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

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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

Melissa and David Mohon
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

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!


Southwest Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
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
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Harbor Star Cottage in Southwest Harbor, 5 min. from Acadia National Park
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 24 reviews

nice cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay here. The cottage was clean and very well stocked. Even our ten-year old noted that it came with everything. We definitely made use of the kitchen and propane grill. There were plenty of extra linens and towels, and this house comfortably slept me and my husband, my parents-in-law, and three small children. The two toddler beds and pack-n-play are a huge plus for parents with little ones. The "Port" bedroom comes with a HUGE walk-in closet which would be a big plus for longer stays or people with lots of gear. This cottage would also be a great choice for people who are less likely to venture out some days, with TV, wifi, grill, board and yard games and comfy furnishings for lounging. The oversized chair in the living room was very popular. The washer and dryer are great for keeping up on laundry during your trip, especially after trucking around the park all day. The only downside to this location is the distance from Bar Harbor, the upside is that it gives you easy access to the "quiet" side of the island, and it is still really easy to access the Park, etc. We even got a good look at three deer that wandered right through the yard during dinner!

Our only complaints were a few dirty dishes (just leftovers from the dishwasher) and some mechanical stuff. The heater in the downstairs bathroom didn't work (it was chilly during our time there), and we gave up troubleshooting after we checked the breaker. There is no heat whatsoever in the downstairs bedroom, just the heater on the opposite side of the house in the dining area. My in-laws didn't complain, but some people who might run cold (or winter dwellers)might be affected. Also, there were numerous light bulbs out. Spares were provided, we just didn't bother to change any.

Overall, we were impressed, and would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Sorry about the bathroom heater but now that we are aware of it, we will get it repaired ASAP. Also, we will consider getting a space heater for the downstairs bedroom for early season renters. We are glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Our Best Trip to Acadia: we've been going twice a year for the past ten years

  • 4 of 5

Our arrival was a classic welcome to Acadia - there was a doe in the yard waiting for us when we pulled into the driveway. We arrived quite late. So, the first order of business was getting the kids (3,6,7) to bed. This was the only low point in the entire trip - the carbon monoxide detector was beeping b/c of a low battery, which made it hard to get the kids to bed. Removing it to change the battery resulted in a screeching alarm that set off all the other detectors in the house. We then had to find a screwdriver to remove the battery. Okay, so that was the low point...and the kids don't remember it that way: they remember that they got to stay up late. After that, our vacation was amazing.

The house was perfectly furnished for our family. The kids quickly found a games table and chairs that were their height. They spent hours playing games and making puzzles. There were also toddler toys for our youngest. We forgot two water bottles. The house had them. So, our hike was hydrated. Our son loved playing badminton and wiffleball in the yard. We all enjoyed working our way through the crossword puzzles: there were ones for everyone's skill level.

The place was a great base of operations for our trips around the island. We made all our meals at the house and wandered the island pursuing sea glass, biking, and hiking. It was easy to get to all our favorite places on The Quietside, and the requisite trip over to Bar Harbor was a short drive. All told, we all recommend this cottage for your trip to Acadia: it was as close to perfect as you can get.

I think the best comment of the weekend was when we were packing up, my father-in-law said how much he was looking forward to going again next year. He's traveled to Acadia many times with us before, but he's never said that before. I’m sure his comment is a direct reflection on the cottage.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Best

  • 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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect! We would love to come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Season
Apr 22 2017 - Jun 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 15 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Season
Sep 16 2017 - Oct 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
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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