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Charming, Sunny Cottage on 5 Acres, Quiet Side of Bar Harbor

(26 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This story-book cottage is situated on five wooded acres on the ""quiet side" of the island, just a short walk or bike ride to the gorgeous oceanfront Nature Conservancy Preserve and just shy of a fifteen minute drive to "downtown" Bar Harbor and Acadia's main entrances. Landscaped gardens line the property, with birds and deer regularly passing through the yard. A screened room (added in 2015) is great for relaxing, and there's a tree-house, fire pit, and hammock for your family's use as well! There are 4 bikes available to ride to the Nature Preserve and a canoe available to explore Western Bay or Long Pond. Entrances to Acadia's beautiful carriage trails are about 10 minutes away.

Claim to fame: Sweetfern Meadow was featured on HGTV's Island Life in 2015!

In 2016 a large, tiled walk-in shower in the upstairs bath was added, so that there is now a shower on each floor. And, in early 2017, the REST of the upstairs bath was renovated and the downstairs bath and laundry area also underwent renovations!

The three bedrooms are upstairs; the sitting room, office / library, kitchen, and laundry are on the first floor. There is a detached garage with space for you to park a vehicle.

The house is fitted with everything you need to cook up a summer feast, grill with friends, and entertain the family. You'll find the cupboards stocked with many of the little things you might need while staying (think spices, plastic wrap, etc...), making your vacation easy.

Visiting Acadia and MDI is a fantastic experience and Sweetfern Meadow will make you feel right at home!


Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/27/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1750 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • First floor bathroom: toilet, shower

    First floor bathroom with shower stall...moreless

  • Bathroom adjoining master bedroom: toilet, shower

    Spacious bathroom ...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Several family games in the study area...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo:

    Includes BlueTooth wireless for your connection...moreless

  • Television
  • Video Library:

    Small selection of family videos...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean:

    7/10 mile to access to Western Bay...moreless

  • Rural:

    House sits on lovely tree-lined road on the "quiet side of Bar Harbor, " with quick access to Route 102 and all points on the island....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage:

    Garage parking for one car...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant floor heat (warm floors!) ...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Circular driveway...moreless

  • Telephone:

    There is a landline that guests are welcome to use for outgoing calls within the US or to Canada. ...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Including beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Fully appointed kitchen, including large lobster pots. ...moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Some pantry staples are available; please feel free to use. A selection of teas is provided. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    Toaster oven...moreless


  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    4 mtn bikes, all with 26" tires (usually suitable for small adults or teenagers). Frame size 17" to 21" Seat to handlebars 20" to 24" Helmets available Long Carriage Trails: rentals may be preferred...moreless

  • Binoculars
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio:

    New in 2015: Screened porch with table ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Canoe with pads for car provided. Life vests provided. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Two Adirondack chairs...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


from 26 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
May 1 - Jun 23, 2017
3 night min stay

Pre-summer special
Jun 24 - Jun 30, 2017
5 night min stay
July 8-15, 5 nite min special
Jul 8 - Jul 14, 2017
5 night min stay
Summer 2017
Jul 15 - Aug 26, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Fall 2017
Aug 27 - Oct 23, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Turnover (Cleaning) Fee $150 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9%


The turnover (cleaning) fee is a not contingent upon length of stay.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/27/2017
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4.5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bar Harbor Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Kebo Valley Golf Course
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Long Pond (for freshwater swimming / kayaking)

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2015

About the owner: We currently live in central NH but plan to make Sweetfern our "forever" home in a few years, when life and jobs allow. In the meantime we are happy to share our home with you. We hope all our guests come to love Mount Desert Island as much as we do.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
One of the things that we love about Sweetfern Meadow is that it is ideally located for exploring the WHOLE island - the eastern, harbor side, and the quieter, western side, with the town of Southwest Harbor and Acadia's mountains and carriage trails that are on that less busy side! Sweetfern's five acres also lend themselves to contentment. It's fun to come back after a day of activities and relax on the screened porch or in the hammock, have fun with the kids up in the tree-house, shoot some hoops, or enjoy the fire pit.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/27/2017

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  • Entryway


  • Kitchen


  • Screened porch

    Screened porch

  • Queen size bed, master bedroom

    Queen size bed, master bedroom

  • Walk-in shower

    Walk-in shower

  • Bedroom #2, two twin-size beds

    Bedroom #2, two twin-size beds

  • Bedroom #3, full-size bed

    Bedroom #3, full-size bed

  • Garage


  • Four mtn bikes to ride to the Nature Conserv, Blue Horizon trail, or Western Bay

    Four mtn bikes to ride to the Nature Conserv, Blue Horizon trail, or Western Bay

  • Treehouse!


  • Living room, doors to screened porch and study

    Living room, doors to screened porch and study

  • Screened porch

    Screened porch

  • Study


  • Upstairs bathroom, with skylight

    Upstairs bathroom, with skylight

  • Bedroom #2, two twin-size beds

    Bedroom #2, two twin-size beds

  • Downstairs 3/4 bath

    Downstairs 3/4 bath

  • Front walkway

    Front walkway

  • At Night

    At Night

VRBO #348969

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Sunday, May 28, 2017

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