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“Quaiet, Comfortable, Homely” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Harbor Ridge
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Modiin, Israel
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23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Quaiet, Comfortable, Homely”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2011

We arrived there by chance, actually. We were party of 6 (Incl. Grandma) and needed a large apartment. The apartment we got had everything we needed and more. All very clean, new and the staff were very welcoming. Extras such as Tennis court, Game room, pool etc, make it also OK when its raining or too cold outside. We found the location to be ideal. Far from the crowd yet near enough to anything you may need. Warmly' recomended.

Room Tip: We were told apartments are not much different from each other
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
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7 Thank Ganor
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Boston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2011

I visit Harbor Rridge Resort every year and just never tire of all the activities that are available from this resort. Located on "The Quiet Side" of Mt Desert Isle where the locals remember me from year to year. (Drop in to The Drydock Cafe and say hello to Marty and John for me. ) Bar Harbor is close enough if one wants to visit, but far enough away that the hustle & bustle (and crowds) do not interfere with the ambience of Southwest Harbor.

The resort itself is ideal! Clean, well appointed (indoor pool, hot tub, tennis courts, Wifi, community rooms, BBQ grills, full kitchen (lobster pot included), etc) and just a short walk through the woods to town. The staff are well able to make recommendations and a great stay is guaranteed..

Room Tip: The best views of the harbor are from the Master Bedroom balconies in buildings 1 & 2, but all a...
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank kitman2
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Rutherford, New Jersey
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21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2011

We also did an exchange through Interval. I was a bit nervous since the last time we did this to go to a place in North Carolina, I did not like it at all and made my husband take us back home the next day. But was very pleasantly surprised with Harbor Ridge. Very clean and a lot of amenities if you want to take advantage of them. Loved sitting out on one of the two decks. We went in early June so there were not crowds of people or kids. Trail down through the woods takes you past another housing development below to road that takes you to the sidewalks of Southwest Harbor. We only checked out the Main Activity Center the day we were impressed with the facilities. Very helpful staff. Would definitely go back again. A right out of the driveway you'll see a few houses down on the left the Quietside Muffin Lady. She puts out a large cooler on a stand filled with freshly baked muffins (two to a pack). Honor system to leave the money in slot inside the cooler. Good muffins.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank TDNJ
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Brick, NJ
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29 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2011

The place was clean and had all amenities you would need in your home, full kitchen and laundry. The view was good of sommes sound and the mountains as well. Each of the three leveles had a patio ( first floor) or a balcony (second and third). The people at the clubhouse were very helpful. Acadia is within a mile for the western hikes. The eastern and majority of the park is 15 min away. But there is more park here than you can do in a week if you did all the trails. There is a path from the resort here that leads to the main drag which gets you to the "downtown" faster. Overall Harbor Ridge is great, the only negative is that its a drive from Bar Harbor.

Room Tip: June to Sept
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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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3 Thank Anthony824
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San Antonio, Texas
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38 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2007

We stayed at Harbor Ridge over Thanksgiving through a timeshare Exchange with Interval. We stayed in unit 46. It was a 2 bedroom 2 and a half bath similar to a townhouse condo. It was 3 levels with a master bedroom on the 3rd floor with king bed, living area with full kitchen and and pull out sofa bed on the entre level. The lower level had another bedroom with 2 twin beds and full bath. It had a Mnt view and partial Harbor view.
The facilities were clean and well maintained. There is no daily maid service and a midweek clean is provided for $50 if you want it. The unit has items such as a vac and washer dryer so you can do it yourself for free. This is done to keep the owner maintenance fees down.
They have a Mon informational continental breakfast, and a Wed. wine and cheese social that are free. There is a workout room, DVD rentals, game room, indoor pool and hot tub, play scape, horseshoe pit, tennis court, and charcoal barbecues on site.
The resort is located a short ride or 30 min walk from the center of town. It is a 20 min drive to Bar Harbor and 30 Min to Ellsworth. If you want to buy groceries get them in Ellsworth on the way to the island. It is 10-15 min form Arcadia National Park. The views are incredible and since it was off season we were able to take them in slowly as we drove through the loop rode barely seeing anyone. An hour away past Winter Harbor is another part of Arcadia with additional views. Well worth the ride. We lucked out and Cadillac Mnt road open our last full day there and were able to ride to the summit.
We dined at Geddy's, The Tan Turtle, Gayln's for Thanksgiving, All were good and with fair pricing. Tan Turtle had good prices on lobster meals. For breakfast and once for lunch we tried a new diner. Brandon's and Laura's Cafe which is newly opened. It was good for the pricing and was busy with locals. Service varied depending on which waitress you had.
We had a great stay and Harbor ridge is a good spot to come home to after a day of taking in the sights. It's spacious rooms and 3 levels can provide privacy for visiting families from each other.

  • Liked — Plenty of room, clean, quiet
  • Disliked — Not enough exterior lighting
  • Stayed November 2007, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Harbor Ridge

Property: Harbor Ridge
Address: 39 Freeman Ridge Rd, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4234
Phone Number:
Region: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Southwest Harbor
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Southwest Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Harbor Ridge is a 40-unit vacation ownership luxury condominium in Southwest Harbor, Maine. Most of our units are two-bedroom, sleep 6 townhouses that span three stories. There are also three one-bedroom, sleep four townhouses that span three stories. Each three-story, two-bedroom townhouse has a fully equipped kitchen, 2 1/2 baths, washer, dryer, and a cozy living room with TV and DVD/VCR. Each story has a private balcony with most of our buildings having an ocean view from the top floor. The resort also has a one-story handicap accessible unit (Unit 51) that has two bedrooms, one bath, a kitchen, and a living room with a balcony. Our clubhouse has an indoor heated pool, hot tub, fitness center, game room, and on-site DVD/VHS video rentals. We have a playground, an outdoor tennis court, horseshoe pits, and charcoal barbecue picnic areas. The resort is affiliated with the exchange company Interval International. ... more   less 
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