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On-the-Ocean Panorama. Elegant. Private. Historic. Endorsed. 20 Years, 5-Star.

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:4.5
  • Property type:Estate
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

The best.

More than 400 families coming to the Oceansedge property on Hulls Cove in Bar Harbor during the last 20 years have judged it to be far and away the best vacation rental property of its kind on the Maine Coast, for these 8 reasons:

(1) The Property – (2) the Home – (3) the Location – (4) the Views – (5) the Grounds – (6) the Ocean Frontage – (7) Acadia National Park – (8) Reputation


1) the PROPERTY

a) stature – a formal, elegant, and lavishly appointed ocean front home having a value of approximately $2 million.

b) acclaim – a perfect-score 5-star rating from every guest in 2014 and in 2015 (possibly a unique score among Homeaway’s innumerable listings nationwide), plus 70 such endorsements in prior years. (See endorsements).

c) international standing – discriminating guests have included persons of world renown professional distinction, including some household names in this country and abroad.

(Companies and institutions represented include, among others: Harvard Medical School; Wall Street’s Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs; Facebook; among banks, Bank of America and Wells Fargo and Barclays; numerous celebrated American law firms; plus recognized entities in the UK, Canada, Australia, Israel, France, Germany,, and the Bahamas.)

d) following -- for 20 years, families have been returning year after year to the property considered a vacation rental of distinction.

e) services – a staff of 6 people and various on-call contractors oversee the property year-round and continuously improve it. They also provide or arrange virtually any on-request concierge service including, among others: catering, ad hoc housekeeping, sports equipment leasing (bicycles, kayaks), cosmetology, professional photographers, guide service for hunting and fishing, transportation to and from airports, etc.

f) unique feature: wildlife – a chief joy of most of our guests has been the opportunity to observe nearly approachable wildlife; as is possible only for a property in Bar Harbor as set apart and private as is the Oceansedge property at Hulls Cove.

(That wildlife includes: families of white tailed deer and their fawns, pet red squirrels and chipmunks, 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 arctic birds]).

g) year-round availability – year-round availability, including winter holidays.


2) the HOME

a) house – stunning, formal 2-story single-family home, a New England cape.

b) contents – antiques, art collections, 4 libraries, military artifacts, taxidermied Maine predators, and unique appointments discussed in the 9-page “Property Description” available to you on request.

(Art: 200-year old English lithographic hunting and coaching prints, numerous maritime prints by famed John Stobart, depictions of New England landscapes and seascapes by Stow Wengenroth, vintage WW II prints by Alberto Varga, illustrations by N C Wyeth and Howard Pyle, antiquarian battle maps, various original oil paintings by Maine artists, etc.)

c) decor - traditional decor, including: oriental rugs; cherry and mahogany furnishings; hardwood floors; brass and crystal lighting, historic Astor wall sconces.

d) bedrooms – 4 bedrooms, sleeps 10 or more; 2nd-story bedrooms have French doors & walk-out decks overlooking ocean

e) bathrooms – 4 ½ baths, ensuite for each bedroom

f) kitchen – lavishly equipped kitchen; vaulted ceiling; large; sunlit bright for: 3 skylights, 18 track lights, LED under-cabinet lights, 2 ocean-facing picture windows, and french door opening to ocean-facing kitchen deck.

(Several collections of china and glassware and silverware, plus virtually every conceivable cooking device, appliances, and tools along with Calphalon cookware and lobster cookware).

g) libraries - 4 libraries: a formal library plus additional library collections in the living room and in two bedrooms; one of the largest of private libraries and includes extensive antiquarian collections.

h) eating areas – 5 eating areas, all with ocean views: formal dining room with french door (seats 8); kitchen also with french door (seats 6); deck off kitchen (seats 4); brick patio off living room and dining room (4 tables - seats 14); deck at the beach (seats 4)

I) audio/visual – Direct TV connections and a wireless internet connection to 5 large flat-screen TVs (3 bedrooms, kitchen, and library), plus both Bose and Pioneer surround sound systems.

j) 3 fireplaces

k) new and biggest-made Maytag washer/dryers equal to the needs of numerous guests, with commensurate hot water volume.

l) 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.


