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“Pretty and well-maintained. Just needs furniture.”

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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Brooksville, Maine

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dreamgal1...
Bohemia, New York
1 review
“misleading”
Reviewed 3 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

It was a beautiful cabin and I wish I could take it home with me... lol but it was further from bar harbor and main attractions than I was led to believe. directions to the actual cabin were misleading which led me to have to stay in a motel one night as I arrived too late to actually find the correct cabin which was down a non lit dirt road and I could not see where I was going and afraid of driving into the water. beach is not for swimming and can be dangerous during low tide... I sank in muck and mud and cut my foot on shell or rock.. I loved porch and water views and the fact that there was much supplies left in cabin that I did not have to bring or buy... I loved the cabin, its lay out and many windows, but it was not conducive to attractions or swimming..

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Liked least: non swim area and the distance from bar harbor
Travelling group: Teenagers
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andy j
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Pretty and well-maintained. Just needs furniture.”
Reviewed 14 July 2013 for a stay in June 2013

Charming, a bit rustic but well-equipped cabin in lovely location at waters edge. Very well maintained and clean. Bedrooms were comfortable. Kitchen was well-equipped. Screened-in porch overlooking water was a great. When the tide was high, it was more scenic. But when the tide was low, we could go out and collect mussels that were delicious. The only flaw for us was that the furniture was inadequate. On the lovely porch, there was no place to sit except flimsy canvas and aluminum folding beach chairs. There was no table at all on the porch. No place to put your coffee or book. Inside there was one comfortable chair, a huge lounge chair, but everything else was uncomfortable wicker or office chairs. In the kitchen was a table that one could move into the living room to use as a dining table but there were no chairs that fit under it, just two high stools. We used the office chairs but they didn't fit well either. I am sorry that the greater length of this review is about the lack of furniture because other than that it was a great rental.

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Liked best: location and space
Liked least: lack of useful furniture
Travelling group: Other
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balabala5...
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“Peaceful.”
Reviewed 31 August 2012 for a stay in August 2012
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We wanted someplace in Maine where we could stay with our two older dogs, who seem to age too rapidly when we're gone. This was the perfect place. They love the smell of the salt air and the sights and sounds of the shorebirds as much as we do. The porch is enticing, though it's hard to pry me out of the recliner. The house is as described, and immaculate — when we arrived, the kitchen bar was set up with two place settings and wine glasses!

We haven't eaten out one night yet, and plan to have lobster at home again tonight.  With an hour's notice, Northern Bay Market, on the road to Penobscot, will boil up a lobster for you (or you can bring them home alive, with no notice!).  That's our plan for tonight's final-night meal.

We weren't planning to go to Stonington when we visited Deer Isle, but are glad we did. My husband, the expert (now) on lobster and crab rolls, says the best lobster roll he's had was the one from the little ice cream stand on East Main Street. And while the village really is lovely, it's the view FROM the village at the beautiful harbor and rock formations that must not be missed. 

We wished we had more time (and younger dogs) when we made it to Acaadia National Park, but put it on your list and go to the top of Cadillac Mountain. 

If you're into organic food, don't pass up the John Edwards Market in Ellsworth, and the Blue Hill Co-op, and there are a lot of farmer's markets — we went to the one near Buck's Market on a Tuesday morning. Also visit Four Season Farm in nearby Harborside, home to organic food gurus Barbara Damrosch and Eliot Coleman.

For a quick, nearby lunch, head to Bagaduce Lunch (they serve until 7 p.m. or so) and eat at the picnic tables. They have a wonderful view — and of course lobster rolls. 

Sounds like the house was just a launching pad for going other places!  Somewhat. But we never missed a sunset from the screened-in porch, nor a lazy breakfast there with the hounds at our feet. Our only complaint is that this week at Driftwood wasn't made up of 14 days. 

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Liked best: Peaceful evenings, nice people, wonderful location.
Liked least: One of the sites where cabin is listed said it had a dog run. It doesn't, so we took them with us everywhere.  Also, the cabin's phone wasn't working (we'd passed it out for emergencies) and we didn't know for three days. But, good 3G service.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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