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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
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Minimum Stay 7 nights

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DOCKSIDE

Southwest Harbor House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6)

Welcome to Dockside. This unique and picturesque coastal cottage in Southwest Harbor, Maine overlooks one of the most gorgeous harbors in the area. In Southwest Harbor you can enjoy a mix of the working waterfront plus pleasure boating. Dockside has appeal to writers and artists. based on an island that they saw from their front porch. There are wonderful restaurants, choices, or simply stroll to the Lobster Dock to pick out your own lobster, and enjoy a private dinner at home, by the warmth of the fireplace.

Southwest Harbor has an active marine industry base of boat builders, marinas, and lobster boats.

Dockside watches all of this from it’s peaceful perch. It is the Real Maine...Simple! “The way Life Should Be!”

Bedrooms: 3

Sleeps: 6

Baths: 2

Allows Pets: Yes

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
Owner
Advertiser since 2012
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Bedrooms 3
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Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 4 traveler reviews

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Dockside
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
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Dockside
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Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed our stay at Dockside so much. John, the owner, was very easy to work with. On the second day of our arrival, he brought us a large share of fresh vegetables from his garden. He was very welcoming and greeted us warmly. He was very willing to share his knowledge about the area & actually suggested a little known location where we ended up having our wedding ceremony, it was perfect. The house was quintessential Maine and is located right next door to a working lobster pound. It was great watching the lobster fishermen and visiting with them, they are very open to talking about their craft. The view is spectacular! You can sit on the deck outside or view the harbor from the living room, kitchen or master bedroom. The house is large and gives it's guests plenty of room to spread out. The house is very well stocked, including all that is needed for a home cooked lobster dinner. It was a true Maine experience. We took the kayaks out and paddled into Somes Sound, that was a treat. We loved staying in Southwest Harbor, a.k.a. the "quiet side". The house is a short walk into town where there are shops & restaurants. We loved walking to town as there are residents who sale baked goods, jams & jellies, all on the honor system. That was very refreshing, Mainers are very friendly people. We made daily trips to Acadia National Park and the surrounding area, all were 20-30 minute drives. SW Harbor was the perfect home base. We went to Maine to get married, it was magical. John and his wife Leanne brought over a floral arrangement and card to celebrate our marriage, it was very touching. We fell in love with Maine and it's residents and plan on returning in a few years.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Dockside
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p450256vb
Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
New Gloucester ME
5

Great place

  • 5 of 5
My family gathered here and it was perfect. Big table in the kitchen to gather around - or the fireplace in the living room. The kitchen has everything you might need for cooking and serving. The house feels like a family cottage rather than a rental. Cosy, comfortable and well supplied. Location is great with harbor activity to watch and an easy walk into SW village. And right next door a lobster pound with great prices - we got lobsters for 7 for $33. Margery is very nice and helpful. Would definitely rent this place again.
  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Your family was a true treat ! I'm happy that everything worked well for your occasion; please come again soon.
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
business
Dockside
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p450256vb
Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

Best gem on MDI

  • 5 of 5
We've rented a lot of houses over the years in many parts of the world and this is at the top of my list. The location is perfect. Personally, I find Bar Harbor overrated. There is amazing hiking, scenery, swimming and dining on the quite side. When we did venture to the other side, it was all about 20-25 minutes away. The house was the perfect set up for a family with kids. Our girls loved their room that came stocked with toys. The owner came over one day to give us some tips on local activities that were great and not in a single book. We had a great time, thank you!
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
business
Dockside
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p450256vb
Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
4

Roomy, great harbor view and seaboard charm

  • 4 of 5
The rental was clean and well appointed from linens to appliances. Bedrooms are large and comfortable and the master has the harbor view same as the deck and living room. The family room has large comfortable leather chairs and sofas - perfect for reading a book or surfing the web with the included Wiifi. There are two bathrooms which is a MUST for my family (with two princesses). The Southwest Harbor lobster pound is a short short walk and we enjoyed $3.95/lb soft shell lobster fresh from the traps - beats any lobster in the midwest!

Southwest Harbor is on the quiet side of the island and is very peaceful with a quaint downtown. The hustle and bustle of Bar Harbor and the park loop entrance is a short 25 minute drive. I prefer to live in peace and drive to the action as opposed to living in it!

The park extends into this area however and there are some fantastic hiking trails just minutes away and you will never see more than a couple of people on them. Included with the rental are two, 2-person sea kayaks which made for an interesting day trip in Somes Sound.

The owners took my family on a cruise of Somes Sound on one of their many boats. Plenty of stories about the four sailing trips to the Bahamas that they have taken and a lot of pointing out scenery and landmarks. Plus, Margery told us of a secluded beach known only to the locals where you could beachcomb for sand dollars and pull mussels off the rocks at low tide. They were delicious and we found a number of pearls in the mussels which was just bonus for my daughters. I can't guarantee that they would take other renters out for a cruise but it worked out for us. I have never had a rental with the owners making such a personal effort to see that we had a good time. K & M - thank you for a great time and I'd love to come back and go out to the Cranberry Islands with you.

The price was very reasonable. The only improvements that I could recommend is to put screens in every window to get more of the Maine breezes.
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed haveing you and your family as our guest. It is always our privilege to take guest out in one of our boats.
I was born on this Island, and love to share all of our quiet places that aren't on any maps. I want them to experience this area, like it use to be.
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Ferry
0.02 Miles
Upper town dock, lower town dock
Nearest Motorway
45 Miles
95 Bangor, Maine
Nearest Beach
On the ocean
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
Clark Point rd
Nearest Golf
1.2 Miles
Causeway Golf
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Clark Point Rd
Car: recommended

Dockside is on one of Maine's few true working waterfronts. Many of our guest enjoy fishing off from the dock, and talking with real lobstermen! Some of the guest have even gone out lobstering!

We have a lot of nature's creatures, deer often walk through the lawn, plus we have eagles and osprees flying with the sea gulls and ravens overhead. And, we can't forget the seals and dolphins that live in our harbor.

If you like this sort of entertainment, than you'll love Dockside!

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Southwest Harbor House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 7 2014 - Sep 27 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
Fall
Sep 28 2014 - Oct 25 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.5%
Notes Deposit of $1000. Per week down; the remainder due upon arrival.
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Amenities

Amenities

Southwest Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Master, 2nd floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , First floor bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor bedroom
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Games
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Boat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 7 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • water parks
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • boating
  • shelling
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • fishing
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