DELUXE WATERFRONT COTTAGE ON SOMES SOUND

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
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DELUXE WATERFRONT COTTAGE ON SOMES SOUND

Southwest Harbor House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This beautiful cottage, built in 2005, has every amenity to make your stay in Southwest Harbor a delight, beginning with its ideal setting on Somes Sound. It is a perfect place to relax while enjoying the beauty and activities of Acadia National Park and the quaint Mt. Desert Island villages. Treat yourself to an oh-so-fresh Maine lobster, watch sailboats drifting by, take a ride in one of the kayaks that comes with the house and enjoy the other activities, sights and experiences that Mt. Desert offers.

The large deck is a perfect place to grill (Weber) or to watch the busy activity on the ocean.. Step down from the deck to the shore on a soft pine needle path. Enjoy the home's beautiful professional landscaping. Walk to the charming village of Southwest Harbor or to the free Island Explorer bus which will carry you and your bikes throughout Mt. Desert.

The house has three bedrooms, one with queen bed, one with double bed and one with two sets of bunk beds. there are two modern bathrooms, each with double marble sinks, one with washer dryer. The large open plan living/kitchen area has wonderful views, skylights, decorator designed furnishings, top of the line kitchen appliances and granite counter tops. Living room is open and airy with cathedral ceiling and huge glass doors and windows which open to the deck and Somes Sound.

Also provided: Hi-speed wireless Internet service. Central thermostat-controlled heat – so cozy for cool evenings and cooler times of year.

Keywords: Waterfront Cottage, Maine waterfront

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Advertiser since 2003
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Why The Owner chose Southwest Harbor

Summer in Maine! Whatever you have heard is true. We discoverd Mt. Desert Island, Acadia National Park and Southwest Harbor in the 1970's and every summer has been wonderful. So many things to do. Not enough time, so we return year after year.

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5
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Deluxe Waterfront Cottage on Somes Sound
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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Deluxe Waterfront Cottage on Somes Sound
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p224995vb
+1 -(908) 616-5758 (New Jersey, USA)
Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

Charming Home, Great Location!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I just enjoyed a lovely stay with our baby at this cozy cabin on the water. The house was in great shape, with a fully stocked kitchen, washer & dryer and pleasant furniture and decor. Furthermore, the owners (who spend the summer next door) were gracious and hospitable hosts-- they lent us their walking sticks for hiking around Acadia!

We loved being in quaint Southwest Harbor, away from the touristy bustle of Bar Harbor. The home is steps away from Beal's Lobster Pound and about 15 minutes from "downtown" SH. The back porch looks out (through trees) to gorgeous Somes Sound, and we took advantage of the kayaks provided to paddle around and see some wildlife.

Looking forward to our return trip!
  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Deluxe Waterfront Cottage on Somes Sound
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p224995vb
+1 -(908) 616-5758 (New Jersey, USA)
Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

Amazing rental

  • 5 of 5
Everything about this house was wonderful. We loved the pictures of the house before we arrived but it was actually even better than in the pictures. The house was clean, spacious, and comfortable. We really enjoyed being on the quiet side of the island and being on the water was perfect. Our kids (ages 3, 6, and 8) loved skipping rocks on the beach and the kayaks were an added benefit. We cooked most of our meals at the house and the kitchen had everything we needed and more. We also appreciated the helpful recommendations left by Ed for restaurants, hiking, etc. We took many hikes on this side of the island and when we did go into Bar Harbor it was an easy drive. Ed was a pleasure to deal with and returned our security deposit within a few days of our return home. I highly recommend this house and without a doubt would choose to stay here again if we return to Maine.
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Deluxe Waterfront Cottage on Somes Sound
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p224995vb
+1 -(908) 616-5758 (New Jersey, USA)
Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Peoria, IL
5

Amazing Vow Renewal and Vacation

  • 5 of 5
This is the second time we've stayed at this cottage in Southwest Harbor. Our most recent stay was very special as we renewed our vows on the beach right down the sweet-scented pine needle path from the house. It was just the two of us and Ed allowed us to have a photographer take photos wherever we liked. The day and photos turned out beautifully. Lupines were in bloom and the sun was shining - although not too hot.
Once again, the location can not be beat. We walked to Beal's, Cafe 2 (wonderful dinner - Nancy the owner is a gem) and Sea Biscuits. We had a nice wine tasting at Sawyer's Specialities the afternoon we arrived. We also rented bikes from Southwest Cycle. Getting to and from Acadia is a breeze from this quaint little town. We drove through Bar Harbor on the way back one day and while it wasn't even full season yet the traffic was crazy. The quiet side is much preferred by us. Thanks Ed for helping to make our anniversary so special. We'll be back.
  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Deluxe Waterfront Cottage on Somes Sound
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p224995vb
+1 -(908) 616-5758 (New Jersey, USA)
Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
New Jersey
5

