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Elena Scotti

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

Featured in Oprah's 'O' Magazine! (5 Night Minimum in Off-Peak Season)

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Overview

Southwest Harbor Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4, Pet Friendly!

The Little House at Wild Meadow farm is “in town” but away from it all on a private road with a crooked stream, wild lupine fields and pretty grounds. Repeat guests are frequent and accolades common: “Our third year, and it just keeps getting better. I’ve been coming to MDI for 20 years and this is the most “comfy” house I’ve stayed in.” (Jen, Jenny + Mollie the dog) “We’ve had such a lovely week...The House itself is such a gem – light-filled, comfortable, clean and so thoughtfully decorated.” (Julia, Spiro + Theo) “Little House has been the perfect respite. We love everything about it.” (Rob + Elizabeth). The Little House features vintage hand-cut beams, airy living room, high ceilinged master bedroom, cozy twin bedroom, galley kitchen with open dining area, sky lit bathroom and small deck. A short walk to the shops and restaurants of Southwest Harbor. Easy access to everything: lakes, hiking, biking trails and ocean. Includes WIFI. The perfect spot for summer and fall vacations. If your dates are not available for The Little House, please also consider our newly renovated companion guest quarters - The Greenhouse - property #3469270 on Homeaway.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Elena Scotti (Property Manager)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the manager

"Thank you for your hospitality - all the little touches like coffee and welcome biscuits for the dog. You have created a refuge that is full of visual treats...Our week was beautiful with beautiful weather, while back home in Delaware it was sweltering."
Jul 2012
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)
Featured in Oprah's 'O' Magazine! (5 Night Minimum in Off-Peak Season)
average rating of 4.75 based on 14 reviews
Philadelphia
5

Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

What started out as a one week vacation on Mount Desert Island has now very sensibly morphed into a two week excursion. Back in the summer of 2012 we were fortunate to discover the wonders of the Little House, and we like it so much we've stayed there each summer since. It's the perfect vacation home away from home: Quiet, light-filled, airy, and comfy-cozy. The porch on the side of the house is a nice place to hang out with a refreshing cocktail hour beverage, or to simply watch a gorgeous sunset. You're close to some great western mountain hiking trails--look out for those delish wild blueberries, the cooling waters of Echo Lake, and the shops and restaurants of Southwest Harbor. Do yourself a favor and try the tasty popovers at Common Good Café, and the fresh lobster at Beal's Lobster Pier (their traditional lobster roll--sautéed in butter--is the cat's meow).

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for becoming part of summer at The Little House. You are the best guests ever. Thank you very much for the great review!
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Philadelphia
5

A Fabulous Vacation Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We love hiking and lobster, and Mount Desert Island satisfies both needs; happily, this is fourth year that we've stayed at The Little House. We prefer the "quiet side" of the island, and this cottage is just perfect: it's bright and airy and quiet; the beds are comfy; and this year there's a marvelous new addition--a washer and dryer! The cottage and grounds, which include lovely perennial flower beds and gorgeous meadows, are meticulously maintained. The location is ideal--it's a quick walk or an even quicker drive to the shops and restaurants of Southwest Harbor (Beal's Lobster Pier is a favorite). There's a second equally lovely rental cottage on the grounds, The Greenhouse. The owners, Elena and Terry, who have a lovely home there as well, are always super friendly and helpful; their sweet dog Pip is the best.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The highest compliment is guests who return summer after summer. Thank you for sharing our love for Mount Desert Island and our small bit of paradise here. It is a real pleasure to have you visit!
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5

Comfortable and Adorable vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

The Little House was everything I was hoping for, and honestly more. The house is so comfortable and homey - it really feels like a home away from home. Everything we needed was there, and Elena even left us a little welcome basket! The yard and porch are quiet and private, and although the owners live next door I never felt like we were being watched over. The recommendations and tips left for us were very helpful too.

The location is great, it's away from the crowded parts of the island but not far from any of the things you'd like to do while you're there. It was a quick drive to Bar Harbor, places to park and meet up with the carriage trails and hiking spots. We even biked from the house to Echo Lake for a swim!

