Bar Harbor Paradise! Panoramic Ocean Views. Gorgeous Shorefront. Dogs Welcomed!(3 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Estate
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
Unbelievable ocean views from six bedrooms, kitchen, living, family & sun rooms.
You'll feel Rising Sun is Heaven on Earth! If, after a week's stay, you don't, then we'll refund you a $1000!
Renting in July or August? It can be in the 90's for an entire week. That's why we have central air conditioning for you, along with a whole house air filtration system. Combine these with our 54 large windows, and the salt air you breathe and the comfort you experience will be worthy of your vacation!
Our new luxury home was completed in 2014. Three floors. Two master bedrooms with king beds; three with queen beds; one with three twin beds. Accommodates up to twelve.
Our oceanfront is quite as spectacular as any you'll see in Acadia. But it's totally private, just for you. Many of the "oceanfront" homes rented in Bar Harbor are on the Shore Path, along which the general public walks day and night. Quite a difference!
And most of the other "oceanfront" homes advertised are on quiet inlets like Somes Sound, or other locations on Frenchman's Bay. Low tide brings mud flats for many of them. View our photos to see the difference!
Central air conditioning is most welcome during the periods (no longer so infrequent!) when temperature reaches the high 80's or above. If this happens during YOUR vacation, you'll love the air conditioning in our home. You'll not find this important feature in any other large oceanfront home on Mount Desert Island!
At all 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 love to cook, you'll find our kitchen and pantry (and equipment and food) make this the most enjoyable place you've ever cooked. We provide a complete array of herbs, spices, sugars, salts, peppers, pasta, rice, flour, etc for your culinary use, as well as wine and liquor. For cooking, you'll love our selection of professional, SHARP knives, as well as the other broad selection of pots, pans and cooking and baking equipment. You'll enjoy the incredible amount of stainless steel prep space; two large sinks; powerful exhaust hood... and all the ocean views, while you cook.
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).
At night, under the star-filled heavens, an easy walk along our very private road is delightful. Trees line the road on both sides, except for an occasional driveway. It's just as beautiful as any carriage trail in Acadia, except it's just you out for an evening stroll. You're unlikely to encounter anybody else. The Acadian heavens are largely free of light pollution, so you'll find the stars truly amazing. And the peaceful solitude of our private road, equally so.
If you're an early riser, the morning dew, the cool air, and possibly the fox family will share your walk of a mile or so (round trip.). We often continue along the National Park Trail that leads to Compass Harbor, with its spectacular views of the Porcupine Islands. This walk, round trip from Rising Sun, takes about 50 minutes.
If you're here during blueberry season (late July-mid August), please enjoy picking the wild blueberries (many, many plants) from the patch on our trail just above our cobblestone beach. It's nicely shaded, and there's always a breeze off the water, so blueberry picking is comfortable as well as fun. We highly recommend drowning them in cream from the local dairy farm!
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...
Though our location is extremely private, we're only a 5-7 minute drive to the center of Bar Harbor, and a 8-10 minute walk to the nearest trail in Acadia National Park.
Call us now at 914.962.4432 to learn more about Rising Sun. Enjoy a week or two of Paradise. And if you have dogs, please bring them... they'll love it too!
