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  1. June 19, 2024

    The description of the house/property is exact.
    My clan (three generations) of 10 loved our time here. It is a “modernized” throw back to the days of grandeur. You are in the woods, over-looking the water in an unbelievably peaceful setting. Our grandkids (15, 13/13/10) loved the yard and rocks to the waters edge.
    There was plenty of room for each of us to enjoy the peace and quiet and/or participate in games as a group.
    We especially enjoyed the modern kitchen. It had everything you could possibly need or use.
    A good time was had by all.

    — William E.
  2. June 19, 2024

    I’ve stayed in The Parsonage before, and this visit was also exceedingly comfortable! The home is a lovely retreat on a quiet street but still very close and walkable to everything in the village and the waterfront. The house was well stocked and everything was comfortable. The kitchen in particular had anything and everything you might need! We would highly recommend The Parsonage.

    — Ann M.
  3. June 19, 2024

    We had our family reunion at Juniper Ledge and the house was great. It’s a great location and the house is perfect for large groups or just two couples. The house was clean and well maintained. We will defiantly be back !!

    — Jacob D.
  4. June 18, 2024

    This is a terrific house! My wife and I stayed her with our five adult children and had an excellent time. The house is right on the water, and we enjoyed using the kayaks. The rooms are spacious, and the open floor plan is great. Has all the amenities you will need and is very conveniently located to Acadia and downtown Bar Harbor. Would definitely rent it again!

    — Jeff A.
  5. June 17, 2024

    We had a wonderful time at the cottage. It was the perfect setting for a family get-together. Thanks for helping us with all the arrangements. If we have a return visit in the future, we will definitely be booking through Knowles.

    — Debbie M.
  6. June 13, 2024

    The house and yard were perfect for us. The house was very clean and cheerful. Our two small dogs were safe in the fenced front yard when they needed to be out. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    — Sandra a.
  7. June 13, 2024

    We’ve found our place!! We loved this home. Beautiful design, tasteful, warm decor, lots of space, nice kitchen, private lot away from the crowds. Ahhh..just right for us! Plus no smelly fragrances!! Please send thanks to our hosts!!

    — Francine H.
  8. June 12, 2024

    Great location, with restaurants and activities near by. The house was well kept and clean. Spectacular ocean view from the property.

    — Matthew W.
  9. June 11, 2024

    Fabulous house. Definitely 5 stars. The house is very spacious and very comfortable. The bedrooms setup offers plenty of privacy. The views are very good and the proximity to Acadia & Bar Harbor are very convenient. The house is very well stocked. The ping pong table is a wonderful addition. I highly recommend this house

    — Ann K.
  10. June 7, 2024

    Absolutely loved having this sweet home as our base while we explored this beautiful place!

    — Sharon W.
  11. June 6, 2024

    The views make this place! Lovely, cozy cottage in a central location. Just bring a sleep mask, the skylight in the master bedroom makes for some early mornings.

    — Liz
  12. June 5, 2024

    The house was very nice and just far enough out of town.. : )

    — Sue N.
  13. May 30, 2024

    We truly loved Winswept Retreat. We have had a wonderful time in this adorable home! The view is terrific! Love the home and fantastic location! We hope to be back again to this wonderful home!!!!!

    — Donna B.
  14. May 30, 2024

    My daughter and I wanted to enjoy a girls trip of hiking and relaxation. We certainly achieved both by staying here. From booking to checking out, everything went smoothly and efficiently. Communication was excellent, so much so, I feel I’ve made new friends. The house and location were perfect to explore everything Acadia has to offer. Crisp mornings started each day, sitting on the Adirondack chairs watching the tide go in out. We found some beautiful pieces of sea glass and listened to the harbor bell daily. If you are looking for peace and quiet, relaxation and tranquility then you’ll find it here!

    — Anonymous
  15. May 29, 2024

    Thanks for your feedback! Based on your suggestions, the owner updated his living room furniture and added some hassocks and other cozy features to make thinks more comfy!

    — Kate C.
  16. May 29, 2024

    Wonderful house! Kitchen was great, everything we needed was there. We enjoyed sitting on the porch and it was a quick walk to many restaurants and ice cream! We missed all the game in the chest until we were leaving. Would definitely return.

    — Lisa R.
  17. January 14, 2024

    We spent two glorious weeks of September here; the views from the dock are soul soothing; we swam, canoed the lake, ran the loop, hiked on nearby trails, bought local produce and goods at Beech Hill and Triple Chick farms, and through FarmDrop, did yoga on the decks. Heaven on MDI.

    — Anonymous
  18. November 7, 2023

    I’m very late leaving this review- we stayed in June 2023. My firends and I stayed here for vacation. This home was awesome- spacious, easy walkability within Bar Harbor, good bedroom:bathroom ratio. Having a parking pot was great, too, as parking in bar Harbor can be an issue. Great front porch and back patio area, beautiful inside and out. Highly recommend!

    — Anonymous
  19. November 3, 2023

    i hike by here all the time

    — Anonymous
  20. November 3, 2023

    Truly an amazing place to stay for our annual Maine trip. Been staying here since 2021!

    — Anonymous
  21. October 26, 2023

    Milk Cove home was a perfect vacation home. It has plenty of room, beautiful view and all the amenities to enrich your stay. It is centrally located. We will definitely go back. It made our favorite place in the world even that much nicer.

    — Anonymous
  22. October 25, 2023

    This house was perfect for our family of 5 adult couples and our 4 grandchildren. Everything you could need in an extremely well furnished kitchen. Great front porch for sitting and recapping the day’s activities. Everyone enjoyed our stay here. All the comforts you could ask for. Very close to the Shore Path and a short walk to anywhere in downtown Bar Harbor.

    — Anonymous
  23. October 16, 2023

    This was a lovingly and thoughtfully maintained home and was perfect for our stay in Bar Harbor, with lots of extra touches. We have been coming for many years and like to stay in the village, close to shops and restaurants. This house managed to be in a perfectly central location while also being in a quiet neighborhood. We walked everywhere and it was great not to have to deal with any downtown parking! Space for our cars was perfect and the annex was a very convenient extra space for us. We agree with some other reviews that the mattresses leave a lot to be desired, and after a two week stay we were glad that we had at least brought our own pillows.

    From The Knowles Company: We’re so glad you enjoyed the house, but sorry you didn’t find the mattresses comfortable. Mattresses are such a subjective item, it’s hard to get it right for everyone! But we have alerted the owners and they will re-assess them this fall!

    — Anonymous
  24. October 16, 2023

    This cottage was perfect for a family looking to be close to Bar Harbor/Acadia, but still wanting quiet, waterfront privacy. Our kids loved exploring the pebble beach at lowtide, and seeing the wildlife (daily we saw seals and eagles). The cottage was well equipped with all essentials, clean, and had beautiful/natural landscaping. Even if you decide to go with another unit…stick with Knowles! Their staff was extraordinarily helpful and communicated well. Skip the VRBO or Airbnb and go with Knowles, you won’t regret it.

    — Anonymous
  25. October 12, 2023

    We had a wonderful time staying here! There was plenty of room for our group and it was a great home base for a week on MDI and in Acadia. Kid-friendly (we loved the tree house especially) and the grounds were gorgeous with fall colors. Highly recommend!

    — Anonymous
  26. October 12, 2023

    My wife, two young children and pooch were traveling around Mt Desert Island and Vince Cottage was the perfect cabin for us. The lake is so serene and quiet, it felt like our own private waterfront property. My kids absolutely loved fishing off the dock and taking out the paddleboat and canoe. We would definitely stay here again!

    — Anonymous
  27. October 5, 2023

    We loved our stay at Devilstone cottage. The location was ideal! Close enough to walk everywhere but quiet enough to feel like a private retreat! The house was huge and beautiful and stocked with everything you could imagine needing. The gardens are stunning. The rental agency was super helpful and easy to work with giving us all the info we needed to have a great vacation in Bar Harbor.

    — Anonymous
  28. September 30, 2023

    This place is perfect to be away from the tourist-filled downtown, to overlook water, to have access to a serene beach. It is easily accessible to Bar Harbor, Ellsworth, Acadia, restaurants, shopping, and more. The host are lovely as well.

    — Anonymous
  29. September 29, 2023

    It was hard to leave the house because the 180 degree views were so amazing we didn’t want to leave! We saw bald eagles, owls, loons, seals, harbor porpoises, cranes and many other sea birds just outside our windows! The house is very roomy and comfortable and is well stocked with anything you could need. Very good washer, dryer, dishwasher. Lot is very quiet – no street noise! Location is central to all that Mt Desert Island offers.

    — Anonymous
  30. September 27, 2023

    The house was a quiet retreat from the busy tourist hubs around Acadia. The lake is beautiful and the house is exactly as described. It was easy to get to everywhere on Mt. Desert Island from here.

    — Anonymous
  31. September 26, 2023

    Just off the crowds of Main Street, but nearby, this cottage offers all one can need to spend a wonderfull week walking around, shopping, riding and dining at home in this outstanding kitchen or in the garden. Hope to return next year.

    — Anonymous
  32. September 25, 2023

    What a gem! House is in a perfect setting – quick walk to Main Street and all the shops and restaurants. Kitchen is perfectly equipped and has ample storage space for your dry goods and groceries. Deck is quiet and grill works super well. I highly recommend this home!

    — Anonymous
  33. September 25, 2023

    Comfortable, well arranged house with tasteful interiors, beautiful views and a great location. The entrance to the carriage roads is a short bike ride away and an Acadia trailhead is within a modest walk through the neighborhood.

    — Anonymous
  34. September 25, 2023

    10 very good friends, who’ve been traveling together for over a dozen years, thoroughly enjoyed SCP. Perfect location for accessing Acadia, Bar Harbor, Floral Gardens. And after a day of fun, sitting out on the deck over the Sound watching beautiful sunsets made for a perfect vacation. The house and cottage were most accommodating with everything needed to relax and unwind.

    — Anonymous
  35. September 20, 2023

    Full Circle is a fabulous home. It is comfortable, clean, and has every amenity needed. Grounds and terrace are lovely. Its location is wonderful, due to its proximity to Acadia’s trails and Northeast Harbor. Knowles Company is professional and supportive of any needs and a delight to work with.

    — Anonymous
  36. September 19, 2023

    We really enjoyed our stay at the Somes Harbor House. Great central location, very comfortable and charming house. Loved the back deck and our dog enjoyed it as well. There was an apple tree on the corner of the property and we saw a buck one morning enjoying the fallen apples. Short drive to all the great adventures on MDI. There was some street noise but was fairly warned in the listing and homeowners had solutions. A+ experience.

    — Anonymous
  37. September 18, 2023

    Second time at Pine Ledge. Gorgeous views from the lovely deck and convenient to all of MDI.

    — Anonymous
  38. September 14, 2023

    The Bayview was massive. The location was superb. The dock was a huge hit with everyone. The kitchen was fantastic. Our stay will always be one the most memorable for our family. My son got engaged during one of our Acadia hikes! We all hope to someday visit again! Definitely recommend for large groups! Thanks to Keri for making this happen for us!

    — Anonymous
  39. September 13, 2023

    My spouse and I stayed at that beautifully renovated cottage.
    Everything was near perfect
    If you want a quiet place near bar Harbor and Acadia park, that might be a place for you.
    Sylvie and Michael cyclist from Montreal

    — Anonymous
  40. September 8, 2023

    We had stayed here a few years ago, and were delighted to find it available again. Perfect for the two of us and our two young adult children. Love the location, the layout of the house, and the well-equipped kitchen. Would happily stay here again if it were available.

    — Anonymous
  41. September 4, 2023

    Our family of four had a wonderful stay at Pine Ledge cottage. We felt at home immediately and especially enjoyed the peace and quiet, and breakfasts and dinners on the deck with lovely view of mountains and the sound. Kitchen is practical for preparing meals. The Hall Quarry location is conveniently located close to park and many other things MDI has to offer.

    — Anonymous
  42. September 4, 2023

    Loved our stay at Sea Gypsy, it have every comfort and amenity you could think of and was such a peaceful setting to sit and watch the sunrise each morning. Accessible to all area attractions and away from all the crowds. Contact with the owner/rental agent was easy and the welcome from the owners was a lovely touch. We will be back!

    — Anonymous
  43. August 28, 2023

    Artists Cove, simply put, is heaven on earth. We have been going to this house for 20 years and can’t imagine our summers without this piece of paradise. The view of the ocean, the gorgeous rocky cove, the scents of salt water and pine, the quiet, the birds, the flowers, the sunsets, the starry skies, the peace. The house itself is very cozy with everything we need, and not at all pretentious. It’s soulful and inviting. Our family has a deep and great love for Artists Cove!

    — Anonymous
  44. August 27, 2023

    Charming, rustic and so peaceful. Beautiful mornings, great sunsets seen from the porch, and, on clear nights, starlit skies. It’s a lovely place. Our third time. If we are fortunate, we will come again.

    — Anonymous
  45. August 26, 2023

    We loved our vacation at Acadia Lodge. The views were spectacular, the house had everything we needed, and we had access to ocean, kayaking, trails, biking, star gazing – you name it! After Bar Harbor, Somes Sound was a refreshing and peaceful retreat. We will absolutely come again. Perfect space for us!

    — Anonymous
  46. August 26, 2023

    We had a fabulous stay at Sea glass cottage, perfect location to Downtown Bar Harbor. The Annex perfect too. Host family Betty and Jim – we appreciated the welcome gift of sour dough bread! Thank so much!

    — Anonymous
  47. August 24, 2023

    We spent a wonderful week at Long Pond View in mid-August along with 3 other couples. Plenty of parking for 4 vehicles and the house was large enough that we didn’t feel at all crowded. The location was perfect – right across the road from the northern end of Long Pond with swimming and kayaking, and only a short drive to other points of interest in the National Park. Perhaps the only drawback was that only 3 of the bathrooms were full baths but overall, not that much of an inconvenience for our group. A previous review suggested that the downstairs smelled musty so we kept the dehumidifier running and AC on while we were there and did not notice any mustiness. Kitchen was well stocked, closet space was more than adequate, and there is a fenced in back yard, deck with grill, and overhang to store kayaks and bikes out of the rain. Overall great place.

    — Anonymous
  48. August 23, 2023

    What a great and QUIET getaway!! We loved the proximity to the water and Acadia! It was a wonderful home base! Loved the sky lights to see the stars! The sunsets were breathtaking!

    — Anonymous
  49. August 23, 2023

    It was a wonderful week The views were spectacular and Sally made us feel comfortable from the first day

    — Anonymous
  50. August 21, 2023

    Great house. It had everything we were looking for. The kitchen was well stocked. The three bedrooms and bed arrangements provides for a lot of flexibility. The beds slept very comfortably. The living and dining area are open to each other and provided for evening get togethers. The washer and dryer was very convenient and located in an office area equipped with a desk, monitor and printer. The deck with its fire pit and table and chairs were great for the cool evenings. Conveniently located from downtown Southwest harbor and a quick drive to Bar Harbor and all parts of Acadia. When we return to Acadia, we will definitely hope this house is available. It is an amazing value on the island.

    — Anonymous
  51. August 21, 2023

    The charm of The Wedge and Shim is unsurpassed with its great location perched above the Gilpatrick’s Cove and all of the cozy spaces fit for endless lounging. Every little detail was just perfect and I probably don’t have enough words to express how much I loved staying there. I have been renting in NEH for 20 years and must say that this wonderful home has everything without being too much. From the special touches like the stacked firewood waiting upon our arrival, to the simple garden with flowers still in bloom…I appreciate all of the little details that make this iconic!

    — Anonymous
  52. August 21, 2023

    The Parsonage house was a great fit for our family. It was comfortable and spacious enough for our family of seven adults, and the cozy dining and living areas brought us together for memorable meals, game nights and people watching from our front porch. The beds were comfy and energized us for our days hiking and biking the trails in Acadia. The location couldn’t be better. We loved this house.

    — Anonymous
  53. August 18, 2023

    Golden Cove Cottage was as promised. Everything about this house is clean, new and just works perfectly. The interior is immaculate. This is also a convenient location providing a short walk to SW Harbor and the Island Explorer bus stops, and a short drive to many west side trails. Even the drive to Bar Harbor and the Loop is only about 20 minutes. So, I highly recommended the Golden Cove Cottage. Thank you!! We loved it.

    — Anonymous
  54. August 18, 2023

    We enjoyed our stay in this well-equipped, clean and comfortable house. We knew the street it is on is a busy street so we hear traffic while on the deck (with great view), but were pleasantly surprised by the quiet inside the house. There is a feeling of solitude here as well as nice proximity to town.

    — Anonymous
  55. August 18, 2023

    Our stay was fantastic. It was everything needed for our hiking needs for Acadia National Park. Only minutes from the Park, and the harbor. Both are walkable. The Lighthouse Inn is also walkable for dinner. The home was perfect for our dogs, and has a well equipped kitchen for cooking most nights in. We typically worked in the morning, hiked, had a beer or two and ate dinner at the house. We really enjoyed our stay here & would come back!

    — Anonymous
  56. August 17, 2023

    I took my boys and their families on vacation staying in Shipman cottage. The home was clean, welcoming and perfect for our party of 7. The location was the best and we certainly enjoyed family time on the spacious deck.

    — Anonymous
  57. August 17, 2023

    Our family had a wonderful vacation. The house was so centrally located to both Acadia and Bar Harbor. We were so happy to not have to find parking in Bar Harbor, but could walk to restaurants, bike rental and ice cream!!

    — Anonymous
  58. August 17, 2023

    We had a great stay at Bayview. Beautiful views from the deck. Close to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor.

    — Anonymous
  59. August 17, 2023

    I have the pleasure of staying at this property in the Fall and Summer seasons. The home is an architectural marvel set on the waterfront of a beautiful section of Frenchman Bay. The house is clean and airy. It has a large kitchen and seating area. Filled with tasteful decor and an extensive collection of books. We especially enjoyed the floating dock. Experience the beauty of the rugged Maine coast in comfort and style!

    — Anonymous
  60. August 14, 2023

    We greatly enjoyed our stay at Osprey Cove. The house and the views and the landscaping were beautiful and we appreciated such a well appointed kitchen. One small suggestion would be to remove old personal items from the bathrooms and closets.

    From the Knowles Company: Thanks for alerting us! We have passed your suggestion on to the homeowners!

    — Anonymous
  61. August 13, 2023

    We loved the very private Acadia Lodge! The views were gorgeous. The decks on 3 sides of the house meant beautiful views no matter where you were sitting. In the morning the sun came up over the mountain across the sound. You could hear and see the birds calling and the lobster boats chugging past. We felt very comfortable at this house – like a home away from home. Plenty of room for everyone to spread out and be comfortable while all being together. The dock added a place to hang out and go on the kayaks, go fishing, or jump in the water to cool off. Bonus was to meet the owner, super nice man who gave us some history of the area.

    — Anonymous
  62. August 13, 2023

    Cozy, clean, well equipped and well situated!

