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Vero Beach, Florida
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We were wowed the moment we drove onto the property. The setting is unbelievably tranquil and, simply said, nature at its best. Our hosts, Susi and Mike, have an amazing knowledge of the area and you can just feel their passion for what they do. It was our first time visiting Maine, and Susi's daily suggestions were individualized to our...

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Mirandas16
Reviewed 23 September 2016

The Birches is a beautiful B&B in a peaceful location, perfect for exploring Acadia National Park. The best thing about The Birches is Susie and Michael, who are the most amazing hosts. They make you feel so welcome and at home, and their help with planning our days on Mount Desert Island in order to see as much as possible...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 September 2016

The Birches: what can one say other than to use superlatives--the incredibly beautiful and quiet location; the delicious, convivial breakfasts; the comfortable rooms; the wealth of knowledge that Susi shares with you to make your stay especially memorable; Mike's willing help and delightful sense of humor. Being on the Quiet Side of the island within walking distance of several trailheads...

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Omaha, Nebraska
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Let me put it this way: I cannot wait to go back and I wish I had stayed longer. Susi and Mike have got the magic. Stellar hosts. They know the area extremely well and seem to read their guests minds on how to best steer them to enjoy it to the fullest. Very comfortable room, common areas, killer views,...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 15 July 2016

This 5* B&B will make you feel at home and impress you in every way -- it is truly a home away from home-- in an unbeatable on the water setting complete with deer in the yard. There's an Acadia Park entrance steps away to beautiful Mt Desert Island trails and scenery. The landscaping is impeccable.The rooms at The Birches...

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Beersheba, Israel
Reviewed 6 July 2016

We stayed four days at the Birches. A great hospitality, excellent breakfast, very comfortable room with an outstanding view, and above all the knowledge of the area and great ideas every morning on where to go and what to see. Susi is a great host and gave us a feeling of being with a family.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 24 June 2016

If you are like Oscar Wilde, who once said "I am not hard to please, I am always satisfied with the best," you have come to the right place and will love Susi Homer's fantastic B&B, The Birches in SW Harbor. This lovely B&B will charm you in every way -- it is warm, welcoming, comfortable -- in an exquisite...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 22 June 2016

I was in Maine, specifically Acadia National Park, to kick off my two year endeavor called the National Parks Marathon Project. I will be running a marathon in all 59 U.S. National Parks. My very good friends were sponsoring me by paying for my hotel for the weekend and chose The Birches B&B for our visit. Regardless of your reason...

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Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

We love the breakfast, the rooms, the owners, and the view of the water. Beautiful gardens also. Southwest Harbor is quiet with a sweet downtown. The first photo was taken from the window of the house. The next shows the rocky coast. The third is a view from the pier in Bar Harbor.

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Suzy was an amazing host. Every meal was exquisite in flavor and presentation. Ask for the Norwegian Breakfast. Suzy is very knowledgeable about the local things to do and places to see, she will not lead you astray! This was my first BnB experience and it is one that I will not forget.

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Homer family proudly wants to invite interested visitors to stay at their family homestead, which consists of 6 acres of panoramic ocean frontage in beautiful Southwest Harbor, Maine. Enjoy large airy rooms, private baths, ocean views, gardens, and the croquet court. We have 6 acres of grounds, no traffic noise, and it is just 350 yards to the first tee at the golf course. Along with The Birches Bed and Breakfast is The Cottage at The Birches, located a few hundred feet away which is available for weekly rentals. Acadia National Park is beside us and it is a short walk to the start of the trails to Valley Cove and the mountains. We are open year-round, accepting reservations for a two night minimum. When you come to our beautiful bed and breakfast you will not want to leave after seeing what we have to offer. Located in Southwest Harbor, Maine we are right next to mountains, as well as on the waterfront. We have a private beach for our guests to enjoy on the waterfront and you can come by water or land to get to us. If you are coming from farther away and you have a boat, you can bring that along also as we have a dock available. At our bed and breakfast, some specialties of ours are accommodating family reunions and intimate weddings. We also want you to come to relax, enjoy, and unwind, no matter what the occasion is. You will not be disappointed with your choice, as we have a lovely property with extraordinary gardens that have been featured on garden tours. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Birches Bed and Breakfast

Address: 46 Fernald Point Rd, PO Box 178, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4611
Region: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Southwest Harbor
Price Range: $229 - $431 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“library room (first floor) had a water view”
 of 5 bubbles rnld878, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms look lovely. 2 face the water and 2 face the garden.”
 of 5 bubbles ellenj274, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Each room has it's own charm. Ours offered a spectacular view of the harbor. Talk to Mike or Sue before you book”
 of 5 bubbles douglast987, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We had a corner room on the second floor. Slept with the curtains open and woke up to terrific views of the harbor.”
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 of 5 bubbles LourdesandMark, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The Ocean room is large and has a great view”
 of 5 bubbles natybarak, 6 Jul 2016 | Read review
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