Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Nice small house
Nice house with easy access on and off the island.
The location was convenient as it was the first house coming into the island and only fifteen minutes from Bar Harbor. Be warned, however, that the house is located between two major roads (only roads in and out of the island) and one small side road. If you are sensitive to traffic noises, this place is not for you. I would recommend taking a look at the map and the location of the house if noise is a concern.
The house itself was very clean with clean bed sheets and linens. The house is very old, with not so spacious arrangement except for the main bedroom. The owners of the house did a fantastic job of maximizing the available spaces. If you are used to modern amenities, e.g. big TV, central A/C, spacious kitchen, living room, etc., this house may not be for you. It was definitely an adjustment for me not having been accustomed to tight living spaces.
Some of the issues that we came across were swarming mosquitoes outside the house, traffic noises, washing machine, smell, initial rusty water color (hot water), and windows. Once we established communication with the owner after couple of email messages about the mosquitoes and washing machine, they came and spread some mosquito repellents around the house. Unfortunately, that did not resolved the mosquito issues. Also, the washing machine issue was not resolved.
We loved staying at this place. We are already missing it and we're not even halfway home. We had everything we needed. The only complain was my 16 year old size 13 shoes said the stairs were too small!! Lol he was kidding. This original cottage was adorable with so much charm. Two happy teens with own rooms! Perfect. Would definitely stay there again. No need to do anything but relax after hiking, bike riding and kayaking!
Thank you for having us enjoy one of our new most favorite vacation spots.
On an island between three busy roads
The home was literally the first on the island BUT completely surrounded by the only road that goes on & off the island, so very busy & loud.
Furniture was a mix of secondhand items no one else wanted. No dishwasher. Old & small gas oven, cookware was limited, coffee maker had dead bugs in it.
Water pressure for shower was terrible. Must have an issue with air getting in the lines because the water would have issues and sputter every time you used it.
Washer/dryer was convenient but a stacked unit and very small. Washer had mildew - there was a note to keep door open when not in use, but mildew was already present and probably had more to do with the sloped floor making water collect in door seals.
Only AC unit located in downstairs master so upstairs bedrooms were very hot. Couldn’t open windows because ill-fitting screens let in bugs (especially mosquitoes).
Plenty of towels, beds were fine. Plenty of hot water.
Quaint older cottage
Enjoyed our stay. Location accessible to both sides of island. Only issue was traffic noise and mosquitos as screens did not fit well.
July 4th, 2019
The location makes it easy to travel to one side of the island or another, but it isn't the best spot for children. Lots and lots of traffic issues!
We are 10 minutes to the Acadia Park entrance and about 15 minutes from in-town Bar Harbor where many attractions and activities are available. The other villages on Mount Desert Island, Southwest Harbor, Northeast Harbor, and Bass Harbor are 20 or 25 minutes away in the other direction. Ellsworth is only 20 minutes to the north. Our house is a great place to be in the center of things. Come spend some quiet time in a home away from home.