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Charming Ocean Front Cottage w/ views of Western Way / Acadia / Mt Desert Island

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 1 full bath, sleeps 7, great room, eat-in kitchen, large back deck

Manset Rock - Family Friendly Retreat. This 3.5-acre property is located on the Quietside of Mount Desert Island (MDI), home to Acadia National Park (ANP).

Manset Rock: The property includes two homes (The Main House and The Cottage), a boat house, private dock and woodland trail. It overlooks beautiful Southwest Harbor, the entrance to Somes Sound, inner and outer harbor islands, as well as the western and eastern mountains of Acadia National Park.

Perfectly located for sunrise or sunset views, or for simply relaxing and watching the elegant Hinckley Yachts, sailboat races or local fishing fleet come and go. A few steps out the door and you can catch the Cranberry Cove Ferry to the outer islands or the Island Explorer - Acadia's free shuttle that offers Mount Desert Island visitors and residents free transportation to hiking trails, carriage roads, island beaches, and in-town shops and restaurants.

Original to the property, The Cottage was transformed into a charming guest house in the 1960's. It is a one-story wood-shingled home with private sleeping loft. The home provides ample space for gathering - or seeking solitude - with large bedrooms, central living room with fireplace and game table, cable TV and Wi-Fi, with plenty of books, games and puzzles to keep you busy when inside. The Cottage includes an extra-large back deck with woodland and ocean views. There is also a seasonal wildflower garden, wild blueberry patch and you can access the private pebble beach via a short walk along the Deer path nature trail.

The Cottage has 4 bedrooms that sleep 7, a large great room combines living/dining rooms, and a full kitchen with breakfast nook. It comes complete with an outdoor gas grill and outdoor furniture. Appliances include a HDTV, wireless router, washer, dryer, dishwasher, electric range, refrigerator, microwave and hair drier. Great for a small group of friends or family, or the Cottage can be rented along with the Manset Rock main house to accommodate larger parties.

No reason to even leave the property, with so much to do right here! Enjoy spectacular views from nearly every room, or explore the ever-changing tidal pools or beach comb along the large cobblestone beach. There is even a private nature trail that winds throughout the property. Nature comes to you in this wonderful spot, with sightings of deer, fox and raccoon, as well as otter, seal, dolphin, osprey and even an occasional bald eagle.

You are minutes away from even more fantastic outdoor actives with Acadia surrounding the property. The Quietside of MDI is home to Acadia's Seawall Entrance (with ranger talks), Ship Harbor Nature Trail, Bass Harbor Light, Echo Lake Beach, and some of the most scenic hikes in the park, including summit trails up Acadia, St Sauveur, Mansell, Beach Cliff, Flying Mountain and more. Cranberry Cove Ferry and Island Explorer – Acadia’s free shuttle – stop just a few doors down from the property.

If you are game to venture further afield, we recommend you take in a sunrise on top of Cadillac Mountain, learn about the park at the Acadia Visitor Center and Nature Center at Sieur de Monts Spring, follow the Park Loop Road and stop by observation spots at Sand Beach, Thunder Hole and Otter Cliff. For the more adventurous, try biking the Eagle Lake carriage path, hiking the Precipice Trail on Champlain Mountain, cooling off at the ledges at Echo Lake, exploring Long Pond by canoe or Somes Sound by kayak, try out the links at the Causeway Club or Kebo Valley, and then there is always time for shopping and dining in any of the Island towns, including nearby Southwest Harbor, Northeast Harbor and Bar Harbor. We just want you to enjoy this beautiful part of the Maine coast as much as we do, and encourage you to explore the island!

Need additional space? Consider booking the Manset main house, #256323, as well. The main house built in 1903 is a classic oceanfront wood shingled 'cottage,' with 3600 sq ft of living space, and ocean views from nearly every window. Enjoy the outdoors on the 1200 sq ft wrap around porch overlooking the secluded pebble beach. The 3-story home has 6 bedrooms that sleep up to 11, a large living room with panoramic ocean view, a formal dining room with seating up to 14, eat-in kitchen and walk-in pantry.

The home provides ample space for gathering - or seeking solitude - with fine crafted woodwork throughout, comfy window seats, wood burning fireplaces, piano, game table and books, games and puzzles galore. The kitchen, dining room and pantry are spacious and accommodating for groups of any size. Electronics include cable / high-speed wireless internet, HD TV, Roku, DVD player, computer, printer, answering machine, fax machine, hair driers, dishwasher, electric range, freezer, microwave, two refrigerators, washer and dryer. Outdoor amenities include a gas grill, private dock, hammock and outdoor furniture.

More Details

Property Manager
Keith Dean
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Southwest Harbor in Hancock County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • town
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 (includes laundry) - 1 Single Bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • 8 garden chairs
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Caretaker available.


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Charming Ocean Front Cottage w/ views of Western Way / Acadia / Mt Desert Island
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Vintage Cottage in Beautiful Setting

  • 5 of 5

Perfect vintage style cottage. Rustic and gorgeous setting. Ideal for exploring the island. Close to downtown and other harbors. Close to the forest and hiking. Plenty of space - though attic loft sleeping area was too warm to utilize. Every amenity you need and was clean. Definitely reminiscent of another era in a good way! Working fireplace, comfortable beds and laundry area with large back porch as well. The walk down to the beach area is very pretty and we saw many deer. Home surrounded by fragrant lilacs and other flowers. It was a very relaxing and enjoyable stay! Would highly recommend and return.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible getaway - beautiful ocean view/deck

  • 5 of 5

I only have good things to say about this property. BEAUTIFUL location and quaint, cozy interior. Comfy beds and incredible, large deck to eat and relax on. Can see the ocean from the deck. Spent lots of time on the beach looking for sea glass and went hiking in Acadia (less than 15 min to many trails including Acadia Mountain <moderate to strenuous at times> which I recommend - phenomenal view). The cottage is around the corner from downtown Southwest Harbor which is fun for an afternoon of coffee and shopping. 20 min from Bar Harbor. Perfect getaway - I can't wait to go back next summer with friends!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Bar Harbor, Trenton, Maine
Nearest Ferry
0.25 Miles
Cranberry Cove Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Causeway Club
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Shore Road and Mansell Lane
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Scotty's Dockside Restaurant
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Echo Lake Beach
Car: recommended

Golf: There are two golf courses on Mt. Desert Island. The first is the Causeway Club, a semi-private (open to public as well as members) 9 hole course (that plays 18) in Southwest Harbor, approximately 10 minutes from Manset Rock. The second is Kebo Valley, a very challenging 18 hole course in Bar Harbor, approximately 35 minutes from Manset Rock.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Southwest Harbor, Maine

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

No smoking.
Pets approved on a case by case basis.
Request washing machine be started with towels prior to departure.
Remove sheets and leave in pile on bed.
Pls empty fridge and take out trash prior to departure.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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