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Hot Tub! Gorgeous Harbor Views near Bar Harbor/Acadia National Park

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,150 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6

New in 2013 at Harbor Daze - Hot Tub! This charming, three-bedroom, two-bath cottage offers an open living area, private backyard, and a large deck with spectacular views of Southwest Harbor. Immaculate and comfortable, it is an ideal place to just relax or use as a home base for all your vacation activities. Whether you are in the fully equipped kitchen, sunny dining area, or relaxing on the couch, the nautical motif, cathedral ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling windows provide a light and airy feel and great views of the harbor. Sit at the desk in the loft to write out your postcards while taking in the view. Enjoy the sunrise over the harbor as you sip your morning coffee on the deck and watch the harbor come to life. Then enjoy all that the island has to offer, but be sure to be back in time to catch the breathtaking sunset. As the sun sets behind you, watch the light illuminate the boats in bright white with a pink glow on the entire harbor.

Soak in the hot tub after a day of hiking, biking, swimming, sightseeing, shopping....

New in 2013: Hot Tub, HD TV and all new bedding!

Away from the Crowds, close to everything!: Situated on the 'quiet side' of the island, you can enjoy the real Down east Maine away from the crowds, but still be within minutes of world-famous Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor.

You can explore all that the park has to offer by yourself, take a guided tour or take Mount Desert Island's new bus, the 'Island Explorer,' available to the public free of charge! Harbor Daze is on the Island Explorer bus route...destinations include just about anywhere you want to go on the island.

Wide Range of Fun Activities: There are a number of outfitters located on Mount Desert Island that rent bicycles and kayaks as well. Just ten miles to Bar Harbor and you can enjoy a wide variety of activities from the most relaxed to the most rigorous, dining for all tastes and budgets, and shopping in many unique shops and galleries. Regardless of your interests, this cottage and surrounding attractions are sure to make for a fulfilling vacation!

Come in the Fall-Beautiful Foliage, lower rates!: The months of September and October are a fabulous time to come to 'Harbor Daze' House. The rates are lower, the crowds have left, the weather is comfortable and the foliage is spectacular!!!

More Details

Property Manager
Jane Peabody
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Taken from Guest Feedback Sheet: Beautiful sunrise from the fantastic windowfront walk (deck). Located close to the quaint town of Southwest Harbor. Walking distance from many great shops, restaurants, the pier, etc. Very affordable price. Close enough to Bar Harbor and Acadia, yet far enough away from the hustle and bustle. Thank you for letting us stay at your beautiful home in Southwest Harbor! We had a wonderful time and will be sure to contact you when we return to Maine in the future.
Oct 2012
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Southwest Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Washer and Dryer located in first floor bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , Portable Crib available
    Bedroom - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Twin bunk beds
    Bedroom - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double futon w/ twin bunk above
  • This cottage has sleep accommodations for no more than 6 adults preferred. Pack 'N Play and high chair available.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Master bedroom has 1 queen, 2nd bedroom has 1 futon bed with twin bunk above, 3rd bedroom has 1 double bed and twin bunk beds. Can sleep no more than 6 adults preferred.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Hot Tub! Gorgeous Harbor Views near Bar Harbor/Acadia National Park
average rating of 4.7083335 based on 32 reviews

A great vacation place!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time and really enjoyed our stay at the Harbor Daze. The view is beautiful and the accomodations very adequate. We hiked and canoed and cooked lobsters a few days... We went to the airport and went on a glider ride-it was awesome ! We ate in town at a couple local restaurants and enjoyed the views from the deck.We did a day trip to Greenville, Moosehead Lake to look for moose and we found them- so neat and we got some great photos..

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2008
  • Stayed: May 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Terrific location, wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

We had a terrific one-week stay in this home. The location is ideal. If you want to avoid the crowded craziness of Bar Harbor in search of a more peaceful location, Southwest Harbor is perfect. From this house, you can watch the sun rise over the harbor and then walk to the little downtown area for free Popovers at the Common Good Café, which collects donations for the soup kitchen it supports. While we were there, SW Harbor held an art festival, and you also can walk up the main street for a homemade pie or some ice cream. About a 15-20 minute drive to the Acadia NP visitor’s center.

