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“Great option in SW Harbor”
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Acadia Cottages
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Milwaukee, WI
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Great option in SW Harbor”
Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

We've stayed at Acadia Cottages several times with the previous owners and now with the new owners. The cottage has everything we need in a small space. Very clean and well kept property. The new owners were very nice and included items we needed like a high chair in our cabin. There are many extra touches at this property like having beach towels we can borrow etc. The wifi signal was not the best, but that is a minor complaint. Location is great for walking to get to some restaurants etc in town. Overall, a very nice stay in Southwest Harbor for a reasonable price. We hope to be back!

Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Berryville, Virginia
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2014

If you want to get away and explore Acadia National Park, Acadia Cottages are for you! These charming cottages are a short walk from "downtown" Southwest Harbor, which includes cute shops with jewelry and art among other things crafted in Maine as well as a deli and restaurants. The harbor is walking distance and a variety of boating trips are available. The Acadia National Park Loop Road is a short drive away, and Bar Harbor shops and restaurants await you when are ready to take a break from hiking, biking, kayaking and breathtaking scenery! This was my family's first trip to Maine, and we loved coming "home" to our very private cottage #15 after a long day of Acadia adventures. We bought groceries and enjoyed preparing our breakfast in our very clean kitchenette. My husband and I loved the rustic feel of the cottage and the bedroom had a vaulted ceiling with a ceiling fan. Our son liked sleeping on the pullout bed located in the living area. The bathroom was small with a tiny shower stall, but other than that the cottage was wonderful. We stayed for 7 days and did take advantage of using the laundry room; we were pleasantly surprised that detergent was provided, all we needed were a few quarters to operate the washer and dryer and there was no wait! The owners were welcoming complete with a home made cookies filled container left for our arrival, yet our privacy was respected and we never experienced an annoying knock on the door followed by, "housekeeping". Wonderful place, we'd stay there again.

Room Tip: Cottage #15 was just right for our family of three with a private bedroom and pullout sofa bed in th...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2014

I've reviewed Acadia Cottages twice before (see 2008 and 2011), and with new owners in place since our last stay in 2012, I wanted to quickly note that nothing has changed: This is still THE place to stay on MDI. Tom and Vickie have done a superb job in their first season, and our recent eight-day stay in "our" Cabin 8 (our sixth stay overall) couldn't have been more pleasant. The only hitch (if you can even call it that) was very minor--a slow air leak in one of the kids' air mattresses--and it was addressed immediately by Tom. The cleanliness and efficiency that have been the hallmark of this property remain among its many excellent features. Not much more I can say that hasn't been said already by me and other reviewers previously, so just go and enjoy!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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102 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

We spent two nights at Arcadia Cottages and were quite pleased with our experience. What a quiet and relaxing place to begin our two week holiday. The cottage (number 10) was clean and comfortable. Towels and sheets were amazing. This proprietor really cares about both the environment and the comfort of his customers. Would love to return and stay longer

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Syracuse, New York
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2014

It is always a pleasure to return to Acadia Cottages. I wasn't sure what to expect with the new owners but Tom and Vicki are wonderful hosts. The studio cottage is perfect for the couple that wants to truly relax. We brought most of our own food so we could use the kitchenette. Who doesn't want to sit on the deck and listen to the bullfrogs as you enjoy an adult beverage with your dinner. It is quiet and peaceful and for someone that is constantly going this is a great way to relax and enjoy nature.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dallas, Texas
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

These little cottages have everything that you might need. Books on the park, flashlights, day packs for hiking, swim towels for the lakes - they were all available. On top of that, although on a few hundred square feet, the cottages have everything that you need. The kitchenettes are perfect for making breakfast before heading out for a long day of seeing the park. Additionally, the location is perfect. We preferred Southwest Harbor over Bar Harbor because it was not near as busy or commercialized. From the cottages you have several restaurants, shops, etc within a short walk. The owners were very friendly and accommodating. I can't say enough good things about Acadia Cottages, and we hope to be back in the future.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Media, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
93 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

We loved our recent stay at Acadia Cottages. We stayed in Cottage 4 and it was perfect! The cottage was very clean, cozy, peaceful and quiet.

The property itself is very tidy and "green" oriented, which I loved!!! There's lots of great local info at the Acadia Cottage office. The staff is very friendly, helpful and made us feel right at home. Fresh baked homeade cookies were in our cottage when we arrived!

Wi-fi and TV w/ VCR (nice VHS library in office) were in our cottage, but if you're planning on a lot of sightseeing or hiking you won't need or want these amenities. Within easy walking distance of several shops and restaurants.

If you're looking to unplug and hear only the sound of frogs at night, or perhaps rain or thunder as we did during our stay, then this is the place for you!

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Acadia Cottages

Property: Acadia Cottages
Address: 410 Main St, Mount Desert Island, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4247
Region: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Southwest Harbor
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Speciality Lodging in Southwest Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Acadia Cottages is located on Mount Desert Island surrounded by Acadia National Park. Tucked away beneath a tranquil forest canopy, Acadia Cottages offers privacy yet it is within walking distance of the village of Southwest Harbor including its many charming restaurants and shops. Tom and Vickie Zacharias look forward to welcoming you and helping to provide an ideal base from which to explore Acadia National Park, nearby Bar Harbor and other island attractions and activities. Stay for two nights or two weeks. Your choice! ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Acadia Cottages Hotel Southwest Harbor
Acadia Cottages Southwest Harbor, Maine

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