    — Anonymous
  63. August 11, 2023

    The house looks pretty ordinary from the front but inside it is very nice. The pictures are accurate. My family loved the electric reclining sofas when relaxing in the evening. Nice kitchen for cooking in great location for SW Harbor but a bit of a drive to get to main destinations on MDI. About 20 minutes to Bar Harbor and 30 minutes to Sand Beach. As noted in the details bring a lighter if you want to use the fire pit. Originally found this on Vrbo, but did some research and found through Knowles which saved some $ booking direct through Knowles. Worked with Nikki at Knowles who was super nice and helpful.

    — Anonymous
  64. August 11, 2023

    This is the second time we’ve rented Lupine Hill; once with an extended family group and once sharing it with friends/family. It works beautifully for a large or small group. It’s spacious, comfortable, the kitchen has everything you need, the patio is a wonderful spot to hang out surrounded by a beautiful natural garden and flowers. The location is also very convenient for the getting anywhere on the island. We hope to back many times in the future!

    — Anonymous
  65. August 11, 2023

    This house made a great place for our family of five to stay on our recent visit to Bar Harbor. We were close enough to town, but also very close to the park entrance! Great house!

    — Anonymous
  66. August 11, 2023

    We loved our stay at The Port at Windward Shores. It was an adorable condo with beautiful views. It was so clean. It was roomy but yet quaint like home. I would highly recommend this place. 

    — Anonymous
  67. August 9, 2023

    This home had everything we needed and more. We especially enjoyed the ping pong table and kayaks. The location is perfect for shopping in Elllsworth and hiking in Acadia. It was very clean and the beds were very comfortable. Would definitely stay here again.

    — Anonymous
  68. August 7, 2023

    My family and I drove up the street and driveway to Carrolls Hill House and were grinning ear to ear! It was more akin to pulling into a campground than your typical home. The house is essentially set in a beautiful “campsite” surrounded by tall pines, moss covered granite and the sounds of nature to still your soul. The house itself was clean and well kept. We loved the exposed wood ceiling which gave it a cabin-like feel. We also enjoyed the windows and sliding doors to catch the island breeze. Many hotdogs and smores were cooked over the fire pit. We had a clear night to see the Milky Way and a few meteors zipping by. Knowles was great to work with. They were super friendly and made the process really easy. Would definitely stay here again!

    — Anonymous
  69. August 5, 2023

    This is a very comfortable house in a great location. The house is fully equipped with a great kitchen, nice deck, comfortable furniture, books, etc. A short stroll to the shops and restaurants of Southwest Harbor and local walks, and short drive to everything else MDI and Acadia National Park have to offer. Our third or fourth time staying in Wesley and we would definitely go back!

    — Anonymous
  70. August 3, 2023

    We recently got back from a week at Tide Race. We had 3 generations of our family come together from Virginia to enjoy the beauty of the Maine coast. Tide Race was a beautiful treat for our entire family. My young daughters especially loved the kayaks and we went out on the water every day of our visit (even the one rainy day). It’s proximity to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park were perfect. The views were a wonderful way to wake up every day. We highly recommend this wonderful home.

    — Anonymous
  71. August 1, 2023

    This is a lovely property, a beautiful site and architecturally interesting home. It was great for a family, lots of room to run around and usable kitchen and dining area. The only drawback is that the 4th bedroom is really more of a bunk room/basement feel for use by kids. We thoroughly enjoyed the property and the location is convenient to either side of the island.

    From The Knowles Company: Thank you for your feedback! Based on your comment regarding the lower level, which we agree is more of a rec room rather than a bedroom, we have modified this listing to reflect just three bedrooms, not four. We look forward to your return to the MDI area!

    — Anonymous
  72. July 30, 2023

    We stayed for a week with our son, daughter and 2 grandchildren. The views from anywhere in the house or on anywhere on the property were absolutely amazing! We used the kayaks (provided) on a daily basis and made friends with a courious harbor seal. An eagle had a nest on the property which we enjoyed watching as well. The grandkids enjoyed searching for crabs and other sealife at low tide. The property was well appointed and had all we needed. The Knowles Company was attentive to any needs we had during our stay.

    — Anonymous
  73. July 29, 2023

    We loved our stay at Goodson Cottage; much so that it was difficult to leave! There is pride in ownership!

    The access to Seal Cove Pond was amazing! And the view of Bernard Mountain from the dock was beautiful! We really enjoyed use of the canoe and kayaks! There were plenty of life jackets available. We also fished off the dock and caught quite a few sun fish and perch one morning. We loved hearing and seeing the loons out on Seal Cove Pond.

    The beds and sofas were comfortable. We enjoyed being on the quiet (western) side of the island. We had everything we needed in the kitchen and bathroom.

    The cottage was clean and well-kempt.

    There are hair dryers in the bathrooms. We weren’t sure if there’d be any, so we did pack one.

    We loved utilizing the games and puzzles on hand, especially checkers!

    It’s about a 20-25 min drive to Acadia/Bar Harbor from the cottage; we didn’t mind the scenic drive to the park.

    We’d love to stay here again in the future and would recommend Goodson Cottage to family and friends!

    — Anonymous
  74. July 28, 2023

    We were extremely lucky to find this lovely cottage and for the owners to let us use it on such a short notice, thank you!
    The pictures show you exactly how it is, very clean, comfortable, welcoming and with everything needed. We very much enjoyed our stay and would definitely do it again.

    — Anonymous
  75. July 26, 2023

    We absolutely loved our week at Rosa Rugosa. The property was a perfect respite from our busy lives, the location was a great launch point for our family of 4 daily adventures in the park, the sunsets are magnificent, the pool is amazing and the cabin / cottage atmosphere is a perfect match for the Acadia experience. Thank you!

    — Anonymous
  76. July 25, 2023

    We loved our week at 14 Wicker Way! It is private, quiet, and lovely. We loved being awakened each morning to the amazing songs of the White-Throated Sparrow and the Winter Wren! The cottage itself is nice and spacious and open, and the decor is great. And it’s hard to beat the Quiet Side of MDI. We enjoyed the proximity to Southwest Harbor and its shops and restaurants–we had good meals at Eat-a-Pita (breakfast), Cafe Drydock, and a fantastic dinner at Red Sky. We loved being 5 minutes from Bass Harbor too and our fav restaurant of Seafood Ketch where we dined x3 on the deck. Also nice and close to Seawall that we visited x2, Ship Harbor Nature Trail, and Wonderland. Close also to St Saveur that we hiked Monday morning of our week. We thoroughly enjoyed it! Hope to be back some day.

    — Anonymous
  77. July 24, 2023

    Had a great week at Goodson Cottage on Seal Cove Pond. Our second stay since 2016.

    — Anonymous
  78. July 19, 2023

    We enjoyed this house and felt right at home–assuming our home had been decorated as creatively as this. Terrific location for going to local attractions. Everything you need is there. The beach was amazing and afforded many hours of fun for the little ones. Thank you for opening your home to our family.

    — tnfamily
  79. July 13, 2023

    Our multi-generation family of 14 loved it. The home was well provisioned and there was room for all. The location cannot be beat. All but the youngest children could walk to town on their own. We all took several walks over to Bar Island. The front porch was made for morning coffee. Highly recommended.

    — Anonymous
  80. July 10, 2023

    We had an awesome stay at Higgins cottage. Well equipped, comfy beds, and lots of space. Close to some awesome spots and nice location for exploring Acadia.

    — Anonymous
  81. July 8, 2023

    Our family of five adults and two babies returned to Tigsacolle for the second consecutive year. The rooms are spacious, and the yard is huge. We enjoyed a few dinners and breakfasts at the huge dining room table that could fit 18 or 20 people. All the appliances worked fine. The yard was great for barbecuing and watching the kids run around. We love Southwest Harbor and appreciate that the cottage is a short walk away. There are several great restaurants and shops there, and it’s a short drive to Bar Harbor. Maybe it will become our “go-to cottage” in beautiful Maine.

    — Anonymous
  82. July 8, 2023

    We were a large family, aged 4 to 74, and every one found The Ledges to be beyond amazing. Each person found their favorite niche and were able to read, relax, play pool, work on a puzzle, or just watch the birds and boats go by from one of many decks or the dock. There were more than enough things to do in the well-appointed house but many would go off to walk to the nearby village and local beach or go for a mountain hike during the day and each found it very relaxing to return to this conveniently located house. As a family, we would congregate for meals in the lovely open kitchen and dining area. Everyone had a seat and there was plenty of room for a multitude of cooks. At the end of our stay, when we gathered for a family photo on the top deck, the eagle flew right over our heads! This visit to Maine was magnificent and memorable due to in no small part to the wonderful Ledges property. The Knowles Company took very good care of us and lived up to their motto of “distinctive properties and legendary service.” So thankful for their assistance in creating such an amazing family vacation. My only recommendation is that there be directions provided for the somewhat complicated master showers. We were never quite sure which lever did what, but that was a minor point in an otherwise extraordinary house.

    — Anonymous
  83. July 6, 2023

    We stayed at Tide Race for a family gathering in June 2023. It was a phenomenal experience. The home was spacious, well-maintained and supplied with plenty of cooking utensils. The view from the living room and two lower bedrooms was spectacular and included sightings of bald eagles, ospreys, geese and kingfishers. We highly recommend it.

    — Anonymous
  84. July 3, 2023

    We enjoyed a near perfect vacation with three generations of family at Frankie’s Place, a secluded cabin in the woods above the rugged shores of Somes Sound in the very middle of MDI …convenient to everything. The cabin is light and bright with cathedral ceilings, walls of glass, original art work, and memorabilia from around the world. The comfy furniture invites family conversation, reading in nooks, and meditative views of nature while the Buddha overseeing the cabin instills an aura of peace over all. The large living/dining area is warmed by a massive stone fireplace and plenty of dry firewood stored under the house. The 1970’s galley kitchen contains every specialized tool one might imagine. With the good internet connection we were able to work from home for five days in this very special hide-away! We were all pleasantly surprised by the comfort of the firm foam beds. The winding dirt road to the cabin provided a nice woodsy walk, while a quick drive takes you to many trailheads including the recently opened trails at the Garden Preserve. A wonderfully restorative vacation was had by all!

    — Anonymous
  85. July 3, 2023

    Everything about this rental was terrific! Knowles was responsive and helpful, and the house is lovely, clean, and so well-equipped. Despite the rainy week, we had a wonderful time. The location was perfect — an easy walk to town/shopping, and close access to Acadia trails. Highly recommend.

    — Anonymous
  86. June 29, 2023

    Exceptional location that gives you all of the Maine coast’s desirable features without leaving the property.

    — Anonymous
  87. June 29, 2023

    Unique layout with spectacular lake and mountain views. Many amenities. My guests loved it.

    — Anonymous
  88. June 26, 2023

    This was our first trip to Maine. We loved the house, its location, and the endless opportunities for recreation in the area. The pictures of the house don’t do it justice. It’s charming, spacious, and well appointed. The location can’t be beat. A less than ten minute walk into Bar Harbor and a 15 minute bike ride to Acadia National Park and the carriage roads for biking or walking. The rental agent who helped us was extremely helpful in helping us find the house which met our needs and recommending things to do in the area, including a variety of activities and restaurants. We would definitely stay at Moore Guest Cottage again. June, 2023

    — Anonymous
  89. June 26, 2023

    We have been to Maine many times and we would have to say that the bright and sunny Seabird Carriage House has become our new favorite of all the places we’ve stayed on MDI. It was immaculate on our arrival, the high level of craftsmanship was evident throughout the house, and the stunning kitchen had everything we needed and more. We appreciated the many thoughtful touches including the extensive and detailed guest information document and the labeling of light switches. The house sits very close to Main Street in Southwest Harbor but the benefit is that it means only a relatively short walk to the shops and restaurants of town center (not to mention a 5 minute walk to Milagro’s, an excellent coffee shop!) This cottage will be our first choice when we return to MDI!

    — Anonymous
  90. June 23, 2023

    We absolutely loved Sand Point Cottage for our vacation to Bar Harbor and Acadia! The home is very accessible to both locations, and is located directly on a beautiful cove. When the tide goes out you can walk to some amazing caves nearby. The home itself was even more lovely than the pictures. There are many beautiful seating areas with ocean views both inside and outside. I would absolutely recommend this home!

    — Anonymous
  91. June 22, 2023

    My wife and I, along with our two children (ages 8 and 10), stayed for a week in mid-June at Three Moons. The cabin is simple, but had everything we could possibly have needed need. The dock is a great place to relax, hear loons and star gaze. The cabin was clean, and well maintained. The fire place was great on cool evenings. The only issue was that we were unable to connect the phone or internet. But, once the initial discomfort passed, this proved to be quite enjoyable! The map and list of favorite activities in the cabin were great! We enjoyed kayaking on Long Pond, hiking on both the east and west side of the island, lobster dinners in town and biking on the carriage roads. Each day was filled with adventure and beauty. We’re already planning our return to MDI. Thanks for opening your cabin to us!

    — Anonymous
  92. June 22, 2023

    May 2023 My wife and I stayed at 14 Wicker Way with our two dogs and we loved this place. We got to explore the quiet side of the island and really enjoyed it. And you’re just a short drive to Bar Harbor. The cottage is as advertised with everything we needed for our stay. We hope to stay here again when we visit next year. Jason D.

    — Anonymous
  93. June 22, 2023

    Jun 2023 We enjoyed our stay at Wicker Way Cottage! We took our two 2023 high school graduates on a road trip, stopping in the area to explore Acadia. It was nice having a home to relax in at the end of our hiking days. The space worked well for oir family of four. The driveway to the house is a bit tricky to find, but very clear directions were provided by the hosts. Maggie U.

    — Anonymous
  94. June 15, 2023

    Amazing location that is directly on the water (great views) and on the walking path to downtown. Inside the home it is well stocked with everything that your family would need to enjoy a vacation. We came with our 4 older children and we walked to dinners, to get coffee and ice cream, played horseshoes out back and just relaxed on the porches. Short drive to Acadia where we did some amazing hikes. We can’t wait to return!

    — Anonymous
  95. June 15, 2023

    We had a wonderful week here in early June. The views are spectacular, the mattresses are comfortable, and the kitchen is large and well-stocked. We enjoyed being in a smaller town; it was about 20 minutes from the main entrance to Acadia Park plus there were local hiking trails as well. The Knowles Company was very efficient and we had no problems during our stay.

    — Anonymous
  96. June 14, 2023

    Great house to stay in. Very clean and well stocked. My bed was very comfy. We wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again.

    — Anonymous
  97. June 5, 2023

    The Ledges was perfect for our family of 15, ages 11 to 80! Lots of room, plenty nooks for reading and relaxing. Well stocked kitchen, great appliances, water pressure, hot water! View to die for, although I recommend cutting down 1 tree that partially blocks the view on the lower deck. When we needed life preservers, the caretaker was there with them immediately! It might be a bit warm without air conditioning in July and August but our weather was perfect in May and June.

    From The Knowles Company: We’re so glad you enjoyed your stay! Sorry the tree was obstructing your view. Because of its proximity to the shoreline, the owners aren’t legally able to remove it. And besides, the local ospreys and eagles love to use it as a lookout perch for fish in the harbor!

    — Anonymous
  98. May 30, 2023

    We had a wonderful stay at Vince Cottage. The cottage is a quiet location with a beautiful view of the pond from the master bedroom, living room, screened in porch and deck. We were there for Memorial Day Weekend, it was cool at the beginning of the week, but the cottage warmed up quickly and has a wood stove in addition to baseboard electric heat. The cottage had everything we needed. We weren’t sure if it was going to have a single cup brew option for our morning coffee but they had both, the option for a pot or single cup, so bring your coffee pods or ground coffee. They also have an espresso machine. We would definitely stay here again, it was clean and neat and very relaxing.

    — Anonymous
  99. May 25, 2023

    Outstanding property with full view of Cadillac Mountain from deck. Close to Bar Harbor and all attractions, yet a country/private setting. House is setup well for families, roomy, and exceptionally clean. Owner and management company very attentive. Would definitely look to rent again on our next trip to Bar Harbor.

    — Anonymous
  100. May 24, 2023

    Just wanted to state that we had a wonderful time at the Seaglass House! It really was one of the nicest
    rentals we have used over the years! Very charming and the location was perfect! The driveway was long enough to fit 2 vehicles (no hassle with on-street parking is a BIG plus).

    — Anonymous
  101. May 23, 2023

    Sea Cliff worked great for us. Modern luxury in an absolute prime location with its stunning view and proximity on and off the island. Bedrooms, kitchen were A+. All this, and also with feeling being welcomed as a guest by rental company and a few welcoming touches by the owners. Would rent again, maybe even when we have more than the 7 adults.

    — Anonymous
  102. May 19, 2023

    We’ve been renting Bayview Cottage (and so has my mom) since 2015, and it is always a fabulous experience. So much privacy and beautiful views make relaxation easy. Close proximity to the airport, Hulls Cove, and Bar Harbor. It is perfect. The only reason I didn’t want to leave a review was because I was worried it would be booked even more than it already is!

    — Anonymous
  103. May 18, 2023

    Could not have asked for better experience. Fabulous house, excellent location. Can walk to everything, food, boat, bike rentals, bars, etc. Owner supplied everything you might want, grill, jacuzzi, complete kitchen, comfortable furniture, garage, etc, etc. Much more than I had expected! – Robert M.

    — Anonymous
  104. April 30, 2023

    Torie is simply the best! Torie is patient, responsive and extremely knowledgeable about the real estate market on MDI. Torie helped my wife and I find our dream home on MDI. If you’re looking for a home or any real estate needs on MDI Torie is the realtor you need! The experience we had purchasing our home with Torie was exceptional. Simply put Torie is the best. To know Torie is to LOVE Torie. Once you meet her you will agree! Thank you Torie for exceeding all our expectations in purchasing our home!!!

    — Anonymous
  105. March 1, 2023

    Torie is such a wonderful agent to work with. She always looked out for us and never pressured us. In such a competitive housing market it’s priceless to have such a strong agent advocating for you and who knows MDI and surrounding communities. i highly recommend her for anyone looking for a dedicated, knowledgeable, and kind broker!

    — Anonymous
  106. January 9, 2023

    We enjoyed our stay at Seal’s Repose…a nice quiet spot to land at the end of a day on the trails or after the hustle and bustle of Bar Harbor.

    — Anonymous
  107. January 9, 2023

    Once again we had an amazing stay. The location of this home is just the best. Access to park trails, Bar Harbor, great restaurants and more is right at your fingertips. The house is stocked with everything you could possibly need. Nothing beats waking up in the morning and having coffee with the Atlantic Ocean right in front of you.

    — Anonymous
  108. January 9, 2023

    Great house with an unbelievable location. We loved the great access to Acadia and enjoyed kayaking in the bay.

    — Anonymous
  109. January 9, 2023

    Great house with an unbelievable location. We loved the great access to Acadia and enjoyed kayaking in the bay.

    — Anonymous
  110. January 3, 2023

    I have stayed in this meticulously restored and decorated historic farmhouse many times. Its charm and comfort are unmatched with close access to Seawall and several great hiking trails. The adjacent “Book House” is an added very special private bonus.

    — Anonymous
  111. November 15, 2022

    We enjoyed our stay at Seabird Carriage Home. The home is so comfortable and we enjoyed the quiet area! The walking trail is beautiful, the walk to the retail area is such a quick walk. Thanks so much!

