We are quiet, retired professors who enjoy sailing, skiing, travelling and reading. We have travelled much of the world, but we love Maine and would not want to live anywhere else.
Ginny purchased this Apartment in 1952
Why Ginny chose Surry
My parents bought the property in 1952. My father was an Air Force Officer so we lived all over the United States, but every summer we came to Maine. As children we loved our summers in Maine, and as adults we grew to love the other seasons as well (especially fall and winter!) My husband and I built our retirement home on the property in 2002 and added the apartment for family and friends in 2004. We began renting the apartment to the public in 2015 and have truly enjoyed sharing this beautiful place with guests from all over the world.
What makes this Apartment unique
It is unusual on the east coast of the US to see mountains right next to the ocean, but Acadia National Park offers this unique scenery, and we have a wonderful view of this from our front porch. We love the quiet pace of Newbury Neck -- biking on the road, walking on our wooded trails, enjoying the beach, and simply soaking in the amazing views.
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New England Trip
Our trip took us to Acadia National Park. We stayed in Surry and could see Cadillac Mountain across the bay. Our place was wonderful. Fully equipped to meet all our needs. Quiet and peaceful and our hosts were there if we needed them. We are already planning to go back just to stay for a week just to enjoy this amazing place. Thanks for having us.
An amazing relaxing time
Ginny was a fabulous host! She met us when we arrived and showed us everything. She left cute little notes every where to make our stay comfortable. The scenery from the home is breathtaking and we could walk to the beach in minutes. They had bikes for us and kayaks. Dash got to play with their puppy Abby. They even helped us setup a campfire on the beach. Overall we all had a really relaxing fun experience at their home. We will definitely visit again soon and stay longer.
Peaceful, picturesque and comfortable
We spent a long weekend in Ginny and Dennis’s lovely apartment. The apartment was well organized, very clean, spacious and perfect for the two of us and our dog. The apartment will easily accommodate four people as there are two nicely sized, private bedrooms and two bathrooms. The mountain and water views and easy water access from the apartment is exceptional, our only regret was that we couldn’t stay longer! Ginny and Dennis are caring and kind hosts who are there when you need them or will give you all the privacy you desire. We hope to return next season for more lobster and hiking adventures in nearby Acadia national Park!
We loved our stay at the Gibsons. They were extremely attentive to us. We had everything we needed and more. We just wish we'd had longer to stay.
A great place to stay. I would go back again tomorrow
Ginny is a fabulous host with an awesome place to rent. It was VERY clean and tidy. She makes sure you have everything you need and is very helpful for directions or info. The morning sunrise over the water is great to enjoy with your cup of coffee. This house has a great view over the water and you can walk down to the waters edge to get a breath of fresh air. Highly recommend!
Completely lived up to the pictures!
Beautiful views from the porch and shoreline! (Fire pit on the beach stocked with wood!) This was authentic Maine, from Perry's Lobster Shack at the dock down the road to the wild blueberries between the house and the shoreline! Easy drive to town, but far enough out to enjoy scenic shoreline, silence and stars... Great views of Acadia Mountains/Park. Ginny was an incredible source of local sights and restaurants! Enjoy!
We are located on a scenic peninsula with beautiful views of Acadia National Park across the bay. To see a wider view of our location and the surrounding area, zoom out by clicking 4 times on the '-' sign on the Google Map above.
Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor are 35 miles (45 minutes) away by car - close enough for an easy day trip for sightseeing and shopping - but far enough away to escape the crowds and cruise ships at the end of the day. We are 12 miles from the village of Blue Hill, known for its excellent restaurants, art galleries, summer concerts and a beautiful hiking trail to the top of Blue Hill Mountain.
Our peninsula, 'Newbury Neck', is a popular destination in Maine. Our property has 1000 feet of private beach accessible by a five-minute walk or by car down our private drive. The Newbury Neck Road is about 7 miles long (see Google Map above) and is a very pleasant bike ride through trees and open fields. The apartment faces east, so from the deck or living room you can watch a beautiful sun/moonrise over the mountains and bay.
We have about 10 acres of wild blueberry fields on the property. Depending on weather, the blueberries usually ripen in August. You are welcome to watch us harvest our berries or pick some yourselves if the fields are producing during your visit.
Fall foliage is always worth seeing. A walk in the woods or a drive through the countryside may offer glimpses of breathtaking colors. The leaves usually start changing color in mid-September and peak by mid-October.