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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"This is truly a “tranquil retreat” in a beautiful setting. The house is comfortable and thoughtfully constructed. The high ceilings and the curved bank of windows facing the pond allows for a beautiful view and a feeling of being a part of the quite pine forest. The carved spiral staircase to the second floor is gorgeous and the attention to detail in the house is in sharp contrast to what is seen in most rental properties. I’m sure this is because the owner’s built the house without ever intending to rent it. I hope they continue to do so as we loved our stay and hope to return next year. We would recommend it without hesitation."
Guest: ACNDate of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: September 10, 2015
"We stayed here the week of July 10 through 17, 2015 and enjoyed every moment. It was such a comfortable space and located right in the middle of all there is do to! We enjoyed the towns of Blue Hill, Castine, Ellsworth, Bar Harbor, and even took a day trip to Camden and Belfast!
The hummingbird feeders kept us entertained for hours! We were very happy with the Internet, satellite tv, gas stove, grill, and all the modern conveniences while feeling secluded and rustic all at the same time.
You won't find a better vacation property in this area.
Guest: RobynDate of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 18, 2015
Full of character, historic, comfortable home - key location to explore region.
"If you are planning a trip to the Blue Hill peninsula and/or Acadia National Park/Mount Desert Island, I highly recommend that you consider staying at the historic Parker House located just minutes from the quaint town center of Blue Hill. The home is filled with antiques and art and has a very special feel of another era to it - and is quiet, clean, comfortable, and creates an atmosphere of relaxation after days filled with exploration of this scenic region. We felt honored to be able to stay in such an amazing home and staying here really made our trip that much more memorable and special. During previous visits, I have stayed in Bar Harbor. The pace and feeling of the Blue Hill peninsula is different than on Mount Desert Island - less touristy and more laid back (at least in mid-September). We stayed for 3 nights and explored the historic and charming town of Castine, the Blue Hill peninsula, and Deer Isle/Stonington, the Schoodic peninsula (the quieter and less visited part of Acadia National Park, and parts of Acadia NP). One evening, I was thrilled that at 9pm on Sand Beach in Acadia NP, I was able to capture a great photo of the Milky Way and, at 10:30pm, I was at the Parker House dining room table, toasting the occasion by candlelight. If you're looking for a home rental that will add a special ambiance to your trip, consider the Parker House."
Guest: Kimberly B.Date of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: September 25, 2015
"Our family had an unforgettable vacation at The Punch Bowl. The accommodations are lavishly outfitted, comfortable and generous; the natural beauty of the private peninsula is so singularly special; and the love and history of the seafaring family is wonderfully palpable. We swam in the cove, took out canoe and kayak, saw the resident bald eagle and other wildlife, picnicked in the ping-pong house and held a tournament, cooked lobster on the outdoor burners, lounged on the porch, and watched every sun set. It was everything we hoped our mini reunion would be."
Guest: Pamela M.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: September 8, 2015