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Spacious 6 Bedroom Heirloom Orchard House Near The Shore And Acadia

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

6 bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 13

A bright, airy, spacious house perfect for families and friends, set in an old orchard on a quiet private lane close to the seashore in beautiful and historic little Hulls Cove, just 3 miles from Downtown Bar Harbor.

One and a half peaceful acres graced by historic apple trees, fragrant white pines and crisp salt air. Welcome the day’s sunrises from all the upstairs bedroom windows; the sun rises over the water and the Porcupine islands, each morning delighting the eye.

Enjoy breakfast on the big grand piano shaped deck. Stroll two tenths of a mile down to the shore and discover bleached mussel shells, perfect little ringed rocks, a seagull feather, a bright gem of sea glass.

Neighboring Acadia National Park’s scenic carriage roads are perfect for walking biking and horseback riding. Its breathtaking mountain trails for energetic hikes and its lovely lakes for swimming and canoeing. Busy Bar Harbor's shops and restaurants are only a few minutes drive away. The free Island Explorer Shuttle bus stops in Hulls Cove and will take you into town, into Acadia, and all over the island.

More Details

Property Manager
Owner Patricia Ropp
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Owner Patricia Ropp

The Orchard House began as a small photographers cottage down on the shore in Hulls Cove. Some time around the early 1900's the cottage was moved up to the orchard. It escaped the Great Fire of Bar Harbor in 1947 but burned to the ground exactly 50 years later in 1997. We rebuilt the house, bigger this time because our family was growing and now the house's story has seen another change. We look forward to welcoming guests to the Orchard House for a fifth year and for them to enjoy the house and its surroundings and to become part of its story too.

Guestbook comments from the manager

It was so wonderful and memorable times at your house. Everyone told me that it was the best vacation house they have been. You and your son are so kind and had helped whatever we asked. Pictures in your house are full of artistic. Your garden is so romantic. We really enjoyed so much there since your house and your kindness.
Jun 2014
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Hulls Cove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Max. adults: 13
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Outdoor Fires: The Bar Harbor Fire Department forbids outdoor fires no matter how small. The ruling is strictly enforced.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Spacious with 2 basins, large vanity, fluffy towels and soap
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Spacious bathroom with 2 hand basins fluffy towels and soap.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bathroom is conveniently located downstairs.
  • Bathrooms are fully stocked with 100% pure cotton fluffy towels, luxurious Gilchrist & Soames soap in showers and on vanities and makeup remover towellettes. Large vanities with twin hand basins offer plenty of room for two to use a vanity at the same time.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • All sheets and blankets are 100% pure cotton and there is plenty of everything. Because we are not overlooked by neighbors you don't need to close the window blinds. Sleep by starlight and wake to breathtaking sunrises.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
This is a wonderful house for children, located on its own private lane, with a rolling lawn and room for adventuring and exploring. The house is stocked with everything necessary to make your stay carefree and comfortable. A large deck with a gas and charcoal grill offers plenty of space for outdoor dining. It is a short Walk to the Hulls Cove General Store where you can get a morning newspaper and local gossip or catch the Island Explorer Shuttle bus to downtown Bar Harbor and most points in Acadia National Park and on Mount Desert Island.


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Spacious 6 Bedroom Heirloom Orchard House Near The Shore And Acadia
average rating of 4.952381 based on 22 reviews
Gig Harbor, Washington

Well beyond our expectations for comfort, location and hospitality.

  • 5 of 5

Where do I begin? Orchard House was selected by my group of very close friends from around the country (4 couples) to spend the week enjoying some well deserved rest and relaxation. I organized for the group. From the onset, Trish was there for me to work out any questions I had and offer suggestions on local restaurants, shops and of course Acadia.

The accommodations were like being at home and stocked with everything anyone could need for a very comfortable stay. The grounds were reminiscent of a period farm with old apple trees throughout. "Critters" like deer and wild turkeys wandered freely in the area eating apples that had fallen to the ground.

The feeling of privacy yet close to all shopping and activities was happily discussed within our group and we were literally within 15 minutes of anything we wanted to explore. The sun and salt air assured us all that good nights sleep awaiting after a busy day in town or in the park. We cooked local lobsters and "steamers" from the many sellers of fresh fish and I cheated one night with a 14 lb rib roast for our group. For the cooks in your group, you won't be wanting for all the utensils needed to cook anything.

For those looking for authentic "Down East" hospitality, accommodations, scenery and charm, look no further than Orchard House and Trish Ropp,,,perfect stay. Thank you so much Trish, we loved it!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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met all our needs

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house and the companion Farmhouse for a family reunion of 18 adults. We had more bedrooms than needed but rented both so we had a better bathroom situation. This house has been nicely modernized. It's well stocked and met/exceeded all our needs. In addition to bedrooms it has a big living room/dining room space that could easily accommodate all of us for gatherings. Also a lovely deck with tables etc. It's away from the bustle of Bar Harbor but only takes a few minutes to get there. Also, the Chart Room - a very nice restaurant - is in easy walking distance.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Conveniently located to Acadia national Park entrance.

  • 4 of 5

Our family stayed at this lovely charming home situated very conveniently to Bar Harbor and the entrance to Acadia national Park. The house provided ample space and 5 very comfortable bedrooms and sleeping loft. Should we return to the area, we would not hesitate to book Heirloom Orchard House again. Patricia Ropp could not have been nicer to deal with.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Beautiful home and wonderful location!

  • 5 of 5

Our entire family enjoyed the Orchard House! The home is beautiful, modern, clean and with plenty of space to spread out for 8 adults and 4 babies. The bedrooms are wonderful with one king and all queen beds, which is very hard to find. We loved the kitchen for making breakfasts and lunches and then the deck was perfect for sitting out and eating together. Our hosts provided everything needed for a great family vacation. The location of the house is a very big plus. So close to both downtown Bar Harbor and to the entrance to Acadia National Park. As our daughter said, "Mom, this place is truly magical." Thank you so much, Trish, for a wonderful week in Maine.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always lovely to have babies and children in the house! Thank you so much for bringing your family Debbie, it's wonderful to know that you enjoyed our house and so much of what is here in on our beautiful Island.
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Beautiful property and wonderful location!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved this vacation home. It was spacious enough for eight adults and four babies with no one feeling cramped. The beds were comfortable (it is not easy finding a home with all queen and king beds for our family) and the three large full baths were beautiful. The kitchen is new and modern and has everything needed to make meals. We loved sitting on the deck early mornings with our coffee and bagels. And possibly the best part of the Orchard House is its location. It was easy to get to Bar Harbor and to Acadia National Park in just minutes. Hiking, swimming, tea and popovers at Jordan Pond, and beautiful trails for Grandparents who love to stroll. We loved everything about this vacation stay. Thank you Trish for sharing your beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful place for a wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was a really nice place for a large group to stay near Bar Harbor with everything that you could reasonably expect and more! Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Downtown Bar harbor
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Keebo Valley
Nearest Restaurant
0.02 Miles
The Chart Room in Hulls Cove
Nearest Beach
0.02 Miles
Hulls Cove
Car: recommended

The Orchard House is located in Hulls Cove, it is quiet and secluded yet just 3 miles from Downtown Bar Harbor and a couple of minutes from Acadia National park. At the Hulls Cove General Store you can pick up coffee, a newspaper and grocery items or board the free Island Explorer shuttle bus. The Chart Room Resturant offers delicious dining right on the water or pop into Peppers for pizza and calzones.

Lake Wood is just up the road. It is part of Acadia and a great place to swim. Bullfrogs like it too!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund