2B, Large home at Acadia National Park's backdoor!

Bass Harbor Sunset
Bass Harbor SunsetHome Front ViewFamily Room with Large Flat Screen, Cable TV, DVD player, & small video library.Fully Equipped Kitchen. All cookware, bakeware, utensils, etc.. supplied.Dining Room seats 6 comfortably.Bedroom 1 w/ QueenBedroom 2 w/ Queen & SingleDiver Ed with the Dive in Theater. A must for ALL!Thunder Hole during storm-20 minutes awayBass Harbor Light- 5 minutes awaySomesville Bridge-15 minutes awayView from Bass HarborEcho Lake-10 minutes awaySeawall-10 minutes awaySouthwest Harbor-Less than 1 minute away. Easy walking distance.Park Loop Road View near Otter Creek.Bubble Mountains from Jordan Pond.Wildwood Stable-Day Mountain Carriage RideView of Echo Lake from the Cliff trailKayaking on Echo LakeBar Harbor at night.Acadia NP sunset at Bass HarborSunset at Bass  Harbor Lighthouse
“ Excellent ”
3 Reviews



Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 5
Type: Home
Per week: $800 - $1,400
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Acadia vacation home rental
Special: Book by 2/28/16 and peek weeks are only $1,200/wk.

New England style home(1120 sq/ft) located in quiet, wooded setting in Southwest Harbor on the 'quiet side' of Mt Desert Island near Acadia National Park. Our home has 2 bedrooms each with a queen, full bath, large kitchen with all appliances, eat-in breakfast nook, and a family room, all conveniently located on the first floor. We also have WIFI. You can enjoy birds, wildlife, flowers, and stars in our yard. Use the picnic table and grill to enjoy the outdoors. Our home is located 10 minutes or less from Echo Lake Swimming Beach, Seawall, and Bass Harbor Lighthouse. We do not have a water view from the house but are just minutes drive from harbor views, marinas, and town. Town has bike/kayak/boat rentals, nature cruises, shopping, golfing, fishing, restaurants/fine-dining, grocery/drug store, museums, and play ground. Easy access to several lakes, biking and hiking trails. Only 20 minutes from Bar Harbor. See Cadillac Mountain, Thunder Hole, Jordan Pond House, or Park Loop Road. Go whale watching, carriage riding or take a ferry to Swan's Island.

Our house has all the comforts of home with lots of little extras including spices, night lights, flashlights, menus, cookbooks, etc... Cleaning fee is included FREE for weekly rentals. Gas Grill and Picnic Table in the yard for your enjoyment along with Lobster pot. We can offer information about restaurants, entertainment, activities for adults and children, and activities in the National Park to suit your interests. Telephone service is local only. You will need a calling card or cell phone to make long distance calls. Puzzles, games, and DVD's for kids and adults in the house. Some toys for children (blocks, trucks, etc...). The second floor is unfinished and inaccessible. The building and premises are non-smoking. NO Pets. Possible occupied apartment (separate structure & parking) on the premises.
Area Information
Close to Acadia National Park Activities, Ranger programs, Oceanarium, Museums, Repertory Theater, Echo Lake & Long Pond, Bass Harbor Lighthouse, Nature Cruises, and Seawall. You may drive or catch the Free Island Explorer buses (in season) to go nearby for hiking (all levels of abilities), biking, kayaking, sailing, swimming, fishing, golfing, horseback riding, antiquing, shopping, playing in tidal pools, eating Lobster, or visiting Bar Harbor. Do some sight-seeing of Somes Sound, lighthouses, Sergant Drive, and sun-set cruises. Take pictures of the working harbors, learn about the lobster industry via boat tour or shop at stores selling buoys, nautical gifts, bird carvings, paintings, portraits, model-ship kits, crafts, antiques, or food. Take in a show at the Repertory Theater, Criterion Theater, or Improv Acadia Dinner Show.

