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Acadia Area Casual Lodging


Acadia Area Casual Lodging

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 baths

The space

Someday you'll find yourself in Ellsworth, Maine. And when you do you are welcome to stay at my home, Heading Up. Casual lodging in a comfortable private home.

Located in Ellsworth, this is the heart of Downeast Maine and is close to all the interesting and utterly gorgeous local attractions that you have come to Maine for.

Bar Harbor and Acadia is 30 minutes away. Schoodic at Acadia is 40 minutes. Blue Hill 20 minutes. Stonington is 50 minutes and Machias 1 hr, 10 minutes. Staying in Ellsworth with its authentic vibe and vibrant downtown is the most convenient town to all of Hancock County.

Since I'm a local myself I'll steer your compass on the best Maine adventures from Acadia to Stonington to Moosehead Lake to Canada, and everything in-between. I've been in the food and lodging biz up here for 40 years so my wealth of experience and passion for the area will aid in giving you a great vacation experience. Or if you already know what you want to do here, I'll step back and listen to you. There is always something new to learn.

My home is a 1937 Dutch Colonial with lots of room to spread out that is sunny all day and has a nicely landscaped yard. Located on a quiet side street in one of the city's most desirable areas, the house offers plenty of privacy for you with two separate livingrooms, a new spacious kitchen, glassed in porch and deck along with a beautiful stone terrace surrounded by a cottage garden. There is a garage on the property to stash bikes or anything else you might want to leave behind for your day trips.

The guest bedroom has a queen size bed with original Maine artwork on the walls and is decorated in a tasteful cottage look. There is an upstairs bathroom that you share with me, but you'll never know I'm around. Plush towels, nice bedding and a comforter are added comforts. And you just might need the comforter for those slightly chilly nights when the ocean breezes fill the air.

A French press is always on the counter for whenever you want a cup of locally roasted coffee. Tea drinker? I have a nice selection. My house is roomy so there is lots of space for both privacy and to move around.

Your cell phone always works here and wifi is always on.

Located within walking distance of our historic and lovely downtown, you will find great spots where the locals hang out like the local coffee cafe, a couple of local breweries, and an upscale-casual dinner restaurant. A great pub awaits you for local color, and homemade ice cream to satisfy your sweet tooth. Or drive 10 minutes out of town to my restaurant in Hancock, Ironbound, acclaimed for our casual-upscale menu and atmosphere.

Traveling with your dog? As long as Fido is well behaved and friendly we certainly can accommodate.

NPR is usually tuned in for All Things Considered. You are welcome to peruse my generous library of maps, guidebooks and Maine based magazines for your pleasure and use.

Want to know the REAL MAINE? Meet REAL MAINERS? Discover the magical out of the way places? Allow me to be your guide and host for your Downeast vacation.

Please Note: You must post your photo and describe yourself on the airbnb website. I want to know something about you and your interests. I decline anonymous bookings.


Laptop friendly workspace
Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises
Hair dryer

House Rules

Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM


196 Reviews

Laura User Profile
June 2018
Leslie provides a welcoming atmosphere. The bedroom and bed were very comfortable. Location is walking distance to downtown. Leslie gives great suggestions for eating.
Eric User Profile
March 2018
The host canceled this reservation 9 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Kaitlin User Profile
October 2017
Beautiful home in Maine! Would absolutely recommend. Great location; walking distance to downtown Ellsworth and a short drive to Acadia National Park. Leslie gave us some great suggestions that made our trip even better! Thanks!
Jeannette User Profile
October 2017
We had a nice stay in Leslie’s art-filled home. I had no cell phone coverage in Maine so I was not able to communicate with Leslie like I normally would, but she handled all the uncertainty with ease and good humor. Gus, the basset hound, was sweet as could be. From her home, …
Olga User Profile
October 2017
It felt like we were staying over at a friend's house. Highly recommend!
Meredith User Profile
October 2017
Great place right outside of acadia national park
Madeline User Profile
October 2017
Leslie has a beautiful home full of museum quality art and antiques. The bedroom was very clean and very comfortable. Her dog Gus was so sweet. We will bring him a cookie next time we stay. Leslie left very clear directions on self-check in.

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Ellsworth, Maine, United StatesJoined in January 2012
Leslie User Profile
290 Reviews
Someday you'll find yourself in Ellsworth or Hancock, Maine. And when you do, you are welcome to stay with me. I have six separate listings that you are welcome to consider. The first is in my home in the small coastal city of Ellsworth which is the physical center of Hancock…
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