STUNNING COZY RENOVATED COTTAGE ON OCEAN AT SEAWALL, SOUTHWEST HARBOR

Grant Castle

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STUNNING COZY RENOVATED COTTAGE ON OCEAN AT SEAWALL, SOUTHWEST HARBOR

Southwest Harbor Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

*****2014 FULLY Booked for Season******

Spend your vacation in a sophisticated modern setting in our recently renovated (2012) and highly upgraded cottage with your private access to a pink granite seawall for viewing yachts, lobstermen and wildlife in MDI's Western Way ocean thoroughfare. The Eagle picture below was taken right there. The building is as new, and the added amenities bring it to an A+ level. Features a great room with 5 floor to ceiling sliding glass panel doors for sunlight. Large living and dining area; all new kitchen with new gas stove, dishwasher and gourmet granite eat-in bar; one bedroom (King Bed configuration); all new granite and glass bathroom with walk-in shower. Newly repainted interior with all new lighting. Two flat screen TV's, one DVD, wifi, mobile phone signal boost for AT&T and Verizon frequencies. Sofas covered in bomber jacket leather with flip up leg rests for optimal relation and video viewing. Private outdoor deck off bedroom and sunrise deck off living room with new outdoor lighting and Kinsley-Bate wicker furniture. Washer and dryer to keep your laundry up to date, and a wood stove and propane area heater to keep you toasty on chilly Maine evenings.

The cottage was designed by a noted local architect and our recent renovation makes it a contemporary, stylish gem. Please look at the recent reviews for a sense of how our guests have liked the place. It is optimal for one or two adults, and we have seen a very strong interest in the September and October season when the weather and views can be amazing.

Situated on 3 acres of oceanfront, the very private property features a pond, vegetable and flower gardens, pink granite beach and lush lawns.

Space available for bike and other vacation toys.

Ideally situated for boaters, bikers and hikers to enjoy Acadia National Park and life in Manset, home of boatbuilders, fishermen and crafstmen. Nearby Acadia locations are Seawall, Seawall campground and picnic area, Wonderland, Ship Harbor and the Bass Harbor Lighthouse.

Town of Southwest Harbor with food stores, library, marina, restaurants and shopping nearby.

No pets. Firm on this.

Keywords: Guest cottage on this 3 acre estate in Southwest Harbor offers GREAT VIEWS of the Western Way, Cranberry Isles, open ocean and marine activity. Two outdoor decks; completely remodeled kitchen w/all new appliances inc dishwasher. Wall to wall berber carpeting; Wood burning stove; WIFI. and cable TV; grill; bedroom w/washer/dryer. Storage shed for bikes, etc. A short path leads you to the bold, pink granite shore frontage where you can sit, watch sailing ships as they pass, or sit on your private deck and enjoy the abundant wild life and the peacefulness of this serene area.

AeroBed available for visiting overnight guests.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

Grant Castle

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Owners on property in main house on the 3 acre estate. We live here about half of the year. Our son is grown and on his own, so it is very quiet here.

Grant Castle purchased this cottage in 1998

Our family has vacationed and lived in the area for generations, so it was preordained that we would end up somewhere nearby. When we had a chance to buy this place we jumped on it.

We found this property 17 years ago abandoned because of the time and expense it takes to keep an oceanfront property up to date. It took us 15 years to get it right, but now it is a truly first class environment.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights
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Reviews

4.8
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Stunning Cozy Renovated Cottage on Ocean at Seawall, Southwest Harbor
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 19 reviews
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Stunning Cozy Renovated Cottage on Ocean at Seawall, Southwest Harbor
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p352893vb
203 216 3279
Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Canandaigua, NY
5

RANDY AND JUDY MILLER

  • 5 of 5
This will be our third year at Sewall Cottage. We have made Maine our annual destination for 20 + years, and have stayed at a variety of motels, inns, cottages, cabins that you can think of. Sewall Cottage is by far the best place we have stayed. We no longer consider ourselves tourists and welcome the quite peaceful atmosphere that Sewall Cottage provides. The accommodations are awesome and so up to date, it is like being at home, except for the spectacular view and all the benefits of being in Maine. There is a heater and also a wood stove so you have an option for whichever heat you prefer when the evenings get chilly. We especially like raiding the garden which has lots of fresh vegetables. From our point of view, there is no place better in Maine.
  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Stunning Cozy Renovated Cottage on Ocean at Seawall, Southwest Harbor
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p352893vb
203 216 3279
Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
PA
5

COZY AND SPECTACULAR

  • 5 of 5
The cottage was re-done last year so everything is new, modern and well appointed. The property covers a couple of acres with a pond, vegetable and flower gardens and an expansive view of the ocean and the islands at the entrance to Somes Sound. It is a spectacular location right on the Seawall, a section of coastal MDI that is truly "rock-bound". It is on the "quietside" of MDI, away from the hustle and bustle of Bar Harbor and the Loop Road, but close to good restaurants, hiking trails and friendly taverns. Grant and Becky are perfect hosts, welcoming, cordial and informative. The cottage can only accommodate two people, but if you are looking for a quiet, relaxing, beautiful spot for two, this place can't be topped!
  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Stunning Cozy Renovated Cottage on Ocean at Seawall, Southwest Harbor
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p352893vb
203 216 3279
Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Stuart, Florida
5