About the owner

Owner Profile

Robyn & Jim Simon

Robyn & Jim Simon

  • About:

    We are a family of 4 who have been coming to Acadia every year since 1989. Jim came to visit Acadia National Park as part of a Field Biology class for college and fell in love with Acadia. When Robyn graduated from college, Jim wanted to take her somewhere special, and so we went to Acadia. We fell...
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Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jan 01 2016 Jun 17 2016 - - $800 - 1 Week
Jun 18 2016 Sep 02 2016 - - $1,400 - 1 Week
Sep 03 2016 Oct 15 2016 - - $800 - 1 Week
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 8.0 % sales tax
Deposits: Read lease for specific details. Summary as follows: 50%-70% of rental & sales tax with lease 50%-30% remaining balance midway-(May need to be combined with Security Deposit payment if close to 30 days.) $400 Security Deposit-30 days before arrival If rental is booked less than 30 days before arrival, full amount due with lease. If paying by credit card, a small administrative fee is charged by agency.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Discover, Mastercard, Money Order, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: Up to $200 Cleaning fee to be deducted from security deposit if heavy cleaning is needed in the house or on the grill or if house is not left in pre-rental condition with laundry and dishes washed and put away. Agency charges a small admin fee if paid by credit card. Weekly rental rate amounts do not include sales tax or security deposit! Nightly rate doesn't include sales tax, cleaning ,or security deposit. Minimum stay of 4 nights required off season.



  • Beds

  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 1 Twin Bed
  • Features

  • Beach Chairs
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Porch
  • Full Kitchen
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • View (Mountains)
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Blender
  • Gas Grill
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Activities

  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Live Entertainment
    (1 mile)
  • Hiking
    (4 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (15 miles)
  • Aquarium
    (1 mile)
  • Playground
    (1 mile)
  • Ice Skating
    (4 miles)
  • Scuba Diving
    (15 miles)
  • Basketball Court
    (1 mile)
  • Sailing
    (1 mile)
  • Lake
    (4 miles)
  • Snowmobiling
    (15 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (1 mile)
  • Cross-Country Skiing
    (15 miles)
  • Whale Watching
    (15 miles)
  • Boating
    (1 mile)
  • Golf
    (2 miles)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (15 miles)
  • Winery
    (15 miles)
  • Canoeing
    (1 mile)
  • Ocean
    (2 miles)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (15 miles)
  • Zoo
    (15 miles)
  • Fishing
    (1 mile)
  • Park
    (2 miles)
  • Horseback Riding
    (15 miles)
  • Bowling
    (20 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (1 mile)
  • Beach
    (4 miles)
  • Miniature Golf
    (15 miles)
  • Whitewater Rafting
    (25 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (1 mile)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
We have WIFI. Also enjoy the garden, picnic table, and grill outdoors. Lobster pot for those adventurous enough. Repertory Theater with both adult & children plays in Somesville. Our home has a collection of DVD's, Books, games, and puzzles for all ages. Our welcome package is over flowing with suggestions of places to see and go and places to eat! Close to many restaurants serving a variety of foods from pizza to seafood. You can even get homemade baked goods!

Horseback riding available in park only if you bring your own horses. Stable available at Wildwood Stables.

Aquarium is an Oceanarium.

Reviews (3)

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Acadia, Maine

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“ Excellent ”
3 reviews
Teresa Nofsker Burkhard

Teresa Nofsker Burkhard

Duncansville, PA

Quiet, peaceful location & close to many attaction

September 3, 2015

This house is in a very quiet location and very clean and cozy. It is close to a lot of attractions and nothing more than 20- 25 minutes away. The loudest noise outside were the birds singing. We even were able to watch a squirrel or two as we ate our breakfast. The only draw back about this vacation was we did not allow enough time to see and do everything. Robyn was very helpful answering all our questions and also letting a lot of information on the kitchen table for us to look through. Hence the reason we did not allow enough time. We will be coming back to Southwest Harbor and staying here. Must see: Views from Loop road, Bar harbor, Seawall, Cadillac mountain, Ravenwood, and the Down East Lobster pound on route 3 west/south from the house.

Robyn & Jim Simon

Owner's reply:

Thanks Teresa for your kind words. So glad you and your family got to come enjoy Acadia. It is really beautiful here; with so much to see and do. We look forward to your next visit. Thanks for choosing to stay with us and taking time to write this review.

Nicole Arnold

Nicole Arnold

Toronto, ON, Canada

Fantastic vacation!

July 27, 2012

We had a great trip to Acadia. We travelled from Toronto, Canada. The house worked very well for us. There was enough room for the five of us and it afforded us the opportunity to prepare many of our own meals. The owners are great communicators and provided a lot of helpful information, both before we travelled and while we were in Maine. The house is about a half hour drive from Bar Harbor and about 15 minutes away from the Echo Lake entrance to Acadia Park. We didn't try the restaurants right in Southwest Harbor, but did use the bike rental store, which had better prices and great service.

Robyn & Jim Simon

Owner's reply:

Thanks Nicole for your kind words. Acadia is beautiful with lots to do for all and we want all our guests to have a fantastic time. We tried hard to provide you with not only a comfortable, well stocked home away from home, but also information on everything so that you could make the most of your vacation while you were there. Glad to hear you had a wonderful time. Please come back soon.



