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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Arlington, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On May 4, 2015, I made an online reservation with the Harbour Cottage Bed & Breakfast in Southwest Harbor, Maine for a 3 night stay by entering my credit card number and expiration date as requested. When I received my email confirmation back it stated that at this time we have not charged your credit card, it is ONLY being... More 

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Portland, Maine
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Recently spent several nights in the 'Southwester'. The Inn is charming and SW Harbor is a peaceful retreat from the crowded Bar Harbor scene (though staying in Bar Harbor prior to the 4th of July is delightful!) We day-tripped from here and found all of our destinations, such as Northeast Harbor, Jordan Pond and Bass Harbor, to be just a... More 

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

We are so happy to hear that this guest enjoyed their stay. We strive to get it right 100% of the time. I just wish they had told us about the French Door being non-operational during their stay. It has not been sealed shut its just that sometime with the humidity, being near the ocean, the wood swells and makes... More 

Chicago, Illinois, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

To start with, I am so glad that I had read an article in the Chicago Tribune regarding Bar Harbor and Southwest Harbor. If you are looking for a more peaceful quiet area, definitely stay in Southwest Harbor. Bar Harbor was much more congested and touristy. This B&B was very beautiful and the owners were very helpful. They gave us... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We stayed in the Sloop room, which we found to be cramped compared to other bed and breakfasts. The room was advertised on the website as having 'a view to the harbor'. We couldn't see any water, much less the harbor at the time we stayed (Sept. 16 and 17). Maybe if all the leaves were off the tree, one... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Just had a great weekend during leaf peeping season in Maine with my husband and two old friends. Found this B and B online and it was beautiful. We had a great welcome, the rooms were lovely and nothing was too much trouble for these wonderful owners and their staff. This is a great center to go off from every... More 

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

You came at one of the best times of year, Ginny! So happy you were able to see all of the fall colors and found your rooms to be so lovely. Hope you had plenty of great hikes and adventures when you were here as well. When the leaves start to change, we hope you get the traveling bug again!... More 

Lake Worth, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

My husband and I spent 3 nights at this beautiful B&B last year. We loved it so much we returned this year for 4 nights! We stayed in the Carriage House both times and really enjoyed how comfy and quaint it was. The Inn is located in walking distance to the town for some wonderful dining experiences. Each morning we... More 

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

There's just something about a relaxing stay on a quiet, quaint Maine harbor that just makes you have to come back. So happy the Carriage House has turned in to your little refuge of relaxation when you're here. Looking forward to seeing you again next time you're in the area. Take care, Don More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

My mother and I stayed at Harbour Cottage prior to the July 4th weekend. It was an exceptional and well run establishment with great amenities, first rate service and excellent breakfasts! The B&B was away from the bustle of the downtown area but you weren't that far away as to be inconvenienced. You were also within 5 to 20 minutes... More 

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

Rhonda, I'm so happy to know you and your mother had such a great time with us here before all of the business and excitement of the 4th. Hope you got to see all of the beauty that Acadia NP has to offer, too! Hoping you find yourself back in the area again soon. Take care, Don More 

Ossining, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

excellent B&B, great location, the Carriage House is fabulous for a private getaway, could not have been nicer all around. Fabulous breakfasts and the owners have great knowledge of the local area that they can share with you. Pleasant walk into 'downtown' Southwest Harbor for dinner.

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

Robert, I'm so glad you had such a wonderful stay in the Carriage House with us on your private getaway. Happy to hear your breakfasts were always on point as well. Hope you come see us again soon! Take care, Don More 

shotley bridge
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This is an exceptionally high class B&B with great attention to detail without being intrusive. The decor is very in keeping with the lovely old house. The highlight is the breakfast..a delicious healthy option (but not too healthy!!!!) served at the table. We walked up into the town to eat at night and there are plenty of choices available. We... More 

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

Thanks a million for your kind words about the Harbour Cottage Inn. It was indeed a pleasure having you with us. We are so happy you recognize what a wonderful alternative Southwest Harbor is to Bar Harbor. If you want a more quiet experience and the amenities of great shops and restaurants as well as quick access to the park... More 

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123 reviews 123 reviews
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188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I quite liked the room with a very comfortable king sized bed and a glimpse of the harbour from one of the rooms. What I didn't like is that it was too far away from the action and attraction of Bar Harbor. I also hated the breakfast. It was a sickeningly sweet blueberry stuffed French toast with terrible tasting sausage... More 

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

Let me start out by thanking this guest for their positive feedback regarding our property, décor, guest room and comfortable king size bed. It’s nice to know what we do right and it is also helpful to hear opinions that differ from the vast majority of our guests. I am truly sorry to hear that there were aspects of the... More 

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