IMMACULATE FAMILY FRIENDLY 3 BEDROOM/2BATH/SLEEPS 8, WALK TO TOWN 16X12 DECK

Eric Turner

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 90 nights

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IMMACULATE FAMILY FRIENDLY 3 BEDROOM/2BATH/SLEEPS 8, WALK TO TOWN 16X12 DECK

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 90 nights

Overview

Overview

Southwest Harbor House Rental Photos and Description

Quietside Retreat combines older charm, new amenities, updated spaces

First Level Layout: A covered front porch with furnishings leads to a modern, open floor plan within. The home's living room features wood flooring and comfortable furnishings, including a queen sized sleeper sofa. This opens to the attractive kitchen with stainless steel appliances and adjacent dining area. On this level also find a full bath (with shower only) and stacked washer and dryer. One can access a large 16 X 12 deck with gas grill overlooking the back yard. Enjoy an outside fire after dinner for a relaxing end to the day. Check out the granite bench located at the fire pit area.

Second Level Layout: Upstairs find three bedrooms and a full bath with tub and shower. Each bedroom is painted in a subtle color and features the home's original wood flooring, now gleaming. The master offers a queen bed and ceiling fan and flat screen television. The second bedroom has a bunk which features a full sized bed on bottom and a twin sized bed on top. The third bedroom features a queen sized bed.

All kitchenware, and linens included. Upstairs includes air conditioning in the summer.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Eric Turner (Owner)
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About Eric Turner

We bought this home in September 2013. The home has undergone a complete renovation both inside and out. We retained many of the homes original features including stairway, hard wood floors on 2nd floor and front farmer's porch. We have modernized the interior with new cherry kitchen cabinets and stainless steel appliances, new electrical, plumbing, and heating with on demand hot water, two new bathrooms and stackable washer and dryer. This home offers a large back yard for enjoying the evening campfire and cook out.

Eric Turner purchased this house in 2013

Why Eric Turner chose Southwest Harbor

We have watched this home for many years in its declining state and decided now is the time to rescue this home and restore it to it's original splendor. We hope you enjoy as much we do.

Please make Quietside Retreat at 264 MainStreet, an everlasting memory for your family.

What makes this house unique

Superior intown location. Park your car and enjoy the free bus service around the island or walk to town for dinner and an ice cream.

This home has a real coastal feel.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 90 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Immaculate Family Friendly 3 bedroom/2bath/sleeps 8, walk to town 16X12 deck
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Immaculate Family Friendly 3 bedroom/2bath/sleeps 8, walk to town 16X12 deck
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3001006
+1 -207-944-3278
Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

Beautiful property in a convenient location

  • 5 of 5
We stayed the last week in August. Two families, one with kids ages 3.5 and 6, and one family with a 18-mo old. Eric is a wonderful host. Eric and Laurie have completely redone this home, and you will find it to be beautifully decorated, comfortable, and completely in line with the photos. Eric was easy to get in touch with the two times we had questions, and very pleasant.

There are three bedrooms upstairs. One is fairly large, with a closet, rocking chair, and queen sized bed. This room also has a window a/c unit. That was helpful because it was quite warm the last week in August and it also blocked out the road noise from Main Street below. The middle bedroom has bunk beds with a twin over full, and the third room has a queen bed. The beds and linens are all clean and comfy. We were a little challenged because we traveled with small children - and with the bedrooms right next each other, noise did travel. There is also a bathroom with a bathtub/shower. Towels are provided.

The main floor has a living room, kitchen and dining area, and another bathroom with a washer/dryer and shower. So nice to have two bathrooms!

So many lovely touches that make this house feel like you are staying in a friends home more so than a rental. The kids were delighted to find a dollhouse and games in the closet, as well as a stack of books in the middle bedroom. There is a wonderful firepit in the backyard, and a stockpile of wood. They even have marshmallow roasting sticks. They have wifi - perfect for the kids to stream Netflix so Mom and Dad can sleep another hour! There is the picnic table on the back deck, and you'll find a tablecloth for it one of the drawers - overall, just very thoughtful touches.

The location in SW Harbor is great. It is right on Main Street. It's a 1.1 mile walk to Beal's Lobster Pier, and probably about the same to downtown. You aren't right in the cutesy part of SW Harbor, but you're close enough to enjoy it. There is a coffee shop that you can walk too, as long as you comfortable walking along the road.

