THE RICE COTTAGE FEATURED IN COUNTRY LIVING MAGAZINE

Cummins or Diane

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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THE RICE COTTAGE FEATURED IN COUNTRY LIVING MAGAZINE

Southwest Harbor House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Sleeps 6

1874 Colonial farmhouse set back off Main Street with slight water views, and just a block from the shops, restaurants and Island Explorer bus line. Living room with fireplace and dining area, furnished with antiques throughout the house. Gourmet kitchen with Wolf stove, laundry, remodeled bath with shower, and a master bedroom suite with queen bed, mini kitchen and eating area. Upstairs is a bedroom with two twin beds, a bedroom with two twins used as a king, and a full bath. Great quality linens. Beautifully furnished and decorated. Fully stocked kitchen with black granite work island. Small rear deck looking out to the back field near harbor. Cable TV, VCR, CD player, DW, New W/D, WIFI, fans, heat, gas grill. Long distance calls require a credit/calling card. Small pets considered. A 7% Maine Lodging Tax will be added. The Rice Cottage was featured in Country Living Magazine September '07. Email us for Picasa photo portfolio to see more photos.

This home is just a block from the shops, restaurants and the Island Explorer bus line. 1 mile from Acadia National Park. Boating, canoeing, bicycling, hiking are just a few of the activities available. Close to Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor and Seal Harbor. We just recently remodeled the upstairs bath room and have new mattresses in the bedrooms. The Rice Cottage has been featured in the September '07 issue of Country Living magazine.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
Location was awesome. House was charming and well appointed. Everything was perfect and we had everything we needed. We simply had a great stay. We loved Southwest Harbor.
Sep 2009
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Cummins or Diane

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

4.5
based on 13 traveler reviews

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The Rice Cottage featured in Country Living magazine
average rating of 4.5384617 based on 13 reviews
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The Rice Cottage featured in Country Living magazine
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p124121
+1 503 717-1610
Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
3

Good location - bad location

  • 3 of 5
Spent the last week of August here.
It's an interesting home. As you can see in the pic it's made up of 3 parts, the bedrooms and living room which flow in to what appears to be a newer section with the kitchen and then a newer section that is a day room coupled with the laundry and downstairs bath.

It's located within an easy walk to downtown Southwest Harbor.
However, it sits immediately behind the Kingsleigh Inn. And by immediately I mean just steps behind. It's close enough that I was awakened several mornings by either their guests out and about or their heating system kicking in. The exterior view photo above is the back of the house, taken at an angle away from the Inn.

The kitchen has a gorgeous picture window looking out to the adjacent pasture. However, it doesn't open. In order to get any airflow to the kitchen (remember, no A/C to cool it) you open two windows on the front of the house (facing the Kingsleigh) which is also where the trash is kept. By the end of the week, that wasn't a good combination.

As for the mentioned water views, that is possible during the winter, but during the summer the view is blocked by trees and the neighbor's house/garage.

I also, personally, found the furniture to be uncomfortable. Maybe that's just me.
But after a day of out-and-about or hiking it was tough to find a comfortable way to kick back and relax.

Quality of property: A
Quality of amenities: A+
Layout: B
Location: A+
Value: C-
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Rice Cottage featured in Country Living magazine
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p124121
+1 503 717-1610
Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

Cute cottage in town - perfect location in SWH

  • 5 of 5
We spent 4th of July week exploring Acadia and had an excellent location in the Rice Cottage for our stay. This was our first time to Maine, and it was hard to know where to stay. It was my family of four, (two pre-teen kids), plus the grandparents. We had plenty of room in the house for all 6 of us. We loved being able to walk to dinner (Sips, Red Sky and Fiddler's Green for dinner and Sips and Sea Biscuit for breakfast all yummy! (Avoid Grumpy's for breakfast, not a good choice on our part and we all left Grumpy!)) or get groceries right in town. The kids could even walk to ice cream by themselves. Even saw 4th of July fireworks out the bedroom window upstairs. We had a mixed weather week, cool at the beginning and then very warm at the end. We are used to central AC, so a tough adjustment without it, but all in all we made use of the fans and stayed comfortable.

