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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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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Don, Xavier and staff, made certain our first visit to Southwest Harbor and Acadia was a memorable one. From accommodating a family of five, which included delicious breakfasts and great dinner recommendations (Sips and Cafe Two), to providing an itinerary to Acadia that hit most of the attractions for our two day visit. We highly recommend Harbour Cottage Inn and... More 

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

I'm so glad you had such a memorable and relaxing visit. Happy to hear our dinner recommendations and itinerary for Acadia were both on point for your family. Hope you stay with us again the next time you're in the area. Take care, Don More 

Montreal, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful time in Harbour Cottage Inn. Nice people, quiet environment and delicious breakfast. We were two couple and both of us appreciated the confort of our rooms. Definittly a great choice, not too far from Bar Harbour and much less expensive for the quality. Montreal

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

So happy you found your stay to be so quiet and relaxing. Glad to hear our breakfasts could always hit the spot for you as well. Hope you stay with us again next time you're in the area. Take care, Don More 

Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Don and his team were so friendly and we felt so welcomed. The breakfast was delicious and we loved our very cute and clean room with the huge bathroom. Don also helped us to plan the perfect trip for our day in Acadia. Would recommend everyone to stay there!!

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

benebrand, so glad to hear you felt so welcomed by your comfortable and cozy accommodations. It was my pleasure to help plan your Acadia excursion. Thank you very much for the recommendation. Hope you're in the area again soon. Take care, Don More 

Southborough, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the 4th time we've stayed at Harbour Cottage and we never cease to be so pleased with literally everything. Set in a cozy and quiet site above the end of Clarke Point Road, the service, food, ambiance, and staff (especially the owners) make this a delightful get away.

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

Carol, I'm so glad we can be your home-away-from-home every time you come to Maine. That really means a lot. Hope you come back for another delightful stay again soon! Take care, Don More 

West Chicago, Illinois
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I spent a week at Harbour Cottage Inn. It is the perfect B&B. Quaint, quiet, peaceful, cozy, stylishly decorated with unique antiques.....the perfect place to rest, talk for hours, read and it's so close to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor! We stayed in The Dory and we loved being able to look out our widow and... More 

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

rachellelynn, I truly appreciate all of your wonderful compliments. It means a lot to know that our quaint and cozy atmosphere makes us the perfect B&B in your eyes. So glad you were able to see all the sights of Acadia NP and Bar Harbor while you were here. Hope to see you again soon! Take care, Don More 

Lake Zurich, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall we had a very comfortable stay at the inn. It was quiet while we stayed during the week. Hot breakfast is only served from 8-9 and continental breakfast don't start till 7:30. It wouldn't have been an issue if the inn was located in Bar Harbor. But since we are scheduled on a Puffin and Whale tour from bar... More 

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

I'm so happy to hear you had such a comfortable stay with us and got to see so much of the island. It sounds like you got out plenty to enjoy the quieter comforts of Southwest Harbor as well as the bustle and charm of Bar Harbor. I do apologize that our daily breakfast wasn't early enough for you to... More 

Lewiston, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently visited Bar Harbor over the July 4th weekend to spend time in Acadia and decided to stay at the Harbour Cottage Inn. We could not have been more pleased. The carriage house was cozy, clean, warm and inviting. The Inn is located in southwest harbor which made it a short drive to Acadia and is within walking distance... More 

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

Cozy, clean, warm, inviting -- that's always what we strive to be here. So glad you felt so at ease during your stay. That's what vacations are for! Happy you were able to have plenty of time to hike around Acadia as well as do plenty of fun things in town. Looking forward to your next visit! Best, Don More 

Seminole, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to stay in Southwest Harbor when coming to visit Acadia National Park, to avoid the "touristy areas". The area was very nice, great restaurants and very quiet at night. The Harbour Cottage Inn, is a beautiful welcoming place, with a hardworking staff, who are very accomodating. Don the owner was very helpful to us in choosing a cruise... More 

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

Ann, you really got the right idea for your trip! Glad you decided to get away to the quiet calm of Southwest Harbor instead of all of the touristy hustle and bustle of Bar Harbor. So wonderful to hear that everything about the Captain's Nook was to your liking. Hope you come back for another cozy stay soon! Best, Don More 

Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful old house with comfortable rooms. Don is very nice and welcoming---and the breakfasts are fabulous! Southwest Harbor is about 20 to 30 minutes drive from Bar Harbor --I highly recommend staying out from Bar Harbor. Walking distance to the Harbour Cottage are several good restaurants.

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

kgsrenChicago, thank you for your wonderful compliments! Glad to hear you enjoyed being a bit further out from the busy side of things in Bar Harbor. Hope to see you the next time you need a cozy getaway! Take care, Don More 

Andover, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

pga1018, so glad to hear you had such a warm and cozy stay with us. That's how vacationing in Maine should be. Hope to see you again next time you're in the area! Take care, Don More 

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