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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:
April 27, 2017


Southwest Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • 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 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
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

WALK to ACADIA'S TRAILS, OCEAN from this Quiet, Charming Carriage House
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews

Great little cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was perfect. The place is nestled back in the woods a little ways, so it was nice and private. Everything looks as if it was recently updated, and there are a ton of little details that let you know the owners take pride in having people stay there. We'll definitely try and stay here again if we're ever back in the area.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Paul, Kara, (and Frisco), Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful review of the Carriage House. We so appreciate it. You were wonderful guests and it would be our pleasure to have you all return. Kindest regards, Cyd and Ken
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Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the stay. Cyd and Ken were great hosts and provided everything we needed for a great visit.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We'll be back again!

  • 5 of 5

We cannot adequately express how wonderful our stay was at this beautiful property. The carriage house is so thoughtfully and thoroughly appointed, not only in amenities(every creature comfort has been thought of!) but also in the gorgeous, cozy decor. We come to Acadia to spend our time in the outdoors, but the carriage house was a splendid, serene and very inviting retreat at the end of a long day of hiking/biking.

We have been coming to Acadia for a number of years now, but this is our first stay at the Artist's Retreat, and we will look no further when we book our future stays in SW Harbor. The owners Cyd and Ken are such gracious and generous hosts, and doing business with them was a joy(prompt email replies and excellent communication). We love staying on the quiet side of the island, so the location of the property was perfect for us(an excellent "jumping-off" point from the park and all of its trails).

We had a terrific experience staying here, and we recommend it highly. Many thanks again, Cyd and Ken!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kevin and Amy, Thank you both so very much for taking the time to write such a kind and wonderful review of the Carriage House. It was such a pleasure to meet you both and we are just delighted that you so enjoyed your stay. We will look forward to seeing you during a future stay. With kindest regards, Cyd and Ken
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Charming get-away, thoughtfully appointed

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying here very much and hope to return. The owners have been in the hospitality business for awhile and thought of everything.

The listing is accurate and the property was clean and well-maintained. When we arrived my husband said "We hit it out of the ballpark" in selecting this property. We found it very cozy and appealing.

Our older dog appreciated the nearby wooded paths. We all appreciated being in a private, wooded environment. On chilly days, it was delightful to use the gas-burning heating stove.

We enjoyed the paths and trails of Acadia. Highlights included: nature cruise of Frenchman's Bay (saw seal pups!) , Astiou Azalea Gardens, and meeting craftsman Richard Fisher of US Bells.

I would recommend this property to a friend or relative without reservation. We hope to return ourselves.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Such a wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was everything that is stated in the description, but more... Totally self contained requiring little more than food. The location in the woods is secluded enough to be peaceful yet easy to access the roads and local areas.

I used this as a "jumping off" spot for my week of hiking in Acadia and points north. Central to everything Acadia. Highly recommended to everyone. I thank Cyd and Ken for sharing their property with me, and hope to be back in 2016.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chadds Ford, PA

An Oasis on Mt. Desert Isalnd

  • 5 of 5

Driving in from New Hampshire you relax as you cross over to Mt. Desert Island. Turning off the main road to southwest Harbor you pass a stand of fir trees. Then you see the sign for Bear’s Cottage in a cleaning; it stands with the Artist’s Retreat Carriage House.

Up the stairs you find it, an oasis of wood, windows and paint. You first note its beauty and then the immaculate condition in which it is kept.

We are thankful to Cyd and Ken for letting us rent the Artist’s Retreat for a week.

The space is stocked with everything that you need. It is the perfect enhancement to Acadia National Park and Mt. Desert Island. We concur with the other reviews that this is among the best lodgings that we have had. We are confident that future renters will be a pleased as we have been.

Specifically, the listing description is accurate. The property was in exceptional condition. The owners were most helpful and friendly without being intrusive.

We enjoyed restaurants (Fathoms, Burning Tree, Sips, Thurstons, Beals) and the National Park (Wonderwall, Schoodic Peninsula, the Carriage Roads). IT was a long drive from Philadelphia but well worth it.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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

Southwest Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter Season
Jan 1 2017 - May 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 13 2017 - Jun 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 23 2017 - Oct 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 21 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Tax Rate 9.0%

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

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