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1/2 Mile To Acadia - 4.5 Miles To Bar Harbor - 29 Acres To Yourself

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4-5 Br Farmhouse On 29 Acres Of Mountain View, 2-3 Baths (Sleeps 8-11)

Charming farmhouse with perennial gardens surrounded by pristine national park lands.

Fully furnished including bed and bathroom linens; Weekly housekeeping.


- 1 Bedroom with a California King size bed; closet

- 1 Bedroom with a Queen bed; closet

- 1 Bedroom with a Double bed; closet; meadow view

- 1 full Bathroom; old fashion bathtub; meadow view


- Sunroom with 1 Twin bed; brook and meadow view; folding card table/chairs, chest of games and puzzles.

- Living Room with queen size sleep sofa; TV DVD/Blu Ray Player. Full bookcase. Working Wood Stove.

- Dining room table seats 6-8. Desk with visitor info and phone. Meadow view.

-Kitchen table seats 3-4; Electric range/oven, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, and coffee maker; Most necessary cooking/serving utensils, dishes, etc.; everything you need for a Maine Lobster boil!

-Full Utility Pantry including: Laundry washer, dryer, accessories; Ironing board/Iron; Cleaning supplies.

- 1 Full Bathroom with stall shower

Detached Cabin, Available ONLY May-Sept

- 1 Twin bed; Twin air mattress, and elect. pump) also on site.

- 1 full bathroom with stall shower

-Refrigerator, sink, and gas stove.Some cooking needs; Tableware, table, and chairs for 4

-Tv/vcr with solid vhs library.

-Deck with view of meadow


Wildlife; Landscaped grounds; Small garage perfect to store bikes or kayaks; Charcoal grill and accessories; picnic table;

- Free WiFi . We have internet (wired and wireless), and free domestic long distance on our land line.

A caretaker lives nearby, if you have questions or problems. Otherwise, you will find yourself in a peaceful field and woodlands setting, conveniently near Bar Harbor but away from the bustle of town.

More Details

Property Manager
The Jernigan Family
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About The Jernigan Family

We are the Jernigans. Our extended family has owned and operated Renwick House since 1978, along with several other family-owned rental properties. Grandpa and Grandma raised the family in Alexandria, VA, and we all currently reside in the Washington, DC area and the San Francisco, CA area.

The Jernigan Family purchased this farmhouse in 1978

Why The Jernigan Family chose Bar Harbor

Our family purchased the 29-acre property in 1978 from a Bar Harbor resident named George Renwick (hence the name 'Renwick House'). The house was built in the 1860's and sits on a beautiful piece of land conveniently near Bar Harbor but away from the bustle of town.

What makes this farmhouse unique

- 1/2 Mile walk to Acadia National Park (1 mile to Thunder Hole, 2 miles to Sand Beach)

- 4.5 Miles to downtown Bar Harbor

- Gorgeous sunsets over the back meadow


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Bar Harbor, Maine

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , Upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Downstairs
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , Detached Cabin with full bathroom (shower, no tub) Seasonal
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , California King, Upstairs
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sofa bed/futon , Queen Sized sleeper sofa in the living room
    Bedroom 4 - Sunroom - Fully Finished, private (french doors w/ curtains)
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed , Upstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Upstairs
    Bedroom 6 - 1 single bed , Detached Cabin with one twin bed and full bathroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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1/2 Mile To Acadia - 4.5 Miles To Bar Harbor - 29 Acres To Yourself
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews

House was great

  • 4 of 5

The house was great, It is an older home and really beautiful. The house was centrally located and my family really enjoyed it. The house was well maintained and very clean, the house could use some minor repairs mainly the front porch while it was great to hang out there it has some rotten boards on it and a broken one. That was the only problem and why I gave it 4 stars.

