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Recent Mount Desert Island reviews

  • A slice of paradise on beautiful Goose Cove!

    "We selected BassTerre for our spring vacation and couldn't be happier with our decision. We've rented vacation homes on the Oregon coast, the Blue Ridge mountains and the Florida panhandle and BassTerre was by far the nicest and most comfortable home yet exceeding our expectations. The cottage was immaculate and attractively furnished with so many thoughtful details not normally found in a vacation "rental". We felt at home immediately and everything you need to relax is provided from the large selection of books and travel guides to the wonderful Adirondack chairs outside at the oceans edge. The kitchen has everything you'll need to cook full meals or steam lobsters/clams right down to the spices. We hiked several great trails including Penobscot Mountain to Sargent Pond, the Beehive, Champlain Mountain and South Bubble. Jordan Pond house's popovers are not to be missed and were the perfect end to one of our hikes. We walked the carriage trails, went tidepooling at Ship's Harbor Nature Trail and shopped in Southwest Harbor and Bar Harbor. A favorite outing took us to Northeast Harbor which we visited after seeing the Asticou Azalea Gardens. And I can't emphasize enough how gorgeous the views are here. Stunning sunsets were enjoyed right from our deck and huge front yard, while the backdrop of Acadia's landscape framed the scene. Just breathtaking! The starry skies at night took our breath away and walks along the shore during low tide offered us lots to explore in the tidal pools. Kayaking right from beach was incredible! We saw a harbor seal as we paddled and even met a cove lobsterman hauling in his traps. The awe-inspiring natural beauty of Blue Hill Bay and Acadia National Park was at our fingertips both weeks, and it was truly tough to leave. Just a peaceful slice of heaven...that's the best way I can describe our experience here and would highly recommend!"
    Guest: Elizabeth G. Date of Stay: September 2015 Review Submitted: January 31, 2016
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  • Wow.... A perfect vacation home away from home

    "My husband, son and I had a wonderful time at the Elvin's Chalet. You really do not need to bring anything with you except beach towels and that is TRUE! We spent many of our hours out on the back deck basking in the beautiful view of the harbor. We spent our week crawling all over Mt. Desert island. This was our first time staying on the quiet side, and I have found that Southwest Harbor is one of my new favorites. The chalet is an easy drive to anywhere on the island, and just a 5 minute drive (if that) to the Bass Harbor lighthouse. One early evening, we were able to see 2 little fawns coming up the property! What a nice added touch! The bedrooms are very accommodating, and the bed in the master bedroom was SOOO comfy. My husband and I are still missing the comfy bed, and wonderful breezes that come through the house from the harbor. This rental is a must. The owners are wonderful, and little touches in the house were so thoughtful all over. My 19 year old son was happy there was Wi-Fi, and I was in love with the kitchen and huge dinner table. You will not be disappointed by this chalet. We cannot wait to come back again. Missing Maine already."
    Guest: Michelle W. Date of Stay: August 2015 Review Submitted: August 12, 2015
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  • MM, New Jersey

    "Charming House. Immaculate. comfortable. Extremely well stocked kitchen, great location, right between Bar Harbor and Northeast Harbor. Owner extremely Helpful!! Hope we get back to the area some day. Will certainly look to renting this house again!"
    Guest: Marlene M. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: July 14, 2016
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  • Bar Harbor at its Best

    "Lindey and Tim, thank you so much for sharing your cottage with us. Waking up and going to sleep with that view was amazing. We were close to the bustle of the villages, trails with unbelievable views, and shores to take your breath away but your cottage provided a respite and oasis to regroup, and enjoy just being with family and friends. It's simplicity and quaintness were perfect for the setting and just want we needed. Please recommend to your visitors to get up early and watch the sunrise on Cadillac Mountain, explore the trails and eat breakfast at Two Cats. Enjoy!!!"
    Guest: Cyndi S. Date of Stay: May 2016 Review Submitted: June 5, 2016
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