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Harbor Oasis: Waterfront w/ Private Ocean Shoreline & Unobstructed Views- A Gem!

Bedrooms 2
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bath - All on One Floor with Panoramic Harbor Views of the Harbor.

Newly renovated in 2013 then upgraded again in 2015 and 2016, Harbor Oasis is a rare find with in-town convenience yet a private tranquil setting directly on the ocean. Located down a quiet lane in picturesque Southwest Harbor - a classic Coastal Maine fishing & yacht building community on the 'Quietside' of Mount Desert Island. Just minutes to some of Acadia National Park's favored spots including Beech Mountain, Echo Lake, Flying Mountain overlooking Somes Sound, Wonderview & Ship Harbor Ocean Trails, Seawall Picnic Area and the Bass Harbor Lighthouse.

Easy walking everywhere in town and less than 5 minutes to the Island Explorer bus stop for free shuttle service all over MDI and throughout Acadia National Park. Bustling Bar Harbor, should you tire of the tranquility of Harbor Oasis and the beauty of Acadia National Park, is just 20 minutes away with many shopping, dining and 'people watching' opportunities.

Harbor Oasis has 2 queen bedrooms, 1 full bath, and an open area floor plan including the spacious kitchen, dining area and living room - all on the first floor and all with harbor views. Guests enjoy our large attached Deck w/grill, table with seating for 4 and umbrella. On the shoreline, the Gazebo is a great place to enjoy the harbor boats and local wildlife with your morning coffee or evening very relaxing at any time of day or night.

If Harbor Oasis looks like your perfect vacation retreat, contact us at your convenience. WE BOOK DIRECTLY with our rental guests. To book your week(s), first check our up-to-date calendar and then e-mail or phone us to proceed with booking or to ask any questions about the house or area.

More Details

Pamela Parker
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 8, 2018

About Pamela Parker

Harbor Oasis owners are local and have a B&B in town...always available to help make your stay a great one. Let us know if you have any questions about the house or area. We look forward to making sure your vacation experience is fabulous!

Pamela Parker purchased this house in 2013


Southwest Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Regarding Cancellations - if you need to cancel and we can rebook your week, we will return any rental payments received minus a $50 cancellation fee.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Full bathroom on the first floor with tub & shower combo, radiant heated ceramic tile floor, storage closet and oversized mirror.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedrooms are on the first floor and each has a queen bed, large closet (with hangers & shelving for clothing storage), large mirror, ceiling fan and wicker chair.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
While surrounded by myriad activities and sight-seeing opportunities on Mount Desert Island and throughout Acadia National Park, Harbor Oasis, provides the perfect relaxing retreat to be part-of-it-all or away-from-it-all as you wish!


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Harbor Oasis: Waterfront w/ Private Ocean Shoreline & Unobstructed Views- A Gem!
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews

A great place in Southwest Harbor

  • 5 of 5

We are repeat customers. Our week at Harbor Oasis this September was our third visit. The cottage has a wonderful view of the harbor, and is very clean, comfortable, and well stocked. The owners are nearby, friendly and helpful. From the cottage, it's a short walk to the village, which has good shops and restaurants. We love staying on the "quiet side" of the island, and plan to return to Harbor Oasis in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, perfect family holiday house

  • 5 of 5

A great holiday house for our family of 4. We enjoyed the quiet side of the island and loved the view. Communication with the owner was very easy and the house was very clean and well stocked with everything needed. The house is only a few minutes walk into the town of Southwest Harbor and it's very easy to travel around. A great base to explore Acadia National Park.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Could not have been more happy with our stay. Wonderful location in Southwest Harbor. Walked to Town every morning for coffee and fresh backed goods. The views were awesome, the family and I loved watch the tide coming in an out everyday. Was there for 4th of July, and witnessed the fireworks that were awesome. In Arcadia you have to drive to most locations for hiking, biking or swimming and although Southwest Harbor is a little drive from the main entrance, there were many wonderful places to explore close by that are part of the park system.

As others wrote about, the cottage is perfect, everything you would need is provided. We (2 adults, 2 tweens) eat often at the cottage, breakfasts, lobster boils and grilling. Washer and drying was a huge bonus. Will stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Right Place for a Wonderful Week in Southwest Harbor

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed on Mt Desert Island before, but never on the "Quiet Side". After our week in the Harbor Oasis, I don't think we'll try anywhere else. The cottage was lovely - clean, comfortable, and convenient. We loved being close to the water, and being close to the center of town. Getting around to all our favorite parts of the island was very easy. The owners are friendly. Their inn is just up the street.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, well-equipped home in a great Southwest Harbor location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Harbor Oasis for a week. It's a well-equipped, tastefully decorated, comfortable, clean home. The location is great: right on the harbor with a lovely water view, quiet yet a short few minutes walk into town, and yet not a long drive to the main entrance of Acadia National Park. The owners are nearby running an inn: warm and friendly and easily accessible for assistance.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Very nice, close to town center yet private with a great view, Clean and well maintained. Can hear traffic outside from main road but not inside. After a while you don't notice it and in any event the view compensates particularly from the gazebo where it is quiet. Owners Pam and Brian very helpful.

Restaurants: would recommend eat a Pita for coffe and lunch, Sips and Red Sky for dinner. Best water trip: Island Cruises from Bass Harbor.

Will return.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Bangor International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Cafe Drydock and Sips: less than 1 block each
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Cranberry Cove
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Causeway Club in SWH or Kebo in Bar Harbor
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Red Sky, Quietside Cafe, Cafe 2, Rogue
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Echo Lake
Car: recommended

Mount Desert Island, home of Acadia National Park, offers unparallelled opportunities for outdoor adventure including hiking, biking, whale watches, chartered yachts, sunset sails, kayaking, canoeing, aerial sightseeing flights as well as many shopping, dining (eat-in or takeout) opportunities. Visitors enjoy utilizing the free Island Explorer shuttle bus anywhere on the island...they even have bike racks! When downtime from all the possible activities is needed, please know that Harbor Oasis provides the perfect, relaxing and tranquil home-base for your Mount Desert Island adventure.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 9.0%

This seasonal property rents from Saturday to Saturday and is only available for the dates listed. A $35.00 cleaning fee will be deducted from the security deposit.

50% due at booking, balance plus security deposit due 60 days before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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