This newly listed rental, the Quiet Side Farm, is a renovated Maine farmhouse (circa 1886) located on 9.5 acres with a view of Western Mountain and 330 feet of rustic unclaimed shore frontage on the mile long Hodgdon Pond. You can access the pond by taking the beautiful trail through our woods. Hodgdon Road/Long Pond Fire Road is less than 1/4 mile away and provides boating access to Hodgdon Pond, access to Long Pond, access to some of Acadia National Park hiking trails, as well as a nice place to bike. This farmhouse offers serenity as well as proximity to all of Mount Desert Island's attractions including Acadia National Park. We realize choosing a house to rent can be a difficult decision, and with this property being just recently put on the rental market, it has no reviews. If it helps at all, we have two other properties listed that you can check for reviews to see how we “do business” (#449096 and #599044).
We purchased this property because of its peaceful setting and location! While we enjoy the hustle and bustle of the Bar Harbor area, we really fell in love with the beauty and peacefulness of the “quiet side” of Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park. You can sit in the kitchen or on the back deck and enjoy the sun rising over the mountains or meander through its woods via our trail and reach the rustic natural waterfront of Hodgdon Pond.
The far side of Hodgdon Pond is protected and owned by Acadia National Park so wildlife is abundant. Deer, beavers, muskrats, as well as many types of birds including: bald eagles, sea osprey, and kingfishers have been seen.
Access to various hiking trails, mountains and picnic areas of Acadia National Park are not far away. Pretty Marsh picnic area is only 0.8 miles away and Seal Cove, where we enjoy picnicking and find crabs at low tide, is only 2.5 miles away. Acadia National Park’s Beech Mountain, Thurston’s Lobster Pound, Bass Harbor Lighthouse, Southwest Harbor, historic Somesville, and Seal Cove Auto Museum are just some of the nearby attractions. Wanting to go to Bar Harbor, not a problem; it is just 12 miles.