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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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

We are local hosts with 20 years of experience and 25+ reviews. Trust your vacation to us!

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.

Don’t just rent a house, get the whole vacation!

We know from our own experience that managing family vacations can be quite a job. A little local knowledge and some extra help can make your vacation more enjoyable and hassle free.

We offer:

- super clean and well maintained houses

- local insider guides to dining and activities

- private biking and hiking tours of Acadia National Park

- lots of stuff for kids and other vacation services

Check out our homepage at Mountain Sea Properties for a 3-D walking tour of Eagle Cliff!!

More Details

Property Manager
Jennifer Wales
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2018

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

Amenities

Bar Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared between twin room and double bedroom
    Upstairs master private bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Beautiful ocean views, hand painted tiles by local artist.
    Downstairs master private bathroom - toilet , shower , Walk in shower with hand painted tiles by local artist.
    Downstairs power room - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Downstairs Master suite, large - 1 king , Private bathroom with walk in shower
    Upstairs master suite, large - 1 king , Ocean views, private dressing room and bath with Jacuzzi
    Upstairs oceanside bedroom - 1 double , Faces ocean, beautiful views, see whales and eagles from bed
    Upstairs twin bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Shares a bath with upstairs double bedroom.
  • Eagle Cliff occupancy max 8 persons. Property can be rented with The Guest House, listing number 119386, allowing occupancy of 12 persons.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • 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
  • water skiing
  • 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.

Reviews

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Historic Oceanfront Estate with Stunning Ocean Views, In Acadia National Park
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews
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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: July 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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5

This is our happy place!

  • 5 of 5

We all love this home - with comfortable furniture and eclectic decor. This was our second stay at Eagle Cliff; and I'm sure there will be many many more. The water views are spectacular (especially on the patio). The house is very homey - whether we are spending a rainy day there playing cards.. Or just stopping in between hikes. I can't recommend this home highly enough for a wonderful family vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful house, wonderful view, wonderful service and provisioning

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Eagle Cliff. We were amazed at how complete the house and its furnishings were. We needed absolutely nothing except the food we wished to eat. The house was a delightful old house, updated with all modern conveniences and well maintained. The view was extraordinary from kitchen, dining room, living room, porch and some of the bedrooms.

Thank you, Jen Wales and company, for the excellent service and accommodations.

Eric Horton and family, Satellite Beach Florida.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Feels like a real home... Not a vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

The walls are covered with an impressive collection of art, the furniture is comfortable and the views are spectacular from EVERY room! .

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing views - spacious home

  • 5 of 5

The views are fantastic!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

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

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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99

***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.***

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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