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Acadia Oceanfront in Southwest Harbor w/Dock - Ready for 2017 !!

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6) - Dock!

You cannot get any closer to the ocean than the location this house offers!! At high tide, the water nearly comes up all the way right up to the porch deck! Check out the live Harborcam from our porch at: !!

This rustic cottage sits 15 feet above high tide, on a working Maine harbor. It is charming, clean and comfortable! The new dock (2011), as well as the deck, are perfect for watching lobster boats, sailboats and yachts come and go. Go for a swim off the dock! Or enjoy a sunset out on the end of the dock. The gulls and sea ducks will entertain you as they bathe in the tidal pool and you may even spot a seal poke his head up as he swims by.

Inside, the cottage has the open stud walls (not insulated) of a traditional Maine summer camp. The main living/dining/kitchen area has a TWO-STORY CEILING with picture windows facing the water, comfy couches and chairs, and a large round dining table. The kitchen is small but well-equipped, and includes a dishwasher, microwave, coffee pot, and toaster.

The bedrooms, one downstairs and two upstairs, are clean and attractively furnished with comfortable beds and comforters. There is a full bathroom on each floor (shower downstairs, and shower with separate tub upstairs), and full-sized washer and dryer on the first floor. Fans and two space heaters are provided.

Downstairs: Living and dining area; kitchen (with dishwasher); master bedroom w/king bed; second downstairs room is a den with a couch, a couple of chairs, a 37' flat sceen TV and DVD player; bathroom with shower; washing machine & dryer. The wood stove is the ONLY source of heat for chilly days but keeps everything super toasty, along with full quilt comforters on all beds. Renters tell us the wood stove is super easy to use!

Upstairs: Bedroom with 2 twin beds; bedroom with queen bed and one (1) twin bed; full bath with shower and separate tub.

From your cottage, immerse yourselves in this beautiful part of the world, watching the shore change with the tides, and exploring the rocks and tidal pools alongside the sea birds. Take in the busy harbor scene from the deck, or rent your a kayak to launch from your very own shoreline!

Explore the shops and restaurants (some gourmet!) of

Southwest Harbor, a small town with the conveniences of library, pharmacy, two grocery stores, hardware store, wine and cheese shop, and post office. Take the children to the Oceanarium where they can hold a star fish and more! Play a round of golf at the Causeway Club.

When you are ready to venture a bit further, nearby Bar Harbor is full of restaurants and shops, as well as a museum and movie theater, and an island you can walk to at low tide. Tiny Northeast Harbor has elegant galleries and restaurants, and a lovely harbor.

Acadia National Park is breathtaking with hundreds of miles of biking and walking trails for all degrees of ability, and a fresh water lake for swimming. Or enjoy its beauty by driving to the top of Cadillac Mountain and along the eastern cliffs of the island. See the striking Bass Harbor Light House. The free Islander Bus will take you to many points in the park, as well as Bar Harbor.

You'll never want to leave this corner of paradise!

Keywords: Oceanfront Rustic Maine Cottage - 15' feet from ocean in quaint Southwest Harbor

More Details

Steve Hughes
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2017

Why Steve Hughes chose Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

For years we have loved sailing among and exploring the islands, hiking in Acadia, and enjoying the unique beauty of the Maine coastline. Mount Desert has all these things, and Southwest Harbor is our favorite town on the island.

What makes this cottage unique

The house is quiet, cozy and comfortable with a fresh simplicity. The deck and picture windows allow us to watch the ever-changing harbor scenes. We can smell the sea air and wander among the rocks and tidal pools. And we're close to all that Acadia, Mount Desert, and the ocean has to offer!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(56 traveler reviews)

Acadia Oceanfront in Southwest Harbor w/Dock - Ready for 2017 !!
average rating of 4.946429 based on 56 reviews

Very satisfied

  • 5 of 5

I am almost reluctant to submit this review, in that doing so would risk getting the word out about how nice this place is. We thoroughly enjoyed our week here. The house is ideally located in SW Harbor, on the quiet side of MDI and the associated crowds in Bar Harbor, Cadillac Mtn, etc. the house itself is quiet, private, clean, comfortable, and well-appointed. However, it is not luxurious in the traditional sense (the luxuries here are the quiet, views, rocking chairs on the deck, breeze off the water, and so on). The beds are comfortable which is key. There is fast internet and a nice TV, although we never turned the TV on given all the outdoor activities. The dock is a great bonus and we used it extensively for kayaking in the harbor. Very thankful to have found this place.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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new york state

blissful week

  • 5 of 5

This is our fourth (or so) summer week in the SW Harbor-on-the-harbor house and it was every bit as splendid as the last three. The setting is serene, the house is wonderfully comfortable, Southwest Harbor/Acadia is an ideal spot. The fact that we keep wanting to go back summer upon summer to this very same spot probably says it all.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stamford, CT


  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing vacation last month in Southwest Harbor. The house is situated right on the water looking north across the harbor toward Cadillac Mountain and the other peaks. We spent a lot of time hiking around Acadia National Park. The views were extraordinary! This house has everything we wanted. The kitchen, dining and living areas all look out on the water. The house has a 2 bedrooms upstairs and a master bedroom on the main floor. Location is only a few minutes from the village which has lots of small shops and good grocery stores and restaurants. The views in the late afternoon at sunset looking out at the harbor and mountains were spectacular. we loved this place.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA


  • 5 of 5

What a perfect location and great accommodations on MDI. It is a true Maine cabin; rustic with incredible views. The harbor has a lot of activity, just like the web cam showed. (Yes, I looked at the camera before I arrived.) Southwest Harbor is quiet but with enough shops and restaurants to satisfy. Plenty of room, great WiFi and cable TV. The kitchen is well appointed and well lit. Can't wait to get back there!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This place was exactly as described (no unwelcome surprises): comfortable, well-furnished, ideally located. The view is priceless! Our party was 6 adults (3 couples) and we had enough space to gather, or spread out if needed. The owner gave us abundant suggestions for activities which were all helpful. He stayed in contact beforehand and after we arrived to ensure we had everything we needed. I have used VRBO properties several times, but this was by far the best experience. We would certainly return.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I could not have found a more perfect location and accommodation than this one in Southwest Harbor! The cabin was exactly what I was looking for in a true Maine cabin; rustic with views but with every conceivable convenience that you could ask for. I could not have been happier! Southwest Harbor is gorgeous, quiet but with enough shops and restaurants to satisfy any guest. The cabin has plenty of room and the owners made sure that every need is anticipated and satisfied. The kitchen is well stocked, the cabin was immaculate, the wood burning stove was easy to use and provided a lot of ambience. The views from inside and from the porch were magnificent! Acadia National Park is a treasure. My only regret is not having enough time to do it all!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Southwest Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 27-June 10
May 27 2017 - Jun 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
June 10-24
Jun 11 2017 - Jun 24 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
June 24-July 8
Jun 25 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
July 8-Aug 26
Jul 9 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 26-Sept 2
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sept 2-16
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sept 16-30
Sep 17 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates are subject to change at any time.
Additional fee to keep boat at dock - $250/week (excludes kayaks)
Excludes Maine Lodging Tax

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Southwest Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • One King size bed in First floor Master (bedroom #1); One Queen size bed (1) in second floor bedroom (bedroom #2), One Twin/Single Bed also in bedroom #2 on second floor; Two Twin/Single beds on second floor (bedroom #3).
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
Built-in deck benches with cushions, Adirondack chairs, and picnic table with benches.

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