COMFORTABLE, MODERNIZED, 1880S FARMHOUSE WITH OCEAN VISTAS

Doug and Betsy Arntzen

Speaks english, Some French, and Sign Language
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Doug and Betsy Arntzen

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COMFORTABLE, MODERNIZED, 1880S FARMHOUSE WITH OCEAN VISTAS

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SW HBR: 3BR 2BA Cottage with island views and ocean access. Sleeps 6

SOUTHWEST HARBOR: Cable Crossing Cottage

The cottage is 500 ft. from a rocky-gravel ocean beach, in a neighborhood of historic homes. A picket fence encloses the front yard, and there is a full-length back deck overlooking a 14-acre wildflower field to mountains and islands of the bay. Mid-June through mid-October, catch the free Island Explorer Bus at the end of the driveway to access towns throughout Mt. Desert Island and to access points in Acadia National Park; the bus accommodates bikes.

Picture a day beach combing, sight-seeing, or hiking in Acadia National Park, and returning to the tranquility of 'The Quiet Side' of the Island to enjoy your home away from home.

One guest wrote: 'Your cottage feels as though someone really lives here and loves this place - the lovely old furniture, pictures, and the books. I especially loved the bookshelf - what a wealth of local information. I wish I had more time to read them all! Everything we needed was here!

AMENITIES: Wireless internet access throughout Cottage. Closet with board games, poker chips, Scrabble dictionary, and several yard games. Shelves of local books, references, guides/maps.

FIRST Floor: Open living/dining room with gas fireplace and electric heat. Dining table seats 6-8, and living room furniture seats 7. Door to covered deck, back yard, field, and gravel lane to the beach. Master bedroom/bathroom ensuite with king bed is also located on the first floor.

Modern, recently renovated Kitchen. Washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, blender, wide-slot toaster, coffee grinder, coffee maker, electric tea kettle, tools and pots for cooking lobster, cook books, spices.

SECOND Floor: Three rooms - Green Bedroom with king-sized bed and door to back stairs. Blue Bedroom with either two twin beds or one comfy king - your choice. Sitting Room, with shelf of youth fiction childrens books, and a futon couch which converts to double bed for sleeping versatility. Full bath with clawfoot tub, and separate shower.

Other Amenities: All linens and towels, weather-station radio, iron/board, hair dryer, videos/dvd

Activities: Deck: Outside table and 6 deck chairs, 4 portable beach chairs, gas grill.

There are many kinds of attractions in the vicinity, and we have an organized box of brochures and maps describing them, plus area guide books. Wander along beaches, explore shops, museums, galleries, microbreweries, hear live music (almost any kind), attend live theater, eat a wide variety of cuisine, cook your own lobster (instructions available), or hike or bike on the Park trails throughout Mt. Desert Island, take guided tours, visit islands by ferry or mail boat, or explore Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor, or other towns on the island.

Rain coats and rain pants for adults and roll up the sleeves/cuffs for children, plus rain boots for little feet. Raining? Put on rain clothes and go out and play! Memorable fun!

Or, hang around the Cottage - closet full of games, drawer full of videos/dvds, cd player.

Location: The village of Southwest Harbor has specialty food, wine, and art shops, plus restaurants from casual to fine dining.

Our area is Mt. Desert Island - an island accessible by bridge. It has botanical gardens, museums, libraries, cyber cafes, restaurants, galleries, boutiques, microbreweries, bookstores, antique shops, health food stores, vegetable stands, live music, live theater, annual festivals (July: Pink Flamingo, Sept: Garlic, Oct: Oktoberfest to name a few) , country fairs, and acres and acres of the natural beauty of Acadia National Park.

Our area offers rentals, guided tours, or do-it-yourself opportunities for hiking, bicycling, sea kayaking, sailing, fishing, whale watching, golf, tennis, lake or ocean swimming, visiting islands, learning history, studying ecosystems, and exploring Acadia National Park. The Park is located throughout Mt. Desert Island, co-mingling with the towns. This makes for the unusual opportunity to access the Park from many entrances.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Doug and Betsy Arntzen

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We live in the area and we love it! We bought the Cable Crossing Cottage so we could live in Southwest Harbor and enjoy Mt. Desert Island and Acadia National Park right out the back door. We're happy to share Cable Crossing Cottage with you, so you can enjoy our area and environs. We do the change-overs each week, so we know everything is in place and in great shape for when you arrive. Doug is self employed as Arntzen Builders, and Betsy is a licensed massage therapist.

