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,
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- Min Stay1 - 7 nights
3 bedroom, 2 full baths, screened in porch, minutes to Acadia Nat'l Park
Whitney and Dan Granholm
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- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 18, 2018
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
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The perfect home for a relaxing family vacation
This was the perfect base to explore Acadia. We had the best time eating on the porch overlooking the water, exploring tide pools on the secluded beach down the road, star gazing in the front yard, and enjoying a week on the quiet side of Mt. Desert Island. The house is beautiful, with stunning views, and lots of space for us and our our two kids (ages 2 and 5). The beds are very comfortable and were already made up in soft linens when we arrived. Our kids enjoyed the large collection of books, games, and puzzles when we had time indoors, and there is a great beach just down the road that is used by a small number of neighboring houses. During our visits, the beach never had more than a few other people on it (all of whom were really welcoming and friendly). The location in Southwest Harbor is ideal, just a few minutes drive from the town and from gorgeous trails at Seawall, but far enough from the crowds to appreciate the quiet and calm of the Island. Whitney and Dan were great -- friendly, accommodating, and full of good tips on where to hike and get the best blueberry pie. We were sad to leave, and look forward to returning the next time we're in the area.
Perfect house, perfect hosts, perfect location!
It was our first time to Maine, and it did NOT disappoint. We loved the house- perfect for 5-6 people. Very clean, well stocked and decorated very cute. we loved the 5 min walk to the beach and the yard for the dogs.
The area is awesome. You are close to everything! Bar Harbor, Acadia, several quaint harbor towns, and the Lighthouse is close by too. Great seafood and Lobsters everyday!
Thank you Whitney and Dan. You are awesome hosts.
Beautiful, clean, comfortable, spacious!
We had a wonderful, relaxing, lobster filled week, and look forward to coming back next summer. The house was even more spacious than expected, and the sun porch was a favorite “happy hour” spot for us each evening after days filled with hiking, boating, and exploring MDI. The house is fully stocked, comfortable and a short walk from a great little beach.
A true Maine experience!
My husband and I recently spent 2 weeks at Firefly. We loved the house and it's location outside of town but within a 5 minute walk to the beach. The house has lots of living space and a large master bedroom which adjoins the sun porch. The property is dog friendly so we were able to bring our dog which was a plus. We hiked on the beautiful trails of Mount Desert every day, and we ate seafood every night which we bought at local lobster pounds or at Sawyers Market in Southwest Harbor which has an excellent fish counter. Whitney and Dan (the owners) provided us with lots of ideas for hikes,restaurants, and other vacation activities, and they were very prompt in answering any questions we had during our stay. We would definitely come back.
Heaven on Earth
Maine is my families favorite vacation destination. Staying in this house in SW Harbour was one of the best decisions I made. First time using home-away and will certainly go this way again. The privacy it affords in a beautiful home is wonderful. Whitney and Dan have a lovely beautifully decorated home. Loved the master bedroom and looking out glass doors to nature. It was comfortable and I slept well. My children loved the beach and gathering sea glass as well as other treasures. The food, which was my husbands reason for being there, was great as usual. We are sorry we only scheduled 4 days as we could have stayed 2 weeks. Hope to be back again for longer. Thank you Whitney
Lovely, Clean & Well Equipped Home!
My husband and I stayed at this lovely home while visiting Acadia National Park for the first time with our senior parents. This house felt like a real home with all the quaintness and comfort. House was clean and well equipped throughout. We were especially impressed with comfortable mattresses and clean bedding and lots of towels. Thank you! Location was convenient to our daily visits to the park. I appreciated recommendations for local restaurants from our host. Don't miss lobsters at Thurston's. It was our favorite! I highly recommend firefly!
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.
Additional information about rental rates
We charge a $100 pet fee