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Charming 19th Century 7 bedroom farmhouse, a home near the shore and Acadia

Bedrooms 7
Space 3,860 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 17.

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 suggest you also take a look at The Orchard House, our adjoining property #3752195

More Details

Property Manager
Owner Patricia Ropp
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

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:
  • 3860 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • Max. adults: 17
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Outdoor Fires: The Bar Harbor Fire Department forbids outdoor fires no matter how small. The ruling is strictly enforced.
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • 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 17
  • 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. 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 7 bedroom farmhouse, a home near the shore and Acadia
average rating of 4.8125 based on 38 reviews

Wonderful, roomy, sun-filled farmhouse perfect for our large family

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 10 stayed at Cider House Farm for a week in June. The house was perfect for our needs. The large bedrooms had comfortable beds and nice linens. There were plenty of extra towels and even some special towels for the lake which is less than a mile away and a great place to take a dip. Lots of little extras made the place so easy to enjoy. The wrap around deck gets sun all through the day. Large lawn areas gave room for some fun yard games. The place was the cleanest rental we have ever stayed at. Trish was available whenever we needed anything. And the location so close to Hull's Cove Visitor Center allowed us to take advantage of easy parking right next to an entrance to the carriage trails which we biked on every day.

  • Review Submitted: 16/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cider House, Hulls Cove was an absolute treat

  • 2 of 5

Our family of 9 stayed at Cider House for a week and loved it. The house was really well equipped for a varied age group and all had a great time.

We loved the close proximity to the coast and Acadia National Park.

Patricia Ropp was so pleasant and helpful

We all would have liked to spend more time. There is so much to do and one week should have been extended but our busy family couldn't swing any more time.

Maybe one day......... Beryl Ibbotson

  • Review Submitted: 11/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Would do it again

  • 5 of 5

Everyone in our group of 14 enjoyed this house. Truly clean and very relaxing!! It was a good thing for grandkids to have the farmhouse feel and have the wooded area to play and pretend in. I think my favorite part was the fresh air feel-all the windows opened and we definitely did that either all day or in the evenings. The breeze came thru and made for great sleeping.

Trish was SO pleasant to deal with.

Anyone having doubts—don’t—Stay at Cider House.


Midwest group

  • Review Submitted: 27/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We had been in touch so often Martha that it was like welcoming an old friend! The grandchildren were delightful, it was such a treat to meet them and know that they were enjoying all the sights, smells and adventures that our own children grew up with. We would love to see you come back again and again.
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Pomfret Center, CT

Perfect Vacation Rental!

  • 5 of 5

This home is the perfect vacation rental for a large group! We totally enjoyed our few days celebrating a graduation and family get-together. This place was by far the best rental we've enjoyed to date, and we've been to a lot of places! It was spacious and beautifully furnished. Everyone said the beds were super comfortable. Everything you could imagine needing was there. (I usually pack a few things that aren't always available at rentals - like a teapot and a good paring knife for examples - but this place had it all!) The owner was so pleasant to deal with. We called to report a small issue that we didn't even mind dealing with - just wanted her to know for future rentals; but she came right over to check it out and had it taken care of promptly. The location of the property is ideal for outings to Acadia, and it is private/quiet for time just spent at the house. Our entire group (14 of us!) hated to leave. Thank you, Trish, for sharing your wonderful home and helping us create some great memories!

  • Review Submitted: 09/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Brenda, there is nothing quite so joyful as a family celebration; a house full of happiness... we loved having you!
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Great house which accomodates a large group

  • 4 of 5

It is a great house, with plenty of rooms to both bring people together yet also find places where you can have a bit of quiet if you are with a large group. Rooms were very clean and the showers were lovely with plenty of hot water available. It is situated on a quiet small road, very close to a park entrance and about 3 miles from downtown Bar Harbor. Trish, the owner was very responsive every step of the way -from the booking to requests when we were there. The only reason I did not give it a 5 star rating is that the kitchen needed some attention. For example, one of the surface elements on the stove top was not working, we had some problems with the toaster heating, and we only had one medium sized saucepan and a few smaller ones to cook with the first evening we arrived (Trish got us larger saucepans the following day).

  • Review Submitted: 13/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you all Nuala! Large family get togethers make for wonderful memories and we want every visit to be absolutely perfect! To that end we double check all the little household details before our guests arrive and if during the visit something stops working or is not exactly as expected, we immediately look into it. We would have gladly taken a look at the toaster and burner if we had known there was an issue with either.
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Galesburg,IL, USA

Absolutely Marvelous!

  • 5 of 5

The Cider House was a spectacular place to stay, and we loved it. There was attention to every detail that we could possibly want. Will be returning over and over!

  • Review Submitted: 23/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It will be an absolute pleasure to see you again!
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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
Late spring
2 Jun 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early summer
23 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
30 Jun 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
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
Early Spring
4 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
1 Jun 2019 - 14 Jun 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
15 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Mid Summer
29 Jun 2019 - 23 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
24 Aug 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
31 Aug 2019 - 27 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall
28 Sep 2019 - 28 Oct 2019
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$406.53

We are very happy to welcome pets but we need you to let us know who and what they are before we include them in the rental agreement.
Our cancellation policy is flexible, please ask.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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