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Adorable Cottage - Walk to Village Center and Water

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bathroom cottage

The cottage consists of a living room, eat-in kitchen, two bedrooms, and 1 bathroom. The living room has a vaulted ceiling and has a very light and airy feel. The kitchen has recently been updated with new countertops, a new sink and faucet, newly stenciled kitchen floor, and paint on the walls and cabinets. I love to cook and have equipped the kitchen with all the tools I normally want. One bedroom has a queen bed and the other has a full bed. We also have a queen sleeper sofa in the living room. The full size bed has bed rails that slide out from under the mattress, making it a suitable bed for children. We also have a pack n play available.

It is located on a private half acre lot. Looking out the front and backs of the house, there are only trees visible. The two houses on the sides of the house are nicely screened by trees. There is a little stream passing through part of the property.

The cottage is walking distance to the center of Southwest Harbor, the causeway between Norwood Cove and Somes Sound, the ferry to the Cranberry Isles, and the Wendell Gilley Museum. Also nearby are Echo Lake and numerous mountains for hiking.

We offer weekly rentals starting and ending on Mondays. This is perfect for avoiding traveling during busy weekends in the summer! It's also a great option if you are spending a week on Mount Desert Island for a wedding!

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Sylvie Smiley
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2017

About Sylvie Smiley

We are an active family with two young children living outside Boston. We love hiking and biking and spending time outdoors with our kids.

Sylvie Smiley purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Sylvie Smiley chose Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

Sylvie grew up camping on Mount Desert Island (MDI) every summer and continued the tradition of visiting the island into adulthood. David fell in love with the island too and we want our kids to also grow up coming to MDI. We love the location of this house. It's walking distance to so much and a short drive to even more. We really enjoy walking to restaurants, shopping, and the water.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We spent a wonderful two weeks in Acadia National Park in June, and our visit was enhanced by our stay in this lovely cottage. The night we arrived, we looked out the picture window and saw three deer looking straight at us as if they were welcoming us and wishing us a nice stay. The cottage has everything one would need, comfortable furnishings and art work by the owner, a kitchen well-stocked with whatever you need to prepare a sandwich or a gourmet meal and a book case filled with books for adults and children. The cottage is a short walk into the town of Southwest Harbor, which has a surprising number of restaurants for a small town. It is an excellent location for taking different hikes through Acadia or visiting the neighboring towns. You won’t be disappointed if you make Cameline Cottage your home away from home.
Jun 2013
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Adorable Cottage - Walk to Village Center and Water
average rating of 4.909091 based on 12 reviews

Great cottage in a convenient location

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here last week with my sister. Cameline is clean, comfortable, well stocked and perfect for 2 adults. Southwest Harbor was a convenient location for our explorations of Acadia Natl Park, Bar Harbor, the western edge of Mount Desert Island and even the Schoodic Peninsula. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very cute cottage - clean and very comfortable for 4.

  • 5 of 5

Great location on the "quiet side" - pretty property and nice amenities. Don't miss a morning walk through the woods to the charming nearby cove - very memorable. We left items in the cottage and the owner was wonderful in following up with us before we even realized it and promptly mailed everything to us. Wonderfully accomodating - would re-visit!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Great cottage in a great location. Owner communicated well and everything was as she said it would be. Would stay here again anytime.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely and Quiet Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The location of this fully-stocked cottage couldn't be better. We easily walked with two young children everywhere in Southwest Harbor. We couldn't believe how quiet the setting was at night. The beach is a lovely walk away.

The house had everything we needed. All kitchen gadgets were new and nice. A clean house, comfortable and well-appointed. We would definitely stay here again.

Sylvie was very pleasant and helpful.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location on the quiet side

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a place on the quiet side and don't mind driving 20 minutes or so for the main National Park highlights - this is the perfect spot. We really enjoyed our stay here. The owner left a wonderful book with lots of suggestions for places to eat and things to do in the area as well as a well loved hiking guide. There is a nice market close to the house to stock your fridge. We ate breakfast and packed a picnic lunch then had a wonderful dinner out. There is a fun trail to a beautiful spot very close to the house which we visited nightly, there were plenty of fun snails and shells to discover- even a starfish or two! We had a bit of a problem with the washer and we had no problems getting ahold of the owners and getting help right away. Thanks for letting us stay - next time we will stay longer!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, had everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this cottage in May with my husband and 6 year old daughter. We loved this little place and I will definitely stay here again if we make another trip to the area. Everything we needed was provided, including the little extras (games, puzzles, sand toys, beach towels, fans, extension cords, etc...). The kitchen was better stocked than in any other rental where I've stayed. We cooked almost every meal there and had everything we needed. The beds were comfortable and the bedrooms had plenty of room, plus a chest of drawers in each where we could unpack our things.

My daughter loved the backyard and spent lots of time playing out there. She found salamanders, collected shells, and saw a few deer. She loved the walk to the nearby cove, which was a great place to enjoy the water.

Since this was my first trip to the area, I didn't know if I wanted to stay in Bar Harbor or another part of the island. I'm so glad we stayed in Southwest Harbor! This little village had everything we needed, including a couple of small grocery stores, coffee shop, and a great public library, but without all the crowds and craziness of Bar Harbor. There were so many great things to do on the western side of the island that we only ventured over to the Bar Harbor area one day of the week we stayed. The beautiful Echo Lake is less than 10 minutes away and we spent hours there enjoying the sand beach and crystal clear water. There are several great hiking trails in the area too.

I can't recommend this place highly enough. We loved everything about it!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Southwest Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 2017
May 1 2017 - May 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
late May / early June 2017
May 22 2017 - Jun 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
June 2017
Jun 12 2017 - Jul 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
July & August 2017
Jul 3 2017 - Sep 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
September and early Oct 2017
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
October 2017
Oct 9 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 2018
May 1 2018 - May 20 2018
3 night minimum stay
late May / early June 2018
May 21 2018 - Jun 10 2018
3 night minimum stay
June 2018
Jun 11 2018 - Jul 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
July and August 2018
Jul 2 2018 - Sep 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
Sept and early Oct 2018
Sep 3 2018 - Oct 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
October 2018
Oct 8 2018 - Oct 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

Our weekly rentals are from Monday to Monday.
Rates are subject to change at any time.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Southwest Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • If you're traveling with a baby or young child, we have a pack n play that you can use.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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