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Hot Tub! Gorgeous Oceanfront Setting on Harbor, Private Dock

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 6

Hot Tub!!

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!

More Details

Property Manager
Jane Peabody
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Taken from Guest Feedback Sheet - We had a great time - can't beat the view! The condo had everything we needed.
Jun 2013
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Amenities

Southwest Harbor Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
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:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Plus washer and dryer on main level
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Extra large tiled doubled headed shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Additional - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleep Sofa in Upper Living Area
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Twin Beds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Access to Windward Shores Private Dock

Reviews

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Hot Tub! Gorgeous Oceanfront Setting on Harbor, Private Dock
average rating of 4.8076925 based on 30 reviews
5

Perfect views, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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5

Beautiful views, spectacular condo

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Exceeded expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We expected it to be nice but we were overwhelmed. Everything we needed and more was already supplied for us. The decor was fabulous. The view was to die for from all 3 levels. It was very peaceful. The hot tub with view was very nice. The communication with Jane was very effective. The only thing that would have made it a little better is if we could have used the kayaks that were there. All in all, we loved it!!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you loved your stay and the view! The family that live next door sometimes bring their kayaks down to the sea. Sorry we do not have kayaks for guests to use. I think there is a local company that you can rent them from when you come back and visit next year!
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Kitty Hawk
5

2 glorious weeks in a Harbor front condo.

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 weeks in this beautiful Harbor front condo and enjoyed the stunning views daily. The sunrises are the best. This condo has everything you need to feel at home. The spiral staircase is challenging to get to the top floor which is the main seating area with tv. But the views at this level are worth the climb. You are within a shirt walking distance to restaurants and shops. Southwest Harbor is our favorite Mt Desert Island destination. It truly is the quiet side if the island but only 9 mikes from bustling Bar Harbor.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Southwest Harbor is our favorite village, glad you think so too! Thanks for feed back and we plan to add a flat screen TV on the mid level for 2017.
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Lakeville, MN
4

Great time!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time in Southwest Harbor. The Midships condo was very nice and comfortable. We enjoyed the hot tub one morning when the fog was so thick that we didn't want to venture out. The area was quiet and we enjoyed watching the harbor in the evening as the sun went down. We would definitely stay here again.

Thanks!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love the floor to ceiling windows view over Southwest Harbor! AND soaking in that steaming hot tub after a days hiking adventure in Acadia National Park.....glad you also enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back...discounted rent for returning guests!
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5

"Seas The Day"

  • 5 of 5

We had an exceptional time during our stay at "Midships" this past July! We immediately became enthralled with the view of the harbor, the excellent features and condition of the condo and the proximity to the town of Southwest Harbor, Acadia and Bar Harbor. We particularly enjoyed the "quiet side" of MDI including the restaurants and shops. We recommend The Upper Deck Restaurant as well as "Eat-A-Pita. Jane was quick to respond to all of our needs including delivering her personal coffee grinder for our use during the week. We hope to return to Maine in the future and would love to stay at "Midships" again!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed a great cup of coffee along with the great view of Southwest Harbor!
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Bar Harbor Jet Port
Nearest Ferry
0.25 Miles
Cranberry Cove Ferry
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Upper Deck Seafood and Breakfast at Grumpys

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.

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Rates & Availability

Southwest Harbor Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Daze
Jul 9 2017 - Aug 26 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
Late Summer/ Labor Day
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 16 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
Fall Foliage Season
Sep 17 2017 - Oct 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
Spring on the Maine Coast
May 13 2018 - Jun 9 2018
5 night minimum stay
$1,650
 
 
Early Summer
Jun 10 2018 - Jun 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,050
 
 
July 4th Harbor Fireworks
Jul 1 2018 - Jul 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,150
Flat fee
 
 
Summer Daze
Jul 8 2018 - Aug 25 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$3,050
 
 
Late Summer/Labor Day
Aug 26 2018 - Sep 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,250
 
 
Fall Foliage Season
Sep 16 2018 - Oct 13 2018
5 night minimum stay
$2,050
 
 
Spring on the Maine Coast
May 12 2019 - Jun 8 2019
5 night minimum stay
$1,700
 
 
Early Summer
Jun 9 2019 - Jun 29 2019
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
 
 
July 4th Harbor Fireworks
Jun 30 2019 - Jul 6 2019
7 night minimum stay
$3,200
Flat fee
 
 
Summer Daze
Jul 7 2019 - Aug 24 2019
7 night minimum stay
$3,100
 
 
Late Summer + Labor Day
Aug 25 2019 - Sep 14 2019
7 night minimum stay
$2,300
 
 
Fall Foliage Season
Sep 15 2019 - Oct 20 2019
5 night minimum stay
$2,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 9.0%

$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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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