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Summer Cottage on MDI nestled in woods

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


Southwest Harbor Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cozy summer cottage sleeps 4 with a full bath, kitchen, dining, living area.

Spruce Cottage - This summer cottage is located in Manset, near SW Harbor, the home of the famous Hinckley Boat Yard and some of the most beautiful views of Somes Sound, the mountains, and the waters of Mount Desert Island. It is within easy walking distance of the boatyard, the town dock, boat rentals, two churches, excellent restaurants, the free island bus service and a nice 2-mile walking loop. The surrounding area of Mount Desert Island is rich with beauty and loaded with things to do. Hiking and biking on Acadia National Park trails, sailing, motor boating, beachcombing, swimming, rock climbing, golfing, whale watching, antique shopping and eating delicious seafood are among the many activities within a very short drive.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Jennie or Andy Cline
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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About Jennie or Andy Cline

We have been summer residents of this area since the 1960's and 70's and recently retired here year round after 31 years of teaching in a private school in Massachusetts.

Jennie or Andy Cline purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Jennie or Andy Cline chose Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

This cottage was originally built in the mid 1950's as an extension to the main house, which sits nearby, providing much needed extra bedrooms. In 1998 we renovated and added onto the cottage, turning a small bedroom into a laundry and pantry area and creating a hallway which leads to the generous family living space with kitchen/dining/living area. The house now has it's own private driveway and entrance off Shore Road.

What makes this cottage unique

This cozy cottage is located on the quiet, but very scenic Shore Road. Walk out the driveway and turn left for a spectacular 2 mile walk 'around the block.' The walk will take you through 2 working boatyards, past the town dock and ferries to the outer islands, bus stops for the free seasonal island bus service, two boat rental businesses and past some spectacular views of Somes Sound.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a great week. Everything we expected and more.
Aug 2009
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based on 5 traveler reviews

Summer Cottage on MDI nestled in woods
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Quiet, Clean and Spacious Cottage on MDI

  • 5 of 5

The Spruce Cottage was a wonderful setting for our family trip to MDI/Acadia. Andy, the owner, was extremely accommodating and responsive. The setting is on a private pond on his property with a nice little waterfall always running in the background to make sitting outside rather enjoyable and relaxing. The cottage is only a short walk to the water where you can take in some spectacular views of Southwest Harbor and the Acadia mountains or go paddleboarding/kayaking amongst all the boats, which I did. Being in Southwest Harbor, the cottage is on MDI but about a 20 - 30 minute drive into the heart of Acadia, which really makes it nice because you're away from all the traffic and congestion. Also, the "quiet side"/west side of MDI has a lot of interesting areas to explore with some of the best hiking trails on the island - all things you might miss if you stay on the other side. The interior is rustic yet clean, comfortable and cozy with all the amenities we needed for our party of 5. I highly recommend staying at the Spruce Cottage. Andy really cares about the comfort of your stay, the location is fantastic, and the cottage is a tremendous value for being on MDI. We'd like to return!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Cottage on MDI

  • 5 of 5

Spruce Cottage was a beautiful and serene place for my girlfriend and I to relax and enjoy our first trip to Maine. The cottage had everything we needed and really made us feel like we were home. The surrounding area was beautiful, with a small pond right next door and trees all around with the coast only a few minutes walk away. With Bar Harbor only 25-30 minutes away, this is a great place to come and avoid the crowds but still be able to hit all of the tourist spots on the island as well as spend some time with nature if you so choose. There are some great food choices not too far down the road in Southwest Harbor (i.e. Beals and Gotts Store in Bass Harbor) you can enjoy or you can make the trek to Bar Harbor and enjoy a great night out on the town. Overall, this was a fabulous place to stay and Andy treated us very well and responded promply to our inquiries. I would defintiley recommend this place to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location to enjoy the peace and beauty of Acadia National Park

  • 5 of 5

To start: in reviewing the photos there have been some positive changes. There is now a nice flat screen TV in the living room with cable and on demand channels. My son was happy to be able to watch is favorite kid shows. The washer and dryer are now side by side full size machines. It was great to be able to do laundry during our stay.

Now the review: the 4 of us from California (my husband and I, our 5 year old son and my 83 year old mom) spent a glorious week at the quaint spruce cottage. The place was completely well stocked and met all our needs. We cooked most of our meals and had ample pots, pans dishes....everything you need. Everyone agreed that the beds were very comfortable and we all slept great after our daily adventures. The cottage is well stocked with books, games, and puzzles.

The location is perfect; away from the crowds at Bar Harbor but close enough so you can visit or take the Island Explorer bus for free. The stop is less than a 5 minute walk from the cottage. The cottage is also close to Echo Lake beach where we enjoyed swimming and sand castle building. The beach had great changing rooms and lifeguards on duty. We also went canoeing at Long Pond, a short drive from the cottage. We made use of the folding patio chairs and took them to the beach with us.

The grounds of the cottage are lovely with a pond and lovely flowers. We saw deer near the pond and heard frogs at night. My husband used the gas grill to cook many meals. He was happy to find all he needed to BBQ.

We got lots of great ideas from Andy and Jennie's suggestion binder and really enjoyed our nature tour on Island cruises, Lobster at Thurston's, and afternoon tea at Jordan Pond.

A good time was had by all and we thoroughly enjoyed exploring the East coast and came away recharged and refreshed. I highly recommend. You would be hard pressed to find a better place.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Mary, for your positive and very thorough comments! It was a delight having you and your family here at Spruce Cottage.
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Parma, OH

Lovely Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My wife, our daughter, and myself enjoyed a wonderful week here in Manset. The cottage is quiet, clean, and exceptional. The pictures do not do the cottage justice, it is even more beautiful in person. The grounds are wonderful and the setting is idealistic. The cottage is in the heart of Acadia National Park, it is a great location. There are many wonderful amenities - we will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Jim and Michelle, for your review. We enjoyed having you and will continue to work on improving our pictures. Things are winding down and the beautiful fall colors will soon be gone. Hoping you all will return some day soon. Jennie & Andy
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highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

Even with very poor weather conditions I still had a wonderful time in my quaint, comfy cottage. Everything you could need or want was there for you. The quiet, peaceful setting and comfortable, cozy cottage is all you need and is only complemented by the beautiful Maine coastline and community. Would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Cranberry Island
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Causeway Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Echo Lake
Car: necessary

nearby: boat rentals, free island shuttle bus stop. restaurant within walking distance. Short drive for other top notch eating locations.


Rates & Availability

Southwest Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Fall
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 6 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 9.0%

Discounts offered for multiple week stays. Book prior to Jan. 1 and receive prior year's rate.
$300 refundable Security Deposit. 8% Maine lodging tax.
Pets: There is a $25 charge for each dog plus a refundable pet deposit. Sorry, no cats.
We rent weekly during the summer but will consider shorter stays (3-night minimum) during the shoulder seasons.

Payment by check. One third payment due with reservation. Two thirds due one month before arrival.

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Southwest Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Twin sinks
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • There is a single futon in the living room for an occasional overnight visitor. Floor space in either bedroom for baby or small child. Porta-crib and blow up mattresses available upon request.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming

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