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Private, quiet on-the-ocean estate -- panoramic vista. Close to town/Acadia

JB Dyer

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths2
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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Private, quiet on-the-ocean estate -- panoramic vista. Close to town/Acadia

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths2
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Bar Harbor Estate Rental Photos and Description

Oceanfront 4-bedroom, 4.5-bath, historic neighborhood, sleeps 10+, 19th year.

1) Introduction

This formal oceanfront single-family home, located on 1.5 acres of ocean shoreline, and having a market value approximating $2 million, has welcomed discriminating families/individuals/professional groups from the US and abroad for 19 years.

For over 100 photos including an interactive “floor plan”, plus over 65 endorsements, please contact the property owner whose email address is provided within this commercial listing, or go to the owner’s web site: www.oceansedgemaine.com.

2) Features

The subject property on the shoreline of Hulls Cove in Bar Harbor features the following:

(2a) actual on-the-ocean ocean frontage

A public-way Shore Path separates most shorefront homes in Bar Harbor from the shoreline.

The Shore Path does not exist, at all, in the Hulls Cove neighborhood.

Therefore, no coming and going of walkers and gawkers compromise our guests’ ocean views. Nor our guests’ quiet enjoyment of the property. Nor their privacy.

Because there is no Shore Path at Hulls Cove, our guests do not look out over the lawn above the ocean to intervening fences, hedges, gates, or the like.

Instead, our guests have unobstructed views, can enjoy the patios and decks in privacy, and can descend to the beach at any time in order to launch a kayak, or be alone with the sound of the waves.

(2b) absence of noise, traffic, and crowds

This property is located on 1.5 acres, on a private road, in an exclusive and historic Hulls Cove neighborhood. The property is part of a peninsula reaching into Frenchmans Bay. Yet, the Town and the harbor are directly within view from the subject property.

The set-apart aspect of the subject property, which is highly unusual relative to most rental properties on the Island, ensures quiet, privacy, solitude, personal safety.

From Hulls Cove, the cruise ships themselves can be seen decorating the harbor throughout the season. But their thousands of disembarked passengers are neither seen nor heard from this home.

(2c) wildlife, uniquely observable and enjoyed

For noise and traffic and crowds not being a factor at the Hulls Cove property, our guests can observe wildlife in the very backyard of the property and throughout the immediate neighborhood, night and day, as would be utterly impossible at other rental properties on or near the Town’s Main and Cottage streets.

Being able to observe that wildlife, and to be in their company, has been the chief joy of most of our guests, including as to: the white tailed deer and their fawns, pet red squirrels and chipmunks, the mallard ducks and ducklings in the property’s pond and streams; plus foxes, raccoons, and innumerable birds (eagles, owls, woodpeckers, songbirds, red tailed hawks, and some unusual Canadian birds).

Please turn to www.oceansedgemaine.com for related photos and comments by previous guests.

(2d) single family home, no guesthouses

The subject property has no supplemental guest houses or cottages or other residential structures.

That is, our guests have no risk of unexpectedly finding themselves sharing the lawn or decks or patios or any other aspect of the property with co-guests whom they do not know, never met previously, and did not anticipate.

(2e) Acadia National Park

The property is within 1-mile (walking/bicycling distance) of the official entrance to Acadia National Park's 30,000 acres, including 100 miles of walking trails, bicycling paths, and mountain climbing routes leading to lakes and ponds and mountain vistas.

Few if any other rental properties can claim the same distinguishing convenience of being so proximate to the Park’s Reception Center.

(2f) views

The property offers a broad south-facing lawn overlooking the ocean and, inside, 6 french doors with expansive ocean views of: the Cadillac Mountain Range, the Bar Harbor waterfront, the cruise ship basin, the North Atlantic beyond.

(3) Accommodations

The property offers accommodations including the following, all of which are depicted along with an interactive “floor plan” at www.oceansedgemaine.com

(3a) bedrooms

4 bedrooms ((one bedroom with 4 beds), each with private bath, sleeping 10+.

The 2nd-story bedrooms offer French doors & walk-out decks overlooking ocean.

The subject property does Not include “garret” bedrooms of the minimal size and utility and lightlessness characteristic of turn of the century Gilded Age homes that were more numerously occupied by house servants than by actual owners and their guests.

(3b) kitchen

A large kitchen including a cathedral ceiling, frenchdoor access to the kitchen deck and oceanside yard, and abundant lighting from 18 track lights and under-cabinet lights plus 3 skylights and 2 ocean-facing picture windows.

