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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

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.

Property Manager
Elena Scotti
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

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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Southwest Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 double
    Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • 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
Pets are welcome at the discretion of owners. Please specify age, size and breed of dog, Unfortunately, no cats allowed.


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Featured in Oprah's 'O' Magazine! (5 Night Minimum in Off-Peak Season)
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 17 reviews

Cute cottage with all the comforts of home

  • 4 of 5

Cute well equipped home away from home has everything you need and is close to the town but far enough away to enjoy the peace and quite

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy that you had a good time Neil. You and Lynda were great to leave everything in such great shape. Hope you arrived home safely.
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Perfect for a couple or those traveling alone

  • 4 of 5

We were grateful for the quick response in planning. For those reserving, the owner requests payment by check and a fee is needed for home away (this was our first travel on the site so navigation took a bit).

The home is a renovated house with exposed beams and tasteful New England decor. The name "the little house" is fitting in an adorable way (although the bathroom door was a reminder to my 6'2" husband).

We traveled with our three year old son, who is age appropriately active-while he loved the house, we experienced some challenges (needing to purchase plastic cups and not being a child proof home).

The location is perfect, driving distance to trails, swimming areas. The owners were extremely low key in offering privacy and space.

I imagine this would be the perfect retreat for an individual or couple.

Thank you for the great stay!

K, C, & L

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for visiting The Little House K, C & L. You left the house as you found it, spotless! We have many small and toddler-age children visitors. Many of whom happily return year after year. In fact, one family from Massachusetts has progressed from 1 to 3 little children in the years that they have been visiting and insist that they will never grow out of The Little House, so very child friendly! Thanks for visiting!
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Cute & Convenient location to all tourist sites

  • 4 of 5

The Little House is cute and cozy and tastefully decorated. It is conveniently located to get to all of the tourist sites in the area yet far enough removed to have peace and quiet in the evening. The kitchen has everything that you could possibly need during your stay in regard to pots & pans, dishes, utensils, etc. Fair warning: you must be able to squat down and get back up to access dishes & cups as they are in a lower cupboard. My husband has difficulty in that regard but it wasn't a problem for me. The bed is comfortable but is only full size. The second bedroom has two twin beds so the cottage is accommodating for families. The backyard is beautiful with gardens, a picnic table, adirondack chairs and a BBQ charcoal grill. The west facing side deck has a table and two chairs and was a relaxing place to sip my tea in the morning. The Little House is located on a private road so the only cars going by are that of the owner and guests staying in the other rental house up the lane. There are great bagels and muffins and coffee a short walk up the street on the corner and also a small cafe to have a full breakfast. My husband brought his bicycle and found all kinds of roads and trails to explore in the morning while he waited for me to wake up. Acadia is a must. See Cadillac Mountain and Sand Beach and beautiful overlooks. There's a small lighthouse in Bass Harbor. If you don't mind climbing over rocks, there's a great sunset view from the eastern side. Head left from the parking lot rather than going down to the right if time is short. Echo Lake is nearby as is Little Long Pond. Don't miss sunset at Seal Cove! It was my favorite spot of all but not well marked for road signage. Continue all the way down Seal Cove Road (it turns to dirt; don't's passable and heavily used). At the end, turn right and take your next left. I believe it's Cape Road. There's a mini lighthouse on the corner. Seal Cove is just a short distance from there. It's also a great place to see lobster boats coming in with their fresh catch and loading them onto trucks. There's also access to put a canoe or kayak into the water and relatively calm since it's a cove. Lastly, if you are 62 or older you qualify for a $10 lifetime pass to any national park, which includes free admission for EVERYONE who is with you! If you don't already have one, you can buy one at Acadia. There is one plus to aging! :)

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your nice review. Glad you had a great time!
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  • 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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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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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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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
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!


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 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall Season
Sep 23 2017 - Nov 18 2017
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $125
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.
Contact Manager

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