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“Deck House at Pier One”

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Pier One Vacation Rentals
Reviewed 16 August 2013

We recently spent a terrific week at this cozy cottage. It was wonderful to wake up and have coffee out on the deck, watching the working harbor in motion. The cottage is fully equipped with whatever you need. We enjoyed watching the lobstermen begin their day and the sound of the sea birds swooping down. The sunsets were wonderful and we even saw a full rainbow during our stay. The location in Southwest Harbor is excellent. This area is known as the quiet side of the island and that name is well deserved. The town is quaint and close to Acadia and Bar Harbor. We enjoyed fishing at the public dock and on the charter boat the Vagabond. We caught enough fish for two dinners and as a bonus the captain gave us five lobsters to bring home. Don and Javier were wonderful and charming hosts. When we requested a lobster pot to cook them in they immediately accommodated us. I would highly recommend staying at Pier One to anyone interested in enjoying a relaxing and private atmosphere in downeast Maine.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 May 2013

My sister and I spent 4 nights at the Quata-Deck, and we couldn't have asked for more perfect accommodation! It's right on the water, and felt so secluded and special - - a lovely base from which to explore the rest of MDI. And, it was a great place to come 'home' to after a days' worth of exploring. The Quata-Deck was cozy, tidy, and well-equipped. We got a lot of use out of the gas fire place, as the weather was rainy and cool for the majority of our stay. For anyone looking for a tranquil, self-catering, Acadia/MDI vacation, I would definitely recommend staying at Pier 1. Southwest Harbor itself is a wonderful village full of history, lovely old inns and houses, and great shops and restaurants. We will definitely come back to Pier 1. Our thanks to Don and Javier for being such gracious hosts!

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 August 2012

We spent a week at the Topside at Pier 1 rentals. It was fantastic. There were three of us, my husband, me, and my sister. Two bedrooms which was perfect. Our apartment was decorated so nicely...We had a kitchen and dining area and a living area with sliding doors going out on the beautiful deck. The seabreeze was fantastic and it was great getting up in the morning watching the boats and drinking coffee on the deck. Don an Javier were awesome, even gave us some lettuce for our sandwiches and salad. Such gracious hosts!! Hopefully, we will get to come back to Maine next year and this is where I want to stay. Thank you both for making our trip so nice!!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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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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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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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: £117 - £214 (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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