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“2nd stay, as great as the first time”
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Snell House
Hoboken, New Jersey
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37 reviews
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“2nd stay, as great as the first time”
Reviewed 18 August 2011

We loved it the first time we stayed there and we were so happy to return. The place is so comfortable that even when we had to escape from the rain for a few hours, we did not mind at all to spend some time in our apartment ("Rhoda"). The garden is fantastic, it is steps from the Shore Path, the location to the city with the shops and restaurants couldn't be any better. We enjoyed the peacefulness and quietness of the place. And it is only minutes away from Acadia National Park. If we are going back to Bar Harbor one day, we will stay at the Snell House again.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Franklin, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 23 July 2011

The Snell house is a "home away from home". We stayed ther last August and decided to return this summer. Just as relaxing as last year. Paul and Mary are great hosts!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Maine
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2011

I've been remiss in not reviewing this place before. I've rented the duplex for the past six or seven years in mid-June. It's cheaper than a B&B, centrally located, and provides kitchen facilies. Paul and Mary are wonderful, gracious hosts. One year I sent them a "nice to have" email - a sharp knife, a cheese grater, and a tall glass for iced tea - and all three appeared on my doorstep the next day.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled solo
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Franklin, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 24 March 2011

A perfect place for a family to stay in Bar Harbor! Short walk to town, good sized and clean "apartments", comfortable grounds, friendly and welcoming hosts. My kids loved picking fresh vegi's and flowers from the garden! What more could you want?

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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85 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2010

The hosts were very friendly and accommodating. Loved having a full kitchen and closet space. This is basically an apartment rental - no daily service (although they'll change out towels whenever you wish), and nice to just settle in. It's an old house and the water temperature was not always easy to set (affected by others using it at the same time), but overall manageable. Nice quiet location but just a five minute walk into the heart of town or to the shore path. We'd stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed 2 October 2010

We loved our stay at Snell House. We stayed in the Studio, which was perfect for a couple. There is a kitchen within the room, and guests are even allowed to take vegetables and flowers from the garden, I had some lovely fresh tomatoes! Great for preparing your picnic to take on a hike around Acadia National Park, and also cooking home made meals when you get back from the hike! The bed was one of the most comfortable we had during our trip, the room is light and airy and the location is 2 minutes walk from the centre of Bar Harbor and the shuttle bus service, yet it is extremely quiet and peaceful. Highly recommend this house full of character run by very nice people.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Gaston
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42 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2010

We really enjoyed our stay at the Snell House. The owners were very nice and even shared their vegetable garden with anyone staying in one of their 5 suites. The two of us had plenty of room to stretch out in our efficiency/apartment. We were able to walk everywhere from this place, yet it was just off the beaten path enough that you did not hear any city noises. The nearest grocery was a 13-minute walk, but many of the restaurants were much closer. A five minute walk would get you to the village square where you could catch the FREE Island Explorer buses that could take you to many different parts of the Island.

The only ehing taht could have been better would have been more hot water for the jacuzzi tub.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Snell House
Address: 21 Atlantic Ave, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1703
Region: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Bar Harbor
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Ranked #18 of 21 Speciality Lodging in Bar Harbor
Number of rooms: 5
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Snell House Bar Harbor, Maine

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