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Lovely Light-Filled Home Close to Village and Harbor

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Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Calendar last updated:
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Lovely Light-Filled Home Close to Village and Harbor

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Southwest Harbor House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6)

With many delightful features including little nooks and window seats, this sweet Maine house in Southwest Harbor offers its guests a pleasant place to relax. Set in a pretty neighborhood, only steps away from the village center, and just a short distance further from the harbor, this lovely home, fringed with perennial gardens, also offers a convenient location.

Located on the 'quiet side' of the island, you are a few minutes from hiking Acadia's many trails, swimming in the gorgeous lakes, standing above the majestic fjord (Somes Sound), or walking along the harbor or sea shore. Many of the island's most scenic areas are less than 5 minutes away.

One can walk to the local restaurants(fine dining or casual), coffee house, an excellent local market with wonderful produce and quality meats, fine wine and cheese shop, pharmacy, post office, excellent library and quality gift shopping. One can also walk to the head of the harbor and take the ferry for lunch or a great brunch on cranberry island. Everything is so convenient and scenic here.

This house is a wonderful family home. Both children and adults appreciate the feeling and location of the house.

The Linens are high quality throughout the house. The kitchen is well-outfitted with high-quality cookware, and implements. Having been in the luxury yachting business for years, we have tried to anticipate our guests every need.

We have rented our home for many years through local agencies and have many repeat guests.

FIRST FLOOR: Lovely entry and Sun room, perfect for relaxing and reading. Living Room with cable TV and fireplace (we provide wood and kindling). Kitchen with dining table for 6 to 8, including window seat. Bedroom with queen bed, window seat, and private half Bathroom.

SECOND FLOOR: Master Bedroom with queen. Bedroom with full-size futon bed. Bedroom with one twin bed. Full Bathroom with combined tub and shower.

Keywords: village, acadia, quietside, harbor

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2015

About The Owner

We have spent many years in the luxury yachting business as a chef and captain. We get a lot of enjoyment preparing the accommodations for our guests.

The Owner purchased this house in 2001

Why The Owner chose Southwest Harbor

We wanted to live in Southwest Harbor because it is a charming village, with a true working waterfront, and authentic feel. The town has everything, without the t-shirt shops and other tourist traps. Being close to the Harbor was important to us, as well as, being able to walk to the village instead of getting in the car. We wanted to live on a quiet street.

What makes this house unique

Sitting in the window seat at the table for breakfast is truly a treat. Walking to the Causeway, and the Clairemont Hotel for gorgeous views of the Sound. Taking a drive to the Seawall, going to the tide pools, hiking and swimming - then rewarding yourselves with a nice dinner out just a short walk away.

It is convenient to everything in town, so you don't need to get in the car to post a letter, buy dinner, go out for lunch or coffee, shop for gifts, buy nice wine or cheese, or go to the pharmacy.

The proximity to the ice cream shop and school playground make it fun for families.

You can walk to the town dock and take a ferry to Isleford for a nice meal, or take your bikes along, and bike the island.

Although it is very close to the village, the house is located on a quiet side street.

Guestbook comments from the owner

(from guestbook) We had a lovely week at Wesley House. We really appreciated the suggestions you made on where to go and used them often. It was nice to come back to the peace and quiet here at the house. We made good use of the well-stocked (implements) kitchen and even tried our hand at cooking lobster. (instructions were very helpful) The house is wonderful; great location - close to town and beautifully arranged. We especially enjoyed the window seats and great back porch. Thanks so much for making this house available to us, we had a fun and relaxing trip.
Jul 2010
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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

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Lovely Light-Filled Home Close to Village and Harbor
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
5

Beautiful house and ideal location in Southwest Harbor

  • 5 of 5

We have spent three weeks at Wesley House for each of the past four summers (2011-14), and returned for a brief visit this past winter (2015). On several previous visits to MDI, we'd kept driving into Southwest Harbor for one reason and another. Once we’d identified Southwest Harbor as our favorite place on the island, we decided to stay there. Wesley House is in an excellent location – especially for a family; a grocery store, a bakery / pizzeria, an ice cream parlor (great destination for kids who want a safe, independent adventure), and some fine little restaurants are all within easy walking distance. Each of two town docks is within five minutes’ drive, a short bike ride, or a pleasant walk. A pond about a quarter-mile from the house teems with frogs in summer, and becomes the town skating rink in winter. There is an excellent bike shop – offering rentals, sales, and service – about a half-block from the house.

Wesley House itself is by far the most pleasant, comfortable home we have ever rented for a vacation stay. The house is immaculately clean, and simply but beautifully furnished – maximal comfort, minimal clutter. We especially love the window seats in the kitchen and front foyer; great places to curl up and read! The kitchen is amply stocked and supremely functional; one of the owners is a chef, and it shows. You can really cook here, and we do: great, memorable feasts, built around the mackerel and squid that my husband and kids catch at the dock, locally caught scallops and lobster, vegetables from the farmers’ market and nearby organic farm, and blueberries – some already baked into the excellent pies sold at Sawyer’s Market, some loose, with sour cream and brown sugar . . .. There is a porch deck with a good, working grill, which we also use to cook; a lovely little backyard, ringed with trees; and a small front yard with a rope swing, which our kids love. We do a lot of biking in Acadia when we’re on MDI, and are able to store our bikes in the basement (entered through a door adjacent to the driveway). The bedrooms are comfortably cool at night, and for the occasional August evening with a hint of autumn in the air, there’s a working fireplace and a good stock of firewood.

As for the owners: we cannot imagine better, more attentive hosts. They have been extraordinarily helpful – eager to share the wonders of a place they clearly love, and generous with their time and suggestions.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Lovely Stay at Wesley House

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Wesley House (July 25-31, 2010). The photos do not do the house justice. We were charmed as soon as we walked in the door and found it to be perfectly suited for our group, which included grandparents, parents and two kids under 5. This was our first experience with vrbo, and it couldn't have been better. The instructions and advice left for us were very helpful, and the owners were readily available to answer any questions. We ended up following a number of the owners' recommendations, including a sailing trip on a Friendship Sloop, dinner at Abels lobster pound and local walks, all of which were great. Everything was well-maintained, the kitchen was well-stocked, and the extras (toys, books, stroller) were great. Our kids loved the rope swing out front, and the location was perfect for us - we didn't have to drive to the little shops, cafes, ice cream and playground - they were all just a short walk away. We loved the feel of Southwest Harbor and were very happy we ended up staying there. We would definitely recommend this property to a friend or relative.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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Rates & Availability

From $1,100 Per week

Southwest Harbor House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
Summer
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,700
 
 
Fall
Sep 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 8.0%
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Amenities

Southwest Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - ensuite half bath with lots of storage for toiletries
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd floor
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1st floor with ensuite 1/2 bath and door to deck
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 2nd Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2nd Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2nd floor: Futon sofa made into a bed
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1 Futon), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Printer for easy hook-up to your laptop with paper

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