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Recent Southwest Harbor reviews
"My husband, daughter and future son-in-law had a fantastic 1st trip to MDI and staying at the chalet made it a perfect vacation. We spent a week and enjoyed all the different activities in the area and the park loop road. In the morning we enjoyed sitting on the deck drinking coffee and planning our day. At night we relaxed after our busy day with a cocktail, cards and lounging around. Comfy couch and two easy chairs worked out great. Nice open area with large table for eating and nice kitchen with all the appliances that you would want or need. Loved the bedrooms upstairs, especially ours which looked out at the water! Very private, clean and comfortable! With lots of windows to make it nice and bright! Can't wait to go back."
Guest: AnneDate of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: September 4, 2014
"The pictures of the interior of the Boat House were very accurate. The remodel of the home was tastefully done and up to date. The views of the harbor from the living room were spectacular. We stayed at the end of the season and it was a bit chilly. The heating system was a bit of an issue as the pipes banged at night which interrupted our sleep. We also new it was a working harbor but if you were a light sleeper the fishermen and boats would wake you up early in the morning. We are early risers so that was not an issue. The owners should also let guests know that there is a room attached to the house that harbor/marina folks use. That did startle us when we first heard people in the room. Some other improvements would be to update the linens and towels, connect tv to cable in the bed room , a vacuum cleaner, and to leave instructions on how to use the VCR.
Aside from the few things we mentioned it was a nice place to stay."
Guest: MaggieDate of Stay: October 2014Review Submitted: October 26, 2014
"Our stay at the cottage was more than we could have imagined. The setting was lovely with a full moon shining on the water from the great room window. The cottage was well decorated and it felt like you were at home but on vacation. It had ever thing you need and then some. We loved the fact that we could take a short walk(5 minutes) to get fresh lobster dinners and then browse the downtown Southwest Harbor. Our son and daughter-in-law had date night each night in the window seat. One on his computer and the other reading her book. Just too cute!!! We really liked the fact that we could be in the park in about half an hour and also to Bar Harbor. We were very thankful that we could leave the bustle of Bar Harbor and return to our cozy quiet cottage. So glad we chose not to stay in Bar Harbor but enjoyed the quiet side of the Island. The owners happen to be in town at the same time and offered many suggestions but still gave us our privacy. We enjoyed meeting them. We would and have recommended it to many of our friends. We could not have been any more pleased with our choice in this cottage. One of our better vacations because there was something to do for all our ages."
Guest: SueDate of Stay: October 2014Review Submitted: November 8, 2014
"Bass Harbor Retreat was a great place to stay for our Maine vacation. It is a charming cottage with lots of personality. We loved the harbor views, fire pit, flowers, and house. You can tell the owner has put a lot of thought and effort into hosting guests. The small town location in Bernard gave us a glimpse of life in Maine more than if we had stayed in Bar Harbor. We enjoyed walking around, seeing the working lobster harbor, and relaxing on the porch. We did drive to hike in Acadia quite a bit and by the end of the week were tired of making the drive. Don't stay here if you want to be in the middle of the action in Bar Harbor. Do stay here if you would like to enjoy a small town, Maine setting. Go by a pie from one of the pie huts along the road, walk to get the best fresh lobster at Thurston's Lobster Pound, and enjoy a beautiful setting and cozy house. Thanks for a great stay!"
Guest: AnonymousDate of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 3, 2015