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New Year Round Luxury Cottage Tucked Away In Town

Bedrooms 1
Space 575 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 180 nights


About the property

1 bedroom 1 bath.

The cottage at Central House is situated across the street from the harbor.

Amenities include all modern stainless steel high end kitchen appliances. The cottage is 2 stories with outdoor decks on both floors, and a private patio for dining or relaxing. A LED TV with cable and Wi-fi internet are included, and built in speakers for sound on both floors. The bathroom upstairs has a custom glass and rain forest sandstone shower. There is also a front loading washer and dryer, and a full sized gas grill for your convenience.

The cottage is one block from restaurants and shops. Acadia National Park is 2 miles away. Hiking, kayaking, swimming, biking, golfing, fishing, whale watching and more are all available on the island.

More Details

Property Manager
John and Barbara
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017


Southwest Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 575 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom has a custom glass mosaic and rain forest sandstone tile shower with 3 shower heads. An upright washer dryer is contained behind louver doors.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Extra plush mattress
  • The second floor contains the bedroom loft, bathroom with washer and dryer along with a 10 ft x 10ft deck. The bedroom has a DVD/CD player, and contains the music sound system for the entire house. Downstairs and upstairs the speakers are built in. The queen bed has a 17 inch thick extra plush mattress.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • 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
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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(28 traveler reviews)

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New Year Round Luxury Cottage Tucked Away In Town
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews

Charming cottage in a great spot!

  • 5 of 5

This is a little gem just about two blocks from "downtown" Southwest Harbor. Everything you need is provided, and the place itself is beautiful. There are three different outside areas to enjoy. It is an easy walk to restaurants, including to Beals Lobster House. One thing to note is that it has a spiral staircase, so it is not appropriate for those with limited mobility. We loved our week in the cottage!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, quiet and well-equipped!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect spot for my husband and me for a week of vacation in Maine. Our hostess, Barbara, was very warm and welcoming; we enjoyed being on the "quiet side" of Mt. Desert Island in a peaceful, restful neighborhood, but still within walking distance of a number of restaurants and attractions. We were delighted at how well-equipped the cottage was - we had everything we needed to cook meals and wash clothes, and it wasn't a long drive over to the Loop Road, Cadillac Mountain and other Acadia attractions, or to Bar Harbor. Thanks for a great week!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint and quiet- just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is lovely, both inside and out. It is very well-maintained, clean, and serenely quiet. The owners clearly thought about what people would need and like to have while on vacation. The kitchen was well equipped. The outside areas looked very inviting but, unfortunately, the weather didn't allow us an opportunity to enjoy them. We LOVED being able to walk to town and walked to dinner each night. We were very impressed with the restaurants, especially Red Sky.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, comfortable, great location and fun!

  • 5 of 5

When we first saw the Central Cottage online, we thought it would be perfect for us and it did not disappoint. Though small it was all the room we needed and we were impressed with how well it was maintained and how well stocked it was with all the essentials needed. We talked to Barbara a couple of times and she and John were very responsive. The proximity to downtown was great and we could easily walk to stores and restaurants. It was our first visit to Southwest Harbor but it won't be our last!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful in-town but quiet and private cottage in Southwest Harbor

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this great little cottage. Tucked away on a quiet street yet only a few minutes walk to the center of Southwest Harbor. The cottage is fairly new but has all the charm of an older place, with detailed woodwork, fairly tale appearance from the outside, two porches, and totally private back terrace. Modern amenities include cook's kitchen with high end appliances, granite countertops, dining counter, french doors to patio with grille, circular staircase to second floor, wood paneled cathedral ceiling in upstairs bedroom, amazing tiled shower, and great built in sound system for your modern devices like iPod and iPhone. The cottage was immaculately clean and stocked with everything you need for cooking. Barbara and John live 15 minutes away so are available if needed, and made sure everything was going well. Southwest Harbor is on the quiet side of the island, but has the feel of a real town with many decent restaurants, hardware store, library, two grocery stores, and of course Beal's Lobster Pier, our favorite for seafood. And all within walking distance. We would highly recommend this cottage to any couple or family with a baby, and plan to stay there again ourselves.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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More than you can ask for...

  • 5 of 5

This place was great!

The aesthetics are wonderful, especially for the top floor bedroom. Lots of windows and trees all around. You feel like your are in a tree house. Recently renovated throughout and feels airy and clean.

Very comfortable and shady for lounging around when not out hiking.

We brought our dog and it worked out great. There are spiral stairs up to the second floor that we thought might be a barrier, but our 40 lb terrier-mix was surprisingly able to manage the stairs on her own both up and down. Also nice is how private the house is. Our dog can bark when she hears strangers until she gets comfortable in a new space, but this house is at the back of the property and backs up to a field. Perfect. Final note about dogs: if you bring yours, go to Little Long Pond on the other side of the island and park on the ocean side of the pond (outside the park) - you can hike for about a mile in with your dog off-leash. There are big rolling meadows and dogs can swim here as well. This was so perfect for our dog that we went twice.

Great full kitchen if you want to cook, but we never did. The center of SW Harbor is just 1/2 a block away and there are several wonderful restaurants Sips, Eat-a-Pita etc. Also a store, Sawyers, where you can buy wonderfully prepared sandwiches for hikes.

Overall, I would say it was an excellent place for us and we will definitely try to stay here again when we come back.

Here are the answers to the questions that HomeAway would like addressed: It was accurately described. It was very clean and well maintained. Barbara gave great customer service. I would definitely recommend this to others.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Bar Harbor
Car: recommended

The house is located 2 miles from Acadia National Park, fresh water swimming, kayaking and hiking and biking. Southwest Harbor is also known as the 'Quiet Side', a quaint little town with unique shops and excellent restaurants within a few minutes walk. The town dock is a 5 minute walk from the house where you can catch the mail boat for a ride out to the Cranberry Isles, or a 5 mile drive to Bass Harbor where a state ferry will take you to Swans Island. A one block walk to the free Island Explorer Bus will connect you to Bar Harbor and all parts of beautiful Acadia National Park.


Rates & Availability

Southwest Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
July and August
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sept. and Oct.
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter Season
Nov 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
180 night minimum stay
Sprong Season
May 19 2018 - Jun 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer Season
Jul 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall Season
Sep 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $200

Security Deposit: $200

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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