(4) Amenities

The property offers amenities including the following

(4a) decor

traditional decor, including oriental rugs, cherry and mahogany furnishings, hardwood floors, brass lighting and appointments.

4b) libraries

4 libraries: a formal library plus additional library collections in the living room and in three bedrooms.

The library is one of the largest of private libraries and includes extensive antiquarian collections. (See (4i) below)

(4c) art collections

art collections including 200-year old English lithographic hunting prints, 200-year old English lithographic coaching prints, numerous maritime prints by John Stobart, New England depictions of landscapes and seascapes by Stow Wengenroth, vintage WW II prints by illustrator Alberto Varga, illustrator N C Wyeth, antiquarian battle maps, various original oil paintings by Maine artists, etc. (See (4i) below)

(4d) formal dining

a formal dining room, plus a dining area in the kitchen, a dining area on the oceanside deck off the kitchen, and additional dining areas on the brick patio off the dining room and off the living room

(4e) kitchen inventory

a fully inventoried kitchen inclusive of several collections of china and glassware and silverware, plus virtually every conceivable cooking device or tool along with Calphalon cookware.

(4f) Audio/visual

Direct TV connections and a wireless internet connection, plus both Bose and Pioneer surround sound systems connected to wide-screen televisions.

(4g) fireplaces

3 fireplaces

(4h) beach

a beach immediately in front of the house offers instantly accessible kayaking.

On-request mooring is available for small and large boats.

(4i) security system, safety devices

An onsite and remotely monitored security alarm system providing protection against intrusion in every room, and as to smoke or fire or carbon monoxide

(5) Location and views and privacy

(5a) location

The property is located within the Town of Bar Harbor, on Lookout Point Road above the shoreline of Hulls Cove.

Lookout Point Road overlooks Frenchmans Bay and the North Atlantic.

Lookout Point Road joins Route 3, the main highway connecting the mainland with Mount Desert Island. MDI includes Bar Harbor, 3 other towns, and the predominant Acadia National Park occupying 3/4 of the Island’s 40,000 acres.

Hulls Cove is a quiet and distinguished neighborhood, and Bar Harbor’s most historic and elegant neighborhood. It comprises perhaps a dozen or more oceanfront homes of obvious distinction. None of the other homes are believed to be leased as vacation rentals.

(5b) privacy

The subject property begins at a pink-granite walled entrance on that road, and then slopes down, for perhaps 1,000 feet; under white pines past a pond to the house itself. The house fronts on the ocean.

Privacy is ensured by that private and posted neighborhood road (Lookout Point Road), in a quiet and historic and distinguished neighborhood (Hulls Cove).

(5c) views

South-facing views include: the Cadillac Mountain range, Acadia National Park, active Bar Harbor waterfront, the Town harbor and its boat basin, the Porcupine Islands chain, gorgeous sunrise and moonrise views over the North Atlantic beyond.

Also, the property is located within proximate view of the anchorage for the world's most famous cruise ships (Queen Elizabeth II, Queen Mary) and a mansion-studded shoreline.

The property is within hailing distance of working lobster boats. The Bar Harbor Yacht Club is located on opposite shore of Hulls Cove. The subject home faces directly south toward: the oncoming sea breezes.

5(d) Acadia National Park

The property is located within 1 mile of the Reception Area for the 30,000-acre Acadia National Park’s100 miles of walking trails, bicycling paths; mountain climbing routes leading to lakes and ponds and mountain vistas; and both salt water and fresh water beaches for swimming and fishing.

Acadia is the 2nd most-visited on the National Parks because Bar Harbor and the Island are considered among the most beautiful places in North America. The Park was encouraged by Teddy Roosevelt, organized by Harvard visionaries, and largely capitalized by the Rockefellers.

6) Past and Present, and overview

(6a) In the 1970s, a NYC socialite disposed of her mansion of West Street near the Bar Harbor Club whereas the Gilded Age of tiring residential arks had passed, and because the Bar Harbor Club itself had surrendered to bus tours and cruise ship throngs.

She constructed the house on Hulls Cove, with formal entertaining in mind. Other members of the Bar Harbor Club, including some names of fame in 20th century Americana, did the same, thereby creating a colony of sorts on the Hulls Cove peninsula.

She occupied the property only briefly, along with an in-house and full-time domestic staff that would now be an anachronism.

(6b) The present owners have owned the property for the 35 subsequent years, leasing it for the most recent 19 years.

