Clamshell By The Sea – Gouldsboro, Maine

Magnificent house in a serene setting overlooking Acadia National Park’s islands. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

We had a 16 person family reunion here for 4 days and choosing this house was a great decision. The views are palatial and the amenities kept us comfy and entertained. It’s an hour from Bar Harbor but this particular region called Winter Harbor has its own share of Acadia. We watched the sunrise while standing a few feet from crashing waves along the rocky coastline of the park, which is 10 minutes from the house. There are kayaks which we used to get to an uninhabited island a couple hundred yards from the backyard of the house. Of course, you can’t do Maine without lobsters and the local restaurants did not disappoint. You can really fall in love with the beauty of Maine and the local culture by staying here for a few days. I would also add that the property manager is very responsive and helpful. I definitely recommend renting this place for your Acadia vacation.
Zahid A.
Brooklyn, NY
October 2018

Big Woods – Blue Hill, Maine

This cabin is wonderful and all we had hoped for. It has privacy with nice lake views. It is spacious and very comfortable to live in. We stay most of 2 weeks and found it very comfortable to settle into. The mattresses are fantastic and we slept very well! We look forward to returning next year!”
Rosanna B.
Kingston, MA
October 2018

Overlook on Toddy Pond – Surry, Maine

We had an amazing time here, this is one of the best cabins I have been, the view is amazing. Thanks for quick responses.
Venkatesh P.
New Brunswick, New Jersey
October 2018

Taunton Bay Getaway – Sullivan, Maine

We loved our stay here! The house had modern appliances – heat/ac, lots of outlets, wifi, large gas stove, huge fridge, but built of wood so it a cozy log cabin feel. It was sparkling clean and everything looked new. It’s a secluded property so nights were absolutely quiet and we woke up to an amazing view of the lake and a forest of trees every morning. The house had SO many items to cook with: pots and pans, baking sheets, measuring cups and spoons, big lobster/stew pot, various electronic cookware we didn’t even use. Overall we had a wonderful stay and would love to return!
Erin J.
San Francisco, CA
October 2018

Sea Green – Deer Isle, Maine

We had a beautiful three-night stay over Columbus Day weekend. The camp is quaint in a private and romantic setting on a cove. We brought kayaks and launched within feet from the front porch. We had wireless service, cable, heat, and laundry. The house has character and was built skillfully. We would highly recommend this spot and will be back!
Noelle N.
York, ME
October 2018

Sorrento Sunrise – Sorrento, Maine
We fell in love with Maine and Sorrento Sunrise was a big factor. It was a joy to return “home” after hiking and biking. The mornings were beautiful. My kids spent hours searching for shells and we enjoyed our last night star-gazing. You have a charmed home! Thank you!
Erin D.
High Bridge, NJ
August 2018

Sorrento Sunrise – Sorrento, Maine

We loved our stay in your cottage. It’s such a great location, in fact, with the kayak rental, we would have been content just to stay here and explore this area via kayaking, biking or hiking. Of course, the main reason we came was to explore Acadia National Park, which has much to explore as well. The sunrises are amazing and a great way to start the day. Thank you so much for providing such a great place to stay.
Boyd K.
West Chester, PA
August 2018

Sea Green – Deer Isle, Maine
Had a wonderful week at this adorable cottage in Deer Isle.  The owner came by three times to check on me and see if I had any requests or problems.  I couldn’t get the valve on the gas grill to open so he immediately went and took care of it.  Kitchen has everything you’ll need as far as pots, pans, utensils go.  No food at all on site, including spices, so bring everything you will need.  I saw people clamming during low tide… backbreaking but fun to do at least once!  Has wifi and tv.  Queen bed is comfy.  Bathroom is tiny but serviceable.  I spent alot of time out on the deck in the adirondack chairs, just watching the tide and the birds.  Easy to put out a kayak or canoe.  Can’t wait to go back next year!
-Victoria D.
Winchester, MA
September 2018

Oceanville Retreat – Stonington
We had a fabulous stay! The house, your service, the kayaks, the location, etc. etc. were all sensational! Thank you so much!
-Craig B.
New York, NY
August 2018

