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Hot Tub! Gorgeous Harbor Views near Bar Harbor/Acadia National Park

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,150 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6

Harbor Daze - Hot Tub! This charming, three-bedroom, two-bath home offers an open living area, private backyard, and a large deck with spectacular views of Southwest Harbor. Immaculate and comfortable, it is an ideal place to just relax or use as a home base for all your vacation activities. Whether you are in the fully equipped kitchen, sunny dining area, or relaxing on the couch, the nautical motif, cathedral ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling windows provide a light and airy feel and great views of the harbor. Sit at the desk in the loft to write out your postcards while taking in the view. Enjoy the sunrise over the harbor as you sip your morning coffee on the deck and watch the harbor come to life. Then enjoy all that the island has to offer, but be sure to be back in time to catch the breathtaking sunset. As the sun sets behind you, watch the light illuminate the boats in bright white with a pink glow on the entire harbor.

Soak in the hot tub after a day of hiking, biking, swimming, sightseeing, shopping and adventuring. Hot Tub, Cable HD TV and wifi internet.

Away from the Crowds, close to everything: Situated on the 'quiet side' of the island, you can enjoy the real Down east Maine away from the crowds, but still be within minutes of world-famous Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor.

You can explore all that the park has to offer by yourself, take a guided tour or take Mount Desert Island's new bus the 'Island Explorer,' available to the public free of charge! Harbor Daze is on the Island Explorer bus route...destinations include just about anywhere you want to go on the island.

Wide Range of Fun Activities: There are a number of outfitters located on Mount Desert Island that rent bicycles and kayaks as well. Just ten miles to Bar Harbor and you can enjoy a wide variety of activities from the most relaxed to the most rigorous, dining for all tastes and budgets, and shopping in many unique shops and galleries. Regardless of your interests, this cottage and surrounding attractions are sure to make for a fulfilling vacation!

Come in the Fall-Beautiful Foliage, lower rates! The months of September and October are a fabulous time to come to 'Harbor Daze' House. The rates are lower, the crowds have left, the weather is comfortable and the foliage is spectacular!!!

More Details

Property Manager
Jane Peabody
Member since: 2003
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Taken from Guest Feedback Sheet: Beautiful sunrise from the fantastic windowfront walk (deck). Located close to the quaint town of Southwest Harbor. Walking distance from many great shops, restaurants, the pier, etc. Very affordable price. Close enough to Bar Harbor and Acadia, yet far enough away from the hustle and bustle. Thank you for letting us stay at your beautiful home in Southwest Harbor! We had a wonderful time and will be sure to contact you when we return to Maine in the future.
Oct 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Southwest Harbor in Hancock County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Lower level Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Upper level Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Washer and Dryer located in first floor lower level bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom Upper Level - 1 Large Double Bed , Portable Crib available
    Lower level bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 Double bed and 2 twin bunk beds
    Upper level bedroom - 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Double futon w/ twin bunk above
  • Upper level master bedroom has air conditioning unit. This home has sleep accommodations for no more than 6 adults preferred. Pack 'N Play and high chair available.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Decking
  • Yard
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Upstairs level :Master bedroom has 1 queen, 2nd bedroom has 1 futon bed with twin bunk above. Lower entry level: 3rd bedroom has 1 double bed and twin bunk beds. Can sleep no more than 6 adults preferred.


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Hot Tub! Gorgeous Harbor Views near Bar Harbor/Acadia National Park
average rating of 4.647059 based on 42 reviews
Boston, MA USA

Wonderful location in SW Harbor!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed are stay immensely and will be back! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Looking forward to welcoming you back!
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Harbor Daze was a cozy, comfortable cottage

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the cottage and the hot tub was a welcome enjoyment after our daily hikes

in Acadia Natl Park

Jane, your home is lovely and very well cared for

Thank you


  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location and gorgeous views

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Harbor Daze. The kitchen was well appointed and everything was super comfy. The location was perfect. We went into Acadia National Park every day and still didn't see everything. It was nice to come back to the quietness of Southwest Harbor to unwind on the deck and enjoy the views. The hot tub to ease our sore legs after hiking was most welcome. Jane made sure we were always were taken care of and was always ready with suggestions if we needed them.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice stay

  • 4 of 5

Very nice and well-appointed home. Close to Southwest Harbor center, and therefore convenient, but away from the busy hustle of Bar Harbor. The kitchen has all the necessary amenities for a short stay. The two bathrooms are clean; one located on each floor. I would only suggest that the owner put darker curtains in the top bedroom in the back--with the current white curtains, the room lightens up too early in the morning even for early risers.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy you enjoyed your stay in this home.....I also love sleeping in a darkened room so will definitely take your advice and replace the bedroom curtains!
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A Beautiful Maine Getaway

