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Hot Tub! Gorgeous Oceanfront Setting on Harbor, Private Dock

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 6

Hot Tub!!

Come and enjoy the gorgeous accommodations and spectacular, unparalleled views of Southwest Harbor at 'Midships' at Windward Shores. Windward Shores is an exclusive 3 unit condominium enviably situated at the head of the harbor on the shores of Southwest Harbor. But don't shy away because of the word 'condo', this is no cookie-cutter condo! Windward Shores is not part of a larger complex. It is just one custom built waterfront property in a quiet residential neighborhood, with a homey, cottage feel. 'Midships' is the largest of the 3 condos boasting 3 levels, floor to ceiling windows, private patio, deck, sloping lawns, and private dock.

From the gleaming hardwood floors and spiral wooden staircase to the granite counter tops and tiled doubled-headed master shower, it's the attention to detail that make 'Midships' a cut above the rest.

With truly breathtaking views from any of the three levels at 'Midships' as well as from the deck and private master patio with hot tub, you're ever close the the ocean. Closer still, step out to the sloping lawn, where you'll find seating and a Chiminea (outdoor fireplace or 'fire pot') just above the shoreline and access to Windward Shores own private dock, all right in front of you!

Attention to Detail: As you walk into 'Midships' main level, you are consumed by panoramic views of the harbor. The open floor plan of this level allows you to soak in the views whether you're cooking in the kitchen, relaxing in the sitting area and watching cable on the flat screen HDTV or dining at the table with family and friends. The fully appointed kitchen has gorgeous granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, including a double oven, cook top stove, refrigerator with water/ice dispenser and a built in microwave. Take the spiral staircase to the upper level and find a great spot for watching the activity of the harbor, enjoying cable on the flat screen HDTV, or curling up with a good book. This level also offers a bedroom with double bed.

In the lower level you'll find the master bedroom with hot tub on private patio overlooking the harbor, tiled master bath with double-headed shower, a second bedroom with twin beds, and another bathroom with tub and shower. Plenty of room to spread out!

Away from the Crowds, Close to Everything!: Situated on the 'quiet side' of the island, you can enjoy the real Downeast Maine away from the crowds, but still be within minutes of world-famous Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. You can explore all that the park has to offer by yourself, take a guided tour or take Mount Desert Island's bus, the 'Island Explorer', available to the public free of charge! Destinations include just about anywhere you want to go on the island. There are a number of outfitters located on Mount Desert Island that rent bicycles and kayaks, several with walking distance of 'Midships'. A stroll into Southwest Harbor or a short drive to Bar Harbor and you can enjoy a wide variety of activities from the most relaxed to the most rigorous, dining for all tastes and budgets, and shopping in many unique shops and galleries. Regardless of your interests, 'Midships' and the surrounding attractions are sure to make for a fulfilling vacation!

Come in the Fall-Beautiful Foliage, lower rates! : The months of September and October are a fabulous time to come to 'Midships'. The rates are lower, the crowds have left, the weather is comfortable and the foliage is spectacular!!!

Have school-age kids but still want to avoid the crowds, why not come to 'Midships' in June!

More Details

Property Manager
Jane Peabody
Member since: 2003
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Taken from Guest Feedback Sheet - We had a great time - can't beat the view! The condo had everything we needed.
Jun 2013
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Amenities

Southwest Harbor Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Rates and minimum stays are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Although some rate periods show less than a 7nt minimum,
  • this is primarily a WEEKLY Sunday to Sunday rental.
  • We will CONSIDER (and solely at owner's discretion) less than a full wk.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Plus washer and dryer on main level
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Extra large tiled doubled headed shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Additional - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleep Sofa in Upper Living Area
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Twin Beds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Access to Windward Shores Private Dock

Reviews

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Hot Tub! Gorgeous Oceanfront Setting on Harbor, Private Dock
average rating of 4.783784 based on 41 reviews
5

