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“Our home away from home.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Boathouse Way Cottages

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Boathouse Way Cottages
16 Mitchell Rd, PO Box 247, Bernard, ME 04612   |  
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“Our home away from home.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2011

This is our 8th season at Boathouse Way Cottages. We've stayed twice in the Homeport and all other times in the Whalesback cottage. Both are beautifully outfitted with every thing you could need - and more. Missy and Keith anticipated everything - from beach towels, to beach coolers. Spaghetti pots to Lobster pots. It's all here. It's clear the Higgins put a lot of heart and hard work in to building and decorating the cabins. And every time we come, we marvel at how well maintained and clean everything is - including the outdoor grill. As far as location - we love it! The quiet side of the island allows us to enjoy the peace and serenity of MDI minus the crowds. The cabins are just a few miles from Southwest Harbor, which we pass through every day on our way to our favorite hiking and biking trails. Southwest Harbor has a bike shop, kayak shop, bakery, ice cream shop, drug store, gourmet food and wine store, several very good restaurants and a few cute - non-touristy - shops. And the National Park runs free Eco-bus service between Mitchell Rd (short walk from the cottages) and Southwest Harbor (to downtown Bar Harbor
and the Park as well). Our kids love it here. We love it here too. Highly recommend Boathouse Way Cottages.

  • Stayed June 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2008

We found Boathouse Way Cottages on-line while looking into places to stay on Mount Desert Island, Maine. The main goal was to have a nice, quiet, comfortable, clean place to come "home" to after a day of sightseeing in the “Acadia National Park”. We hit the jack pot when we decided to stay here! The cottage was wonderful with all the amenities you could ever dream of needing, truly a home away from home. The cottages were built in 2004 and are nicely spaced on a sprawling wooded property. The cottages have wood decked front porches with wicker furniture, gas grilles, fire pits, and picnic benches. The interiors have hardwood floor, natural wood paneled walls, cathedral ceilings, and gas fire places. The cottage we stayed in was the “Boathouse”. It was nicely sized with two queen size bedrooms, two closets, full bathroom with a stacked washer and dryer, full kitchen, and a combined living and dining room area. Other amenities included a Cable TV with DVD and video player, stereo with CD player, luxury bath towels, beach towels, Ralph Lauren bedding, microwave, oven/ stove, toaster, blender, dishes, full refrigerator, cooler, ice packs, and phones in each room. The cottage was eclectically decorated with authentic Maine and boating decor. The cottage was very clean, quiet, and comfortable. It was the best place we have ever stayed besides home. Highly recommended.

  • Liked — Everything was wonderful. Home away from Home. Wish we could have stayed all summer.
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 16 Mitchell Rd, PO Box 247, Bernard, ME 04612
Location: United States > Maine > Bernard
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Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty lodging in Bernard

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