    — Anonymous
  112. November 14, 2022

    The home is spacious and well appointed. The walkable location was perfect for night. Perfect proximity to Acadia. Loved every minute of our two week stay. Would stay in the house again if we are ever back in the area.

    — Anonymous
  113. November 7, 2022

    It was nice to get back to the quiet side of the island again for our 2 week stay in September/October. On the days that were warm and beautiful, we enjoyed the back porch of Camp Deux and the beautiful view. We saw a bald eagle from the house and the pier, and saw and heard several loons throughout our stay. This home is lovely. It was clean and welcoming when we got there, and it had all the things that we needed, including the feel of a camp, but with one important addition. Heat! This year we needed to use the heat several days and wow was that nice! Not only was the house warm when it was 38 degrees outside, but the warm floors were wonderful! We all took off our shoes so that we could enjoy the warmth of the floors. Thank you also for allowing us to bring our dogs with us again. We could not have a vacation without them. We had a very nice time and look forward to a return visit.

    — Anonymous
  114. November 7, 2022

    Everything about this home was exactly what we had hoped it would be. It was neat, clean and nicely decorated. The living room is spacious and the bedrooms very comfortable. The kitchen is well stocked including lobster pots that got lots of use! The owner even left blueberry jam and soda for us to enjoy. We also enjoyed the gas fire pit on the back deck! Great location with easy access to all of Acadia National Park. We have already suggested it to several friends! Many thanks!

    — Anonymous
  115. November 2, 2022

    We loved this property! The view was gorgeous, the kitchen was well-stocked–probably the finest kitchen I’ve ever experienced. Others had left spices and coffee behind and we obliged by leaving a few things as well to help other visitors get off on the right foot. We used the fire pit a couple of nights. The primary suite up in the loft has a comfortable king size bed and a great bathroom. The main floor has a Queen bed in the room along with a nice bath in the main hall, which was nice for the other couple we were traveling with to have that as their space and our space was upstairs. Acadia is about 25 minutes away and we spent quite bit of time there, stopping to buy live lobsters on the way back so we could cook them up for dinner. A great lobster pot and all the lobster utensils were wonderful to use! We even met the family down the road with their road side stand of live lobsters and found out quickly that people are very nice in this area. An extra blanket or 2 would have been nice to take outdoors in the cool mornings since we were here in October, just before a lot of places shut down for the season. The privacy this home provided was wonderful. Highly recommend!

    From the Owners: “Thanks for the suggestions about the outdoor throw blankets! We’ll be sure to set them out for future guests!”

    — Anonymous
  116. October 31, 2022

    My husband and I stayed here while exploring the island. The house was clean, comfortable, and inviting. We loved the front porch, the open kitchen, and the book collection. The primary bedroom had nice light and the bed was very comfortable. The location is great! Easy walk into town and a short drive to many popular locations. Personally, we preferred being in Northeast Harbor as it it more low key and less busy. There’s a great coffee shop in town, The Salt Market, and the Nor’Easter has great lobster rolls. The only “downside” is that the bathroom is small – adequate for one adult or two small children – requiring a small shower. That said, it is manageable. My husband is 6’1” and his shoulders were above the top of the shower curtain, but the water pressure and temp were great. It encourages short showers (no pun intended!). We’d definitely come back again!

    — Anonymous
  117. October 31, 2022

    We loved our stay at Gowen Cottage! The home was clean, convenient to town and on a nice quiet street. If you are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of Bar Harbor, this is a great house to choose!

    — Anonymous
  118. October 26, 2022

    Very quiet location with off street parking. Super fast internet. Great first floor walk in shower. Well equipped kitchen. Better bring your own streaming device as TV is extremely limited. No ESPN, etc. As Senior Citizens, there is no handrail to enter the front porch from a very narrow stair. A real challenge. The banister upstairs is only partial. What you see in the picture is only what’s available. A handrail on the opposite wall would be nice. The addition of these accessibility issues would make this a good rental for any age folks. Our rating reflects our concerns.

    Note from the Owners: “We share your concerns about the exterior railing, and have petitioned the town to make an exception to their setback rules in order for us to legally install one. As for the interior railing, we will take that into consideration as well! Thanks for pointing it out to us.”

    — Anonymous
  119. October 26, 2022

    Lovely home, quiet street with easy access to town and Acadia. Walkable to the grocery store or restaurants. We also felt the beds were somewhat uncomfortable. The living room was comfortable enough and we brought a streaming device to stream Netflix on the television. The annex is adorable and allowed the girls some space. The kitchen was well stocked with appropriate cooking utensils for meals at home. Finally, this cottage was incredibly clean and felt very welcoming! I would highly recommend this property!!

    — Anonymous
  120. October 26, 2022

    Bagatelle was an incredible place to host a family vacation with 3 generations present. The house is large, beautifully decorated, and very well stocked. Our toddler loved running around the house and there were even toys for her to play with. With her early bedtime, we enjoyed evenings on the front porch under blankets or at the fire pit in the yard. It was an easy drive into town, but with limited parking, we opted to walk most of the time (15-20 mins depending on how far you go). Acadia is just a short drive away, so this is the perfect home base. You are secluded enough with a yard and beautiful views, that you never feel guilty about spending too much time at the house. Thank you to our host for making us feel so welcome! This was truly a memorable vacation.

    — Anonymous
  121. October 23, 2022

    Beautiful, comfortable, clean, great amenities, and great location. We were fortunate enough to be able to spend 3 weeks here and treasured every minute. Close to MDI, Schoodic Point, and Blue Hill. It was great to come home and spend the evenings at the fire pit watching the sunset, Used the outside lobster pot, the grill, and the kayaks. Really couldn’t ask for a better house. It was really hard to leave and we’re looking forward to coming back.

    — Anonymous
  122. October 23, 2022

    The quiet side of Acadia has become a favorite for us and Seal Cove Pond is our preferred location. It’s incredibly quiet, except for the call of the loons, which is one of the draws. Goodson Cottage is light, roomy and comfortable–highly recommend it!

    — Anonymous
  123. October 17, 2022

    We recently completed a week’s stay at Goodson Cottage for the second year in a row. We came back for all the great features we experienced before: the location on quiet Seal Cove Pond, on the quiet side of the Island, and three floors – a floor for each member of our party to have privacy and comfort. We knew going in that the internet was tricky (past experience!), but it’s vacation, so we were ok with that. The furnishings are comfy and well-cared for; nice enough to be great as a place to relax and be ourselves, not so fancy that we were worried about using anything! One member of our party brought a racing kayak this year, and was happy to have the pond handy for a midnight moonlight kayak paddle…and it was cool enough this week that we got a chance to have a fire in the wood stove. Such a cozy place to stay, and convenient to everything we wanted to do during our week at MDI. Highly recommend!

    — Anonymous
  124. October 11, 2022

    We absolutely loved On the Sound. It was a beautiful, quiet and peaceful site and the house was well appointed and had all the necessary cooking tools. We saw great birds as there was a late fall migration of warblers and I also saw 2 snowshoe hares (not yet in their winter white color) and of course eagles and loons! We had a fabulous dinner at Abels. The outdoor shower was a hoot and fit our needs perfectly. There is lots of space for 2 people and we didn’t need to go upstairs for anything as the first floor was perfect. The pottery, artwork and ceramics were wonderful.

    — Anonymous
  125. October 7, 2022

    Love the spacious rooms and charm of this old house. And the ocean views are the best!

    — Anonymous
  126. October 5, 2022

    We had a wonderful time at Brightholme. Loved everything about the house, especially the front porch. There were four generations of our family staying here (14 people) and plenty of room to spread out or hang out together. The location is perfect, easy access to both the Shore Path and downtown Bar Harbor. The house was well stocked, clean and the bedrooms comfortable. The management company was responsive and helpful. Would definitely recommend a stay at Brightholme.

    — Anonymous
  127. October 4, 2022

    I have been renting vacation homes on the island for close to thirty years. This property is beyond amazing. The setting is quintessential Maine. There are walking paths through the forested grounds, a gravel beach and a float at the end of dock. The home itself is full of natural light, beautifully decorated and maintained. Sitting on the Adirondack chairs on the back deck with the view of Frenchman’s Bay is a delight. I highly recommend this property for the finest vacation experience possible.

    — Anonymous
  128. October 4, 2022

    I rented this house for my family to spend a week in and around Acadia. It’s perfect. Great walkable location to a playground and downtown Bar Harbor and a grocery, kid friendly dishes and cups, a pack n play and other thoughtful touches that make it really welcoming to fams with young kids. Highly recommend!

    — Anonymous
  129. October 4, 2022

    The place was very nice. It is very challenging to find the first day especially at night time. It seems as though you are driving on a hiking trail. You actually will cross one of the hiking trails in Acadia when approaching the driveway. We had a very lovely time. Everything was as expected. 

    From The Knowles Company: So glad you enjoyed your stay! Sorry you had a difficult time finding the house! It’s true that its driveway entrance isn’t marked well, but that is due to the fact that Acadia National Park, which the drive crosses as you noted, understandably prohibits any conspicuous signage. 

    — Anonymous
  130. October 4, 2022

    Great location in town, spacious house, comfortable beds and living space, great wifi for working. Was the perfect launching spot for adventures and comfortable for remote work days!

    — Anonymous
  131. October 1, 2022

    We had a great time staying at Blue Eden. The location is perfect. We loved the outdoor space (front porch and grill area). Everything was very well maintained and the kitchen is well stocked. My only comment is that we needed more towels (esp dish and hand towels) as we had a very large group. We would definitely stay here again.

    From The Knowles Company: We’re so glad you had a great stay! And thank you for your suggestions about towels. We have made the owner aware, and she plans on adding more moving forward. We hope to see you again next summer!

    — Anonymous
  132. September 27, 2022

    Our stay at Redwood was wonderful! Redwood is a lovely old home well representing a bygone era. The grounds are beautiful and the views are magnificent! The house lives very comfortably and the tempur-pedic mattress in the Master bedroom was a real treat. The staff at The Knowles Company are wonderful to work with and are very professional. We are looking forward to our next stay at Redwood in 2023! 

    — Anonymous
  133. September 26, 2022

    We were here for a week in early August. This updated house is very clean, spacious, and well equipped. The house is on a quiet side street, and we found the location perfect for trips into town, food shopping, and easy access to Acadia and other attractions. The Knowles Company was great to work with. We highly recommend this property.

    — Anonymous
  134. September 25, 2022

    This cottage is wonderful in many ways, especially it’s quiet location. If you looking for a utilitarian experience, Wicker Way serves that need. The beds are comfortable, however the living room furniture is not! We were disappointed after a long day of hiking not to have a relaxing, cozy, place to talk and wind down. With just a little improvement this cottage could be more attractive and comfortable.

    — Anonymous
  135. September 23, 2022

    We enjoyed the house, thought it was in an excellent location, and appreciated all of the cooking tools and amenities! The washer and dryer worked well, and the cottage was spotless when we arrived. I’ve rented cottages that have a small supply of cutlery and a few dishes, cracked and perhaps not so clean. Wicker Way had a generous supply of everything we needed and it all was in good condition. We also really enjoyed the evening sky, the proximity to the water, the neighborhood, and our entire stay. It was just glorious.

    — Anonymous
  136. September 22, 2022

    We’ve been visiting Acadia National Park for many years and found the Summit Cottage in 2021. It has become our home away from home for us and our friends. The home and Northeast Harbor provide a quiet and relaxing alternative to the crowds and congestion of Bar Harbor. 

    — Anonymous
  137. September 18, 2022

    We stayed at this lovely rental in June 2022. It was perfect and had everything we needed. The neighborhood is quiet and the house has a beautiful view in the back. I would highly recommend Renardie if you are visiting Southwest Harbor.

    — Anonymous
  138. September 15, 2022

    Without a doubt Sea Cliff is in the “Relais & Châteaux” class of special rentals. The house is spotless and equipped with everything you would need including a yoga mat and weights. There isn’t a more beautiful sunrise over Hulls Cove than the views from each bedroom. Book it now!

    — Anonymous
  139. September 14, 2022

    Tigsacolle is a great old-fashioned (in a good way!) Maine cottage, with lots of space for our large group of five adults and two babies. There was plenty of privacy for everyone, and the home has everything we needed for a relaxing vacation. We already love Southwest Harbor, so we appreciated that we could walk to shops, restaurants, and the beautiful Claremont hotel. The views everywhere are spectacular. We would love to return!

    — Anonymous
  140. September 14, 2022

    Seabird Carriage House was the perfect place to spend a week on MDI. The house is immaculate and new: so thoughtfully designed and furnished. I wouldn’t change a thing! It was also a pleasure to meet the owner and her sweet dogs. Thanks for sharing your special property.

    — Anonymous
  141. September 13, 2022

    Bayview Cottage was just perfect. Please pass along our gratitude to the owners for allowing us to stay at their warm, cozy, beautiful camp. We loved all the wood, the decor, and the mid-mod Danish touches. It had absolutely everything we needed. My boys (and dogs) and I enjoyed every minute there. The stunning sunsets and stargazing from the deck. Watching the loons fish in the bay. Playing cards on the porch. Skipping stones and tidepooling at the beach. It was the perfect home base for hiking, kayaking, and exploring both sides of the island. Can’t tell you how much the peacefulness of Bayview Cottage was a blessing for us. Thank you.

    — Anonymous
  142. September 13, 2022

    The house and location were perfect! We felt fortunate to be able to stay here. The view from the deck out across the water was just fantastic. What a beautiful, well-appointed home. We enjoyed watching our local professional baseball team at night on the first floor space. The kitchen was well equipped and the dining/living room space was perfect with the view of the bay. The lower patio and upper deck were great places to relax and hear the water lap the shore line. The master suite on the third floor was amazing with its large walk-in closet, spacious bathroom and loft area. And the other bedrooms on the second floor were great spaces as well. And there were so many different places on the property to enjoy the outdoors. We found ourselves saying that we were so happy that we contacted Knowles and had the opportunity to work with you. Thanks for guiding us to the perfect home and location. I will be in touch about renting it again.

    — Anonymous
  143. September 13, 2022

    We stayed here with two toddlers and it was amazing! Beautiful quiet surroundings, an incredible toddler room and lots of space. Wish I could live here!

    — Anonymous
  144. September 7, 2022

    Would highly recommend this home. Very easily accessible to town by foot/bike/car as well as Acadia NP. Well appointed kitchen and home. A/C unit available in the living room, and all bedrooms have fans which is helpful.

    — Anonymous
  145. September 6, 2022

    We have come to Maine for years and this house and location were fantastic. Magical woods, serene water view, a wonderful deck, and a house that felt like home as soon as we arrived.

    — klisasummers
  146. September 6, 2022

    Our family spent 10 days at Somes Sailaway in August 2022. The house was beautiful; well equipped with plenty of space and gorgeous views of the Sound from inside and from the decks. The lobster pot, grill and fire pit were often used. We loved the water access, with a dock and boat mooring. We sunned, swam and rented a motorboat to explore the Sound and Harbors and watch the seals. Hiking at Acadia Mountain and other trails were nearby. It’s a great location for exploring Acadia, but away from the crowds and on the quiet side of MDI. The Knowles Agent communicated with us frequently and was available for any questions. Our relatives visiting from Europe are already asking when they can return. I can still see the views…

    — Anonymous
  147. September 6, 2022

    My wife and I spent a very enjoyable week at Three Moons. The dock and lakefront deck are what make it such a great camp. The dock is spacious and sturdy and we had two boats tied up to it — a sailboat and a canoe. The camp is at a nice windy spot on Long Pond. On a cool evening a fire in the brick fireplace is very cozy. There’s even easy hand-launching of boats from a sort of boat ramp. Potential tenants should note that the neighbors are very close and the interior is very simple. The bath is tiny with a small sink. The electric kitchen stove is older, and there are only basic kitchen utensils. For example, we found no mixing bowls for batters or salads. But, all in all, we thoroughly enjoyed our week in Three Moons!

    From The Knowles Company: Thank you for the recommendations on improving the kitchen inventory! We have asked the homeowners to add a few more items to their kitchen tools for 2023. Your suggestions are very helpful!

    — Anonymous
  148. September 6, 2022

    The home was very well kept and exactly as described in the reviews I read online. We would definitely stay there again.

    — Anonymous
  149. August 31, 2022

    My family and my brother’s family rented this place together at the beginning of August and had the best time! This was our first time in Maine and it did not disappoint. The house is beautiful, clean, and well appointed. The kitchen had everything we needed, including a blender for our morning smoothies, a full size coffee maker, and a corkscrew for our evening beverages. The owners provided some nice touches. I appreciated the laundry baskets in each closet. The windows across the back of the house made for a stunning view of the water, and the deck was the perfect place to drink our morning coffee. The kids loved scrambling over the rocks at low tide and searching for shells and crabs. We watched lobster boats pull in their traps in the mornings and even spotted seals a couple times during the week. The water was cold, and a few people in our party did a “polar plunge” most mornings. The drive to the island was not bad, and we ventured there most days for food, hikes, and a couple excursions. We found the Traveling Lobster to have the best lobster, and Udder Heaven’s ice cream was perhaps the best I’ve ever had, and they have so many flavors. Evenings around the fire pit were the perfect way to cap off our evenings. We spent a full week there, and my daughter literally cried when we had to leave. What a fantastic place to get away!

    — Anonymous
  150. August 30, 2022

    We fell in love with Acadia and Seal Harbor. I can’t imagine staying in a modern house as the historic charm of this house really won us over to detach and relax. From the beautiful deck to sit and look at the harbor to more than ample space inside, we didn’t want to leave! Would highly recommend. The Knowles Company was also very responsive to all of our inquiries.

    — Anonymous
  151. August 30, 2022

    House is 10 mins from the village green, new kitchen, comfortable beds and a private backyard with grill. Very nice.

    — Anonymous
  152. August 30, 2022

    My family loved this cabin at first sight. We enjoyed eating dinner on the deck, board games in the family room, hummingbirds, old books, and a stunning view. It was its own “room of requirement” and had no more our less than we needed in every way. A special place.

    — Anonymous
  153. August 30, 2022

    We stayed for a week and loved it. There is ample/easy parking, a place to cookout, a sparkly clean. Highly recommended!

    — Anonymous
  154. August 27, 2022

    We stayed here for two weeks and loved the house and property! The house had a great open plan perfect for a family get together. It was 10-15 min drive from almost everything you need and the view of Cadillac is spectacular from the living room. The owner was friendly and responsive to our questions. Highly recommend!

    — Anonymous
  155. August 25, 2022

    Quarry Cottage is very well situated for exploring the Island, very clean. Comfortable beds, living room is very welcoming and comfortable, nice view from the picture window with deer roaming through the yard at dusk. Makes you feel as if you are in a home not just a rental.
    We very much enjoyed our stay.

    — Anonymous
  156. August 23, 2022

    We had a great time at the Paul Cottage. It had everything we needed. The location is perfect and accommodations are nice. We’re a family of six.

    — Anonymous
  157. August 23, 2022

    Perfect for a large family gathering. Lots of common space, lots of yard space and perfect location to town and the Shore Path. Front porch is great for people watching and watching the kids in the yard. Love this house!