3) the LOCATION

a) ocean frontage – actual on-the-ocean shore frontage.

b) neighborhood - a quiet and distinguished neighborhood enclave, consisting of perhaps a dozen or more oceanfront homes of obvious distinction. Located on a 100-acre peninsula surmounted by a spruce and pine hilltop, circumnavigated by a private-road. In Bar Harbor, on the shoreline of Hulls Cove, overlooking Frenchmans Bay and its islands, and the North Atlantic beyond.

(Hulls Cove was the original 19th century epicenter of the town (then called Eden), and the location of several Gilded Age mansions along with a pier near the subject property, which received from tenders the owners of the world’s greatest yachts and the admirals of the American Great White Fleet.)

c) privacy – private, posted neighbohood assocaition road, leading to also-posted 1,000' driveway to house at the edge of the ocean

d) absence of noise, traffic, and crowds – The set-apart aspect of the subject property, which is highly unusual relative to most rental properties in Bar Harbor and on the Island, ensures quiet, privacy, solitude, personal safety.


4) the VIEWS

a) South-facing views – 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.

b) Action – within hailing distance of working lobster boats. The Bar Harbor Yacht Club fleet active on opposite shore of Hulls Cove

c) Subjects – view of the anchorage for the world's most famous cruise ships (Queen Elizabeth II, Queen Mary) and a mansion-studded shoreline.

d) Ambiance – The subject home faces directly south toward the oncoming sea breezes: the sight and sound and smell of the moving ocean.


5) the GROUNDS

a) entrance – 1.5 acres beginning at pink granite walled entrance. Meticulously maintained and extensively illuminated grounds. Including 4 ponds descending 1000' driveway through the woods to: the house, gardens, a house-flanking murmuring brook, and paramount ocean views.

b) approach - parking area and approach to the front door circumnavigate beachstone walls, rare ostrich ferns, and crushed pink granite stone from Rockefeller estate.

c) oceanside - patios and decks, broadlawn ocean vistas.


6) the WATERFRONT

a) waterfront access – direct water access to private beachfront, over pink granite steps from backyard lawn to deck at the beach.

b) kayaking – "anytime" kayaking from the beach below the subject property, over Hulls Cove toward Bar Harbor Yacht Club, past Gilded Age shorefront homes and intervening hotels and restaurants, to the Town’s marina, and to the islands beyond.

c) sunset deck at beach – dining table and deck furniture, proximate to working lobster boats, passing and basking seals and seal pups, views of Bar Harbor’s boat basin including cruise ships on display in port.

d) lighting – the waterfront portion of the property offers optional floodlighting such that watching the ocean waves can be as much enjoyed at night as during the days, under “daylight” white floodlights, or in blue and green.

e) unobstructed views and privacy – although 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; no coming and going of walkers and gawkers compromise our guests’ ocean views, nor their privacy.

f) mooring -- on-request mooring is available for small and large boats.


7) the ACADIA NATIONAL PARK

a) proximity -- subject property located within 1 mile (walking/bicycling distance) of the official Reception Center for Acadia National Park

b) things to do – the Park’s 30,000 acres include 100 miles of car-less bicycling and jogging, past lakes and ponds and mountain vistas, plus additional mountain climbing and hiking and fishing and swimming opportunities, all leading to and from the several shoreline villages and towns on Mountain Desert Island.

c) incomparability – few if any other significant rental properties can claim the same distinguishing convenience of being so proximate to the Park’s Reception Center.

(Acadia is the 2nd most-visited of the National Parks because Bar Harbor and Mount Desert 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).


(8) Reputation

Owned for 35 years. Leased during “the season” (and now in off-season weeks as well) for the most recent 20 years.

Arguably the best luxury rental property of its kind on the Maine Coast. You should come.

