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Acadia Oceanfront Southwest Harbor w/Dock ! Ready for 2018!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 BR 2 BA Sleeps 6

You cannot get any closer to the ocean! Check out the live Harborcam from our porch at: https://video.nest.com/live/Dajpa3.

This cottage sits 15 feet above high tide on Southwest Harbor, a classic Maine working harbor. The deck is perfect for watching the harbor, reading a book, or enjoying the beautiful sunsets. Our shore front offers a small sand beach and at low tide, lots of rocks and tidal pools for exploring. The dock is ideal for launching a kayak (bring your own or rent in town), a swim on a hot day, or for sipping your favorite beverage while perched on our bench.

The cottage is cozy, charming and spotlessly clean. It has the open stud walls 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, a large round dining table, and a state-of-art wood stove for chilly mornings. The kitchen is small but very well-equipped, and does include a dishwasher.

The bedrooms, one downstairs and two upstairs, are 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. Window fans and two space heaters are provided.

Downstairs: living/dining area; kitchen (with dishwasher); master bedroom w/king bed; small den with couch, chairs and a 37' flat sceen TV and DVD player; bathroom with shower; washing machine & dryer. The wood stove provides more than adequate heat to the main living room for chilly days. Renters concur that it is easy to use.

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

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

Keywords: Oceanfront Maine Cottage - 15' feet from ocean in quaint Southwest Harbor, near Acadia National Park.

More Details

Owner
Steve Hughes
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 3, 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 wander among the rocks and tidal pools, and watch the sea birds and ducks. And we're close to all that Acadia, Mount Desert, our favorite town, Southwest Harbor, and the ocean has to offer!

Amenities

Southwest Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • First Floor: Bathroom #1 toilet, shower Second Floor: Bathroom #2 toilet, tub, shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • First Floor: BR #1 King Second Floor: BR #2 Queen and one (1) twin BR #3 Two (2) twins
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Built-in deck benches with cushions, Adirondack chairs, and picnic table with benches.

Reviews

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Acadia Oceanfront Southwest Harbor w/Dock ! Ready for 2018!
average rating of 4.9491525 based on 59 reviews
5

Serenity in Southwest Harbor

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location right on the water gazing out upon Southwest Harbor. Well-appointed and extremely comfortable, clean home. Thank you Steve Hughes our VRBO host and property owner who made sure all our needs were met. We would definitely love to come back!

Sara F and family

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming Waterfront Maine Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This Maine cottage is picture perfect and a wonderful place to make summer memories! The cottage's location is tranquil and picturesque. In the morning, Reveille echos faintly across the harbor from the Coast Guard Station and in the evening, you can again hear the echos of the bugle playing, providing for a sweet signal to the end of the day. At low tide there is a wonderful little tide pool that can be explored, and we spied heron and sea gulls there. The house is filled with all the essentials needed. There is a wonderful wood burning stove for the cool mornings and evenings, and there are plenty of fluffy warm comforters to keep you warm as well. We rented early in the season, so these items were very important. The owners were very helpful in providing information about the property and stepped us through the building of our first fire in the stove. The house is also inviting, providing a good mix of books, puzzles, and games to keep you occupied. There is a T.V. provided, but we never had the urge to turn it on! Internet is also available and it worked like a charm. Each bedroom has blackout shades which were well appreciated, as the sun rises very early! The location offers many activities and restaurants nearby but some nights we just chose to enjoy the amazing view from the dock with some wine, cheese, and breads! How special to have your own dock to use for swimming and kayaking! I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone wanting to enjoy some lazy summer days with spectacular Maine views!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shreveport, LA
5

Great Vacation in Southwest Harbor

  • 5 of 5

We had an unbelievable stay last week at this authentic cottage in Southwest Harbor. The whole place is very clean, beds and furniture are very comfortable, and the wood-burning stove is easy and fun to use. The living room has multiple windows that open to let in the ocean breezes. The panoramic view of the harbor is amazing any time of day. We especially enjoyed the sound system that plugs directly into an iPad or iPhone and fast wireless internet to play Apple Music and internet radio. The kitchen is in great working order and is well stocked with enough dishes and utensils for a large group. We had fun exploring Acadia National Park and eating out at nearby restaurants, but our favorite things of all were hanging out on the private floating dock in front of the cottage and looking for sea glass in front of the cottage at low tide. Steve, the owner, is very pleasant and accessible. He checked in on us periodically by email during the week to make sure we were having a good time. We hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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
5

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

Cindy

  • 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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Rates & Availability

Southwest Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Summer: 7/8-8/26/17
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
Late Summer: 8/26-9/2/17
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
 
Early Fall: 9/2-9/9/17
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,600
 
 
Fall: 9/9-9/30/17
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

Rates are subject to change at any time.
Excludes Maine Lodging Tax

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