Comfort, convenience, gardens!
Max Occ: 8
Location: Southwest Harbor
Bedrooms: 4
Setting: Village, Filtered Water View
Bathrooms: 2.5
Pets: Considered

Property Description:

Napier Cottage is one of the oldest homes in Southwest Harbor, and features the charm of high ceilings, hardwood floors and sun-drenched rooms with views of the harbor. It has been lovingly maintained, restored and enhanced over the years, and is furnished with oriental carpets and antiques, linens, a well-stocked gourmet kitchen, Wi-Fi connection, satellite TV, and many books, games and puzzles. The Cottage is situated on nearly an acre of land with lovely gardens, patio, wrap around decks and a screened, lighted gazebo. Southwest Harbor's village center is just a walk up the road, not to mention Beal's Lobster Pound right around the corner and near two Island Explorer bus stops, and the Cranberry Island Ferry. Glimpses of the harbor and its activities greet you from most windows, especially on the second floor. Come in June and enjoy the magnificent stands of lilacs, heirlooms from the garden of the owner's grandmother!

FIRST FLOOR: Three-steps up into the main entry leads into spacious Living Room with wood stove, large windows overlooking lawn and back deck. Lovely sun-drenched Dining Room with French doors leading to deck and table that seats six to eight. Sunny, informal Family and Media Room. Half Bath. Laundry closet. Kitchen with small pass-through to Living Room and fold-up table that seats two to three. Stair-lift to second floor.

SECOND FLOOR: Full Bath with tub and shower. Bedroom with Queen bed and filtered views of harbor. Bedroom with Twin beds, which can be converted to a King, and bay window overlooking filtered harbor views. Adorable Bedroom with bunk bed (Twin over a Double), plus a trundle under the double bed. This room is large enough for a pack-n-play, also available upon request. Spacious Primary Bedroom with Queen bed and filtered water views and Private Full Bath with wonderful shower stall. All bedrooms have ceiling fans and all bathrooms have toilets are ADA compliant.

PORCH: Small porch leading into kitchen area. Large sunny back and side deck with grills and furnishings overlooking back yard and brick terrace area. Three-season Gazebo, and fenced in yard.

NOTE: Owner will be in residence in an adjacent, semi-attached guest cottage. On occasion, she will let her two small dogs out into the yard which overflows somewhat into the tenants’ space, but not in such a way as to disturb their enjoyment of the outdoor area.

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About this area:

Mt. Desert Island's second largest village, Southwest Harbor, features a charming Main Street with an appealing assortment of shops and restaurants. The neighboring village of Manset, which is along the southern shore of the harbor, tends to be rural in nature but features a number of excellent restaurants and boatyards, including Hinckley Yacht Yard and Morris Yachts, both of which boast an international reputation. If Bar Harbor is the 'gateway' to Acadia, Southwest Harbor is the gateway to Acadia's westside trails and attractions, including Seawall, Ship's Harbor, and Echo Lake, all between five and eight minutes from the village center.


A lovely retreat

This is a magical home made more magical by gorgeous gardens (including a dog-safe side yard); cozy and pretty decor; partial views of the harbor; a lovely neighborhood; and proximity to all the elegance and scenic beauty available at the Claremont (croquet, Harry’s Bar, and unparalleled views of St. Sauveur and Flying Mountains over the water from Batson Fish Camp and Little Fern). The owner’s sweet, thoughtful attention to details made Napier Cottage all the more comfortable and welcoming: homemade cookies and muffins, bread from Little Notch and breakfast fare waiting for us on arrival; the wonderful Guest Gardens (lettuce, basil, herbs, nasturtiums and tomatoes in season) in pots outside the dining room door; an incredibly organized kitchen; meticulous anticipation of guest questions and needs in the instructions and materials provided (maps, ferry schedules etc.) that were of great help to us in getting around the island despite our having come to MDI all our lives; and very specially, the extraordinary kindness and helpfulness of the owner herself. The only thing I would find difficult here would be entertaining on a large scale, given that the kitchen sink is fairly small. For up to six people, we managed well; for more ambitious gatherings we used the Claremont as Base Camp II for feedings, and could not have been happier with the arrangement. We are incredibly grateful to have found this home and come to know its lovely and accomplished owner. It’s been many an age since we had such a relaxing vacation and we hope to join the roster of repeat renters who come back to this house again and again.
July 2022

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Rents Saturday to Saturday
2023 Weekly Rates, not yet confirmed for upcoming season:
May 28 - Jun 19: $2500
Jun 19 - Jul 17: $2800
Jul 17 - Aug - Sep 04: $3700
Sep 04 - Sep 18: $3500
Sep 18 - Oct 30: $3400
Bi-weekly bookings only. Small dogs 20 pounds or less considered.

Rates include the cost of normal departure cleaning.

Pets considered for an additional fee of $150 per pet, per week.

This house follows a Standard Cancelation Policy: No refund unless house is re-booked. Commission and booking fee are non-refundable. Ask Agent for details.

Availability last updated on: November 21, 2023

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Although this calendar is updated regularly, availability is not guaranteed until confirmed by homeowner. Please contact a Rental Agent for more information at (207) 276-3322.
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