William Milliken

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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PRIVATE OPEN OCEAN DECKHOUSE

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Southwest Harbor House Rental Photos and Description

House - 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 6

New in '99, 1660 sq. ft., 3 bedroom, single-level glass-front luxury home. 65 foot deck facing south over open ocean. You Tube ( Maine Seawall.) Property has a level acre of lawns, flowers and shrubs including 250 feet of private shorefront, adjoins Acadia National Seashore. Near Cadillac Mountain and Bar Harbor. Private Beach has campfire area and lobster cookers. No other homes visible along shore and sweeping ocean panorama. Publicly called the best view on the planet. Walk to park, store & restaurant, free bus service from property in season. This private home is the ultimate in south-facing open oceanfront with surf . Private. High Speed WiFi .

Home is completely stocked with linens, paper goods, and is immaculately clean.

Maximum 6 persons, no small children.

A very private location, on America's most beautiful island, lush lawns and shrubs, hammocks, huge deck has commanding peripheral ocean views southerly to the end of the world, the constant whispering surf provides the relaxation you deserve while vacationing, amidst all the amenities of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, enjoy 250 feet of private deepwater oceanfront with surf, immaculately clean always, the optimum of a Maine Coast Vacation. Beach has diversified frontage, pebblestone, beachstone, and sand. Aesthetic 180 degree view framed by distant spruce-covered Cranberry Island, and dramatic ledge peninsula with constant surf, subject is breathtaking panorama of open ocean with due-south exposure. A sanctuary for wildlife featuring wild birds, including sea ducks, eiders, gulls, eagles, performing daily, deer visit frequently.. Oceanfront lawns lead to campfire area having all facilities for a downeast lobster/clambake, cooker with pot, smoker, campfire pit, picnic table You can board free bus service at the gate for exploring Acadia, or to downtown Bar Harbor for shopping, whale watching, walking tours, ....fine restaurants.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
William Milliken (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
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Speaks english, portuguese

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
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Private Open Ocean Deckhouse
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
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Private Open Ocean Deckhouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p100578
-207 244-3140
Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Iowa City, IA USA
5

The Seawall is a Wonderful Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5
The pictures on this listing give an accurate representation of what to expect. The house is extremely clean and very comfortable. The views are fabulous and being able to sleep with the sound of the surf on the shore is exquisite. The area is quiet and secluded, but there are amenities within easy driving distance.
No negatives whatsoever to report.
One extreme positive to report is that the owner accommodated our very late arrival (numerous delays in our flights from Iowa). I won't say how late it was when we arrived because I don't want Bill put on the spot to do this again--but it was LATE and Bill was waiting patiently to welcome us for your stay.
Thanks so much for a wonderful week.
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Private Open Ocean Deckhouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p100578
-207 244-3140
Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

A Tranquil Retreat

  • 5 of 5
While my family & I don't mind the hustle and bustle of activities during the day, we like to retreat to a quiet place at night to relax and re-energize for next day's hikes. The Seawall is such a place for us. From the waves and smell of the salty ocean air to the moonlight dancing on the water, the Seawall provides a serene and tranquil setting in which to relax.

The description of the house is accurate. We found it to be very comfortable and well-maintained. The location of the house is wonderful. It's adjacent to three easy trails in Acadia and it's two minutes away from Sawyer's Lobster Pound (best lobster roll in town in our opinion). About seven minutes away, are some really good places to eat such as Eat-a-Pita/Cafe 2 or Drydock Cafe & Inn and Quietside Cafe & Ice Cream shop.

I would recommend the Seawall to all. We hope to return in a few years as there are more trails in Acadia to cover. Thanks for sharing your little paradise with us Bill.
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Private Open Ocean Deckhouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p100578
-207 244-3140
Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

Perfect Private Waterfront Home

  • 5 of 5
Me and my family of 5 had the pleasure of spending a week at this beautiful home. The first thing that hits your senses as you pull into this tucked away..private property is the smell of the ocean air....it's everywhere.

The "backyard" is in my opinion the main attraction....naturescape at it's finest! We did most of our cooking and hanging out at night right by the campfire only steps away from the ocean. My girls,10 and 7, really enjoyed the camping experience and were only steps away from the house when it was time to go to bed. In the morning time Bill has a "captain's chair" facing out into the ocean where you can sip on coffee and watch nature do her thing in HD.

The house itself was a perfect fit for our family of 5. It was equipped with all the modern amenities and WiFi so that I could jump on my laptop when I needed to. The kitchen, family/living room, bedrooms....all plentiful. Although the girls and their older brother did argue over who was going to get the bedroom with the killer ocean view!

Southwest Harbor is definitely the place be if you want peace and quiet. Everything you need is really on the one main road. If you're in the mood for some hustle and bustle and Irish pubs, Bar Harbor is only 25 min away.

