|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Fully equipped and furnished 2 story family home with 4 br; 2.5 bath, (master on main floor); have slept up to 8 easily; lr with fireplace, dr with family table; sitting area with satellite tv; phone, internet on site; dine-in screen porch.
All linens, utensils, appliances on site (weekly housekeeping for extra weeks)
Outside; Canoe and 2 kayaks with safety equipment; fire pit, 2 large decks (one at waterfront one outside screen porch); woodland road for walking; lawn and play area
Waterfront with pier, canoe launch ramp; shallow to deep water ; fishing is very good;
Use Heron house as a base for great daytrips along the scenic coast, Acadia National Park, and the Maine interior.
Adequate house-side parking.
Services, restaurants, shops, antiques, all within 15 minutes
House may not be suitable for toddlers owing to stairs and steps to/from decks and porches.
Migrated north from Virginia after buying Heron House as a summer house, to be closer when we can make it.
Robert Crown purchased this house in 2010
Heron House met all our expectations and visions of a woodland and lakeland all-season home; weeds, water, rocks, and tranquility.
We loved the bird-watching; the possibilities for photography, painting, reading.
Family reunions have been a big hit.
I can't add much to the favorable reviews others have submitted. If you are looking for privacy, natural beauty, a well-equipped home filled with thoughtful amenities, proximity to Ellsworth and Acadia, plenty of room for up to eight adults, ... then you can't find a better rental location.
Here's a particular favorite - the house is about fifteen minutes from the Monteux School in Hanover, where talented young musicians present high-quality classical concerts on Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons. These are not to be missed!
Heron House was more than we expected and made our Maine trip complete. The house was well equipped with anything you could possible need.
We took many side trips and came home each day to such quiet and peacefulness. Thank you Robert!
August 1-15 was our second visit to Heron House and it was a grand experience as was our first visit in the summer of 2013. The house is "just right for our family of 7. Comfortable, practical, well appointed, and amply supplied with basic necessities, plus games, books, music, TV, DVD and Wi-Fi! It is truly a home away from home! We spent lovely mornings on the deck by the lake and swam, kayaked, and enjoyed "happy hours" there, too. We easily traveled to Acadia National Park to enjoy Sand Beach and many of the hiking trails. We visited Bar Harbor several times and ate at several local restaurants, especially Jordans Snack Bar for crab rolls and ice cream, Crocker House on Hancock Point for a "night out", and Chart House in Hulls Cove for "ocean views". But cooking our own meals and eating on the big porch was the best! We made good use of the lobster pot. A good time was had by all - even the teen-agers.!
Overall the property was accurately depicted on the Homeaway website. It was clean and ready for new renters when we arrived. The location was perfect for day trips to Acadia and Bar Harbor. The evenings were very quiet and peaceful by the fire pit, nothing but loons and distant coyotes howling in the distance no air traffic, cars or trains. The lake was beautiful and good for canoeing but not the best for swimming. Since this property is in the woods, you will definitely need some deep woods off as mosquitoes were off the hook. We only had a few issues with the amenities, one being the DVD player did not work and the other being the grill was not cleaned when we arrived and it ran out of gas on our first use, although a new tank was delivered the next day. Overall I would definitely recommend this property especially if you would like it as a base for excursions to nearby attractions.
The description of property was accurate. There was plenty of space for everyone and we www all relaxed during our stay. The property was well maintained, clean, and many extras were provided. Well stocked kitchen has everything we needed. I would recommend this property to others and my family looks forward to many return trips.
Our family had a wonderful week of kayaking, swimming, and just relaxing. A great house with plenty of room for all 7 of us! We ate every dinner on the spacious screened in porch. It was convenient to visit our family in Ellsworth. We will be back!
24 miles to Acadian National Park and Schoodic Park; fun day trip to Campabello; local nature sites include reversing falls and trails; great theatre in Ellsworth; lobster pounds around coast; wide range of restaurants for all tastes
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.