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Tucked against the hill amid towering spruce and pine trees, 'Hidden House' enjoys a quiet location with lovely ocean views. Once the home of a Harvard president, this traditional summer cottage creates a comfortable spot for up to fourteen people. Located on exclusive Ox Hill and within walking distance of lovely Seal Harbor beach, you'll love the charm and history of this delightful home.
First Floor -Dining room with views and a table that seats up to eight (or more with extra leaves). -Large Living Room with fireplace, French doors to deck and wonderful views. -Spacious fully equipped kitchen with small breakfast table. -Three bedrooms on main floor as follows: One bedroom with queen bed and full bathroom adjacent. Two smaller bedrooms (one with double bed the other with one twin bed) and full bathroom adjacent. Study with an additional twin bed and adjacent half bath. -Charming sleeping porch with doors leading to front deck.
Second Floor -Four bedrooms total as follows: Master bedroom with water views, fireplace, queen-size bed and private full bath. Bedroom with two twin beds, views and private full bath. Bedroom with two twin beds and sink. Bedroom with queen bed and adjacent bath with tub.
Deck Front deck with furniture, partially glassed-in area, gas BBQ and views of Seal Harbor, the islands and beyond.
Appliances Standard kitchen appliances including microwave oven and dishwasher. Washing machine and dryer. TV/DVR/DVD. Wi-fi internet.
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Hidden House is located on Ox Hill in Seal Harbor, close to the carriage roads and hiking trails of Acadia National Park.
Year Purchased: 1954
About: We live in Palo Alto, California for most of the year, but I have been spending part of my summers in Seal Harbor since I was 12 years old. Now we use the house for yearly vacationing with our children and grandchildren.
Why Seal Harbor: My father, who was President of Harvard University at the time, purchased the house from John D. Rockefeller, Jr., in 1954. It has served as the ideal family vacation gathering spot ever since.
The Unique Benefits at this House: Large, comfortable home in a prime location with all the amenities one needs for a relaxing time with friends and family. Proximity to Acadia National Park allows for unlimited opportunities for hiking, bird-watching, etc. Seal Harbor itself is a protected harbor popular with Maine lobstermen and summer home owners.
Speaks: english, french
Primary:(650) 948-0827 (California, USA)
Secondary:+1 Cell: (650) 714-4498 (California, USA)