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Sunrise Water View - Within Walking Distance to Town!

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 9-10)

Our home is located on the 'quiet side' of Mount Desert Island, surrounded by Acadia National Park. It is the childhood home of our girls and the vacation home of my Ohio family, and has proven to be the perfect place for extended family gatherings. The large family room is set back from the road and affords ample space for family fun or a quiet place to cozy up by the fire. Our album collection is available to listen to and for the musically inclined, a piano, organ and conga drum. We love games, so we provide many board games and puzzles for your recreational pleasure as well as a large screen television, pool and foosball tables, and Wi-Fi.

The kitchen is fully equipped and has a butcher block counter for ease of meal preparation. The dining room is spacious and has a wonderful view of the harbor. Off of the dining room is a mother-in-law suite, which includes a bedroom with a king-sized bed, bathroom, and kitchenette. Three bedrooms are on the second floor, two of which have ocean views and queen sized beds. The third has two twin beds and looks out to the backyard.. The sunroom located upstairs also overlooks the harbor, and has a daybed with a spare twin mattress tucked underneath.

We are within walking distance to town where you can find a generous selection of restaurants and shops. There is also an oceanarium, bird carving museum and all the amenities a year-round village has to offer. Across the street and down the hill, you will find the Great Harbor Marina, formerly Stinson's Cannery. There are many hiking trails within a ten minute drive as well as swimming at Echo Lake beach, the Bluffs or the Ledges. There is golf at The Causeway Club, bike, canoe, and boat rentals, and miles of rock bound shore to explore.

We welcome you to Mount Desert Island and look forward to serving you!

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Can't seem to see a "Write a Review" button so I thought I would send this to you to cut and paste." Paula

"One word, Beautiful! I and eight friends recently rented this beautiful home in Southwest Harbor. Several of us planned to run the Mount

Desert Island Marathon and were looking for a house within walking distance to the end of the race. We couldn't have asked for a more

convenient, comfortable home to come back to after running 26.2

miles. Suzanne was very accommodating and responsive in any correspondence I had with her. She epitomized the relaxed and laid back atmosphere of Southwest Harbor itself.

The house was more than comfortable with 9 people in the house. The house is so well appointed with a beautiful fireplace replete with firewood and a backyard fire pit and bar-b-que. The great room offered so many options to relax and have fun. There was a variety of games, books and puzzles for both adults and children. Also, you can let your inner chef out in this beautiful well stocked kitchen.

Waking up in the morning and viewing the sun rise over the harbor from the front porch is breathtaking. We were within easy walking distance to the quaint town. The coffee shop in town served the best coffee and coming from California where coffee is king, that's something! I would not hesitate to rent this house again. We spent four fun days in this beautiful home and wished it could have been a longer stay.
Oct 2017
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Southwest Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Front Porch overlooking harbor


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Sunrise Water View - Within Walking Distance to Town!
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Macon, Missouri

Beautiful home in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

If you have a larger group looking for the perfect location on Mt. Desert Island, look no further. We traveled from the Midwest to Maine for our daughters wedding putting our trust in Suzanne and VRBO. We could not have been happier with the selection we made. This home is full of Maine charm. The owners keep the home clean and maintained. The amenities are more than we could have dreamed of: full sized pool table, foosball, games, stereo complete with LP's, for those of us in the older crowd. We often rose early to drink coffee and watch the sunrise over the harbor across the street. Everything you will need is provided from the fully stocked kitchen and baths, to the wood for the fireplace and fire pit. Suzanne is very congenial, helpful, and wonderful to work with. We left a day early and she even allowed or daughter and husband to spend the night there after we had left. Thank you so much!! If we are ever fortunate enough to visit Maine again, we would not consider any other place to stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay on MDI

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at this wonderful home. The previous reviews did a nice job of capturing the benefits/features of this home so I will hit just a few highlights.

Found Southwest Harbor to be very quaint and nice break from Bar Harbor. Good jumping off point to all points on the island. There are a handful of restaurants in town (we enjoyed Eat-a-Pita ... it is much more than pitas). There is a nice wine shop with a wide selection of wine and cheeses.

Fire pit in back. Nice way to relax after a full day ... plenty of firewood on hand.

Family room very comfy with leather couch and chairs, fireplace, large TV.

There is a grocery store in town but if you plan on doing a lot of cooking we recommend that you try Hannaford's in Bar Harbor.

Suzanne was great. Easily accessible by phone or email.

We would definitely stay here again should we return to the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Home with Water View!

  • 5 of 5

I ran the Bar Harbor half marathon with a college friend in September and we both brought our parents and her aunt and uncle. We fit 8 people very comfortably in this wonderful home. We were able to play games together each night in the great room, we played pool, did a puzzle, and my friend's dad loved being able to play the piano all weekend. We loved being in Southwest Harbor, off the beaten path a little but still having a town to wander through. We were across the street from a lobster house and Grumpy's which is an awesome little local place. The pier across the street also had a great little fundraising party while we were there which was fun. Suzanne was a lovely host and very easy to work with. Upon return I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic home for family!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time in this home! Plenty of room, fully stocked kitchen, and such a comfortable and welcoming and beautiful place! We had 7 adults and a baby and had plenty of room! And the location was perfect! So glad we did not stay in Bar Harbor where everything is so touristy. We kayaked on a nearby pond, hiked on nearby trails, loved the little village town where we picked up fresh lobster to cook every night. And Suzanne was just an email away, although we didn't need a thing. Thank you - we will be back!!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home and location

  • 5 of 5

This home is large and perfectly suited for a large family or group but also worked well for our two couples. Other reviews have noted the bathroom on the second floor is entered through one of the bedrooms but this is not a huge deal considering all of the other features the home offers. The den/family room is where you will spend most of your time and it is large. The foosball table, pool table, entertainment center and fireplace make it hard to leave! All of the bedrooms are spacious and the entire home is spotless. The kitchen is high end and well stocked and there is an additional small kitchen area in the rear of the first floor. After spending time in Bar Harbor with the crowds, we were glad that we chose this more quiet location. It seems a world away but is actually only a few minutes from Bar Harbor and Acadia. The front of the home overlooks the harbor where we watched an eclipse of the moon during our stay. The owner met us on arrival and was very gracious. We would definitely stay here in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Western NC

Lovely home in a great location!

  • 4 of 5

Pictures represent home well. Owner is easy tp work with, and wants you to enjoy your stay. Great location to see all of MDI, and a straight shot into Ellsworth.

Plenty of parking, house is spotless. Loved the fireplace (wood provided) and pool table. Kitchen was well stocked, included all basics, plus a great BUNN coffeemaker! Nice yard with fire pit and charcoal grill. Great home to share with friends or family!

Two possible concerns

1. 3 of the bedrooms are upstairs, but only one bath - which is IN one of the bedrooms. So the others must use the bath on the first floor.

2. There are multiple steps, 1/2 steps, and double steps throughout the house.

Both of these could be a non-issue depending upon the make up of your group -those who are physically handicapped, or young toddlers could have issues. Otherwise, no concerns.

We would rent this home again, and can easily recommend it to others.

It was a pleasure staying here - thank you for sharing it.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Acadia National Park




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

By booking through VRBO/HomeAway you agree to my rental contract terms

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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