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1/2 Mile To Acadia - 4.5 Miles To Bar Harbor - 29 Acres To Yourself

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4-5 Br Farmhouse On 29 Acres Of Mountain View, 2-3 Baths (Sleeps 8-11)

Charming farmhouse with perennial gardens surrounded by pristine national park lands.

Fully furnished including bed and bathroom linens; Weekly housekeeping.


- 1 Bedroom with a California King size bed; closet

- 1 Bedroom with a Queen bed; closet

- 1 Bedroom with a Double bed; closet; meadow view

- 1 full Bathroom; old fashion bathtub; meadow view


- Sunroom with 1 Twin bed; brook and meadow view; folding card table/chairs, chest of games and puzzles.

- Living Room with queen size sleep sofa; TV DVD/Blu Ray Player. Full bookcase. Working Wood Stove.

- Dining room table seats 6-8. Desk with visitor info and phone. Meadow view.

-Kitchen table seats 3-4; Electric range/oven, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, and coffee maker; Most necessary cooking/serving utensils, dishes, etc.; everything you need for a Maine Lobster boil!

-Full Utility Pantry including: Laundry washer, dryer, accessories; Ironing board/Iron; Cleaning supplies.

- 1 Full Bathroom with stall shower

Detached Cabin, Available ONLY May-Sept

- 1 Twin bed; Twin air mattress, and elect. pump) also on site.

- 1 full bathroom with stall shower

-Refrigerator, sink, and gas stove.Some cooking needs; Tableware, table, and chairs for 4

-Tv/vcr with solid vhs library.

-Deck with view of meadow


Wildlife; Landscaped grounds; Small garage perfect to store bikes or kayaks; Charcoal grill and accessories; picnic table;

- Free WiFi . We have internet (wired and wireless), and free domestic long distance on our land line.

A caretaker lives nearby, if you have questions or problems. Otherwise, you will find yourself in a peaceful field and woodlands setting, conveniently near Bar Harbor but away from the bustle of town.

More Details

Property Manager
The Jernigan Family
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 3, 2017

About The Jernigan Family

We are the Jernigans. Our extended family has owned and operated Renwick House since 1978, along with several other family-owned rental properties. Grandpa and Grandma raised the family in Alexandria, VA, and we all currently reside in the Washington, DC area and the San Francisco, CA area.

The Jernigan Family purchased this farmhouse in 1978

Why The Jernigan Family chose Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

Our family purchased the 29-acre property in 1978 from a Bar Harbor resident named George Renwick (hence the name 'Renwick House'). The house was built in the 1860's and sits on a beautiful piece of land conveniently near Bar Harbor but away from the bustle of town.

What makes this farmhouse unique

- 1/2 Mile walk to Acadia National Park (1 mile to Thunder Hole, 2 miles to Sand Beach)

- 4.5 Miles to downtown Bar Harbor

- Gorgeous sunsets over the back meadow


Otter Creek Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , Upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Downstairs
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Detached Cabin with full bathroom (shower, no tub) Seasonal
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , California King, Upstairs
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Sized sleeper sofa in the living room
    Bedroom 4 - Sunroom - Fully Finished, private (french doors w/ curtains)
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Upstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs
    Bedroom 6 - 1 twin/ single , Detached Cabin with one twin bed and full bathroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

1/2 Mile To Acadia - 4.5 Miles To Bar Harbor - 29 Acres To Yourself
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

