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Seal Harbor, Acadia Natl. Park - 'Hidden House' - Large Ocean View Summer Home

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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:7
  • Bathrooms:5.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Vacation home with 7 Bedrooms + Office, 5.5+ Baths. (Sleeps 14)

Tucked against the hill amid towering spruce and pine trees, 'Hidden House' enjoys a quiet location with lovely ocean views. Once the home of a Harvard president, this traditional summer cottage creates a comfortable spot for up to fourteen people. Located on exclusive Ox Hill and within walking distance of lovely Seal Harbor beach, you'll love the charm and history of this delightful home.

First Floor
-Dining room with views and a table that seats up to eight (or more with extra leaves).
-Large Living Room with fireplace, French doors to deck and wonderful views.
-Spacious fully equipped kitchen with small breakfast table.
-Three bedrooms on main floor as follows: One bedroom with queen bed and full bathroom adjacent. Two smaller bedrooms (one with double bed the other with one twin bed) and full bathroom adjacent. Study with an additional twin bed and adjacent half bath.
-Charming sleeping porch with doors leading to front deck.

Second Floor
-Four bedrooms total as follows: Master bedroom with water views, fireplace, queen-size bed and private full bath. Bedroom with two twin beds, views and private full bath. Bedroom with two twin beds and sink. Bedroom with queen bed and adjacent bath with tub.

Deck
Front deck with furniture, partially glassed-in area, gas BBQ and views of Seal Harbor, the islands and beyond.

Appliances
Standard kitchen appliances including microwave oven and dishwasher. Washing machine and dryer. TV/DVR/DVD. Wi-fi internet.

Keywords: Ideal for large family get-togethers
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Manager

Member since: 2005

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 12
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Canoe and 2 kayaks available plus 2 bikes

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 14 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    well stocked- spices, oil, vinegar, sugar, flour, etc .....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.7
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early season
May 1 - Jun 17, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,500
Mid-June
Jun 18 - Jul 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,000
July
Jul 2 - Jul 29, 2017
7 night min stay

$5,000
August
Jul 30 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$5,800
September
Sep 3 - Sep 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,800
October
Oct 1 - Oct 12, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,500

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $750
  • Tax Rate 8%

Notes:

Rental agreements and payments are handled by the Knowles Co., Northeast Harbor, Maine


Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking


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Location

10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bar Harbor
0.4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Seal Harbor

Car: Recommended

Hidden House is located on Ox Hill in Seal Harbor, close to the carriage roads and hiking trails of Acadia National Park.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1954

About: 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.

Why Seal Harbor, Mount Desert, ME, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

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Photos

  • Hidden House on Ox Hill

    Hidden House on Ox Hill

  • Front entry

    Front entry

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Large kitchen with modern appliances

    Large kitchen with modern appliances

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Upstairs guest suite

    Upstairs guest suite

  • Upstairs kids' bedroom

    Upstairs kids' bedroom

  • Small bedroom (downstairs)

    Small bedroom (downstairs)

  • Large outside deck to enjoy summer evenings

    Large outside deck to enjoy summer evenings

  • Front of Hidden House

    Front of Hidden House

  • Another view from the house

    Another view from the house

  • Jordan Pond -- famous landmark in Acadia Park

    Jordan Pond -- famous landmark in Acadia Park

  • View from Hidden House

    View from Hidden House

  • Living Room with fireplace

    Living Room with fireplace

  • Dining room from another angle

    Dining room from another angle

  • Library and study -- a quiet place to work

    Library and study -- a quiet place to work

  • Master bedroom queen-size bed

    Master bedroom queen-size bed

  • Upstairs guest room

    Upstairs guest room

  • Downstairs guest suite

    Downstairs guest suite

  • Small bedroom #2 (downstairs)

    Small bedroom #2 (downstairs)

  • View from deck of garden below and islands beyond

    View from deck of garden below and islands beyond

  • Seal Harbor as seen from the beach -- only a short walk away

    Seal Harbor as seen from the beach -- only a short walk away

  • Little Long Pond -- only a short distance away from Hidden House

    Little Long Pond -- only a short distance away from Hidden House

  • Sunset over Somes Sound

    Sunset over Somes Sound

VRBO #58867

This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017

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