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WIFI/New England Home in quiet, wooded setting at Acadia Nat'l Pk's backdoor.

Robyn and Jim

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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WIFI/New England Home in quiet, wooded setting at Acadia Nat'l Pk's backdoor.

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Acadia National Park House Rental Photos and Description

1120 sq/ft/flr, 2B with queens, sleep 5, full bath, fully equip Gourmet kitchen

Come to Acadia National Park. Come SEE what you are missing.

OUR HOME IS JUST THE PLACE to come to relax and wind down at the end of the day. We are located in a quiet, peaceful, residential area where you will get a good night sleep and be refreshed and ready to go again the next day.

New England style home (1120 sq ft per floor compared to most at 900 total) located in quiet wooded setting in Southwest Harbor on the 'quiet side' of Mt Desert Island near Acadia National Park. Our home has 2 bedrooms each with a queen, full bath, large kitchen with all accessories supplied, eat-in breakfast nook, and a family room, all conveniently located on the first floor. Washer and Dryer located in the basement. Family room has WIFI, large flat screen TV/Cable, and DVD player as well as games. books, puzzles, and DVD selection for all ages. You can enjoy birds, wildlife, flowers, and stars in our yard. Use the picnic table and grill to enjoy the outdoors.

Our home is located 5 miles or less from Echo Lake Swimming Beach, Seawall, and Bass Harbor Lighthouse. Just minutes from harbor views, marinas, and town. Town has bike/kayak/boat rentals, nature cruises, shopping, golfing, restaurants/fine-dining, grocery/drug store, museums, and play ground. Easy access to several lakes, biking and hiking trails. Only 20 minutes from Bar Harbor. See Cadillac Mountain, Thunder Hole, Jordan Pond House, or Park Loop Road. Go whale watching, tour/shop in Bar Harbor, or take ride in a horse-drawn carriage. Everywhere you look is a 'KODAK MOMENT', so bring your cameras. SAVE on gas. You can even catch the FREE Island Explorer bus right in town and go anywhere on the island. They take the bikes too!

$200 cleaning fee included FREE for all weekly rentals.

Regular Rules of the House: You are our guest so please treat our home with the respect you would expect a guest to treat yours. All linens and towels are provided. All items used will need to be washed, dried, and put back in their places with the exception of bed linens. Bed linens can be left on floor for the cleaners. Be sure to leave our home in the same condition you found it. If laundry (besides linens) or heavy cleaning is needed in house or on grill, a $200 cleaning service fee will be withheld from your deposit. Deposits will be returned as soon as local manager advises that home is in good condition. Accidents do happen and things do get broken, so please replace any broken item with comparable item or let us know if you can't so we can replace before next guests arrive. No one under age 21 may rent without a parent on the premises. Please be considerate of neighbors sleeping with windows open in the summer. Have fun, but parties should end by a sensible hour. Please, no loud music.

Welcome Package: Please review the welcome package as soon as you arrive. Also complete the Move In Conditon Statement. Please feel free to leave any comments about suggestions in the comment box. Also feel free to sign the guest book when you leave.

4th of July Activities/Specials: Fourth of July week in Acadia is very SPECIAL. Enjoy a Blueberry Pancake breakfast. Then check out the crafts booths or live bands. Maybe you would enjoy watching the parade or Lobster races. Next, ENJOY the Seafood festival featuring Lobster, mussels, corn, strawberry shortcake and Much, Much, more. Last, but not least, see the beautiful FIREWORKS over the harbor. You do not want to miss the exciting events going on this week.

Spend a week visiting Acadia National Park this winter. Plenty of things to do from snow mobiling, cross-country skiing, ice fishing, ice skating, winter hiking, winter camping, to horse drawn carriage rides with sleigh bells.


The second floor is unfinished and inaccessible. The building and premises are non-smoking. There is an apartment (separate structure & parking) on the premises away from the house.

WHERE can you enjoy Mountains and Beaches, Valleys and Vistas, Ponds/ Lakes & Harbors/Ocean, Nature and Shopping all in one place? ACADIA NATIONAL PARK! There is something here for everyone, whether you like being outdoors enjoying nature, fishing, golfing, bird watching, flowers, swimming, hiking, repelling, kayaking/canoeing, and biking, or you enjoy being indoors shopping, watching a movie, enjoying a live play, or visiting a variety of museums such as Native American, Bird carving, Nature, Whale, and Auto Museums. Enjoy a carriage ride, do a whale watch, take a trolley ride or ferry ride. There is so much to do here all year round. COME SEE what you are missing.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Robyn and Jim (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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About Robyn and Jim

