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Bob Overly

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

4 bedroom beautifully decorated 'Down East ' retreat!

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island House Rental Photos and Description

Victorian Style 4 Bedroom built in 1874

1500 square feet home (that feels a lot bigger) that sleeps 8 and has everything you need to feel at home. One of the past owners was a sea Captain by the name of Mitchell. After he retired from the sea, he became one of the head gardners for the Rockefeller family estate. Mr. Rockefeller gave him some wild raspberry sprigs to transplant on this property and they still grow wild on the driveway side of the house. We refer to them as 'The Rockefeller Raspberries' and we think they make the BEST pies and raspberry drizzle over cheesecake!

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Bob Overly (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Bob Overly

Bob & Heather from Phoenix Arizona have 6 children and 6 grandchildren. Bob is a small business man and Heather is a physical therapist for more than 36 years. Our favorite past time is coming to Maine, hiking Acadia Park, exploring the Coast, and relaxing (and working!) on our cozy getaway home!

Bob Overly purchased this house in 2007

Why Bob Overly chose Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

While vacationing here in July of 2007, Heather saw this house with a 'For Sale' sign in the front yard. Since we were both really 'taken' with this Island, we backed up, took a peek at the house, and soon after, decided to invest in a getaway so different from the SouthWest. After returning home to Phoenix, we made an offer and the rest is history. We have a summer home 3013 miles door to door from our home in Phoenix, and look forward to each summer when we return to Maine!

What makes this house unique

Our home in Bar Harbor is the only place that we really feel like we are on vacation and while we are there, we stop thinking of our work and the problems of the world. It truly is a very relaxing place and you can never run out of new experiences and adventures on the Maine coast.


based on 11 traveler reviews

4 bedroom beautifully decorated 'Down East ' retreat!
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

Better than the pictures!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this house and we found that it was bigger than pictured on-line. We had 8 adults staying there & we all felt like there was plenty of room to spread out. This house was not only roomy, but very clean and adorably decorated!! The location was convenient as it was in between both Bar Harbor & Ellsworth. We would highly recommend this home and the owners were super to deal with. You won't regret booking this home for a larger group of up to 8 people. So glad we found it & it was far from a Hobo's Retreat!!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable with everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay. We loved being able to come "home" from our adventures in Acadia and Bar Harbor, eat in if we wanted and relax on the back porch in the Adirondack chairs. Plenty of space to spread out. My kids could play in the backyard while we cooked or got ready each day. Beautiful, clean and well appointed. Such a great experience!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cozy home to stay! Clean, close to ocean, shopping, dining!

  • 5 of 5

Our family traveled to Maine for a week long family vacation. The home was was well stocked with linens, towels, and everything you need. This beautiful, comfortable home was very clean and well taken care. The home has been updates, but has not lost its East Coast feel. The owners were great to work with and easy to reach. There is plenty of space to sleep, big kitchen to use. No doubt one of the nicest VRBO homes we have ever stayed in! The wine vineyards, Bar Harbor, Acadia National Forest were some of the hi-lights to our vacation! We highly recommend this VRBO property! Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect House for Bar Harbor Wedding Group

  • 5 of 5

A group of 7 of us (20-30s) stayed in this charming and accommodating house for a long weekend when we were in town for a friend's wedding. This was our first time to Maine and we absolutely loved our visit. The house provided ample sleeping space, and the kitchen area was big and well-supplied. The Hobo Retreat had everything we needed and was very comfortable. We definitely needed a car to get to Acadia and downtown Bar Harbor, as taxis were approximately $20 each way. The house was very clean and well supplied with towels, etc. and the nautical decor was very fun. Great house for a big group!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice, very clean, feels like home!

  • 5 of 5

First off, the owners were amazing, people of integrity who keep their word. They were very accommodating to me and my group. Our group had an amazing time staying at the property. The nautical decor made us feel like we were on an adventure and at home at the same time. It also had everything we needed. It is in short distance to Acadia National Park and surrounding Bar Harbor. The surrounding area had just the right amount of seclusion without feeling cut off from society. I would definitely stay at “Down East” retreat again!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and well decorated!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this charming, comfortable house. We had 4 adults and 2 kids with us and had plenty of room. The house was very clean and we all loved the themed rooms. I would definitely recommend this house! It is a little drive outside of Bar Harbor, but it didn't bother us.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Bangor International
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Log Cabin Restaurant
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Hadley Point
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Bar Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
cleaning fee $150

The maximum guests limit is 8 and strictly unforced. Rates are subject to change until booking has been accepted. We do not allow pets!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1) King Bed in Lighthouse Room, Queen size Beds (1) Red Room, Double Beds (1) Captain's Quarters, Twin or Single Beds (1) Two Twin Beds in Pirate Room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming

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