  • 4 of 5

If you've come to Maine, you're hopefully there for the unique hiking, biking, and scenic views. This house is in a great location with ample parking, walking distance to wonderful restaurants, grocery stores, coffee, and shops. The main rooms spacious open floor plan makes hanging out easy with the kitchen, living room, dining area, and outdoor patio all accessible for group or private conversations. The house is minimally but tastefully decorated and stocked. Everything you need is provided: linens, towels, soap, dishes, cookware, and even some condiments/spices during our stay. The owner is very friendly and responsive.

The bedrooms run on the smaller side, but they are loaded with beds in order to the stay comfortable for 6, but more than suitable for 10. The downstairs shower is a bit of a squeeze for anyone taller than 6', but the upstairs has a traditional bath/shower combination. The hot water is on the cooler side and doesn't last more than 2-3 showers, so make sure you get in first! The water pressure is just south of fire-hose which I greatly appreciate after a long day of outdoors.

The hot-tub is big enough to comfortably fit 4, but you may be able to get 6 if you want to get cozy. But remember, this is Maine, so your time will probably be more limited by the mosquitos than the heat of the hot tub.

Lights are thoughtfully labeled. AT&T gets good signal, but Verizon Wireless was spotty at best. Wifi was available, but the internet ranged from unusable to adequate. Late-mornings seemed to be the best time to use the service to download appropriate hiking trails. Planning hikes in the even proved nearly impossible without using AT&T phone's hot spot, so plan accordingly.

Overall our party had a great time at the house and in the area. Southwest Cycle provided exceptional service and was walkable. Little Notch provided good pastries and pizza. Sips was a favorite for coffee, brunch, and dinner.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review...feed back on the internet is very helpful..i will be in touch with our provider today and have them resolve the issues you experienced as we pay for high speed internet..and we all need good fast wifi nowadays!
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Great location, clean, quiet, nice views

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for us to stay while visiting Acadia NP. Bar Harbor would have been a terrible choice for us. SW Harbor is a nice quiet little town with enough activity that you won't get bored. The house was perfect for our needs and was well stocked with basics. Hot tub and harbor views were a nice addition. The stairs/railings are not babyproofed and a fall through the railing would be disastrous, but that would be my only minor complaint.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very pleased you enjoyed our village and home as a base to explore the island. I try to ensure all our guests are informed of the layout of the home with online photos and communication during the booking query. As we all have young kids the owners will look into securing the handrails and added an additional baby gate for the bottom of the stairs.
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Bar Harbor Jetport
Nearest Ferry
0.25 Miles
Cranberry Cove Ferry
Nearest Restaurant
0.15 Miles
Upper Deck
Car: recommended

This home is located in the quaint village of Southwest Harbor where you can take a stroll into town and explore unique shops, fabulous restaurants, museums, antique shops, and much more. Rent a boat locally or take the water taxi to explore the waters and islands surrounding Mount Desert Island.

The cottage is also located just minutes from world-famous Acadia National Park, which offers crystal-clear lakes, sandy and rocky beaches, rocky shorelines, beautifully maintained hiking and biking carriage trails, mountains to hike or drive, and so much more. Opportunities for whale watching, boat rentals and charters, fishing, swimming, tennis, shopping, kayaking, hiking, and many more are within minutes.

Other Activities: Whale watching, sightseeing at Acadia National Park, many art galleries, boat charters


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Southwest Harbor, Maine

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring on the Maine Coast
13 May 2018 - 9 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Early Summer
10 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July 4th Harbor Fireworks
1 Jul 2018 - 7 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer Daze
8 Jul 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer + Labor Day
26 Aug 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fall Foliage
16 Sep 2018 - 14 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Spring on the Maine Coast
12 May 2019 - 8 Jun 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Early Summer
9 Jun 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July 4th Harbor Fireworks
30 Jun 2019 - 6 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
Summer Daze
7 Jul 2019 - 24 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer+ Labor Day
25 Aug 2019 - 14 Sep 2019
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fall Foliage
15 Sep 2019 - 19 Oct 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £260.51

Rates and minimum stays are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Although some rate periods show less than a 7 night minimum, this is primarily a WEEKLY rental on a Sunday to Sunday rotation. We will CONSIDER (and solely at owner's discretion) less than a full week rental during off-peak season or if we have a last minute opening.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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