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Full of character, historic, comfortable home - key location to explore region.
"If you are planning a trip to the Blue Hill peninsula and/or Acadia National Park/Mount Desert Island, I highly recommend that you consider staying at the historic Parker House located just minutes from the quaint town center of Blue Hill. The home is filled with antiques and art and has a very special feel of another era to it - and is quiet, clean, comfortable, and creates an atmosphere of relaxation after days filled with exploration of this scenic region. We felt honored to be able to stay in such an amazing home and staying here really made our trip that much more memorable and special. During previous visits, I have stayed in Bar Harbor. The pace and feeling of the Blue Hill peninsula is different than on Mount Desert Island - less touristy and more laid back (at least in mid-September). We stayed for 3 nights and explored the historic and charming town of Castine, the Blue Hill peninsula, and Deer Isle/Stonington, the Schoodic peninsula (the quieter and less visited part of Acadia National Park, and parts of Acadia NP). One evening, I was thrilled that at 9pm on Sand Beach in Acadia NP, I was able to capture a great photo of the Milky Way and, at 10:30pm, I was at the Parker House dining room table, toasting the occasion by candlelight. If you're looking for a home rental that will add a special ambiance to your trip, consider the Parker House."
Guest: Kimberly B.Date of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: September 25, 2015
"We spent a week at the Patten Bay Chalet at the end of August. I have to admit that we have rented houses before but the Chalet was more than I expected. First of all I felt it was in a very peaceful, quiet area. We hardly saw anyone else when we were there. It is also convenient to town as Ellsworth, for groceries and restaurants, which was 5 to 10minutes by car away.
We spent a few days down by the beach. The beach was shale and very private. I think we were the only ones using it during the week there. The kids spent hours looking for sea glass on the beach and were even able to do some wading/swimming in the water. The grill worked great and the fire pit was added bonus. We enjoyed roasting marshmallows and making smores a couple of nights while we were there.
Inside the Chalet the kitchen was very up-to-date with modern appliances. Every kitchen tool, pot/pan and dish was available so all you needed to bring was food. We spent many of the nights and mornings reading reading in the open family room and sunroom. The kids enjoyed the downstairs as there own space. They watched movies from the available collection which was a fair size. They also spent time playing games from the game closet.
The owners were very helpful when booking the trip and we even had the opportunity to meet Mac.
Overall, we all enjoyed our vacation in Maine. The kids are already asking to go back and I would have no hesitation to going back to the Chalet. I wholeheartedly give the Chalet two thumbs up."
Guest: Philip M.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: September 21, 2015
"This is truly a “tranquil retreat” in a beautiful setting. The house is comfortable and thoughtfully constructed. The high ceilings and the curved bank of windows facing the pond allows for a beautiful view and a feeling of being a part of the quite pine forest. The carved spiral staircase to the second floor is gorgeous and the attention to detail in the house is in sharp contrast to what is seen in most rental properties. I’m sure this is because the owner’s built the house without ever intending to rent it. I hope they continue to do so as we loved our stay and hope to return next year. We would recommend it without hesitation."
Guest: ACNDate of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: September 10, 2015