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Hot Tub! Gorgeous Harbor Views near Bar Harbor/Acadia National Park

Southwest Harbor, ME, USA
  • House1150 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay0 - 7 nights

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6

Harbor Daze - Hot Tub! This charming, three-bedroom, two-bath home offers an open living area, private backyard, and a large deck with spectacular views of Southwest Harbor. Immaculate and comfortable, it is an ideal place to just relax or use as a home base for all your vacation activities. Whether you are in the fully equipped kitchen, sunny dining area, or relaxing on the couch, the nautical motif, cathedral ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling windows provide a light and airy feel and great views of the harbor. Sit at the desk in the loft to write out your postcards while taking in the view. Enjoy the sunrise over the harbor as you sip your morning coffee on the deck and watch the harbor come to life. Then enjoy all that the island has to offer, but be sure to be back in time to catch the breathtaking sunset. As the sun sets behind you, watch the light illuminate the boats in bright white with a pink glow on the entire harbor.

Soak in the hot tub after a day of hiking, biking, swimming, sightseeing, shopping and adventuring. Hot Tub, Cable HD TV and wifi internet.

Away from the Crowds, close to everything: Situated on the 'quiet side' of the island, you can enjoy the real Down east Maine away from the crowds, but still be within minutes of world-famous Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor.

You can explore all that the park has to offer by yourself, take a guided tour or take Mount Desert Island's new bus, the 'Island Explorer,' available to the public free of charge! Harbor Daze is on the Island Explorer bus route...destinations include just about anywhere you want to go on the island.

Wide Range of Fun Activities: There are a number of outfitters located on Mount Desert Island that rent bicycles and kayaks as well. Just ten miles to Bar Harbor and you can enjoy a wide variety of activities from the most relaxed to the most rigorous, dining for all tastes and budgets, and shopping in many unique shops and galleries. Regardless of your interests, this cottage and surrounding attractions are sure to make for a fulfilling vacation!

Come in the Fall-Beautiful Foliage, lower rates!: The months of September and October are a fabulous time to come to 'Harbor Daze' House. The rates are lower, the crowds have left, the weather is comfortable and the foliage is spectacular!!!

Property Manager

Jane Peabody

Member Since 2003
Premier Partner
This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
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Response time:
within one day
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom
        1 queen, Portable Crib available
      • Bedroom
        1 double, 2 twin/ single, Twin bunk beds
      • Bedroom
        1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Double futon w/ twin bunk above
      • This home has sleep accommodations for no more than 6 adults preferred. Pack 'N Play and high chair available.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Washer and Dryer located in first floor bathroom

      Location Type

        • Near The Ocean
        • Ocean View
          Beautiful View of Southwest Harbor and outer islands
        • Village
          1/4 mile from the center of Southwest Harbor village...walking distance to shops, grocery store, restaurants, marina. Plus, the house is on Island Explorer free Acadia National Park shuttle route!


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


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                      With cathedral ceiling and 2 story windows overlooking harbor
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Broadband Access
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Multi-zoned electric heat
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Laundry Soap
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Parking
                    • Parking Off Street
                      Private driveway with ample parking
                    • Telephone
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Kitchen
                        • Blender
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Grill
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Lobster Pot
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Dining Table plus Additional Seating at Breakfast Bar
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Books
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  Great selection of favorite board games
                                • Games for Kids
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  New HD TV


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Large deck overlooking the harbor
                                    • Deck Furniture
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                    • Wood Deck
                                    • Yard


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub
                                              In private back yard


                                                • live theater
                                                • autumn foliage
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • coin laundry
                                                • forests
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • bay/sound
                                                • marina
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • pond
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • water parks
                                                • winery tours
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • photography
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • whale watching
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • Upstairs level :Master bedroom has 1 queen, 2nd bedroom has 1 futon bed with twin bunk above. Lower entry level: 3rd bedroom has 1 double bed and twin bunk beds. Can sleep no more than 6 adults preferred.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                  34 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Harbor Daze was a cozy, comfortable cottage

                                                                  Lorne D.

                                                                  We enjoyed the cottage and the hot tub was a welcome enjoyment after our daily hikes

                                                                  in Acadia Natl Park

                                                                  Jane, your home is lovely and very well cared for

                                                                  Thank you


                                                                  Perfect location and gorgeous views

                                                                  Mary D.

                                                                  We loved our stay at Harbor Daze. The kitchen was well appointed and everything was super comfy. The location was perfect. We went into Acadia National Park every day and still didn't see everything. It was nice to come back to the quietness of Southwest Harbor to unwind on the deck and enjoy the views. The hot tub to ease our sore legs after hiking was most welcome. Jane made sure we were always were taken care of and was always ready with suggestions if we needed them.