Sea Duck – Deer Isle
“This place is great! Pictures do not do it justice. You are literally steps from the water and have a large private beach all to yourself. House has everything you would need and plenty of space. Very clean inside and appreciated the 2 bathrooms. Large yard and very private location. Perfect access for everything we wanted to do in Deer Isle/Stonington area. Would definitely stay again!”
-Kate S.
Uxbridge, MA
September 2018

Christines Cottage, East Blue Hill, Maine
I just wanted to take a minute to send an over-due thank you to the DRR team for helping us out with our issues (having to move out of our apartment in a short amount of time and having to cancel another cottage on short notice) this summer. We loved Christines Cottage; after the summer we had it really helped us. It is gorgeous, I loved that the family is preserving the house as Christine built it and the updates are tasteful and appropriate for the house. We had a fire a few nights in the fireplace, played Scrabble (I kicked my husband’s butt), sat on the deck, drew and painted, took in the sea air, scrambled on the rocks and visited our usual haunts. I will be in touch in a few months regarding a rental for next year.
-Kristen K.
July 2018

Lachman Cottage, Stonington, Maine
Amazing location, very secluded, only a short drive to several island amenities and breath taking views and hikes. The local community is amazing too, very friendly and vibrant with a lot of local shops, artists, and markets. Honestly, this is one of the best secluded cabins I have found, absolutely private, but still close enough to civilization that you and yours can venture out when looking for other entertainment.
-Clay E.
September 2018

Moonrise Anchorage, Castine, Maine
Location, location, location. The house is conveniently located on a quiet street in the charming town of Castine. We were able to walk or ride bikes to restaurants and town sites. There is a beach (down a flight of stairs) across the street from the house where I stored my kayak making for easy access to the bay. The view looking over the harbor was spectacular. My husband wanted me to mention the poor selection of TV stations but I don’t watch that much TV so it didn’t bother me. We had a great stay and would definitely return.
-Dianne C.
August 2018

Overlook Cottage, Surry, Maine
We had a beautiful stay at Overlook last week – thank you!Marie A.August 2018

Park Place
“Park Place is a very calm and relaxing place. Everything is there for a wonderful stay; cozy beds and outdoor shower and bathtub, well-equipped kitchen, beautiful moss forest trail to go to the shore and, most of all, the Down East Maine relaxed and calm lifestyle…and as a bonus, you’re surrounded by the sea, which brings a very peaceful and fulfilling sensation. So it was a wonderful place to stay for a family of 2 adults and four children. We highly recommend!”

Cedar Cottage, Harborside, Maine
“This is a simple, charming cottage on the water’s edge, with an old Maine cottage feel. All the basic amenities are provided including a big lobster cook pot. Cape Rosier is magical — gorgeous views of Penobscot Bay and its myriad of islands. The cottage has a dock and float giving good access to the water. We kayaked every day exploring the nearby inlets, took a trip on the ‘Mail Boat’ to Isle Au Haut, biked around Cape Rosier, and visited Helen and Scott Nearing’s ‘Good Life Farm’. Lots of access to fresh local seafood and vegetables. Overall a great week in Maine, despite hitting less than perfect weather!”
-Bonnie A.

Lighthouse Point Estate
This house is truly unique and the pictures don’t do it justice! We enjoyed our week here immensely with our 4 kids ages 6-13. Deer Isle has so much to offer and we could have definitely spent our entire week there, however we went with the intention of visiting Acadia National Park. The drive to the park is long, but so scenic and there is much to see along the way.
I would absolutely recommend staying here. The tower at the top is so fun to watch the fishing and lobster boats and catch the sunset. Also, you must visit the Lily Pond to swim and Scott’s Landing to hunt for sea glass! This quickly became a favorite vacation for our family. We’ve been to Hawaii twice with our kids and they all agreed this was more fun than Hawaii!!! We’ll definitely be back!
-A. Bean
July 2018

Barnacle on Flye Point – Brooklin, Maine

This home is well out of the way and serves as an excellent retreat from the hectic day to day chaos of life. There is no phone/internet/cable which some may see as a drawback but is most certainly not. We found that it became a strong positive, allowing our family the time and space to reconnect. Everything was perfect. Towels, linens, cookware were provided in ample amounts. It is well kept and clean. The yard is spacious and private with an excellent view of the water with it’s beautiful sunrise as well as visits from lobster boats each morning. It is a quintessential slice of Maine coastal tranquility. Grocery stores and a Redbox are only miles away. We will definitely try to return each year. Highly recommended.
Pierre R.
Stafford, VT
July 2018