    — Anonymous
  158. August 23, 2022

    Our family of 4 + grandparents had a wonderful time staying at Cunningham Cottage. The house was very clean upon arrival, the beds are comfy, everything was well stocked and there was plenty of space for all of us. The location is also perfect..on a quiet street but really close to all the hustle and bustle of Bar Harbor. I highly recommend!

    — Anonymous
  159. August 21, 2022

    This was our second time spending a week in the Skywater cottage, and we loved it as much or more than last time. Almost certain we will try for a third visit.

    — Anonymous
  160. August 17, 2022

    Our family of four (two adults and two teens) enjoyed a wonderful week at the Goodson Cottage. We were a bit concerned that the cottage would be worn from the pictures, but it was in impeccable shape. The furnishings are older, but the cottage has been very well maintained. And, perhaps more importantly, the cottage was spotless. You could eat off of the floor. We loved all of the games and puzzles. The owner also has organized and labeled everything so we had maps and guidebooks on hand. The WiFi never worked for us, but the realtor told me it was spotty so it wasn’t an issue. Our hotspots worked well and we had cell coverage. Another plus, the water is warm. We loved the swimming deck as well as the kayaks and canoe. As other renters have stated, the house is about 20 minutes from everything, which is pretty much the case with many houses in Maine. There is a lobster place around the corner that also sells fresh fish. Otherwise, it is remote. We purchased groceries right before we got to MDI, fresh fish at the place around the corner, and we were set. Ample cooking supplies, grill, and basic spices. Definitely will go back again.

    — Anonymous
  161. August 16, 2022

    We couldn’t have picked a better place to spend a week in Bar Harbor with our three grown daughters (and one boyfriend) than Hancock House. We shared good food and conversation around the outdoor patio table and walked the nearby shore path each night after dinner. The house was a cozy base for us to reenergize after our days spent hiking, biking, kayaking in nearby Acadia National Park and while enjoying the many charms of Bar Harbor. We have been to Bar Harbor for several summer vacations over the years. This was one of the best. Thanks to the owner for their hospitality and all the little touches that made our stay comfortable. Thanks also to Knowles for their attentive service and consideration.

    — Anonymous
  162. August 15, 2022

    Excellent house and KITCHEN. With 16 it was easy to prepare meals on the 10 burner stove for everyone. Plenty of seating. We rented a boat for the week and docked at the house. Perfect. Burned wood every night in the fire pit and told tall tales with a sprinkle of hyperbole. House was a little warm at times but we did have a hot streak when we first arrived. Great house for a large group.

    — Anonymous
  163. August 15, 2022

    This was our 2nd time back to the Magnolia Cottage. The place is great and there is plenty of room for all to enjoy. We love the location and the dock / views. We will be back in the future.

    — Anonymous
  164. August 13, 2022

    We very much enjoyed this rental. Great location, we walked all over town. It was good having the parking spot! It was very comfortable and well laid out. The kitchen was organized and we had our leftovers at the backyard table. The bathroom was very nice. As there were no photos, I was suspicious!

    — Anonymous
  165. August 12, 2022

    This has been one of our favorite properties that we have stayed at. We had a lot of plans for our trip but found ourselves wanting to just hang around the house! There was plenty of room for all of us and everything was spotless. This location is perfect for heading into Acadia. The view is great from the house and the access to the beach was great! We would definitely stay here again!

    — Anonymous
  166. August 12, 2022

    This place was clean, spacious and very comfortable for our family of four – a perfect place to come back to after a day exploring Acadia and the “quiet side” of MDI. Would very happily stay again in the future.

    — Anonymous
  167. August 12, 2022

    Our first time to Acadia so I was a bit nervous about the location. It was perfect-easy to get to Bar Harbor and Southwest Harbor and everywhere else. The location was lovely-private, gorgeous views, very serene. The house was perfect-good sized bedrooms, super fully stocked kitchen, comfortable beds & furniture. Screened porch so pleasant, an entire unfinished basement with ping pong table and extra fridge. It was extremely hot in Maine the week we visited. Luckily, most rooms have ceiling fans, including all bedrooms. Plus a few extra. Also nights cooled down to the mid to high 60s so comfortable sleeping. We enjoyed taking dips in the cove at high tide, watching herons and even seagulls. The water view is very visible from the house, true eye candy. We were able to have an active trip to Acadia National Park, hiking a number of trails, visiting Sandy Beach and freshwater Echo Lake were refreshing. Ate lobster just about every day (Rodick’s in Southwest Harbor was our favorite). Thank you to the owners and The Knowles Company team for providing an excellent vacation spot!

    — Anonymous
  168. August 11, 2022

    This was our second time renting this house. We love the quiet street and location close to everything in Bar Harbor! Clean, updated, met all our needs. Will definitely rent again.

    — Anonymous
  169. August 9, 2022

    Our family of 5 stayed at 5 Pine Street in late July. The house is amazing. Everything was very clean and we could tell that the place was recently renovated. We ate out on the deck under the stars. Mornings in the kitchen were cool with the breeze coming in through the screen doors. We read at night in the screened in porch listening to the wind through the trees. The walk to town and to bike rentals is only about 10 minutes and it gave our teenagers some freedom to explore Bar Harbor. I couldn’t recommend this place more and we would love to come back!

    — Anonymous
  170. August 9, 2022

    This has been one of our favorite properties that we have stayed at. We had a lot of plans for our trip but found ourselves wanting to just hang around the house! There was plenty of room for all of us and everything was spotless. This location is perfect for heading into Acadia. The view is great from the house and the access to the beach was great! We would definitely stay here again!

    — Anonymous
  171. August 9, 2022

    I stayed here with my two boys for a week while they were at a climbing camp (and I had to work during the day). It worked really well for us, the wifi and cell service were great for working and there was plenty of space. We enjoyed the shorefront for swimming at high tide and it was quite private. It happened to be a very hot week and there are several skylights so it was a bit warm in the cottage but lots of fans helped to cool it down at night. Great location being close to Hulls Cove Acadia entrance and not far from NE Harbor or Bar Harbor.

    — Anonymous
  172. August 8, 2022

    The cottage was great, perfect for our family. Decorated so cute. It surpassed my expectations. Very well stocked. From every kind of dish, appliance or pot/pan to beach towels and beach chairs. Mimi’s had everything we needed. All we packed were our clothes and bikes. There were games for kids and adults. The third bedroom has bunk beds for the kids. There were three young adults (18,19,20) that loved the 3rd bedroom. It was like there own private suite!! It’s walking distance to Main Street where shops and restaurants are and a mile up the road is an IGA grocery store. I can’t say enough!!! We loved our week at Mimi’s cottage….thank you The Tweedale family❤️

    — Anonymous
  173. August 4, 2022

    This was our second year of staying at Brightholme with our three generation family. Location is so perfect. With the living room and generous “family” room there was plenty of space to spread around and enjoy each other’s company. We also enjoyed having morning coffee/tea on the front porch and waving “hi” or “good morning” to other morning walkers with its access to the Shore Path. With the multiple bedrooms and new addition of a full bath downstairs, space for everyone is never an issue. Highly recommend for large families.

    — Anonymous
  174. July 28, 2022

    Just vacationed here and loved waking up to the gorgeous view out the back. House has everything you need for a comfortable week. Close to Acadia and Bar Harbor and a short walk from the small harbor town.

    — Anonymous
  175. July 28, 2022

    Made some wonderful memories in July 2022 with my kids, my 83 year old mother, and my brother and his kids. Loved the house and the view and really enjoyed the kayaking and reversing waterfall next to the house. Bald eagles and seals were spotted while kayaking. Enjoyed Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Great hiking and views at the park. Would definitely return and use the Knowles Company again.

    — Anonymous
  176. July 27, 2022

    Thanks for all the help with our stay at Osprey Beach. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the house is beautiful. In terms of amenities, it was ideal. Super comfortable and accommodated all our family. The place was well stocked with appliances and everything we needed for a relaxing stay.

    — Anonymous
  177. July 26, 2022

    This is a beautiful and spacious home with plenty of room for our family to spread out. There are sidewalks for short walk into town if you desire. Great stay for our family! We would definitely stay here again.

    — Anonymous
  178. July 26, 2022

    We have been coming to the Conies regularly for several years and it is perfect for our family. The location is so peaceful and we enjoy sitting on the porch listening to birds every day. Knowles is very easy to work with–highly recommend!

    — Anonymous
  179. July 25, 2022

    We’re sad to be leaving! We loved Maine and hope to come back again one day. Cove Point Cottage was perfect for us. The children loved being so close to the water and also the ping pong table! I loved the quiet and the cool breeze and the piney smell and best of all, I heard a loon last night! Such wonderful memories made.

    — Anonymous
  180. July 23, 2022

    We had the time of our lives celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary with our children & grandchildren at Willowbrook. It was well equipped with all the comforts of home, yet we felt that we were stepping back in history. The location was perfect in being away from all the hustle of Bar Harbor, yet close enough to go there and enjoy all it had to offer. We will not soon forget our time at Willowbrook!!

    — Anonymous
  181. July 22, 2022

    My extended family of 9 rented “The Hillside” property in June 2022 and had a marvelous time. We had the main house and the roadside cabin. The property was in good shape, great kitchen with all the amenities for the meal get together, excellent playroom and toys for the little ones, comfortable beds and decent bathrooms. We loved the quiet property with tennis, walks on the beach and pier, and even a quick jump in the pool (50F !) . 30-45 minute drive to NP and Bar Harbor, great local restaurants, also did lobster boat tour at Southwest Harbor. Great experience, would definitely recommend. We enjoyed the heat relief, being from Texas! 

    — Anonymous
  182. July 20, 2022

    Excellent location close to NE Harbor with great views of the harbor from the house and deck. The house is well furnished and stocked with good kitchen supplies. We really enjoyed staying at Seawoods!

    — Anonymous
  183. July 19, 2022

    This house was perfect for our family. The beds were comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked. We also enjoyed the location, which was very convenient to the park. We would stay there again.

    — Anonymous
  184. July 19, 2022

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Central Village House! The house is updated, clean, and very comfortable. The street is quiet and the walkability to everything in town can’t be beat. We can’t wait to rent here again!

    — Anonymous
  185. July 18, 2022

    Our second time renting this beautiful home – it’s the perfect place to stay to enjoy the island. Quiet and serene setting and a house that has everything needed. We hope to return!

    — Anonymous
  186. July 17, 2022

    This is a magical home made more magical by gorgeous gardens (including a dog-safe side yard); cozy and pretty decor; partial views of the harbor; a lovely neighborhood; and proximity to all the elegance and scenic beauty available at the Claremont (croquet, Harry’s Bar, and unparalleled views of St. Sauveur and Flying Mountains over the water from Batson Fish Camp and Little Fern). The owner’s sweet, thoughtful attention to details made Napier Cottage all the more comfortable and welcoming: homemade cookies and muffins, bread from Little Notch and breakfast fare waiting for us on arrival; the wonderful Guest Gardens (lettuce, basil, herbs, nasturtiums and tomatoes in season) in pots outside the dining room door; an incredibly organized kitchen; meticulous anticipation of guest questions and needs in the instructions and materials provided (maps, ferry schedules etc.) that were of great help to us in getting around the island despite our having come to MDI all our lives; and very specially, the extraordinary kindness and helpfulness of the owner herself. The only thing I would find difficult here would be entertaining on a large scale, given that the kitchen sink is fairly small. For up to six people, we managed well; for more ambitious gatherings we used the Claremont as Base Camp II for feedings, and could not have been happier with the arrangement. We are incredibly grateful to have found this home and come to know its lovely and accomplished owner. It’s been many an age since we had such a relaxing vacation and we hope to join the roster of repeat renters who come back to this house again and again.

    — Anonymous
  187. July 15, 2022

    We couldn’t have asked for a more wonderful week in Maine! Sea Ledges far exceeded our expectations. A beautiful historic home in the most picturesque setting. Evenings spent sitting around the fire pit, watching the boats sail in and out of the quiet harbor, mornings spent walking along the shore, admiring all the stones and sea life. Wonderful memories for 3 generations:)

    — Anonymous
  188. July 12, 2022

    Our family of three felt right at home in this lovely rental. Very bright, spacious home with a fully equipped kitchen. Perfectly quiet and relaxing place. Located close to downtown Northeast Harbor with lots of great places to shop.

    — Anonymous
  189. July 11, 2022

    We loved the location on the quieter side of the island and close to the back entrance to Acadia. Very nice rocky beach to sit out and watch boats go by or just hear the waves rolling over the rocks. The house worked well for us with 5 in our party. We used the loft area plus both bedrooms. We visited end of June and were able to get wonderful breezes and cool the house just by opening the windows and screen doors. We did have an issue with the smoke detectors repeatedly going off for no apparent reason multiple times during our visit but we made the rental company and owners aware and hopefully this is not an issue again in the future. When one of the beach benches broke during our stay, the owners had it replaced the next day. Very responsive.

    From the Owners: Thanks for the heads up on the smoke detectors. Our electrician confirmed that they were functioning fine, but that the fog and humidity triggered them. Closing the windows and doors will help mitigate that from happening in the future!

    — Anonymous
  190. July 5, 2022

    We loved Seaglass Cottage. It was on a cute street within walking distance to everything we needed including the grocery store. The house was exactly as described in the photos and one of the most well equipped homes of any of the vacation homes we have stayed. I’m giving it 4 stars because at the very least the beds need mattress toppers, the living room furniture was not comfortable, and we would have loved a smart TV for the teens who wanted Netflix access on our one rainy/cold day. Otherwise, everything was great!

    From The Knowles Company: Thanks for your suggestions regarding mattress toppers and a smart TV. Sorry the living room furniture wasn’t to your preference. We have passed along your recommendations to the homeowners! 

    — Anonymous
  191. July 2, 2022

    Our extended family of 6 adults and 2 children spent a week late June, early July here and we are still basking in the glow of this magical place! The house was perfectly appointed and set up for three couples and two children, with expansive views from many windows. The huge lawn, surrounded by lovely gardens, was perfect for kite flying and games. The waterfront was full of tidepools with just enough sand for digging and spots to swim and launch kayaks. (We had two delivered from Acadia Paddles). We spent countless hours on the large deck, lounging and eating. We loved being on the “quiet side” of MDI, with plenty to do nearby and this sanctuary of a spot to return too.

    — Anonymous
  192. July 2, 2022

    Stayed here for a week with me, my husband, our two kids and my parents. It was the perfect setting and a short drive to anything we needed to access on MDI. Pros: there is a half bath in the first floor as well as two full baths. This wasn’t mentioned in the description and it was really nice to have. Close to everything so it was easy to come back for lunch between activities. Comfortable home. Overall we had a great stay. Cons: Parking was difficult. There is a driveway but it’s on a busy turn so it’s hard to back out safely. Grill was not clean so we did not attempt to use. Also there was a watermelon on the counter when we got there that we didn’t touch. Kind of odd.

    From The Knowles Company: A watermelon?? That’s a first! We suspect the former tenants left it behind and the cleaners didn’t know what to do with it. Sorry that wasn’t taken a way! Also sorry the grill wasn’t properly cleaned. We will remind the cleaners to address that next time. Yes, that driveway is a little dodgy. The owner finds that backing into it makes things a little easier for getting in and out.

    — Anonymous
  193. July 2, 2022

    Our family had an amazing stay at Pebble. It is the perfect location on the island. We could walk ten feet out the door and be in/on Long Pond and you could hardly tell there were neighbors both because of the trees and because it was so quiet. We loved watching all the kayakers and paddle borders, but it wasn’t ever busy or loud. It was a 5 minute drive to our favorite hike (Beech Mountain) and only about 20 minutes to the Park Loop Road in Acadia. The cabin had everything we needed. We were able to cook our own meals and were thankful for the grill. In the cabin the pictures, the red futon has been replaced with a small couch which we really appreciated. We are so thankful we stayed at Pebble. If you’re looking to really get away, this is the place for you!

    — Anonymous
  194. June 30, 2022

    On behalf of myself and my entire family, we just wanted to say thank you and express our appreciation for your help in finding us a home on Mt. Desert. Quarry Cove is a beautiful property and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The views from the property are breathtaking and the house was more than accommodating. This was our first time visiting Maine and it was beyond our expectations. We really enjoyed using the fire place during our only cold day. Thank you to the family for allowing us to share their property.

    From The Knowles Company: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to your return!

    — Anonymous
  195. June 30, 2022

    Immaculate house with well-appointed kitchen. Easy walk to downtown. Lots of comfortable spaces for the times you all want to be together as well as the times you might want a break from that.

    — Anonymous
  196. June 28, 2022

    The house was nicely furnished and we all loved the great kitchen. The appliances were the best on the market. The heating system for the house was amazing. We had a great time and I would recommend the house. Thank you!

    — Anonymous
  197. June 28, 2022

    Our family of 13 visited in early June 2022 and the house was more than we had anticipated. Incredible location, beautiful views of Bar Island, and quiet! We had plenty of room to spread out. The house was well stocked. We enjoyed the history and charm of the home. It did take us a day or so to figure out which staircase to use to get to our bedrooms but it was worth it! Thanks for sharing your lovely home with our family, we hope to come back to stay.

    — Anonymous
  198. June 24, 2022

    Our every expectation was exceeded with this home. Incredible views, central MDI location, plenty of little touches that make this not just your typical rental home. Our family could not have been more pleased with our time at Small Cove Point!

    — Anonymous
  199. June 23, 2022

    We loved the location of Acadia Lodge, not to mention the view. It was so quiet with stunning vistas everywhere you look. The house itself was very comfortable. We managed to get on Somes Sound for a day of kayaking, and we were able to find the Hall Quarry shortcut to the Acadia Mtn Trail, so hardly had to drive anywhere except for groceries.

    — Anonymous
  200. June 22, 2022

    This is our 2nd time staying at Holly Hill, and we love both the comfortable and elegant home and its proximity to trails in Acadia, as well as NEH. The kitchen is huge and well-equipped and the bedrooms are spacious. We hope to be back next year.

    — Anonymous
  201. June 22, 2022

    The house’s location says it all. A wide view of the harbor with our favorite lobster pound, Thurston’s, across the bay. The house is very well equipped and you can tell the owners love the house. We’ve already put in a request for next year so we can enjoy it all again.

    — Anonymous
  202. June 21, 2022

    Enjoyed the private dock. House came with a single kayak, double kayak and a canoe. It was full of amenities, very comfortable and clean. Close to Acadia and a great home away from home.

    — Anonymous
  203. June 21, 2022

    This was a wonderful home for our family vacation! Our kids stayed in the loft and we enjoyed the private bedroom. The outdoor shower was a highlight! We hung hammocks in the yard, enjoyed canoeing, and watched the beautiful sun sets by the water. A short walk to Southwest harbor shops and restaurants. Really enjoyed being able to do the short drive to Acadia and Bar Harbor and then return to the privacy and serenity of Treehouse! A magnificent place to spend our vacation!

    — Anonymous
  204. June 19, 2022

    We loved our stay at Mill Cove. The home is beautiful, clean and new. The yard and views amazing!!! Pictures don’t do justice to this property. We loved waking up here, enjoying a day out hiking and returning to the comforts of home to relax and enjoy a fire in the outside pit while overlooking the water. We enjoyed meals and games in the beautiful sunroom. Perfect vacation!

