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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
"Rented this beautiful condo for a week in August. The owner was very helpful and considerate. The condo is outstanding. It is modern, clean, bright and well decorated. We enjoyed the multiple decks with great views of Southwest Harbor out front and one out back for cooking. We cooked each morning and almost every evening finding the kitchen to be well equipped. The rooms are spacious and bathrooms fairly large. The washer/dryer was a nice benefit. We also enjoyed the pool!
Rent this home! You will have a great time!"
Guest: Don & Mary ElizabethDate of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 24, 2015
"Karen's cottage is exactly as advertised. We brought our two dogs and it was a great property for them as well as a wonderful neighborhood to walk them in. The cottage is well furnished and lacks for nothing. As other reviewers have mentioned she has provided just about anything you could think of needing. Truly the only thing I would add or bring if we return would be Ziploc bags. The living room is well furnished and all of the furniture is comfortable. The queen size bed is great for sleeping and there are plenty of linens as well. The cottage stayed cool and there were fans if needed. We didn't get to use the deck very much, but it is functional with plenty of seating.
The property is right down the road from Acadia and Bar Harbor. We went back and forth several times each day and it was very convenient from the cottage. We did not find the traffic overly challenging and were typically able to get parking in town. Acadia is breathtaking and Bar Harbor enchanting.
The water pump noise was unfamiliar and it startled us at first until we figured out what it was. The shower water pulses which took some getting used to. This was not a problem, just different. There is a large screen TV with Direct TV which was very nice and wi fi that worked great.
Karen is very helpful and obviously takes pride in her property. Her dog is adorable and our dogs were happy to have him visit. We didn't have any problems during our stay. There was a flood light out and she bought a new one that my husband put in for her. The yard was mowed and free from dog waste and she provides tools for cleaning up messes if needed.
We had hoped we could get down to the ocean near the property when the tide was out, but it was not very easy due to the rockiness of the shoreline. This was a little disappointing, but we just went down the road a short ways when the tide would go out and enjoyed it from there. Karen recommended the Chart Room to eat at and it was excellent. We would definitely go back. One thing to think about possibly adding that we would enjoy would be a fire pit
This is a great cottage rental and we would definitely stay here again if we return to the area, which we hope to do. Thank you Karen"
Guest: Shelley W.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 14, 2015
"My wife and I spent a week at Shelley's vacation home. We had a wonderful time. The home is very clean, nicely decorated, comfortable, secluded and there were lots of flowers outside. We enjoyed staying on the quite side of the island, it was nice to come home to tranquility after doing the park loop. Shelley was close by and very helpful if we had questions, but gave us complete privacy.
A couple points of interest that are close by, we ate 3 times at Thurston's Lobster Pound across the harbor, the locals tell us this is the best place to eat lobster. My wife and I brought kayaks and we put in at Pretty Marsh (Bartlet' Landing). The water was calm as it is protected by Bartlet's Island. While kayaking we saw dolphins, seals and a bald eagle. This landing is interesting at low tide since there are starfish everywhere.
If you are going to Acadia National Park, I recommend staying at Shelley's vacation home."
Guest: Bob G.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 12, 2015
"I stayed here with my boyfriend in June for 9 days. I echo the peace and quiet sentiments. If you traveled one way you had access to the Beech Mountain Trails. The other direction offered a short drive to rent canoes on Long Pond. The location of the house is fantastic. Only 15 minutes to Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, and less for surrounding villages like Southwest Harbor, Bass Harbor, Northwest Harbor etc. The drive to Bangor was only 45 minutes and we took a couple of road trips just to go exploring. There was no shortage of places to hike, walk, canoe, kayak, climb and you could get right out of the car and touch the ocean on multiple occasions. A photographer's dream.
The house itself is spectacular. The kitchen is well stocked with essentials for cooking, and the living area warm and cozy and open. Perfect for visiting while preparing meals. The bedrooms were perfect with comfortable beds and plenty of space. We even unpacked our suitcases into the dressers provided. It truly felt like home. John and Priscilla were lovely hosts and offered wonderful advice on things to do and traveling times.
We purchased groceries in Southwest Harbor and also went to the Beech Hill Farm Stand where there was a lovely selection of fresh and homemade goods. Perfect for a quick run or for a big shop. People were so friendly and we interacted with many locals.
Overall, this place is fantastic and highly recommended for a laid back wonderful Maine vacation. I couldn't recommend this place more. We will definitely be back!"
Guest: Sarah F.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 7, 2015