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A bright, airy, spacious house perfect for families and friends, set in an old orchard on a quiet private lane close to the seashore in quiet and beautiful little Hulls Cove, just 3 miles from Downtown Bar Harbor.
One and a half peaceful acres graced by historic apple trees, fragrant white pines and crisp salt air. Welcome the day’s sunrises from all the upstairs bedroom windows or with breakfast on the big grand piano shaped deck. Stroll down to the shore and discover bleached mussel shells, perfect little ringed rocks a seagull feather, a bright gem of sea glass.
Neighboring Acadia National Park’s scenic carriage roads are perfect for walking biking and horseback riding, its breathtaking mountain trails for energetic hikes and its lovely lakes for swimming and canoeing. Busy downtown Bar Harbor shops and restaurants are only a few minutes drive away. The free Island Explorer Shuttle bus stops in Hulls Cove and will take you into town and all over the island.
Situated in historic Hulls Cove; a quiet and beautiful little cove just 3 miles from downtown Bar Harbor where the sun rises over the water and the Porcupine islands, and 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 with countless shades of blue. It is ever changing and always breathtaking.
The Orchard House began as a small photographers cottage down on the shore in Hulls Cove some time around the early 1900's. At a later date the cottage was moved up to the orchard. It escaped the Great Fire of Bar Harbor in 1947 but burned to the ground exactly 50 years later in 1997. We rebuilt the house,but a good deal bigger this time because our family was growing. Now the time has come for yet another change to this house's story. We look forward to welcoming guests to the Ochard House and for them to enjoy the house and its surroundings and to become part of its story too.
All sheets and blankets are 100% pure cotton and there is plenty of everything.
Because we are not overlooked by neighbors you don't need to close the window blinds. Sleep by starlight and wake to breathtaking sunrises. ...moreless
Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower
Spacious with 2 basins, large vanity, fluffy towels and soap...moreless
Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower
Spacious bathroom with 2 hand basins fluffy towels and soap....moreless
Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower
This bathroom is conveniently located downstairs....moreless
Bathrooms are fully stocked with 100% pure cotton fluffy towels, luxurious Gilchrist & Soames soap in showers and on vanities and makeup remover towellettes. Large vanities with twin hand basins offer plenty of room for two to use a vanity at the same time....moreless
This is a wonderful house for children, located on its own private lane, with a rolling lawn and room for adventuring and exploring.
The house is stocked with everything necessary to make your stay carefree and comfortable. A large deck with a gas and charcoal grill offers plenty of space 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....moreless
Early Spring Apr 30 - May 27, 2016 3 night min stay
Spring May 28 - Jun 24, 2016 7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Summer Jun 25 - Jul 8, 2016 7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Mid Summer Jul 9 - Aug 26, 2016 7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Late Summer Aug 27 - Sep 30, 2016 3 night min stay
Fall Oct 1 - Nov 18, 2016 3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$250
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The Orchard House is located in Hulls Cove, it is quiet and secluded yet just 3 miles from Downtown Bar Harbor and a couple of minutes from Acadia National park. 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 Resturant 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!
About the owner: The Orchard House began as a small photographers cottage down on the shore in Hulls Cove. Some time around the early 1900's the cottage was moved up to the orchard. It escaped the Great Fire of Bar Harbor in 1947 but burned to the ground exactly 50 years later in 1997. We rebuilt the house, bigger this time because our family was growing and now the time has come for yet another change to this house's story. We look forward to welcoming guests to the Ochard House for a second year and for them to enjoy the house and its surroundings and to become part of its story too.