A traditional Maine summer home with amazing views!
Max Occ: 14
Location: Southwest Harbor, Manset
Bedrooms: 7
Setting: Shorefront
Bathrooms: 2.5
Pets: Not Permitted

Property Description:

This classic and comfortable summer cottage shared its 100th birthday with Acadia's Centennial in 2016. Shielin, pronounced (Shay-Linn) the Scottish word for "Cottage" named by the owner as Mount Desert Island was reminiscent of his beloved homeland of Scotland.

FIRST FLOOR: Main Entrance through the covered porch enters into the open beam rustic family room featuring beautiful water views and fireplace with seating areas throughout the room. Enter to dining area furnished with farm-style dining table seating up to 14 people with inserted leaves. Utility room with washer and dryer, half bathroom, and working kitchen with table for 3 and standard appliances. Sitting area with TV, also called "The Play Room" where children tend to congregate and exit to the outdoors with a charming path through the woods leading to the parking area at upper portion of driveway.

SECOND FLOOR: Main stairwell from open beam living area leading to the second floor comfortable bedrooms. To the left are two bedrooms. A Bedroom with a Queen bed and a small window offers a spectacular mountain and harbor view. Bedroom across the hall has a Double Bed. Turn right at the top of stairs to a hallway with a Bedroom with Bunk Beds, "The Lobster Room" with Twin Beds, and a Bedroom with a Queen bed. These five bedrooms share a Full Bath with claw foot tub with handheld sprayer, and a separate "shower room" with shower only, no toilet. At the end of the hall, a pair of bedrooms could be utilized as a separate "wing" beginning with a walk through bedroom with Twin beds, from which a few steps down leads to a landing with steps up to a larger bedroom with Queen bed with lovely view, as well as a shared Full Bath with claw foot tub and handheld sprayer. From this landing, a narrow stairway leads back to the Kitchen.

OUTDOOR SPACES: Large deck off Living Room. Adirondack chairs down path directly overlooking Great Harbor. At low tide, small beach for kayaking and skipping rocks.

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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.


family reunion

Loved all the books! Great porch and location. Appreciated the use of dock and shore access.
August 2017

Family Vacation

We loved this house! There was a total of 14 people staying in the house plus a dog. The house couldn't have fit us any better. The view off the back deck was priceless and so wonderful to wake up to each morning or see at sunset. Southwest Harbor town nearby was perfect to get quick snacks and food at the market or meals out or just window shopping. Callouts to next renters would be use the Sawyers Market in town - so close and yummy fresh food and produce.
July 2017

Family Vacation

A beautiful location. We spent hours on the comfortable porch enjoying the harbor. Spacious and fun for our extended family.
July 2017

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2021 Weekly Rates, not yet confirmed for upcoming season:
Jun 05 - Jun 19: $3100
Jun 19 - Jul 10 : $4100
Jul 10 - Aug 21: $4500
Aug 21 - Sep 04: $3900
Sep 04 - Oct 09: $3100

Rates include the cost of normal departure cleaning.

This house follows a Relaxed Cancelation Policy: 100% refund if canceled 90 or more days before occupancy, 50% 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 25, 2021

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