An Amazing Adventure!
Submitted: August 6, 2012
Stayed: July 2012
As we arrived to our destination from south Florida, we were greeted by our host . Upon entering the apartment that our host had built in the lower half of his house, waiting there was a fresh loaf of artisan bread (that our host had baked) and a bottle of red wine sitting on the beautiful granite countertop. What a welcome! The apartment was immaculate and very comfortable. The kitchen is huge and has all that is needed for a family vacation. The wood floors, cabinets and art deco bathroom were equally as impressive. There was not a thing lacking in amenities. Although we went out for a few meals, it was so relaxing to have our breakfast, then stroll down to the bay (our backyard) to watch for seals as they checked the lobster traps. We had our lobsters one night at home, but also at the pound which our host suggested and no one was disappointed.
Although Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park is a short drive, we were just as happy to stay around the house that fluttered with humming birds, waiting for the bald eagle that made a daily appearance, and watch baby porcupines nesting in a tree. 'The Seacat Rest' is the perfect name due to the solitute and scenic beauty it provided us. The local 'seacats' were friendly and beautiful Maine Coons that visited us regularly and followed as we walked the rocky coast just yards away from the back door.
We visited Ruth and Wimpys twice, once for lunch on the way back from Schoodic Point, and then again for dinner the following night. Their lobster rolls beat all others that we tried. Schoodic Point would have to be the highlight of roadtrips taken, and in our opinion, not to be missed.
We look forward to visiting again, and would highly recommend 'Seacat Rest' to anyone planning a visit to Bar Harbor or Acadia, and is also in search of the true beauty and quietness of New England. The location, the cleanliness, and the gracious hosts makes this destination a 5 star rating for anyone lucky enough to book this rental.
Owner's Response: Thanks Salle and Ron, we enjoyed being your hosts! Thanks also for mentioning Schoodic. We visited there recently and you're right, it's a quiet gem of a place. And with our in-between location, SeaCat's Rest is convenient both to Schoodic and the main part of Acadia National Park.
Helpful votes: 4/4
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