This was a very homey and comfortable house. The living room is larger than it appears in pictures, and was great for my husband, daughter and I to unwind, read, play games and watch tv when the weather didn't cooperate or when we just wanted to relax. (The kitchen and upstairs were roomier than I expected, too.) The view from the living room picture window and deck was beautiful. We didn't tire of watching the lobster boats coming in and out of the harbor. Bernard is a quiet village where locals and summer people seem to happily coexist. Around Bernard, we checked out the library, took walks, (including to the "cobblestone" beach) and just hung out. We also explored parts of Acadia and Bar Harbor, and were always happy to return to the house. We hope to come back soon to this special spot on the "quiet side."