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Cottage with Beautiful Harbor and Ocean Views

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom Cottage • 2.5 Bath • Sleeps 6-8

'Cottage at the Head of the Harbor' is located on a slight terraced hill with wild flowers, rock gardens and beautiful vistas of the harbor and ocean. It is within an easy walk to charming shops, grocers and restaurants in the center of town. Breathtaking harbor views are available from the living room, first floor master bedroom, and a second floor bedroom. This house is lovingly decorated with many bright and subtle Maine touches. Each bedroom sleeps 2. A queen-sized sleeper in living room sleeps 2 more.

First floor: Large open living room with eastern views of the harbor and ocean and western views of the Western Mountains. A fully stocked kitchen with new appliances including a dishwasher and microwave oven. The two decks outside the living room and master bedroom face east and allow for leisurely days of reading and gazing. There is an outdoor gas grill. Huge master bedroom with king bed includes full bath with Jacuzzi tub. A second full bath on first floor includes shower/tub and washer and dryer. TV with DVD player and cable stations in living room. Second floor: Front bedroom with double bed has beautiful ocean and mountain views. Second small bedroom has 2 twin beds. There is a cute half bath with venting roof window. A lovely place to relax the mind and the soul. Once you're here, you won't want to leave.

Nearby, and within walking distance, are charming shops and restaurants, a local bakery, town library, dinner theatre, and lobster piers. Within a quick drive are mountain and ocean-side hiking, and the island's only lighthouse. Bar Harbor is 20 minutes away with shops, nightlife, great restaurants and daily whale watching excursions. The Acadia National Park loop road and carriage roads are 15 minutes away. The park has over 70 miles of carriage roads and bridges constructed by John D. Rockefeller, all designated only for hiking and biking. The island's only organic farm is 10 minutes away, near Somesville, with fresh fruits and vegetables available throughout the summer. Sailing lessons and kayak rentals are available in town. Sailing excursions are available in Northeast Harbor and Bar Harbor. The island's finest sunsets are 5 minutes away in Bass Harbor, with 2 pier-front restaurants.

More Details

David Krueger
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 5, 2018

Why David Krueger chose Southwest Harbor

It's heaven on earth. Never tire of the ocean, mountains, forests.


Southwest Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • master bath - toilet , tub , jetted tub
    1st floor bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    2nd floor bath - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • master bedroom - 1 king
    2nd bedroom - 1 queen
    3rd bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    living room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , pull out couch in living room becomes double sleeper sofa
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Other Amenities: Whirlpool tub; lobster pot; portable crib; umbrellas, outdoor chairs; Bed Set-up: 1 king, 1 double, 2 twins, 1 sleep sofa in living room


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Cottage with Beautiful Harbor and Ocean Views
average rating of 4.0 based on 4 reviews

Overall pleasant

  • 5 of 5

We went with a group of friends to David's property during the labor day weekend and he was able to accommodate to our short stay. Not only did we received constant email reminders for some of the nearby sightseeing places, but also other tips in terms of getting to the place. The cottage itself is nice and clean, there is a front balcony which faces the Atlantic ocean and has an awesome view. We were able to make BBQ and enjoyed the wonderful view. The house is also pretty convenient to Acadia National Park and is also couple blocks away from many other liquor store/coffee shops/restaurants, so we found that really convenient. The house is also fully equipped with kitchen wares and furniture, so you would feel like home when you stayed here.

I would definitely recommend coming to this place considering it's reasonable rate and the overall experience we got!! Thanks David!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A very nice place for a getaway

  • 5 of 5

I went with a group of friends to Acadia for the Labor Day long weekend and contacted David for the last minute. We stayed for only 2 nights but David was able to accommodate our stay and worked with our schedule. The communication process was very easy and pleasant. When we arrived the cottage, it was sitting across from a river/lake which was very pleasant. The cottage was fully equipped and well maintained. The cottage is also pretty close to the Acadia National Park which we thought was really convenient.

We really enjoyed the whole experience and we wish to come back again!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cottage at the harbor (Southwest Harbor)

  • 5 of 5

I can't understand the previous review. We have stayed here for 4 years in a row and loved it. Not only has it always been clean, but it's well equipped, and everything works. The owner is the most responsive and helpful one we've found in the area. The house is nicely furnished and in a great location. We hope to go back in future years.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2011
  • Stayed: August 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have many return visitors who love our home and location year affter year. Each year we make enhancements to the home to improve our guests' experience. We always offer suggestions and recommendation for what to do on the island if a guest requests. There aren't many island views and locations at our price point.
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Cottage in Southwest Harbor

  • 1 of 5

We stayed in this cottage Sept 11-17, 2010. The bathrooms and kitchen were quite dirty: lots of cobwebs and dirty bathrug in master bath, mould all around the bathtub and walls in other bathroom, plus faucets very difficult to operate. Mould in coffeepot on the kitchen counter and on fruit in refrigerator, pots and pans that had to be scrubbed before use.

Foul odor in an upstairs bedroom forced us to keep window open at all times.

Dirty bedspreads and blankets, and sheets which did not fit the master bed.

A lot of dust everywhere.

The overall situation (mostly mould and dust) forced us to leave one day early.

We wrote the owner od October 1 about the problems we encountered,but we have not heard from him.

We do not wish to publish a review, we just would like to know that the problems are being addressed.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2010
  • Stayed: September 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Bar Harbor Hancock Airport
Nearest Barpub
Upper Deck
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Bass Harbor
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Causeway Club
Nearest Train
200 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Echo Lake
Car: recommended

We are surrounded on 3 sides, within 2 minutes, by parts of Acadia National Park. Mountains, tide pools, beautiful costal views and walks are all nearby.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $250
Damage Deposit $500

50% down at time of lease signing; remainder is due 30 days prior to arrival; payable by personal check or paypal

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.