Southwest Harbor house rental - Southwest deck, looking NE
Southwest deck, looking NE
 
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • 2 Bathrooms
Minimum Stay 7 nights
 

Southwest Harbor House Rental Photos and Description
4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8

Rent our comfortable and spacious home, located on the Shore Road between the Hinckley and Manset Town docks. Perched atop a former warehouse, it is surrounded by a huge deck, and affords spectacular views of Southwest Harbor and the mountains of Acadia National Park.

The open kitchen/dining/living room area features picture windows and a massive hearth of local stone. Convenient to Acadia National Park, hiking, biking, kayaking, free island shuttle bus and all MDI attractions.

Things to do: Visit Acadia National Park: Hike the trails, bike the carriage roads, swim or fish or boat in the lakes, enjoy Park programs such as ranger-led nature hikes, watch the wildlife, or relax at the beach - this is one of the most spectacular Parks in the National Park System.

The hustle and bustle of Bar Harbor is a short drive across the Island, where you can enjoy an amazing variety of tourist activities appealing to any taste or budget.

Finally (this is our personal favorite), you can simply relax at home. Send the kids down to fish or out to play in the yard. Sit back on our deck and enjoy the view. Watch the boats in the harbor, enjoy the play of light on the mountains of the Park or the islands offshore, see if you can spot a bald eagle soar overhead, and let yourself unwind.

What's this about a warehouse?: Our house was once a commercial property. It was, at various times, a boat-builder's shop and a seafood distributorship. There are two large warehouse bays in which we store cars and boats (big boats!) in the winter, and our house is built over one of the bays. However, it is no longer used commercially.

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10 Reviews of Property 100366 in Southwest Harbor, Maine

Spectacular Water & Mountain Views
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
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Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Waltham, MA
5

Guestbook Comment

We just had a wonderful Labor day weekend at this house with our friends. It is very neat and extremely spacious. We even watched the firework accro...
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2005
  • Stayed: Sep 2005
We just had a wonderful Labor day weekend at this
house with our friends. It is very neat and extremely
spacious. We even watched the firework accross the
harbor in the living room. Highly recommend for
vacation with families and friends.
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Baltimore
4

Great Stay in Paradise

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
We had a great time at your comfy cabin in Southwest Harbor. The views from the living room and deck are amazing. The location is great too. Its an easy walk to the dock, the harbor, and a great little restaurant. The home is a bit quirky in its layout and decor, but that makes it more fun. The only caviat is that there were a couple areas in need of repair- the roof leaked in one spot and the deck needs some new planks. These were really minor issues, though, and may have been repaired since our stay. All told, we loved it and would definitely go back.

The Robertson Family
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Re the leaky roof: We had a roof replacement done (poorly) a couple of years ago, after which leaks began to develop. At the moment, we are in negotiations with the contractor for a remedy. It will be fixed by the 2011 season.
Helpful votes: 5/5
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Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Manalapan New Jersey
5

Guestbook Comment

Tried to read a book on the porch but was unable to take my eyes off the beautiful views. Even at night the views are great. We kayaked from the botto...
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
Tried to read a book on the porch but was unable to take my eyes off the beautiful views. Even at night the views are great. We kayaked from the bottom of the driveway of this house right into the water. House is big and a bit quirky which made it fun.

We will be back
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Canandaigua N.Y.
5

Guestbook Comment

great space - well stocked and furnished - could use shades on front windows for excess heat from sun.
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
great space - well stocked and furnished - could use shades on front windows for excess heat from sun.
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
syracuse,ny
5

Guestbook Comment

We rented this house for my parents,(who are older),my husband and self for one week. This was spectacular in comfort, beauty and accessibility for su...
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
We rented this house for my parents,(who are older),my husband and self for one week. This was spectacular in comfort, beauty and accessibility for surrounding Bar Harbour, Acadia,shuttle,and ferry to cranberry Islands. The everyday view is gorgeous and the house itself has all the comforts of being away from home. The owners were very kind in sending pictures to me and explaining extra information, especially since my mother is legally blind. A good time for all of us and a big thank you to them!
Helpful votes: 5/5
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Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Leominster,MA
5

Guestbook Comment

We had such a wonderful time staying at this house. Definitely the quiet side of the island but close enough to everything on and off of the island t...
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2005
  • Stayed: Aug 2005
We had such a wonderful time staying at this house. Definitely the quiet side of the island but close enough to everything on and off of the island that is worth seeing. We had one particular day of the most spectacular sunrise. The wildlife was amazing, ospreys, eagles, deer, porcupine, not to mention the minke whale we spotted right off of the loop road on ocean drive one evening! What a surprise!

