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Jane Peabody

Member since: 2003
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Hot Tub! Gorgeous Oceanfront Setting on Harbor, Private Dock

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday condo in Bar Harbor - Mount Desert Island - Midships at Windward Shores

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 6

Hot Tub!!

Come and enjoy the gorgeous accommodations and spectacular, unparalleled views of Southwest Harbor at 'Midships' at Windward Shores. Windward Shores is an exclusive 3 unit condominium enviably situated at the head of the harbor on the shores of Southwest Harbor. But don't shy away because of the word 'condo', this is no cookie-cutter condo! Windward Shores is not part of a larger complex. It is just one custom built waterfront property in a quiet residential neighborhood, with a homey, cottage feel. 'Midships' is the largest of the 3 condos boasting 3 levels, floor to ceiling windows, private patio, deck, sloping lawns, and private dock.

From the gleaming hardwood floors and spiral wooden staircase to the granite countertops and tiled doubled-headed master shower, it's the attention to detail that make 'Midships' a cut above the rest.

With truly breathtaking views from any of the three levels at 'Midships' as well as from the deck and private master patio with hot tub, you're ever close the the ocean. Closer still, step out to the sloping lawn, where you'll find seating and a Chiminea (outdoor fireplace or 'firepot') just above the shoreline and access to Windward Shores own private dock, all right in front of you!

Attention to Detail: As you walk into 'Midships' main level, you are consumed by panoramic views of the harbor. The open floor plan of this level allows you to soak in the views whether you're cooking in the kitchen, relaxing in the sitting area or dining at the table with family and friends. The fully appointed kitchen has gorgeous granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, including a double oven, cook top stove, refrigerator with water/ice dispenser and a built in microwave. Take the spiral staircase to the upper level and find a great spot for watching the activity of the harbor, enjoying cable on the flat screen HDTV, or curling up with a good book. This level also offers a bedroom with double bed.

In the lower level you'll find the master bedroom with hot tub on private patio overlooking the harbor, tiled master bath with double-headed shower, a second bedroom with twin bunk beds, and another bathroom with tub and shower. Plenty of room to spread out!

Away from the Crowds, Close to Everything!: Situated on the 'quiet side' of the island, you can enjoy the real Downeast 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 bus, the 'Island Explorer', available to the public free of charge! Destinations include just about anywhere you want to go on the island. There are a number of outfitters located on Mount Desert Island that rent bicycles and kayaks, several with walking distance of 'Midships'. A stroll into Southwest Harbor or a short drive 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, 'Midships' and the 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 'Midships'. The rates are lower, the crowds have left, the weather is comfortable and the foliage is spectacular!!!

Have school-age kids but still want to avoid the crowds, why not come to 'Midships' in June!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jane Peabody (Owner)
Member since: 2003
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Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

Taken from Guest Feedback Sheet - We had a great time - can't beat the view! The condo had everything we needed.
Jun 2013
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based on 16 holidaymaker reviews

Hot Tub! Gorgeous Oceanfront Setting on Harbor, Private Dock
average rating of 4.8125 based on 20 reviews

Great Place to Stay in a Beautiful Location

  • 5 of 5

Spectacular. The location is ideal and there is no better view of Southwest Harbor. We loved the condo. It was a great accommodation!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Stunning view.Great location.Well kept condo .

  • 5 of 5

This is a darling property at the edge of the harbor ,walking distance from downtown & yet secluded enough to give a sense of privacy .

We loved the deck with the gorgeous view of the pristine bay . & used the grill a lot ! We even chose to BBQ at the condo for July 4th Fireworks--Passing up on our main attraction ,BarHarbor, rated "America's top ten" by National Geographic ! & we're so glad for our decision.

July 4 th was spectacular !! The best ever because we could see at least 6 different firework displays around the Bay . Southwest harbor's celebrations ,music & all cold be enjoyed from the comfort of our deck chairs .

We found everything as stated in the ad . No exaggerations. The condo was very clean & organized with abundant supplies of everything - blankets, towels , cooking supplies,grilling tools , even a lobster cauldron !

Our overall stay was excellent . Communication with Ms. Lasso was always prompt and pleasant .

We would recommend this place highly.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Just perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

We actually thought we were staying in Bar Harbor, but we were so glad to be in Southwest Harbor!!! It was much more "local" and less crowded, but still close to all the activity in Bar Harbor! The condo was perfect! We used the hot tub daily, we grilled, we had a bonfire and generally enjoyed every minute! The view was spectacular and also close enough to walk into town. We spent a lot of time at the Upper Deck, which was so fun! Debbie was wonderful, and Roberta (Debbie's Mom) was so talented and entertaining!! We took it all in - Acadia National Park, Sail Acadia with Captain Dan (wonderful tour and great guy!!), Beal's, Seafood Ketch, etc... Becky was so easy to work with and we would definitely recommend the condo. Overall a great experience and we found the people in Maine to be very friendly and hospitable! We will remember our 35th anniversary for so many reasons! Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Great place for a week on the water

  • 4 of 5

This place is just as advertised. Quiet location but near to pretty much everything. Very clean and great hot tub! Some of the upholstered furnishings are getting a little "threadbare" but overall they are fine. Amazing views of the harbor. You will never get tired of sitting on the porch and watching the action. I would go back in a minute.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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Perfect stay!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect! The description was accurate. The house was located on a spectacular spot in a very nice neighbourhood. The house was very clean and well-equiped. The manager provided a very efficient and customized service (was answering all our question by email or sms in a few minutes). I strongly recommend this house and I will rent it again in the futur. - Edouard (from Canada)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
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A fun place to stay

  • 4 of 5

We a group of 8 grad students stayed at the condo for 3 nights. The ocean view was indeed excellent! The hot tub was amazing! The amenities were in great conditions! Everyone had a good time there.

Since the condo was the middle unit, and we were 8 young adults, we were told to keep it down and the rent was slightly higher than quoted because of the large number of people. Security deposit was timely refunded upon request after 1.5 weeks of checking out.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Bar Harbor Jet Port
Nearest Ferry
0.25 Miles
Cranberry Cove Ferry
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Upper Deck Seafood and Breakfast at Grumpys

Located on the quiet side of Mount Desert Island, Midships at Windward Shores, is situated in the quaint village of Southwest Harbor. From 'Midships' you can take a stroll into town and explore unique shops, fabulous restaurants, museums, antique shops, an Oceanarium, and much more. Or, walk to the marina and watch the lobster fishermen bring in their catch. You can even buy a fresh lobster while you are there! Rent a boat locally or take the water taxi to explore the waters and islands surrounding Mount Desert Island. 'Midships' 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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Southwest Harbor, Bar Harbor - Mount Desert Island

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Summer
15 May 2016 - 11 Jun 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer I
12 Jun 2016 - 2 Jul 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer II
3 Jul 2016 - 27 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer/Labor Day Week
28 Aug 2016 - 10 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fall/Foliage Season
11 Sep 2016 - 16 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £241
Tax Rate 9.0%

$100/wk multiple wk discount. We own the condo next door and a house across the street and offer discounts, great option for larger groups!
Rates and minimum stays are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Although some rate periods show less than a 7nt minimum, this is primarily a WEEKLY Sunday to Sunday rental. We will CONSIDER (and solely at owner's discretion) less than a full wk.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Bar Harbor - Mount Desert Island in Maine

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Plus washer and dryer on main level
    Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Extra large tiled doubled headed shower
    Half Bathroom -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Twin Bunk Beds
    Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Additional - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sleep Sofa in Upper Living Area
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Access to Windward Shores Private Dock

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