Family Friendly Farmhouse with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, living room, kitchen
About Andy Cline
I am retired…Had a wonderful life as a dancer and filmmaker. Performed with several “modern” companies, but primarily Dance Collective in Boston (a company that existed for 30 years!). Was Executive Producer and Director of the WGBH New Television Workshop that produced new video genres – mostly video art, video dance and some music, drama and poetry. (WGBH is PBS station in Boston). My last endeavor was as a founder and co-creator of Art 21. This includes a PBS national prime-time broadcast focusing on contemporary artists and many other projects world-wide and still going strong!. See www.art21.org I am married to Andy Griffiths who is happily still working!! He retired for about a month and then took this job at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor. He is Administrative Dean and CFO (with a brief stint as Interim President). He is entering his 11th year!
Andy Cline purchased this Farmhouse in 1985
Why Andy Cline chose Southwest Harbor
I love Maine. I went to camp (the Luther Gulick Camps) for 9 years on Sebago Lake in Maine. We think we have the best view of sea and mountains on the island. We have added a guest house and pond to the property. The main house is an old farmhouse built in the early 1800’s (maybe 1825?) and there also is a barn.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
Top asset is the extraordinary view. Great for morning coffee on the front porch. View from the third floor – eight dormers – is spectacular and you can see the sunrise without getting out of bed! Sunlight in the kitchen in the morning is beautiful. Sunlight from the South and West in the living room from noon to sunset. I love that it is an old house but it has been insulated and has new thermal windows so it is never damp or chilly. It has heat, but it is rarely needed.
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Highly recommend property for a visit to the area
Perfect place to stay
THE place to stay in Maine.
Glad we planned our vacation a year in advance and got this house. Great little town, great views, comfortable accommodations. Luxury bathrooms you would not expect in a farmhouse. Can't say enough good things. A fraternity brother lives in this town. When we were planning our trip I sent him links to this and other homes available. He knew this one immediately and said it was the best selection. He was right!
Great House and Location
We had a wonderful three day stay at the Griffiths' beautifully maintained farmhouse in Southwest Harbor with wonderful views of the entrance to Somes Sound, particularly from the third floor bedroom suite. It is spacious yet cozy and so homey that we had dinner there two of our three nights. It is perfectly situated to hike or bike in Acadia National Park on the hiking and carriage trails or on nearby Acadia Mt all of which we did. Andy stopped by to be sure all was well and guests are provided a complete information book on the house itself and all that the area has to offer. Our stay could not have been more delightful.
Beautiful Farmhouse and Setting
The farmhouse has everything you need for a relaxing stay. Super clean, warm, and inviting. Highly recommend this rental you won't be disappointed, Thanks Andy!!
Clean, Cozy and Quite Beautiful!
We stayed here to celebrate our 30th Anniversary with our two adult children and their spouse/significant other. It was so wonderful to have three bedrooms and three bathrooms (with a fourth bathroom on the first floor)! The kids each enjoyed a relaxing bath in the claw tub bath as well. There is a spectacular view of the sunrise each morning from the top floor!
The farmhouse is impeccably clean, cozy and quiet with friendly neighbors. We asked for lawn chairs and toilet paper and both were brought to us within the hour.
Please note that there is no cooking oil or other normal pantry items at the home (several spices, but no garlic salt!) We also recommend investing in some new thick/flat skillets. We were tickled to find a coffee grinder and an upscale blender. There are plenty of dishes and towels galore!
This time of the year is considered off-season, so finding places to eat out was a bit of a challenge, but we found Sips! in downtown SE Harbour and the Quietside Cafe as well.
It was an easy 30-minute drive to Arcadia Park and our party loved the hiking and sites offered in the park. Their favorite was the Beehive Trail.
Andy's house was a great spot for our group. The views are tough to beat, and we had a great time. Southwest Harbor itself is a really nice change up from Bar Harbor, so we ended up spending most of our time there. Would definitely come back!
Located on Mount Desert Island, the home of Acadia National Park, the area is rich with outdoor activities for individuals and families alike.