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Make A Holiday Rental House in Southwest Harbor, USA, Your Home Away From Home

The settlement of Southwest Harbor is situated on an island just off the coast of Maine, in the far north-east of the United States. People take their holidays in Southwest Harbor as they enjoy the opportunity of getting down to nature and staying in self catering accommodation that enables them to come and go as they please and still be on the doorstep to great places to visit. Maine is a truly delightful part of the US and if you have the chance of taking your holidays in Southwest Harbor, grab it and you will definitely not regret it!

Things to Do on Holiday in Southwest Harbor, USA

Many people love to stay in self catering houses in Southwest Harbor as they are located in a very idyllic part of the United States that enables them to recharge their batteries and escape the rat race for a time. However, for when you can bear to prise yourself away from your private self catering property, there are plenty of activities to get your teeth into. You may want to enjoy long nature walks through the remote and scenic countryside. You could even choose to enjoy a cycle ride through the area and mountain biking is possible for the more adventurous. Other activities to bear in mind include fly fishing, horse riding, summer swimming, kayaking and canoeing and ornithology.

Places to Visit on Holiday in Southwest Harbor, USA

There are dozens of small Maine towns close-by on your holidays in Southwest Harbor and by visiting some of these, you will get a good idea of the quiet and great way of life that exists in this part of America. Lobster dishes are very popular in Maine and this is your chance to visit a local restaurant to sample this local delicacy for yourself. For when you fancy travelling a little farther, the city of Bangor lies just less than a two hour drive to the north of Southwest Harbor. The city has a predominately 19th century skyline, which is unusual in itself for any American settlement and much of this spectacular architecture has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is not a massive city, but it is definitely extremely charming and well worth a day’s visit.

Weather in Southwest Harbor, USA

The weather on your holidays in Southwest Harbor will be akin to a continental climate. However, the fact that you will be on the southern coast of an island in the Atlantic Ocean may well spare you from the worst of Maine’s weather. This will be an important factor for the winter months especially when temperatures may be a few degrees above the mainland; yet are still often below freezing, with snow very common. The summers are an entirely different world here, with temperatures regularly hitting the low-twenties degrees Celsius or more.

Travel to Southwest Harbor, USA

Bangor International Airport (BGR) will prove to be extremely convenient for your holidays in Southwest Harbor. First of all, you will need to book flights from the UK to New York airports (Newark (EWR) or (JFK). You can then fly with Delta Connections or US Airways Express to Bangor.

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                                                                                                      A well situated homely house with a fine kitchen as a convivial focus

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                                                                                                      The house is situated on the quieter side of Mt Desert Island just a few hundred yards from a fine cafe (very good lobster rolls), a decent bar and 2 reasonable restaurants. In addition, there is an excellent wine shop which also sells good cheese and olives. A deli is also there in Southwest Harbor which is not inexpensive but is comprehensive in terms of what it sells and very close.There are walks directly from the house to forest and coast but varied and longer trails are close by. The house centres around the kitchen which is very well equipped. The kitchen provided the social centre for our party and we loved eating and drinking there all together. The house is comfortable and well fitted out. The garden is large and a social focus too, aided of course by the hot tub. The great thing about the house is that after a day out walking, it is a home that you want to go back too, whether it is to stay in all evening or to go out for a drink first or start the evening in the kitchen and then go out. We recommend it highly and would go back there. Mrs Carroll is a very welcoming owner.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016