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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

Recent Mid-Coast & Islands reviews

  • Peaceful

    "What a wonderful way to spend downtime with the family. We typically stay pretty busy on vacation and everyone was content to just hang out this time. The weather was perfect and we enjoyed the cottage and views. The cottage was homey with the stone fireplace and comfortable furniture. It was great to have the windows open to enjoy the breeze and sounds of the wave. Thank you for sharing your cottage with us (and thanks for the reminder of the bonfire on the rocks). I hope to return in the future."
    Guest: Kelli W. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 9, 2014
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  • Most peaceful week ever!

    "My husband and I spent a week at this wonderful property to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary and his birthday, which was during our stay. It was amazing to look out on salt water from so many windows and each time we stepped outside! The view from the house is mesmerizing, with a gorgeous sunrise every morning. I never tired of photographing the sunrise, even though the pictures are all very similar. Higgins Island makes the view more interesting out front, and the cove is peaceful while the waters just beyond are more active. We had fun walking out to, and around, Higgins Island during low tide. There is a trail head at the end of the road which splits, one way going to the island, and the other into the woods and around a beaver pond. They are set aside for our enjoyment by the Islesboro Island Trust, which has at least a dozen such spots on the island. We hiked them all, and we bicycled all over the island. It is a great island for cycling! Michael could not be more charming and thoughtful and kind; he was an excellent communicator and very helpful. The house was exactly as shown in the photographs, and the long lawn reaching to the water, studded with apple trees and four Adirondack chairs, is like Paradise. A family of deer visited each evening to collect the apples that had fallen that day from the tree. The house is both elegant and comfortable. In a day or two, it felt like home. By the end of the week, I wanted to buy it. Michael's book collection and record collection are impressive, and my husband could have spent a few more months just looking at the books. We were afraid to touch the stereo and records, even though it is okay with Michael. As people who are usually very "plugged in" it was good for us not to have internet for a week. It is a great reminder that a retreat from the hustle bustle of the world can be very good for the soul, and for the relationship too. I almost feel that I cannot get a real vacation from work anymore unless I can put in my out-of-the-office auto-reply that I am on an island in Maine (or somewhere) where there is no internet. There are fewer and fewer places like that. The break from TV didn't hurt either. We read, hiked, biked, and I knitted a sweater! We cooked and ate and explored. I would not be at all surprised if we go back next year. Thank you so much, Michael, for sharing your lovely Cape with people you do not even know. It is a great act of generosity."
    Guest: Kathleen J. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 7, 2014
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  • Wonderful and accommodating host!

    "While we didn't end up staying at the cottage, Gibby was wonderful to work with. Due to some circumstances, we weren't able to book with him but he offered many alternatives and suggestions to aid us during the booking process. He was very accommodating and attentive to our needs and situation. We look forward to working with Gibby again and securing a stay in his beautiful cottage!"
    Guest: Krysta & Clay Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 21, 2014
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  • Great House !!

    "Every detail as described by Darren in this listing was accurate. He was extremely easy to work with and he paid attention to the smallest details to ensure a relaxing week's stay in this superb home. 7 family members were in our group along with our 3 dogs who also enjoyed the area. Live lobsters were available a few miles away and we were able to eat a total of 77 during our stay. Thanks again Darren for sharing your home with us. Highly recommended !!"
    Guest: "From Away" Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 21, 2014
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