4 BDRMs 3 dronninger / to dobler. Ekstra futon sofa i en av BDRM
Fester/arrangementer ikke tillatt
Røyking ikke tillatt
We charge extra for each pet per week - $105.
Minstealder på hovedleietaker:21
Maks antall gjester:8
The exception to the refund agreement is we refund all payments, except a $150 fee, if we rent to another guest, which is easy given enough time.
Hvis oppholdet avbestilles etter betaling, refunderes ikke beløpet.
Perfect Fall Family Vacation
This home was perfect for our family; 5 adults and 2 grandkids. Relaxing, homey, comfortable, spacious, convenient with wonderful sunrise/sunset’s on Union Bay. We rented kayaks from a local spot. We were on the water several times a day with the ease of beach right there at the house! We will definitely be back!!
This home has everything needed for a long stay.
Lots of towels, kitchen well equipped and lots of books and games.
The view was amazing.
However mosquitoes were horrible making it difficult to sit outside at night and enjoy the sunset.
Tiki torches or fire pit would be recommended to decrease mosquitoes.
The house is VERY dated and needs some TLC. ( toilet seat taped together, furniture very used, one bath was very stained from use and the other had mold around bottom of door)
Kitchen microwave and cabinets need a good wipe down as well does the area along lower cabinet over hang (lots of food crumbs, dust and dirt)
We also had an issue with spiders during our stay.
Several in sinks and showers.
The home does not have central air conditioning. It would have been nice to open windows for the breeze . However the screens do not fit correctly. They are for older windows.
The town and area are nice. The drive to downtown Bar Harbor was at least 30 min and 25 to most parts of Acadia area. We did not mind the drive because we wanted to be on the water and have some privacy.
Lisa, I apologize for the issues you mention. I live in Oregon.
We arrived at the house shortly after your stay for our yearly visit and before your review appeared. We noticed many of the same things you mention, even the crumbs below the lower cabinet overhang in the kitchen, which is very strange indeed.
We also were disappointed: our current caretaker has done a really good job for 4 years. Your bad review was the first we’ve had in ten years.
I had already prepared for difficult meeting moment with the caretaker before I saw your review. We started with the tape on the toilet seat and then moved to crumbs and cobwebs (the tape was fresh at least). A boyfriend had been recruited to fill in for a few weeks... There also were mitigating personal circumstances. It is understood by me that these are not mitigating for you or our other guests.
Some facts...there was no mold, just some water rot, which I tore out and replaced. We are installing a heat pump this winter for heating and cooling next summer. The spiders, I am told by the pest control company, were due to guests turning away his crew. I think attention to detail on our part also was involved. We have dealt with these.
Re: Mosquitoes-- We have never had serious complaints about this until recently. Water on the neighbor’s property turns out to be the source. I have found out that their house was put on the market last fall and they moved to FLA and no one has been there for a year. It is obvious, now, that they were treating the swampy area abutting our property. We will be treating it from now on!
I encourage everyone to look at our reviews since your stay, either from our guest book, which I am posting as pictures. They will see they are excellent. Recent comments can also be seen as official reviews on another well known vacation rental site. Once again, I apologize.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The house is beautiful and so well stocked. It's close enough to Bar Harbor and Acadia to venture there whenever you want, but far enough away to enjoy the peace and quiet of the bay. I would definitely recommend this property!
This Property is Sublime
When we arrived at this spot it took our breath away and continued to enchant us for the entire week. The house is fabulous-spacious and comfortable with private spaces to sit and read. The kitchen is a real working kitchen and is fitted out with utensils and serving dishes better than any place we have ever rented. The water views are beautiful and the sunsets each night were worthy of many Instagram posts and newly invented cocktails. The beds were comfortable and everyone slept very well. And added to all this -the location! -minutes from grocery stores, lobster pounds and amazing hiking trails. But you don’t really need to go anywhere. We rented some big kayaks and toured the bay, explored the rocks and seaweed at low tide and swam at high tide. Wonderful!
Jay’s property is comfortable, clean and beautiful inside and out. The main living areas flank the water allowing views from every location. I spent hours on the deck while my son spent hours exploring the cove. He even enjoyed exploring the creek onsite as an added bonus! The house has all the necessities to just jump in and enjoy - I successfully did my first lobster boil there too with all the essentials provided.
I really can’t rave enough about this gem - secluded enough to feel total serenity on the water but all points of interest a half hour away, with Walmart a close ten minutes away. I would definitely recommend choosing this property for your Maine adventure.
A couple other pointers - order Walmart pick up on your way in. Fresh fish and seafood from Parsons. My son loved the single jacuzzi tub in the main bath downstairs for nightly baths and the walk in shower in the second first floor bathroom was appreciated by my elderly parents. Also, there isn’t any A/C here which wouldn’t be a problem usually but we were there in during a heat wave - each bedroom did have its own big plug in fan to use as needed.
I’ll never forget our first drive up the wooded driveway to see it open up to the house and water when we arrived. We all hopped out and ran to the water before anything else. Thank you for sharing your property Jay!