“Does life get any better?? I think not!”
– Mrs. Jeffery Thayer

“Thank you again so much for making the rental process go so smoothly. . .”
– Heidi Hawk

“Still dreaming of seals and sun and boat paint and blueberries. . .”
– Megan Aldrich

“I saw loons, herons, osprey—and I do believe a bald eagle. Indeed, that eagle called out just as he passed my chair and I heard his call returned, right over my head!”
– Steve Wright

“Oh, how I wish I were still on Deer Isle!”
– Arlie Schardt

“Thank you for your efficient arrangements and upbeat welcome for our 2005 stay on Crockett Cove… As always, we enjoyed our best year ever there…”
– Richard and Barbara Forman

“So beautiful, so peaceful, so foggy and cool! (Everything that’s missing from home.)Thanks for a restful week in your lovely cottage home.”
– Ray and Gina Kleinhelter

“Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful cottage with us—we loved every moment of it!”
– Henry and Karen Kao

“Took us two days to get into the rhythm and now don’t want to leave. Lovely town, lovely house…”
– N. Novak

“Loved relaxing on the deck. The house plan is perfect…”
– Dale and Sue Maddock

“Thanks so much! Your home was ideal for a much-needed vacation…”
– Tammy Harrelson

“We had such a lovely visit to Stonington—everything was just perfect, including almost two weeks of fabulous weather!”
– Heidi Hawk

“Our first visit to Deer Isle was a special one, in large part due to the fine accommodations!”
– Sean, Erin, and Clara

“We saw your resident red fox, listened to the wind and the waves, and rang in the New Year in our accustomed style: quietly, with our family, in Maine. . .”
– Gail Coad and Jim McGinness

“Thank you for opening your beautiful home up to visitors. Lovely and peaceful here. Enjoyed meeting some of the locals.”
– Anthony Battista and Susan Kalb

“Now we know why Deer Isle is such a special place. We will definitely return…”
– Henry and Karen Kao

“… A very comfortable lodging. The in-town location is also very convenient. It is perfect for a family!”
– Brian Carlson

“We were caught by ‘Ketch’! Arrived after a long drive—it took one day to settle in…”
– Dasha

“We are still reliving our time at the cottage and will have to count on our memories to hold us over until next summer…”
– Heidi Hawk

“Loved the slow pace in Stonington!”
– Dasha

“The cottage was clean and welcoming…”
– Richard and Barbara Forman

“We enjoyed your cottage so much. Wonderful place for cooking together—we had some great meals…”
– Louise Warren

“We put our sailing dinghy and canoe to active use this year…”
– Richard and Barbara Forman

“Enjoyed our stay here. Quiet and serene!”
– Kent, Amber, Alexa, and Brynne Taylor

“Had a wonderful time—the weather couldn’t have been better!”
– Andrea Williams

“Enjoyed every minute of our stay!”
– Melissa Percival

“We enjoyed our stay in Stonington and look forward to returning—soon! The festivities on the Fourth were great fun!”
– Peterson-Davis Family

“Just a short stay, arranged spur-of-the-moment. Thanks to whoever canceled this week!”
– Nona

“Thanks also to whoever ordered the splendid weather. We were looking forward to the famous fog and didn’t get any!”
– Nona

“Our visit to our wonderful Stonington was made even more special by touring the islands with by baby!”
– Jeff Thayer

“We look forward to our return and future life here in this most special of places!”
– Jeff Thayer

“Thanks greatly for an excellent holiday!”
– Sean, Erin, and Clara

“I’m just packing up my car. I was here for a wonderful month!”
– Beth Janzen

“Thank you. we had a wonderful vacation. perfect weather – sunny and 70’s while it was 105 degrees at home in Virginia! the house was great – everything we needed and tremendous views. we loved exploring the area – Blue Hill was great fun – we ate lots of lobster, read books, relaxed – couldn’t have asked for more!” Best,-Martha Baker


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