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Budget Friendly Family Setting Nestled At The Edge Of Acadia

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bath Home Within Walking Distance To Acadia National Park

Located within walking distance to hiking trails, Long Pond, and Echo Lake Beach. Situated off a quiet dirt road with mountain views from one of the second floor bedrooms. Located about 1 mile from the center of Southwest Harbor you are close enough to all the action, but yet have the peacefulness that Maine is known for. This home features 3 bedrooms, The Master Suite is located on the first floor and features a king bed, TV and DVD Player. Attached Master Bath with Shower and Whirlpool Tub. The Second bedroom is located on the second floor and features a Queen bed, and the third bedroom also located on the second floor features 2 twin beds, perfect for the kids. Their is bathroom with Tub/Shower combo located on the second floor as well. The home features a spacious kitchen with propane stove and Dishwasher. Open floor plan features Kitchen, Dining with seating for 6 at the table and an additional 4 stools at the counter. Large Field Stone Fireplace is the focal point of the cathedral living room, with TV, DVD, and VCR. There is laundry and a half bath located on the first floor as well. The home Features a Large Covered porch with 2 Swings, Dining table with seating for 6 to enjoy the warm summer evening on the porch. There is a back deck to enjoy the sun with a bistro seating set for 2 and a BBQ Grill, In the back yard you will find chairs and a fire pit. There is even a small pond that the ducks frequent.

Jesse Dunbar
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2017


Southwest Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Budget Friendly Family Setting Nestled At The Edge Of Acadia
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews

A Great Base for Exploring Acadia on Quiet Side

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay for the last week in Sept. A very clean and comfortable stay for 5 adults and our two dogs. We took several walks down the road to explore the area, Long Pond lake is within walking distance. (great hiking trails there and fishing spots). We loved our stay in Southwest Harbor and would definitely stay on this side of the island again...we did not like the crowds near Bar Harbor. Any issues we had, Jesse was there immediately to take care of it - the heat was not turned on and we had a dip in temperature, so he resolved that. The only other issue with the house was water pressure was not great...we took showers one at a time. This only seemed to be an issue for showers or baths. We would definitely consider coming back here as we loved the location and roomy clean home...everything was provided. Loved the ducks who came for a daily peaceful and porch swings. Don't hesitate to book here and we want to come back to Maine was more beautiful than we expected!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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DC area

Very good value on the Quite Side of MDI

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The process for renting was streamlined and Jesse responded to my inquiries within 24 hours. Simple instructions when departing too. My daughters loved the swings out front and the fire pit in the back. Feels even more spacious inside than the pictures show. We brought our dog and the pet fee was very reasonable and even walked the dog to Long Pond. Would rent this property again.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable House for Family Vacation

  • 4 of 5

House was well equipped for 6 adults. Located very close to Long pond hiking trails on the quieter side of Desert Island. It takes about 20-25 minutes to drive to Bar Harbor.

Only issue we encountered was water pressure. Only 1 person can shower at a time ; which is very inconvenient when 6 people are trying to get cleaned up after a day out.

House is more suitable for 4 people due to inability to utilize several water sources at the same time.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved our stay here!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about our stay here. Loved the hammock chairs & watching the ducks play in the pond. Everything was just perfect. I would recommend this place if looking for a place to stay. Will stay here again if we return to the area

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wilkesboro ,NC

Relaxing Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our week in Southwest harbor was just about perfect...great weather, awesome food, fun activities, and a super place to return to at the end of the day. We took advantage of the many restaurants in the area and cooked very little, but everything you would need to do so is there. The house is about 25 minutes from the crowds of Bar Harbor, and it is convenient to anything you may want to do in Acadia. It was a comfortable house with a great porch,,,hummingbirds visited the hanging flowers daily while we were there. The house is nestled in the woods but for one side where the owner runs a small business so if there is a problem you can expect fast service to make it right. We enjoyed the quiet of the location and would recommend this house and location to anyone. Thank you, Jesse, for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private and comfortable !

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here. House is well kept and clean which is very important to us. It is a bit off the beaten path so you really cannot walk to any local attractions but by car is only 5 minutes away from "downtown" Southwest Harbor and about 20-25 minutes from Bar Harbor and the EAST side of Acadia National Park.

We did have any contact with the owner during our visit, but none was needed as everything was just as listed.

We would recommend this rental to families that need to chill out and relax after a good day hiking, kayaking or shopping. Very spacious with room for everyone to hang out.

Highly recommended: Maine State Kayaking, Sips, Upper Deck (great burger!), Little Notch Bakery, and Mainely Meat BBQ (yes, BBQ, not lobster) by Atlantic Brewing Co.

Do the hiking trails!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Bar Harbor Regional Airport - Trenton Maine
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Swans Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Causeway Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cafe Dry Dock Inn
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Echo Lake Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Southwest Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
First Half June
Jun 1 - Jun 15
7 night minimum stay
Jun 16 - Jun 30
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 - Sep 30
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Pet Fee $75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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