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Mt.Desert Island, Blue Hill Bay View, water access, perennial & herb gardens

Bedrooms 3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms (2 Queen beds), 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6 comfortably (5 if adults). Pets

Large, roomy, comfortable, sunny and fully furnished renovated traditional family farmhouse. Living room with large wraparound deck overlooks Blue Hill Bay. Kitchen, living room (picture window) & bedroom all have views across Bay to Swan's Island. Footpath from house to rocky (tidal) beach at Duck Cove. Perennial gardens surround house, large deck with flower planters & herbs, large lawn with hammocks, hill to rocky beach. House completely set up for summer rentals. Piano, lots of books in living room shelves, large screen TV, herbs on deck, 2 hammocks, children's full size frame play house on trail to cove, rocky beach

3 bedrooms and bathroom upstairs, downstairs bathroom, and laundry facilities. Living room lined with barn-board bookshelves, TV & DVD, children's games. Heated by Monitor oil heat supplemented with wood fireplace stove. Dining room with spinet piano, table seating accommodates 8. Dining room sideboards and cupboards, study, built-in desks. Highspeed internet, wireless, cable. Pet friendly. Sleeps 5

Acreage abuts Acadia National Park, local and island hiking, sailing, excellent restaurants, swimming in ponds within 15 minute drive. Served by Islander bus, on regular schedule.

One of West Tremont's 'historical houses': The house was an 1840's traditional Maine farmhouse, known locally to the older generation as the old Tolman place. The house was expanded and rebuilt in several stages in the mid-nineteenth century (it is now featured as one of West Tremont’s “historical houses”) with entry, barns, connecting rooms. The dining room and kitchen are late nineteenth century additions and the study was the original outside entrance, now fully enclosed and rebuilt as a downstairs study. The side facing the water was opens with picture window, large decks and gardens added. Culinary herbs for cooking on deck for tenant use. It has traditional farmhouse 'feel' but completely renovated and modernized for comfort and convenience.

The house is oriented to the deck and water, with a footpath down to the rocky beach at the head of Duck Cove, and a children's full-size play-out on the footpath. Full perennial gardens around the house, and wild (plowed) fields extending to the water.

Water-view is a conservancy with Maine Coast Heritage Trust. House and acreage protected by MCHT in traditional settings

Weekly rent is $1500, less 10% if 2 weeks or longer.

More Details

Maurianne Adams
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 7, 2018

About Maurianne Adams

I fell in love with this farmhouse in 1965, when it was an abandoned chicken farm & have lovingly restored it over almost 5 decades. I am a college professor in Amherst, MA, and return to Mt. Desert every summer. We used to sail but now I mainly attend to the perennial gardens that surround the house.

Maurianne Adams purchased this farmhouse in 1965

Why Maurianne Adams chose West Tremont

The house itself is homey, large, tastfully renovated in farmhouse style and comfortable. Everything for your convenience, even a piano & a child's play house on the property. We've rebuilt the house over the years for our own comfort and that of our guests. It has local history going back into the early 19th century. Gorgeous view out across the water of Blue Hill Bay, short trail down to Duck Cove (rocky beach on our property), large hillside, beautiful pereniial gardens, and the hiking or touring pleasures of Mt Desert Island a bike or car ride away in minutes. Wonderful local restaurants. Terrific place for a family vacation and getaway.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The view, the ease of access to hiking and biking and boating, local nature tours, bird-watching, naps in the hammocks, lots of books in shelves lining the living room, terrifically comfortable house.


