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Recent World reviews
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: pdDate of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: September 22, 2014
"How refreshing to find a vacation home that is dog-friendly and doesn't even charge an extra fee!
The one thing the owner asks of you is that you don't let your dog on the furniture. There is a fenced-in
back yard where your dog (or children) can play and a game room where your children/teenagers can
entertain themselves. In addition, there are 3 flat-screen tvs (in the den and 2 of the bedrooms).
When we walked in the front door, we knew that the many reviews for this house were accurate.
From the welcome basket and note on the table to the many extra kitchen supplies and condiments,
we could not have asked for anything more. This owner truly knows how to make guests feel welcome
and relaxed. Thank you for a wonderful week!"
Guest: Carolyn H.Date of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: April 22, 2015
"We found this at the last minute and what a great find it was. The owners were friendly and helpful. There were three of us and this was perfect. I'd say it might feel a bit tight for more than three. It was clean and nicely decorated. The bed was very comfortable, although the pillows weren't ideal, but I like a fluffy pillow. The daybed was also comfortable. It was steps to the beach and a nice walk to downtown. The area was quiet at night. The internet was a little spotty, but it was fine for our stay. Unlike some places we've rented, the list of rules was short and sweet. The Bamboo Loft was a perfect fit. I'd definitely recommend it!"
Guest: TiffanyDate of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: March 30, 2015
"This rental certainly deserves 5 stars. Its location is ideal, within walking distance from a large grocery store, the boardwalk, and one of the best restaurants on the island. The owners are personable and warm, and even helped us get to the ferry on time when we were running a bit late. The property and rooms are clean and well maintained. We will return, and will recommend Summer Place to our friends."
Guest: JBDate of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: February 26, 2015