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Sweet 2 BR Cottage With Harbor Views, Walk To Downtown Southwest Harbor

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,050 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Sunny 2 Br, 1 Bath Cottage, Sleeps 6. Located On Quiet Street, Close To Town.

New to the rental market in Summer 2014, Robin’s Nest is perched at the top of a quiet, dead-end street, less than a mile walking distance to the center of Southwest Harbor. The town center offers a variety of restaurants, shops, public library, and playground. Catch glimpses of harbor views from many rooms in this sweet 2 bedroom, 1 bath home.

The cottage has a very comfortable layout and can accommodate 6 guests. The kitchen, dining room, and living room are on the first floor; two bedrooms and a bathroom (with tub/shower) are located on the second floor. The largest of the bedrooms has a queen-sized bed, with ample room to put a pack and play or toddler mattress in the room. The second bedroom has two twin beds. A sleeper sofa in the downstairs living room can accommodate two additional guests. The washer and dryer are located in the basement and are available for guest use.

Robin’s Nest is well landscaped, with a sunny rear deck, private back yard, paved driveway, and single-car garage, where you may store your bikes or kayaks. The home is tastefully decorated and well appointed. The owners have young children and are happy to accommodate yours. A portable crib, high chair, and other baby and child items are available upon request. Please contact the owner with your special needs. Pets are negotiable.

Come visit all that Mt. Desert Island and Acadia National Park have to offer, while enjoying the comforts of this sweet home with harbor views.

Owners also have a larger rental property in Bass Harbor to accommodate groups up to 10 people. See listing #976458 for more information.

More Details

Maria Donahue
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
September 12, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was by far the best summer we've had yet! The house was awesome; the fun never stopped! The hike up Cadillac Mountain was strenuous, but the view was amazing. The fact that it's the "quiet side" of the island, and that it's just down the road to Main Street, and The Upper Deck. This was an awesome experience here in Southwest Harbor! Five Stars!
Jul 2014
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport (BHB)
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Causeway Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Fiddler's Green
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Echo Lake Beach


Southwest Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Crib or toddler mattress available upon request.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Sweet 2 BR Cottage With Harbor Views, Walk To Downtown Southwest Harbor
average rating of 4.714286 based on 10 reviews

Excellent! You can see the harbor from the master bedroom and the living room, which was amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at the cottage! It was very quiet and comfortable to come back to after long days at Acadia. Also, it was so nice to have a fully stocked kitchen full of all the essentials for basic cooking and baking. Our favorite place to eat was At Thurston's Lobster Pound, just down the road. Great first trip to Maine for us! Hopefully we will be back someday!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy, quaint cottage in an amazing location

  • 5 of 5

We were absolutely thrilled with our stay at Maria's cottage. The property is exactly as advertised with a ton of great amenities and located very close to SW Harbor. Kitchen is fully stocked with every cooking apparatus you could need. Washer/dryer is a great bonus, especially with kids. To top it all off, the owners purchased a treat for me since we arrived on my birthday. Very thoughtful and definitely above and beyond what we expected. I would absolutely recommend staying at this property if you have young kids, a dog and like living close to the 'action' of SW Harbor.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful family base for MDI

  • 5 of 5

We could not have been happier with Robin's Nest. The house was charming, immaculately clean, and fully equipped for our two-week stay. We cooked in the kitchen every day and found everything we needed; our two kids loved playing in the yard and relaxing under the tree in front. Living room with harbor view is lovely... The whole house gets great breezes to cool down on a hot day. Comfortable beds, newly updated bathroom, wonderful deck overlooking the back yard. We didn't want to leave!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house near the ocean.

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely time in this house. Maria is very helpful and answers texts very quickly. The house is equipped with everything one would need to cook meals or wash clothes. The house is beautifully furnished. We felt very comfortable. The kids had fun running around in the backyard.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Like being at home!

  • 5 of 5

This house was comfortable, extremely clean and in a great area away from the hustle and bustle of Bar Harbor. We really enjoyed the view of southwest harbor and the ease of getting back and forth into town. All of the beds were comfortable and the bathroom while a little "dated" was fine and with awesome water pressure! Beautiful yard and the neighbors attracted many hummingbirds with their feeders. It is a small residential area but there was no noise and it felt safe. There is no real air conditioning, which at first I thought might be an issue, but there are many fans including window fans for both windows and this was more than adequate. I would highly recommend this house and area to any future Bar Harbor vacationers!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice vacation home in a great location.

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I booked our stay at Robin's Nest because of it's location. This was our 3rd trip to Southwest Harbor. This was the best location we have had. The house was clean and as pictured in the listing. It had most of what you would need in the kitchen for a vacation. Could use a couple larger pots, which we recommended. We had everything we needed for our 5 night stay. The living area was comfy and there was a nice breeze from the water with the windows open. We enjoyed seeing the lights in the harbor from the upstairs bedrooms. A short walk down the street brings you right to the dock, although it is private. The view is great from that location. The bed was comfy but you do need a fan on a warm night. Fans are provided. The bathroom is small but adequate for what we needed. Plenty of towels and beach towels if you plan to visit Sand Beach. The Upper Deck restaurant is a short walk or drive down the road if you like a casual atmosphere and great food. The staff is very friendly. Other options are not far away. The Food Mart just out of town has all you would need to prepare your own meals. Many thanks to Maria for her help booking her cute vacation home on just a couple of weeks notice. We reached her easily by phone and she was very willing to help us in any way she could. We would recommend her rental and would stay here again if we get up to Southwest Harbor again.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Suzanne! We welcome and truly appreciate all feedback and suggestions for improvement, and we did get some larger pots upon your suggestion! Please come visit again!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $150
Damage Insurance $79

Guests may elect to purchase a non-refundable property damage protection policy for $79 at the time of booking, or pay a $500 security deposit, which is fully refundable within 10 days of departure, provided there are no damages or excessive cleaning fees.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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