Harbors End Cottage - Charming Southwest Harbor Cottage

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Last updated: 09/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

We welcome you to the beauty and splendor of Mt. Desert Island at Harbors End Cottage. The cottage is located in scenic Southwest Harbor on the 'Quiet Side' of the Island directly across the street from the harbor. This delightful, sunny 920 sq. feet, spotless 2 story, 2 bedroom, 2 bath house was renovated in 2006 while retaining it's original cottage charm. The cottage is less than a mile from town and within walking distance of restaurants, shops, art galleries, bicycle and kayak rentals. It is a short drive to many of the local sites and activities - Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Bass Harbor Lighthouse, Seal Cove, Pretty Marsh, Tremont and the Swan's Island Ferry.

Harbors End Cottage is equipped with all the amenities you need: queen size bed in master br, full size bed in guest room, a twin aerobed for the extra guest, pillows, premium linens, towels, washer/dryer, iron, large bath downstairs with shower, small bathroom upstairs with tub. The fully working kitchen includes a microwave, electric stove and oven, full size refrigerator, toaster, coffee maker, and gas barbecue grill and all the cooking accessories needed for any meal.

Payment: We take checks and paypal and credit cards through 'BOOK IT NOW' on the website. When we receive your deposit check, we will block off the dates requested (although if you call or email and confirm a certain week, we will keep it open even before check is received); balance is due, under most circumstances, 30 days prior to arrival date. Rentals are Saturday to Saturday. Check in 3:00 pm Saturday, Check out 11:00 a.m. Saturday.

Regular rules of the house: All linens and towels are provided and they are of good quality. Please ensure that the cottage is left in the same condition you found it or a $75 maid service fee will be paid out of your deposit. We expect all linens to be washed and dried and left folded on the bed. Towels can be washed and left in the utility room or put back on the shelf. A standard $35 clean out fee is separate from the rental fee. Deposits will be returned as soon as we are advised by the local manager that the cottage is in good shape. Please, accidents happen and if something is broken, please let us know immediately.

Additionally: No one under the age of 21 is allowed to rent without a parent on the premises. Although we want everyone to enjoy themselves, everyone sleeps with windows open in the summer and loud music or parties after a sensible time are not appreciated. We have a local manager who will be stopping by as well as kind and helpful neighbors who we respect and vice versa.

We hope you enjoy yourselves and come back again.


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Master bedroom - queen pillow top...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    Guest room - pillow top...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Romantic


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full service for eight, cooking bowls, serving ware, pots, pans, baking dishes, wine glasses, coffee mugs, glasses...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen, standard size refrigerator, 4 top electric stove, all utensils provided. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:


  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.8
from 29 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 21 - Jun 10, 2016
7 night min stay

Jun 11 - Sep 2, 2016
7 night min stay

Sep 3 - Oct 15, 2016
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,099 $4,710
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $35
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Tax Rate 8%


Damage deposit of $400 is required unless damage protection is purchased at $49.00.

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 09/22/2015
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45 Miles
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Swans Island Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Echo Lake Beach

Car: Necessary

Other Activities: hiking, kayaking and rappelling


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1994

About the owner: We came to Southwest Harbor on vacation in 1992 for the first time. Both of us have family originally from Maine so we had the state in our blood. We started coming back again and again and 2 years later, we saw this cottage for sale. No one was around to show it to us, so we just looked in the windows, poked around and shrugged our shoulders and flew back home. A friend of ours went to look at it for us and took some photos and we bought it, sight unseen. It was a very humble house and needed much TLC. Keith is an interior designer and cabinetmaker and I am a good apprentice, but we had our work cut out. In a matter of a few weeks, we turned Harbors End Cottage into this perfect destination that our guests call home away from home.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Located in Southwest Harbor and just a few minutes walk into town. It is ideally located on the best part of the Island, in our opinion. We love being able to take a walk for dinner and walk back, no parking problems, no worries about driving. The restaurants and shops in town keep getting better and better. The hiking is superb and the lakes and ponds that are close by have great kayaking and swimming. We have an excellent supermarket, gourmet shop and wine shop, all located in town.

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  • Harbors End Cottage

    Harbors End Cottage

  • Eat-in Kitchen

    Eat-in Kitchen

  • Downstairs Bathroom

    Downstairs Bathroom

  • Upstairs master bedroom

    Upstairs master bedroom

  • front of house - wild rose hedge

    front of house - wild rose hedge

  • Front yard

    Front yard

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Living Room - TV Cabinet

    Living Room - TV Cabinet

  • Going downstairs

    Going downstairs

  • Side yard

    Side yard

  • Sunrise over Southwest Harbor (view from the marina)

    Sunrise over Southwest Harbor (view from the marina)

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