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Property Details

Updated: May 15, 2015
House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, 8 Sleeps

Located on Clark Point Road, with views of the harbor, The Napier

Cottage is one of the oldest homes in Southwest Harbor. The

original part of the house was built in 1826 by Captain Clark for

his daughter, and features the charm of high ceilings, hardwood

floors, and sun-drenched rooms. It has been lovingly maintained,

restored and enhanced over the years. The Cottage is situated on

nearly an acre of land with water views of the harbor, with lovely

gardens and landscaping, and even an area of lawn perfect for

croquet. Part of the lawn is fenced in and is an ideal and safe

play area for small children.

Entering the main level of the house through the stained glass

Kitchen door, you will find a living room with a wood stove on a

tiled hearth for those rainy days, and a huge selection of videos

and DVDs, including many appropriate for children. Books of many

flavors can be found throughout the house.

The Cottage has a bay-windowed dining room seating 8-10, with French

doors opening to a wrap-around deck, patio and a screened, lighted

gazebo. A den/TV room with a TV, a stereo system and VHS/DVD

player provides a gathering place for entertainment.

Also on the main level is a half bath, a washer and dryer, and a

kitchen with many pine cupboards. In the kitchen you will find a

refrigerator/freezer with in-door water/icemaker, a glass top stove

and oven, a dishwasher, disposal, a generous selection of cookware,

and many gourmet-type appliances, i.e. Kitchen Aid mixer, bread

maker, toaster, juicer, blender, food processor, popcorn

popper, waffle maker, and of course, a lobster pot and tools. There

are 12 place settings of everyday china and glassware, and there are

2 sets of 12 place settings each of nice china as well.

There is silver ware enough for 16 people, and a dozen wine glasses

in several sizes.

A grandfather clock in the hall will chime the enchanted hours of

your Maine vacation. And for those who would find it helpful, there

is a stair lift to the second floor.

Upstairs in the Napier Cottage are 4 bedrooms and 2 baths. The

house can comfortably sleep 6 adults, 2 children and 1 infant, or 8

adults if 2 will use the bunk beds. A crib, high chair and

playpen are available in the house. There is a MBR with a Q bed and

private bath with a walk-in shower. The "Sage Room" bedroom has

twin beds and a bay window, the Poppy Room bedroom has a double bed

and a built-in window seat, and the Sunshine Room bedroom has 2 bunk

beds and space for a crib. There is also a second full bath with a


The Cottage is furnished with antiques, comfortable and welcoming

couches and chairs, and oriental rugs, and has lots of books,puzzles

and games for all ages. There are several sets of linens and

towels for each bedroom, color-coded for each room, and down

comforters for those chilly nights.

Computers are made welcome with a DSL connection, and a Satellite

dish provides TV and music reception. There is a 5-disc CD player,a

tape player, and complete stereo system in the LR and another stereo

system in the den.

Wandering outside you will find a brick patio, with gas grill and 6-

person table with chairs and umbrella. There is an area of the lawn

suitable for croquet--a croquet set is provided. And the gazebo is

a wonderful place for early morning coffee while watching the sun

rising over the harbor, or for a glass of wine in the evening as the

sunset highlights the boats, and the moon reflects in the water.

The Napier Cottage has a circular drive with plenty of parking, and

it is an easy walk to the Upper and Lower town docks, 2 lobster

pounds, and the market, restaurants and stores in downtown SW

Harbor. It is also within 1/2 block of two stops of the Island

Explorer, the free bus which will take you anywhere around the

island. The Explorer will drop you off throughout the park and

island for your first exploration and pick you up to take you to

your next adventure. Some of the buses also have bike racks.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 2 Half Baths
  • Pets welcome

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We had a wonderful stay in your home. It was a great location and loved the neighborhood setting. There was plenty of room for 6 adults and 2 toddlers. We enjoyed the yard and flowers for running and playing, dining and scenery. It was pleasant to walk to town, to the ferry, the bus, the lobster pound (and run to Long Pond!) Thanks for all the information on hand.

You made us feel at home with fresh flowers and bread, wine, cheese, and stocked kitchen. Thank you so much for your welcome and even more with your kindness after our mishap. Even though we spent much time at MDI Hospital, we came back here to a comfortable house and you were so helpful at every turn of events. Thank you for your kindness.
Aug 2013
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The Napier Cottage
Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

Sanctuary by the Sea

  • 5 of 5
This is a perfect vacation sanctuary in a quiet setting with a warm and cozy atmosphere. The owner went above and beyond to make our stay extra special. From the freshly baked treats upon arrival to the refrigerator stocked with basics, to the fresh cut flower arrangements, music and lighting we knew we were at "home". The kitchen is extremely well equipped. New washer and dryer came in handy. The deck and gazebo provided great sunny space. The puttering of lobster boats in the harbor added a pleasant touch. The location is great - within walking distance of town and Beal's Lobster. Great place for a family.
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
The Napier Cottage
Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

Truly our home away from home!

