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Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, spanish, Some Greek

Quiet Wooded Setting near Acadia National Park

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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- 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.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Mary (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, spanish, Some Greek

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


based on 19 traveler reviews

Quiet Wooded Setting near Acadia National Park
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
Concord ma

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
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Cosy and practical!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I settled right in at Manset Studio. The owners, Mary and Tom, are great and have thought of everything to make your stay comfortable and inviting. Kitchen amenities are plentiful if you decide to eat in and there is a nice grill in the side yard. The bed is very comfortable and the wi-fi works great. The private location is pretty central to many outdoor activities and you don't have to go far to enjoy the various harbors and coves. We took advantage of the Free Island Explorer bus when we had gone for a bike ride that was a little longer and harder than anticipated. We just boarded the bus with our bikes and were dropped off right at the end of the driveway to Manset Studio. The kayaks provided were fun and easy to carry on my sedan using the mounts provided.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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New York, NY

Wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I had the pleasure of staying at Manset Studio during our truly wonderful vacation to Maine! While the studio is attached to the owner's home, we found it to be very private and serene. The owner, Mary, was easily accessible from the time of booking. Her hospitality extended beyond our stay, as she was even kind enough to send me a pair of shoes I left behind!

I'd recommend a vacation to Maine to just about anyone! We had so much fun preparing our own lobster dinner (bought from a lobsterman just down the road), and we found the apartment to have everything we needed. The beauty of Maine and Acadia National Park far exceeded our expectations. So many great memories, many thanks to the owners!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely stay on the Quietside of MDI!

  • 5 of 5

Our time at Manset Studio was so happy and relaxing! We enjoyed many of the hiking and carriage trails that Acadia had to offer but were always so glad to come "home" to Manset Studio. It is a very private place with your own side yard, fire pit, and boats. But, we most enjoyed coming back, cooking a meal, having some wine, planning our next days adventures. Mary was incredibly helpful with suggestions on best first day "starter hikes." She gave thoughtful recommendations on restaurants, best lobster (Thurstons), great blueberry pancake breakfast (Sea Biscuits Cafe), desserts (Quietside Cafe). Manset had everything we needed, Mary even provided a basket of supplies... coffee, milk, fruit, cheese and bread... so we could settle in, get our bearings before finding the local market. It was a wonderful location and lovely quiet cabin.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
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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

Southwest Harbor Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early summer
May 21 2016 - Jun 24 2016
6 night minimum stay
Jun 25 2016 - Jul 22 2016
7 night minimum stay
Jul 23 2016 - Aug 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
Late summer
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 7 2016
6 night minimum stay
Late fall
Oct 8 2016 - Dec 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
6 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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Southwest Harbor Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 525 sq. ft.
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
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • 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!

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