Better than Advertised
Submitted: July 9, 2012
Stayed: June 2012
My wife, our dog, and I just got back from our stay at Chaley By the Bay. It was truly amazing, we couldn't have been happier. The house was nicer than the pictures show, the view was amazing, everything was perfect. The windows in the house let in loads of light, and sunrises were nothing short of spectacular. You can lay in bed, and look out over the treetops to the bay and surrounding islands. You will miss waking up like this when you go home. There is no better place to enjoy your morning coffee than on the deck overlooking the bay. You can spend an entire week just exploring the property around the chalet. Every day we would find something new. There are some great local restaurants, plenty of amazing hikes, and loads of natural, untouched, unmatched beauty. We were about an hour and half from Acadia, which is an absolute must see, as well as the Cutler Bold Coast which is about an hour. With views like this, you won't mind the drive, in fact, you will want to keep driving. Whale watching in Lubec was phenominal. We saw plenty of widlife on our trip, including mountain lion, deer, seals, whales, porpoise, bald eagles, porcupines, peregrine falcons, ruffed grouse, the list goes on. We loved the area that the house is in as well, Route 1 is like driving through a postcard. This was our first trip to downeast Maine, and the most used phrases were "Wow, I can't believe how beautiful it is" and "This is truly how life should be". Sue was great to deal with, very prompt, always extremely courteous and helpful. Rachelle, who was our contact for the trip (she lives in town) was extremely knowledgeable on the area, and had some great suggestions for things we wouldn't have otherwise known about. If you love seafood, it doesn't get better. Restaurants use local fisherman, and some of the restaurants even have their own lobster boats, you are literally eating seafood they caught hours earlier. We went to Helen's Restaurant in town, amazing seafood, everything we ordered was top notch. Best blueberry pie you will ever have in your life.
The house was extremely private, but at the same time minutes from supermarkets, restaurants, shopping, etc. We took hundreds of scenery pictures, every bend in the road offers stunning scenery.
If you want a relaxing, peaceful vacation surrounded by constant, stunning beauty, seriously, look no further. By the end of day 1 we absolutely knew that we would be returning for our next vacation.
Helpful votes: 4/4
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