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Recent Southwest Harbor reviews
"We had a great experience staying at this property. It comfortably handled our family of 6. Very clean; well equipped; and convenient to Acadia and Bar Harbor. The owner was very accommodating and made the transaction very smooth. I highly recommend the property!"
Guest: t j.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 3, 2015
"My husband, son and I had a wonderful time at the Elvin's Chalet. You really do not need to bring anything with you except beach towels and that is TRUE! We spent many of our hours out on the back deck basking in the beautiful view of the harbor. We spent our week crawling all over Mt. Desert island. This was our first time staying on the quiet side, and I have found that Southwest Harbor is one of my new favorites. The chalet is an easy drive to anywhere on the island, and just a 5 minute drive (if that) to the Bass Harbor lighthouse. One early evening, we were able to see 2 little fawns coming up the property! What a nice added touch! The bedrooms are very accommodating, and the bed in the master bedroom was SOOO comfy. My husband and I are still missing the comfy bed, and wonderful breezes that come through the house from the harbor. This rental is a must. The owners are wonderful, and little touches in the house were so thoughtful all over. My 19 year old son was happy there was Wi-Fi, and I was in love with the kitchen and huge dinner table. You will not be disappointed by this chalet. We cannot wait to come back again. Missing Maine already."
Guest: Michelle W.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 12, 2015
Unforgettable Stay in this Gem of a Rental in Enchanting Southwest Harbor
"We had the pleasure of staying in Starboard II on our first visit to Mount Desert Island. Having rented with VRBO over 10 times, we count on these reviews in our decision-making. This is a candid and unbiased review. My family (two adults and three children ages 10 - 16) and our friends with children the same age (10 in total) rented in July on our first trip to Maine. We chose the Southwest Harbor to have a more authentic "Maine" experience, away from the crowds in Bar Harbor. It was a great decision. This lovely home is right on the water. In addition to being bright, spotless and surprising roomy (I feared from the photos that it would be too tight for our clans), the outdoor space (patio, deck, yard and dock) were delightful. Everything exceed our expectations. We had coffee on the deck every morning before a stunning view, including the boats in the quiet harbor. When the teens woke, we would use the owners kayaks around the harbor and then walk to one of several excellent breakfast spots. Starboard II is a short 20 min drive to Acadia, Bar Harbor and Northeast harbor. The house is FULLY stocked with everything we needed. It was so convenient to have a large washer/dryer and two kitchenettes. Within walking distance of this lovely home are fantastic restaurants (including one of the best lobster spots on the island), bakeries, an ice cream parlor, bike rental shops, fantastic bars and boat/ferry docks and rental shops. Instead of renting bikes in busy Bar Harbor, we rented them in town and drove all around Southwest Harbor, including a scenic trip along the water to a charming lighthouse. Perhaps the highlight of our trip was a private, sunset lobster boat charter from a dock that we WALKED TO from Starboard II. We found the brochure amount a large basket in the sunny Starboard living room. Our kids delighted in the captain's stories and we even pulled up his lobster traps to find several good catches inside. The owners (who live in an attached, but separate part of the residence) were in no way intrusive, but only helpful -- especially when helping us locate a packages of belongings left behind on our trip that were shipped to their residence. When you rent a home, there is almost always something you discover that disappoints. That was not the case at Starboard II. Everything from the water pressure in the showers to the comfort of the mattresses/sheets, surplus of towels, etc. exceeded expectations. We will always remember our stay here."
Guest: Carla M.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 3, 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