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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
"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
"This was our first visit to this part of Maine, and we fell in love with the whole Mount Desert Island area but especially with Acadia. We enjoyed the view from Cadillac Mountain, but especially loved getting up close and personal with the ocean, at Thunder Hole and at the tide pools at Wonderland. We went on an awesome whale-watching tour out of Bar Harbor and enjoyed walking around, soaking up the touristy atmosphere of the town. We also made a trip to Fort Knox and the Penobscot Observatory, both of which were impressive.
Since we were only in the area for 3 days, we spent most of our time out and about, but what time we did have at the house was great - it had everything we needed except drinking water, which was easily remedied. The property is beautiful and there isn't a neighbor in sight, which was nice. Unfortunately we didn't get to see any wildlife around the house, just a woodpecker and other birds. There's an extensive collection of books of all sorts in the front hall for your reading pleasure, along with games and a few toys. The house was a comfortable temperature for the most part; the fans came in handy for making the bedrooms comfortable for sleeping. The new refrigerator is freaking awesome, and it was so handy to have a washer and dryer on site. We also really appreciated having a cooler and some already frozen "blue ice" we could borrow.
On the downside, the downstairs shower didn't have much water pressure (I didn't try the upstairs one), and the water tends to smell a bit . . . cottage-y . . . but no big deal. It was a bit inconvenient not to have cell phone service, but the homeowners have made sure there is a landline available. Wi-fi wassn't working great for us - sometimes fast, sometimes slow, and sometimes not at all. Same with Netflix. Nothing that was a deal breaker, and we'd come back in a heartbeat to enjoy this taste of Maine country living and to be so conveniently located by Bar Harbor and Acadia."
Guest: Sharon W.Date of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: September 22, 2015
"Torri couldn't have been more helpful as we reserved the lower level of the Yellow House a few days before we arrived. She was a pleasure to work with, was fast and efficient and it was a great way to start our trip to one of our most favorite places on the Maine Coast. The rental was clean, beautifully decorated - we had everything you could imagine but the place wasn't cluttered. The bed was great - with plenty of extra blankets etc - the shower was super and the towels fluffly and soft - there was even an LL Bean bag filled with beach towels. The view from the living room and the front porch is fabulous - the constantly changing harbor was entertaining and peaceful. We were delighted to have Direct TV and wireless internet. We walked to the Harbor Cafe for breakfast and 44 North for coffee - both great spots - in fact we had a incredibly sweet and delish lobster roll at the Harbor Cafe! We took the Mail boat out to Isle au Haut and it's always fun to see the area from the water - fun trip. This is a great location, clean, plenty of space for my husband and myself and very good communication from Torri about the rental - I would definitely recommend it."
Guest: Lisa L.Date of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: September 14, 2015
"We had a great time on MDI. This location was wonderful. It was clean and well-stocked. The owners had provided information about the island and places to check out while we were there and were very accommodating. The pictures and description of the property were accurate and current. We knew we were there after the regular season, but our time on the island couldn't have been better."
Guest: WJDate of Stay: October 2015Review Submitted: October 28, 2015