Quiet, woodsy private retreat by hiking, swimming, fishing, restaurants, & shops
I grew up in California and always loved Yosemite and National Parks. Acadia National Park has always been one of my favorites. I have family roots in Maine, my grandfather and great-grandfather were both wooden boat builders in Southwest Harbor.
Greg purchased this House in 2017
Why Greg chose Mount Desert
I've been coming to Maine for years since I was a boy in Scout Camp. My Mother was raised in Southwest Harbor and is a Pemetic High School Alumni. It has always been a special place to me and I'd like to share it's beauty and charm with others.
What makes this House unique
Solitude, serenity, relaxation and the quality of life. Tall Pines is close to all the happenings on Mount Desert Island while still being very private and quiet. You can slow down and unwind from the everyday hustle and stresses of life while enjoying the nature views right out your window.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Wonderful time at Tall Pines. Perfect location, excellent accommodations. Greg was an excellent host!
Woodsy Ground Floor with Privacy and Awesome Views
Initially we showed up and were surprised that we did not have the house to ourselves. We had the ground floor to ourselves and the hosts live above. That being said, we still enjoyed our stay VERY much. We did not see the hosts once and we only saw the neighbor gentleman walking his dog for a brief second. The hosts did not use the front yard to allow us even more privacy. Sharing the house did not negatively impact our stay at all. The location was great!! So close to Southwest harbor and a short drive to the park. The thing I enjoyed most was being able to have coffee on the front porch in the morning and enjoy the beautiful view. Just remember to supply your own coffee. We would recommend this stay to anyone! Greg was an excellent host.
Perfect spot for peace and quiet and still easy access to bar harbor and Acadia. Greg was a great host and property was incredible.
First Class stay at Tall Pines Retreat
We had a great visit to Mt Desert. Everything at Tall Pines Retreat was exactly as advertised-spotless, functioning properly, outstanding quiet location, nicely decorated. From the porch we spotted Wood Ducks, turtles and the resident Bald Eagle. The location is under 2 miles from a nice farm stand that had fresh veg, eggs, fruit and baked goods but on Saturday you better go early because there was a line (they open at 9AM). Also the location was close to many hiking trails which we loved. The owner is only a text away and responded right away when I made an error with the WIFI password. I highly recommend that you visit Tall Pines Retreat, you will not be disappointed!
Best place to stay!
We had a fantastic stay at Greg's apartment. The peace and quiet of the property was just so amazing after a day exploring around Acadia and Bar Harbor with the crowds. The location was great - about 10min from Southwest Harbor and 15-20min to Bar Harbor/Cadillac Mtn area. We just loved the property, the views from the windows, using the firepit, the many options to eat inside or outside on the big deck. The inside of the apartment was a lot more spacious than I imagined from the photos and was beautifully decorated in a Maine cabin theme. We cooked dinner in the kitchen every night and had everything we needed. I've stayed in a lot of vacation rental properties and I'd have to say this was one of my favorites. We were really sad to leave!
Tall Pines visit
A beautiful property. We especially enjoyed having our meals on the deck overlooking the pond.