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Ben Foote

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Oceanfront Cottage w/ Dock & Mooring - walking distance to Acadia

22 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Southwest Harbor Cottage Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6 adults & 2 children

In a prime location on Mount Desert Island Maine, this property has been lovingly cared for and enjoyed by the same family for four generations. The Cottage was designed and built in 2003-2004 by our father, Caleb, to take full advantage of this ideal spot which has direct access to the water, dock, mooring and gorgeous views of the harbor.

Near the end of a private road on Connor Point, you will feel the peacefulness of a true get-away. Steps away from hiking in Acadia National Park, and yet you are only a 5 minute drive from the charming downtown of Southwest Harbor and 25 minutes from bustling and fun town of Bar Harbor. Feel life slow down as you enjoy your morning coffee on the large deck overlooking the ocean and decide whether you will hike, sail, swim, kayak or shop. Great place for kids with large grassy area, beach combing, and many kid-friendly activities. Ideal for up to 6 adults and 2 children.

Accommodations: Our cottage features clean, open and bright rooms overlooking the ocean, a fully equipped kitchen and all of the modern amenities to enhance your stay. All the modern amenities: washer, dryer, dishwasher, gas stove, microwave, satellite TV, DVD, high speed internet (wifi), and heat. Great for boaters with both dock and mooring access.

Nearby Activities: Walk just a few minutes to hiking trails, or drive (or take a free bus) around Mt. Dessert Island where you can stop to hike up mountains, swim in lakes, view the rocky coast, or visit Thunder Hole. You can hike (or drive) up Cadillac Mountain, the highest mountain in Acadia National park,which is one of dozens of mountains to climb. From here you can look down to Bar Harbor and the Porcupine Islands, the Cranberry Islands, and much of Mt. Desert Island

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ben Foote (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our stay at the cottage was fantastic. It was a perfect place. Peaceful, quiet, and the accomadations worked out perfectly for us. We had good weather, so we able to hike and kayak nearly every day. We had such a good time that we are thinking seriously about next year doing it again. Again thanks very much.
Oct 2012
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Reviews

4.9
based on 22 traveler reviews

Oceanfront Cottage w/ Dock & Mooring - walking distance to Acadia
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 23 reviews
5

Fantastic views, clean and family friendly

  • 5 of 5

The property had fantastic views. The house was very clean and the kitchen had everything we needed for a great week! Very family friendly! Great dock. We plan to stay again in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lorain
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September 9 - 16, 2016

  • 4 of 5

The house was very comfortable & clean. It had a relaxed Maine feel to it. The lane was very quiet & peaceful. Acadia was only a short walk to access 2 great trails without needing to drive or leave the neighborhood. We also took some wonderful canoe trips from the private dock.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Wonderful "family" vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our three generation "family" spent a wonderful week at Caleb's Cottage. The cabin is spacious and the amenities were more than we expected - linens, towels, laundry, dishes, spices, games, small appliances, you name it, it was there. Loved enjoying our morning tea/coffee on the front porch. The cabin was spotlessly clean upon arrival. We all got to do something special during our stay and we did all the activities together - hiking, biking, kayaking, car museum. logging show, boat trip around island, magic show, sea glass hunting, miniature golfing, shopping, and the list goes on. Was wonderful to spend time enjoying the view and spend time with the "family".

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Rustic yet grand oceanside cottage

  • 5 of 5

For a boating family this cottage is unparalleled. The semiprivate dock (shared with neighbors) is perfect for sailing, kayaking, rowing, and windsurfing. The house features high ceilings, huge ocean-view porch, expansive common areas, and pine everywhere. Facing west on Connor Point, the sunsets were great. Floors creak, but that adds to the charm. Large kitchen has wide-open storage so even first-time guests can easily find what they need. Proximity to Acadia hiking trails and supermarket were added benefits. We loved it.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Perfect, quiet, peaceful location.

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time in this house. Drinking coffee on the front porch and looking at the water and small boats was the best way to start the day. Our three generations all loved the house. The children (9 & 11) loved the dock, water, shells, swimming and learning about tides. The nearby grocery and Southwest Harbor had everything we needed and we were only a short drive to Acadia Park and Bar Harbor. It is a perfect blend of national park setting with scenery, views, hikes, beaches and mountains with the over-the-top tourist activities in Bar Harbor for shopping, dining, boat trips and ice cream. The house is comfortable and well equipped with many things provided. Our only problem was finding parking in Bar Harbor. Be sure to give yourself enough time when leaving for home because of all the traffic. I would recommend this property to anyone and would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Lovely Vacation Home

  • 4 of 5

We all enjoyed our stay. We loved the area and the people in the grocery store and the shops were all so friendly. We also noticed how clean everything is, there is no trash on the roadways. The home is located close enough to Southwest Harbor to make shopping easy but away from everything that made it a quiet relaxing retreat.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Rates & Availability

Southwest Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Fall
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,750
 
 
Late Fall
Oct 2 2016 - Oct 22 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,250
 
 
Early Spring - 2017
May 20 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,250
 
 
Spring - 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,750
 
 
Early Summer - 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
 
Summer (Peak) - 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
Late Summer - 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
 
Early Fall - 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,750
 
 
Fall - 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 9.0%

$2,000 - $3,250
Additional $250 security deposit required.

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Amenities

Southwest Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2040 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 child bed
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Shed
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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