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Jennifer Higgins

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Tasteful Mountain Cottage Within Walk to Ocean Town and Acadia

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Southwest Harbor Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-9)

Sink into a large, sectional sofa after a day of swimming, hiking, boating or sightseeing in this new home. Nestled in one of the most beautiful parts of the country, this cottage is loaded with amenities including WIFI, a big-screen T.V, wrap-around deck with hot tub, iPod compatible stereo system, ceiling fans with remotes and air conditioning. The hot tub comes with the property and we ask renters to put in bromine daily. We are a pet-friendly house, but ask for pets not to be on our furniture. In lieu of an extra pet deposit, we ask for dog owners to be sure to vacuum after their pets:)

This cottage is within walking distance to Acadia National Park hiking trails and the ocean, and it is close to the nearby town of Southwest Harbor where plenty of restaurants and shopping are available. Stars light up the night sky, with the cool breeze that coaxes you to a sound sleep. It is truly a memorable vacation destination!

Keywords: pristine, wifi, hot tub, walk to Acadia National Park, comfortable, full amenities, families

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Jennifer Higgins (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

About Jennifer Higgins

My husband Dave and I have been coming to Mount Desert Island for years. I grew up coming to Maine as well in the summers and never tire of this wonderful location. We have three children and a dog, and plan to retire here when they are all through college!

Jennifer Higgins purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Jennifer Higgins chose Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

This home is built for comfort and has mostly one floor living. Mount Desert Island is a wonderful place to spend time in the summer and the climate and surroundings make you feel healthy and rejuvenated. It has a variety of amenities including hot tub, pool table and ping pong. A huge wrap around deck, ceiling fans with remotes and wall-to-wall carpeting in the bedrooms make it very comfortable.

What makes this cottage unique

In Southwest Harbor there is something for everyone! Young children enjoy exploring the rocky coastlines and hiking and swimming in our nearby lakes, adventurers enjoy hiking, boating and biking on amazing carriage trails, and older visitors like to drive throughout the park, golf and visit gardens and exhibits.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)
Tasteful Mountain Cottage Within Walk to Ocean Town and Acadia
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

Sure, we would love to come back !!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on a cold, rainy day:with 2kids, 2 teenagers, parents and grandparents. All of us loved this house ,(with garage, fireplace, hot tub plus bank beds for the kids), from the check in to the last minute. On the first evening the owner promptly answered our call with help how to start the fire place. The house is great for hot or cold weather, clean, beautiful and well maintained. Excellent location for even just hanging out and/or exploring by foot or on bicycles the beautiful surroundings and close by hiking trails. To all of the previous reviews I would say now, Yes and Amen. I would recommended this rental to my friends and family. Danuta from Las Cruces, NM

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent vacation! This house is in a quiet location with everything you need. Just a short drive to Acadia Park and Bar Harbor. There is plenty of room in this house for kids and adults to coexist. Our teenagers loved having the space in the basement level to play pool and watch TV. The hot tub was a plus after a long day of activities. The owners were very accommodating and great to work with.

I would highly recommend this house for your next vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memorable Home, Memorable Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This home was the best! It really was everything we could want in a vacation home. The teens were having a fit about not going to the beach as usual, so they were a hard sell - but even they said this was one of the best vacations ever. Jennifer was extremely receptive to our questions (even the dumb ones). The house was located in a great spot close to Southwest Harbor. A main grocery store was at the bottom of the hill, and the town was minutes away by car. We were so glad we didn't stay in Bar Harbor - it is a lovely place, and we went there twice, but the crowds - forget it.... Southwest Harbor was quaint and had everything we needed. Good restaurants, ice cream, bike rentals and fairly close to all the places we wanted to visit on the Island. We were two families - we stuck the teens up in the bunk bedroom (top of A-frame). It wasn't until the 3rd day we realized there was a pool table in the basement! The porch which runs the length of the house was just gorgeous, looking out over the woods. There were a few homes up on our road, but you couldn't see them through the forest. The stars were amazing, especially from the hot tub. We were there the 2nd week of July and the weather was great - never had to use the AC, always a breeze... We called the house "our green cabin", but it was far from a cabin! I have done many vacation rentals over the years, and it was so refreshing to stay in a home that was really someone's vacation home - not an investment property with zero personal touches. Fun stuff we did on MDI: rented bikes and road around the ponds, having lunch at Jordan House (we timed the ride with help from bike store in SW Harbor and made reservations outside) - beautiful! We enjoyed sunset atop Cadillac Mt., after enjoying a lobster meal at one of the roadside lobster pounds (near north entrance to park). We spent an afternoon at Echo Lake for a "refreshing" swim. A special highlight was going to Sand Beach on the loop road, views were breathtaking. We took a lunch, left our stuff on the beach and hiked up and around Great Head Trail - a little challenging for some of us, but well worth it. I would highly recommend Eat a Pita restaurant for any meal in SW Harbor. My thanks to our hosts, and should we go Northeast - Downeast again, we will be sure to rent this special home.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, NY

Everything we hoped for

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, very attractive house with a large deck looking out at forest. It was private, quiet, very convenient to Southwest Harbor, grocery shopping, Acadia. We discovered a way to walk into town over the causeway and through a forest path. There is every kind of glassware you might want, a

large fireplace in front of which it's lovely to sit at night, an Acadia mountain right down the road. We really liked SW Harbor, and this house made our 3 weeks even more of a pleasure. Owners were quickly responsive to questions and helpful, even leaving a vase of flowers to greet us. We would be happy to rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gail Thanks so much for the wonderful review! Much appreciated and I hope to hear from you regarding Aug/Sept 2014!! Best regards, Jennifer
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  • 5 of 5

We love this house. It is quiet and very comfortable. Updated and has everything you need. So close to Southwest Harbor, yet very private. A great Maine get a way!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Bellmore, NY

Perfect Fall Vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife, six month old daughter, myself and our pug traveled to Maine for the first time and we had an amazing time! The house was perfect for us. The fireplace made the living room nice and cozy. The hot tub under the stars made the nights sparkle. The kitchen was stocked with utensils, a few things of tupperware to store leftovers and plenty of glasses to fill with your favorite libation. The location was great too! There is a grocery store about a mile away from the house, which made getting supplies a snap. An entrance to Acadia National Park is about a mile in the other direction from the store. I highly recommend hiking the trail right off Fernald Point Road. When you get to the top of Flying Mountain, you are rewarded with spectacular views!

On a personal note, we're from Long Island, NY and just happened to stay here during Hurricane Sandy. We had a tough couple of days trying to reach our families but finally did get through and everyone was okay. Initially we weren't sure if we were going to be able to make it back to our home (as it didn't have power and reports weren't looking too good). When I emailed Jen, the home owner of this house we were renting in Maine, she was very kind and offered to work with us staying longer if needed. It's that kind of consideration and compassion that let's me know the owners of this house are kind and genuinely awesome people.

If you're looking for a house in the Bar Harbor area that offers great amenities, is close to everything, and has owners that make the process thoroughly enjoyable...this is your house!!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Sand Beach
Car: necessary

Acadia National Park is the biggest feature of the area. The beauty is hard to beat and the park surrounds the area.


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Southwest Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $200 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 8.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Southwest Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • tennis
Use of Owners Bikes Allowed, Screened Sitting Porch, Walk to Grocery Store

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