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Large House - Ocean Views - Adjacent to Acadia National Park, Seal Harbor

Bedrooms 9
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Ocean View House, 9 Bedrooms, 6 Baths, (Sleeps 18), Seal Harbor

This Seal Harbor summer 'cottage' is one of the original old cottage homes on the coveted 'Ox Hill' location in Seal Harbor, Maine. This grand home has 9 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. It has a huge brick terrace overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and many islands. The common spaces are quite large and comfortable. The large formal dining room can sit 12 people comfortably and the adjoining informal breakfast room can seat 6 people.

The amenities in this beautiful home are wireless internet, flat-screen TV with satellite, washer & dryer, industrial style gas stove, grill, cribs, and high-chairs. The private office has a fax machine and fireplace. There is a large fireplace in the family room and one in the dining room and wood is provided for those chilly Maine evenings. During the day the windows can all be opened to take in the fresh breezes from the ocean and the wonderful pine tree smells. The house has a large canoe that can be used as well as a mooring for rent for those that would like bring or rent a boat. Seal Harbor has access to fresh water lake swimming (Long Pond) and a nice sand beach at the head of harbor.

The unique location of this summer home offers a vacation for everyone. Those looking for an active vacation can enter Acadia National park just a mile away. Many Ox Hill residents ride their bikes right from their homes into Acadia National Park to take advantage of the many miles of carriage trails. People looking for a relaxing vacation can take advantage of the private outside terrace and gorgeous views of the ocean and islands as well as the comforts inside the home. Grocery stores are located in Northeast Harbor and nearby Bar Harbor where you will also find many restaurants and lots of shopping.

Keywords: Vacation House

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Thomas Newhall
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
March 7, 2017

Why Thomas Newhall chose Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

This home has been enjoyed by three generations as a family gathering spot for 43 years. It has also hosted many high school and college reunions as well. The proximity to Acadia National Park and Seal Harbor beach make this location are one of the best on the island. The views from this house encompass Schoodic Point, Baker's Island, Little Cranberry Island, Great Cranberry Island and Bunker's ledge. The huge outdoor terrace overlooking the ocean is a wonderful entertaining spot as well as a great place to eat outside while taking in the view.

What makes this house unique

This big summer cottage is the ideal vacation spot for a family reunion or a multiple family vacation. With 9 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, family and friends can spread out and then gather together in the large dining room or family room. For active vacationers, people can walk, ride, or drive into Acadia National Park which is just a mile away. Seal Harbor has access to fresh water lake swimming (Long Pond) and a nice sand beach at the head of harbor. The house has a mooring for rent for those that would like bring or rent a boat.


Seal Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Monument View
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 2_Adjoining Big Yellow Room - toilet
    Bathroom 1_Master - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3_Green Room - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 4_Pink Room - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 5, Backwing - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 6_Downstairs Powder Room - toilet
  • 6
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 3_Green Room - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4_Pink Room - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5, Blue Room - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6_Little Yellow Room - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2, Big Yellow Room - 2 double
    Bedroom 1, Master Room - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7_ Bunk Room - 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 8_Back Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 9_Sleeping Porch - 1 double
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (6), Baby Cribs (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (2)
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Large House - Ocean Views - Adjacent to Acadia National Park, Seal Harbor
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Perfect property for family reunion

  • 5 of 5

This place was spectacular! The views were to die for (seriously- I cannot emphasize that enough) and it was such a relaxing, quiet property. The house was the perfect setup for a family reunion- plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms to accommodate everyone, with a very well stocked linen closet and enough kitchen space for multiple people to work at once! The owner was very kind and helpful, and extremely accommodating to some of our extra needs (some minor additions to our reservation were required due to the reunion also being for a memorial service). 1000% would recommend to everyone!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location and great house

  • 5 of 5

The house was located in a nice rustic location near Seal Harbor. Great views of the ocean and a nice safe place for children. Close to Acadia National Park and reasonably close to Bar Harbor. Plenty of space for a large group and nice fireplace. Just for full disclosure cell phone service is pretty spotty (I have Verizon so i don't know for other companies). Very nice and large kitchen with all the equipment you need to cook meals large and small, nice grill for outdoors cooking. Overall a great experience that I would recommend to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic reunion at Ilfracombe !

  • 5 of 5

A group of life-long friends came together for a long weekend to celebrate being 60 and absolutely loved being at this lovely, friendly and cozy estate. The owner could not have been more accommodating, polite and enthusiastic about our visit. Just a perfect weekend in so many ways ! We would definitely love to come back !

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

This lovely house afforded our family a great opportunity to all be together for meals and socializing. There were 17 of us…adults and grown children. During the day family members went off hiking or touring but we would get together for dinners in the huge dinning room. The house is in a very convenient location… minutes from the Park entrance at Seal Harbor and no more than 10 minutes to Jordan Pond House. The back terrace is large and has a million dollar view.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Family Reunion Home

  • 5 of 5

Ilfracombe was a wonderful home base for our extended family reunion. We had a group of 11 ranging in age from 4 months to 86 years. Ilfracombe provided ambiance will all necessary conveniences. The home was a welcome place to return after days of hiking, biking, exploring, and shopping. The large dining room facilitated lingering family dinners. The front porch was popular all day from morning coffee to evening cocktails to night-time star-gazing. The downstairs provided large spaces for the whole group as well as private spaces for smaller groups. There were ample bedroom options.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Family Home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for one week, My wife and I, our 4 children and their spouses, and our 6 grandchildren. The home accommodated all of us easily. The dining room is amazing. I was wonderful to be able to have our meals all together! The patio was a great place to hang out. The kids loved the library, reading room, and the toys that were available. The living room fire place came in handy for the few cold evening we had while we were there. Just everything about this home made it the prefect place to bring a large family to spend some quality time together. I highly recommend this for large families!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
Lighthouse Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
18 Miles
Swans Island Ferry/Bass Harbor
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Kebo Valley, Bar Harbor or Northeast CC
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Lighthouse Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Seal Harbor Beach
Car: recommended

Acadia National Park, Canoeing, Island Hopping, Mountain Climbing, Gardens, Lighthouses, Shopping, Lobsters, Seal Harbor, Jordan Pond, Carriage Tails, Hiking


Rates & Availability

Seal Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
May 22 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Autumn 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 22 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $800
Pet Fee $150
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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