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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
Perfect Place to Stay in Bar Harbor... especially if you have a little one!
"I'm still here and was just very eager to write a stellar review. We couldn't be happier staying here!
We had never been to Bar Harbor before, so we were "blindly" looking for accommodations. When booking at first, I was concerned that the apartment is a few miles out of town, but I AM SO GLAD WE ARE NOT IN THE MIDDLE OF TOWN! The apartment is quiet with ocean breezes and lots of sun-- none of which I think you would get amidst the business of town. Town is only a quick 5 minute drive and there is plenty of parking. Very convenient.
The apartment is also a stone's throw from the Acadia entrance, which turned to be perfect when traveling with our 2-year old. We can enjoy part of the park in the morning, conveniently head home for nap time, then head back. If you plan to visit the park (and it will take you DAYS to enjoy all parts), this is the perfect location. There is also Hull's Cove, a little beach, and restaurant about a block away.
As far as the apartment-- it is absolutely lovely! It is so clean and well-maintained that I feel like we are the first family to stay in it. Very comfortable. Every detail is gorgeous and meticulous (including fresh flowers upon arrival! And sand toys and coolers for trips to the beach!) Monique and Joe are kind and attentive. They even have a lovely outdoor patio for tenants with a fireplace stocked with wood and gas and charcoal grills. Perfect place for wine in the evening after putting the little one to bed! We are also very appreciative that they have a Pack and Play. That means we all get a good night's sleep!
We highly highly recommend staying here!"
Guest: Dana V.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 16, 2015
The best waterfront vacation rental in Stonington Maine
"The best waterfront vacation rental
home in Stonington, Maine is "The Stronghold." We used this home as our central headquarters for our 35th wedding anniversary, family vacation. The owner has gone to great effort to make this home an exceptional beauty and the most memorable resort experience. Standing amongst neighboring, gray siding homes stands this magnificent, recently renovated masterpiece. Located on a private lane on Stonington's waterfront, you are welcomed with an inviting back porch, complete with conversational chairs, windchimes, and croquet for the manicured front or rear yard gaming. The waterfront has a magnificent quarried stone bulkhead and flowering landscaped yard, with two kayaks waiting for you to explore the harbor a nearby islands.
The owner, Sallie Strong, has literally thought of everything. Both a gas grill and charcoal grill are on site waiting for your cooking preference. Typically Maine rentals in this area are austere. However this home has Wi-Fi, multiple TVs with DVDs or cable. The duel kitchens were especially useful for our multi families' food storage, prep and cleanup. The main kitchen even has a trash compactor. There are multiple indoor and outdoor rooms for relaxing, watching the lobster boats in the harbor, and enjoying leisurely or formal meals.
We admired the decorating as every niche had a unique curio, painting, photo or nautical artifact to admire. The bright room colors and comfortable beds were specially inviting.
We have rented four different homes on Deer Isle in recent years. While this home was the most expensive to rent, it was by far the best value. Given the ideal location, the amenities, and the overall experience, I would highly recommend it."
Guest: Dave H.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 19, 2015
"This lovely vacation rental was a great home base for a week of activities in Acadia National Park. My husband, two friends and I stayed here and appreciated the spectacular sunsets, the deck with comfortable chairs, the roomy kitchen, laundry facilities and two full bathrooms. After a day of hiking or kayaking, it was a pleasure to put up our feet, drink wine, make a leisurely meal and take in the starry skies. Judy and Ralph are attentive hosts and look after you well. Highly recommended."
Guest: PamDate of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 23, 2015
"We stayed here for the weekend and it was lovely:)
Pros: the cottage has very pretty views and a good welcoming feel. Kayaking on the pond was our favorite part- very peaceful. It was clean and well supplied- minus a few items that I'll mention below.
Cons: The neighbors are very close and quite loud, but the property still felt private considering. There was no curtain on the bathroom window- so anyone outside can see in! And the bathroom has a window opening in the living room so if multiple families are staying together there is little privacy while in the bathroom. And there were only a few bath clothes -
The kitchen was well supplied except not enough ice trays and no large pots for boiling lobster:( and no lobster cracker - but we made do. The owner was very nice - we would definitely return;)"
Guest: Aimee P.Date of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: September 11, 2015