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Oceanfront, Backs Onto Acadia, Charming, New Shingle Cottage

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights


Southwest Harbor House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Master Bedrooms, Sleeps 6+

Charming, new shingle style house ideally located on the ocean at the bottom of Somes Sound, close to town and golf/tennis/swimming with immediate access to hiking, etc. in Acadia National Park. High quality construction and comfort in a welcoming and active summer community.

This house has three large bedrooms, each with private bath and king size bed. It is ideal for adults and couples. There are single beds in a common room on the ground floor where there is another bathroom with shower and a laundry room.

Keywords: Convenient to town, surrounded by Acadia National Park, oceanfront, all amenities, quiet end of Fernald Point Road

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only

Rebecca Williams
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, italian
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Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2016
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About Rebecca Williams

We built this house for our own family, and we love it. We share a large, extended family home next door which is why we sometimes rent this one.

Rebecca Williams purchased this house in 2006

Why Rebecca Williams chose Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

Situated as it is between a quiet cove and Acadia National Park, this house makes you feel like you are 'away from it all.' And yet, it is a quick drive to the grocery store, the town of Southwest Harbor, pristine freshwater lakes, miles of bike trails and all that Mount Desert Island has to offer. Summer weather is ideal, the town is welcoming and lively, the local activities are many. This is a great spot for people who love an active outdoor vacation, on or off the water, or are just looking for a relaxing vacation surrounded by nature.

What makes this house unique

Sitting out on the deck looking at the view and watching the sailboats and the tides. Immediate access to Acadia National Park is a wonderful thing: out the back door, and the place is yours at any hour, and best of all, at off-hours. We enjoy biking to town and kayaking from Fernald Cove across to Northeast Harbor or up Somes Sound. Our favorite activity is swimming in nearby Echo Lake or Long Pond.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We so enjoyed our stay in your beautiful home on Fernald Cove last week. We had a wonderful time exploring the area, hiking, shopping, and eating in some wonderful restaurants. I think we had lobster and blueberries every day! We had already experienced spring in Arkansas and were surprised and pleased to enjoy spring a second time in Maine! I have never seen lupines before and the fields of showy blossoms were a sight to behold! We hope this will be just the first of future visits to the area. We were delighted to find your listing on VRBO and it met every expectation for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Thank you so much.
Jun 2015
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Oceanfront, Backs Onto Acadia, Charming, New Shingle Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
McLean, VA

Our perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful week on Mt. Desert Island and were so comfortable in this beautiful home. It is such a pleasure to rent a home where everything works -- windows, screens, kitchen, all is functioning the way it is supposed to! And we have been filled with the beauty of the view, enjoyed the deck and the yard, and taken many a walk across the street. We even took dips in the Sound! The owner was a pleasure to deal with. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful retreat!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, and 2 other couples just spent a week at this beautiful home and loved every minute. It is perfect because each couple has their own bdrm. and bath and the common areas are spacious and cosy. We were greeted with a gorgeous bouquet of lupine on the kitchen counter. The construction details of this home are amazing and agreeing with other reviews, the beds were very comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped(we only fixed breakfast), and the views will refresh your soul. We highly recommend "Il Bassino"!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mpls, Mn

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We (6 adults) came from Arizona, Virginia and Minnesota for a week of family fun. We found this house to have fabulous beds and a fantastic view. It's an attractive, comfortable home with a great kitchen too. We loved everything about it.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

We were four adults (two couples) without children. The correspondence before our stay with the owner was timely and friendly.

This quiet, charming, immaculate home was absolutely as described in words and pictures. All amenities were first-class. Incredible bedrooms and kitchen with lots of room throughout! Spacious living room. The views were spectacular and serene.

Large grocery store just a mile away. Quaint shops and restaurants nearby. Good hiking trails within walking distance.

This home was built with care, and the owner was both accommodating and had great communication!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Acadia National Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Somes Sound
Car: recommended

Short stone path to quiet, tidal Fernald Cove, perfect for swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding. Immediate access to Flying Mountain and St. Sauveur hikes or pedestrian-only road to beautiful Valley Cove, all part of Acadia National Park. 20-30 minute walk to town or a 5 minute drive.


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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Refundable Cleaning $300
Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Tax Rate 8.0%

Rental price and dates are confirmed upon owner's receipt of the rental agreement and deposit.

50% deposit with signed rental agreement, 50% plus Maine state tax and any fees one month before arrival.

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Southwest Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bunk Area - 4 twin/ single
  • King size beds (3), Common room with single beds
  • DVD Player
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
New, highest quality construction with traditional cottage charm. Designed by well-known local architect and custom built in 2006 of finest materials. Timberframe living room, fir floors and trim, pine wainscoting throughout, floor to ceiling windows on oceanside, giant, ancient pines shade the landscaped yard. Three large bedrooms have king size beds and private bathrooms. There is also a 'bunk room' on the ground level with 4 single beds (2 over-sized), a bathroom and laundry room, though the house is best suited to small groups of adults.

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