Our only drawback...we have a family of seven....there was not enough seating in the living room for those nights we were completely worn out from all of our activity. Other than that a spectacular property. Thank you!

Lisa
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Not Specified
5

Guestbook Comment

This rental is spacious, clean and comfortable. It is close to the town pier, offering a glimpse of a working fishing harbor. We enjoyed a delightfull...
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2004
  • Stayed: Aug 2004
This rental is spacious, clean and comfortable. It is close to the town pier, offering a glimpse of a working fishing harbor. We enjoyed a delightfully fun evening at Miguel’s Restaurant just a short walk away. Margarita’s just right! Our large family enjoyed the spectacular views of the harbor and mountains of Acadia. The island shuttle couldn’t be more convenient. Our older teenage children navigated this free service and toured the island on a couple of occasions without any trouble. We hiked, biked, fished, watched sunrise over Cadillac Mountain, shopped, wandered and enjoyed many sunsets from our porch. We never left the island during our stay. We can highly recommend this property as a vacation rental.
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Michigan/N.Y.
5

Guestbook Comment

This is a wonderful rental - my sister's family and mine stayed here July 2004. Great views of SW harbor and the mountains as advertised. My so...
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2004
  • Stayed: Aug 2004
This is a wonderful rental - my sister's family and mine stayed here July 2004. Great views of SW harbor and the mountains as advertised. My son and I did take the owner up on Mackerel fishing off the dock - we went down an hour before high tide one morning at 4 am - did not catch anything but saw a harbor porpoise come up right by us!! House is comfortable and very clean - with lots of towels. Only two small downsides - one of the queen beds is a waterbed, and the living room furniture was not the most comfortable - but hey its camp.
Wonderful propane grill on the deck, and very gracious hosts, who are nearby, but we never really did see them the whole week we were there.

email me if you want to -
signed: the other John Carey
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Not Specified
5

Guestbook Comment

This is a great house for families in a great location. We were able to enjoy the water front, take walks, catch a bus to town easily. The deck is gre...
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2004
  • Stayed: Jul 2004
This is a great house for families in a great location. We were able to enjoy the water front, take walks, catch a bus to town easily. The deck is great and the owners have available lots of amenities that made the stay very comfortable and fun. We had a large family with lots of different needs and interests and it worked great. Southwest Harbor is a real working town as well as a vacation spot and we found being near a boatyard and fishing docks to be an added part of the experience. The house and deck have great views as it sits on a hill above the water above an old boathouse.
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Spectacular Water & Mountain Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p100366
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Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Not Specified
5

Guestbook Comment

We stayed in this house for two weeks during July 2002. We had an excellent time. The house has spectacular views of Southwest Harbor and the mo...
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2004
  • Stayed: Jul 2004
We stayed in this house for two weeks during July 2002. We had an excellent time.

The house has spectacular views of Southwest Harbor and the mountains in Acadia National Park, which can be seen from the living room and kitchen and the outside deck. The house also has an excellent location close to downtown Southwest Harbor for easy access, but far enough away for peace and quiet.

The house has lots of space, so everyone in a normal sized family can sleep in his or her own room.

We did lots of things while we were there, including trips to the nearby islands, mountain biking and hiking, swimming, kayaking and canoeing, eating in good restaurants and relaxing. We did not leave Mt. Desert Island at all during our stay.

The owners live in the neighboring house over the garage and give very helpful information about the house and things to do in the area.

I highly recommend this house for a vacation rental.
Helpful votes: 2/2