Bar Harbor estate rental
 
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps10
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
Minimum Stay 7 nights
 

Bar Harbor Estate Rental Photos and Description
Elegant 4 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath, oceanfront home in Bar Harbor, sleeps 10

This formal oceanfront single-family home, having a market value approaching $2 million, has welcomed discriminating families/individuals from the US and abroad for 16 years. For 100+ photos, see: OceansEdgeMaine website. Summary: (a) oceanfrontage; (b) 4 bedrooms, each with private bath, sleeps 10 -- 2nd-story bedrooms offer French doors & walk-out decks overlooking ocean. (c) Large, renovated kitchen; library sanctuary; formal dining room; (d) satellite TV and wireless internet connection. (e) Privacy, solitude: 1.5 acres, on private road, in exclusive and historic Hulls Cove neighborhood. (f) 1-mile walking/bicycling distance to official entrance to Acadia National Park's 30,000 acres, including 100 miles of paths/trails and ponds/lakes. (g) 4 eating areas (2 outside); 3 decks/patios; (h) 3 fireplaces; (i) 6 french doors with expansive ocean views of: Cadiilac Mtn range, BH waterfont, cruise ship basin, North Atlantic beyond .(Now taking reservations for Fall 2011, and 2012)

Location: The property is located within the Town of Bar Harbor, on Lookout Point Road above Hulls Cove. Lookout Point Road is an historic and elegant neighborhood of perhaps a dozen homes. Lookout Point Road overlooks Frenchmans Bay and the North Atlantiic. The subject property begins at a pink-granite walled entrance on that road, and then slopes down, for perhaps 1,000' under white pines past a pond to the house itself. The house fronts on the ocean. The home faces directly south toward: the oncoming sea breezes, the Town harbor and its boat basin, and the cruise-line ship traffic which moors in full view. Views from the house also include: the Cadillac Mountain range, the Porcupine Islands, Egg Rock lighthouse in the distance, and the North Atlantic beyond. 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.

Maps/ photos: OceansedgeMaine

Surrounding properties: Acadia National Park comprises tens of thousands of acres of walking trails, lakes, ponds, and both salt water and fresh water beaches for swimming and fishing. The gateway to the Park is just one mile from our property. 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. Beyond the gateway to the Park, and still traveling south on Route 3 from the subject property, along the cliffs above the ocean, one encounters the Bar Harbor Yacht Club (visible from our property across Hulls Cove), then a collection of hotels and resorts that include the Town's best restaurants and bars and athletic facilities (e.g., the Regency where President Obama stayed in 2010), and then the 125-year old mansions on West Street andMain Street's commercial areas.

Past and Present, and 2012: A NYC socialite iniitially constructed the house, with formal entertaining in mind. She occupied the property briefly, along with a staff that would now be an anachronism. The present owners have owned the property for 35 years, leasing it for 15 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'. This is a luxury-home, turnkey arrangement. A housekeeper fully prepares the house and offers to greet guests at the door when they arrive. Although we do not usually involve brokers and do not advertise extensively, we are routinely fully booked for each season, with some prime weeks booked a year in advance.

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The subject property has been family-owned for three generations and 35 years. The vacation rental business has been in operation for 18 years.

48 Reviews of Property 147039 in Bar Harbor, Maine

Oceanfront luxury vacation rental - Bar Harbor / Acadia National Park
average rating of 0.0 based on 48 reviews
business
Oceanfront luxury vacation rental - Bar Harbor / Acadia National Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p147039
Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
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“ . . . I am in love!”

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
We are here and I am in love! What a beautiful place. And I cannot wait to peruse the library. I am a bibliophile.

Thank you for sharing your lovely home.

MW
Oct 13 - 20, 2013
Dallas, Texas
business
Oceanfront luxury vacation rental - Bar Harbor / Acadia National Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p147039
Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
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Feel right at home. Enchanting. Ideal for writing.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
“ I feel right at home . . . Enchanting . . . It has been ideal for writing”

Such a beautiful spot. What a lovely house. Everything is wonderful . I feel right at home . . . enchanting . . . It has been ideal for writing.

VW
Oct 7 - Oct 12, 2013
Montreal, Que
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Oceanfront luxury vacation rental - Bar Harbor / Acadia National Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p147039
Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
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“ could not be more perfect, beautiful property

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
We have gotten settled in to the house and it could not be more perfect . . . thank you so much for the beautiful property. We plan to enjoy it to the fullest.

JB
September 30 - October 7, 2013
Mississippi
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Oceanfront luxury vacation rental - Bar Harbor / Acadia National Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p147039
Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
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"love every aspect of the property, having a ball"

"love every aspect of the property, having a ball"
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
We love every aspect of your beautiful property & are having a ball. Thank you for sharing this enchanting place!

JM
Sept 22 - 30, 2013
Texas
business
Oceanfront luxury vacation rental - Bar Harbor / Acadia National Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p147039
Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
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“great memories of Maine and your great house"

“great memories of Maine and your great house"
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
We are all back home safely with great memories of Maine and your great house. Thanks again for everything.

CT
Sept 15 -22
North Carolina
business
Oceanfront luxury vacation rental - Bar Harbor / Acadia National Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p147039
Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
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A lovely home

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
Everything is wonderful! What a lovely home you have!

CT
Sept 15 -22
NC
business
Oceanfront luxury vacation rental - Bar Harbor / Acadia National Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p147039
Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
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A wonderful property

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
It's a wonderful piece of property and the house is both tasteful and warm. As you said, the house is fully equipped and everything is where it should be. The new deck by the beach is very nice too. Again, thank you very much for opening your house to us.

BL
Sept 7 - 14, 2013
NJ
business
Oceanfront luxury vacation rental - Bar Harbor / Acadia National Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p147039
Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
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No other place we would want to be

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
I just wanted to send you an e-mail to thank you again for a wonderful time in your beautiful home. My family and I normally rent when we go on vacation but your home was by far my favorite place . . . we cannot wait to go back! . . . . I hope you will still be renting your home because there would be no other place we would want to be.

Aug 17 - 24, 2013
TM
NY
business
Oceanfront luxury vacation rental - Bar Harbor / Acadia National Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p147039
Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
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“ . . . don't have adequate words! Stunning!”

“ . . . don't have adequate words! Stunning!”
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We have just arrived and don't have adequate words! Stunning! Thanks!

Aug 24 - Sept 7, 2013
RD
Virginia
business
Oceanfront luxury vacation rental - Bar Harbor / Acadia National Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p147039
Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
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“A most lovely time”

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We have had a most lovely time, filled with lots of wildlife and adventures around Desert Island. Your house was the perfect base. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Aug 17 -24, 2013
BM
NY