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From our 2007 Guest Book

“The Harbour Cottage Inn is an example of what I expected an outstanding B&B to be! I can only hope that other B&B?s live up to your example.
- Mohnton, PA

 

“We had such a great time here! Breakfast was excellent and the location was perfect. We?ll definitely be back!
- Bangor Maine

 

“Thank you for making our honeymoon so very special. The service was great and we enjoyed the quiet comfort.
- Raleigh NC

 

“Everything was perfect!
- Pembroke NH

 

“This place is a find!! ?
Wonderful room, great breakfast-delightful. We will be back.

-Narragansett RI

 

“It was an exceptional experience?loved every day! I will recommend the inn to everyone I know!
- Milwaukee WI

 

“Well done!
- Neptune Beach, FL

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Maine ?Life is TASTY!?

Welcome to Southwest Harbor, home to Acadia National Park, Mt Desert Island and the wonders of the beautiful coastal Maine.  Highly rated among our guests and our peers. Read some of our reviews and visit our associations, travel partners and guest comments.

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Boston Bed and Breakfast Examiner

Writer Marti Mayne, Boston Bed & Breakfast Examiner writes
Waterfront Waysides: Cool off on the porches of these hot B&Bs

New England is experiencing record breaking heat and you?re not only really ready to cool off, you?re also ready for a break. Now is the perfect time for all Bostonians and those beyond to consider a quick B&B getaway. Imagine rocking your cares away on the porch of a welcoming B&B, cool drink in hand. Whether it?s in Boston or along the Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island or Connecticut coasts, here are a few recommendations for hot B&Bs in cool places, just a hop, skip and jump from Boston. Each one offers a fabulous balcony or porch poised to catch cool sea breezes and scenic views.

Read the entire article from the July 2010 edition

 click here: Waterfront Waysides: Cool off on the porches of these hot B&Bs

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Editors' Choice ? Yankee Magazine (2010)

A colorful inn provides a comfortable retreat within walking range of downtown shops and the Cranberry Isles ferry. Rates: from $145, including full breakfast.
 

New England Travel

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Boston Bed and Breakfast Examiner

Writer Marti Mayne, Boston Bed & Breakfast Examiner writes age feature article about The Harbour Cottage Inn.

There are only a few inns that can offer everything for every one. Most specialize in either being family-friendly or romantic, and it?s tough to do both well. Don Jalbert and Javier Montesinos have bucked the notion that kids and couples don?t mix, and created the Harbor Cottage Inn in Southwest Harbor, ME where family suites blend seamlessly with romantic guest rooms. Add a welcoming wicker-filled porch, private decks and a yard filled with bright colored Adirondack chairs for reading, with all this facing a gentle slope toward the Harbor, and you?ve got the perfect B&B to spend spring, summer and fall months on the quiet side of Acadia National Park.

Read the entire article from the October 2009 edition

 click here: A INNside Skinny, Harbour Cottage Inn, Something for Everyone

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Country Accents Magazine

Editor, Beth Anderson Goldman writes a 9 page feature article about The Harbour Cottage Inn. She writes:

"Nestled in a picturesque harbor town on Maine?s popular Mt. Desert Island, the Harbor Cottage Inn offers a perfect New England getaway." Few tourists discover the pleasures to be found in other parts of this popular Maine destination. Dubbed ?the quiet side,? the western portion of Mt. Desert Island is home to quaint harbor towns, each of which provide a postcard-perfect picture of a quintessential Maine coastal village.

"From the delicious, home-cooked breakfast, welcoming ambiance and amazing hospitality of the Harbour Cottage Inn, to the stunning beauty and natural majesty of Mt. Desert Island, a visit to Southwest Harbor will never disappoint."

"The inn is casually elegant and inviting.? Indeed it is ? with pleasing color combinations and tasteful accessories found in each and every room."

"When guests enter the reception area of the Harbour Cottage Inn, they feel that they are being welcomed into a private, yet exceptionally decorated, living room."

Read the entire article from the Spring 2008 edition

 click here: A Trip to the Quiet Side

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Cadillac Mountain  

-Charles Greenfield
Charles Greenfield is a Miami-based travel writer who has contributed to Travel & Leisure and regional magazines. As Travel Editor of the Coral Gables Gazette, he specializes in luxury travel on Europe, Asia/Africa, the Caribbean and the U.S. He won the prestigious Cacique Award 2000 for International Consumer Travel Writing from the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism. He also is Cultural Arts Contributor to WLRN 91.3 FM, South Florida?s NPR affiliate.

?My hosts have taken a former annex to Mount Desert?s first Victorian-style 250 room summer hotel (since demolished) and transformed it into an elegant bed and breakfast with eight private rooms, a two-bedroom suite, and two outside dwellings, ?The Carriage House? (a cute ?Maine? cottage) and ?The Southwester,? a three-bedroom house.?

Coral Gables Gazette

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-Mary Jo Plouf
?They not only provide you with breakfast each morning, they specialize in breakfast, and each morning is a delightful extravaganza and a virtual morning gourmet feast. I doubt that any of their creations came out of a cookbook, unless they wrote the book themselves.?
After breakfast, you will probably want to relax in the bright and airy common room that features exquisite antiques and a superb collection of local art and overstuffed sofas.?
Travel Roads
Read the entire article click here: www.travelroads.com

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TRAVEL REVIEWS
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ADDITIONAL GUEST COMMENTS

“What a lovely place to stay?all the details and thoughtfulness of a very upscale hotel, but with the charm and personality of being a well cared for home. Well done!
- Philadelphia, PA

“Once again, we are amazed by the beauty of this place!
- Portland, OR

“Thank you for such a pleasant and memorable experience. The house is beautiful, the staff warm and friendly and the location exquisite! A perfect holiday.
- Ontario Canada

“Spectacular in every way!
- Reston, VA

“A quiet, soothing beautifully run B&B. What a pleasant surprise to find this beauty in a nurturing environment on our vacation. We?ll be back!
- Martha?s Vineyard, MA

Harbour Cottage

Harbour Cottage Bed and Breakfast Inn
Regular mail: P.O. Box 258, Southwest Harbor, Maine (ME) 04679-0258
For FEDEX, UPS, GPS etc.. 9 Dirigo Road, Southwest Harbor, Maine (ME) 04679-0258
Office Hours: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM Eastern US Time. Otherwise please send us an email or reserve online.
Toll Free: 1-888-843-3022 | Phone: 1-207-244-5738 | Fax: 1-207-244-7003
| info@harbourcottageinn.com

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