The house itself was lovely. We are a family of 6 (3 college/hs age daughters and a 10th grade son), so the girls shared a room with three beds on the 1st floor while our son got his own room on the 2nd floor (we took the master bedroom on the 2nd floor). Two full baths and a laundry. Excellent hot tub out back, which is serviced twice a week and very clean. Well-equipped kitchen (we made three pies while we were there). Overall, an excellent place to stay and we highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sounds like you discovered why we love this home and Southwest Harbor village and pies!
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Enola, PA

Pleasant stay in Southwest Harbor

  • 4 of 5

Jane was very easy to work with and VERY responsive. The house is exactly as pictured and described situated within walking distance of small shops and eateries and right across the marina. We were disappointed however to not be able to walk out onto the piers as they were all private, something we hadn't realized or even considered. Bass Harbor Lighthouse was only a few miles down the road which we visited on more than one occasion both in the morning and sunset. The drive to Acadia was about 20-25 minutes for us even though the house is right along the Island Explorer shuttle. Typically we drove to Visitor Center and then boarded the FREE shuttle there. The hot tub was a real hit with our family as we hiked everyday and tired muscles appreciated the hot tub while watching the evening stars. During our visit it was rather warm and since there is no air conditioning, the upstairs bedrooms were a little uncomfortable even with the fans provided. Understandably the weather does not justify air conditioning but it was warm (we were there the first week of August.) This house served our needs just fine and was well stocked and very clean, thank you Jane!!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very pleased you enjoyed Southwest Harbor as a base to the Park.
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A lovely spot!

  • 4 of 5

We have stayed in Southwest Harbor many times and love it. This house is beautifully kept up, amply supplied, and the responsiveness to questions or concerns is terrific. It's very close to town, which makes it easy to walk in for meals and fun. That also makes it rather noisy, as there's a lot of road traffic.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very happy you enjoy our village and hope you keep returning. We also love living in Southwest Harbor!
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Fantastic stay. Everything was exactly as stated!

  • 5 of 5

Definitely stay here again. Great restaurants and shops nearby. Easy travel to sites. Everything exactly as stated. Great communication with Jane Peabody; always in the loop! Beds very comfortable and living space great! 6 retired physical educators thoroughly enjoyed themselves! Weather fantastic!!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely review. Very happy you all enjoyed time together and your adventures on this island!
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Maine Event

  • 5 of 5

This house is everything we expected it to be and then some. The pictures and description of the house were spot on. Very clean, comfortable and relaxing atmosphere with easy access to Acadia and Bar Harbor. We love watching the beautiful sunrise over the ocean from the front window. This was the perfect time of year to witness the colorful fall leaves throughout Acadia NP. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Bar Harbor Jetport
Nearest Ferry
0.25 Miles
Cranberry Cove Ferry
Nearest Restaurant
0.15 Miles
Upper Deck
Car: recommended

The cottage is located in the quaint village of Southwest Harbor where you can take a stroll into town and explore unique shops, fabulous restaurants, museums, antique shops, an oceanarium, and much more. Or, walk to the marina and watch the lobstermen bring in their catch. You can even buy a fresh lobster while you are there! Rent a boat locally or take the water taxi to explore the waters and islands surrounding Mount Desert Island.

The cottage is also located just minutes from world-famous Acadia National Park, which offers crystal-clear lakes, sandy and rocky beaches, rocky shorelines, beautifully maintained hiking and biking carriage trails, mountains to hike or drive, and so much more. Opportunities for whale watching, boat rentals and charters, fishing, swimming, tennis, shopping, kayaking, hiking, and many more are within minutes.

Other Activities: Whale watching, sightseeing at Acadia National Park, many art galleries, boat charters


Rates & Availability

Southwest Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring on the Maine Coast
May 14 2017 - Jun 10 2017
5 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 11 2017 - Jul 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
July 4th Harbor Fireworks
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Summer Daze
Jul 9 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer+Labor Day
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall Foliage Season
Sep 17 2017 - Oct 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
Spring on the Maine Coast
May 13 2018 - Jun 9 2018
5 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 10 2018 - Jun 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
July 4th Harbor Fireworks
Jul 1 2018 - Jul 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Summer Daze
Jul 8 2018 - Aug 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer + Labor Day
Aug 26 2018 - Sep 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
Fall Foliage
Sep 16 2018 - Oct 14 2018
5 night minimum stay
Spring on the Maine Coast
May 12 2019 - Jun 8 2019
5 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 9 2019 - Jun 29 2019
7 night minimum stay
July 4th Harbor Fireworks
Jun 30 2019 - Jul 6 2019
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Summer Daze
Jul 7 2019 - Aug 24 2019
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer+ Labor Day
Aug 25 2019 - Sep 14 2019
7 night minimum stay
Fall Foliage
Sep 15 2019 - Oct 19 2019
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates and minimum stays are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Although some rate periods show less than a 7 night minimum, this is primarily a WEEKLY rental on a Sunday to Sunday rotation. We will CONSIDER (and solely at owner's discretion) less than a full week rental during off-peak season or if we have a last minute opening.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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