Stunning view, cute cottage!
Max Occ: 7
Location: Southwest Harbor
Bedrooms: 4
Setting: Shorefront, Village
Bathrooms: 2
Pets: Considered

Property Description:

The Legacy is a charming waterfront cottage situated just steps from a picturesque shoreline. With panoramic views of Greening Island, Somes Sound, and the Cranberry Islands, you may wish to spend your entire stay soaking up the scenery from the deck or the pretty lawn, or beach combing along the rugged beach and seawall just outside your door. But should you choose to wander, the famed Claremont Hotel, known for its croquet and its cuisine, is nearby. Walk into bustling Southwest Harbor with its shops and wide array of restaurants, or take a short drive to one of many National Park venues just moments away. The Legacy offers both convenience and peacefulness on the Quietside of Mount Desert Island.

FIRST FLOOR: Open floor plan with views of the ocean from nearly every window. Kitchen with incredible views, perfect spot for that morning cup of coffee and blueberry muffin. Expansive Living/Dining Area with showcase granite fireplace, Roku (internet) television, dining table that seats 6-8 easily, skylight and cathedral ceilings. Door to the back deck. Kitchen with gas stove, a Keurig Coffee maker and Lobster Pot. Master Bedroom suite with king bed, and Full Bath, shared with Bedroom with double bed. Bedroom with queen bed and water views, shares a Bath with shower with second floor bedroom. Access to deck from Master bedroom and Living Area.

SECOND FLOOR: Via a circular stair, access the lofted second floor with a Bedroom with twin beds (which can be combined to make a king) and wonderful views.

OUTDOOR SPACES: Multilevel deck with furnishings.

EXTRAS: For off-season rentals, there is a gas heater in the master bedroom. A portable oil heater is available for the smaller bedroom. A fireplace and electric baseboard heat in the living room also helps to keep away the chill.
Charcoal GrillKayak/Canoe
Wi-FiFirst Floor BedroomFireplace/WoodstoveDishwasherDryerWasherTV

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.


Last Minute Perfection

With only a couple weeks until my birthday trip to go, my original AirBnB booking was cancelled by the host. I scrambled to find a new place, but options were sparse. I found Knowles company and Legacy during my panicked search. Nikki was great to work with for the booking. I still can't figure how I got so lucky to have it open. The place itself was better than any of the AirBnBs I had been chasing. The view alone made me forget anything else going on in the world. There are 4 bedrooms and that was perfect for my party of 6 adults. As a history and house nerd, I just LOVED being in a place that felt so full of family history. The only slight downside was that we spent a lot more time in the car than we originally hoped for. With it being a birthday trip, I had a lot of dinners out and day excursions planned in the Bar Harbor area. But - I would love love love to come back to this place and have nothing planned except just looking out over the water and kayaking outside the front door and searching for beach glass. If you are on a lowkey vacation, this place truly can't be beat.
October 2021

Add Review


2022 Weekly Rates (USD): (Rents Sunday to Sunday)
May 29 - Jun 05: $2875
Jun 05 - Jun 26: $2875
Jun 26 - Jul - Aug - Sep 04: $4100
Sep 04 - Oct 09: $3000

Rates include the cost of normal departure cleaning.

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

This house follows a Moderate Cancelation Policy: 50% refund if canceled 90 or more days before occupancy, 25% refund if canceled between 45 and 90 days before occupancy, no refund unless re-booked if canceled less than 45 days before occupancy. Commission and booking fee are non-refundable. Ask Agent for details.

Availability last updated on: October 27, 2021

Not available

November 2021
December 2021
January 2022

Not available
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.
Please past text to modal

Rental Inquiries

Complete an inquiry form to receive a customized list by email.

Rental Inquiry Form

Our Location

About Us