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6 Bedroom Heirloom Orchard House Near The Shore And Acadia

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 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 delights 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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

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. This house's story has seen another change and 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
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
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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6 Bedroom Heirloom Orchard House Near The Shore And Acadia
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Beautiful Home in a Quiet Location

  • 5 of 5

The house had plenty of room for 12 adults. Very close to Bar Harbor and Acadia. Everyone felt at home. After a day of hiking it was nice to relax and enjoy the cool breeze you get throughout the house.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Xtra Special Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Well maintained and comfortable home very close to everything we needed. The owners were lovely and hospitable, taking extra steps to assure our visit was all we hoped for.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place for large family groups

  • 5 of 5

We totally enjoyed our stay at the Orchard House. There was plenty of room for our grown children's families to reunite for a great vacation. As we spent most of our time in Acadia National Park, the location was perfect, being just around the corner from the entrance. The house is very bright and cheery with so many windows. The kitchen is nicely arranged for many cooks to work together. Trish was always ready with a prompt answer to all my questions before our arrival. The smaller children loved running around the spacious yard. A bonus were all the migrating warblers right in the back yard in all the trees! I would definitely recommend this vacation home if you are looking to visit Acadia or Bar Harbor.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely having you and your family Nancy. We don't know exactly why flocks of birds and warblers come through and make a stopover here but it really is pretty magical to see all those bright feathers and hear them singing their little hearts out ! I'm so glad your children were here to see it. Our children loved growing up in Hulls Cove and and being close to Acadia. Just knowing that other children are enjoying all the same things definitely adds to the spirit of the house, thank you so much for coming.
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Women celebrating 60 years!

  • 5 of 5

As a group of women all turning 60 this year we wanted a memorable vacation; we started in Boston and finished the last few days at the Orchard House. We loved the home's layout, the large, bright bedrooms and amenities included. The kitchen was great as a few in the group love to cook-the large dining room table worked well for dinner and card games. The mix of art and pictures in the home are interesting and fun. The home is secluded yet accessible to Acadia and Bar Harbor. Trish was an attentive host throughout the booking process and on our arrival. If you have a large group/family and want to be near the attractions on Mt. Desert Island, stay here!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Orchard House is excellent choice, love it!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 8 absolutely loved the Orchard House and its lovely owner and the most gracious host Trish.

The house is bright, specious, has lots of room for a large family to have a comfortable stay and prepare homemade meals; that is a true home away from home. The location of the house is excellent, it is easy to explore both sides of the Island (East and West) form there, whether by car or by the Island shuttle.

There are so many good things about this house that would be hard to list all of them, but one absolutely amazing feature is its backyard. It looks and feels like a beautiful park, very private, and so large that it appears to go on forever. My two grandchildren felt instantly very happy there and were free to run around in that beautiful and safe place. If it were not for a bit rain at the end of our stay, the kids (as well as adults) would not leave the yard at all. We had such a great time at the Orchard house and will cherish some truly great memories of it forever!

Thank you, Trish for sharing your house with us, and for being such a great host.

Margaret & family, stayed July 2-9, 2016

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kathy W

  • 5 of 5

This was the first visit to Maine for many in our large family group of 12. The Orchard House fulfilled all our needs. The house had plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms, a large deck and a well equipped kitchen. It was stocked with beautiful white towels and sheets and was supplied with enough paper products for our week long stay.

Probably the best part was the location. The house is only minutes away from the Hull's Cover Visitor Center of Acadia. From there we could take the shuttle anywhere in the park or to Bar Harbor. It was very convenient and efficient method of transportation and allowed our group to go to different areas of the park and avoid all the traffic.

Besides hiking every day, we rented bikes in Bar Harbor to ride the carriage trails and also kayaked on Long Pond. There was a lot to do and see and we were never bored.

Whenever we returned from our park visits, we met out on the deck to play games, relax and talk. What a wonderful gathering place!!

Thanks to the Ropp family for allowing us to live in their beautiful home for a week.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There is no getting around it, we definitely have wonderful guests! Sharing our house is a true pleasure; doing all we can to make sure everyone has an unforgettable visit to Mount Desert Island is our number one goal. Having Acadia National park as our breathtaking neighbor and easy access to the free Island Explorer shuttle are amazing pluses.
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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

Hulls Cove House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mid Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Spring
May 5 2018 - May 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
May 26 2018 - Jun 22 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jun 23 2018 - Jun 29 2018
7 night minimum stay
Mid summer
Jun 30 2018 - Aug 24 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late summer
Aug 25 2018 - Sep 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
Sep 29 2018 - Oct 26 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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