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44 Fernald Point Road, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679, USA    
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Innkeeper/s:

Susi Homer

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Circa 1916. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Acadia National Park, enjoy the relaxed, casual atmosphere of this year-round, historic bed and breakfast in coastal Maine. Originally built as a summer house, exten...

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Great Company

Great company - great food - great time! Best advice on trips and food. More than we expected. We will be back!
Randy S
9/4/2012

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Feel so welcome

Thanks for your hospitality.. You made us feel so welcome! We had a fabulous time & loved our stay on the "Quietside".
Jim & Kevinanne B
8/29/2012

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Great pleasure

It is a great pleasure when your expectations are exceeded! Thanks for the "all inclusive" care.
Manfred R
9/3/2012

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Sunrise

Watched the sunrise from our room overlooking the harbor...Beautiful.
Sharon R
9/27/2012

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Home Away From Home

Love our home away from home! See in the spring!
Christine W
9/20/2012

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Not enough!

Two nights was NOT enough! A beautiful place and gracious hosts.
Nicole H
10/7/2012

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A Better Place...

If everyone loved their work and did it so well, the world would be a better place.
Bill S
10/14/2012

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Friend's house

It feels like leaving a friend's house, we'll be back!
Larry F
10/12/2012

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Amazing!

Thanks for sharing your beautiful cottage with us. We so enjoyed the hiking and kayaking. Your advise made our trip so much better!
Martina M
10/13/2012

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Wonderful to be back!!

Been too long since we were here last. So great to share our first fall in Maine with you and the comfort of The Birches.
Susan K
10/21/2012

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Causway Cottage

We've stayed at The Birches many times. The Causway Cottage is "new" this year, reasonably large, has 2 queen sized beds in different bedrooms with separate baths, and will accomodate up to 7 people. It's a little expensive for 4 people, but ideal for a family. We loved it!!!!
David Hanson
Vestal, NY

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A step back in time

If you are looking for a quiet, clean and comfortable inn that is off the beaten path, yet still close to all that Mount Desert Island had to offer, I highly recommend the birches. The family are lifelong sailors and have interesting stories to share, if your interested. A bit like stepping back into a less rushed and gentile time. A nice way to get a taste of island living. Breakfast is delicious and the conversation is lively!
Theresa Berman

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Home away from home

This is our third stay and it was wonderful! We feel like we're coming home.
June & Frank P
4/6/2011

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Still loving The Birches & each other!

We were married at The Birches in 1999 and returned the following year for our anniversary. Now it's ten years later and we're still loving The Birches and each other! Thanks Dick, Rocky & Susi!
Cindie & Bob A
8/6/2010

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Awesome B&B

The BEST & most AWESOME B&B!
Carroll & John A
10/8/2009

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Thanks for sharing...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful setting and warm, thoughtful hospitality
Cindy & Bruce S
10/14/2010

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Just like home!

We loved our stay, it was TOO short! Feels just like home! Thank you.
Micky & Brenda L
10/16/2010

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The Way Life Should Be

I wanted to write a review of our stay at The Birches, a B&B on the Maine coast. Our license plate in Maine reads, “The Way Life Should Be” – and our experience at The Birches exemplifies that quote. This beautiful – spacious Bed and Breakfast in Southwest Harbor has awesome views of the sea and islands in that area. The hospitality and warmth expressed by the owners went beyond gracious and welcoming. They made an effort to engage in conversation, give tips about the surrounding areas for restaurants, movies, etc.. We felt totally comfortable in their home and were welcome to use their home as if we were part of the family. I would recommend this B&B to anyone who enjoys a quiet and peaceful setting where they can take in the natural beauty that personifies the New England coast.
Donna & Sal Costanza

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The best yet!

Thank you for everything! The 3rd time was the best yet!
Jason, Alice, Augusta & F A
8/9/2010

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Spectacular time

Spectacular time! A wonderful week of rest, activities & great company!
Phyllis & Howard C
8/20/2010

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Loved the sleeping porch!

Fantastic & Amazing! LOVED the sleeping porch!
Olivia C
8/23/2010

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Anna&Horst / Switzerland

Hi Susi,we would never forget your help on Oct. 8.Thank you again for your great hospitality.We had three great days at "The Birches"particularly in your over hundread year old summerhouse with his nice livingroom,your tremendous breakfast make by your father Dick.We would never forgot our days at "The Birches"
Horst /Anna Lange
Kilchberg/Swiitzerland,
12/22/2010

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Birches is perfect

If you want a crowded, overdecorated room in a centrally located B&B - don't come here. Instead you get a spacious, comfortable room with beautiful furniture and a fantastic view of the water. The only noise you will hear are the birds. Breakfasts are nice (not gourmet - but that wasn't promised). And the members of the Homer family warmly welcome their guests and provide all the advice needed to make a stay on Mt. Desert Island so very memorable.
Anke Meyer
Hyattsville, MD
9/9/2010

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How Wonderful the Birches!

Delightful, charming and wonderful hosts.
Bill Johnson
Mill Valley, CA
8/11/2010

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Perfectly Peaceful

The Birches is a true coastal Maine stay. The perfect getaway; everything you want in a B&B without all the fuss. Near everything but a world away. The hosts are long-time Island residents and were so pleasant and interesting to talk with. Our room had the most beautiful view of the harbor/cove, and was more than ample and very clean. The grounds were lovely right down to the waterfront.
D Mather
Danville, NH
8/2/2010

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A Truly Special Weekend

My husband and I had the pleasure of staying with the Homers at The Birches Bed & Breakfast, Sep 11-13, 2009. The B&B was lovely - with beautiful views of Southwest Harbor, and the breakfasts were great. But it was the innkeepers - the Homer family - that really made the weekend special. They are very warm, "down-to-earth" people and they welcomed us with open arms into their home. With only 3 guest rooms, it was a very personal experience. They love to share their home and are genuinely interested in getting to know their guests and helping them plan their daily activities. The breakfast conversations with the Homers and other guests were so interesting, we often lingered for an hour or two, sharing life experiences. After just a few days, we felt like we had known them for years. We have stayed in numerous B&Bs throughout New England, and my husband and I both agreed that our experience at The Birches was the best ever. We highly recommend their B&B and will definitely go back. Sharon & Bill Roy
Sharon Roy
Waterford, ME
10/25/2009

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