Oceansedge

For more than 35 years, Oceansedge has been the most distinguished oceanfront vacation rental property among its 1,700 competitors in a market area that embraces Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, Mt. Desert Island, and the full sweep of Maine’s Gold Coast.

Discriminating families from throughout the US and abroad – including persons of national and world renown professional distinction – have chosen Oceansedge for more than few reasons including the following:

  • the property’s mystique for being located in the presently most historic, most prestigious, and most private residential neighborhood in Bar Harbor – a seacoast town of legendary social stature during the Gilded Age before WWI when summer residents of national financial and social prominence constructed august mansions on that same peninsula above Hulls Cove and farther along Bar Harbor’s observable shoreline.
  • its privacy behind a walled and gated and lanterned entrance on a private and posted road within an also private enclave of a dozen hillside oceanfront homes, in a 50-acre peninsula gesturing toward Acadia’s Cadillac mountain range and the Porcupine Islands and the North Atlantic beyond.
  • the property’s safe (no dangerous cliffs, riptides, or the like), accessible (including for kayaking as preferred by most guests), visually stunning, and south-facing oceanfront shoreline, plus nearly ever- present ocean breezes.
  • from a gardened backyard brick patio, and from 2nd-story bedroom and kitchen-adjacent and on-the- ocean decks, the panoramic ocean views by day of the Town’s active harbor and ocean reaches; and twilight and nighttime views of ochre moonrises at the ocean horizon, star showers, and sometimes the Northern Lights.
  • the property’s environs (the ocean frontage, a forested brook and a chain of ponds, orchards, and abundant gardens and broad lawns) which are almost uniquely bucolic within the Town; those surroundings make for a chief joy for our guests: nearly tame deer and fawns, rare birds and ducks and their ducklings, endlessly playful and engaging chipmunks and red squirrels, and other wildlife which are both abundant and congenial year-round neighbors and everyday backyard visitors.
  • the panache of the home itself which is formal, traditional, elegant, and meticulously appointed, but Maineishly unpretentious and sunny and welcoming as well; a commodious house of 4 bedrooms (one bedroom has 4 beds) and 4.5 en suite bathrooms plus walk-in closets, 4 superlative libraries, a large oceanview kitchen with skylights and a cathedral ceiling, 6 eating areas (2 inside, 4 outside), along with excellent Wi-Fi reception and as many as 7 smart televisions, and 6 oceanview and south- facing French doors on two levels.
  • the property’s proximity (1 mile) to the Reception Center of the 40,000-acre Acadia National Park and its 30 miles of car-less “carriage roads”, thus reachable directly from the property by bicycle.
  • its reputation as possibly the longest running vacation rental in Bar Harbor, continuously family- owned, putatively the only property among Homeaway’s innumerable listings to have had perfect 5- star ratings every year since the inception of that company, and the grateful recipient of the more than 100 endorsements offered in recent years by past guests as to be seen in this web site.

Amazing

Anyone who is not delighted by Oceansedge needs his or her head examined!!!

— Martha K. H, Esq., Chicago

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There is literally nothing on the coast of Maine that offers everything you have.

The house is perfect – thank you!

There is literally nothing on the coast of Maine that offers everything you have.

— Andrew P, New York City

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Perfect Coastal Maine retreat

There is no five-star hotel that is anymore lovely, comfortable, and is better situated in this home.

It is lovely, comfortable, exquisitely decorated and furnished, and perfectly equipped.

The owner is immediately responsive to any request.

One of the most beautiful and serene spots I ever stayed in.

The best of Coastal Maine.

— MMM, Esq., Virginia

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An amazing week of memories

I travel the world and this is the trip experience I most looked forward to.

It has been a thrill to be here.

A gorgeous home and setting made for a lifetime of memories.

— Roger F, Los Angeles

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Impeccable

JB has a beautiful place right on the ocean just minutes from Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park.

He is very attentive and easy to reach.

He is very proud of his home, as he should be.

The home and the grounds are impeccable.

— Carolyn R, Missouri

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We had a wonderful time here! The week was perfect.

We are so sad to leave this beautiful place.

— Teena D, South Carolina

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A jaw-dropping home

The place is so beautiful and serene-- a jaw-dropping home.

The house and hospitality were above and beyond anything we could have imagined.

Also, feeding the deer, the squirrels, the ducks, and the birds was such a pleasure.

A wonderful vacation.

— Mary D, Arkansas

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Breathtaking

The home was the perfect setting!

The house and grounds were breathtaking.

Also, I can’t explain how much joy in entertainment those little chipmunks provided.

— PM, Missouri

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Wonderful

Wonderful -- the house is beautiful and so are the grounds and views.

A lovelier sunrise I have never seen.

Spacious, comfortable, beautifully furnished. It felt like home.

The owner was helpful, before and throughout our stay.

— Cigale O., Tel Aviv, Israel

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Like being in a dream

Just wanted you to know . . . my mother has not stopped crying over the beauty of this property. She says the view is"like being in a dream".

Thanks for letting us share this beautiful property for a week.

