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Wooded House in Town with Ocean View, Close to Everything

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

3 bedroom including king sleeping loft and Ocean Views

Cottage located in the woods on the quiet side of M.D.I. with great Outer Harbor and Island views. Pet friendly. Walking distance to town and the Great Harbor Marina with more than a dozen restaurants in the area as well as the Island Explorer Shuttle Bus System (June 23 to Columbus Weekend) to almost everywhere on M.D.I. and Acadia National Park. Minutes to Acadia, hiking, biking, kayaking, swimming, mountain climbing, bird & whale watching, and much much more.

This is a new Cottage, completed in the Fall of 2012. This is a two bedroom cottage with a large loft master.The loft has a king size bed with lots of space and two half height storage closets, the big bedroom has a queen bed with hanging and dresser storage, the small bedroom has twin bunk beds and dresser storage. The kitchen is open to the living / dining area with a cathedral ceiling. There is a double futon in the living room for extra sleeping and we can supply an air matress also. We can accomodate more people in our other cottage (Homeaway #956783) if you have a large group or family gathering. The whole interior is knotty pine with laminate wood floors through out, cork flooring in the bathroom and propane radiant floor heat. The outside patio is pea stone with a barbeque grill, picnic table, chairs, lounge and steps down to a pea stone firepit area.

To see reviews of the property, check Woodlands Cottage #1 (Homeaway #956783) my other cottage on thge same property.

Owner on site.

More Details

Property Manager
Vicki Beal
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About Vicki Beal

Doug Beal, Jr. a 5th generation, lived in Southwest Harbor his whole life. He and his wife, Vicki, owned a Marine Construction and Diving Business for 41 years. They decided to start a retirement business, so, they began building seasonal rental cottages. Doug completed 3 of them before he passed away in the summer 2015 ( Homeaway #956783 and ). Vicki is carrying on the business that she and Doug started, together.

The three cottages can house 14 happy vacationers, (for a group looking to vacation, together), or rent one for a family. Woodland Cottages I, II and III, all have great holiday appeal ~

Vicki Beal purchased this house in 2012

Why Vicki Beal chose Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

When I am building these cottages, I build them the way I would want them as if I were going to live in them. I try to make them very compfortable, quiet and private. I am pleased with both of them.


Southwest Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Town ...
  • Away From It All
  • 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
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk Beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Large Open Loft
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Wooded House in Town with Ocean View, Close to Everything
average rating of 4.714286 based on 21 reviews
Austin, TX

Beautiful surroundings and on the "quiet side"

  • 5 of 5

This property was represented very well in the description. Vicki met us when we arrived because we got there in the dark, but then we didn't see her again, no need. The view from the bedroom loft was beautiful and the surroundings were lovely, very well appointed home. We rented bikes at the Southwest Harbor bike shop right around the corner and love Eben! Very helpful and we could take them with us where ever we wanted to try to ride. We went out from Bass Harbor on the Island Cruises and had a great, informative presentation from Eli (the owner) all about the history, nature and the lobster business - get there early! Would highly recommend! Don't miss - Cadillac Mountain, Acadia Mountain or any of the harbors!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy retreat with enticing view of Southwest Harbor.

  • 5 of 5

This quaint cottage was perfectly secluded, but accessible at the same time. It offered every amenity you would need for off time while otherwise exploring beautiful Acadia National Park. It felt like our own little retreat from the world, but we were still only a short walk to the conveniences and charm of the town of Southwest Harbor with its offerings of great restaurants, cafes, galleries, and markets. We particularly enjoyed this small township that really felt more authentic than the touristy Bar Harbor (although we did enjoy the time we spent in Bar Harbor). Our only regret was not staying longer. I recommend in particular: Thurston's for lobster, Coda for a nice dinner, drinks, and live music, and taking a dip in Echo lake, with its beautiful crystal clear water. I'm obviously pining for Maine. Thanks again for a wonderful getaway!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Cabin in the woods!!!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time, the Cabin had everything we needed and was ready when we arrived. We loved the location, just a short walk to town and only a few minutes to drive to everything in Acadia. Enjoyed cooking Smores and hanging out by the fire pit.

I highly recommend this Cabin and Vikki made us feel right at home!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved this chalet style cabin

  • 5 of 5

Four of us stayed at this wonderful chalet type cabin from September 13-17,2016 that was located in a perfect location.We found everything clean and in order with every item we needed and used.We are already looking at re-booking in 2017.We highly recommend this chalet.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location in Southwest Harbor

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was very nice and in a great location. If you are looking to have some peace and quiet and still have good access to great restaurants and Acadia, this is it. The cottage is fairly large and can sleep 8 people if needed. The outside is nice and the view of the harbor is great! Vickie was very accommodating as well. Although small, there is a washer and dryer in a hut close to the cottage. My only complaint is that the property was not very clean. The counters and the kitchen floor were sticky. Several dishes and pans were dirty. The outside grill was very dirty. My wife and I took it upon ourselves to clean a lot of this including the grill because we really liked the place and Vicki. However, I think there needs to be a better cleaning job going forward.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for your review. Will rectify the issues you had. Cleaners do not check the dishes and pots and pans in the cupboards. We assume renters have put them away clean. Will certainly start checking
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As advertised

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 stayed here for 7 nights in August. It met all of our expectations and had more than enough room for the 4 of us. Our favorite aspect of the cottage was its combination of 'out of the way' feel just a 5 minute walk from town.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Dry Dock Cafe
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Cranberry Isles, Swans Island,
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Causway Club open to the public
Nearest Motorway
300 Metres
State Route 102
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Dry Dock Caffe, Ice Cream Shop, Sea Biscuit Cafe
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Echo Lake Sand Beach, Acadia National Park
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Southwest Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 Summer Season
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 23 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $175
Cleaning Fee per Stay $100
Tax Rate 9.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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