Having visited Mount Desert Island several times in the past, my husband and I were excited to introduce our 2 young children to the beauties and wonders of Acadia. We really wanted to stay on the quieter side of the island, where we could feel a little more seclusion, and we were looking for a place where the kids would have their own sleeping area and where we could do plenty of cooking. We'd also initially planned to bring our dog. Bass Harbor Haven seemed to meet all of our criteria "on paper"; in person it turned out to be just right. The cottage is nicely situated, with a great view of the water and lobster boats. If you walk around the one side of the inlet when the tide is out, you can get down in the sand to search for shells. The sunset view from the front deck is just amazing- people stopped their cars on the main road to take pictures every evening. Deer wander up to the cottage, which has a nice lawn for pets or for playing tag with the kids. The cottage itself is nicely equipped with enough kitchen utensils to make regular dinners, and we were grateful to be able to do laundry there at the house. Although the house does face a main road, the traffic was not heavy and we felt comfortable letting our 4- and 6-year-olds run around in front of the house. Ken, the owner, was quite responsive when a storm knocked out some of the utilities, and our interactions with him were great overall. The house is as described in the listing; we did not use the televisions, but all other appliances and electronics were in good to great working condition. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will go back.