STUNNING OCEAN & MOUNTAIN VISTA WITH HANDICAP ACCESS & WE ARE PET FRIENDLY

Margery Buck, P.O. Box 985, Southwest Harbor, Maine 04679

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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Margery Buck, P.O. Box 985, Southwest Harbor, Maine 04679

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Prefect Site For A Family Reunion, Weddings, Or Gatherings

Entering the winding, shaded driveway of Island Watch gives you quick hints of what lies ahead. As you approach the horizon expands. When you enter and walk to the common area, it can take your breath away. The view is nothing short of spectacular. Before you to the east is the fjord of Somes Sound and as your eyes progress, you see Seal Harbor, Northeast Harbor, a more intimate view of Southwest Harbor, and several of the offshore islands. The mountains of Acadia provide a dramatic canvas for the sunsets. If you choose to rise early, the sunrises over Great Harbor will be an incredible start to your day. Evenings watching the lighthouse beacons, flashing red or green navigation bouys, or returning fishing vessels can be a peaceful diversion at the end of a busy day.

Island Watch sits on a ridge above the village of Southwest Harbor and has a vista that is as unique as any on the Maine coast, yet is removed from the busier, in-town atmosphere. We are a bit more secluded, but we do have our own private path that will take you into the center of Southwest Harbor. From there you can board the free Island Explorer bus, wander through an art gallery, have a gourmet dinner, or just have an ice cream at the local café. We are only minutes away from some of the least used and most scenic trails in Acadia National Park.

Formerly run as a Bed and Breakfast, Island Watch is now available to rent on a weekly basis. The seven bedrooms of the main house each have their own bathroom. The suite on the lower level has a complete kitchen and fireplace. Several of the rooms have their own private balconies. The main deck area provides a relaxing gathering area for your entire group, where you can kick back and watch the boating activities below.

The views are spectacular from our several decks. Sit and relax in the quiet splendor of the Maine woods, while taking in the panoramic beauty of the islands, mountains, harbors and the village of Southwest Harbor!

You're within walking distance to the local restaurants, bike rental, sailing, boating, and exclusive shops or just an ice cream! Some of our local establishments are Beal's Lobster pound, Cristina's Antiques, The Liquor Locker, The Dry Dock, Sawyer's Market, The Second Wind, Red Sky Restaurant, Fiddler's Green Restaurant, and the Wendell Gilley Museum.

You will enjoy spectacular Ocean and Island views, beautiful sunrises, quiet times, and the many activities in nearby Acadia National Park. The Rockefeller family constructed beautiful carriage roads throughout the park in which you can enjoy on foot, in a horse-drawn carriage, or by bike.

Come and stay at one of the most beautiful places in the Maine. Experience a quiet family vacation or one with friends. Be active or just kick back and read a book or paint a picture — all while enjoying the fresh air and pristine views from our many decks.

We can easily accommodate multiple family's for a reunion, or weddings, or just getting away! It is a peaceful, spacious location with a killer view!

Island Watch has two kitchens, so you can do pizzas in one, and a gourmet dinner in the other.

Island Watch has an appeal to writers and artists. based on an island that they see from the front porch.

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

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

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
Margery Buck, P.O. Box 985, Southwest Harbor, Maine 04679 (Owner)
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About Margery Buck, P.O. Box 985, Southwest Harbor, Maine 04679

I was born on Mount Desert Island, this is my home. We love animals, we have 2 dogs and a parrot. We also enjoy boating, my Husband Kevin was a leader Sea Scouts, plus a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. We have 4 children and 8 Grandchildren.

Island Watch has seen many family gatherings over the past 50 years. We have enjoyed holidays and weddings here in our spacious living room, warmed by the huge field stone fireplace.

Margery Buck, P.O. Box 985, Southwest Harbor, Maine 04679 purchased this house in 1964

Why Margery Buck, P.O. Box 985, Southwest Harbor, Maine 04679 chose Southwest Harbor

Island Watch, was my mother's house. She was a daughter of a lighthouse keeper and lived on many of our outer Islands.

Mom built this house in the early 60s. After all of us kids moved away, she operated the house as a B&B for 25 years. Mom, Maxine Clark, was incredible cook and story teller; her guest became family to her, and they returned year after year.

We just received an email from one of Mom's guest, she wrote, 'what a spectacular beauty and atmosphere....a hidden gem. Guest at the Island Watch, feel it is their own place, an escape, private and magnificent.'

I couldn't say it any planer.

She loved her home with It's tranquil setting, that still afforded her the splendor of harbors and Islands.

We sadly lost Mom this past year, and she wanted us to continue with her beloved home.

So, what do you do with an 8 bedroom, and 8 bathroom house?

We are busy this winter doing well needed updates to the house, plus adding on more balconies, and giving all the rooms a facelift.

What makes this house unique

It is handicap accessible, per friendly, spacious, quiet, magnificent panoramic ocean, mountain, islands, and village views. Island Watch boost two inviting fireplaces for those chilly Maine nights. Two complete kitchens for the ones that love cooking!

We also have Wi-Fi, plus a HD television in every room with Time Warner's Family Package of shows to choose from.

On those rainy days, sit by the fire and enjoy reading, or playing one of our many board games.

You can walk to the village from our front door; it is an easy quarter of a mile hike through the woods to town to get an ice cream or browse through our many shops.

Many of our bedrooms have their own decks, and private sitting areas. All of the rooms have their own bathrooms.

We have safe off the street parking for a dozen cars.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Stunning Ocean & Mountain Vista With Handicap Access & We Are Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews
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Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
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beautiful location

  • 4 of 5
The owners were fantastic to work with! They answered questions and fixed things immediately when they broke. They gave good advice about the island and things to do. The kitchen had some clutter and could have been cleaner, and the main room could use more comfortable furniture. Otherwise, it was a great place to visit; it met all our expectations. I definitely recommend this property and the location is fantastic for people who love the outdoors; great hiking, swimming in clean lakes and biking on carriage roads!
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Bar Harbor, located in Trenton, Me
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Clark Point Rd, upper and lower town docks
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
102 Route
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Echo Lake, Long Pond
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sips, the Dry Dock
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Cross country, Acadia National Park
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Causeway Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Sips,Dry Dock, Red Sky Second Wind fiddlers Green
Car: recommended

Acadia National Park is a short drive or bike ride away. Spend the day exploring Mt. desert Island by boat, or bike or pick up the free shuttle bus, The Island Explorer, takes all the worry about finding your way about Acadia, and the Schoodic Point, and brings you safely back.

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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 7 2014 - Nov 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
High Season
Jun 13 2015 - Sep 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,300
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$4,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes We accept personal checks, credit cards, paypal
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Amenities

Amenities

Southwest Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Rural ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Heating ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet
  • There is a private bath to 6 bedrooms, the 7th bedroom has a water closet with a toilet and sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single
  • Two of the bedrooms have their own studio, sitting room. All of the bedrooms have a private bath. Two of the bedrooms have a private decks.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Books ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis
  • Golf
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • zoo
  • cinemas
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • rock climbing
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • cross country skiing
  • skiing
  • basketball court
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