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Recent Southwest Harbor reviews

  • Great House, Great Location

    "This was our first time traveling to Maine, and we are so glad we chose this home for our vacation. The house is located in a quiet location, which is semi wooded. The house was very clean and well stocked with everything you need to make your stay enjoyable. The location is perfect for exploring Acadia National Park as well as the other Towns in the area, and is close to many restaurants. We spent most of our time exploring Acadia National Park and did a lot of hiking daily. It was nice to come back to the house and relax in the hot tub on the back deck. The house has a gas fireplace in the living room and we used it nightly, it was nice to relax on the couch watching TV and the fire. The owner is great to deal with, she always promptly answered any questions I had prior to our arrival. We will definitely be renting this house again when we come back to Maine. I would definitely recommend this house to anyone visiting the area."
    Guest: Robert s. Date of Stay: September 2016 Review Submitted: September 26, 2016
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  • Wonderful family vacation getaway

    "My wife, three children and I went for a week this summer. The draw of Acadia National Park, the ocean, and all it has to offer were the reasons we love coming to this location. The rental house was small but comfy. We needed heat for chilly nights and the owners were so helpful in getting the gas stove in the living room going for us. The cottage was clean and well equipped. The gas grill was the only issue I had, but I bought a lighter and got it going to cook out. Many delicious restaurants nearby, one you can walk to at the end of the street. We also walked to the ferry and had a beautiful boat ride to the close island and ate a picnic there. You can bike to the Bass Harbor Lighthouse and plenty of room to play frisbee and ball in the side yard. We had a fun time and the owners were so helpful. Thurstons Lobster Pound was on the other side of town, and had the most delicious lobster dinners and views of lobster boats on their moorings. I recommend this cottage for a quiet break but it is only a short drive or a LLBean van ride into Bar Harbor."
    Guest: Craig D. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: November 29, 2016
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  • Black Dog watch

    "This is a great place. Great kitchen Great view. Good hosts!"
    Guest: Jake (Steve) H. Date of Stay: October 2016 Review Submitted: October 29, 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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