    — Anonymous
  205. June 18, 2022

    Edge of town, on a small cove, very comfortable cabin design. Windows open to day breezes,. Cozy fireplace at night was our favorite. No dock, but small deck at waters edge. Some road noise, but overall we loved our week at Pat’s Place and Pat’s artwork.

    — Anonymous
  206. June 17, 2022

    It was comfortable, beautiful views, well-outfitted for our needs. Lovely views, cozy beds, wish we could’ve stayed longer.

    — Anonymous
  207. June 14, 2022

    The cottage was well beyond our expectations, deluxe throughout, and beautiful gardens.

    — Anonymous
  208. June 13, 2022

    We enjoyed our stay in Bar Harbor at the Brightholme property. It is a beautiful home, well stocked, and the perfect in town location. Thank you again. We look forward to returning.

    — Anonymous
  209. June 6, 2022

    We stayed at Sunscape the last week of May; the house is beautiful and well maintained, tastefully decorated and the cleanest rental we have ever seen. The neighborhood is quiet, and the proximity to the carriage roads is a big plus. It is on our short list for future rentals.

    — Anonymous
  210. June 6, 2022

    We had a very memorable vacation! Your home is lovely, well-equipped & comfortable. Everything felt very clean! One of our best vacations ever! We’re already thinking about coming back next year!

    — Anonymous
  211. March 18, 2022

    Beth represented us when buying land and had so many insights about all of the available properties on the island. She knew what to look for when dealing with land and answered all of our questions effectively. She was always super responsive and helped us jump on a really good opportunity very quickly which is incredibly valuable in today’s market.

    — Anonymous
  212. February 6, 2022

    We had a wonderful week here in September! It was the perfect location and the house had everything we needed. The amazing view and the comfortable beds have us looking forward to our next trip!

    — Anonymous
  213. January 6, 2022

    We stayed in Goodson Cottage during the second week of October 2021, and had a lovely time. The home was clean and comfortable, and had plenty of room for us to spread out and relax; each of the three of us had their own floor for sleeping, with our own bathrooms. The setting is amazing – so private and quiet, with a short walk to beautiful Seal Cove Pond; we watched sunset there, and even got up very early one morning to watch the sun rise over Bernard Mountain; it was magical! The location is perfect, as we enjoy being away from the crowds on the busy side of the Island…but it’s close enough to drive to any hike we wanted to do within 30 minutes. It was great coming back to our “home” at the end of a day out on the trails, to a quiet and cozy place to gather for food and games. Two things to be aware of: the pictures are accurate – there are no curtains or other window coverings on the many windows! Not necessarily a “visibility” issue, because the home is so private, but if you don’t like sunlight in the early morning, bring eye shades! Also, even though the time there was a getaway from ordinary life, there were times when the spotty internet service was a real downer – especially when we were trying to book reservations for driving up Cadillac Mountain! So…be prepared for occasional frustration with the internet service (the first time I’ve encountered this difficulty in the many years and places I’ve stayed on MDI).

    — Anonymous
  214. November 30, 2021

    We enjoyed our week at Imladris. This is a beautiful home. It is handsome in architecture and nicely furnished. There is plenty of common space. The beds were comfortable, so nice to have a supportive mattress without the fluffy toppers everyone seems to be fond of using these days. The kitchen was very well stocked with utensils and food staples.

    The house sits in a private neighborhood. The property is very well maintained and quiet. There is a short walk on a right of way to Norwood Cove which was wonderful to see.
    There were one or two small issues that arose, but they were minor and were taken care of immediately by the caretaker and staff. Communication was very good.

    We would enjoy staying here again on a return trip to Acadia.

    — Anonymous
  215. November 18, 2021

    My wife and I stayed here the first week of Oct 2021. Never in my life did I think I would love a place outside of the south but this is it. I could truly live at Island Sky. Not all is perfect but quite close. The only bad parts are the bedroom is upstairs and is an A frame room. You have to bend over to get into the bed if you are over 5’7. The bathroom is also a bit tight so “big people” such as my wife and I have some difficulties. All that said, thank you to the owners of Island Sky and I would go back in a heartbeat regardless of my difficulties I mentioned. I love this place!!!

    — Anonymous
  216. November 3, 2021

    Somes Sailaway was AMAZING! It was so hard to leave. The views were spectacular and there was an incredible amount of space for us. It was our very first trip to Maine and surely not our last! It will be hard to ever find anything to top or even match the feeling at Somes Sailaway. We appreciated all of the amenities, but truly the views and dock access were our most favorite. And it was so accessible to all of our adventuring through Acadia. The wildlife viewing was also incredible: seals and porpoises right off of the dock each morning, and we even saw a bald eagle on the property as well. Pretty spectacular!

    — Anonymous
  217. November 1, 2021

    Our family of 9 spent a lovely fall foliage week at this beautiful original Fred Savage cottage. The house was perfect – the renovated kitchen was outstanding for all our cooks, the dining room accommodated our family and games, we enjoyed the porch and beautiful view for morning coffee, remote working, oysters and cocktails and at every time of day. The living room was host to fireside games, and recounting our days, we completed two puzzles in the puzzle nook. Sleeping was very comfortable and we were plenty warm in October. We loved everything about this house and going back to an earlier time of gathering without distraction and just being a family. Thank you for sharing your slice of heaven with us. We’d love to come back!

    — Anonymous
  218. October 29, 2021

    Awesome house. Perfect for three couples. House was well stocked multiple towels etc Close to Acadia and downtown. Hoping to come back next year.

    — Anonymous
  219. October 29, 2021

    We visited in October when the weather was cooler. We had a hard time leaving this house to explore Acadia. The tide race everyday was something to see. Seals, otters, deer, eagles – so great. And with the kayaks you get to experience everything up close. The central location to MDI was fantastic. We were never very far from where we wanted to go. We brought breakfast food but next time we’ll make more of our meals here. Great kitchen and again the view. The house was the right size for our group of 5 adults. Just had to plan showers as the hot water could handle 3 at once. I was nervous about booking with Knowles Company since I found them on the internet and had no idea who they were. Luckily we took a chance and will definitely book with them when we return. Hope I get a chance to visit Tide Race again, perhaps in the Summer.

    — Anonymous
  220. October 29, 2021

    With only a couple weeks until my birthday trip to go, my original AirBnB booking was cancelled by the host. I scrambled to find a new place, but options were sparse. I found Knowles company and Legacy during my panicked search. Nikki was great to work with for the booking. I still can’t figure how I got so lucky to have it open. The place itself was better than any of the AirBnBs I had been chasing. The view alone made me forget anything else going on in the world. There are 4 bedrooms and that was perfect for my party of 6 adults. As a history and house nerd, I just LOVED being in a place that felt so full of family history. The only slight downside was that we spent a lot more time in the car than we originally hoped for. With it being a birthday trip, I had a lot of dinners out and day excursions planned in the Bar Harbor area. But – I would love love love to come back to this place and have nothing planned except just looking out over the water and kayaking outside the front door and searching for beach glass. If you are on a lowkey vacation, this place truly can’t be beat.

    — Anonymous
  221. October 27, 2021

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The location was perfect, the house was comfortable, and the parking was convenient. We loved sitting in the big room in the evenings looking at our pictures and talking about our day. We would recommend this house to our friends.

    — Anonymous
  222. October 26, 2021

    We had a wonderful week at Seaglass Cottage. When we arrived the house was immaculate and beautifully decorated. There were nice extras in the home – cookies on the fully stocked coffee bar, handmade soaps in the bathroom and home made scones which were delicious! The home is stocked with everything you could possibly need for a comfortable vacation. The location was great for walking to the downtown area which our dogs enjoyed. Easy access to the back yard for the dogs as well. All of us – 2 legged and 4 legged had a fantastic vacation at Seaglass Cottage!

    — Anonymous
  223. October 25, 2021

    My husband and I stayed here for a week in October – I have been coming up to Acadia for nearly 50 years, so I’ve seen quite a few house rentals. The cottage was plenty big for a family of two to four. Both had closets and dressers to house clothing with extra blankets, pillows, etc. The kitchen was very good sized with seating for six and a full-sized fridge, stove, oven and a small microwave. Plenty of counter space given the extra table in the middle of the kitchen. Lots of pots and pans as well as dishes, glassware and silverware/kitchen gadgets. Living room was small but adequate, but might be tight if you have rambunctious children – there is a small yard but the house is near the end of a dead-end street so traffic is minimal. The single bathroom upstairs was a bit small, but the biggest issue for us there was the “shower” which is in a small claw-foot tub and the shower head is under 5′ high, which was a bit tough even for me (I am 5’4″ and my husband is 5’11”). Overall, the lighting in the house is fairly sparse and dim – if you require good lighting, for example to read at night, I’d recommend bringing a book light with you. Location was fine – a 10-minute walk to Northeast Harbor and 15 minute drive to Acadia National Park – and parking was off the street and roomy for our SUV. Overall, a relatively small but inexpensive rental in a good location on the east side of the island with some compromises in functionality for the lower price.

    — Anonymous
  224. October 19, 2021

    Had spent 2 summers in Mount Desert Island 40 years ago and wanted to carry my family back there. Loved the location and the layout of the house. Convenient to everything. Well equipped kitchen for the times we didn’t go out. The house was very clean and I recommend it.

    — Anonymous
  225. October 19, 2021

    After missing our annual bike trip with friends last year, and moving to Maine on top of that, we were thrilled to have been able to get together early this month for a week of cycling, hiking, yoga on the lawn, kayaking, eating, and drinking around the fire pit. We had room for everyone and big meals together, we even learned how to steam lobster, everything we needed was at the house. The house is unique and beautiful, like some place out of an Edith Wharton novel. Sunrise views and listening to the lapping water, walking the bar at low tide, and quick walks to town for groceries, ice cream, and the ferry to Schoodic. One big plus is that the house is half a block from the new bike route into the park which is direct and safe. We rode all the Carriage roads and climbed to South Bubble. It was perfect and worth the trip our friends made out from Oregon.

    — Anonymous
  226. October 19, 2021

    We loved our two weeks at the Ames South Cottage. The views are incredible; sunsets are a delight and the stars are fantastic! The property is rustic, but totally comfortable. The camp has a warm family feel with lots of games, puzzles and books.

    — Anonymous
  227. October 19, 2021

    We loved staying at Blue Eden. It was well maintained, comfortable, and accommodating for our family gathering. There is plenty of space, great porches and is right downtown. Highly recommended.

    — Anonymous
  228. October 17, 2021

    This is a beautiful home that we were able to book last minute due to a cancellation. It is beautifully decorated and has many high end appliances and fixtures. The master bed was quite comfortable and the linens were luxurious. The path to the house from the driveway is quite challenging and steep with granite steps that get quite slippery when it rains. We loved the location which was conveniently located to Acadia NP and also being able to bring our senior dog with us! Wish there was more outdoor level space for her to do her business though. The deck was very relaxing and private.

    — Anonymous
  229. October 17, 2021

    Enjoyed a wonderful week at Moot Point. Lovely property with stunning views. Clean and well appointed. Nice tranquil location near bridge to MDI.

    — Anonymous
  230. October 16, 2021

    We stayed here with four teenage kids and three adults and it was perfect. Plenty of room for everyone. A nice secluded location but a quick drive to Bar Harbor and Acadia. Enjoyed just sitting down by the water and watching all the activity. Everyone had a great time!

    — Anonymous
  231. October 14, 2021

    Great house in a convenient location. Clean, cozy and well maintained. It was better than our expectations. Kate was super knowledgeable and responsive. Thank you Kate!

    Reply from Kate Chaplin: Thank you, Michael! You were a pleasure to work with! Hope we see you next year!

    — Anonymous
  232. October 10, 2021

    I’m just back from a wonderful week at Joy Ride, with my dog. Felt like staying in a home, not a rental. Very comfy, great selection of books, and everything you could need in the kitchen. Loved that I could pop on the heating for a couple of hours in the evenings. Great location.

    — Anonymous
  233. October 7, 2021

    My husband and I had an enjoyable stay. Of course for 2 people there was plenty of space! All in all it is a comfortable home. For us the highlight is the location of this cottage. It is in the heart of Bar Harbor but you wouldn’t know it. That’s because it is located on a square that is connected to a side street…so gets very little traffic and includes off street parking. After a day of driving around to see the sights and hiking in Acadia it is nice to be able to park our car in the evening at the cottage and then walk into town for a meal and to look at the shops. Always a delight.

    — Anonymous
  234. October 5, 2021

    I came up with a group of girlfriends for a week of hiking and biking. The house was perfect! The best location, easy to walk to town and close to the park and the park loop. The days and evenings sitting on the porch overlooking the water–we didn’t want to leave. The house was very clean and well stocked. We plan to come again.

    — Anonymous
  235. October 5, 2021

    It was great place to spend a week. We had all the amenities we were looking for in a 1 week staycation. Acadia National Park is just minutes away. The morning views from the house are just amazing.

    — Anonymous
  236. October 5, 2021

    View was fabulous. Enjoyed the real fireplace. We very much enjoyed our second stay in this house. Only thing is we wish there was network TV available.

    — Anonymous
  237. October 5, 2021

    Lovely, well organized home set in a quiet neighborhood a short walk away from the center of Northeast Harbor. We brought our dog and loved the proximity to nearby hiking trails, the harbor, and shops. Would highly recommend.

    — Anonymous
  238. September 28, 2021

    My husband and I loved this cozy cottage. Sunrise and moonrise are epic, the tides make the landscape change constantly, a pleasure to watch, we’ll miss it!

    — Anonymous
  239. September 28, 2021

    We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Brightholme. The location is fantastic- incredibly close to the Shore Path (perfect to catch the amazing sunrises) and an easy walk to Main Street. The house is spacious and provided plenty of room for 10 adults. The front porch was enjoyed by everyone. The yard is beautiful and worked very well for family games of croquet.

    — Anonymous
  240. September 28, 2021

    We loved this home and came back again this year. Everything was perfect and a beautiful way to spend a vacation with family and friends.

    — Anonymous
  241. September 28, 2021

    This is a great spot. The views from the deck are amazing.

    — Anonymous
  242. September 28, 2021

    Smallidge Cottage provided a perfect late summer retreat. Watching the hummingbird get nectar from the beautiful flowers along the front porch was a treat. Mount Desert Island was still very busy, but the house provided a quiet respite from the crowds and beauty of the park.

    — Anonymous
  243. September 27, 2021

    Cunningham Cottage was perfect for our stay in Bar Harbor. There were four of us and the house was plenty spacious for us. It was clean, well kept and well equipped. The beds were very comfortable with plenty of extra pillows. We also enjoyed sitting on the front porch as well as the back patio. It was a perfect location to downtown Bar Harbor. We didn’t even rent a car and were able to walk to go out to eat and shop. We also used the Island Explorer Shuttle to go to Acadia. Restaurants and shopping are all literally about a half mile away. The owners even left some personal notes and recommendations for things to do and see. We loved this place and hope to visit Bar Harbor and stay there again next year.

    — Anonymous
  244. September 26, 2021

    Great time, great views, close to hiking, mountain climbing, and site seeing! Very comfortable!

    — Anonymous
  245. September 20, 2021

    My family had a wonderful stay at Seaglass cottage. It is so convenient to town but still so quiet. It is walking distance to the grocery and several really nice outings, including Bar Island and the Shore Path. Loved this house and want to return!

    — Anonymous
  246. September 19, 2021

    We rented this house two years ago and would have been disappointed if we could not have found it available this year. Especially love the location – PRIMO! Not to mention how lovely and comfortable and well supplied it is. Hope we can return next year.

    — Anonymous
  247. September 18, 2021

    The house was beautiful, updated and exceptionally clean. The rooms were comfortable, not cluttered looking. The kitchen was well equipped. Great water pressure in the showers. We especially enjoyed morning coffee on the front porch. The location was absolutely perfect, a nice quite neighborhood and a short walk to town. We definitely look forward to our next stay at the Central Village house.

    — Anonymous
  248. September 17, 2021

    This house suited us fine. We especially appreciated the size and amount of seating available in the living room. The front porch with its view was just great! It should be noted to prospective tenants with allergies that the homeowners keep dogs.

    — Anonymous
  249. September 17, 2021

    Harbor Brook is delightfully quiet and well equipped. We’ll come again.

    — Anonymous
  250. September 15, 2021

    We had such a fun week in this beautiful house. It was very clean and had everything we needed. My teen aged son loved staying in his own “apartment” (garage bedroom) and the house is close to everything in Bar Harbor that we love. I miss it already! Kudos to the owners and the cleaning crew for creating a retreat for families.

    — Anonymous
  251. September 11, 2021

    We stayed here for a week in August with our two children and one set of grandparents. The house was in the perfect location with very easy access to grocery stores and restaraunts. The view from the house was picturesque to say the least. Much time was spent on the porch taking it all on. We loved the water access and spent much time using the kayaks and swimming during high tide. The owners thought of everything and even left a bottle of wine for a welcome gift. We would definitely stay here again.

    — Anonymous
  252. September 11, 2021

    We LOVED our stay at Goodson Cottage! The house is beautiful, spacious and clean. Plenty of games, books, boats and other amenities to enjoy. Early September stay with eagle and loon sightings with enough cool weather to enjoy the fireplace. Very quiet and peaceful lakefront property yet easy to access Acadia, Bar Harbor and Southwest Harbor. Sunrises on the pond are a treat!

    — Anonymous
  253. September 8, 2021

    The property is a wonderful getaway for family and friends. The great lawn directly on the cove is perfect for games, stargazing and wildlife watching. It’s tranquil and secluded. The magical trail through the woods to what my kids dubbed “treasure beach” is a real gem. There was every amenity we required, and it was very clean and cozy! The dressers in the main house smelled musty, so we didn’t put our clothes away, but otherwise we were all comfortable.

    From The Knowles Company: Sorry you found the dressers unpleasant! We have made the owner aware and she will look into addressing that problem! Thanks!

    — Anonymous
  254. September 8, 2021

    This was the first vacation where we took our grown children with spouses and our grandson and we couldn’t have stayed in a more perfect house! It was beautiful, warm and spacious, well equipped and more beautiful in person than in the photos. The location was so convenient to the town and to Acadia National Park.

    — Anonymous
  255. September 7, 2021

    We’re just back from a fabulous week at Moot Point. It’s a beautiful property: clean, fresh, well appointed with everything you might need, and well located in Trenton, just across the bridge from MDI. It’s quiet, perfect for star gazing and watching the changing tides. It also served as a great jumping off point for exploring the environs, from Deer Isle to West Quoddy Head.

    — Anonymous
  256. September 7, 2021

    We absolutely loved our time at Mill Cove. The owners had truly thought of everything you could need and that was greatly appreciated. The beds, bedding and linens were all so nice. We were able to bring our dog which was a great opportunity. The kids loved the ping pong table! We had quite a few tournaments! The kitchen and eating area was plenty big. The master bath was really nice and modern. We kayayed every day right from the beach. The firepit was beautiful each night as the sun went down on the water. We would recommend this home to anyone. It is a little further since it is located before the bridge but we had no issues with that when we went in August. Highly recommend!