  • 5 of 5
My family has been vacationing at Napier Cottage for some years. Anne is always so welcoming and has outfitted the house perfectly for our needs. The house is fabulous inside and out - from the comfortable bedrooms and living spaces to the deck and outdoor gazebo overlooking Southwest Harbor. We especially appreciate the fact that it is beautifully arranged for both our comfort and for entertaining - we have an extended family in the area, and it's great to be able to cook and enjoy meals together in the house. This year Anne provided us with an extra special surprise - a guest's garden with herbs and vegetables we could cut and use. Which we did! Nothing makes a place feel like home to me more than an herb garden. Thank you, Anne! We have already made our reservations for next summer. This is the perfect location for us, and the most wonderful environment - truly our home away from home.
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
The Napier Cottage
Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

Wonderful vacation experience!

  • 5 of 5
My family rented the Napier Cottage for a week: four "parents," two kids in their 20s. We found the house itself spectacular. Nothing was missing. The kitchen is up to date, well-stocked. The bedrooms are large and comfy. Bathrooms modern. Kitchen all you could want. The deck, the yards, the gazebo, and the view---all fabulous. And there are great restaurants and stores just a few minutes' walk away from the front door. We hiked along Acadia's pink granite ledges for day, also on the pleasant and family-friendly "carriage roads" laid down by John D. Rockefeller. All of it and much more are a short drive from Napier Cottage! Then there is "the landlady," who provided all the information we needed to explore and enjoy the area. We would recommend the Napier Cottage to anyone seeking a real vacation along the north coast of Maine. Wonderful!
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
The Napier Cottage
Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island


  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed at Napier Cottage for the month of July as we did last year and it was every bit as wonderful as last year. Everything we loved about it last year was still there, from the warm inviting house which is stocked with every amenity you could want, to the perfect Southwest Harbor location it was truly a wonderful month. The owner truly loves this house and it really shows in everything she does from fresh flowers upon our arrival to home baked cookies and doggie treats for the four legged guests.
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
The Napier Cottage
Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island


  • 5 of 5
My family and I were at Napier cottage for the month of July and all I can say is WOW! The house and gardens are beautifully maintained and so well stocked you need to bring only t-shirts and toothpaste for your stay. We were provided with outstanding service from an owner who truly loves the house and loves seeing her guests enjoying themselves. The location was great, quiet enough for morning coffee in the gazebo but close enough for swimming and hiking in Acadia and fun shopping and dining in Bar Harbor. I would recommend this home to anyone who wants to spend some time enjoying to beautiful Maine summers. My family will return again and again.
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
The Napier Cottage
Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

Wonderful Home

  • 5 of 5
Napier Cottage is a lovely, large, former sea captain's home in the town of Southwest Harbor. We hosted a family reunion there this summer, and it was perfect for such an occasion! Lots of space, both indoor and out, an incredibly well stocked kitchen and dining room, an easy walk into town (for ice cream!), and in a nice, quiet neighborhood with other inns but also private homes. The home is well kept, very clean, and very comfortable. The bedrooms are nicely appointed and ample in size (except the "kids" room which is small, but cozy and perfect for young kids with its built in bunk bed). There are toys, puzzles, books, and movies for all ages. The owner/host makes guests feel very welcome. We enjoyed fresh flowers, home-made cookies and muffins on our arrival. And the owner/host worked with me in advance to meet some special needs our family has regarding wheelchair accessibility. The owner loves the home and it shows; guests feel welcome and relaxed.
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities


Activity and Interests

Hiking, biking, swimming in either the ocean or freshwater lakes,

fly-fishing, bird watching, sailing, museums, galleries, concerts,

live theater, movies, canoeing, kayaking, festivals and races

of all kinds are avialable in Southwest Harbor, other towns on Mount

Desert Island, and in Acadia National Park.


Rental rates


  • Weekly Rate: $1500 - $3200

    Monthly Rate: $5800 - $13000

  • The Napier Cottage--a place to make Maine memories with family, with
    friends, with grandchildren.

    Here are the rates for The Napier Cottage for 2013. With 2-zone central heating, the house can be enjoyed year round, and is available for rentals any time of year.

    The Napier Cottage is already booked for a number of weeks. Please check the calendar for availablility of your desired dates.

    May 30-June 21--$2,100.00 per week or $7,400.00/month
    June 22-July 26--$2,500.00 per week or $9,000.00 per month
    July 27-September 6--$3,200.00 per week or $12,600.00 per month
    September 7--September 27--$2,200.00 per week or $7,400.00 per month
    September 28-November1--$2,500 per week or $9,000.00 per month
    November 1, 2012 to May 30, 2013--$1,500.00 per week, except holiday weeks, i.e.
    Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's. Holiday weeks--$2,100.00 per week

    Acceptance of a small dog may be possible if negotiated before the
    lease is signed, and will require $400.00 damage deposit. The
    fenced area of the lawn is equally good for small children and/or a
    small dog.

    Security deposit $300. Maine Lodging tax=additional 7% of rental fee.

    Memories of fun times are made here in The Napier Cottage.
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Updated: May 15, 2015


Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Beach View


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Half Bathroom
  • Half Bathroom


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4


  • The services of the Quietside Concierge are an extra benefit provided to guests of The Napier Cottage. The QC will stock the refrigerator and pantry prior to your arrival, using your list and funds, make reservations for dinner, theater or a boat ride, run errands, pick up flowers, or groceries, answer questions, bake cookies, and cater meals with advance notice. There is a charge for the ingredients, preparation and service for catered meals, and for gas for off-island errands and trips. Otherwise, the QC services are free to Napier Cottage guests, and are provided by the owner who resides elsewhere on the premises.

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