5 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Overlooking Union River Bay & Mountains Of Acadia-Sleeps 8
Check-in: 3:30 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Pets not allowed
Four generations of our family love this cottage
Minimum age of primary renter:30
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Cozy Home Away from Home
Berry Hill was a great home away from home as we explored Mount Desert Island, Blue Hills and the Deer Island area. Laura was extremely responsive during the booking process and when we noticed something was broken in the house. Pat, the caretaker, fixed the issue the next morning and told us to let him know if we needed anything. The house was clean and there have been nice updates to modernize it without loosing the character of the home. You can tell you are staying in a home that is loved. We had a fire most nights in the living room and ample firewood was available for us. The water access in the back is very private. Though the house is close to the road, there is very little traffic and you honestly won't be bothered by the few cars that drive by. Just be prepared that there are lots of folks riding bikes on the road!
Tip: Check google maps before you leave. Berry Hill is on Newbury Neck Road. Waze tried to send us down a side road because it showed the location as in the woods. Google took us past the house to the end of the road. Read the directions Laura sends as she includes the miles down the road and look for the Berry Hill sign and you will be fine!
Will return to Newbury Neck
The property was delightful and could not be bettered. So that leaves the location - we only had a week and visited Acadia National Park twice - we would have been better exploring the Blue Hills area - it is IMHO better than Bar Harbour and surroundings.
We are delighted to hear you enjoyed our property. It is ideally located to so many beautiful areas in Maine! Blue HIll is indeed a special place. It has benefitted greatly from the efforts of the Blue Hill Heritage Land Trust which continues to preserve and protect this and surrounding areas.
Perfect Maine getaway!
There was plenty of room for our two families (four adults, four teens) and we all enjoyed our stay at Berry Hill. The house was lovely and the landscaping is gorgeous (even better than your photos)! The view from the front of the house offered beautiful sunrises over the bay. Just loved the property across the road, where there were beautiful wildflowers and endless blueberry bushes! The hike through the back of the property to the private beach was fun (takes about 20-30 minutes) and offered beautiful sunsets. The location is convenient to Blue Hill, Bangor, Acadia and Bar Harbor. The house itself is kept very clean and comfortable. It is an older home, so with it comes a few quirks (dated plumbing, low water pressure), but the kitchen and bathrooms are updated and modern. To be honest, there were just a few complaints from a few in our party. The teens complained about the one small tv in the house (adults laughed at them). Also, the upstairs bathroom wouldn't close all the way (due to the house's age and uneven settling). Other than that, is was just perfect! Thank you for letting us stay at your wonderful home!
Thank you for your beautiful review, I to Left about the TV set, since our family is a reading family… But I appreciate your feedback, as I’m sure many teenagers will feel the same way. We are looking into updating the plumbing, we apologize for any inconvenience. I’m so happy you enjoyed your stay at our magical home. Hope The rest of your summer is great! Tina
Peaceful and beautiful!
Our extended family of nine, including three under age 5, absolutely loved our week's stay in this beautiful home. The views were incredible, access to Blue Hill and Acadia -- key in our decision about where to rent -- proved very easy and convenient. A perfect "base" for a visit to the Acadia region. We especially loved the free kettle drum concert in a Blue Hill town park one night! The serenity of Newbury Neck Road can't be overstated, and the location of this exquisite old farmhouse near the end of the road meant very little traffic. Our California contingent got a true Maine experience -- blueberries and all. We just loved sitting on the lawn in front of the house in late afternoon, enjoying the view toward the water while the little ones romped on the grass. The house was beautifully and thoughtfully appointed, and the owners were gracious and understanding at all times. Just a wonderful week!
Thank you for your meaningful review! Our hope is to have our guests experience the farmhouse with the same enjoyment of family and friends and love of the areas's natural beauty that we had as a family. It makes us so happy to read these sentiments in your review. Thank you for renting it!
Farmhouse Five, Renee S.
Our group of five loved everything about the Farmhouse....beautiful sunrise over the water from the Master Bedroom, spacious 4 bedrooms upstairs. Lovely blueberry picking across the street while walking down to the water, another lovely walk behind the house that brings you out to a beautiful, private cove with beach. The new modern kitchen was 'the best'. The two living rooms allowed everyone to have their own space. Wonderful location!! We hope to return soon!!
Quintessential Maine cottage
We've been summering in Maine for 14 years with many of those summers spent on Newbury Neck. This was our first time staying at Berry Hill and we were not disappointed. Everyone in our two families agreed that this was their favorite place we've stayed on the Neck.
The house was cozy and comfortable, yet the kitchen new and modern which made feeding hungry teenagers much easier. The blueberry fields going down to the front bay were amazing, we felt like we couldn't not step on blueberries while picking blueberries. The views of MDI and the traffic free Newbury Neck Road made for great morning walks, runs and bike rides. But by far the best part of Berry Hill for us was the great access to Morgan Bay (the "back bay") with the sunsets over Blue Hill and the fabulous kayaking. Seeing the seals, eagles and other wildlife out around Jed's Island always makes Maine special.
Located a short distance to Blue Hill and Ellsworth.
Acadia National Park, one of the state's most beautiful & scenic locations is about 45 minutes from the cottage.