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WALK to ACADIA'S TRAILS, OCEAN from this Quiet, Charming Carriage House

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 full bath with shower, sleeps 2

The ARTIST'S RETREAT CARRIAGE HOUSE is a Beautifully Decorated one bedroom Carriage House situated in a Very Private Wooded setting, at the end of a private road. The TRAILS of ACADIA NATIONAL PARK and the OCEAN are 'literally' just a walk from your door. Fresh water swimming at Echo Lake is just minutes away. This CHARMING COTTAGE is just a mile from the Village of Southwest Harbor and 13 miles from Bar Harbor.The Free Island Explorer Bus service is less than a 10 minute walk.

The living space offers open, skylighted cathedral ceilings; fully equipped kitchen with island for dining, and living room with GAS FIREPLACE; a queen bed in the master bedroom, and bath with shower.

After a full day of exploring Acadia return to the Cottage for GRILLING or RELAX Under the STARS by the WOOD BURNING CHIMINEA.

Includes WiFi, satellite TV VCR/DVD, Gas & Charcoal Grills;Outdoor Chiminea.

FULLY EQUIPPED with linens, towels, kitchenware. Washer/dryer, gas grill, storage for bikes, etc. located on first floor.

Pets considered. Non-Smoking Property

More Details

Cyd or Ken
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018


Southwest Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • 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
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(32 traveler reviews)

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WALK to ACADIA'S TRAILS, OCEAN from this Quiet, Charming Carriage House
average rating of 4.96875 based on 32 reviews

Beautiful home in serene setting.

  • 5 of 5

This. Is a beautiful home in a perfect setting. It is set in a serene wooded area. The owner has gone to great lengths to decorate the house with great taste and to provide all of the comforts of home for the renter.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review of the Carriage House. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay.
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Clean, beautiful, quiet and cozy

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in the conveniently located cottage. The kitchen is well stocked with cookware and everything was very nice and clean and decor is very tasteful. Nice, comfortable bed and a gas stove that kept us warm on some very cold November nights.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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perfect getaway home

  • 5 of 5

The carriage house was the perfect getaway home. Very welcoming and comfortable feeling. The house was super clean and had everything you could possibly want in it. Ken and Cyd were very friendly and accommodating. there was so much to do and see in the area, hope to come back'

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved staying in the carriage house. We felt just like at home.

  • 5 of 5

We just loved the property. It was well taken care of. We liked that there was a little path not to far from the house that took us on a hiking adventure lol. This place was a great place for us to enjoy our honeymoon and I am glad we decided to stay here. Hopefully in the future we will be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The carriage house is lovely, super clean, and well cared for and appointed. The setting is peaceful and private, whether enjoying the starry sky from the outdoor seating area or sitting and reading on the window seat. The location is a short drive to the center of Southwest Harbor and the nearby parts of Acadia, and not far from Bar Harbor and the busier section of the park. The owners are the only neighbors within eyesight, and they were very respectful of our privacy while also being friendly and letting us know they were there if we needed anything. But everything we needed was already there! We hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your thoughtful review of the Carriage House. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay. It would be our pleasure to see you again on a return visit.
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Perfect Cottage for Two

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a week in Southwest Harbor and had a wonderful time. Staying on the quiet side of the island is a great way to go. It isn't far from any of Acadia's attractions and there are some wonderful trails right nearby. The Artist's Retreat was perfectly clean. We have rented other cottages before, but never one as well set up or as clean as this one. If we visit again, there is no doubt we will try to book this spot again.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review of the Carriage House. It was a pleasure to meet you both. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
The Schoodic Ferry to Winter Harbor
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Causeway Club/Kebo Valley
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Cross Country
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Echo Lake
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Hiking, ocean walks, biking, kayaking, canoing, swimming, sailing, scenic boat cruises, rock climbing, whale watching, Gardens, Acadia National Park; Narrated Park tours; shopping, dining, lobster pounds. Tennis, golf, fitness center, theater, live music.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75

Cancellations made 30 days prior to arrival date are refunded 100%.
Additional $75.00 charge for pet (per week).
We do Not charge a Cleaning Fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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