Testimonials

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Our stay was wonderful and comfortable

Property: Contention Cove

A group of friends stayed at this property the third weekend of October. This is a four bedroom house right on the ocean, literally 20 ft from the bay waters. The directions and the check-in process we’re very organized. The property was clean. There are four bedrooms in this property. A few repairs were being done previous to our stay but that did not affect our stay at all. Tremendous wildlife was seen from the front porch from which we spent a lot of time. This property is close to the very charming town of Ellsworth, and a little over 20 mi from Bar Harbor. Our entire party gave the property five stars and would stay here again in a heartbeat. A couple of notes, I rented a very large vehicle to accommodate for people in our luggage, and that was a bit interesting getting into the property with that large vehicle as Stagecoach Lane is very narrow with some tight turns. Also note is that the House has no central heater air, the beautiful gas fireplace in the living room warmed that room nicely and there are some space heaters. Our stay was wonderful and comfortable and I highly recommend this property.

- October 25, 2023

The cutest little bungalow with the best views

Property: Barnacle on Flye Point

First time on the east coast and we wanted to stay on the ocean. We found the cutest little bungalow with the best views at the Barnacle! The place was immaculate and had all the amenities. And it was far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the busier areas to make you feel like you were in your own little world. Although it took a small commute (30 minutes) to get to Acadia National Park it was worth the drive. The Blue Hill peninsula where the Barnacle is located is a great mixed drive through the countryside and ocean side. We saw lots of wildlife (deer, bobcat and a seal right out front!) We had an amazing experience at the Barnacle and wished we would’ve spent more time just relaxing there! But there is so much to see and do within a hour that we wanted to fit in as much as possible! It was the perfect base camp for us to rest and soak in the beauty of the surrounding area. They are wonderful people and truly love their property and ability to make sure you are taken care of well! I highly recommend staying there if you want a quiet getaway right on the water!

- October 24, 2023

Perfect for a "get away from it all" vacation

Property: Barnacle on Flye Point

The photos definitely do not do this property justice. The location is perfect for a “get away from it all” vacation. We reconnected with our boys by “unplugging” from technology and just enjoyed the raw beauty of Maine. The house has everything you could want, including all of the “little things” you may have forgotten to take with you. Our family loves “The Barnacle” and we look forward to returning in the near future! Thank you for sharing your home with us, and letting us know the history behind this treasure.

- October 13, 2023

Puffin House is beautiful and the scenery is breathtaking

Property: Puffin Rock - Oceanfront!

We loved our stay. Puffin House is beautiful and the scenery is breathtaking. Loved sitting outdoors watching the bay. The house is very roomy and nicely decorated. We visited nearby Blue Hill for some shopping and to eat at two local restaurants. Watching the orange moon come up and “cue the coyotes!!” was quite an experience. We wished we’d had longer time to stay. Definitely check this out for your next Maine coast get away.

- October 12, 2023

Ledgelawn - Amazing Views!

Property: Ledgelawn - NEW 2023!

Amazing view-you won’t want to leave the back deck; comfortable, cozy house -fully equipped kitchen, comfortable beds and an unbelievable view from most every window in the house.

- October 12, 2023

A quiet, lovely home filled with antique furniture & fantastic artwork

Property: Cadillac Views

We recently spent a week at this lovely home as Maine was bracing for a hurricane. When the storm hit on our last day we were prepared for the worst but, when the power went out, the whole house generator kicked on within seconds and powered the entire house for the duration of the outage. Prior to that day we enjoyed using the outdoor spa and sitting out on the beautiful well maintained deck (loved the firepit towers) while watching the fishing boats. It was a great place to relax after hiking Acadia. The drive to Acadia NP & Bar Harbor was approximately 40 minutes depending on traffic but an enjoyable drive. The home was well stocked with essential supplies (toilet paper, soap etc) and an extremely well stocked clean kitchen. The weather wasn’t hot during our stay and the fans kept the house very comfortable. We would definitely stay here again – it’s a quiet, lovely home filled with antique furniture & fantastic artwork. Thank you for having us!

- October 4, 2023

Shangri-La Cottage - Designed with fun in mind

Property: Shangri-La

I love this home and everything about it. It’s like a perfectly preserved place in time. Private, quiet location with beautiful views. We loved our stay!

- October 1, 2023

Perched on the ocean

Property: Marks Sea Cottage

We enjoyed our stay very much! The house has beautiful views from almost every room! It’s stocked with adequate dishes, cookware and utensils and has plenty of linens for your stay. Location was perfect for us to explore multiple areas of the coast of maine. We would definitely stay again if back in area!

