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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
"Karen's cottage is exactly as advertised. We brought our two dogs and it was a great property for them as well as a wonderful neighborhood to walk them in. The cottage is well furnished and lacks for nothing. As other reviewers have mentioned she has provided just about anything you could think of needing. Truly the only thing I would add or bring if we return would be Ziploc bags. The living room is well furnished and all of the furniture is comfortable. The queen size bed is great for sleeping and there are plenty of linens as well. The cottage stayed cool and there were fans if needed. We didn't get to use the deck very much, but it is functional with plenty of seating.
The property is right down the road from Acadia and Bar Harbor. We went back and forth several times each day and it was very convenient from the cottage. We did not find the traffic overly challenging and were typically able to get parking in town. Acadia is breathtaking and Bar Harbor enchanting.
The water pump noise was unfamiliar and it startled us at first until we figured out what it was. The shower water pulses which took some getting used to. This was not a problem, just different. There is a large screen TV with Direct TV which was very nice and wi fi that worked great.
Karen is very helpful and obviously takes pride in her property. Her dog is adorable and our dogs were happy to have him visit. We didn't have any problems during our stay. There was a flood light out and she bought a new one that my husband put in for her. The yard was mowed and free from dog waste and she provides tools for cleaning up messes if needed.
We had hoped we could get down to the ocean near the property when the tide was out, but it was not very easy due to the rockiness of the shoreline. This was a little disappointing, but we just went down the road a short ways when the tide would go out and enjoyed it from there. Karen recommended the Chart Room to eat at and it was excellent. We would definitely go back. One thing to think about possibly adding that we would enjoy would be a fire pit
This is a great cottage rental and we would definitely stay here again if we return to the area, which we hope to do. Thank you Karen"
Guest: Shelley W.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 14, 2015
"The Bass Harbor Retreat is a home with charm and character. The bedrooms are spacious and comfortable, the kitchen ideal for food preparation and traffic flow, the living room views and seating just right, especially for a quiet read on a rainy day. On sunny days, the views from the back deck show Bass Harbor and Mt Desert Island in full glory from a private vantage. Dog owners will appreciate the large, securely fenced yard and nearby walks at Ships Harbor and Wonderland trails; but the best was Long Pond near Seal Harbor. This spot provided perhaps our favorite dog walk ever. With a wide carriage road winding along the water, we could let our dogs off-leash while we all enjoyed the beauty of the freshwater pond, the pine woods nearby, the meadow surrounding and the trails nearby. Visiting and local dog owners find an ideal place to exercise and engage. A great spot recommended to us by the owner. Thanks so much.
There's so much to do and see on Mt Desert Island, we hope to return soon to explore further."
Guest: James and Laura ShumakerDate of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: September 18, 2015
"We had a fabulous week here at Head of the Harbor Overlook! Your lovely cottage more than lived up to our expectations! It's in a great location and we found it very clean and comfortable. The views were great and the house amenities were very thoughtful. It really was a "home away from home"!"
Guest: RebeccaDate of Stay: October 2014Review Submitted: March 18, 2015
"We had a wonderful stay this past week visiting our daughter. Three generations had a relaxing time staying at Green Head Forge. The location was so convenient for a walk or short drive to town, and yet had a very private feeling. We were all very comfortable, and found everything we needed for our week in Stonington."
Guest: Susan M.Date of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: September 30, 2015