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Your Most Memorable Vacation Ever, on the Ocean. Dogs Welcome! Central Air.

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Sit on the rocks... Enjoy spectacular ocean, rocks, tidal pools, scents & sounds


Last updated: 12/17/2014

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Bar Harbor house description

New luxury home was completed in 2013. Three floors. Two master bedrooms with king beds; three with queen beds; one with three twin beds. Accomodates up to twelve.

Central air conditioning is most welcome during the infrequent periods when temperature reaches the high 80's or above; at other times, because we carefully designed the house (with 54 extra large windows and 8 French doors) to benefit from the prevailing winds off the water, you'll love the zephery breezes that make the inside air heavenly. The whole-house air filtration system keeps the air pristine even if all the windows are closed.

And just in case Bar Harbor experiences a power outage during a storm, you'll really appreciate our whole-house backup generator!

Our hot tub is nestled in a rock outcropping surrounded by trees, but with a lovely view of Frenchman's Bay. If you wish to use it, we charge a $100 fee to cover the cost of providing completely hygienic water ... we empty it, refill it, and carefully calibrate the chemicals used to make sure it's pure for your group. You, however, are responsible for doing a simple test prior to each of your uses.

If you love to cook, you'll find our kitchen and pantry (and equipment and food) make this the most enjoyable place you've ever cooked. See our website,, for full details.

If you're proficient in yoga, you may be eligible (at your own risk) to use our yoga wall (after signing a liability release agreement).

If you were to never leave our property, you could easily have your most relaxing, meditative, nature-appreciating vacation ever. And at the other extreme, if you were to explore Acadia National Park to the fullest every day, coming home in the evening to cocktails, dinner and the hot tub, you would have your most invigorating, exciting, nature-appreciating vacation ever...


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Property Type

  • House
  • 5400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Children Welcome:

    So long as your children are well-mannered and well-supervised, we very much welcome them. (We had one child who wrote on the walls and furniture, so to prevent this kind of surprise in the future, we do need to know ahead of time about the number and ages of children. Close supervision is necessary not only to prevent damage, but also to prevent accidents related to the hot tub, the ocean, etc....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking or vaping (e-cigarettes) anywhere in the house. Our 'no vaping' policy (which also prohibits bringing any vaping supplies into the house) protects your babies, children and/or dogs (as well as our own) from possibility of fatal ingestion of liquid nicotine residue accidentally spilled during vaping refilling operation. Since many of the vaping nicotine solutions include artificial flavors like bubble gum, cotton candy, etc, the possibility of babies or dogs licking at spills, or finding containers inadvertently left behind, is a serious concern. Therefore, we take every possible precaution to protect our guests' babies, children and dogs against these risks. For those of you who may vape, we trust you will understand and respect our policy. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We encourage you to bring your dogs, though you need to have our prior approval. You are responsible for cleaning up after them, inside and outside, and for properly supervising them to prevent damage. We have covers available for couches and beds that we expect to be used. A dog bed's available, and we leave a bowl of water in the kitchen (bowl will be cleaned and filled with fresh water prior to your arrival). The other dogs on the road are friendly, but we do ask that you leash your dogs when walking on our road. Please ask us for directions to the Little Long Pond Preserve, which the Rockefeller family kindly makes available to the public, and where you may safely allow your dog(s) to play, hike and swim off-leash. Little Long Pond is one of the most beautiful nature hikes on the Island! Bar Harbor is probably the most dog-friendly town you'll ever visit. And, just in case, a wonderful vet, Dr Fine (),available 24 hours a day, is only 10 minutes from our home....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The ground floor (two bedrooms, family room, bathroom and dog room) is wheel-chair accessible. There is plenty of room for us to set up a dining area in the family room, but the kitchen (on the first floor) is not wheel-chair accessible. If you're interested, please call us and we'll discuss its suitability for your needs in more detail....moreless

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Yoga Room: 1 queen

    Private entrance from patio; Ocean views. Yoga wall....moreless

  • Rose Room: 1 king

    Ocean views. Private bathroom. 50meg/sec port. Headset phone...moreless

  • Second Floor Master Suite: 1 king

    Ocean views;Skylight;TV;Office-50meg/sec port;Printer avail....moreless

  • Patio Room: 1 queen

    Ocean views;Private entrance from patio;20-75 lb dumbell set...moreless

  • Blue Room: 1 queen

    Ocean views; Sunporch (shared); 50meg/sec port; wired phone....moreless

  • Lavender Room: 3 twin/ single

    Windows on 3 sides--Glorious ocean & rock outcropping views....moreless

  • Every bedroom offers a view of the sunrise from your pillow. The mattresses are the most comfortable (firm) you'll find anywhere. Each room has a wired cable internet port (50 meg/sec download). Windows are many, and extra-large. During heat waves (infrequent, but it's possible to have one during your own vacation!), you'll surely appreciate the central air conditioning....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Outdoor Shower: outdoor shower

