|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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Newman Cottage is a three bedroom, one bath home located in Southwest Harbor Maine, on the “Quiet Side” of Mount Desert Island. This home is the perfect choice for the budget-minded traveler who does not wish to sacrifice comfort over expense. The kitchen is fully-appliance and is adjacent to the dining room, seating up to 8. The spacious living room allows for socializing or TV watching at the end of a busy day. The living room sofa converts to a queen sized sleeper. The house sleeps six to eight people, having one queen, one double, two twins and a sofa bed. All sheets and towels are provided. Newman Cottage holds a right of way to the Manset Shore. Just a short five minute walk to the beach. Seawall picnic area and Bass Harbor Lighthouse are just minutes away as well. Southwest Harbor has bike/kayak/boat rentals, Oceanarium, sailing, golfing, shopping, restaurants, groceries, drug store, and playground. Easy access to several lakes, biking and hiking trails. Close to Acadia National Park Activities. Only 20 minutes from Bar Harbor. See Cadillac Mountain, Thunder Hole, Jordan Pond House, or Park Loop Road. Go whale watching, or take a ferry to Swan's Island or Islesford. Our property is NON-smoking
Flat screen TV w/DVD & Netflix
Older TV w/VCR, WiFi
Baby gate, bed rail, high chair and pack-n-play
Pets: yes w/permission
Max. Number of occupants: 8
Nicely updated old house, south of Southwest Harbor. Pretty walking path to Manset Shore begins across the street. Kitchen is well-stocked with dishes, pots & pans, utensils, lots of small kitchen appliances (3 types of coffee makers!). Quiet location, even though on road. Good internet connection; nice washer & dryer. Didn't need to fire up the pellet stove in the living room, but it looked inviting. Short drive to Bass Harbor Head lighthouse. Only a few cons - one bathroom, so you need to plan out your showers; no restaurants or shops within walking distance (but easy drive into Southwest Harbor). Very reasonable price for a whole house - would stay again.
Newman Cottage is a great home for a small family or small group of friends. Comfortable and well appointed, we had everything we needed. The beds were great, the kitchen had all the supplies necessary for cooking, the bathroom was well stocked with towels and basic toiletries. We bought fresh eggs from the owners and enjoyed the antics of their turkeys in the driveway. Mr. Chalmers had great recommendations for excursions outside of the crowded national park, the ferry to Swan's Island was a enjoyable afternoon and if we'd had more time we would have explored more of the nearby islands and mainland.
A wonderful surprise was the beach where this property has a right of way access. A few hundred yards from the house we followed a fern-lined trail through a meadow starting to show it's fall colors and then through a fern filled wooded area out to the beach. Our first trip was so foggy we couldn't see the boats in the water but could hear conversations on board. We walked the foggy beach, watching a great blue heron on nearby rocks looking for lunch. Returning to the beach a day later, we walked out in the sunshine and were shocked to see just how close the fishing boats were! Not to mention the beautiful mountain view across the water, very pretty!
We appreciated that our dog was welcome, he enjoyed his time exploring the yard under our watchful eye. It is important to note that while the cottage is pet friendly the yard is not fenced so someone needs to be outside with a pet at all times.
There are two other considerations to be of aware of in this property. Most importantly, the steps are steep and somewhat narrow. The bedrooms and the only bath are upstairs so a certain amount of mobility is necessary. Might not be a good choice with a toddler or young child in tow either. The second possible drawback is there is no cable television so there are no network channels. There is a Cinemax package so there were shows available. We aren't big tv watchers so it didn't matter.
If the opportunity to travel to Acadia comes again I would gladly return to Newman Cottage.
This cute little house was perfect for a long weekend getaway. They have everything you could need. The house is comfortable, very clean, well organized and thoughtfully prepared for guests. Wifi, dishes (we cooked most meals in while there), comfortable bedrooms. Really, we could not complain about anything. It was perfect.
We had a great time at Newman Cottage. Home was clean, and well maintained/furnished.
If we ever make it back to Mount Desert Island, we'll definitely consider staying again.
Thanks for giving our family what truly felt like a "home away from home". :)
This was our second year staying at Newman Cottage. The location was excellent for exploring MDI and Acadia. The house fit our needs perfectly. We're already looking forward to next year! Thank you!
My family - two adults, three teens, and our black lab dog - enjoyed our stay at Newman Cottage at the end of June 2016.
Newman cottage has a relaxed, happy vibe. The cottage was very clean upon arrival. There was plenty of room, the beds were comfortable, and the home is within easy striking distance of any Acadia/Mount Desert destination. We made several trips to the east side of the island and found the drive to be quick and easy. The wifi worked consistently well and kept us connected during our down time. The shower worked very well. The outdoor gas grill was adequate and my family enjoyed using the chimenea for smores at night. There is an IGA within a couple of miles for grocery shopping as well as a number of good restaurants. The owners were very friendly and responsive to our questions. We bought fresh lobsters and fresh eggs from them. They also returned our security deposit in a timely fashion.
In summary, we had a fantastic stay at Newman Cottage as a base for our exploration/vacation on Mt. Desert Island. We would stay there again and recommend it to our friends.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
Our rental week goes from Saturday to Saturday. There are four hours of cleaning included in the cost of the rental (for turn over after check out), any more time taken for excess mess will come out of the security deposit at $30.00/hour