Bill, thanks again for sharing your beautiful home with us....many beautiful memories were made. And we'll see you again in the near future.
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very accurate, I approve, William G. Milliken
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Private Open Ocean Deckhouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p100578
-207 244-3140
Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
4

location great

  • 4 of 5
We loved being on the Quiet Side of Mt. Desert Island--I would highly recommend that over the Bar Harbor side. Good access to hikes, lakes, waterfront for tide pool watching. Hike Acadia Mountain--it is a blast, but be prepared to clamber rocks. We also canoed Long Pond--take canoes for a day, not just three hours. It wasn't long enough! The house is directly across the street from great popovers.

The house was not in the best of condition. On the first day, a toilet pipe broke, flooding the bathroom, and we didn't get a repair until the next afternoon. The screens in one room are holey and we had to tape them. We taped the screen door shut in that room to prevent the mosquito swarm that happened on the first night.One of our group was not happy about the "professional cleaning service" results in advance of our stay and immediately purchased a new kitchen sponge. I would have expected these details to have been addressed.

The deck is outstanding, and we made a lobster dinner in seawater in the gas-fired cooker near the beach. It was a perfect evening.

Our stay was happy, but I think that the price was higher than the quasi-camping experience that we had deserved.
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Over the past 13 years, I have shared my spectacular oceanfront property and home to small families, couples, and others, who have been most grateful and thankful to have the opportunity to experience Maine oceanfront at its finest, have returned, most have written special thanks. I realized it would be only a matter of time that there would be complaints about trivial matters, this one is a classic. Floodlights are installed on the outside of the doorways to illuminate the grounds, if main doors are not closed it will attract flies in a twenty mile radius, a package of quality scotchbrite sponges still in the package were under the sink, no one had control of the water feed to the toilet to fail, however, it was truly amazing to obtain repair of the problem within 24 hours, on a Sunday, 4th of July weekend. My home is always immaculate, as mentioned in comments from other guests. My rental rate has not changed for 5 years. It is obvious that these folks have taken the kool aid
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Private Open Ocean Deckhouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p100578
-207 244-3140
Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

The Seawall - A Lovely Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at The Seawall. It was the perfect choice! The location of The Seawall couldn't be better. It was extremely private, incredible views to wake up to every morning, five minutes to the perfect little town (Southwest Harbor), twenty five minutes to Bar Harbor, and the entrance to Acadia National Park is right up the road.
I highly recommend this property!
  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Private Open Ocean Deckhouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p100578
-207 244-3140
Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

Great family vacation

  • 5 of 5
Seawall was a perfect base camp for my family. We have three children and wanted a space that was quiet and on the water. The quiet side of Desert Island was perfect. We biked, hiked, sailed and kayaked and found the home a wonderful place to be. The home is comfortable, warm and relaxing. Hard to beat the views off the back porch. The outdoor fire and cooking area is a great place for a family to recount each day's adventures. We are contemplating a return in 2012. If you prefer being on the water in a quiet, picturesque setting on the Maine coast that is easily accessible to the many offerings in the area you would enjoy a stay at Seawall. Our family had a great stay.
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Swan's Island Ferry
Nearest Train
150 Miles
200 miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
On Property
Car: necessary

Bike, canoe, and boat rentals available, whale watching, cruise boats, deep sea fishing, croquet, scuba diving and snorkeling, kayaking, birdwatching, horseback riding, windsurfing ocean/lake, beaches, hiking, fine dining, shopping, do a clambake on your private beach with a roaring campfire, enjoy nightlife at Bar Harbor. This home faces open ocean, can see no other homes in view, abut Acadia National Park / Seashore. Fronts on flat, paved road ideal for walking, biking, photography / painting. Popular birdwatching area. House very private, totally enclosed and only 100 feet from ocean's edge. Home and grounds always immaculate. Free bus service June 25 to October 15. 3 miles to village offering all services.

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Availability & Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Summer
May 31 - Jun 29
7 nights
$3,000
 
 
Prime Time Summer
Jun 30 - Aug 30
7 nights
$4,000
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 31 - Oct 4
7 nights
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes $3000-$4000/week
All rates include sales tax
Reservation procedure includes payment of 50% deposit by personal check with rental agreement
SATURDAY TO SATURDAY ONLY.
EARLY SUMMER MAY 31 TO JUNE 29 $3000 PER WEEK
PRIME TIME SUMMER JUNE 28 TO AUGUST 30 $4000 PER WEEK
LATE SUMMER AUGUST 30 TO OCTOBER 4 $3000 PER WEEK
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Amenities

Amenities

Southwest Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1660 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Master has his/hers vanities....stall shower, big round tub
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom mstr - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master Bedroom Suite has four-poster King Bed, his and hers Bathroom w/large tub, stall shower, two vanities, remote TV Bedroom 2 has new Spring-Air Queen huge ocean panorama white wicker furnishings, remote TV Bedroom 3 has 2 new Spring Air single beds faces Pond, remote TV
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
1 king, 1 queen, 2 single beds. New Jotul fireplace glass front woodstove; gas BBQ grill; paper goods; 4 cable TVs; 4 VCRs; one DVD player, blender; ans. machine; lobster cooker/utensils at beachfront dining area; National Park Beach adjoins property Washing machine and Dryer
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