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Southwest Harbor Cottage steps away the Ocean and Acadia National Park

Bedrooms 3
Space 157 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Beautiful yard, One block up from the shoreline

A renovated 1880’s farmhouse in the Village of Manset, two blocks up form the shore. Stroll down to the shore and watch the activity along the working waterfront. Stop in at the Dockside restaurant for an afternoon cocktail or the dock for boat fresh lobster. Just down the road is the Seawall and the walking trails of Wonderland and Ship Harbor. It’s a short 20 min drive to Bar Harbor or take the free Island Explorer that stops at the Manset Town Dock. The town of Southwest Harbor is about a 3 minute drive, and has gift shops, restaurants, and a specialty food market.

The house is decorated to reflect its coastal Maine location. The first floor offers a modern kitchen with everything you need for your stay. A dining room off the kitchen has seating for six. The living room has flat screen television with cable and chromecast to watch your Netflix or Hulu. The cottage is equipped with broadband WiFi. On the front of the house is the enclosed porch perfect for starting the day off with a cup of coffee. This floor also includes a full bathroom.

The second floor has three bedrooms. The Master has a king bed and attached bathroom with shower. The second bedroom has a queen bed, and third bedroom has two twin beds.

Off of the kitchen is the small back deck with a gas grill. The deck overlooks a nicely large landscaped yard, and a charming terraced patio above a patch of blueberry bushes. There is a fire pit for enjoying in the evening after your day of exploring this great island.

For those coming by boat there may be a mooring available in the harbor on request.

More Details

Sara Vosloo
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2017

Why Sara Vosloo chose Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

We purchased this house in 2001 and have been spending summers here ever since. We cannot imagine a better place to spend the summer. From hiking to boating Mount Desert Island is a place you will want to comeback to time and again. We hope you will enjoy the house and area as much as we have.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Southwest Harbor, Maine

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 157 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Attached to Master Bedroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming


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Southwest Harbor Cottage steps away the Ocean and Acadia National Park
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

The house was more than I expected appointed beautifully and very charming our family loved it

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful place on earth southwest Harbor especially a nice stay in this recently renovated home with all the latest and finest appointments

Very comfortable super nice

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house. Great location.

  • 5 of 5

This is a very comfortable house. The photos are accurate. The owners were freindly and responsive. There are three large BRs upstairs. MBR has king bed and full bath. Downstairs has a very nice kitchen well supplied. There is a second full bath on the first floor. We spent every evening on the front porch. The houseis close to most activities around Acadia. Restaurants, Hiking, Beach, Ocean walks. SW Harbor is very close with some nice shops/restaurants. Bar Harbor is busy with difficult parking so from here we drove to the visitor center (10-15 min drive) and took a 10 minute ride to Bar Harbor on the free Island Express. There is an Island Express stop within walking distance of this house if you are so inclined. We would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A place to feel at home and on holiday at the same time!!

  • 5 of 5

Not too far away from the activities of Acadia but distant enough to recoup and recharge in peace and privacy. This is a lovely home in a charming area. The house is clean, well taken care of, and simply decorated. The first morning of our stay we woke to a large deer standing statuesque in the backyard. Plenty of room for my husband and 4 adult children ages 28 to 15. We loved playing wiffle ball in late afternoons in the spacious yard, roasting lobster on the back porch, and settling down to marshmallow treats around the fire pit in the evenings. Kitchen appliances and bathroom fixtures make this place up to date without compromising the home's timeless character. This was our first visit to Bar Harbor/Acadia National Park and are sooo pleased we were lucky enough to have found this home. Thank you Sara for responding to my emails when I had questions. Reread the other reviews and I feel they are spot on.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic house on the quiet side of Acadia

  • 5 of 5

This house was the perfect spot for my family of 5 to stay during our vacation to Acadia! It had a large, well kept yard for my 3 boys to run around, complete with a firepit area and a grill. All of the finishes throughout the house were high quality and the house was spotlessly clean. The huge porch on the front of the house was a great spot to relax and I wish we would have had more time to enjoy it! The bedrooms are large with firm mattresses and nice linens. Washer and dryer in the basement are a must have when taking kids into Acadia because they will get dirty! Southwest Harbor is just minutes away and it's about a 20-25 minute drive to Bar Harbor. There are lots of things to do on the quiet side of the island and we were very glad to be in that area instead of near Bar Harbor. The kitchen was well stocked and had a very nice Viking stove/oven. Be forewarned though that you are the dishwasher! My family loved this house and we would stay there again in a heartbeat. It had enough space for us to spread out and wind down after a long day of hiking trails.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it! Great place to stay when visiting Acadia!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time staying in Manset, what a great place to enjoy the Quietside of the Island!

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House in a Great Place

  • 5 of 5

This is a very comfortable house. It's a nicely restored older Mt. Desert Island house in Manset/Southwest Harbor. Southwest Harbor is a Maine working harbor at the base of Somes Sound and away from the busier Bar Harbor. It's a charming place in so many small ways, and has first-rate restaurants. The house reminds me of farm houses in Iowa (my birthplace). The owners, Sara and Ian, restored the woodwork and floors and saved the homey and comfortable nature of the house. The house is very nicely furnished and decorated, and the kitchen has a superb stove. The owners are great hosts who are accommodating and connected to their guests. My wife and I were married on Mt. Desert Island and have stayed twice in this house for our wedding anniversary visits, and we hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Bar Harbor (BHB)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Dockside Bar and Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
0.4 Miles
Cranberry Cove Ferry (Cranberry Islands)
Nearest Golf
2.8 Miles
Causeway Club
Nearest Motorway
50 Miles
Interstate 95
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
XYZ Restaurant
Nearest Beach
4.3 Miles
Echo Lake Beach

Hiking great trails around Long Pond, Echo Lake, Somes Sound or the ocean just minutes down the road. Kayaking and stand up paddling on the ocean or swimming in Echo Lake. Shopping and dinning in the quaint shops and restaurants of Downtown Southwest Harbor.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit A$380.4

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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