- September 22, 2023

A rustic, beautifully restored 1940s cottage

Property: Gray Cottage

Perfect place for a Maine respite.

- September 21, 2023

Welcome to Puffin Rock! Oceanfront on Herrick Bay, Brooklin Maine

Property: Puffin Rock - Oceanfront!

Our group of 6 Maine artists had a wonderful time staying in Puffin Rock. So many beautiful places to paint in and around Brooklin. Well equipped kitchen with a gas stove is a real plus.

- September 20, 2023

Waterfront with a great beach

Property: Oak Point

Our second time staying here, and we love this place. Best location you could ask for, and beautiful cottage!

- September 18, 2023

Ledgelawn - Amazing Views!

Property: Ledgelawn - NEW 2023!

When we first arrived we were greeted with a beautiful view of the harbor where seals were happily playing. Between the humming birds and sunset views it was a peaceful stay in Maine. The rooms are large. There are two bathrooms upstairs, one with a shower. The property managers are very attentive. Responded to all of my questions very timely. We also rented a kayak, and it was a very nice kayak. Great way to spend a few hours during the trip. We are already looking to return.

- September 10, 2023

Sea Green Cottage - Delightful tidal oceanfront camp

Property: Sea Green

The cabin was lovely – clean and well equipped. The location was ideal and we so enjoyed the view and the quiet.

- September 5, 2023

Deer Isle Farmhouse - New!

Property: Deer Isle Farmhouse - New!

Several friends and family stayed in this gorgeous, spacious and comfortable Maine house for 3-5 days. We enjoyed a delicious dinner in the elegant but not fancy dining room. The kitchen is fabulous for cooking and it is supplied w everything! The porch is lovely and the teenagers enjoyed eating in the porch. The living room is beautiful furnished with subdued colors. My friends would love to return. It is a very special home!

- September 4, 2023

Eboleth House - lovingly restored

Property: Eboleth House - Beautifully restored oceanfront farmhouse

The property was a great find, very warm & open for a family. The screened in porch alone was worth the rental. The private beach is small but is a very good place to go fishing (my son loved it). Assuming the water is well-based, so it does have an odor, but it that should be expected. (Didn’t bother us at all). We used it as a base camp to get to Acadia, and it was all we hoped for. I would highly recommend and would stay here again.

- September 3, 2023

Eboleth House - lovingly restored

Property: Eboleth House - Beautifully restored oceanfront farmhouse

Plenty of space for a quick acadia hiking trip with my seven year old son and our dog. Beach access, fire pit and everything else on the property were great!

- September 3, 2023

Sweet Grass Bay Cottage - Peace and Quite

Property: Sweet Grass

Peace and quite. We had a great time watching all the wildlife and the tide come in and out right from the deck. The clam digger were fun to watch too. The cabin is amazing with all the with all the decor. We had everything we needed to cook with and the beds are great! We asked to stay another day and YES we did. Thank you so much for welcoming us into your home!

- August 30, 2023

Cadillac Views - Meticulously maintained

Property: Cadillac Views

The house was amazing as were its views The yard was great for us to play. Plenty of room to toss a frisbee The private beach was spectacular. Using it at various times depending on the tides. It was a dream vacation.

- August 22, 2023

House At The Point - Rustic Cottage on Ocean's Edge

Property: House at the Point

The cabin is right on the ocean. It couldn’t be closer. At high tide it’s just a few steps from the deck onto the pink granite rocks if you like to swim or kayak. Even the beds in the loft have a view of the ocean through the top windows. I appreciate the gas lamps, which have a warm glow when cooking at night and reading. Simple, clean, beautiful. Feels like a family cabin rather than an impersonal rental. You’re also only a few minutes from Aragosta at Goose Cove, the restaurant, in the next cove–you could kayak there. And a ferry ride to Isle au Haut, part of the Acadia National Park, is also a must-see. Deeply relaxing time.

- August 21, 2023

Perfect, quiet cabin.

Property: Sweet Grass

Perfect, quiet cabin.

- August 18, 2023

Simply superb experience -Period!

Property: House at the Point

Simply superb experience -Period!

- August 17, 2023

Welcome to Puffin Rock! Oceanfront on Herrick Bay, Brooklin Maine

Property: Puffin Rock - Oceanfront!

Puffin Rock checked all of our boxes for a fantastic 2-week family vacation with extended family and local relatives in nearby Brooklin. The kayaks and SUP’s, expansive beach access, fire pit, deck and overlook seating near the beach provided so many ways to enjoy the woods and coastline. The kitchen was well stocked for cooking in, and the house was roomy enough for everyone to feel comfortable. The proximity to Brooklin, with its nice market, a few good restaurants, a great library, the Wooden Boat School, and plenty of hiking trails just out of town meant there was something for everyone to enjoy. We look forward to another visit!

