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.