When I was scouring the internet for properties, this rental felt like a really good value. We were very pleased with our decision to stay here.
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Immaculate Family Friendly 3 bedroom/2bath/sleeps 8, walk to town 16X12 deck
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3001006
+1 -207-944-3278
Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

New, clean, affordable

  • 5 of 5
My first stay in the Acadia area. Our hosts were very polite and quite responsive. They met us at the home when we arrived. They sent my deposit refund back in three days. They gave us some great ideas where to visit, and cheerfully came to get us back in the house when my grandson accidentally locked us out. Will likely stay there again once we decide what week we can visit.
My grandkids loved it!
The home is neat, clean and orderly. EVERYTHING is new, as they started from scratch in the renovation. The master bedroom is a good size, and has a window air conditioner and flat screen tv. The other two rooms are just right for kids. We could easily have put myself, another adult and four kids in the house. Large backyard with a fire pit - fun.
There were two baths, full upstairs and one on the first floor with a shower and laundry area. The cupboards had all we needed to run a home - all new.The back porch was spacious.
The parking area is large, allowing you to turn your car (or trailer) around so you can leave the driveway heading out.
The home cost $1300, a good price. A short walk from the village center in Southwest Harbor. The Sunday to Sunday rental posed a challenge for us initially, but it worked out well = we missed the Saturday transition traffic.
Close to Seawall, SW and Bass Harbor. It really was the quiet side, and I loved it.
Church, groceries.
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Immaculate Family Friendly 3 bedroom/2bath/sleeps 8, walk to town 16X12 deck
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Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
New Jersey
5

Cozy home in an ideal location

  • 5 of 5
We had a fantastic week staying in the Quietside Retreat. The description of the house was accurate and it was spotless upon arrival. I communicated with Eric several times regarding questions and concerns, and he was always helpful and prompt.

In addition to being spotless, the house was very nicely decorated. The beds were comfortable, the rooms had ceiling fans to help keep cool at night, and the master bedroom had an A/C unit (which we thankfully didn't need to use) and a television. The living area had a TV that we used for movies in the evenings, a large kitchen table which we used for breakfast and board games, and outside there was a fire pit which was great for s'mores and stories.

The house is in an ideal location on MDI. Southwest Harbor is a beautiful with many great spots to eat and shop, and it's not crowded or touristy like Bar Harbor. We spent most of our time exploring the many hiking trails in Acadia National Park.

I'd definitely recommend this property to anyone interested in traveling to the area. We had a fantastic time and would not hesitate to rebook!
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Immaculate Family Friendly 3 bedroom/2bath/sleeps 8, walk to town 16X12 deck
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3001006
+1 -207-944-3278
Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

Great location to get to and around the Island

  • 5 of 5
The description of the property was accurate and the house was very pleasant and filled with everything you would need to enjoy your stay. It was close to town with plenty of good restaurants near by; The Common Good is (10 min from the house) is a special treat, although not for everyone the Popovers were the great along with the fresh made blueberry jam strawberry jam, walnut butter . I would recommend that you go their web site , for my family it was a great decision. I would also like to mention that the owners are great people and addressed all of my questions or concerns ,Eric was great. I will mention that the property was on the main road and traffic builds during the day 8:00 am to 5:00 pm but by 7:00 pm traffic comes to a halt and we enjoyed our walks to the coffee shop in the morning and to town in the evenings. I did not find a bad restaurant in town , some a little pricey , we ate at Beals Lobster Pier ( great local dining) Eat -A-Pita Cafe was a good outdoor dining ,Outside cafe and ice gram shop, all located in walking distance of the house. In Bar Harbor located on the way into town is " Cafe This Way " a very good breakfast and dinner, opens at 5:30 pm make a reservation or be there at 5:30 and you will get a table. Do not miss sunset on Cadillac Mountain in Acadia Park. To summarize A great property,great owners, and a pleasant vocation.
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Immaculate Family Friendly 3 bedroom/2bath/sleeps 8, walk to town 16X12 deck
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3001006
+1 -207-944-3278
Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
New Jersey
5

