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Owner

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Dockside on the Harbor

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Southwest Harbor House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6)

Welcome to Dockside. This unique and picturesque coastal house in Southwest Harbor, Maine overlooks one of the most gorgeous harbors in the area. In this setting on the harbor of Southwest Harbor you can enjoy the working waterfront. 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.

Bedrooms: 3

Sleeps: 6

Baths: 2

Allows Pets: Yes

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2015

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.8
based on 4 traveler reviews

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Dockside on the Harbor
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
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: VRBO, from HomeAway
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: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your family was a true treat ! I'm happy that everything worked well for your occasion; please come again soon.
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: VRBO, from HomeAway
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.

Map

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

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Rates & Availability

From $1,300 Per week

Southwest Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
early spring
May 2 2015 - Jun 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
 
 
Spring
Jun 6 2015 - Jun 19 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
Summer
Jun 20 2015 - Sep 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Fall
Sep 26 2015 - Oct 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Deposit half down; the remainder due upon arrival.
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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:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 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:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 7 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming

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