About Kate Andrews
Full Time Islanders, my family has lived on the Island for generations. We love how all ages can enjoy the beauty and splendor of Acadia.
Kate Andrews purchased this Apartment in 1996
Why Kate Andrews chose Seal Harbor
This bungalow is located just a mile from my great grandparents home in Seal Harbor. Cousins grew up all around us.
What makes this Apartment unique
We love our little home because it is close to everything but also secluded in the magic little village of Seal Harbor.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
No events or parties as we live in the village.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
All the comforts of home...and more!
Kate and Blake thought of everything to make our stay as comfortable as possible. From a chalkboard listing eating and activity suggestions to a welcoming blueberry pie, they provided us with all of the comforts of home to make our stay on Mount Desert Island a memorable. Thank you so much - we will be back!
Beautiful accommodations and very kind and helpful hosts live right upstairs! They even had a sweet gift for our son upon arrival. Highly recommend!
A Cozy, Contemporary Gem in Seal Harbor
My husband and I stayed for just under a week at the Blue Lobster, and I can't recommend this delightful place highly enough. It's a great location, especially if you want to be a little away from town, right near the water and Acadia. Kate and Blake are super hosts--so kind, thoughtful, and genuinely interested in making your stay exactly what you want it to be--relaxing and fun. Their recommendations for hikes and food were terrific.
The place itself is new, contemporary, private, and so, so cozy. My husband and I totally loved the design and layout, and really enjoyed our time there. The bed (we only used one of the bedrooms) is really comfortable, the common space, open yet cozy, and you have everything you need. Love this place and would absolutely come back!
Wow! Thanks Dana for your review, we loved hosting you! Kate and Blake
Perfect home base for family vacation
We had a perfect family vacation on MDI and loved staying at the Blue Lobster. The apartment had everything we (2 adults, 2 kids under 10) could possibly need and is located exactly where we wanted to be - easy access to the beach, carriage roads, trails, etc. It is very comfortable and sparkling clean - the ideal "home base" for all our activities. We looked forward to cooking dinner (in the kitchen or on the grill!) and hanging out on the deck at the end of busy days. Kate and Blake were so welcoming and thoughtful, especially with the kids. They were generous with recommendations about new places to check out. None of us wanted to leave and we will certainly be back. Thank you!
Thanks so much Jim for taking the time to write us a review. Blake and I love sharing Acadia ...and we're so pleased your family had a great time. You can do it all at Acadia...and you guys certainly did! Please come back anytime. Kate
Great Family Rental House!
Seal Harbor is just outside Acadia and the house is minutes away from the Park Loop Road and 15 minutes from Bar Harbor. If you're looking to get away from the crowds and have a quieter experience, this is the spot! Just a short walk down the road is a cute little coffee shop, an amazing bookstore called the Naturalist Notebook (check it out!), and Seal Harbor beach. We loved walking down to the beach from our house in the afternoon for some quiet beach time. It's a 20 minute drive to Cadillac Mountain from the house and a 10 minute drive to Jordan Pond House. A great location that's nice, quiet, and cozy.
The rental portion of the house is essentially in the basement, but it is so much more than a basement apartment. There is wonderful light in the morning and the furnishings are top notch. You get your own private driveway and two French doors invite you into the kitchen area. The kitchen is well stocked for most vacation cooking needs and the kitchen island has plenty of room for prep and dining for 4. You can hear the owners walking around upstairs, but at no point was this a problem.
The living room area and cute and cozy. There's a gas fireplace on the wall; we fired it up every morning and evening since the weather was cool. There's a nice desk area stocked with paper, crayons, and colored pencils; our daughter enjoyed that a lot. Next to the desk is a wall painted with chalkboard paint. The owners listed favorite hikes, restaurants, and activities there. There were several hiking/guide books available for use. We found the kids hiking book very useful.
The bedrooms and bathroom were well furnished and cozy. The mattresses seem new and felt great! There's good storage for clothing and bags in each bedroom so we never felt cramped. The bathroom has a wonderful stall shower, a small efficiency-sized washer dryer and plenty of counter space for all our toiletries.
Kate and Blake live upstairs on the main floor. They were there at check in and check out and provided excellent activity advice throughout the week. They were there if we needed them and not if we didn't. They definitely gave us our space. They are lovely people and we would not hesitate to stay here again. It's a great house for families planning an extended stay on the island. They provided a fresh wild blueberry pie from a local bakery for us upon arrival and Kate stopped by with some fresh cookies later in the week as well. They were perfect hosts!
I would highly recommend this rental for a stay in Bar Harbor and Acadia. It’s situated in a quiet spot just 7 miles south of Bar Harbor with easy access to the park and a half mile walk to a small beach. No traffic. No parking hassles. The apartment is lovely, clean and so comfortable. It was a bit of a splurge but worth every penny. We would come back in a heartbeat. Thanks to Kate and Blake for a fantastic vacation!