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Jane Peabody

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

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

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jane Peabody (Property Manager)
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

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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based on 21 traveler reviews

Hot Tub! Gorgeous Harbor Views near Bar Harbor/Acadia National Park
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 29 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
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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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A great summer getaway and a great house.

  • 5 of 5

The property is as advertised. The house is well maintained and clean and filled with the things you need to relax. The kitchen is well stocked. Southwest Harbor is quiet and there is easy access to good food. We were constantly walking down to the bakery for more bread. The hot tub is a great place to watch the stars. It is a short drive to the carriage trails and Bar Harbor. The staff, while you never see them, are professional and honest. We love the harbor view from the big window and plan to come back a third time, and more.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Rocky Mount, NC

Harbor Haze Haven

  • 5 of 5

We recently completed a week vacation on MDI and stayed at Harbor Haze. It was wonderful! Southwest Harbor is a quaint little town and a good home base for exploring the beauty of Acadia. Harbor Haze had everything we needed / wanted and was within walking distance of town. Should we be fortunate enough to return to this area, Harbor Haze will definitely be on our short list.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lebanon, TN

First time to Maine

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five spent a relaxing week at Harbor Daze. Our first night there, we were in awe of the beautiful starry sky. The house was a good size...cozy but enough room for us to spread out and have quiet time. The kitchen was well equipped and we cooked and grilled to our stomachs' content. The location of the house was ideal. We walked into town several times to browse the shops and restaurants. We found great gifts at Under the Dogwood Tree. Southwest Market was just a few minutes away by car and very convenient.

We purchased a weekly pass to Acadia and visited daily and also drove to Bar Harbor a couple times. Unfortunately, the Island Explorer bus was not running yet during our stay, otherwise we would have used that service. We checked out tide pools, several beaches, Thunder Hole, different lakes and we hiked and climbed almost every day. The scenery is divine. You will definitely enjoy Harbor Daze and Southwest Harbor.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 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:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer II
Jul 3 2016 - Aug 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer/Fall
Aug 28 2016 - Oct 15 2016
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 14 2017 - Jun 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer I
Jun 11 2017 - Jul 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer II
Jul 2 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day and Fall Foliage
Aug 27 2017 - Oct 15 2017
7 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

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • 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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • 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.

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