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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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Andover, Massachusetts
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great bed, up-to-date bathroom, efficient a/c, cross ventilation. Friendly, efficient staff. Warm and cozy common areas. Breakfasts get a B-plus: main event (quiche, shirred eggs, French toast) were consistently well-prepared, delicious, and delivered hot. The fruit cup was fresh, though uninspired, and leaned a bit toward the retro. That's a minor quibble. It wouldn't deter us from returning to the... More 

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Somerton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Don and his partner made us so welcome and provided all we needed for a wonderful stay. We loved the decor of the bedrooms, the homely comfort of the guest lounge and breakfast room, which on warmer days opens up onto a covered front porch at the front of the house. The Inn was built in the mid 1800s and... More 

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

I'm so glad to hear you found our Inn to be so quaint and comfortable while you were here. Can't beat being close to all of the great shops and restaurants while still being far enough from all the hustle and bustle for a quiet, relaxing stay. Happy to hear you thoroughly enjoyed our delicious breakfasts as well. Hope you're... More 

Healdsburg, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The innkeeper was very accommodating, extremely helpful and full of ideas for us to fill our days. The breakfasts were different and more elaborate than we expected. But excellent. The room we had was very nice and a good value. We'd go back in a heartbeat.

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

Thank you for all of your kind words! So happy to hear you found us to be so accommodating and helpful. If you're ever back in the area, we hope to see you again soon! Best, Don More 

Portland, Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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 

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