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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
"We had a great stay at the Riverhouse! With two young girls, having access to the river's shore via a short walk through the field was key. There was plenty of room for them to explore, find shells, collect rocks, etc. I did recommend this for families with young children (ours are 6 & 4) even though the house is on a fairly busy road - but again, there is plenty of room in the back of the house to roam. Orland was the perfect launching point to explore the surrounding areas - whether it was a short hike over in Blue Hill, or visiting the Penobscot Marine Museum, or exploring Fort Knox & the Narrows Bridge Observatory, or even a day trip over to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor - there was plenty to do within a short drive. Castine was also a beautiful step back in time. And if you're a fan of the children's author Robert McCloskey, why not a visit to Buck's Harbor and enjoy an ice cream at the same market as Lil Sal! Dan was a gracious host and the accommodations were modest and more than adequate. The house has an interesting history and is beautifully landscaped. And don't forget the sunsets from the back porch!"
Guest: Family from ConwayDate of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 28, 2015
Beautiful views, awesome property, nice owners and caretaker
"We loved this place. The house is old and charming, a typical Cape farmhouse on a beautiful lot overlooking the Northern Bay. The owners checked in on us to make sure everything was ok and their Down East native caretaker stopped in a couple of times to say hi. Lovely old barn, meadow, and creek with lots of wildlife to photograph (even Eagles and Bobolinks aka skunk birds!). Great centralized location for exploring Castine, Bucksport, Bar Harbor (Bah Hahbah). We'd like to rent again some day in the future. :) Recommend seeing Fort Knox and the Penobscot Narrows Bridge Observatory nearby and the snack bar just down the road."
Guest: nvnohiDate of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 23, 2015
"This was our second stay at Dragonfly Cove. The owners are kind, warm and helpful. The house is beautiful and well maintained, bedding and furniture is very comfortable. The house is perfectly isolated, yet close to small towns like Blue Hill and Castine, both are wonderful to visit. There is a small store just down the road run by friendly locals. We rented kayaks from The Activity Shop in Blue Hill. They deliver and pick up and also are very friendly (book in advance). The pond is great for swimming and kayaking. If you want a chance to reconnect with family, friends, and nature, this is a great spot. We have two teenagers and both times we have visited, they have told us that this is their favorite vacation! Acadia is about an hour away and a must see, but there are also plenty of closer hikes. It is such a peaceful place and I am thankful they are able to share it."
Guest: SheilaDate of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: August 22, 2014
"This cottage was the perfect place to unwind. Everything we could want was there for us: beautiful sunsets, quiet, high and low tides, wood burning stove, fully equipped kitchen. Add to that easy access to Blue Hill and Acadia National Park. We loved every moment."
Guest: kplDate of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 24, 2015