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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
"We rented this house along with another family in June 2015 (4 adults & 4 kids). The house is spacious and well layout and gave both families plenty of room and privacy. The house was well stocked with towels, sheets, laundry room, lots of kitchen utensils and even some spices (yea - because we forgot ours!). We loved being on the lake and fishing everyday in the canoe provided. We even saw a loon nesting right by the house and the daddy loon would be swimming around while we fished in the larger section of the lake! The house is on the quiet side of the island but still so close to everything. We loved hiking off of Long Pond at the Cliff Beach Park which is just a 10 minute drive from the house. Acadia National Park is only 15 min away and so so beautiful! Southwest Harbor is only a few minutes away with a large grocery store and yummy lobster pounds! My only recommendation is to bring lots of bug spray. Being on the lake did make it prone to mosquitoes! We loved our trip to Maine and this house made it super easy and a comfortable place to rest at the end of the day."
Guest: Mary T.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 22, 2015
"The NortherNest was the perfect place for our vacation. The house is close enough to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor, yet far enough away to get a more private atmosphere. After a long day hiking, we were able to sit back on the deck and watch the tide come in. When it got chilly after the sun started going down, we were able to move right into the sunroom so we could continue to take in that amazing view. Even while cooking in the kitchen, you can still get a glimpse of the mountains in the distance. The views are simply breathtaking.
The views weren’t the only thing that we took advantage of while at the Nest! It was so nice to walk down to the beach and sit in the chairs and be able to stick your feet in the bay. My brave fiancé even went for a quick swim! (If you know anything about the water in Maine, it is cold!) We also used the kayaks that were on the property. This was a huge plus for us since we didn’t have to bring our own!
Our two dogs absolutely loved the deck, access to the beach, and the yummy treats that were left for them!
We truly could not have asked for a better place and we will be booking here again next summer!"
Guest: JessDate of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: June 2, 2015
"This cottage is exactly as pictured, or better.
I was seeking a quiet haven to unplug (no wifi) and relax from city stress - and, pulling in, I knew I'd found the place.
One can kayak right off the front yard (we used our klepper). Gail let us use a canoe (hers).
There is not a soul around save the occaisonal lobsterboat in the distance. No noise. A few eagles and seals.
We didn't venture out for dinner (living in Europe, we get good food) - but who needs to with a view like that! The sunsets were beautiful.
We did cook on the grill and unwind with a glass of wine on the enclosed porch overlooking the bay. The galley kitchen has a granite countertop and the photo doesn't do it justice. The local wine & cheese shop is actually well appointed, a nice surprise.
The cottage is very clean, also a relief as I am picky.
Gail is a very caring owner. She loves her home and having people enjoy it, it shows in her attention to detail. Several wildflower bouquets awaited us! And a chest of blankets for cool days on the porch.
The drive to Mount Desert Island is about 40 min if one so desires to venture out. Seeing sunrise on Mt Cadillac on a clear day (get there 30' prior for best colours), hiking Gorham trail or seeing Schoodic Point were nice.
But Quiet Cove has nothing to envy from Acadia. In sum, with its isolation and enclosed private porch, it's better (no people, no bugs). (This stay prompted my husband to dig about close properties for sale).
I strongly recommend this place for those seeking a nice, quiet, authentic piece of Maine nature and not the ticky tack of tourist traps. You will not regret it."
Guest: Jen G.Date of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: August 25, 2014