Bangor Int'l (private plane Bar Harbor/Hancock)
Scotties (property is right behind Scotties)
Causeway Golf Club
Cottage is located across the road from the ocean. Scotties restaurant and bar are within a stone's throw. Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park is reported to see the first light of day in the US. The park also includes Jordan Pond House, famous for popovers you don't want to miss. There are great walking and carriage trails through the park. The island has several beautiful gardens, free with public access. Ferries to the Cranberry Isles and Swans' Island are available.
There are several excellent restaurants in the village, plus additional ones within 15 min. driving distance. Historic Claremont Hotel, with its famous dining room, is within ten minutes drive. Reel Pizza is a movie theater in Bar Harbor which frequently features art films. You can have beer and pizza while you watch your movie. Within a ten minute drive are lobster pounds featuring walk-in lobster dinners.
Fifteen minutes away is a school playground and community center that features fitness classes. The town also has art galleries, wine store, great hardware store, and little shops. Children are welcome. There is an antique building with adult and children's library with free wireless service. The Island Explorer bus, which takes riders all over the island, comes past the property frequently on a daily basis.
There are mountain bike and kayak rentals in Southwest Harbor. Two golf courses are on the island, one which is very close to Southwest Harbor. There are three churches in Southwest Harbor, and there are many others on the island. Boat tours from Mount Desert Island (MDI) can easily take you to nearby islands where you can do additional exploring and sight-seeing. The Museum of Wendell Gilley, a famous bird carver, is in Southwest Harbor. An Oceanarium is 20-30 minutes away. MDI has horseback riding, the Seal Cove Auto museum and the Abbe Indian Museum. There are many campgrounds, including Seawall Campground, on MDI. Whale watching and puffin tours are available in nearby Bar Harbor.