We LOVED staying here and using it as a home base for hiking, biking and exploring. Even on the one rainy day it was a pleasure to spend time at the house just reading and relaxing. We would definitely recommend staying here, and are already trying to plan our next stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review, and we are so happy that you loved The Little House as much as we do!
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5

Great Fall retreat for biking or hiking

  • 5 of 5

This house was painted and furnished with care and class and is well situated and maintained. It feels like you are in a friends house instead of a rental. We chose to vacation on Mount Desert Island in the Fall to avoid the summer crowds and ride bikes (we rented in Southwest Harbor) through the brilliantly colored leaves on the carriage paths of Arcadia National Park. The temperatures in early October were perfect for bike riding or hiking. We worked up an appetite each day to enjoy some great meals at Thurston's (lobster). The Burning Tree, and Paddys. The house owner was very helpful and responsive and really cared that everything was okay for us. We plan on doing this again!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both for visiting The Little House and for the fabulous review! Fall is our favorite season on MDI too, and we are happy that you packed your days with biking, hiking and so many incredibly beautiful views. Hope you have a wonderful autumn and holiday season back in Texas! All the best, Elena, Terry and Pip
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Charleston, SC
5

Adorable little cottage!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our two children (age 2 and 8 months) just returned from our epic vacation in Maine! Everything about this home was just perfect for us! It had everything we needed and we felt like we had our own little campground in the backyard. We ate breakfast outside every morning and had wine outside every evening. The location was also perfect, close to town and to the water. We visited Echo Lake, went tide pooling beyond the Causeway Club and enjoyed coffee right down the street from the Little House. Thank you Elena for accommodating our family last minute! I hope we get to come back and enjoy your wonderful home again!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sooooooooo happy that you and your family had a wonderful visit Charlotte. It was a pleasure to see you enjoying the yard AND having breakfast in the garden! Regards, Elena, Terry + Pip
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5

Wonderful week at the Little House!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4, and our dog, had a wonderful week at the Little House. The house is so comfortable, very nicely decorated, with nice bed linens and comfortable beds and places to sit. The kitchen is very well organized and we appreciated being able to have some meals "at home" rather than always going to restaurants. There is a nice dining area inside as well as a lovely yard with picnic table and chairs. The gardens and open space surrounding the house are so peaceful and perfect for relaxing, or for kids and dogs to run around in. There large windows throughout the house provide great light and ventilation and it was so peaceful and quiet at night. Very close by there are some shops, including a wonderful coffee shop, liquor store, movie rental store, etc. The charming Southwest Harbor town center is just a short walk away, as are many beautiful hiking trails and swimming spots. We hope to return again very soon. It was a perfect vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Lesley, Thanks so much. You were all such great guests, and it was wonderful to have all the activity in the yard, and to see that your girls and Indie were having such a good time. Perfect guests and welcome back any time! All the best, Elena, Terry and Pip
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Sips
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Swans Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Causeway Club
Nearest Train
150 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Motorway
45 Miles
Bangor, Maine
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Red Sky
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Echo Lake
Car: recommended

Close to all Acadia National Park activities, and the free Island Explorer bus which will pick you and your bike up for easy travel to the park carriage roads, trails, and Bar Harbor. Southwest Harbor's village center, Beal's Lobster Pound, and the town dock are just a short distance away. Bike and kayak rentals are available in the village. Echo Lake and Long Pond are close by for swimming and kayaking. Excellent hiking trails for all levels of ability.

Other Activities: hiking, kayaking, and more hiking and kayaking!

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Rates & Availability

Southwest Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer at The Little House
Aug 15 2016 - Sep 23 2016
5 night minimum stay
$200
$1,200
 
 
Fall Season
Sep 24 2016 - Nov 5 2016
5 night minimum stay
$150
$950
 
 
Spring Season
Apr 22 2017 - Jun 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
$150
$950
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
$200
$1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 9.0%

Will consider 4 night rentals.
Cleaning is included in the weekly rental price. Cleaning is billed separately for shorter stays.
Pets are welcome - Pet charge: $125 One pet maximum.
Refundable security deposit will be returned to guest within 30 days.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

Southwest Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 double
    Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Pets are welcome at the discretion of owners. Please specify age, size and breed of dog,

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