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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Acadia reviews

  • Best of Both Worlds

    "Peg's Pocket on the “quietside” of Mount Desert Island, is a lovely cottage in Bass Harbor. Peg is the perfect host- very responsive, interesting and a joy to chat with. The cottage is lovingly and thoughtfully cared for. It is completely surrounded by Peg's beautiful gardens, and nearby are quiet and helpful neighbors. The setting is perfect- you can see the harbor out of both the living room and bedroom windows. The cottage is right in the middle of a private lane but only a short walk to the harbor and the Seafood Ketch restaurant. The house itself was perfect, pleasantly decorated and comfortable for all our needs. It is clean and roomy with several cozy spots in which to relax, both inside and out. You can sit on the small front porch with a cup of coffee or glass of wine and admire the harbor. Although it was just 2 of us staying it would also work for a couple with 2 children. The queen-sized bed was very comfortable. The bathroom was adorable with on-demand hot water. The kitchen was well-equipped with everything we needed to cook our meals (including a 4-pound lobster). For the cooler weather, there is a gas fireplace stove that would take the chill off. We were so glad that we stayed on this side of the island rather than in Bar Harbor. We appreciated the fact that Bass Harbor is a working harbor and not a tourist town. Mt. Desert Island is quite compact, so we could drive to almost any of our activities in less than 30 minutes. The nearby town of Southwest Harbor (10 min drive) had several excellent restaurants and shops. All in all, the location was the best of both worlds, especially for a relaxing vacation. For restaurants: lobster roll at Beal's and small plates at Coda. Our favorite was Sips, where we had delicious food, cocktails and wine. Of course, cycling the beautiful carriage roads is a must. Hike Mt. Dorr instead of Cadillac to avoid the crowds. Drive around the coast and watch the surf explode through Thunder Hole. Thuya Gardens are beautiful. We kayaked secluded Seal Cove Pond, and Long Pond and saw loons on both. There are plenty of trails for both the serious and less adventurous hiker. And, we experienced some the best star-gazing right from the cottage yard. MDI has a lot to offer- plenty to keep us busy for a week or more. After each day of exploration, it was great to return to Peg's Pocket to prepare a simple dinner and enjoy the sunset. We hope to see Peg and MDI again!"
    Guest: Cincy Date of Stay: September 2016 Review Submitted: September 17, 2016
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  • Perfect home for MDI vacation!

    "We had the most enjoyable time here for our annual Fall foliage vacation on Mount Desert Island. Whitney's and Dan's home is perfect for a truly gorgeous and relaxing stay. The home was stocked with everything we needed and more. Not only are the layout and decor attractive, the beds are super comfortable, the views and privacy are amazing, and the only phone call we had to make (to check on how to adjust the heat) was answered in less than 5 minutes. We have nothing but superlatives to say about this home!"
    Guest: Diana B. Date of Stay: October 2016 Review Submitted: November 1, 2016
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  • Wonderful Visit

    "We were blown away by the beauty of the house and surrounding land. The location was great for us- very quiet, right on the water, and a short drive to Acadia/Bar Harbor downtown. Traveling with a one year old and a dog, we wanted a house that was more than just a place to sleep, some place where we would feel comfortable hanging out both during the day as well as at night after the baby went to sleep- this house exceeded our expectations. Brenda was extremely helpful and accessible with any questions or concerns. We were prepared to bring a portable crib and high chair but we were happy to find that both of these could be provided for us which lightened the load in the car. We definitely recommend this house."
    Guest: Robyn F. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: July 20, 2016
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  • Wonderful Family Vacation in Acadia

    "We had a wonderful week at BassTerre. We knew that Acadia would be spectacular, but was so thrilled to see that BassTerre was equally terrific. The property is just as described, but the view and private setting is even more impressive than shown. We really appreciated the owners many recommendations, and the cottage had absolutely everything we needed to make us feel at home. Our kids explored the shoreline each day, going on countless “buoy hunts” and we loved the huge front lawn for family games of badminton and soccer.(as well as building evening campfires on the beach!) Great location to get to the park and most of our days were spent hiking and exploring Acadia. 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 30 minutes), you can't do better. Southwest Harbor is less than 10 minutes away with many lovely shops and restaurants and Bass Harbor is only 5 minutes away (Island Cruises, out of Bass Harbor, is a must!) The views from the cottage and deck were absolutely breathtaking, lobster boats were fun to watch and hear, an eagle flying overhead, deer in the early morning, and being able to step out to our private beach was priceless. Lobster was available just about everywhere, but we really enjoyed ordering it fresh from the Goose Cove lobstermen and enjoying it on our deck while watching the sunset. So beautiful, so Maine, so thankful for it all. Will definitely return to BassTerre for more family memories!"
    Guest: Williams family Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: November 30, 2016
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