Manset Cottage Rentals

on the quiet side of Mount Desert Island

VRBO - vacation rentals by owner - listing #284635

• Hickory Ridge

• Spruce Cottage
• Griffiths Farmhouse

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Manset is the home of the famous Hinckley Boat Yard and some of the most beautiful views of Somes Sound, the mountains of Acadia, and the waters of Mount Desert Island. It is located 2 miles south of downtown Southwest Harbor.

The surrounding area of Mount Desert Island is rich with beauty and loaded with things to do. Hiking and biking on Acadia National Park trails, sailing, motor boating, beachcombing, swimming, rock climbing, golfing, whale watching, antique shopping and eating delicious seafood are among the many activities within a very short drive.

Each of these homes has access to a beautiful 2 mile walk through a working boat yard, by two boat rental businesses, two churches, a seaside restaurant, spectaular harbor and mountain views, access to the outer islands at the Manset Town Dock and Cranberry Island Dock and bus stops for the free seasonal Island Explorer Bus.

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Comments from recent visitors:

This is always the shortest week of the year and we always leave wishing we had another day or, we leave looking forward to next year.

We loved your cottage. It was so comfy and had so many pleasures of home.

Thank you for a lovely stay in this wonderful house. The kids were especially appreciative of your library of children's books and games. We loved the view, the iron puzzles and the thoughtful and thorough notebook of suggestions.

WOW! That's the first thing that comes to mind while driving onto MDI. It's also the first thought when driving into the cute little wooded driveway labeled "Spruce Cottage." The grounds are beautiful, the views outside the bedroom window (and a short walk along the road) are unreal!

What a wonderful time we had during our week at your lovely Spruce Cottage. The cottage is in the perfect location being so close to the water, with the quaint town dock a short bike ride away. We loved how clean and well maintained the property was, as well as being spacious enough for two couples to share so comfortably. It was very pleasant to return to the serenity of Spruce Cottage after a day of exploring and activity on that beautiful island. The back deck was a peaceful place to enjoy the sights and sounds of nature attracted by your little pond. We very much enjoyed our stay, and hope to return in the future!

Like everyone else who stayed here, I dreaded having to leave. The cottage is wonderful and the little 'touches' you provided made the place seem more like a home...

We love the Griffiths Farmhouse for many reasons. Top on the list: it has the best view of ocean and mountains on MDI. Also, Greening Island, gorgeous Hinckley sailboats and picnic boats, and picturesque lobster boats. There is a nice little pond that attracts families of ducks. And the sky at twilight is amazing! The house is charming inside: artistically decorated, very comfortable, sunny and bright! Overall, a joy.

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