HARBORS END COTTAGE - CHARMING SOUTHWEST HARBOR COTTAGE

Judy or Keith Briggs

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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HARBORS END COTTAGE - CHARMING SOUTHWEST HARBOR COTTAGE

Southwest Harbor Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 BR, 1.5 BA, 2 story home, 1 queen/1 full, sleeps 4

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: 2 brand new pillow top full-size beds, 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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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Judy or Keith Briggs (Owner)
Advertiser since 2006
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About Judy or Keith Briggs

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.

Judy or Keith Briggs purchased this cottage in 1994

What makes this cottage unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a lovely time in Southwest Harbor and your cottage was so comfortable that after a whole day exploring the island, we were happy to come "home". Thanks again!
Aug 2012
  • 1 of 4
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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4.9
based on 23 traveler reviews

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HARBORS END COTTAGE - CHARMING SOUTHWEST HARBOR COTTAGE
average rating of 4.869565 based on 23 reviews
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HARBORS END COTTAGE - CHARMING SOUTHWEST HARBOR COTTAGE
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p135133
305 975-4408
Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Kitty Hawk
5

A Wonderful Retreat

  • 5 of 5
A very comfortable home with wonderful beds and a central location for exploring Mt. Desert Island without being in the midst of the crowds. Excellent restaurants are close by, and you will enjoy a restful experience. My wife and I highly recommend this house and location.
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2008
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: thank you. that's exactly what we want to hear!
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HARBORS END COTTAGE - CHARMING SOUTHWEST HARBOR COTTAGE
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p135133
305 975-4408
Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

Exactly what we were looking for

  • 5 of 5
When my wife and I arrived at the cottage, she took a quick walk around the place, circled back to me, pointed her finger at my chest, and said "This is perfect". And she was right.

The cottage was well maintained and clean, and within a short walk of downtown Southwest Harbor. It's not fancy, but it's a comfortable, homey place to relax and recover between trips around the island.

Due to road construction in SW Harbor, the power was out for a few minutes when we first arrived. I only mention this to point out that, even after we learned it was a neighborhood-wide outage, Judy (owner) was available, attentive, and helpful. The power was back on right away, and nothing else went wrong the entire week, but it was nice to know she could be reached if necessary.
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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HARBORS END COTTAGE - CHARMING SOUTHWEST HARBOR COTTAGE
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p135133
305 975-4408
Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
4

Cozy Cottage walking distance to downtown

  • 4 of 5
The house comes as billed in the description; clean, well stocked, and walking distance to stores and restaurants. It's sits above the main road so there is some traffic, but noise was not a distraction. The yard is small, but that did not matter as we were not home that often. Though we did not need to contact the owners for anything, it was quite clear they were available for anything...no matter how small the request. Overall the house was a good deal compared to others we considered.

This was our first time to Acadia and with our children ages 11 and 9. We had a jam-packed week and could spend many more summers here without repeating our itinerary

highlights: climbing Acadia and Cadillac Mts, carriage roads, and Diver Ed! The kayak tour out of Southwest Harbor was also fun and well done and the Wendell Gilley Museum was a great find and good activity to do on a rainy day (who would have thought bird carvings could be so interesting?).

The house worked out for us, but unfortunately I think this is the last year we'll be able to get the kids to share a bed.
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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HARBORS END COTTAGE - CHARMING SOUTHWEST HARBOR COTTAGE
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p135133
305 975-4408
Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

Lovely!

  • 5 of 5
The house is absolutely lovely - perfect for a week away for a couple. Everything was clean and comfortable, and Judith had great recommendations. Southwest Harbor is also a great location for exploring.
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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HARBORS END COTTAGE - CHARMING SOUTHWEST HARBOR COTTAGE
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p135133
305 975-4408
Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
4

Cute, Cozy, and Close

  • 4 of 5
The property was cute, cozy, and close to key locations of Arcadia National Park and Bar Harbor. Had everything we needed, great place to wrap up a long day of hiking. Downtown was very cute and a short walking distance away, owners helpful with recommendations.
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
business
HARBORS END COTTAGE - CHARMING SOUTHWEST HARBOR COTTAGE
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p135133
305 975-4408
Southwest Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

A perfect cottage with thoughtful details!

  • 5 of 5
The place to call home while visiting. Comfortable accommodations and everything needed to make your stay easy. Walking distance to fantastic eating and close to so many beautiful sights. The pictures are very accurate and the layout and furnishings are lovely. We enjoyed every minute of our trip and are grateful to Keith and Judy for opening up their beautiful home to us for our anniversary. I have already recommended staying here to multiple friends. A great way to say hello to this special part of Maine.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Bangor
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Swans Island Ferry
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Echo Lake Beach
Car: necessary

Other Activities: hiking, kayaking and rappelling

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Availability & Rates

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Southwest Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 18 2014
7 night minimum stay
$895
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,099
$4,710
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning Fee $35
Tax Rate 7.0%

Cancellation Policy

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

Amenities

Southwest Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Mountain
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
General:
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Downstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , Upstairs
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom - queen pillow top
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Guest room - pillow top
Entertainment:
  • Music Library
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • pond
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
  • museums
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • groceries
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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