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Cabin at Granite Ledge

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
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Southwest Harbor Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps 4 with supplemental sofa couch for two. 6 maximum

Our quiet, newly built summer cottage on the western slopes of Freeman Ridge in Southwest Harbor, Maine at the end of a private road, is the perfect place to enjoy your vacation in Acadia National Park on lovely Mount Desert Island. The cottage has complete privacy, located in a peaceful, forested surroundings. Built on a ledge, the cottage has a tree top view of the woods and there are keyhole glimpses through the tall spruce of Bernard Mountain to the north and Swans Island to the southwest. The tall forest surrounding the cottage give an expansive treehouse feel to a modest cabin with a small footprint. Like most summer cottages in Maine, Granite Ledge is a single construction building and designed for seasonal use. Built to the owner's specifications, the cabin's framing and roof are made from lumber harvested and milled from the property. All appliances are brand new, floors are finished hardwood, giving a luxurious feel to a rustic experience.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Laura Hutchins
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
August 4, 2016
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based on 7 traveler reviews

Cabin at Granite Ledge
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews

Lovely cabin, clean and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful stay at Granite Ledge. It was a perfect place to come back to after a busy day hiking and biking. 5 stars!! The owner was very prompt at sending our deposit as well. Thank you! Debbie

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful for the 2nd year in a row.

  • 5 of 5

My family spent another lovely week at Laura's cabin in Maine. It's peaceful, quiet and serene. We are looking forward to our visit again next summer. The house is well stocked and comfortable and Laura is a pleasure to work with.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Lovely quiet stay!

  • 4 of 5

Our family really enjoyed our stay. The cabin was clean with all we needed. We enjoyed the porches, and opening the doors to hear the wildlife outside. No neighbors in sight! Perfect place after a day of hiking.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Cabin, Perfect Setting

  • 5 of 5

What delight I felt pulling up to this remote cabin set back in the woods! We got out of the car and went inside only to find that the place was just what I wanted. It is clean and bright and has just the right amount of space (there were 4 of us, though it could have handled more). There are windows everywhere looking out into the forest and letting in the beautiful Maine air. It had all the amenities we needed to cook. There is a spacious deck and porch to sit outside.The location feels remote and quiet, yet it is a short drive to town in Southwest Harbor. I wouldn't have wanted anything more and will be going back.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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  • 5 of 5

My family spent 2 weeks at Granite Ledge. It was perfect and Laura was a dream to work with. We are looking forward to our stay again next summer.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Upscale Rustic

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this cabin and the very business-like owners were wonderful to work with. They returned our deposit very quickly after we left and were responsive to emails and texts. The cabin is quite and isolated, but not far, by car, from Acadia National Park or the town of Southwest Harbor. It looks like there maybe more cabins being built along the road to the cabin, but for now there are very few neighbors. There is a great view from the large deck and the woods were cleared near the deck to improve the view. We were there during a new moon and the stars were spectacular. Just know if you area star fanatic that the deck faces more north, so that is the part of the sky you will see. We saw song birds, a turkey and a deer from the deck. There was no TV, but there was internet connection, which was perfect for us. We could check the weather or look-up local restaurant menus, and the kids weren’t glued to a TV. The kitchen and grill met our needs and there was even a lobster pot and picks. Though this cabin meet our needs there are a few things I wish I had known before we rented it. First, there is a short, easy path to the cabin from where you park. If we had known we would have brought our collapsible wagon to help load and unload the car as well as bring in groceries. There are also 7 steps up to the cabin. The steps are not steep and there is a handrail, but if you have issues with stairs, you should know they are there. The cabin is a little more rustic than the photos lead me to believe. I didn’t know what a “3 season” cabin was and I found it rustic. In a 3-season cabin the wood you see on the outside is the same wood that are the inside walls. The walls are just boards. Because of this, where there are knots in the wood you can see directly outside. And yes there are some “holes” in the walls to outside. Not big and not a lot, but a few. This allows some bugs to come in. Apparently this is normal for a 3-season cabin, but I was not expecting it. We had ants when we first arrived, but the owner came the next morning and sprayed. I was very careful about not leaving food out, so the ants did not return. However, there were some bugs. My son didn’t have an issue, but my bug-a-phobe daughter was not happy. The bugs didn’t not take-away from how wonderful our experience was, but I wish I had known before we rented. This was a wonderful cabin for our vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

The privacy and seclusion of Granite Road is ideal for couples, including honeymooners who want complete privacy or for families wanting a peaceful, forested surroundings, yet we are conveniently close to locations within Acadia National Park and the ocean. We are about five minutes by car from the center of the village of Southwest Harbor where you will find grocery, hardware and drugstores, an excellent small town library, attractive shops and a number of good restaurants catering to a variety of tastes and styles. Or take the “back way” through the woods on foot (or bicycle) which will take about 15 minutes. Bar Harbor is about 25 minutes away by car or 45 minutes on the free, publicly supported Island Explorer Bus Service which leaves from a number of locations in and around the village and covers most of the Island including many of your destinations within Acadia National Park.

Please note: Granite Road is a new private road that is not listed on Google Maps or Mapquest.


Rates & Availability

Southwest Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

A deposit of half the rent and half the tax payable by check or money order is required to confirm a reservation. The balance of the rent and the lodgings tax, plus security deposit is due two weeks prior to arrival.

Deposits can be refunded only if we are able to re-rent the cottage and a fee of $25 will be assessed. We also require a security deposit of $300 which will be returned after guest check out.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Southwest Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Clean new modern bathroom includes full tub/shower, electric heat, stackable clothes washer/dryer, toilet, sink, and vanity. All towels and linens are included.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Twins convert to King
  • Inside there are two bedrooms and a modern bath with hot and cold running water and a full tub and shower. The bathroom also contains a washer and dryer and electric heat for those colder mornings in early June and in September. We supply all the sheets and towels and blankets and pillows. The spacious master bedroom has a queen-sized bed and the second bedroom has two twin beds that may be made up into a king upon request. A crib is also available upon request. The cottage is very comfortable and private for a party of up to four plus an infant. Overflow sleeping for up to two people can be accommodated on our pullout sofa bed in the living area. We will ask you to limit your party to no more than 6 (an exception for a 7th can be made for babies under one year old and still in their cribs) and we do not accept pets.
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Our custom designed cottage has a well equipped galley kitchen with all new, modern appliances including a refrigerator, gas range, dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster and microwave. The expandable dining table adjacent to the kitchen looks out over the forest toward the western mountains and comfortably seats six or more people. There is a bar with three stools overlooking the kitchen for additional seating. The cozy living room is heated with an efficient wood stove (we supply the firewood) and two sliding glass doors look out onto a spacious deck and into the treetops rising from the forest floor below. The deck includes seating and a gas grill for outside summer cooking and entertaining. We provide DSL service so you can check your e-mail and get the news and weather. We have found that most cellphones work from this location and so we do not provide landline telephones.

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