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Quiet Wooded Setting near Acadia National Park

Bedrooms 1
Space 525 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

- studio sleeps 2, 1 bath w/shower

'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.

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish, Some Greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

About Mary

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

Why Mary chose Southwest Harbor

We are so close to the ocean, 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!

What makes this studio unique

Peace,quiet, privacy....close to our village,and all that MDI offers


Seawall Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 525 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , spacious
  • The spacious bathroom is well lit.Towels,soap,shampoo,hair dryer,paper products are all provided.Beach towels are also provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The studio has a very comfortable queen size mattress in the built-in sleeping alcove.A futon in the living room opens to additional sleeping space.Quality linens and pillows are provided.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Canoe, kayaks picnic table and gas grill are provided in the large, private backyard area .. Manset Studio is fully winterized and perfect for a visit at any time of the year! Xcountry ski ,and skate rental are available in Bar Harbor,20 minutes away. The sleeping alcove is separated from the living area .The kitchen has a full sized ,electric range w/oven,a full size fridge,a large sink,all making meal preparation convenient. .Lobsters are GREAT...and we provide a lobster pot and all the utensils you need to enjoy them ! We want you to be comfortable and enjoy your stay on Mount Desert,do ask for any amenities you do not see listed!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Quiet Wooded Setting near Acadia National Park
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews

What a find!

  • 5 of 5

Having family with grandchildren on MDI, it is often a challenge to find a place to stay in the off season. Manset Studio is a wonderful find for our family! Mary's hospitality was evident from the moment of arrival, with a handwritten note, a basket of fresh fruit, homemade jam, and snack bars. The studio is aesthetically pleasing with its light wood floors, walls and ceiling. Comfortable living area with access to small deck with meadow views, great lighting for reading or knitting, TV, games, puzzles, magazines, a comfy futon sofa and armchair share half of the space with a fully-equipped kitchen that reminded me of a sailboat galley, with its efficient use of space. There was even milk and juice in fridge, coffee beans, tea, cocoa and all the fixings for lobster meal or picnic. Beautiful botanical paintings on mugs and plates. The front half of the studio contains the most cozy comfortable bed built into its own nook. Staying in January, the flannel sheets, down comforters, and throws, along with excellent reading lights made me want to burrow in till spring! A wall shelf filled with a variety of books sits waiting, a big window catches the sun, there is a small desk and chair equipped with radio/streaming. Adjacent is the spacious bathroom with great lighting, shower with excellent water pressure. This studio met all of my needs for an extended stay. Excellent heat in winter, ceiling fan for summer months with cross ventilation. Private drive for parking very convenient. Mary's discreet accessibility made me feel welcomed, and I knew I could seek her wisdom for local resources. This hideaway studio is a gem! Thank you for all you did to make my stay so welcoming and comfortable, Mary!

Judy Young van Wageningen, NH

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: And THANK YOU! We are so happy you were comfortable and that Manset Studio was a good fit for your visit with your family! Warmly,Mary and Tom
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  • 5 of 5

comfortable and private great hosts

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing getaway for our special trip!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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My husband and I stayed in this beautifully cozy space for our honeymoon week while exploring Acadia

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The simplicity of good design really matters and this place proves it.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic place to stay on the quiet side of MDI!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
1525 Miles
Trenton {Bar Harbor Airport) Bangor is 1 hour
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Cranberry Island for day hikes,bikes,art gallery
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Causeway club
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Route 102a,route3,to route1 headed downeast
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Many wonderful spots all over the Island
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Echo Lake or Seawall,Somes Pond all great!
Car: recommended

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!


Rates & Availability

Seawall Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter / Spring
Jan 1 2017 - May 19 2017
5 night minimum stay
May 20 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 24 2017 - Jul 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 22 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Autumn
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
6 night minimum stay
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 27 2017
6 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.0%

Deposit is $300

We are flexible on arrival and departure dates. We are a year-round rental,and consider longer stays during the summer.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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