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Bay, Oceanfront, Sunset Views, 500' Private Shore, Home 25' From Shore

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Relax In This Roomy, Waterfront Home, Just Steps From Shore And The Point

If you're looking for a private get-a-way near Acadia, with close proximity to all the activities and the best views you'll ever experience, then Kissick Point is the home for you.

If the dates you want are not available here, please check out one of our other 2 homes, #980807 Western Bay Shores, and # 230793, Heather Cove Cottage, which we just purchased.

At Kissick Point, this lovely 4-BR, 3-bath home is updated and decorated with new furnishings and appliances. Large, cedar deck and cable railing to maximize your views.

On the first floor, the Great Room features a decorative granite fireplace, plenty of seating, 65" HDTV, with views of the water. Down the hall, is the 2nd living room (we call it 'the view room',) with dining and kitchen in a modern, open floor plan. The first floor also includes two Bedrooms, 1 w/ Queen and 1 w/ 2 Twins, hallway bath with tub and shower, and 2nd bath off the kitchen with shower. Washer/Dryer also on first floor.

Upstairs the large Master Bedroom with King bed, features a bay window, so you can while away the afternoon and sunset hours. Master bath includes double-vanity and bath/shower. Across the hall, the 4th Bedroom features 2 Queen beds and large closets, and a water view.

Outside, new fencing provides safe play for kids and dogs alike. New steps provide access to the shore, where you'll be able to spend hours beach-combing and strolling along the shore to the very Point of Kissick Point and take in the breathtaking view all the way up the bay to the ocean. There are plenty of large rocks for sitting on to enjoy and relax all that this part of Maine has to offer. Birdwatching is incredible here so don't forget to bring your camera and binoculars!

Other outdoor amenities include outside dining seating and BBQ grill.

The home includes modern and new amenities - Smart HDTVs for access to your Netflix or Amazon movies, Blu-ray/DVD players & WiFi.

The Kitchen has all-new appliances, dishes, silverware, cutlery, coffee maker, coffee-bean grinder, various utensils, variety of spices, etc. New furnishings and linens throughout.

It's a short drive to Acadia Nat'l Park Hulls Cove Entrance (less than 20 minutes), and about 25 minutes to downtown Bar Harbor. Ellsworth is just 10 minutes away with a small downtown with restaurants and shopping, plus grocery shopping and more.

The house is the last on Kissick Point Way, provides privacy and affords extended outdoor shore frontage for beach combing and relaxing.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2017

About The Owner

Scott & Daria have been visiting the Bar Harbor area for many years and fell in the love with the area. They purchased Kissick Point in 2014. They enjoy time here in the off-seasons as well. Back in Philadelphia, Scott is professional brewer & consultant, known for his award-winning beer, while Daria works in marketing at a technology company.

The Owner purchased this house in 2014

Why The Owner chose Downeast and Acadia

We think you'll know the first time you sit out on the point and enjoy the sounds of the seals and the changing light as the sun sets. Bring your binoculars for close up views of all kinds of wildlife - including eagles, loons, seals and huge variety of birds.


Ellsworth House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bathrooms: 2 on first floor (one with tub/shower, one with just shower). 1 in Master BR (tub/shower).
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • 4 Bedrooms: 1 King (master), 2 Queens (2nd floor BR), 1 Queen (1st floor BR), 2 Twins (1st floor BR).
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sound/bay fishing
Kissick Point provides privacy, yet is less than 25 minutes from downtown Bar Harbor and less than 20 minutes to Acadia National Park Entrance. With views of bay and ocean, this unique location provides easy access to the shore and Kissick Point to enjoy beachcombing, relaxing and sunset views.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Bay, Oceanfront, Sunset Views, 500' Private Shore, Home 25' From Shore
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Lovely home with beautiful views, quiet and secluded. Great get-away.

  • 5 of 5

Comfortably furnished. Very nice master bedroom and bath. 4 bedrooms were all nice and had comfortable beds, but only 3 bathrooms, so 2nd upstairs bedroom occupants had to go downstairs for a bathroom.

Kitchen was especially well appointed. A lot of thought by owners went into providing kitchen items, extra towels, beach towels, etc. We enjoyed the deck during the day and evening, plus beachcoming at low tide. Water comes right up to the back yard at high tide.

Wished we could have had a working indoor fireplace for chilly nights. Only one small inconvenience - only one TV (in master bedroom) has cable. Other televisions all seem to require your own account/streaming - not that anyone needs TV in such a beautiful setting. However, our

group did want to watch the live news (debate) though - so all had to pile into the master bedroom.

