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This area may have travel restrictions related to COVID-19.
2 BR, 1.5 BA, 2 story home, 1 queen/1 full, sleeps 4 SAT TO SAT WEEKLY ONLY
Please be aware the bedrooms are small (cottage was built in the 20's) so the roof slopes in the bedrooms, watch your heads! Mattresses were purchased in 2019 and are very comfortable. Lots of linens and blankets for your use depending on the weather.
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 30 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 4
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
- Please leave house as you found it. Put bed linens and towels in basket near washer/dryer. Laundry service for bed linens/towels inc in rental fee.
Other Activities: hiking, kayaking and rappelling
Judy or Keith Briggs
About Judy or Keith Briggs
We came to Southwest Harbor on vacation in 1992 for the first time. Both of us have family originally from Maine so we had the state in our blood. We started coming back again and again and 2 years later, we saw this cottage for sale. No one was around to show it to us, so we just looked in the windows, poked around and shrugged our shoulders and flew back home. A friend of ours went to look at it for us and took some photos and we bought it, sight unseen. It was a very humble house and needed much TLC. Keith is an interior designer and cabinetmaker and I am a good apprentice, but we had our work cut out. In a matter of a few weeks, we turned Harbors End Cottage into a rental and it was rented for a few years full time. In 2006, we went back again, tools in hand and paintbrushes, purchased furniture and turned Harbors End into this perfect destination that our guests call home away from home. New beds were purchased in 2019. The kitchen was completely refurbished in 2017.
Judy or Keith Briggs purchased this cottage in 1994
What makes this cottage unique
Located in Southwest Harbor and just a few minutes walk into town. It is ideally located on the best part of the Island, in our opinion. It's a much more quiet are but with lots of amenities at your fingertips yet a few minutes drive into the park. We love being able to take a walk for dinner and walk back, no parking problems, no worries about driving. The restaurants and shops in town keep getting better and better. The hiking is superb and the lakes and ponds that are close by have great kayaking and swimming. We have an excellent supermarket, gourmet shop and wine shop, all located in town.