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Recent Mount Desert Island reviews

  • Memorable Home, Memorable Vacation!

    "This home was the best! It really was everything we could want in a vacation home. The teens were having a fit about not going to the beach as usual, so they were a hard sell - but even they said this was one of the best vacations ever. Jennifer was extremely receptive to our questions (even the dumb ones). The house was located in a great spot close to Southwest Harbor. A main grocery store was at the bottom of the hill, and the town was minutes away by car. We were so glad we didn't stay in Bar Harbor - it is a lovely place, and we went there twice, but the crowds - forget it.... Southwest Harbor was quaint and had everything we needed. Good restaurants, ice cream, bike rentals and fairly close to all the places we wanted to visit on the Island. We were two families - we stuck the teens up in the bunk bedroom (top of A-frame). It wasn't until the 3rd day we realized there was a pool table in the basement! The porch which runs the length of the house was just gorgeous, looking out over the woods. There were a few homes up on our road, but you couldn't see them through the forest. The stars were amazing, especially from the hot tub. We were there the 2nd week of July and the weather was great - never had to use the AC, always a breeze... We called the house "our green cabin", but it was far from a cabin! I have done many vacation rentals over the years, and it was so refreshing to stay in a home that was really someone's vacation home - not an investment property with zero personal touches. Fun stuff we did on MDI: rented bikes and road around the ponds, having lunch at Jordan House (we timed the ride with help from bike store in SW Harbor and made reservations outside) - beautiful! We enjoyed sunset atop Cadillac Mt., after enjoying a lobster meal at one of the roadside lobster pounds (near north entrance to park). We spent an afternoon at Echo Lake for a "refreshing" swim. A special highlight was going to Sand Beach on the loop road, views were breathtaking. We took a lunch, left our stuff on the beach and hiked up and around Great Head Trail - a little challenging for some of us, but well worth it. I would highly recommend Eat a Pita restaurant for any meal in SW Harbor. My thanks to our hosts, and should we go Northeast - Downeast again, we will be sure to rent this special home."
    Guest: tagfamily T. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 6, 2014
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  • Great Cottage!!!

    "Owners friendly and helpful with first stay in MDI. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, near hikes, Acadia Park, and short walk to town. Plan on staying here again."
    Guest: Erin I. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 21, 2014
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  • Best vacation spot

    "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 2014 Review Submitted: August 20, 2014
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  • The total package !

    "We're just back from our week in Southwest Harbor and we were blown away by the location of this house. The view overlooking the Bay , the dock , the ''cozyness'' of the house , it all adds up to a perfect vacation. Being there early september , we got some not so warm mornings , but the stove more than make up for this situation. We spent some good times , sitting in front of the Bay , with some ''treasure'' hunting while the tide was low ! It was our second trip to Mount Desert Island and one of the main reason we came back was the Acadia National Park. What a great place , with out of this world scenic views and all kinds of trails for all hikers. Steve , the owner , is so caring , he will make your stay a lot easier. Always available , he did , in the weeks leading to our stay , send us weekly brochure about things to do in the area. Can't ask for more ! Thank you. I will not hesitate to recommend this house , particularly if you're a nature lover."
    Guest: Martin Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 15, 2014
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