Owner

Member since: 2006

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Calendar last updated: 12/03/2016

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:

    Actually ON the ocean, the property offers a place for children to smell and feel salt air, to literally "get their feet wet" exploring nature all day, to enjoy unimpeded views of the stars at night. Importantly, this property is on a private and posted road, in a private 100-acre peninsula enclave of perhaps just 18 homes, all distinguished. The driveway from that private road to the house itself is 1,000' in length. Meaning, this is not only a quiet neighborhood but also an eminently safe neighborhood. Additionally, because the property is set apart from the commotion of traffic and tourists, the property abounds with wildlife: nearly tame deer, and ducks and their ducklings, who come to the chain of ponds along the driveway, and into the backyard of the house itself. Likewise, an array of eagles, hawks, owls, and some arctic birds pass by. Tame chipmunks eat from their benefactors' hands. Seal pups on the beach. A red fox sometimes. This is a paradisiacal property for children...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Guests using wheelchairs have found the house and property easy to manage. There is one step up at the front door, which is an exceptionally wide door. There is also one step down from the house to backyard oceanfront brick patios and to the kitchen deck. There is one step down from the patios and deck to the backard lawn....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Master bedroom - 2nd floor with deck, library, ocean view: 1 king

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

  • Alternate Master Bedroom - 2nd floor with deck, ocean view: 1 queen

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

  • Maine Room - 1st floor - oceanview: 2 double, 2 twin/ single

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

  • Guest bedroom - 1st floor - convenient for infirm, elderly: 1 queen

    garden side - private bath - 1st floor, equipped for infirm....moreless

  • This portion of the Homeaway web site limits the number of characters with which the property owner can describe the 4 large bedrooms in the subject property. Therefore, the property owner has provided here a description of only the master bedroom. Please contact the owner for the same kind of thorough description (and imbedded photos) of the other 3 bedrooms and their attached baths. (1) Master bedroom a) ocean view from 2nd story, ocean breezes b) king bed c) imported monogrammed linens (Restoration Hardware) d) traditional furniture (Harden), and antiques d) french door to 2nd-story oceanview deck, with exterior furniture (LL Bean) on deck e) high-gloss hardwood floors, mahogany f) brass table lighting and brass furniture hardware g) oriental rugs, antique Persian h) hand-painted tiled fireplace i) 400-volume library and reading area in this room j) walk-in closet k) art (various lithographic prints) l) wide-screen TV m) south-facing, to sunrise/sunset, moonrise/moon n) a/c ...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

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

    private bath off oceanview master bedroom, tiled, brass, etc...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: Alternate Master: toilet, combination tub/shower

    private bath off oceanview 2nd bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: Maine Room: toilet, combination tub/shower

    private bath off oceanview bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: Guest: toilet, combination tub/shower

    private bath off garden side bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 5: Foyer: toilet

    1/2 bath off foyer...moreless

  • This portion of the Homeaway web site limits the number of characters with which the property owner can describe the bathrooms attached to each of the 4 large bedrooms in the subject property. Therefore the property owner has provided here a description of only the master bedroom’s bathroom. Please contact the owner for the same kind of thorough description (and imbedded photos) as to the other bathrooms attached to each of the 4 bedrooms. (1a) Master bath a) full, en suite, renovated and bright bathroom with ocean breezes b) tiled floors and shower c) whirlpool bath d) traditional brass wall sconces (by JVI) b) monogrammed towels (by Matouk, and LL Bean), c) appointments (by Kimball Shop) d) art (by Alberto Vargas) e) window view of ocean...moreless

Other Amenities

  • The Hulls Cove property is a formal and luxurious vacation rental, meaning guests reasonably expect all of the following: – elegant furnishings (distingusihed furniture, recognizable art, abundant libraries, distinctive lighting fixtures, formal antique rugs and other floor coverings, the best of outdoor furniture) -- a décor with cachet, thematically intriguing, eclectic, befittingly New England-ish and Maine-ish. – superior inventories of every kind (name-brand table settings, linens, towels, drapes, kitchen equipment, etc.) – flawless professional presentation on arrival, an on-call housekeeping and catering staff, an obligation to do precisely nothing on departure. – an undistracted dialogue with the surroundings, including: peace and privacy, ocean views, waves on the beach, safety, alfresco dining, the company of gentle wildlife, stars on the seas. – only fond memories....moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books:

    Libraries: Possibly the largest collection in Northern New England, including antique and rare books. -- Living room -- MBR -- Maine Room -- Library -- sometimes, Foyer...moreless

