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Pier One Vacation Rentals
Reviewed 7 June 2012

Stayed in Fuk Sol unit for a week in late May,2012. Wonderful location, unit right on the water. Kitchen exceptionally well equiped. Easy walk in to town to some great resturants
Hosts Don and Javier were very gracious and anxious to meet every need.

Would come back again!

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 July 2011

We stayed here a week in early July. Brought our boat up as well and docked it at Great Harbor Marina (they are awesome folks too!). Our unit, the Quata-Deck, was very well equipped and we even put some things we brought (like a mini-Cuisinart) back in the truck. Had a little glitch with an expansion of the deck of the unit above us while we where there but the owner Dan handled it very well. The view, the location, and the great ambience of the unit were just great. Walking distance to downtown for those so inclined. Dined at Red Sky and it was over the top. If you are a foodie you need to go to Fiore downtown Bar Harbor for the most incredible oils and vinegars (sounds weird, but just go!)

It is self-catering so don't expect room service or maid service (which we are perfectly happy with).

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 July 2011

We had hoped to be able to enjoy the afternoon sun from our deck but it was shaded by trees until too late. Many of the units do enjoy sunny decks but not the Quata Deck. The accommodation was rather smaller than I expected from the photographs and we had difficulty stowing our cases and provisions. The kitchenette is mainly taken up by a large range and fridge but again, nowhere to put food that you don't want to store in a fridge and very little worktop to prepare meals. The bedroom was particularly cramped. The bathroom floor was sticky when we arrived and when I ran a cloth over it I discovered that it was also very dirty; rather off-putting.
Nevertheless SW Harbor is delightful and there are plenty of good places to eat.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank jeminab
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Djoel, Owner at Pier One Vacation Rentals, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2013

We always appreciate candid feedback from our guests at Pier One and this feedback is no exception. The Quata-Deck is indeed situated in a garden setting with shade trees and a nice brick garden patio right outside a set of sliding glass doors. In addition just a few steps from the patio is a second space comprised of a wooden deck in a sunny spot with great water views. In my opinion this unit offers the best of what a quiet shade garden offers in terms of privacy and also a sunny view from the deck on the water. With a direct western exposure the sunsets are great! The kitchen is well equipped but not necessarily set up for extensive cooking. There is a full size stove and refrigerator and ample storage and the prep area is indeed tight but perfect for a simple meal and for breakfast. If you are looking to do a lot of cooking perhaps our unit called The Topside would be a better choice. I am myself disturbed by the thought that the bathroom floor was sticky. We do have a great cleaning staff who has worked for us for years and the only thing I can think of was that perhaps the soap was not rinsed from the floor well enough and left a residue. Stepping on it from outside may have added the dirt. Whatever the reason this is unacceptable and will not happen again as long as I own this place. Thanks again to these guests for sharing their perspective. It offers us an opportunity to improve and to also help others in choosing a unit at Pier One that may be more to their liking. Thanks for listening!

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Reviewed 21 May 2010

For the last two summers, we have spent one week at this picturesque establishment. It is a top notch location, that I have, and will continue to reccomend to all of my friends and family! If you are going to be in the area, do your self a great service and stay here, it is truly wonderful!

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 October 2009

We stayed at Pier One for our 10th anniversary last weekend in the Fok-Sol. It's a unique property right on the water very close to the center of Southwest Harbor (a 15-minute walk, we timed it). If you like very fresh lobster and seafood, Pier One is literally right next door to Beal's Lobster Pound.

The Fok-Sol is cozy and quaint. Lots of original beams, rustic paneling, antiques for decorations - very "shabby chic." But it has all of the modern amenities: updated bathroom; well outfitted kitchen; built-in hairdryer (!). The deck outside the kitchen is right on the water, and at high tide the water line is feet from the bedroom window - very cool. If you like ultra-modern and luxurious, this place is probably not for you. But if you don't mind authentic slanted floors, rustic antique-y decor, and being right close by a working fishing pier, you'll love it!

We walked to Southwest Harbor for dinner a couple of times. I would highly recommend Sips and Cafe 2 (a tip: make a reservation at Cafe 2 for dinner if you don't want to eat early; they fill up quickly and don't have many tables). Sips is very casual but elegant at the same time, and you can buy 2-oz "sips" of wine to try different ones. The meals at both restaurants were delicious!

Overall, I would highly recommend Pier One. We can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank momika40
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Reviewed 10 September 2009

My husband and I spent three wonderful nights over Labor Day weekend at the Deck House at Pier One. As previously stated it is a studio cottage with a huge deck. This is not a fancy place but had everything necessary for a great vacation. The deck is out over the water and just sitting there looking at the working harbor was extremely relaxing.
We had arranged for three nights there and three in Boothbay Harbor in a lovely B&B, but we really wished that we had spent the entire time at the Deck House. We will definitely return.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 September 2009

Thank you! The two bedroom condo that we rented was fantastic and very accomindating. We had guest come and sty and we never flet like we were on top of each other. Beautiful views of Southwest Harbor and Arcadi Natioal Park. We could not have picked a better week for our vaction.

We look forward to coming back to Southwest Harbor agin soon.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Address: 164 Clark Point Rd, PO Box 258, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4414
Region: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Southwest Harbor
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 Speciality Lodging in Southwest Harbor
Price Range: £189 - £217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Pier One Vacation Rentals 2*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Less than a mile from Acadia National, Park Pier One combines the finest of Maine waterfront lodging with the beauty of a real working harbor location. Manicured grounds and private sundecks on a sheltered cove offer a unique Maine coastal setting. Come and enjoy the breathtaking views of Southwest Harbor from your beautifully appointed suite complete with kitchens or from our private 150-foot pier. ... more   less 
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