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  • Perfect place

    "We had a wonderful time at this perfect place. You feel the love of the owners when they renewed the house. They were perfect hosts to us. We didn't miss anything at the clean house and Peter and Susann were helpful all the time. We were lucky to stay on the quite side of Acadia in the busy time of summer."
    Guest: Juliane K. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: September 24, 2016
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  • Perfect base camp in Bass Harbor

    "Our second stay at the Ebb Tide with our pooch was as perfect as the first. Such a perfect location on the water in Bass Harbor. The house is wonderful with awesome views of the sunset from the house, patio with a fire ring, or chairs down at the water. It was so nice to have a quiet place to come back too and unwind after a day of exploring the wonderful hiking trails that Acadia National Park offers. Shelly maintains beautiful gardens around the house and has several bird feeders that attract lots of birds. The house is equipped with everything you need to make your stay enjoyable and if you do need something Shelly and Larry are eager to assist. We used the gas grill for half our meals, and enjoyed several local establishments in Southwest Harbor the other nights. Highly recommend "Eat a Pita" and the attached "Island Bar" for an awesome meal. Thurston's Lobster Pound is a 10 minute drive or use the canoe that comes with the house and paddle across the harbor and tie up at their dock to earn those steamers and beer! Many evenings we took a drive along the Seawall with walks at Wonderland Trail, Ship Harbor Nature Trail, and the Bass Harbor Lighthouse. We saw lots of deer each night we did this. The shower includes a floor to ceiling window that looks out onto the harbor - how many times do you get to enjoy a wonderful sunset while showering! There is a sun room off the master bedroom with a day bed that our pooch enjoyed - he could watch all the critters and keep us safe :) The house is very bright with lots of windows, but also in a very private setting. The hiking on Acadia is very similar to the terrain in the White Mountains of NH, just shorter peaks but with views of the ocean. Even though there were 2 or 3 cruise ships in Bar Harbor most days, we met very few people on the trails and had many summits to ourselves. Very enjoyable hiking! For dog lovers - dogs are welcome on most trails, but there is also an off leash dog park over by Seal Harbor where dogs and horses are welcome, but no bikes. It has a 5 mile loop along with other trails and a pond for the pooches to go swimming. Very worth checking it out. We highly recommend a stay at Ebb Tide - already planning a return trip next year."
    Guest: Bob H. Date of Stay: September 2016 Review Submitted: October 18, 2016
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  • Lovely quiet base to explore Mount Desert Island

    "Thanks for a great welcome and enjoyable stay. The apartment is quiet and away from the busyness of Bar Harbor and nicely situated in Bass Harbor, with lovely evening views and the Bass Lighthouse just down the road. Our hosts were very friendly and welcoming with useful tips about where to go and where to eat. Thanks for a great stay. My top tip would be stock up on groceries in Ellsworth on the way through - options are limited and more expensive on MDI."
    Guest: Neil I. Date of Stay: October 2016 Review Submitted: October 21, 2016
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  • Best of Both Worlds

    "Peg's Pocket on the “quietside” of Mount Desert Island, is a lovely cottage in Bass Harbor. Peg is the perfect host- very responsive, interesting and a joy to chat with. The cottage is lovingly and thoughtfully cared for. It is completely surrounded by Peg's beautiful gardens, and nearby are quiet and helpful neighbors. The setting is perfect- you can see the harbor out of both the living room and bedroom windows. The cottage is right in the middle of a private lane but only a short walk to the harbor and the Seafood Ketch restaurant. The house itself was perfect, pleasantly decorated and comfortable for all our needs. It is clean and roomy with several cozy spots in which to relax, both inside and out. You can sit on the small front porch with a cup of coffee or glass of wine and admire the harbor. Although it was just 2 of us staying it would also work for a couple with 2 children. The queen-sized bed was very comfortable. The bathroom was adorable with on-demand hot water. The kitchen was well-equipped with everything we needed to cook our meals (including a 4-pound lobster). For the cooler weather, there is a gas fireplace stove that would take the chill off. We were so glad that we stayed on this side of the island rather than in Bar Harbor. We appreciated the fact that Bass Harbor is a working harbor and not a tourist town. Mt. Desert Island is quite compact, so we could drive to almost any of our activities in less than 30 minutes. The nearby town of Southwest Harbor (10 min drive) had several excellent restaurants and shops. All in all, the location was the best of both worlds, especially for a relaxing vacation. For restaurants: lobster roll at Beal's and small plates at Coda. Our favorite was Sips, where we had delicious food, cocktails and wine. Of course, cycling the beautiful carriage roads is a must. Hike Mt. Dorr instead of Cadillac to avoid the crowds. Drive around the coast and watch the surf explode through Thunder Hole. Thuya Gardens are beautiful. We kayaked secluded Seal Cove Pond, and Long Pond and saw loons on both. There are plenty of trails for both the serious and less adventurous hiker. And, we experienced some the best star-gazing right from the cottage yard. MDI has a lot to offer- plenty to keep us busy for a week or more. After each day of exploration, it was great to return to Peg's Pocket to prepare a simple dinner and enjoy the sunset. We hope to see Peg and MDI again!"
    Guest: Cincy Date of Stay: September 2016 Review Submitted: September 17, 2016
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