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4 bedroom beautifully decorated 'Down East ' retreat!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

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!

Bob Overly
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

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 Mount Desert Island

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.


Bar Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1) King Bed in Lighthouse Room, Queen size Beds (1) Red Room, Double Beds (1) Captain's Quarters, Twin or Single Beds (1) Two Twin Beds in Pirate Room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming


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4 bedroom beautifully decorated 'Down East ' retreat!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews

Hobo Retrear

  • 5 of 5

Delightfully furnished house.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This house is decorated so beautifully! Would definitely stay here again!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Home

  • 5 of 5

Loved the property, close to Bar Harbor. Everything we needed was there. Hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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clean, comfortable & convenient!

  • 5 of 5

First, let me say how wonderful Bob was to work with from securing the reservation, to fairly managing the deposit & balance, and to providing check-in info in a timely and concise manner. Second, our group was completely impressed with the property - it was beautifully decorated, roomy and welcoming. And all the conveniences of home were there - from hair dryers to washer/dryer, plenty of linens, an outside porch to relax on, a grill, and a garage to store all 5 of our motorcycles! In addition, the house was immaculate, and the beds were comfy! The location, right on Route 3 and just a few miles from the bridge, was a smidge loud at night but the hum of the A/C drown out the traffic noise and it was a very convenient spot to get on/off the island. It is clear to see all the care and attention Bob & Heather have put into their home and we would definitely rent from them again. Thank you from CT!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Homely,Clean,and we'll maintained.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay. Everthing we needed for myself and children. The house also supplied pack and play,high chair, and gates for the children. About 6 miles from town,which gave us time to wind down,and close to Cadillac Mt,Southwest Harbor,and Echo Lake.I would certainly stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Bangor International
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Log Cabin Restaurant
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Hadley Point
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Insurance $59

The maximum guests limit is 8 and strictly enforced. Rates are subject to change until booking has been accepted. We do not allow pets!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.