I feel very fortunate that I stumbled upon this wonderful, peaceful & quiet little gem in the woods--as well as the whole of Deer Isle & Stonington in general. Having never been to New England & Maine before & nobody to refer me anywhere or to anyone, I felt vulnerable. But it worked out perfectly! While a little off the beaten path, it's still a reasonable staging area for a week in Maine, & only a couple hrs from Canada.
Steve & Roberta were wonderful hosts, making themselves available for anything we might need, & Steve took my wife & I on a beautiful tour of the harbour on his boat--I highly recommend that. It's also just a short walk to their long, private beach.
Stonington is a small, blue collar lobstering village with a few excellent restaurants, an old opera house, a couple of gift shops, a wonderful small library, & not too many tourists (if you want gift shops, tourists & bustle, go to Bar Harbour). The town & harbour are picturesque, & you'll love watching the lobster boats come in & out.
Deer Isle is also the home of many fine artists--painters & sculptors--& most have galleries attached to their homes in various nooks & crannies of the island. Even the bridge you cross from the mainland--ca.1920's--is a beautiful site.
I don't know if I'll ever make it back, but if I do, I'm going back to Stonington & I'm staying with Steve & Roberta at their Oceanville cabin!
Peace, Paul M.