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

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,040 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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

More Details

Ben Foote
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

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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Southwest Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2040 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • 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
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 child bed
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Shed
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Oceanfront Cottage w/ Dock & Mooring - walking distance to Acadia
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 25 reviews

Beautiful, Quiet, Tranquil, Family Friendly

  • 5 of 5

We just completed our week long family stay at this rustic but beautiful cottage. Beautiful views from the dining room, front porch, front bedrooms and the wonderful dock. We appreciated the cleanliness, comfortable beds and fully equipped kitchen. So much to do. We were busy hiking , touring Acadia National Park, the Schoodic Peninsula and of course shopping and eating in Bar Harbor and the quiter harbors as well. We would return from our excursions to relax on the front porch or kayak off the pier. We did see two porpoises right off the pier one afternoon! The only negative was the time went by too quickly. We hope to return to Caleb's Cottage in the near future.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful well stocked vacation spot

  • 4 of 5

This was a beautiful, sparkly clean, well stocked home- linens and dishes, pots and pans (our adult children baked and cooked great meals) dishwasher, washer and dryer, good books, games, sundries were all provided. There were open shelves and large airy spaces and lots of windows, which made the house even nicer. We enjoyed home-made cinnamon buns on the porch one sunny morning. There was a dock and a view of the water that was peaceful and quintessentially Maine. The only reason that this is not a 5 is that it was a little tricky to find, (no one's GPS got it right) and the road is a bit narrow and dark at night; I was concerned when our children were arriving late in the evening. And, although part of our group hiked directly from the house onto great trails, the villagers among us needed to get into a car to visit a town. Also, through no fault of our gracious host, the internet was spotty at best, and sometimes did not work at all. Because we were 6 adults (some were working remotely), we tended to overload the demand. But this is a fabulous home, and we all felt grateful that we got to experience Acadia while staying here. Acadia, by the way, is also a great destination!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Southwest Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer (Peak) - 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer - 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall - 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall - 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Spring - 2018
May 19 2018 - Jun 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
Spring - 2018
Jun 2 2018 - Jun 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer - 2018
Jun 16 2018 - Jun 29 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer - 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 9.0%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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