We are a family of 4 who have been coming to Acadia every year since 1989. Jim came to visit Acadia National Park as part of a Field Biology class for college and fell in love with Acadia. When Robyn graduated from college, he wanted to take her somewhere special, and so we went to Acadia. We fell in love with the beautiful mountains and cliffs that overlook oceans, the lakes and the woods, and just enjoying nature. We loved the lighthouse and the natural seawall that are nearby. We also enjoyed the laid-back, slower lifestyle of the Down-easter’s. We loved Acadia so much, that we purchased a piece of land with the hopes of retiring in Acadia some day. We were fortunate enough to be able to build a home on that land and begin using it in 2006 and offer you the chance, as well, to use it also to enjoy the piece of heaven we found in Acadia. Our family loves to vacation here each year, and we know that once you visit, you will love Acadia, too!

Robyn and Jim purchased this house in 2006

Why Robyn and Jim chose Acadia National Park

Our home is in a quiet,wooded area where you can enjoy wildlife as well as peace and quiet. We like to watch the birds, deers, squirrels, chipmunks, and rabbits. We have seen a fox and coyote also. We also enjoy the wild flowers in the garden as well as the humming birds and dragonflies that visit daily. Our neighborhood is safe. Children can ride bikes in the neighborhood since it is off the main road and has very little traffic. We love that we are close to many Acadia National Park areas, especially Echo Lake, Seawall (great place to see shooting stars), and Bass Harbor Lighthouse, yet not in the noisy, crowded areas at night when we wish to get a good night's rest for the next days activities. We can even ride our bikes to the town post office to catch the FREE Island Explorer bus. These buses are the Best deal on the island. We love hiking the near-by trails and looking at the Milky Way at night. You have never seen so many stars, except maybe at a planetarium.

What makes this house unique

We have gone out of our way to make our home comfortable for you and ourselves. Our home is much more than just a rental. We also use this house for vacation, so you know it's comfortable and well stocked. We have added many, many extras such as nightlights, flashlights, extra supplies in case you forget to buy them the 1st time you are at the market. There are even cookbooks, DVD's, Books, Games, and puzzles (great for rainy days). We have an overflowing Welcome Package chalked full of ideas for your vacation. We also enjoy using the picnic table and grill to enjoy the outdoors and wildflower garden.

Guestbook comments from the owner

5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2011 for a stay in August 2010

We have been coming here each year since 2006. We always find the house very clean and comfortable even the beds. The house is always well stocked with linen, bath towels, kitchens towels, etc. and everything you would need for cooking, grilling, & baking. Thank you for the many extras (night lights, flashlights, spices, foil, plastic wrap, etc). We appreciate the folder with things to do and places to eat. We find your house to be in a peaceful/quiet neighborhood and yet close to town to do shopping, dining, and antiquing. But also wonderfully located to do hiking, biking, boating, fishing, and exploring in Acadia National Park.

5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Comfort

5 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness

4 of 5 stars Check-in 5 of 5 stars Service

Traveling group: Family with young children

Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend? Absolutely!

Management Response: May 15, 2011

Thank you for the kind words and for staying with us each year. We have tried hard to make our home be your home away from home with all the same comforts and keeping it well stocked.
Aug 2010
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WIFI/New England Home in quiet, wooded setting at Acadia Nat'l Pk's backdoor.
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews

Perfect home to escape with your loved ones!

  • 5 of 5

We had the absolute pleasure of staying in this cozy home this past summer. We are a family of five with three teenage boys and this house was perfect for us. The kitchen was clean and had everything you would need. The rest of the house was very well maintained and clean and also gave us everything we needed for our family getaway. The owners were a delight to deal with and very helpful and informative. Robyn gave us some great suggestions on places to visit, explore and great local restaurants. She was so kind and 100% reachable that I left there feeling as though I made a new friend! We took her advice on everything she mentioned and we were not disappointed at all. Arcadia is absolutely gorgeous and there is so much to see and do there. I was a little nervous that my adventure seeking sons would not have enough to do but that was not the case at all. Their home is very cozy and just a short travel distance from so many beautiful places to explore. Don't miss Cadillac mountain at sunset, absolutely breath taking views. I highly recommend staying in this home, you will not be disappointed.

Maura Zargo

New Jersey

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Maura, Thank you so much for the awesome review. We are so glad you had such wonderful time exploring Acadia and found all our suggestions helpful. There is always more to do here for all ages, and we look forward to your next visit.

A great week Southwest Harbor!

