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Spacious Cape in quiet, wooded area near Lighthouse/Lake-Acadia National Park

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,120 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 217 nights


About the property

1120 sq ft-2B w/ queens, sleep 5, full bath, fully equip Gourmet kitchen, WIFI

Peek weeks only $1,350/wk, discounted from $1,500/wk, if reserved by 4/30/17.

OUR HOME IS JUST THE PLACE to come to relax and wind down at the end of the day after exploring nearby Acadia National Park trails, Lighthouse, Lakes, Seawall, and Bar Harbor. We are located in a quiet, peaceful, residential area where you can get a good night sleep and be refreshed and ready to go again the next day.

New England style home (1120 sq ft per floor compared to most at 900 total) located in quiet wooded setting in Southwest Harbor on the 'quiet side' of Mt Desert Island near Acadia National Park. Our home has 2 bedrooms each with a queen, full bath, large kitchen with all accessories supplied, eat-in breakfast nook, and a family room, all conveniently located on the first floor. All linens and towels provided. Washer and Dryer located in the basement. Family room has WIFI, large flat screen TV/Cable, and DVD player as well as games. books, puzzles, and DVD selection for all ages. You can enjoy birds, wildlife, flowers, and stars in our yard. Use the picnic table and grill to enjoy the outdoors. Welcome package is overflowing with ideas and suggestions including ideas for rainy days.

Our home is located 4 miles or less from Echo Lake Swimming Beach, Seawall, and Bass Harbor Lighthouse. Just minutes from harbor views, marinas, and town. Town has bike/kayak/boat rentals, nature cruises, shopping, golfing, restaurants/fine-dining, grocery/drug store, museums, and play ground. Easy access to several lakes, biking and hiking trails. Only 20 minutes from Bar Harbor. See Cadillac Mountain, Thunder Hole, Jordan Pond House, or Park Loop Road. Go whale watching, tour/shop in Bar Harbor, or take ride in a horse-drawn carriage. Everywhere you look is a 'KODAK MOMENT', so bring your cameras. SAVE on gas. You can even catch the FREE Island Explorer bus right in town and go anywhere on the island. They take the bikes too!

$200 cleaning fee included FREE for all weekly rentals.

4th of July Activities/Specials: Fourth of July week in Acadia is very SPECIAL. Enjoy a Blueberry Pancake breakfast. Then check out the crafts booths or live bands. Maybe you would enjoy watching the parade or Lobster races. Next, ENJOY the Seafood festival featuring Lobster, mussels, corn, strawberry shortcake and Much, Much, more. Last, but not least, see the beautiful FIREWORKS over the harbor. You do not want to miss the exciting events going on this week.

Welcome Package: Please review the welcome package as soon as you arrive. Also complete the Move In Condition Statement. Please feel free to leave any comments about suggestions in the comment box. Also feel free to sign the guest book when you leave.

Regular Rules of the House: You are our guest so please treat our home with the respect you would expect a guest to treat yours. All linens and towels are provided. All items used (except linens) will need to be washed, dried, and put back in their places. Bed linens can be left on floor for the cleaners. Be sure to leave our home in the same condition you found it. If laundry (besides linens) or heavy cleaning is needed in house or on grill, a cleaning service fee will be withheld from your deposit. Deposits will be returned as soon as local manager advises that home is in good condition. Accidents do happen and things do get broken, so please replace any broken item with comparable item or let us know if you can't so we can replace before next guests arrive. No one under age 21 may rent without a parent on the premises. Please be considerate of neighbors sleeping with windows open in the summer. Have fun, but parties should end by a sensible hour. Please, no loud music.

Spend a week visiting Acadia National Park this winter. Plenty of things to do from snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, ice fishing, ice skating, winter hiking, winter camping, to horse drawn carriage rides with sleigh bells.


The second floor is unfinished and inaccessible. The building and premises are non-smoking. There is an apartment (separate structure & parking) on the premises away from the house.