  • Review Submitted: 06/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The porch boards had aged. Winters on this salt aired getaway have made their imprint over the years, some more charming than others. We are always looking at upgrades to make the best atmosphere possible. The front porch is fully repaired for spring 2018!
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Great Location close to park

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful restful time with family in comfortable home. Loads to do in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 24/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful home base to enjoy Acadia and Mount Desert Island

  • 5 of 5

Renwick House is a charming farm house tucked in the middle of Acadia and perfect for our family. We stayed in late May and avoided the throngs of people during peak season. It is a quick 5 minute ride to Bar Harbor for groceries or shopping, but you can walk to the end of the street and be on beautiful Otter Cove/Otter Cliffs. It was a perfect home base to enjoy all of the hiking and sights in Acadia and Mount Desert Island. It is an old farm house, so no surprises, but it was very clean, well maintained and provisioned, including supplies for your own Lobster Boil. We hope to be back soon!

  • Review Submitted: 06/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Like Being in Grandma's comforting old house

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a real Maine home to stay in, The Jernigan House is for you. Caroline has made sure it has the perfect homey touch, with all the supplies you need. Unlike other properties we've rented,this home feels like a home when you're in it. As my husband said "It feels like a great big hug from Grandma" because the old time charm and feel. Beds are comfortable, towels are plush, kitchen is well stocked with supplies, (even have a great big pot to cook your Lobster that you should get from Parson's) house is clean, Internet is strong enough to stream Netflix (we brought our Chromecast device), front porch is inviting, property is natural and pretty (bet it's gorgeous in the summer with all the flowers), kitchen table is perfect for enjoying coffee on the mornings it's too cool to sit outside, short drive to town and to Otter Creek Cove and Acadia Park Loop Drive. Although not a good road to bike ride into town, it's good for biking right into the park. (Island Explorer will stop for you right in front of the house). Great home for families with lots of play area and woods to explore. Star gazing at night is amazing and sitting on the front porch in the morning is delightful. Trail to Gorham MTN within walking distance as is the trail down to Otter Cove. Everything is as the site describes but it can never describe the peace you'll find staying in this home. We will definitly be back!

  • Review Submitted: 10/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a good time at Renwick House renewing memories of being there years ago.

  • 4 of 5

The property was clean. Since our visit years ago the addition of linens, washer/dryer and fans was a big plus. We would have liked our cell phones to work but got along without phone service. We hope to go back again in the future

  • Review Submitted: 07/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Unfortunately, there has never been cell phone service at this location. However, recent cellular tower developments have aided some services, occasionally...
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Great stay as always

  • 5 of 5

We've been staying at this property for years. It's a perfect, rustic fit for our family. Close enough to Acadia park to bike or even hike from the home (or a short drop off at a trailhead from a family member). The house has rustic feel to it; expect to see the same furniture and decor from years ago. That said, it has a quaint charm to it and has served our family well for many years. Other pros: cabin on the property allows for a second family group with some privacy, washer/dryer added recently was a game changer (had to go to town in the past to do laundry), backyard area mowed to create a grilling and chilling space, and internet now available to allow for area research, day planning and staying in touch. Other cons: no cellular service at the house (AT&T or Verizon), hot water heaters aren't sized for a family taking back-to-back showers, no dishwasher, no TV channels available (bring a Roku or Apple TV to use with the DSL internet), internet isn't tremendously fast (but is workable).

  • Review Submitted: 25/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Ferry
4.5 Miles
Northeast Harbor
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Kebo Valley Golf, Bar Harbor
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Burning Tree, Otter Creek, summer only
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Sand Beach, Acadia N. Park ; Seal Harbor Beach
Car: recommended

4.5 miles south of Bar Harbor at 175 Otter Cliff Rd, an easy one mile walk to Acadia National Park (Ocean Drive/ Park Loop Road), near the spectacular Otter Cliffs. Thunder Hole and Sand Beach are within a 1.5 mile walk (7 miles by car). The park boundary is a half mile away, and the house sits by a one-acre field with mountain views and surrounded by our 28 acres of woods. During summer months the Island Explorer, Free Island Shuttle, runs conveniently by the house.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in Bar Harbor, Maine

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Leaf Season 2018
15 Sep 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Spring 2019
11 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 14 Jun 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2019
15 Jun 2019 - 26 Jul 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2019
31 Aug 2019 - 13 Sep 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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