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Recent Orland reviews

  • Peaceful and Perfect

    "My husband and I wanted a quiet and private place to call home while we explore Acadia National Park. Maureen and Steve were prompt in responding to our initial requests and payment was simple. Driving up to the property is impressive. It's so tranquil and beautiful. The Garaj is detached from the main house, so you have as much privacy as you need. However, they are available for anything you need during your stay. We hiked hard every day and looked forward to calling the Garaj Mahal home to rest and recover each evening. They have kayaks and a canoe for use, and a wonderful launching point just steps from the Garaj. You could easily spend days on Salt Pond exploring the coastline, seals, and other wildlife. Maureen and Steve have provided everything in the sweet little apartment that you could possibly need. They couldn't be lovelier. We could have easily stayed for weeks on end, but sadly, our vacation came to an end! Thank you Maureen and Steve! We miss the place already!"
    Guest: Sherryl G. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 17, 2016
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  • Perfect Get Away From It All

    "I was looking for a quiet place to spend a week with my girls (12 and 15) that would be peaceful, fun, and close enough to Bar Harbor to visit but far enough to feel like we were getting away from it all. I really could not have found a more perfect place; John and Liz made us feel so welcomed it was like being in our own home, not a rental, right from the start. The house itself is really beautifully situated; the beach is right down a path out the back steps, the sun sparkles through the windows in the mornings, the stars sparkle at night and the waves, when it's windy, will put you to sleep. It's on a hushed country road with few cars; the quiet in the air is stunning, especially at night. We also fell in love with the dogs - especially Maddie, who we miss - it was like a fringe benefit! Everything we needed was there; bikes to ride and wood for the outdoor fire pit and even fresh eggs from the chickens. We stopped at Tradewinds in Blue Hill on the way for food - which I recommend - but the cottage has what you would need otherwise - towels and sheets and blankets and a kitchen stocked with the basics, pots and pans and utensils, washer/dryer, dishwasher, etc. Pretty much whatever you need is there, making it a lot easier to unpack and unwind. Liz and John are great hosts, the house is sweet and cozy, and it was as perfect a week as I could have imagined. If you are trying to avoid the bustle of Bar Harbor but want to be close enough to get there for dinner or day trips (about 45 minutes), you can't do better. Liz also recommended a boat trip in Bass Harbor (Island Cruises) which was an absolute must, a great way to spend an afternoon. Thanks Liz and John for helping us make lifelong memories, we hope to come back!"
    Guest: Eric H. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: June 30, 2016
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  • So welcoming in every way

    "We spent a week at NortherNest; my husband, our portuguese water dog and our two beagles! I'm not sure who enjoyed the 'nest' more; my husband and I, or the dogs! The moment we entered the 'nest', there were welcoming touches everywhere; from the water bowl adorned with dog biscuits, to the crisply made beds with lovely linens and bedcovers, to the freshly cut and arranged garden flowers throughout the house. Our stay was relaxing and peaceful beyond words. As some have already said, the pictures just don't fully account for the beautiful setting, the amazing beach, enclosed deck with access to the pup area, and proximity to Mt Desert Island and Acadia Nat'l Park. We explored all of the island and the park everyday. What a pleasure to have our beagles off leash enjoying time on the deck with us! We will definitely return!"
    Guest: Deborah M. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: July 4, 2016
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  • Scenic wonderland

    "We have visited, Maine for the past five years during the holidays to see our grand kids and this I by far the best place we have stayed at. Extremely close to downtown Bangor, Mall, Theater and restaurants. Although winter time is not for everybody, we thoroughly enjoy it. There are plenty of activities for all ages."
    Guest: Keith m. Date of Stay: December 2015 Review Submitted: January 18, 2016
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