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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

Recent Acadia property reviews

  • Great vacation

    "Stayed here again this year. Fabulous place on the water - great location!"
    Guest: Dan Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 31, 2014
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  • Upscale new home with spectacular view!

    "Our family's vacation in early June was everything we hoped it would be, and more! The online pictures of this beautiful, upscale home can't capture the true delight of being there. The views are fantastic, and sunrise is pure magic with the sounds of seabirds, the tides lapping against the rocky shore, and the distant sounds of Southwest Harbor lobster boats. They make recordings of these things! Yet we experienced them in person sipping coffee on our own deck overlooking the ocean and the Cranberry Islands. This home is very comfortable and beautifully decorated, and is a perfect home base for exploring MDI. The drive to Bar Harbor and east Acadia is short and easy, but the advantage of staying near Southwest Harbor is being near great shops, restaurants, and lobster pounds without the crowds and touristy feeling. Our family rented bicycles at Southwest Cycle, and they set us up with a bike carrier that let us explore the carriage roads in Acadia, which were outstanding. We also rented canoes from nearby National Park Canoe and Kayak, and enjoyed a wonderful afternoon on Long Pond. Several nights for dinner, we brought back freshly cooked lobsters from Beal's Lobster Pound and had our own family meal with fresh corn on the cob from the local grocery. All while enjoying the wonderful view! It doesn't get better than this. We enjoyed hiking in Acadia, getting ice cream at Ben and Bill's Chocolate Emporium, and eating a fine dinner at Cafe 2 in Southwest Harbor. And a couple of mornings we stayed in, relaxing on the deck overlooking the ocean, reading, and exploring the rocky shore for shells and sand dollars. We had a wonderful family vacation, and this incredible vacation home made our time on MDI very enjoyable. Our only regret is that we live 1,500 miles away! I wish we lived closer, so we could make the trip more often."
    Guest: A family who plays together/stays together Date of Stay: June 2013 Review Submitted: June 20, 2013
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  • Family vacation

    "We had a wonderful visit to Mt. Desert Island.Tracy was very helpful and her house was great, met all our needs. Every evening we had 2 visitors that just loved to eat carrots. So many things to see and do, we walked across Bar Island during low tide, saw a deer on the island, hiked, visited all the harbors on the island, visited thunderhole 4 times, was pretty quiet most of the time, sand beach, otter cliffs, cadillac mountain, shopping, walked the Shore Path in Bar Harbor, and ate lots of LOBSTER."
    Guest: The "Z" gang Date of Stay: July 2012 Review Submitted: August 13, 2012
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  • Wonderful

    "Location in Some Sounds is central to all of the Island. The house is clean, spacious, and well stocked. We loved the back room to play games, and the screened porch. We watched deer walk right by. The games are provided in a closet. The showers are hot, and powerful. The laundry room is an A-plus. You do not need to bring cleaning supplies, laundry supplies, beach supplies, or mixers for protein drinks because all is available. Including two beach chairs, and towels. We only had one small issue. The upstairs bed was very hard. My husband and I ended up sleeping in separate beds on vacation, and I was a bit disappointed by that. Otherwise, we had a wonderful time, and I'd definitely use this house again."
    Guest: Kathee the Camper Date of Stay: June 2013 Review Submitted: July 1, 2013
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Great Duck Island Travel Tips

Great Duck Island Vacation Rentals: See the Birds

Great Duck Island is owned by the Nature Conservancy and is run as a bird sanctuary. If your family enjoys watching and feeding birds, then Great Duck Island vacation rentals are a great place to stay on your family vacation. The Nature Conservancy and Audubon Society offer bird watching tours which are a great way to learn about different bird species. Plan your next vacation to Great Duck Island to see the birds.

Acadia Cottages Are Close to the Fun

If you want to visit Great Duck Island on your vacation, you will need to find a vacation rental near the island. There are Acadia cottages that put your family near enough to the island for a day excursion to the unique bird sanctuary. These Acadia cottages give your family access to a wide range of activities. Many of the cottages can be found close to Acadia National Park where you can go hiking and explore nature, as well as close to a lot of water activities like waterskiing, fishing, and sailing. There is very limited Great Duck Island lodging because the island is so small. You will need to book your vacation property well in advance to enjoy on location lodging.

Great Duck Island Lodging Offers Complete Privacy

Great Duck Island vacation rentals are a great place to take your family because there is so much land and shore to explore, yet the Island offers a relaxed retreat, free from worries. When visiting Great Duck Island, you will be able to see the famous lighthouse that was built in 1890. Although the lighthouse is not open to the public, it is still a historical site that is worth a visit. The island is so beautiful, with ocean views, green landscapes, and uncountable bird sightings, that it is a dream destination for photography lovers. Grab your camera and head to Great Duck Island.

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