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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 - 12 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

More Details

Robert Gross
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2017


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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Large Home with Beautiful Harbor View
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

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: Sep 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: Aug 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: Aug 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: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious , excellent location, great view of harbor

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for our families. Grandparents, children and grandchildren . The house had ample space. What a treat to not only have 5 BR but 6.5 BA! The living and dining areas perfect for gathering and shared meals. Loved being on the Quiet Side of Mt. Desert Island in Southwest Harbor. We could walk to the charming town. Also views of the Harbor from the outside deck and dining porch area were wonderful and allowed us to watch the tide ebb and flow . Owners very helpful and easy to work with. A definite rental to recommend especially for a large group. Thank you

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Southwest Harbor Loctaion

  • 5 of 5

Harbor Watch is so close to the center of town (Quietside) that you can walk out for dinner at several great locations. And, desert is close by too!....It was a great place for our annual family gathering. Comfortable accommodations for 5 couples, but can fit more if needed. It is truly a turnkey, trouble free house, and a great base location for whatever your MDI adventures may be. Bob And Karen were easy to make arrangements and extremely flexible with my travelers needs (Thank You !!)

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $300
Damage Deposit $500

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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