Spacious, comfortable, perfect for the whole family!
Submitted: September 24, 2012
Stayed: September 2012
I have a young family (two boys 2 and 3 1/2) - we had talked about Disney but right before hitting the button on purchasing airline tickets we realized it was probably too soon and that maybe we should think about something more local. We hadn't been to Bar Harbor. . .but could that make us happy after cancelling the Disney trip?
After much online searching, I found Great Haven townhouses. . .the layout and heated pool was what drew me in. After confirming dates with my husband, my parents (who were traveling with us), and Wade, we booked. And then I did what I usually do. . .began to fret. . .would there be enough to do? Would we all be comfortable? Would the kids sleep in a strange place.
All that worry for nothing. . . the place was amazing. My husband and father discussed freqently how much the loved the place. So close to everything, so comfortable, and we weren't on top of one another.
It was one of the best vacations I have ever taken. The boys had amazing experiences. Who needs disney when you have Acadia. . .oceans, rocks to climb, tidal pools to explore.
It was the perfect blend of the great outdoors (traveling around Bar Harbor and Acadia) and the comforts of home a great Haven. . .TV, internet, amenities, and the heated pool was a daily activity.
The description of the location/faciltiy was right on. It is so close to Acadia - that was so great. And downtown was just a short drive away - but also right on the free bus line. It was certainly well cleaned/maintained. My comments/feedback about what could be improved included some minor things: safety plugs for outlets being available, tea kettle, and some newer cookware were all given to Wade (Property manager who was extremely responsive to questions/needs while we were there). He welcomed and appreciated the feedback and indicated he would be implementing the suggestions.
All in all it was very comfortable and perfect for our family.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Dear Anne and Family, I'm so very happy that you all enjoyed your visit to Great Haven, Acadia National Park and Downeast Maine. Your very kind comments are appreciated more than you know. I've made my shopping list of items we had discussed on the phone to make the unit safer (electrical outlet plugs), convenient (tea kettle), and valuable (new cook ware for the upcoming season). Though I absolutely LOVE DISNEY, I have to say, this part of Maine has a certain draw that is unlike anything else. We look forward to being able to assist you with future visits. Best regards in hospitality, Wade
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