Ella's is a custom built, western style Salt Box with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. She offers dramatic views facing West with fantastic sunsets.The home offers serenity and solitude, but is only minutes to anywhere in Acadia. Ella's is great for entertaining with a gourmet kitchen and ample dishware/cookware. The Great Room allows for family gathering. The gas grill on the deck has a side burner ready for the lobster kettle. Bedrooms have black out blinds for optimal sleep. Google TV in master bedroom, for your convenience.She also offers high speed internet and wireless internet connections. The walk out basement houses a ping pong and a foos ball table.The beach is a sand beach and great for swimming and shelling. Ella's provides two kayaks and a row boat for the adventurous. The balcony offers an external hot/cold shower to clean off the salt and sand before returning inside. From a working vacation to girlfriends, romance, family, adventure, leisure and get away from it all-Ella's is the place for you.
Just returned from a long weekend at this beautiful property. The home is all that is stated in the description and more. Very clean with comfortable beds and supplied with paper products and enough kitchen equipment to cook for a large party.
The area is close enough to Bar Harbor to get to Acadia and all the other attractions but far enough away to provide a private, peaceful setting. Beautiful view of the water.
Rebecca was great to work with. She responded quickly to my inquiry and provided a great list of restaurants and things to do that was very helpful.
Hope to return again.
Ella's was the 6th or 7th luxury Home Away rental we've been in (all in different parts of the U.S.). Because of this, we are very picky, probably more so than most. I'm guessing most people would and do give Ella's a 5 star review and it comes close, but there are a few things for us that made it a 4.
First...the many pros.
Awesome view and property!!
Lots of games, DVDs, kayaks are a real plus.
Nice open floor plan for family and entertaining.
Loved two beds on 1st floor and two on 2nd. Would be good for two families sharing.
So nice to have laundry onsite given we traveled with a toddler.
Did I mention the view?!
Well stocked kitchen, we cooked most nights
Enough toilet paper, hand soap, dish detergent, etc. that we didn't have to buy; much appreciated.
Cons for us
Dining room chairs have no backs. Very hard with toddler.
Poor lighting in dining and living rooms, hard to read at night (which we like to do to relax)
Clean where it mattered, but not as clean under sinks, couches, beds as we are used to. Note again we have a toddler so we spend a lot of time on floor and hunting for toys.
No stand up shower in master bath/had to shower in hall bath.
If the first three things were changed this would easily be 5 stars! Or, if you don't care about those things.
Our family truly enjoyed this beautiful home. The view was incredible and we could actually relax in such a peaceful setting. Our kids loved tide pooling and kayaking. The ping pong and foosball were also great options for the entire family to spend some game time. The location of the house is very convenient, as it is only about 15 minutes from Bar Harbor but also affords the peace and quiet we wanted on this vacation. On a practical note, the house was very clean and was one of the best supplied homes that we have ever rented. We didn't want for anything!
We stayed here with our two children and had a great week in Maine! House is as advertised, beautiful place, everything you need in the kitchen, plus fun games, books, DVDs, and kayaks all right there. The ocean cove was a great spot for me to take my stand up paddleboard. We would definitely recommend this rental to a group or family!
We had a fabulous time at Ella's. The house is a great layout for vacationing and we had no trouble accommodating our group of 8. Ella's was very clean and contained everything we needed for our vacation aside from food or course. We enjoyed the unique beach very much. While it's not your standard smooth sand beach, (I'd recommend flip flops, aqua socks or some other water friendly footwear) it was actually the best Maine ocean swimming I've even experienced. The water was warm and there was no current or undertoe so kids can swim safely for hours. We made good use of the ping pong table and row boat, and also enjoyed the fire pit. It's an easy drive from Ella's to Bar Harbor, Acadia, and other surrounding attractions, and we never felt like we were in the car too long. The owners of the property were very nice and responsive to questions, etc. I'd highly recommend this house to anyone looking to enjoy a Maine vacation that's a bit off the beaten path but still within easy striking distance to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park.
My husband's family came to visit from Europe and wanted to see Bar Harbor. I went on homeaway.com at the last minute and was lucky enough to get in touch with Rebecca and rent this amazing home. It is truly as beautiful and amazing at it is described by others. I'd like to add that dealing with Rebecca was extremely pleasant and efficient. Her customer service was amazing and the house is equipped with anything and everything you could want for a relaxing Maine holiday. I can't say enough about the experience. One of the best rental experiences I've had.
We send a link for non-refundable security deposit that insures the house during your stay, that costs $59.00
1/2 down is due a signing of the contract. Final payment is due 3 weeks prior to arrival.