Perfect views, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This was my first trip to any part of Maine and was something my wife, who has been to Maine before, wanted me to experience. I'm normally more of a beach kind of person and am extremely picky about the places I stay but wanted to give it a shot. I knew that picking this house was the right decision the moment I stepped through the door and the first thing I could see was the harbor straight through the opening and into the downstairs living area. If we weren't out and about checking out the local stores or Acadia, we were enjoying ourselves with drinks on the deck, watching ships come in and out or staring up at the night sky from the hot tub. The area itself is quiet, not a lot of traffic compared to, say, Bar Harbor and a lot of shops and restaurants within walking distance. And with the main parts of Acadia just a simple drive around the corner, the location allowed the best of everything: Nice quiet area to relax in, followed by a quick drive over to hiking trails along the shore line and up mountains. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very pleased that you really enjoyed your first visit to Maine. Looking forward to welcoming you back. I like to offer a discount for returning friends.
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5

Lovely condo!

  • 5 of 5

Immaculately clean, very well equipped! Great location with just an incredible view. Our only caveat was that due to the spiral stairs it wasn’t optimal for small children.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The photos are accurate, the view is amazing

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent eight days in the well maintained apartment. It is spacious and well laid out . We loved being working walking distance to town and viewing the activity of the harbor. We rented a boat one day and left from the dock. The kitchen is well equipped for cooking my only issue is I don’t like electric stoves. We enjoyed the hot tub ! We would not hestitate to return to this lovely property , thank you !

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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ARNOLD, MD
4

Great home with a great view. The location is perfect for enjoying the park and escaping the crowds!

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. This is a great location for exploring the park but also escaping the crowds. The home is well stocked/supplied for cooking almost any meal. Plenty of towels and bedding. If you have multiple small children, be aware that the 3rd bedroom is two floors up from the master and 2nd bedroom. Our kids all bunked together downstairs with us and we were much more comfortable that way. The only critique we would have is that it lists the home as being air conditioned but during a very hot week here, it will be very hard to cool the whole house. There is a A/c unit in the lower level that really cools the bedrooms but the upper two floors barely cool. Normally this wouldn't matter to us but we had a hot start to the week! Luckily it cooled off midweek and most days we were out of the house all day enjoying the park. Overall an excellent stay!!!! We would come every summer if we could!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely amazing!!!

  • 5 of 5

Stunning property, amazing location! We had an absolute blast with our three young kiddos. Condo was clean, comfortable, and we will never forget that view from the hot tub, the convenient stroll for beers at the upper deck, or the short drives along Park Loop road in beautiful Acadia. Absolutely amazing family vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cortland, New York
5

Fabulous week!

  • 5 of 5

I have been staying in vacation homes in Maine for many many years. I had never been in one that has been so nicely appointed and surely never been in one with a view that you just can't take your eyes off of. I felt so at home here. There were five adults and we each had plenty of space to read and be on our own. Having the dock available was great for kayaking each day. I think this was the trip and the house that really helped me to fall in love with Southwest Harbor. I had no reason to go anywhere else :-)

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Bar Harbor Jet Port
Nearest Ferry
0.25 Miles
Cranberry Cove Ferry
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Upper Deck Seafood Breakfast at Great Harbor

Located on the quiet side of Mount Desert Island, Midships at Windward Shores, is situated in the quaint village of Southwest Harbor. From 'Midships' you can take a stroll into town and explore unique shops, fabulous restaurants, museums, antique shops, and much more. Or, walk to the marina and watch the lobster fishermen bring in their catch. Rent a boat locally or take the water taxi to explore the waters and islands surrounding Mount Desert Island. 'Midships' is also located just minutes from world-famous Acadia National Park, which offers crystal-clear lakes, sandy and rocky beaches, rocky shorelines, beautifully maintained hiking and biking carriage trails, mountains to hike or drive, and so much more. Opportunities for whale watching, boat rentals and charters, fishing, swimming, tennis, shopping, kayaking, hiking, and many more are within minutes.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350

$100/wk multiple wk discount. We own the condo next door and a house across the street and offer discounts, great option for larger groups!
Rates and minimum stays are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Although some rate periods show less than a 7nt minimum, this is primarily a WEEKLY Sunday to Sunday rental. We will CONSIDER (and solely at owner's discretion) less than a full wk.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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