Rental of the Week: Shielin in Southwest Harbor, ME

Shielin.01This classic and comfortable summer cottage shares its 100th birthday with Acadia's Centennial. Shielin, pronounced (Shay-Linn), the Scottish word for "cottage," was named by the owner as Mount Desert Island was reminiscent of his beloved homeland of Scotland. Shielin has seven bedrooms, use of the dock, a large deck, and pets will be considered.

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About the Area

Manset is a small, hard working fishing community located along the waterfront in the town of Southwest Harbor. Home to the famous Hinckley Yacht Yard and the quietside of Acadia National Park, Manset boasts unique shoreline hikes and impressive vistas along the Seawall (a naturally formed granite and stone wall along the Western Way), Wonderland and Ship Harbor Trails. Seawall Campground (operated by Acadia National Park) is open seasonally for picnicking and camping.

Southwest Harbor, located on the quiet western side of Mount Desert Island is an active, thriving year-round community of fishing families, boatbuilding operations, fantastic restaurants and inns, boutique shops and galleries. A warm and welcoming town, residents are host to the annual Flamingo Festival, Oktoberfest, and the finish line for the MDI Marathon and Half-Marathon. Home as well to the Southwest Harbor Coast Guard Station, Southwest is a well-run and busy harbor.

Perhaps you are looking for a smaller vacation home? Knowles has a Southwest Harbor rental that is the right size for you!

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