                                                                  Wonderful location in SW Harbor!

                                                                  We enjoyed are stay immensely and will be back! Thank you!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Looking forward to welcoming you back!

                                                                  Nice stay

                                                                  Pratima P.

                                                                  Very nice and well-appointed home. Close to Southwest Harbor center, and therefore convenient, but away from the busy hustle of Bar Harbor. The kitchen has all the necessary amenities for a short stay. The two bathrooms are clean; one located on each floor. I would only suggest that the owner put darker curtains in the top bedroom in the back--with the current white curtains, the room lightens up too early in the morning even for early risers.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Happy you enjoyed your stay in this home.....I also love sleeping in a darkened room so will definitely take your advice and replace the bedroom curtains!

                                                                  A Beautiful Maine Getaway

                                                                  Jaime T.

                                                                  If you've come to Maine, you're hopefully there for the unique hiking, biking, and scenic views. This house is in a great location with ample parking, walking distance to wonderful restaurants, grocery stores, coffee, and shops. The main rooms spacious open floor plan makes hanging out easy with the kitchen, living room, dining area, and outdoor patio all accessible for group or private conversations. The house is minimally but tastefully decorated and stocked. Everything you need is provided: linens, towels, soap, dishes, cookware, and even some condiments/spices during our stay. The owner is very friendly and responsive.

                                                                  The bedrooms run on the smaller side, but they are loaded with beds in order to the stay comfortable for 6, but more than suitable for 10. The downstairs shower is a bit of a squeeze for anyone taller than 6', but the upstairs has a traditional bath/shower combination. The hot water is on the cooler side and doesn't last more than 2-3 showers, so make sure you get in first! The water pressure is just south of fire-hose which I greatly appreciate after a long day of outdoors.

                                                                  The hot-tub is big enough to comfortably fit 4, but you may be able to get 6 if you want to get cozy. But remember, this is Maine, so your time will probably be more limited by the mosquitos than the heat of the hot tub.

                                                                  Lights are thoughtfully labeled. AT&T gets good signal, but Verizon Wireless was spotty at best. Wifi was available, but the internet ranged from unusable to adequate. Late-mornings seemed to be the best time to use the service to download appropriate hiking trails. Planning hikes in the even proved nearly impossible without using AT&T phone's hot spot, so plan accordingly.

                                                                  Overall our party had a great time at the house and in the area. Southwest Cycle provided exceptional service and was walkable. Little Notch provided good pastries and pizza. Sips was a favorite for coffee, brunch, and dinner.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thanks for the great review...feed back on the internet is very helpful..i will be in touch with our provider today and have them resolve the issues you experienced as we pay for high speed internet..and we all need good fast wifi nowadays!

                                                                  Great location, clean, quiet, nice views

                                                                  Manoj N.

                                                                  This was the perfect place for us to stay while visiting Acadia NP. Bar Harbor would have been a terrible choice for us. SW Harbor is a nice quiet little town with enough activity that you won't get bored. The house was perfect for our needs and was well stocked with basics. Hot tub and harbor views were a nice addition. The stairs/railings are not babyproofed and a fall through the railing would be disastrous, but that would be my only minor complaint.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Very pleased you enjoyed our village and home as a base to explore the island. I try to ensure all our guests are informed of the layout of the home with online photos and communication during the booking query. As we all have young kids the owners will look into securing the handrails and added an additional baby gate for the bottom of the stairs.


                                                                  Southwest Harbor, ME, USA

                                                                  This home is located in the quaint village of Southwest Harbor where you can take a stroll into town and explore unique shops, fabulous restaurants, museums, antique shops, and much more. Rent a boat locally or take the water taxi to explore the waters and islands surrounding Mount Desert Island. The cottage is also located just minutes from world-famous Acadia National Park, which offers crystal-clear lakes, sandy and rocky beaches, rocky shorelines, beautifully maintained hiking and biking carriage trails, mountains to hike or drive, and so much more. Opportunities for whale watching, boat rentals and charters, fishing, swimming, tennis, shopping, kayaking, hiking, and many more are within minutes. Other Activities: Whale watching, sightseeing at Acadia National Park, many art galleries, boat charters


                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Tax Rate

                                                                  Rates and minimum stays are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Although some rate periods show less than a 7 night minimum, this is primarily a WEEKLY rental on a Sunday to Sunday rotation. We will CONSIDER (and solely at owner's discretion) less than a full week rental during off-peak season or if we have a last minute opening.

                                                                  34 Reviews
                                                                  Excellent 4.6/5
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