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Overview

Property Details

Updated: Mar 27, 2015
House, 4 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 6 Sleeps

Spectacular ocean/mountain views on Mount Desert Island, Maine/Acadia Natl. Park/Bar Harbor area. Four-bedroom arts & crafts home with path to ocean Sailing, hiking, swimming in pristine lakes. Screened-in porch for cozy reading, visiting. Home of former local bookstore owner, so the bookcases are full! One renter called it 'the house that feels like a hug.'

Now includes the fastest wifi on Mount Desert Island!

*Available monthly at $900 for vacation in a winter wonderland!

  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

I'm a New Englander who spent most of my life on Mt. Desert Island. I owned the Oz Children's Bookstore in Southwest Harbor for 15 years, taught at MDI High School and College of the Atlantic. In 2002, I got tired of winter and moved to Tucson for endless sunshine. My partner, Dan, and I return to Southwest Harbor -- which will always be home -- for at least one month in the summer.

I now work as a writer/editor.

My two amazing grown children live in Jersey City and Austin but come home to get married! Ethan and Steph will be married May 30 at the Asticou in Northeast Harbor, which we're all very excited about.

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Spectacular ocean/mountain view!/Internet now available!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7097285
-5209074128
Manset Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Maine, USA
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Sweet Island Home

  • 4 of 5
This Manset home is spacious yet cozy and simple and in a location that can not be topped for convenient access to all MDI has to offer...taking in the natural beauty, engaging in outdoor activities, becoming a part of coastal Maine village life. Every evening we took a walk down to the town dock, enjoying the stunning beauty of Southwest Harbor. The many personal touches in the house make it both comfortable and sweet. We loved the view from the dining room and kitchen where our family enjoyed easy vacation-style meals with goodies from Sawyers Market, Little Notch, and local farms.
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Spectacular ocean/mountain view!/Internet now available!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7097285
-5209074128
Manset Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Maine, USA
4

Home away from home

  • 4 of 5
This Manset home is spacious yet cozy and simple and in a location that can not be topped for convenient access to all MDI has to offer...taking in the natural beauty, engaging in outdoor activities, becoming a part of coastal Maine village life. Every evening we took a walk down to the town dock, enjoying the stunning beauty of Southwest Harbor. The many personal touches in the house make it both comfortable and sweet. We loved the view from the dining room and kitchen where our family enjoyed easy vacation-style meals with goodies from Sawyers Market, Little Notch, and local farms.
  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review! We agree; it's a pretty special place!

Location

From the Owner

We loved the Arts & Crafts style, wood floors and cozy feeling!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bangor at 60 Miles Nearest Golf : Southwest Harbor at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Echo Lake Sand beach, great for little kids at 2 Miles Car: necessary

one mile from downtown Southwest Harbor and in the other direction Seawall/Acadia National Park/Wonderland and Ship Harbor short hikes. Stroll down the path behind my house to the Cranberry Island dock; take a beautiful half-hour boat ride to Great Cranberry Island or Islesford on Little Cranberry Island, where there's much more to do. Take your bikes or sit on the dock and have lunch at the very good Docksider restaurant.

Take 20-minute drive to Bar Harbor -- the big city -- for a first-run movie at Reel Pizza. You'll have two choices of movies and many choices of yummy pizza. Really fun place!

Availability

From $1,300 Per week

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Vacation home
Jul 18 2015 - Sep 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

half payment required to reserve, balance required 30 days prior to rental
*$50 discount if entire amount paid at reservation

*Special rates for two weeks or more

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Amenities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Water View

Attractions

  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1800 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1
  • one full bathroom with lovely view of the harbor

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, Gorgeous view of the harbor!
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 4 - writing room, easily fits small bed or crib
  • double futon in living room

Outside

  • Bicycles
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • screened-in porch, dishwasher, washer & dryer, grill, fastest WIFI on the island!!!

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