About the property
- Farmhouse3500 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay7 nights
5 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Overlooking Union River Bay & Mountains Of Acadia-Sleeps 8
Charming, traditional 19th C. seacoast farmhouse/Cape overlooks the majestic mountains of Acadia National Park and Union River Bay. Access to the private beach on Morgan Bay via a lovely wooded path located on the property. The path winds through the forest and is easily accessed on foot or bike.
The cottage has a first floor master suite with French doors leading to an adjoining library/game room and a private half bath. Wood burning fireplace in living room provides a cozy ambiance on a chilly night. Berry Hill offers a uniquely private setting on 90 wooded acres opening up to a large private beach overlooking Blue Hill. (No public access)
Newbury Neck is a close drive of many scenic coastal villages and the crown jewel, Acadia National Park. Fresh seafood at Perry's Lobster Shack also on Newbury Neck and, a harbor and a public beach are located just 3 miles from house. Perry's was sited in the Boston Globe as one of the best places to buy a lobster roll in Maine.
This home has been in the family for four generations. Perfect for family summer vacation or get away from the hustle and bustle. Quiet and serene and only a short car ride from major points of interest.
As much as we love pets, we do not allow them at this property.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 22, 2018
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Check-in: 3:30 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
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.
An Ideal Home Away From Home!
Having stayed at other properties on Newbury Neck, I knew that this place would be most ideal for our group of five girls. I toured Berry Hill Farm last year and I couldn't wait to rent it. Everyone was so impressed with how quiet, comfortable and spacious it is. All the original art, pottery, books and family pictures added to its charm. We truly felt like we were coming home after our days' outings. We loved the brand new kitchen! Our bedrooms and baths had everything we needed. The lovely, capable caretaker next door was so friendly and accessible. The setting overlooking Union River Bay having coffee along the lovely garden wall in early morning became a ritual. Happy hour found us there, too, before heading to Perry's Lobster Pier for dinner. We enjoyed the 15-minute walk on the path to the back shore of Morgan Bay. Picking blueberries, then finding them in smoothies was a treat! Newbury Neck Rd. with its limited motor traffic is so ideal for biking, walking, running, even safe enough for strollers and very young new bikers. The vistas along the 8.5 miles are breathtaking. Mutual interests of gardening, art, knitting, hiking, walking and biking took us away for garden tours (Asticou, Thuya, Roosevelt), Stonington (mail boat ride to Isle au Haut), Haystack, shopping (NE and SW Harbors), Blue Hill (David Walker's yoga, Greenspeed juices and smoothies, Blue Hill Co-op and Market, Fishnet, shopping), Ellsworth (Beale's, thrift store, 86This!), and Bar Harbor, too, for first timers (Shore Path, gifts). All these excursions were an hour or less from "home", even Belfast to buy knitting supplies at Heavenly Socks! It was a fast two weeks. I couldn't wait to get there and I didn't want to leave. I thank the owners for their generosity in sharing this wonderful family home and hope to be able to return.
Peaceful and Magical Retreat
If you appreciate the peace and magic of the natural world then this is the place for you.
We've been retreating to Newbury Neck for over twenty years and have never been disappointed
in our visits. It's like stepping into another time with space to breathe, think, reflect and
appreciate! Berry Hill, the property and farmhouse are incredible! They exude everything
wonderful about Maine and especially Newbury Neck! The property, with acres and beaches to explore
is so magically full of life; you feel as though you have the whole world to yourself. Oh, and the night skies,
I've never been anywhere where the night skies perform like they do on Newbury Neck! The farmhouse has
all the rustic charm one comes to appreciate in Maine, but with all the inviting warmth, comfort, and amenities one would want or need. The views of Mount Desert Island are stunning! It's close to other areas of interest, but we rarely care to venture off the neck, it's that wonderful! What more can I say? It was another perfect two weeks in one of the most beautiful places in the country and a rental that provided everything, comfort, charm, peace and yes, magic!
A Destination Rental for Beauty and Rest!
We just enjoyed one of the best vacations ever in this charming and lovingly cared for family home, July 5-12, 2014. Located eight miles down Newbury Neck Road, this rental is superb for those who want to get away by the sea. We arrived on the heels of Hurricane Arthur, and watched the sky and waves from the house. The next day, the sun rose over the water and poured in the windows.
The house is so spacious, we were able to accommodate a rotating roster of guests, including couples and bachelors and friends. The house is also beautifully furnished with antique sofas, comfortable armchairs, both dining table and kitchen table, and good beds. The art on the walls and generations of collectibles make the place feel like a home rather than a rental. This place has charm.
It's also stocked with useful and practical items: there are lots of linens, blankets and towels, and a washer and dryer, if needed. The kitchen is like no other rental. It’s equipped with almost every kitchen gadget you could need: sharp knives! An antique eggbeater and a modern microwave! in addition to a variety of pots, pans, baking dishes there are also cookbooks and many of the basic staples for cooking: oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, sugar and spices. All dish washing is by hand, which is really quite restful. We bought groceries at both supermarkets in Ellsworth, and would recommend the Hannaford’s over the Shaw’s. For lobster, Perry’s is the place, about two miles away. (Be sure to leave room for the blueberry pie they serve, made by none other than the landlady of this place.)
We walked the private road to the beach on Morgan’s Bay; we biked; we saw eagles; and twice during the week we drove the back route to Acadia National Park (which avoids Route 1 almost entirely.) Mount Dessert Isle is so beautiful it’s worth leaving the Neck; otherwise we stayed put and biked and kayaked from home.
This is a fabulous place for a family retreat or group of friends who know how to make their own fun. There’s lots to do in the area, but the beauty of this place is that you can also just stay home and have a great time.
Located 15 minutes to Blue Hill and Ellsworth. Acadia National Park, one of the state's most beautiful & scenic attractions is about 45 minutes from the cottage.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
A 300.00 deposit is required to guarantee your booking and will turn into your security deposit upon arrival. Deposit is returned within 14 days of departure date. For a 1 week booking, payment is broken into 2 installments and for 2 weeks or longer, payment is broken into 3 installments. We accept personal or bank check and PayPal. (Info will be sent with the lease agreement) Cancellation Policy: A 36 day notice is required for a full refund "less" reservation deposit if staying for 1 week. A 60 day notice is required for 2 weeks or longer. If under this timeframe no refund will be made unless we can book the same exact week(s) as your reservation. A full refund will be made, "less" deposit. 518*573*7838 PLEASE NOTE: Our weeks run Saturday to Saturday.