We've rented dozens of vacation homes in the past but this delightful cottage with its friendly, knowledgeable, hosts surpassed anything we've experienced.
The photos do not reflect the overall beauty of this uniquely designed cottage with the rich wood interior, large living-room windows framing the natural beauty of the Maine woods, cozy naturally lit personal spaces as well as a surprisingly spacious layout. Furniture and beds were very comfortable and the cottage was clean, included a coffee/tea making nook and a kitchen that was so well stocked it would warm the heart of anyone who enjoys cooking.
Our hosts, Astri and Phil were warm, welcoming and extremely knowledgeable about the entire area. Their information sheet in the cottage was particularly helpful providing thoughtful recommendations for activities for things to do at many ability levels, wonderful places to eat and places with amazing views. As world travelers themselves, Astri and Phil understand the needs of their visitors and provided just the right amount of availability and privacy. The cottage is perfectly located just minutes from Acadia National Park, and Bar Harbor, allowing us easy access to both the Park and downtown. In the morning we enjoyed easy access to the Park to watch the seals playing at Otter Cliffs, walking a carriage road, or cooling off at Echo Lake. Then off to a delicious lunch with a great view at Thurston's, ending our day strolling the Shore Path in Bar Harbor and stopping by the Balance Rock for a drink by the ocean.
What a great week!
The only thing we didn't enjoy was leaving this perfect cottage with its wonderful hosts. Looking forward to coming back next year!