|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
In an exquisite, serene location at the end of a private road, this beautiful, well-designed year round cottage overlooks the ocean. Built in 2007, it is just five minutes from the delightful village of Southwest Harbor with restaurants & shopping. It has some of the best views on Mt. Desert, including mountains and the Cranberry Islands. Close to the hiking trails of the renowned Acadia National Park offering many opportunities for recreation: walking, hiking, climbing biking, kayaking, sailing...or just relaxing! The house is well equipped with new furniture and linens (2012). Guests can search for shells and sea glass on the shore in front of the house.. There is a fully equipped two bedroom guest house on the adjacent property (rented separately) offering an opportunity for a family reunion or vacation with friends. A free bus which travels throughout Mt. Desert stops near the house.
LAYOUT: 1st Floor: Entry with bench and 1/2 bath. Great room includes living room, dining room, kitchen with top of the line appliances, granite countertops, and breakfast bar. The living room has a stone fireplace, cable tv and bookcases. French doors lead to an open porch and a screened porch on the ocean side of the house where sailboat races, lobster boats and passing seals can be observed. Master bedroom on this level has a queen bed and en suite bath with oversize tile shower.
SECOND LEVEL: Curved staircase leads to two large bedrooms, one with a queen size bed, the other with 2 twin
beds, and a shared bathroom with tub & shower.
There is a full basement in this year round house.
Keywords: Waterfront, Southwest Harbor-Maine, New, Luxury, Spectacular Views
If you are searching for a spectacular and comfortable home with an EXCEPTIONAL view, search no further because you have found it! As the previous reviewer stated, the pictures of this "beautiful, upscale home can't capture the delight of being there" is spot on. This beautiful home has everything you are looking for: a beautiful view that overlooks Southwest Harbor; a gorgeous backyard, deck and screened in porch; a tastefully decorated interior first floor with a gorgeous, fully equipped modern kitchen, hardwood floors and a master bedroom that offers a comfortable bed, wonderful master bath and French doors to the screened in porch. (Just a small bit of advice, check the dryer downstairs if you don't find many dish and bathroom towels. We thought we would have to go and buy some towels but not the case. Housekeeping must have forgotten about the last load of laundry.) It was so tranquil to watch the lobster boats in the morning from bed. It truly doesn't get any better than that. The upstairs is just as beautiful with two large bedrooms and is carpeted. We absolutely loved spending time out on the deck that offered comfortable outdoor furniture and a large heating lamp. Nothing better than enjoying our breakfast and in the evening, appetizers and wine, listening to the water lap over the rocks to the shore. Whatever you are hoping for in a rental home, this home accommodates. Because we were in Acadia at the beginning of Sept, there was a full moon, and the view was amazing! We also had the pleasure of having a nightly evening walkthrough by a Mama deer and her baby and were thrilled when a bald eagle perched right on the backyard rocks to have its morning breakfast! As mentioned, this home is in Southwest Harbor but it was not a far ride to Bar Harbor or the Park. Actually, it gives you an opportunity to see more of the island by having to drive to key viewing spots at the Park. Also, because we visited Acadia in early September, Bar Harbor was not overly crowded, which was great. There is so much to do and see that we will go back to Acadia. The weather was perfect and the house as the review title states, "Simply Perfection".
Our family's vacation in early June was everything we hoped it would be, and more! The online pictures of this beautiful, upscale home can't capture the true delight of being there. The views are fantastic, and sunrise is pure magic with the sounds of seabirds, the tides lapping against the rocky shore, and the distant sounds of Southwest Harbor lobster boats. They make recordings of these things! Yet we experienced them in person sipping coffee on our own deck overlooking the ocean and the Cranberry Islands. This home is very comfortable and beautifully decorated, and is a perfect home base for exploring MDI. The drive to Bar Harbor and east Acadia is short and easy, but the advantage of staying near Southwest Harbor is being near great shops, restaurants, and lobster pounds without the crowds and touristy feeling. Our family rented bicycles at Southwest Cycle, and they set us up with a bike carrier that let us explore the carriage roads in Acadia, which were outstanding. We also rented canoes from nearby National Park Canoe and Kayak, and enjoyed a wonderful afternoon on Long Pond. Several nights for dinner, we brought back freshly cooked lobsters from Beal's Lobster Pound and had our own family meal with fresh corn on the cob from the local grocery. All while enjoying the wonderful view! It doesn't get better than this. We enjoyed hiking in Acadia, getting ice cream at Ben and Bill's Chocolate Emporium, and eating a fine dinner at Cafe 2 in Southwest Harbor. And a couple of mornings we stayed in, relaxing on the deck overlooking the ocean, reading, and exploring the rocky shore for shells and sand dollars. We had a wonderful family vacation, and this incredible vacation home made our time on MDI very enjoyable. Our only regret is that we live 1,500 miles away! I wish we lived closer, so we could make the trip more often.
What a wonderful week in this home. The house and grounds and beautiful, the pictures really do not do it justice! It's perfectly located, only 30 minutes to Bar Harbor and even less to the park loop. The kitchen is very well equiped, there's was not one time that I needed something that they didn't have. I can't wait till we can go back!
Being an active family who enjoys outdoor activities, we found this the perfect location for our summer vacation. The home was gorgeous, with wonderful views of the sea and mountains. The rooms were spacious, comfortable, and immaculate. Of particular note was the master bedroom suite, with it's oversized shower stall and screened in porch. The owner was wonderful to deal with, and was always quick to reply to any questions we had regarding the property. The town of Southwest Harbor was charming with quaint shops, several restaurants, and a short twenty minute ride away from Bar Harbor. Whether you wish to kayak, hike, swim, pick sand dollars or just pass the days with a good book, I would highly recommend this rental property.
A wonderful seaside cottage, very well equipped and comfortable. Well located for exploring Acadia National Park, Cadillac Mountain and the Bass Harbor lighthouse, not forgetting that the best "soft shell" lobsters anywhere can be found there. Bar Harbor is not far away for a day of being a tourist. The night sky is breathtaking, stars to the far horizon. There is no reason NOT to stay at this lovely place.
This was our first time visiting Southwest Harbor as a family of four plus our mother-in-law. In short, this is a lovely property with exceptional panaromic views of the water. We were fortunate to have excellent weather in all but one of the days. The long views with boats passing during morning coffee, mid-day lunch and at dusk over lobster chowder burnt an image in our brains creating a great memory. The owner's family has a history in the area. She's full of valuable information both prior to the rental and additional in a notebook which is there for guests to review for ideas. Great experience, we hope to return next summer.
In the heart of Acadia National Park
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
May 29 2016 - Oct 1 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Oct 2 2016 - Nov 5 2016
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$750|
50% of rent/tax and cleaning fee due with signed lease
50% of rent/tax and cleaning fee due 60 days in advance of arrival
$750 damage deposit due 30 days in advance of arrival