The Guest House Reviews
We had a great experience at the cottage. We have rented many different cottages, but never found one so clean with all the little extras. It was a perfect location — a short walk to a beautiful beach, a quick drive to Acadia or a short drive/bike to town.
The booking process with Mountain Sea Properties was so easy. Jen and I communicated via email/phone and she was very accommodating — contract, directions and suggestions were very clear. She did a great job! I would definitely recommend the cottage.
We had a fantastic vacation — this cottage was a big part of it!
Karen, New York
This little guest house nestled in the woods has a practical layout and plenty of room given it's size. It's clean, well appointed and very comfortable
You can walk to the town of Bar Harbor in about 20 minutes and within five minutes to a lovely cove. It's location on the island is perfect.
There are a few movies to watch, lots of children's games and some books, some of which are about the area and they were fun and/or instructive to read. The free WiFi was great to have.
I particularly enjoyed the kitchen area where I could sit at the table and not feel cramped or isolated and the picnic table outside off the kitchen area which was clean and private - a perfect place to have your coffee in the morning.
The owners are very helpful and the house was well-prepared when I arrived. In all my years staying on the island, it was my favorite house rental by far. I highly recommend it.
The Guest House was perfect for our stay on the island. The cottage was clean, comfortable and conveniently located. Most mornings we were able to watch the deer graze outside while we ate breakfast!
Jen gave us wonderful tips on things to do and see during our stay. We highly recommend visiting Sand Beach, Echo Lake, hiking South Bubble at Jordan Pond, Bass Harbor Light House, and the little beach near the cottage. Another must is Diver Ed.
Our family looks forward to a return visit to the island and a stay at the Guest House.
My family loved this little cottage, casual and right near everything. We have two young kids so I didn't worry about having them 'wreck' things yet the property was lovely.
The kitchen was clean and well supplied! The food around bar harbor is WAY over rated, but come here for the hiking and sites, of course.
I would love to visit this house again while the kids grow!
Review Submitted July 19, 2010, Date of Stay: July 3, 2010
The perfect cottage for a family vacation in Maine. Roomy enough for 4, but cozy and quiet enough for good family time. Quiet location, but close to Acadia and Bar Harbor. We loved it.
Jen and Adam were welcoming and accommodating. Plus, the extra touches were so helpful. We highly recommend this house for a wonderful family vacation.
Bridget Abbott Voss, Timonium, Maryland
I chose this house based on price. It looked clean and rustic and I loved that it had walking paths to the hidden beaches and was close to Bar Harbor and Acadia.
There were many pluses! Upon my arrival the house was clean and roomy, wonderful beds and sheets that were soft and warm on cold nights. Location- it was incredible to walk to those hidden coves and have them to myself! I loved it. And the deer and fox right outside were amazing. I liked Mountain Sea Properties' friendliness, professionalism and donations to wonderful causes.There was a huge file on places to go and Jen was great to work with.
I really loved my stay and will be back.
Remarkable! Enjoyed every minute we were here! Cottage was perfect size for us. Great location, too! We'll be back!
Harte, New York
It was a wonderful first visit to Maine. Thank you for a charming home to return to after many memorable excursions on the island.
The nearby trail to the water recommended by Jennifer results in a terrific vista- excellent view of the frequent cruise ships anchored in the harbor. A beautiful state! Acadia National Park goes to the top of my list of favorite national parks- and I've been to almost all of them!
Found the people of Maine warm and friendly and modest about the glorious coast of Maine, when they have a right to gloat!
It was an affordable, cute cottage. It was everything we wanted- close to Main St. but not on it, not too big and not too small. It was perfect- I have a 2.5 year old and she loved it!
Working with Mountain Sea Properties was easy and fast.
Denagy, New York
I had an excellent experience the entire month that I stayed at this property. The close proximity to both Bar Harbor and Acadia were the main factors in renting this house. Both Eagle Cliff and the Guest House exceeded my expectations. They were both so well stocked and clean upon arrival. There was much more storage space at the Guest House then I expected.
Very thorough information on website. Jen was always very prompt in answering calls and emails. Thanks for everything.
McKay, New Jersey
We liked the location of the Guest House- within walking distance of Bar Harbor, but yet "away from it all". At the same time, we also loved Compass Harbor and the fact that it was just a short walk away made it even better.
It is a very efficient little house with everything necessary but not overloaded with knick-knacks and other non-essentials. I also liked the charm and hominess of it and all the windows. There were plenty of closets and shelves to put your stuff, too.
Jen was very efficient, informative and relaxed and friendly at the same time. All in all, it was a very positive rental experience for our family of four. We would definitely come back!
Amazing time. We truly enjoyed out stay in the cabin and could not have asked for more. You will see us again! Thank you for being so welcoming.
We were so happy with our stay in the Guest House! It was perfect for my husband and I; close to Acadia and downtown, but far enough away for plenty of peace and quiet. It was also fun to explore the trail nearby!
The house had everything we might need for the week, and we were able to cook most of our meals in the pretty kitchen.
We'll definitely be back again!
We will certainly be recommending you to anyone we know who will be visiting the area! Thank you again so much for all of your help- you made our first vacation rental experience so wonderful!
We were looking for a comfy getaway for two and given our choices we preferred the location, the size, the charm and the cost of the Guest House the best.
The house was stocked with everything we could possibly need. The file of brochures and guides in the house was so helpful in choosing restaurants and fun day trips in Bar Harbor. We were grateful to have the information on hand and so well organized. We also loved the proximity to Acadia NP and had so much fun exploring the trail right down the road.
Jen was so friendly and helpful right from the start! This was the first time we ever leased a vacation rental, so she helped with all my questions and concerns. Also the website is great and aided our decision to choose the Guest House - the pictures of the cottage and grounds sold us right away!
Jen and Adam, we will certainly be back again (this time with our new little one!)