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Parker House, National Register of Historic Places

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Parker House from South Street
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3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
10 guests
4 nights minimum
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Have you ever stayed at a wonderful old B&B or country inn and wished you & your family could have it all to yourselves? Now you can! We're pleased to offer historic Parker House in Blue Hill for the 2021 summer rental season. Enjoying a cup of tea while sitting on a sofa in the parlor with its gilt-framed portraits, pianoforte, Chinese wallpaper and Persian carpet, looking out a pair of French doors onto a columned portico, you may feel like a character in a Jane Austen novel - although Sarah Orne Jewett might be closer to the mark. ('Downton Abbey' is stretching it a bit, but the comparison has been made. We also have some of the same china used in certain scenes in Season One of Netflix's 'The Crown', which we make available to guests - along with Netflix!) The house boasts an immacul...Have you ever stayed at a wonderful old B&B or country inn and wished you & your family could have it all to yourselves? Now you can! We're pleased to offer historic Parker House in Blue Hill for the 2021 summer rental season. Enjoying a cup of tea while sitting on a sofa in the parlor with its gilt-framed portraits, pianoforte, Chinese wallpaper and Persian carpet, looking out a pair of French doors onto a columned portico, you may feel like a character in a Jane Austen novel - although Sarah Orne Jewett might be closer to the mark. ('Downton Abbey' is stretching it a bit, but the comparison has been made. We also have some of the same china used in certain scenes in Season One of Netflix's 'The Crown', which we make available to guests - along with Netflix!) The house boasts an immaculate sunny kitchen with painted bead-board, gleaming subway tile and lots of windows. The south-facing space was designed and stocked with cooks and coffee lovers in mind: ample work areas include a farmhouse sink and separate prep sink, making group meal preparation a pleasure. We've been delighted by positive feedback from friends and families who have enjoyed cooking meals here. We are always improving! We recently installed a new Hallmann range & Big Chill retro fridge and added a Williams Sonoma copper wok and a vintage French copper poissonnière to our batterie de cuisine. With interest growing in organic and locally-sourced food, we're happy to inform you that Blue Hill is home to a first-rate Co-op, now in a location within walking distance, and to growers selling fresh produce either onsite or at a weekly farmer's market at the local fairgrounds. (Our guests enjoy complimentary Co-op membership with a discount card attached to the key chain). Please note that Blue Hill has banned single-use plastic bags. We have a supply of reusable shopping bags on hand which we hope you'll find useful. The kitchen opens onto a forty-foot space composed of two of the house's original downstairs rooms: the former kitchen, now the dining area with its massive fireplace & beehive oven, original iron fittings and antique pewter on the mantel, and a living area with a large Hearthstone wood stove for gatherings on chilly August or September evenings. (All bedrooms have working fireplaces but the one in the dining room is currently decorative only). Through a short passage next to the dining room fireplace is the Morning Room. A book-filled chamber with sofa bed, comfortable chairs and its own dining or study table, it’s perfect for sunlit breakfasts. With a half bath and direct access to covered dining on the South Porch, the Morning Room is essentially a self-contained suite, ideal for the early birds in the family. The Parlor closet contains a variety of sporting equipment including a badminton or volleyball net and a telescope with smart phone attachment and Bluetooth remote shutter. On clear nights the stars can be spectacular in our part of Maine. The front hall leads to our formal front Parlor and up to the bedroom floor. All three upstairs bedrooms, like the Morning Room, are large enough to serve as bed-sits - great for those who want privacy - but convivial early risers will appreciate the separate east-facing sitting area from which the sun's rays can be seen hitting the summit of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia, the first place they touch the east coast. (We hope the tantalizing glimpse inspires you to drive over to take a closer look). We're thrilled with all the new life summer tenants have breathed into Parker House, which began its third century in 2012. Blue Hill is a great town in a part of Maine justly famous for its natural beauty and cultural & recreational opportunities and, if we do say so ourselves, our house is kind of a landmark (it's on a well-traveled road) and we look forward to proudly sharing it with more people who either already know Blue Hill or are experiencing the area for the first time. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 1153066More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Please ask about our policy regarding pets before booking. We are animal lovers ourselves and understand completely that they are like members of the family, but we do have to consider the comfort of guests who may be checking in after you, and there will be an additional charge for extra time spent by our cleaning staff.
Bathrooms
1 Half bath, 2 Full baths
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About the Owner
John B
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2014
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Reviewed May 17, 2016

Our whole family adores this property. The amenities are always improving and updating, and the home is so delightful to stay in! It is sunny and spacious and welcoming. It feels like home. John couldn't be more accommodating - he is a pleasure to deal...More

Date of stay: August 2015
4  Thank Benjamin Z
Reviewed June 23, 2015

The visit to scenic Blue Hill was enhanced by the experience of staying in this house. It was like staying in a museum! From its large, comfortable bedrooms with antique furniture to a claw foot tub in the bathroom, the original design and the historical...More

Date of stay: June 2015
Thank Feedmecheese
Reviewed December 22, 2014

We spent the weekend at Parker House while attending a friends wedding. There were 6 of us (3 couples) who stayed there and the experience was great. The house was very nice and clean with spacious rooms and nice beds. I would highly recommend a...More

Date of stay: September 2014
1  Thank Jack P
Management response:Responded December 30, 2014

We're always happy to accommodate wedding guests at Parker House and will consider bending our rules on minimum stays, as we did for this party.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Blender
Books
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Mountain Views
Paper Towels Provided
Parking
Patio
Porch
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
Cooker
Telephone
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
VCR
Washer
Wi-Fi
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Water Park Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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Although there are restaurants and shopping within walking distance you need a car to reach most destinations. Mount Desert Island is served by shuttle buses sponsored by L.L. Bean.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Parker House, National Register of Historic Places

Parker House, National Register of Historic Places is able to accommodate up to 10 guests. See all property details.

Parker House, National Register of Historic Places has 3 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Parker House, National Register of Historic Places has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Parker House, National Register of Historic Places must last at least 4 nights. See all property details.