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I am having difficulty in deciding on an area of Coastal Maine to base out of. We know we want to stay in one place for the week - and since this is our first time to Maine I am not sure what to expect. It's just the two of us, we're in our early 40's -here's what we'd like and want to be able to enjoy on this trip:

-RELAXATION - unplug, recharge, read, relax
-Site seeing - gardening, nature, birding - so really feel Acadia is important
-Daily walks
-My husband likes to golf and would enjoy to play 1-2 rounds (not the entire trip)
-Easily accessible coffee shop - this is a MUST (silly I know, but homecoffee makers always disappoint)
-A few nice meals out - doesn't have to be fine dining, just excellent food and good wine
some shopping nearby
-Not too crowded
- access to swimming would be nice, but not necessary - I'm sure the ocean is freezing but maybe close to a lake/pond that s good for a dunk.

Right now I've found some very nice places to rent in Blue Hill, Deer Isle, and downtown Bar Harbor (not sure - is it really that crowded and crazy). Also saw a really nice place in Boothbay but am concerned that may be too far away from Acadia/Mt. Desert.

We've never been to this area before and probably won't get back any time soon (driving from Buffalo - to Maine about 14 hours one way). We plan on spending the night on the way there in Burlington and on the way back one night in Portland, ME.

We love vacation rentals and have not been disappointed with this approach which is why we want to pick a good location, with enough to do but also some peace and calmness. All suggestions and recommendations are welcomed .

Thanks,
Jill

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