Locally owned by an Island family of several generations, Black Dog Watch is a newer home on an elevated property across the harbor, offering wonderful views of Southwest Harbor. Walk into town and enjoy SWH and MDI while leaving your car behind.
The house is a duplex with the owner living in the upstairs unit. Summer rental rates include all 4 bedrooms with the entire downstairs apartment and the large deck. Summer months are for full weeks only, with Saturday afternoon check in time.
Fall, Winter, and Spring rental prices start with 2 of the bedrooms along with the rest of the downstairs apartment and the large deck outside. When adding extra people beyond the initial 4, we will open more bedrooms with 2 people per room.
Well behaved and well mannered dogs are allowed AFTER DISCUSSING WITH OWNERS FIRST. We have rules for the pups that we want to go over with folks before they bring their dogs including not leaving them alone for more than a couple hours to go to supper, etc and not allowing them on the beds. We've heard some very sad dogs complaining downstairs for several hours on end. For the sake of the poor dog's loneliness (along with our neighbors and our ears) we want to be clear on the rules ahead of time is all!
Acesso de hóspedes
The downstairs apartment and deck is for guest's exclusive usage. The large space under the deck is shared with the owners and is good for bicycles, kayaks, etc. The basement is not for regular use with the rental, but we can store something in there for you and lock it up if you wish. Luckily, there is really no need to lock things up in our safe neighborhood however.
Interação com hóspedes
Jackie and Luke both work full time, but can be available to help from time to time if needed.
Quiet hours are from 9 pm to 6 am. Please be respectful of others in the house with no shouting, load music, or overly loud television during this time. Parties and events are allowed and very welcome, just please abide by our noise curfew!
Please, no fireworks of any type on our property
The house is smoke free and always has been. If you smoke, YOU CAN do so on the large deck. Please be courteous and close any nearby windows while smoking.
The grill is for your use. Please clean up after using it and shut the propane tank off underneath. Let us know if the propane runs out and we can fetch another tank for you.
We live in a neighborhood and are very respectful of our neighbors. Please keep your animals in our yard and clean up after them.
Well behaved and mild mannered pets are allowed with an additional fee. We have a small Black Lab and cat (Maggie & Oliver) and our neighbors have a Golden Retriever and cat (oddly enough, also Maggie &Oliver) that roam about often. They are very friendly but if you feel like your pet might not get along, please let us know.Please don't bring your pets and leave them unaccompanied for long periods of time if they bark a lot. It's a small neighborhood and your dog wants to go with you anyway!
When you are leaving, please strip the sheets from the beds that were used, start a load of towels, and start your dishes through the dishwasher. This helps us get things going quicker so we can get the apartment ready quick enough for short turn overs.
Luke is a former sailor, now an engineer at a local utility plant. Jackie is a former waitress, now dental hygienist at a local dental practice. They both love living, working and playing on MDI. Give them a shout if you want some advise on where to hike, bike, eat, or lounge!