Great house, great location

  • 5 of 5
We had an excellent stay (3 adults, 3 kids). We had plenty of space for hanging out, a nice deck, and an easy walk down to the water. Sea kayaks were a plus. Easy walk to Southwest Harbor, which I would highly recommend vs. Bar Harbor for exploring Acadia/Mount Desert Island. Southwest Harbor and Bass Harbor are really interesting real towns in their own right, and it was quieter and far less commercial than Bar Harbor, but still not far for day trips to the main attractions in Acadia. The owner was highly responsive to questions we had before the trip; and we had one issue with the house during the trip that the owner had fixed right away. I would highly recommend staying here.
  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Deluxe Waterfront Cottage on Somes Sound
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p224995vb
+1 -(908) 616-5758 (New Jersey, USA)
Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Manhattan Beach
5

Deluxe Cottage in Soutwest Harbor

  • 5 of 5
This attractive home was a fabulous place for our family to stay while we explored Mt. Desert Island. It was clean, quiet, well-equipped, and very comfortable. Walking to town was easy, yet with the view from the deck you may want to spend all of your time just relaxing on the property. The owners were close by and friendly, but unobtrusive. It was especially nice being close to the water. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning again!
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Deluxe Waterfront Cottage on Somes Sound
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p224995vb
+1 -(908) 616-5758 (New Jersey, USA)
Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
United States
5

Slice of heaven - Highly recommend this perfect, private cottage

  • 5 of 5
What a lovely cottage. Even nicer than the photos. Very well kept and clean. Well equipped with every utensil you might need in the way of cooking and even some spices, oils, etc. View of the water is perfect since it is slightly shaded by trees and provides the feeling of privacy while still providing waterfront access and view. Beautiful grounds that are well kept, but have a natural look. I noticed a nice array of birds in the area and even saw several hummingbirds.
Short walk down to the water with a somewhat private area of the beach. (Sunrises are stunning from the beach)

The owner was very helpful and accommodating. Provided very clear instruction, helpful hints about town, and backup phone numbers in case of anything needed. He also returned the deposit very quickly.
I'm a software engineer and had to rely daily on the broadband wifi. It's reasonably good (I think it was 2 or 3 MB down and 1.5 up). The wifi was good and reliable which was critical for me.

Only a couple of blocks away is a fantastic lobster restaurant that is right on the docks and gets very fresh lobster. They will cook them up any way you want (I actually had them lightly boil the lobster so I could take them home and saute them the rest of the way). Everyone is friendly and accommodating in the very nice little town. The town has a nice little store reminiscent of an old general market with upscale wines and choices of food, not a wide array but nice upscale choices. There are also a few nice restaurants in town to choose from. Access to town is quite easy (maybe a mile or two?) and a short drive over to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park about 15-20 minutes.
I also recommend chartering one of the local sailboats - there are some stunning, old sailboats in the area. Just fantastic. Also - the Nature Tour out of Bar Harbor on the big catamaran was a big plus too for any nature lovers. I got to see a wealth of gorgeous scenery, wide array of birds and water fowl, Egg Rock Lighthouse and a few seals in the water. And don't miss out on the top of Cadillac Mountain- I went on a cloudy day and got the distinct pleasure of looking down on the cloud cover. Also there is a ferry to the cranberry islands within walking distance (maybe half a mile?).

Anyway - I can't recommend this cottage highly enough. It was just the perfect combination of peace, quiet and privacy in a lovely setting with easy access to everything.
  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

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Acadia National Park is here! Great climbing, hiking, walking, views and scenic drives.

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Southwest Harbor House Rental Rates

Notes

  • $1950-$2850/wk
  • US Dollars
  • May 3-24,2014............ $1950/week
  • May 24-June 28, 2014..... $2250/week
  • June 28-July 13, 2014.... $2700/week
  • July 13-Sept 13, 2014.... $2850/week
  • Sep 13-Oct 4, 2014....... $2500/week
  • Oct 4, 2014 and later ... $2000/week

Amenities

Amenities

Southwest Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Bunk Beds (4)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Dock and deep water mooring access available for $500/week Use of two Kayaks available free (one single and one two-person)

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