— SK, New Jersey

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Our favorite

This home is perfectly appointed, beautiful, serene, and comfortable in every way.

The owner of the home: beyond gracious, kind, and accommodating.

Of many vacation rentals homes over the years: this is our favorite!

— Kristen P-W, Utah

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I despaired to leave

The property seems to have a soul.

When I arrived I felt as if I were returning home. I despaired to leave.

I cannot imagine a more perfect home!

— MMM, Esq., Virginia

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Hate to leave

What a wonderful week we've had!

Wonderful hospitality.

Amazing home.

Fabulous.

— Lisa and Beau S, Georgia

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Loving Every Minute of it!

We're doing fantastic!

Will pinch ourselves every time we drive down the driveway.

This is truly a special place; loving every minute of it.

— Kerry M, Hollywood

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Magic of our week

Our sincere gratitude to you for the joy and beauty of your home and property.

Our days are filled with great meals, laughter, kayaking, sunsets, and even the shimmering reflection of the full moon on the water.

The magic of our week will be with us forever!

— Ginny and Marty T, Connecticut

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Cannot recommend highly enough!

Outstanding views.

Like staying at a friend’s very nice home.

Our children love the wildlife, which ate from their hands, and the unique bunk room.

There is just much more for kids to do here and other places.

— Mark P, Connecticut

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Fantastic property!

Fantastic property. Proximity to Acadia national Park and all other amenities.

Couldn't have been better.

— Mark M, Tucson

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No Other Place We Would Want To Be

I just wanted to send you an e-mail to thank you again for a wonderful time in your beautiful home. My family and I normally rent when we go on vacation but your home was by far my favorite place. We cannot wait to go back! … I hope you will still be renting your home because there would be no other place we would want to be.

— TM, New York

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The Full Moon

We had a wonderful week and hulls Cove!

Especially beautiful was the huge full moon coming up over the ocean!

— Jennifer B, Massachusetts

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Perfect location setting. Beautiful home. Beautiful views.

Perfect location setting. Beautiful home. Beautiful views. JB bent over backwards to make your stay comfortable and first class.

We highly recommend Oceansedge.

— Patti W, Illinois

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I Am In Paradise

There is so much to see in this fabulous home. Went out onto the terrace this morning, laid on the grass and took in the ambience! I am in paradise.

— SB, Colorado

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A Wonderful Time

We had a wonderful time these past two weeks (Dec 20 - Jan 3).

I am so heartened to know that there are such incredible people like you who care about animals, and take the time to be their caretaker and advocate.

I will miss all of the animals and birds, but especially the deer.

— Dr K, MD - Dana-Farber, Boston

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Amazing Is All I Can Say

A wonderful residence.

The view.

The animals. (The two red squirrels who must be mates because they argued the whole time!)

The comfort.

The sunrise this morning.

Wonderful -- amazing is all I can say. Loved the place.

— Mark O., Australia

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Stunning

The house is warm and spacious, and the view is stunning.

Your hospitality knows no end.

Thanks for making us feel so welcomed.

— Suzanne T

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A thoughtful and thorough host

We are sad to leave such a beautiful place – we have had a wonderful time here

Your home is beautiful in every way.

And you anticipated our every need, with style.

Thanks for being a thoughtful and thorough host.

If we ever return to this area, your home will be our first choice.

— Sherry M, Georgia

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Exactly as Pictured

The home is as perfect as one can get.

It was exactly as pictured.

Yet, it was still more than we expected!

The owner was gracious and easily accessible.

— Serena S, Arkansas

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The Truth

Your home is lovely!

I will easily post my over-the-top flattering description of our stay at hulls Cove . . . It will be the truth.

— Jennifer C, Maryland

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First Class

Oceansedge was first class all the way. Expensive, but so worth it! If you want elegant but a comfortably casual variance, this property is for you!

— Paul R, New York City

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Can’t be beat

Oceansedge is a meticulously maintained, beautifully landscaped, traditional home on Hulls Cove in Bar Harbor, just minutes from Acadia National Park.

The owner will do his best to make your stay enjoyable.

— Peter N, Philadelphia

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Perfect

Everything here is perfect for us!

— Laurence M, Lancashire, England

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An even higher standard than we had envisioned

We found everything to be at an even higher standard than we had envisioned.

Truly a lovely and special place.

We could not possibly be more pleased.

It's been a grand time here.

— Mark P, California

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The Library

I must say I am most impressed with the library!

We had a wonderful time.

The house is perfect.

— Phoebe D

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Wonderful Setting

Our family had a terrific week at OceansEdge. The view is amazing, the location to Bar Harbor and Acadia was perfect. Jack was a terrific host, met us when we arrived, loved the blueberry pies, and the Maryland flag. The house was charming and the wildlife was a daily treat. Would definitely go back.

— Greg B, Maryland

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An amazing home

Close to everything, but its location made us feel like we were away from it all.

The adults and our granddaughter loved watching and feeding the wildlife on the property.

We could spend a month here every year.

— Linda and William S, Florida

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Magnificent!

The house was magnificent . . . So warm and inviting.