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Member since: 2013
- 5400 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 12
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
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 is only 10 minutes from our home....moreless
- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Housekeeper Optional
Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
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
You can drive into the center of Bar Harbor in 5 minutes. Or, it's a delightful walk of 15 minutes. Schooner Head Trail (Acadia National Park) is a seven minute walk along our beautiful private roads....moreless
- Mountain 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
No other property on MDI can compare, in terms of spectacular 220 degree view, and rocky ledges, easily accessible, extending out into Frenchman's Bay. Every photo here is taken from our home or land....moreless
Our home is quite private, at the end of a series of narrow private roads. If you keep your eyes open, you'll see eagles flying overhead; and drive carefully, because our red fox family owns the road!...moreless
EVERY room (except two bathrooms and laundry) have magnificent views of Frenchman's Bay and the open ocean. Living Room, Sun Room, Kitchen, Family Room and Decks offer 220 degree views of the water. ...moreless
We have our own "Thunder Hole", on the rocks in front of our cobblestone beach. The crashing surf, after a storm, is quite spectacular. And the salt air breeze wafting through the house is memorable....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 12 people
Central air conditioning (not a few window A/C's, like others listing "A/C"). Also, 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:
- Hair Dryer
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:
- Living Room
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
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:
- Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Off Season 2017
Jan 21 - May 26, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
May 27 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay
Jul 1 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Sep 2 - Oct 20, 2017
7 night min stay
Off Season 2017
Oct 21 - Dec 22, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Dec 23 - Jan 2, 2018
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $2,000
- Pet Fee $150 + tax
- Tax Rate 9%
Rates shown here are for groups of up to 7 people. July and August rates for groups of 8-12 people are $13000. Go to RisingSunCottage.com for off-season rates for 8-12 people.
Small weddings (dinner and all services must be arranged through us) are available during off-season months -- please call us to discuss.
Dog Fee: $200 (only if you fail to clean up any and all of their poop.)
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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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!!!
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 in which to leave them safely at home by themselves. A 1000 square foot enclosed dog run is being built. We provide dog beds, water bowls filled with fresh water for your arrival, etc. A high quality vet service is available 10 minutes away; and in case of a life-threatening, difficult emergency, one of the country's best 24 hour, tertiary care hospitals is in Scarborough, three hours away. (We mention it because Maine Veterinary Medical Center saved our beloved Amber's life, and if you have a serious emergency for which a 3 hour trip is possible, don't mess around... go there!) We put out linens and dog covers on furniture for dogs who are accustomed to sleeping with their humans! Most importantly, we do not allow any guests to bring onto the property cleaning supplies, vaping (e-cigarette) equipment or similar items that pose life-threatening risks to dogs (or human children)!
Why the Owner Chose Bar Harbor, ME, USA:
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 Estate:
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...
- Primary: 914-588-5003
- Secondary: 207-288-1144 Please use this number until May 30th, 2017.
Links to more information:
This is our Oceanfront! Enjoy the privacy of Rising Sun with your family & dogs.
Sit on the rocks... Enjoy spectacular ocean, rocks, tidal pools, scents & sounds
"Watching the light on the water from Sunrise to Sunset was a great pleasure."
Among the vibrant colors of a summer garden, may the Bride descend the staircase
Our dining table seats 8 (12 with the additional table). 5 seats have ocean view
Our Sun Room Offers 220 Degree Views of the Ocean, Champlain Mtn & Flower Garden
Kitchen has 2 sinks, 100 squ ft of prep tables, sharp knives & so much equipment
From spot to spot along our ocean, the view changes but Paradise is constant...
If you’re expert at yoga, you can enjoy our Yoga Wall.
Two bedrooms have Kings; three have Queens; one has three twins.
Lie on the lawn, imagining you're a child again. Memories of ocean, life, love.
From Almost Every Room, You'll Enjoy 220 Degree Views of the Ocean!
See the sunrise from every bed.
One of three decks from which to embrace ocean, flowers and giant oak trees...
Living Room. 4 large windows and two sets of French Doors bring the outside in.
Master Bathroom--not only this whirlpool tub, but a shower room with ocean views
The bed positioned under the skylight offers magnificent views of the night sky.
With Bald Porcupine Island in the background, D'Artagnan contemplates life.
One of three decks from which, alone, with family, or with your dogs, to dream.
Bedroom with private patio entrance and yoga wall.
Scent. Sound. Sight. The ocean here is pervasive, embracing all who embrace it.
Lavender Room has windows on three sides and three twin beds.
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Monday, March 27, 2017
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