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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Spruce Cottage is a 3000 sq ft house in an excellent location - tucked in the woods on 12 acres of land that abuts Acadia National Park and the historic Carroll Farm Homestead. Very private setting but easily accessible to town, the harbor and many great hikes.
The house is only one mile outside of town and close to many trails and attractions. It is a 5 minute trail walk to the historic Carroll Farm Homestead (part of Acadia). The old Dole trail provides walking access to Fernald point road which is where the Causeway golf course is located as well as the trailheads for Flying Mountain and Valley Peak. Flying Mountain is a family friendly hike with breathtaking views of the islands. Valley Cove is a stunning, cliff-lined cove, accessible down a stroller friendly fire road. Town can be reached either by a peaceful 2.5 mile walk over the mill dam, with gorgeous views of the harbor or a quick 1 mile drive down the main road. The town of Southwest Harbor has shops, restaurants, a playground and of course the harbor, where there are numerous tour boat and sailing opportunities. The grocery store is .5 miles away and Roque Restaurant is at the head of the road as is the Island Explorer bus stop (a 2 minute walk).

The house itself is a 3 bedroom,2 ½ baths with a good sized yard, two porches, and a swing set. Upstairs has two bedrooms, each with a skylight and big window looking out into the woods. One room has two twin beds and the other has a full sized bed. Upstairs there is also a full bath with skylight and tub and shower. Also upstairs is a study/sitting area with a desk.
Downstairs is a large master bedroom with a private outside access door, a queen size bed and private full bathroom with a shower. There is a living room, a dining room (seats 6-8) with a baby grand piano, and a library/game/tv area. Also downstairs is a half bathroom with stacked washer and dryer. The fully equipped kitchen has a breakfast nook that seats 6. The kitchen has all the usual appliances plus a microwave, coffee pot, toaster, food processor, blender and a grill on the porch attached to the kitchen.

The house has satellite TV, wireless internet, DVD player, games, books, toys and more. There is a yard and swing set and fire ring for toasting marshmellows and singing songs.
The Island Explorer bus stops at the head of the road.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Great spot for kids. Room to run and play, swing set, toys, games and books....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 2 twin/ single

    Second Floor. ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 baby crib

    Second Floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    First Floor, private bath, private outside entrance...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Second floor. Skylight...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Private bath for master bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    Washer and Dryer...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    In the kitchen is a breakfast nook that seats 4 and two stools at the kitchen counter. In the dining area is a round dining table for 6-8 people...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    wireless...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    plenty of parking for RV or boat trailer as well...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full set for 8...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jun 4 - Sep 30, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,100

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

This is our first season renting Carroll Farm Cottage so we are offering low rates and will see how it goes.


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Location

12 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bar Harbor Airport
0.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Top of the Hill
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Cranberry Island Ferry
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Causeway Golf Course
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Top of the Hill
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Echo Lake Beach

Carroll Farm Cottage is on quiet-side of Mount Desert Island. Hiking, biking, sailing and shopping are all right here. The property abuts Acadia National Park and is in walking distance to hiking trails, the golf course and the quaint town of Southwest Harbor. The historic Carroll Farm Homestead is a 5 minute walk through the woods. The trailhead for the Flying Mountain trail, a family friendly hike with gorgeous views of the islands, is less than a mile walk from the front door.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: We started building Spruce Cottage together, by hand, just before our eldest child was born. It started with Sig cutting the trees down to make the long driveway and the building site. He cut tree by tree with his chain saw, limbed each one and stacked the logs in a pile. Next a portable saw mill was used to mill the logs into rough cut lumber, it was this wood that we used to build the original house. By the time we were ready to put on the roof trusses, our son, Axel, was born. Progress slowed but he quickly became a good helper and would sit and play with us outside while we attempted to work. And Slowly, very slowly we finished the house. :) Thanksgiving 2006 we finally moved into our home with our 3 year old son and not yet one year old daughter. We love living here, surrounded by woods and privacy but close to the wonderful town of Southwest Harbor.

Why the Owner Chose Southwest Harbor, ME, USA:
We fell in love with this land because of its natural beauty, the peacefulness here, its great location and rich history. It was once owned by a descendant of the Carroll family who lived in the Carroll Farm Homestead in the 1800's. It is now part of Acadia National Park and opened to the public in the summer to learn about that part of island history. Spruce Cottage is in an excellent location tucked in the woods on 12 acres of land that abuts Acadia National Park and the Carroll Farm Homestead. From our house, it is just a short walk through the woods to the Carroll Farm Homestead. Although it is in a very private setting, the house is easily accessible to town, the harbor and many great hikes. A walk down the dole trail puts you on on Fernald Point Road which has the Causeway Golf Course on one end and the trail heads for Flying Mountain and Valley Cove on the other. Flying Mountain is a family friendly hike with breathtaking views of the islands. Valley Cove is a stunning, cliff lined cove, accessible down a bike and stroller friendly fire road. Carroll Farm Cottage is located on Carroll Hill Road. At the head of the road is an Island Explorer bus stop as well as 'Top of the Hill' Restaurant. It is a 2.5 mile peaceful walk into town down the dole trail and over the mill dam, with gorgeous views of the harbor or a short 1 mile drive down the main road. The town of Southwest Harbor has shops, restaurants, a playground and of course the harbor, where there are numerous tour boat and sailing opportunities.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Kids love playing in the woods, building fairy houses and forts. It is paradise for dogs who like to run. Star Gazing and listening to the many sounds of the woods while sitting on the porch is just about as relaxing as you can get.


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Photos

  • Entry way into Kitchen

    Entry way into Kitchen

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • Half bath/ Laundry - first floor

    Half bath/ Laundry - first floor

  • Master Bathroom - Downstairs

    Master Bathroom - Downstairs

  • Sitting area - 
2nd floor

    Sitting area - 2nd floor

  • Upstairs:  Bedroom 2
: Full bed

    Upstairs: Bedroom 2 : Full bed

  • upstairs bedroom 1

    upstairs bedroom 1

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • First floor: Master Bedroom with private bath and entrance

    First floor: Master Bedroom with private bath and entrance

  • upstairs

    upstairs

  • master bathroom

    master bathroom

  • Upstairs Bathroom

    Upstairs Bathroom

  • View from top of Flying Mountain
.....more pictures to come

    View from top of Flying Mountain .....more pictures to come

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, July 22, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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Southwest Harbor, ME, USA #460697

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