The extended Joy family (7 adults, a 3-year-old and 18-month-old) had a fantastic stay at Beechwood from August 6-13. The house was clean, comfortable, roomy, well-equipped, in a great location -everything the listed description said it would be.
We have rented homes all across the country, and although never experiencing a disaster, have been disappointed that homes did not live up to description and/or were very poorly stocked. Beechwood excels in both categories.
Also, Jen Wales sent via email invaluable info about restaurants, activities for both adults and kids, attractions,etc. Don't miss the Mt. Desert Oceanarium, biking and/or walking the carriage roads, the Shore Path in Bar Harbor, and the popovers at Jordan Pond House. We had fabulous breakfasts at Cafe This Way in Bar Harbor and Sea Biscuits Cafe in Southwest Harbor. The best lobster was at Captain's Galley at Beal's Lobster Pier and best dinner was at Testa's (delicious Lobster Newburg).
I recommend Beechwood highly! The Joy family spent a joyful week there!
It was our first experience renting a vacation home. We were three couples and Beechwood was an excellent choice - plenty of room, large kitchen, comfortable common space, well located (15 min to Bar Harbor, even less to parts of the park) - overall, great for a week exploring Acadia and Bar Harbor. The house was clean, well-stocked with everything you would want or need, including internet access, cable and unlimited use of the phone for long distance and local (important as cell service on Mt. Desert is very spotty.)
Jen was easy to deal with and everything was in order. I would recommend the house to anyone - comfortable for even 4 couples. The only drawback was that you could hear the road at night.
The place is great. My experience was better than my expectations.
It is very well located. Bar Harbor is not far and you have many options around. You have at least 2 lakes very close. We were very satisfied. For someone like me who loves to explore the region by bike it was perfect.
The property was beautiful. The pictures don't do it justice. It had everything that we needed. Quiet but convenient location. Highly recommended!!
We rented this house over the Memorial Day long weekend, with another family; four adults, two kids and a baby fit very comfortably. Everything was clean and in good condition, and the place was well stocked - even the kitchen and bathrooms. There was a huge grill on the patio in great shape, and even the knives in the kitchen were sharp.
Communication with Jen was easy and she was very helpful with info. You should have no reservations about renting this place.
We have stayed in places all over the country and this was easily the nicest. It had every thing that we needed.
Jen is an incredible host. Eight adults and two babies stayed and we were very comfortable. If I ever go back to Maine, I would stay here again. It is very clean and comfortable.
We had such a glorious time at your house. The weather was just gorgeous! The feel of this house just made me feel like I was home. The sheets were so comfy, we loved how they felt. The towels were amazingly soft. Your house is just amazing. Thank you so much for allowing us to stay here.
What a beautiful home and island!
We had a wonderful time in the cottage. We hiked and enjoyed the beautiful view.