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Secluded Waterfront Cottage

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights


Southwest Harbor Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Secluded 2 Bedroom Ocean Front Cottage With Mountain Views On Bluff.

Secluded waterfront cottage on Mount Desert Island in Southwest Harbor. Sitting on a bluff overlooking the inner harbor, with views of the mountains beyond. View the vessel coming and going from the marina, both lobster and pleasure. Eagles have been known to perch on the towering spruce trees that surround the cottage.

The cottage is two bedroom, both have a queen bed. A gas fireplace provides ample heat on chilly mornings, or evenings. Bathroom includes a large claw foot tub with a shower combination. Full kitchen with dishwasher and microwave. A sitting room filled with windows that overlook the water. Waterfront deck, with a larger deck on the opposite side that has a spacious table and chairs with a gas grill. A fire pit and seating with a view of the water is adjacent the cottage. secluded from the highway with a 150' road. Free WiFi. Small TV with internet access(you can use your own netflix or similar )account, DVD player. Very good cell phone coverage.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Storey and Kandy King
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2016
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based on 9 traveler reviews

Secluded Waterfront Cottage
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 9 reviews

Great vacation

  • 4 of 5

A very relaxing and restful place to stay. Great views and well equipped.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning waterfront view and a charming cozy size cottage yet needs repairs and furniture replaced.

  • 3 of 5

The expansive of view of the marina and the mountains beyond is the motivation to stay here. Each morning I would sit out on the deck with my coffee and feel as if I was in Acadia with woods on either side of me and the water in front of me.

During my stay, I learned the benefits of having a caring and local property manager. The pilot light in the fireplace/heater went out and Storey King was determined to get it fixed even thought it was a holiday and the emergency repair company was on vacation. He came and fixed it.

When I showed him that both beds squeak when you sit or lie on them, he agreed with me and said that he will replace the box springs. Unfortunately,this task was not completed before I left.

This is a charming cozy size Maine cottage which shows the wear and care of generations of happy family times spent there. When replacements were done (such as the windows and kitchen sink/faucet), they were replaced with good material.

The catch is that the house is old and needs repairs. Most of the house is covered in old wallpaper so I understand the hesitation to make the repairs. Cracks in three walls in one bedroom and water stains as well as cracks in the other bedroom. The bedrooms are small and the furniture is worn.The living room furniture is comfortable yet there is no full size sofa.

When I first arrived at the cottage, I had the pleasure of watching an eagle circling a tall pine tree in the backyard. The charm and “getaway” feel the cottage made me feel like I was stepping back to a slower paced time.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very old cottage

  • 3 of 5

We stayed there for 7 nights.


1. All cooking utensils and linens were provided.

2. Short distance to shopping area.


1. The window behind the sofa was not properly sealed, so the first night, there were over 20 mosquitoes coming from the leak and my baby was bitten 6 times. His arms are still in bad shape now.

2. Because the mosquito problem was so severe, it's not possible to sit outside, despite that we burned the repellent torch on the porch. So don't think of walking around the house as well.

3. The cottage is very old, all the furniture seem more than 50 years old, the beds squeak when lying into, and some part of the floor does the same when stepping on.

4. The sink in the bathroom has hot and cold tap separately, so you got either hot or cold instead of warm water.

5. The curtains in one bedroom don't block light, so you have to get up when sun rises.

To conclude, if the mosquito problem is solved (which is not difficult, we stuffed toilet paper there and no mosquito in the rest of the days), the cottage is a good place to stay, if you like old building.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eagle's Nest

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was very nice, and will easily handle up to four people! The view over the harbor is absolutely amazing! The area is very peaceful and relaxing. Since we were early in the season (June), it was very easy to get from the cabin to Acadia National Park. We could be in the main part of the park within 20 minutes. There was a seal that hung around in the harbor that we watched each evening, and we also saw an eagle fly by the back deck early one morning. We really enjoyed the Southwest Harbor (the quiet peninsula) and the people were very friendly.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heavenly stay at Eagle Watch

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place to stay for a couple - just perfect in every way! Storey and Kandi have everthing you need to feel comfortable and relaxed. The views of Southwest Harbor were fantstic and Acadia and Bar Harbor are close enough that the drive is not a problem But the seclusion and sense of peace once you're at Eagle Watch is a highlight of each day! We didn't want to leave...

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The cottage located in close proximity to major attractions, exceptionally clean, cozy and stylish.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Dysarts Marina
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Cranberry Cove, ferry to the Cranberry Islands
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Causway Club
Nearest Motorway
Rt.102 A
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Dysart's Marina
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Car: recommended

Located on the quiet side of Mount Desert Island, away from the hustle and bustle of other touristy areas.


Rates & Availability

Southwest Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

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Fall Season
Sep 25 2016 - Nov 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 8.0%

Rentals for Summer Season are 7 night, Saturday to Saturday rental. 3 night reservations MAY be considered. Cottage is expected to be neat and clean upon checkout. Additional cleaning fees will be deducted from damage deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Southwest Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Claw foot tub shower combination.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Waterfront is a queen. Queen in the other bedroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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