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Echo Lake View Cottage
Echo Lake View Cottage
Echo Lake View Cottage
First view as you enter cottage
Modern kitchen-all inclusive
Lots of windows in the livingroom & dining area
Loft area with tv, game table, couch & desk
Mount Desert
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

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gmaofphj
Boston MA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Spotless, well-equipped, great view of lovely Echo Lake”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2011 for a stay in August 2011
2
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We spent a week here and had a wonderful time. I have rented many vacation places, and this was by far the cleanest and best-equipped. I was hoping to have others with us, as it easily sleeps four more, but we had reserved a week that would start with Hurricane Irene, and everyone else was reticent.

We like to do most of our own cooking, and everything you would want was there. George and Wilma generously shared everything that wasn't. They even have a bread maker!

We loved hearing the sound of the loons on the lake, appreciated the presence of wi-fi, and slept very comfortably on the firm mattress in the master bedroom. We also were ecstatic to have our small dog with us. We took him everywhere, and that added to our enjoyment. The area is very pet-friendly.

George and Wilma recommended Beal's for lobster, the one place we went to eat, and it had the best lobster I have ever had at a very reasonable price. G and W know the area well, and had lots of good suggestions.

We loved Acadia National Park. Everywhere we looked there was more awe-inspiring beauty. I hope to get back there sometime. Until then I will enjoy reminiscing. We did not want to be in a town setting, so this was a great location for us. Having morning or evening tea on the deck was always a great way to start or end the day.

The only drawback for us was getting to Echo Lake for my husband. It involved walking down a steep trail to cross a fairly well-travelled road and walking down another steep trail to the dock. My husband was recovering from recent knee surgery, and could not manage either trail, so we drove to the dock and he sat and watched while I swam. There is a public beach on the lake, which we would try if we have the opportunity to return. There are also two kayaks in great condition that are at the dock. I am hesitant to take one out alone, though, so did not use them. Swimming in the lake was gorgeous! So clean and scenic. I wish we had been there longer so I could do that again.

For those with disabilities who are interested in the property, you need to be aware of the difficulty of getting to the dock. With that exception, everything was perfectly accessible to my husband.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Being on the quiet side of Mt Desert Island
Liked least: Sometimes the cars on the highway were too noisy.
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2011 for a stay in August 2009
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5 of 5 stars Value 4 of 5 stars Rooms
4 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk 5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Proximity to Echo Lake, hiking trails and Southwest Harbor
Liked least: The traffic on the road you have to cross can be fast.
Traveling group: Family (extended)
Your age range 35-44
Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend?  
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A romantic getaway Older travelers
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Relaxing. Peaceful and Enjoyable
NJ
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2011 for a stay in September 2010
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people found this review helpful
5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Rooms
5 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk 5 of 5 stars Service
Traveling group: Solo traveler
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Listed since : Feb 2011
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