    — Anonymous
  257. August 31, 2021

    This house is a charming, comfortable home in a great location. We had family in both Northeast Harbor and Southwest Harbor so we were able to visit them easily. I love to bike the carriage trails and did that almost every day while we were there. A hidden gem is Somes Pond! We swam there a couple times during our stay.

    — Anonymous
  258. August 31, 2021

    The house was clean and spacious. Bedrooms were very comfortable. The covered front porch was a big plus, especially for morning coffee and rainy days. The only negative was the parking situation if you have more than two cars.

    From The Knowles Company: Thanks for being such great tenants! We know that parking is a challenge in Bar Harbor in general. Hopefully use of the Acadia Gateway satellite parking area in Trenton was a solution.

    — Anonymous
  259. August 30, 2021

    Beautiful home exactly as described. For our family of 5+1 friend we will probably choose a location next year with more than one bathroom, but other than that, it was perfect. The back yard was a great place for drinks with nearby friends and everything was clean and reasonably modern. The one minor issue we had (bathroom would not lock) was immediately addressed.

    — Anonymous
  260. August 24, 2021

    We absolutely loved Midships!! The condo was clean, well stocked with needed supplies, and comfortable. The views are amazing! Easy walk into town for cute shops and restaurants. The hot tub was delightful after a long day of hiking. The neighbors next door were lovely! The only slight negative was that the upper two floors are warm, not air conditioned. Otherwise- everything was just great! We will be back!

    — Anonymous
  261. August 24, 2021

    We enjoyed our week at Brightholme. We were celebrating our 50th anniversary. The house was a great location for all of us. Our grandkids could walk for ice cream and shopping. Our kids could hike and just enjoy the surroundings. We enjoyed walking the shore path and eating at the local restaurants. Great weather, great accomodations and overall just a great time!! The house worked perferctly for our family’s needs. Very clean and everything you need!

    — Anonymous
  262. August 18, 2021

    We just finished our stay at Seal Point Cottage and wow! We were impressed from the moment we walked in the door. The house is better than it looks in the pictures and the location is great! The kids loved kayaking and climbing on the rocks and mud during low tide. I would 100% recommend this house to anyone thinking about it.

    — Anonymous
  263. August 17, 2021

    Tigsacolle was a perfect escape for our family. The house and kitchen were fully supplied to meet all of our living needs. The outdoors was calm, spacious and the perfect for setting up badminton and bocce ball games. The home was an easy walk to the town center of Southwest Harbor, and we were grateful to be on the “quiet side.” We highly recommend this cozy, complete vacation stay.

    — Anonymous
  264. August 17, 2021

    My family had such a lovely stay. Waking up to the views of the sound was so relaxing. There are great hikes nearby and it’s easy to access the park and great restaurants. The house felt like we staying with family—it’s very comfortable with nice features and very clean. Wishing we are still there.

    — Anonymous
  265. August 16, 2021

    This home worked great for our family vacation. We had 8 adults and 3 kids and this home was plenty big enough. It was a very convenient location to everything on Mt Desert Island. Great views and a very convenient dock to use.

    — Anonymous
  266. August 15, 2021

    We stayed for two weeks with our kids, ages 10 and 14. The cottage is very comfortable and had everything we needed. High quality furnishings. Bedrooms are all comfortable. The outside space is large and quiet and absolutely lovely. We loved our stay and would happily return!

    — Anonymous
  267. August 13, 2021

    Recharge your mind and soul, Rejuvenate your spirit, Rejoice in the knowledge that the choice you made in staying at Cole Cottage is probably the best decision you’ve made in quite some time. Grandsons playing on the beach and exploring the shoreline, reminding us that we can learn so much from our young and of the awesomeness of nature. Being absolutely awestruck by the setting sun from the deck and having a front row seat to fireworks across the cove. Rejoicing in the fact that, once again, we were able to gather as a family and celebrate life and all it has to offer. Thank you, Cole Cottage, for another year of rejuvenation, recharging and most of all rejoicing in the celebration of life and family.

    — Anonymous
  268. August 9, 2021

    Rustic, comfortable home in a location very convenient to activities and attractions. Really provided the base for a wonderful vacation.

    — Anonymous
  269. August 8, 2021

    Our two week stay at Pine Ledge was delightful. The house was comfortable and well equipped and the views off the deck were gorgeous. We loved the location and as long time MDI visitors would stay there again without hesitation. The owner was a great host—immediately responsive if any help was needed.

    — Anonymous
  270. August 7, 2021

    We had such a great week here! The house was comfortable, very clean, and inviting. The kitchen was well stocked and made meal prep easy. The master bedroom was so spacious and the kids loved having the upstairs to themselves. We enjoyed the firepit at night and the grill too. We loved the location on the quiet side. A grocery store was super close and Southwest Harbor has lots of restaurant choices. It was so close to great hiking and Bar Harbor was only 25 minutes away. Knowles Co was super to work with and sent park and reservation information. They were very responsive to emails as well. Would definitely stay through them again if we are lucky enough to return to Acadia!

    — Anonymous
  271. August 4, 2021

    We had a wonderful time staying at Glen Mary Manor. The kitchen was better stocked than a Williams Sonoma store. Every room was nicely decorated and had all you could possibly need. The toys supplied were great for our two year old granddaughter. The pool table gave the guys enjoyable evenings of competition. The set up of bedrooms was perfect for our family, plenty of linens and the washer/dryer were helpful. The location close to town and the park were ideal. We would come back without reservation!

    — Anonymous
  272. August 4, 2021

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful home. So many wonderful experiences: the Beehive, the Bubbles, Canon Brook Trail, picnics on the beach, loons on Echo Lake, and a Barred owl in the Sieur de Monts gardens.

    — Anonymous
  273. August 4, 2021

    Thank you for sharing this great home! Our active family has really enjoyed staying here. We’ve been all over the island and still only touched the tip of the iceberg that is MDI. We can’t wait to come back and look forward to staying here again.

    — Anonymous
  274. August 4, 2021

    This home was incredible for a girls trip, it gave us a great location right off the main road for easy exploration of the island and a fun place to stay in! We loved the charm and felt the space would have been great for an even longer stay. Would definitely come back!

    — Anonymous
  275. August 4, 2021

    Great property; so well appointed, clean, and comfortable. New appliances, tons of supplies, clean and uncluttered. Feels like the owners have thought of everything and provided it! Easy location to go into Ellsworth for supplies or head into Mt Desert Island, which was amazing. Very quiet, lovely view and setting, and family friendly. Our kids had a great time climbing and playing on the rocky beach at low tide (not really possible for true swimming, but figure it would be great for launching kayaks, which they also provided!). We also so appreciated that we could bring our dog. It’s hard to find such a high quality rental that allows that. Overall, a lovely spot, and a great location for a family vacation.

    — Anonymous
  276. August 4, 2021

    The cottage is a wonderful place to stay for a week of paddling around the lake and visiting the area. The owners are wonderful people.

    — Anonymous
  277. August 4, 2021

    We loved our time at Paul Cottage. It was such an easy walk into town. Our kids loved that we could be in downtown Bar Harbor in a matter of minutes. The space was comfortable and clean. We would definitely stay again.

    — Anonymous
  278. August 3, 2021

    We had a wonderful stay, the back deck was a great place for morning coffee and evening meals, the view of the sound is stunning. The house is very clean and well appointed with charming artwork and a homey feel. The location is very central, making it a great jumping off point to any adventure on the island.

    — Anonymous
  279. July 25, 2021

    We stayed a week in July 2021. We had originally planned to come in 2020, but the Knowles Company and the property owners helped us postpone our stay when it became clear that travel would be challenging. We’re so glad we were able to visit. Acadia National Park was the most crowded we’ve ever seen it in many years of visiting. Luckily, we had this wonderful escape on the “quiet side” of the island to return to each day. The cabin is thoughtfully furnished and welcoming. The kitchen has everything you could need. There’s also a wood stove and ample firewood available if you are comfortable using one, and an integrated tankless water heat/radiator system if you aren’t. The view of the harbor is lovely, and the cottage is arranged so that you don’t really notice the nearby road. There were also board games to entertain our young children and kayaks available for the adults. What really distinguishes Seascape from the many other places we have stayed in is the warmth and personality of the place—it really feels like you are staying in the family home that it is and not an anonymous corporate rental. We later learned that the original owner was very involved in historic preservation and it shows in the details—which include carefully restored heart pine floors and weathered doors—that pair well with the updated layout and modern conveniences.

    — Anonymous
  280. July 23, 2021

    Shipman Cottage was great. It was perfect in every way for us. The in-town location was great, and the deck behind the house was perfect to let everyone spread out. So glad to have rented from you!

    — Anonymous
  281. July 19, 2021

    Water’s Edge was truly the perfect house for our family vacation! We enjoyed the beautiful views, the very comfortable beds, the amazingly well-stocked kitchen, exploring all its great historic magazines and books by the warm fireplace on chilly nights, and the proximity to Southwest Harbor allowing for many walks into town and tennis matches at the nearby courts.

    — Anonymous
  282. July 19, 2021

    Could be the best equipped and best managed place I’ve ever stayed.
    Great memories and worth going back to! Missing the cool breezes on the front porch.

    — Anonymous
  283. July 14, 2021

    We had such a great time at this fantastic property! Thank you for so many great memories!

    — Anonymous
  284. May 17, 2021

    We had a great time at this cottage, lots of space for people to spread out. So easy to get to great hikes around Acadia

    — Anonymous
  285. May 15, 2021

    Awesome! We loved everything about this house. The kitchen was very modern, high end and well stocked with every thing we ever needed for everyday cooking. We loved the Weber gas grill on the deck, just steps away from the main kitchen. The four bedrooms were modern, spacious, bright and airy. House was very clean with hardwood floors throughout. This is the best house we have rented in the last twenty five years.

    — Anonymous
  286. May 11, 2021

    Many thanks to Lynn for recommending the Seaglass Cottage to us. It was perfect for us! We loved the proximity to town, but quiet neighborhood. We could bike or hike into the park. The house itself was very nicely furnished with comfortable beds, a great shower, so many beautiful things – we felt like we were truly staying in a high end home, not a rental property. The separate guest quarters worked out perfectly for our teenage son – he loved having his own space. The thoughtful touches from the homeowner did not go unnoticed – plenty of supplies, great selection of teas, and we loved the blueberry coffee cake! We would definitely love to stay there again.

    — Anonymous
  287. May 11, 2021

    We had a great time in Maine! The kitchen in this house was perfect for staying home and cooking- in light of COVID. And we enjoyed the wonderful weather on the porch!

    — Anonymous
  288. May 11, 2021

    Bagatelle was perfect for a large family vacation. Our favorite time was sitting on the wide porch overlooking Frenchman Bay. It’s hard to decide if the morning or evening view is more spectacular. Staying in this historic home with the impressive Acadia National Park in its backyard, with Bar Harbor just a short walk away, made for a very memorable vacation.

    July 2020.

    — Anonymous
  289. May 11, 2021

    We had such a relaxing vacation at Quarry Cottage. The cottage is warm and inviting. We especially enjoyed sitting outside at the picnic table eating breakfast in the morning surrounded by a beautiful lawn, trees and a view of Somes Sound.

    July 2020.

    — Anonymous
  290. May 11, 2021

    I’ve been coming to MDI since I was a little girl and Tidal Race has it all! Woods, gorgeous views, open space and easy breezy comfortable feel. Love! We’ll be back for sure!

    — Anonymous
  291. May 11, 2021

    Great house, great location, great owner. We would definitely stay at Pine Ridge again.

    July 2020.

    — Anonymous
  292. May 11, 2021

    We loved our time at Two Loons. It’s a beautiful, peaceful location, and the house is charming– one of those places that has good vibes from many years of
    family memories being made there. It was convenient to all MDI locations, but we were always happy to get back to Northwest Cove to relax and soak up the atmosphere. We enjoyed swimming in the cove, kayaking around Indian Point, and walking in Blagden Preserve. We were delighted to see seals, porpoises, bald eagles, blue herons, loons, and many other interesting birds. We can’t wait to return to this little slice of paradise!

    July 2020.

    — Anonymous
  293. May 11, 2021

    Our stay at Otter Rocks was wonderful! With Covid-19 we weren’t sure if it would happen, but it did and it was everything we hoped for. The houses and grounds were exactly what we wanted. It may have been the Quietside, but we preferred that. We saw Otters, Dolphins and Bald Eagles right from the property.

    July 2020.

    — Anonymous
  294. May 11, 2021

    Like a duet at symphony hall, a bellowing bullfrog and an eerie loon sounding off greet the evening at the waters edge at Digby Lodge calling us to enjoyment and calm. The home is a welcoming mix of new electronics and up to date appliances with solid well kept antique furnishings. It even has an old fashion radio that works! Everything is top quality and top notch like the hosts themselves.
    A hiking trail that circumvents the water also leads to carriage roads, mountain tops (850′) or the village of NorthEast Harbor. You never have to get in the car again. My family loved our visit so much one asked, “Can we spend the summer here”? “Yes, maybe next year.”

    July 2020.

    — Anonymous
  295. May 11, 2021

    Beautiful spot looking over the harbor. Love the boat house!

    — Anonymous
  296. May 11, 2021

    I love Northeast Harbor and under unusual circumstances with COVID, last-minute changes, etc, Kate Chaplin, the Knowles Company and Seawoods provided a memorable stay! Seawoods had it all – a view, history and an obvious passion for the place from the homeowners. Dinner on the deck every single night was my favorite – in addition to being steps away from Thuya Gardens, which I have never failed to visit on a trip to Mt. Desert.

    — Anonymous
  297. May 11, 2021

    The water views are stunning and it’s such a pleasure to watch the light change throughout the day. We so enjoyed the dock and kayaking and grilling our meals. Breakfast and lunch were always taken on the lovely terrace and dinner was enjoyed indoors at the big picture windows with candles and classical music.

    August 2020.

    — Anonymous
  298. May 11, 2021

    Fabulous vacation rental in a great location that was convienient for easy walks into the town and marina at Southwest harbor and also for lots of trips out to the local attractions. Would highly recommend this property for a family, lots of space, super comfy beds, very clean and tidy and lots of character an charm. All in all a fantastic vacation, we will be back!

    August 2020.

    — Anonymous
  299. May 11, 2021

    We had a lovely time at Cole. It was absolutely beautiful and right on the water, which was an absolute must for us. The houses are very well appointed and have all the kitchen stuff you would need! It may not be the best place to stay if have young kids due to the steep stairs and balconies, but overall we had a great time!

    August 2020.

    — Anonymous
  300. May 11, 2021

    Central Village House is a great location for exploring Bar Harbor, convenient walk to shops and restaurants, and easy drive to Acadia & other parts of Mt. Desert Island.
    The house is very nice, just as described and seen in the photos. It is clean, uncluttered, recently redecorated. We would stay again. 🙂

    July 2020

    — Anonymous
  301. May 11, 2021

    From the moment we arrived, my family of ten including our 4 grandsons went to exploring the caves and beach combing every day. The giant hammock got a workout every day and when asked “what was your favorite thing today?” we got answers like “miniature golf” or “ice cream” but our oldest grandson Ben said “the hammock.” I’m amazed that even at the age of 67, I can still learn from the innocence of youth. My week with my family grounded me once again with the importance of family-thank you!

    August 2020.

    — Anonymous
  302. April 29, 2021

    We loved the location and the setting. The kitchen had everything we needed and was well organized. The bedrooms were lovely, the deck was great, and everything was thoughtfully arranged. We spent two weeks at Joy Ride and enjoyed every minute of it! August 2020.

    — Anonymous
  303. April 29, 2021

    Quintessential NEH upscale cottage.

    August 2020.

    — Anonymous
  304. April 29, 2021

    Stewart Cottage has everything we wanted out of a house in Bar Harbor for our family vacation. The location was the highlight as it was easy to walk to town or the shore path. The house itself is functional, but doesn’t offer much beyond that. We enjoyed the A/C during the unseasonably warm week and appreciated the shady yard in the afternoon. The bedroom situation is awkward, but works with young kids. I would stay at Stewart Cottage again and would recommend it.

    August 2020.

    — Anonymous
  305. April 29, 2021

    Unbelievable location. Great house. Had everything you would want. Well-stocked kitchen and bathrooms. Good cross-breezes in the rooms. Games available. Wonderful porches on the front and back. We would highly recommend.

    August 2020.

    — Anonymous
  306. April 29, 2021

    My siblings usually travel to southern beaches and the islands for vacation. While my partner and I have also visited those places, we have also been visiting Maine every year for 20 years, from Portland to Lubec, Mt Katahdin to Moosehead to Rangely – usually with a stop for a few days in the Mt Desert area. I finally convinced my siblings to try Maine for my 60th birthday. I am trilled to say that Camp Oulonquit was the perfect spot to give them a good taste of Maine; from the 12 foot tides and the accompanying rapids, exploring the sea creatures at low tide, to kayaking with the seals at high. Also, I’m glad they got to hear the cal of the loons,which is one thing I wish we had in PA. And the fresh mussels were a real treat. The location was good. We were able to get into Bar Harbor and the park without hassle. The houses offered plenty of room to move around, but i wouldn’t recommend more than 4 adult couples and 6 children. I’d give it a 9 out of 10.

    July 2020.

    — Anonymous
  307. April 29, 2021

    The location is perfect, which is near both the Acadia national park and the town center. The house is sitting in a quiet neighborhood. The kitchen is well equipped. Overall it’s a very nice and spacious house with generous supplies.

    August 2020.

    — Anonymous
  308. April 29, 2021

    The view of Frenchmen’s Bay from the deck and porch is lovely and soothing, and we could get the same view through the big picture window in the living room (a bonus for rainy days). The cottage layout and the sizes of rooms were perfect for our pary of 3. Furnishings and appliances were all in good taste and good shape. Location is also great, within 15 minutes of the Acadia’s visitor center and close to many park attractions. Excellent Verizon reception in case you need cell service. Overall highly recommneded. We will likely rent again if we get back to the area next year.

    August 2020.

    — Anonymous
  309. April 29, 2021

    Simply a really wonderful time being with children and grandchildren

    July/August 2020.

    — Anonymous
  310. April 29, 2021

    Beautiful house with everything you need to feel at home. Well appointed kitchen with high end appliances, comfortable beds with luxury linens, close to town and biking distance to Sommes Sound and the Carriage Trails. Well laid out, open floorplan, yet surprisingly comfortable and cozy. Would love to stay again!

    August 2020.

    — Anonymous
  311. April 29, 2021

    The Bayview suited our needs very well and the location was wonderful. It was great to have access to the water and the space we needed. We are already thinking of returning next year!

    August 2020.

    — Anonymous
  312. April 29, 2021

    Bear Creek is perfectly appointed – with breath taking views and trails down to the ocean and a very short drive to the town and park. There is a ton to do on the property – quiet and beautiful.

    August 2020.

    — Anonymous
  313. April 29, 2021

    Love the apartment. This is the fourth time the family has rented it. The location was perfect as is the view and charm. We loved the new sofa and chairs. The kitchen is o.k.

    August 2020.

    — Anonymous
  314. April 29, 2021

    Clean, convenient, quiet and everything you could want. Very much enjoyed the sun porch for morning coffee and evening quiet.

