I was looking for a quiet, peaceful place to unwind and rest, but also wanted to be able to go into Acadia if feeling adventurous. Joanne and Paul’s cabin couldn’t have been a better fit!
First of all the cabin is charming and very well appointed with everything you might need. The bed is so comfortable with plenty of pillows and soft sheets. She even has bug spray and beach towels. There is a smart tv with Netflix and all the apps. Just login and go if you feel like binge watching. The windows slide up for a nice afternoon breeze and nap. It’s a short walk to the beach for sunrise or sunset. I could go in, but truly, it’s a special little place.
Second, for me the experience of being on the island was like a step back in time to when life was simpler and safer and slower, but with modern convenience and WiFi. ;) Everyone on the island that I met was so friendly and the sense of community was refreshing.
Third, Joanne likes to bake and leave goodies on the porch on some mornings, and they are heavenly! I felt so spoiled!
Which brings me to my last and most important point! What makes this property truly special is Joanne and Paul! I can’t imagine one single way that they could be more perfect hosts! I had a few hiccups with flights, which caused me to miss the last ferry to the island. Joanne was there every step of the way with good information and actually booked a water taxi for me! She was full of helpful information about things to do, how to get groceries, places to hike etc. and even loaned a bit of salad dressing when I forgot to purchase it. I am truly overwhelmed by their friendliness and hospitality! They felt like old friends and the best “neighbors”! I can’t wait to return!
Such a wonderful time in Southwest Harbor at Thom’s property. Open, spacious, quiet, well supplied with towels, linens, pillows, wood for the fire pit, and an unexpected highchair and pack and play for our baby.
Thom was very communicative to ensure our arrival went smoothly. He also was very accommodating and let us check in early, which helped tremendously with an infant.
We throughly appreciated the clean, warm hot tub and the close proximity to Acadia and Bar Harbor.
Highly recommend! We’ll be back!