Eighteen years ago we stayed at this home, before the internet. I was amazed we could find it again. It says something that we wanted to stay again. Suzie has made some great improvements...added a third bedroom and bath, increased the size of the deck by more than 200%, created a sun room from a screened porch, and added a huge garden and back landscaping. Sitting on the deck in the early morning with a cup of coffee while I watched the lobstermen lay or check traps was a bit of heaven.
Suzie's garden was an added benefit. We picked and enjoyed ripe tomatoes, cucumbers, kale, dill, raspberries, and blackberries, even made a blackberry syrup for pancakes one morning.
The home was clean with sufficient linens, towels, and kitchen equipment including lobster pots which we used twice while we were there for two weeks.
The home is located down a quiet, dead end street within easy walking distance of a lighthouse, beach and pier, and Ft. Point Park. The house is surrounded by trees, brush, and other million dollar homes...a truly beautiful setting with an unobstructed view of the bay.
During our stay we were visited by seals, osprey, loons, ducks, lobster boats, tankers and tugs...all a short distance from the edge of the bank.
The home is located in a little community away from the crowds you find in Bar Harbor and Camden. However, we had easy access to Belfast, Searsport, Stockton Springs and its harbor, Deer Isle, Stonington, Castine, Ft. Knox at Bucksport, Blue Hill, Rockport and Rockland. Belfast, a short 15 miles away, has all you'd need...a great supermarket, bakery, shops, restaurants, a brewery, and a harbor view...a perfect place.
Susie was more than accommodating. When I told her the dvd wouldn't work, she bought a new flat screen tv with a built in dvd player. Problem solved.
It appears that Susie lives in the house during the off season. If I changed anything, I'd toss lots of the old papers and things stored in closets and under the cabinets. I'd also change the cabinets in the kitchen. The glass doors scared me every time they banged shut when I wasn't careful.
I'd recommend this home for anyone wanting a truer Maine experience away from the tourist crowds. It's a lovely spot, and I'd go there every summer if I could.