About the property
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- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 6
Come and enjoy the gorgeous accommodations and spectacular, unparalleled views of Southwest Harbor at 'Midships' 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. But don't shy away because of the word 'condo', this is no cookie-cutter condo! Windward Shores is not part of a larger complex. It is just one custom built waterfront property in a quiet residential neighborhood, with a homey, cottage feel. 'Midships' is the largest of the 3 condos boasting 3 levels, floor to ceiling windows, private patio, deck, sloping lawns, and private dock.
From the gleaming hardwood floors and spiral wooden staircase to the granite counter tops and tiled doubled-headed master shower, it's the attention to detail that make 'Midships' a cut above the rest.
With truly breathtaking views from any of the three levels at 'Midships' as well as from the deck and private master patio with hot tub, you're ever close the the ocean. Closer still, step out to the sloping lawn, where you'll find seating and a Chiminea (outdoor fireplace or 'fire pot') just above the shoreline and access to Windward Shores own private dock, all right in front of you!
Attention to Detail: As you walk into 'Midships' main level, you are consumed by panoramic views of the harbor. The open floor plan of this level allows you to soak in the views whether you're cooking in the kitchen, relaxing in the sitting area and watching cable on the flat screen HDTV or dining at the table with family and friends. The fully appointed kitchen has gorgeous granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, including a double oven, cook top stove, refrigerator with water/ice dispenser and a built in microwave. Take the spiral staircase to the upper level and find a great spot for watching the activity of the harbor, enjoying cable on the flat screen HDTV, or curling up with a good book. This level also offers a bedroom with double bed.
In the lower level you'll find the master bedroom with hot tub on private patio overlooking the harbor, tiled master bath with double-headed shower, a second bedroom with twin beds, and another bathroom with tub and shower. Plenty of room to spread out!
Away from the Crowds, Close to Everything!: Situated on the 'quiet side' of the 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, several with walking distance of 'Midships'. A stroll into Southwest Harbor or a short drive 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, 'Midships' 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 'Midships'. The rates are lower, the crowds have left, the weather is comfortable and the foliage is spectacular!!!
Have school-age kids but still want to avoid the crowds, why not come to 'Midships' in June!
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 16, 2018
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
We enjoyed everyday of our stay, it was hard to leave. Very clean, cozy and comfortable. The harvest moon was an added extra. Thanks for sharing your home with us! We will return!
Fantastic family vacation!
My wife, 2 kids (3.5yrs and 9 months), and I stayed here for just under a week and had a great time. The house was very clean, comfortable, had all the amenities needed (plus a hot tub) and the most amazing view - sunrises were incredible. The location can't be beat with a short walk to downtown Southwest Harbor and easy drive to Acadia National Park, Bass Harbor Head lighthouse and Bar Harbor. Jane was easy and informative to work with providing recommendations as needed. We will definitly be back.
Georgeous view. Very nice basic facility with some negative issues.
Kitchen appliances and drawers needed wipe before using. Cooktop needs replacing. Fridge water filter not working. Good array of cooking utensils. Master bed mattress very firm and headboard kept coming apart. Bed linens could be better. Floors needed sweeping and carpet on steps dirty or stained. Patio door screen torn loose. AC consisted of one wall mounted unit in master bedroom. It could not keep the entire condo cool or dry. There was a dehumidifier in the second downstairs bedroom that ran constantly and required emptying twice a day. Master bath beautiful as pictured, roomy shower. Nice quiet area with large, private parking area. Great chance to view a working Maine harbor. Lovely sunrises and nice deck. Overall a wonderful location for touring Acadia area, but the condo needs some repairs and a good cleaning. Property manager easy to contact.
Incredible place to stay in SW Harbor Maine
We normally rent cabins in the woods and were concerned that a condo would not satisfy our needs of peace and quiet. Boy were we wrong. We rented Midship and the place was incredible. We could lay in bed and watch an amazing sunrise over the boats in the harbor, take a relaxing hot tub after spending the day hiking or just sitting on the top floor with floor to ceiling windows watching the excitement in the harbor. The place was immaculate and had everything we could possibly want. Jane was wonderful to work with and went out of her way to give us off the beaten path places to eat.
Beautiful views, spectacular condo
We really enjoyed our week at Midships. The condo was everything we had hoped for and more. The kitchen was well-equipped for cooking and baking, the rooms spacious and very clean and the view off the decks was awesome! We enjoyed the hot tub after a day of hiking or kayaking. This was a perfect location for exploring Acadia. There were very nice trails close by, as well as pond kayaking. Southwest Harbor had everything we needed: a terrific grocery store, great restaurants, ice cream, coffee and fun gift stores.
Jane was a wonderful host, communicating when the property was ready and responding to any questions we had. Thank you very much for a fun and relaxing week!!
Glad you enjoyed all our home and village and island has to offer!
Perfect views, perfect location
This was my first trip to any part of Maine and was something my wife, who has been to Maine before, wanted me to experience. I'm normally more of a beach kind of person and am extremely picky about the places I stay but wanted to give it a shot. I knew that picking this house was the right decision the moment I stepped through the door and the first thing I could see was the harbor straight through the opening and into the downstairs living area. If we weren't out and about checking out the local stores or Acadia, we were enjoying ourselves with drinks on the deck, watching ships come in and out or staring up at the night sky from the hot tub. The area itself is quiet, not a lot of traffic compared to, say, Bar Harbor and a lot of shops and restaurants within walking distance. And with the main parts of Acadia just a simple drive around the corner, the location allowed the best of everything: Nice quiet area to relax in, followed by a quick drive over to hiking trails along the shore line and up mountains. Would definitely stay again.
Very pleased that you really enjoyed your first visit to Maine. Looking forward to welcoming you back. I like to offer a discount for returning friends.
Located on the quiet side of Mount Desert Island, Midships at Windward Shores, is situated in the quaint village of Southwest Harbor. From 'Midships' you can take a stroll into town and explore unique shops, fabulous restaurants, museums, antique shops, and much more. Or, walk to the marina and watch the lobster fishermen bring in their catch. Rent a boat locally or take the water taxi to explore the waters and islands surrounding Mount Desert Island. 'Midships' 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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
$100/wk multiple wk discount. We own the condo next door and a house across the street and offer discounts, great option for larger groups! Rates and minimum stays are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Although some rate periods show less than a 7nt minimum, this is primarily a WEEKLY Sunday to Sunday rental. We will CONSIDER (and solely at owner's discretion) less than a full wk.