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Recent Islesboro reviews

  • Cozy, beautiful garden setting nestled between mountains and the Bay.

    "Perfect size for the two of us for a week. We had good weather and found new trails nearby every day, often the only walkers. Day trips to Camden, BarHarbor and Acadia, and out of the way lighthouses were great! Enjoyed meeting Grechen and Steve and got good advice on where to hike. Food choices were unlimited and always tasty! Recommend the Friday night pizza at Dolci Vita. The stairs are steep, just as shown, so need to be considered if that might be an issue for you. This was our first trip to Maine and we thoroughly enjoyed the farmhouse and gardens as our home for the week."
    Guest: Judy D. Date of Stay: September 2015 Review Submitted: September 25, 2015
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  • A GRAND DOWAGER ....SHE PRESIDES OVER PENOBSCOT BAY....BEAUTIFUL

    "We drove along and then saw her this grand old house. She sat on a crest of green lawn with glorious views of the bay.The porch in back along the whole length and side was our first rest. The inside architectural accents were so appealing and the fireplace was provided with more than enough wood which we used every night. A big plus is that the beds were great...I have rented on VRBO and been once greatly disappointed but not at his house.The dining room is a grand room with wonderful lights all around from another year. The eyebrow latticed entry made you wonder about the men who built it...so talented. There were wonderful mementos of children and adults....shells all around...little rocks in the dining room drawer with names of probably all the adults and all the little ones to be used as place markers. The so comfortable leather chairs in the living room cushioned me each morning with a cup of coffee. I love Pee-G hydrangeas and big vase of them was on the coffee table. This is a house that has not been ruined by "updating"....the tubs are grand old tubs, the light switches are the old button type I love. The kitchen is so well stocked with stem ware, dishes and flatware....the old style sink was great. If you are so uptight that you must have a completely "modern" kitchen then think again. This one has every comfort.This is a great opportunity to live with a grand staircase, soaring ceilings, well done stepping stones to the bay below, a refrigerator from another era brought to this time by engineer skill. You might think you were of the privileged class just after the turn of the century. You will love this place. You will be privileged."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: October 2015 Review Submitted: October 19, 2015
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  • Perfect Location for Relishing Island Life on Islesboro

    "What a wonderful location on the island for slowing down, taking a deep breath, and relishing life on Islesboro. The lovely home sits in the middle of the island so it's easy to go up-island or down-island. Plus you have a true sense of privacy. Adirondack chairs that sit next to a short drop-off overlooking the Penobscot Bay or sitting on the property's beach were our family's go-to places to read, zone, meditate, or write. Even our 2 teens got into this pattern. They also thoroughly enjoyed the provided kayaks w/ PFDs for exploring the calm bay. Poking around on the property's beach, especially at low-tide, with no time constraints --- heaven! The island has 2 small markets (Durkee's and Island Market) that have a surprisingly nice variety of groceries/household supplies and each are a very short drive from the house. Be sure to research your food options & store hrs ahead of time so you know what you'll want to bring with you from the mainland though. The home has a generous amount of towels/linens and a nice variety of kitchen pots/pans/dishes, including an outdoor propane-fueled lobster cooker. Free WIFI is available 24/7 just a 10 min walk down the road at the public library. Thank you Alan for making your home available for those of us that relish living a more quiet, serene life, even if just for a week."
    Guest: Duke Family Date of Stay: August 2015 Review Submitted: August 20, 2015
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  • Just like family!

    "This little apartment is adorable and comfortable, but what makes it truly special are the hosts. Skip and Judy will treat you like family. They know the area very well, point out little-known points of interest, recommend restaurants, and all the usual host-like duties. But here's the amazing bit: Judy will bake for you. Skip will take you out on his boat. They might even offer to let you use their laundry facilities! I happened to visit the week of my birthday and got homemade brownies, TWICE plus a birthday cake!! There were also fresh, warm blueberry muffins, cinnamon rolls, balloons, and singing! I cannot recommend this place enough, and my mother even asked at one point, "How do y'all get anyone to leave?!" It is an honest sentiment, I did not want to leave when our week was over and am already planning for our next trip. Plan to pack light, because Judy stocks the apartment with everything you'll need, even down to extra toothbrushes if you forget one. There were razors, shampoo, conditioner, soap, lotion, kids bath stuff, even a hair dryer. Plus, the fridge and kitchen had all the essentials, condiments, paper goods, even an ironing board and iron, even though I can't imagine anyone wanting to do that on vacation. There were sodas, water, eggs, coffee, way more than I expected. And I haven't even mentioned the actual location. So easy and centrally located, almost exactly halfway between Camden and Belfast, with a gorgeous stream running right behind the apartment, and an amazing deck to enjoy morning coffee. It was easy to get anywhere we needed to go, and there is a literal book full of great information compiled by our hosts and their former guests. Judy even gave us grocery store sale ads to help with grocery shopping. I can't say enough good things about this place and its owners. There were five of us, three adults and two rowdy kids, and we never felt crowded. There were toys for the kids, books, movies, reliable internet, cable TV, you name it. I cried the day we had to leave, and cannot wait to go back."
    Guest: Vanessa Z. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: June 20, 2016
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