We hit the jackpot with this homeaway rental! Our seven day vacation was everything and more than we hoped for. Dale and Rae were very helpful and responsive throughout the process – quickly responding to inquiries and providing additional information prior to the rental and providing great support and information during our stay about the local area attractions and best places to fish. They gave us excellent directions and the camp was easy to find following their instructions. The vacation lodge was spacious and very comfortable for us and our five children aged 6-16. The kitchen was fully equipped and very clean. The dining/living room area had plenty of room for casual meals or just relaxing on the sofa and loveseat. The house is right off the beach and you could enjoy beautiful sunrises and sunsets from the balcony or the picnic/fire pit area on the private beach. A separate washer/dryer room was an added bonus.
We had a great time using the kayaks and paddleboat. The private beach was tucked away in a cove and worked very well for the children as well as the adults. The stone fire pit was great for bonfires and s’mores. A nice little waterfall and trout stream were a five minute walk from the property.
The nearest grocery stores and Walmart were 30-40 minutes away at Ellsworth and the attractions at Bar Harbor are within an hour. You can pick up groceries on the way in. We enjoyed an afternoon in Ellsworth, which has many attractions, and a day whale and puffin watching at Bar Harbor (with the obligatory seafood dining experience at a great restaurant). There were too many antique stores and specialty shops within an hour to see.
We had a great time, made great friends and can’t wait until next year!