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Gail Qualls

Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Charming Farmhouse Cottage - Maine appeal with an in-town location

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Southwest Harbor Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom with queen bed, 1 queen sofa bed and 1 bath (sleeps 2 - 4)

Located on Main Street, this adorable barn cottage will be a welcome respite after a day of hiking or biking in Acadia National Park. Located within walking distance of quaint shops and restaurants.

All the amenities are listed on the amenities page.

If the cottage is booked, please check out our Very reasonably priced condos listed under: The Captain's Den. Located near the cottage. There are 3 units. Units A-#3587923 and B-#3797199, are listed with Homeaway/VRBO. Unit C is NOT listed with Homeaway/VRBO. If you would like to rent Unit C, please contact Gail via email at: or call (207)460-6871.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Gail Qualls (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the manager

"We are glad we decided to stay in Southwest Harbor. The place is within walking distance of the main street and had easy access to food, galleries and the town library. I would recommend Southwest Harbor to anyone who wants a layback place to stay. The layout of the cottage made great use of the place. The property was clean and just like the photos (actually the owner was in the process of making some upgrades in terms of decorations and landscaping). We would stay here again."
Jul 2013
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based on 23 traveler reviews

Charming Farmhouse Cottage - Maine appeal with an in-town location
average rating of 4.652174 based on 25 reviews
Louisville, KY

Perfect stay in Southwest Harbir

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the farmhouse. We had everything we needed and were in close proximinity to everything we wanted to see and do. Even though the house sits back off a fairly well traveled street, we heard no traffic. The residence was clean and comfortable. We loved having the washer/dryer available. There are several restaurants within walking distance which was really nice too.

Gail was very helpful with questions I had regarding the rental and surrounding area. I would definitely return and would recommend the farmhouse to others.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The FARMHOUSE was absolutely charming! With re-purposed wood beams and floors, and a functional floor plan. Everything that was advertised was there and functional. The location is convenient to town and to any of the sites in the Acadia National Park/Bar Harbor area. The Owners were always available. When the batteries in the smoke alarm began "chirping", Gail's husband was there within minutes with new batteries.

I highly recommend the Farmhouse if you plan to visit the Southwest Harbor/Bar Harbor area.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything we needed was supplied. Nice property with outside grills and picnic tables.

  • 4 of 5

Convenient to local restaurants as well as Acadia. Clean and comfortable. Easy access and parking. Farmhouse but nice kitchen and bath. Outdoor area with grills and tables made for a nice area to watch the night sky full of stars.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bellefonte, PA

perfect for our needs!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous five days in the farmhouse cottage. It is a small place, but perfectly comfortable for my husband and I, plus our toddler son (we brought a pack-n-play for him to sleep in). There is no A/C in the cottage but it stayed cool via the open windows for night breezes and ceiling fans. The washer/dryer was especially useful as was the provided detergent. There are enough dishes, pots & pans, etc. for us to prepare simple meals for breakfast and the odd evening that we wanted to stay in. The water pressure was fantastic, which was especially appreciated after long days hiking through Acadia! The only improvement that could be made for comfort would be the squeaky and hard mattress.

We loved the cottage's location. It is set back from the busy road far enough that the we couldn't hear the trucks passing. Every day or night, we took a stroll into the heart of Southwest Harbor for breakfast at the Common Good, or dinner at the Quietside Cafe or other spots, or to buy a blueberry pie at the little bakery we passed!

The farmhouse cottage was a great decision towards the success of our island vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Perfect location

  • 4 of 5

A facility that has everything for a comfortable stay. Location is perfect for hiking and relaxing. Beware there is no air-conditioning so visiting in summer could be a bit toasty. Enjoy your stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Chanhassen, Minnesota

Fabulous! Quiet, clean, great amenities

  • 5 of 5

This unit was even better than the photos made it appear! Extremely clean. Great space. Nice amenities. There were three of us, and the pull out couch/bed was tolerable for my teenage girls (not all pull-outs are). Gail was great to work with; I never saw her, but she was always available via text when we needed her. It is located on the main road into Southwest Harbor, but we slept with our windows open and it was so quiet. I usually wear earplugs, but never needed them. Thanks for the stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12.29 Miles
Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Ferry
3.68 Miles
Swan's Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
0.85 Miles
Causeway Club
Nearest Beach
2.27 Miles
Echo Lake Sand Beach/Acadia National Park
Car: not necessary

Southwest Harbor is located on the affectionately labeled 'Quietside' of Mount Desert Island. A quaint village surrounded by Acadia National Park and some of the most beautiful hiking trails, coves, and valleys for exploring. There is a little something for everyone: tennis, golf, boating, ferries to the outer islands, varied summer camps for children, museums, and antique shops for exploring. A variety of restaurants suited for your taste whether you are looking for a fine dining experience or a family night out - all within walking distance.


Rates & Availability

Southwest Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 9.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Southwest Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Washer/Dryer
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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