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Beautiful Farmhouse located on a lake with breathtaking views of Acadia Park

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 3,600 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bedroom 3.5 bath, full dining room, porch, panoramic views of Acadia, on lake

An elegant and beloved Island landmark, this classic Maine farmhouse commands magnificent, permanently-protected views of Seal Cove Pond, Western Mountain and Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island’s “Quietside.” Built by James Studley Powers, a sea captain, circa 1887, the house is a magnificent example of Victorian architecture—spacious and light-filled, with high ceilings and wood floors, two carved fireplace mantels and many other original details. The Farm at Seal Cove Pond is an unusual combination of charm, refinement and comfort; formerly the working farm that produced the Seal Cove Farm goat cheese, it has today the feel of a tranquil estate.

The period timber frame barn borders fields of wildflowers and raised gardens. There is a shaded terrace for outdoor dining, which includes a grill, table with benches, and 7 adirondak chairs. Five acres of fields, lawn and woods contain lovely walking paths, blueberry and raspberry bushes, pear and apple trees, ornamental shrubs, and many varieties of hardy evergreens and hardwood trees.

The additional 6 acres on Seal Cove Pond is a birder’s paradise for viewing eagles, ospreys, great blue herons, owls, hawks, and red-winged black birds, among many other species. Directly across the Pond lies Acadia National Park with all it has to offer for natural beauty and recreation: the sunrise over Western Mountain, the call of loons, and boundless opportunities for hiking, kayaking, canoeing, paddle-boarding, swimming, fishing, and star gazing.

The sparkling waters of Blue Hill Bay are less than 5 minutes away, easily accessed by a public dock and boat-launch at Seal Cove. Southwest Harbor and Bass Harbor—15 minutes by car—offer a wide variety of shopping and restaurants, including Thurston’s Lobster Pound, in a quintessential Maine harbor setting.

Conveniently located but private and peaceful, The Farm at Seal Cove Pond is a property ideal for all ages and interests—a rare opportunity to treasure a piece of Maine’s heritage in a stunning farm setting.

Seal Cove Pond encompasses 283 acres, and is stocked with brown trout, small mouthed bass, and pickerel. The ponds eastern shore is Acadia National Park, and there is access from both the edge of the property, as well as from Acadia, via a park road.

The Bangor Daily News recently published an article on the Farmhouse Titled "Built by a sea captain, full of light".

More Details

Owner
Marc Lewandoski
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2018

About Marc Lewandoski

We purchased this house with the intention of owning the ultimate vacation home. I was looking for a property that was bordering Acadia National Park, was on a body of water, and had room for a large family.

My career as a Physician does not allow for significant time off, but when I do take a vacation, I want to be in a beautiful location that is tranquil and visually stimulating. We have been vacationing near Acadia for many years, and this property embodies all of the qualities my family enjoy. Close proximity to Acadia, lakefront property for boating, close proximity to a deep water harbor (Seal Cove Harbor is approximately 1/2 mile away), easy drive to Bar Harbor (about 12 miles), Southwest Harbor (about 5 miles) make this a perfect property for us.

Marc Lewandoski purchased this farmhouse in 2016

Why Marc Lewandoski chose Seal Cove

Seal Cove Farmhouse has all of the qualities that I love. It is a beautiful house built by a sea captain in 1887. The architectural details are impressive. The house has floor to ceiling windows which afford spectacular views of Acadia National Park. There is a panoramic view of Acadia from most points on the property, as well as views of Western Mountain.

There are 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, formal dining room, den, full kitchen, informal dining area, mud room with washer/dryer, offices on third floor, and a covered porch.

The property is 11.6 acres with grass, woods, gardens and fruit trees.

There is access to Seal Cove Pond from the property. There are magnificent views of the pond from most rooms in the house. Seal Cove Pond is approximately 0.5 miles x 2 miles long, and is a bird watchers paradise. We regularly see bald eagles, falcons and hawks, as well as a host of other bird species. Canoes, kayaks and small watercraft are allowed on the lake, most of which borders Acadia National Park.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The views of Acadia National Park are one of the greatest features of the property.

We love the views of the pond, and the ability to launch watercraft from the property.

This is a secluded location that is convenient for Park access, as well as access to Bar Harbor and Southwest Harbor.

Amenities

Seal Cove Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , East bathroom 2nd floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , North bathroom, 2nd floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Center bathroom, 2nd floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , First floor
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Nautical motif. Dresser and closet. 5 windows.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2 twin beds, night table, Dresser, closet.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Double bed, dresser, closet.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Double bed, cabinet, small dresser.
  • The house has 4 bedrooms. There is an additional queen sized air mattress if needed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming

Reviews

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Beautiful Farmhouse located on a lake with breathtaking views of Acadia Park
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Our Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a terrific time at the Seal Cove Farmhouse. The kids enjoyed exploring the property and all it has to offer. My wife and I enjoyed coffee on the porch each morning and sitting in the Adirondack chairs in the evening after the day’s activities.