It is one of the best rental properties of its kind on the Maine Coast. Main features include immediate frontage on the ocean; views of sunrises and moonrises over the ocean, and what Frank Sinatra would call a 'Summer Wind'.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
JB Dyer (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2015

About JB Dyer

The subject property has been family-owned for three generations and 35 years. The vacation rental business has been in operation for 19 years.

Additional information available at the subject property's web site: oceansedgemaine.com

JB Dyer purchased this estate in 1979

Why JB Dyer chose Bar Harbor

Testimonials: although this commercial web site does not make them easy to find here, please do note, here or at the property-specific web site, that testimonials from over 65 guests and covering every seasonal week during the last several years are posted and available for review.

What makes this estate unique

1) Actual ocean frontage.

The subject property's ocean frontage is not compromised by the public Shore Path that commonly divides (usually with fencing) the ocean shore from the ocean-side lawns of some of the otherwise desirable properties in Bar Harbor.

2) For noise and traffic and crowds not being a factor at the Hulls Cove property, our guests can observe wildlife in the very backyard of the property and throughout the immediate neighborhood, night and day, as would be utterly impossible at other rental properties.

Being able to observe and be in the company of that wildlife has been the chief joy of most of our guests, including as to the white tailed deer and their fawns, pet red squirrels and chipmunks, the mallard ducks and ducklings in the property’s pond and streams; plus foxes, raccoons, and innumerable birds (eagles, owls, woodpeckers, songbirds, red tailed hawks, and some unusual Canadian birds).

Please see the owner’s web site, including as to photos and comments by previous guests.

3) Also unlike other properties on Mount Desert Island, this property is not compromised by dangerous cliffs or by shoreline rip currents that would make difficult or dangerous access to the shore and to the ocean water itself, not to mention being a mortal danger to children and to pets.

4) A public-way Shore Path separates most shorefront homes in Bar Harbor from the shoreline.

The Shore Path does not exist, at all, in the Hulls Cove neighborhood.

Therefore no coming and going of walkers and gawkers compromises our guests’ ocean views. Nor their ocean quiet enjoyment of the property. Nor their privacy.

Because there is no Shore Path at Hulls Cove, our guests do not look out over the lawn above the ocean to fences, hedges, gates, or the like.

Instead, our guests can have unobstructed views, can enjoy the patios and decks in privacy, and can descend to the beach at any time in order to launch a kayak, or be alone with the sound of the waves.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are all having a wonderful time in your lovely house.



Thank you very much for everything and will have no hesitation in recommending your beautiful house.



Bruce H.

October 4 - 11, 2014

Surrey, UK
Oct 2014
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Property type estate
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Private, quiet on-the-ocean estate -- panoramic vista. Close to town/Acadia
average rating of 5.0 based on 63 reviews
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excellent owner and excellent home

  • 5 of 5

we just spent a week at this wonderful home. and the home was fantastic on every level. the owner was also exceptionally responsive and kind and helpful. he and his home are gems. so thank you so much for helping to make this week a dream come true for me, my family and our friends. we will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Trenton
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
numerous
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Kebo Valley (public)
Nearest Train
150 Miles
Portland
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Route 3
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
numerous
Nearest Beach
Hulls Cove

The property is located on the ocean, in the Hulls Cove neighborhood, in the Town of Bar Harbor. Bar Harbor is the largest and most historic community on Mount Desert Island, in 'Downeast' Coastal Maine. Mount Desert Island's approximately 30,000 acres are chiefly comprised of the Acadia National Park. Acadia rightfully claims to be one of the most beautiful scenic treasures in America, featuring both stunning ocean landscapes and mountainous woodlands undiminished by time or by man. Bar Harbor and Mt. Desert Island offer: superior bars and restaurants, night clubs, nearby athletic facilities, a nationally renowned and stunningly beautiful public golf course (Kebo), immediate proximity to the Park's salt and fresh water beaches, convenient and abundant connections to airports in Bangor and Trenton, whale watching, deep sea fishing, sailing, antique shopping and L.L. Beans nearby, and signature lobsters night and day. (Homeaway software blocks spacing for paragraphs).

Other Activities: Acadia National Park

Golf: The nearby Kebo Valley Club is available to the public. The fabled 'Kebo' is stunningly beautiful, historic, and challenging.

Ski: Mount Desert Island's 30,000-acre Acadia National Park is world renown for cross country skiing in visually spectacular surroundings during the holidays and throughout the winter months.

