Spacious and peaceful. Very convenient to the Carriage roads and Park Loop. Cottage has everything you could possibly want stocked.
Not what I picture as a "cabin" or holiday "bunglow." It was not picturesque, not in the woods. Very close houses in a worn neighborhood.
You must drive to anything worthwhile.
Kitchen nice with ample counters and gas range. House quite clean. However master bedroom reeked of dog. They offered a spray over the smell, but fake perfume over stink is not an improvement to me. Allergic or scent sensitive folks beware, even with windows open, doggy smells. (There were also some dog hairs on the kitchen towels.)
The outdoor grill was too corroded to deal with. Guests are not allowed to use the woodburning stove. Bathrooms are okay, no bath tub in master. There is a laundry in the rough basement. DVD player did not work, but they had NETFLIX.
Ordinary walking distance gets you a rundown playground and the route 3 intersection. The block itself is not pretty for walking or running--again, my opinion. Depends what you're coming from.
Park trails and ponds require a drive, unless you are marathon fit. They are certainly worth experiencing.
Walk around Jordan Pond is miles but beautiful. Little Pond is stunning. You wouldn't walk to either from the house.
Bar Harbor is also a drive, and you can walk around an island from its pier. Also good for shopping, dining, and whalewatching.
We also drove to Marguerite Yourcenar's memorial house, and visited several other towns for shopping and dining.
Shubert bungalow was driving convenient to all. But not walking distance to anything special.
Owner was responsive.
If you are reading this review than you may not make your mind yet. If it is the case, then just go for it. You have everything you need to feel you at home. On top of it, it is in a very close proximity to the Acadia park loop road ( about 2 minutes drive or 15 minutes walk ) thus you waste no time to explore the park
When we say "home base," we mean it. This doesn't feel like a rental -- it's so easy to settle in and is incredibly well stocked, so anything you might need is readily at hand, just as if you were at home. The photos don't do the house justice -- it feels even more spacious than it looks, and the layout is open and airy, with high ceilings in the kitchen, breakfast bar island, and living room area. The beds are super comfortable, the pull-out couch is awesome. There are a ton of DVDs with a range of movies, a bunch of good books for vacation reading, a huge flat-screen TV and cable for those rainy (or just lazy!) days. Every closet revealed a new treasure trove of board games and any supplies you might need for your stay. We enjoyed our days off just as much as our days out -- you can't say that about a hotel room! The back deck overlooks a nice, private yard and is a lovely place to relax and read and enjoy the shade trees. The grill was big and good quality and easy to use. There are a washer and dryer if you need to do a load of clothes, and both bathrooms are large and well stocked with linens. Ginger even has a collection of travel shampoos and soaps in case you forget your own! She's thought of everything. The location was terrific, convenient to everything. We can't emphasize enough how delighted we were with our stay!
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We enjoyed our time here immensely. We were not in the house that much as it was a beautiful week! But we had no issues and loved the place. Short walk to a nice little town.
Had all the kitchen gadgets you'd ever need and even stuff to bake with.
If I had any constructive feedback, maybe provide an air nozzle to blow up the sports balls - very minor indeed. (Oh, a 2nd bike would be nice too!) ;)
One strange event was watching the neighbor lady feed the deer/fox that came by multiple times daily. She would go right up and feed them but didn't want US getting too close. Probably not a wise idea to be feeding those guys so much human food...
Neighbors were quiet and friendly and our boys loved it that a playground was just a few houses down! We were probably there the busiest week of summer so were impressed the pace was so slow there in comparison.
I didn't realize Seal Harbor was home to many wealthy celebrities...which for some may even sweeten the deal. They keep to themselves, which helps the town remain very quiet. We walked to the beach several times and did some wonderful Jordan pond hikes (btw, the popovers weren't really worth the experience to us, over-priced with a bunch of kids running the show and the seafood soup was about the worst we've had)