My wife, 2-year-old daughter and I absolutely loved Avalonia. Great attention to detail by the owners. The grounds were immaculate and beautiful and the lodging was clean, well-equipped and very comfortable. The children's room was a real surprise -- it has everything a young family needs to keep kids entertained (toys, books, stuffed animals, a tent and more). The location was perfect: We were just minutes away from the entrance to the national park, a comfortable distance away from the hustle-and-bustle of Bar Harbor, and mere minutes away from some really great restaurants and fine amenities (IGA, a winery, a playground, and more). If anyone asks us where to stay on Mount Desert Island, Avalonia is the place!