Join us in enchanting Maine! See soaring eagles, puffins, whales and seals. Hike, swim, warm yourself on granite rocks. Watch crashing waves and whales. Listen as moose walk softly in the moonlight. Awake rested. You’ll think, “I could live here.”
Second floor space in a modernized post and beam attached barn affords you a private entrance, a separate bedroom and large bath. While there is no cook top or oven, we do have a refrigerator that freezes ice cream, microwave oven, toaster and Keurig coffee machine. We find most of our guests are eager to taste the local seafood catches and enjoy getting free of the kitchen!
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While we regret that we are not accepting children at this time, we do listen to our Guests!
We upgraded the bed to a queen. The futon is a double. A new wireless modem has been installed for your use, but a hard wire cable is also available if you need that instead. Cell phones work here!
Coffee maker is a Keurig, so bring your favorite coffee pods. Ceiling fans and air conditioners are in each room. We love your ideas for improvement!
We honor the privacy of our guests. Musicians love our backyard and have been known to practice on the hilltop. Writers love the tranquility of the treetop view, and many an artist has gained inspiration from the glories of this part of Maine.
So, come and see the REAL Maine! Take a ride on a real, working lobster boat and rub elbows with native Mainers over breakfast just down the road at Ruth & Wimpeys or up the street at Chester Pike’s. This is the way life should be! There is a HUGE basket of brochures free for you to dig into!
We are located on the quiet side of Frenchman Bay, away from the high tourist areas and cruise ships that dump thousands of people at a time into Bar Harbor. Bar Harbor and Cadillac Mountain are 30 minutes or so away. This may be a tiny bit further away from some spots, but you will appreciate the privacy, the lower rent, and the glories of Maine without the impact of cruise ships and high tourism pressure!
The ocean is across the street where working lobster boats float in the harbor. Schoodic Point, where high crashing waves roll in unabated from England, is about 30 minutes or so North. Most visitors miss this part of Acadia National Park and is most loved by our guests! Please note that most ocean front property is privately owned, so be careful not to trespass!
Our generous apartment has its own private entrance. The large living room has cable TV. A separate bedroom sleeps beautifully, and there is a large showered restroom. Our guests love our place for its privacy, tranquility and views of nature. Turkeys, deer, and the occasional moose wander in the yard. Mother and baby bear cub just visited us the other day!
Make your own Keurig coffee in the morning. Toast your own bagel. Chill your own wine or ice cream in the refrigerator/freezer in the apartment. We also have a microwave. Restaurants are nearby where you can sample the local fare, especially lobster!
Golf is available on island of Sorrento. Movies, shopping, fun park, and even a casino are nearby. Better still, select a book off the shelf or play a game. Simply: have a good, restful vacation!
Your host is always available by phone, but we are pleased to give you as much privacy as you desire! Check out is promptly by 10:00 am on your day of departure so that my housekeeper can work her magic! Please note that we assume if you have made a reservation with us, you have read the house rules and are willing to comply with them.
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I can be reached in my cell phone. If my car is in the yard, reach out to me via airbnb site as the doorbell does not work or bang on the door. Give me a minute to get to the door as it is a big house, and I don't move that fast! I am a working Pastor which means I am good at responding to emergencies and problem solving!
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Please see the box of brochures for suggested activities or ask your Host!
Airbnb has asked its Hosts to make the House Rules clear and to remind our Guests that the result of breaking the House Rules could result in a forfeiture of their security deposit. We have tried to insert a bit of humor as we outline the rules to you. Thanks!
The majority of our Guests are honorable, ethical and caring people who have excellent senses of humor. Your Hosts are gentle, honest folk who believe in the goodness of others. We delight in hospitality, and welcome travelers from all over the world. We respect others and want others to respect us. We love Airbnb and enjoy making new friends. That is why we open up our personal home to you.
Folks in Maine make most of their income during the summer season. Your Hosts are no exception. Every reservation is important to our bottom line, and each reservation determines how well we can survive our winters. We are not a hotel, which means we do not have a huge corporation behind us that can write off damages or loss of revenue. It also means that if you will be put out if your linen/towels are not changed daily, or if you absolutely need maid service or are somehow unable to accommodate being a guest in someone else's home, do us all a favor and do not book here.
Otherwise, we believe in the airbnb philosophy and are happy to open up our home to you so that you can enjoy a more "homey" environment and experience a real Maine household -- after all, isn't that one of the best joys of travel? Experiencing new things?
We believe rules are guidelines. We believe reasonable folk appreciate rules so they don’t stray off a path and inadvertently trample flowers in the garden.
