IF YOUR DATE IS 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!
Victorian Style 4 Bedroom built in 1874
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 29, 2018
About Bob Overly
Bob & Heather from Phoenix Arizona have 6 children and 8 grandchildren. Bob is a small business owner and Heather is a physical therapist for more than 39 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 2008
Why Bob Overly chose Bar Harbor
While vacationing here in July of 2008, 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.
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.
Bar Harbor Retreat
Loved our stay! Beautiful, well appointed home in Bar Harbor. The accommodations were excellent. The home was beautifully decorated and very comfortable. The kitchen lends itself well to cooking and socializing with friends/family. The deck is lovely place to enjoy a cup of coffee or stretch on your yoga mat. Lots of literature and maps on local attractions and points of interest. Hosts were quick to respond, gracious, and accommodating. Would definitely recommend!
Excellent home with wonderful home-owners
The HOBO retreat was truly the highlight of our stay at Acadia. The property is beautiful, with a spacious living area where our party of 7 could easily hang out. The home owners have stocked the place with every need a traveler may have. Reach out to the owners to verify as this may significantly decrease the luggage you need to bring in. For me specifically it was the high-chair which allowed me to feed my toddler in a pattern familiar to her! Thank you Bob! The home has a lovely porch with brightly colored easy chairs that added to the charm of the place. We were all so sad when we had to leave. Will definitely book again :)
We had a wonderful time at the HOBO Retreat. The house is clean, well stocked and thoughtfully decorated. Its central location made it easy to get to Bar Harbor and to the Park. Two families of 3 had plenty of room. Two 9 year old boys shared the pirate room upstairs and just LOVED it. My husband and I stayed in the upstairs bedroom and the other couple were in the downstairs bedroom. We could not have been more pleased.
Very clean and comfortable, wonderful owners, great location
We are so glad we found the Hobo Retreat. The location was close to downtown Bar Harbor and Acadia, while also allowing a "retreat" away from all the main traffic. The home was spacious, clean, and very well maintained. For an old farmhouse, I was pleasantly surprised by how modern and clean the house was. I only saw one teeny tiny spider the whole week. The house had everything we needed. We did not use the kitchen other than the coffee pot, and a single use of the oven and the microwave, because the restaurants in Bar Harbor are fantastic. However, everything was there if we wanted to make our meals. Bob the owner was incredible. The instructions were clear and helpful, he checked in via email and text to make sure we had everything we needed, and when he discovered we had a mishap on the road that delayed our trip by 8 hours, he offered an extra day at no charge. I wish we could have taken him up on the offer, but our schedules would not permit it. Our boys loved the pirate room. The house was also stocked with books and games. It is hard to have a stay home day when it is summer in Acadia, but if we had one, ther would have been plenty to do. I would gladly stay here again.
Perfect Bar Harbour Retreat
Hobo retreat was extremely well kept and well stocked. It had everything we needed for our Bar Harbor Vacation and more. The home was well located minutes from downtown Bar Harbor and wonderful hiking spots at Acadia National Park. The house had a great porch to sit and relax and view the stars at night. The host was very friendly and responsive to our questions. Our group consisted of 2 couples. The house provided 4 bedrooms and 2 baths so it would accommodate a family very comfortably as well.
Loved the house and the location
This was a perfect location for our Acadia vacation. Bob was super responsive with any questions or needs during the pre-trip time. The house is decorated beautifully. It takes about 10 minutes to get into Acadia National Park and a 15 minute drive to Bar Harbor (ours was a little slow due to ongoing construction). The only thing for guests to be aware of is the proximity to the main road on Mt. Desert Island. This house is close to the road and the noise from the traffic, especially during the day, can be a little loud. Other than that, I would stay here again in a heartbeat! Every room was themed and the decorations were perfect. The kitchen was excellently stocked for breakfast every day and dinner 3 times during our stay. If you've never been to Mt. Desert Island or Acadia National Park, don't wait to book your stay, get there now!
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!