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Hot Tub! Gorgeous Waterfront on Harbor with Private Dock

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,048 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 loft bedroom, 2 full bathrooms waterfront on Southwest Harbor

As you walk into 'Port's' main level, you are consumed by panoramic views of the harbor. Step out onto the deck and you can smell the ocean air and feel as though you can reach out and touch the boats in the harbor.

The open floor plan allows you to soak in the views whether you're cooking in the kitchen, relaxing in the sitting area or dining at the table with family and friends. The galley-style kitchen has lots of prep and cupboard space and stainless steel appliances. Reminiscent of a yacht, 'Port' has crisp white walls and natural wood accents, including exposed beams and natural wood ceiling, To top it off, this area is tastefully furnished with comfy couches and leather accents. The upper level offers an open loft bedroom with double bed and overstuffed chair. And in the lower level you'll find the master bedroom with hot tub on private patio overlooking the harbor, a full bath with granite sink, laundry and a second bedroom with twin bed plus a twin trundle.

Come to the 'Quiet Side': 'Port' is situated on the shore in the quaint village of Southwest Harbor. From 'Port' you can take a stroll into town and explore unique shops, fabulous restaurants, museums, antique shops, an oceanarium, and much more.. Rent a boat locally or take the water taxi to explore the waters and islands surrounding Mount Desert Island. The condo 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, golf, tennis, shopping, kayaking, hiking, and many more are within minutes.

Away from the Crowds, Close to Everything!: Situated on the 'quiet side' of Mount Desert Island, you can enjoy the real Downeast 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 bus, the 'Island Explorer', available to the public free of charge! Destinations include just about anywhere you want to go on the island. There are a number of outfitters located on Mount Desert Island that rent bicycles and kayaks as well. Just fifteen 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, 'Port' and the 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 'Port'. The rates are lower, the crowds have left, the weather is comfortable and the foliage is spectacular!!! Acadia National Park is rated among the best places in the United States to view fall foliage!

Have school-age kids but still want to avoid the crowds? Why not come to 'Port' in June!

Enjoy a picnic on Windward Shore's Private Dock. Watch the activity in the harbor as working lobster and fishing boats mingle with exquisite yachts. When the sun sets behind you, experience a sight unparalleled as the boats in the harbor are illuminated...gorgeous!

More Details

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.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Cleanliness, furnishings and equipment all excellent. We had a wonderful time and would definitely come back + recommend to others. Locaton is fantastic!
Aug 2011
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Southwest Harbor Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1048 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master Bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    2nd Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Twin Bed w/twin-sized trundle bed
    3rd Bedroom - 1 double , Open Loft over Living Area
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Windward Shores is a 3 unit Condominium. (we own 2 units and the 3rd is privately owned by a quiet family.) it is within feet of the shores of Southwest Harbor, with beautiful sloping lawn and private dock. Outside 'Port' you'll find a balcony off the main living area and private patio with hot tub off master bedroom (both overlooking the harbor), sloping lawn to the rocky shore and access to Windward Shores' private dock.


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Hot Tub! Gorgeous Waterfront on Harbor with Private Dock
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 38 reviews
Saco, Maine

Breath taking views, well equipped, convenient location

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed our week at "the port"

The views of the harbor are amazing especially from the hot tub! The condo is well equipped, clean and has a convenient location! Walk to town for fresh baked goods or ice cream...

Jane, the property manager, is a delight and can give great recommendations for local eats etc

No doubt we will be back to stay at the Port-its truly a little slice of heaven and the harbor views are second to none! Can't wait to return next year!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Love it when guests and friends enjoy our home and village on this island up here. Looking forward to welcoming you back.
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Kitty Hawk

Beautiful waterfront condominium

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in these condos for the past 2 years and enjoyed the absolutely perfect view of the harbor with stunning sunrises . The condos are well equipped and the manager, Jane, is outstanding in attention to every detail. I would recommend this property to all

