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Newman Cottage On Beautiful Mount Desert Island

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

Newman Cottage is a three bedroom, one bath home located in Southwest Harbor Maine, on the “Quiet Side” of Mount Desert Island. This home is the perfect choice for the budget-minded traveler who does not wish to sacrifice comfort over expense. The kitchen is fully-appliance and is adjacent to the dining room, seating up to 8. The spacious living room allows for socializing or TV watching at the end of a busy day. The living room sofa converts to a queen sized sleeper. The house sleeps six to eight people, having one queen, one double, two twins and a sofa bed. All sheets and towels are provided. Newman Cottage holds a right of way to the Manset Shore. Just a short five minute walk to the beach. Seawall picnic area and Bass Harbor Lighthouse are just minutes away as well. Southwest Harbor has bike/kayak/boat rentals, Oceanarium, sailing, golfing, shopping, restaurants, groceries, drug store, and playground. Easy access to several lakes, biking and hiking trails. Close to Acadia National Park Activities. Only 20 minutes from Bar Harbor. See Cadillac Mountain, Thunder Hole, Jordan Pond House, or Park Loop Road. Go whale watching, or take a ferry to Swan's Island or Islesford. Our property is NON-smoking


Refrigerator-gas range


Microwave-coffee maker


No telephone


Outdoor seating

Flat screen TV w/DVD & Netflix

Older TV w/VCR, WiFi

House fans

Baby gate, bed rail, high chair and pack-n-play


Pets: yes w/permission

Max. Number of occupants: 6

More Details

Joseph A Chalmers
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2017


Seawall House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Newman Cottage On Beautiful Mount Desert Island
average rating of 4.8965516 based on 29 reviews

Cozy and convenient

  • 5 of 5

My mother and I stayed here while visiting my sister's family. It much closer to her home than hotels in Bar Harbor and a better value as well. Check in and all transactions were easy and we would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, charming old house by the side of the road

  • 5 of 5

Nicely updated old house, south of Southwest Harbor. Pretty walking path to Manset Shore begins across the street. Kitchen is well-stocked with dishes, pots & pans, utensils, lots of small kitchen appliances (3 types of coffee makers!). Quiet location, even though on road. Good internet connection; nice washer & dryer. Didn't need to fire up the pellet stove in the living room, but it looked inviting. Short drive to Bass Harbor Head lighthouse. Only a few cons - one bathroom, so you need to plan out your showers; no restaurants or shops within walking distance (but easy drive into Southwest Harbor). Very reasonable price for a whole house - would stay again.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glen Allen, VA

Comfortable cottage in a wonderful part of Mount Desert Island

  • 5 of 5

Newman Cottage is a great home for a small family or small group of friends. Comfortable and well appointed, we had everything we needed. The beds were great, the kitchen had all the supplies necessary for cooking, the bathroom was well stocked with towels and basic toiletries. We bought fresh eggs from the owners and enjoyed the antics of their turkeys in the driveway. Mr. Chalmers had great recommendations for excursions outside of the crowded national park, the ferry to Swan's Island was a enjoyable afternoon and if we'd had more time we would have explored more of the nearby islands and mainland.

A wonderful surprise was the beach where this property has a right of way access. A few hundred yards from the house we followed a fern-lined trail through a meadow starting to show it's fall colors and then through a fern filled wooded area out to the beach. Our first trip was so foggy we couldn't see the boats in the water but could hear conversations on board. We walked the foggy beach, watching a great blue heron on nearby rocks looking for lunch. Returning to the beach a day later, we walked out in the sunshine and were shocked to see just how close the fishing boats were! Not to mention the beautiful mountain view across the water, very pretty!

We appreciated that our dog was welcome, he enjoyed his time exploring the yard under our watchful eye. It is important to note that while the cottage is pet friendly the yard is not fenced so someone needs to be outside with a pet at all times.

There are two other considerations to be of aware of in this property. Most importantly, the steps are steep and somewhat narrow. The bedrooms and the only bath are upstairs so a certain amount of mobility is necessary. Might not be a good choice with a toddler or young child in tow either. The second possible drawback is there is no cable television so there are no network channels. There is a Cinemax package so there were shows available. We aren't big tv watchers so it didn't matter.

If the opportunity to travel to Acadia comes again I would gladly return to Newman Cottage.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Truly well done

  • 5 of 5

This cute little house was perfect for a long weekend getaway. They have everything you could need. The house is comfortable, very clean, well organized and thoughtfully prepared for guests. Wifi, dishes (we cooked most meals in while there), comfortable bedrooms. Really, we could not complain about anything. It was perfect.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home, nice location, would recommend

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Newman Cottage. Home was clean, and well maintained/furnished.

If we ever make it back to Mount Desert Island, we'll definitely consider staying again.

Thanks for giving our family what truly felt like a "home away from home". :)

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tiverton, Rhode Island

Another fantastic stay at Newman Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year staying at Newman Cottage. The location was excellent for exploring MDI and Acadia. The house fit our needs perfectly. We're already looking forward to next year! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Seawall House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring Season
May 12 2017 - Jun 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
peak season
Jun 10 2017 - Sep 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall Season
Sep 17 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 8.0%

Our rental week goes from Saturday to Saturday. There are four hours of cleaning included in the cost of the rental (for turn over after check out), any more time taken for excess mess will come out of the security deposit at $30.00/hour

Owner'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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