West Tremont Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Two linen closets
    Bathroom - toilet , tub
  • Upstairs bathroom has toilet, sink, and combination tub/shower, two closets filled with towels (all sizes) and washcloths, and with bedding (blankets, comforters, extra pillows). Downstairs bathroom has toilet, sink, and claw-footed tub.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , Chest of drawers & closet
    Bedroom - 1 queen , 2 chests of drawers & closet
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , small chest of drawers
  • 2 rooms each with Queen-size beds -- one overlooks water and garden. 1 room with 2 single beds -- overlooks field and water -- most suitable as a children's room. Two Queen- bedrooms have ample storage including closets, bureaus, side tables and lamps.. Suitable for 6 (if 2 children), or 5 adults.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
House is fully furnished & ready for use. Large comfortable over-stuffed rockers & chairs, with window-seat along picture window in living room. Living room lined with barn boards & bookshelves with many books and children's games. Wood stove with tiled surround in living room fireplace. Doors from living room and from side entry both lead to large deck with flower boxes and cooking herbs for guest use. Picnic table, side seating, grill and lounge chairs on deck. Hammocks on lawn below deck. Wood-frame children's play house Perennial flower gardens & lawn surround house, field and footpath extend down to Duck Cove, with rocky beach, swimming at mid-to-high tides. Ponds for swimming nearby. 3 bedrooms: 2 with Queen-size beds, and 1 with two single twin size beds. Bathrooms with showers & tub, upstairs & downstairs. Washer & dryer on first floor. Spinet piano. L-shaped & wall-hugging desks. Excellent reading lights throughout & full library with maps for general are


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Mt.Desert Island, Blue Hill Bay View, water access, perennial & herb gardens
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Best Home Away vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we pulled into the drive, the place felt like home. It was so warm and inviting! Sparkling clean and and cozy! The view from the bay window was awesome! It was my favorite place to sit! The walk to the cove was short and we all enjoyed sitting on the rocks looking out over the bay! Russell was so friendly and would keep checking to make sure we had everything we needed and even provided us fresh fruit! It was close enough to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park that the drive wasn't too far, but we were out of the heavy tourist traffic! It was a wonderful vacation! Thank you so very much for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magnificent setting!

  • 5 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our stay at the Duck Cove Farm House. It is a unique and comfortable historic property, chock full of interesting books, boasting stunning views out over the cove waters. But the best feature is the series of magnificent flower gardens on all sides. Hummingbirds, honeybees, birds, ducks, all visiting regularly. Thanks to the owners and caretakers for taking a beautiful setting and elevating it to unparalleled beauty.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what the doctor ordered!

  • 5 of 5

Duck Cove Farm was absolutely wonderful. The home is lovely, the gardens stunning, the view amazing and most of all we had a fantastic time. Russell and Maude, the caretakers, were helpful and hospitable and made us feel welcome.

We hope to return and thought that 2-weeks would really do the trick.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply Lovely

  • 4 of 5

My family of 6 thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this house. It is well furnished and the kitchen has everything you need to prepare your meals. The yard is big enough for the kids and dog to play. The kitchen and living room windows overlook the relaxing deck that overlooks the cove as flowers abound in the garden. It is easy to get around the park from this location and then go home to the quiet side of the island. The owner provided a detailed description of the property, directions to and from, local attractions and restaurants as well as maps and guides. The Seafood Ketch in Bass Harbor is 5 minutes away and we enjoyed our dinner there. I would recommend this location to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2008
  • Stayed: August 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Bars in all nearby towns
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Swans Island Ferry
Nearest Motorway
19 Miles
Rte 1 & 3 at Causeway
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Southwest Harbor & other nearby town restaurants
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Long Pond & Echo Lake, swimming in Duck Cove
Car: necessary

Spectacular sight-seeing with sailing, kayaking, hiking, climbing, biking & lake/pond/beach swimming locally available in Acadia National Park (Mt. Desert Island) & surrounding waters. Ferries available to outer islands for day-trips. Bass Harbor and Southwest Harbor closest harbors for sailing (rentals and charters available), fishing & whale-watching in Blue Hill Bay & Frenchman's Bay. Excellent restaurants, family-style as well as gourmet, near house in Southwest Hbr and elsewhere on Mt. Desert Island. Weekly classical and other concerts in Northeast Harbor, in Bar Harbor, and at Kneisel Hall (Blue Hill, 40 minutes away).

Other Activities: Easy hiking as well as steep climbing trails in Acadia National Park. Sailing & kayaking close by. Boat rentals (kayak, canoe, sail, motor) in Somes Sound, Blue Hill & Frenchman's Bays. Swimming in cove on property or nearby lakes, ponds, or beach across Island. National Park guided tours as well as self-guided trails.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $0
Tax Rate 7.5%

Summer 2015 rate is $1500 per week. 10% reduction 2 weeks. 7.5% Maine tax. Cleaning charge $25 for pets.

Caretaker available nearby to help with any questions or problems.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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