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Ben Foote

Member since: 2011
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Oceanfront Cottage w/ Dock & Mooring - walking distance to Acadia

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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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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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ben Foote (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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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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Oceanfront Cottage w/ Dock & Mooring - walking distance to Acadia
average rating of 4.888889 based on 19 reviews

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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love at first sight

  • 5 of 5

Immediately fell in love with this cottage. Location, location, location! This beautiful house was situated in just the area right for us and what we were looking for. Saw a lot of the area during our stay, all very nice, but I couldn't imagine having stayed anywhere else. What a relaxing retreat to come back to after our hikes; to sit on the porch, play in the yard, to hang out on the dock...we felt simply at peace.

A fully stocked kitchen, comfy beds, linens and towels, and a provided for laundry room, fans, and so much more-so convenient to have and not have brought from home-we didn't have another inch of space in the car if we had needed to bring any of the things already provided...thank you!

Excellent communication with Ben, who provided local info and suggestions, in paper and email form, both useful and appreciated, and who responded promptly to all questions we had.

Enjoyed so many hikes in Acadia, shops, restaurants, and whale watching in Bar Harbor, a trip to Bass Harbor, and Beal's in Southwest Harbor. My highlights: sunrise on Cadillac Mountain, a very early, quiet morning on Sand Beach, sitting on the rocks along Ocean Path while taking in the beautiful views, watching the stars while sitting on the dock at the cottage, fulfilling my dream of roadside lobster at Charlotte's, having my first popover at Jordan's Pond House, and discovering Maine blueberries at Jordan's Restaurant and Cottage Street Bakery and Restaurant!

This cottage and its location and all of the surrounding areas was all I'd dream my Maine vacation would be; my first and certainly not my last. Thank you Ben and the Foote family!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at our cottage! So good to hear you enjoyed your stay! - Ben
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Caleb's Cottage is Picture Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We recently completed a week-long stay at Caleb's Cottage. The cottage, the setting, the location were all perfect. The house was very well laid out, we had 3 adults and 2 kids. There was easily room for another 2-3 adults. The cottage was very well stocked with all the necessities. We took full advantage of the deep water dock and had kayaks delivered to the cottage for use during the week. The sunsets over the cove and distant mountains were simply spectacular. The location was very convenient to SW Harbor shops, restaurants and grocery store. You're also located right next to Acadia NP (Flying Mountain). The setting, while close to SW Harbor, is private and quiet. The kids loved riding their bikes along Connor Pt and playing in the rocks during low tide. We also had some very competitive wiffle ball games in the side yard. While the cottage is great, we spent most of our time on the dock and expansive front porch. You will not go wrong by considering Calab's cottage for your visit to Acadia. Thanks, Reagan Family

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at our cottage! So good to hear you enjoyed your stay!
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Excellent location, beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Caleb's cottage. The house is larger than the pictures convey. The house was well-stocked with all that we needed to relax and enjoy the area. Can't beat the location -- quiet, close to the water, hiking, and Southwest Harbor.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review!
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Excellent Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very well stocked- all the comforts of home. Southwest Harbor is a great, quiet area, but with 5-6 very good reasonably priced restaurants and excellent local seafood, including Beal's Lobster Pier- a must for lobster lovers. Practically walk to Flying Mountain in Acadia National Park, and a great hike! Also great lake swimming at Echo Lake (in Acadia). Only negatives- Bar Harbor is a solid 25 minute drive each way (this was July, with some traffic), the house had a great cabin type feel, lots of knotty pine, but it did creak quite a bit when you walked around. Otherwise, a million dollar view of the cove and a great experience!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Bar Harbor does get quite crowded in the Summer which is one reason why many people prefer to stay on the "Quietside" to get away from the crowds. As far as the creaks, we are aware of some of the floor boards in the upstairs hall that are the cause and will be looking to fix it this off season. Thanks again for choosing Caleb's Cottage!
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Rates & Availability

Southwest Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer (Peak)
Jul 2 2016 - Aug 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Oct 2 2016 - Oct 22 2016
7 night minimum stay
Early Spring - 2017
May 20 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring - 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer - 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
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

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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Southwest Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2040 sq. ft.
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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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

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