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Welcome to Southwest Harbor, Maine!

Southwest Harbor is one of Maine's best kept secrets. Often called "the jewel" of Mt Desert Island and the Acadia National Park region, this quaint and vibrant small Maine town is surrounded by Acadia and the quiet beauty of one of our country's most beloved national parks.

Situated on the southwest side of Mt Desert Island to the west of Somes Sound, Southwest Harbor remains a real working harbor filled with lobstermen and their boats bringing in their daily catch. This picturesque harbor is also filled with some of the finest yachts and sail boats in the world made right here by renown boat builders Hinckley and Morris Yachts to name just a couple.

Southwest Harbor Maine is conveniently located less than 12 miles from the town of Bar Harbor. It does however feel as if it is a million miles away during the hustle and bustle of high season. There are hiking trails in the park that surround Southwest Harbor where you can virtually be alone to enjoy the magnificent views of the mountains, lakes and ocean. This "quieter side" of Mt Desert Island also includes the beautiful towns of Manset, Bass Harbor, Tremont and Bernard.

After a long day of hiking, biking, sailing and kayaking on this side of Acadia, you can return to your beautifully appointed Harbour Cottage Inn bed and breakfast for rest and relaxation. Top off your day with an evening stroll to some of the finest restaurants, galleries and shops in the region.

Visit for a few days, a week a month or an entire season amd stay at Pier One Vacation Rentals and experience the feeling and true Downeast hospitality and the unsurpassed beauty of "real Maine" Meet interesting people both local and from around the world, dine on delicious fresh creatively prepared food, sleep well, shop and most importantly just relax during your visit to Acadia. The businesses of Southwest Harbor, Maine stand ready to make your stay, refreshing, memory filled and exceptional in every way. This is our pledge to you!

Take a moment to watch the video above to have an introduction to one of Maine's best vacation options and it's best kept secret while visiting Acadia National Park.

Harbour Cottage Inn Bed and Breakfast


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