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Immaculate Family Friendly 3 bedroom/2bath/sleeps 8, walk to town 16X12 deck

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


About the property

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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Eric Turner
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

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 Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

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.


Southwest Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , First Floor Bathroom includes full size washer/dryer
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen bed, cable TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunks with full on bottom and twin on top
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Queen Bed
  • pack and play available upon request
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Immaculate Family Friendly 3 bedroom/2bath/sleeps 8, walk to town 16X12 deck
average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews

Quaint home on the quietside

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what we were looking for.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Family Friendly House

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely renovated cottage in Southwest Harbor

  • 4 of 5

My family of four stayed in this lovely cottage for 5 nights in June. The home has been nicely renovated, is very clean, with new appliances, nice seating and comfortable beds. As we were doing a lot of hiking, we used the included washer & dryer every day! Located only about a 5 minute walk to downtown Southwest Harbor, the cottage is close enough to leave your car behind and walk to dinner or Sawyer's Market, a local small grocer. It is also two houses down from Maine State Kayaks, which provides sea kayak tours on the surrounding waters. We took an evening tour and enjoyed it very much.

Eric was easy to work with when booking his home, and called a few days prior to our arrival with the code to enter the house. He was also informative about restaurants in the area and other activities.

The only reason this property does not rate a "5" star is due to the traffic noise in the master bedroom, which faces the street. Eric has planted trees in the front yard that will help in years to come.

Overall, we enjoyed our stay on the Quietside of the Acadia!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The property was immaculately kept and very comfortable. A short walk to the shops and the water and very convenient drive to Acadia. Eric the owner was very helpful both before and during our stay. We'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house, great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time during our stay at Quietside Retreat. The house is in a great location on the "quiet" side of MDI, in walking distance to Southwest Harbor and about 15-20 min from Cadillac Mountain and Bar Harbor. It was perfect size for 4 adults and two small children (3 yr old and 6 mo old) . The house and property are very well kept, and the work that the Turners have put into the home shows. My only complaint was that our stay was too short!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Trenton Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Cranberry Isle Ferry
Nearest Golf
0.8 Miles
Causeway Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Echo Lake

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

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Rates & Availability

Southwest Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer
May 28 2017 - Jun 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 18 2017 - Aug 26 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Special Rate
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Off Season
Oct 29 2017 - May 26 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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