We had a fabulous week on Mt. Desert Island, and this cottage was perfect for us in so many ways: great location, clean and well-kept. The garden was in full bloom when we arrived -- the fragrance of the lilac tree blooming next to the driveway greeted us every time we returned to the cottage. Joan and Allen were considerate and thoughtful hosts. Aside from the location of the property, the greatest thing about it was Joan's binder, full of insider information that only a local would know about the best places to hike, eat, and wander through beautiful Acadia. The only downside to this property was the very steep and shallow stairs leading up to the 2nd floor where the bedrooms are located. It was difficult for an adult to negotiate, and required turning slightly sideways to ensure solid foot placement.