    Gorgeous views (of Frenchman's Bay)....moreless

  • Second Floor Shared Bathrooom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Ocean views from tub....moreless

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, shower, jetted tub, bidet

    Our separate shower room (2 showers) offers grand ocean view...moreless

  • Patio Room Shower: shower

    Not as nice as the shower in the shared bathroom, but......moreless

  • Rose Room Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Beautiful view of Zen Garden and rock outcroppings....moreless

  • Ground Floor Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Shared by Yoga and Patio Bedrooms....moreless

  • Powder Room: toilet

    View of Zen Garden....moreless

  • All seven showers have instant hot water, with constant pressure no matter how many showers and tubs are being used; and all but two have gorgeous views. Master bathroom includes: shower room with 220 degree ocean view; two independently-controlled shower heads; two sinks; toilet and bidet; whirlpool tub with views of magnificent rock outcroppings. Guest bathroom includes tub and shower. Altogether, there are six showers (including out-door shower with ocean view). All bathrooms have an ample supply of luxurious towels....moreless

Other Amenities

  • See the sunrise from every bed... or draw the curtains and sleep later. See the stars from most beds. See the sun sparkling on the water. Hear the waves. Smell the sea. Watch for the eagles. Enjoy your dogs enjoying themselves as much as you do. Cuddle with them at night! And, if you're summer guests, you'll never forget your seven course complementary banquet!...moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Time Warner Cable for TV and Internet. ...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    In Family Room (Surround Sound with 60' TV) BluRay/DVD Player, XBox, etc....moreless

  • Video Games


  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    We've got our own 'beach' covered with cobblestones, and our own little 'thunderhole', but the most spectacular aspect of our ocean frontage is our rocky ledges extending out into Frenchman's Bay......moreless

  • Mountain View:

    View of Champlain Mountain, as well as Frenchman's Bay and the Gulf of Maine, and the Porcupine Islands....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    From the house, your view begins with the open ocean (Gulf of Maine) and sweeps northward past Egg Rock Lighthouse, Schoodic Peninsula, Ironbound, the Thrumcap,Bald Porcupine Island and onto land....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    No other rental property on Mount Desert Island can compare, in terms of spectacular 220 degree view, and rocky ledges, easily accessible, extending out into Frenchman's Bay. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air conditioning and whole-house air filtration system; none of the musty smell that some of the older houses on the island have....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Dumbells ranging in weight from 20 lbs to 75 lbs....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant heating on first floor; baseboard hot water heating on ground and second floors....moreless

  • Internet:

    Time Warner Cable-based internet (@ 50 meg/sec); every room except bathrooms has hard-wired network connections; also, separate wi-fi modems on each floor assure high quality wireless connections....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    All bed linens are ironed, and colors are carefully selected to co-ordinate with room colors....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:


  • Telephone:

    Unlimited free calling within the U.S. All rooms (except bathrooms) have landline connections. Handsets for every most rooms....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Large, plush, beautiful bath towels, with plenty of extras....moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    See our website (; a link is located between 'Owner's Information' and '...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    Three decks with ocean views....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rental kayaks, tours and instruction are available in Bar Harbor, seven minutes away. You can easily launch your own kayak in Frenchman's Bay minutes away, paddling in the most stunning areas of FB....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    See our website ( for photos of lawn and gardens....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    We empty it out, refill it and carefully add/test chemicals for hygenic safety before each new rental; hence, the extra fee for those who wish to use our hot tub....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
After Columbus Day - May 2015
Oct 25 - May 23, 2015
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

June 2015
May 30 - Jun 20, 2015
7 night min stay

July & August 2015
Jun 27 - Aug 29, 2015
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $2,000
  • Hot Tub Use $100 + tax
  • Dog Cleanup (if needed) $200 + tax
  • Yoga Wall Use $1 + tax
  • Tax Rate 8%


Rates shown here are for groups of 5 to 8 people. July-August rates for groups of 1 to 4 people are $7500;for 9 to 12 people: $12500. Go to for off-season rates for 1-4 and 9-12 people.

Small weddings (dinner and all services must be arranged through us) may be considered during off-season months -- please call us to discuss.

Dog Fee: $200 (only if you fail to clean poo

50% down, plus $2000 deposit, upon signing of contract. Balance one month prior to rental period.

The rates shown above are for 5 to 8 people. For July-August rentals, rates for 1 to 4 people are $7500; for 9-12 people: $12000. For off-season rates for 1-4 and 9-12 people, visit our website at (A link is provided within the "Owner Info" tab.)

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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bangor is 40 miles; Bar Harbor Airport is 15 miles
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
McKays Pub and Restaurant
10 Miles
Nearest Ferry
To Cranberry and Swan's Islands;Winter Harbor.
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Many restaurants in Bar Harbor (walk, bike, drive)
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Sand Beach; Lake Wood;Seal Harbor Beach.

Car: Recommended

We've been vacationing here since 1972; we're available before and during your rental to give you advice based on your specific interests. We expect you'll have your best vacation ever at Rising Sun Cottage and in Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park!!!


Owner info

About the owner: We've been vacationing on MDI since our children were two and four (1972). This is our dream spot, which we bought thirty years ago, and with the help of a good friend, we designed our home to be equal to the very special setting. I was the general contractor, and watched over every detail of construction, living in it with my beloved dogs even before the house was fully enclosed. My wife selected and modified the magnificent colors on the walls (I personally enjoy the colors as much as the ocean views!); my own unique contributions are 'Notre Dame' (the Entrance Hall named after my favorite building in the world), 'Carnegie Hall' (the balcony designed for its accoustics for classical music), and the kitchen and pantry, which reflect my own design of space that makes the preparation of meals, from simple to complex, for groups small or large, a calm and fulfilling activity. Our home is fully dog-friendly, including a dog room with shower; a 1000 square foot enclosed dog run; dog beds, bowls, etc; a high quality 24-hour vet service available 10 minutes away in case of emergency; a sophisticated stretcher for transporting an ill or injured dog if the need should ever arise; cleaning supplies in case of 'accidents';and linens specially for dog-people whose dogs are accustomed to sleeping with them!

Why the Owner Chose Bar Harbor:
We bought this land because, the first time we visited at Thanksgiving of 1982, it spoke to our souls. For all the years when our careers didn't allow us to spend more than a few weeks on Mount Desert, we felt blessed just to be able to sit on our rocky ledges and love Frenchman's Bay and the Gulf of Maine. The photo gallery on our website ( hints at the natural beauty that'll surround you at Rising Sun.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
There is no other land like this, and we've put our creativity and love into making a home for ourselves and our dogs and our guests that befits land that our family views as sacred...

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  • Sit on the rocks... Enjoy spectacular ocean, rocks, tidal pools, scents & sounds

    Sit on the rocks... Enjoy spectacular ocean, rocks, tidal pools, scents & sounds

  • See the sunrise from every bed.

    See the sunrise from every bed.

  • See the beautiful gardens as you look out at the spectacular ocean views!

    See the beautiful gardens as you look out at the spectacular ocean views!

  • Living Room.

    Living Room.

  • Sunrise.


  • Brotherly Love...

    Brotherly Love...

  • Many interesting tidal pools for your children to explore.

    Many interesting tidal pools for your children to explore.

  • Ocean views everywhere!

    Ocean views everywhere!

  • Spectacular crashing waves after a storm.

    Spectacular crashing waves after a storm.

  • Bedroom with private patio entrance.

    Bedroom with private patio entrance.

  • From Almost Every Room, You'll Enjoy 220 Degree Views of the Ocean!

    From Almost Every Room, You'll Enjoy 220 Degree Views of the Ocean!

  • If you love colors in a summer garden, Rising Sun colors will make you happy!

    If you love colors in a summer garden, Rising Sun colors will make you happy!

  • Rising Sun from the driveway.

    Rising Sun from the driveway.

  • Master Bathroom.

    Master Bathroom.

  • Sun Room.

    Sun Room.

  • Kitchen has two sinks, and 100 sf of prep counters.

    Kitchen has two sinks, and 100 sf of prep counters.

  • Morning sun.

    Morning sun.

  • Living Room.

    Living Room.

  • Enjoy the best of Acadia, in the privacy of Rising Sun and our 330' shoreline.

    Enjoy the best of Acadia, in the privacy of Rising Sun and our 330' shoreline.

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