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Harbor Oasis: Waterfront w/ Private Ocean Shoreline & Unobstructed Views- A Gem!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bath - All on One Floor with Panoramic Harbor Views of the Harbor.

Newly renovated in 2013 then upgraded again in 2015 and 2016, Harbor Oasis is a rare find with in-town convenience yet a private tranquil setting directly on the ocean. Located down a quiet lane in picturesque Southwest Harbor - a classic Coastal Maine fishing & yacht building community on the 'Quietside' of Mount Desert Island. Just minutes to some of Acadia National Park's favored spots including Beech Mountain, Echo Lake, Flying Mountain overlooking Somes Sound, Wonderview & Ship Harbor Ocean Trails, Seawall Picnic Area and the Bass Harbor Lighthouse.

Easy walking everywhere in town and less than 5 minutes to the Island Explorer bus stop for free shuttle service all over MDI and throughout Acadia National Park. Bustling Bar Harbor, should you tire of the tranquility of Harbor Oasis and the beauty of Acadia National Park, is just 20 minutes away with many shopping, dining and 'people watching' opportunities.

Harbor Oasis has 2 queen bedrooms, 1 full bath, and an open area floor plan including the spacious kitchen, dining area and living room - all on the first floor and all with harbor views. Guests enjoy our large attached Deck w/grill, table with seating for 4 and umbrella. On the shoreline, the Gazebo is a great place to enjoy the harbor boats and local wildlife with your morning coffee or evening very relaxing at any time of day or night.

If Harbor Oasis looks like your perfect vacation retreat, contact us at your convenience. WE BOOK DIRECTLY with our rental guests. To book your week(s), first check our up-to-date calendar and then e-mail or phone us to proceed with booking or to ask any questions about the house or area.

More Details

Pamela Parker
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2017

About Pamela Parker

Harbor Oasis owners are local and have a B&B in town...always available to help make your stay a great one. Let us know if you have any questions about the house or area. We look forward to making sure your vacation experience is fabulous!

Pamela Parker purchased this house in 2013


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Harbor Oasis: Waterfront w/ Private Ocean Shoreline & Unobstructed Views- A Gem!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Could not have been more happy with our stay. Wonderful location in Southwest Harbor. Walked to Town every morning for coffee and fresh backed goods. The views were awesome, the family and I loved watch the tide coming in an out everyday. Was there for 4th of July, and witnessed the fireworks that were awesome. In Arcadia you have to drive to most locations for hiking, biking or swimming and although Southwest Harbor is a little drive from the main entrance, there were many wonderful places to explore close by that are part of the park system.

As others wrote about, the cottage is perfect, everything you would need is provided. We (2 adults, 2 tweens) eat often at the cottage, breakfasts, lobster boils and grilling. Washer and drying was a huge bonus. Will stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Right Place for a Wonderful Week in Southwest Harbor

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed on Mt Desert Island before, but never on the "Quiet Side". After our week in the Harbor Oasis, I don't think we'll try anywhere else. The cottage was lovely - clean, comfortable, and convenient. We loved being close to the water, and being close to the center of town. Getting around to all our favorite parts of the island was very easy. The owners are friendly. Their inn is just up the street.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, well-equipped home in a great Southwest Harbor location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Harbor Oasis for a week. It's a well-equipped, tastefully decorated, comfortable, clean home. The location is great: right on the harbor with a lovely water view, quiet yet a short few minutes walk into town, and yet not a long drive to the main entrance of Acadia National Park. The owners are nearby running an inn: warm and friendly and easily accessible for assistance.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Myers, Florida, USA

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Very nice, close to town center yet private with a great view, Clean and well maintained. Can hear traffic outside from main road but not inside. After a while you don't notice it and in any event the view compensates particularly from the gazebo where it is quiet. Owners Pam and Brian very helpful.

Restaurants: would recommend eat a Pita for coffe and lunch, Sips and Red Sky for dinner. Best water trip: Island Cruises from Bass Harbor.

Will return.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Littleton, Massachusetts, USA

Great little place in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at the Kingsleigh Inn before and this property is owned by the innkeepers from that place. The location is perfect. Great views of Southwest Harbor from windows, the deck and the new gazebo. It's off the main street but still close enough to the center of Southwest Harbor to walk everywhere. Kitchen has everything you need to cook meals if you're tired of eating out. Rooms are sized just right and the bathroom has a radiant heat floor and an infrared lamp for those chilly Maine mornings. This year we stayed for only a week. Next year maybe it'll be for two weeks.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ann Arbor, MI

From Michigan to Maine

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect cottage and location to sit back and relax, with great restaurants a walk away, a beautiful view of Southwest Harbor and wonderful, welcoming proprietors (Pamela and Bryan). From the moment we arrived, we knew we made the right choice. The Harbor Oasis is close to all that the MDI and Acadia Park offers, including hiking, kayaking and the more gorgeous scenic views of pink granite.

The kitchen was outfitted for as much cooking as we would like and everything was very clean (thanks Sabina). The new gazebo was great for evening cocktails. Both bedrooms were spacious; and the open floor plan with the kitchen and living area was bright.

Pamela and Bryan are experienced and friendly. They are obviously hard workers but make hosting visitors seem like a piece of cake. We would definitely return.

This is The area to be if you're interested in saying on the "Quiet Side." You might also want to check out the Kingsleigh Inn, right around the corner from the Harbor Oasis cottage.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Bangor International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Cafe Drydock and Sips: less than 1 block each
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Cranberry Cove
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Causeway Club in SWH or Kebo in Bar Harbor
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Red Sky, Quietside Cafe, Cafe 2, Rogue
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Echo Lake
Car: recommended

Mount Desert Island, home of Acadia National Park, offers unparallelled opportunities for outdoor adventure including hiking, biking, whale watches, chartered yachts, sunset sails, kayaking, canoeing, aerial sightseeing flights as well as many shopping, dining (eat-in or takeout) opportunities. Visitors enjoy utilizing the free Island Explorer shuttle bus anywhere on the island...they even have bike racks! When downtime from all the possible activities is needed, please know that Harbor Oasis provides the perfect, relaxing and tranquil home-base for your Mount Desert Island adventure.


Rates & Availability

Southwest Harbor House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring Season
Jun 17 2017 - Jul 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jul 2 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall Season
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 14 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 9.0%

This seasonal property rents from Saturday to Saturday and is only available for the dates listed. A $35.00 cleaning fee will be deducted from the security deposit.

50% due at booking, balance plus security deposit due 60 days before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Southwest Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Full bathroom on the first floor with tub & shower combo, radiant heated ceramic tile floor, storage closet and oversized mirror.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedrooms are on the first floor and each has a queen bed, large closet (with hangers & shelving for clothing storage), large mirror, ceiling fan and wicker chair.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
While surrounded by myriad activities and sight-seeing opportunities on Mount Desert Island and throughout Acadia National Park, Harbor Oasis, provides the perfect relaxing retreat to be part-of-it-all or away-from-it-all as you wish!

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