A great place for a family vacation!
Our family, including our three adult children and two of their spouses, spent a wonderful week at Ella's. The location is beautiful--right on the beach overlooking Union River Bay--and convenient--about a 15 minute drive to Bar Harbor. We're outdoorsy people and went swimming and kayaking from the beach by the house every day, and hiking and bicycling in Acadia Park. The house is comfortable and beautifully kept, and the layout provides tranquil views of the water from the dining room, living room, and master bedroom. We enjoyed foosball and pingpong tournaments many nights, and enjoyed music on the home's fine sound system. The water was clean, clear, and warm (in the high 60's) on the beach, and hiking the shorelines at low tide was lots of fun. The gravel/shell beaches are unlike the sand beaches we're used to in the south, and we wore water shoes while wading and swimming. Rebecca, Ella's owner, was a pleasure to work with, answering all email inquiries very quickly and sending us lists of recommended sights, activities, and restaurants. She went out of her way to make our stay at Ella's fantastic! We'd recommend whale-watching with the Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company; offshore about 25 miles we saw humpbacks swimming and breaching, 50-foot whales leaping out of the water. Amazing! Like BBQ ribs? Check out the Trenton Lobster Pound and BBQ on route 3 between Ellsworth and Trenton. Top quality ribs--how'd they get so far north? We whole-heartedly recommend Ella's. The stay there gave us memories for a lifetime.
Owner's Response: Awwww, Bill thank you for the exemplary and kind review. Ella's was built with a lot of love and attention to detail, as she was built to be our primary home.As dedicated hosts, we are determined to share our knowledge of the area to ensure that those who rent from us have memorable trip. We have teenage children, so the toys, games, books, sound-system, movies, kayaks and so on, offers something for everyone. It sounds like your family had an awesome trip, and that is wonderful. Best Regards, Rebecca
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