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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 - 7 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
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Southwest Harbor, Maine

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
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • 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 , bath with shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Crib or toddler mattress available upon request.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • 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 4.625 based on 11 reviews

Neat, Clean, Convenient.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in this lovely cottage in Southwest Harbor (the "Quiet Side" of MDI) for 5 nights. It was just what we'd sought. We planned this as a convenient staging location for hiking, biking and seeing all of MDI (Mount Desert Island) and it turned out to be just that. The cottage was set on a dead end street in a small residential neighborhood just 2 minutes from shopping and dining in Southwest Harbor. It was neat, very clean and just right for us. It even includes a deck with furniture and grill overlooking a quiet back yard. Our only surprise and warning to others is that the bedrooms and only bathroom are on the second floor, so be forewarned that there is frequent stair climbing. If we return to MDI we'd certainly stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 17/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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!

  • Review Submitted: 20/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 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.

  • Review Submitted: 15/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 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!

  • Review Submitted: 12/07/2016
  • Date of Stay: June 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.

  • Review Submitted: 22/09/2015
  • Date of Stay: August 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!

  • Review Submitted: 20/08/2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$135.51
Pet Fee AU$203.26
Damage Insurance AU$107.05

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 cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.