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Melissa and David Mohon

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

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

19 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

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
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Melissa and David Mohon (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

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!

Reviews

4.9
based on 19 traveler reviews

Harbor Star Cottage in Southwest Harbor, 5 min. from Acadia National Park
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
5

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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Greencastle PA
5

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
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much and we hope you can stay with us again soon! Melissa and Dave
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5

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
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much and we look forward to hosting you and your family again!
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4

Very nice

  • 4 of 5

A few things lacking: tissue paper (Kleenex), tea pot for tea drinkers; soap in downstairs bathroom - stole a bar from upstairs.

I've already spoken with Doug about downstairs toilet and lick on shed.

Melissa very responsive to my concern about having left a wallet behind.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Burt, Thank you for your review. The Keurig also makes tea, and we provide tea K-cups. I believe there is also a tea pot in the house, perhaps it got hidden in one of the cabinets. Not sure what happened with the Kleenex and soap downstairs, our housekeeper is always very careful about putting all those supplies in each bathroom, but glad you were able to find some. The downstairs toilet has been fixed, it was just a broken chain, and the key that got broke off in the shed lock has been replaced. Melissa and Dave
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New Richmond, Wisconsin
5

Awesome place to stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had the opportunity to travel with our son and his wife and our two young granddaughters. We just stayed here for 5 nights in late October 2015 and it was a perfect place for all of us with sleeping accommodations for everyone. We stayed downstairs and the rest of the family had the whole upstairs. Wonderful full kitchen for cooking, nice dining area and living room to relax in. We would definitely recommend this place to anyone planning on staying in the Southwest Harbor area. It is not on the water but is handy to lots of activities. Lots of things included for your use.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much and we are glad you enjoyed the house! We hope you can visit us again in the future! Melissa and Dave
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McDonald,PA USA
5

Perfection

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the nicest properties that we have rented The setting is peaceful and the foliage was spectacular. The cottage is furnished exceptionally well. I especially enjoyed the quality of the items in the kitchen and the interesting soaps and laundry detergents. There are so many little touches that make the cottage comfortable. The longer that you are there, the more you realize just how much thought was put into the owner's home.

We would certainly return and recommend Harbor Star to our friends. It is first class.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and hope you return again the next time you visit Maine!!
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Map

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
Geddys
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.

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Rates & Availability

Southwest Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak Season
Jun 25 2016 - Sep 9 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,700
$5,400
 
 
Late Season
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,400
$4,400
 
 
Off season
Oct 29 2016 - Jan 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,100
$2,500
 

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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Amenities

Southwest Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 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
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Shed
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
This house is non-smoking.

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