When entering the house for the first time, the doors were open to that beautiful view. A breathtaking first impression.

We especially enjoyed feeding and watching all the wildlife that lives around the house.

Our stay was fantastic!

— Susan R, North Carolina

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Awesome

This home is awesome.

We are having a great time and already made some wonderful family memories.

We have a photographer coming here tomorrow for family photos.

Thank you!

— Marcia S, Virginia

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Glorious, enchanting

This is the second summer that my family and I rented this property for two weeks. We had an equally perfect time, both years!

The house is filled with beautiful treasures, lovely books, and comfortable furniture.

The grounds, glorious. The ocean views, enchanting.

— MMM, Esq., Virginia

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Wonderful Vacation Home

Very lovely home in a great location.

Right on the water.

Private yet close.

Lovely.

— Tillman H, Indiana

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I Am in Paradise

There is so much to see in this fabulous home. Went out onto the terrace this morning, laid on the grass and took in the ambience! I am in paradise.

— SB, Colorado

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A Wonderful Time

We had a wonderful time these past two weeks (Dec 20 - Jan 3).

I am so heartened to know that there are such incredible people like you who care about animals, and take the time to be their caretaker and advocate.

I will miss all of the animals and birds, but especially the deer.

— Dr K, MD - Dana-Farber, Boston

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Vacation of a Lifetime

Our family unanimously agreed that your home was the most comfortable, lovely vacation home
we've ever experienced.

We will never forget our Maine vacation.

— MKS, Kansas

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Far surpassed our very high expectations!

Our trip was incredible. It far surpassed our very high expectations! There was something for everyone to enjoy, from the "Littles" to the big kids as well.

For memories that will never leave us, we are eternally grateful.

— Karen A, Massachusetts

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Magic

I could do this for months!

House is great.

What a view!

Excited to kayak to Bar Harbor tomorrow first thing.

The kids’ room is magic.

— Greg W., Pennsylvania

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Great!

Arrived at the time of the full moon -- beautiful on the Bay!

The house was immaculate. Very well-equipped. Location is great -- convenient to Bar Harbor but still very private.

The owner definitely wanted us to have a great vacation, and we did.

— Sue F., Pennsylvania

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Amazing

This property is amazing!!!

The accommodations are wonderful.

Acadia National Park is just moments away.

As we arrived, a full moon emerged over the ocean horizon.

— Teresa F, Florida

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Magnificent

Oh, how wonderful!!!

We are so happy to be here in your wonderful home.

The property is magnificent!

— Susan and Stewart A, Missouri

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Amazing family holiday

We had the best experience working with the property owner! Extremely accommodating.

The home was beautiful, cozy, and welcoming. Views and landscaping were stunning.

We’ll be back.

— Suzanne B, Southern California

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A perfect two weeks

It's been a perfect two weeks, so peaceful and comfortable.

— William C B, MD, Alabama

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One-of-a-kind

Oceansedge is one-of-a-kind.

The home was immaculately clean, beautifully appointed, very welcoming.

The grounds were gorgeous.

Every communication with him was more than pleasant, prompt, helpful, welcoming, and often humorous.

A wonderful stay in Maine at Oceansedge!

— Cynthia M, Texas

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1,000,000

A beautiful peaceful place.

It's been perfect for us.

We are so grateful to you for sharing your beautiful home with us.

Thank you 1,000,000x.

— Bonnie B, Alabama

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Justice

As beautiful as the pictures are, they do not come close to doing this property justice -- they can't begin to convey, not only the natural beauty inside and outside of the home, but more importantly the peace and tranquility that we instantly felt upon entering.

Also, during my first morning here, I was able to wake up and view the most beautiful sunrise over the ocean, directly from my bed upstairs.

Incredible!

— SK, New Jersey

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The Deer Were There to Greet Us!

Everything has gone wonderfully here!

The house is beautiful.

The deer were here to greet us :)

— Angela H, Oregon

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Beautifully appointed

Our group of four Empty Nester couples had a wonderful time at this property.

A beautifully appointed home. Spectacular backyard patios. Wildlife in plain view.

Secluded, private.

The owner was great to work with, very gracious.

Great living!

— Howard G, Esq., Texas

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Tears

Thank you for sharing your gracious home, for taking such good care of us.

We had a marvelous time!

And what a charming house. We enjoyed your prints, paintings, objects d'art . . . Your book collection was very inviting. My four-year-old was in tears on our last morning: she had loved feeding the animals, as we all did.

— Paulette B, Illinois

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Perfect!

We are loving your home and property. Our son has made friends with many chipmunks already. They may need to go on a diet when he leaves.

A wonderful time.

— Lisa B, Ohio

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A perfect host

Departing after a wonderful but too short week.

A very good time was had by all.

Thank you for being a perfect host.

— Robert T., Texas

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Autumn on the Ocean -- discount offer:

5 days and nights in September (Saturday, Sept 26 to Thursday, Oct 1) – now discounted by $1,500 from $8,950 to $7,450 – if booked on or before or on Friday, September 25.

Autumn on the Ocean -- discount offer