Nepenthe Den in the Heart of Town & Acadia at Your Doorstep(27 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Nepenthe has a fully stocked kitchen with all new stainless steel appliances including a refrigerator, 5 top burner gas range with a convection oven, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, espresso machine, Flavia single cup coffee machine, toaster oven, blender and crock-pot. Seating for 4 at the bar in the kitchen allows you to enjoy your company while cooking or just enjoying a casual meal or glass of wine.
Conveniently located on the first floor off the kitchen is a small half bath and also a washer/ dryer station.
The dinning room has a beautiful floor to ceiling brick fireplace, hardwood hickory floors, and a french door providing access to the very expansive back deck. The dinning room table seats 6 but another table can easily be added to accommodate 4 additional guests or if you prefer separate seating for the kids!
The guest bedrooms are provided with extra pillows and blankets but also fans for those hot summer nights we occasionally have!
The master bedroom is complete with a king size bed, ceiling fan, flat screen TV and a balcony overlooking the mountains, Norwood Cove and yes, every morning, a magnificent sunrise. The master bath has a corner shower and also an extra deep claw foot bathtub and a 3' granite vanity with plenty of storage.
Outside there is a back deck for relaxing, dining and entertaining and a front porch to observe our small town life as we know it.
Member since: 2014
- 2200 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 6
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- The Masters Den is a spacious bedroom with whitewashed pine interior and soft Atlantic blue carpeting. There is a ceiling fan for the occasional hot night and a french door to the balcony with seating for 2. A cozy corner sitting area with a plush lazy boy sofa chair is the perfect place to relax and read or just enjoy the view. A cottage style King size bed with plenty of pillows an plush blankets will definitely make it hard to get out of bed in the morning and tackle another day! Still having plenty of space it is the ideal bedroom for setting up a pack and play for those traveling with young ones. Nepenthe Nest is furnished with a Queen size bed, 2 nightstands, a full size closet and built in shelves for additional storage. Bea's Hive has 2 twin beds that can be left separate or joined to make a king for those of you traveling as couples. There are 2 small white bureaus, a sitting bench and a full closet with plenty of room for storage. ...moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Golf Course View:
- Mountain View:
- Ocean View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
May 1 - Jun 30, 2017
5 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Jul 1 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay
Sep 2 - Oct 31, 2017
5 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Tax Rate 9%
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Car: Not Necessary
With Acadia National Park being the main attraction to the area there is an abundance of activities to keep one occupied almost endlessly. The miles of trails for hiking, carriage roads for biking, scenic drives and miles of shoreline to kayak or sail just can't be done in a week or even an entire summer. However if during your stay you do start to feel you've had your fill of the great outdoors, or are maybe just too sore to put one foot in front of the other, there are many other activities to choose from. World famous gardens such as the Azalea, Asticou and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, which is a private garden but can be viewed when scheduled ahead of time, are all worth seeing. There is even a small but very quaint garden, The Charlotte Rhoades Park and Butterfly Garden, just a minutes walk from Nepenthe. Museums, art galleries, fine dining, fun boutiques with work from local artists, wildlife excursions and of course some incredibly fabulous spas to choose from! What would a vacation be without treating yourself to an amazing massage or facial! For the sea fairing lover kayaking to one of the outer islands and enjoying your own private picnic or savoring a sunset sail with one of the local companies in town is a must. If a quiet night is NOT what you had in mind many of the restaurants and bars provide live music and dancing as well.
Venturing off Island, Mount Desert Island that is, to explore some equally beautiful areas such as Baxter State Park which can be done in a day trip or a very long day trip if you plan on hiking the highest peak in Maine Mt. Katahdin! The Eastern most point in the United States, Lubec, and crossing over into New Brunswick and visiting Campobello Island is also only a day trip away.
Although there is never a shortage of sights and activities spring through fall most people don't know the area can be enjoyed year round. Cross country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing and even snowmobiling is allowed on most of the paved park roads. Checking with park headquarters is advised ahead of time but with proper planning a sunset trip up Cadillac via snowmobile, or snowshoeing if you’re into that, can be pretty amazing. Whatever your agenda may be or the time of year you are able to visit this is definitely a place putting at the top of your list and making it happen.
Year Purchased: 2014
About the owner: In 1994 I moved to Mount Desert Island to work for the summer and like many others never left. I love to travel and spend as much time as possible enjoying what's in my own back yard here hiking, biking, kayaking and my new passion sailing. Nothing makes me happier than living in the town I consider my "hometown" and now sharing my love and enthusiasm for these things with my daughter and being able to raise her in such a magical place. I love sharing my home with guests that are here to experience the life I get to live every day and hope they feel the same.
Why the Owner Chose Southwest Harbor, ME, USA:
As the description says Nepenthe Den is the "Heart of Southwest Harbor". The convenience of being in town and walking distance to everything and at the same time only minutes from Acadia National Park. Although Nepenthe Den is in town it is still mostly surrounded by trees and a lovely setting to sit back and enjoy nature. If you take a minute to observe you can watch a variety of native birds, deer, and butterflies meander the property. As a beginner Gardner I am always working on landscaping areas to create special places these animals can enjoy as well.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Many ask what does Nepenthe mean. Nepenthe is derived from a Greek word used to describe a state of mind where you can forget all pain and sorrow. Personally for myself the purchase of 241 Main Street was just that and thus 241 became Nepenthe Den. This is a place to relax, settle in and take the time to pay attention to the areas of life that need a little TLC. Whether it be spending more time with family, taking time out for yourself or just indulging in the abundant beauty of Mount Desert Island. Providing a peaceful place for visitors and guests as well as myself is what makes this property I believe to be truly unique.
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Exterior View of Nepenthe Den from the backyard
Formal Living Room with Wood Burning Fireplace
View from main entrance looking toward the kitchen
Downstairs 1/2 Bath & Computer Nook
Queen" Bea" Bedroom
Nepenthe Den's Front Exterior
Formal Living Room
Formal Living Room
4 Top Bar seating looking into the kitchen
Twin Pines Bedroom
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Sunday, March 26, 2017
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