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Recent Swans Island reviews

  • 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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  • Best views for the fireworks

    "We had a great time staying in Torri's house in Stonington. The location is great with superb views of the harbor and the islands from the living room and a large deck. We found the kitchen well supplied; the cooking stove is gas, not electric, which we always appreciate. The house has comfortable beds. Everything was clean and well arranged when we arrived. We found the cell phone connection patchy on the island, but that in itself can be an opportunity of sorts. The drive to Acadia national park is about 80 mins - the first half of the drive is very beautiful. All in all we had a great, relaxing stay, slept well, saw a lot, and would recommend both the house and Stonington to all our friends."
    Guest: Tallsky Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 12, 2016
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  • Ideal getaway!!!

    "My husband and I have been going to Mt. Desert Island for over 45 years to enjoy the spectacular ocean walks and views, mountains, and lakes that the island offers. As much as we loved our twice (or thrice) annual trips to Acadia, the noisy motels/hotels and long restaurant lines were becoming tiresome and diminished our level of enjoyment. We'd often rented cottages elsewhere but had never found a cottage in the Bar Harbor area that we liked until we stumbled upon Paul's Cottage. What we ideally had wanted was a cottage on the ocean with a fireplace that offered both privacy and easy access to Acadia Park. After spending a fall and spring week in Paul's Cottage this past year, we have found it a perfect fit for us, offering many amenities including the following. - situated right on the shore with stunning westerly island and sunset views - welcoming, friendly, and accommodating owners (available but not intrusive) - a large updated kitchen not wanting for anything - fresh lobster and other seafood, produce, groceries, etc. available within a short drive - very good restaurants (especially in season) if desired - Acadia Park sites within easy driving distance - various books and games to enjoy by the huge fireplace (endless supply of firewood available) or on the spacious deck overlooking the water - the Southwest Harbor Library issues guest passes for non-residents for supplemental reading choices We are very much looking forward to our two-week stay this fall and are considering a winter visit at some point."
    Guest: Barb Date of Stay: May 2016 Review Submitted: June 16, 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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