  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV service, all TVs. Includes DVR for all TVs, for immediate and remote recording of programs....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: -- MBR -- Alternate MBR -- kitchen -- library, with Bose surround sound -- Maine Room, with large-speaker Onkyo surround sound...moreless

  • VCR

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • 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:

    Ocean views: storm waves, seals, eagles, lobster boats, BH Yacht Club sailboats, Gilded Age homes, Cadillac mountain range, Porcupine Islands, cruise ship basin, Town waterfront, North Atlantic....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. Nothing stands between the subject property and the ocean's edge....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Ocean views: storm waves, seals, eagles, lobster boats, BH Yacht Club sailboats, Gilded Age homes, Cadillac mountain range, Porcupine Islands, cruise ship basin, Town waterfront, North Atlantic....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. Acadia is 2nd-most visited of the national parks -- a testimony to its physical beauty, tourist services, and its safety among world destinations....moreless

  • Town:

    Bar Harbor is New England's foremost seaside resort. It is host to the 2nd-most visited national parks -- a testimony to its physical beauty, tourist services, and its safety among world destinations...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:

    Actually ON the ocean, the property offers a place for children to smell and feel salt air, to literally "get their feet wet" exploring nature all day, to enjoy unimpeded views of the stars all night....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:

    (a) formal dining room (seats 6 - 8) french door to patio, ocean (art: 200-yr Eng hunt prints) , (b) opt living room (6 - 8), (c) 3 patio dining tables (seats 14), and (d) ocean deck (4). Total 30....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 30 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    A/C available...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Maytag Maxima. A new machine. The largest commercially made for residential properties. 1st floor....moreless

  • Fireplace:

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

  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    electric heat...moreless

  • Internet:

    high speed wireless...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Fully inventoried. Includes imported lux European bed linens, monogramed. Maintained by housekeeper. Guests definitely need not bring with them linens or the like. Housekeeping service optional....moreless

  • Living Room:

    large living room: -- 2 ocean-facing french doors. -- seating area: 8 or more, opt add'l -- fireplace -- traditional furniture (Harden), antiques -- 800-vol library -- Bose stereo -- art: Stobart...moreless

  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    abundant parking -- 1,000' driveway intentionally wide enough to accommodate social-event parking. Also, parking circle around Fern Garden at front door, and parking for numerous cars there....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Fully inventoried, with back-up inventory. Monogramed towels. By Mantouk. Also by LL Bean. Guests need bring with them no towels or the like....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Maytag Maxima. A new machine. Largest commercially made for residential properties. Supported by an 80-gallon Rheem hot water heater and recharger -- largest residential hot water heater. 1st floor....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    high speed wireless. Serves the house and oceanfront brick patio....moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    Several coffee makers, including a Koenig....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully equipped, best cookware (Calphalon), with reserves as well. Nothing lacking. Also all cookware needed for cooking lobsters. Caterer for in-house cooking available on request, advance notice ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    fully equipped. Several sets of china, including gold edge china for formal dining and entertaining. Accompanying formal, monogrammed, imported linen place settings and napkins, Oneida silverware....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    New dishwasher, chrome....moreless

  • Freezer:

    Freezer, including ice maker....moreless

  • 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:

    Microwave. Largest available....moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Fully equipped, best cookware (Calphalon), with reserves as well. Nothing lacking. Also all cookware needed for cooking lobsters. Caterer for in-house cooking available on request, advance notice...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Refrigerator, chrome....moreless

  • Stove:

    Stove, chrome....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    Toasters, including toaster oven....moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Each of two upstairs bedrooms open through french doors to ocean-facing balconies. Spectacular ocean views. Ocean breezes. Furnished (LL Bean)....moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles:

    The property is within 1 mile of Reception Center for Acadia National Park, gateway to 50 miles of ideal, safe (no cars) bicycling. Rental bicycles available for lease from numerous local vendors....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/chairs, (3) ocean-facing deck off kitchen, table/chairs. Illuminated....moreless

  • Golf:

