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Historic Oceanfront Estate with Stunning Ocean Views, In Acadia National Park

Schooner Head, Bar Harbor, ME, USA
  • House3500 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

4 BR, 3.5 BA, Sleeps 8 (with Guest House sleeps 12)

Don’t just rent a house, get the whole vacation!

We know from our own experience that managing family vacations can be quite a job. A little local knowledge and some extra help can make your vacation more enjoyable and hassle free.

Mountain Sea Properties offers:

- free vacation guides

- private biking and hiking tours of Acadia National Park

- super clean and well maintained houses

- lots of stuff for kids and other vacation services

- local hosts with loads of insider info and 20 years of renting vacation homes.

Check out our homepage at Mountain Sea Properties for a 3-D walking tour of Eagle Cliff!!

Eagle Cliff is a beautiful historic home situated on a stunning oceanfront estate. One of the original rusticator “cottages” built before the turn of the century, guests at Eagle Cliff are surrounded by antiques, oriental rugs, and art from around the world with breathtaking ocean views from every room.

The large living room and formal dining room with ample seating, and comfortable kitchen equipped for entertaining, all over look Frenchman Bay and the Porcupine Islands. Four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms allow for privacy and comfort. There is a separate Guest House on the property that can also be rented allowing for additional occupancy and privacy.

Upstairs, the large oceanside master suite is complete with deluxe memory foam mattress, private dressing room, and private bathroom with a Jacuzzi bathtub. Another bedroom with a double bed has huge bay windows facing east allowing the occupants to watch the morning sunrise over Frenchman Bay. The third upstairs bedroom has two twins, and there is a full bathroom as well. Downstairs is a bedroom with a double bed and private bathroom. A powder room is located near the kitchen and living room.

The grounds of the Eagle Cliff estate are just as beautiful as the inside. A stone porch overlooks the ocean with outdoor seating and a gas grill- the perfect place to spend an afternoon reading or having a Barbeque dinner. An entry porch with outdoor seating, a gazebo with outdoor games, gardens and a large lawn await you.

A special property sure to please even the most discerning tastes with the perfect blend of quiet and accessibility, historic charm and modern comfort.

Property Manager

Jennifer Wales

Member Since 2005
Premier Partner
This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 17, 2018
About Jennifer Wales

Adam and Jen have a deep love and understanding of the natural beauty surrounding the Acadia/Mount Desert Island area. Jen grew up summers on Long Pond and Adam on a 110-acre farm in Western Maine adjoining the Appalachian Trail. They met here in Bar Harbor working as sea kayak guides in the summer of 1993. Over the years, they have hiked, biked, paddled, and sailed every conceivable route on and around Mount Desert. Adam completed his goal of hiking every trail on the Island in the summer of 1994 and Jen authored The Sea Kayaker's Guide to Mount Desert Island published by Down East Books in 1997. Together they paddled the Maine Island Trail, a 175-mile 28-day kayaking trip from Portland to Machias, up the entire Maine coastline. In the summer of 2000, Jen and Adam started Mountain Sea Properties with a single house, Eagle Cliff, where they were married that same summer. The owner had approached them expressing her frustration renting the home through larger rental operations on the island. She complained that her house was one of hundreds represented so the service she received was minimal. She also stated that those who rented the house were not as well informed as they could be. The tenants were also one of hundreds and the service they received was minimal. Adam and Jen offered to represent the house committing to providing top quality service to both owners and tenants by representing a limited number of houses and providing personalized vacation services. Since then, Mountain Sea Properties has grown along with the Wales family. As year-round members of the Island’s community, Adam and Jen are dedicated to the vitality of the people of Mount Desert Island. Thus, each year they donate a portion of their proceeds to local organizations devoted to sustaining the beauty and well-being of the Mount Desert Island area.

Jennifer Wales purchased this House in 1990


    • Internet
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Downstairs Master suite, large
        1 king, Private bathroom with walk in shower
      • Upstairs master suite, large
        1 king, Ocean views, private dressing room and bath with Jacuzzi
      • Upstairs oceanside bedroom
        1 double, Faces ocean, beautiful views, see whales and eagles from bed
      • Upstairs twin bedroom
        2 twin/ single, Shares a bath with upstairs double bedroom.
      • Eagle Cliff occupancy max 8 persons. Property can be rented with The Guest House, listing number 119386, allowing occupancy of 12 persons.


      • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Upstairs
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Shared between twin room and double bedroom
      • Upstairs master private bathroom
        toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub, Beautiful ocean views, hand painted tiles by local artist.
      • Downstairs master private bathroom
        toilet, shower, Walk in shower with hand painted tiles by local artist.
      • Downstairs power room

        Location Type

          • Beach
            Just a short 5 min walk thought Acadia National Park to Compass Cove, a stunning cressent shaped sand beach. A real locals only spot!
          • Near The Ocean
          • Ocean View
            Overlooking Frenchman's Bay and the Porcupine Islands.
          • Oceanfront
            Eagle Cliff sits high on a bluff overlooking all of Frenchman's Bay and the Porcupine Islands. Eagles feed along this shoreline thus giving this historic house it's name.
          • Rural
          • Village
          • Water View
          • Waterfront
          • Waterfront


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Spa
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Linens Provided
                        All linens and towels are provided.
                      • Living Area
                      • Living Room
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                        Ample parking.
                      • Shampoo
                      • Telephone
                        Excellent cell phone coverage. Local phone service provided.
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet
                        High Speed wireless


                          • Kitchen
                            This home is lived in during the winter by the owners who entertain frequently. Highly functional and well equipped. Not a sparse rental kitchen'.
                          • Blender
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                          • Grill
                          • Catering Available
                            One of the many vacation services that Mountain Sea Properties offers.
                          • Lobster Pot
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                Both the formal dinning room and kitchen breakfast table overlook Frenchman's Bay. Eagle, whales and deer are visitors.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 8 people


                                  • Radio
                                  • Books
                                    Many guides to the island and park available.
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                  • Games for Kids
                                  • CD Player
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Cable service
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                    New flat sceen
                                  • Toys
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Balcony
                                      • Barbecue
                                      • Beach Towels
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Many of our guests say they spend their whole vacation sitting on the oceanside porch with a cup of coffee simply watching the boats and Bald Eagles go by.
                                      • Gazebo
                                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Grill right on the porch overlooking the ocean and watch the boats go by.
                                      • Outdoor Grill Gas


                                          • wheelchair accessible
                                            Downstairs master suite and private bathroom with a roll in shower are suitable. The rest of the downstairs can be a little tight through the doorways. Please call for further details.

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Jacuzzi

                                                Onsite Services

                                                  • Concierge
                                                  • Massage
                                                  • Private Chef
                                                  • Staff


                                                      • marina
                                                      • arboretum
                                                      • bay/sound
                                                      • botanical garden
                                                      • churches
                                                      • cinemas
                                                      • festivals
                                                      • forests
                                                      • health/beauty spa
                                                      • library
                                                      • live theater
                                                      • autumn foliage
                                                      • museums
                                                      • playground
                                                      • pond
                                                      • recreation center
                                                      • restaurants
                                                      • synagogues
                                                      • theme parks
                                                      • water parks
                                                      • waterfalls
                                                      • winery tours
                                                      • zoo

                                                        Leisure Activities

                                                          • paddle boating
                                                          • antiquing
                                                          • bird watching
                                                          • boating
                                                          • eco tourism
                                                          • horseback riding
                                                          • miniature golf
                                                          • outlet shopping
                                                          • beachcombing
                                                          • photography
                                                          • scenic drives
                                                          • shopping
                                                          • sight seeing
                                                          • walking
                                                          • whale watching
                                                          • wildlife viewing

                                                            Local Services & Businesses

                                                              • ATM/bank
                                                              • Babysitter
                                                              • fitness center
                                                              • groceries
                                                              • hospital
                                                              • laundromat
                                                              • massage therapist
                                                              • medical services

                                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                  • mountaineering
                                                                  • basketball court
                                                                  • cycling
                                                                  • deepsea fishing
                                                                  • fishing
                                                                  • fly fishing
                                                                  • freshwater fishing
                                                                  • golf
                                                                  • hiking
                                                                  • ice skating
                                                                  • kayaking
                                                                  • mountain biking
                                                                  • mountain climbing
                                                                  • cross country skiing
                                                                  • pier fishing
                                                                  • rock climbing
                                                                  • roller blading
                                                                  • sailing
                                                                  • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                  • snorkeling
                                                                  • snorkeling/diving
                                                                  • sound/bay fishing
                                                                  • swimming
                                                                  • tennis
                                                                  • water skiing
                                                                  • wind-surfing


                                                                      • We know from our own experience managing family vacations that it can be quite a job. A little local knowledge and some extra help can make your vacation more enjoyable and hassle free. We offer a number of vacation planning services to our tenants including local information and recommendations, catering, massage therapy and house keeping.

                                                                        House Rules

                                                                        Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                        Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                                        Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                        29 Reviews


                                                                        Latest reviews

                                                                        Feels like a real home... Not a vacation rental

                                                                        Julie S.

                                                                        The walls are covered with an impressive collection of art, the furniture is comfortable and the views are spectacular from EVERY room! .

                                                                        Amazing views - spacious home

                                                                        Karel M.

                                                                        The views are fantastic!


                                                                        Asima A.

                                                                        Amazing location, lovely views, close to town. Well appointed spacious home with cottage charm.

                                                                        We loved our stay at Eagle Cliff. Seclusion with easy access to Bar Harbor and Acadia with views!

                                                                        Mark H.

