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HISTORIC OCEANFRONT ESTATE: STUNNING OCEAN VIEWS, IN ACADIA NATIONAL PARK

Jennifer Wales

Advertiser since: 2005
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Jennifer Wales

Advertiser since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
December 1, 2014
Call Manager
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HISTORIC OCEANFRONT ESTATE: STUNNING OCEAN VIEWS, IN ACADIA NATIONAL PARK

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Bar Harbor House Rental Photos and Description

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

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.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jennifer Wales (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2005
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
December 1, 2014

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

Why HomeAway

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 20 traveler reviews

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Historic Oceanfront Estate: Stunning Ocean Views, In Acadia National Park
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
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Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Torrington, CT USA
5

Eagle Cliff

  • 5 of 5
Our week at Eagle Cliff went by WAY too fast. The house was charming, spacious, fantastically equipped, cozy and very comfortable. The views from almost every window were breathtaking. Enjoying that first cup of coffee on the deck each morning, watching the lobster boats going about their business and listening to the birds call was a slice of heaven and the perfect start to every day. We were enchanted with the wildlife that browsed right outside the kitchen windows. As a family, we enjoyed working on the many jigsaw puzzles that were provided for rainy evenings. A thouroughly delightful week and one we will long remember and cherish. Deb & Ron
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: DebRon,
And thank YOU for bringing the sun with you! I am so glad to hear that your family had such a great time at Eagle Cliff. It sounds like we were successful at meeting our goals of providing a top quality vacation home from which to base your adventures in Acadia National Park. From the sounds of it the highlight of your trip happened right from the comfort of the deck overlooking Frenchman Bay! We look forward to seeing you all again. Jen Wales, MtnSea Properties.
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Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

Elegant, inspiring, secluded, convenient

  • 5 of 5
We could not believe our luck to stay in this beautiful home for the first week in September. The weather was perfect; it was quiet; the view was magnificent. While we were there we saw deer every day, sighted a fox several times, and saw a bald eagle twice (on the first day). This is a magical spot, at the end of the road, perched above Compass Harbor, surrounded by trails and wildlife. The dawn over Frenchman's Bay is worth seeing from the terrace, where you feel as if there are no other houses around. It's hard to believe that you are only two minutes from town. The interior is beautifully appointed with works of art, comfy furnishings, and all the kitchen supplies you could possibly need. Staying here was sheer heaven.
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Laurie, how delightful you were able to see all the wildlife that frequents the woods on the Eagle Cliff estate and surrounding Acadia National Park. I heard there was a mother fox whose daily trail ran right past the kitchen window and that she was seen almost everyday all summer long. The pair of eagles have been nesting on the island right in front of the house for many many years, thus the name given to the house in the early 1900's "Eagle Cliff". They feed from the cliff that the property sits on overlooking Frenchman Bay. It was a pleasure to met you and certainly look forward to having you stay with us again. Jen Wales- Mountain Sea Properties
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Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

Great location and very calming atmosphere

  • 5 of 5
The house wonderfully situated looking out over the porcupine islands. Everyone in the family - from grandparents through to young sons - found something to enjoy about the place. It was restful, spacious and everything we were looking for to base ourselves on Mount Desert Island.
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Orchard Park, New York
5

Location, Location, Location!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5
13 of us rented both properties "blindly" from VRBO; may we be that lucky in all our endeavors. The older estates really do have the best locations!!!!! The house had incredible charm, was very clean and well provisioned--nothing was lacking. The view from the dining area and deck was absolutely breathtaking. Many days were spent watching the lobster boats, cruise ships and yachts floating by and many nights were spent star-gazing off the deck.

The location of the property to both Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park was an added bonus. You were close enough to walk to the "chaos" of Bar Harbor and experience all it has to offer while living on a quiet, private road just down the street--it was wonderful!!! The Park Loop Road was also just "around the corner" and made the ANP that much more accessible. You could be anywhere in the park within minutes and home in time for lunch or dinner. Compass Cove beach, just a short walk from the property, was gorgeous.

Jen answered all questions promptly and left a wealth of information at the property for the renter on everything the area has to offer.

It was a most enjoyable vacation. Did I mention the location, location, location!!!!!
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Susan, you hit the nail on the head! Quite and secluded yet right close to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Location, Location, Location and this house has the best. Delighted to hear that everyone had a good time both at Eagle Cliff and around the park and the island. Looking forward to serving your family again in the future.
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Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Boston, MA
5

Absolutely perfect location

  • 5 of 5
We had 4 couples at Eagle Cliff and a family of 5 at the Guest House. The location of these properties is stunning and just perfect. We could walk to Bar Harbor, we biked home from Cadillac Mountain, there are several access roads to the Park Look Road closeby. Schooner Head Overlook is one of our favorite places and we could bike there or drive there in just a minute or two. Yet we had privacy and felt like we were in our own little paradise.

We did a lot of cooking as each couple/family took one night to cook for all 13 of us and the house has plenty of supplies and equipment to create a great meal. The view overlooking the water just cannot be beat. My teenage kids loved exploring and climbing the cliffs and caves down at the water.

We took the "Missing Mansion" ranger-led tour which is on the ANP parcel next to the property and it was fun to just walk to it and walk home again.

Jen was a joy to interact and deal with.
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5
Eagle Cliff is extraordinary. You will not find a more lovely, comfortable, perfectly located rental home in Bar Harbor. Our family has stayed there every year for a decade, and we will continue to do so as long as we can!
  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: MM,
Thank you for the kind words. Your family has stayed every year, sometimes even twice during the same year for 12 or 13 years now. It's clear that the magic of this property and it's view has taken hold of your family and we will continue to welcome you back as family for "as long as we can!".

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Bar Harbor Tenton Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Many in Bar Harbor
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Kebo Valley Golf, Bar Harbor Golf, NE Harbor Golf
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many in Bar Harbor, dinning guide available
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Compass Cove

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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Rates & Availability

From $479 Per night

Bar Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
May
May 17 2015 - May 30 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
3 night minimum stay
$800
$2,400
$9,300
 
 
June
May 31 2015 - Jun 27 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$3,350
$13,100
 
 
July
Jun 28 2015 - Aug 1 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$5,550
$27,350
 
 
Aug
Aug 2 2015 - Aug 22 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$5,950
$23,100
 
 
Late Aug
Aug 23 2015 - Aug 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
$5,550
 
 
Sept/Oct
Aug 30 2015 - Oct 17 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
3 night minimum stay
$1,000
$3,400
$13,300
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$800
$2,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $89
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes ***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.***

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Amenities

Bar Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Master private - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Beautiful ocean views, hand painted tiles
    Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared between twin room and double bedroom
    Down stairs private - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hand painted tiles
    Power room - toilet
    Half Bathroom -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master bedroom - 1 king , Ocean views, private dressing room and bath with Jacuzzi
    Oceanside bedroom - 1 double , Faces ocean, beautiful views
    Twin bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Woods bedroom - 1 double , Private bath
  • Eagle Cliff occupancy max 8 persons. Property can be rented with The Guest House, listing number 119386, allowing occupancy of 12 persons.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
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.

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