I must first apologise to Roberta and her wonderful family for taking so long to write this review, it is long overdue.
We are a Norwegian/English family of 5 who visited the US, Canada and Mexico for the first time in August 2012. We travelled extensively and stayed in many interesting places, but Shore Path Cottage was by far our favourite place. Trying to find something on the internet is always difficult, but this lives up to all expectations - and more!
The actual house was just as we had envisaged, the rooms were airy and comfortable and sitting on the porch looking at the view was perfect. The green lawns leading down to the sea were idyllic. Also, the location for wandering along the lovely shore path into the centre of Bar Harbor was ideal. Having been there and seen the location of many of the other B & Bs we looked at online, I am so glad we chose Shore Path Cottage.
The best thing about our stay there, however, were our hostesses, who did everything to make us feel welcome. We loved chatting with them all and finding out about the area. Breakfasts around the big table in the dining room were lovely, both with regard to the great food and the company. It was iinteresting to get tips from the other guests every morning. This isn't usually our style as we are very inependent travellers, but we all enjoyed chatting with people, even our children were surprised at what fun it was - and they were 17, 15 and 13 at the time. To the reviewers who in the past have complained about the chattiness of their hostess I would ask why on earth choose a bed and breakfast instead of an impersonal, insipid chain hotel if you want to be a loner, and how can you be so rude?
We all thought it was great to come in after a day out and find fresh lemonade, warm cookies or some other delicacy waiting for us. A real luxury.
We went whale watching, which was probably the highlight of our whole trip, as we saw a lot of whales and other sea life, took nice walks into Jordan Pond House to eat popovers and went to the top of Cadillac Mountain to see the sun rise. And, of course, we ate a lot of lobster! The combination of activities and a lovely place to stay was perfect. Thank you!
We talked about doing a 'house swap' one day so that we could go back to this idyllic place and Roberta and her daughters could visit Tuscany - I really hope we manage to do this one day in the near future!!!
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