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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
Recent Southwest Harbor reviews
The Best Time Ever!!
"We arrived on Sunday evening and could not have been more excited about our drive to Bass Harbor. Our vacation rental was located in a large historic home owned by Barb and Bill Evans. The house was constructed in the mid 1800's. The home is been sectioned off converting the back half into its own private living quarters. This charming rental has a very large kitchen, two bedrooms, two baths, living and laundry room. The rental is complete with wifi and cable tv. The best asset of the home are the owners Barb and Bill Evans. Barb and Bill have been living at their summer home for the past 27 years. They have a wealth of knowledge about the local establishments and historic parts of Mt. Desert Island and Acadia. Fresh lobsters can be purchased across the street, and if you need help, Bill graciously volunteers his time to show you how to prepare them. Bass Harbor is a beautiful, picturesque harbor town. As you look out across the bay you see what you have always imagined....lobster boats, lobster buoys, sailboats, and boat docks. The village homes are complimented by landscaping arrangements full of a vast variety of delightful wild flowers. Across the harbor you can see the town of Bernard nestled on a hill displaying it's own small town charm. The best thing about Bass Harbor is that it is removed from all of the hustle and bustle found in the other harbor town communities on Mt. Desert Island. It is so much more relaxing than having to deal with the traffic and commercialism found in the nearby towns. After you have had a day out touring Acadia National Park, Bass Harbor, Southwest Harbor and Northeast Harbor you can come back to Barb and Bill Evan's rental for a relaxing evening, take a walk around the bay, or eat at the Seafood Katch. I would not stay anywhere else....hoping to return for another great vacation!"
Guest: Kelly P.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 19, 2015
"As we live in the UK firstly we would like to say how accommodating Shelley was in sorting out the payment and deposit for us. Initially we were only going to book a week but we decided to stay at Ebb Tide for 10 days and so glad we did. The house was perfect with ever changing tides, wonderful views over Bass harbour and was surrounded by flowers and shrubs. We are both keen photographers so several evenings we were able to set up our cameras in the garden to catch the sunsets and stars with I have to say very few mosquitoes. The house itself was very clean, well equipped with a very comfortable bed, superb views and except for the occasional early lobster boat was very quiet and peaceful. The house is well situated for the sights of Acadia National Park, where we spent most of our holiday, and of course those wonderful sweet lobsters. We enjoyed our chats with Rudy the golden retriever and Shelley, in particular those on vegetables. Our hosts were available but totally unobtrusive. We hope to return someday to capture not only the summer colours but also the autumn ones."
Guest: Elaine R.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 19, 2015
"My sister and I have rented houses all over MDI for the past few years. Sow's Ear is by far one of the best we have rented. The house was clean upon arrival, the kitchen was well stocked with everything to prepare meals, the beds were really comfortable, and there were no plumbing or heating problems. The house and yard were such that the house has lots of privacy and is quiet. There are multiple options for locations around the house to enjoy reading apart from the activities in the living room. The furniture is very comfortable! There's reliable internet and a nice office to work in if you need to. The location is perfect for access to the carriage trails at Brown Gatehouse as well as the Stanley Brook entrance to ANP, Jordan Pond and the Loop Road. The Northeast Harbor/Seal Harbor area has the most beautiful houses on the island, so the drive home to the rental is always a treat. The owners were the most responsive we've had the pleasure of dealing with so far. They are as charming as the house itself. We really enjoyed this rental, and you will too."
Guest: Acadia HikerDate of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: May 2, 2015
"My wife and I enjoyed this cabin. It was exactly what we needed. Close enough to shops, Acadia, and, restaurants … but far enough away to enjoy beautiful starry skies, read books, and breathe the sea air. If you are looking for a much needed rest, on the quiet side of the island, this it."
Guest: HoosiersDate of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 7, 2015