Our Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5
It truly felt like our "home away from home", we all agreed during our recent family vacation at Quietside Retreat. From the time we first contacted Eric, the owner, regarding rental information, my husband and I had a very good feeling. He responded very quickly, and continued to be open, honest, and respectful to all our questions and concerns. He even took it upon himself to send us updated photos as the exterior work was being completed on the house and yard. We were delighted upon our arrival to see that the listing photos and description were 100% accurate. Yet those specifics could not capture the warm, cozy, relaxed ambiance of the home. The house is immaculately clean, nicely decorated, and very well appointed with every necessity one could need.The new beds were comfortable, and we found the second floor A/C unit to be wonderful during the few warm nights we encountered. While the back yard continues to be a work in progress (a storm recently took down several trees), we all enjoyed the amenities that it did offer...the old fashioned tire swing, a great fire pit for campfires, as well as a large back yard deck complete with gas grill and picnic table. (There was even a garden hose near the back door to wash the sand off our feet after a day at the beach...fantastic!) We feel like we discovered a true gem in Maine....a home that is an exceptional value, charming yet modern, and in a great location close to all the attractions of the area. Thanks again Eric and Laurie...You've done a great renovation!
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Immaculate Family Friendly 3 bedroom/2bath/sleeps 8, walk to town 16X12 deck
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3001006
+1 -207-944-3278
Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

Quietside retreat, Southwest harbor

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I spent a relaxing four nights at the Quietside retreat
while visiting Acadia National Park. The inside of the house has recently
been renovated and is essentially brand new, with everything spotlessly clean.
The outside of the house has not yet been completed to the same high standard
as the inside, but that did not detract from the enjoyment of our stay.
The house has all the amenities needed to be a true home from home(a fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, wide-screen tv,
broadband internet etc.) and the listing was accurate in every regard.
The location was convenient for downtown Southwest harbor and the magnificent
Saweyer's, which offers a great range of wine and cheeses. All in all, it
was a very nice place to stay and we would definitely look to rebook
the next time we visit the area. Eric, the owner, was very easy to deal with
and we wish him every success with his rental-venture.
  • Submitted: May 16, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Laurie and I are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at Quietside Retreat. Since you stayed last week we have stained the exterior and installed new railings on the porch. Next week we will have a new back deck and driveway. Thank you for being the first to stay at our home. We look forward to seeing you in the future.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Trenton Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Joeys
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Cranberry Isle Ferry
Nearest Golf
0.8 Miles
Causeway Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Sips
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Echo Lake

Quietside retreat is a five minute walk to the quaint village center of Southwest Harbor, a five minute drive to Acadia National Park and just a 20 minute drive to Bar Harbor. Hiking, nature, boating and relaxing surrounds Quietside Retreat. With many options for sightseeing tours, boat excursions or just relaxing and enjoying a good book on the covered porch, there is something for everyone in Southwest Harbor.

Acadia National Park includes 46,000 acres and has 24 mountain peaks. There are 57 miles of carriage roads and 130 miles of pristine hiking trails. Plenty of space to cycle, cross-country ski or snowshoe around mountains in a car free environment. Hiking the mountains of Acadia allows one to take in the spectacular ocean views, granite cliffs dropping into the ocean, and Somes Sound, the only fjord in North America.

Island Explorer: Free Public Transportation around Mount Desert Island http://www.exploreacadia.com/

Southwest Harbor Chamber of Commerce: http://www.acadiachamber.com/

Acadia Magic- learn more about the magic surrounding Acadia National Park: http://www.acadiamagic.com/

Fall Foliage: plan your fall trip for perfect leaf peeping: http://www.yankeefoliage.com/live-fall-foliage-map/

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $25 Per night

Southwest Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall-SPECIAL
Oct 5 2014 - Nov 1 2014
Changeover Day: Sunday
3 night minimum stay
$150
$900
 
 
Winter Rental
Nov 2 2014 - Apr 30 2015
90 night minimum stay
$750
 
 
Early bird special
May 3 2015 - May 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$175
$900
 
 
Early Summer
May 31 2015 - Jun 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
Summer
Jun 28 2015 - Sep 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Late Summer-SPECIAL
Sep 6 2015 - Nov 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 8.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Southwest Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , second floor bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , First Floor Bathroom includes full size washer/dryer
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen bed, cable TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunks with full on bottom and twin on top
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Queen Bed
  • pack and play available upon request
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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