About the property
- House1200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Quietside Retreat combines older charm, new amenities, updated spaces
First Level Layout: A covered front porch with furnishings leads to a modern, open floor plan within. The home's living room features wood flooring and comfortable furnishings, including a queen sized sleeper sofa. This opens to the attractive kitchen with stainless steel appliances and adjacent dining area. On this level also find a full bath (with shower only) and stacked washer and dryer. One can access a large 16 X 12 deck with gas grill overlooking the back yard. Enjoy an outside fire after dinner for a relaxing end to the day. Check out the granite bench located at the fire pit area.
Second Level Layout: Upstairs find three bedrooms and a full bath with tub and shower. Each bedroom is painted in a subtle color and features the home's original wood flooring, now gleaming. The master offers a queen bed and ceiling fan and flat screen television. The second bedroom has a bunk which features a full sized bed on bottom and a twin sized bed on top. The third bedroom features a queen sized bed.
All kitchenware, and linens included. Upstairs includes air conditioning in the summer.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Eric Turner
We bought this home in September 2013. The home has undergone a complete renovation both inside and out. We retained many of the homes original features including stairway, hard wood floors on 2nd floor and front farmer's porch. We have modernized the interior with new cherry kitchen cabinets and stainless steel appliances, new electrical, plumbing, and heating with on demand hot water, two new bathrooms and stackable washer and dryer. This home offers a large back yard for enjoying the evening campfire and cook out.
Eric Turner purchased this House in 2013
Why Eric Turner chose Southwest Harbor
We have watched this home for many years in its declining state and decided now is the time to rescue this home and restore it to it's original splendor. We hope you enjoy as much we do. Please make Quietside Retreat at 264 MainStreet, an everlasting memory for your family.
What makes this House unique
Superior intown location. Park your car and enjoy the free bus service around the island or walk to town for dinner and an ice cream. This home has a real coastal feel.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Very attractive, clean, well equiped, all of the necessary items you need for a week vacation!
Great location!! The only thing negative about staying here was the early morning traffic noise! We were in the bedroom closest to the highway and from 5:30 AM on it was a very busy highway.
Great location. Had everything we wanted.
Located on Main St. Quiet Side is 5 minutes from the ocean and 5 minutes from Echo Lake! Love the fact that we could access Acadia National park from the backside instead of the really busy RT 3
I would recommend this house.
Had a great stay at Eric's house.
Had a group of 8 staying for a week. Plenty of room for all. House was newly renovated and immaculate. Nice deck and huge fire pit in back yard that the kids had a great time with. Great location to downtown Southwest Harbor in easy walking distance. The house is the ideal location to every place we visited bar Harbor, Cadillac MTN, bass Harbor and Island pond. Had a problem with BBQ grill but Eric showed up same day with brand new grill. The house had everything we needed. Overall we had a great time and highly recommend Quietside retreat as the best place to stay! I can't wait to go back and stay here again!
Quaint home on the quietside
The house was clean and had all of the things we needed to have an enjoyable weekend! We sat around the firepit one night as well as the front porch to watch the world go by. The bedrooms were comfortable but a bit tight and could use a bit more space for clothes storage . We really enjoyed being on that side of the island being away from most of the crowds, but close enough to get to the action in a short drive. We even made it for the 6:15 sunrise on Cadillac Mountain! Eric easy great and always got back to us in a few hours, everything was just as we expected. I would recommend this property for a weekend rental to friends. Dinner at Thurstons and breakfast at Sips were highlights of our trip!
Just what we were looking for.
My wife and I stayed a week in Eric's beautiful home. We mostly ate in so we really appreciated the well stocked kitchen. Every pan and utensil we wanted was right there. We liked having the washer/dryer, as well as the dishwasher. They made it just like home. The house is very well insulated, so even though you are on the main street, the traffic noise is minimal. Being right near the center of town, we were convenient to everything, and of course right next to Acadia so we could enjoy that every day. We liked using the porch with the rocking chairs. Eric has quiet ceiling fans throughout the house, and A/C, so we were comfortably cool even on the hot days. We hope to go back again next year.
Fantastic Family Friendly House
Our family of 6 had a wonderful week at Quietside Retreat.
The house was absolutely immaculate! There was plenty of room for all of us. Comfy bedding and towels were all provided. It was nice to be able to do a few loads of laundry while on vacation so we didn't get home with piles of dirty clothes. The kitchen was well appointed with everything we needed to grocery shop and cook at the house. We used the grill almost every night!
We enjoyed the location. Close to Acadia and all of the areas you want to see there, but definitely quieter than Bar Harbor. Cute little downtown was just a short walk away.
Eric was very easy to book and communicate with.
I would recommend this house to anyone looking to stay in Southwest Harbor!
Quietside retreat is a five minute walk to the quaint village center of Southwest Harbor, a five minute drive to Acadia National Park and just a 20 minute drive to Bar Harbor. Hiking, nature, boating and relaxing surrounds Quietside Retreat. With many options for sightseeing tours, boat excursions or just relaxing and enjoying a good book on the covered porch, there is something for everyone in Southwest Harbor. Acadia National Park includes 46,000 acres and has 24 mountain peaks. There are 57 miles of carriage roads and 130 miles of pristine hiking trails. Plenty of space to cycle, cross-country ski or snowshoe around mountains in a car free environment. Hiking the mountains of Acadia allows one to take in the spectacular ocean views, granite cliffs dropping into the ocean, and Somes Sound, the only fjord in North America. Island Explorer: Free Public Transportation around Mount Desert Southwest Harbor Chamber of Commerce: Acadia Magic- learn more about the magic surrounding Acadia Fall Foliage: plan your fall trip for perfect leaf peeping:
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
During the summer we only rent Sunday to Sunday. Rates are subject to change until deposit is received. If you are staying for less than one week a $100.00 short stay turnover fee will be added.