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Charming Cape Cod Home In Southwest Harbor, Close To Town, Bus And Acadia

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,976 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 8, On A Wooded Lot Close To Acadia

Charming 4 bedroom/2 bathroom house conveniently located in Southwest Harbor with easy access to the Island Explorer bus and Acadia National Park. First floor master suite with king size bed. Second floor has full bathroom, laundry room with full size washer/dryer, one king size bedroom, one queen size bedroom, and kids room with two twin size beds. Beautifully updated kitchen with granite countertops, dishwasher, microwave, electric stove, and refrigerator/freezer. Separate dining area with large dining table. Deck off dining area that opens to wooded back yard. Two car attached garage and mudroom. Basic cable and high speed internet. Hand pegged wood floors throughout the house. Pets considered. Nicely appointed!

Liz Pereira
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 29, 2017

About Liz Pereira

Hello MDI Travelers! My name is Liz and my husband Andy and I purchased our lovely home in 2014 while living in Chicago. We rented it out the first season we owned it and then both had the opportunity to work from home, so we moved into it for two years! Work obligations brought us back to Chicago this year, but we are so happy that we can share our home again. We hope you enjoy your stay at Penny's Place!

Liz Pereira purchased this house in 2014


Southwest Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1976 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Second Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    First Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Eaves Room - 2 twin/ single
    Upstairs Bedroom - 1 queen
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 king
    Upstairs Bedroom - 1 king
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Charming Cape Cod Home In Southwest Harbor, Close To Town, Bus And Acadia
average rating of 4.1666665 based on 12 reviews

Nice layout, good communication with the host

  • 4 of 5

Convenient location, nice layout, cozy. Could use a little sprucing up but priced accordingly. Comfortable for our group. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review, Jen! We're glad you all enjoyed your stay! Best, Liz
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Great access to Acadia National Park

  • 2 of 5

This home has great access to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. We loved being able to access the park in 20 minutes when going to Cadillac Mountain for sunrise, sunset and star gazing. I was a bit disappointed in the kitchen cooking, serving dishes and utensils. I had to get creative when cooking/serving meals. There was one cooking pot, but 5 lids. We could use 2 out of the 5 burners on the stove top due to the ceramic top being cracked. Luckily we brought along a crockpot and electric griddle and made use of that for meals. Yes, there was a two car garage but we could not park our vehicles in the garage for the duration of our stay due to the previous tenant's bags of trash being there, the smell was horrendous. The trash was removed 4 days into our stay but the smell remained. We parked in the grass and were attacked by mosquitos every time we got in and out of our vehicles. My family enjoyed the back porch, using the Thermacell mosquito repellant it was a nice place for the older boys to hang out. (we do understand that mosquitos come with the territory). The beds were noted as kings, they were two twins on a king frame with a big slit down the middle. The house was minimal. The owners had moved out and left what they needed to rent it. We have rented houses on a private island for a lot less money to rent this house and those homes had fully stocked kitchens. For someone who just wants a drop and go place, this would work wonders. Our family tries to save money by eating in as much as possible. We truly enjoyed the sights of Acadia National Park but the house was a disappointment.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sandra, Thank you for the review and I'm sorry your family did not have a better experience. We do an inventory before/after all our guests' departures and I can confirm that the kitchen was fully stocked with pots and pans both before and after your stay. I wish you would have mentioned that you had trouble locating them during one of the many times we spoke over the week. I would have been happy to help you find them. I'm also surprised to hear that you thought the provisions in the house were minimal. We did, in fact, move out of the home. But we moved back to our home in Chicago that we maintained while living in Maine. So we left almost everything in the house (even board games). With regards to the stove, our property manager and cleaning person both confirmed that the cook top was not cracked prior to your group's arrival, so I'm not entirely sure how to respond to your complaint. Regardless, we have since replaced it with a brand new stove for our guests. I apologize again for the trash in garage (the previous tenants generated more trash than normal). We had it removed within 48 hours of your check-in and our property manager did not notice any remaining smell in the garage. While we're sorry you did not enjoy your stay more, we were very confused when we received notification from HomeAway that you submitted a claim with your credit card company that the HomeAway charge to your credit card was fraudulent. This was after your stay, after our many communications, and after you wrote a review on the property. Nonetheless, we wish you all the best in your future travels. Thanks, Liz
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Very nice, clean, and spacious home.

