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Quietside oceanfront home with view of Acadia National Park on Mt. Desert Island

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths2
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

6 bedrooms, 2 full/2 half bathrooms, sleeps 11

Manset Rock is located on the quiet side of Mount Desert Island (MDI), home to Acadia National Park (ANP). ANP is full of spectacular spots and activities including: sunrise on top of Mt. Cadillac, visiting Thunder Hole & Otter Cliffs, biking the carriage paths, hiking park trails, boating up Somes Sound, golfing at Kebo Valley, shopping and dining in Bar Harbor, day trips to the islands, swimming and canoeing on Long Pond, popovers at the Jordan Pond house.

Manset Rock: The property includes two homes (The Main House and The Cottage), a boat house, private dock and woodland trail. It overlooks beautiful Southwest Harbor, the entrance to Somes Sound, inner and outer islands, as well as a the western and eastern mountains of Acadia National Park. Perfectly located for sunrise or sunset views, or for simply relaxing and watching the elegant Hinkley Yachts, racing sailboats or local fishing fleet come and go. A few steps out the door and you can catch the Cranberry Cove Ferry to the outer islands or the Island Explorer - Acadia's free shuttle that offers Mount Desert Island visitors and residents free transportation to hiking trails, carriage roads, island beaches, and in-town shops and restaurants.

The Main House: The main house built in 1903 is a classic oceanfront wood shingled 'cottage,' with ocean views from nearly every window, complete with a full covered wrap around porch, located on the water overlooking a secluded pebble beach. The 3-story home has 6 bedrooms that sleep up to 11, a large living room with panoramic ocean view, a formal dining room with seating up to 14, and a full kitchen and walk-in pantry. The house features fine crafted woodwork throughout, ample window seats, breakfast nook, butler's pantry, woodburning fireplace, high-speed wireless internet & computer, gas grill, cable TV, DVD, deck, private dock, hammock and outdoor furniture. Appliances include a answering machine, fax machine, dishwasher, electric range, freezer, microwave, refrigerator, washer, and dryer.

Manset Rock Cottage - #396940: Original to the property, The Cottage was transformed into a charming guest house to The Main House in the 1960's. It is a one story wood-shingled ranch style home with private sleeping loft. It includes an extra large back deck nestled at the intersection of woodland and ocean view with no neighbors in sight, and a seasonal wildflower garden. Directly on the water, you can access the private pebble beach via a short walk along the deer path or by the Main House. The Barn has 4 bedrooms that sleep 7, a large combined living/dining room, and a full kitchen with breakfast nook. There is a wood burning fireplace in the living room. The Barn features a gas grill, high speed wireless Internet, cable TV, DVD, deck, and outdoor furniture. Appliances include a washer, dryer, dishwasher, electric range, refrigerator, and microwave. Great for the small family or to add to Manset Rock for extra guests.

More Details

Property Manager
Keith Dean
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018


Southwest Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • There is one full bath and one 1/2 bath on second floor with bedrooms 1-4. There is another full bath on third floor with bedrooms 5&6.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Child's Swing
  • Crow's Nest
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Caretaker available.


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Quietside oceanfront home with view of Acadia National Park on Mt. Desert Island
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Beautiful, seaside retreat with character

  • 5 of 5

Our family chose coastal Maine to vacation this year, and we wanted a property where we could touch the water and experience the coast first hand. This home is loaded with comforts and character; each one of us slept soundly, no doubt as a result of all the hiking and seafood, with comfortable linens and showers to welcome us back. The scenery from inside the house is so pretty- and the view of the sound from the dock is even more stunning.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ms. Dixon was the kind of guest you hope for. She was extremely easy to work with and very accommodating. She and her group were respectful of the property and assisted us with beginning the turnover. She would be very welcome to stay here again.
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Could not have been more perfect - exceeded all expectations

  • 5 of 5

This house is everything you think it will be from the posting. It was huge, tons of space for everyone, BEAUTIFUL views. I've done quite a few Home Away stays, so there were two things that stood out for me at this house. 1. It was soooo well stocked with anything you could need. It was really nice to have everything you could want, which I think lends to me second point 2. It felt very comfortable, like the house was yours. It felt lived in & warm. I'm local to Maine & will absolutely be renting again & recommending this house to anyone who wants to stay on the island with a larger group. If I could give it 6 stars I would.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful venue

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for our extended family to be together. Our hosts could not have been more generous and accommodating. Away from the tourist crowds, oceanfront with a 270 degree wrap around porch - the perfect spot. Could not recommend highly enough.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home on the quiet side of the island

  • 5 of 5

This home was the perfect spot for my family of 8. We were able to spread out and have space for ourselves as well as time with the group. Even though it is located on the quieter side of the island we had no problem making the drive over to Cadillac Mountain to see the sunrise or back to Bar Harbor to walk the trails. There's nothing better than breakfast or coffee on the porch in the morning. If it's too windy, you can sit inside in the window seat and still see the ocean and the boats coming and going. At night, we would sit down on the dock and watch the stars. It was a wonderful trip to a wonderful place. The house has such charm!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had nine adults meet for a family vacation. The house is spacious, comfortable and charming. We could not have asked for a better location to spend a week together. So much to do or relax on the huge front porch. Plenty of room to enjoy lobster dinners together and close to so much action. Will be returning to this house!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful secluded waterfront home

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here with 9 adults and our new baby, including my in-laws and my own parents. Needless to say, we needed space for everyone's peace and privacy. This home was perfect. The wrap-around porch was a great place to relax and watch the yachts and lobster boats head out of Southwest Harbor. The porch also gave us great views of the sunrise over Acadia's mountains (as do three of the six bedrooms). The large picture windows in the living room offered the same views and the window seats were great spots for reading or napping. Almost all of us gathered around the living room fire each night. The kitchen was amazingly well stocked and very clean. We cooked dinner at the house every night with everyone fitting comfortably around the large dining room table.

The house is about 2 miles from the town of Southwest Harbor. We really loved this town. It has a nice gourmet market, a wine & cheese shop, a few clothing boutiques, a very affordable nine hole golf course right on the water, and a fantastic library--although the house has a formidable library in its own right--so you might never feel compelled to venture to the town library.

The owner and the caretakers were very responsive and helpful. We would definitely stay at the house again.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Bar Harbor, Trenton, ME
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Scotty's Dockside Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Swans Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Causeway Club
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Shore Road and Mansell Lane
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Scotty's Dockside Restaurant
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Echo Lake Beach
Car: necessary

Golf: There are two golf courses on Mt. Desert Island. The first is the Causeway Club, a semi-private (open to public as well as members) 9 hole course (that plays 18) in Southwest Harbor, approximately 10 minutes from Manset Rock. The second is Kebo Valley, a very challenging 18 hole course in Bar Harbor, approximately 35 minutes from Manset Rock.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

No smoking.
Pets approved on a case by case basis.
Request washing machine be started with towels prior to departure.
Remove sheets and leave in pile on bed.
Pls empty fridge and take out trash prior to departure.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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