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Harbor Star Cottage in Southwest Harbor, 5 min. from Acadia National Park

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Southwest Harbor Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 6 adults and 2 toddlers

Harbor Star Cottage, a year round hideaway, is less than five minutes from the Echo Lake entrance of Acadia National Park and approximately a mile from the quaint and quiet town of Southwest Harbor. This lovely cottage, with pinewood floors throughout is tastefully and comfortably decorated. You will feel right at home as soon as you walk in the door! The living room is cozy and inviting with a gas fireplace, cable TV and wireless internet. The gourmet kitchen is fully equipped with state of the art stainless steel appliances and local granite countertops. The 3 bedrooms are spacious yet cozy and are each furnished with queen sized beds. Two toddler beds are also available, for families with little ones! The bathrooms are equipped with a tankless Rinnai water heater, so you will never run out of hot water! The outside patio deck is surrounded by birch trees and wildlife. There is also a gas barbeque grill for those cookouts on warm summer nights!

Harbor Star Cottage Website: Please ask about our website for additional information and photos.

Check-in/Check-out: Rental periods are from Saturday to Saturday.

Check-in time is 4:00 pm

Check-out time is 10:00 am

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Melissa and David Mohon
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 4, 2016
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About Melissa and David Mohon

We love the Acadia area and vacation ourselves there every year. One of our favorite things to do in the area is to take the Carriage Rides from Wildwood Stables to Jordan Pond Teahouse.

Melissa and David Mohon purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Melissa and David Mohon chose Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

I was stationed in Maine while in the Navy and fell in love with Acadia National Park and the Mount Desert Island region. I wanted to have a place for my family to vacation in the summer and also to provide a relaxing and comfortable place for other families to enjoy while visiting all the attractions of the Acadia area!


based on 22 traveler reviews

Harbor Star Cottage in Southwest Harbor, 5 min. from Acadia National Park
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews

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  • 5 of 5

Another wonderful week in a great home. This was our second stay at the cottage, and I would recommend it to anyone. The property is clean, homey, and well kept and maintained. A joy to spend time in. It is in a quiet neighborhood, a short drive to Southwest Harbor, and Bar Harbor. Acadia National Park is practically at your doorstep. Thanks to Dave and Melissa for a home away from home.

Bob and Peggy Wirts

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Owner's Response: Bob and Peggy, , we are so glad you returned for another stay! Thank you so much and please come back again! Dave and Melissa
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Lancaster, Nh

Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect! We would love to come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Owner's Response: Thanks! We really appreciate your business and would love to have you back anytime!!
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  • 5 of 5

It was beautiful in every way. Very well decorated. Very comfortable. Great location. It was well worth the money

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We are glad you liked the cottage!
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A perfect holiday home!

  • 5 of 5

We were only able to stay for 3 nights at this beautiful cottage - and it was nowhere near long enough! It was in a peaceful, private location and was very clean, spacious and comfortable. It was also the most well-equipped holiday home that we have ever stayed in and we've stayed in many. There were spares of everything... and then there were also extras in case the spares ran out! Everything throughout the cottage was of a good quality and it had the feel of a real home. Unfortunately our weather wasn't too good, so we didn't get to enjoy the garden and deck, which was a shame.

We visited Bar Harbour and enjoyed the low-tide walk to Bar Island. Seawall and Bass Harbour head Lighthouse didn't look too great in fog, although I'm sure on a sunny day, they would be worth a visit!

In Southwest Harbour, the Quietside cafe does delicious ice cream and we had an enjoyable meal in Sips restaurant.

Would highly recommend this cottage, without any reservations!!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed the cottage! It is a shame the weather wasn't better for your visit. You will just have to return for a longer stay in Maine and maybe the weather will cooperate. We greatly appreciate your business and thank you for your very kind review! Sincerely, Melissa and Dave
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Panama City Beach Fl

Great home

  • 5 of 5

Harbor stars Is a lovely home with everything you could ever need to be comfortable for a week while exploring Acadia National Park. It's in a quiet location but close to all the attractions. We look forward to coming back soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you so much and we hope you can stay with us again soon! Melissa and Dave
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Great vacation place!

  • 5 of 5

This is a very well equipped and maintained cottage. We found everything we needed and it is obvious that the owners take pride in their property and really want to make their guests happy. They were also easily accessible and answered all the questions we had prior to the arrival. Besides the cottage itself we enjoyed the privacy of the setting especially after spending a few hours in Bar Harbor. Thank you Melissa and David! We hope to come back there again.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you so much and we look forward to hosting you and your family again!
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Acadia National Park
Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse
Echo Lake
Jordan Pond House
Wildwood Stables
Mainely Meat Barbeque
Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound
Lulu Lobster Boat Ride
Northeast Harbor
Kebo Valley Golf Club
Cafe Drydock & Inn
Eat-A-Pita & Cafe 2
Sawyer's Market
Big Chicken Barn Books
Bar Harbor Cellars
Stewman's Oceanfront Lobster Pound
Stewman's Downtown Lobster Pound
Jack Russell's Steak House & Brewery
Downeast Windjammer Cruises
Red Sky
Quietside Cafe and Ice Cream Shop
Causeway Club
Window Panes
Car: necessary

Harbor Star Cottage is located on the 'quiet side' of Mount Desert Island, convenient to many outdoor activities on the Island and Acadia National Park such as canoeing, kayaking, hiking, biking, swimming and carriage rides, yet only a scenic 15 mile drive to the shops, attractions and restaurants of Bar Harbor. The cottage is located about 4.3 miles from picturesque and historic Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse, 1.5 miles from Long Pond, and 3 miles to Echo Lake Beach.


Rates & Availability

Southwest Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Season
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
Off season
Oct 29 2016 - Jan 6 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 8.0%

Rate discounts of 10% offered for multiple week stays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Southwest Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bath - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Upstairs bath has a full tub and shower, downstairs bath has shower. Both baths are stocked with plenty of fluffy cotton towels and are tastefully decorated.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Downstairs - 1 queen
    Upstairs Port Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 child bed
    Upstairs Starboard Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 child bed
  • Light and airy, the downstairs bedroom is decorated in a lovely blue and white cottage style. The upstairs bedrooms have more of a nautical feel. All bedrooms have extra pillows, soft and inviting cotton sheets and L.L. Bean quilts.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Shed
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
This house is non-smoking.

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