WHAT GUESTS ARE SAYING

Excerpts From Our Guest Books


Fern Way Guest Book

Aug 4-11- Dallas and NJ
What a spectacular vacation!! The rental house was overall pretty copreicious in size and space, and the furniture and rooms were tidy, suited for a stay of eight people. Best of all, the kitchen had everything! We were greatly satisfied with the spices and other tools. Most importantly, we were able to accomplish one of our important goals, eating lobster! Nearby the house was a nice seafood shop with lots of lobster! Coming back to the house kitchen, we were able to stir up several meals of savory, mouth-water lobster. We enjoyed the basement with the work-out area, plus the many board games that were provided in a cabinet. Also everyone enjoyed lying on the couch and watching the Olympics on the big TV. The house was marvelous! We enjoyed the relaxing stay, and are disappointed to have to leave in just a week. Everything that you need is in this comfy house.
May 24-29- Virginia
Fern Way is a beautiful family home! We loved the windows opening us to the ferns and pines of the island. The file of information helped us plan our days. The stone hearth is the centerpiece of the house. We enjoyed many pots of tea relaxing at the end of the full days of exploring Acadia.
June 1-6 “The YaYa’s”
Six women on their annual week together, and we all agreed this was one of the best in 15 years of traveling together. The house was wonderful- best kitchen EVER! Jen and Adam were terrific- very responsive to the smallest problem. We played, laughed, ate lobster, sat up and talked into the week hours of the morning, and hated to leave. Thanks for providing such a special place.
July 27- Aug 3
Fern way was the perfect spot for us. It was clean, comfortable, incredibly well equipped and well situated. Jen was extremely welcoming and helpful and our Eli really enjoyed meeting her Eli and having fun on the lawn. The area is truly breathtaking and perfect for a family trip. We will be back!
July 26
It is a beautiful location in the woods. We loved sleeping on the screened in porch. The proximity to Long Pond was great! Coffee on the front deck is the perfect way to start the day. Very accommodating hostess. Acadia National Park was amazing. Thank you so much!
Oct 8
Dear Wales family, We can’t thank you enough for sharing your beautiful home for our girls weekend (looong weekend) in Acadia and Bar Harbor. We hit the VRBO jackpot finding your beautiful home nestled in these gorgeous woods. Already can’t wait to “rise and repeat” and see you back here next year. Thank you, thank you!
June 21-28- CT
Fern Way is magic! The house is beautiful- screened in porch- perfect place to sit for the morning cup of coffee. It was a great week for our family vacation. Thank you.

Honeybee Guest Book

Sept 26- NY
We had a fantastic 2-week stay at the Honeybee. Terrific location as we shared the space with family- easy to walk to town, close to Acadia. We hike and biked and walked all over the place. Jen, Thanks for sharing the tomatoes and for the restaurant tips. We always hate to leave Acadia!
Sept 27- Oct 3
We had a wonderful short week here in Acadia NP. Thanks so much for fixing this old house to be such a gem. It was just wonderful to be here, we loved every min. The Honeybee House was so lovely and included all the little details from spices to laundry soap. Perfect location close to groceries and bike rentals. We really enjoyed our stay. Thanks Jen and Adam.
June 27- VA
Cycling group from VA. The Honeybee House was well equipped, very comfortable and nicely located for all our activities. Highly recommend this place and hope to come back soon.
July 19- PA
First time visitors to Maine and Bar Harbor and we had a busy but wonderful vacation exploring all that BH and MDI has to offer! After hiking, biking and lots of walking it was so nice to come “home” to the adorable Honeybee House. Plenty of room to cook, relax, read and play games. We also admired your beautiful flower garden our front each and every day. We recommend the Honeybee House and hope to visit Maine again soon.
Aug 9
Honeybee is bussing, even with a hummingbird visiting daily. The outside table was a cool workspace and morning spot, and the front porch a good perch for reading and playing. Great to have bedroom fans for cooling off at night. We loved being in Acadia and able to ride the bus! Enjoyed some of the raspberries too!