This is a great location for visiting Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor and on one rainy day we headed to the Farnsworth Museum (about 65 miles away in Rockland) - where it was not raining.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary, Thank you for your nice review - and we are glad to hear you liked the kitchen amenities and comfy bedrooms. We do try to keep things up to date and as comfortable as possible. But we are sorry to hear about the cable TV not working. We have cable connected to all the TV's, so something must have gone awry with the system, and we may have been able to figure out how to fix it over the phone if we had known. But glad it all worked out to watch the debate! Also, we are working on getting the gas fireplace up and running, and know this feature will be enjoyed by all especially in the cooler evenings. So that will be fixed and ready for use next season. Thank you again for your comments as they are very helpful for us. Have a wonderful rest of your year and hope you'll have the chance to visit us in Maine again. Sincerely, Scott & Daria
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  • 5 of 5

Great views from kitchen and MBR. Class home. Quiet location with great sunset views. Easy access to town and Acadia Nat Park.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best rental experience!

  • 5 of 5

Because of a death in the family, our vacation attendance was somewhat disjointed. That being said, those who were able to get to Kissick Point for even a few days were wholly satisfied and impressed with the property, which exceded expectations on all levels. The house was beautiful, very clean and well appointed - great mattresses (not always the case with seasonal rentals). The surroundings and outdoor space - unsurpassed in beauty and description by those able to attend. We want to visit your lovely, relaxing home again for the same week next year. Our thanks for a wonderful family reunion.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Leslie, thank you for your kind words. We know it must have been tough times for your family, and glad to know that some were able to enjoy the home. We strive to keep the home comfortable and glad everyone found the beds, etc just right! Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you in Maine again next year. Sincerely, Scott & Daria
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Beautiful location and excellent for a vacation with extended family

  • 5 of 5

The property is absolutely beautiful and the home is well suited for a large family. The first floor has a room with 2 twin beds and another room with a queen size bed (Perfect for elders in our family who could not comfortably do stairs)

The 2nd floor has the master with a king size bed and another bedroom with 2 queen size beds (perfect for the teenagers with you) while it may have been humid inland a bit at the house there were almost constant breezes.

Lastly the great room, with it's soaring ceiling and wall of windows, was perfect to watch movies in the evening.

We found we spent most of our time on the deck, enjoying the almost constant ocean breezes, and in the kitchen area where people can enjoy the view while dinner is cooking.

The kitchen is extremely well equipped and the laundry accessible on the 1st floor. We enjoyed ourselves so much we ate in every night -

There's a grocery store within a 5 minute drive and Acadia National Park is within a short drive as well as Bar Harbor. Lots of great hiking, sand beach is beautiful, and fresh water canoe fishing for my husband :)

A visit to Fort Knox, on the Penobscot river, was also a great day trip -

Very comfortable home and great Maine location. The family thought it wonderful!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Comfortable home on the bay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our recent stay at the Kissick Point Way home near Ellsworth, ME. This was a convenient 20 to 25 minutes from the Acadia National Park Visitor Center. It's about 10-15 minutes from downtown Ellsworth, which was a nice respite from the heavy tourist traffic of Bar Harbor. The home is reasonably secluded, too. We had neighbors, but we could neither see nor hear them from the property. It has a beautiful view of the craggy Maine coastline and a nice little hike down to the point. The house was very clean and very well equipped with everything we needed including nice linens and plenty of towels. The appliances and tv's were up to date. Internet access is quick. They are "no surprises" from the pics online. We were very appreciative of the large fans that were provided as it was much warmer than usual when we visited and no one in this area seems to have central air. We really loved the firepit and spent time around the fire each night of our stay. The owners provided timely responses to our questions and helpful information in the home. Our security deposit was returned to us within the two period outlined in the lease agreement. We would definitely stay here again should we make the 22 hour drive from our home to Acadia again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wellesley, MA

Fantastic vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed here for a week in July and it was absolutely fabulous. The views were gorgeous and the home was modern and extremely comfortable. It had everything we needed. The kids played on the shore, we roasted marshmallows, and we were close to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. I couldn't ask for a better location. The owners were very responsive and take care of everything. I highly recommend this property. We would love to go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Sand Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Ellsworth House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
Apr 15 2017 - May 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
June 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
Last Wk June 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
Last Wk Aug 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
September 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
October 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

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