Glad you enjoyed your stay. It was fun hosting you and your family. Oh, and thanks for the tip on the blueberry pie at Blueberry Land. Who knew. We cant wait to try it.
ACADIA / DOWNEAST — AND FOG
As Kristen mentioned, Acadia National Park and the entire Downeast region ( towns north of Acadia) occasionally have foggy days or nights. Sort of like London. Credit northern Maine's warm summer air colliding with cold ocean water.
Pros: lovely lighthouses, fog horns, abundant lobsters, pristine fishing villages, fewer tourist hordes, etc. Cons: the (occasional) foggy day or night. ( renters from the relentlessly sizzling South consider this a blessing :)
So yes, if you are visiting Downeast and Acadia, try and arrive at your rental during the day to avoid the possibility of driving in the dark and the fog simultaneously (again, only a possibility). Please note: the aforementioned advice applies to staying anywhere in Acadia / Downeast — not just Beals. If you do arrive Downeast during the evening, dont be alarmed. Driving in fog is like driving on a snowy day in New England — GPS, patience, and a sense of adventure will get you where you need to go!
Oh, and yeah, we love decorating our house with unique, mid-century stuff that evokes Maine in the 50s - 70s, and we have a ship's ladder leading to our second deck (the fabulous red one). After 3 years of renting to families, we've had no issues whatsoever, but, like Kristen said, if you have small kids, feel free to ask us about this. We have a 4 year old, so... you know. We get it.
Thanks again Kristen!
PS: look for our property in the upcoming issue of Downeast Magazine. They decided to do a feature story about our house and our distinctive design approach.
Rich + Julie