Great getaway space!
We are two native New Englanders in our near 30s now living in Brooklyn and were desperate to get away for a few days. We struggled to decide which part of the island to stay on since we had never been - when we found this cabin we knew it was "the one" !
The owner was very friendly and responded quickly to my questions. We were booking close to last minute so her responsiveness was greatly appreciated.
This cabin was exactly what we needed - easy to get to and from all of our activities, clean and set back from the traffic of the main road just enough to enjoy meals on the deck and in the yard.
The cabin reminded me of my great aunts house when I was growing up - just enough space, tastefully decorated and had unique pre-war charm. I especially loved how open the cabin felt. Since the weather was a little cold and rainy, we took advantage of the wood stove in the house, which for us, was a wonderful way to spend a night together, tending to the fire and playing board games instead of going to Bar Harbor and dealing with rowdy tourists - we get enough of that at home. Hopefully on our next visit the weather will be warm enough for a swim across the street in the lake and spend more time in the hammock.
The desk came stocked with the owners recommended activities, locations and restaurants, which was a excellent since we had not visited and recommendations from locals are always more reliable than taking a shot in the dark with a Yelp review.
Activities we did: Sea Kayaking, biking the carriage trails, scooters on the park loop and sailing. If you want a fantastic, very fresh meal I highly recommend visiting Burning Tree. It rivals some of the best meals I have had here in New York.
We planned on cooking half our meals for the visit, and if you do , here are some tips:
- Dont waste your money at the Shaws or Hanaford on the way in, the grocery stores and farm stands nearby on the quite side are well priced and sufficient. (Be sure to check out the Beech Hill Farms stand!)
- The kitchen does have pots, pans dishes and silverware, but is lacking on prep & cooking utensils so plan to pack a good knife and a spatula.
- Dont forget charcoal for the grill.
- The refrigerator is apartment sized, perfect for us, but I would imagine anyone bringing children might struggle with the space.
We really look forward to returning to this cabin soon, it was one of the best vacations we have had.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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