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Classic and Spacious Maine Waterfront Retreat

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 6 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)


Sealight rents by the week from Sunday to Sunday.

Sealight is located in Sullivan, Maine, directly on Frenchman Bay/Sullivan Harbor. This nineteenth-century Maine summer cottage is gracious and spacious - truly a classic Maine family getaway.

With over 5,000 square feet and two acres of lawn, this six bedroom, four and one-half bath Bar Harbor-style cottage is ideal for families and also wonderful for a couple wanting to relax and get away from it all.

Breathtaking views across the water, facing south, of Frenchman Bay, Acadia National Park and the mountains of Mount Desert Island. Private 165 foot dock is great for launching your family kayak expedition.

There is a public boat launching ramp adjacent to the property for your watercraft. House is conveniently located beside a small inn which would lend itself for any overflow guests.

The house has kept its ambiance of days gone by. Very large rooms with outstanding views and four distinct living areas offer privacy to those seeking solitude! A fully remodeled new (Summer 2014) kitchen features Sub Zero and Wolf appliances, new living room, new den, entrance foyer, library, laundry room, breakfast room and formal dining room are located on the first floor, along with two newly added outdoor decks and a large outdoor patio. Also on the first floor is a long sun porch that is typical of the classic Bar Harbor-style cottages. Views, views, views from every room.

The spacious, sunny, charming enclosed sun porch that runs much of the waterside of the house invites cocktail parties, luncheons, or snuggling up with a book.

No Smoking, No Pets, Please.

Please contact owner with questions...(561) 329-8749 or email


Keywords: Bar Harbor Cottage

More Details

Sealight Maine LLC, Jeff Cloninger, Managing Member
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 31, 2017

Why Sealight Maine LLC, Jeff Cloninger, Managing Member chose Downeast and Acadia

Fell in love with the house and the view the minute we saw it! Classic Maine waterfront family compound.

What makes this house unique

VIEWS, VIEWS, VIEWS!!! This house is comfortable with a large family occupying and equally wonderful for a single or couple to relax with a good book and a cup of coffee and just enjoy the gracious embrace of 'Sealight.'

Guestbook comments from the owner

We rented Sealight for a week this fall. The weather was great but the house is beyond fabulous. It's much bigger than we needed for two people but we grew to love it almost immediately. We enjoyed the space. You get a great sense of peace in this house not to mention the privacy it offers and the unbelievable view from just about every room. We discovered several good restaurants within a fifteen minute drive but we most enjoyed relaxing on one of three back decks of the house with a drink and hors d'oeuvres in the evenings and just being there, enjoying the privacy and that view. We read in the afternoons on the gorgeous sun porch, had evening cocktails outdoors, cooked great dinners on the fancy Wolf gas range...we wish we lived like this year round. Thanks for a great place to stay. We can't believe we could rent a place that was this nice. Oh, by the way, your housekeeper and caretaker were both extremely helpful and good at their jobs. House was spotless and the grounds were beautifully maintained.
Sep 2014
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Sullivan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , NEW Downstairs guest half bath
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , Downstairs toilet off laundry room
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Pier, Dock, Floats


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Classic and Spacious Maine Waterfront Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
Vero beach, fl

Dream House

  • 5 of 5

This gorgeous and palatial home is divine! Perfect for a family gathering or a celebration like a wedding. It is in a perfect location and extremely tastefully decorated. Right on the water with a dock and a stunning expanse of green lawn. You will never Regret staying here and when you leave you will be planning your next stay. Heaven on earth!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vero Beach, Florida

Beautiful Oceanfront Mansion with magnificent views of Bar Harbor and Cadillac Mountain

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home with views of Bar Harbor. Its what you think Maine should be. Huge home with nice furnishings and top shelf appliances and granite counter tops. Lobster boats pull up next door and you can buy lobsters directly from them. We had an awesome time going to Acacia National Park, Cadillac Mountain, Bar Harbor. Huge yard and firepits and an enormous dock if you bring your boat. Wish we could live here always!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tulsa, Oklahoma

Most amazing home in Maine

  • 5 of 5

Words cannot express how perfect this house is -- along with the most incredible view overlooking the bay. I have been all over Maine and you could not ask for a more perfect setting. Will only rent this place on our yearly excursion to Maine. Owners keep house immaculate and ideal for family and friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phoenix, AR

Gorgeous Waterfront Escape

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Sealight this summer and had the most amazing time. From the beautifully decorated home to the views that cannot be beaten (I've never cooked in a kitchen while overlooking the bay), it was really the perfect Maine retreat. Whether you want to curl up on the sun porch and read a good book or travel to the close-by Acadia National Park, I could not think of a better, idyllic, quintessential Maine vacation. The spacious dining areas and amount of beds makes me want to come back with a group of my girlfriends! I would recommend Sealight to anyone looking for a beautiful, luxurious, and adventurous stay in the great state of Maine.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Artists Retreat

  • 5 of 5

A group of us, about 13 artist and photographers, have rented Sealight for several years. The house is spacious, equipped with the latest appliances, lots of areas to sit and chat or simply escape for a little quiet time. Even on a cloudy day, the rooms are light and airy due to the large windows and French doors that overlook the bay. Sealight is perfect vacation getaway with surroundings that energize an artist’s creativity. I highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing week with family

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Sealight from June 15-23, 2014. There were 13 of us, grandparents, parents and 7 grandchildren ages 19-8. We all had an amazing time! The sunroom was the best part of the house for us, we all ended up there after a long day. The remodel that is taking place just makes the place even better! The bathrooms could use updated, but I am sure that will get put on the list after the summer vacation. We had more than enough space for the 13 of us. We loved the beach, the shells and rocks we found, the sunsets were amazing, waking up to the waterview every morning was definitely worth the drive to Bar Harbor. We would most definitely rent this house again! Thank you for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US Route One
Nearest Beach
House is direct waterfront
Car: necessary

Quiet and private yet just one minute off US Coastal Route One. Gorgeous views from every room of the house. Property offers 255 feet direct water frontage on Frenchman Bay and looks south to Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park and Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the East Coast. Thirty minute drive to Bar Harbor and the front entrance to Acadia National Park. Ellsworth is the town that has all the 'regular city' services and shops like big grocery, drug stores, chain restaurants and fine dining. Ellsworth is a ten minute drive from the house, but the house is set on over 2 acres with incredible water and mountain views and offers tremendous privacy. In Spring, 2014, house underwent major renovation which added new outdoor decks, new windows and doors downstairs, new bathroom, new living room, new kitchen with Sub Zero and Wolf appliances, new den and freshly painted interiors. The house is 125 years old and offers approximately 5,500 square feet.


Rates & Availability

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning Fee $350
Tax Rate 9.0%

Half the weekly rent due with reservation confirmation, the second half plus tax and refundable security deposit (refunded within ten days of departure) and $350 cleaning fee is due sixty days prior to arrival. No refunds are made once a deposit is received.

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