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75 Year Old Cottage with Incredible Ocean Views!

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 7
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Southwest Harbor House Rental Photos and Description

House, 7 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 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

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Terry or Wes Spahr
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2015
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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 Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

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 2 moorings for your boats.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have a guest book which renters are encouraged to leave their thoughts and feelings about their visits. The 4 reviews below were taken from real guests of Sea Ledges and quoted from the guest book.
Jul 2011
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based on 4 traveler reviews

75 Year Old Cottage with Incredible Ocean Views!
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
No of your business, Nowheresville

Lovely House

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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No of your business, Nowheresville

Happy 50th!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2007
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a view!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2007
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbus Day 2006

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2006
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

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.


Rates & Availability

Southwest Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 2017
May 6 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
June 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
July 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
August 2017
Aug 5 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
September and October 2017
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 21 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.0%

The house is already booked for much of 2017 so please contact asap if you are interested in renting for next year.
Rentals run from Saturday afternoon to the next Saturday morning.
Last updated 10/18/16.

Credit cards are not accepted.

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Southwest Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • All 5 bathrooms are full.
  • 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 7 - 1 double , Downstairs Bedroom #2
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , Downstairs Bedroom #1
  • 1 King, 3 Queen size Beds, 1 Double Beds, and 4 Twin or Single Beds
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
-Private dock with 2 moorings for renter's use. -Downstairs central heating.

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