Eagle Cliff Guest Book

June 11-15
As our first visit to Maine we were blown away by the beautiful location of this house and the hospitality we received. Jen and Adam- this place was fabulous. Thank you. We were here for a company research trip. We came away with experiences and memories that will be beneficial and Acadia proved to be the best “testing ground”. The North Face outdoor research team
Sept 2-9
We have traveled all over the country and this was one of the most scenic spots we have ever stayed at. The location to town is convenient especially as we travel by motorcycle allowing us to easily take in the sites. We even enjoyed a rainy day by the six of us bonding over creating a jigsaw puzzle of the Maine Lighthouses. The deer visiting us daily in the yard added to serenity of our time spent here.
June 15-22- PA, NY
Eagle Cliff was wonderful. We felt so welcome and comfortable. It really felt like we were staying at a friends home verses renting. The house is so well stocked and equipped with everything you would possibly need. Of course, the views are spectacular and we really enjoy the visit from the deer family many times a day. For some of us, this was our first trip to Bar Harbor. We hope to come back again especially if we can stay at Eagle Cliff.
July 20-27- Maine
We have been visiting the Ellsworth/Bar Harbor area for more decades than we care to admit, and have tried many times to find one of the great “Old Cottages” in which to stay. Until now, they have always been a huge disappointment, rundown and not as advertised. Eagle Cliff is perfect, splendidly maintained, perfectly located, peaceful and private. I couldn’t have found a better place to celebrate my birthday. Perhaps we shall make it an annual affair. Thank you and wishing you the very best!
Sept 7
Thank you, Jen, for finding us Eagle Cliff and bringing us here. The house, inside and out, exceeded our expectations. On the first day we saw deer (does, fawn, and a buck), an eagle, and a fox. I sighted the fox several times and deer daily. Songbirds, too, celebrated each day. We hope to come again and sit on your charming terrace to soak in the magnificent view. Thank you!
July 18- VA
This was only our second stay at Eagle Cliff but walking through the door both times felt like we were coming home. The special place just wraps its arms around you. Everything is here that we would need. Your team ensures everything is ready for guests. It is so welcoming down to the personal note and gift left by Jen. It makes it that much more special. This home was a welcome refuge to come together as a family. Thank you for opening up your home to us.
Aug 9- SC, Scotland, Maine
Dear Jen, How thoughtful you have been in welcoming us. Your house has, as you must know, the best views on the island! This has been a perfect place to work on our book project and to restore our sprits. We are already looking forward to several weeks in your complete care next summer.

Guest House Guest Book

June 6- CT
Our 2nd stay at the Guest House. We had an amazing time and the house had everything we needed and our toddler LOVED the “Adventure Bag” too! The hikes to Compass Harbor and Dorr Point were great and also easy for the kids. Thank you again SO MUCH, Jen, for your help on BOTH visits! Enjoy this comfy, cozy little cottage everyone!
June 15- Ohio
We had a nice stay at the Guest House. We loved how completely appointed the kitchen was, since we cooked nearly all our meals here for the whole week. The location was great- close to Bar Harbor, but far enough away to provide the necessary peace and quiet.
Aug 23- CT
We had a great time in Maine. We love Bar Harbor. This house is very cute, clean and well located. We had a great hike down the trail to the cliffs behind the house. Great ocean view. We also enjoyed riding our bikes into town for morning coffee and scones at the bakery. Thank you!
Oct 5-12- PA
Perfect location, just the right size! We have been visiting Acadia 32 years now, and I can say this is one of the nicest cottages ever. Neat, very clean, cute! Having such a well-stocked kitchen made our trip even better! Hope to return next year.
Oct 16- CA
We had a great time here on our first family vacation together with our 8-month-old daughter! We appreciated the amenities provided and especially all the suggestions for food and what to see!! The books about Park Loop Rd and the carriage roads were helpful in exploring and super interesting to provide history. Thanks so much!!
Aug 2
Third year in this cottage and still enjoying every minute!! We love the house, the cove, the park and the town! Thanks for this awesome little gem!! It is “our home away from home”!

Beechwood Guest Book

July 12- NC/ PA/ CO
Coming to your home after our camping endeavors was such a welcome treat! Finding a compete kitchen was heavenly. The kids loved having a yard to play in, while the adults loved having a close line, a deck, a grill, lovely furnishings, and comfy beds. Thank you for this lovely haven overlooking the meadow.
Aug 17-24
Thank you so very much for creating a clean, relaxing, well stocked home for us. Fluffy towels was a bonus hit! We had come together from five states to celebrate a 50th wedding anniversary- 18 of us (not all staying here!) together- not sure if it will happen again. Your home provided the perfect setting for family ginners (awesome grill) and perfectly situated for activities around the island. We have spent 3 past summers together in Cape Cod and while those were memorable trips, your home was the cleanest of any we have stayed at! Our week was rain free but we did manage a few games of Boggle- thank you for having games on hand! Part of the really nice touches you provided – including shampoo, jam, information in the box, very clear exiting directions- you don’t miss anything! Thank you for a truly memorable week!
June 12- MI
I loved the home here was like visiting a family members home. All you need just add food and your great family or friends and makes a wonderful vacation. So much to do in area from boat tours to rock climbing to moose finds to shopping to splendid picture taking. So much more!! You cannot be bored. Thanks you.
Aug 1
This is our first visit to Maine/Acadia. We had a wonderful week. We love the house. I truly felt like home. I was so pleased to see how well the house was stocked. There was no detail that was missed. Our prior experiences with rentals had us running to the grocery store for anything we forgot or needed. Everything was here. We are tea drinkers and I always pack my own tea. I was pleasantly surprised to find tea and sugar. It’s the small things that make it feel like home.