Peace And Relaxation By The Sea - Hiking And Biking In The Park.
About Kevin Nealon
My mom and dad started vacationing at Baycliff over 50 years ago. At that time we’d drive up from New Jersey (Metuchen, exit 10) and spend two weeks. I remember going deep sea fishing, hiking, sight seeing and all the other touristy things. Though I think my favorite activity was skipping rocks into the sea. Not that easy with waves and wind. In 1973 the property went up for sale and my dad immediately purchased it. Then we started staying a month at a time in the main house, which, back then, wasn’t much larger than the cabins. One year we brought up all seven of our cats and a raccoon that I was fostering! We’ve been renting the two cabins for over 40 years now years now. The above picture is myself, my two daughters and my mom, who has been taking care of the cabins during the summer. Mt. Desert Island features may attractions. If you ride a bicycle, the carriage roads are amazing! If you like to hike, the hiking trails are amazing! If you like to bird, we have humming birds and warblers! There are also some very good restaurants in Bar Harbor and elsewhere on the island. This really is a wonderful place.
Kevin Nealon purchased this Cabin in 1973
Why Kevin Nealon chose Bar Harbor
Baycliff will destress you. I don’t know if it’s the quiet, the ocean, the cool clean air, the wind through the trees or the sounds of nature, but you will relax.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
People other than those in the Renter party may not stay overnight in the cabin unless there is prior approval by the Owner.
Pets are permitted. You are required to pick up the feces and properly dispose of it.
The cabin is on a septic system. Do not flush anything other than toilet paper. No feminine hygiene products should be flushed at anytime.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Cozy cottage close to Bar Harbor!
The cottage was cozy, lovely, and exactly what we needed! Super convenient location, but nice and secluded and far enough away from town to be quiet and peaceful. Our favorite place to stay in Bar Harbor so far!
Wow - what a wonderful thing to say!
Nice, but cold!
The cabin was in a great location, quiet, and secluded. It had a great deck and everything we needed for the kitchen. The reason I gave it a 3 is because there is no WiFi, no television, no insulation, and only 2 space heaters. It was just too chilly for us in October.
For the record:
There is WiFi: Each cabin has its own WiFi network and it's an upper tier service. If it wasn't working - I wasn't told about it. Both my property manager and I are very good in quickly responding to requests or concerns from our guests.
There is TV: However it's set up for you to stream from your phone, pad or PC.
There are two parabolic heaters and baseboard heaters: The parabolic heaters are meant to heat you - not the room - they will make you feel like a rotisserie chicken. The rooms are indeed uninsulated - that's why I call this a cabin and you can see the wall studs in the picture. There was no intent to deceive - but I will vet guests that come after August to make sure they understand that if it gets cold outside - it's going to get cold inside too. Otherwise the review is correct - this is a lovely cabin in a lovely place.
Tranquil and peaceful. Cozy and comfortable. Would definitely stay again!!
Very easy!! Owner was attentive and helpful!!
It's so wonderful when our guests communicate their needs - we're happy to respond!
Reasonably priced lodging very near to a national park.
Small and rustic. Comfortable and clean. If you like national parks and spending time there, this is a nice place to stay. If you like penthouse type accomodations, then it's probably not for you. Our experience was very good. We spent our days hiking, etc, then coming back to a quiet evening on the deck. Minutes from the park entrance and Bar Harbor. Appliances, bathroom, WiFi and kitchen all worked well. Would recommend for people who like being outdoors, not just looking through the window at it.
Thanks Marv - this speaks to the qualities of the Pines
Classic Maine cabin
We enjoyed the quiet and privacy of the cabin - still so close to Bar Harbor. We had a great time.
Short and sweet review! Thanks so much!
While the location of the property is great, we had unexpected issues with a fireplace that was not working (plus we had to go to several different places to get matches, kindling, and wood). A starter set of these, with suggestions on where to get more, would have been helpful. There are two small radiant heaters provided, but since this cabin has absolutely no insulation, the bedrooms were extremely cold. The smoke detectors were not functioning and between the faulty fireplace and this safety issue, we left a day early. The owner did reimburse us for that last night, which we appreciated. Blankets were provided but some are pretty old. Beds were comfortable.
The shower in the bathroom is very small and while there was plenty of hot water, the spray was light and it was hard to get a decent mix of hot and cold water.
We didn't mind the mis-matched dishes, but the pots and pans are old, scratched, and rusty, as are the utensils. The cabin is dated and shows it.
If and when we return to the area, we would not rent this property again and cannot in good conscience recommend it to others in its present condition.
I rent two Rustic Cabins, #887970 and #887888 - not quaint cottages. The photos clearly show visible studs, not drywall. Given that these cabins also have lovely vaulted ceilings, it's not possible to effectively heat the entire cabin.
That said, you can be quite comfortable from the two parabolic heaters in the cabins that heat the person not the space. There are also baseboard heaters. The freestanding fireplace will provide more ambiance than heat. I also don't supply wood as there's so much of it you can buy from numerous roadside stands.
All the utensils and cookware are clean and free of rust.
My property manager and I respond as soon as possible to any concerns raised by our guests; typically the next day. The flue was fixed the next day and we found that the 2-year old smoke detectors were missing their batteries. I assume pervious guests removed them for some reason as they were tested at the beginning of the season.
These guests also said they wanted to leave a day early because the weather was predicted to be heavy rain.
These cabins are wonderful in the cooler months of the Maine rental season, if you also enjoy the cool Maine air.