Our ideal rental in the Penobscot Bay Area is a secluded, family/privately owned single dwelling, waterfront/beach access, large stone fireplace, and pet friendly. We found that and much much more in Camp Boneau.
We immediately sent in our desired week to rent, and luckily it was ours. The owners tirelessly answered questions and sent a packet of information. We replied ‘Everything you have sent: lists, rules, amenities, locations of light switches, instructions for usages, directions to your Camp, etc. etc. simplifies prior planning, and usage of time upon arrival can be spent as much on exploring the property as unpacking and putting away - tasks usually ending after dark. How cool is that!’
The Boneaus replied:
‘From the start…, we have been acutely aware that people’s time on vacation is extremely precious (being off the beaten track plays into it, too). We try to provide a good enough household organization to make things easy to “plug and play.” We want our guests to have the best possible time and the best memories of their visit!’
This was all before we even got to Camp Boneau!
Without a doubt, the Boneaus have totally surpassed their intention.
The Camp is incredible - squeaky clean, it has more than everything - we boggled at all the neatly arranged and plentiful supplies, amenities, a binder of maps and guides to the numerous preserves, hiking areas, galleries, stores, etc.
The views of the Bay were beautiful, aided by binoculars thoughtfully provided.
The long sandy/pebbly beach, 40 steps from the deck, extended seemingly forever.
Secluded? We saw one person down on the beach.
Big stone fireplace? We had fires nearly every night using an ample supply of neatly stacked wood.
Sunsets: treated every night, with three nights of the most spectacular we have ever seen.
The furnishings were super comfortable, and lights were plentiful.
An enormous selection of games and books for rainy days, which we didn’t need.
The Guest Book was fun to read - everyone equally enthusiastic about the Camp.
Hopefully I’m not forgetting anything.
Thank you Boneaus - for the best vacation.
We want to come next year.