The Keyhole is a summer cabin built in part by the Foresman Family on land that has been in our family for over 50 years.
Here are some pictures that show it's rustic charm.
The first stage of construction was completed by the Foresmans with help from friends and family the summer of 1982.
 Shelter-Kit provided the design.

the First section the first section the Foresmans working hard the Foresmans working hard

In it's current configuration, it's much more roomy with 2 sections added on by professional carpenters.

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The Keyhole has three bedrooms, one with a queen size bed, one with a twin and full size bed, and a smaller bedroom with a single bed. An additional roll-away bed is available as well as the sofabed in the living room.
A kitchenette has dishes, pots and pans as well as house keeping supplies. The living/dining area is adjacent to the deck. There is a full bath with shower.
Sheets, towels and blankets are provided. All rooms have baseboard electric heat with individual thermostat control.
To keep our rates reasonable we simply ask that guests leave the place as clean as they find it, and make up the beds with fresh sheets from the linen closet before they leave. Linens will be picked up by a cleaning service.

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Our cabin is called the Keyhole, because of it's view of the ocean, laboriously cut through the evergreens.

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A stay at the Keyhole includes beach access via a long boardwalk with a view of the Cranberry islands.

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The Keyhole is on Mt Desert Island, in Manset, Maine. The cottage is located on the “quiet side” of the island near Southwest Harbor with easy access to hiking trails in  Acadia Natl. Park and a short drive or free bus ride from Bar Harbor.

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The Keyhole rents from June to October, with different experiences in each month. For current rates and availabilities, please email us.
All inquiries of rentals should be directed to Bruce Foresman at: