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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
"Open floor plan allows you to watch the changing tides from many rooms. The cottage was perfect for our family's stay - a clean, nice size place with a relatively well stocked kitchen. The kids were thrilled to see a bald eagle flying about most mornings. Bass Harbor Lighthouse is just down the road, as are some great kid-friendly hikes. We enjoyed getting to know the merchants in Southwest Harbor. Most of what we needed was here. Thanks for a wonderful vacation."
Guest: Teresa KDate of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: September 1, 2015
"The web description doesn’t do justice to Grey Rocks! It is a well maintained 1890s mansion with all modern conveniences, in a gorgeous setting, with beautiful flowers in the yard and on the deck. It’s very private, at the end of a long gravel drive, woods on three sides and the rocky beach on the other. The back lawn is great for romping dogs and playing kids, and the full-length back deck is wonderful for picnics and hanging out and looking at the ocean, where you see (and hear) lobster boats going by. The kitchen is well-stocked with pots and pans, the dishwasher and laundry machines work well, and while there are only two showers in the four bathrooms, everything worked. We (ten people, two dogs) loved the house and the location** which made for an idyllic vacation.
** Five minutes walk to Thurston’s Lobster Pound – no parking hassle!"
Guest: AnnaMaria A.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 20, 2015
"The Bass Harbor Retreat is a home with charm and character. The bedrooms are spacious and comfortable, the kitchen ideal for food preparation and traffic flow, the living room views and seating just right, especially for a quiet read on a rainy day. On sunny days, the views from the back deck show Bass Harbor and Mt Desert Island in full glory from a private vantage. Dog owners will appreciate the large, securely fenced yard and nearby walks at Ships Harbor and Wonderland trails; but the best was Long Pond near Seal Harbor. This spot provided perhaps our favorite dog walk ever. With a wide carriage road winding along the water, we could let our dogs off-leash while we all enjoyed the beauty of the freshwater pond, the pine woods nearby, the meadow surrounding and the trails nearby. Visiting and local dog owners find an ideal place to exercise and engage. A great spot recommended to us by the owner. Thanks so much.
There's so much to do and see on Mt Desert Island, we hope to return soon to explore further."
Guest: James and Laura ShumakerDate of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: September 18, 2015
Wonderful House , great location and fantastic owners!
"My husband and I had a rental in Bar Harbor double book us , letting us know about it last minute. We had to scramble to find a place to stay and thankfully this fantastic place happened to have an opening for the four days we needed. I can't say enough about the owners here. Jan was so accommodating and such a pleasure to talk to. There is also a restaurant they owned literally down the drive of the home that was delicious and perfect to have so close by. The home was spotless and decorated giving it a very homey feel. Usually we ALWAYS bring our own bed linens on our vacations but this is the first time we didn't use them because we completely trusted that everything was clean and comfy. Jan gave us great suggestions for our time there and we were pinching ourselves to be staying in such a nice place with such a beautiful view of the ocean from the upper deck. We have never stayed in the same place twice but if we go back to Maine I will be booking this place again well in advance, we adored it so. Thank you Jan and Karen for making our anniversary vacation so perfect !
Tiffany & David"
Guest: Tiffany S.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 9, 2015