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Farmhouse in Southwest Harbor, Maine that sleeps 6 -economic,close to harbor

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Close to harbor, pond/fire pit in back,3 bedroom/2 queen beds,2 twins/full bath

A refurbished 1903 farmhouse, (with 3 bedrooms/1 bath and great character), is a perfect spot to spend your holiday! Park your car in the driveway and pick up the Island Explorer across the street to see Acadia National Park hands free. You can, also, walk to the town dock for fishing or taking in the ocean views ~Games, books, a video and Ipod Center, Apple TV and movie center and much, more are here to help you unwind. Imagine having the time to read the books you never have time for or just sitting and watching nature and observing the sweet gardens from the covered porch. 'Relearn to relax 'and take the time to get to know yourself and everyone around you! Come to Southwest Harbor Cottage and get refreshed ~

Behind the Southwest Harbor Cottage is a path to a small pond with a firepit for fun outdoor time in the evening.

There is an outside picnic table and grill, too.

Fences on either side of the property provide privacy.

Peeks of Great Harbor can be seen from the upstairs master bedroom.

No smoking, inside or out

More Details

Property Manager
Paula J. Dunbar ~ Dunbar Real State ~ Southwest Harbor, Maine 04679
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

We were able to come back for Christmas for our 1st grandchild's 1st Christmas! We had snow and a traditional holiday! (With the new furnace it was even cozier than the 1st time and we did not miss the wood stove)) ~Special thanks to the owners for opening Southwest Harbor Cottage for this wonderful memory! (Sorry this review is so late ~ )
Mar 2018
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Southwest Harbor Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Claw foot tub
  • Classic, deep claw foot tub ~ bathroom newly refurbished in 2010
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 queen
    Butterfly Room - 1 queen
    Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • 3 bedrooms upstairs
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Just a few minutes walk to Manset Town Dock!


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Farmhouse in Southwest Harbor, Maine that sleeps 6 -economic,close to harbor
average rating of 4.6 based on 6 reviews

Charming, rustic Maine experience!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five really enjoyed the ample space in this house and its proximity to Southwest Harbor and Acadia National Park. The kitchen was perfectly stocked, the laundry machines greatly appreciated after long days hiking, and the kids enjoyed playing Monopoly in the family room at the coffee table. Morning coffee and Danish runs as well as trips to local lobster pot establishments were very convenient. Being only 5 minutes to the closest Acadia trails and Echo Lake for swimming make it an ideal location. Thank you - we will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write this special review ~ you enjoyed the cottage as if you lived here! We love all the same things about the cottage that you did ~ Please do come, again!
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Palo Alto

Great spot for a family

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed a beautiful week in this house. Three comfortable, clean bedrooms - we could hear the boats in the harbor from the upstairs Master bedroom in the mornings, a newly renovated bathroom, large living area and fully supplied kitchen - everything we needed for cooking dinners. Really loved the bikes that were available. Our four kids rode to Seawall most mornings while my husband and I drank coffee on the porch.

The boys spent several evening fishing from the town dock which is one block away - walking distance from the house - they caught a few Mackerel? I think and saw some kids catching squid. Really cool!

We didn't experience any trouble with the ants as were mentioned in the last review so the owners must have taken care of that problem. We had bonfires by the backyard pond - it was super relaxing and beautiful. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Only one major drawback

  • 3 of 5

The house was very charming and comfortable. It was well decorated and we enjoyed the hammock on the porch tremendously. It was conveniently located, although it was on a road that was hard to bike or walk, nearby roads were much easier.

The biggest problem with the house is that the yard was absolutely unusable because of the tremendous red ant problem. We had small children with us and they were covered in itchy bites after a short time playing in the yard. We were quite disappointed that we would not be able to have a nightly fire by the pond because of this. Despite wiping down the kitchen with disinfecting wipes several times a day, the ants were in the kitchen as well which was just gross.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh no! We are so sorry for the red ant trouble. When we lived in the house from 1998 to 2002, we had a mild red ant problem which we treated every Spring and then had no problems for the summer. It sounds like the problem has increased especially since they were inside the house. We have called an exterminator and are scheduling the lawn to be treated for a second time this year. We apologize for the fact you were unable to use the lawn. Since you enjoyed the house and perhaps might be willing to give us a second chance, we would be willing to offer you another week at a 30% discount next summer. The fire pit by the pond is so fun and I would love for you to enjoy it! Sincerely, Kirstie Kari PS ~ 2013 We have had the exterminators back after a very wet spring and they will come again before renters arrive. We don't expect there will be a problem this year. We stayed here after the 1st visit from the exterminators, and our 2 boys played freely across the entire lawn with no problems. Thanks to all for their patience ~ Kirstie
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Kennett Square PA

Great experience!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 (with kids 18, 15 & 12) spent 10 days at this house and enjoyed every minute. This house has a lovely "lived in" feel and a bit of history to it, and we all felt completely comfortable there from the moment we arrived. The property manager went out of her way to check on us during our stay to make sure we had everything we needed. We made frequent use of the hammock and porch chairs, the bar-b-q grill in the back yard, and the plentiful books. There are loads of towels, & a full-size washer & dryer. There are plenty of dishes & glassware. Cooking equipment is not lavish but certainly sufficient if you want to eat in (which we did!). Scottys restaurant is within walking distance and other restaurants are just a short drive away if you want to eat out (which we also did!). The location is great; we enjoy the 'quiet side' of Mt. Desert and the central location of Southwest Harbor makes it just a short journey to get anywhere on the island. The free bus (Bar Harbor to Bass Harbor route) stops right around the corner. The neighbors were really nice too. We loved the fact that there was no TV, but there is a DVD player if you want to watch a movie (bring your own DVDs). Our deposit check was returned very promptly. Can't wait to visit this house again!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2010
  • Stayed: July 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Atlanta, Georgia

A special holiday house

  • 5 of 5

We spent the holidays at Southwest Harbor House. All the furnishings had been replaced since we stayed here in the summer of 2009. It was cold and snowy outside but toasty warm indoors by the wood stove.

There is plenty of room for our family of 8. We put the kids upstairs and we take one of the queen-sized futons in the downstairs. We love this 1903 farmhouse, inside and out!

We were told the kitchen and bathroom were being redone for our week this summer ~ we can't wait to come again!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2010
  • Stayed: December 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
1.9 Miles
Causeway Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
The rocky, harbor beach at low tide

Southwest Harbor, Maine is surrounded by natural beauty. Great Harbor is a working harbor that can lead to many ocean going adventures and provides great fishing, rowing, kayaking and more. Echo Lake, a fresh water lake only a mile from the town line, with a beach and several other swimming and boating spots is a favorite of all visitors. Acadia National Park's Seawall, Ships Harbor and Wonderland are close by, as well as many mountain hikes and trails. You can try the fine cuisine in town or by the oceanfront and shop in the unique stores and shops. There is always something to do to make your vacation special!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rental Rates ~ $1000 - $1200
Security Deposit of $500 is refundable (if rental is left on departure as it was found on arrival)
Maine lodging tax of 7% is required and nonrefundable

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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