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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 10-17)

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 a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 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 17 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Large Home with Beautiful Harbor View
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Harbor watch is a great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved this home. Perfect location at end of southeast harbor. Walked to fine restaurants and shopping. Owners were awesome to deal with. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edgewater, MD

3 Generations

  • 5 of 5

This house nicely accommodated three generations. It was well located and appointed. We were in the center of town allowing us to walk or bike nearly everywhere. We asked the owners for a special accommodation with little advance notice and the owners made it happen. They are great hosts. Try the wild blueberries.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect house for a large group. Owners are great hosts and will make sure your trip great.

  • 5 of 5

I rented this place for a group with several of my daughters friends after HS graduation. There was plenty of beds, bathrooms and space for a large group. The location in Southwest Harbor is perfect. Walk to town market, restaurants, coffee shops, ice cream. But the real reason to rent here is the owners are just fantastic people. They communicate really well and respond to any request you may have (required kitchen item for example) promptly and are very sincere in their willingness to help. Great owners. Great place. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Accommodations for Our Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

Harbor Watch was a wonderful backdrop for our mini-family reunion. We could walk to the market and other services. The home was roomy and everyone had his own shower and bathroom facilities. Eight of us had plenty of room; we had planned on 10 and would still have been comfortable. The owners were a pleasure to deal with. The house, a former inn, was clean and nicely decorated with a charming nautical theme. As advertised, the kitchen was well equipped. We enjoyed many family dinners around the big dining table where we were joined by six more family members who stayed at a nearby inn. Everyone spent time on the deck with a glass of wine. We all agreed we would definitely return and we are pleased to recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peabody, MA

Great Experience!

  • 5 of 5

Harbor Watch is a great home for large groups. There is lots of space for everyone! The owners were very helpful before we stayed in answering our questions and taking care of details. We asked if there were any puzzles at the house and the owner purchased 4 new ones and had them there before we arrived! When we ran out of gas for the grill, the owner had our problem solved in less than 15 minutes. For great food by a chef owned restaurant, check out Fiddler's Green just down the street and within walking distance. We would definitely rent this home again for a large group!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Spot on the Quiet Side!

  • 5 of 5

This is a large house on the quiet side of Mount Desert Island in the town of Southwest Harbor, away from tourist-clogged Bar Harbor. The house has 5 bedrooms, each with its own bath. The house is nicely appointed and well laid-out with a fully equipped kitchen and a back porch with a huge dining area. There is a great view of the harbor from the back porch and adjoining deck. The house is on Main St. within easy walking distance to neat shops and good restaurants. There are many hiking trails and scenic spots on this side of the island. We are returning in the fall for a family reunion. This place is great!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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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

Southwest Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer, 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall, 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
8 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Winter Holidays + New Years
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
12 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Early Spring
Apr 14 2018 - May 18 2018
4 night minimum stay
May 19 2018 - Jun 15 2018
4 night minimum stay
Jun 16 2018 - Sep 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
Sep 8 2018 - Oct 19 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Oct 20 2018 - Nov 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

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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