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House at Millbrook Falls: Family Friendly Retreat, Pets, Sleeps 10

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Nestled in a secluded spot between two wandering streams, this house is impossible to compare to others in the area. Explore the mountains and trails of Acadia or immerse yourself in the inviting peace that surrounds this home... the choice is yours. A walking trail leads from our back door along the shady steam to two gorgeous waterfalls, one with a swimming hole perfect for hot summer days. From there, you can hike into the National Park without ever getting into a car. Later, pick berries from the garden, grill out on the deck, and toast marshmallows by the campfire or nestle up to the warmth of the fieldstone fireplace on a cool night before falling asleep to the sound of the waterfall. These are just a few of the amenities that will help to rekindle your connection to nature and family.

The house has an open floor plan, with exposed beams, maple floors, and lots of natural light. Downstairs, there is an open kitchen with granite countertops, well-appointed with chef’s supplies, a large cherry dining table that seats 10 comfortably and a maple game table that seats 4. In the large living room there is a cathedral ceiling, fieldstone fireplace, built in bookshelves, a children's area, and an internet-ready television for streaming your favorite shows or movies from your Netflix, iTunes, or Amazon accounts (no cable/sat). You can connect your ipod directly to the house stereo system. Also downstairs there's a separate reading alcove (our 'away space') with double futon, and a half bath. Upstairs, there is a spacious landing and balcony, full bathroom, and comfortable sleeping for ten. The master bedroom has king bed and en suite full bathroom, with a sitting area that has a double futon. The second bedroom is just as large as the master and has two queen beds. The third bedroom has a twin bed with trundle, and the fourth bedroom has single-over-double bunk beds. Perfect for two families. A crib is available upon request.

You’ll be just 3 miles from the entrance of Acadia National Park, and 6 miles to Bar Harbor for shops, restaurants, bike rentals, art galleries, golf, day sails, and whale watches. There is a free shuttle around the island and through the park. Freshwater lakes with beaches for swimming or boating are about 4 miles away. Hadley Point beach is an under-visited gem on the northwestern shore of Frenchman Bay just 3.5 miles from Winding Brook Road.

Notes: Summer reservations do not open until Jan 1 of the year. Base rate is for 8; there is a $200 pp charge over 8.

We are willing to negotiate and will consider home or sailboat trades.

Keywords: house, acadia, waterfall, woods, stream, hiking, biking, family, pets

More Details

Holly Conn
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 15, 2017


Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Bar Harbor
Car: recommended


Bar Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1, upstairs - toilet , tub , shower , Ensuite master bath, his/her sinks, tub, shower.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3, downstairs - toilet , Downstairs, half bath.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - King Bed, sitting area with double futon, ensuite full bath
    Bedroom 3 - Single Over Double Bunk Beds
    Bedroom 4 - Twin Bed with trundle
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 baby crib , 3 sleep sofa /futon , Downstairs Alcove double futon; Living Room pull out sofa
    Bedroom 2 - Two Queen Beds; Equal in Size to Master
  • Baby crib upon request. Two pack-n-plays are available.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
* rope swing, tree house, outdoor climbing wall (use at own risk) * walk from house to wooded hiking trails, stream, swimming hole, waterfall. * base rate is for 8; $200pp over 8.


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House at Millbrook Falls: Family Friendly Retreat, Pets, Sleeps 10
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Alexandria, VA

Beautiful house in an amazing piece of the woods!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with 2 teens and a tween and we all just LOVED the house and the property. The owners don't just view this as an investment property, they clearly stay at and love this house. It is well maintained, beautifully appointed, and stocked with more than you have the right to expect any rental property to be stocked with--musical instruments, linens, restaurant, menus, basic pantry items, laundry detergent, games, movies, books, umbrellas, fans, etc., etc. It was an easy drive to the park loop road, the carriage roads and downtown Bar Harbor, but far enough away from the hustle and bustle to be able to appreciate the beautiful night sky, find owls, and light a bonfire to enjoy the peacefulness of the woods. I had to email the owner about something and she was kind, thoughtful and helpful. We don't usually repeat vacations, but we just may return to this beautiful location!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Central NJ

A true break from reality

  • 5 of 5

The house is amazing. Centrally located, it allowed us to be in downtown Bar Harbor in less than 15 minutes most nights. The pictures don't do the space justice as there is plenty of room in the kitchen for 12 to eat. Also, this house is set up for families with children. There were numerous books and games for the kids to play with so that we didn't have to bring our own. Also, there was a guitar and piano in the house. They thought of everything. And, while you're there, you're truly alone, with just nature around you. A fantastic location and a fantastic house.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and house

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and enjoyed Bar Harbor and Acadia so much. I'm not sure it was the best house for a 10 month old and 21 month old, but that was more our issue. The nights were nice and cool and it never got too hot during the day. The older kids loved everything about the house and area.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington DC

Beautiful home in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week on Mt. Desert Island at the House at Millbrook Falls. The home is warm and beautiful, very expansive and yet comfortable. It was spotless and well maintained. It felt personal and lived in. We had 2 families with 9 people, and didn't feel crowded. The kitchen is extremely well stocked, and there are wonderful games and toys for little kids. It was awesome being able to plug in the iPhone to the house speakers. The falls are amazing, though a bit too rough for swimming when we were there. The tree house is for real; something every kid should experience (rather than the prefab playsets that dot our neighborhood). The whole place is unique and charming. Unfortunately, it was a bit wet during our stay, otherwise the fire pit looked great (they even have marshmallow roasting sticks on the ready). The area is remote, and it requires driving to get anywhere. However, the most amazing carriage trails and hiking are just a 5 minute drive, and there are a few good restaurants and lobster shacks within 10 minutes. The house is centrally located, so it's easy to get to Bar Harbor or Southwest Harbor or the quiet side. Would definitely recommend the bike around Eagle Lake, dinner at Town Hill Bistro, the blueberry pie from Town Hill Market, Sand Beach and the hike just north of there, hiking near Bass Harbor at Ship Harbor Trail, taking a schooner trip at Bar Harbor.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spokane, Washington, USA

Incredible House in a beautiful spot.

  • 5 of 5

A group of five of us spent an absolutely wonderful week in Bar Harbor. This home far exceeded our expectations. It seemed to welcome us to this magical place. The home is beautiful and has everything and more that one could ask for in a rental. The open floor plan, the beautiful furnishings, the comfortable beds, and the designer kitchen were all terrific. And the fireplace was magnificent! (Since it was a bit cool, we used the fireplace daily and it kept the home nice and toasty). One member of our group played the piano and the sounds traveled nicely throughout the home. The grounds were also wonderful, with the trails through the woods to the waterfall being quite special. We also enjoyed trips into Bar Harbor and, of course to Acadia National Park. What a gem! We cannot recommend this home enough. We thank Ira and Holly (the owners) for allowing us to stay in their home.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2012
  • Stayed: October 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect vacation home

  • 5 of 5

I could not agree more with the reviewer below - the pictures do not do justice to this lovely home. Clean, well-stocked, perfectly located, the owners thought of everything. We could not have had a better vacation.

Our children loved the yard, the waterfall, the swimming hole, the fire pit, the toys and games. It really felt like a home away from home.

We can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2011
  • Stayed: August 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Per Person over 8 $200
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 7.5%

*Tenants assume full risk and responsibility for use of tree house, climbing wall, rope swing, and swing set, as well as waterfall, swimming hole, and brook.*

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.