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Recent Southwest Harbor reviews
Enjoyable Cottage Near Working Harbor
"My wife and I had a very enjoyable stay at this cottage. It is perfect for two people looking for a home base to virtually anywhere on Mt. Desert Island. The kitchen was very well equipped with anything a traveler may need (the coffee filters were particularly appreciated). We found the patio to be quite lovely in the morning and a nice way to rest weary legs at the end of the day. A few items that are important to note for future visitors. First, the cottage is on Rt. 102, which means there is some car noise from 6:00 am until early evening. Rt. 102 has a limited shoulder and is not suitable for safe running/walking, in my opinion. Second, the bedroom faces east, making it rather bright in the morning even with a shade and blinds. The final point is not related to the cottage though worth noting. Bass Harbor is remotely located relative to the rest of the island. Southwest Harbor is less than 5 minutes away, but Bar Harbor can be as much as 45 minutes with traffic. Overall, a great place for a couple looking to get away from it all and take in the pleasures of the quiet side (be sure to go over to Seawall with a bottle of wine and some cheese, it's totally legal!)."
Guest: Ryan M.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 11, 2015
"Perfect place to stay for a week and enjoy Acadia! Especially if you want to stay out of the tourist fray and enjoy the water, hiking, biking and scenery. It was terrific to have the kayak and canoe available off the dock to use. We brought a paddle board which worked out great too. The house is very nice, clean, fully stocked, beautiful deck and views. Perfect for a family of 5 or 6. Our teenagers loved it. We brought our dog, which worked great because of the fenced in yard."
Guest: SusanDate of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 27, 2015
"All four of us agree that this is the one! We were very comfortable in this house with plenty of space to sleep, relax and unpack. Each bedroom had tons of drawer and closet space with more hangers than you'll know what to do with! The kitchen was wonderful and had everything we needed and more and we all found the window seats (there are three of them in three different rooms) a nice place to escape to read a book, play on an iPad or have a glass of wine while unwinding from the day's adventures. We walked into town most nights for dinner and to pick up supplies for the next day. It was nice to be so close yet hear no road or downtown noises at the house.
It was hot on MDI during our vacation week so most days we could be found at Sand Beach, building sand fortresses, jumping the waves and making new friends. We tried a new hike this summer called Ship Harbor. It was an easy hike compared to what we normally do but we all enjoyed it. Per the kids request (ages 12 and 9) we went back to the family friendly show at ImprovAcadia in Bar Harbor again this year. The comedians are excellent and since the show is based on audience participation, it is different each time. We highly recommend it to all ages!
Gina, the owner, has provided everything you need to make your stay pretty awesome. She also provided us with contact numbers in case there was a problem with the house. We didn't have to use them at all but it's comforting to know help is close by if you need it."
Guest: Carolyn C.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 29, 2015
"This cottage is thoughtfully furnished and equipped for the traveler's comfort. Good beds, charming rooms, Wi-Fi, well stocked kitchen, a week's supply of everything one might need from sunscreen to coffee filters to laundry detergent make it an exceptional value. The thoughtful hostess is nearby to help with any problems. There are a few negatives--house is close to a road so we had to keep our dogs leashed when the front door opened, and there is no water view. However, the level of comfort of this accommodation, in a place with so many wonderful activities, makes this a great vacation place."
Guest: Barbara V.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 5, 2015