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Private, Quiet on-the-Ocean Estate -- Panoramic Vista. Close to Town/Acadia

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South-facing ocean-breeze patio from 3 French doors. Beach deck on shore below.

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Last updated: 07/29/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

1) Introduction

This formal oceanfront single-family home, located on 1.5 acres of ocean shoreline, and having a market value approximating $2 million, has welcomed discriminating families/individuals/professional groups from the US and abroad for 19 years.

For over 100 photos including an interactive “floor plan”, plus over 65 endorsements, please contact the property owner whose email address is provided within this commercial listing, or go to the owner’s web site: www.oceansedgemaine.com.


2) Features

The subject property on the shoreline of Hulls Cove in Bar Harbor features the following:

(2a) actual on-the-ocean ocean frontage

A public-way Shore Path separates most shorefront homes in Bar Harbor from the shoreline.

The Shore Path does not exist, at all, in the Hulls Cove neighborhood.

Therefore, no coming and going of walkers and gawkers compromise our guests’ ocean views. Nor our guests’ quiet enjoyment of the property. Nor their privacy.

Because there is no Shore Path at Hulls Cove, our guests do not look out over the lawn above the ocean to intervening fences, hedges, gates, or the like.

Instead, our guests have unobstructed views, can enjoy the patios and decks in privacy, and can descend to the beach at any time in order to launch a kayak, or be alone with the sound of the waves.

(2b) absence of noise, traffic, and crowds

This property is located on 1.5 acres, on a private road, in an exclusive and historic Hulls Cove neighborhood. The property is part of a peninsula reaching into Frenchmans Bay. Yet, the Town and the harbor are directly within view from the subject property.

The set-apart aspect of the subject property, which is highly unusual relative to most rental properties on the Island, ensures quiet, privacy, solitude, personal safety.

From Hulls Cove, the cruise ships themselves can be seen decorating the harbor throughout the season. But their thousands of disembarked passengers are neither seen nor heard from this home.

(2c) wildlife, uniquely observable and enjoyed

For noise and traffic and crowds not being a factor at the Hulls Cove property, our guests can observe wildlife in the very backyard of the property and throughout the immediate neighborhood, night and day, as would be utterly impossible at other rental properties on or near the Town’s Main and Cottage streets.

Being able to observe that wildlife, and to be in their company, has been the chief joy of most of our guests, including as to: the white tailed deer and their fawns, pet red squirrels and chipmunks, the mallard ducks and ducklings in the property’s pond and streams; plus foxes, raccoons, and innumerable birds (eagles, owls, woodpeckers, songbirds, red tailed hawks, and some unusual Canadian birds).

Please turn to www.oceansedgemaine.com for related photos and comments by previous guests.

(2d) single family home, no guesthouses

The subject property has no supplemental guest houses or cottages or other residential structures.

That is, our guests have no risk of unexpectedly finding themselves sharing the lawn or decks or patios or any other aspect of the property with co-guests whom they do not know, never met previously, and did not anticipate.

(2e) Acadia National Park

The property is within 1-mile (walking/bicycling distance) of the official entrance to Acadia National Park's 30,000 acres, including 100 miles of walking trails, bicycling paths, and mountain climbing routes leading to lakes and ponds and mountain vistas.

Few if any other rental properties can claim the same distinguishing convenience of being so proximate to the Park’s Reception Center.

(2f) views

The property offers a broad south-facing lawn overlooking the ocean and, inside, 6 french doors with expansive ocean views of: the Cadillac Mountain Range, the Bar Harbor waterfront, the cruise ship basin, the North Atlantic beyond.


(3) Accommodations

The property offers accommodations including the following, all of which are depicted along with an interactive “floor plan” at www.oceansedgemaine.com

(3a) bedrooms

4 bedrooms ((one bedroom with 4 beds), each with private bath, sleeping 10+.

The 2nd-story bedrooms offer French doors & walk-out decks overlooking ocean.

