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Recent Southwest Harbor reviews
50th birthday and long awaited visit to Acadia NP
"My wife and I have been talking about going to Acadia NP and Maine for about 20-years. We couldn't have chosen a better place owned by better people! Jon and Nancy are wonderful people and very welcoming. We shared some California wines together. We planned our trip to try and miss the season rush and it was perfect. Our daily hikes were virtually by ourselves and the Lobster Pounds opened a few days before we left our, so no shortage of the good stuff! This property and it's location is absolutely fabulous! It's close to everything you would want and the view from the deck is amazing. This trip was everything (and more) than we could have hoped for. Thanks Jon and Nancy for being such great hosts!!"
Guest: Michael & Shellee Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: June 1, 2015
"We loved our stay at Carriage house. It could not be better. Deborah is always so helpful and the place is exactly like the pictures. It matches the place we were looking for our wedding anniversary - calm, quiet, full of green around and a short distance from the most amazing Acadia National Park places. It is certainly worth to go back soon we have a chance."
Guest: LeandraDate of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 22, 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
"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