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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
A Wonderful Maine Vacation Home
"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
"Had a wonderful stay here on relentlessly picturesque Sargent Dr. This home was the perfect quiet place to come back to after a long day of exploring Acadia National Park and the surrounding towns and lakes. Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor, and of course, the village of Northeast Harbor are short drives away. We were 4 adults and two boys, 8 and 10 and were perfectly comfortable. Made a few meals - even blueberry and cherry pies from scratch - and the kitchen had everything we needed. But really, the view from the deck … spectacular! We hope to return to Acadia and Maine soon, and would definitely rent this home again."
Guest: Kevin P.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 2, 2015
"We rented this house for two families with a total of four adults and four children, ages 6-11. It was the perfect home base for Acadia National Park; we were close to the entire park and just a 10-minute drive to parts of it. This is the quiet side of the island and not touristy like Bar Harbor but it is easy to get to Bar Harbor for food or shopping.
The house has a gigantic family room with a pool table and every possible entertainment amenity. The kitchen is fully stocked with dishes and cooking tools and drawers and cabinets are labeled, which is a brilliant idea. If you get tired of cooking we recommend the pizza and baked goods at Little Notch.
Hosts were gracious and generous, and answered even the tiniest questions quickly. They even replaced a phonograph needle for us so we could show our kids how a record player works. :)
One note: the house has five bedrooms, including the downstairs apartment. One of the upstairs bedrooms has its own bathroom but the room is accessible only through another bedroom. This worked fine for us but might be useful information.
We would rent this house again."
Guest: northstarDate of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: September 29, 2014
"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