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

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Arguably the best location on Mt Desert Island for kayaking. Rental vendors in Bar Harbor deliver to house. Can launch boat from beach below backyard of subject property -- no transporting needed....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    1.5 acres of : -- lawns, moss -- stone gardens -- brooks -- a chain of ponds paralleling the driveway, and frequented by ducks and deer -- and by peepers. -- 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
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
December - week 1
Dec 3 - Dec 9, 2016
4 night min stay
$595
$3,950
December - week 2
Dec 10 - Dec 16, 2016
4 night min stay
$595
$3,950
December - week 3
Dec 17 - Dec 23, 2016
4 night min stay
$595
$3,950
December - week 4 - Christmas
Dec 24 - Dec 30, 2016
5 night min stay
$1,195
$7,975
January - week 1 - NYE - 2017
Dec 31 - Jan 6, 2017
5 night min stay
$1,095
$6,975
January - week 2
Jan 7 - Jan 13, 2017
4 night min stay
$625
$3,950
January - week 3
Jan 14 - Jan 20, 2017
4 night min stay
$695
$4,475
January - week 4
Jan 21 - Jan 27, 2017
4 night min stay
$595
$3,950
February - week 1
Jan 28 - Feb 3, 2017
4 night min stay
$595
$3,950
March - week 1
Feb 25 - Mar 3, 2017
4 night min stay
$695
$3,950
March - week 2
Mar 4 - Mar 10, 2017
4 night min stay
$795
$4,650
March - week 3
Mar 11 - Mar 17, 2017
4 night min stay
$795
$4,475
March - week 4
Mar 18 - Mar 24, 2017
4 night min stay
$795
$4,475
March - week 5
Mar 25 - Mar 31, 2017
4 night min stay
$795
$4,475
April - week 1
Apr 1 - Apr 7, 2017
4 night min stay
$845
$4,750
April - week 2
Apr 8 - Apr 14, 2017
4 night min stay
$845
$5,450
April - week 3
Apr 15 - Apr 21, 2017
4 night min stay
$945
$5,950
April - week 4
Apr 22 - Apr 28, 2017
4 night min stay
$945
$5,950
May - week 1
Apr 29 - May 5, 2017
4 night min stay
$945
$5,950
May - week 2
May 6 - May 12, 2017
4 night min stay
$1,095
$6,950
May - week 3 - Mothers Day
May 13 - May 19, 2017
4 night min stay
$1,250
$7,950
May - week 4
May 20 - May 26, 2017
4 night min stay
$1,395
$8,950
May - wk 5 - Mem Day
May 27 - Jun 2, 2017
5 night min stay
$1,525
$9,950
June - wk 3 - Fathers (5 nite)
Jun 18 - Jun 22, 2017
5 night min stay

$8,950
June - week 5 (3 nites)
Jun 28 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay

$4,950
July - week 1 - 4th of July
Jul 1 - Jul 7, 2017
7 night min stay

$13,950
July - week 2 - 2017
Jul 8 - Jul 14, 2017
7 night min stay

$12,450
July - week 3 - 2017
Jul 15 - Jul 21, 2017
7 night min stay

$12,450
July - week 4 - Parents Day
Jul 22 - Jul 28, 2017
7 night min stay

$12,450
August - week 1 (6 nites)
Jul 29 - Aug 3, 2017
6 night min stay

$11,950
August - week 4 - 2017
Aug 19 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay

$13,450
August - week 5 - 2017
Aug 26 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$12,950
Sept - week 1 - Labor Day
Sep 2 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay

$11,950
Sept - wk 2 Patriots (6 nites)
Sep 9 - Sep 14, 2017
6 night min stay

$10,950
Sept - week 4
Sep 22 - Sep 29, 2017
7 night min stay

$9,950
October - week 1
Sep 30 - Oct 6, 2017
4 night min stay
$1,390
$8,950
October - week 2
Oct 7 - Oct 13, 2017
5 night min stay
$1,390
$8,950
October - week 3
Oct 14 - Oct 20, 2017
4 night min stay
$1,245
$7,950
October - week 4
Oct 21 - Oct 27, 2017
4 night min stay
$1,145
$6,950
October - week 5
Oct 28 - Nov 3, 2017
4 night min stay
$995
$5,950
November - week 1
Nov 4 - Nov 10, 2017
4 night min stay
$925
$5,950
November - week 2 - Veterans
Nov 11 - Nov 17, 2017
5 night min stay
$925
$5,950
November - wk 3 - Thanksgiving
Nov 18 - Nov 24, 2017
5 night min stay
$925
$5,950
November - week 4
Nov 25 - Dec 1, 2017
5 night min stay
$850
$4,950
December - week 1
Dec 2 - Dec 8, 2017
4 night min stay
$695
$3,950
December - week 2
Dec 9 - Dec 15, 2017
4 night min stay
$695
$3,950
December - week 3
Dec 16 - Dec 22, 2017
4 night min stay
$695
$3,950
December - week 4 - Christmas
Dec 23 - Dec 29, 2017
5 night min stay
$1,195
$7,975
January - week 1 - New Years
Dec 30 - Jan 5, 2018
5 night min stay
$1,195
$7,975

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Also, please do note that testimonials from over 65 guests and covering every seasonal week during the last several years are posted within this website.


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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
The Chart Room. Most popular restaurant on coast.
Hulls Cove, Bar Harbor, ME, USA
Nearest Beach
Hulls Cove

The property is located on the ocean, in the Hulls Cove neighborhood, in the Town of Bar Harbor.

1) Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor is the largest and most historic community on Mount Desert Island, in 'Downeast' Coastal Maine.

2) Mount Desert Island

Mount Desert Island's approximately 30,000 acres are chiefly comprised of the Acadia National Park.

3) 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.

4) Things to do

Bar Harbor and Mt. Desert Island offer:

-- superior bars and restaurants (approximately 100), 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.

5) Things to do within, Acadia National Park:

The Park's main reception center, which is less than a mile from the subject property, is the gateway to 50 miles of historic "carriage roads" built by the Rockefellers, almost precisely 100 years ago, seemingly without regard to expense.

The carriage roads are devoid of automobiles of any kind. The perfectly maintained crushed stone roads are therefore ideal for:

-- bicycling: rental bicycles are available from numerous vendors and can be delivered to the subject property.

As mentioned, The Park's main reception center, which is less than a mile from the subject property, is the gateway to 50 miles of historic "carriage roads" -- for bicyclists, the roads are safe, far reaching (connecting to every town and village on the Island), and offer sumptuous scenery.

-- kayaking: rental kayaks are available from numerous vendors and can be delivered to the subject property.

(The subject property offers arguably the best kayaking location on the Island - with the kayaks being launch-able from the backyard virtually on a whim.)

-- fishing: salt water and fresh water.

(Witch Hole Pond, near the subject property, is worthy of a capable fly fisherman.)

-- hiking and mountain climbing: the Park offers many mountain climbing opportunities ranging from "easy for almost anyone" to "not for the faint of heart".

-- jogging: the Park's carriage roads offer many stunning jogging routes.

One of the best is the 5.6-mile route (with optional extensions) around Witch Hole Pond, which begins within a mile of the subject property.

-- skiing: 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.

 

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 20 years. Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce.

Why the Owner Chose Hulls Cove, Bar Harbor, ME, USA:
The property owner has retained this property for over 3 decades, and has kept the property in this business, because innumerable guests have reported that the property favorably changed their lives and engendered some of the most fulfilling memories of their lifetimes. Every rating submitted by approximately 4 dozen guests coming to Oceans Edge in 2014 and 2015 was a perfect-score 5-star rating. The 'testimonials" section of this web site contains more than 65 recent endorsements, all of them complimentary. The property's almost 4,000 guests of 20 years regard the Hulls Cove property as the best in the business among the market area's 700 competitors. For the guests' reasoning, please see "unique benefits" immediately below.

