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Lisa McGarvey

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Charming and Convenient with Water Views!

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4+

This charming two bedroom condo is ready for you and your family. Pack your toothbrush and come visit the 'Quietside', Southwest Harbor, a working harbor with Acadia National Park as its neighbor. Everything you need is right here including a washer/dryer, fully equipped modern kitchen offering a dishwasher, coffee maker, microwave, and lobster pot. We are located within walking distance of the village and harbor. Walk to the bakery, restaurants, and the free Island Explorer Bus. Bass Harbor Light House and Seawall (Acadia National Park) are just minutes away. Swimming in Echo Lake or kayaking on Long Pond are also nearby. Bar Harbor and the main entrance to Acadia is just a short drive (or bus ride) away. Bicycle rentals are within walking distance.

Two bedroom unit with handicap entrance if needed!: Please note this unit has many options depending on your needs. One-step entrance are just two of the options available.

Everything you need is on site for you; washer, dryer, gas grill, deck to enjoy your morning coffee and the harbor view. Spend the day exploring Acadia National Park and your nights enjoying the cool breeze; perfect for sleeping. Feel connected while away with high speed wireless internet access, cable TV, and phone.

The village is just a short walk and the bakery has daily selections to tempt your sweet tooth. The local eateries are one of our best kept secrets.

Guest Comments: We would like to thank you both for allowing us to rent your “home away from home”. It is SO nice! It is in the perfect location to do everything. We just love the décor. You could just tell that every detail was thought out perfectly.

As far as the amenities, well a FIVE STAR HOTEL as nothing on you!! You certainly go overboard with what you offer. We appreciated the 300 thread-count sheets, bath towels, beach chairs, kitchen pans, utensils, coffee filters, gas grill, etc.

We had a fabulous week!! Got 9 hours sleep every night, which has become a rare event. The weather was perfect, with a nice breeze coming off the water to keep us cool. We had good meals, walked into the village, rode bikes, and basically RELAXED and enjoyed spending quality time together.

Thanks again for everything we look forward to returning,

Sue and Walt

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Lisa McGarvey (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english


based on 7 traveler reviews

Charming and Convenient with Water Views!
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Charming and Comfortable Harbor Gem!

  • 5 of 5

This sweet condo is generously provisioned, bright, and super comfortable with every need anticipated and covered. Its location is perfect with easy parking, welcoming access, and maximum customer service. Good restaurants, shopping and necessities are only a block away. The quality of the furnishings, linens and products was especially enjoyable, and I recommend this property with enthusiasm.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sarah, Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay at EbbTide and appreciated the way you treated it as your own. Guests like you make what we do easy! Thank you again, Lisa
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Really enjoyable week in Southwest Harbor

  • 5 of 5

What can I say, other than we loved it. Lisa delivered on exactly what she promised. The condo was extremely clean, beautifully decorated, and comfortable to be in. We made some nice meals at home in the kitchen, and it was so nice that some ordinary provisions were already there for our use. It was almost like a friend was loaning us their apartment. She even had a basket of local trail info, for biking and hiking, with hand-written notes. Zero complaints, great value, wonderful spot. Southwest Harbor is much nicer than Bar Harbor if you're trying to get away. We also rented a boat to tour the local harbors, went to see seals at the island. Rode bikes, fantastic week. We would definitely return and recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alison, Thank you for taking the time to submit such a lovely review. I try to provide the type of accommodations I enjoy when I travel or as you stated visit friends. I hope you and your family made vacation memories you will remember for years to come. Thank you again for making EbbTide your home away from home. Lisa
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Couldn't Ask for Anything More

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Ebb Tide with our two daughters (ages 10 and 15), and were absolutely delighted with the apartment. It is immaculately clean, stocked with absolutely everything we needed (including basic food supplies), very comfortable, and on top of all that, very nicely decorated. Lisa, the owner, was a pleasure to deal with.

The location is very practical. A two-minute walk to Southwest Harbor's main area, with a variety of restaurants, bakeries, etc. (don't miss trying Cafe 2/Eat-a-Pita, it was one of our favorites on MDI). And a reasonable drive (15-20 mins) to Bar Harbor and main entrance to Acadia National Park.

The only minor downside was traffic noise early in the morning, as bedroom windows face the main road. One room has an A/C, which we used to keep the room quiet. It wasn't a big deal, but if you're a light sleeper and want to sleep late, be aware.

