I am a 30-year old medical student, originally from Maine. My wife, Laura, and I love traveling to new places, as well as hosting visitors in our home and that of my parents in Maine.
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We just returned from a 9 day trip to New England, and the four nights we spent in the McConnell's home were definitely the highlight. It is spacious and comfortable and the views out the large windows are breathtaking. We loved watching the tides come in and out and used the kayak to explore the river when the tide was high. We also loved Boothbay Harbor, which is just a few minutes drive away and has lots of wonderful restaurants and boat excursions available. We enjoyed a sunset sail on the Eastwind Schooner, another trip highlight! There is so much to do and see in the area, we are already planning a return trip. Ian was extremely easy to work with, he replies to emails very promptly and has great recommendations. I definitely recommend this home to anyone wanting to enjoy mid-coast Maine.
Ian's responses were timely & info very helpful. Cabin was exactly as pictured & described. A cozy, basic delightful cabin. Location was perfectly quiet & lovely, close to many activities. Weather didn't matter as view was always terrific.
We had a wonderful experience staying in this cute house! It was exactly like it was represented. The communication with Ian was excellent, prompt and always responded to any questions. Loved the water front location and had lots of fun kayaking. The location provided a quite relaxing vacation but was plenty close to town. Thank you for hosting us and for your recommendations of what to do and restaurants! Would definitely stay here again.
This cabin was the perfect getaway from the city! The wooded setting was perfect, the cabin was cozy, comfortable, and private, and we were supplied with everything we needed (cooking supplies, towels/linens, basic toiletries, etc.). I would definitely recommend the cabin to friends and would plan to go back.
Our stay, even in October, was incredibly comfortable, and the surrounding area was beautiful. We couldn't have asked for a better vacation, and we wished we could have stayed longer! The cabin was simple but had everything we could want.
The cabin is very serene. We enjoyed the tides changing each day. Boothbay Harbor, the closest town, is very quaint and nice, and Portland is an easy drive if you need to see more people. We grilled a lot and roasted marshmallows. The compost toilet will take getting used to for some. Overall, I'd recommend this place for a relaxing getaway.
We had a great stay at the McConnell house. Ian was very easy to deal with from overseas, and incredibly responsive. The property was just as we expected and proved to be the perfect base for us all to relax and explore the surrounding area. Thank you!
Great home, looks better in person than in the pictures. We arrived extremely late on the first day, and everything was already prepared and set for us. Ian had great recommendations for things to do around the area, and was super responsive in replying to emails (even when we were not).
Can't wait to stay here again for another weekend away from everything.
I wish I could have stayed longer in this lovely house on the river. It was even more beautiful than the photos on the site showed. Star-gazing on the back deck is a must. The beds were comfortable, the sunlight through the large windows plentiful, and they even had an iPod and speaker dock in the living room (if you forget yours, don't worry - plenty of great music on the iPod that's already there!). The kitchen is nice and big and having two nicely sized bathrooms was helpful. I hope to someday go back and will definitely recommend it to friends!
We LOVED the McConnell's home. The minute you arrive on the property you can feel it is a special place, a home built and filled with a lot of love. My husband and I along with my in-laws spent 4 nights at their home. Ian was wonderful to correspond with, and Mike and Karen went above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable. Mike even offered to take us out on his boat one night, which was one of the highlights of our trip. We hope to return again sometime soon. We would recommend this house to anyone!
Great guests. Would love to host anytime
We had the pleasure of hosting Laura and her friends for a girls weekend in the city. They were all very friendly and left the house in immaculate condition. I am sure she also makes a wonderful host!
Ian and family were great guests, the house was left in tip top condition, clean and tidy, and all check out instructions were followed perfectly. Highly recommended as AirBnB guests! Thanks Ian!
Ian and his family stayed here for the weekend. They were wonderful guests. They left our house neat and clean, and even pulled the sheets off the beds for us.
Ian was very good about communicating arrival and departure times which I really appreciated. I would absolutely rent to them again!
Ian was the perfect guest and a very positive person. Communication was flawless and he left the apartment in perfect state. Very recommendable as a guest.