The subject property does Not include “garret” bedrooms of the minimal size and utility and lightlessness characteristic of turn of the century Gilded Age homes that were more numerously occupied by house servants than by actual owners and their guests.

(3b) kitchen

A large kitchen including a cathedral ceiling, frenchdoor access to the kitchen deck and oceanside yard, and abundant lighting from 18 track lights and under-cabinet lights plus 3 skylights and 2 ocean-facing picture windows.


(4) Amenities

The property offers amenities including the following

(4a) decor

traditional decor, including oriental rugs, cherry and mahogany furnishings, hardwood floors, brass lighting and appointments.

4b) libraries

4 libraries: a formal library plus additional library collections in the living room and in three bedrooms.

The library is one of the largest of private libraries and includes extensive antiquarian collections. (See (4i) below)

(4c) art collections

art collections including 200-year old English lithographic hunting prints, 200-year old English lithographic coaching prints, numerous maritime prints by John Stobart, New England depictions of landscapes and seascapes by Stow Wengenroth, vintage WW II prints by illustrator Alberto Varga, illustrator N C Wyeth, antiquarian battle maps, various original oil paintings by Maine artists, etc. (See (4i) below)

(4d) formal dining

a formal dining room, plus a dining area in the kitchen, a dining area on the oceanside deck off the kitchen, and additional dining areas on the brick patio off the dining room and off the living room

(4e) kitchen inventory

a fully inventoried kitchen inclusive of several collections of china and glassware and silverware, plus virtually every conceivable cooking device or tool along with Calphalon cookware.

(4f) Audio/visual

Direct TV connections and a wireless internet connection, plus both Bose and Pioneer surround sound systems connected to wide-screen televisions.

(4g) fireplaces

3 fireplaces

(4h) beach

a beach immediately in front of the house offers instantly accessible kayaking.

On-request mooring is available for small and large boats.

(4i) security system, safety devices

An onsite and remotely monitored security alarm system providing protection against intrusion in every room, and as to smoke or fire or carbon monoxide

(5) Location and views and privacy

(5a) location

The property is located within the Town of Bar Harbor, on Lookout Point Road above the shoreline of Hulls Cove.

Lookout Point Road overlooks Frenchmans Bay and the North Atlantic.

Lookout Point Road joins Route 3, the main highway connecting the mainland with Mount Desert Island. MDI includes Bar Harbor, 3 other towns, and the predominant Acadia National Park occupying 3/4 of the Island’s 40,000 acres.

Hulls Cove is a quiet and distinguished neighborhood, and Bar Harbor’s most historic and elegant neighborhood. It comprises perhaps a dozen or more oceanfront homes of obvious distinction. None of the other homes are believed to be leased as vacation rentals.

(5b) privacy

The subject property begins at a pink-granite walled entrance on that road, and then slopes down, for perhaps 1,000 feet; under white pines past a pond to the house itself. The house fronts on the ocean.

Privacy is ensured by that private and posted neighborhood road (Lookout Point Road), in a quiet and historic and distinguished neighborhood (Hulls Cove).

(5c) views

South-facing views include: the Cadillac Mountain range, Acadia National Park, active Bar Harbor waterfront, the Town harbor and its boat basin, the Porcupine Islands chain, gorgeous sunrise and moonrise views over the North Atlantic beyond.

Also, the property is located within proximate view of the anchorage for the world's most famous cruise ships (Queen Elizabeth II, Queen Mary) and a mansion-studded shoreline.

The property is within hailing distance of working lobster boats. The Bar Harbor Yacht Club is located on opposite shore of Hulls Cove. The subject home faces directly south toward: the oncoming sea breezes.

5(d) Acadia National Park

The property is located within 1 mile of the Reception Area for the 30,000-acre Acadia National Park’s100 miles of walking trails, bicycling paths; mountain climbing routes leading to lakes and ponds and mountain vistas; and both salt water and fresh water beaches for swimming and fishing.

