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Southwest Harbor Gateway to Acadia National Park: Tranquil & Spacious

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Last updated: 02/10/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Three Bedroom plus private 1 bedroom apartment Sleeps 8-10 comfortably.

A newly remodeled multi-level family retreat with all the comforts of home located on the outskirts of downtown Southwest Harbor (less than 1 mile) with close proximity to the Seawall entrance to Acadia National Park. The harbor is a block away at the end of the street, and the Town Dock is just around the corner. Spacious living room, deck and back yard with wooded and pasture views. The deck is fully equipped (new Weber gas grill, dining table and umbrella, Adirondack chairs), and the back yard has a custom stone fire pit and picnic table to host your family campfire circles, storytelling and feasts of s’mores.

Explore quiet side trails on foot and bike and visit Echo Lake and Long Pond on warm days to swim or kayak. Hop on a national park shuttle within walking distance of our home that will take you to other spots within Acadia National Park (Cadillac Mountain, the famous carriage roads, the Jordan Pond House and more), as well as Bar Harbor and across the island. A great range of eateries are nearby from family style to bistro, a few within walking distance of our home and others in quaint downtown Southwest Harbor.

Our home includes a master bedroom with custom bath; two second floor guest bedrooms with one queen, and two twins; and a second floor den with new queen futon that folds out easily. A first floor sitting room is just off the kitchen includes a brand new fold out queen sofa for extra guests, doubling as a comfortable guest room. Spacious fully equipped kitchen (and beautifully remodeled in spring 2015!) and a dining room table that can expand to seat 10 comfortably with counter space for 2-3 more. Large family and living room connected to dining area with flat screen TV and new leather couches make this comfy for a large group.

The main house has two full bathrooms upstairs all recently remodeled and a first floor bathroom with spacious walk in stone shower.

An additional highlight of our home is a separate one bedroom apartment accessible by an indoor breezeway that provides a private retreat from the main house. It includes one queen bed in the bedroom and a fold out couch that can sleep two in the living room, plus a dining nook, separate apartment-sized kitchen and bathroom with shower.

The house includes Wi-Fi and cable, laundry, a ping pong table and four bicycles for guest use as well as lobster pots and all the right tools to enjoy this Maine delicacy.

Responsive, friendly, superb local caretaker nearby!


Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/10/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    Adjoining master bath and walk in closet; A/C...moreless

  • Guest : 1 queen


  • Guest : 2 twin/ single


  • Apartment: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Futon (queen) in living room. ...moreless

  • Sitting first floor main house: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Off kitchen w/ access to first floor walk in shower...moreless

  • Den second floor maine house: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Closet and TV in room...moreless

  • Main house sleeps 6 comfortably with 3 bedrooms and 2 private sitting rooms/dens with futons for additional persons ideally youth. The apartment has one private bedroom with a queen bed and a full futon in living room, accommodating 2 plus guests. Three bedrooms in main house have A/C and the apartment bedroom has an A/C....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Master: toilet, tub, shower

    Custom stone shower...moreless

  • Guest second floor: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Newly remodeled...moreless

  • Guest first floor: toilet, shower

    Large stone walk in shower; brand new...moreless

  • Apartment: toilet, shower

    Shower stall...moreless

  • Four full bathrooms with three in main house and one in separate apartment. Full bath on first floor with easy access from first floor sitting/guest room and kitchen/living area. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Large backyard with views of pasture and woodlands. One mile to downtown Southwest Harbor. Less than 1/4 mile to water views and 1/2 mile to town dock with ferry access to Cranberry Islands....moreless


  • Games:

    Miscellaneous family games and puzzles...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable TV in two rooms in main house and in apartment....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Living room, den, apartment...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Village:

    One mile from downtown Southwest Harbor...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    Table seats 10 plus 2-3 additional at counter. Outdoor dining table seats up to 8. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Master and two guest rooms, main house plus apartment bedroom....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Updated extra large capacity in basement; two dryers on site. ...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Outdoor stone lined campfire pit...moreless

  • Garage:

    Garage but limited space for parking. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    3 ...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Updated extra large capacity washer in basement and one additional washer. ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Includes large lobster pots...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Main house; remodeled in spring 2015 with new custom cabinets, granite counter tops and hardwood floors!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    Two refrigerators one in main house and one in apartment plus a beverage refrigerator in main kitchen. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Deluxe 5 burner Viking range. ...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    Users must return bikes in same condition found including fixing flats etc. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Dining table and Adirondack chairs...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Picnic table and campfire circle...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large capacity new weber gas grill...moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late spring/early summer
May 6 - Jun 16, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Jun 17 - Sep 9, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Sep 10 - Nov 4, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 9%


Rental agreement required. Damage deposit of $500 to be paid at booking. Refundable within 30 days of check out. Check in at 4:00 pm. Check out at 10:00 a.m.

Manager's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 02/10/2017
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Located on the quiet side of Mount Desert Island, gateway to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2010

About: My husband and I met at the University of Maine having grown up on the east coast. Now in California where we have lived for 27 years we return to Maine and Acadia National Park frequently to hike, kayak, rekindle and build new friendships, and enjoy the special small town life.

Why Southwest Harbor, ME, USA:
On the quiet side of Mount Desert Island you can escape from the hustle and bustle, while having the shore, harbor, downtown, trails, and lakes close at hand for your adventures all within a few miles of our home (Harbor and ferry to Cranberry Islands, restaurants , coastline and picnicking at Seawall, lobster pounds, Echo Lake and more).

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Tranquil and spacious; newly remodeled and furnished!Spacious for a family get together or other large group! Large front and backyards with lawn, campfire circle and picnic table. Wooded pasture views from back deck! Responsive, friendly, superb local caretaker!

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/10/2017

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  • Southwest Harbor

    Southwest Harbor

  • Pastoral view from back deck off kitchen

    Pastoral view from back deck off kitchen

  • Dining and family room with deck

    Dining and family room with deck

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Master Bath

    Master Bath

  • Master Bath

    Master Bath

  • Guest/kid's room second floor

    Guest/kid's room second floor

  • Den/guest room second floor

    Den/guest room second floor

  • Bathroom first floor

    Bathroom first floor

  • Jordan Pond at Acadia National Park

    Jordan Pond at Acadia National Park

  • Apartment Living Room/futon

    Apartment Living Room/futon

  • Apartment dining nook

    Apartment dining nook

  • Maine Home!

    Maine Home!

  • Remodeled kitchen 2015

    Remodeled kitchen 2015

  • Family room

    Family room

  • Master bedroom with walk in closet and private bath...all new!

    Master bedroom with walk in closet and private bath...all new!

  • Master Bath

    Master Bath

  • Guest room second floor

    Guest room second floor

  • Guest bathroom second floor

    Guest bathroom second floor

  • First floor sitting room with sofa bed

    First floor sitting room with sofa bed

  • Acadia shoreline off Park Loop Road near Bar Harbor

    Acadia shoreline off Park Loop Road near Bar Harbor

  • Long Pond kayaking

    Long Pond kayaking

  • Apartment kitchen

    Apartment kitchen

  • Apartment bedroom

    Apartment bedroom

VRBO #567968

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, April 28, 2017

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