Spacious, Sunny, Pet Friendly. Close To Town & Acadia!
About Elena Scotti
We are country folk at heart who live and work most of the year in the biggest city in the USA: New York, which makes our appreciation for Maine, our land, home and gardens all the more important.
Elena Scotti purchased this Cottage in 2012
Why Elena Scotti chose Southwest Harbor
Read the rave reviews, and you will understand why The Greenhouse is such a special place!
What makes this Cottage unique
Away from it all yet close to all...town, hikes, lakes, beaches, waterfront.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Visit to the Greenhouse
Very relaxing. Convenient for shopping hiking and just kicking back
The house was very well supplied with everything we needed
Would definitely return
We liked how efficiently and no-fuss the Greenhouse accommodated an active hiker family like ours. Beds and linens were clean and comfy, shower was awesome, laundry area a huge plus, kitchen had most necessary items (cereal bowls would be a nice addition, though!). The location allowed us to get in and out of Acadia and the quiet side towns quickly. Close-by restaurants and grocery stores helped to avoid unnecessary car trips. Owners and caretaker were responsive and helpful. We really loved the unexpected welcome gift basket. Thanks!
A few small things:
The LR sofas are not comfortable and showing their age - sorry, but the cushions kept sliding sideways no matter how still one sat on the beige sofa, and the hard bench just wasn't comfy, period.. A side table would also have been nice next to the chair.
Due to the sunny weather we luckily had, the sun baked the house all day (no trees big enough to provide shade). Darker curtains or shades upstairs would have helped immensely, especially in the West-facing smaller bedroom.
The grill on the outside patio was great. But here, too, some form of reliable sun protection - or two - would have been nice. The patio only started to get any natural shade after 4pm in July/August. The provided umbrella had no base and threatened to blow away on breezier days.
With these minor fixes, we would return to the Greenhouse in a heartbeat. Thanks for providing the base for two wonderful weeks filled with nature and wonder.
Thanks for visiting and for letting us know about the things you broke. Your comments have been duly noted. To clarify, you came to Southwest Harbor in a heatwave, (climate change anyone) that has been baking the entire eastern seaboard along with the midwest and Europe too. You are also the first folks to say that the couches are uncomfortable, but we will, of course check into that pronto, as we aim to please. Since there is a central coffee table where if you lean forward a few inches anyone can place a glass, cup or plate on the table, we don't see the need for more furniture in a small area. There are shades in both bedrooms and since the sun rises on this island first in the United States in the summer months, it also sets latest which is one of the amazing beauties of this island. Sorry our house and patio were too sunny for you. Again, that's a first for us.
Quiet side retreat!
The Greenhouse was perfect for our family vacation to Mt. Desert Island. Clean, comfortable, well equipped and thoughtfully designed. The location is central to all the hiking trails and activities on the island while providing a quiet and relaxing home base. We loved our stay!
Thank you very much for the thoughtful review, and for leaving The Greenhouse in beautiful shape. Very much appreciated!
A Quiet Side gem!
This industrial chic cottage is perfect for a couple or small family, with or without pets. The owners were thoughtful in designing this space and have provided quality linens and kitchenware for their guests. The sunny patio among the flower gardens is the perfect place to unwind. Just a stone's throw from downtown Southwest Harbor, but off the busy main street. Have stayed twice and will do so again!
Excellent as Always
Perfect location & accommodations.
Thank you so much and always a pleasure to have you visit!
Very cute, quaint, clean! Felt very secluded but still close to everything you could need! Loved it!
We loved staying at the greenhouse!! The weather was a little chilly when we first arrived but the house was so warm and cozy!! My fiance (now husband) and I traveled up to get married in Acadia national park. We were the only ones to stay in the greenhouse but we had our families who traveled up with us over for dinner and it has so much space!! We loved the decor, furnishings, and all the amenities were a huge plus! There was even a super sweet little care package when we arrived with some fun little Maine treats! (Katahdin coffee....YUM) It really was like a home away from home for us and honestly we were incredibly sad to leave!! Thank you Elena for such an amazing stay!!! We really can't wait to come back! 💛💛💛