If you're looking for a place to settle down and really get to know the island, this cottage is perfect. Its location is close to Jordan Pond, not a bad drive to Bar Harbor (12 - 15 minutes?) and close enough to Northeast Harbor to run out for groceries or breakfast if you want. We were particularly grateful to find a pet friendly rental as Acadia is one of the few parks that allows dogs on the trails. Most days we didn't even get in the car to go hiking - you can reach the carriage trails by walking up the road about a half mile.
Joan and Allan are friendly and accommodating; they live next door so they could answer questions if necessary, but there is plenty of privacy between the two houses. They also work hard to make the cottage feel like home - there are guidebooks, puzzles, books, and even homemade muffins!
The only thing I would warn about is the relatively steep staircase up to the bedrooms - if you have young kids you will want to bring a gate.
This cottage really is as quaint and welcoming as it looks. We will definitely be returning in the years to come.