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Recent Mount Desert Island property reviews

  • Close to Nirvana

    "It would be difficult to find a better spot for spending a vacation than the Quietside of Mt. Desert, and the Gray Barn experience is part of the fun. The accomodations are modern and in great shape, and the windows both have a great view over upper Bass Harbor and give great air circulation. Access to cellphone and internet coverage is a convenience. The kitchen is very functional, though you'll want to visit the lobster pounds and restaurants in the area. A perfect base for hiking in Acadia National Park. The week we were there was perfect for using the owner's kayaks in the upper harbor and the estuary beyond. We've stayed three different years and will be happy to return."
    Guest: Retired in Cleveland Date of Stay: July 2012 Review Submitted: August 6, 2012
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  • Great views and privacy in a good location

    "My husband and I spent 9 nights at this cottage in August 2013. We loved that we were situated on the water and could watch lobster boats and sailboats coming in and out of the harbor. At the same time, we appreciated the privacy that some pine trees gave us. We kept a kayak on the front lawn and carried it just a few short steps to the water to launch it. A short path leads to additional ocean frontage where you find big rocks suitable for climbing over, or sunbathing/relaxing on. We never went to a restaurant for dinner because we couldn’t imagine finding a better waterfront view. The cottage is kept meticulously clean, the kitchen is fully equipped, the furnishings are comfortable, and the beds and bedding are up-to-date and comfortable. We appreciated not being locked into a Saturday-to-Saturday rental, which is what the real estate brokered rentals require. Because of the owner’s flexibility and willingness to work with us, we were able to customize the length of our stay. This cottage has been owned by the same family for many years. You can sense the happy memories that have been made here over the years. We were fortunate to have the opportunity to make our own happy memories here as well."
    Guest: Jeanne Date of Stay: August 2013 Review Submitted: January 6, 2014
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  • Amazing rental

    "Everything about this house was wonderful. We loved the pictures of the house before we arrived but it was actually even better than in the pictures. The house was clean, spacious, and comfortable. We really enjoyed being on the quiet side of the island and being on the water was perfect. Our kids (ages 3, 6, and 8) loved skipping rocks on the beach and the kayaks were an added benefit. We cooked most of our meals at the house and the kitchen had everything we needed and more. We also appreciated the helpful recommendations left by Ed for restaurants, hiking, etc. We took many hikes on this side of the island and when we did go into Bar Harbor it was an easy drive. Ed was a pleasure to deal with and returned our security deposit within a few days of our return home. I highly recommend this house and without a doubt would choose to stay here again if we return to Maine."
    Guest: Lisa Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 19, 2014
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  • We loved Waterlily Cottage

    "Every detail in the cottage was warm and comfortable. Chelcey thought of everything. We loved the view and the location. The pool was a nice way to relax after a day of hiking in the park. Chelcey's restaurant recommendations were perfect."
    Guest: Janet M. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 20, 2014
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