View of south wall of Kitchen from back door. Dining Room is to the left.The door to the Laundry Room is at right.
Historic Parker House
8 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
2 baths
8 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
2 baths
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On the beaten path, Parker House is close to everything Down East. Get out and enjoy the scenic, recreational and cultural offerings of this part of Maine, stock up at stores less than a mile away.

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 air mattress
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 1 air mattress
Bedroom 3
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 couch


Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $152 CAD
Security Deposit $380 CAD
Weekly Discount: 25%
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House Rules

If you smoke, please do so outside only, and dispose of your cigarette butts as you would any other litter. Contrary to popular belief, filters are not biodegradable.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

24 Reviews

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Tom User Profile
September 2017
The property is well located and allows easy access to Blue Hill and the peninsula. The home is a classic old Maine home, but the space was clean and well maintained with a newly remodeled kitchen and the latest wifi and entertainment amenities. John was attentive and had we needed help we were confident John would have responded promptly. We also booked the house at 4:30 on the day we arrived, and it was no problem!

Brenna User Profile
September 2017
It was lovely and beautiful and spacious and well-stocked and delightful......Damon was gracious and wonderful. The space heaters in the bedrooms were a godsend. The couch in the parlour is very comfortable and the wool blankets from the upstairs bedrooms are very warm! Oh, and it was fun to freshly grind coffee. The heater in the upstairs bathroom is great and so is the water pressure, tho sometimes the hot water didn't stick around in the a.m. Otherwise it was a charming space.

Dan User Profile
August 2017
John's house is very charming. The kitchen was incredibly well equipped should you need to do any cooking/baking. When we had questions about something or where something was, John was very quick with his responses. The town was very quaint and the grocery store was located nearby and had everything we needed. The backyard is nicely sized if you want to play wiffleball or croquet or anything else. Also nice for having an outdoor fire.

Montaha User Profile
August 2017
John's place is beautiful and comfortable. The area is quiet and scenic. Communication was very smooth and we will definitely recommend this place. Thank you.

Josh User Profile
August 2017
The kitchen is beautiful as advertised. John is extremely responsive as a host. We did have an issue with mosquitos. It was really strange as all the windows have bug screens. Also, there is a full time tenant that lives is a separate unit on the property.
John User Profile
Response from John:
Yes, there IS a small in-law unit over the kitchen, exactly as stated in the property description - and repeated in the Welcome Letter which all my tenants receive before check-in. In seven years of renting the house, the occupant has consistently proven to be more of an asset than a liability. I also remind prospective tenants that this is Maine, and the mosquito is our unofficial state bird! Not much can be done about that, but I do want to say I'm proud of my cleaning staff. They do great work. The presence of mosquitoes has nothing to do with Parker House's cleanliness.
August 2017

Kristen User Profile
June 2017
Our group of five friends enjoyed staying at this beautiful Blue Hill home. It was a unique experience for us to stay in a historic home filled with antiques. We also took advantage of the modern, well-equipped kitchen. The location was good for us since it was close enough for day trips to Acadia National Park, Belfast, and Camden. If we'd had more time, we would have enjoyed more of the restaurants, shops, and hiking trails in Blue Hill.

Debbie User Profile
June 2017
We had a wonderful stay at the historic Parker House. The home is large and spacious, with wonderful vintage furnishings and decor, which made us feel as if we were transported back in time. Each of the bedrooms have a fireplace and are spacious and comfortable. The kitchen is very modern and one of the most well equipped I've seen, with a separate modern laundry facility. The location was very close to dining, pharmacy, grocery/gas, and just a short drive to the center of town. John was an excellent host, and communications were very quick. We had a plumbing issue on the last evening of our stay, and John had the problem resolved within an hour! Thank you again John!

Blue Hill, Maine, United StatesJoined in January 2014
John User Profile

Excited to begin my seventh season renting! Like you, I enjoy travel and the outdoors: hiking, sailing, cross-country skiing. I've been above the Arctic Circle in Norway, to North Africa and most major European cities in between. I visited Mexico City for the first time a few years ago and was bowled over by the scale of the place and the incredible pre-Columbian artifacts in the Museo Nacional de Antropologia. I'm an architectural illustrator and 3D modeler and take classes in figural sculpture at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts in my spare time. You may be tempted to stay indoors with my library of architecture and gardening books but please don't - get out and enjoy Acadia and the Blue Hill Peninsula instead!

My extended family has summered in Blue Hill since the early '80s. That's the early 1880s, five generations with a sixth rising. My immediate family began staying at then newly-remodeled Parker House in 1900, after several seasons renting a cottage from relatives on Parker Point. As with many old houses there have been ups and downs in the course of more than a century of continuous occupancy, but the curtain has risen on a new Parker House, again enjoying its role as a setting for gracious summer living and family memory-making. I am delighted to be able to share it with you!

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