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We fell in love with Maine, thanks to our beautiful experiences at 1832 Island Farmhouse! The home was comfortable (we stayed for a month with no regrets) and because of its age and furnishings, it gave us an authentic Maine experience. The property is magnificent— flowers, views, wildlife, even fresh rhubarb to make pies was just steps outside the back door! We ate most meals on one of the inviting porches and cocktails were even more special enjoyed outdoors in the evening. The location was perfect, with Stonington and all it has to offer nearby and Bar Harbor, Blue Hill and Ellsworth within a short drive. We had so much fun exploring the area, especially enjoying the local farmers markets with the most amazing, locally sourced, fresh foods that were available there. OMG! So good!
The owner, Tom, although not in the area, was always quick to respond to our questions. He and his local family were helpful, friendly and responsive. We wish they were our neighbors year round!
We had only one crazy experience and that was because our dogs were enjoying being there as much as we were. Vivian came back one evening with porcupine quills stuck in her nose so we learned from that scary incident leashes were the safest bet for our two girls!
We can’t wait to return to Maine! It’s the perfect place for us to be come summer.
Love Tides End home! Very remote and quiet but the home has all that you need for a relaxing getaway. The home was just as advertised - comfortable and well appointed. They have everything you need - bedding, linens, towels and kitchen necessities for a great time.
Both Deer Isle and Stonington (3 miles away) offered loads of hiking and water related activities (sea kayaking and boat rides). We did find the dining options limited in quantity, but the local restaurants were excellent and diverse. We did end up driving to Blue Hills (30 min away) for dinner a couple of nights.
I would gladly recommend this home to anyone looking for an authentic coastal Maine experience!