Recommendations while in Acadia - Dive In boat tour with Captain Ed, the best thing we did on the trip, educational, informative and just plain fun. We spent a lot of time hiking the trails, and even did the bridges carriage ride.

Jay and Diane were wonderful to deal with in renting the Rice Cottage. We spoke a few times and exchanged e-mails before the trip and Jay checked in to make sure all was well when we were there.

The cottage was clean and well maintained. Beds were very comfortable and we all slept great every night.

Overall the Rice Cottage met all of our needs for the week and we had an awesome time. Thank you for allowing us to stay in this little oasis.
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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The Rice Cottage featured in Country Living magazine
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p124121
+1 503 717-1610
Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

Annual fall girlfriend trip

  • 5 of 5
Rice Cottage was the perfect location for our girl trip. The house is fabulous, very comfortable. We would stay there again.
  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We enjoyed having you and look forward to you staying with us again.
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The Rice Cottage featured in Country Living magazine
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p124121
+1 503 717-1610
Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
alexandria, va
5

loved it

  • 5 of 5
Stayed there with my family in September this year. Great location, very nice accommodations - the place was spotless, very charming, very comfortable and functional. Owners were very responsive and informative. If we ever return to Southwest Harbor I would definitely stay at Rice Cottage again!
  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review! We would love to have you stay with us again.
Diane and Jay
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The Rice Cottage featured in Country Living magazine
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+1 503 717-1610
Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
NYC
5

Absolutely Charming!

  • 5 of 5
Dear Jay & Diane,

We want to thank you so much for providing us with such a beautiful home
for our family vacation. The Rice Cottage was absolutely PERFECT! We were pleasantly surprised to see that the home was conveniently located just steps away from shops and restaurants of the quaint Southwest Harbor. We enjoyed the charming antique decor, the cleanliness of the home, the large selection of linens, the fully functional kitchen and especially the chairs in the back yard where we could watch the hundreds of butterflies in the fields for hours!

I look forward to recommending our home to family and friends with future
travel plans to Acadia.

Most sincerely,

Violeta
  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Violeta for taking the time to write such a nice review. We are happy you and your family had such a great time in Maine.
Diane and Jay
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The Rice Cottage featured in Country Living magazine
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+1 503 717-1610
Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

This is a beautiful home! Met our expectations!

  • 5 of 5
Well appointed home in the center of Southwest Harbor. We walked to the bakery in the morning and out to dinner in the evenings. Lovely set up. Our teenage children were upstairs in the original house and we had our own suite in the new area. Clean, clean, clean. Plenty of towels and kitchen was superbly stocked with everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The owners have thought of everything to help make your vacation a special one.
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Map

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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
beach
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Dry Dock
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Red Sky

The Rice Cottage is one block from downtown Southwest Harbor. You can walk to the grocery store, library, hardware store, gift and clothing stores, great restaurants or rent a bike across the street at Southwest Cycle. The Island Explorer bus can be caught one block from the house and will take you all over Mount Desert Island. Acadia National Park is just a few miles up the road. A ferry and the mail boat can be a fun trip to see near by islands like Suttons, Great Cranberry and Little Cranberry Island.

Antiquing is fun in Northeast Harbor, Ellsworth and Searsport. Don't miss the Chicken Barn and The Old Creamery in Ellsworth.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Southwest Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
July
Jul 13 2014 - Aug 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
August
Aug 31 2014 - Nov 22 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.0%
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Amenities

Amenities

Southwest Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Alarm Clock
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Towels Provided
  • Heating
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Lobster Pot
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Both bathrooms have recently been remodeled.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Books
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 3 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • antiquing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • hiking
  • surfing
Notes:
New washer and dryer recently installed.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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