Acadia is the 2nd most-visited on the National Parks because Bar Harbor and the Island are considered among the most beautiful places in North America. The Park was encouraged by Teddy Roosevelt, organized by Harvard visionaries, and largely capitalized by the Rockefellers.

6) Past and Present, and overview

(6a) In the 1970s, a NYC socialite disposed of her mansion of West Street near the Bar Harbor Club whereas the Gilded Age of tiring residential arks had passed, and because the Bar Harbor Club itself had surrendered to bus tours and cruise ship throngs.

She constructed the house on Hulls Cove, with formal entertaining in mind. Other members of the Bar Harbor Club, including some names of fame in 20th century Americana, did the same, thereby creating a colony of sorts on the Hulls Cove peninsula.

She occupied the property only briefly, along with an in-house and full-time domestic staff that would now be an anachronism.

(6b) The present owners have owned the property for the 35 subsequent years, leasing it for the most recent 19 years.

It is one of the best rental properties of its kind on the Maine Coast. Main features include immediate frontage on the ocean; views of sunrises and moonrises over the ocean, and what Frank Sinatra would call a 'Summer Wind'.

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Property Type

  • Estate
  • 4000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    french door to oceanview deck - private bath - 2nd floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    french door to oceanview deck - private bath - 2nd floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    garden side - private bath - 1st floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen, 3 twin/ single

    oceanview - private bath - separate entrance - 1st floor...moreless

  • Each of the 4 bedrooms has its own full bathroom, renovated. (All bathrooms have tile floors and bathtubs and showers). Two 2nd-story bedrooms have new French doors which open to overlook the ocean. Three of four bedrooms have ocean views. The fourth bedroom (the smallest) views the gardens and a brook. Three of four bedrooms have hardwood floors with oriental rugs, including antique orientals. The 4-bed bedroom has wall-to-wall carpet, plus its own washer/dyer. Master bedroom has fireplace....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

    private bath off oceanview master bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    private bath off oceanview 2nd bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower

    private bath off oceanview bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    private bath off garden side bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 5: toilet

    1/2 bath off foyer...moreless

  • Half Bathroom

    ...moreless

  • Each of the 4 bedrooms has its own full bathroom. All bathrooms have tile floors. All showers are tiled. Master bathroom has whirlpool. All full bathrooms have both shower and tub. Bathrooms renovated every year....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Turnkey arrangement for luxury property -- no need to bring any equipment or supplies. Housekeeper prepares the property and offers to greet the incoming guests. Housekeeper or caretaker also offers to: (a) arrange in advance for rental of kayaks and the like, (b) arrange babysitters, (c) make advance restaurant reservations, (d) prepare meals, (e) provide housekeeping services during stay, etc. No need to bring towels, linens, cooking equipment, or any similar personal items. Testimonials: although this commercial web site does not make them easy to find here, please do note that testimonials from over 65 guests and covering every seasonal week during the last several years are posted within this website....moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books:

    Very extensive library in several rooms...moreless

  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    available...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV service, all TVs....moreless

  • Stereo:

    TV in library has Bose stereo system, TV in large bedroom has surround sound. Living room has Bose stereo....moreless

  • Television:

    HDTV in 2 bedrooms, kitchen and library. TV in library has Bose stereo system, TV in large bedroom has surround sound....moreless

  • VCR

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Numerous 'oceanfront' vacation rental properties in Bar Harbor are subject to a public walking path along the shoreline, and forfeited backyard privacy and/or view-blocking fences. The subject is not....moreless

  • Beach View:

    View from the beach includes: sea birds, storm waves, lobster boats, Gilded Age shoreline homes, the mountainous Cadillac range and the Porcupine Islands, the Town waterfront, North Atlantic beyond....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    The subject property is on the ocean. Pink granite steps lead from the backyard down to a deck on the beach. (The steps, deck, beach, and the ocean waves are illuminated at night). Ideal for kayaking....moreless

  • Downtown:

    During the season, Bar Harbor is the most active seacoast town in New England with more than a million annual visitors, and innumerable bars and restaurants. It is the hub of Acadia National Park....moreless

  • Mountain:

    Views from the property of the Cadillac Mountain range; the descending cliffs along the shoreline to the ocean's edge, the mountainous Porcupine Islands, Bar Island, and Ironbound Island....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Views from the property of the Cadillac Mountain range; the descending cliffs along the shoreline to the ocean's edge, the mountainous Porcupine Islands, Bar Island, and Ironbound Island....moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    The subject property is ON the ocean...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    View from the beach includes: sea birds, storm waves, lobster boats, Gilded Age shoreline homes, the mountainous Cadillac range and the Porcupine Islands, the Town waterfront, North Atlantic beyond....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    The subject property is on the ocean. Pink granite steps lead from the backyard down to a deck on the beach. (The steps, deck, beach, and the ocean waves are illuminated at night). Ideal for kayaking....moreless

  • Resort:

    Bar Harbor is New England's foremost seaside resort...moreless

  • Town:

    Bar Harbor...moreless

  • Village:

    Hulls Cove is both a body of water and a neighborhood within Bar Harbor. Hulls Cove was the original center of Eden, now Bar Harbor. It is Bar Harbor's most historic and prestigious neighborhood....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    The subject property is ON the ocean. Nothing stands between the subject property and the ocean's edge....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    large dining room with ocean-facing french door to brick patio and lawn above the ocean, plus outdoor dining tables. Traditional furniture seats 6 - 8. Connected to kitchen - additional dining....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer:

    1st floor ...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    3 fireplaces - living room, library, master bedroom...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    electric heat...moreless

  • Internet:

    high speed wireless...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    fully inventoried -- guests need bring nothing with them. Maid service optional....moreless

  • Living Room:

    large iving room with two ocean-facing front doors, fireplace, couches and chairs, library, Bose stereo....moreless

  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    abundant parking -- 1000' driveway, parking circle at front door...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    fully inventoried -- guests need bring nothing with them...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    1st floor...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    high speed wireless...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    fully equipped....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    fully equipped....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Oceanview. Large kitchen with 3 skylights, large windows and french door. Deck with outdoor dining area. Connects to formal dining room. Fully equipped....moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    fully equipped....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Each of two upstairs bedrooms open through french doors to ocean-facing balconies....moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles:

    Available for rental at several concessions in Bar Harbor and in Ellsworth....moreless

  • Boat:

    by special arrangement, a mooring can be installed below the house...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    (1) deck above beach/ocean, floodlights on the water, (2) ocean-facing brick patio off living room and dining room, several tables/chair, (3) ocean-facing deck off kitchen, table/chairs. Illuminated....moreless

  • Golf:

    Famed golf course (Kebo) minutes from the property....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Available for rental at several concessions in Bar Harbor and in Ellsworth. Can launch boat from beach below backyard of subject property....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    1.5 acres of lawns, gardens, brooks, and a pond for ducks and deer. Oak and pine canopy....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    two outdoor grills -- gas and charcoal...moreless

  • Patio
  • Tennis:

    available at nearby hotels...moreless

  • Terrace

Pool / Spa

  • Whirlpool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
August - week 5
Aug 29 - Sep 4, 2015
4 night min stay
$1,190
$6,940
September - Labor Day week
Sep 5 - Sep 11, 2015
4 night min stay
$1,190
$6,940
September - week 2
Sep 12 - Sep 18, 2015
4 night min stay
$1,150
$6,730
September - week 3
Sep 19 - Sep 25, 2015
4 night min stay
$1,090
$6,360
September - week 4
Sep 26 - Oct 2, 2015
4 night min stay
$1,020
$5,960
October - week 1
Oct 3 - Oct 9, 2015
4 night min stay
$960
$5,610
October - Columbus Day week
Oct 10 - Oct 16, 2015
5 night min stay
$960
$5,610
October - week 3
Oct 17 - Oct 23, 2015
4 night min stay
$890
$5,210
October - week 4
Oct 24 - Oct 30, 2015
4 night min stay
$770
$4,460
November - week 1
Oct 31 - Nov 6, 2015
4 night min stay
$580
$3,380
November - Veterans Day week
Nov 7 - Nov 13, 2015
5 night min stay
$510
$2,960
November - week 3
Nov 14 - Nov 20, 2015
4 night min stay
$460
$2,700
November - Thanksgiving week
Nov 21 - Nov 27, 2015
5 night min stay
$620
$3,630
December - week 1
Nov 28 - Dec 4, 2015
4 night min stay
$615
$3,595
December - week 2
Dec 5 - Dec 11, 2015
4 night min stay
$615
$3,595
December - week 3
Dec 12 - Dec 18, 2015
4 night min stay
$615
$3,595
December - Christmas - 2015
Dec 19 - Dec 25, 2015
5 night min stay
$1,025
$5,975
January - New Years - 2016
Dec 26 - Jan 1, 2016
5 night min stay
$1,025
$5,975
January - New Years week
Jan 2 - Jan 8, 2016
4 night min stay
$850
$4,975
May - week 1
Apr 30 - May 6, 2016
4 night min stay
$710
$4,110 $32,000
May - week 2 - Mothers Day
May 7 - May 13, 2016
4 night min stay
$820
$4,690 $32,000
May - week 3
May 14 - May 20, 2016
4 night min stay
$1,195
$6,975 $32,000
May - week 4
May 21 - May 27, 2016
4 night min stay
$1,290
$7,475 $32,000
May - week 5 - Memorial Day
May 28 - Jun 3, 2016
5 night min stay
$1,390
$7,975 $32,000
June - week 1
Jun 4 - Jun 10, 2016
4 night min stay
$1,395
$7,975 $33,500
June - week 2
Jun 11 - Jun 17, 2016
4 night min stay
$1,495
$8,475 $33,500
June - week 3 - Fathers Day
Jun 18 - Jun 24, 2016
5 night min stay
$8,975
$1,595 $33,500
June - week 4
Jun 25 - Jul 1, 2016
4 night min stay
$9,975
$1,745 $33,500
July - week 1 - 4th of July
Jul 2 - Jul 8, 2016
5 night min stay
$2,195
$12,450 $43,500
July - week 2
Jul 9 - Jul 15, 2016
4 night min stay
$1,950
$10,975 $43,500
July - week 3
Jul 16 - Jul 22, 2016
4 night min stay
$1,950
$10,975 $43,500
July - week 4
Jul 23 - Jul 29, 2016
4 night min stay
$1,950
$10,975 $43,500
August - week 1
Jul 30 - Aug 5, 2016
5 night min stay
$1,950
$10,975 $52,500
August - week 2
Aug 6 - Aug 12, 2016
4 night min stay
$1,950
$10,975 $52,500
August - week 3
Aug 13 - Aug 19, 2016
4 night min stay
$1,950
$10,975 $52,500
August - week 4
Aug 27 - Sep 2, 2016
4 night min stay
$1,950
$10,975 $52,500
September - week 1 - Labor Day
Sep 3 - Sep 9, 2016
5 night min stay
$1,775
$9,975 $33,500
September - week 2
Sep 10 - Sep 16, 2016
4 night min stay
$1,590
$8,975 $33,500
September - week 3
Sep 17 - Sep 23, 2016
4 night min stay
$1,490
$8,475 $33,500
September - week 4
Sep 24 - Sep 30, 2016
4 night min stay
$1,390
$7,950 $33,500
October - week 1
Oct 1 - Oct 7, 2016
4 night min stay
$1,390
$7,950 $34,750
October - week 2 - Columbus
Oct 8 - Oct 14, 2016
5 night min stay
$1,390
$7,950 $34,750
October - week 3
Oct 15 - Oct 21, 2016
4 night min stay
$1,290
$7,250 $34,750
October - week 4
Oct 22 - Oct 28, 2016
4 night min stay
$1,290
$7,250 $34,750
October - week 5
Oct 29 - Nov 4, 2016
4 night min stay
$1,125
$6,450 $34,750
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Additional information available at the subject property's web site: oceansedgemaine.com.

Also, although this commercial web site does not make them easy to find here, please do note that testimonials from over 65 guests and covering every seasonal week during the last several years are posted within this website.

In order to ensure the financial identity of our guests, guests send payments benefiting the property owner, by mail or by wire, directly to an officer at a local branch of a national bank, who is named in the lease -- not to a property owner, property manager, or agent thereof. For the same reason, guests do not make payments by credit card or through any data base entry system.


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Location

10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Trenton
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
numerous
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Kebo Valley (public)
150 Miles
Nearest Train
Portland
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 3
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
numerous
Bar Harbor
Nearest Beach
Hulls Cove

The property is located on the ocean, in the Hulls Cove neighborhood, in the Town of Bar Harbor. Bar Harbor is the largest and most historic community on Mount Desert Island, in 'Downeast' Coastal Maine. Mount Desert Island's approximately 30,000 acres are chiefly comprised of the Acadia National Park. Acadia rightfully claims to be one of the most beautiful scenic treasures in America, featuring both stunning ocean landscapes and mountainous woodlands undiminished by time or by man. Bar Harbor and Mt. Desert Island offer: superior bars and restaurants, night clubs, nearby athletic facilities, a nationally renowned and stunningly beautiful public golf course (Kebo), immediate proximity to the Park's salt and fresh water beaches, convenient and abundant connections to airports in Bangor and Trenton, whale watching, deep sea fishing, sailing, antique shopping and L.L. Beans nearby, and signature lobsters night and day. (Homeaway software blocks spacing for paragraphs).

Other Activities: Acadia National Park

Golf: The nearby Kebo Valley Club is available to the public. The fabled 'Kebo' is stunningly beautiful, historic, and challenging.

Ski: Mount Desert Island's 30,000-acre Acadia National Park is world renown for cross country skiing in visually spectacular surroundings during the holidays and throughout the winter months.

Additional information available at the subject property's web site: oceansedgemaine.com

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1979

About the owner: The subject property has been family-owned for three generations and 35 years. The vacation rental business has been in operation for 19 years. Additional information available at the subject property's web site: oceansedgemaine.com

Why the Owner Chose Bar Harbor:
Testimonials: although this commercial web site does not make them easy to find here, please do note, here or at the property-specific web site, that testimonials from over 65 guests and covering every seasonal week during the last several years are posted and available for review.

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
1) Actual ocean frontage. The subject property's ocean frontage is not compromised by the public Shore Path that commonly divides (usually with fencing) the ocean shore from the ocean-side lawns of some of the otherwise desirable properties in Bar Harbor. 2) For noise and traffic and crowds not being a factor at the Hulls Cove property, our guests can observe wildlife in the very backyard of the property and throughout the immediate neighborhood, night and day, as would be utterly impossible at other rental properties. Being able to observe and be in the company of that wildlife has been the chief joy of most of our guests, including as to the white tailed deer and their fawns, pet red squirrels and chipmunks, the mallard ducks and ducklings in the property’s pond and streams; plus foxes, raccoons, and innumerable birds (eagles, owls, woodpeckers, songbirds, red tailed hawks, and some unusual Canadian birds). Please see the owner’s web site, including as to photos and comments by previous guests. 3) Also unlike other properties on Mount Desert Island, this property is not compromised by dangerous cliffs or by shoreline rip currents that would make difficult or dangerous access to the shore and to the ocean water itself, not to mention being a mortal danger to children and to pets. 4) A public-way Shore Path separates most shorefront homes in Bar Harbor from the shoreline. The Shore Path does not exist, at all, in the Hulls Cove neighborhood. Therefore no coming and going of walkers and gawkers compromises our guests’ ocean views. Nor their ocean quiet enjoyment of the property. Nor their privacy. Because there is no Shore Path at Hulls Cove, our guests do not look out over the lawn above the ocean to fences, hedges, gates, or the like. Instead, our guests can have unobstructed views, can enjoy the patios and decks in privacy, and can descend to the beach at any time in order to launch a kayak, or be alone with the sound of the waves.