Doug and Betsy Arntzen purchased this farmhouse in 1997

We love it here in any weather. Really. Every day is a great day when you're in Maine. We have stocked the Cottage with rain pants and rain jackets so you can go out and play in any weather. But don't worry, it won't rain.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Paxton, MA
5

A WONDERFUL FARMHOUSE!

  • 5 of 5
We rented this house (2 couples) and really loved it. There was plenty of space and fwe felt right at home. We especially enjoyed hanging out in the livingroom with a nice fire in the woodstove. The view from the dining area was beautiful- across the meadow to the ocean. We also enjoyed strolling down the dirt road to the pebbly beach for a nice long walk. I would highly recommend this place!
  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2007
  • Stayed: Oct 2007
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Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
DC metro area
5

WONDERFUL STAY IN A BEAUTIFUL LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
Cable Crossing is a lovely home full of character and is a perfect spot for a quiet, family vacation. The rooms are spacious but cozy, and the view from all the back rooms and deck is just beautiful. Doug and Betsy have prepared the house so thoughtfully. Wherever we went on the island, it was good to know we had such a place to return to. Our four kids always had something interesting to do and to look at, whether it was playing with toys and games from the well-stocked game closet or taking a walk down the lane to the beach to look at the fascinating rocks and the view of islands and mountains and boats. Even the children's videos are well chosen and there were plenty of quality children's books to read to them and for them to read! We never lacked for any tools in the kitchen and enjoyed being able to compost our produce scraps. The cottage binder is full of menus of local restaurants and interesting articles on local events. There are even books of local lore to dip into and plenty of sightseeing information. There is even plenty of rain gear if your own collection is not Maine-worthy. Our only regret was not booking two weeks in this lovely home on this beautiful island!
  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Burlington, VT
5

A PERFECT HOME ON THE QUIET SIDE OF MDI

  • 5 of 5
This lovely old house right outside of the charming, unstuffy town of Southwest Harbor had everything that two vacationing families with four children total could need for a peaceful, relaxed and happy weekend. The owners of this home have very thoughtfully outfitted the house so that it truly felt like OUR home away from home instead of us staying in someone else's house for the week. We had everything we needed for rainy days (raincoats, rain pants, boots), quiet afternoons (lots of nice games), cooking and exploring. The free Island Explorer house stops right outside the front door, making it convenient to get to the busy side of the island with Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor etc. We felt like we were just starting to scratch the surface after a week, so stay for two weeks if you can.
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
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Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Houston, Texas
5

A SLICE OF HEAVEN ON THE QUIETSIDE

  • 5 of 5
This beautiful farmhouse fulfilled all of our vacation dreams. Surrounded by fall leaves, quiet farms and quaint cottages, words can't describe the serene beauty of this special place. We enjoyed the farmhouse immensely - from the cozy bedrooms overlooking the ocean to the fully (and thoughtfully) stocked kitchen. The view of the ocean from the back of the house was stunning, especially at sunrise and sunset. The easy walk down Cable Crossing Road to the ocean was a daily routine for us. Our 2-yr.old grandson immediately discovered the collection of well worn walking sticks off the back porch, and used his favorite each day as we made our way to the water to explore the tidal pools and the apple trees. We also treasured the wood burning stove each night as lows dipped in the 40's (cold for Houstonians). Doug and Betsy are the ultimate hosts, as they truly anticipate your every need. A fully stocked game closet made for fun evenings around the fire, and the kitchen contained everything we needed and more - including a rolling pin when we decided to make a homemade apple pie! This didn't feel like a "rental place", it felt like a home with every possible personal touch included. They even provided a full binder of information for local restaurants and activities, instructions on all of the amenities of the home, local menus, etc. We brought along a laptop computer to look up local information, but never needed it! If you are compelled to be "wired", the house is equipped with wireless internet. We originally planned to eat most meals out, but enjoyed the home so much, we cooked breakfast and dinner in each night, and visited restaurants in SW Harbor and Bar Harbor only for lunch. Our lobster boil at the house was less expensive and far surpassed the one we had at Thurston's Lobster Pound our first day there. The "quietside" is exactly that - removed from the tourists and cruise ship crowds that flood Bar Harbor. We could not have found a better place for our "Fall in New England" adventure, and we could not have been blessed with better hosts. Thanks for everything, Doug & Betsy! It was everything we hoped for and more.
  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2008
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
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Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Washington, DC suburbs
5

