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Large Home with Beautiful Harbor View

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 15 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Den, 6.5 Baths, (Sleeps up to 16)

Convenient location allows you to walk to village shops and restaurants. Harbor views and close to Acadia National Park. Hiking, scenic mountain tops, biking, swimming and kayaking are all close by. There is plenty of room in the home (3000+ sq ft) and a large outside deck that overlooks a working/recreational harbor.

Island Shuttle is free to all villages on Mt. Desert Island (including Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park). Plenty of outdoor recreational options including biking, hiking, and carriage rides. The island shuttle will transport bicycles as well.

Large dinning room with harbor view. Master bedroom downstairs four more bedrooms upstairs all with bathrooms ensuite. Perfect for family gathering and reunions. Great for small families to share the house as it is large enough for areas of privacy and common areas for getting together.

This house in on the 'quiet' side of Mt. Desert Island with quick access (via public roads or island shuttle) to 'lively' side of island.

Keywords: House, View, Large, Home, Big, Comfortable, Acadia, Pet

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Robert Gross
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018


Southwest Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , sink, mirror, medicine cabinet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , sink, mirror, medicine cabinet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , sink, mirror, medicine cabinet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , sink, mirror, medicine cabinet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , sink, mirror, medicine cabinet, sitting area
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower , sink, mirrors, medicine cabinet, closets
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , sink, mirror, medicine cabinet, between living areas
  • There are bathrooms in each bedroom in addition to a full bath with tub and shower on the first floor and a 1/2 bath off the kitchen.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Captain's Quarters - 1 king , First Floor
    Navigator - 1 queen , Second Floor, small sitting area, harbor view
    Beach Roses - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Second Floor, twin bed is a day bed.
    Shell Heap - 1 queen , Second Floor
    Den - 2 twin/ single , Den can be closed off for privacy, has day bed with trundle
    Harbor View - 1 queen , Second Floor, harbor view
  • Each bedroom has an en suite shower/bathroom. Den is located across hall from full bath on first floor.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Large deck with outdoor furniture overlooking harbor. Covered front porch.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Great House, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We have been having a family reunion at this house for the last 7 years. It is a large, well appointed house with 5 bedrooms, each with its own shower. There is also a large bathroom on the first floor. The back porch/dining area seats 12 and has a beautiful view of the harbor, as does the large, outside deck. The house is in the town of Southwest Harbor on the "quietside" of Mount Desert Island. Bar Harbor and Cadillac Mountain are on the other, more touristy side. Acadia National Park covers a big portion of the island. The Quietside has very good bars and restaurants, many hiking trails and great scenic views. It is away from the hustle and bustle of Bar Harbor and the cruise ships, but Bar Harbor is only 30 minutes away if you want to visit. We have found this house and this town ideal for our reunions. If you are looking for a great place to stay in Maine, this can not be beat. And it is right in the middle of Acadia National Park.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Three generations of our family stayed at "Harbor Watch" the week of September 16 - 23, 2017 and had a wonderful time. The owners, Bob and Karen, could not have been more helpful and accommodating and the size of the property provided all of us with room to spare. The location of the property on the "quiet side" of Mount Desert Island was perfect but still close enough to Acadia and Bar Harbor that we were able to take full advantage of everything they had to offer. Hiking, rock-climbing, ocean kayaking, shopping and of course lobster eating and most importantly, we still had time for relaxing and spending family time together. Thank you Bob and Karen for all your help in making this such a wonderful family vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Harbor watch

  • 5 of 5

Bob and Karen accessible to answer all questions and very accommodating. Harbor watch has a great water view, is an easy walk to downtown southwest harbor and the island shuttle. The house is exactly as portrayed, it is spacious and the kitchen is equipped with anything you will need to cook. We were 5 couples and this home was perfect. We could spend time together on the deck or at the large table but there was plenty of room to find space by yourself. A bonus was the second refrigerator in the basement, with another bath and table. Perfect home for large extended family reunion or like us, a group of old friends enjoying the beauty of the island and good company.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Island quite side recharge

  • 5 of 5

Harbor View is located on the quite side of the island but in reality it's the perfect spot to be on Mt Desert Island. One of the few if not only places to stay that is in walking distance from many nice restaurants, bakery, grocery and a unique wine and cheese shop. The home was very relaxing for 11 adults and plenty of room for everyone. Centrally located to Acadia, Bar Harbor and lots of other interesting places to visit yet far enough away you could relax and know you were on vacation. Highly recommend the home but also want to say that dealing with great home owners made this a very easy rental experience. 5 star home, 5 star rental experience in a 5 star location, book with confidence and get ready for a great experience

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a great time at Harbor Watch. You were wonderful guests and we want you to know that if you need anything in the future, we will be there for you. We also do not want future guests to confuse the home you enjoyed so much, Harbor Watch, with the nearby Harbor View Motel that provides excellent services, but of a very different kind.
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Great House and Location

  • 5 of 5

Our group had a wonderful time at the rental property. House was clean and had everything we needed. The area itself was gorgeous.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our 2017 Family Reunion at Harbor Watch was a total success! Location and property were great!

  • 5 of 5

Every year our family gathers from New York, Texas, Boston, and the SF Bay Area to share new experiences together. This year we chose Harbor Watch and we'll be talking about this wonderful, welcoming, quiet, convenient, spacious, clean, inviting home for the rest of our lives! We all loved being there (ages 4 months to 70) and recommend it to any size group (we were 9 adults, 3 children, 1 infant, and Jen-the-dog). Our hosts, Robert and Karen, couldn't have been more attentive and accommodating. We couldn't have asked for more gracious hosts. South West Harbor is the ideal location for an Acadia Park vacation and so is Harbor Watch!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
53 Miles
Bangor [or Bar Harbor, 10 miles]
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Ferry Dock, Southwest Harbor
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
The Causeway Club
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Echo Lake
Car: recommended

Extensive information provided separately upon request.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $300

9% Lodging Tax is calculated and included in the lease amount. The Cleaning Fee is also included. Summer and Early Fall rentals are Saturday 4:00PM (check in) to Saturday 10:00AM (check out). Regular check in is 4:00PM and check out is 10:00AM unless otherwise arranged. Security and pet deposits are refundable if no damage occurs. The $500 refundable security deposit is due immediately and will hold your reservation. If you prefer, the remaining payment can be divided in half and paid 60 days and 30 days prior to occupancy. Payment of the security deposit and lodging fee must be paid by check and mailed to the owners. The VRBO fee only can be paid by credit card online.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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