    August 2020.

    — Anonymous
  315. April 29, 2021

    We have been visiting MDI and Acadia since 1990, 30 years and have never had a more delightful stay. The cottage could not have been any cleaner or more equipped. Also my experience with Knowles was similarly a joy considering we booked at the last minute the transaction was seamless.

    August 2020.

    — Anonymous
  316. April 29, 2021

    Great location, view, grounds were spectacular, mountains and the sound. Front deck was perfect after a long day on the trails. Groceries and restaurants all near by.

    August 2020.

    — Anonymous
  317. April 28, 2021

    Wonderful trip, house was well located and equipped.

    August 2020.

    — Anonymous
  318. April 28, 2021

    It was cozy and felt like home as soon as we walked in. Our daughter enjoyed staying in the extra room in the converted garage. It gave her privacy and a space to call her own. The cottage is located on a quiet side street within walking distance of the restaurants and shops in downtown Bar Harbor. Would love to stay there again!

    August 2020.

    — Anonymous
  319. April 28, 2021

    Amazing house – impeccably planned, beautiful and relaxing. Pictures don’t do it justice. Would definitely stay here again and again! This was probably the nicest home we ever rented.

    September 2020.

    — Anonymous
  320. April 28, 2021

    Great house!

    September 2020.

    — Anonymous
  321. April 28, 2021

    Thanks for sharing your home with our family for a month! We loved the books in the library and handy access to trail maps and info on the area. During COVID, because Acadia was crowded, we enjoyed front door access to the less well known Schoolhouse Ledge trails with their views (Somes Sound!), caves, & waterfall. On cool evenings we gathered around the fireplace to catch up with each other. It was great to have the large deck for al fresco dining and when friends came over so we could social distance outside. Provided everything we needed for a great vacation.

    August and September 2020.

    — Anonymous
  322. April 28, 2021

    So peaceful. So quiet. So beautiful. Lynn and her partners at the Knowles company were awesome! Would have liked better internet connection, but that’s a minor thing. Will try to come back every year if possible.

    September 2020.

    — Anonymous
  323. April 28, 2021

    A wonderful house and an excellent location.

    September 2020.

    — Anonymous
  324. April 28, 2021

    Harbor Brook is a delightful, quiet, well equipped home.

    September 2020.

    — Anonymous
  325. April 28, 2021

    We loved out week here. It was quiet, easy to spend time in, and near all the activities we were looking for. It was clean when we arrived and everything worked well.

    September 2020.

    — Anonymous
  326. April 28, 2021

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Otter Rocks. The location was incredible–we saw porpoises, bald eagles, loons and even a fox all from the deck of the home! The house was spacious and comfortable and had all we needed to cook meals and grill during our stay. The area was quiet and peaceful but still an easy drive to Bar Harbor. We loved watching the sun set over the water and making fires at night, as well as listening to the water from the master bedroom. The guest house looked lovely, though we did not use it. Overall, a wonderful experience and we would love to stay here again soon.

    September 2020.

    — Anonymous
  327. April 28, 2021

    Loved Lyons Den!

    September 2020.

    — Anonymous
  328. April 28, 2021

    Charming house and well cared for! Super clean! Private enough, with very nice neighbors. We’d come back in ANY season! The owners have clearly invested much thought, time and money. Definitely a place you look forward to coming “home” to after a long day of exploring! 5 stars plus!

    September 2020.

    — Anonymous
  329. April 28, 2021

    This was my second year at Quarry Cottage. I love how quaint the place is. I love the fire pit next to the house. I love the sun at the picnic table in the morning. I love the feelings of seclusion. This is such a cute home and its very comfortable and had everything we needed.

    September 2020.

    — Anonymous
  330. April 28, 2021

    Fully equipped house, feet from the pond. Had a wonderful time sitting out on the doc after our hikes. There is something magical about Acadia and Long Pond. We will definitely be coming back soon.

    September 2020.

    — Anonymous
  331. April 28, 2021

    The weather was almost perfect and I enjoyed sitting on the deck reading and looking out on the lake. Because it was late September the lake was quiet. I loved listening to the loons call to each other. The only negative was the slow WiFi. Home was so very comfortable with a variety of places to sit and look out at the lake. The kitchen was well equipped and very user friendly. The master bedroom suite with the large walk in closet was amazing!!

    September 2020.

    — Anonymous
  332. April 28, 2021

    House had plenty of room to spread out and relax. Large yard was great. Watched deer over morning coffee. Convenient to entire island, and good privacy.

    September 2021.

    — Anonymous
  333. April 28, 2021

    The house was wonderful, only difficulty was getting the fireplace pilot on but it was taken care of as soon as possible. The management company response time was very quick and we much appreciated the time taken to keep in touch and resolve the fireplace issue. We look forward to visiting again one day! Beautiful home and in a great location! Walking back into the home after a day out and about felt wonderful.

    September 2020.

    — Anonymous
  334. April 28, 2021

    Loved the stay. Well appointed, you’ve thought of everything. Canoeing with the loons was amazing as always. Very comfortable.

    October 2020.

    — Anonymous
  335. April 28, 2021

    We travelled to the area for a biking, hiking holiday. The home is well situated walk to town for the hustle and bustle of Bar Harbor but positioned on a quiet side street with parking for one car. Plenty of restaurants within walking distance and large supermarket 5 mins away. Nice to sit and relax on the front porch or back patio. There is a property in the rear being built very close next door which does encroach on your enjoyment, however, the noise was only intrusive in the morning as the contractors had gone by the time we returned from our day out. We found the home in good condition and very clean. All bedrooms had great space and plenty of storage for hanging clothes and the beds were comfy. The kitchen had all that you need with new appliances. New washer / dryer could be helpful for a longer stay. We were there in the cooler months but there were ample ceiling fans in the bedrooms for those warmer nights. We will definitely visit again.

    September 2020.

    — Anonymous
  336. April 28, 2021

    Great house, amenities & well stocked kitchen. Nice views and special small wall deck with Adirondack chairs overlooking water. Spectacular furnishings & beds were very comfortable.

    September 2020.

    — Anonymous
  337. April 28, 2021

    Cottage was exactly what we were looking for – perfect size for us with good amenities and right on the water, with a quick walk over to the ovens being a special treat! Location is perfect, too – so close to Bar Harbor and Acadia while being just far away from to feel more relaxed.

    October 2020.

    — Anonymous
  338. April 28, 2021

    Eastern bay retreat far exceeded our expectations! Conveniently located. The split layout of the house was perfect for 5 adults. The kitchen had all the pots, pans, plates and dishes we needed. And very spacious. The fireplace, deck and views were spectacular. The house was clean and UNCLUTTERED.

    October 2020.

    — Anonymous
  339. April 28, 2021

    House always clean and very comfortable, noticed a few upgrades this year to decor. Has everything we need and great location for access to all points of interest on the island. Can walk to get groceries as needed.

    September 2020.

    — Anonymous
  340. April 28, 2021

    Beautiful home and setting for family and friends to enjoy MDI.

    September 2020.

    — Anonymous
  341. April 28, 2021

    The house is warm and inviting, the one-of-a-kind location made for an amazing getaway for our family. It felt like home in so many ways – we look forward to returning again in the future!

    September 2020.

    — Anonymous
  342. April 28, 2021

    We had a wonderful time in Bar Harbor with friends, despite a little rain. Pine Ridge was a great rental. Very well equipped, well kept and comfortable home. We really enjoyed the deck with the view of the mountains.

    September 2020.

    — Anonymous
  343. April 28, 2021

    October, 2020.

    Perfect clean accommodations!

    — Anonymous
  344. April 28, 2021

    October, 2020

    The cottage was perfect for our family! Really made my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary very special. Would highly recommend the Sand Point Cottage to anyone who is looking for a beautiful memorable vacation spot. Thank you, we will cherish these memories forever!

    — Anonymous
  345. April 28, 2021

    It was basically perfect. Great hosts, great cottage and great location.

    July 2020.

    — Anonymous
  346. April 28, 2021

    The charm of The Wedge and Shim is unsurpassed with its great location perched above the Gilpatrick’s Cove and all of the cozy spaces fit for endless lounging. Every little detail was just perfect and I probably don’t have enough words to express how much I loved staying there. I have been renting in NEH for 20 years and must say that this wonderful home has everything without being too much. From the special touches like the stacked firewood waiting upon our arrival, to the simple garden with flowers still in bloom…I appreciate all of the little details that make this iconic.

    October 2020.

    — Anonymous
  347. April 28, 2021

    Great location for us to take multiple walks daily. Kitchen equipped with most everything we needed. Clean and functional.

    October, 2020.

    — Anonymous
  348. April 28, 2021

    We absolutely loved your home and had an amazing vacation. I absolutely give the highest recommendation possible

    October 2020.

    — Anonymous
  349. April 28, 2021

    We enjoyed our stay on this lovely home.

    October 2020.

    — Anonymous
  350. April 28, 2021

    The house is so nicely appointed and decorated. We loved looking at the hand colored photographs and the other nice details of this Arts and Crafts style post and beam home. The fireplace nook was perfect for reading at the end of the day. And each bedroom having its own bathroom was a real plus when you are traveling with another couple.

    October 2020.

    — Anonymous
  351. April 28, 2021

    Had a wonderful week at sea glass cottage. Lovely spacious house, well equipped and comfortable. We hiked Acadia every day. Quiet and beautiful. Drank in the sunrise every morning with my dog down at Bar Island beach. Would definitely stay here again.

    December 2020.

    — Anonymous
  352. April 28, 2021

    Perfect! Everything about this house was perfect. The size, the perfect number of windows to keep it bright, the absolute cleanliness, the walking distance to town, close to trails in any direction, great shower, beautiful separate bedroom, great kitchen, fenced yard for dog. Cannot wait to come back some day.

    — Anonymous
  353. June 9, 2020

    Mia Thompson and Lili Pew worked very hard to sell our home in Northeast Harbor, ME. It was a difficult job considering the slow economy and the slow real estate market for that area. Nonetheless, they pulled it off, got a decent offer on the house, dealt with the buyer’s multiple concerns and the actual sale went through without a glitch. We recommend them.

    — Patrick K.
  354. June 9, 2020

    Trying to buy a house is never easy, but it’s especially more difficult when you’re 3,000 miles away. Thankfully we had the team of Mia Thompson and Lili Pew of The Knowles Company to help us with the task. From coordinating inspections to our final video walk through, Mia and Lili were our eyes and ears on the ground throughout the home buying process. They were prompt to respond to our questions and thoroughly explained issues to help alleviate any concerns we had. We are very pleased with the outcome as we love our new home and would highly recommend their services.

    — Jenny S.
  355. June 9, 2020

    Mia is dedicated to customer service and will find creative and sustainable solutions for her clients.

    — Ana T.
  356. June 9, 2020

    This past year, Mia Thompson / The Knowles Company represented my husband and me in the purchase of a wonderful house in Southwest Harbor. We found Mia to be a person of high integrity, sound judgment, and vast knowledge about all matters relevant to our needs (home infrastructure, the local market, contractors, etc.). She was especially astute in handling negotiations around purchase price: fair to both buyer and seller, and sensitive to both the realistic concerns and the feelings of all involved. We are also grateful to Mia’s partner, Lili Pew, who covered ably for Mia at our closing – and who also turned out to be a great source of helpful advice about local service providers.

    — Suzy G.
  357. March 9, 2019

    Such a pleasure to meet and do business with Torie. Her approach is both professional and casual. As it turns out we bought our perfect home and Torie will always be thought of as a major part in this process. Thank you!

    — Michael
  358. November 6, 2018

    We very much enjoyed our stay. The house was perfect, well decorated. The kitchen was easy to cook in and we liked how the space was arranged. Check in and out was very easy. Location perfect for us.

    — Lynn Z.
  359. October 31, 2018

    Loved everything about our vacation. Enjoyed Acadia and will return soon. The Knowles Company is first class and would recommend highly. Windswept Retreat exceeded our expectations and I will rent again when we return!

    — Kent M.
  360. October 31, 2018

    I’ve been coming to Mount Desert Island for nearly 15 years…every single year…and have always stayed in private rental houses. This was definitely one of my most favorite places to stay! The house had plenty of space and sits in a quiet neighborhood that’s walking distance from the stores and restaurants in Northeast Harbor. The house had everything I needed, excellent Internet access, and renting through The Knowles Company made me feel like a VIP visitor with my welcome goodies. In addition to this, any time I had a question for both the owners of the house and for the rental company, I always received a very speedy reply. I loved feeling like I had instant support just an email or phone call away. Since I stayed for three weeks by myself with my dogs, it gave me great comfort knowing that somebody was there if anything urgent were to come up. Thank goodness my visit went flawlessly, but the attention to details by both owners and The Knowles Company did not go unnoticed!

    — Erica B.
  361. October 22, 2018

    We had a wonderful time at the house. It was perfect for 6 adults – 2 couples and 2 other adults. It was really nice having the separate bedroom areas for a little privacy as well as the large and comfortable common area. It was very well equipped and well supplied, it also definitely felt very upscale. The location was very secluded and private with lots of beautiful trees. It is a little bit of a challenge to find the driveway the first time – I would strongly recommend coming in during the day the first time you are looking for it.

    — Jim B.
  362. October 22, 2018

    Not sure you can find a better rental for the price and location in all of Acadia. I love this place.

    — Rick H.
  363. October 20, 2018

    We were very happy with the accommodations. This house is very well appointed and tastefully decorated. We loved the location. The third floor could be challenging to older and or less mobile individuals as the steps are very steep and quite narrow. We would definitely stay there again.

    — Kate S.
  364. October 20, 2018

    The view and landscape of this home were beautiful. We loved the privacy that we had, and the view of the harbor. It was a little cold with the smaller heaters, but it still kept us warm enough throughout the night while we were there. It was a great distance (15 minute drive) from Bar Harbor, and cute shops and restaurants nearby.

    — Alexi R.
  365. October 19, 2018

    This was our third visit to The Bayview. It is a grand house with lots of space that easily accommodated our group of 16. We love the location of The Bayview with its close proximity to town and the beautiful setting right on Frenchman Bay. Probably our favorite part of the house is the kitchen. Invariably, everyone in our group ends up congregating in the kitchen and this kitchen is spacious enough to easily handle our large group without feeling crowded. We had a great week at The Bayview and plan on returning in 2019.

    — Maura M.
  366. October 16, 2018

    Kate showed us a property that was a possibility but we were pleasantly surprised when she sent us an email with another rental that was ideal for our week long needs. We have been coming to Northeast Harbor for the past 15 Septembers….love your community.

    — Ward P.
  367. October 15, 2018

    We could not have been more pleased with our stay at Firefly Meadow. There were two couples. The home provided us with excellent gathering rooms as well as complete privacy for sleeping arrangements. Kitchen was well equipped. And the selection of books was amazing.

    — Terry L.
  368. October 12, 2018

    Stayed here with 8 other couples-18 adults. It’s very large, on the water, and has a beautiful view. It’s one mile to Hanneford supermarket,1.3 miles to Bar Harbor Main Street. We walked often but there was a free shuttle right across the street if someone didn’t want to walk. Also drove occasionally. Parking wasn’t a problem end of Sept. The kitchen is very nice. Well stocked with dishes, lobster tools, etc. Enjoyed the firepit and available firewood. Very large deck where we had happy hours overlooking the water. So relaxing! The three children’s wing bedrooms are small and those three couples shared a bathroom, but two of the three only stayed part of the week. Could easily accommodate children/teens though. All other bedrooms are large and had nice bathrooms. Every room seats many people, one also has a pool table. Also a Large TV. Never needed to wait for a bathroom with 3 extra powder rooms. Great location to all of Mount Desert Island. Fabulous place! Highly recommended!

    — Kimberly P.
  369. October 12, 2018

    Lovely “Maine” home. Very much felt a part of the true Maine experience.

    — Bruce a.
  370. October 10, 2018

    This beautifully furnished home made for a wonderful time. The location is walking distance to Bar Harbor, easy drive into the National Park and well-equipped for fun meal times and quiet reading time after spending the day hiking. We loved how much space there was for enjoying ourselves. Outdoors in the back, on the front sun porch, living room and upstairs bedroom. This is the perfect place to spend a vacation in Bar Harbor.

    — Lynn a.
  371. October 4, 2018

    GREAT LOCATION

    — William S.
  372. October 2, 2018

    Love this cottage! It’s in a beautiful, quiet, serene place. Exactly as it was portrayed. We hope to return one day.

    — Ryan M.
  373. September 26, 2018

    Loved the cottage. Great location, updated and clean with comfortable beds. Loved the access to the new playground and outdoor kiddie pool.

    — George a.
  374. September 22, 2018

    We have stayed in many rental properties on MDI over the years; all of them memorable, most of them idyllic. Grasslands retires the trophy though: by far the best location, best views, best logistical set-up for our clan of eleven (6 adults, 3 little boys, 2 babies). The kitchen is both generous and modern: two sinks! two dishwashers! two fridges! while retaining its old-fashioned charm; great layout of bedrooms and baths, fabulous wraparound deck, great lawn for the kids to run and play games on. Flower beds and deck planters could win awards at the state fair. We also loved the details of the owner’s family life lived here over the years: books and photographs, a real sense of tradition of Maine summers.

    — Deborah a.
  375. September 21, 2018

    If you want to get the true feel of Maine,I can’t stress enough … Clifton Getaway is magically quaint and charming. To have the water and Acadia on both sides of you.. what’s not to love!? The town is lovely and Milk & Honey a must!! My Husband I stayed at the dock. Others rented a beautiful home a few miles away. Everyone wanted to stay with us!! Thank you Kate at The Knowles Company. I almost hate to let the public in on such a gem!!

    — Tami P.
  376. September 21, 2018

    Clearly this house is loved…filled with charm and special furnishings. Perfect location: on a quiet street but a 5 minute walk to downtown Bar Harbor. The “Annex” was great for our teenage son. Kitchen extremely well appointed, comfortable beds, great shower.

    — Stephanie H.
  377. September 19, 2018

    Skyview was lovely – great location, beautiful setting, and very well equipped. We hosted 15 people for a Lobster dinner one night no problem!

    — Elise G.
  378. September 19, 2018

    Beautiful accommodations, kitchen well stocked with everything you could possibly need. Loved the wrap around deck – a great place to relax with a glass of wine after a long day’s hike. Very secluded and private residence. Close to the Asticou Inn which we found great for lunch/dinner and cocktails. This was our best stay yet on the the island.

    — Elizabeth a.
  379. September 18, 2018

    This is a MAGICAL place. What an incredible setting for enjoying all that Mount Desert Island has to offer. From the incredible stargazing at night, and beautiful sunrises in the morning, to warming up in front of a fire on a rainy day, every moment we spent here has felt like a small bit of paradise.

    — D B.
  380. September 18, 2018

    We have enjoyed every minute of being on the water to celebrate our 5oth anniversary. This house is beyond description and have enjoyed every inch. Loved our time here.

    — M O.
  381. September 18, 2018

    Absolutely AWESOME house – the views are amazing. We loved staying here.

