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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
"What a find. My wife and I took our adult daughters and husband and boyfriend to Bar Harbor. The views from our home away from home was spectacular. The home is spacious and tastefully decorated. We really enjoyed the wrap-around deck. We use the grill several nights and the gas outdoor fire pit was awesome. The owner, Bonnie, was a gem. We had a slight problem the first night and she had it fixed immediately. My car broke down and she set me up with her mechanic who was terrific.
Our youngest and boyfriend hiked over 30 miles of Acadia National Park. The bus system is super. The Light House Boat tour is worth the money and time.
Our favorite things
Gaylin's restaurant for nice lobster dinners
Side Street Cafe for great lobster rolls and lobster stew
Beerworks for duh! Beers by Maine craft breweries
Maine-ly Meats. Great BBQ
And CJ's for the best blueberry pie ala mode or blueberry soft serve (we did this about every night)
In short don't pass up this destination and lovely home"
Guest: Mark H.Date of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: August 20, 2014
"This was our first trip to Maine, AND our first time using vrbo. I feel incredibly fortunate. The house was perfect - and right on the water. We spent so much time on the porch enjoying the sights and sounds of the harbor. The location is far enough from "all the people" yet close enough to do whatever you want to do. Acadia is about a 15 minute drive, along with Bar Harbor. It was a fantastic location to wind down and get away from the daily routine. The house is fully equipped and we had everything we needed. The owners are fantastic and just an email/call away if you have any questions. Thank you for allowing this home to be available for renters. Highly recommended!"
Guest: JFR K.Date of Stay: September 2014Review Submitted: September 28, 2014
Very clean charming waterfront home that fit our family well. Pet Friendly too!
"We loved all the room to spread out and the large yard for our dog to be able to run and get some exercise too!
The house is very clean and well stocked. We found everything we needed. There are two bedrooms upstairs and one bath. Downstairs is another bath, mud room, laundry room, living room/dining and a den. The furniture is comfortable and everything makes you feel right at home in "Maine".
The only reason this didn't get a perfect 5 star rating from us was because of the closeness to the slightly busy street and the noise you hear very early in the AM from the lobster boats/fisherman. This is of no fault of the house or owner - and may not bother many. But, for us as light sleepers we had a few rough spots in our sleep.
The views from the dining room and deck are amazing - we had a couple gorgeous sunsets similar the picture posted above. We brought high end kayaks and felt ok about leaving them beside the garage. It was great to load the kayak right into the harbor at the edge of the lawn- very convenient. We kayaked once at Echo lake but, mostly just paddled throughout the harbor and explored a little island.
There a few restaurants down the street in 'town' and if you cross the harbor you find Thurstons- this place proved to be WAY too busy for us as many were lined up outside - not a good choice if you have a child... Southwest harbor a quick 10 min drive away has many more restaurants.
We brought our dog along and he loved laying on the deck - there was a handy hose near the deck which was useful to wash the dog after a swim or a walk along the shore.
Do be prepared for bugs - we used bug spray almost every night and I brought a citronella candle which we used as well.
The shore is tidal and you can walk out quite a distance - we walked the shore daily and found many "treasures". My son became addicted to finding "sea glass" - I had to explain that the broken fresh glass is just trash and to look for only the frosted kind... let's just say we had a lot of "extra" LOL - but, my one of favorite things to do since being a child and visiting my grandparents in Searsport...
If you want to explore Acadia and the Down East - but don't want the hussle bussle of Bar Harbor then this would be a good option for you. We prefer quite nights and peaceful surroundings.
Paul, the owner is very accommodating and very quick with any questions/concerns you may have.
Thank you for sharing your vacation home with us!"
Guest: pdDate of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: September 22, 2014