I chose Sea Ledge online for several major reasons: I wanted a big enough house where we could sleep a group of 6 family members, a home where friends could stop by for socializing while we were in Bar Harbor for our son's destination wedding, AND one that would accept our dog. I found it all at beautiful Sea Ledge, and best of all, I found the most accommodating and responsive hostess in Bonnie Ray. The kitchen, dining, and living room areas were big enough such that guests could simply relax on the furniture, play chess or card games at the dining table, or throw together a meal to avoid dining out all the time. The kitchen was well-stocked with enough dishes for a large group and the appliances were in good working order. The view from the master bedroom is absolutely breathtaking and the room is very generously sized. We loved the back deck area off the dining area which is built into the hillside and where we could simply open the door to let our dog outside. The weather was a little chilly or rainy while we were there, but we were able to enjoy sitting on the deck one morning in the sun and one evening where we we sat around the fire table. The pellet wood stove was also a godsend for taking the chill out of the air. The only negatives at Sea Ledge are the small two guest rooms which share a bathroom that also has the washer/dryer, and the narrow spiral staircases from the driveway up to the first floor and up to the bedroom area. As long as you realize that large luggage may need to be stored in the basement during your guests' stay (there are closets and dressers for clothing in both rooms) and that it is easier to drag in luggage to the first floor from the car by using the steps up the deck, you should be fine. Another minor issue was the detour on Rte 3 due to road construction, but it is temporary and you do get used to it. I would DEFINITELY choose Sea Ledge again.
We stayed at Sealedge with another couple. The home is well equipped with all the necessary amenities. We hiked Acadia and went into Bar Harbor daily. The proximity to downtown is ideal. The tranquility of the home made us feel we were truly on vacation. We can't wait to come back again.
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