WHERE can you enjoy Mountains and Beaches, Valleys and Vistas, Ponds/ Lakes & Harbors/Ocean, Nature and Shopping all in one place? ACADIA NATIONAL PARK! There is something here for everyone, whether you like being outdoors enjoying nature, fishing, golfing, bird watching, flowers, swimming, hiking, repelling, kayaking/canoeing, and biking, or you enjoy being indoors shopping, watching a movie, enjoying a live play, or visiting a variety of museums such as Native American, Bird carving, Nature, Whale, and Auto Museums. Enjoy a carriage ride, do a whale watch, take a trolley ride or ferry ride. There is so much to do here all year round. COME SEE what you are missing.

More Details

Robyn and Jim
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About Robyn and Jim

We are a family of 4 who have been coming to Acadia every year since 1989. Jim came to visit Acadia National Park as part of a Field Biology class for college and fell in love with Acadia. When Robyn graduated from college, he wanted to take her somewhere special, and so we went to Acadia. We fell in love with the beautiful mountains and cliffs that overlook oceans, the lakes and the woods, and just enjoying nature. We loved the lighthouse and the natural seawall that are nearby. We also enjoyed the laid-back, slower lifestyle of the Down-easter’s. We loved Acadia so much, that we purchased a piece of land with the hopes of retiring in Acadia some day. We were fortunate enough to be able to build a home on that land and begin using it in 2006 and offer you the chance, as well, to use it also to enjoy the piece of heaven we found in Acadia. Our family loves to vacation here each year, and we know that once you visit, you will love Acadia, too!

Robyn and Jim purchased this house in 2006

Why Robyn and Jim chose Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

Our home is in a quiet,wooded area where you can enjoy wildlife as well as peace and quiet. We like to watch the birds, deers, squirrels, chipmunks, and rabbits. We have seen a fox and coyote also. We also enjoy the wild flowers in the garden as well as the humming birds and dragonflies that visit daily. Our neighborhood is safe. Children can ride bikes in the neighborhood since it is off the main road and has very little traffic. We love that we are close to many Acadia National Park areas, especially Echo Lake, Seawall (great place to see shooting stars), and Bass Harbor Lighthouse, yet not in the noisy, crowded areas at night when we wish to get a good night's rest for the next days activities. We can even ride our bikes to the town to catch the FREE Island Explorer bus. These buses are the Best deal on the island. We love hiking the near-by trails and looking at the Milky Way at night. You have never seen so many stars, except maybe at a planetarium.

What makes this house unique

We have tried to go the extra mile to make our home comfortable for you. Our home is much more than just a rental. We also use this house for vacation, so you know it's comfortable and well stocked. We have added many, many extras such as nightlights, flashlights, extra supplies in case you forget to buy them the 1st time you are at the market. There are even cookbooks, DVD's, Books, Games, and puzzles (great for rainy days). We have an overflowing Welcome Package chalked full of ideas for your vacation. We also enjoy using the picnic table and grill to enjoy the outdoors and wildflower garden.

Guestbook comments from the owner

5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2011 for a stay in August 2010

We have been coming here each year since 2006. We always find the house very clean and comfortable even the beds. The house is always well stocked with linen, bath towels, kitchens towels, etc. and everything you would need for cooking, grilling, & baking. Thank you for the many extras (night lights, flashlights, spices, foil, plastic wrap, etc). We appreciate the folder with things to do and places to eat. We find your house to be in a peaceful/quiet neighborhood and yet close to town to do shopping, dining, and antiquing. But also wonderfully located to do hiking, biking, boating, fishing, and exploring in Acadia National Park.

5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Comfort

5 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness

4 of 5 stars Check-in 5 of 5 stars Service

Traveling group: Family with young children

Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend? Absolutely!

