About the property
- House1500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
Victorian Style 4 Bedroom built in 1874
YOUR DATE NOT AVAILABLE! CHECK OUT OUR OTHER LISTING 999493! Hobo Chalet! Now about the Hobo Retreat. 1500 square feet home (that feels a lot bigger) that sleeps 8 and has everything you need to feel at home. One of the past owners was a sea Captain by the name of Mitchell. After he retired from the sea, he became one of the head gardeners for the Rockefeller family estate. Mr. Rockefeller gave him some wild raspberry sprigs to transplant on this property and they still grow wild on the driveway side of the house. We refer to them as 'The Rockefeller Raspberries' and we think they make the BEST pies and raspberry drizzle over cheesecake! Also check out the Hobo Chalet VRBO listing 999493. It's brand new!
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 09, 2018
About Bob Overly
Bob & Heather from Phoenix Arizona have 6 children and 6 grandchildren. Bob is a small business man and Heather is a physical therapist for more than 36 years. Our favorite past time is coming to Maine, hiking Acadia Park, exploring the Coast, and relaxing (and working!) on our cozy getaway home!
Bob Overly purchased this House in 2007
Why Bob Overly chose Bar Harbor
While vacationing here in July of 2007, Heather saw this house with a 'For Sale' sign in the front yard. Since we were both really 'taken' with this Island, we backed up, took a peek at the house, and soon after, decided to invest in a getaway so different from the SouthWest. After returning home to Phoenix, we made an offer and the rest is history. We have a summer home 3013 miles door to door from our home in Phoenix, and look forward to each summer when we return to Maine!
What makes this House unique
Our home in Bar Harbor is the only place that we really feel like we are on vacation and while we are there, we stop thinking of our work and the problems of the world. It truly is a very relaxing place and you can never run out of new experiences and adventures on the Maine coast.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Perfect place to stay!
The house is beautiful, well kept and convenient to attractions. It was very clean and has everything you need for an enjoyable stay. The owner is wonderful to work with. We had a lovely stay here!
Perfect home away from home
We loved our stay at Hobo Retreat. All the required information for the stay was provided by Bob before arrival. The house was neat and clean and had all the required supplies provided. The rooms are spacious and well maintained. The decorations and themes of each and every room were fabulous. Only issue we felt was with the water pressure in the bathroom on the first floor being low. Apart from that, home is very close and accessible to Bar Harbor as well as Acadia National Park. I would definitely recommend stay at this place and would love to come back. Thanks a lot Bob for letting us stay at your home.
Thank you Gauvrv for your kind words. I appreciate letting me know about the water pressure problem. I will take care of that today. God Bless
Lovely house, terrible experience with the host
Overall we had a very enjoyable stay. The house was clean and spacious and had everything we needed including a pack ‘n’ play and high chair. We loved the themed rooms; we were two families with small children so the pirate room was a huge hit. As others have noted it’s on a busy main road; at times the noisy traffic disrupted our sleep, but otherwise, it wasn’t an issue. For us, the layout of the house was a challenge. To access the upstairs rooms (where most of the bedrooms are) you either need to walk through the queen bedroom or a bathroom and the children’s pirate-themed room. We wouldn’t have rented the house if we’d known this in advance. The house is great but I think it’s only convenient if used as a 3-bedroom house.
Unfortunately, our experience was tainted by our dealings with the host, Bob. In a huge lapse of judgment, we allowed our toddlers to handle a couple of the model boats (the ones sold in all of the tourist shops) in the house which resulted in minor damage. We feel terrible about this. We contacted Bob to let him know what happened, apologized and offered to pay the full replacement costs plus a convenience fee. Obviously, this is the least we could do. Bob responded aggressively with insults (including a slur against women) and false claims, some of which were preposterous and threatened us with a bad review unless we paid extra money that went beyond payment for the boats.
We are at fault for damaging two of the model boats and are very willing to pay his costs but this is no justification for his attempt to force us to pay additional money to avoid a bad review. This is unethical and surely against VRBO policy. We complied with the house rules (we were exhausted 2 sets of parents, between us we had 2 toddlers, a young baby, and another baby on the way very soon so it was a very tame vacation), we followed the checkout instructions (eg., emptied the trash, stripped the beds, loaded the washing machine etc), cleaned up after ourselves and restocked items that we used. Yes, we damaged 2 model boats but we offered to pay the full costs. I really don’t know what else we can do to make amends. I’m certainly not going to be bullied into paying a “good review” fee.
Delightfully furnished house.
This house is decorated so beautifully! Would definitely stay here again!
We loved the house and its location to Acadia National Park. Bar Harbor was minutes away. This was a great home away from home for our family to spend a week!
This was the perfect house for a family vacation. We had plenty of room so we were not falling over each other. The house was spotless upon arrival and fully equipped. I would highly recommend this property.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
The maximum guests limit is 8 and strictly enforced. Rates are subject to change until booking has been accepted. We do not allow pets!