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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
"Owners, Jon and Nancy, were most kind to our family. We found the water-view and the property to quiet and peaceful. One can see that Jon and Nancy take pride in their gardens and property. Top Sail was clean, well equipped and maintained. The property was accurately depicted in the photos and written description. Top Sail comfortably sleeps 8. Having a washer and dryer, two kitchens and two baths was most convenient. As we paddled in their kayaks, we enjoyed looking at the boats in Southwest Harbor. Southwest Harbor has cute shops and several nice eats. Beals: informal, great lobster; The Little Notch: excellent bake goods and sandwiches; and Sips' blueberry pancakes are awesome. The ride was easy to beautiful Acadia NP and Bar Harbor. Sunrise and sunset in Acadia are memorable. Bar Harbor is so much fun with shops, eats and excursions. I highly recommend Top Sail and I would return again."
Guest: Donna W.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 14, 2015
"The house is nestled in the woods in a beautiful location. Very private. The house is pretty and well equipped with lots of space. Very nice to have the fire pit, hammock, canoe and bikes. The blue tooth stereo and ROKU TV were nice additions. The canoe launch site is very close and makes a nice hike. There is also a nature conservancy very close with walking trails. The only difficulty is the bathroom layout. The bedrooms are all upstairs and the one bath upstairs is off of one of the bedrooms. Only the downstairs bathroom has a shower. The upstairs has a whirlpool tub. Otherwise a perfect house."
Guest: Rebecca C.Date of Stay: October 2015Review Submitted: October 24, 2015
"We stayed here with 2 teens and a tween and we all just LOVED the house and the property. The owners don't just view this as an investment property, they clearly stay at and love this house. It is well maintained, beautifully appointed, and stocked with more than you have the right to expect any rental property to be stocked with--musical instruments, linens, restaurant, menus, basic pantry items, laundry detergent, games, movies, books, umbrellas, fans, etc., etc. It was an easy drive to the park loop road, the carriage roads and downtown Bar Harbor, but far enough away from the hustle and bustle to be able to appreciate the beautiful night sky, find owls, and light a bonfire to enjoy the peacefulness of the woods. I had to email the owner about something and she was kind, thoughtful and helpful. We don't usually repeat vacations, but we just may return to this beautiful location!"
Guest: makotaraDate of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 24, 2015
"We enjoyed a superb week at this home. Our group was a family reunion with 10 adults and 4 children, and we fit pretty well, although some of the kids slept on the floor in sleeping bags and in a travel crib.
The location is quiet and private, a mile from a sleepy fishing village and right on the water. The views are unmatched and the house is set up to showcase the views with a huge wraparound porch, 2nd floor porch off of the master suite, and lots of comfortable deck furniture. We rented kayaks from Acadia 1 Kayaks (also highly recommend!), which delivered to the house, and spent most mornings paddling up and down the harbor. We saw seals, bald eagles, and a variety of waterfowl. There are a few neighbors down the road, but we only saw them from our kayaks as we were paddling back to the house. Although 30 minutes from Ellsworth and 60 minutes from Bar Harbor, the house is very close to Schoodic Point, Winter Harbor, and Prospect Harbor, which are worth exploring and offer much beyond the overdeveloped side of Acadia.
The kitchen is well equipped with many items I didn't expect to find including a spice cabinet and muffin tins. There is a large easy to use gas grill on the back porch.
The master suite is expansive and has unbelievable views of Prospect harbor. The two downstairs bedrooms with queen beds are spacious with private baths. The other two downstairs bedrooms (bunk bed and twin rooms) are quite small, but adequately furnished.
The bathrooms are all up to date and comfortable. There is no bath tub (only showers).
The sauna is great, we got it up to 200 degrees and used it most evenings.
The two living rooms are adequate. The sofas and chairs are not super comfy as mentioned in prior reviews, but to be honest this was one of the few minuses, and didn't factor much into our stay, as we spent most of the daytime outside hiking and boating."
Guest: Scott R.Date of Stay: October 2015Review Submitted: October 15, 2015