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  • Brenda, we loved your log home and will return in the future! We had everything we needed. The amenities were perfect, kayak, dish network, eagles, seals, loons and most of all peace and quite. Every thing worked, it was one of the first homes we have rented that everything was in working order. The weather was perfect, the dogs and I went in the water however Joanne only got her feet wet and took pictures of us fools in the bay. Next time we come up we will definitely stay in your log home. We had lobster every night, what a treat! It was funny, I would tell people I have been coming to Maine for 30 years, Joanne had to correct me and say it has been forty. Thank you, we will stay with you again in a couple of years. Steve and Joanne   9/2009


  • Brenda, we previously rented your vacation properties the Cedar chalet and the Log Home and have great memories of this family vacation and we would like to repeat the experience by renting both homes again for the summer....Thanks,  Colette and Jeff  and  Donna and Greg   6/2003, 6/2009


  • We have stayed in several homes of Brenda Harp's. We loved them all, although the two on this property are our favorites and very close to our hearts. It's simply wonderful there. Amazingly Beautiful and you have everything at your fingertips. Houses are fully furnished with everything one might need. Brenda is a gracious host. Maine is one of God's most precious places. You should go and experience it for yourself....Charleen Gardner of PA....   12/2003, 12/2004, 12/2005, 6/2006, 6/2009


  • Acadia Bayview Cottages Log Chalet Review

    August 2010

    What a GREAT place to stay!  And I mean GREAT.  From the minute we walked into Brenda's place we felt like we were at home.  The home is well appointed and probably the cleanest rental I have ever been in.  There were 5 adults staying in the home and there was plenty of room for everyone.  Mornings began with coffee on the deck and ended with star gazing at night.  There are 4 homes on the property, but you would never know it - it was always peaceful and serene.  Everything was in working order - dishwasher, full size washer and dryer, and more, which made it easy and comfortable to relax in.  I guess the best recommendation was when my 3 adult sons (and 1 daughter in law) asked upon our departure - can we PLEASE do this again next year?- SAME PLACE- same time.  Be sure not to miss the sand beach that is a short walk or drive from the home.  Our last night we watched the sunset from the beach and had a bonfire.  It was the perfect ending to our vacation.  Thanks Brenda for sharing your rental home with our family - I hope to see you again next year.

    Harrisburg, PA, Morgantown WV, Austin TX (yeah, we are all over the place and flew in to be together)

  • Hi Brenda,

Your place is awesome.  Our trip was wonderful - thanks for sharing your slice of paradise!

Nancy Hobbs


  • Brenda,

We have rented from Harp Hawkins for over 8 years, and each time we are so pleased with how clean the property is, and how well equipped (including having laundry detergent and dryer sheets) .  And the location of the homes is perfect (we have stayed in one of the log chalets, and the Cedar Chalet) as there's easy access both to Bar Harbor and the main part of Acadia National Park, but also to the "quiet side"of Mt. Desert, which we love.  We always spend part of the week with another family, and the layout of the Cedar Chalet is perfect for both mingling and spending some quiet time apart.  And if there's a stretch of bad weather, there's plenty of space to hang out without getting cabin fever.  We especially loved, when our daughter was still quite small, that there is so much to enjoy without having to drive anywhere.  Kids love walking down to the water from the house and playing on the shore, watching hauled out seals, all sorts of seabirds, and of course the resident bald eagle on "the Twinnies".  Our Harp-Hawkins rentals are a huge part of why we have such wonderful vacations each year at Mt. Desert!

Beth Stickney, Portland, Maine