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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, Maine

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DownEast and Acadia Maine, Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great location - bad location”
Reviewed 10 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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Spent the last week of August here.
It's an interesting home. As you can see in the pic it's made up of 3 parts, the bedrooms and living room which flow in to what appears to be a newer section with the kitchen and then a newer section that is a day room coupled with the laundry and downstairs bath.

It's located within an easy walk to downtown Southwest Harbor.
However, it sits immediately behind the Kingsleigh Inn. And by immediately I mean just steps behind. It's close enough that I was awakened several mornings by either their guests out and about or their heating system kicking in. The exterior view photo above is the back of the house, taken at an angle away from the Inn.

The kitchen has a gorgeous picture window looking out to the adjacent pasture. However, it doesn't open. In order to get any airflow to the kitchen (remember, no A/C to cool it) you open two windows on the front of the house (facing the Kingsleigh) which is also where the trash is kept. By the end of the week, that wasn't a good combination.

As for the mentioned water views, that is possible during the winter, but during the summer the view is blocked by trees and the neighbor's house/garage.

I also, personally, found the furniture to be uncomfortable. Maybe that's just me.
But after a day of out-and-about or hiking it was tough to find a comfortable way to kick back and relax.

Quality of property: A
Quality of amenities: A+
Layout: B
Location: A+
Value: C-

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