- August 17, 2023

Wonderful house and location in Maine

Property: Clamshell By The Sea

This is our second time coming to the same house in Maine. The property is stunning, spacious and has everything one would ever need. The location is perfect for both just staying in the house or exploring the surroundings. This time we had 16 people in our group and the house did not seem crowded. It has so much room, truly amazing.

- August 16, 2023

The best way to explore the coast of Maine

Property: Cottage on Northwest Harbor

Once again we wish to thank Nichole and her team for a wonderful stay on Deer Isle. As always, it was a positive experience. We have rented from Nicole for many years and we have never been disappointed. Nichole and team are very friendly and accommodating, and Nichole herself, stays in touch throughout the entire rental process. Our Cottage on Northwest Harbor was lovely and exactly what we expected. There were no surprises when we arrived. The cottage was extremely clean and the kitchen was very well stocked with dishes, utensils and cookware. I even discovered some balsamic vinegar!! Every morning we enjoyed our coffee on either the deck seating or the chairs, perfectly placed on the lawn for viewing the seals that visited every morning. We highly recommend Nichole and her team from Maine Rentals and Real Estate. (And remember to reserve your kayaks and equipment with them, it’s the best way to explore the coast of Maine.) Thanks again. Paul and Pam

- August 10, 2023

The outside was perfectly Maine Coast!

Property: Deep Cove

Our family had a great time at this beautiful property. The pictures do not do it justice. The outside was perfectly Maine Coast! The owners do a great job of ensuring it is well stocked. We will definitely try to stay here again and maybe for two consecutive weeks!

- August 5, 2023

Simplify - Amazing Views!

Property: Simplify - New Offering 2023!

beautiful home with just about anything you could need! we were two adults and three pre-teens and everyone had plenty of space for privacy and for hanging out. the view of (and easy access to) walker pond can’t be beat! just gorgeous.

- August 3, 2023

One of the best cottages I have ever rented in Maine!

Property: Sunset Cottage

This is one of the best cottages I have ever rented in Maine! Beautiful setting and comfortable house. I appreciated many of the thoughtful details. We are cooks, so the exceptionally well stocked kitchen was a wonderful bonus!
We were all wondering what the mournful and eerie moaning was that we heard each night??? Someone suggested loons, but I have never heard a loon sound like that!

 

We are gardeners too and took great pleasure in your planters and flower beds, So lovely!
The deck was the best, we lived out there!

 

Many thanks for sharing this wonderful place.

- August 1, 2023

Great value for the money, would highly recommend

Property: Eboleth House - Beautifully restored oceanfront farmhouse

This is a great house! We had a small family gathering and this location & facilities were perfect. There is a small private beach which is great for fishing, and the house was very functional. The best feature of the house is the screened in porch…perfect for sitting out and watching the wildlife…big enough to hold the entire party. (My kids actually slept outside on the porch). Great value for the money, would highly recommend.

- July 28, 2023

Cozy post and beam cottage

Property: Deep Cove

This home is well designed to take advantage of the beautiful natural setting. Huge windows in the cozy living room with a view of the woods and cove. There’s so much to do in Deer Isle, yet we loved this property so much we rarely ventured out. We launched our sea kayaks right there (steep, but doable) and explored Billings and Conary Coves and the Lazygut islands. Lovely walking trails adjacent to the property where we rarely encountered anyone else. We got unlucky with a lot of bad weather, but this exceptionally clean, pretty, and well-equipped home was a great place to be stuck inside. Great array of cookware, bright cheerful rooms, good internet, and a large selection of Blu-ray movies in the home theatre in the finished basement. Our own home is post-and-beam so we felt especially at home!!! Thank you so much to the family for sharing their home.

- July 27, 2023

We loved it here and would definitely go again!

Property: Shipshape

The cottage is so unique and right on a large ocean front property with rock ledges and small private beach. My kids caught crabs every day and we paddle boarded to nearby islands. Stonington was 1.5 miles away where we went to eat and shopped and talked to locals. My kids are ages 9-14 and loved every minute here. The cottage itself was very clean when we arrived and we were in love from the beginning with its private feel. The views are stunning. The bunk room not pictured is in a very small room and more rustic which we didnt end up using. By the end of our trip the twin bedroom was getting a little ‘damp’ and the it began to feel like a cottage in a rustic landscape. But we loved it here and would definitely go again!

- July 27, 2023

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