About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
2 bedroom, 1 bath cottage completely renovated a year ago. Walk to the harbor or pick up the Island Explorer bus in front of the cottage.
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- Response time:
- within two days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 17, 2018
About Louise Soucy
Our family home is right next door. We are year-round residents of Southwest Harbor. Our children attend the local schools and we are deeply involved in many aspects of our community.
Louise Soucy purchased this Cottage in 2009
Why Louise Soucy chose Southwest Harbor
Easy access to all of MDI from the cottage. Bar Harbor is a 15 minute drive, the summit of Cadillac Mountain is 13 miles, and the pleasure of the quiet village of Southwest Harbor is a few minutes' walk away.
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Great location for exploring Acadia.
We have stayed in this cottage for a week in the fall for the last five years. The cottage is perfect for us because we cook in and bring our dog. Louise and Jim are perfect hosts. We look forward to next year.
Economical, great location, clean
SW Harbor is our favorite part of this area; this was our 8th trip. House is located on a fairly busy street but great during season because of bus route. Parking at the park lots can be tricky (& frustrating) so using the bus system is key.
Location is wonderful for a quick drive to get groceries, eat dinner (mussels at the Dry Dock are fab!) & have drinks.
Kitchen is equipped well enough with a lobster pot & other basics. If you want to try cooking your own Lobstah, catch Linda at the Under the Dogwood Tree. She has a great store and also sells the fresh guys really cheap!
There is a propane grill & utensils too!
Farmers market is open throughout the season in Bar Harbor, go there if you are around on Sundays for fresh meats and specialty items, good vegies.
You can hear the street traffic during the day but island is quiet by sundown. Fresh eggs are available right next door! If the windows are up in the house, you can even hear the rooster!
Place is spacious for 2 people, we used the two twin beds to lay all of our "Stuff" out and get organized for the days hiking. The washer & dryer are a plus, so if you are flying you can pack lighter.
If you are looking for privacy, this space is not ideal.
Owners live on one side, a fence is your view on the other. The front porch faces the highway and the "master" bedroom has a view of the old wooden shed. Again, this space is convenient to everything and your view is the entire island.
Wifi worked fine, cable was nice...ESPN!!!! the tele is old but functional...if you are a huge sports fan, I suggest driving less than a mile to the sports bar in town, Joey is the owner, if you catch him there it's an added treat!
The liquor store just a block away has a good wine selection and amazing beer selection.
If you are a food snob, head to Sawyer's...you will pay extra but totally worth it...you ARE on vacation!
Lastly, this place is CLEAN and décor is minimal, which we appreciated since there is so much "Northwoods" flair at many places.
We enjoyed our stay very much & hope that this spot will be available to us when we visit again.
The cottage was spectacular bright roomy spotless and our hosts Louise and Jim were so accommodating We are looking forward to southwest harbor next year
We loved this cottage. It was right on the main road and easy to find. The house was very clean.
The cottage was perfect for my husband and I. The owners provided so much; plenty of towels and linens, kitchen supplies, even a washer and dryer and detergent. There was also a very large picnic table and a nice grill for us to use. We would definitely stay here again if we get to visit Mount Desert Island again.
These guests were great! They even laundered the towels before leaving!
A very peaceful stay
Everything was just as expected. We had guests join us that were impressed with the spaciousness of the cozy cottage. You can't go wrong with a restful stay at this cottage.
Clean, Bright and Convenient!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cottage! We had vacationed in Maine three years earlier and fell in love with Southwest Harbor so we made it a point to find a house in the area this time around. The cottage is clean and bright! It's super convenient to Southwest Harbor. There is a sidewalk across the street from the cottage that takes you all the way into town--less than a half mile walk. You can also catch the Island Hopper bus right there to take you to Mount Dessert Island's attractions. The owners are very friendly but definitely respect your privacy. They recommended we take a walk on the nearby causeway and it was one of our favorite activities of the trip. The house isn't fancy, but I don't think you can beat the price and we appreciated all the thought the owners had put into making the cottage a great getaway (for ex. there was lots of storage space for our things, including a shed to store our bikes). We highly recommend the cottage!
Located on the quite side of Mount Desert Island. Minutes from Acadia National Park, hiking, biking and swimming. Ten-minute walk to the inner harbor.