Welcome to The CharmHouse on Forest Avenue. We offer to you our attached in-law apartment with private entrance and parking, conveniently located in the center of our Queen City of Bangor. We live in the main house of this 1900s Victorian with our sweet Sheltie, Darby, who may welcome you upon arrival. Guests will feel cozy and comfortable in their two-room space with private full bath. Perfect space for traveling couples who need a place to land while enjoying what Maine has to offer.
The CharmHouse is centrally located in the city of Bangor close to shopping, eateries, downtown, major medical center, and Bangor International Airport as well as Husson University and the University of Maine in Orono.
Guests will be an hour's drive to the beautiful coast of Maine and Acadia National Park, perfect for a day trip. An hour's drive north will take you to the beautiful lakes and mountains of the Katahdin Region and Appalachian Trail. An hour's drive south will take you to the rugged coastline of Camden and Rockland. Moosehead Lakes region is 1-1/2 hours west for hunting fun.
Bangor is also home to the National Folk Festival at the end of August and the Waterfront Concerts which start in June and run through September. Cross Insurance Center offers many events throughout the year as well. You can also enjoy Hollywood Casinos in our city!
The hubby is an Uber driver, so we can assist with transportation during your visit. Please be sure you have your Uber app set up prior to your visit if you plan on using this service.
The apartment is located at the back of our family home off the deck area. There are approximately four steps up onto the deck. There is a grill and deck seating to laze around while enjoying a beverage and recharging or relaxing and reading. There is also a fire pit area you are welcome to use and we can provide you with S'more making yummies if you'd like. These are the only two common areas that our family might be using as well, but you are always welcome to join or let me know ahead of time if you'd like some privacy.
Linens, towels, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, cotton balls, Q-tips provided. Iron and ironing board included. Of note, we clean the space and all linens with a nontoxic Thieves by Young Living essential oil company. In the summer months I love to put fresh cut flowers in the apartment and I also like to use vanilla scented oils for a cozy feel. If you have any sensitivities to scents that could cause you discomfort, please let us know beforehand so that we can be sure your space is comfortable.
There is a Keurig with cups for coffee and tea, sugar, honey, cream. We offer bagels with cream cheese, jelly and PB to start your day as well as yogurt. Juice, soda and water in the fridge and popcorn and chips for snacking too.
Our space is heated and cooled with a heat pump. Bedroom has electric fireplace with mantle and 50-inch flat screen with DirectTV. Dining room has a small electric fireplace for added warmth. Dishes, wine glasses, water glasses, plates, utensils, dish towels and coffee mugs provided. Small refrigerator and toaster as well as convection toasting oven also available. We list this space as a stopover for your comfort while traveling. We encourage you to enjoy the many eateries our city has to offer.
Upon checking out, just strip the bed and put all soiled linens in the hamper provided in the bedroom. Returnable can be left on floor next to the waste can. Used dishes can be left on the counter, but if you need to wash for further use, there is dishwashing detergent and a drying mat under the cabinet. There are also plastic cups and paper plates under the cabinet as well