Farmhouse, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 11 (11 adults)
- English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Slap-together apartmenrt above a barn
The property description did not match the real feel of this rental. Seems like it was furnished by a college age guy and not inhabited by anyone otherwise. Cheap furniture and squeeky bed frames, no blinds on the windows, junky mugs and dog bowls for cereal bowls. Also, there are 3 fireplaces but none are working. The porch is also sparsely furnished and the railing is quite rickety. That said, the location is fabulous and the property has a lot of potential of it is renovated a bit.
The view is unbeatable. The location is great as well, the bus stops right across the street at Manset dock. <br />
A couple of notes to the owners - I would recommend fixing all of the windows so all of them open properly, it was super warm when we stayed and there was little to no air circulation in the house. The dryer exhausts right into the back room adding to the heat problem. <br />
Either add a/c or vent the dryer outside and fix the windows :)<br />
Also some kind of stopper on the couch would be nice as it slid every time someone would sit down!<br />
Overall it was a great stay - these are simple fixes and suggestions for your next guests :)
Gorgeous views and location
This property is beautiful with stunning views. Location is about 40 to 45 minutes from Bar Harbor, with plenty to do close by as well like Echo Lake.
It took over 12 hours to get a broken fan replaced and there is no air circulation even with all the windows that we could open opened. Some cranks on the windows were missing and with this summer heating up the warmth put a damper on sleep time. I would also recommend putting something down that keeps the couches and beds from
Moving everywhere - we were constantly sliding about!
Overall a great stay. If the windows, fan, and sliding couches/beds were fixed for the next visitors I think they'd appreciate it especially with the hot hot summer!
Bit of a surprise....
Southwest Harbor was nice, quiet and well off the beaten path. A bit of an industrial area but suited us OK. Traveled with siblings and family so time together won out. The surprise was the external appearance of the home. Very rough, weathered and the unit sits on top of a large garage unit- some kind of maintenance operation but not active presently. Once inside, the unit was nice. Clean with average furnishings and plenty of room for our 10. We had also the unit on the first floor in the back. Biggest surprise was it was not cleaned- someone had stayed there and tough first impression. Good news, we called and within the hour someone (very pleasant) was present and working. We debated not staying because of overall first impressions were very bad, but happy we stayed after all. The porch was terrific and view was equally nice. Tough start but family, positive attitude and overall cleanliness won. The pictures were not representative of unit- would like to have a bit more transparency. Have used vrbo dozens of times and this was a one or two star stay(bottom three) but loved Bar Harbor, Maine, the people so will live to stay another day.
A Diamond in the Rough
This place was such a pleasant surprise and in a very convenient location. Our family of 8 adults had plenty of room with enough bathrooms and space for everyone. The view is incredible and there’s so much to do nearby. Everything inside is nice and new and very clean. We loved our stay here!