That said, we were thoroughly satisfied, and would return anytime. And MDI/Acadia is an absolutely wonderful place to visit, especially when blessed with the great weather we had the third week of August.

Thank you, Lisa!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. When setting up EbbTide I tried to use my personal travel experiences and make all those little things available for my guests. I'm glad you and your family enjoyed your stay and appreciate your thoughtfulness. Southwest Harbor is a working harbor and our fishermen head out to the harbor early...the temps are usually low enough during the night but I agree, the air conditioner does offer white noise. A second unit has been purchased for the 2nd bedroom, I didn't want to interrupt your vacation with the installation but had I known you needed it, would have gladly taken care of that for you. Please consider EbbTide your home away from home when your travels take you back to our island.
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Ebb-Tide in Southwest Harbor

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Ebb-Tide in Southwest Harbor very much. The condo was clean and comfortable. It was very handy having a kitchen and washer/dryer. The beds were also very comfortable. We enjoyed the location outside of the Bar Harbor crowds, but it was only a 20 minute drive to Bar Harbor when we wanted to be there. It's a short drive to some very nice shoreline areas on the south end of the island, or to Echo Lake which was great. We also highly recommend a visit to the nearby Atlantic brewery for some great microbrews and some of the best ribs anywhere. We had a great time and would definitely do it again.


  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words. I am happy you and your family were able to take advantage of all the comforts Ebb-Tide offers. Hopefully, you will return to Southwest Harbor and make Ebb-Tide your home away from home in the future. Lisa
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Pottstown, Pennsylvania

A Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Maine staying at Ebb Tide! With three young children, it was nice to stay in a condo with all the amenities. We ate breakfast there each morning, and made dinner there several nights. The town is within walking distance and we often walked up for ice cream after dinner. Ebb Tide was very clean and very comfortable. None of us had any trouble sleeping! The washer and dryer came in very handy. Most days, we drove over to Acadia National Park or to Bar Harbor. It was an easy drive to both. On the Quiet Side of the island, we discovered Echo Lake, a great place to swim with kids. We appreciated all of Lisa's recommendations of places to eat and to see!! She has great taste!! Thanks for everything! Heather and Brian

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Heather and Brian! So happy you enjoyed your stay. I appreciate your kind words. Please consider EbbTide your home away from home when visiting Maine in the future.
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great, cozy, very clean condo

  • 5 of 5

my boyfriend and i, along with another couple, stayed here for 4 nights over labor day weekend. it was a great, hassle-free experience. lisa, the proprietor, was extremely helpful and professional. she offered to make reservations at restaurants, recommended activities. when we arrived, there were maps and recommendations for places to see, trails to hike on the table for us. this is a house that is meticulously clean and organized. there were labels for literally everything. one of the nights, we cooked a lobster in the kitchen and also used the grill outside. the kitchen is fully stocked not only with pots and pans, but also spices, teas, etc. there are 2 nicely decorated bedrooms, each with a comfortable queen-size bed. there was some street noise from the street outside, but it wasn't an issue unless you left the windows open. in terms of location, it's right next to the main street in Southwest Harbor, which is only a few blocks, but still has restaurants, bars and shops. i am so glad we stayed in Southwest Harbor versus Bar Harbor. it was so much cuter and more quaint.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Christina! I am happy you enjoyed your stay.
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Cranberry Cove Ferry, Swann Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Causeway Club
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Seawall Atlantic Ocean
Car: recommended

Other Activities: Be the first to see the sun rise on the east coast.


Rates & Availability

Southwest Harbor Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jul 16 2016 - Sep 10 2016
7 night minimum stay
Sep 11 2016 - Oct 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150

Rates listed are peak season rates. All reservations made prior to Memorial Day will receive a 15% discount.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Ebb-Tide is wheelchair accessible
  • The bathroom is equipped with grab bars. There is a shower stall only no bathtub. Towels are plentiful and the washer and dryer are located just outside the bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Ebb-Tide Master - 1 queen
    Ebb-Tide - 1 queen
  • Master Bedroom is comfortable and spacious. 300 thread-count linens are provided but should you prefer to bring your own all beds are queen sized.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Just ask, we will be happy to assist in making your vacation one you will remember for years to come!

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