OUTSTANDING VACATION HOME!

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time at Cable Crossing Cottage. We really felt at home there. Walking to the ocean each morning at low tide was a tremendous event. Picking the crabs and mussels and throwing rocks in the water was so much fun.

Doug and Betsy were wonderful hosts. Betsy, esp., went out of her way to answer all our questions and make us feel at home.

Southwest Harbor turned out to be a much nicer location for our group than Bar Harbor. SW Harbor is not as busy or touristy as Bar Harbor, and the restaurants and shops were even better close to the house.

Acadia National Park is truly delightful, the perfect vacation spot for people of all ages. The hiking, biking, etc. was so relaxing and fun. I highly recommend this house and this locale.
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
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Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Mullins, SC USA
5

CABLE CROSSING COTTAGE IS THE BEST!

  • 5 of 5
Charged with finding the "perfect" cottage on Mt. Desert for three couples, I read ad after ad until I ran into Cable Crossing Cottage. It immediately felt right, and was presented for approval. Some concern was voiced over the size listed, but we were soon agreed. Correspondence with owners Doug and Betsy convinced us we had made the right choice. They readily answered all questions and were decidedly friendly and obviously eager to make an enjoyable holiday their priority.

Cable Crossing Cottage is not for those looking for a new condo or new home. It is as advertised -- a true, original 1890 farmhouse. However, Doug and Betsy have taken great care in restoring the house. Upon our arrival, we found a home offering modern conveniences but with all the charm and ambience of another time. Features such as a beautifully glazed claw foot tub, original wooden door and window moldings, and an unpainted picket fence covered in mosses lent a feeling of have stepped back in time. In restoring the home, Doug and Betsy have been meticulous in choosing the perfect combination of wall colors and daring painted original plank flooring showing beneath area rugs. These features blend seamlessly with new washer and dryer, gas range, refridgerator, counter tops, sinks, and on-demand hot water heater.

There are two comfortable bedrooms upstairs -- each of which can be set up as king size beds -- and a very spacious bath between the two. Both rooms offer beautiful meadow, ocean, mountain, and island views in combination with a well lighted airyness found throughout the cottage. The downstairs offers three entrances serving the picket enclosed front yard, parking convenient side yard, and front porch. The downstairs has large expanses of ocean side glass designed to accentuate the fabulous views while in no way conflicting with the period feel of the farm house. An open floor plan with sitting area and dining (w/view) for six combined with a master ensuite bedroom and roomy kitchen make up the downstairs. Extending the living area outside, a large front porch facing the sea offers dining for six and a beautiful gas grill perfect for evening meals. Completing the home is an open face wood stove for those chilly Maine evenings and a cellar well stocked with seasoned firewood.

The clincher is the hospitality. Games, CD & DVD players, full island reference materials, lobster cooker, etc. etc. Doug and Betsy have really thought of it all!!
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
BHB in Trenton 15 miles / (BGR in Bangor 50 mi)
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Ferries to Swan's Island, and to Cranberry Islands
Nearest Train
133 Miles
Amtrak from Brunswick/Freeport/Portland to Boston
Nearest Motorway
47 Miles
Interstate 395 / 95 . (Rt.1 15 miles)
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Ocean beach 500 ft / (Fresh water beaches 10 mins)
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Great restaurants in Southwest Harbor village
Car: recommended