Additional information available at the subject property's web site: oceansedgemaine.com

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Rates & Availability

From $3,595 Per week

Bar Harbor Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
May
May 23 2015 - May 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
$5,950
 
 
June
May 30 2015 - Jun 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$6,450
 
 
June
Jun 6 2015 - Jun 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
$6,950
 
 
June
Jun 13 2015 - Jun 19 2015
7 night minimum stay
$7,950
 
 
June
Jun 20 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
$5,950
 
 
July
Jun 27 2015 - Jul 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$8,975
 
 
July
Jul 4 2015 - Jul 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
$8,975
 
 
July
Jul 11 2015 - Jul 17 2015
7 night minimum stay
$11,500
 
 
July
Jul 18 2015 - Jul 24 2015
7 night minimum stay
$9,250
 
 
July
Jul 25 2015 - Jul 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$11,750
 
 
July
Aug 1 2015 - Aug 7 2015
7 night minimum stay
$11,750
 
 
August
Aug 8 2015 - Aug 14 2015
7 night minimum stay
$11,750
 
 
August
Aug 15 2015 - Aug 21 2015
7 night minimum stay
$11,750
 
 
August
Aug 22 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
$11,750
 
 
August
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
$8,975
 
 
September
Sep 5 2015 - Sep 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
$8,975
 
 
September
Sep 12 2015 - Sep 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
$7,950
 
 
September
Sep 19 2015 - Sep 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
$6,950
 
 
September
Sep 26 2015 - Oct 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$6,950
 
 
October
Oct 3 2015 - Oct 9 2015
7 night minimum stay
$6,950
 
 
October
Oct 10 2015 - Oct 16 2015
7 night minimum stay
$7,250
 
 
October
Oct 17 2015 - Oct 23 2015
7 night minimum stay
$5,950
 
 
October
Oct 24 2015 - Oct 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,900
 
 
November
Oct 31 2015 - Nov 6 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,595
 
 
November
Nov 7 2015 - Nov 13 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,950
 
 
November
Nov 14 2015 - Nov 20 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,595
 
 
November
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,845
 
 
December
Nov 28 2015 - Dec 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,595
 
 
December
Dec 5 2015 - Dec 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,595
 
 
December
Dec 12 2015 - Dec 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,595
 
 
December
Dec 19 2015 - Dec 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,975
 
 
January
Dec 26 2015 - Jan 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,975
 
 
January
Jan 2 2016 - Jan 8 2016
7 night minimum stay
$5,975
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Additional information available at the subject property's web site: oceansedgemaine.com.

Also, although this commercial web site does not make them easy to find here, please do note that testimonials from over 65 guests and covering every seasonal week during the last several years are posted within this website.
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Amenities

Bar Harbor Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , private bath off oceanview master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , private bath off oceanview 2nd bedroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , private bath off oceanview bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , private bath off garden side bedroom
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , 1/2 bath off foyer
    Half Bathroom -
  • Each of the 4 bedrooms has its own full bathroom. All bathrooms have tile floors. All showers are tiled. Master bathroom has whirlpool. All full bathrooms have both shower and tub. Bathrooms renovated every year.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , french door to oceanview deck - private bath - 2nd floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , french door to oceanview deck - private bath - 2nd floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , garden side - private bath - 1st floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 3 twin/ single , oceanview - private bath - separate entrance - 1st floor
  • Each of the 4 bedrooms has its own full bathroom, renovated. (All bathrooms have tile floors and bathtubs and showers). Two 2nd-story bedrooms have new French doors which open to overlook the ocean. Three of four bedrooms have ocean views. The fourth bedroom (the smallest) views the gardens and a brook. Three of four bedrooms have hardwood floors with oriental rugs, including antique orientals. The 4-bed bedroom has wall-to-wall carpet, plus its own washer/dyer. Master bedroom has fireplace.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Turnkey arrangement for luxury property -- no need to bring any equipment or supplies. Housekeeper prepares the property and offers to greet the incoming guests. Housekeeper or caretaker also offers to: (a) arrange in advance for rental of kayaks and the like, (b) arrange babysitters, (c) make advance restaurant reservations, (d) prepare meals, (e) provide housekeeping services during stay, etc. No need to bring towels, linens, cooking equipment, or any similar personal items. Testimonials: although this commercial web site does not make them easy to find here, please do note that testimonials from over 65 guests and covering every seasonal week during the last several years are posted within this website.

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