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Sylvie Smiley

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Adorable Cottage - Walk to Village Center and Water

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Southwest Harbor Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Sylvie Smiley (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

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.
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)
Adorable Cottage - Walk to Village Center and Water
average rating of 4.888889 based on 10 reviews
5

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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5

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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5

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
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5

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
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Great, Comfortable Southwest Harbor Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Visited Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park for the first time in late April 2016. My wife and I made the definitive decision of traveling pretty early in the season. There was a trade-off between cooler weather and the risk of some places not being open and absolutely zero traffic and really no other tourists. We also picked Southwest Harbor rather than Bar Harbor, although Bar Harbor was pretty empty in April. Southwest Harbor is small and the Cameline Cottage is within walking distance of downtown. Bar Harbor and Acadia are maybe a 15 minute drive with little or no traffic. The cottage is older but spotless. Two good bedrooms, a good bathroom with shower and a great kitchen. A really good setup for a couple or even a small family. The cottage has all the necessary appliances including a clothes washer and dryer. Good, competitive rate for a 2/1 cottage. Sylvie, the owner, was an absolute pleasure to deal with. Very upfront and helpful. Just a great owner. If you want to avoid the commercial aspect and crowds of Bar Harbor (in the summer), SW Harbor is a quiet alternative. SW Harbor is still an easy drive to Acadia, the loop road and Cadillac Mountain. Cameline Cottage was one of our best stops of the three weeks that we were touring Coastal Maine by car. Would definitely return. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location with all the amenities

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is perfect particularly for families. It offered all the necessary amenities for cooking and comfort. There was even a very nice pack-n-play for my baby's sleep. It's a great location - close to Acadia and within walking distance to town. The owner was very helpful and very readily available at all times. I would definitely recommend this sweet little cottage.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from 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
 
July & August
Jun 27 2016 - Sep 4 2016
7 night minimum stay
$975
 
 
September and early October
Sep 5 2016 - Oct 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
$775
 
 
October
Oct 10 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$140
$700
 
 
off-season
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$130
$700
 
 
May
May 1 2017 - May 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$135
$700
 
 
late May / early June
May 22 2017 - Jun 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
$140
$775
 
 
June
Jun 12 2017 - Jul 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$795
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$145
$700
 

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.

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Amenities

Southwest Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • 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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