Like Being in Grandma's comforting old house

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a real Maine home to stay in, The Jernigan House is for you. Caroline has made sure it has the perfect homey touch, with all the supplies you need. Unlike other properties we've rented,this home feels like a home when you're in it. As my husband said "It feels like a great big hug from Grandma" because the old time charm and feel. Beds are comfortable, towels are plush, kitchen is well stocked with supplies, (even have a great big pot to cook your Lobster that you should get from Parson's) house is clean, Internet is strong enough to stream Netflix (we brought our Chromecast device), front porch is inviting, property is natural and pretty (bet it's gorgeous in the summer with all the flowers), kitchen table is perfect for enjoying coffee on the mornings it's too cool to sit outside, short drive to town and to Otter Creek Cove and Acadia Park Loop Drive. Although not a good road to bike ride into town, it's good for biking right into the park. (Island Explorer will stop for you right in front of the house). Great home for families with lots of play area and woods to explore. Star gazing at night is amazing and sitting on the front porch in the morning is delightful. Trail to Gorham MTN within walking distance as is the trail down to Otter Cove. Everything is as the site describes but it can never describe the peace you'll find staying in this home. We will definitly be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a good time at Renwick House renewing memories of being there years ago.

  • 4 of 5

The property was clean. Since our visit years ago the addition of linens, washer/dryer and fans was a big plus. We would have liked our cell phones to work but got along without phone service. We hope to go back again in the future

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay as always

  • 5 of 5

We've been staying at this property for years. It's a perfect, rustic fit for our family. Close enough to Acadia park to bike or even hike from the home (or a short drop off at a trailhead from a family member). The house has rustic feel to it; expect to see the same furniture and decor from years ago. That said, it has a quaint charm to it and has served our family well for many years. Other pros: cabin on the property allows for a second family group with some privacy, washer/dryer added recently was a game changer (had to go to town in the past to do laundry), backyard area mowed to create a grilling and chilling space, and internet now available to allow for area research, day planning and staying in touch. Other cons: no cellular service at the house (AT&T or Verizon), hot water heaters aren't sized for a family taking back-to-back showers, no dishwasher, no TV channels available (bring a Roku or Apple TV to use with the DSL internet), internet isn't tremendously fast (but is workable).

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Another wonderful vacation at Renwick House!

  • 5 of 5

Not my first time here and surely not my last. Lovely farmhouse with some recent upgrades that made our stay even better. The wifi was a nice upgrade while the addition of the washer & dryer was a major plus!

My family has already been talking about returning!!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exactly what we were looking for.

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable, rustic, homey. Great location for beautiful Acadia and town--the bus will stop right outside the house. We enjoyed walking to Otter Cove early in the mornings. The only downside is that the house is close to the road, which sometimes gets busy. We were sad to leave. Would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing country living and adventure in Acadia

  • 5 of 5

My wife, 3 year old, 2 year old, and in-laws stayed at the Renwick House and loved it. It is a perfect location for families to enjoy Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor without the noise and traffic of staying in town. The access to Sand Beach, Thunder Hole, Great Head, Gorham Mtn, Champlain Mtn, and Otter Cliffs is very easy. I would highly recommend this house to climbers, runners, and cyclists who want to be in the park without much hassle. It is also perfect for families. The house is well maintained and very unique. However, those not used to old farmhouses should understand that it is not a luxury condominium, it is a very clean, well-maintained, beautiful farm house. The back yard has incredible sunsets and plenty of room to run around for the kids. The on-property trail around the meadow is gorgeous. There is a rustic cabin with a twin bed and a bathroom that is perfect for bringing a guest, family member, friend, etc. We have already booked the Renwick House for next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Ferry
4.5 Miles
Northeast Harbor
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Kebo Valley Golf, Bar Harbor
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Burning Tree, Otter Creek, summer only
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Sand Beach, Acadia N. Park ; Seal Harbor Beach
Car: recommended

4.5 miles south of Bar Harbor at 175 Otter Cliff Rd, an easy one mile walk to Acadia National Park (Ocean Drive/ Park Loop Road), near the spectacular Otter Cliffs. Thunder Hole and Sand Beach are within a 1.5 mile walk (7 miles by car). The park boundary is a half mile away, and the house sits by a one-acre field with mountain views and surrounded by our 28 acres of woods. During summer months the Island Explorer, Free Island Shuttle, runs conveniently by the house.


Rates & Availability

Otter Creek Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Spring 2017
Mar 4 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 23 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Oct 13 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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