One of the best vacations we have ever experienced. The listing description and pictures are extremely accurate. The cottage is immaculate; clean, comfortable, and everything you would need is provided. Russ was very accommodating and very easy to deal with. Everything was handled via email. I would recommend this rental to anyone who wants to explore and enjoy the attractions of Bar Harbor and MDI, but then return to a peaceful retreat away from it all. It took about 40 minutes to get to downtown Bar Harbor, and about 30-35 to get to the entrance of Acadia National Park.
We enjoyed the deck, spending time on the private rocky beach, and swimming in the bay (at high tide). We saw seals and bald eagles within hours of arriving. We recommend buying lobster from a local who lives on the next street over in Surry. It was the freshest, most delicious lobster we have ever tasted.
Our best days were spent hiking in Acadia National Park (amazing trails leading to breathtaking views), mini-golfing at Pirate's Cove, and exploring the shops, bars, and restaurants of Bar Harbor. Don't miss out on eating at the Side Street Cafe...a local favorite with a great menu and awesome food. It was very hard to leave at the end of the week, but we know we will be back. Thank you Russ and Dawn, for everything!
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