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Ultra Modern Beautiful Home Overlooking Frenchmans Bay

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 180 nights


Minimum Stay
7 - 180 nights


Bar Harbor House Rental Photos and Description

3 Story House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Cliffside at Sandcliff by the Sea is a beautiful, newly constructed, three story, 3 bedroom home overlooking Frenchman's Bay in Bar Harbor, Maine. Enjoy breathtaking views from balconies overlooking the ocean while surrounded by acres of lush pine, birch, and maple trees, with loads of fresh air to match. We're located just minutes from the entrance to Acadia National Park, and only 4 miles from downtown Bar Harbor.

This Non-Smoking, vacation paradise home not only affords gracious accommodations, but also provides extras and amenities one would not expect to find in a vacation rental. At Sandcliff our goal is to provide our guests with the absolute best in accommodations and relaxation. Sandcliff is nestled in on a quiet road with wildlife, woods, peaceful atmosphere, yet only four miles from the Downtown District of Bar Harbor,and only 1.5 miles to the entrance to Acadia National Park. This is a weekly rental only.

Keywords: Ultra Modern Ocean View Home

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Bonnie J. Ray
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016
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About Bonnie J. Ray

I fell in love with the magical island of Mount Desert in 1982. I was fortunate to be able to move here and start a business and build two lovely homes. I love to travel as well and always rent a house where ever my travels bring me. I appreciate the comforts of home when I am away, so I strive to make your comforts a priority as well,

Bonnie J. Ray purchased this house in 2006

Why Bonnie J. Ray chose Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

Perfect for families. The first floor has a family room with specious living room, wetbar, and bath. Continue on to the second floor and enjoy living area, dining area, kitchen, and bath, and rest peaceful on the third floor that contains two more bedrooms.

What makes this house unique

There is nothing more magical then Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island. My homes are located on a very quiet road, with ocean view towards the North, and beautiful woods to the South. Wild blueberries grow all summer in the woods, and if you pay attention who will always spot a deer or two. We are close to the downtown area of Bar Harbor (4 miles), and exactly 1-1/2 mile to the entrance to Acadia National Park.


based on 8 traveler reviews

Ultra Modern Beautiful Home Overlooking Frenchmans Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Amazing home, PERFECT location!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent a week here at Cliffside in July, and couldn't have asked for anything more! The house itself was in a scenic setting, very clean and offered up everything that our entire family needed! The location also proved to be more than perfect, far enough outside of Bar Harbor to be secluded and away from the crowds, but close enough that we could drive there within 10 minutes. One of the entrances to Acadia was just a few minutes away as well, so getting there for all of our day trips was a breeze. Our kids LOVED hiking in the woods behind the house and picking all of the wild blueberries they wanted - so cool!! All in all, we would all definitely agree that we would stay at this beautiful home again! Thank you, Bonnie!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you enjoyed Cliffside! We strive to make the house perfect for each and every guest! It's always nice for others to hear how great your experience was! Thank You! Bonnie J. Ray
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Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a beautiful, spacious home just minutes from Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, you have found it. Nestled among the towering trees, the spacious deck with its fire pit, barbecue grill, and peekaboo glimpses of the water makes it difficult to leave. In fact, you'll find yourself looking forward to coming "home" after a day of exploring the island. We picked wild blueberries behind the house and made our way down to the shore during low tide. And, if you plan to prepare meals at home, this kitchen lacks nothing. The 3rd floor deck off the master bedroom provides another inviting space for morning coffee with its glimpses of the waters below. For travelers staying in the fall and winter months, I'm sure the views are amazing! We stayed in the very hot month of July and were thankful for the air conditioning in the master bedroom. Thank you, Bonnie, for sharing your treasure with us. Our family sure hopes to return one day!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad that you enjoyed Cliffside like "home". We strive to provide everything for our guests comfort and enjoyment! We hope to see you return once again!
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Great stay!!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this house before. Peaceful and quiet area, yet close enough to the town of Bar Harbor! We always have enjoyed staying here!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed Cliffside so much to return once again! We hope to see you for many years!
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Beautiful setting, well-equipped home

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Cliffside in July, and had a wonderful time there. The house is pretty, very clean, very well-equipped, and the wrap-around balcony was perfect for morning coffee and evening drinks! The location is ideal - close enough to Bar Harbor and Southwest Harbor to go to those towns as often as we wanted, and far enough from the center of town congestion to be relaxed and peaceful. The entrance to Acadia is only 5 minutes away by car. Bonnie was extremely responsive when we called her about something minor. We will rent here again when we are next in Maine!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love to hear about our guests that enjoy Cliffside so much, they want to return! Your enjoyment and comfort is of great importance to us! So glad that you enjoyed Cliffside and our beautiful island!
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Pennsylvania, USA

Perfectly located, gorgeous home!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just returned from our first vacation to MDI. We are a family of four - two children (ages 11 and 8). Our dog came too. We were lucky enough to find this home, and we were thrilled with our week here. This home is perfectly situated on MDI - only a mile from the entrance to Acadia, and about four miles from the town of Bar Harbor. It was also close to the main roads that traversed the island. This home is gorgeous and very comfortable! The views of the ocean from the deck were simply outstanding, and I loved the trail that went right down to the rocky coastline. The home is very well furnished and maintained - the beds were very comfortable, and we loved our time grilling on the deck with the ocean in view. The owner is also very nice and accessible - she was a joy to work with! We also loved the accessibility to the activities on MDI. We went hiking, biking, kayaking, and even watched a sunset on Cadillac Mountain. I highly recommend this property! Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for saying what a great experinece that you had! People that never rent a house need to hear this! We strive to make your experience the best! Enjoy Acadia Nationial Park and our homes!
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Best vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

What a find. My wife and I took our adult daughters and husband and boyfriend to Bar Harbor. The views from our home away from home was spectacular. The home is spacious and tastefully decorated. We really enjoyed the wrap-around deck. We use the grill several nights and the gas outdoor fire pit was awesome. The owner, Bonnie, was a gem. We had a slight problem the first night and she had it fixed immediately. My car broke down and she set me up with her mechanic who was terrific.

Our youngest and boyfriend hiked over 30 miles of Acadia National Park. The bus system is super. The Light House Boat tour is worth the money and time.

Our favorite things

Gaylin's restaurant for nice lobster dinners

Side Street Cafe for great lobster rolls and lobster stew

Beerworks for duh! Beers by Maine craft breweries

Maine-ly Meats. Great BBQ

And CJ's for the best blueberry pie ala mode or blueberry soft serve (we did this about every night)

In short don't pass up this destination and lovely home

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bar Harbor
Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Beach
1 Miles

Minutes from downtown Bar Harbor, 1-1/2 miles from the entrance to Acadia National Park. Overlooks Frenchmans Bay.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter Rental
Oct 23 2016 - May 6 2017
180 night minimum stay
May 2017
May 20 2017 - Jun 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
June 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
July 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
August 2017
Jul 30 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
October 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

50% deposit of the full amount is due upon signing of contracts. The remaining 50% is due 30 days prior to arrival.

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Bar Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Each bathroom offers a shower, with the third floor bath is a jacuzzi tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • jetted tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
internet service, Jetted Tub in 3rd floor bath, Weber gas grill, The lst floor is a wet bar area and family room, All 3 floors provide tv and entertainment area, Plenty of outdoor smoking on outside decks

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