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Private access to beach, ocean view and minutes from Acadia National Park

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 full baths, screened in porch, minutes to Acadia Nat'l Park

This newly purchased home has had several updates including new painting and furnishing. This comfortable and quiet home has two living areas, a sunny kitchen, sitting room and screened in porch. Bedrooms include a king size bed, queen bed and a bunk bed for kids. Bathrooms are both equipped with full size showers. There is a short walk to the beach, a beautiful view of the ocean, nice lawn, and large field for play and fun. Washer, Dryer, 44inch TV, Cable, Wi-Fi, Dishwasher, DVD player,

Whitney and Dan Granholm
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

About Whitney and Dan Granholm

Our family purchased this home last June with great excitement. It is the neighboring property to our home and our plan from the start was to fix it up and rent it seasonally. We have done just that and are looking forward to the upcoming summer to have people enjoy this beautiful part of the world in a very comfortable and peaceful setting.

Whitney and Dan Granholm purchased this cottage in 2014


Seawall Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Two full baths with tubs, one on each floor.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • First floor bedroom with queen bed and full bath. Ample space and closets. Doors to glass/ screened in porch.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • tennis


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Private access to beach, ocean view and minutes from Acadia National Park
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews

Beautiful house in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

This is a bright and spacious house that is great for families, very clean and wonderful access to the beach and all the hiking Acadia has to offer.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York/Moscow

Warm and welcoming home

  • 5 of 5

Since we spend most of our time between two major megapolises, Moscow and New York, we were really looking for a place we can downtime. Whitney and Dan's home is private, light, with more living space than we expected. A pleasant surprise was a great music corner (piano, base guitar, sheet music and other instruments!). Our kids turned the sun room into their play room. There are two additional living room areas (attached sort of in an L but offer separate seating), so there is space to watch movies and read simultaneously. The house offers everything you need to live comfortably and creatively (a library, games for kids, a stacked kitchen). The ocean air is a luxury. The private beach area, that is a two minute walk, offers both rocks and sand. There are also tables there that can be used to picnic. We loved everything that the Southwest Harbor area has to offer: very good swimming/beach area by Echo lake, tons of blueberries on the way up to Beech Mountain from Long Pond end of July, some wonderful restaurants, sailing, lots of great hikes - all just an 8-15 minute drive from home. You'll want to make friends with the homeowners! Wonderful people: a pleasure and a great resource to have them nearby. Best wishes to their emerging Music and Tennis Center! Will want to return!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and Immaculate Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of seven spent a week at Firefly and absolutely loved it! The location is wonderful. Southwest Harbor is a peaceful town, but still has lots to offer. The restaurants are excellent and we loved having fresh, warm popovers each morning at the Common Good Kitchen! Whitney and Dan have done a wonderful job with their home. They are accessible and readily answered any questions we had. We loved getting up each morning to a beautiful sunrise over the ocean and had terrific dinners in the sunny enclosed porch. Acadia, hiking, and beaches are close by and spectacular! We had a wonderful time at Firefly and can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Medway, Massachusetts

Perfect home for MDI vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most enjoyable time here for our annual Fall foliage vacation on Mount Desert Island. Whitney's and Dan's home is perfect for a truly gorgeous and relaxing stay. The home was stocked with everything we needed and more. Not only are the layout and decor attractive, the beds are super comfortable, the views and privacy are amazing, and the only phone call we had to make (to check on how to adjust the heat) was answered in less than 5 minutes. We have nothing but superlatives to say about this home!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best place ever!

  • 5 of 5

We have been going to Mt Desert Island for 30 years and this place is the best! I hate to give it too glowing a report because I want to keep it a secret! The views were perfect, the house was so well appointed both visually and with all the cooking apparatus you could need. The walk to the beach was a perfect way to start and end the day. My daughter in law has allergies which have been a problem with other places we have stayed, but not here. It was big enough for all of us to have separate space and the piano and string instruments were a bonus for my sons who are musicians. All agree- coming back next year

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wayne, Pennsylvania

Spacious, well maintained and appointed in a quite location with water access

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I stayed for 3 weeks at Firefly Meadow this August and our teenage nephew stayed with us for part of the time. The house worked out great and is well appointed throughout. Although it is close to Seawall Road we heard no road noise at all. There was plenty of room for us to spread out and each find our own "space". My wife especially liked the screened in bright and airy porch room for morning yoga and writing. My nephew liked being able to go upstairs to his large room overlooking the meadow and "chill" out after a long hike. When eating in we mostly lit a fire and ate dinner by either the fireplace in the living room or the fire pit outside. The master bedroom on the first floor was very roomy with a walk out onto the screened in porch.

You do get a little bit of a water view from the house looking out across the meadow and it is only a 4 minute walk down Meadow Lane to the water's edge (beach and picnic table) where you can look out towards the Cranberry Islands.

The bathrooms and kitchen were in great shape with everything you will need. We did have a charcoal grill although it would have been easier if there was a gas grill. The attached garage was convenient for storing my bicycle. We have been coming up to Southwest Harbor for about 5 years and like the location of Firefly although it's not an inexpensive house to rent.

Whitney and Dan (the owners) live across Meadow Lane and were very responsive to any requests. And as locals they also know a lot about the area.

So overall I would recommend Firefly. Thanks Dan and Whitney!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Hancock County/ Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Causeway Golf Club
Car: necessary

Firefly Meadow is situated in a quiet setting with a beautiful field and ocean view. This private home also boasts a private, short walk to the Maine rocky shore for hours of beach combing. Located a few miles from Southwest Harbor, an easy trip to get provisions and visit stores and restaurants. Also Acadia National Park is only 2 miles away offering several walks and hikes for all levels.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $500

We charge a $100 pet fee

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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