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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 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 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
  • 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 5.0 based on 27 reviews

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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Great owner, Great location, Great historic home

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family of ten just completed a two week stay in the Cider House. This home handled the three sections of our family perfectly with room for more. Each daughter's family had a wing of there own upstairs and my wife and had our own bedroom and bathroom on the first level.

This home has all the charm that you would expect in one of its age. The seating area in the dining and kitchen area are very adaquate and could handle more than our family of ten.

The property is beautiful and provides plenty of space for the sports equipment provided with the Cider House. Following a day with the crowds in beautiful Bar Harbor and Acadia, this home, although only one mile from the Hulls Cove Visitor Center of Acadia allows you to relax in a secluded country like setting.

In short - from ages 7 to 72 - we loved The Cider House.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rustic farmhouse in a beautiful setting.

  • 5 of 5

Spacious rooms in a lovely old farmhouse. Renting this house for our family of 12 was so much better than renting a room in a hotel. The house provided us with a much better family togetherness as there was a limited amount of options to distract from family time.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Couldn't Have Asked for More

  • 5 of 5

17 of us stayed at this beautiful home for a school trip. The house was amazing and had everything that we could possibly need. It was less than a 5 minute drive to the Hulls Cove entrance to Acadia National Park, so it couldn't have been in a more convenient location. The students thoroughly enjoyed their stay and I am very thankful to the owners for being so cooperative and helpful. If you are heading to Acadia or Bar Harbor (which was about a 10 minute drive) I highly recommend this rental, it is beautiful. We even had a friendly deer that wandered in and out of our yard quite a few times which just added to this wonderful experience. Thank you again!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The students were absolutely great, it was wonderful to see so much exciting, healthy energy arriving at the farmhouse! The beauty and natural wonders of Acadia are breathtaking. It has been said that once you sleep on an island you are never the same, I hope you guys all felt a bit if that magic here on Mount Desert Island. Thank you so much for coming to stay with us.
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Fantastic property all the way around!!

  • 5 of 5

So happy we booked this property for my daughters graduation from UMaine!! The charm of this farm house can be felt at every turn, what a gem!! We had a lovely time from beginning to end and can't thank Trish enough for her hospitality. This is truly a vacation spot to come back to time and time again!! The location is perfect....just minutes from the park entrance and Bar Harbor town while still being secluded and relaxing. Everyone there (13 of us) said it felt like home. Loved every minute of it....thank you!!

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure to have you guys stay with us! Thank you for not just being wonderful guests but for adding your own excitement and memories to the house and becoming a lasting part of it’s story….we would love to see you anytime !
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Wonderful birthday week!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to spend my 60th birthday with my family. ! We had gorgeous weather and when we were not out adventuring on the island we were on the deck. The deck was our evening meeting place and allowed us to look out over the yard where the grandchildren and adults were playing. The large room on the back of the house fit us all when we had a family sing along! It was in close proximity to Acadia entrance and Bar Harbor, as well as just a 10 min walk to Hulls Cove to collect "treasures". Would rent it again in a heartbeat!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The Barnacle, Downtown 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit A$383.43

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Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made