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A view of Southwest Harbor, Maine with boats at dock

Why Choose Us?

The Harbour Cottage is located less than a mile from the closest entrance to Acadia National Park and is in walking distance to some of the finest, shops, restaurants and galleries on Mt Desert Island.

We are situated in a residential area across the street from our picturesque working harbor in the quiet and historic village of Southwest Harbor, Maine. The town of Bar Harbor is a mere 15 minutes away. No one can better describe why you should choose the Harbour Cottage Bed and Breakfast Inn more than our guests themselves. Comprised of interviews with our guests this short video will help you decide why.

Country Accents Magazine

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

"Nestled in a picturesque harbor town on Maine's popular Mt. Desert Island, the Harbour Cottage Bed and Breakfast 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 Bed and Breakfast 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."

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

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.