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Charming 19th Century farmhouse, a home near the shore and Acadia National Park

Bedrooms 7
Space 358 m²
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 17, 18 with rollaway

Complete with old wooden beams and brilliant sunrise and sunset views. It is a wonderful house for large families, groups of friends or anyone who simply likes lots of space, airy rooms, scrubbed pine floors and country living by the sea. Perfectly located at the end of a quiet private road, you can relax to your hearts content. Watch seagulls wheeling high overhead, inhale the wonderful mixed fragrance of pine needles and salty sea air, listen to bird songs or stroll down to the shore in Hulls Cove to look for sea glass and other treasures that the sea has left behind. Acadia National Park is just down the road. Hike or bike the scenic carriage roads and trails, climb a mountain, go sea kayaking or walk over to secluded Lake Wood for a swim.

May we also suggest taking a moment to look at our 6 bedroom Orchard House situated on the same private lane.

It is property # 3752195 on Homeaway and VRBO

More Details

Property Manager
Owner Patricia Ropp
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
12 October, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

This group of Alaskan gals (and 2 guys) were constantly commenting on how much they love this house. All the little details were noticed. The towels were plush, the beds comfy, the bathrooms plentiful, the deck sublime, the deer adorable. we had a wondeful time here. Thank you!
Oct 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Hulls Cove, Maine

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 358 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Max. adults: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • water cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • The original farmhouse bathroom has charming vintage fixtures, a walk in shower and claw foot tub for long luxurious soaking. #7 bedroom suite has its own private bathroom. Two bathrooms are conveniently located on the first floor, one near the downstairs bedroom and the second by the backdoor, easily reached from the outside. The downstairs bathroom has a walk-in shower and grab bars in consideration of elderly or infirm family members.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 double bed , 1 single bed , master suite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Your choice of one king or 2 extra-long twin beds
  • There are six bedrooms on the second floor. For convenience, a bedroom with a queen size bed and bathroom is located on the first floor. Six bedrooms face East and because we are not overlooked, you can leave the curtains open and wake to spectacular sunrises. The #7 bedroom suite features a king size bed, one full size bed,one twin bed and an adjoinng bathroom. The windows face east and west offering gorgeous sunrises and sunsets.
  • Books
  • books - kids
  • DVD Player
  • games - kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Small Cooler
  • wooden decking
  • 12 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
This is a wonderful house for children; with one and a half acres of rolling lawns, lightly wooded for adventures and exploring. Well behaved dogs are welcome but because of the town leash law they are not allowed to roam free. The house is stocked with everything necessary to make your stay carefree. A large deck and patio with a gas and charcoal grill offer plenty of room for outdoor dining. It is a short Walk to the Hulls Cove General Store where you can get a morning newspaper and local gossip or catch the Island Explorer Shuttle bus to downtown Bar Harbor and most points in Acadia National Park and on Mount Desert Island.


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Charming 19th Century farmhouse, a home near the shore and Acadia National Park
average rating of 4.923077 based on 32 reviews

Great location and space for a large gathering.

  • 4 of 5

Good location out of town located near bus stops. Deer herd entertained us each morning.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for our family reunion of 12 people. We even had 2 empty bedrooms!

  • 5 of 5

The outside grounds were great for activities, bbq, afternoon happt hour, lawn games. Great nature viewing--deer, wild turkeys, groundhog and lots of birds.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having your family at the farmhouse Anna, it's always such a pleasure to know the little ones have enjoyed the peaceful, natural outdoorsy things that go on around here.
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Charming, secluded farmhouse that oozed personality and character.

  • 5 of 5

The home was unique in every sense of the word. We loved it! Everyday we'd notice a new piece of furniture or picture that just made you stop and take notice. The property was perfect for our group of 12. There was plenty of room for large family get togethers and dining and other rooms where everyone could have their own private time to relax and unwind. The kitchen and bathrooms were well stocked - the basics and much more were thoughtfully provided. Thanks for a wonderful week!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Maine Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect week in the Bar Harbor area, couldn't ask for better weather. It was a family vacation of - 10 adults/8 children. The house was perfect for our large family, plenty of beds for everyone.. The house is conveniently located near downtown Bar Harbor (about 10 minutes) & the entrance to Acadia (5 minutes). After a busy day sightseeing we returned to the house to enjoy the large yard. We brought along corn hole & the house was equipped with other outdoor toys & horseshoes. The kitchen dinning area provided plenty of seating for meals and for board games. The house is on a dead end - no traffic.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming, spacious farm house

  • 4 of 5

Three families--6 adults and 6 kids ages 19 to 9--stayed for a week and had a great time. The house is charming and spacious. Bedrooms were all good sized and one of them (BR #7) was huge. Lots of seating in the kitchen for a crowd, and the living room is large with lots of comfy leather couches and chairs. There's an additional sitting room, too, when family members need to get away from each other!