Management Response: May 15, 2011

Thank you for the kind words and for staying with us each year. We have tried hard to make our home be your home away from home with all the same comforts and keeping it well stocked.
Aug 2010
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Southwest Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1120 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Towels, Wash clothes, and linens supplied, as well as soft soap and some toilet paper.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Each bedroom has at least one night stand, mirror, dresser, armoire, night lamp, and clock.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Our house has all the comforts of home (linens, pots/pans, utensils, dishes, silverware, bath towels, coffee maker, blender, toaster, and fans) with lots of little extras including spices, night lights, flashlights, menus, cookbooks, etc... Gas Grill and Picnic Table in the yard for your enjoyment along with Lobster pot. We can offer information about restaurants, entertainment, activities for adults and children, and activities in the National Park to suit your interests. Telephone service is local only. You will need a calling card to make long distance calls. Puzzles, games, books, and DVD's for kids and adults in the house. Some toys for children (blocks, trucks, etc...). The second floor is unfinished and inaccessible. The building and premises are non-smoking. There is an apartment (separate structure & parking) on the premises. Winter activities also include Ice fishing, Ice skating, Cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling. Ride a horse drawn carriage with sleigh bells


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Spacious Cape in quiet, wooded area near Lighthouse/Lake-Acadia National Park
average rating of 4.8125 based on 22 reviews

Perfect home to escape with your loved ones!

  • 5 of 5

We had the absolute pleasure of staying in this cozy home this past summer. We are a family of five with three teenage boys and this house was perfect for us. The kitchen was clean and had everything you would need. The rest of the house was very well maintained and clean and also gave us everything we needed for our family getaway. The owners were a delight to deal with and very helpful and informative. Robyn gave us some great suggestions on places to visit, explore and great local restaurants. She was so kind and 100% reachable that I left there feeling as though I made a new friend! We took her advice on everything she mentioned and we were not disappointed at all. Arcadia is absolutely gorgeous and there is so much to see and do there. I was a little nervous that my adventure seeking sons would not have enough to do but that was not the case at all. Their home is very cozy and just a short travel distance from so many beautiful places to explore. Don't miss Cadillac mountain at sunset, absolutely breath taking views. I highly recommend staying in this home, you will not be disappointed.

Maura Zargo

New Jersey

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Maura, Thank you so much for the awesome review. We are so glad you had such wonderful time exploring Acadia and found all our suggestions helpful. There is always more to do here for all ages, and we look forward to your next visit.
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Quiet and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in this clean and comfortable home in a quiet location. The home had everything we needed for the week. The owners, Jim and Robyn, communicated very well with questions we had prior to renting and also provided a tremendous amount of information on what to do during our visit. We would recommend the property to others and would stay there again for a return trip. The property is located within a short drive to Acadia National Park where we enjoyed hiking and biking. Wonderful property and owners.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Bud for taking time to do a review. This helps us know what we are doing right. Glad you found all the information helpful and you enjoyed visiting Acadia. We look forward to your next visit.
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Beautiful and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We loved this home, great for our family with plenty of safe space for the kids to run and play. I noticed another review with allergies, I also had some asthma allergy problems while we were inside the house. Overall it was everything we wanted and more. Great recommendations for local activities and fully furnished home with everything you would have in your own house.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to do a review and letting family, friends, and other guests know about our home in Acadia being everything you would want in a home away from home. We are grateful. We are so glad you had a great time and found our recommendations helpful. We try really hard to help everyone enjoy Acadia to the fullest and we appreciate you letting us know that we are succeeding in that goal. We look forward to having you stay with us again when you come back. Have a great summer!
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Wonderfully peaceful location close to attractions

  • 5 of 5

This house is in a very quiet location and very clean and cozy. It is close to a lot of attractions and nothing more than 20- 25 minutes away. The loudest noise outside were the birds singing. We even were able to watch a squirrel or two as we ate our breakfast. The only draw back about this vacation was we did not allow enough time to see and do everything. Robyn was very helpful answering all our questions and also letting a lot of information on the kitchen table for us to look through. Hence the reason we did not allow enough time. We will be coming back to Southwest Harbor and staying here. Must see: Views from Loop road, Bar harbor, Seawall, Cadillac mountain, Ravenwood, and the Down East Lobster pound on route 3 west/south from the house.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write this review. So nice of you to share your experiences and letting others know what you enjoyed seeing and doing while you were here. Glad you found our suggestions helpful. We want everyone to enjoy Acadia as much as we do. We look forward to your next stay with us and helping you see even more things when you come back.
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Quaint home on private lot away from busy street

