We stayed in this amazing property in July for 7 nights and it was perfect for our family of 8 (including 2 children). Honestly, the photos don't do this property justice. The view from inside the home and on the decks is spectacular. There is a large stretch of private beach (both "beach" and large rock outcroppings) that our children especially enjoyed. We all spent hours beachcombing, watching the boats and ships in the bay, and exploring tide pools and walking along the property. Our kids braved the chilly water for a couple of swims, too. There are multiple decks for relaxing...some close to the house and some close to the water. We loved sitting outside on the deck roasting marshmallows in the fire pit and watching the sunset. Speaking of the sunsets...WOW. So gorgeous and this house is perfectly situated to fully enjoy them. The small decks by the water are great view points.
The house itself is well suited to a relaxing stay for a whole family. Plenty of space to spread out and slept our group of 8 comfortably. The kitchen is set up well to cook meals, including fully stocked for a lobster bake (which we enjoyed one night of our stay). Bathrooms are large, bedrooms are adequate (the master is GREAT), and plenty of storage space for your clothes and luggage. The TV room downstairs got very little use as we were too busy exploring but we did enjoy one rainy evening down there. There are games and fitness equipment available, too. The furniture and linens were all in great condition.
The location is great for a week on Deer Isle. Very close to the Barred Island hike (a must do) and only 15 minutes from Stonington and other area attractions like the Old Quarry (great for boat trips and rentals). The seclusion was a bonus for us...we really enjoyed having so much space to ourselves and literally never saw another person while we were at this house.
I can't reccommend this place highly enough. We were so sad to leave and would go back there in a heartbeat. Deer Isle itself is one of the most beautiful places I've ever been to and this house was the perfect place to stay.
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