Trish was great to work with, very responsive. Trish is generous in stocking up the house with toiletries, paper towels, etc that normally don't come with a house rental.

Location was superb. The house is at the end of a private road, so no traffic at all in front of the house. It feels very secluded. We never saw the neighbors (only on one side). The lawn is expansive and was great for kids to run around. We ate every meal on the large deck. A restaurant in Hulls Cove, Peppers, served Guiffords ice cream (try the Maine Black Bear--yum!) , which is less expensive than the more famous location in Bar Harbor). The "secret" lake up the road has great swimming and diving off the rocks--a huge hit with the kids. Trish will tell you how to find it. I'm not writing it here so it says a secret!

We rated this 4 stars because we did have a few house maintenance issues, which may have been due to a late-season rental (end of August) and the wear-and-tear that comes with weeks of rental use.

Also, a heads-up on location: As mentioned above, the house is located on a private road off of Crooked Lane in Hulls Cove. Be advised that Route 3 West heading out of Bar Harbor is closed for long-term rebuilding (I believe the sign said until 2019) and all traffic is diverted onto Crooked Lane. Crooked Lane doesn't have a sidewalk or shoulder, so it's a bit daunting walking to the general store or ice cream store as cars and trucks fly by.

That said, the house is a 3-minute bike ride to the Hulls Cove Visitor Center and the start of the carriage paths, so if you enjoy biking, this is an ideal house location.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was an absolute pleasure to have your family staying here at the farmhouse and so very glad that you enjoyed everything about the house, Acadia national park and the rest of our beloved Island. Our own children grew up here, and had endless fun and adventures in peace and safety so it is really lovely to know that your children enjoyed the very same things. We always aim for perfection on our end but sometimes even though we watch for it, a little thing can get by us in which case we definitely appreciate your bringing it to our attention.
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19th century feel with 21st century amenities

  • 5 of 5

Quaintly set in the country with less than 20 minutes to key places including Acadia Park and Bar Harbor. Children loved cliff diving, sand beaches and a local park's rope climbing, not to mention being five minutes away from ice cream and pizza. We all loved walking the beach during low tide and many of us spent much time hiking Acadia's trails.

This is the first rental we've had that provided bathroom and kitchen paper goods along with bonus items like make-up removal, soap and hair dryers. Nice!

Cider House Farm has the charm of an old home--uneven floors, creaky beds, no air-conditioning (not needed; house full of fans), wrap-around porch, and loads of decor that set us back to its 1865 origin. We'd recommend this property to anyone who appreciates the old, blended artistically with the amenities of today. Trish Ropp, the owner, was friendly and helpful, available at anytime--a pleasure to work with her. Thank you, Trish, for making Cider House available to rent.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The Barnacle, 12 Main St. Bar Harbor
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Keebo Valley, Bar Harbor
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
The Chart Room in Hulls Cove
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Hulls Cove
Car: recommended

Hulls Cove is a quiet and beautiful little cove just 3 miles from downtown Bar Harbor.The sun rises over the water and the Porcupine islands, each morning; the sky and sea delight the eye. Some days the islands are draped in fog and the water looks like silver. Other days the water sparkles like diamonds and countless shades of blue. It is ever changing and always breathtaking. At the Hulls Cove General Store you can pick up coffee, a newspaper and grocery items or board the free Island Explorer shuttle bus. The Chart Room Restaurant offers delicious dining right on the water or pop into Peppers for pizza and calzones.

Lake Wood is just up the road. It is part of Acadia and a great place to swim. Bullfrogs like it too!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in Hulls Cove, Maine

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early spring
5 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
Late spring
2 Jun 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
Early summer
23 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
30 Jun 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late summer
25 Aug 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
29 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$382.53
Tax Rate 9.0%

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Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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