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Recent Acadia reviews

  • Pictures do Not do Justice to This Beautiful Home

    "Our family stayed at Meadowside Cottage this past week. We were in Southwest Harbor for a wedding. Over the weekend we were six adults and one grandchild with a smaller number staying on to enjoy Mr. Desert Island the rest of the time. This house was perfect for us at all times. Looking at the vrbo pictures we were worried the house might be too small, but rented it based on one of the reviews that said the pictures do not do justice to the house. This is so true! The first floor is spacious and light filled. The living room is large with a comfortable sofa and chairs. The dining room is large and the table is comfortable and inviting. The sun room is large and lovely. The kitchen is generously equipped and easy to work in. There is a very nice separate study with easy internet access and a closet full of puzzles, games and videos. The bedrooms, up and down are well furnished. And the back yard is large with a fire pit and a generous herb, vegetable and flower garden that can be used by renters. Meadowside Cottage really is a large house that invites one to rest and relax and feel at home. And the location is convenient to so much. It is five minutes from downtown Southwest Harbor, four minutes to the Seawall Picnic Area, and 5 minutes to the beautiful Ship Harbor hike. Even though we toured Mt. Desert Island in the end we would have been happy to stay in the immediate area a enjoy the hikes We would like to recommend the Common Good Soup Kitchen that is next to the Seawall Motel just a few minutes away. This is a lovely restaurant space with good views of the seawall. A breakfast of oatmeal, coffee and delicious popovers are served from 7:30 to 11:30 on a donation basis. The proceeds go to meals for those in the community who may need food during the off season. It is a warm cheerful experience. The owners were very easy to work with. We had one small leak during a storm and called the housekeeper who lives across the street. She called the handyman who also lives nearby and he came over immediately. All were very pleasant and helpful. This is a cared about and cared for home. We have rented from vrbo owners across the country and can say this is one of the best experiences we have had."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 14, 2014
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  • Peace and paradise

    "Nous avons passé une semaine fantastique. Ce cottage est absolument parfait. Le lieu, la décoration, les activités et le design du bâtiment... Tout est très bien agencé. Le parc Acadia est juste à côté et la petite ville de Ellsworth est très sympathique avec de petits magasins. Cet endroit et ce cottage sont à recommandé. We had a fantastic week. This cottage is absolutely perfect. The location, decor, activities and the building design... Everything is very well arrange. Acadia park is right around the corner and the small town of Ellsworth is very nice with a lot of boutique / small stores. This place and this cottage must be recommended."
    Guest: Sebastien Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 13, 2014
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  • Very clean charming waterfront home that fit our family well. Pet Friendly too!

    "We loved all the room to spread out and the large yard for our dog to be able to run and get some exercise too! The house is very clean and well stocked. We found everything we needed. There are two bedrooms upstairs and one bath. Downstairs is another bath, mud room, laundry room, living room/dining and a den. The furniture is comfortable and everything makes you feel right at home in "Maine". The only reason this didn't get a perfect 5 star rating from us was because of the closeness to the slightly busy street and the noise you hear very early in the AM from the lobster boats/fisherman. This is of no fault of the house or owner - and may not bother many. But, for us as light sleepers we had a few rough spots in our sleep. The views from the dining room and deck are amazing - we had a couple gorgeous sunsets similar the picture posted above. We brought high end kayaks and felt ok about leaving them beside the garage. It was great to load the kayak right into the harbor at the edge of the lawn- very convenient. We kayaked once at Echo lake but, mostly just paddled throughout the harbor and explored a little island. There a few restaurants down the street in 'town' and if you cross the harbor you find Thurstons- this place proved to be WAY too busy for us as many were lined up outside - not a good choice if you have a child... Southwest harbor a quick 10 min drive away has many more restaurants. We brought our dog along and he loved laying on the deck - there was a handy hose near the deck which was useful to wash the dog after a swim or a walk along the shore. Do be prepared for bugs - we used bug spray almost every night and I brought a citronella candle which we used as well. The shore is tidal and you can walk out quite a distance - we walked the shore daily and found many "treasures". My son became addicted to finding "sea glass" - I had to explain that the broken fresh glass is just trash and to look for only the frosted kind... let's just say we had a lot of "extra" LOL - but, my one of favorite things to do since being a child and visiting my grandparents in Searsport... If you want to explore Acadia and the Down East - but don't want the hussle bussle of Bar Harbor then this would be a good option for you. We prefer quite nights and peaceful surroundings. Paul, the owner is very accommodating and very quick with any questions/concerns you may have. Thank you for sharing your vacation home with us!"
    Guest: pd Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 22, 2014
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  • Best kept secret on Mt. Desert

    "This cabin was amazing and perfect for our family of 3. The view, the shoreline, the babbling brook, the seclusion, the creek, the "rustic cabin..where do I begin?We absolutely loved it! We felt like we were back at summer camp only in a nice log cabin with running water, hot water, electricity, comfortable beds. The bedrooms are on the creekside of the house attached to the log cabin side by a breezeway. That made it nice for those that want to sleep in to not be disturbed by the early riser. I hope we can come back again."
    Guest: Margaret D. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: September 9, 2014
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