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Recent Sorrento reviews

  • Spacious, comfortable home for a family vacation

    "Island Watch is a spacious home that is both comfortable and casual -- excellent venue for our family of 8 adults and two small children. There is a great view from the large deck with perimeter benches and a table with 6 chairs. A pretty glassed-in porch connects the deck to the house. The large great room has a dining table and chairs for 10 at one end, seating with a beautiful, word-burning stone fireplace in the middle, and a bar and stools at other end. The lower level has a sitting room and full kitchen; bedroom; laundry and bath. There are 6 bedrooms and 5 baths on main and second floors. The kitchen very well stocked – dishes and tableware for at least 16. There is virtually every utensil and form of cookware including lobster cooker and large propane grill. There is also a large yard and lovely plantings/gardens. Island Watch is a 5-minute drive into center of SW Harbor; or walk down the back path -- though the walk is a bit strenuous with tricky footing in places along the way. It is an easy drive to everything on the island and then nice to be away from the crush of people when you are "at home." The owners were very accommodating throughout the entire process and during our stay and were immediately responsive to emails in advance of the trip. The home belonged to Margery's mother. They stopped by to check in and provide advice about the area all of which was very helpful. They responded quickly to questions and provided child equipment upon request. The property is pet friendly. We would definitely return. We had a 5-star vacation here, and we would have given Island Watch a 5-star review except for three things -- great room furniture is not especially comfortable (this was not an issue for us because the weather was nice so we spent a lot of time on the deck, but during a rainy week, this would have been disappointing), though there are dozens of kitchen utensils and pans, they are not very well organized so it took a bit of effort to appreciate what was there, the lower level is a bit damp (if we had used this space, it would have needed a dehumidifier), and finally, the house could have been cleaner upon arrival. Let me emphasize that none of this would stop us from returning or recommending the property. It was an excellent choice and we enjoyed it fully. We offer thanks to the Bucks for their hospitality."
    Guest: Christine H. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 10, 2016
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  • Clean, lovely and peaceful. Miss it already!

    ""Singing Hill" surpassed our expectations. It was the cleanest and most well organized house we've ever rented, and was a short walk to a lovely, little village with shops and restaurants. The wrap-around porch was the nicest I've ever sat on, with a hammock which we practically fought over! It was our first time in The Bar Harbor area, and we can't wait to go back. Don't hesitate to rent this beautiful home with floor-to-ceiling fireplace and kitchen window through which you will see hummingbirds on a daily basis."
    Guest: Terry G. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 10, 2016
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  • Wonderful vacation with family at the Healing Porch

    "Staying at this house in Northeast harbor turned out to be a tremendous part of our vacation to Bar Harbor. We did spend time enjoying the fast paced life of Bar Harbor and the awesome scenery of Acadia, but the Healing Porch was a wonderful place to hang out and re-group. This quiet, clean and comfortable house provided everything we needed for a relaxing family time. Those of us that are early risers enjoyed the mornings sitting on the porch with coffee and conversation. Dinners with everyone at the same table were priceless. The owner was very accommodating and very available. I feel like, at times, we bothered him a little too much for advice about the area, but Don handled every inquiry with a smile and solid information. If I can convince the group (13) to go again next year this is our choice place to stay."
    Guest: Mark S. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 21, 2016
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  • perfectly peaceful & beautiful

    "My boyfriend and I stayed in Rugosa cottage with our dog in late October. It was the perfect location for a peaceful, restful getaway. The cottage was a very short drive to Acadia Park and downtown Bar Harbor, both of which we loved exploring during the daytime. The cottage was the perfect place to get cozy, watch a movie and recharge for the next day's adventures. We also LOVED starting and ending our days around the fire pit on the property. The views of sunset from the private beach were beautiful. Chelcey does a fabulous job of anticipating her guests needs, the cottage was well equipped with the simple details that made the trip all the more enjoyable -- table and chairs on the deck, extra blankets, easy to find cooking utensils and food containers, guide books etc. I couldn't have been happier that we found her cottage for our last minute getaway and would love to return. We had a great time in October, but I'd also love to return in warmer weather, the private beach seems like be the perfect place to launch a paddle board or kayak."
    Guest: Allison H. Date of Stay: October 2016 Review Submitted: November 18, 2016
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