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Charming 1920's Shoreside Cottage with Sweeping Views!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Sea Shore Cottage is a charming 1920's style cottage with a large, sloping lawn right down to the ocean. This property is right in the heart of Acadia National Park, within minutes to such sites as Bass Harbor Head light, Echo Lake, Somes Sound, and Beech Cliffs.

This house has been recently renovated, it overlooks Southwest Harbor, Sutton Island, the Cranberry Islands, and Greening Island. This ideal spot is within walking distance of superb restaurants, specialty shops, a full service marina, galleries, and sea glass hunting. Coffee shops, an ice cream parlor, and children's playground are just a few things that are within a five minute walk. In just minutes you can drive to Echo Lake, Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse, and many other popular Acadia National Park destinations.

Don't want to drive? Load up on the free Island Explorer shuttle that stops directly across the street! During the summer stop by the farmers market or take a sunset sail on one of the many boats offering them. There are also many opportunities to take a ferry to one or more of the surrounding islands for hiking or biking.

This house is on a property shared with three houses. There's a shared fire pit with seating adjacent to the shore.

Keywords: Classic 1920's cottage within walking distance to picturesque Southwest Harbor village.

More Details

Christie Dysart
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 September, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Southwest Harbor

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Typical small 1920-s style bathroom with a Tub/shower combo.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 cot , spacious and comfortable with flat-screen tv. DVD/cable
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , Light and airy with veiws of the harbor. TV/DVD/cable
    Bedroom 4 - 1 single bed , Charming sleeping porch with vast library and games.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 single bed , Quiet, peaceful sleeping porch with library and games.
  • King size beds (1) Charming, Bright & airy; sunny, spacious MBr with air conditioner and flat screen tv/DVD. crib, Double Bed (1) Sunny, bright room overlooking SWH, flat screen tv/dvd., Twin or Single Beds (2) Sleeping porch with two twin rooms, may remind you of staying with family at camp. Book shelf loaded with books to suit all guests regardless of age., Baby Cribs (1) Available upon request
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
This house has a very large deck for enjoying sweeping views of the whole harbor and outer islands. It features both a seating area and dining table to meet all of your outdoor entertainment needs.


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Charming 1920's Shoreside Cottage with Sweeping Views!
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 17 reviews
Lititz, Pennsylvania

Wonderful Vacation and Charming Cottage!!

  • 5 of 5

Spent a week in this charming cottage with my wife and 2 kids (3 and 5 years old). We have stayed other places on the island in the past and this was our first time staying in Southwest Harbor. We appreciated being so close to town, but also away from the busier bar harbor. Our boys loved the two single bedrooms on the front porch. The view was nice and the added bonus of being able to sit down at the water front at the fire pit was great! We had fun exploring the waterfront harbor area at low tide and it was a very easy walk from the house down to this harbor area. We hope to be back next summer/fall!

  • Review Submitted: 01/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I’m so glad you love SWH as much as our family does! This house is a family favorite and we hope you make it part of your family vacation tradition! Thank you!
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time on our first trip to Maine! The house was fully stocked which was great! Great location near southwest harbor town! Christie was awesome and would get right back to you with any questions you had! Will definitely rent again! Thanks so much!

  • Review Submitted: 11/09/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, but location is not what was expected.

  • 3 of 5

The cottage was comfortable and clean, and close to everything that we could want to do, but I was surprised that there was no real view of the water (there were 2 newly built houses in front of the cottage that blocked the view of the water) which diminished the pleasure of sitting on the large deck (be careful of the loose/wobbly railing). The cottage also sits on a very busy road. Neither of these details were apparent from the description of the cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 26/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I’m sorry that you felt this house was misrepresented. This is our most cherished house. Multiple families return year after year due to the cozy nature of the house, close vicinity to the village of SWH and Acadia Nat. Park. It also has oceanfront access and a lovely fire pit area to enjoy the ocean. We have however built a new tiny house in the place of a derelict shed that had been quite an eyesore. As the house was just completed in the last two weeks the photos will be updated today. We were very careful to minimize the view blockage. And the view is not much different than what is shown in the photo with the shed. Unfortunately trees have grown a bit taller...but the house still has a fabulous location and great deck. The view is quite stunning and lovely towards either side of the harbor and the outer islands towards Somes Sound. I’ll certainly look over the railing to ensure that it is completely safe. And question our insurance adjuster if there’s a better product for such a large span of deck. All wooden railings that are multiple sections as this is have a little movement. Thank you for your comments.
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Galion, OH

Seaside Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The property location was wonderful, provides beautiful views of the harbor, and was very relaxing. The two porch twin bed rooms are adorable and the two upstairs bed rooms have just the right amount of space. While there is only one small bathroom it is cute and functional. My husband and I enjoyed being able to walking into town each day for breakfast which we followed up by hiking and/or biking in Acadia National Park. It was a great get away location for us.

  • Review Submitted: 28/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house, met our needs

  • 5 of 5

Staying on the quiet side of the island is always the best place to be. The house was fully stocked with the exception of food. We could have used one more bathroom, but we made it work. It was also nice that we could let the two kids play together in the house without bothering neighbors. Thank you for a lovely cottage!

  • Review Submitted: 09/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peace and tranquility found!

  • 5 of 5

Charming and old fashioned decor perfectly suited our family of five. Enjoyed being on the "Quiet Side", but close enough to the action of Bar Harbor and Acadia NP. Sitting on the back porch was particularly relaxing after a day of exploring the area.

  • Review Submitted: 22/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Bangor International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Dry Dock Inn
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Bass Harbor State Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Causeway Club
Nearest Motorway
50 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Fiddler's Green
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Echo Lake
Car: not necessary

Many ferries are available to explore surrounding islands. Also, whale watching trips, lobster fishing excursions, and sunset wind jammer cruises add an element of adventure to any vacation.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage around the Southwest Harbor

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
late season
1 Sep 2018 - 20 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$138.35

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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