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'Harbor Boat House' overlooking Southwest Harbor

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Southwest Harbor Townhome Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 6

Bright, sunny 1100 sq ft of living area plus 32 ft sundeck. Eat-in kitchen and spacious great room with beautiful harbor views from this second story townhouse. Easy sidewalk access to town, shops, grocery, playground, library and restaurants. Located on Clark Point Road across from Upper Town Dock. Harbor offers ferry to the Cranberry Islands, tours, marinas and charter fishing. Convenient to Acadia National Park, hiking, carriage trails, free island shuttle bus and all MDI attractions.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Paul Slack
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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October 5, 2016
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based on 9 traveler reviews

'Harbor Boat House' overlooking Southwest Harbor
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
East Troy, Wi


  • 5 of 5

We arrived at this home and were very pleasantly surprised at the cleanliness of this property. The owners were very nice. They gave us some advice on where to go for dinner. The only issue we came across were the 4 power outages in 6 days, of course the owners had no control over this.

The other nice thing we loved was the washer and dryer.

Thank you, Paul and Kathleen.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful week on MDI

  • 4 of 5

This home was a great place of rest during our busy week at MDI.

Clean and comfortable. The owners were hospitable and friendly.

While wifi was spotty, I enjoyed watching my teenage daughters get frustrated over not having service. This was a great benefit! LOL

I would recomend this place to anyone.

The house is fully furnished and is very clean!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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West Point, NY

Perfect for family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My family of five stayed here for a week, and it was great for us. Sleeping accommodations suited us perfectly...three bedrooms with queen beds and two twin beds gave everyone plenty of room. The house was clean, private, and quiet and the location was nice; we were just down the street from a restaurant/lobster pound in one direction (ate there twice-yum!), and a nice little walk to the town center with bakery, ice cream and market in the other direction. Hosts provided lots of reading material on the local area, and kitchen was well equipped. Proximity to the shuttle was nice; one morning we scheduled a whale watching tour, so we caught an early bus down the street (closest place to catch the early ones) and didn't have to worry about parking all day in Bar Harbor. LOVED having a washer and dryer. It rained two of the days we were there, but everyone was perfectly content lounging around watching TV all day as the living area was comfy. Storage for bikes in the garage beneath the house. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, plenty of room, and good location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with five people for five days. The property was clean, with a large central great room and three bedrooms. Very quiet during the day and night. You can walk to small stores and restaurants in Southwest Harbor in a few minutes, and the summer Island Express bus stops right in front of the house. The bus will get you to Bar Harbor or even spots along the Park Road in Acadia National Park with a transfer. Everything is on one level above a garage. The kitchen was well stocked with appliances and utensils. Eating out on the balcony was nice (although it rained almost every day we were there!). The owners were very helpful. The location is pretty central on the island, especially if you want to explore the western part of the island, like Ship Harbor or Bass Harbor, which are very worthwhile places to go. It's only a 20-minute drive to Bar Harbor. The furniture is a little old but still quite functional. The wireless Internet comes from the adjacent main house so can get a little spotty at times. I had to ask the owner to reset the wireless router to connect once but she was very accommodating. Overall this is a good value, perfect for six people including kids.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect place to enjoy Mt. Desert

  • 5 of 5

The Harbor Boat House couldn't have been more perfect. Located on the 'quiet side' of the island we were a short drive to Bar Harbor with all the tourist attractions (shops, cruises, etc.), a five minute walk to the center of Southwest Harbor and close to Echo Lake for swimming. Southwest Harbor is a charming town with some great restaurants (Quietside Cafe for the best blueberry pie I ever had). We were there during the Flamingo Festival complete with local steel drum band. Who would have thought Caribbean music in Maine.

Kathleen and Paul were gracious hosts giving us advice on where to go and what to eat. Harbor Boat House is across the street from the free island shuttle and the ferry to the Cranberry Islands. The place was spotless when we arrived with a basket of home baked scones waiting for us. We sat out on the deck watching the fog roll in and out of the harbor.

I would highly recommend the Harbor Boat House for anyone wishing to enjoy a week or more on Mt. Desert Island.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Appleton, Wisconsin


  • 5 of 5

After a road trip from Wisconsin, what a treat to find this little slice of heaven. Nice bedrooms, everything we needed for meal prep, comfortable seating inside and out, quiet neighborhood but lots to do in a short distance, great view and super host & hostess. Looking forward to our opportunity to visit again!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
in town
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Causeway Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Several in town
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
x-country, Acadia National Park
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Echo Lake Beach, ANP
Car: not necessary

Mount Desert Island is home to beautiful Acadia National Park with its hiking trails, swimming and carriage trails for biking and horseback riding. Bar Harbor offers shops and restaurants, tours and boating, museums and art galleries. Southwest Harbor is a smaller and quieter version with all the conveniences but maintains the unique downeast quality people come to the island for.


Rates & Availability

Southwest Harbor Townhome Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Jul 1 - Aug 31
7 night minimum stay
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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

No pets, no smoking. Occupancy limited to 6 people.

One half due at reservation. Second half due 2 weeks before arrival. Separate $300 damage deposit required with second half of fee. Check to be returned upon inspection of the property.

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Southwest Harbor Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Binoculars
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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