I stayed at Shannon cottage for a continuing education seminar I attended in Bar Harbor. I thought the cottage was as advertised. It was clean and well appointed, they even had a bowl of water waiting on the porch for my dog. It is located on a quiet side street but we were within easy walking distance of just about everything in town. I walked to my seminar in the morning, and walked the dog downtown every evening. I was pleasantly surprised at how dog friendly Bar Harbor is, so many of the restaurants have patios where you can dine with your dog. Many of the stores also let us bring the dog in while shopping, even one of the bakeries let me bring my dog in one morning when i stopped to pick up some blueberry muffins for breakfast. I would love to come back, and would definitely choose to stay at Shannon Cottage again or recommend it to a friend. there were plenty of linens and paper goods, and i thought the beds were comfortable. I only rated it 4 stars instead of 5 because the couch is starting to show enough signs of wear, that it will probably need to be addressed soon.(the cording on the cushions has worn through multiple places and they need to be recovered since the cording is made of plastic and sticks out) overall we were extremely pleased and hope to return again.