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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 4 - 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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

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
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • 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 4.806452 based on 33 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: Jun 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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Great Location and View

  • 4 of 5

Great location. Easy walk to shops and restaurants in Southwest Harbor. Beautiful view overlooking the harbor. Fun space with a loft bed, and nice amenities with the hot tub, dock, and deck. Some furnishings and finishes were starting to look a little worn, but all in all a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love this location and the view...thanks for the feed back..gonna go out and buy a new coffee table for the living area and spruce things up a bit!!
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Gorgeous property

  • 5 of 5

Many thoughtful, unexpected amenities were on site such as a pack and play which doubled as a crib and unusual spices in the kitchen cabinet, washer and dryer, which made our stay so much more comfortable, convenient and enjoyable. The location was perfect for a short walk to restaurants or groceries or bakery as well as a spectacular view of the marina with the docked boats.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love watching all the different boats coming and going in the harbor. Glad you enjoy your stay.
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Harford County, MD

Nice home on the water with great views!

  • 4 of 5

Well maintained home on the quiet side of MDI. Plenty of options to eat without traveling to Bar Harbor but close enough to enjoy the park and other attractions in the area.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a view!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. Awesome view! Nice hot tub. Great host in Jane!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Love having great guests who enjoy the view as much as we do!
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Clean, lovely view, convenient to everything

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful property. It was very clean and the homeowner provided lots of helpful supplies like a fresh dish sponge, laundry detergent and dish detergent pods. Everything was thoughtful and welcoming. The view of the harbor was perfect, and we found the location convenient for all our Adventures in Acadia. Would highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased that you had a great stay and enjoyed our island...that's why we love living here!
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
BGR (Bangor) or BHB (Bar Harbor/Trenton, ME)
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Several 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

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!


Rates & Availability

Southwest Harbor Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Daze
Jul 9 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer + Labor Day
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall Foliage Season
Sep 17 2017 - Oct 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
Spring on the Maine Coast
May 13 2018 - Jun 9 2018
4 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 10 2018 - Jun 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
July 4th Fireworks
Jul 1 2018 - Jul 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Summer Daze
Jul 8 2018 - Aug 25 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer + Labor Day
Aug 26 2018 - Sep 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
Fall Foliage
Sep 16 2018 - Oct 14 2018
5 night minimum stay
Spring on the Maine Coast
May 12 2019 - Jun 8 2019
4 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 9 2019 - Jun 29 2019
5 night minimum stay
July 4th Harbor Fireworks
Jun 30 2019 - Jul 6 2019
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Summer Daze
Jul 7 2019 - Aug 24 2019
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer + Labor Day
Aug 25 2019 - Sep 14 2019
7 night minimum stay
Fall Foliage
Sep 15 2019 - Oct 20 2019
5 night minimum stay

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
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