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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 Mount Desert Island reviews
"We stayed at Reath's rock from 14 June to 21 June. We had never been to Maine before or Thurston's for lobster. We were with my son and his wife and two grandsons. This was definitely the best vacation we have had in years. Your place was not a rental, but a home. Thank you so much for such a beautiful place to rest relax and teach my two grandsons how to play cribbage, as they wore me out on all the trails we hiked. What a blessing to have such a place, your grandparents in heaven must be proud"
Guest: TomDate of Stay: June 2014Review Submitted: June 28, 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
"This cottage is in such a beautiful setting you almost hate to leave. And when you do you don't have to go very far. The causeway at the end of the semi-private lane lured us down there morning and evening every day to watch the tide flow in and out of Norwood Cove. The heart of Southwest Harbor with its restaurants and shops is an easy walk away. Beautiful Bass Harbor is just down the road.
As mentioned earlier, the house has everything you need from cooking gear to spices to laundry detergent and paper goods. It has good Wi-Fi and cable TV. It has nice towels and sheets and very good beds. The owner's book was full of great suggestions, and we took advantage of their ideas almost every day.
The Knollette is not a fancy place, but it is a very accommodating place. We loved it from the moment we first saw it. The four of us Acadia first-timers agree that Southwest Harbor and the Knollette is the place to be on Mount Desert. We will be back."
Guest: Mark B.Date of Stay: September 2014Review Submitted: September 28, 2014
"I have been vacationing in Seal Harbor for many years and this home has been my favorite so far for location and beauty. It was quiet and serene with the most spectacular view of the ocean. It was a treat to wake up to every morning. The house had everything we could need and was a perfect home base for getting around MDI. Would definitely stay here again."
Guest: Linda M.Date of Stay: September 2014Review Submitted: September 19, 2014