The Personal Touch
While I am not a typical tourist to Mount Desert Island because I have family here, I am a frequent visitor and have stayed at several different rentals in the Southwest Harbor vicinity. This is one of my top picks! I have stayed at Manset Studio on three separate trips and look forward to more. The space is well layed-out as well as beautifully constructed and decorated. The kitchen, while tiny, is fully functional and very well-equipped with designer-quality dishes. The bed nook is cozy and the bed extremely comfortable. The wireless internet works perfectly and the owners now provide satellite tv. The location is private and quiet and there are lovely sunsets and wildlife to be seen from the deck!
Unlike the sterile atmosphere in a lot of rentals, the owners provide lovely, personal touches that make you feel at home, such as a nice selection of teas, fresh flowers or potted plants and lots of wonderful books! Mary goes out of her way to be thoughtful. On one trip I got a stomach bug and she brought soup to my door! I came for Easter another time and since she knows that my young granddaughter is a frequent visitor, she had juice boxes in the fridge and an Easter basket with fruit and candies waiting for us.
If you are a small party, can handle stairs and don't need an in-town location, consider Manset Studio as your home-base on the spectacular Mount Desert Island. It is full of warmth and charm.
Families with Young Children,
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