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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"This is the 3rd time we have stayed here and our 4th will be in October again. Each time we visit, we discover new things about Swans Island and love this house even more. My brother and I have lived all over the US and in SE Asia (Bangkok, Thailand and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) and we have traveled extensively. Without question, this house and our stay on Swans Island is by far the best vacation we have ever had. Thats why we continue to return.
The house is spectacular in terms of the view and accommodations. My brother is a grommet cook and every utensil and appliance are available along with a marvelous gas range and stove. The house is the most comfortable I have ever stayed in. The fireplace is perfect at night and we have experienced both warm days and snowy evenings in October.
Our last visit, we hitched a ride with a local lobster fisherman and took an all day hike around Marshall Island. Beautiful and peaceful scenery. Loved it so much, we hitched a ride again but this time to Frenchboro which was even more beautiful.
We normally buy lobsters off the boat at the Co-Op or from Normy and Nancy Burns. We have also collected snails and mussles at Fine Sand Beach and seen the bald eagle who lives near by. We have also fed nuthatches and chickadees from our hands on the main house deck.
I cannot say enough good things about this house as well as the wonderful owners Clark and Barb. They have always made our visit and stay perfect. Looking forward to many returns.
Keith & Gordy Stewart"
Guest: Keith S.Date of Stay: October 2014Review Submitted: March 2, 2015
"We were on Swan Island 20 years ago and it is as beautiful as I remember it to be. The location of the house we rented was fabulous. Water views back and side of house. We received information about the house beforehand but I wish we had been informed of the TV situation in case of a rainy day. Who today has a VHS TV the size of an IPAD. I assumed it would have been a DVD player / TV. Brought multiple DVD movies but were unable to watch them. Did however get to read 5 books and play backgammon again. For the most part it was a great vacation. The people on the island were as friendly as ever. If the pillows and the pots and pans and the TV were updated I would have given it 5 stars. Needed utensils for hard shell lobsters. Since we were there last they opened "The Tea Room". It was great for pastry and sandwiches. Tim's general store was also handy. Great looking breads,soups and other types of fresh foods. The house was clean and my HGTV person took over planning how I would decorate it if it was mine to do so."
Guest: DeeDeeDate of Stay: July 2014Review Submitted: August 12, 2014
"We have been coming to Mount Desert Island and renting houses for more than 20 years. In this time, we have stayed in at least 8 different homes. The family voted and decided that the camp on Squid Cover is our favorite spot on the island. It is one of the most beautiful and scenic spots you will ever find. The cabins are located in a very serene spot down a very long drive with no neighbors in site. We like to check out the seals in the cove everyday while they are sleeping or playing on the rocks. You are likely to see Loons and lots of other water fowl. There are great activities for the kids if they like to kayak or swim (although the water can be really cold!). The location is also excellent for getting around the island - - for hikes or getting into Bah Harbah. The cottages are clean and well maintained."
Guest: JordanspondDate of Stay: June 2014Review Submitted: March 10, 2015
"My sister and I have rented houses all over MDI for the past few years. Sow's Ear is by far one of the best we have rented. The house was clean upon arrival, the kitchen was well stocked with everything to prepare meals, the beds were really comfortable, and there were no plumbing or heating problems. The house and yard were such that the house has lots of privacy and is quiet. There are multiple options for locations around the house to enjoy reading apart from the activities in the living room. The furniture is very comfortable! There's reliable internet and a nice office to work in if you need to. The location is perfect for access to the carriage trails at Brown Gatehouse as well as the Stanley Brook entrance to ANP, Jordan Pond and the Loop Road. The Northeast Harbor/Seal Harbor area has the most beautiful houses on the island, so the drive home to the rental is always a treat. The owners were the most responsive we've had the pleasure of dealing with so far. They are as charming as the house itself. We really enjoyed this rental, and you will too."
Guest: Acadia HikerDate of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: May 2, 2015