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Come Explore Acadia National Park From Our Quiet And Relaxing Ocean Getaway.

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Southwest Harbor House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms 2 baths with easy access to all of Acadia National Park

Welcome, come find your vacation solace, nestled amongst the lush Fir trees on the tranquil side of Mount Desert Island in close proximity to the borders of Acadia National Park in our well-maintained & appealing 3 bedroom, 2 baths, fully equipped home. The quaint Village of Southwest Harbor and the working harbor itself is a mere stone’s throw away from your coastal getaway. “High Tide Ocean Getaway” is conveniently located on the Seawall RD. (102A), Southwest Harbor. The natural stone Seawall Beach (offering an ocean picnic area site, perfect for cookouts), the picturesque Bass Harbor Lighthouse, Wonderland, and Ships Harbor (scenic & lovely marked trails), and the Swan’s Island Ferry are all within a 5 minute ride from the High Tide Ocean Getaway. Access to all of Mount Desert Island’s treasures including Acadia National Park is within minutes away. The pristine Echo Lake is 4 mi. away offering fresh water beach with lifeguard and convenient parking. Some Sound is also close by, offering you an opportunity for a memorable sunset cruise on the only fjord in the north eastern USA. Mount Desert Island is the home to 22 mountains making the area a hiker’s paradise, from the novice to the seasoned hiker. The free shuttle, (Island Explorer) has stops scheduled all over the entire island, letting you relax at your own pace without feeling rushed, should you choose not to drive. The village of Southwest offers amenities for vacationers as well as locals who utilize them. Bicycle rentals, boat launching, wonderful dining with a variety of cuisines( some offering fresh local caught seafood), art galleries, museums, an outstanding bakery, sightseeing tours, a fresh grocery, golfing, kayaking, deep sea fishing, a little trip to the fishing dock next to the U.S. Coast Guard Base to watch the fishermen unload the day’s catch. The Bar Harbor Airport is a convenient 14 miles away. All within reach. Besides nature’s wonderful amenities and those of the village of Southwest Harbor, our Ocean Getaway has so much to offer. In addition to a complete concierge’s guide to the entire area that is waiting for you, here is what we are welcome to provide for you during your stay: (Two small coolers so you may pack a picnic lunch and camp chairs for beach or relaxing by the shore.)

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Norm or Helen
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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October 17, 2016
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based on 5 traveler reviews

Come Explore Acadia National Park From Our Quiet And Relaxing Ocean Getaway.
average rating of 4.2 based on 5 reviews

Excellent Value

  • 5 of 5

The owners seem to really care about their rental, take good care of it, and want people to have a nice place to stay---which it is. We really enjoyed ourselves here. Very clean, plenty of room, and well equipped. Great to sit by the bay window in the morning...Good location.... nice drive up Seawall road to the ocean and a couple of nice short hikes and onto the lighthouse . Close enough to all the activity but quiet. Once owners explained how to work the TV...we had no trouble. We were so glad that we chose this home for our stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Owners are running a comercial firewood business in the front yard and kept deposit money

  • 1 of 5

The owners have a firewood business in the front yard ! There were cars pulling in all the time .

The house was ok. We were also told that the owner would be keeping an eye on us when we arrived??

We left the home broom swept but were charged an extra cleaning fee even though the owners did not have to clean but 1 time in the entire 4.5 weeks. I was sent a picture of a shampoo bottle in the shower we left and some unused food we left in the pantry. The tv also went out 3 times while we were there.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and comfortable cottage on the ocean

  • 5 of 5

The house is very clean, comfortable and well-maintained.

All modern amenities and great outdoors!

Just a few minutes drive to the Seawall, Wonderland and Echo Lake.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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We don't want to leave...

  • 5 of 5

Well, I have to say, at first, I was a bit nervous. Even though the owners were awesome at communicating with us, it was still our first time using a service like this. But, we had no need to be nervous. Everything was great! We love the location---even though most days we went into the park. We enjoyed many of the island's adventures, sights, and explorations. It was so nice to come home. It was the perfect size for the 6 of us. We cooked , prepared, and enjoyed all of our breakfasts and most lunches here. We also took advantage of the kitchen to prepare a few meals, but enjoy them at Seawall. Lobster dinner on the ocean was way more affordable and the scenery was priceless. We felt very comfortable here and hope to come back again! We sincerely hate to leave. The owners have helped create a home away from home for their guests. Thanks . I would highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5

The listing and pictures are 100% accurate. Very clean with all the amenities there and in perfect working order. We really enjoyed our time there. It is a good place to relax and sleep after days full of activities. The house is not far from the harbor and various access points of Acadia. Mt. Desert Island as a whole is a wonderful place with plenty to see, do and experience.

I would recommend this area to anyone who would like to experience Maine. And I would definately recommend staying here. The Owners seem very nice, helpful with excellent communications and quick responses.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Trenton Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Drydock Cafe
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Swans Island
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Fiddler's Green, Drydock Cafe, Sips & Red sky
Nearest Ski
70 Miles
Hermon Mountain
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Echo Lake & Long Pond
Car: recommended

Deep Sea Fishing,Sea Kayaking, Canoeing, Wine Tasting, Horse drawn wagon rides on the carriage roads,Popover & Fresh Lemonade at Jordan Pond House,Swimming at Sand Beach, Eating Fresh Lobsters and going to the top of Cadillac Mountain the highest peak on the eastern seaboard .


Rates & Availability

Southwest Harbor House Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay

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Tax Rate 9.0%

Saturday To Saturday Weekly Rental
Check - IN 4:pm
Check - Out 10:am

$350. Deposit due at time of booking. $500. Security deposit plus remaining rent due two weeks before arrival.
Personal Checks - Bank Certified Checks & Bank Wires Accepted
No refunds on deposit without a 60 day notice.

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Southwest Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Bedroom 1 - Queen w/ full bathroom and walkin closet Bedroom 2 - Double Bedroom 3 - Full
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
We,at the High Tide Ocean Getaway hold the key for the most memorable,relaxing vacation and adventure you can only imagine.Come and let us provide you with something you won't easily forget.We look forward to hearing from you. Norm & Helen owners & Proprietors of High Tide Ocean Getaway,Southwest Harbor,Maine.

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