About the property
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- Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights
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.
-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.
-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.
Front deck with furniture, partially glassed-in area, gas BBQ and views of Seal Harbor, the islands and beyond.
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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- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Feb 22, 2018
About Rosemary Hopkins
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.
Rosemary Hopkins purchased this House in 1954
Why Rosemary Hopkins chose Mount Desert
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.
What makes this House unique
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.
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This is a great house for a week with a family gathering of nine people. The only disappointing factor was on arrival none of the outdoor furniture had cleaned off or put and the back doors were still boarded up. The towels we're very old and needed replaced. Otherwise the house was great and in a very convenient location.
I am sorry the house was not opened properly. We changed to new cleaners this year, and clearly they failed to do the routine opening- this won't happen again !
Perfect Spot For Relaxing With Family And Friends
This spacious home is the perfect location on Mount Desert Island to relax with family and friends. An easy stroll to Seal Harbor gives you access to a gorgeous beach, a wonderful little coffee shop, antique stores and more...along with trail access to Acadia... The deck is great for an evening cocktail. The house is comfortable and relaxed - with plenty of space for a large group to enjoy family meals, read books, and play cards. We had a lovely visit and are already planning our next one!
House has real charm and can accommodate a lot of people without feeling crowded. The deck is huge and the view wonderful. Kitchen had everything one could want (including two sinks). Very comfortable. We were interested in spending time at Wildwood Stables which was very close by.
Hidden House is located on Ox Hill in Seal Harbor, close to the carriage roads and hiking trails of Acadia National Park.
Rates & Availability
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Rental agreements and payments are handled by the Knowles Co., Northeast Harbor, Maine