Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Full Bath, (Sleeps 5-6)
About Catharine McKibbin
This is our family summer cabin, that we built on family land. Our family has been summering in Maine since the 50's, and my sister Susan lives in SW Harbor with her family.
Catharine McKibbin purchased this Cabin in 1985
What makes this Cabin unique
Peace and Privacy
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Magical Place to Unplug
This is a special spot, perfect for the way my family likes to have vacation. The house is cozy, the beach is epic, the proximity to Acadia is fantastic. And we felt so lucky to be on 'the quietside' - South Harbor is great.
A great time in Maine and at the Keyhole
We had a wonderful time staying at the Keyhole!
The property was roomy enough to comfortably fit 4 of us. The space was well furnished, the beds comfortable, the kitchen was full of all the cookware and utensils we needed.
The property is centrally located and not far from all the parts of the island you'll want to explore. It's a quick drive to get lobster rolls at Beal's, Thurston's or Charlotte's, and Acadia is not far at all. Bar Harbor is only a 25-30 minute drive too.
We also loved the beach and the wooden path to it, and enjoyed making a fire on the beach on our last night. The view is beautiful and peaceful.
Our stay was fantastic - thank you!
Homey, private, and comfortable!
Homey, private, and comfortable. Rustic, but it transformed a mostly rainy week into a relaxing vacation! Excellent service from the owner and her sister who takes care of the property.
Fantastic beach cabin for the family
My family and I (wife and 3 boys) had a very comfortable stay at the keyhole. It's nestled in a quiet location and just a short walk down the boardwalk to the harbor. The house comes "equipped" with numerous games and puzzles that our family enjoyed playing in the evenings. We look forward to future visits to MDI and staying at the keyhole again!
The Keyhole is great for a family vacation!!
We recently stayed at the Keyhole with 4 adults and 2 little boys, it was perfectly rustic Maine! The cabin was well stocked and the new grill was perfect. Our boys loved walking the boardwalk to the private beach and spent many many hours there. The beach was beautiful and quiet with great views and sounds of lobster boats. It was an excellent location to all the attractions of the island. We will definitely be retuning to the Keyhole!!
A Great Hidden Cabin
What a treat, so glad we found this cabin & went ahead & booked it. Nothing fancy just a Great secluded rustic cabin surrounded by woods & an easy walk down to the beach. The beach & tide pools were great, my children (& myself) had some much fun at mid & low tide looking for sea life. We even a lovely small beach fire one night & the stars were amazing.
The adults & children enjoyed this place alike.
Great location, minutes from lovely Southwest Harbor & Bass Harbor.
Easy drives to Acadia, be just about anywhere in 20-35 minutes.
Close to swimming in Echo Lake, wonderland trail is a nice easy hike just down the road.
Cabin can get pretty warm during the day , but we were always at the beach or elsewhere on the island during those hours.
The owners are responsive & easy to reach.
Well worth taking a look at this place.
We will stay here again the next time we return to MDI.
Southwest Harbor is about a 10 minute drive. There are restaurants, ice cream shops, grocery stores (2), post office, laundromat, bike & kayak rentals, banks, library, community center, Episcopal church, museums, shopping, and access to Southwest Harbor and the ferry to Islesford.