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Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

(5Br total) 4 Br/ 2 1/2 Ba W/ Separate 1 Br / 1 Ba Apartment, Sleeps 12-14

Charming, newly renovated house with mountain views right in the center of town! Steps to shops, restaurants, playground, recreation center, post office, golf, tennis, bike rentals, ocean, sailing, and groceries! The property has a gourmet kitchen, a 1 acre big yard with privacy, mountain views, a hot tub and a separate newly constructed 3 car garage with full one bedroom apartment for privacy in big groups. If you like lobsters this is the place. Have lobster delivered from the fisherman's hand to your door step. 7 night minimum in the summer months. We provide paper towels, toilet paper, laundry detergent, dish detergent. Guests should be prepared to bring their own toiletries (shampoo, soap, etc). The Carroll House will available for private sale after the rental season of 2017. It is offered at $599K firm and includes all furniture, bedding, kitchen supplies, rugs, window treatments, etc. Revenue and expense financials from the rental business available upon request.

Vanessa Carroll
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 3, 2017

Why Vanessa Carroll chose Southwest Harbor

This house was the homestead of the well known local Carroll family. Close to the original Carroll homestead that was located on the Carroll Hill which is now part of Acadia National Park.


Southwest Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.8235292 based on 17 reviews

A well situated homely house with a fine kitchen as a convivial focus

  • 4 of 5

The house is situated on the quieter side of Mt Desert Island just a few hundred yards from a fine cafe (very good lobster rolls), a decent bar and 2 reasonable restaurants. In addition, there is an excellent wine shop which also sells good cheese and olives. A deli is also there in Southwest Harbor which is not inexpensive but is comprehensive in terms of what it sells and very close.There are walks directly from the house to forest and coast but varied and longer trails are close by.

The house centres around the kitchen which is very well equipped. The kitchen provided the social centre for our party and we loved eating and drinking there all together. The house is comfortable and well fitted out. The garden is large and a social focus too, aided of course by the hot tub.

The great thing about the house is that after a day out walking, it is a home that you want to go back too, whether it is to stay in all evening or to go out for a drink first or start the evening in the kitchen and then go out.

We recommend it highly and would go back there. Mrs Carroll is a very welcoming owner.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Central and Accommodating!

  • 5 of 5

Vanessa welcomed us in to her property with a tour and an offer of freshly caught lobster delivered to our door! While we couldn't take her up on this offer, we did enjoy our stay at her property. There was plenty of room for all our guests and their stuff, and the house is right in the middle of town making it convenient to (literally) everything! The property is gorgeous and we enjoyed the firepit. Vanessa would be a great host for those who've never been to MDI, as her husband is a long-time resident of SWH and they know all the ins & outs!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful property - fantastic vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This house & apartment were perfect for our extended family of 7 adults and 2 small children. Very comfortable, clean and well maintained. The location is indeed great; we were able to walk to church, shops & restaurants. It's an easy drive to Bar Harbor, the park loop road, Wildwood Stables, etc. And even quicker to drive to Seawall, Wonderland, the Bass Harbor Head Light and other places on the west side of the island. Vanessa was a great host and very responsive. We enjoyed the lobsters her husband delivered right to our refrigerator. Some highlights of our week, in no particular order:

1. Watching the sunrise from the Cadillac Mountain summit

2. Walking across the causeway at the mill dam, Norwood Cove

3. Kayaking on Long Pond

4. Watching the sunset at the Bass Harbor Head Light

5. Playing on Sand Beach

6. Looking at the stars over Sand Beach

7. Hiking the Ocean Path trail

8. Hiking around Jordan Pond, and eating lunch on the lawn at Jordan Pond House

9. Riding over the carriage roads in a horse-drawn carriage

10. Walking the Bar Island trail

We had a lovely week together and built many great memories. Many thanks to Vanessa and her family.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Attentive host and great location!

  • 5 of 5

Our large family stayed at the Carroll House for a week in August. The house is located on a quiet street in SW Harbor, right next to a school which was perfect because of the playground for kids and area to ride bikes. The area over the garage has been newly finished and provided a perfect area for us to stay with the younger children (early risers!) We were very impressed with Vanessa's hospitality and generosity during our stay. The lobsters (delivered right to the fridge) were amazing!!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect lodging and great host!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at Vanessa's place for a week in August 2016. It was a perfect setup for our group of 8 adults and 4 kids under 5. The place is ideally located for strolls into town and short drives into the park for amazing hikes and bike rides. Having the overflow area above the garage was perfect for evening cards and conversation when kids were sleeping in the main house. The hot tub is awesome for cool Maine nights. To top it off, Vanessa was an amazing host - friendly and responsive! I'd highly recommend her place!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing week of family fun

  • 4 of 5

Great setting for a family get together. Open kitchen where everyone can gather at the end of the day. It's ideal for our family, we like the hikes and Long Pond access on the quieter side of the island.

This year we enjoyed the fire pit while we watched for meteor showers.

Everything we needed for a relaxing week!!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 10 2017 - Oct 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 23 2018 - Sep 8 2018
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Sep 9 2018 - Oct 27 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

Deposit is refundable prior to 60 days of check in

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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