  • 5 of 5

My family had a great week in Southwest Harbor. The house is clean, well equipped and convenient to all that Acadia has to offer. It's truly in a quiet, wooded setting and very peaceful. Southwest Harbor is definitely where you want to be if you're looking for a less hectic setting to experience Acadia National Park! We'll be looking to return and would rent this home again, for sure. You will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Walter and Ellen, Thanks so much for taking the time to do the review on our house and for your kind words. We are so glad you had such a great time visiting Acadia. We look forward to having you again when you come back to visit Acadia National Park. There is always something new to see and do here.

Very nice and well equipped property

  • 5 of 5

Very nice and well equipped property, excellent location in the "quiet side" of Acadia Park, many attractions are close by, SW Harbor is an attractive town in itself. We appreciated the great amenities provided (including a good selection of children toys, movies, and bbq) and the excellent tips kindly provided by Robyn and Jim. We highly recommend it and will be happy to return in the future !

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Shmuel for your kind words and review. We are so happy to hear you had a great time and wonderful vacation and found our suggestions helpful. We are also glad to hear that you used and enjoyed the toys, movies, games, and grill we provided. We look forward to your next visit as you continue your adventures at Acadia NP.

A True Vacation Gem

  • 5 of 5

It is obvious that Jim and Robyn's Hillcrest Cottage was not just a rental property, but their family vacation home. The property is well maintained and on the peaceful side of the island. Their home was a relaxing retreat from the adventures found in their welcome package that was compiled by years of their own family vacations. The home is well stocked with many conveniences and very well kept. My family of six spent a week exploring MDI from the suggestion found in the welcome package. Thank you Jim and Robyn for the most memorable experiences and best family vacation. We look forward to returning to Acadia and Hillcrest Cottage to continue our adventures.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michelle, Thanks so much for taking time to do a review of our home and your very kind words. We were so excited to hear from you about what a wonderul time you had on vacation. We are so happy you found our Welcome Package full of meaningful suggestions that helped aid in your family having the best vacation ever. We look forward to having you back again soon.

I really enjoyed the house while staying there!

  • 5 of 5

The property was very nice and secluded. The outside is very nice and well maintained. The inside of the house was very clean and well kept. I like that the house sits at an angle that the sun shines in and brightens the house. The rooms were very nice as well. I enjoyed going around the area and sight seeing. My favorite part of my visit was going on a carriage ride through Acadia National Park. The scenes and look outs were very pretty. I enjoyed eating at Thurston's for lobster. It was the very first time I had lobster and it was very good, and while eating you get to sit along the water. I enjoyed visiting Ravenwood Gift Shop. The owners are very friendly and have hand carved and painted birds for sale. They are very pretty and worth going to see. I also enjoyed buying a hand-painted buoy from there as well. All the painting and carving is done by the owners, Joe and Ann. They have many unique gift ideas as well as the carvings and buoys. The owners are very quick to respond to questions that I had. Overall, the owners do a good job of showing well rounded customer service. I would recommend anyone looking to stay in this area to stay at this location.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words and for sharing your wonderful experiences. Acadia is a beautiful place with lots to do. We like Ravenswood gift shop too! Something there for everyone. Glad you got to try Maine Lobstah. We can't get enough of it when we are there. Thanks for staying with us and your review. You're welcome back anytime.

Quiet Area, Beautiful interior, Attractions close

  • 5 of 5

Acadia National Park and many attractions are close by, House well stocked with many conveniences and well maintained, Welcome package is always nice and informational-place to go, things to see, and places to eat at. My favorite thing is seeing the many stone bridges from the highways and carriage roads. I enjoy going for the carriage rides and I love to eat at The Top of the Hill restaurant. I have been coming here year after year and never get bored with the sights and this house location. Owner is always fast at responding to questions. Several of my family and friends have stayed at this location.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear you enjoy your time here every year. We love having you. Thanks so much for coming back year after year and for taking time to share your experiences. Hope to see you this summer. We have updated our Welcome Package, so check it out.


