|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This historic cottage offers a private pebble beach for kayaking, walking or smimming, a large sunny deck, a yard with gardens, and paths to walk in the surrounding woods. Thurston's Lobster Pound and the village of Bernard is a short walk away.
The house offers a large kitchen, and a spacious living and dining room, all with wood stoves. The bedrooms all have fabulous views. Enjoy the surrounding Acadia National Park while staying in a serene and beautiful location. Seven bedrooms make 'Grey Rocks' a perfect place for family reunions.
The web description doesn’t do justice to Grey Rocks! It is a well maintained 1890s mansion with all modern conveniences, in a gorgeous setting, with beautiful flowers in the yard and on the deck. It’s very private, at the end of a long gravel drive, woods on three sides and the rocky beach on the other. The back lawn is great for romping dogs and playing kids, and the full-length back deck is wonderful for picnics and hanging out and looking at the ocean, where you see (and hear) lobster boats going by. The kitchen is well-stocked with pots and pans, the dishwasher and laundry machines work well, and while there are only two showers in the four bathrooms, everything worked. We (ten people, two dogs) loved the house and the location** which made for an idyllic vacation.
** Five minutes walk to Thurston’s Lobster Pound – no parking hassle!
We had high hopes before we got to grey rocks but once we got there we just said omg. Went with nine family members and two dogs. I do not know who enjoyed our stay more Us Or the dogs. We could have just stayed at the home all week and had a great time. Pretty much a stone covered beach to ourselves and what views. We did all the touristy things ( Acadia, Bar harbor, Train ride in Ellsworth, hiking, etc. ) but just sitting on the deck watching the dogs swimming, ferry going by, lobster men pulling in there catch would have been good enough for all of us. It was also nice to walk up driveway to Thurstons lobster house. I could go on and on but I hope you get the idea that it was memories for a lifetime. Hoping to go there again.
The arrival date is not accurate, as the calendar would not allow me to go back to the actual date......
This review is longgggg overdue. I just came across the rental listing and realized we never wrote a review.
We stayed at "Grey Rocks" in July of 2005. It was a family vacation for my immediate family (myself, husband and 2 children) as well as my mother, brother and sister, and 2 dogs.
The memories we have of our stay is absolutely priceless. The location is amazing and we all enjoyed the quiet town of Bernard immensely. Eating at Thurston's Lobster Pound, taking ferries to the Cranberry Islands, Day trip to Acadia.....all like a step back in time, Simple pleasures. We played board games and had fires in the fireplace as the nights became chilly. We enjoyed kayaking and just spending time together on the beautiful deck, with the children painting watercolors of the breathtaking view. Thank you so very much for sharing your great home and allowing us to make wonderful memories there, that will never be forgotten. - Eileen C.
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|Pet Fee||$100 + Tax|
Cancellation - The Lessee agrees that, after making the initial payment upon the signing of the Lease contract, should it become impossible for Lessee to occupy the premises, due to unforeseen circumstances, and no fault of the Lessor, the amount paid shall be retained by the Lessor as liquidated damages.
The deposit will be returned, in full, if the property is rebooked.