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Oceanfront home on MDI near Bar Harbor & Acadia National Park

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6 (Apt. over garage sleeps additional 4))

Captain's Quarters - Private oceanfront home on 20 acres with several hundred feet of shore frontage. Located at the head of Seal Cove on beautiful Mount Desert Island, the home is minutes from the picturesque town of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park and has breathtaking views of the Cove and coastal islands in Blue Hill Bay. Built in 1974, this home has been recently updated to offer guests a modern and spacious retreat for a relaxing summer get-away.

Our accommodations include 3 spacious bedrooms – 1 master bedroom with a king bed, full private bath, ocean views and deck access; 1 guest bedroom with 2 twin beds ocean views and deck access; and 1 guest bedroom with 2 twin beds with garden view; both twin bedrooms share a bathroom with shower. The large modern kitchen is fully equipped with all appliances, dinnerware and cookware. The dining area seats up to 10 people. The spacious living room has views of Seal Cove and Blue Hill Bay through double sliding glass doors; a traditional fireplace, and access to the large deck. Other amenities include satellite TV, DVD player, wireless internet and stereo/CD player. The adjoining dining room seats 6 and also offers views through sliding glass doors of the cove. The wrap around deck has a gas grill, chaise lounges and a large patio table with 6 chairs and is accessible from the living room dining room, master bedroom and one of the guest bedrooms. A laundry room is located on the lower level. The family room is also located on the lower level and has a TV, computer desk, and assorted board games. There is a large lawn area for outdoor games like volleyball, croquet, badminton, etc. The garage has been converted into a rec room with many games including foosball, darts, pool, air hockey and ping pong.

We have additional space available over the garage for larger groups. The apartment has a kitchen, living/dining room, 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. This space can be rented for an additional sum and increases the total number of guests to 10 people. We do not rent this apartment separately, only as additional space for house guests.

More Details

Peter Libhart
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018


Seal Cove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • 1 master bedroom with a king bed, full private bath and ocean views with deck access. 1 guest room with 2 twin beds, ocean views and deck access. 1 guest bedroom with 2 twin beds.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf Clubs
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
There are rental services on Mount Desert Island for sporting equipment including canoes and kayaks.


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Oceanfront home on MDI near Bar Harbor & Acadia National Park
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Magical Spot, Amazing Home

  • 5 of 5

Truly one of the most special spots on this planet. Not only is the location amazing, but the home and grounds are something else. Fully stocked with all the things you might need for a week away, including games and coolers and bandaids and ziplock bags. I know these are the little things, but they make a difference. We spent a lot of time just hanging out at the house - kayaking from the beach (with dolphins, even!), checking out the Bald Eagle who was kind enough to hang around in a tree across the cove for about 10 minutes one morning, marveling at the shooting stars at night. We hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing relaxing retreat, immaculate home!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing week. The owners maintain this property immaculately and have equipped the house with every amenity and all the toys you can wish for. We loved the sunsets in the evening and family dinners. Lazy days watching the tide rise and fall. Thank you for taking such good care of our family during our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gaithersburg, MD

Idyllic Cove

  • 5 of 5

We could not have picked a more peaceful and comfortable place to stay on MDI. The house is spacious and nicely furnished, and the views are absolutely inspiring. It is completely out of the way of the Bar Harbor and Acadia crowds yet within a short drive. The owners are accessable but unintrusive and were a pleasure to deal with. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Marysville, MI

Beautiful vacation spot for the entire family.

  • 5 of 5

We were so happy the owners shared their beautiful home and cove front property with our family. The home was very spacious with an additional game room located in the garage. Our kids LOVED swimming in the cove, catching crabs, and exploring the waterfront. What we really enjoyed was the "quiet side of the island" as a local described Seal Cove. We had the opportunity to visit Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park - just a 30 minute drive away, but what we really liked was returning to our quiet, secluded residence at the end of a busy day. And Peter was a peach to work with. We literally changed our dates of arrival 4 times, and Peter was SO accommodating and pleasant to work with. If you are looking for a great way to discover Maine, Captain's Quarters at Seal Cove is place to stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place at Acadia

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to spend the week. Can't say enough about the house, setting, etc. The sunset picture is what we saw daily throughout the week. It was great to spend our time on the quiet side of the island, but have an easy, 20 minute ride into Bar Harbor, and less to Acadia. All the amenities you could possibly want, on the water, huge deck, comfortable and spacious. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice house in MDI

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week on MDI, due in large part to staying at this house. It's on the less populated side of MDI, at the end of a gravel road on a beautiful cove. The house has recently been renovated, it's clean and attractive (not fancy or luxurious) with plenty of room for four guests and enough for 5-6.

The setting of the house and of its large desk is very beautiful. Everything inside is in good shape and easy to figure out.

Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport - Trenton
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Southwest Harbor
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Bass Harbor ferry to Swans Island
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Causeway Golf Club Southwest Harbor
Nearest Train
170 Miles
Amtrack - Portland ME
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Route 102
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Southwest Harbor
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Hermon Mountain Hermon
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Echo Lake - Southwest Harbor
Car: necessary

Located near the end of a private drive on well sheltered Seal Cove, our secluded 20 acres of land also provides plenty of opportunity for outdoor activities We have several hundred feet of private shore frontage with beach, ledges, and tidal pools for hours of exploring. Canoes and kayaks can be launched easily on our beach. Located across the cove is a well maintained public boat launch and dock for larger watercraft. Although you may not want to leave beautiful Seal Cove, you'll want to venture out, as the site-seeing and recreational opportunities abound on Mount Desert Island. We are located less than 10 minutes from the village of Southwest Harbor and about 20 minutes from Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor.and Acadia National Park. There are endless mountains and trails to hike or bike, museums to visit, whale or bird watching, first class shopping and dining to experience, and excellent fresh and salt water fishing. For the golfing enthusiasts, close by in Southwest Harbor is The Causeway Club, a fun and scenic 9 hole course. For a bigger golf challenge, you can play the famous 18-hole Kebo Valley Golf Club in Bar Harbor. After a full day of island adventure, come back to a peaceful setting to prepare fresh seafood for dinner in our well equipped kitchen and enjoy a beautiful sunset while relaxing on our large deck overlooking Seal Cove and Blue Hill Bay.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

Please add 9% Maine sales tax
Rates for 1 to 6 guests all seasons:
06/16/2018 to 06/30/2018 - $2,700/week (Early summer)
06/30/2018 to 09/01/2018 - $3,100/week (Summer)
09/01/2018 to 09/22/2018 - $2,700/week (Late summer)
09/22/2018 to 10/20/2018 - $2,300/week (Fall)
50% due at time of reservation, balance due 1 month prior to arrival
$500 refundable security deposit required
Rates for 7 to 10 guests (House and Apartment) all seasons:
06/16/2018 to 06/30/2018 - $3,900/week (Early summer)
06/30/2018 to 09/01/2018 - $4,400/week (Summer)
09/01/2018 to 09/22/2018 - $3,900/week (Late summer)
09/22/2018 to 10/20/2018 - $3,400/week (Fall)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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