Echo Lake
"Wonderful view. Water is 15 degrees warmer than the Sand (Ocean) Beach, about 75 in August. ..."
Gott's Store
"Has great ice cream store. Their gas is usually the cheapest on the island. It is about 1 mi..."
Brandon & Laura's Cafe
"One of the few places open for breakfast. Owners go above and beyond. Eat where the locals e..."
Demuros Top of the Hill Rstrnt
"They have the abosolute best alfredo sauce. You have to try the tri-colored rotini with shri..."
"Great views. Just sit and listen to the waves crash on the rocks or enjoy exlporing the tida..."
"Easy, mostly flat trail, beginning inland in the woods and ending up at the ocean. Great tra..."
Southwest Harbor
"Great view of harbor and Greening and Sutton islands. One minute drive from our home."
Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse
"Beautiful, Colorful Sunsets, pink granite rocks that come to life near sunset, sounds of the..."
Beal's Lobster Pier
Southwest Food Mart
"Great place to do your local grocery shopping. Prices comparable to main land. Food is fresh..."
Island Cruises
"Great cruise for the money. Don't waste your money on the Whale Watches in Bar Harbor. This ..."
Mainely Delights
"Great place to eat. Fantastic views of harbor and beautiful sunsets. Food good and the local..."
Wendell Gilley Museum
"Really neat museum with many birds carvings from wood. Great to do on a rainy day. Visit Rav..."
Bubble Rock
"Great Hike, with wonderful views. An enormous rock, left by the ice age, on the top of the S..."
Acadia National Park
"Most Beautiful Park. Over 2 millions visitors a year. Great for walking, hiking, biking, & e..."
Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Bar Harbor/Hancock County Airport
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Swans Island Terminal
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Causeway Club (Public), Southwest Harbor
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Cross county skiing on Park Loop Road
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Echo Lake
Car: recommended

Close to Acadia National Park Activities, Ranger programs, Oceanarium, Museums, Repertory Theater, Echo Lake & Long Pond, Bass Harbor Lighthouse, Nature Cruises, and Seawall. You may drive or catch the Free Island Explorer buses (in season) to go nearby for hiking (all levels of abilities), biking, kayaking, sailing, swimming, golfing, antiquing, shopping, playing in tidal pools, eating Lobster, taking a horse-drawn carriage ride or visiting Bar Harbor. Do some sight-seeing of Somes Sound (only fiord in North America), lighthouses, Sargeant Drive, and sun-set cruises. Take pictures of the working harbors, learn about the lobster industry via boat tour or shop at stores selling buoys, nautical gifts, bird carvings, paintings, portraits, model-ship kits, crafts, antiques, or food.

Other Activities: Fishing (Fresh & Salt Water), Hiking, kayaking, National Park Tours/Activities, Oceanarium, bird watching, nature cruises, lighthouse, sight-seeing.

Golf: Causeway Club-9 holes over 2,302 yards with a par of 65 (Public) Less than 2 miles away from our home

10 Fernald Point Rd

Southwest Harbor, ME 04679

(207) 244-3780

Northeast Harbor Golf Club-18 holes over 5,430 yards with a par of 69 (Public) 3 Miles away from our home.

Sargeant Drive

Northeast Harbor, ME 04662

(207) 276-5335


Rates & Availability

From $975 Per week

Acadia National Park House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Rental
Oct 18 2014 - May 29 2015
224 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Pre Season
May 30 2015 - Jun 12 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jun 13 2015 - Sep 4 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Leaf Season
Sep 5 2015 - Oct 16 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400.00
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes $200 Cleaning fee to be withheld from Security Dep if heavy cleaning is needed on grill or in house.
Weekly rentals are Saturday to Saturday. Check in 3 p.m. Check out 10:30 a.m.
See lease for exact details. Summary-50% of rental due with signed lease. Remaining 50% rental + taxes due according to payment schedule. Security Deposit due minimum of 30 days before arrival.

Weekly rates do not include taxes or security deposit. $50 Discount for 2 or more weeks. $50 discount for repeat renters.

Credit Cards are accepted by agency, for a small admin fee paid to them.
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Acadia National Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1120 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Towels, Wash clothes, and linens supplied, as well as soft soap and some toilet paper.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Each bedroom has at least one night stand, mirror, dresser, armoire, night lamp, and clock.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Our house has all the comforts of home (linens, pots/pans, utensils, dishes, silverware, bath towels, coffee maker, blender, toaster, and fans) with lots of little extras including spices, night lights, flashlights, menus, cookbooks, etc... Gas Grill and Picnic Table in the yard for your enjoyment along with Lobster pot. We can offer information about restaurants, entertainment, activities for adults and children, and activities in the National Park to suit your interests. Telephone service is local only. You will need a calling card to make long distance calls. Puzzles, games, books, and DVD's for kids and adults in the house. Some toys for children (blocks, trucks, etc...). The second floor is unfinished and inaccessible. The building and premises are non-smoking. There is an apartment (separate structure & parking) on the premises. Winter activities also include Ice fishing, Ice skating, Cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling. Ride a horse drawn carriage with sleigh bells

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