About the property
- House1750 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
This storybook cottage is situated on five wooded acres on the ""quiet side" of Bar Harbor, just a short walk or bike ride to the gorgeous oceanfront Nature Conservancy Preserve and just shy of fifteen minutes to "downtown" and Acadia's main entrances. Gardens line the property, with birds and deer regularly passing through the yard. A screened room is great for relaxing, and there's a tree-house, fire pit, and hammock to add to the enjoyment. There are 5 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 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! 2018 brings its own set of updates, this time to the kitchen. Like to cook? A modern home-chef stove awaits your specialties, and a breakfast bar makes hanging out in the kitchen ideal.
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 (think spices, plastic wrap, etc...), making cooking easy.
The three bedrooms are upstairs; the sitting room, office / library, kitchen, and laundry are on the first floor. There is a detached garage with bikes and the canoe for your use.
Visiting Acadia and MDI is a fantastic experience and Sweetfern Meadow will make you feel right at home!
Note: August reservations are Sat to Sat. Other times of the year there is a three night minimum.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 27, 2018
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.
Ellen purchased this House in 2015
What makes this House unique
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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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wonderful cozy little place!
My wife, her brother, and I spent three nights in Ellen and Curt's lovely cottage! It was very cozy, very clean, and very comfortable. We took advantage of the fact that there were bikes so we went out on a bike ride one day to explore the area.
The house is about 15 to 20 minutes away from Acadia National park and Bar Harbor so we explored both. We are all verhy impressed by the beauty and cleanliness of the area. We will definitely come back to this area in the future and hopefully back to this house again!
Can't go wrong!!! Lovely quiet side of island but easy access
Well equipped. Close to Acadia. Also loved southwest harbor and stonington - so this is a great location. Loved the privacy. Lots of space for 4 of us.
Great house! Clean, updated, well equipped and comfortable for family & adults stay. Perfect locatio
Easy accessibility to Acadia and downtown Bar Harbor. Bikes were very nice amenity. Didn't have time to strap the canoe on the car but another very nice amenity offered by the owners & would highly recommend this home. We'd be happy to return.
Great base for exploring the island.
This secluded house was the perfect "home base" for our family of six to explore the whole island. Every beach, trail head or town on the island is within a 15-25 minutes drive, so we made many half day excursions. We ate most of our meals in the house, which was stocked with everything we needed and more. It's quiet and comfortable and the owners have thought a lot about the needs of their guests. Thanks!
Vacation at Sweetfern is sweet!
We had a fabulous week at Sweetfern. The house is well situated on MDI. All areas (Bar Harbor, the park, Southwest Harbor, Northeast Harbor) are easily accessible, however it is out of the busy accepts of the island. The accommodations were fabulous. The beds are very comfortable, the linens and towels of a high quality and the kitchen is well stocked. The screen porch is a great location for a late lobster dinner. The owners were responsive to all our questions and had great suggestions for hikes, adventures, and dinner. We would highly recommend Sweetfern and hope to be back for further adventures.
Just Like Your Own Home- Only Better-Located!
We were so happy to have rented this home on Mount Desert Island in mid-August. It is fully-equipped- a great kitchen, washer and dryer, hammock, fire pit, basketball hoop. The screened porch was a terrific place for games and reading. Most importantly, Sweetfern Meadow is spotlessly clean. We appreciated that the house is removed from the bustle of Bar Harbor but very easily accessible to it via a short drive.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
The turnover (cleaning) fee is a not contingent upon length of stay.