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Ideal Maine artist's retreat, next to Frenchman Bay Conservancy and near Acadia

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday farmhouse in Sullivan - Rural Coastal Maine Retreat

Charming 1790's 2 bedroom/1 bath farmhouse Cape next to 300 ac wooded trails

This charming 1790’s 2-bedroom/1-bath farmhouse Cape possessing many original, rustic features and a glorious Southern exposure makes an ideal retreat for artists, hikers, or anyone seeking natural beauty with peace and quiet. Smell the pines or watch the beautiful fall colors while enjoying a cup of coffee or a glass of wine surrounded by flowers in the stonewalled courtyard. Hike on the trails within the 300-acre Frenchman’s Bay Conservancy Long Ledges Preserve adjacent to the home; or play golf on the Blink Bonnie golf course in Sorrento only 3-miles away. Kayak at the nearby Tunk Lake recreational area, or on the sea at Tidal Falls. Just minutes away you can buy lobster at Tracy’s or a fantastic cinnamon roll at Chester Pikes. This fully equipped home (including high speed internet and wood stove) sits on a country road with thirty-five acres of land containing mature gardens, forest, three fields, and 1400 feet of pristine Flanders stream frontage. You will share the land with Maine wildlife including deer and beaver. The newly renovated bath contains a walk-in shower. The magnificent Schoodic Peninsula section of Acadia National Park with its numerous biking and hiking trails is 15 minutes away by car; while the shops and art galleries of Bar Harbor and Blue Hill are 45 minutes or less away. Come experience the idyllic Maine life by spending a week or more at this historic home.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Steven D. Clarke
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
6 August, 2016


based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

Ideal Maine artist's retreat, next to Frenchman Bay Conservancy and near Acadia
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

Ideally-located, charming place

  • 4 of 5

We spent a week in this charming house in Sullivan, Maine. It was all prepared for us when we arrived, with beds all made up, towels in the bathroom, and everything nice and clean. The kitchen is fully equipped with dishes and cookware, and people are encouraged to help themselves to left-over condiments in the fridge. We had a very comfortable stay there. The location is great because there are hiking trails right off the street that the house is on, about 20 minutes away is a tucked-away beautiful pond for swimming, the picturesque Schoodic Peninsula is close by -- this is part of Acadia National Park and has a loop that is great for biking; the town of Ellsworth with lots of major stores is within easy reach by car, and the larger portion of Acadia National Park (Mount Desert Island) is about 45 minutes away. There are also a number of good restaurants in the area. I would definitely recommend this rental.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming Maine Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four, along with our dog, stayed in this charming 2 bedroom home in a rural area of Acadia National Park. We had a wonderful time, and this was the perfect place to stay with all the comforts of home. The house is a light-filled, well maintained, comfortable and peaceful retreat, and we enjoyed traveling to different parts of Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. The owner provided everything we needed and gave excellent directions and recommendations for area restaurants and hiking spots. I highly recommend this home!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memorabe First trip to Acadia

  • 5 of 5

My daughter always wanted a rustic house for our week long vacation to Acadia and this house perfectly suited our requirements. It has all the amenities of modern day living with atmosphere of an old house. The location is specially well suited for visiting Schoodic point which is Acadia's mainland park. Even commute to the Bar Harbor and Mt Desert Island(MDI) is not bad at all... We cooked during our entire stay and never faced any difficulty. Though the cell phone has poor coverage inside the house, owner has a landline(of course we never used it) and WIFI Internet is a plus.

Owner's interactions were very pleasant and Steve has provided all the necessary help.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely, comfortable, well-equipped and appointed.

  • 4 of 5

Everything about our stay at this old farmhouse in Sullivan, Maine was perfect. The layout is fairly open for a house of this vintage and the rooms at the front of the house are sun-filled and comfortable. Although situated close to the road, there is little vehicular traffic. Easy-to-moderate conservation trails and blueberry-covered ledges are behind the house. Several charming harbor towns and peninsulas are within a 10 minute car trip or morning's bike ride.

Our dealings with the owner were cordial and efficient. Instructions were clear and not oppressive. All amenities and details about this house in the listing are accurate.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming house, rustic but with all modern comfort

  • 5 of 5

we had a very nice time in this charming and rustic house. The owner is very meticulous with the details of the house, one can enjoy the rustic life style but yet has all the modern comfort. Not to mention that the house was so well stocked with everything of needs, such as spices, from olive oil sort of condiments, down to Qtips. Steve, the owner was very considerate, he send me few emails to make sure I know how to turn on the heater and the suggestions of where to eat on Sunday.

The house is very quiet despite its next to a road. Rarely there were cars that came by. It has 2 bedrooms, living room, and kitchen all on 1 floor, but it was very spacious. We cooked and ate in a lot, and the kitchen worked very well. The TV has HDMI, which I wished I knew because I could have brought the Apple TV. Every slept very well in this house, the beds were very comfortable, one queen and one full, plus air mattress if one needs it. Both BR were connected to the Bathroom, and it has a washer and dryer.

There were plenty Mosquitos just like rest of Maine, but the screen doors worked very well. This house is close to frenchman's bay, our kids had a lot fun there dig out some mussels.

Overall, we really enjoyed the house, had a nice country living experience. In fact, we extended 2 days of our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for your very nice review. I found your head phones and a game for the children. I will mail them back when I get back to Brooklyn. Steve
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The perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Such an incredible home to nestle into and escape the hustle and bustle of every day life. The combination of historical farmhouse, well manicured garden and close-by coastal sights make this retreat the perfect get away. The owners have done a superb job dressing the interior in with elegant antiques to match its exterior charm. Its location is just enough off the beaten trail for a quiet rejuvenating moment, meanwhile your outdoor attractions and breathtaking landscape sights are just a short drive away. All in all, worth every minute of your time!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
winter Harbor
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Chester Pikes
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Sullivan, Downeast and Acadia

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5 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Cleaning £41
Pet Fee £82
Property Damage Protection £65
Tax Rate 9.0%

No smoking inside the home; pets will be considered but additional $100 fee required

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Sullivan in Maine

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • newly renovated
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Excellent location for artists who wish to be a part of the nearby art community of Hancock County, Blue Hill, and Bar Harbor. Close to classic Maine coast of Acadia National Park of the Schoodic Peninsula and Bar Harbor. Property abuts conservation land with extensive hiking trails.

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