This charming one bedroom cottage is a perfect couples getaway!
About Christie Dysart
Hi! My name is Christie Dysart. I have been fortunate enough to be a stay at home mom and am sending my eldest to college later this year. Six years ago we decided to purchase a summer cottage here in SWH. We'd been staying at my in-laws for many years prior to that. Our children are student athletes so we're not able to spend the whole summer at camp. In order to off-set costs we began renting our cottage. It was so successful that we booked fully and began looking for another so that we had a place to stay on the weekends. I now own 3 properties and manage 3 others. It's become a part-time job that I love! The guests that I've helped over the last 5-6 yrs. have been delightful! I'm so happy to be part of planning many families Maine summer vacations! Over the years we have made many friends and I see the same families year after year. I love my Job!!
Christie Dysart purchased this Cottage in 1993
Why Christie Dysart chose Southwest Harbor
This property is a bit unique. It's part of our marina complex. It's been housing for a boat captains family, a boat dealer's office and most recently the residence of one of our marina customers. It's the perfect location! Within walking distance to all area shopping and restaurants. Just steps from an amazing summer gallery of local lobster fishing boats and amazing cruising yachts! Acadia National Park completly surrounds SWH, Bass Harbor Head Light, Echo Lake, Somes Sound, Mt. Saviour, the list goes on. We are just 20-25 minutes away from all of the best park attractions such as Thunder Hole, Otter Cliffs, and Jordan Pond.
What makes this Cottage unique
This quaint cottage is all about comfort, we have provided all of the perks of home comfort in an exciting local.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
pack n play or inflatable mattress available
Max guests:3 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Clean, quiet, great location
Charmingly rustic on the outside, the property is up-to-date and thoughtfully decorated on the inside. The bedroom is very spacious and the open-plan living room, dining room, and kitchen is very comfortable. We appreciated the little touches: a selection of books and games, TVs in the living room and bedroom, and an apron in the kitchen. There is a laundromat next door and be sure to bring a roll of quarters because there isn’t a change machine. There are several good restaurants within walking distance, along with a gourmet/wine shop, a small grocery store, and a bakery.
The boathouse was just what we needed! Not too far from activities and quiet enough. Thank you.
Clean, spacious, convenient
The Boathouse Cottage is very nicely maintained, clean, spacious, and comfortable. It’s located only a few blocks from the center of Southwest Harbor, with a good selection of restaurants and several lovely shops, including a terrific little wine and cheese shop. We prepared most of our own meals at the cottage and the kitchen seemed well equipped for our needs. The location is right in the middle of the commercial marina area, which wouldn’t ordinarily be our first choice, but we thought we’d give it a try this time. Bright lights from the marine store across the street and the lack of a quiet outdoor sitting area were drawbacks for us, but with windows closed the cottage was fairly quiet inside. We did put up extra covering on the street side bedroom window to reduce the light at night. Being country folks, we like it dark at night. All together, it’s a trade off between location convenient to shops, restaurants, and the Island Explorer bus line versus a more secluded, quiet location. The cottage itself is very nice and the pricing is more than fair.
The cottage was very comfortable and cozy and we loved being by the harbor!
The cottage had everything we needed for our stay, which made it simple to just move our belongings in for our stay.
Colleen, Thank you so much for choosing to stay here in SWH with us! I'm glad you were comfortable staying with us. Hope you return again soon!
Great cottage in the less busy town of Southwest Harbor
Perfect little cottage with a short drive to Acadia and other points of interest. The home was well stocked with items that made it feel less like a rental and more of a place we could call home. Bathroom is rather small, but we had no complaints. Only a 15-20 minute drive to the park this was everything we hoped it would be.
I'm so happy that you had a pleasant stay here at the Boathouse with us! Come again soon!
First time visitor to Southwest Harbor
Overall the rental was clean, comfortable and had nice relaxed feeling. We were disappointed with the tight shower and small bathroom. The living space was roomy enough for two people. The king size bed was comfortable. We did not realize that this area had restaurants closing for the season, however did find the local restaurants friendly and reasonable prices. Being on site with the marina, people should be aware of the early morning traffic on the docks. Althought, not enough to deter us from renting there again.
Many ferries are available to explore surrounding islands. Also, there various wonderful local boats offering Whale watching, lobster fishing, wildlife viewing, and enchanting/romantic cruises. You'll be within walking distance to quite a number of local eateries from local fare to gourmet/specialty market goods.