We are so happy we found this lovely, dog friendly cottage for our trip to Southwest Harbor. There are so many nice things to say about the rental I don't know where to start. Kim and Bernie were a pleasure to work with, so nice and very helpful. We woke up every morning well rested on the huge, super comfortable pillow-top bed, watching birds eat from the feeder attached to our bedroom window. We loved all the beautiful plants all around the house and appreciated the well-stocked kitchen with high end appliances, tons of cookbooks, and every gizmo and gadget, also the convenience of having a dishwasher, washer-dryer, and air conditioning (other nearby rentals lack one or all of these). The location is so quiet and peaceful, yet, cell phone reception and wifi signal are very strong.
As for Southwest Harbor, it's beautiful! We took a few very pretty walks around Long Pond and a nice morning walk with the doggie on the fire road about 5 minutes' drive away. A quick 25 minute drive and we were in "Bah-Habuh", we enjoyed the shops and restaurants (Blaze=yum, Ben & Bill's ice cream is off the charts) there. We went to the lumberjack show, played some mini-golf and drove golf carts in Trenton. Then there's the lobstah... I had a lobster roll at Thurston's (yummy but very slow service - but they allow dogs so that made up for the wait), lobster stew at Lunt's (delicious but IMO very pricey for the small portion) and my favorite lobster roll with chowdah and a pulled pork sandwich for the hubbie at Trenton Lobster Pound A (the one on the right on the way to Trenton from SW Harbor - with the big Real Pit BBQ sign). I would have loved to try a soft shell lobster, being from NY I never knew about them before, perhaps on our next visit because we will definitely be back!