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75 Year Old Cottage with Incredible Ocean Views and a Dock!

Southwest Harbor, ME, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms7
  • Sleeps14
  • Bathrooms5
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay0 - 6 nights

House, 7 Bedrooms and 5 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

Welcome to Sea Ledges! Located just down the road from Hinckley’s Boat Yard, Sea Ledges boasts one of the premier waterfront views on Mount Desert Island. With seven bedrooms and five baths, Sea Ledges offers old world elegance that can accommodate almost any sized family.

The Cottage comes with the use of a deep-water private dock and two moorings for the tenant and is within easy driving distance of Acadia National Park. Enjoy kayaking, sailing, hiking, biking or just about any other outdoor activity that you and your family can think of doing in Acadia National Park.

For more photos and information, please look us up on Facebook under Sea Ledges.

Keywords: Cottage, Big House, Ocean Front, Dock, Near Acadia National Park


Terry or Wes Spahr

Member Since 2007
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Feb 08, 2018
About Terry or Wes Spahr

This is a property that was bought and built by our great grandparents in 1932. Since then it has been passed down to the current generation of brothers who have been improving the house with modern amenities to make our guests and renters feel at home. We have been fortunate over the years to have had many 'long term' renters who come back year after year and once you stay at the house you will understand why they do.

Terry or Wes Spahr purchased this House in 1932

Why Terry or Wes Spahr chose Southwest Harbor

Our great grandparents were one of many families who back in the early 1900's decided to escape the summer heat of Philadelphia and head north to the beautiful island of Mount Desert. After searching the towns of Northeast and Bar Harbor for the best spot they could possibly find, they settled on the quiet town of Manset which lies on the south side of Southwest Harbor. They were able to buy a property where the famous Stanley Hotel once stood and built the beautiful house you see today.

What makes this House unique

Sea Ledges in our humble opinion has the best view on the island. With Southwest Harbor to the west, Somes Sound to the north, and the Cranberry islands and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the view is absolutely incredible. Added to this relaxing atmosphere is the closeness of Acadia National Park without the craziness of Bar Harbor. Finally, very few houses offer 14 beds (big enough for two families!) and a deepwater dock with a mooring for your boat.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Master Bedroom
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, Guest Bedroom #2
      • Bedroom 3
        1 double, Guest Bedroom #3
      • Bedroom 4
        2 twin/ single, Kids' Bedroom 1
      • Bedroom 5
        2 twin/ single, Kid's Bedroom #2
      • Bedroom 6
        1 queen, Downstairs Bedroom #1
      • Bedroom 7
        1 double, Downstairs Bedroom #2
      • 1 King, 3 Queen size Beds, 1 Double Bed, and 4 Twin or Single Beds


      • 5 Bathrooms
        • All 5 bathrooms are full.

        Location Type

          • Beachfront
            Not your typical NJ sand beach but a much prettier Maine rock beach instead.
          • Downtown
            Southwest Harbor is 5 minutes away and Bar Harbor is 20 minutes away.
          • Mountain View
            Seen across the ocean front.
          • Oceanfront
            Argueably the best view on Mount Desert Island with a private dock and 2 moorings.


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Living Room
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Heating
                        1st floor only.
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                        Sheets and Towels Provided
                      • Fireplace
                        In the den, dining and master bedroom.
                      • Telephone
                        Local calls only.
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet
                        Works throughout the house.
                      • Wood Fireplace
                        In the den, dining and master bedroom.


                          • Microwave
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Kitchen
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                            One for your lobster and the other for your clams.
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                              • Dining Room
                              • comfy seating for 14 people


                                  • Books
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                    Trivial Pursuit, Monopoly, puzzles, and other board games for you to use.
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Brand new 40 plus inch LCD TV with wireless Internet.
                                  • Television
                                  • Toys
                                    Plenty for your kids to play with.


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        2 Picnic Tables
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill


                                          • cinemas
                                          • health/beauty spa
                                          • live theater
                                          • marina
                                          • museums
                                          • restaurants
                                          • zoo

                                            Leisure Activities

                                              • scenic drives
                                              • antiquing
                                              • horseback riding
                                              • horseshoes
                                              • miniature golf
                                              • boating
                                              • shopping
                                              • sight seeing
                                              • walking
                                              • whale watching
                                              • wildlife viewing

                                                Local Services & Businesses

                                                  • ATM/bank
                                                  • groceries
                                                  • hospital
                                                  • laundromat
                                                  • medical services

                                                    Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                      • mountain biking
                                                      • cycling
                                                      • golf
                                                      • hiking
                                                      • kayaking
                                                      • fishing
                                                      • mountain climbing
                                                      • rock climbing
                                                      • sailing
                                                      • swimming
                                                      • tennis


                                                          • -Private dock with 2 moorings for renter's use. -Downstairs central heating.

                                                            4 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            Lovely House

                                                            GraceNo of your business, Nowheresville

                                                            Lovely House! We all had a wonderful time. The location is beautiful and the house was very comfortable for us all. The kids had a blast jumping off the dock. Thank you! The Reilly Family

                                                            Happy 50th!

                                                            GraceNo of your business, Nowheresville

                                                            This was our 50th wedding anniversary and we were lucky enough to have all our family with us. This was their gift to us. There were 13 of us and we were so pleased with the home and the gorgeous view. It's so spacious and family friendly. Enjoyed the dock-caught a couple of fish! Picked enough blueberries for pancakes. Place was immaculate when we arrived. Ray Swan, Hapkinton, MA

                                                            What a view!

                                                            GraceNo of your business, Nowheresville

                                                            Great house with wonderful views from every room-The house is very spacious and well equipped-Beautiful sunrises and sunsets-Eating popovers for breakfast on the sunporch was special. Don and Grace Flesche-Kalamazoo, MI

                                                            Columbus Day 2006

                                                            GraceNo of your business, Nowheresville

                                                            Columbus Day is a great time to be on the island. The leaves are just starting to change color and it is usually quite warm. Most of the stores are open-as are the restaurants. Lots of visitors on the island who are hikers and bikers.- Shelly and Ofer Wemirsoky, Boston, MA


                                                            Southwest Harbor, ME, USA

                                                            All of the above listed actvities are found within a short drive of our house. One may enjoy the nearby beauty of the carriage roads of Acadia either on foot or by biking and Echo Lake is just 10 minutes away for those who think swimming in the ocean is a bit too chilly. We do not provide boats of any sort for renters to use but Mansell Boat Rental Company is just down the road.


                                                            Additional information about rental rates

                                                            Tax Rate

                                                            We already have bookings for half of 2018 and all of July is already taken. Rentals normally run from Saturday afternoon to the next Saturday morning. Bi-weekly or monthly rentals are preferred. Last updated 01/17/18.

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                                                            For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

                                                            Property # 152504vb