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Port. The views were spectacular! All accommodations were outstanding. Loved the deck, patio, pier and hot tub! Southwest Harbor is a great vacation spot. Beal’s Lobster Pier was very enjoyable, loved talking to the locals. My favorite hike was Wonder Land trail through the pines to the ocean, not far from the condo. I would highly recommend this vacation rental!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfy condo with a fabulous view!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd stay in Port at the Windward Shores. Both visits we stayed for 3-4 weeks and lacked for nothing. The location is perfect for accessing the main village of SW Harbor on foot and Acadia National Park by car or free shuttle bus. The views SW Harbor, the Marina and the outer islands are awesome in any weather, day or night. The condo is well appointed and the kitchen is well stocked with appliances/utensils/dishes. We did purchase 4 wine glasses as there were none. We donated them to Port for future wine lovers. A great place for up to 6 guests except the dining table only accommodates 4. We will definitely return to Port the next time we visit Mt Desert Island.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cheers! Looking forward to welcoming you back to your "Home Port"
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It starts and ends with the view of the harbor

  • 5 of 5

Port is one of three units in a tri plex that was developed about 35 years ago by the owner of Dysarts Great Harbor Marina which is at the forefront of your awesome view. The unit has been well maintained and managed professionally. The center unit (midships) is also managed and owned by the same company but the starboard unit is owned by a really nice local couple who use it themselves.

We had six in our unit including my two teenage children. We found the unit to be cozy but comfortable. My brother in law and sister in law slept up in the loft. They were initially concerned about the steep stairway leading up to the loft and having to get up at night to go to the bathroom. They got used to it after a couple days and limited the trips up /down.

The children slept great in the back room which is like a cave (not much light or airflow. My daughter would go down into the master bed room and look out over the harbor while she played on her phone/ipad.

The bathrooms are tight but functional. The front bathroom should have a pocket door because there isn't enough room to get around it while the door is opened. The kitchen is small but is fully stocked for those that want to cook and take advantage of the view. We intended to go out most nights but found ourselves either cooking in or ordering take out so as not to miss the view.

My son has autism and is non verbal. He was captivated by the movement of boats in the harbor. He loved the hiking and swimming but I really think he couldn't wait to get back to the "port" to sit on the couch and look out at all the the activity. We also would use the hot tub in the evening and got to see fog rolling in over the hills into the harbor and the harbor lights. I had a hard time getting him out of the hot tub to get ready for bed.

The location of this unit is great. You could easily walk to town to pick up groceries at sawyers or go to great restaurants for either take out or eat in. Our favorite was Cafe 2 eat a pita. The grumpy''s breakfast place isn't always opened as we found out its the owners option. We mostly hiked the western side trails in the park or swam at echo lake. We also rented a boat at Mansells boat rental and went to lunch on little cranberry island and cruised the harbors and some sound. There is plenty to do on this side without having to truck all the way to Bar Harbor to be with the masses. I highly recommend Port

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't ask for a better view!

  • 5 of 5

Condo was great. Everything we needed was provided. Exceptional views. The kids loved fishing off the dock and we even ventured down to the water (very carefully) to collect some sea glass.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
BGR (Bangor) or BHB (Bar Harbor/Trenton, ME)
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
3 Restaurants with bars within walking distance
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Cranberry cove ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Causeway Club, Southwest Harbor
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
I 95
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Several restaurants within walking distance
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Echo Lake
Car: recommended

Hot Tub!

Come and enjoy spectacular, unparalleled views of Southwest Harbor from 'Port' at Windward Shores. Windward Shores is an exclusive 3 unit condominium enviably situated at the head of the harbor on the shores of Southwest Harbor. 'Port' boasts 3 levels, lots of windows overlooking the harbor, private patio, balcony, sloping lawns, and private dock. With truly breathtaking views from 'Port' , you're ever close the the ocean. Closer still, step out to the sloping lawns, where you'll find seating and a Chiminea (outdoor fireplace or 'firepot') just above the shoreline and access to Windward Shores' own private dock, all right in front of you! Watch the activity in the harbor as working lobster and fishing boats mingle with exquisite yachts. When the sun sets behind you, experience a sight unparalleled as the boats in the harbor are illuminated...gorgeous!




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 9.0%

This is a WEEKLY Sunday to Sunday rental. Less than a full week rental inquiry will be considered, SOLELY AT THE OWNER'S DISCRETION, and typically only if there is a last minute opening.

*$100/wk discount for booking more than one week. We also own the condo next door plus a 3 bdrm, 2 ba house across the street and offer a $100/wk discount if you rent more than one.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund