Very cute, fully furnished apartment. Approximately 750 square feet with two bedrooms, living room, eat in kitchen, and a bathroom. Three beds: King, double, and a fold out couch. Perfect for a couple, small family, or a few friends. Near Acadia National Park, Downeast Maine, right off of Route 1.
The house is a duplex and your unit is on the second floor. We use the first floor unit seasonally and may or may not be there during your stay. We live in Boston and this is our summer residence near our family. The house was originally built in 1880 and was a Post Office until the early 1990's when it was renovated. Hence it has beautiful, original hardwood floors. There is a driveway on either side (please park on the right side) and a small backyard. The upstairs unit has been made very accommodating for our guests with all the basic amenities of home. We stay there with our daughter, so it is a child friendly house.
CLEANING: We do not charge a cleaning fee as we typically clean the place ourselves or pay for 2 hours of general cleaning to change the sheets, towels, freshen up the bathroom and vacuum. If you expect more than this level of cleanliness than please pay an extra $40 for more thorough maid service.
NOTE: If you expect OCD levels of cleanliness, granite countertops and brand new appliances this is NOT the listing for you. This is an older home that we have fixed up but not gut renovated. It has really cute details and decor and is charming. It is great VALUE for our price as there is a lot of space compared to a hotel. We live here in the summer and prefer nice, friendly, laid back folks in our home. If you want something more professional than how this sounds then a hotel may be a better fit.
Serveis i zones comuns
Guests have access to the 2nd floor unit only. Please park on the right side of the house. Entrance is on the right side of the building towards the back, up the stairs to the second floor. Key will be left in the kitchen. Door is left open when guests send an ETA.
Interacció amb els hostes
Only interaction would potentially be at the arrival and/or departure, altho if we are downstairs you are welcome to come say hello, we are friendly! However, there is no expectation that we interact. We respect our guests privacy.
Altres aspectes destacables
There is wifi, but there is NOT cable TV. There is a TV and we use an Apple TV player (use your Netflix, HBO, or Hulu account), again, there is no cable. There is also no laundry in the house currently but there are several laundromats nearby in Ellsworth.
Also the water is iron rich, we use an extensive filtration system to make the water drinkable, and there is a reverse osmosis spout in the kitchen which we use for drinking water and cooking. The shower water still can smell somewhat metallic but it is safe and well monitored by us and the water quality company we use.
No smoking indoors, no candles, please respect the property and space. Shut off AC and electronics when leaving the unit. We would prefer no shoes in the house, as most shoes scratch up our floors. Please park on the right side of the house which has the easiest access to upstairs.
Also no pets unless they are somehow incapable of scratching up our floors. Unfortunately, we tried to be a pet friendly place but quickly found that dogs were scratching up our beautiful hardwood floors which are a highlight of the house's charm. If you have a pet that somehow wouldn't scratch up our floors or destroy our furniture we might consider it.