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Recent Great Duck Island reviews

  • Quiet, beautiful waterside compound

    "We just got back from a wonderful week in Mt Desert! We had 14 in our family from ages 3-78. The good: *The view! Spectacular during high tide! Definitely recommend kayaking in Squid Cove out to Squid Island) We saw 2 seals:) Water is so calm. We were so amazed how much the water came in and out (and how quickly!) between high/low tide. *The location - quiet area of the island and close to Southwest Harbor, Bar Harbor. Bar Harbor is a zoo! *Crabs, hermit crabs, little crayfish near the shore:) Hoping to see more sea creatures. Saw one starfish! *Kitchen was well stocked (appreciated some spices in the pantry - we left a few ourselves) *Beds were comfortable *Comfortable living area in new house *Board games and lawn games (croquet & bocci - the kids had a blast playing both on the lawn area next to the new house) Not so good: * In the old cottage, had issues with opening/closing the door in the kitchen *Locking doors was a bit confusing - we didn't end up locking up any of the doors - I know some of my family was not comfortable with that. *There should be some directions on using the fireplaces in the old cottage. We had smoke coming in the cabin because we didn't realize to tie up the chain for the flue. Even when we tied the chain up, we still had some smoke coming in the rooms (there's a fireplace in the master bedroom, family room and the bedroom with the queen + 2 bunk beds). Bummer! The bedrooms smelled smokey for several days:( *Mosquitos!!! Bring your mosquito spray + anti-itch medicine! We probably each got at least 15 bites! More noticeable during low tide. *Furniture for new house was not put outside but was quickly fixed with a phone call. I think we were the first ones using the houses for the season so things were not quite prepared. *Bathrooms/bedrooms in the old cottage were not as tidy as the new house. Cobwebs, bugs in shower, dust in the master bedroom. I realize we are in the wilderness here but we expect it to be super clean. I'm guessing the houses were not cleaned just before we got there. *Had some issues with animal noises in the middle of the night. Raccoons under the baseboards in the master bedroom - terrible sound! Google it! In the master bedroom in the new house, we had mice making scratching sounds but luckily it only lasted 2 nights but still! We even had a sound machine and we woke up to the scratching sounds:( Overall, we had a memorable vacation!!"
    Guest: Lisa Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: June 28, 2016
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  • Grand House and Great Location

    "Our group of senior citizens rented this grand, spacious house for our thirtieth fall reunion. A fine example of the period, the house has been selectively updated with modern conveniences without diminishing its charm. We found it to be very clean and more than adequately furbished for our stay. Being only a short walk from Bar Harbor village and convenient to Arcadia National Park, we found it to be ideally located. Highly recommended."
    Guest: Richard B. Date of Stay: September 2016 Review Submitted: October 18, 2016
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  • Quiet peaceful cottage.

    "The cottage was perfect for my wife and I to celebrate our 20year anniversary. We are avid cyclists and love to bike. The cottage is in a great spot. We were so close to all the trails and Acadia national park. The owner was very nice and the cottage had everything we needed. We are looking forward to staying there again."
    Guest: David S. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: July 13, 2016
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  • Fall Fabulous! Like new! Convenient! Sparkling clean! Wonderful owner!

    "My husband and I had the pleasure of staying in DeeDee's townhouse for 4 nights. The weather and foliage were fantastic during our stay!! But what will, perhaps, be the most memorable is DeeDee and her amazing hospitality. Her townhouse is perfectly described in the listing.....living room opening to the kitchen ... including a large flat screen HD tv with Netflix! Downstairs full bathroom with shower and washer/dryer. Upstairs 2 matching bedrooms with comfortable beds and a full bathroom with another stall shower. DeeDee says the townhouse was built 13 years ago but it looks brand new. Everything is beyond well maintained, spotless, comfortable, and efficient! The house is on a quiet street but very close to groceries, churches, downtown, restaurants, shopping, the harbor, and Acadia. These are some of the things I appreciated that not all rentals have: Tissues, clocks in bedrooms, nightlights in hall and bathroom, Wifi that really works, great blinds on all windows, binoculars, pen & paper, brighter light bulbs in lamps, bottled water upon arrival, large screen HD TV with Netflix too, larger mirrors in bedroom and bath, lots of soft fluffy matching towels, laundry soap, multiple menus for all kinds of restaurants, and lots of books to look through on Bar Harbor and Acadia. In addition, the furniture is comfortable....a huge recliner as well as a wonderful rocking chair to go along with 2 couches. There is nothing we could think of the DeeDee hasn't already provided. As others have said, she was always helpful with suggestions, photos ahead of time, and fast response to questions, but never intrusive. In 3 full days, we were able to do: The Oceanarium, the winery, the Acadian Nature cruise, the shore walk, shopping, a horse drawn carriage ride in Acadia, and St Savior's church. We ate at & loved The Log Cabin, the Chart Room, Rosalie's Pizza, West Street Cafe, Epi's Pizza, and the Coffee Cup Diner. Of course we also had yummy chocolates, fudge and ice cream!! Our trip to Bar Harbor was wonderful!!! It began and ended with DeeDee and her warm, welcoming hugs, her immaculate home, her excellent advice/suggestions, and attention to our comfort and happiness! I highly highly recommend renting with her and looking no further!!! We would absolutely rent with DeeDee again and will tell our friends too!"
    Guest: Marcia R. Date of Stay: October 2016 Review Submitted: October 15, 2016
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