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Beautiful Cozy Renovated Cottage on Ocean at Seawall, Southwest Harbor

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)


Please note this property only rents from Saturday to Saturday. No exceptions. Multiple weeks possible.***

Spend your vacation in a sophisticated modern setting in our modern upgraded cottage with your private access to a pink granite seawall for viewing yachts, lobstermen and wildlife in MDI's Western Way ocean thoroughfare. The Eagle picture below was taken right there. The building is in prime shape, with amenities that bring it to an A+ level. Features a great room with 5 floor to ceiling sliding glass panel doors for sunlight. Large living and dining area; recent kitchen with gas stove, dishwasher and gourmet granite eat-in bar; one bedroom (King Bed configuration); granite and glass bathroom with walk-in shower. Newly repainted interior with all new lighting. Two flat screen TV's, one DVD, wifi, mobile phone signal boost for AT&T and Verizon frequencies. Sofas covered in bomber jacket leather with flip up leg rests for optimal relation and video viewing. Private outdoor deck off bedroom and sunrise deck off living room with new outdoor lighting and Kinsley-Bate wicker furniture. Washer and dryer to keep your laundry up to date, and a wood stove and area heaters to keep you toasty on chilly Maine evenings. All kitchen gear you'll need to cook up your gourmet lobster feasts.

The cottage was designed by a noted local architect and our renovations make it a contemporary, stylish gem. Please look at the recent reviews for a sense of how our guests have liked the place. It is optimal for one or two adults, and we have seen a very strong interest in the September and October season when the weather and views can be amazing.

Situated on 3 acres of oceanfront, the very private property features a pond, vegetable and flower gardens, pink granite beach and lush lawns. Help yourself to the vegetable garden.

Space available for bike and other vacation toys in garage.

Ideally situated for boaters, bikers and hikers to enjoy Acadia National Park and life in Manset, home of boatbuilders, fishermen and craftstmen. Nearby Acadia locations are Seawall, Seawall Campground and Picnic Areas, Wonderland, Ship Harbor and the Bass Harbor Lighthouse.

Town of Southwest Harbor with food stores, library, marina, restaurants and shopping nearby.

No pets. Firm on this.

Keywords: Guest cottage on this 3 acre estate in Southwest Harbor offers GREAT VIEWS of the Western Way, Cranberry Isles, open ocean and marine activity. Two outdoor decks; completely remodeled kitchen inc dishwasher. Wall to wall berber carpeting; Wood burning stove; WIFI. and cable TV; grill; bedroom w/washer/dryer. Storage shed for bikes, etc. A short path leads you to the bold, pink granite shore frontage where you can sit, watch sailing ships as they pass, or sit on your private deck and enjoy the abundant wild life and the peacefulness of this serene area.

AeroBed available for visiting overnight guests.

More Details

Grant Castle
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Grant Castle

Owners on property in main house on the 3 acre estate. We live here about half of the year. Our son is grown and on his own, so it is very quiet here.

Grant Castle purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Grant Castle chose Seawall

Our family has vacationed and lived in the area for generations, so it was preordained that we would end up somewhere nearby. When we had a chance to buy this place we jumped on it.

What makes this cottage unique

We found this property 20 years ago abandoned because of the time and expense it takes to keep an oceanfront property up to date. It took us 18 years to get it right, but now it is a truly first class environment.


Seawall Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Private access to seawall for oceanfront relaxing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Cozy Renovated Cottage on Ocean at Seawall, Southwest Harbor
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Rochester Mn

Fantastic Fall Escape!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful week on Mt. Desert Island using this wonderful cottage for our base. It was so fun to explore all the places on MDI and then return to this peaceful, beautifully landscaped setting and well furnished, clean and designed cottage. We enjoyed being on the quiet side of MDI even though we had to drive to our activities for the day. If there wasn’t so much to do on the island we would have been content to just sit and enjoy the property. We got up to watch the sun rise a couple of mornings from the sea wall just steps away from the cottage...totally worth getting up for! Enjoyed hearing the lobster boats going out to their traps every morning, the sounds of the ocean and seeing the deer eat apples off the tree right by the cottage!. If you are looking for a peaceful escape to recharge, this is the place! Becky and Grant are so welcoming and great hosts. We took their recommendations and went to the Common Good in SW Harbor for delicious popovers while supporting a great cause, and to Thurstons in Bernard twice! We also enjoyed the Atlantic Brewing Company in TownHall - great blueberry ale. It was fun to cook in the well stocked cottage kitchen too- we even bought lobster and cooked it ourselves! This was the perfect setting to make our dream Maine vacation come true! We’d come back every year if we could.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. We are adding a heating unit in the bedroom to take off the occasional evening chill. We took all the remaining apples (over 100) to Common Good so they could make great tasting things for a great cause. Come back!
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Special Place

  • 5 of 5

Another delightful week! The cabin is perfect, and Grant and Becky are the perfect hosts. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Cottage Location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had the privilege of spending a week at this amazing cottage. If you are looking for a quiet, beautiful place to vacation, look no further. "Stone Beach" is perfect for two people. Grant and Becky could not have been nicer hosts. They were very informative about where to eat and what to do while visiting Mount Desert Island. Our favorite restaurant was Thurston's in Bernard. The granite bathroom is exceptionally nice. The king bed was very comfortable. We really enjoyed watching the deer in the yard every morning while eating breakfast and walking the seawall. We highly recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeds Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have had the pleasure of staying at quite a few wonderful places from Portland to Lubec. Seawall Cottage at Stone Beach is truly a gem! The location is spectacular with the overall property being serene, offering great views and the pictures of the grounds do not do justice for the beauty this place offers.

It's no wonder the reviews are so high, the 5 stars are deserved. My wife and I will definitely plan a return trip to this wonderful spot on Mount Desert Island.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying with us. As the first guests of the the season, you were troupers to live through the water heater's failure with great tolerance and style. Please come back and join our regulars!
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New York

Jackie and Bill

  • 5 of 5

This is to echo all the very positive reviews of this special place. Pristine and tastefully appointed property. We had a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Special vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is perfect for a single person or a couple, is fully equipped, clean and comfortable. Great views of the ocean and Duck Island and Little Duck Island. Quiet, except for the sound of the ocean, birds, and the occasional lobster boat. Good restaurants within a very short drive; Red Sky was particularly excellent. The owners are very attentive, responsive and pleasant. Special place.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Acadia National Park's Seawall sites: Wonderland, Ships Harbor and Bass Harbor Light are nearby; Acadia Mountain trails and lakes on the Quiet Side of Mount Desert Island - 10 minutes drive. Great Harbor Marina provides boat slips and/or boating excursions - 7 minutes travel time. Bass Harbor, Southwest Harbor both 7-10 minutes by car; 15 by bike.




Additional information about rental rates

$250 damage deposit;50% Deposit due w/signed lease: 50% due 60 days prior to start Please include $250 deposit in separate check. PROPERTY RENTS SATURDAY TO SATURDAY ONLY. Please do not request shorter stays or different start/end day.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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