    — E R.
  382. September 14, 2018

    The Paul Cottage was the ideal place for our family. With two young kids, we especially appreciated the short walk to dinner, shopping, and the harbor. The home itself was exceptionally clean and well-appointed, but not too precious (see: two young kids above). The Knowles Company was fantastic to work with – prompt and thorough. We will be back!

    — Jessica G.
  383. September 13, 2018

    We were blessed with great weather during our vacation and the Quarry Cove home was outstanding. We visited several beautiful places on Mount Desert Island but we experienced more nature on the property than anywhere else. We didn’t have to leave Quarry Cove to see several Bald eagles, osprey, pileated woodpeckers, seals, deer and starfish. The views from the decks and the dock were spectacular.

    — Stephen M.
  384. September 13, 2018

    Ripples was perfect for our family. The boys loved sharing the kids’ bedroom and my spouse and I loved having a bedroom retreat. Having a washer and dryer on the same floor is so helpful! Plus, the porch was so pleasant when there was a nice evening breeze.

    — Rebecca N.
  385. September 12, 2018

    This is a lovely house set among trees with distant views to hills. It is very comfortable and well equipped and in a near perfect location for all that the island has to offer!

    — Paul D.
  386. September 11, 2018

    We had a great stay at Spring Meadow. We had three families attend the vacation and 4 children were 3 years old and younger. There was plenty of space and we all enjoyed seeing them run around outside and play. The house itself was great and provided enough room and space to accommodate all of us. I would recommend this place to anyone and look forward to returning to the house in the future.

    — Damian G.
  387. September 6, 2018

    The cabin was lovely and had everything we needed.

    — Amy L.
  388. September 5, 2018

    Enjoyed the area and the home. Great view, spacious and comfortable house. Small alarm problem when arrived and owners were VERY prompt and friendly in fixing the problem.

    — Richard H.
  389. September 5, 2018

    We had a truly wonderful holiday. The property was so well equipped and had a real wow factor. The boys had a fabulous time canoeing. Sunset at Bass Harbor lighthouse and visiting the shoreline were highlights. Loved Echo Lake, nature obsessed child chased garter snakes. Two great afternoons at the beach exploring rock pools.

    — Fay a.
  390. September 5, 2018

    Cute little house. It was a very nice place to stay, with plenty of room for our group (myself, my wife, two kids and my parents). Probably the most conveniently located place I’ve ever stayed on vacation–a couple minutes walk from the grocery store, Bar Harbor shops, restaurants, the Island Explorer bus, etc. Yet because the house is tucked away from the main thoroughfare of Cottage Street, it was still plenty quiet at night. Fantastic!

    — Ryan S.
  391. September 5, 2018

    The cottage was in a great location (aprox. 5min walk downhill to the waterfront and main street). The cottage was clean and very well stocked. One of the best rentals we’ve ever had.

    — Liz a.
  392. September 5, 2018

    We had a wonderful time; the cottage was perfect, and the view of Somes Sound was an amazing sight each morning.

    — Neal M.
  393. September 5, 2018

    Lovely, central location; well-appointed home.

    — Monica a.
  394. September 4, 2018

    Lupine Hill is a lovely home, beautifully appointed and very spacious for a big group. We found everything we needed in the kitchen for meals, had plenty of beds (even a pack-n-play!) and bathrooms for all of our kids and family (10 total), and enjoyed having two living spaces plus the screened porch for spreading out. We really appreciated the cooling systems on the very hot days we were there. The house is convenient to both sides of the island and a short drive to everything we wanted to do. We had no problems at all and Lynn made the rental process easy and straightforward. Highly recommend!

    — Fran a.
  395. September 3, 2018

    This spacious and well appointed home was the perfect place for our family vacation. It’s close to town, along with hiking trails and the beach. We would definitely recommend it to friends looking to vacation in Bar Harbor and we hope to return again next year.

    — Lisa W.
  396. September 2, 2018

    My group of friends and I absolutely LOVE Sol’s Cliff!! The view is spectacular. The location can’t be beat. We particularly love the age and character of the house, and will continue to return again and again.

    — Meredith G.
  397. September 2, 2018

    The Cunningham Cottage is a perfect place to stay with our adult children and grandchild. Great location, comfortable beds, clean and updated. Walking distance to town, playground and kiddie pool. Convenient to Acadia National Park.

    — George a.
  398. September 2, 2018

    We were a group 0f 9 hiking friends who rented the house. It was nice and large and the kitchen was great for community cooking and sharing chores. Location is nicely out of the way from the hubbub and across from swimming. Lovely stay. The only difficult part was that the lower level where 3 bedrooms are was a bit damp and musty. Other than that, it was a pleasure to stay there.

    — Louise H.
  399. August 30, 2018

    We loved the house. It was well stocked and nicely furnished. We really appreciated the location, and the nice comfortable house. We would love to return to this house!

    — Lauren B.
  400. August 30, 2018

    We came back to this house after we first rented it 7 years ago and we just love the location and the feel of coming back home. We are hoping to be back. You will not get rid of us that easily.

    — John a.
  401. August 30, 2018

    It is old but charming house. Fully equipped for life. We had a very good time there.

    — Charlotta E.
  402. August 29, 2018

    Great location. Just steps away from the shops, yet far enough that the craziness could be avoided easily.

    — Steve S.
  403. August 29, 2018

    The owners, Vicky and Mark always go out of their way to accommodate guests. Their house is great, very spacious, deck has great views, location is perfect. Highly recommend!

    — Gleb S.
  404. August 28, 2018

    The house was in a prime location to enjoy playing on the rocks on the shore and walking into town. The home was the best equipped and laid out house that we have ever rented! Every conceivable comfort of home was supplied.

    — Lawrence a.
  405. August 28, 2018

    We had a great family vacation in Seal Cove. Quiet, secluded and plenty of wildlife. Easy kayaking in Seal Cove and beyond.

    — William C.
  406. August 28, 2018

    The house was ideal – very private with a beautiful dock, yet close to Southwest Harbor. Kids loved watching the lobster boats from the house and dock. Picking wild blueberries out the front door was a bonus. The fire pit was terrific for grilling, s’mores and ghost stories.

    — Anita F.
  407. August 27, 2018

    Westover in Northeast Harbor is a unique home. All of the bedrooms are fabulous. Bathrooms are shared, but this added to a sense of family homecoming.

    — Donald M.
  408. August 27, 2018

    We used Rockette as an overflow house for a family reunion. It is quiet, very functional and in a good location. We would definitely use it again.

    — Donald M.
  409. August 25, 2018

    The deck and the view provided many happy mornings and evenings. Our days were spent exploring Acadia – hiking, kayaking, sailing. The town of Southwest Harbor is delightful and a treasure of great shops and restaurants. So much more to see and do on our next visit.

    — Linda a.
  410. August 25, 2018

    Wonderful property all around! It is well maintained, comfortable, did not have to bring anything but our clothes and food. Well stocked with dishes, utensils, linens etc. Felt like we were staying at our own home away from home. Highly recommend! Loved mornings on the deck with a cup of coffee!

    — Kathy a.
  411. August 24, 2018

    Great house near downtown Bar Harbor. Quiet residential area but only a walk away to everything. Well appointed and comfortable.

    — Dana N.
  412. August 24, 2018

    An absolutely perfect place to stay. The house is very well maintained, clean, and set up nicely for a family. It was fantastic having the walk down to the dock and the pond (particularly since it was unseasonably warm). And the owners graciously provide two kayaks and a canoe. Normally we stay much closer to Southwest harbor but everyone agreed this is the place we want going forward.

    — Mark B.
  413. August 22, 2018

    Fantastic location.

    — Devon M.
  414. August 22, 2018

    It was a lovely place to stay. The history of the home was fascinating and we read much about the family and the history of Acadia while we stayed there. The back deck was perfect for our family after long days of hiking and exploring. We’d love to stay again.

    — Katie H.
  415. August 15, 2018

    We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Seaglass Cottage. The location that couldn’t be any better. We were very close to shopping and restaurants in downtown Bar Harbor, however we were located on a side street that was quiet. Also, right around the corner was a grocery store, so we were able to quickly pick up anything we needed. The cottage was a perfect home for this vacation. The owners have clearly paid attention and made sure that the house had lots of comfortable furnishings. The annex bedroom is a lovely addition as it allows for some separation for extended family vacationing together. All of the common areas are large with multiple seating arrangements so people can enjoy conversation or games during the evening time. The laundry in the basement as well as the grill on the back porch are also welcome and convenient additions to make the cottage a true home away from home. Finally, the cottage is absolutely beautiful. We loved all of the decorations throughout the cottage.

    — Gina M.
  416. August 15, 2018

    Grandchildren from the city loved seeing the deer especially when it followed them to the corner ice cream store. We also loved the closeness to the shops, restaurants and ice cream shops in Southwest Harbor. Our granddaughter went to the Wendell Gilley museum and had a bird carving lesson that she loved.

    — Norma a.
  417. August 15, 2018

    Great property and location. Better than advertised!

    — Steve H.
  418. August 14, 2018

    We enjoyed our stay at Spring Meadow. The living area was very comfortable and the kitchen large and well stocked. We had 2 families and it was great that both sets of parents could have a king sized bed (not easy to find a rental with 2, let alone 3 king size beds!) The only real downside was that it was very hot the week we were in Bar Harbor and the upstairs was too warm to sleep comfortably several nights….window fans just can’t keep up when it’s that hot, although the big shady trees helped somewhat.
    We also liked the location. The village of Bar Harbor is charming but too crowded for my taste (at least in August) When we went into the village, we parked at the Visitor Center and took the shuttle in, which worked very well. All in all, a great trip!

    — Janet B.
  419. August 13, 2018

    The house was better than even the description. The Timber framing was amazing. And everything in the house was immaculate. The view from the kitchen, living room, and bedroom windows over the bay was beautiful. And seeing the sunrise every morning from my window started each day in the right way. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves as did the kids.

    — Rebecca a.
  420. August 13, 2018

    Nice little cabin. Clean with comfortable beds. Well equipped kitchen. Everything you would need is provided. We saw deer most days under the apple tree.

    — Dawn G.
  421. August 11, 2018

    Exactly what we expected based on both the pictures and discussion with Lynn. No surprises. We were happy that this was a very clean house, everything was functional and it was well stocked. It is an older, smaller, no-frills house, which we knew that going into it and it exactly met our needs for the right price as we were there basically to sleep each night and were out almost all day every day. We would def keep renting this unit.. till our kids get older and we feel comfortable getting a place near water!

    — Hussein E.
  422. August 11, 2018

    Stunning property on the water. Lots of privacy and solitude. Well-stocked kitchen and house. Our group of eight people (4 adults, 4 kids) had plenty of room to spread out over the two houses. The upstairs bathroom in big house could have been more updated. 35 minute drive to Bar Harbor.

    — Vivian A.
  423. August 11, 2018

    Stunning property on the water. Lots of privacy and solitude. Well-stocked kitchen and house. Our group of eight people (4 adults, 4 kids) had plenty of room to spread out over the two houses. The upstairs bathroom in big house could have been more updated. 35 minute drive to Bar Harbor.

    — Vivian A.
  424. August 9, 2018

    We loved everything about our stay….after a long day of actively “vacationing” (hiking, biking, kayaking, etc.) we loved coming back to Blueberry Lane! There was this one afternoon where a wild turkey had flown into a window and shattered both the window and its own confidence of safe flight!! The bird lived, the glass was swept up, and all was restored. A beautiful, comfortable cottage.

    — Maureen a.
  425. August 7, 2018

    The home is fantastic and well-maintained. The views are spectacular. The kitchen has everything you can possibly imagine. We had plenty of room for our large family to stay for the week. The only complaint we had was the twin bed mattresses were very hard. Also, if you visit during a hot spell, there is no air conditioning. This was not an issue for us as the weather was very pleasant during our trip!

    — Julie M.
  426. August 5, 2018

    The Magnolia cottage was perfect for our family of 8 adults & 4 children. Plenty of room in the house & the property was beautiful & spacious. We loved walking down the path to the dock thru the gardens & trees. The view is spectacular. The grandkids loved the yard & all the space.
    The house had so many rooms, cozy but spacious, that we never felt crowded. We had a great lobster dinner (picked up fresh from Trenton bridge lobster pound) there in the house. We used the table in the sunroom with 2 card tables there in the house with plenty of chairs. We ate there almost every night. It was perfect!

    — Barbara B.
  427. August 3, 2018

    Nice home. Love the open tall ceilings. Nice to have 2 bathrooms and 3 bedrooms. Deck was very nice. Overall a nice place to stay and well equipped. Very close walking distance to town which was a nice bonus.

    — Dale a.
  428. August 1, 2018

    We had a wonderful stay at Dream Cottage on Mt Desert Island. The location of the house was amazing. We were so lucky to find it. The house had everything we needed.

    — Darren a.
  429. July 31, 2018

    We have been coming to this area of Maine for over 30 years. This has been by far the best place we have ever stayed. Everything you could need is there from kayaks to games to a stocked pantry to candles to exercise weights! Stunning location on the gorgeous Skillings River.

    — Carol R.
  430. July 31, 2018

    This cute house was just what we needed for our family of 6. We liked being able to get away from the crowds, and historic homes are always fun! The small public lake beach/boat rental down the road was perfect for an afternoon dip.

    — Shelly B.
  431. July 30, 2018

    We were overall very happy with the location and house itself! It was in a perfect spot to be close to the busier downtown, Acadia entrances, and quieter Harbor locations. The three king bedrooms very very spacious and our children enjoyed the bunk beds. The kitchen was awesome for both cooking and hanging out. The outside area gave our kids plenty of room to run around and ride their bikes and they especially liked playing in the tree house! I would highly recommend staying here.

    — Amy S.
  432. July 29, 2018

    We’ve stayed in many rental homes in Maine and elsewhere and Larkspur rates among the very best. Excellent location, very clean, spacious, and outfitted with everything you could need. AC units in each bedroom and a large unit for the first floor helpful during hot spells. Highly recommended.

    — Christopher M.
  433. July 28, 2018

    Living in a home with well water and septic, we were surprised to see a garbage disposal. Some instructions on its use would have been helpful. You may want to caution people who live in the city and are unfamiliar with septics. We did not use the garbage disposal, but when we left the sink was blocked.
    Being environmentally conscious my husband was concerned that there were no provision for recycling. We would have had to traveled many miles to a recycling center.

    — Martin a.
  434. July 25, 2018

    Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Sea Gypsy. It is so clean and well equipped. Delighted that we could bring our dog. Great location for our first time in Maine. Enjoyed kayaking the bay at Sea Gypsy where we saw many seals! Loved hiking & biking in Acadia. Thank you Gordon’s for the helpful notes regarding the house, restaurants, etc. Wonderful experience for our 3 – 20 something boys, my husband and me. Thank you!!

    — Julie K.
  435. July 25, 2018

    Absolutely beautiful home – everything you could possibly need is at the cabin. Peaceful, serene setting with great lake access!

    — Barbara L.
  436. July 24, 2018

    It was our first time in MDI, Maine. We didn’t really know the area but we felt very fortunate to have found Pebble through Lynn at Knowles company. It was easy and simple to book the place. We were given plenty of instructions and directions to get prepared for our trip. We were very happy with our stay at Pebble. It’s rustic and very charming complete with a loft, and a dock outside. Our kids had fun swimming and fishing off the dock. Don’t forget water shoes! Canoes and kayak could be rented from National Parks center. They will deliver for weekly rental. My husband and son canoed all over Long Pond to fish. They caught a few small -mouth bass. We were only a few mins from Acadia, my new favorite place to be. It was one awesome vacation we would never forget! We will stay at Pebble again in the future!!!

    — Leah B.
  437. July 22, 2018

    Central Village House was the perfect base to explore the island. The house itself was clean, well-appointed and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The location was absolutely perfect. It is convenient to downtown, yet on a quiet, tucked away, one way street. No hassle to find parking! Just park in the driveway and walk to all the great restaurants and shops downtown. We would give it 10 stars if we could!

    — Cari B.
  438. July 21, 2018

    Perfect location for our gathering, easy access to all nearby attractions when and if you choose to go. The property is large and on the beautiful Somes Sound….Coffee on the dock in the early morning and you will see seals, birds and other wildlife, same at sunset. The “Cottage” is large with plenty of open space for all to enjoy time together or split off for other activities. The cottage had everything that we needed, a bit rustic, but that was part of the charm!!! It felt like a real “home”… So comfortable for our family. We made beautiful memories and would go back there again…

    — Kevan a.
  439. July 20, 2018

    Had a great time.

    — Stephen L.
  440. July 17, 2018

    The house and surrounding area were beautiful. We all enjoyed Acadia National Park and the beach that was only a few minutes walk from the house.

    — Vincenzo V.
  441. July 16, 2018

    A wonderful old house with lots of good space, room size was great and the porch, cannot say enough good about it. We spent most of our time just sitting on the porch and looking out over the harbor. Lovely!

    — David A.
  442. July 16, 2018

    Great house, modern inside, lovely deck and yard with kids swing and grill. The living room area and kitchen are a little small for large group. However, for our group of 8 is was great.

    — David A.
  443. July 16, 2018

    Fantastic! I could retire in the cabin.

    — Claire G.
  444. July 14, 2018

    Was the most relaxing enjoyable vacation. Everything exactly as described. We would definitely love to come back!

    — Mary J.
  445. July 14, 2018

    Million dollar view home! Process to rent from Knowles was very easy and efficient.
    Not sure we’d stay at the same house again though. Beds and linens need to be upgraded. Very musty and beds very uncomfortable. House was not fully cleaned upon arrival. Crumbs and dust very apparent. Plus, the wrong key was left for us. Jed was very helpful with the correct key as he drove it over within a couple of hours, but we had to leave the house unlocked for that time with all our valuables inside.

    — Michael F.
  446. July 13, 2018

    Birchcroft is a beautiful home and looks like what a older home in Northeast Harbor should.

    — Ken a.
  447. July 11, 2018

    The Looney Bin is the PERFECT Maine rental home. It is centrally located and beautifully positioned on Long Pond, which is very serene. It is private, at the end of a long private road. It is large and in excellent condition. Put simply, it is outstanding and I would highly recommend it for anyone seeking a rental accommodation near Acadia.

    — Frank U.
  448. July 11, 2018

    Great vacation.
    Kids (and I) loved the tree house.

    — Robert B.
  449. July 11, 2018

    Great spot. The house had everything we needed and more. Clean and comfortable. Great kitchen for cooking.

    — Christopher B.
  450. July 10, 2018

    This was our first visit to the Maine and the beautiful Acadia National Park. This is such a magical place. We look forward to returning in the future.

    — Mary P.
  451. July 8, 2018

    The cottage was just as described on the website. The house was comfortable and the setting could not be more beautiful. We would love to repeat the vacation in the future.

    — Chris a.
  452. July 7, 2018

    We had an amazing vacation and are so thrilled that our home base was Smallidge Cottage. It is the perfect retreat in a quiet location – the house is amazingly well appointed with classic Maine details. We were beyond impressed our stay at the cottage!

    — Jennifer C.
  453. July 5, 2018

    We absolutely loved this home!!! It had everything we needed and so much space for everyone to spread out plus we loved being able to walk to everything. Would stay here again for sure.

    — Joelyn N.
  454. July 5, 2018