We found the house clean and well stocked with all of the essentials. The house has lots of charm and character. Marc was very responsive and was always happy to help offer a suggestion on the best places to eat. My family and I will always remember our stay at Seal Cove Farmhouse.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so very happy to have you stay at the Farmhouse! We love sharing this beautiful home and property with families, and we hope you consider staying with us in the future. Thank you for your glowing review. It is such a pleasure having you up at the Farm! Safe travels back home, and I hope you think of your time at the Farmhouse as a fond nemory. Regards, Marc Lewandoski
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5

Amazing home

  • 5 of 5

Great decor great location host very kind and attentive to your needs far from island commotion restful !! Loved the home

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying at the Farmhouse! It is truly a pleasure for us to share this historic home with our guests. I hope you have a safe trip back, and please consider staying with us again in the future. All the best to you and your family, Regards Marc Lewandoski
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Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 9 (2 babies) had an amazing time at Seal Cove. We had sufficient room to spread out without waking each other. We loved the country feel of the house an the beautiful view of the cove. But the gardens are breathtaking. Mornings and afternoons, lazing outside, gazing at that spectacular blue sky.... And then a stone's throw away, kayaking, sailing. swimming, wonderful villages and hikes. Oh, Acadia, we hear you calling. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kitty and Lawton, Thank you for staying at the Farmhouse! It is my sincere hope that you all had a great time, and will be coming back to Maine in the future. Thanks again for staying with us! Marc Lewandoski
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5

Beautiful historic home!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Seal Cove and really enjoyed everything MDI has to offer!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at the Farmhouse. It was a pleasure having you and your family stay with us. We are very fortunate to be located on Seal Cove Pond. I hope you had the opportunity to see the resident bald eagle, and the hummingbirds! I hope you and your family return to Mount Desert Island soon! Regards, Marc Lewandoski
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Loved it!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing week here! The house is beautiful and clean, the property is so beautiful and there were flowers everywhere, there is so much to do in the surrounding area that a week almost wasn't long enough! Everyone loved it so much and can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying at the Farmhouse! I hope you and your family had a great time. We would love to have you back again! Regards, Marc Lewandoski
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Classic Maine Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had such a wonderful stay at Seal Cove Farmhouse! First, the house itself is absolutely gorgeous, yet cozy and homey. It is flooded with light, and the view of the lake from the windows is spectacular. (We saw eagles soaring overhead!) Rocking on the porch with your morning coffee, toasting up smores over the fire pit in the evenings...just idyllic. Very quiet and restful - and yet we could be in Bar Harbor or Southwest Harbor in a matter of minutes. Literally right across the lake from Acadia National Park. A stay at the Seal Cove Farmhouse will become an annual event for us. Thank you for sharing your home with us, Marc!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is such a pleasure for me to share this beautiful home with guests! I'm so happy that you and your family had a great time at the Farmhouse. I hope you come back and stay again!! All the best, Marc Lewandoski
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Map

Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Bar Harbor International Airport
Car: necessary

An elegant and beloved Island landmark, this classic Maine farmhouse commands magnificent, permanently-protected views of Seal Cove Pond, Western Mountain and Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island’s “Quietside.” Built by James Studley Powers, a sea captain, circa 1887, the house is a magnificent example of Victorian architecture—spacious and light-filled, with high ceilings and wood floors, two carved fireplace mantels and many other original details. The Farm at Seal Cove Pond is an unusual combination of charm, refinement and comfort; formerly the working farm that produced the Seal Cove Farm goat cheese, it has today the feel of a tranquil estate.

The period timber frame barn borders fields of wildflowers and raised gardens. There is a shaded terrace for outdoor dining, which includes a grill, table with benches, and 7 adirondak chairs. Five acres of fields, lawn and woods contain lovely walking paths, blueberry and raspberry bushes, pear and apple trees, ornamental shrubs, and many varieties of hardy evergreens and hardwood trees.

The additional 6 acres on Seal Cove Pond is a birder’s paradise for viewing eagles, ospreys, great blue herons, owls, hawks, and red-winged black birds, among many other species. Directly across the Pond lies Acadia National Park with all it has to offer for natural beauty and recreation: the sunrise over Western Mountain, the call of loons, and boundless opportunities for hiking, kayaking, canoeing, paddle-boarding, swimming, fishing, and star gazing.

The sparkling waters of Blue Hill Bay are less than 5 minutes away, easily accessed by a public dock and boat-launch at Seal Cove. Southwest Harbor and Bass Harbor—15 minutes by car—offer a wide variety of shopping and restaurants, including Thurston’s Lobster Pound, in a quintessential Maine harbor setting.

Conveniently located but private and peaceful, The Farm at Seal Cove Pond is a property ideal for all ages and interests—a rare opportunity to treasure a piece of Maine’s heritage in a stunning farm setting.

Seal Cove Pond encompasses 283 acres, and is stocked with brown trout, small mouthed bass, and pickerel. The ponds eastern shore is Acadia National Park, and there is access from both the edge of the property, as well as from Acadia, via a park road.

The Bangor Daily News recently published an article on the Farmhouse Titled "Built by a sea captain, full of light".

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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