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Mt. Desert Island/Vicinity Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor

Hank Bouchelle

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Hank Bouchelle

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Calendar last updated:
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Mt. Desert Island/Vicinity Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Southwest Harbor Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, one full bath, sleeps 4

Cozy cottage with partial partial view of the harbor in Southwest Harbor, across the street from the path to the public Town Wharf (launch your kayak!) within walking distance of town and the in-season free Islander shuttle to Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, and other locations on Mt. Desert Island.

New kitchen with gourmet stove. Dining room with gas log fireplace. The master bedroom has a view of the harbor with its lobster boats and pleasure craft, while the second bedroom has a twin bed that converts to two twins. Full bath with tub/shower. Additional commode in basement. Front deck for quiet evenings; front and backyards for watching the sky or cookouts.

Wireless Internet connection!

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Hank Bouchelle (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
30%
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2015

About Hank Bouchelle

I fell in love with Mt. Desert Island and Acadia National Park 40 years ago, and have spent every possible moment there since. For several years I taught astronomy at the Cottage of the Atlantic and spent the entire summer.

Why Hank Bouchelle chose Southwest Harbor

The cottage is a 10-minute walk from Beal's Lobster Pound; across the street from SWH Upper Town Dock and the (in season) Islander Shuttle and the ferry to Little Cranberry Island; around the corner from the SWH Medical Center; 2-1/2 blocks from SWH Town Center with its art, wine, and grocery shops, many restaurants and cafes, and the best hardware store in 25 miles! From the front porch, living room or master bedroom you can watch the 12-foot (2 feet/hour!!) tides. Clark Point Road ends at the Coast Guard Station (good to know if you bathe with a flammable rubber duck). The cottage is on the QUIET SIDE of MDI, with very little traffic day or night.

What makes this cottage unique

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Mt. Desert Island/Vicinity Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
5

Great Home

  • 5 of 5

Great home and very clean. Central to all the island has to offer. We had a car, but the free Island Shuttle actually stops right across the street. I would definately stay here again. The host had a lot of information for you to get a feel for what to do. He was very considerate and attentive to detail.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Very comfortable - we felt like we were at home.

  • 5 of 5

The house was cute, clean and comfortable... within a short walk to town on a lovely street. The weather happened to cooperate which made our stay even more enjoyable. We plan on returning since Hank (the owner) was so easy to work with. He previously emailed information about the area that was quite helpful in our planning. One of the nicer vacations we've experienced!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
5

Peaceful and charming

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful journey in MDI and were always happy to relax in this peaceful and charming cottage after a day of hiking. The owner, Hank, has been very welcoming and attentive to our comfort. This little house will have a special place in our souvenirs of this beautiful week of vacation.

Lucie & Jean

Montréal, Québec

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

A very nice cottage for a relex vacation

  • 5 of 5

This small cottage is in the quiet side of Acadia National Park. It is near the free shuttle bus station and Lobster pond. All of us like it and its evvironment. We did fishing on the ocean and hiking in the acadia NP. We also ate a lot of lobsters.

We didn't notice the speed limit in the main road is changed during first few days, and we were catched by a police when we hurried to Cadilac mountain to watch the sun rise in 4:30AM. That officer was so nice. she didn't give us the ticket.

We'll come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
4

Highly Recommended

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is quaint, charming and clean. Highlights include the picnic table in the backyard, a spacious dining room that comfortably seats four and a comfortable living room.

The kitchen is better stocked with utensils than many 5-star condos and resort apartments that I have rented. Its ample storage and counter space made it enjoyable for cooking evening meals and preparing picnic lunches for outings during the day.

The location couldn't be better. Hikers will be glad to know that several of the most popular hikes are within ten minutes of the cottage. The lobster pound, which serves cooked meals and live lobsters for carry-out, is just several blocks away. The quaint business district of Southwest Harbor, also a very short distance away, has a wine store that carries mid-and high-end wines generally unavailable in grocery stores. Speaking of groceries, the local store store provides 90% of everything we would need. A larger store about a mile or two away carries everything else.

We wouldn't hesitate to stay in the cottage again if we ever return to the area. We wouldn't even bother considering alternatives.

--Mike Buckley

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Louisville, KY
5

Great location, nice little place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed there for a week in late fall 2008. This little place is very clean and nice, Hank is a pleasure to work with. Nice harbor view from the upstairs, comfy bed and furniture. It's really 1.3 bathrooms because there's an extra WC in the basement laundry area. The stove is a really cool oldtimey-feeling gas stove that's actually quite modern. The area around there is just really picturesque and there are nice restaurants within easy walking distance, also bike rentals, lots of other stuff. Exceeded our expectations in every way.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2008
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Hancock County (Bar Harbor) Airport
Nearest Ferry
Cranberry Cove (in season), across the street!
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Several on Mount Desert Island
Nearest Motorway
45 Miles
Rte. 395
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Echo Lake Beach (Sand Beach in ANP is cold!)
Car: recommended

Southwest Harbor has art shops, shopping, restaurants, and various amenities of its own within walking distance. Bike to Wonderland or enchanting Seawall. Take the nearby and free Islander Shuttle in season to Acadia National Park and Cadillac Mountain, Bar Harbor, and a wonderful variety of sites. In Bar Harbor you can drive or walk out to Bar Island for hiking and wonderful views, but be sure to be back before the tide turns! A short drive takes you to Bass Head Light, among the most photographed objects on the North American continent.

Rent a bicycle and take it with you on the ferry to explore Swan Island, Winter Harbor, Schoodic or the Cranberries. Rent a kayak or go on a guided kayak tour and make Mt. Desert a personal experience, afloat on Frenchman Bay at sunset.

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Rates & Availability

Southwest Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jul 1 - Aug 30
7 nights
$1,050
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes $350 - $1050/week
July and August: $1,050/week plus 7% rental tax
June, $700/week plus 8% ental tax September and October $825/week plus 8% rental tax
November through May, $350/week plus 8% rental tax (inquire about slightly higher rates for Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Year's extra $50/week).
January through May, $350/week plus 7% rental tax.

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Amenities

Southwest Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Additional commode in the basement. WiFi.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom has a queen size bed and a view of the Harbor in Southwest. Second and smaller bedroom has a settee that converts into one or two twin beds.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
Notes:
1 double, 2 twins. Gas log heater in dining room; retro vintage kitchen stove; additional commode in basement. Local caretaker. WiFi.

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