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our time on Mt. Desert Island this summer. The weather and views were great. There was plenty to do to keep our family of five very busy. I was very happy the this home was not directly on a busy street so that we could here the birds chirping in the morning with the windows open. I would have loved if there were a porch to sit on and eat breakfast, or a sliding glass door. The kitchen had everything one would need to cook or bake and the owners are wonderful. The owners stayed in contact and were very reachable to answer any information that was needed. There were no pets allowed, which is great because my son has allergies, but he sneezed the entire time we were there, so I am assuming there was an animal there in the recent past, but this is something that is out of anyone's control. We liked being in Southwest Harbor and loved the little Market (Sawyer's Market) downtown. It is really a quaint place and I'd love to stay in Southwest Harbor again, maybe in walking distance of downtown... Next time I will plan on cooking more and eating out less in Bar Harbor!!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Meg for taking time to do this review. We are so happy you had a wonderful time in Acadia on your vacation. We loved the pictures you sent of the flowers and blueberries you picked there. So glad you got to enjoy them. So very sorry to hear about the sneezing. We will have the carpets shampooed and vacuumed. No pets are allowed. We like Sawyers market too. They have very fresh herbs and really good homemade bread and pies. We look forward to helping with you next trip to Acadia.
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A great week Southwest Harbor!

  • 5 of 5

My family had a great week in Southwest Harbor. The house is clean, well equipped and convenient to all that Acadia has to offer. It's truly in a quiet, wooded setting and very peaceful. Southwest Harbor is definitely where you want to be if you're looking for a less hectic setting to experience Acadia National Park! We'll be looking to return and would rent this home again, for sure. You will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Walter and Ellen, Thanks so much for taking the time to do the review on our house and for your kind words. We are so glad you had such a great time visiting Acadia. We look forward to having you again when you come back to visit Acadia National Park. There is always something new to see and do here.
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Bar Harbor/Hancock County Airport
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Swans Island Terminal
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Causeway Club (Public), Southwest Harbor
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Cross county skiing on Park Loop Road
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Echo Lake
Car: recommended

Close to Acadia National Park Activities, Ranger programs, Oceanarium, Museums, Repertory Theater, Echo Lake & Long Pond, Bass Harbor Lighthouse, Nature Cruises, and Seawall. You may drive or catch the Free Island Explorer buses (in season) to go nearby for hiking (all levels of abilities), biking, kayaking, sailing, swimming, golfing, antiquing, shopping, playing in tidal pools, eating Lobster, taking a horse-drawn carriage ride or visiting Bar Harbor. Do some sight-seeing of Somes Sound (only fiord in North America), lighthouses, Sargeant Drive, and sun-set cruises. Take pictures of the working harbors, learn about the lobster industry via boat tour or shop at stores selling buoys, nautical gifts, bird carvings, paintings, portraits, model-ship kits, crafts, antiques, or food.

Other Activities: Fishing (Fresh & Salt Water), Hiking, kayaking, National Park Tours/Activities, Oceanarium, bird watching, nature cruises, lighthouse, sight-seeing.

Golf: Causeway Club-9 holes over 2,302 yards with a par of 65 (Public) Less than 2 miles away from our home

10 Fernald Point Rd

Southwest Harbor, ME 04679

(207) 244-3780

Northeast Harbor Golf Club-18 holes over 5,430 yards with a par of 69 (Public) 3 Miles away from our home.

Sargeant Drive

Northeast Harbor, ME 04662

(207) 276-5335


Rates & Availability

Southwest Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter Rental
Oct 15 2016 - May 27 2017
225 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Leaf Season
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 20 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Winter Rental
Oct 21 2017 - May 25 2018
217 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 9.0%

$200 Cleaning fee to be withheld from Security Dep if heavy cleaning is needed on grill or in house.
Weekly rentals are Saturday to Saturday. Check in 3 p.m. Check out 10:30 a.m.
Minimum of a 3 night stay for pre-season rate.

See lease for exact details. Summary-50% of rental due with signed lease. Remaining 50% rental + taxes due according to payment schedule. Security Deposit due minimum of 30 days before arrival.

Weekly rates do not include taxes or security deposit. $50 Discount for 2 or more weeks. $50 discount for repeat renters.

Credit Cards are accepted by agency, for a small admin fee paid to them.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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