|Minimum Stay||5 - 6 nights|
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'Manset Studio,' newly built and situated in a peaceful wooded setting ,is minutes away from the Seawall area of Acadia Nat'l Park. Tastefully furnished, this second floor studio offers a large deck, full kitchen, and open living area. A new queen-sized bed is located in the built-in sleeping alcove.
The living room has a comfortable, new double futon couch. HDTV, DvD player ,iHome for iphone and ipod are provided. Stairs from the sunny deck lead down to a spacious yard..with Weber grill, picnic table and fire pit (perfect for evening campfires) .. firewood provided ,as are comfortable chairs. There is ample parking . Explore MDI and Acadia National Park from 'Manset Studio' on the free bus service provided by Acadia National Park.
We built our home in 1998,and love living here in Manset.So close to the Seawall!Our family and friends love staying in Manset Studio if we do not have rental guest. And,this year,we are really been enjoying WINTER,SNOW!....we are close the ANP Carriage roads....perfect for cross skiing,and Snowshoeing!
Mary purchased this studio in 1998
We are so close to the ocean,mountains...it is easy to get into the village,or out to one of the islands....and if we have to work...easy to drive there,too.We are now retired,and Really appreciating our wonderful home. And we have travelled all over....MDI is most beautiful!
Peace,quiet, privacy....close to our village,and all that MDI offers
My husband and I had the most amazing stay at this gorgeous place. It was a perfect size for the two of us to enjoy our wedding and honeymoon stay while visiting the beautiful things Acadia has to offer.
We arrived on Thursday and met Mary and Tom. They are so sweet and gave us many great suggestions on places to check out and food to try. When we walked in the place, we were greeted with a nice basket with snacks and a bottle of champagne. (Such a sweet little addition) The place is clean and has everything you might need for your stay.
We got married on Friday in Acadia on Sand Beach. At the end of the day of our wedding, it was so nice to know we were able to come back to a quiet comfortable place where we would be spending the following week for our honeymoon. It definitely felt like home quickly after getting all of things into the house. Many evening we saw deer walking in the back yard off the porch and enjoyed the fire pit and looking up to endless amount of stars. Another thing we enjoyed was being outside of the busyness of the main Bar Harbor area.
We would recommend this to any couple looking to stay and visit Acadia. Tom and Mary are so kind and thoughtful. They have a beautiful place that we were lucky to have had the opportunity to stay there.
Mary and her husband were very helpful to us for whatever we needed. They offered us their kayaks for the week and helped us secure them on the roof of our car. They told us about a great kayaking spot where we ended up getting to see a bald eagle. They were available for questions as needed and sweet. The home is very clean and tidy. Still smells like wood.
We loved the quiet surrounding the suite we stayed in and enjoyed the firepit and landscaping outside. The home is less than a mile from great local businesses with groceries and awesome sandwiches. Also an amazing restaurant named Red Sky.
We found this home as a perfect getaway from the busyness of Bar Harbor and also had an amazing lobster benedict at Grumpy's which is also about a mile or less away.
Thank you dearly Mary!
Kim and Mike Healy
The simplicity of good design really matters and Manset studio proves it. This small space manages to magically offer six separate environments to enjoy over the space of a two car garage. I could read my book on the deck, in bed, at the desk or on the couch or at the kitchen counter. This studio is appointed with high quality accessories. There were great little touches like high quality hand cream, soaps and q-tips for guest use. I really appreciated having real cotton sheets, a cotton blanket and a nice quilt to sleep in and not some cheesy polyester fabric in a clashing pattern. I loved the botanical garden fine china and not having to eat off of some plastic ugly design that made me cringe. The owners were especially considerate in leaving a welcome gift basket of wine, cheese and crackers and OJ and milk and tea and coffee for the first morning. I loved being on the porch and doing yoga overlooking the field in the mornings. Everything seemed clean and new. Despite this being attached to a home we couldn't hear the owners except for when their garage door opened. The location off the main road was very quite and we could see millions of stars at night from the deck. It was a great place to come back to at night or to hang out in on a rainy day. The only (tiny) down side was that the internet couldn't be accessed from the bed cubby and that there was a slight moldy smell from the carpeted interior stairwell. Overall this is a cosy, well designed and tastefully appointed studio and we were really grateful to have found it and to have stayed there.
My girlfriend and I had a wonderful week staying at the Manset Studio! It's a beautiful and cozy apartment, and we really appreciated and made good use of the kitchen space. The owner, Mary, is very sweet and helpful, and was always available to answer our questions and help us with whatever we needed. The studio is just a short distance from Seawall and a couple really excellent oceanside trails. We were here late in the year and most everything is "closed for the season", but there are some gems that make coming here this time of year the best possible time to come! Be sure to check out Beal's Lobster Pier in SW Harbor for fresh-off-the-boat seafood. Even when the restaurant has shut its doors, fresh seafood can still be bought at the end of the pier. We were lucky enough to be here at the beginning of scallop season, and they are excellent! Also, McKay's pub in Bar Harbor has excellent food, drinks, and ambiance for very reasonable prices! Apart from that, having the entirety of Acadia to ourselves in the off-season is about as good as it gets! Thanks for everything, Mary, we would most definitely stay at the Manset Studio again and can't recommend it highly enough! ~Alex & Yoko
Great customer service! A nice basket of goodies was waiting for us when we arrived. Mary and Tom are very helpful in providing info about restaurants (Thurston's for lobster, The Common Good for popovers for breakfast). The kayaks they provided us were put to good use! We went kayaking four times at Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor, Pretty Marsh and Bass Harbor. The studio is clean, spacious and comfortable. We had a great time!
Southwest Harbor is located on the 'quiet side' of Mt. Desert Island. Acadia National Park's, renowned carriage trail system is 20 minutes away. All forms of hiking, biking, kayaking, rock climbing and running can be enjoyed by visitors. Manset Studio is a short walk to the Manset shore, the Hinckley Boat Company, and fine restaurants. Whale watching , scenic cruises,kayak tours are all nearby. A free bus service, The ISLAND EXPLORER, is available through the summer to all on Mount Desert Island.
There is fine dining in Southwest Harbor and Bar Harbor as well as great shopping for art and local handicrafts. Mid-October features the MDI Marathon with the finish line in Southwest Harbor. Gorgeous foliage and the 'Octoberfest' make Fall a fun time to visit MDI. When snow falls ,cross-country skiing is perfect on the groomed carriage trails of Acadia National Park
Other Activities: Acadia National Park, hiking,carriage trails ,whale watching,swimming,all types of boating!
Ski: Great x-country skiing on Mt Desert Island...When we get snow!! AND We Have Snow NOW..The Carriage Trail are Groomed,and ready!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Oct 8 2016 - Dec 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
Deposit is $300
We are flexible on arrival and departure dates. We are a year-round rental,and consider longer stays during the summer.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.