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Acadia National Park, Waterview, Large Historical Family Home,

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 3,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

7 BRs, 4 BAs, 2 kitchens, 2 living rooms, fireplace, sleeps 14, harbor

Historic home Located at the corner of Clark's Point and Claremont Road overlooking Southwest Harbor. Built in the 1816 as a home for the sea captain Nathan Clark.

Wood planked floors, wood panel walls, updated kitchens. Four queen beds, one full size, five twin beds.

Water view, elegent dining room, master bedroom, large back yard grassy area and woods and front yard with flower beds.

Located across the street from thet harbor

Large living room with fireplace. Where you can enjoy family gatherings and reunions. great for 3 families for a large family reunion.

Walking distance to town. Easy access to free Island Explorer bus.

Enjoy hiking, kayaking, sailing, biking, shopping and the island life.

2 full kitchens, great for family entertaining, family meal. Dining room overlooking Southwest Harbor.

Free WIFI good cell signal

Plan a great family vacation in a National Park: Come visit Mount Dessert Island in 2018 and see the second largest National Park in the US. A great place to vacation with extended family, reunions or with friends.

Lobster, blueberry pie, fresh air, boating, sailing, hiking,golf, biking, family meals, restaurants and great activities for every family member. Relax and read a great book and enjoy a true family vacation. Stress free.

More Details

Kristin and Tom O'Gorman
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2018

About Kristin and Tom O'Gorman

This house has been in our family for 7 generations and is very special to us and all our family members. With many people including ourselves being married in the house in front of the fireplace.

Kristin and Tom O'Gorman purchased this house in 1814

Why Kristin and Tom O'Gorman chose Southwest Harbor

Historic home with all the modern amenities from Kitchen to WIFI. Comfortable home with lots of room. Large bedrooms, 2 living rooms, 2 dining room and 2 kitchen. the house allows space together and away for 3 groups or 2 big groups.

What makes this house unique

Excellent home for family reunions, families vacationing together or just your own families summer vacation Maine style. Quiet location to enjoy your week and unwind but your across from the harbor, a short walk to town which has restaurants, coffee shops, ice cream shop, grocery store and neat Maine shops. Sail boat and boat rentals available in town and Ferry to go over to Cranberry Island. A short drive to hiking Acadia mountains, swimming at Echo lake and other parts of the Island.


Southwest Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Town
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • Half bathroom in hallway near kitchen. One full bathroom en suite. Second full bath with washer and dryer in bedroom en suite. Third full bath 2nd floor in between 2 bedrooms
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
  • Very spacious bedroom, some antique furniture, several with water views. 2 master type bedrooms down stairs, upstairs 2 bedrooms perfect for family or children. The other two bedrooms are on another wing of house with it's own kitchen, liviningroom, dining area. Another family space with 4 beds in total on this wing. House is excellently set up for multiple families to vacation together but have there own space also.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Very comfortable house, spacious, easy access with large group, across the street from the harbor. Walk to dinner, shoppng, sailing and activities. Short drive to all of Acadia national park. Check in 4 pm on saturdays Check out is at 10 am Prior To Departure: Wash and Dry as many towels as possible Remove all perishable items from refrigerator. Place all trash/recycle/redeemables in the bins provided. Strip bed and put sheets into the pillowcase, place on bed. Start a load of laundry Wash dishes - start dishwasher. Make a note of any maintenance items.


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Acadia National Park, Waterview, Large Historical Family Home,
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 12 assorted relatives (6 children aged 7 to 15) and 6 adults had a fabulous time hiking, boating, fishing, swimming, golfing, playing croquet, eating lobstah etc. etc. etc. The house suited us exactly, being well equipped and extremely comfortable.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have your family at the house. The kids enjoyed playing in the yard and being outdoors. The home allowed 3 generations of family to spend quality time together...and the weather was fabulous!
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Portland, Maine

Perfect Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Great house, with lots of room. Nice to have two separate kitchens with a big group when everyone is making their own breakfasts and lunches. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful house to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had 14 family members staying in this house.

It was a very comfortable house to stay. We had very much enjoyed our stay. Kristin was a wonderful host. Thank you! We will definitely rent the house for our future visit!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Large historic house with rustic charm

  • 4 of 5

We've been coming here in the summer for years. Typically we are a large group, so we appreciate the number of bedrooms. It's also in a location we like, a short walk from downtown Southwest Harbor, and right across the street from Beal's Lobster Pier, and convenient to the rest of Acadia National Park.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perryopolis, PA

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome week. We loved the Clark house.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hartford, CT

awesome stay

  • 5 of 5

A very convenient location with more than enough room for everybody in the group.House is very clean with ample accessories. we did so many acadia attractions in just 2 days. we never ran out of groceries, west side plaza is just in neighborhood. I really appreciated, owners being so caring and generous. we arrived really late in the night and the lights were on with all beds setup to go to sleep right away. overall our stay was very pleasant and because of the house, we were able to make complete use of our vacation time. Many thanks Kristin.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to see all of the children enjoying the outdoors! You made the most of Acadia National Park during your short stay.
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Bangor International
Nearest Barpub
0.03 Miles
In town
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Causway Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
RT 102
Nearest Restaurant
0.03 Miles
Red Sky
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Echo lake beach
Car: recommended

Water front view of southwest harbor near Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island offers visitors hiking, biking, sailing, kayak and canoe rentals, golfing, swimming, picnicking, whale watching, and boat trips to nearby islands. Walking distance to boutique shops, grocery store, museums, sailing and restaurants in the villages. Restaurants for special occasions, family daily dining, fine dining, breakfast options and seafood featuring Maine lobster.

Other Activities: kayaking

Golf: The Causeway Club water views of Somme's sound on may holes and Kebo Valley near Bar Harbor are two golf courses on the Island. Water view, well managed good condition courses for all levels. Bar Harbor is just off the Island with a course that plays along the water on several holes


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $300

$2,000 to $3700 seasonal
Weeks outside of summer maybe available for less than one week call for availability
call for availability and weekly rate quotes shoulder seasons have flexibility

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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