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Comfortable, modernized 1880s farmhouse with ocean access in Acadia

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  • bedrooms 3
  • baths 2
  • sleeps 6
  • pool no
  • hot tub no
  • pets allowed no
  • type Cottage
  • community
  • rates (USD) $ 950 - $ 1,900 / week

vacation rental description

Cable Crossing Cottage:
The cottage is 500 ft. from a rocky-gravel ocean beach, and is
located in a neighborhood of historic homes. A picket fence encloses
the front yard, and there is a full-length back deck overlooking a
14-acre wildflower field and the mountains and islands of the bay.
Catch the free Island Explorer Bus at the end of the driveway to
access towns throughout Mt. Desert Island and to access points in
Acadia National Park; the bus accommodates bikes.
Picture spending the day sight-seeing or exploring Acadia National
Park, and returning to the tranquility of 'The Quiet Side' of the
Island to enjoy your home away from home. Or, picture spending the
whole day relaxing on the deck.
One guest wrote: 'Your cottage feels as though someone really lives
here and loves this place - the lovely old furniture, pictures, and
the books. I especially loved the bookshelf - what a wealth of
information. I wish I had more time to read them all! Everything we
needed was here.'

cottage rental amenities

First Floor: Open living/dining room with wood stove (wood provided)
and electric heat. Closet with board and yard games. Shelves of
local books and reference guides/maps. Door to deck, back yard,
field, and gravel lane to the beach.
Modern, recently renovated Kitchen. Washer/dryer, dishwasher,
microwave, blender, wide-slot toaster, coffee grinder, coffee maker,
electric tea kettle, tools and pots for cooking lobster, cook books,
Master Bed/Bath ensuite with four-poster double bed, and full bath.
Second Floor: Three rooms - Green Bedroom with king-sized bed and
door to back stairs. Blue Bedroom with two twin beds. Sitting Room,
with futon couch which converts to double bed for sleeping
versatility. All 3 rooms have doors to the hall. Blue Room and
Sitting Room have adjoining door. Full bath with clawfoot tub and
separate shower.
Garage: Locked storage for your bicycles and other sporting
Deck: Outside table and 6 deck chairs, 4 portable beach chairs, gas
Other Amenities: All linens and towels (flannel sheets in spring &
fall), weather-station radio, iron/board, hair dryer, baby-carrier
backpack (carries up to 45 lbs), cable tv, dvd/vcr, cd player,
umbrellas/rain jackets, rain pants.

activities and attractions in Acadia Maine

There are many kinds of attractions in the vicinity, and we have an
organized box of brochures and maps describing them, plus area guide
books. The cottage is a 500ft. walk to the tidal ocean where you can
beach comb, swim (very refreshing), or launch kayaks. Wander along
beaches, explore shops, museums, galleries, microbreweries, hear
live music (almost any kind), attend live theater, eat a wide
variety of cuisine, cook your own lobster (instructions available at
the cottage), or hike or bike on the Park trails throughout Mt.
Desert Island, take guided tours, visit islands by ferry or mail
boat, or explore Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor, or other towns on the
The cottage is 2.5 miles from the fishing and yacht-building
village of Southwest Harbor, population 1,900. The village of
Southwest Harbor has specialty food, wine, and art shops, plus
restaurants from casual to fine dining. It is a working fishing
harbor, and also home to yachts and other pleasure craft.
Our area, Mt. Desert Island - an island accessible by bridge, has
botanical gardens, museums, libraries, cyber cafes, restaurants,
galleries, boutiques, microbreweries, bookstores, antique shops,
health food stores, vegetable stands, live music, live theatre,
festivals, country fairs, and acres and acres of the natural beauty
of Acadia National Park.
Our area offers rentals, guided tours, or do-it-yourself
opportunities for hiking, bicycling, sea kayaking, sailing, fishing,
whale watching, golf, tennis, lake or ocean swimming, visiting
islands, learning history, studying ecosystems, and exploring Acadia
National Park.
The National Park is located throughout Mt. Desert Island, co-mingling with
the towns. This makes for the unusual opportunity to access the Park
from many entrances. Two Acadia National Park trails are within
walking distance of the cottage; the rest are within a (free) bus
ride or short diving distance. The Park has 120 miles of footpaths
over and around 26 hills, and 45 miles of car-free, broad, smooth
graveled carriage trails used by people on foot, bike and horse.

vacation rental rates

April, May - flowers blooming everywhere - $950/wk
June - the month summer begins - $1100/wk
July - $1900/wk
August - $1900/wk
September - warm days, cool evenings - $1100/wk
October - leaves changing to brilliant colors - $950/wk
Rental Terms:
E-mail or phone us with the dates you want to book. We’ll send you
a standard rental agreement. From the time you book up to your
vacation, we are happy to answer any questions, provide insider
info, and let you know what is available in the Cottage and in the
Your reservation is made when you send 50% of rent with a signed
agreement. The remainder of rent is due about 3 months prior to
vacation, and a $500 refundable security
deposit and 8.5% Maine State lodging tax are due 1 month prior to your
When all payments are received, we send you directions and arrange
to welcome you at the Cottage.
Saturday to Saturday rental week.
Check In Time: 3:00 PM / Check Out Time: 10:00 AM
Free local telephone calls - Your calling card for Long Distance
calls. Most cell phones work at the Cottage (depends on your
company and your plan). Consistant cell phone coverage throughout
Mt. Desert Island can be sketchy, as it is a hilly area, however,
there are many more places in range than out of range.
Bring your laptop if you must - wifi is available at the Cottage.
Smoking only outside.
Cannot accommodate pets. (The reason is alergies.)
We will be pleased to share with you our list of favorite haunts and
places we like to eat, and we can be called upon for travel
suggestions or other requests. If you'd like some item in the
Cottage which you don't see listed, let us know.

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