COZY COASTAL COTTAGE

  • 5 of 5
After a full day of traveling, we arrived wearily around midnight at the cabin. Our spirits were immediately lifted by a clear sky that had stars shining bright from horizon to horizon. Even the Milky Way was prominent. It was spectacular. The views were even better the next morning as we awoke to a stunning sunrise over the gleaming ocean in front of us. My camera was clicking away the next 20 minutes. We explored a lot up and down the coast of Maine during our week's stay at the cabin, but we made sure we were on the cabin's front porch for every sunrise and sunset, with my camera still clicking away at the uniqueness of each event. The accommodations exceeded our expectations. The owners were gracious and their attention to detail remarkable. We booked our stay for next year before we left, and I guarantee we will spend less time traveling the coast and more time sitting on that front porch with the awesome Maine views next year.
  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Stunning Cozy Renovated Cottage on Ocean at Seawall, Southwest Harbor
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p352893vb
203 216 3279
Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Cocoa Beach, Florida
5

AN AMAZING WEEK IN MAINE

  • 5 of 5
From the minute you arrive down the drive you are greeted with an amazing view of the ocean. As we arrived Becky was bringing a vase of fresh flowers she had picked from the flower garden. The stay only got better from there. Both of the owners were over the top nice and very knowledgeable of things to do in the area. On most days we started out the day with a climb of one of the numerous trails in the area. There is a book in the collection fully outlining so many of them. One day we rented bicycles and toured the carriage roads in the morning and Hio road in the evening. Most days we made dinner here at the cottage. The kitchen is top notch. It even has everything you need for cooking up fresh lobster including the setup for keeping the butter warm. Tonight we will be having surf n turf-ribeye steaks and lobster. Sadly, tomorrow we must go. I will enjoy my last evening on the porch watching the ships and sailboats go by. I hope the deer come by one more time to say goodbye. Thank you to Grant and Becky for a most wonderful week!!! We loved every second.
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Stunning Cozy Renovated Cottage on Ocean at Seawall, Southwest Harbor
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p352893vb
203 216 3279
Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Juneau, WI
1

DID NOT MEET MY EXPECTATIONS

  • 1 of 5
The cottage at Seawall was comfortable & clean. However I did think from the pics that the cottage would be more private. So if you are looking for privacy & peace & quiet do not stay here! Our first 2 days in Maine were foggy & we could see nothing. Day 3 was meet at 7am with a yard crew & construction crew with 8-12 people. They were all working & making alot of noise till 6:30pm. Glad we had plans that day to see Acadia NP! A truck was in the driveway we could not even leave til someone moved it then upon returning someone was parked in our spot. Also there were so many people walking around we had no privacy to even sit out on the porch & enjoy the ocean view. Day 4 was meet with same crew arriving early but few less people. Again noise (they were also sawing stones for the owners building project). Finally the owner arrived & apolgized for all the noise did offer refund for part of the rent. Till he arrived we had discussed flying home early! The last day it was humid & hot. The cottage has no air cond. or fans so sleeping that night was impossible. To look so forward to going to Maine & have all this happen was beyond dissappointing!
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am disappointed in this review for several reasons. Because of a string of bad weather causing delays, it is true that there was unanticipated construction (which is now complete) during these folks' stay. I, too, would have been upset with the noise and traffic on day 2 of their stay. As I observed the second day of construction noise, I walked to the cottage and voluntarily offered half of the rent back as compensation. I asked if my offer of a 50% refund was fair and they said they were satisfied, so I felt that we had come to a mutual agreement. As for not having AC, the listing clearly states that. Very few cottages in Maine need this. Frankly, many of our guests usually build fires to warm the place up at night. And yes, Maine can be foggy. It is disappointing to then receive this review as though we had not agreed on a fair resolution to the concerns that were under our control. We are proud of our cottage, it is booked far in advance with returning guests, and the other reviews are raves. I take pride in how I manage the guest experience and agree this was not up to standard. We would ask you consider the reviews in their totality as an indicator of the quality of the place. Thank you.
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Stunning Cozy Renovated Cottage on Ocean at Seawall, Southwest Harbor
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p352893vb
203 216 3279
Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Santa Fe, NM
5

EXPERIENCE EXCEEDED OUR EXPECTATIONS!

  • 5 of 5
Our stay at the Seawall Cottage could not have been more perfect. Impeccable accommodations, stunning views and an ideal location all added up to a fantastic stay at this property. The cottage has every amenity one could think of and then some! For being a one bedroom cottage, it feels much larger due to the thoughtful layout of the space. The photos provided are extremely accurate and the cleanliness of the property far exceeded our expectations. I would recommend this property to anyone looking for a quiet, beautiful property and location.
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing

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Acadia National Park's Seawall sites: Wonderland, Ships Harbor and Bass Harbor Light are nearby; Acadia Mountain trails and lakes on the Quiet Side of Mount Desert Island - 10 minutes drive. Great Harbor Marina provides boat slips and/or boating excursions - 7 minutes travel time. Bass Harbor, Southwest Harbor both 7-10 minutes by car; 15 by bike.

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Southwest Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

Notes

  • $850-$1300/wk
  • US Dollars
  • Weekly or Monthly Rentals Only. Rates include Maine Lodging Tax- 2014 Rates-
  • June $850 per week (5/31/14-6/28/14)
  • July $1300 per week (6/28/14-7/26/14)
  • August $1300 per week (7/26/14-8/30/14)
  • Sept. $1050 per week (8/30/14-9/27/14)
  • Oct. $850 per week (9/27/14-10/18/14)
  • $250 damage deposit;50% Deposit due w/signed lease: 50% due 60 days prior to start
  • Please include $250 deposit in separate check.

Amenities

Southwest Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wood Stove
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
Private access to seawall for oceanfront relaxing

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