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Recent Bernard reviews

  • 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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  • Perfect, cozy, relaxing spot

    "My boyfriend and I stayed in this lovely cottage while exploring Acadia. It was perfect for the two of us! Much more spacious than the pictures show. The flowers were welcoming as was the sunny, open entryway/living room. We were half an hour from most of the hikes we wanted to do but very close to Southwest Harbor which was a classy and quaint town with just enough delicious restaurants and activity to keep us satisfied. We even got pizza one early evening and brought it back to the cottage and sat outside on the patio and ate pizza and drank beers. We had scrumptious seafood in town a few nights as well. It was peaceful and private and felt like we were in our own little world. There were a few hikes we also did close to the cottage and Bass Harbor lighthouse was just a few minutes down the road. We had wanted to extend our stay because we were enjoying our time so much but someone else was arriving. Leslie was great on the phone when we were first exploring options and we are so thankful we decided on this location once we became familiar with a few of the other towns we were checking out online. If you want a home away from home that is close enough to different activities and great food but far enough that you aren't right in the thick of tourist hell, this is definitely a perfect option."
    Guest: Naomi W. Date of Stay: September 2016 Review Submitted: October 7, 2016
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  • Still awesome!

    "My husband and I recently returned from our third annual (note the word annual) stay at Harbor Cottage. We intended to go elsewhere this year, but Harbor Cottage just called to us. As we walked in the front door the brightness, the airiness, the openness immediately reminded us of why we love this place. The harbor was still in view from all the windows, the lobster "mart" was still within an easy walk down the hill with the freshest lobsters ever, Seafood Ketch was still serving great food at harbor's edge in the sun, the ferry still sounded its fog horn on a foggy morning, and the cottage still welcomed. It's comforting to know that some things can be counted on to stay the same. This cottage is the perfect location for enjoying all that MDI has to offer. And it's the perfect location to return to after a day of exploring. Thanks, Roger!"
    Guest: sherry Date of Stay: September 2016 Review Submitted: October 5, 2016
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  • Indian Head Provides Your Family and Friends with Their Own World

    "Some of the best things about Indian Head Camp are all the things it doesn't have. No wifi, spotty cell coverage, no TVs, no AC, no neighbors, and there's no sense of time here. Outside of a few sparse modern conveniences, it's pretty easy to feel like you've stepped many decades into the past. Or, staying in the present, the rustic buildings and the primitive nature of the densely forested property can make you feel as if you've gotten lost and stumbled onto a forgotten encampment in the woods. Vacations here are about being surrounded by family, friends, nature and simplicity. Lobster dinners in the great room, gorgeous sunsets on the deck, morning coffee and a book on a beachside boulder, discovering old family artifacts in the various buildings, ferrying the kids out to the rock outcropping in Mitchell's Cove at low tide to hunt for shells, playing lawn games in the old croquet field, doing puzzles on the coffee table, wine and storytelling by the fireplaces at night, taking the first bath you've taken in who knows how long, hunting for driftwood... there are so many easy, simple pleasures to be enjoyed without even going back up the driveway. When you do venture out into Mount Desert Island's version of the real world, there are seemingly endless options for both adventure and relaxation, but there are plenty of other places to read about those possibilities. The magic of Indian Head is how it nurtures much deeper, truer connections—to family, friends, nature and self—than our "connected" world can. It is an incomparable backdrop for creating memories that become a part of you and the people you spend time with here."
    Guest: Sean H. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 26, 2016
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