DISTINCTIVE IN TOWN HOME WITH PEAKS OF THE HARBOR

John and Barbara

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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DISTINCTIVE IN TOWN HOME WITH PEAKS OF THE HARBOR

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1894 Remodeled 4 Bedroom/4 Bathroom, sleeps 9

Welcome to Central House on Mount Desert Island, Maine. We are centrally located in Southwest Harbor on the Clark Point road in a 1894 house completely remodeled and updated. Five minutes away is Acadia National Park and only 15 miles across MDI from Bar Harbor, Me. Three bedrooms have queen beds, one is furnished with twin beds, all have ceiling fans and built in desks. A private tiled bathroom with large custom showers (with 3 shower heads) are part of each bedroom, and one also has a whirlpool tub. Wireless internet, cable TV, a short walk to town with excellent restaurants, unique shops, and the free Island Explorer to all island destinations.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
John and Barbara (Owner)
Advertiser since 2005
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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
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Distinctive in Town Home With Peaks of the Harbor
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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Distinctive in Town Home With Peaks of the Harbor
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Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Northeastern US
5

Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5
We have been to MDI many times and love SW Harbor, but this was our first stay at Central House. What a treat! The house was plenty big for us and our 4 kids, and could have easily accommodated more people. There was ample parking in the back for both of our vehicles. The kitchen was very well-stocked with every kind of cookware we could have wanted, as well as spices, flour, tea, microwave popcorn, soup, and more. The kitchen sink and dishwashers are ultra-modern/professional grade. We greatly appreciated the washer and dryers in the basement, as well as the fact that there was laundry detergent and fabric softener. Everyone loved the showers.. each of which had 3 shower heads.. very luxurious. The upstairs apartment was incredible. While we did not make full use of that space (did not use the kitchen, for example), it would have worked perfectly if we had brought another family on vacation with us. The router for the wireless internet was located on the third floor, which made the connection great if you were on the 3rd or 2nd floor.. not always so great on the first. This might be remedied by moving the router to the 2nd floor? We also enjoyed sitting out on the porch. The location is great if you like to be in town.. we were able to let the kids walk down to the playground unattended, walk to our favorite restaurants, walk the dog to the emergency vet, get to the downtown shops within minutes, etc. We also enjoyed walking to the homemade jam/bread stand.. the kids ate about 2 loaves of homemade bread per day! If you are looking for a super-quiet, remote rental, this may not be the house for you.. while the traffic (car and foot) was moderate, it was fairly consistent. Overall a very pleasant stay, and we would recommend Central House without hesitation.
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Distinctive in Town Home With Peaks of the Harbor
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Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

Loved our stay here!

  • 5 of 5
We loved staying at Central House. We had 4 kids and 4 adults and everyone was very comfortable. The teenagers stayed in the apartment on the top floor so they had their own space, the grandparents stayed on the first floor and everyone had their own bathroom. The house was well-furnished. The bathrooms were quite deluxe and the beds were comfortable. We especially loved the front porch for reading and relaxing. We were less than a block from the charming town center of Southwest Harbor and we enjoyed patronizing the restaurants, shops and market there. We were a very short walk to the Island shuttle bus as well. We highly recommend this house.
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Distinctive in Town Home With Peaks of the Harbor
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Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Chilliwack, BC
5

The Ideal Getaway

  • 5 of 5
We cannot say enough about Central House! The house itself was beautiful. All of the bedrooms were very spacious and they each had a fantastic en suite. From the lovely hardwood floors to the fabulous homey kitchen to the windows that opened to let in the fresh air - this house was perfect. The location of Central House was ideal. We could walk to the town and there were a number of excellent restaurants for dinner. The house was only 20 minutes from the National Park and Bar Harbor, but Southwest Harbor was very peaceful. We were able to meet Barbara at Central House, which was an added bonus. She showed us around the house and gave us helpful information about the area. We loved the house and the area! We would definitely stay at Central House again.
  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Putney, Vermont, USA
5

Wonderful in town escape

  • 5 of 5
fantastic place for a family reunion or just get away but not too far. the bed rooms were HUGE and baths to match. the 3rd floor apt was wonderful as a second kitchen/eating area or just allow for privacy and relaxation. house had all the amenities that any person or family would need. the owners have tried to think of every detail that anyone would want. the driveway was large and allowed the kids to play without worrying about traffic. lobster pound 1/2 mile down the road, close to town for shopping. i would recommend this place to anyone looking for a relaxing get away but with TONS of stuff to do within minutes; including the Island Explorer bus to get you over to Bar Harbor and Park Loop Rd. Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
48 Miles
Bangor International
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Cranberry Island
Nearest Train
179 Miles
Portland me
Nearest Motorway
45 Miles
I - 395
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Car: recommended

Southwest Harbor is located in the middle of Acadia National Park on the southwest corner of Mount Desert Island

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Availability & Rates

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Southwest Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes $1,200- $2,500/Week
Maine State lodging tax applies 8%
Security deposit: $500.
When reservations are made a 1/2 deposit is required. The final 1/2 due 30 days before arrival date.
Cancellation allowed prior to 90 days of arrival.
There is also a one bedroom cottage on the property (see #165969) that can be rented separately, if available,
if more space is needed for the perfect family retreat.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Southwest Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , walk in fully tiled shower with 3 shower heads
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , fully tiled shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , ceramic tile shower with 3 shower heads
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , large walk in fully tiled shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • East Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    West Bedroom - 1 queen
    South Bedroom - 1 queen
    3rd Floor Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Day bed/ full kitchen/bathroom/3 people additional
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Gas fireplaces in 3 of the bedrooms, TV/DVD in second floor bedrooms, Luxury bathrooms and towels. Extra large curved wall showers with 3 shower heads, Whirlpool tub in one bathroom, Cable TV, DVD's and Wireless Internet. Built in desk in each bedroom, Covered front porch with wicker furniture, Back porch for outdoor dining. Balconies off second and third floors. Large gas grill. Two modern fully equipped kitchens. Washer and dryer in basement. Beautiful perennial garden in bloom all season.
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