Vacation home with 7 Bedrooms + Office, 5.5+ Baths. (Sleeps 14)
- english, french
About Rosemary Hopkins
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.
Rosemary Hopkins purchased this House in 1954
Why Rosemary Hopkins chose 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.
What makes this House unique
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.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
We welcome use by large family groups.
Well behaved pets allowed.
No open fires, except in living room fireplace (note: firewood is provided)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Our LOVELY family gathering at Hidden House
We are in complete agreement with the comments of previous guests who enjoyed the welcoming spaciousness of the living & dining rooms & the kitchen. All that comfortable space encouraged conversations, throughout each day, which is what a family gathering is all about, to catch up with far-flung relatives.
We were also very busy with all the resources Acadia National Park has to offer: boat cruise, walking trails, seashore, plus our 7- and 9-year old insisted on repeat visits to Sand Beach. So we never actually used the bicycles available at the house, but we greatly appreciated how promptly the owners responded to our questions about the bikes. It saved one of our guests from needing to pack her own bike rack. Thank you, Rosemary & David!
Multigenerational family week in Seal Harbor
We hosted a week in Seal Harbor so our extended family, ages 6 months to 92 years, could be together near Acadia and we loved our time at Hidden House. We climbed mountains, walked to the beach (often), kayaked, cooked out, sailed, and even took a carriage ride. The convenience of the house cannot be beat, but what made it so nice for us was the generous size of the communal spaces and the bedrooms. We had families coming and going all week and most nights had 14 for dinner and it was easy. The house is not overly fussy - just right for our group - and having David and Rosemary next door was a treat.
Spacious house for large families!
The house is was perfect for our family of 12. No one was cramped and loved the fact that there were 5.5 bathrooms! Only problem we had was the outdoor grill. It had water inside the grill so I would suggest buying a cover for it to prevent rain from getting inside. Enjoyed our family vacation was the perfect location!
Great location, great house. Had an excellent time with a group of eight. Acadia nearby, secluded walks, easy access to the rest of the island. Radical dadical.
This is a great house for a week with a family gathering of nine people. The only disappointing factor was on arrival none of the outdoor furniture had cleaned off or put and the back doors were still boarded up. The towels we're very old and needed replaced. Otherwise the house was great and in a very convenient location.
I am sorry the house was not opened properly. We changed to new cleaners this year, and clearly they failed to do the routine opening- this won't happen again !
House has real charm and can accommodate a lot of people without feeling crowded. The deck is huge and the view wonderful. Kitchen had everything one could want (including two sinks). Very comfortable. We were interested in spending time at Wildwood Stables which was very close by.
Hidden House is located on Ox Hill in Seal Harbor, close to the carriage roads and hiking trails of Acadia National Park.