About the property
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- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Ocean View House, 9 Bedrooms, 6 Baths, (Sleeps 18), Seal Harbor
This Seal Harbor summer 'cottage' is one of the original old cottage homes on the coveted 'Ox Hill' location in Seal Harbor, Maine. This grand home has 9 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. It has a huge brick terrace overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and many islands. The common spaces are quite large and comfortable. The large formal dining room can sit 12 people comfortably and the adjoining informal breakfast room can seat 6 people.
The amenities in this beautiful home are wireless internet, flat-screen TV with satellite, washer & dryer, industrial style gas stove, grill, cribs, and high-chairs. The private office has a fax machine and fireplace. There is a large fireplace in the family room and one in the dining room and wood is provided for those chilly Maine evenings. During the day the windows can all be opened to take in the fresh breezes from the ocean and the wonderful pine tree smells. The house has a large canoe that can be used as well as a mooring for rent for those that would like bring or rent a boat. Seal Harbor has access to fresh water lake swimming (Long Pond) and a nice sand beach at the head of harbor.
The unique location of this summer home offers a vacation for everyone. Those looking for an active vacation can enter Acadia National park just a mile away. Many Ox Hill residents ride their bikes right from their homes into Acadia National Park to take advantage of the many miles of carriage trails. People looking for a relaxing vacation can take advantage of the private outside terrace and gorgeous views of the ocean and islands as well as the comforts inside the home. Grocery stores are located in Northeast Harbor and nearby Bar Harbor where you will also find many restaurants and lots of shopping.
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- May 15, 2018
Why Thomas Newhall chose Mount Desert
This home has been enjoyed by three generations as a family gathering spot for 43 years. It has also hosted many high school and college reunions as well. The proximity to Acadia National Park and Seal Harbor beach make this location are one of the best on the island. The views from this house encompass Schoodic Point, Baker's Island, Little Cranberry Island, Great Cranberry Island and Bunker's ledge. The huge outdoor terrace overlooking the ocean is a wonderful entertaining spot as well as a great place to eat outside while taking in the view.
What makes this House unique
This big summer cottage is the ideal vacation spot for a family reunion or a multiple family vacation. With 9 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, family and friends can spread out and then gather together in the large dining room or family room. For active vacationers, people can walk, ride, or drive into Acadia National Park which is just a mile away. Seal Harbor has access to fresh water lake swimming (Long Pond) and a nice sand beach at the head of harbor. The house has a mooring for rent for those that would like bring or rent a boat.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
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Perfect home for a large gathering!
Family had a wonderful time at our reunion. The home was spacious, beautifully historic with wonderful views. Highly recommend!
From the moment we walked through the door, I knew it was going to be an awesome week! The house has so much character!! It is a perfect house for a large group. We had all ages, from seven to 80 and everyone loved it. The location is perfect and sitting out on the back terrace was so beautiful and relaxing. Tom was so helpful in all areas. He gave us ideas of where to go and what to do and everything he recommended was perfect. Thank you Tom! We can't wait to come back!
Perfect property for family reunion
This place was spectacular! The views were to die for (seriously- I cannot emphasize that enough) and it was such a relaxing, quiet property. The house was the perfect setup for a family reunion- plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms to accommodate everyone, with a very well stocked linen closet and enough kitchen space for multiple people to work at once! The owner was very kind and helpful, and extremely accommodating to some of our extra needs (some minor additions to our reservation were required due to the reunion also being for a memorial service). 1000% would recommend to everyone!
Great Location and great house
The house was located in a nice rustic location near Seal Harbor. Great views of the ocean and a nice safe place for children. Close to Acadia National Park and reasonably close to Bar Harbor. Plenty of space for a large group and nice fireplace. Just for full disclosure cell phone service is pretty spotty (I have Verizon so i don't know for other companies). Very nice and large kitchen with all the equipment you need to cook meals large and small, nice grill for outdoors cooking. Overall a great experience that I would recommend to anyone.
Fantastic reunion at Ilfracombe !
A group of life-long friends came together for a long weekend to celebrate being 60 and absolutely loved being at this lovely, friendly and cozy estate. The owner could not have been more accommodating, polite and enthusiastic about our visit. Just a perfect weekend in so many ways ! We would definitely love to come back !
Great Family Reunion
This lovely house afforded our family a great opportunity to all be together for meals and socializing. There were 17 of us…adults and grown children. During the day family members went off hiking or touring but we would get together for dinners in the huge dinning room. The house is in a very convenient location… minutes from the Park entrance at Seal Harbor and no more than 10 minutes to Jordan Pond House. The back terrace is large and has a million dollar view.
Acadia National Park, Canoeing, Island Hopping, Mountain Climbing, Gardens, Lighthouses, Shopping, Lobsters, Seal Harbor, Jordan Pond, Carriage Tails, Hiking