  • 4 of 5

Except for the mosquitoes hovering around the house (not a problem most places on MDI) we really enjoyed our stay. The mosquitoes bothered my wife and daughter more than it did me. I thought they were tolerable. The house had lots of room and was very clean. The water pressure reminded me of my parent's house (flush the toilet and you lose all pressure at the sink, the washing machine, the showers, etc.). Not a real problem. More of a trip down memory lane for me. Since we were on vacation, we did not spend a lot of time in the house and ate most of our meals wherever we happened to be (Bar Harbor, mostly). The street is a bit rough coming off the highway, but I don't see this as anything the property owner can do anything about. Just need to go slowly. All in all, I highly recommend this property as a base for exploring Acadia NP and Mount Desert Island and its surroundings in general.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Timothy, Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We're glad you enjoyed your stay! The mosquitos have definitely been rough this year. We've always hesitated to spray since the property abuts Acadia National Park and there is so much wildlife around, but they really seem to be bothering our guests. As such, we have secured a service and will start spraying for our guests next season. Hopefully that will alleviate the problem. Many thanks! Liz
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Average Stay

  • 3 of 5

Place is adequate for basic stay. However, it needs better cleaning and living care. There are lots of flying insects in the driveway and in front of the house. One of the bath vanity was clogged up. Owner did offer a plumber but we asked the repair to be done after our visit. Washer/dryer was good to have.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Leo, Thank you so much for your review and I'm sorry you didn't have a better experience. I am disappointed to learn the house needed better cleaning and we will certainly follow up with our cleaning crew to ensure this isn't a problem in the future. We have also since remedied the issue with the upstairs bathroom and I appreciate you bringing that to my attention. Thanks, Liz
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Perfect place for our stay.

  • 5 of 5

The house was spacious and well equipped with all the little extras that you would only find if the owner had once lived there. The owner was very responsive throughout the process of renting and staying there. Bedrooms and linens and towel were wonderful. We all slept great. The house is very spacious and I think it’s an excellent value for the money. I read the previous reviews and yes the house is on a septic system and you just need to plan a head, ie don’t shower as you do wash etc. We used the place to sleep and eat and went out each day for activates. The large yard was un-kept bordering the forest and bugs this year in Maine (ticks and mosquitoes) are awful so we didn’t want to hang out in the back yard. The inside cleanliness was satisfactory upon arrival. Internet was was fast and worked well. We loved the location. We enjoyed 4 nearby hikes with kids and adults, Echo lake, visited light house, hung out in bar harbor one day, which by the way is only about 28 minutes away, and went to the sand beach another day. I don’t think you can get a better place for sleeping (up to) eight people comfortably for the price. We fell in love with the houses charm. Thank you Liz for sharing your place with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liza, You are so welcome and thank you for the wonderful review! We are thrilled that you had a wonderful vacation and hope that you will stay again should you find yourselves in Southwest Harbor in the future. Thanks! Liz
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Great location but bring bug spray- mosquitoes were voracious!

  • 3 of 5

The house was well equipped, we were disappointed at first there was no grill, then quickly realized we could not have spent any time outdoors because of the mosquitoes. The "king" bed downstairs was 2 twins pushed together and was very uncomfortable. We didn't use the dishwasher because the kitchen water pressure was so low and the toilet upstairs clogged frequently. Drains are slow. Wifi good, plenty of towels. We could get on demand tv but even the kids couldn't figure out the tv with the 3 remotes. No instructions about what to do with garbage although recycle containers were visibly marked. We enjoyed the location in Southwest Harbor.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the feedback, Debby! We're glad to hear that you found the house well equipped and enjoyed the location. The bugs can definitely be rough up there and we're going to add some information on that for our future guests. And yes, we would love to have a grill for our guests up there. Unfortunately, we cannot allow any open flame on the property because of insurance restrictions. And thanks for letting us know about the water pressure. Septic can be tricky and we're going to have a plumber take a look to see what we can do to address that. We hope that you had safe travels back and that you enjoyed your trip to MDI!
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Downtown Southwest Harbor
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Southwest Harbor
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Causeway Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Downtown Southwest Harbor
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Echo Lake


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $75
Damage Deposit $250

Full refund for cancellations at least 30 days prior to arrival date. Refund for cancellations less than 30 days prior to arrival subject to owner's ability to re-book property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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