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The Birches Bed & Breakfast & Cottages

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The Homer family proudly wants to invite interested visitors to stay at their family homestead, which consists of 6 acres of panoramic ocean frontage in beautiful Southwest Harbor, Maine. Enjoy large airy rooms, private baths, ocean views, gardens, and the croquet court. We have 6 acres of grounds, no traffic noise, and it is just 350 yards to the first tee at the golf course. Along with The Birches Bed and Breakfast is The Cottage at The Birches, located a few hundred feet away which is available for weekly rentals. Acadia National Park is beside us and it is a short walk to the start of the trails to Valley Cove and the mountains. We are open year-round, accepting reservations for a two night minimum. When you come to our beautiful bed and breakfast you will not want to leave after seeing what we have to offer. Located in Southwest Harbor, Maine we are right next to mountains, as well as on the waterfront. We have a private beach for our guests to enjoy on the waterfront and you can come by water or land to get to us. If you are coming from farther away and you have a boat, you can bring that along also as we have a dock available. At our bed and breakfast, some specialties of ours are accommodating family reunions and intimate weddings. We also want you to come to relax, enjoy, and unwind, no matter what the occasion is. You will not be disappointed with your choice, as we have a lovely property with extraordinary gardens that have been featured on garden tours.
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Had stay set up for week in Sept at cottage & put down a 40% deposit. Had agreement in the emails with Susi (owner) that if we had any issues & cancelled before Aug 9 that the 40% would be returned. The contract came to us which we returned but Susi didn't show the change of
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Response from TheBirchesBandB, Owner at The Birches Bed & Breakfast & Cottages
Responded 4 weeks ago
I am sorry that you were not able to come to Acadia this year. It is always disappointing when plans change. A little information that might be useful, unlike hotel rooms, weekly rental properties have longer payment lead times due to a number of factors; property taxes, seasonal upgrades, and maintenance. Unlike a hotel room that is rented 150 nights in a season, a weekly rental only has a small number of dates. Normally, the initial deposit is due at the signing of a contract, the next payment is normally due 120 days out, and the final payment is due 45 days prior to arrival. This is especially true for larger properties such as ours. In this particular circumstance, I had already agreed to move the second payment from 120 days to 30 days. I did agree to return the initial deposit, however it was clear in the contract that was signed by not only one of your party, but two, that it would only be returned should the property be rented for a the same period. Sadly, the house was not rented and the deposit was forfeit. I hope this helps your party when you should like to rent a property in the future. Best regards, Susi Homer owner
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Property's Favorite Review
We recently stayed two nights at The Birches Bed and Breakfast and everything exceeded our expectations from the breakfasts, the location, to the beautiful grounds. Susi, our host, greeted us warmly and made us feel at home. Our son and his family stayed nearby and Susi made
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The room was great, large and nicely appointed with a view of the bay and private bathroom. Our hosts went to great lengths to ensure that we were well taken care of. The property sits on a hill with views of the bay, a patio area which was great for morning coffee and evening
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We found the Birches B&B to be very well run and clean. The owner, Susi, is most knowledgeable and helpful as is the staff. Breakfast was very good. Would recommend staying here...I know we will should we be up in the Bar Harbor area again.
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We spent 5 nights (September 17-22,2018) at The Birches B & B. The location was perfect for visiting Acadia National Park and surrounding areas. Ms. Susie and her staff have taken great care and put much thought into making your visit the very best it could possibly be. The home
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The view from our room to the sound. Yes, those are deer grazing near the water's edge.
The view from our room...can you believe this?? Wonderful!
This is the view that greets you at The Birches.
View from the Valley Peak trail; Acadia National Park trailhead accessible from the end of the r
Loved waking up to this view!
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I certainly wasn't disappointed! :) If you read my review, among many others, you will see that most of them are very positive. It's definitely clean and not shabby at all.
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Hi Ginny, Thank you for your interest in The Birches B&B in Southwest Harbor. We have two rooms with water views and the downstairs solarium overlook the water. Additionally, the croquet court, the terrace, and the lawn all have unobstructed views as well. Best regards, Susi
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"Go elswhere"
"Ask for ocean view"
"2nd floor harbour view"
"Get room 3 with the peach walls, king bed and beautiful views"
"We had the "turret" room, and the view of the sound from there was stunning!"
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PRICE RANGE
$158 - $326 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesMaineDownEast and Acadia MaineMount Desert IslandSouthwest Harbor
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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