17
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall: 9/2-9/9/17
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall: 9/9-9/30/17
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates are subject to change at any time.
Excludes Maine Lodging Tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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