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Peaceful, Quiet, Wooded Charm! Year round post and beam Carriage House

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

New post and beam carriage house apartment. Warm and welcoming, a true home away from home. Easy walk to national park trails, ocean, golf, village, restaurants and more. Complete privacy in a prime location. Enjoy a fully equipped kitchen, cedar lined bath with shower, queen size bedroom and futon in living room. Dining nook seats 4, private deck with gas grill. Lovely furnishings throughout. A truely unique lodging opportunity for any season.

Keywords: Warm, welcoming, secluded, great location. New post and beam construction with charming furnishings.

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

About The Owner

Building the Fernald Point Carriage House was a labor of love for me. Through out the home, I was able use milled cedar from most all trees that I cleared from the site. Having summered in Southwest Harbor while growning up, I am now so fortunate to be able to call this my year round home. Downeast Maine, and particularly Acadia National Park , is beautiful no matter what the season.

I also own and run the Mckinley Lane Cabin which is new to the market for the summer season of 2014. You can find it at homeaway #941918

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2009

Guestbook comments from the owner

Whether you are looking for a quiet getaway or want an outdoor active week or two with a friend, the Carriage House is where you want to be. It is ideally located smack dab in the middle of where the mountains meet the sea. The Carriage House was only built a few years ago so you can still smell the fresh wood while feeling like you are in a luxury loft cabin. There are even fresh linens in the cedar chest in the living room to enjoy a comfortable sleep on the futon if one bed isn’t enough for your group. I wouldn’t be surprised if it is the nicest place I will have ever lived. I was lucky enough to be there for a whole summer but would go back for a vacation in a heartbeat to get my fix of picturesque living.
May 2010
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Southwest Harbor Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size futon in living room
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Peaceful, Quiet, Wooded Charm! Year round post and beam Carriage House
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

Charming and quaint - perfect for our weekend get-away. Very clean and inviting. The owner was very responsive and helpful as well! Hope to come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Williamstown MA

A lovely retreat in a lovely place

  • 5 of 5

My sweetheart and I spent four nights here, and loved it. This homey, comfortable garage apartment amid the quiet trees in Southwest Harbor is the perfect spot to rest and recharge in between tackling the charms of Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, and the other attractions of beautiful Mount Desert Island. A very well-thought-out place; it's even stocked with puzzles, games, books, etc., in case of rainy weather. We would gladly return!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was our third and longest visit to Mt. Desert Island. We knew we wanted to stay in Southwest Harbor and I was delighted to find the one-bedroom Carriage House. It was the perfect space for two people. Very quiet, comfortable and well appointed. A great place to unwind from the stress of everyday life. The location is within walking distance of "downtown" Southwest Harbor and Flying Mountain trail head. Debbie (owner) was great to work with through the whole rental process and promptly responded to all inquires and questions. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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a charming place to visit Acadia National Prk

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Carriage house. It could not be better. Deborah is always so helpful and the place is exactly like the pictures. It matches the place we were looking for our wedding anniversary - calm, quiet, full of green around and a short distance from the most amazing Acadia National Park places. It is certainly worth to go back soon we have a chance.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Hampshire

Fabulous Find...

  • 5 of 5

I searched for awhile to find a place for us to stay in the Acadia area. Most houses were too big or too expensive for just the two of us. The inns in Bar Harbor seemed just a little too "stuffy" for our tastes. The motels seemed to lack character. Then, I stumbled upon this perfect rental. Wow...we couldn't have been happier! The updated carriage house was beautifully situated amidst the trees. Looking out the windows, I felt like we were in an upscale tree-house complete with charming decor and full amenities! We cooked nearly all of our meals in. The unit was fully supplied with cookware, stemware and utensils. Full sized appliances helped make the experience easy and comfortable (we've often had apartment sized appliances in studios and one-bedroom places where we've stayed in the past). There was even a little gas grill on the cozy deck (a great place to hang out with a glass of wine or cup of coffee). The unit itself was quite spacious and suited our needs perfectly. Deborah, the owner, greeted us and made us feel at home from the start. She made valuable recommendations for our (essentially) first visit to Acadia, but never interfered with our privacy. In terms of location...while I didn't know Bar Harbor from Southwest Harbor from Seawall before we arrived, I was so pleased that we stayed on the "quiet side." While it was a bit of a drive to get to the loop road, it was so nice to get away from the congestion surrounding Bar Harbor. We enjoyed several fantastic hikes within 2-5 miles of the property where we saw few, if any people (on Memorial Day weekend!). The town of Southwest Harbor was cute and easily walkable. There were a few restaurants, craft stores and a wine and cheese shop, so there's no need to return to Bar Harbor after strolling it once (if you prefer to spend your time bicycling and hiking in Acadia as we did). I would highly recommend this accommodation and would definitely stay again should our travels take us back to the area.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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homey and quaint but not too far from the action

  • 5 of 5

It was the perfect way to celebrate a 50th birthday!!!

Beautiful location and so many things to do close by.

The owner was very courteous and helpful

Karen (the now 50 year old) and Rachel

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Cranberry Cove
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Cause way Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Top of the Hill
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Echo Lake

Other Activities: Wildlife Viewing, Rock Climbing, Cross Country Skiing, Kayaking, Snowmobiling

Golf: Causeway Club Golf Club. .5 miles down the road, a public course

Ski: XCountry skiing in Acadia National Park


Rates & Availability

Southwest Harbor Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 18 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 10 2017 - Nov 4 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 8.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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