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
(1) actual ocean frontage - (2) safer shoreline - (3) uncompromised privacy - (4) 1 mile to Acadia National Park - (5) wildlife - (6) endorsements - (7) 20-year reputation 1) Actual ocean frontage The subject property is truly on the ocean. 2) safer shoreline Unlike many other properties on Mount Desert Island’s shoreline, this property is free of steep cliffs and 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 or to the elderly. 3) Unobstructed oceanfront, unimpeded views, unlimited water access, and complete privacy. A public-way “Shore Path” commonly divides (often with metal fencing) the ocean shore from the ocean-side lawns of some of the otherwise desirable oceanfront properties in Bar Harbor. The Shore Path does not exist, at all, in the Hulls Cove neighborhood. Our guests therefore enjoy ocean views unobstructed by fences, hedges, gates, or the like. They can also enjoy the backyard patios and decks in privacy from gawkers. They can descend to the beach at any time in order to launch a kayak, or be alone with the sound of the waves. 4) Location The Reception area for Acadia National Park’s 30,000 acres is within 1 mile of the property. 5) Wildlife For noise and traffic and crowds not being a factor at the Hulls Cove property, a chief joy of our guests has consisted of observing wildlife in the very backyard of the property, night and day, as would be utterly impossible at other rental properties located near the din of Main Street. (Wildlife: white tailed deer and their fawns; pet red squirrels and chipmunks; mallard ducks and ducklings in the property’s pond and streams; foxes and raccoons; innumerable birds [eagles, owls, ospreys, woodpeckers, songbirds, red tailed hawks, and arctic birds]). 6) Endorsements Please see the owner’s web site, including photos and comments provided by 100 previous guests. 7) Reputation Our 20th season


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Photos

  • Hulls Cove, oceanfront.

    Hulls Cove, oceanfront.

  • 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.

  • Kayaking from beach below the lawn. Safe. Convenient as a whim. Boats delivered.

    Kayaking from beach below the lawn. Safe. Convenient as a whim. Boats delivered.

  • Living room. Expandable antique table (foreground), with dining room, seats 12+.

    Living room. Expandable antique table (foreground), with dining room, seats 12+.

  • Library. English club motif. Drapes, Maine flags. Persian oriental rug, scarlet.

    Library. English club motif. Drapes, Maine flags. Persian oriental rug, scarlet.

  • View across Hulls Cove to Bar Harbor Yacht Club, Gilded Age mansions, the harbor

    View across Hulls Cove to Bar Harbor Yacht Club, Gilded Age mansions, the harbor

  • Master bedroom. Oceanview deck: Town harbor, cruise ship basin, BH Yacht Club.

    Master bedroom. Oceanview deck: Town harbor, cruise ship basin, BH Yacht Club.

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

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

  • north side entrance to property -- springtime rhododendrons, garden foreground.

    north side entrance to property -- springtime rhododendrons, garden foreground.

  • Hulls Cove: Acadia Nat'l Park mountains, Town waterfront,  Islands, No. Atlantic

    Hulls Cove: Acadia Nat'l Park mountains, Town waterfront, Islands, No. Atlantic

  • 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.

  • Living room. Two French doors, ocean beyond. Bose stereo. Duncan Pfeiff furn.

    Living room. Two French doors, ocean beyond. Bose stereo. Duncan Pfeiff furn.

  • Deck at the beach. Illuminated at night. Gorgeous sun and moon rises and sets.

    Deck at the beach. Illuminated at night. Gorgeous sun and moon rises and sets.

  • Library. Brit racing green. Brass wall sconces, Astor house in Newport, RI.

    Library. Brit racing green. Brass wall sconces, Astor house in Newport, RI.

  • Master bedroom. Imported linens.

    Master bedroom. Imported linens.

  • Master bedroom bath. Matouk and Vargas.

    Master bedroom bath. Matouk and Vargas.

  • 2nd bedroom, on 2nd floor. Also with oceanview deck. Every bedroom has own bath.

    2nd bedroom, on 2nd floor. Also with oceanview deck. Every bedroom has own bath.

  • brick patio, south-facing oceanview. LL Bean deck furniture and Newport cushions

    brick patio, south-facing oceanview. LL Bean deck furniture and Newport cushions

  • 4-bed bedroom, oceanview. Surround sound TV and stereo. En suite bathroom, w/d.

    4-bed bedroom, oceanview. Surround sound TV and stereo. En suite bathroom, w/d.

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ON-the-ocean panorama. Elegant. Private. Historic. Endorsed. 20 years, 5-star.

Hulls Cove, Bar Harbor, ME, USA #147039ha

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