Winchester, MA


November 24, 2009

Spacious, clean house was comfortable and provided everything we needed. A bit far away from destinations that we were interested in - east coast of Acadia National Park - about half hour drive to welcome center point. We did a lot of things, including fishing (we were quite successful at Eagle lake, Echo lake, Long pond and Lower Hadlock Pond), visiting oceanarium, nature explorations (walking some trails and hiking Beech, Gorham and Champlain mountains), enjoying the ocean scenery along the Park Loop road (Ocean path was very entertaining as well as Sandy beach), collecting the mussels at the Pretty Marsh and grilling them right there in the picnic area, having dinner with popovers at Jordan's house, playing badminton in the yard. Oceanarium is really great - a must see for exquisite children 6-10 years old. Not sure what wether is typically like in June, this year was very rainy so were told that we missed a lot of scenery because of fog. July-August might be a better time to go.

Owner Supplied Testimonials

A few friends and I stayed in this house during the first week in July, and we loved it! The Simon's were so thorough and accommodating in the days before our trip -- they provided a plethora of tips and information for our stay, on topics from dining, hiking, biking, fishing -- you name it! Nothing was left unaddressed. Throughout our stay, we found the house very comfortable and clean -- it really felt like home. The kitchen was impressively well stocked with everything you might need for cooking, grilling, baking, etc. We will definitely try to stay here the next time we visit Southwest Harbor.-New York, NY

We recently spent a week in Robyn and Jim's lovely Hillcrest Cottage in Southwest Harbor, Maine. Their home is situated on a secluded, peaceful property. All the linens, towels, dishes, pots and pans that you could possibly need are provided. There is even a lobster pot for those adventurous enough to cook their own. Don't let the unfinished second floor scare you away. There were six of us, and we had PLENTY of room to spread out and relax!
Mount Desert Island is the home to Acadia National Park, a nature wonderland. Everywhere you look is a 'Kodack moment'! There is SO much to do - hiking biking and swimming. And, after a day of satisfying exercise, you can relax at night by strolling in Bar Harbor, eating a delicious homemade ice cream cone and looking at all of the interesting shops.
A trip to Mount Desert Island is a must for everyone, and what better place to stay than Hillcrest Cottage!- Upper Darby, PA

Guest Book Comments:

A delightful stay! We spent a happy week exploring and admiring the scenery. House very well equipped and in a very peaceful location. -Hampshire, England

Your home was wonderfully located to do all the hiking, kayaking, dining, and exploring (we did) all week long. We loved MDI and all that it offers. We had a memorable vacation. Hard to believe places like this exist! Your house is spacious and well equipped! -Fairfield, CT

What a beautiful and private Maine Island Getaway. Thank you for your thoughtfulness in providing so many pleasant details; night lights, flashlights, menus, kitchen tools, island info, etc... We love the rock-bordered garden you have created in the front. -Williamsport, PA

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do you have WIFI, Cable TV, and/or DVD player?
A: Yes, we have them all including a large Flat screen TV.
Q: How close is your place to Acadia National Park?
A: It depends on what part of Acadia you are visiting. We are 4 miles or less from Echo Lake, Seawall, Bass Harbor Lighthouse, and many, many hiking trails within the Park. We are about 20 minutes from the Park Loop Road, Cadillac Mountain, and hiking trails on the East side of the island. We are about 15 minutes away from the carriage roads and hiking trails in Northeast Harbor.
Q: Why is our vacation rental special?
A: Our home is cozy and comfortable and we tried hard to provide everything to make it your home away from home. Our place is in a quiet, wooded setting in a residential area just outside of town. We are within minutes of many lakes, harbors, swimming, and hiking trails in Acadia National Park. Our home has many extras provided such as books, DVD's, puzzles, games, toys, cookbooks, flashlights, emergency lights, automatic nightlights, and many others. We also provide starter supply of toilet paper, paper towels, foil, cling wrap, soft soap, dish detergent, spices, flour, sugar and some long lasting perishable in the refrigerator like relish, ketchup, and mustard.

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Robyn & Jim Simon

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  • About:

    We are a family of 4 who have been coming to Acadia every year since 1989. Jim came to visit Acadia National Park as part of a Field Biology class for college and fell in love with Acadia. When Robyn graduated from college, Jim wanted to take her somewhere special, and so we went to Acadia. We fell...
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