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  • South-facing ocean-breeze patio from 3 French doors.  Beach deck on shore below.

    South-facing ocean-breeze patio from 3 French doors. Beach deck on shore below.

  • Oceanview from patio via 4 French doors, and from 2nd-floor bedroom balconies.

    Oceanview from patio via 4 French doors, and from 2nd-floor bedroom balconies.

  • Oceanside of subject property

    Oceanside of subject property

  • kayaking from beach below the lawn

    kayaking from beach below the lawn

  • Living room.  French doors/patio to left, dining room ahead, fireplace to right

    Living room. French doors/patio to left, dining room ahead, fireplace to right

  • 3 fireplaces: this library, and master bedroom and living room.

    3 fireplaces: this library, and master bedroom and living room.

  • Master bedroom. Fireplace to left, French doors and 2nd-story balcony face ocean

    Master bedroom. Fireplace to left, French doors and 2nd-story balcony face ocean

  • master bedroom balcony overlooking ocean below

    master bedroom balcony overlooking ocean below

  • One of the 4 bedrooms, this on 2nd floor with oceanview and balcony.

    One of the 4 bedrooms, this on 2nd floor with oceanview and balcony.

  • Kitchen. ocean-facing French doors to deck/dining. Large windows, 3 skylights.

    Kitchen. ocean-facing French doors to deck/dining. Large windows, 3 skylights.

  • Dining room with outdoor brick patio and 4 tables for additional dining

    Dining room with outdoor brick patio and 4 tables for additional dining

  • Maine Room. Oceanview.

    Maine Room. Oceanview.

  • Oceanside and south-facing, taken from deck above beach.

    Oceanside and south-facing, taken from deck above beach.

  • Sunrise viewed from backyard and beach

    Sunrise viewed from backyard and beach

  • Front door entrance facing: foyer, living room, patio - oceanview

    Front door entrance facing: foyer, living room, patio - oceanview

  • Library. Bookcases, fireplace,  and TV to right.

    Library. Bookcases, fireplace, and TV to right.

  • Master bedroom. To the right, French doors and 2nd-story balcony facing ocean.

    Master bedroom. To the right, French doors and 2nd-story balcony facing ocean.

  • Master bedroom. French doors and 2nd-story balcony face lawn below and ocean.

    Master bedroom. French doors and 2nd-story balcony face lawn below and ocean.

  • view from patios and backyard, and from 2nd-story decks

    view from patios and backyard, and from 2nd-story decks

  • 2nd bedroom on 2nd floor. Ocean-facing French doors and balcony to left.

    2nd bedroom on 2nd floor. Ocean-facing French doors and balcony to left.

  • 1st floor bedroom facing gardens. Bathroom to left equipped for elderly/infirm.

    1st floor bedroom facing gardens. Bathroom to left equipped for elderly/infirm.

  • Maine Room on 1st floor. 4 beds. Oceanview. Surround sound/TV and stereo.

    Maine Room on 1st floor. 4 beds. Oceanview. Surround sound/TV and stereo.

  • Ocean breeze brick patio, from 3 French doors (living room and dining room).

    Ocean breeze brick patio, from 3 French doors (living room and dining room).

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    10
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    4.75
  • Property type
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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within an hour
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 07/29/2015
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Private, quiet on-the-ocean estate -- panoramic vista. Close to town/Acadia

Bar Harbor #147039ha

4 BR  4.75 BA  Sleeps 10

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