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'Rooster Cottage' Harborside with Deep Water Dock & Mooring

(4 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/09/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms (1 with queen and 1 with 2 twins), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Rooster Cottage has a detached garage and sits on an acre of land at the water's edge with a dock and mooring. The area is a quiet residential area within an easy bike ride to the town of Southwest Harbor (a little over 1/2 mile).
There is a Marina not far down Shore Road (Manset Yacht Service) where there are nice boats for rent (I have never rented from them, but I've never heard any complaints). Mt. Desert Island offers virtually everything for land and sea. There is nowhere like it.

Keywords: “Rooster Cottage” is a simple cottage in the Manset Village of Southwest Harbor. Large windows and a deck extending the length of the cottage offers magnificent vistas of the harbor and mountains plus a deep water dock and mooring for a yacht up to 50 feet.

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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/09/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Oceanfront:

    On the Manset portion of harbor of Southwest Harbor. Seven plus feet at mean low tide at end of the dock (float)....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone:

    Good reception....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 5
from 4 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 - May 26, 2017
7 night min stay

May 27 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

Jul 1 - Jul 28, 2017
7 night min stay

Jul 29 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

Sep 2 - Sep 29, 2017
7 night min stay

Sep 30 - Oct 27, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 04/09/2017
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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bar Harbor Airport

Car: Recommended


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: We have been coming to Mt. Desert Island since the 1980's and lived on the Island year round for nearly 6 years. After marrying in 2004 and having a child 2 years later we now come up for the summer months to our main house in Southwest Harbor. We are active in the community and my wife is on the Board of Harbor House, the local Community Center. We have other rental properties in the area and are well known by both summer and year round residents.

Why the Owner Chose Southwest Harbor, ME, USA:
Mt. Desert Island offers us a wonderful place to do the things we like. We sail, tennis, golf, swim in the lakes, hike and bike the hundreds of miles of trails and carriage roads that Acadia National Park (3/4 of Mt. Desert Island) maintains. This is our summer life and where we want our daughter to grow up during the summers. I have older children who also come up for extended stays.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
We actually do not live on this property, but to describe the benefits of this property is much like describing MDI (Mt. Desert Island). This property is unique in that there is a deep water dock that will accommodate sailboats at mean low water and a mooring weighted for 50'+ boats. I have a 36' Morris sailboat drawing 5 feet and have occasionally left it at the dock overnight without any thought of it touching bottom. If you are concerned, call me and I will provide exact depths. Manset is a quiet village within Southwest Harbor, the center of which is a short bike ride from the house. Here you will truly get a taste of Maine in a modern setting.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/09/2017

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  • House Exterior

    House Exterior

  • ENE toward Western Way

    ENE toward Western Way

  • Exterior elevation

    Exterior elevation

  • Deep water dock

    Deep water dock

  • Living Area

    Living Area

  • Southwest Harbor and dock

    Southwest Harbor and dock

  • NE with mountains in background

    NE with mountains in background

  • Exterior elevation with deck

    Exterior elevation with deck

VRBO #351136

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 09, 2017

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