                                                                        This wonderful, historic property was perfect for our Acadia family vacation. While the house is a bit worn and creaky, it has a lot of character and had all of the amenities we needed including a well appointed kitchen. The views from the deck are amazing and we saw deer and/or wild turkey every day. We were able to access Acadia without fighting Bar Harbor traffic and yet the Bar Harbor shops and restaraunts are just minutes away. It was a short hike from the house past the historic Dorr cottage ruins to the cove that we always had to ourselves. This quiet, private property has fantastic views of the porcupine islands with close proximity to Bar Harbor and easy access to Acadia. Thank you for all the memories we made on our Acadia/Bar Harbor vacation.

                                                                        Incredible Property with Incredible Views

                                                                        Jerre R.

                                                                        We stayed in this beautiful property for a week in July, 2016. As mentioned by other reviewers, the pictures do not do the property justice - it's even more beautiful in person.

                                                                        I've been vacationing in Bar Harbor with my family for most of my life and we typically stay in one of the nicest hotels in town. This trip we were bringing our toddler and wanted a house to help control his meals (he has food allergies). The house, itself, is incredibly spacious. Plenty of room for our little guy to run around. The dining room and adjoining deck have one of the nicest views I've ever seen. We took advantage from morning coffee right through grilling in the evening. Which brings me to the kitchen - it is supremely well stocked and has everything a foodie or chef would need. It made preparing meals on vacation fun.

                                                                        As for the location, it's perfect and centrally located. In one direction, you can walk to town in 20 minutes on a paved sidewalk; and in the other direction, you can walk to bigger trail heads in 15 minutes. Within the neighborhood itself, you have wonderful privacy, but can also walk to Compass Harbor in less than 10 minutes, which is a beautiful area of the park.

                                                                        In short, the property was everything we hoped for and more.

                                                                        As for working with Jennifer, the caretaker, she made everything easy. As an example, we opted to travel relatively light and had Jennifer provide a box of toys for our son to play with during the week. They were age appropriate and a home run in his eyes. She was helpful and a pleasure to deal with.

                                                                        We look forward to returning again soon!

                                                                        Great location and views

                                                                        Andrea S.Jacksonville, Fl

                                                                        We stayed at Eagle Cliff the week of 4th of July. There were 8 of us in the house (6 adults and 2 teens). The house is in a great location. We rented bikes for the week and rode them into downtown Bar Harbor each day (which was great because parking is hard to come by). The house sits high above Frenchman's Bay and has lovely views from the patio, dining room and master bedroom. The house itself is in need of some updating, but overall it is nice. The master bedroom is very spacious and has a huge bathroom. The second bedroom upstairs with a double bed was large enough, but there was only a double bed in the room. It would be nice to have a larger bed, since many couples are used to queen and king beds these days. The shared bathroom upstairs was very small and the shower has a sloping roof, so watch your head! My teenage sons shared the third upstairs bedroom that has 2 twin beds. The room is very small, but adequate. Again, some updating would be nice (80's wallpaper and red carpet). The only bedroom that I would give a negative comment about is the downstairs bedroom. It is very small and dark. The kitchen had plenty of cabinet space and a nice table. However, the stove is an old 4 burner electric that proved to be difficult to cook on for 8 people. 3 of the nights we were there, we cooked lobster. It was a challenge to get both large pots on the old stove! Again, some updating is needed but the stove and oven functioned. The patio had great views of the bay, and we often saw deer, fox and other wildlife outside. The patio furniture is inadequate for the house. We left suggestions for the owners to add additional seating and make the outside more usable (since that is where you will want to be when the weather is nice). One thing we experienced this trip which was different from last year was the mosquitoes. Maybe it is because the house is in a wooded area, but the bugs were brutal. I strongly suggest bringing bug spray! Overall, Eagle Cliff was a nice house. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Bar Harbor, and look forward to our next visit.


                                                                        Schooner Head, Bar Harbor, ME, USA

                                                                        The location of this house is perfect. At the end of a small private road through Acadia National Park, Eagle Cliff is only one mile from Bar Harbor where you can access a free shuttle bus that travels around greater Mount Desert Island and through Acadia National Park. The main auto entrance to Acadia National Park is only two miles away where you can drive or bike the famous Park Loop Rd and all its attractions. The Park’s newest trail, built in 2008, allows one to literally walk from the house into the 130-mile network of hiking trails, bike to the 45 miles of Carriage Roads, or simply stroll into town for an ice cream cone. Compass Cove, a little known parcel of Acadia National Park, is just a 5 min walk to a secluded and well-protected sand beach and tide pools. This area is a wonderful place to explore with kids, or have a quiet sun-drenched beach all to your self. A special property sure to please even the most discerning tastes with the perfect blend of quiet and accessibility, historic charm and modern comfort.

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                                                                        ***While a “Book It Now” option is certainly convenient, we still like to do things the old fashion way and actually talk to people! This allows us to answer any questions you may have and ensure that Eagle Cliff is a property that will meet your needs. We look forward to chatting with you soon.***

                                                                        29 Reviews
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