Stunning Ocean & Mountain Vista with Handicap Access & We Are Pet Friendly(8 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
Prefect Site For A Family Reunion, Weddings, Or Gatherings
Island Watch sits on a ridge above the village of Southwest Harbor and has a vista that is as unique as any on the Maine coast, yet is removed from the busier, in-town atmosphere. We are a bit more secluded, but we do have our own private path that will take you into the center of Southwest Harbor. From there you can board the free Island Explorer bus, wander through an art gallery, have a gourmet dinner, or just have an ice cream at the local café. We are only minutes away from some of the least used and most scenic trails in Acadia National Park.
The views are spectacular from our several decks. Sit and relax in the quiet splendor of the Maine woods, while taking in the panoramic beauty of the islands, mountains, harbors and the village of Southwest Harbor!
You're within walking distance to the local restaurants, bike rental, sailing, boating, and exclusive shops or just an ice cream! Some of our local establishments are Beal's Lobster pound, Cristina's Antiques, The Liquor Locker, The Dry Dock, Sawyer's Market, The Second Wind, Red Sky Restaurant, Fiddler's Green Restaurant, and the Wendell Gilley Museum.
You will enjoy spectacular Ocean and Island views, beautiful sunrises, quiet times, and the many activities in nearby Acadia National Park. The Rockefeller family constructed beautiful carriage roads throughout the park in which you can enjoy on foot, in a horse-drawn carriage, or by bike.
Come and stay at one of the most beautiful places in the Maine. Experience a quiet family vacation or one with friends. Be active or just kick back and read a book or paint a picture — all while enjoying the fresh air and pristine views from our many decks.
We can easily accommodate multiple family's for a reunion, or weddings, or just getting away! It is a peaceful, spacious location with a killer view!
Island Watch has two kitchens, so you can do pizzas in one, and a gourmet dinner in the other.
Island Watch has an appeal to writers and artists. based on an island that they see from the front porch.
Southwest Harbor has an active marine industry base of boat builders, marinas, and lobster and sail boats.
Island Watch watches all of this from it’s peaceful perch. It is the Real Maine...Simple! “The way Life Should Be!”
Member since: 2014
- 4400 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 14
- Events Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14
Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- DVD Player:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
- Ocean View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
We offer 2 dining areas plus the option of multiple deck/balcony areas. The main dining area has a large table seating for 12. Just off this room is a sun room with seating for 8 more people. ...moreless
- Dining Area
- Seating for 14 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio:
- Lawn / Garden
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 13 - Jun 16, 2017
7 night min stay
Jun 17 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay
Sep 3 - May 12, 2018
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $75
- Tax Rate 9%
We accept personal checks and cash payments
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Acadia National Park is a short drive or bike ride away. Spend the day exploring Mt. desert Island by boat, or bike or pick up the free shuttle bus, The Island Explorer, takes all the worry about finding your way about Acadia, and the Schoodic Point, and brings you safely back.
Year Purchased: 1964
About the owner: I was born on Mount Desert Island, this is my home. We love animals, we have 3 dogs and a parrot. We also enjoy boating, my Husband Kevin was a Boy Scout leader.. We have 4 children and 9 Grandchildren. Island Watch has seen many family gatherings over the past 50 years. We have enjoyed holidays and weddings here in our spacious living room, warmed by the huge field stone fireplace. We have lately been hosting musical events at the house and the most common discription we have heard is "magical".
Why the Owner Chose Southwest Harbor, ME, USA:
Island Watch, was my mother's house. She was a daughter of a lighthouse keeper and lived on many of our outer Islands. Mom built this house in the early 60s. After all of us kids moved away, she operated the house as a B&B for 25 years. Mom, Maxine Clark, was incredible cook and story teller; her guest became family to her, and they returned year after year. We just received an email from one of Mom's guest, she wrote, 'what a spectacular beauty and atmosphere....a hidden gem. Guest at the Island Watch, feel it is their own place, an escape, private and magnificent.' I couldn't say it any planer. She loved her home with It's tranquil setting, that still afforded her the splendor of harbors and Islands. We sadly lost Mom this past year, and she wanted us to continue with her beloved home. So, what do you do with an 7 bedroom, and 7 bathroom house? We are busy this winter doing well needed updates to the house, plus adding on more balconies, and giving all the rooms a face lift.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
It is handicap accessible, pet friendly, spacious, quiet, magnificent panoramic ocean, mountain, islands, and village views. Island Watch boost two inviting fireplaces for those chilly Maine nights. Two complete kitchens for the folks that love cooking! We also have Wi-Fi, plus a HD television in most rooms with a wide selection of channels to choose from. On those rainy days, sit by the fire and enjoy reading, or playing one of our many board games. You can walk to the village from our front door; it is an easy quarter of a mile hike through the woods to town to get an ice cream or browse through our many shops. Many of our bedrooms have their own decks, and private sitting areas. All of the rooms have their own bathrooms. We have safe off the street parking for over a dozen cars.
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Sunrise from the Island Watch
The Hinkley's Boat Yard, and Manset
Main kitchen over-looking dining area
Bedroom 5 is one of our rooms with a ground level entrance.
Sun room dining area.
Living room and fireplace on main floor
Master suite bathroom
Our entry drive
View of Southwest Harbor and the Cranberry Isles from main deck
Sunset from one of our decks
Wild flowers along driveway
North bedroom showing some of the harbor view.
Lower level kitchen.
Dining and sun rooms
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Thursday, May 25, 2017
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