Rule exceptions are needed when unethical people act like wild bears in the woods and tread heedlessly anywhere they please. In our experience, these wild bears, sometimes disguised as Guests, hurt others needlessly --which brings out the bear in us! Fortunately, we rarely run into these rogue bears, so the nail polish on our claws remains unchipped!
We live in a lovely, coastal community. Quiet and privacy are highly valued. Guests are expected to be peaceful, respectful and quiet. Do not invite others to join you on our property—ever! Please, no smoking anywhere on property or inside buildings.
While there are no animals allowed in the apartment, please note there is a Maine Coon cat and a young Calico cat in the main house. If you are allergic to cats, please do not book with us in either listing as the laundry is done in the main house where kitties live. They would be sorry to be the cause of any problem.
A public laundry is nearby in Ellsworth, as are two major grocery chains. As the Hosts cannot provide the wide variety of beverages and goodies that Guests enjoy in their private homes, please pre-plan and bring with you whatever you like to eat or drink when you first awake in the morning.
Your Hosts try to provide you with extra paper towels, TP, light bulbs, plastic bags, and paper/plastic cutlery and tableware. Extra items like that are left for your benefit while you are still our guests. Unused items should be left for the wonderful guests who are arriving after you leave…unless you are a wild bear in disguise.
Your courtesy, ability to follow host rules and guidelines, willingness to act in a manner that demonstrates that you understand that renting our private home is an honor not a right will most likely give you a great guest rating from us.
Thank you for leaving behind any tour books and/or brochures from places of interest that you think someone else might enjoy. If you go somewhere and it was not a good experience, leave a note behind for the next guest.
We recommend that you keep your car locked. All personal property, food and trash must be kept inside unless other arrangements have been made with your Host. There are real bears in the woods who are quite capable of breaking into a car to feast on food left inside!
We do not assume responsibility for Guest’s missing, damaged or stolen personal property. If a Guest has an accident and Host property is damaged, please let your Host know as soon as possible. Things happen! We understand that. However, if items are found to be broken or missing after the Guest leaves and there has been no explanation given, the Hosts will hold Guests responsible.
Excessive alcohol consumption or use of illicit drugs is prohibited and will result in a call to the state police. Also, weapons and/or firearms are NOT to be brought onto the property unless previously approved by the Host.
Liquid fuel, propane or other fire sources are NOT PERMITTED in or on the property at all. Our home was built in 1762 and the wood is dry. We wouldn't want you to inadvertently cut it's life short! The fire department will be called if a fire hazard is perceived by the host.
The apartment is self-check in because it has a private entrance. We love that good members of the airbnb community honor the arrival and departure times!
Reasonable Guests advise the Host if they will be arriving after 8:00 pm. Guests, remember to follow the driving directions on your itinerary and do not rely on GPS. Maine has two GPS services. One service has our correct location. The other service will send you to another town across the Bay. Adherence to this will allow your Hosts to go to bed glad that their Guests are enjoying their vacation.
Rural Maine is very different from city life. Dark is very dark here. You will see stars in the sky. We don’t have street lights or street signs. We do not have Good Samaritan road crews waiting up at night to rescue you. If Guests don’t bring their itinerary and rely on GPS, they can get lost in dark, rural Maine. And wild animals are often found on roadsides. Are you scared yet! Giggles!
If you get lost, by all means call the Hosts. However, don’t assume that the Hosts have the supernatural ability to squint into the dark night, locate where you are and send you a locator beam to direct you to where you should be. Hosts are humans, not aliens. We think if you find yourself upset with this, you should turn around and find a hotel and start again in the morning. We recommend that you use good judgment and arrive in the daylight hours.
The airbnb site is meant to be a shared community and that kind of neighborliness is much appreciated. We have rarely had an unhappy guest, but the one or two inconsiderate and greedy folks we have run into have forced us to demonstrate that behind our welcoming smiles, we have teeth and sharp claws, beneath the nail polish! (Boy are we mean!)
If you make and accept a reservation, you agree that if you do anything to destroy, threaten, harm or otherwise, in the host's opinion, impede the host's person, possessions or property or use of same your behavior will immediately cause the forfeiture of your security deposit and may be subject to further prosecution at your own expense. This last sentence comes because a guest decided to leave camp fuel inside our house and also left our home unlocked and the door open. We decided this must have been a rabid wild bear in disguise! Very rare!
While we can growl as well as any bear in the woods, we much prefer to purr like our Maine Coon Cat and Calico kitten. We look forward to helping you enjoy your visit to Maine, whether you are from the states, Canada, or even further across the ocean! We've made the best friends over these past few years and look forward to increasing our friends this year, too. Thank you. Purr....Hope our humor helped smooth the rough edges!
Please make sure to read our cancellation policy carefully.