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“Wonderful MDI cottage”
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10 reviews
Deck  12 x 30
400 ft down the road from cottage
Also down the road 400 ft.
Front of cottage
Front of cottage
Taken at end of driveway 400 ft. away
400 ft from cottage
The shorpath
Livingroom
Livingroom
Livingroom
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, Maine

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StellaW88
Swanzey, New Hampshire
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful MDI cottage”
Reviewed August 13, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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Karen's cottage is exactly as advertised. We brought our two dogs and it was a great property for them as well as a wonderful neighborhood to walk them in. The cottage is well furnished and lacks for nothing. As other reviewers have mentioned she has provided just about anything you could think of needing. Truly the only thing I would add or bring if we return would be Ziploc bags. The living room is well furnished and all of the furniture is comfortable. The queen size bed is great for sleeping and there are plenty of linens as well. The cottage stayed cool and there were fans if needed. We didn't get to use the deck very much, but it is functional with plenty of seating.
The property is right down the road from Acadia and Bar Harbor. We went back and forth several times each day and it was very convenient from the cottage. We did not find the traffic overly challenging and were typically able to get parking in town. Acadia is breathtaking and Bar Harbor enchanting.
The water pump noise was unfamiliar and it startled us at first until we figured out what it was. The shower water pulses which took some getting used to. This was not a problem, just different. There is a large screen TV with Direct TV which was very nice and wi fi that worked great.
Karen is very helpful and obviously takes pride in her property. Her dog is adorable and our dogs were happy to have him visit. We didn't have any problems during our stay. There was a flood light out and she bought a new one that my husband put in for her. The yard was mowed and free from dog waste and she provides tools for cleaning up messes if needed.
We had hoped we could get down to the ocean near the property when the tide was out, but it was not very easy due to the rockiness of the shoreline. This was a little disappointing, but we just went down the road a short ways when the tide would go out and enjoyed it from there. Karen recommended the Chart Room to eat at and it was excellent. We would definitely go back. One thing to think about possibly adding that we would enjoy would be a fire pit
This is a great cottage rental and we would definitely stay here again if we return to the area, which we hope to do. Thank you Karen

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Liked best: Accessibility, comfort, fully furnished and location, locaiton, location.
Liked least: The iron in the water.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Dot C
Chesterfield NJ
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Perfect vacation”
Reviewed May 18, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Just got back from our stay at Karens Cottage, what a wonderful place. Karen is a great person and it was a pleasure getting to know her. She made us feel so welcome that it felt that we have know her forever. The house was just like home, everything that we needed was provided and the location was just great. Short ride into town, mile from Acadia and a short walk down the street to the water. We will be back!!

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Liked best: The feeling like being home
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
21 May 2015
I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay at my cottage This Island has so much to offer. We have the ocean that meets the mountains. Acadia National Pk. is breath taking. You can fish,swim, hike a Mt. or the trails and there is so much more. Thank you for writing me a review.
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Marineko
The Woods, MA
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Perfect place to stay with your furry family”
Reviewed February 25, 2015 for a stay in July 2014

We stayed at Karen's cottage last summer in July 2014 with our Weimaraners who loved walking to the beach and the shuttle to town! The cottage has everything you might need and the washer and dryer were fabulous for getting out the unplanned salt water splashes! Karen was great and nearby if you need anything. We are looking forward to our next booking!

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: The plumbing - but it was after a major storm
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Susan C
Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Karen's cottage was a wonderful place to stay!!”
Reviewed October 1, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
2
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My Husband and I had a wonderful week at Karen's Cottage in Bar Harbor. The cottage was very comfortable and had everything we needed. The location was just perfect to Acadia National Park and downtown Bar Harbor. We hope to come back next year!!

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Liked best: Very comfortable and easy access to Acadia and downtown Bar Harbor
Liked least: no complaints!!!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Auburn NY
Reviewed June 4, 2013 for a stay in May 2013
1
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lgeisinge...
Auburn, New York
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“cozy and comfortabl”
Reviewed June 2, 2013 for a stay in May 2013
2
people found this review helpful

We rented this cozy welcoming cottage for a week. The cottage had everything we needed, very comfortable! The area was very quiet, off the main road, only 4 miles from Bar Harbor. The convenience was perfect! Beds were so comfortable, and sitting in the living room at night, I felt like I was in my own living room! Washer and dryer were also a plus. We had a perfect memorable week at KAREN'S COTTAGE. I would highly recommend this little gem to anyone!

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Liked best: comfortable homey atmosphere
Liked least: shower had no water pressure
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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