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Diamond Rock: a Sunny, Modern Home with Distant Ocean Views

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

Welcome to Diamond Rock: a sunny, modern home at top of Sail Mountain overlooking Somes Sound on Mount Desert Island, near Acadia National Park. 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 baths, sleeps up to 9, pets allowed with $100 fee per pet, max one pet. parties of 8 or more $150 cleaning fee added. All linens included, kitchen well stocked for cooks, public golf course less than .5 mile from the house. Double master bedroom layout ideal for two families. One master BR with king, a bathroom and walk out patio and air conditioning, second master BR with King bed, air conditioning, a bathroom and walk out porch with mountain view. Wrap around deck with outside table/chairs and gas grill, crows nest reached by ladder (that can be removed if young children are a concern) with telescope and ocean views. Shuffleboard table in the basement. Air conditioning also in the great room which has a fireplace.

Keywords: modern, sunny, open floor plan, wrap around decks, on hilltop overlooking ocean, pets allowed (with pet fee)

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2018

About The Owner

I have grown up going to MDI and am so glad to own this home, built by my parents in 1990. My daughters have caught the bug and love it as much as I do, may retire here!

The Owner purchased this house in 2008

Why The Owner chose Southwest Harbor

We love Acadia National Park and spend every free minute climbing the mountains, swimming in the lakes, biking, kayaking... ahhh! Our dogs love it as much as we do!

What makes this house unique

Maine is a state of mind! We spend all our time outdoors but love to hang out by the fire on rainy or cold days, the glass round table is perfect for puzzles


Southwest Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , small room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , walk out porch, full bath, air conditioning
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , full bath and fireplace, air conditioning
  • ing size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), cribs if needed can be arranged for delivery at renter's expense
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
ideal for two families; double master bedroom layout, one with king bed and walk out patio, one with king bed, fireplace and walk out porch, wrap around deck and crows nest with telescope


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

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Diamond Rock: a Sunny, Modern Home with Distant Ocean Views
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Perfect family rental for Acadia Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had 6 adults and 3 kids in our party. House was perfect for everyone. Open concept. Great sitting out on deck enjoying the views. House had everything you could need (dishes, pots, high end appliances, beach towels....). Only 20 min from Acadia and Bar Harbor. Everyone in my family enjoyed their time at the house and area.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind remarks and so glad the house suited your needs!
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Excellent Home for two families with kids, on vacation

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed Diamond Rock very much. Adults and kids, aged 12-17.

Two families lived comfortably here for a week with each set of parents in their own master bedroom. Clean house with everything that we needed.

Southwest Harbor is about 25 minutes from Bar Harbor, but we never really experienced any traffic. Easy 20 minute ride over to the bike trails to begin our day or cycling or hiking or both.

We made many meals in the home as going out was expensive and difficult for 9.

Used the well stocked kitchen and gas grill on the deck to make whatever we needed.

We did not use the TV, but wifi worked well. No complaints.

Plenty of seating for meals and relaxation.

Even had a few indoor fires for the kids as the nights were cool.

We used the deck all the time - in the morning we'd enjoy breakfast. After returning from our day's activities, we might have a drink or two there.

In the evening, we'd star gaze. With less light pollution, we could see satellites passing overhead (solid white dots) and it turned out to be a great week to observe the International Space Station. We had an app on our phone that told us where and when it'd pass - just a lucky week that it passed over us on three straight moonless nights.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful house - perfect for our family, equipped handsomely, ideal location. The best!!

  • 5 of 5

We truly loved this house and recommend it to any and

every family who wishes to enjoy the western side of

Acadia NP. Ideally situated just outside Southwest Harbor,

it has lovely dining and family space on the first floor and

many quiet bedrooms on the ground floor, all with good

mattresses. The deck is delightful, the light is fabulous, the

kitchen well stocked with every imaginable cooking

device, the grill substantial, the neighborhood peaceful, and

the location convenient to everything, the owner (Anne)

friendly and accomodating and eager to please. We cannot

imagine a more lovely vacation home!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Findlay, OH

The property was very unique and spacious... plenty of rooms for our three families.

  • 4 of 5

There was a lovely kitchen with plenty of work space and new appliances. Lovely deck and even shuffleboard in the basement.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Blackwell, Oklahoma

No regrets - this one is a winner!

  • 5 of 5

There are so many wonderful things to say about Diamond Rock! The 2 master suites and 3 1/2 bathrooms were perfect for the 5 of us (2 couples & our single 25 year old daughter) and there were 2 bedrooms to spare! The natural light that fills this house was wonderful! This beautiful home is spacious - giving the early risers a place to sip their coffee & talk without waking the others. The air conditioning was a welcome amenity! Living room had plenty of seating for the 5 of us. We put the game table to good use in the evening and had plenty of room around the dining room table to eat and plan the days excursion. Loved the fact that the kitchen was open to the living room so no one was excluded from conversations. Quality built home (wood trim warm & inviting), tastefully decorated, very clean, extra pillows & blankets, kitchen had all the essentials, and property well maintained. The washer & dryer high quality & looked new, centrally located to all bedrooms. House surrounded by beautiful trees but you can still see the ocean. Upper deck wraps around & lower deck has a clothesline. Such a quiet location - totally relaxing! Appreciated the wireless, especially when our security alarm went off at home - we were able to logon right away to see which sensor went off. The bedrooms are spacious - so nice to be able to unpack & have room to move around. The whole house is layed out so well! This home is in a great location - secluded but close to downtown southwest harbor & a short drive to Bar Harbor. The owner gave timely replies to questions and made many great recommendations for grocery shopping, dining and activities - a huge & much appreciated help to us as first timers to MDI. Two bouqets of fresh flowers greeted us when we walked in & we enjoyed them all week. The weather was wonderful every day we were in town so we weren't 'home' much but had it rained we would have been quite comfortable lounging around the house and would have used the TV and DVD player. It is without reservation we recommend Diamond Rock to you!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chester Springs, PA

A Special Place

  • 5 of 5

For me, it was a special visit, in a special house, in a special location. Outdoor activities are but a short walk or drive away: excellent biking and walking trails; hiking trails of many levels of difficulty, with the reward of spectacular views from the mountain summits; swimming in the lakes and ponds (and of course the ocean, for those of hardier stock); and golf and tennis for the sports minded. The shops and restaurants of Southwest Harbor are just minutes away, as are excursions by boat to offshore islands. The house itself is an architectural gem. It nestles into its surroundings, and its entrance belies its large size. The house is spacious and comfortable, with room to spread out and relax after a day of outdoor activity, or to just hang out by the fireplace during one of those occasional rainy days. From the entrance hall, the common living space is up, to leverage the views, the sun, and the stars, and the bedrooms are either off in their own separate wings or down a level, to maximize privacy and quietness. I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Southwest Harbor
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Islesford Ferry - Swans Island Ferry,
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Causeway Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Rte 102
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Sand Beach, Acadia National Park
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
extra cleaning above 8 $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

security deposit of $250.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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