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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
"As we live in the UK firstly we would like to say how accommodating Shelley was in sorting out the payment and deposit for us. Initially we were only going to book a week but we decided to stay at Ebb Tide for 10 days and so glad we did. The house was perfect with ever changing tides, wonderful views over Bass harbour and was surrounded by flowers and shrubs. We are both keen photographers so several evenings we were able to set up our cameras in the garden to catch the sunsets and stars with I have to say very few mosquitoes. The house itself was very clean, well equipped with a very comfortable bed, superb views and except for the occasional early lobster boat was very quiet and peaceful. The house is well situated for the sights of Acadia National Park, where we spent most of our holiday, and of course those wonderful sweet lobsters. We enjoyed our chats with Rudy the golden retriever and Shelley, in particular those on vegetables. Our hosts were available but totally unobtrusive. We hope to return someday to capture not only the summer colours but also the autumn ones."
Guest: Elaine R.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 19, 2015
"I have stayed at the Keyhole a few times over the years, and it always feels like coming home. I am a photographer, and couldn't stop taking pictures while on the island, it was beautiful everywhere we went. We enjoyed delicious lobsters, and quiet breakfasts on the deck. We never managed to hike all the trails we wanted to, and I will be happy to come back to do some more."
Guest: DeeDate of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: March 5, 2015
"This was my first visit to Maine. We were a group of adults who took in shopping, hiking, kayaking. Arcadia National Park will not disappoint you if you are a nature lover. Some of the views we encountered were breath taking. If shopping is your thing the Bar Harbor shops will delight any die hard shopper. If you like to gamble Bangor Maine's casino is only 42 minutes away. The explorer bus that travels throughout the park system as well as going into downtown Bar Harbor is just a few minutes from the cottage. Bar Harbor has limited & timed parking on the street, so taking the bus during high tourist season would be a bonus. We did have a rental car & we didn't end up using the bus, but it was a nice option if we wanted to do that. Folkstone cottage was more than adequate for our group. It was clean, comfortable and Lynn the owner was very helpful answering any questions that we asked. Folkstone cottage also provided everything we needed.....right down to the shower gel and shampoo. Detergent was even provided for the washing machine which came in handy because I had to do a small load of laundry because I didn't make note that in June in Maine the average temp was in the 70's, so I packed more shorts and not enough long pants. Although Maine is a dog friendly state and I love my 2 little maltipoos I am glad that I left them at home because there are so many unique towns to visit & quaint shops it would have been difficult to do with our dogs. Lastly I want to mention that there are many choices we could have picked but Folkstone was truly reasonably priced and it really had everything a person could want. Our refundable deposit was immediately returned to us as well. My expectations of the area and of Folkstone could not be anymore delightful despite the 2 days of rain and the small amount of money I lost at the casino."
Guest: Darlene D.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 2, 2015
"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