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The Harbour Cottage Inn

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9 Dirigo Rd, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We stayed at this wonderful inn for five nights while hiking in Acadia National Park. We stayed in the cottage which had a small kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom. The cottage was lovely and quite comfortable. The breakfast each morning was delicious, especially the scones. The decor is cozy and the service is top notch. Don, the innkeeper, is a true... More 

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Thank snowwhite05
DonSouthwestHarbor, Owner at The Harbour Cottage Inn, responded to this review

I am so glad we could be your warm and cozy base camp after all of your hiking and adventuring in Acadia. So happy to hear you were always able to start your day with a hearty breakfast and a good rest away from all the commotion of Bar Harbor. Hope you visit again next time you're in the area.... More 

Leatherhead, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

We have just returned to the UK after a wonderful holiday in New England. We stayed in many small inns and the Harbour Cottage was undoubtedly the best. Don was a perfect host and his advice on where to go, what to see and most importantly where to eat proved to be perfect. He added a great deal to our... More 

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Thank rmendham
DonSouthwestHarbor, Owner at The Harbour Cottage Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much! It means the world to know you enjoyed your stay so much. We are looking forward to seeing you next time you're in the area. All the best, Don More 

Acton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Our stay was one of several to this lovely B&B . Don and Javier are most gracious, thoughtful hosts. They are very knowledgable about the area and will hep you plan and make the most of your stay. Enjoy your breakfast on the porch if you can. The food is great and varied each day .Check out the granola made... More 

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DonSouthwestHarbor, Owner at The Harbour Cottage Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for all of your thoughtful compliments -- I will be sure to pass them along to Javier. So happy to hear you had such a wonderful and relaxing stay with us. Hope you visit again soon for some of that famed Maine granola! Take care, Don More 

Chicopee, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

My wife and I felt like guests of honor in someone's home. The entire facility was pristine and our room was extremely comfortable. The homemade breakfast each morning was first class with local, fresh ingredients, well balanced and served with excellence. However, the gem of this Inn is Don, Javier and their staff. No detail was overlooked to make our... More 

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DonSouthwestHarbor, Owner at The Harbour Cottage Inn, responded to this review

Chris, I greatly appreciate all of your wonderful compliments about my team and all of the work we do. So happy to hear you and your wife's stay was full of comfort and relaxation. The next time you're in need of a getaway, you know where to go. Sincerely, Don More 

Thetford Center, Vermont
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

After slogging through the internet to find a place to stay on Mt Desert Island I came across this wonderful Inn on Trip Advisor. I booked the cottage and was not disappointed in the least. As most people say in their reviews, the breakfast is pretty darn good! Don couldn't have been more accommodating and I thank him for the... More 

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DonSouthwestHarbor, Owner at The Harbour Cottage Inn, responded to this review

It sounds like all of that hard work slogging through the internet was worth it! So happy to hear you had such a wonderful stay and were able to go see the Asticou Garden out in Northeast Harbor. Thank you so much for the recommendation. Hope you get a chance to come stay with us again soon. Sincerely, Don More 

drystack
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

A lovely, welcoming place to stay. Everything you'd want for a civilized retreat from the daily grind. Close to trails, shoreline, and good restaurants. Don was a great host. Breakfast on the porch was very good; the fresh wild blueberries were a nice touch.

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DonSouthwestHarbor, Owner at The Harbour Cottage Inn, responded to this review

I'm so glad we were able to give you such welcome relief from the daily grind while you stayed with us. Your compliments are so appreciated. Hope you stay with us again soon! Take care, Don More 

East Sandwich, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

We stayed in the Clipper Room. A lovely, comfortable room with perfect amenities. The Inn is beautifully decorated with a friendly, helpful staff and delicious breakfasts. We simply adored being there.

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Thank Toby W
DonSouthwestHarbor, Owner at The Harbour Cottage Inn, responded to this review

Toby, I'm so glad you had such a wonderful and relaxing stay in the Clipper Room. Happy to hear you enjoyed our homey atmosphere as well. Hope you stay with us again soon. Best, Don More 

Stroud, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Don and Javier gave us a very warm welcome, and had even kindly upgraded us to The Carriage House, so lots of space. This is a beautiful hotel (or Inn as you call it in America!), very clean, comfortable and filled with interesting artifacts. The breakfasts are delicious - imaginative offerings, freshly cooked by Javier. Highly recommended!

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Thank MazzyTM
DonSouthwestHarbor, Owner at The Harbour Cottage Inn, responded to this review

So glad you found everything to be so clean and comfortable during your stay. Happy to hear our breakfasts were right on point for you as well. Hope you stay with us again next time you're in the area. Take care, Don More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

We had an absolutely fantastic stay at the Harbour Cottage Inn. Don greeted us on our arrival and made us feel immediately at home. The Inn was beyond charming, beautifully decorated, and wonderfully kept. Our room was clean, cozy, and very comfortable. A definite great escape as we found ourselves enjoying the relaxing environs from the sprawling yard, delicious morning... More 

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DonSouthwestHarbor, Owner at The Harbour Cottage Inn, responded to this review

Dana, thanks so much for your compliments. I'm so glad I could make you feel right at home here. So happy you felt so cozy and comfortable in our little retreat. The next time you're in need of a little escape, I hope you come visit again. Best, Don More 

Stow, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

We had a wonderful stay. The staff was extremely attentive to our needs. Breakfast was classically delicious--usually one main entree and many choices for a "continental" type of breakfast, if you so desired. The room and the Inn were meticulously clean and well kept. The location was on the quiet side of MDI but still offered much flexibility in terms... More 

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DonSouthwestHarbor, Owner at The Harbour Cottage Inn, responded to this review

Wow Tom! I can't thank you enough for your kind words. It was indeed a pleasure having you and your family with us. My favorite part of this business is getting to meet new people. You have a lovely family and all of us thank you for choosing to stay with us. We realize there are a lot of options... More 

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