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Intimate sunny apartment with an ocean view

Bedrooms 1
Space 480 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Bird's Nest is an elevated efficiency apartment with sweeping views of Somes Sound, the ocean, the mountains of Acadia National Park, and the lighthouse on Bear Island. At the end of a long winding private driveway Bird's Nest provides a quiet get away for a couple. There is a small efficiency kitchen and a sunny second floor deck to enjoy the view while having a peaceful breakfast or evening meal.

Bird's Nest provides a great base from which to explore the trails, mountains, lakes, ponds of the less visited parts of Acadia National Park. Many of the park trail heads and the fresh water beach with great swimming at Echo Lake are less than 2 miles away. We have our own private wooded trail that is a short hike to downtown Southwest Harbor where you can board the free Island Explorer bus and reach the busier side of Mount Desert Island including Bar Harbor and the more visited parts of Acadia such as Thunder Hole and Sand Beach. You can even take a longer ride to the Schoodic Peninsula section of Acadia.

Our trail provides easy access to the small shops and amenities offered in Southwest Harbor. These include dining experiences from cafes and ice cream shops to fine dining.

More Details

Kevin and Margery Buck, P.O. Box 466, Bass Harbor, Maine 04653
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 January, 2018

Why Kevin and Margery Buck, P.O. Box 466, Bass Harbor, Maine 04653 chose Southwest Harbor

Bird's Nest is a wonderful place for a couple to unwind. It makes a good base camp from which to explore the queit side of Acadia National Park and surrounding area. Please contact us before booking your stay.


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 480 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Compact bathroom with shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom with full sized bed and skylight
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Intimate sunny apartment with an ocean view
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Quiet side heaven

  • 5 of 5

The Birds Nest was perfect for a couple to experience Acadia but

avoid the crowds at Bar Harbor. Perfectly

appointed with

everything you would

need for cozy escape.

The views from the deck

are breathtaking as is

the nighttime sky.

Marjorie and Kevin the

owners were warm

welcoming but not

intrusive. Our first trip to

Acadia couldn't have

been better and we look

forward to retuning next


  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Birds Nest was great! Loved our cozy house.

  • 5 of 5

The house is cozy and clean. We enjoyed our stay. Close to downtown Southwest Harbor and a 10min drive to Acadia National Park.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy secluded studio!

  • 5 of 5

This property lived up to all expectations. It is a small studio with all the basic furnishings on a hill overlooking Southwest Harbor. Perfect for a quieter experience on MDI. The apartment can get warm, but there is a window AC unit to take care of that. The porch is perfect for morning coffee, or cooking on the provided gas grill. It is nearby a larger house which is also rented out, but the decks do not face each other and we didn't see much of the other tenants. Parking was ample. The owners are very helpful and friendly, but not intrusive. It is a sloped roof efficiency apartment so I would not recommend it to anyone over 6ft tall, or more than 2 people. The owners were very forthright with this information before renting. The kitchen is small but we had no problem cooking 4 dinners in our week stay. Overall a great experience!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport (BHB)
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Several in town near trail
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Coda (by our trail)
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Echo Lake, Long Pond
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Southwest Harbor, Maine

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 9.0%

Our rates are usually quoted on a per night basis but will not exceed $950 for up to a 7 night stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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