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Jennifer Wales

Member since: 2005
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Historic Oceanfront Estate: Stunning Ocean Views, In Acadia National Park

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

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Overview

Schooner Head 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:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jennifer Wales (Property Manager)
Member since: 2005
Call Manager
Speaks: english

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

Reviews

5
based on 27 traveler reviews

Historic Oceanfront Estate: Stunning Ocean Views, In Acadia National Park
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews
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
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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Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Amazing location, lovely views, close to town. Well appointed spacious home with cottage charm.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Incredible Property with Incredible Views

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this beautiful property for a week in July, 2016. As mentioned by other reviewers, the pictures do not do the property justice - it's even more beautiful in person.

I've been vacationing in Bar Harbor with my family for most of my life and we typically stay in one of the nicest hotels in town. This trip we were bringing our toddler and wanted a house to help control his meals (he has food allergies). The house, itself, is incredibly spacious. Plenty of room for our little guy to run around. The dining room and adjoining deck have one of the nicest views I've ever seen. We took advantage from morning coffee right through grilling in the evening. Which brings me to the kitchen - it is supremely well stocked and has everything a foodie or chef would need. It made preparing meals on vacation fun.

As for the location, it's perfect and centrally located. In one direction, you can walk to town in 20 minutes on a paved sidewalk; and in the other direction, you can walk to bigger trail heads in 15 minutes. Within the neighborhood itself, you have wonderful privacy, but can also walk to Compass Harbor in less than 10 minutes, which is a beautiful area of the park.

In short, the property was everything we hoped for and more.

As for working with Jennifer, the caretaker, she made everything easy. As an example, we opted to travel relatively light and had Jennifer provide a box of toys for our son to play with during the week. They were age appropriate and a home run in his eyes. She was helpful and a pleasure to deal with.

We look forward to returning again soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We loved our stay at Eagle Cliff. Seclusion with easy access to Bar Harbor and Acadia with views!

  • 5 of 5

This wonderful, historic property was perfect for our Acadia family vacation. While the house is a bit worn and creaky, it has a lot of character and had all of the amenities we needed including a well appointed kitchen. The views from the deck are amazing and we saw deer and/or wild turkey every day. We were able to access Acadia without fighting Bar Harbor traffic and yet the Bar Harbor shops and restaraunts are just minutes away. It was a short hike from the house past the historic Dorr cottage ruins to the cove that we always had to ourselves. This quiet, private property has fantastic views of the porcupine islands with close proximity to Bar Harbor and easy access to Acadia. Thank you for all the memories we made on our Acadia/Bar Harbor vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and views

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Eagle Cliff the week of 4th of July. There were 8 of us in the house (6 adults and 2 teens). The house is in a great location. We rented bikes for the week and rode them into downtown Bar Harbor each day (which was great because parking is hard to come by). The house sits high above Frenchman's Bay and has lovely views from the patio, dining room and master bedroom. The house itself is in need of some updating, but overall it is nice. The master bedroom is very spacious and has a huge bathroom. The second bedroom upstairs with a double bed was large enough, but there was only a double bed in the room. It would be nice to have a larger bed, since many couples are used to queen and king beds these days. The shared bathroom upstairs was very small and the shower has a sloping roof, so watch your head! My teenage sons shared the third upstairs bedroom that has 2 twin beds. The room is very small, but adequate. Again, some updating would be nice (80's wallpaper and red carpet). The only bedroom that I would give a negative comment about is the downstairs bedroom. It is very small and dark. The kitchen had plenty of cabinet space and a nice table. However, the stove is an old 4 burner electric that proved to be difficult to cook on for 8 people. 3 of the nights we were there, we cooked lobster. It was a challenge to get both large pots on the old stove! Again, some updating is needed but the stove and oven functioned. The patio had great views of the bay, and we often saw deer, fox and other wildlife outside. The patio furniture is inadequate for the house. We left suggestions for the owners to add additional seating and make the outside more usable (since that is where you will want to be when the weather is nice). One thing we experienced this trip which was different from last year was the mosquitoes. Maybe it is because the house is in a wooded area, but the bugs were brutal. I strongly suggest bringing bug spray! Overall, Eagle Cliff was a nice house. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Bar Harbor, and look forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Outstanding and breathtaking!

  • 5 of 5

A great location and a beautiful house! Water views are stunning and the amenities are more than adequate. Walking distance to downtown Bar Harbour and to the marina. Will definitely revisit next year!!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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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

Schooner Head House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Sept/Oct
Sep 4 2016 - Oct 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,000
$3,450
 
 
June
Jun 11 2017 - Jul 1 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$3,450
 
 
July
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 29 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$5,750
 
 
Aug
Jul 30 2017 - Aug 26 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$6,150
 
 
Late Aug
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,550
 
 
Sept/Oct
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 14 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$3,450
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$3,450
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 9.0%

***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

Schooner Head 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:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • 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.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:

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