The Cottage is 2.5 miles from the fishing and yacht-building village center of Southwest Harbor, population 1,900. Acadia National Park and area towns co-mingle on Mt. Desert Island, so there is a trail a short distance from anywhere on the island. Two Acadia National Park trails are within walking distance of the Cottage; the rest are within a (free) seasonal bus ride or short diving distance. The Cottage is a 500ft. walk to the tidal ocean where you can beach comb, swim (very refreshing), or launch kayaks. There are many kinds of attractions in the vicinity. You can wander along beaches, explore shops, museums, galleries, microbreweries, hear live music (many kinds), attend live theater, eat a wide variety of cuisine, cook your own lobster (instructions available at the Cottage), or you can hike or bike on the Park trails throughout Mt. Desert Island, take guided tours, visit islands by ferry or mail boat, or explore Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor, or other towns on the island.

Other Activities: Acadia National Park:

http://www.nps.gov/acad/planyourvisit/index.htm

Southwest Harbor Chamber of Commerce:

http://www.acadiachamber.com/

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Availability & Rates

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Southwest Harbor Farmhouse Rental Rates

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Base Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,904
 
 
Mid Summer
Jul 1 - Aug 31
7 night minimum stay
$1,904
 
 
Late Summer
Sep 1 - Sep 30
7 night minimum stay
$1,099
 
 
Autumn
Oct 1 - Nov 2
7 night minimum stay
$952
 
 
Spring
Apr 27 - May 31
7 night minimum stay
$952
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 - Jun 30
7 night minimum stay
$1,099
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees And Taxes Maine State Lodging tax: 7% of rent
Refundable Security Fee: $500
Half Rent as deposit to hold the week, and the remaining rent, refundable security deposit and lodging tax due one prior to vacation.
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Amenities

Southwest Harbor Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Lobster Pot
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bed/Bath Ensuite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Clawfoot Tub; Separate shower
  • 2 full baths First Floor Bathroom - Toilet, Combination Tub/Shower, This is off the first floor master bedroom. Second Floor Bathroom - Toilet, Tub, Shower, This bathroom has a clawfoot tub. The first floor bathroom is off the downstairs master bedroom, and is heated by the electric baseboard units in the bedroom. In early spring or late fall, we provide an electric radiator for this bathroom. The portable hair dryer is stored in this bathroom. The second floor bathroom, with a claw foot tub and separate shower, has its own heat. The iron and ironing board are stored in this bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Bed/Bath Ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Green Room with back stairs
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Blue Room - can be made into King
  • 3 bedrooms, sleeps a maximum of 6 people Bed/Bath Ensuite - King, This is on the first floor, off the living room. Green Room - King, This room has door to back stairs. Blue Room - 2 Twin/ Single, This room has a door to adjacent sitting room. Beds can be made into comfy King Sitting Room - Sleep Sofa /Futon, Futon converts to a double bed for flexible accommodations. First Floor: Downstairs is a master bedroom bathroom ensuite, containing a king bed, plus a full bathroom. Second Floor: There are three rooms, all with doors to the upstairs hallway, and all with views across a wildflower field to the mountains and islands of the bay. Every bedroom has a closet, a chest of drawers, a bedside table and lamp, a clock, a flashlight, and plenty of pillows and blankets. We make the beds prior to arrival; flannel sheets in the spring and fall. The Sitting Room and the Green Room also have books.
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Toys
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Small Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sound/bay fishing
  • freshwater fishing
Notes:
First Floor Layout: Two entrances, one from the driveway and one from the deck. Entrances open into Living room area which has a gas fireplace, and couch and chairs to seat six. There is a games closet, plus a TV/DVD/VCR, and CD player. This is an open area with Dining at the other end. The dining table is a drop-leaf gate leg table which opens to seat six to eight in front of a picture window. In the sideboard are placemats and flatware, and some glasses and dishes; most glasses and dishes are in the kitchen. Off this open area is the master bedroom bathroom ensuite through one door, and an equipped, recently modernized kitchen through another door. The kitchen has washer/dryer, cook books, and pots & tools to cook lobster. For outdoors: we have several umbrellas, many sizes of rain jackets, 6 pair of rain pants, kid's rain boots (toddler size), and a baby-carrier backpack (for up to 45 lbs).
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