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    This oceanfront vacation rental 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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    A Marvelous time

    Your thoughtful touches are evident everywhere, everything is better than expected
    and I’m becoming quite enamored of this particular spot on earth!
    We had a marvelous family time together at your lovely home, and wish we
    could have stayed for a month!

    Lili T, North Carolina

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    Absolutely delighted

    We spent two wonderful weeks in your Hulls Cove home and we want
    to convey our deepest appreciation for your warm, generous hospitality.
    We were absolutely delighted by the many comforts of your exceptional house
    and by your beautiful garden in the shores of the ocean, which is both
    tranquil and animated by the incredible procession of wild animals throughout the day and night.
    We had an absolutely magical time there...

    - Iuliana P, New York

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    Wonderful Home

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful home. My personal favorite part of the house are the views from the back- instant calming and magical in a way. We had a wonderful week and visit to this very special place. - Andrea C, New York

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    House was perfect

    The house was perfect - thank you! There is literally nothing on the Coast of Maine that offers everything you have. I thank you for opening your home to us. If ever you need someone to provide a recommendation, or leave a complimentary note regarding the house, please let me know. All the best! - Andrew P, New York

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    Beautiful property

    The pictures of this property do not lie. It is as beautiful as it looks. The location is terrific - quiet, secluded, yet close enough for a short drive to town. The owner is wonderful to deal with. - James D.M, California

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    Fabulous vacation

    You are right, the weather could not have been better! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful property with us. We had a fabulous vacation and made a lot of memories at Hulls Cove. We hope to be back in the near future. Until then, stay well. - LR, Massachusetts

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    Wonderful week

    We can't say enough about the wonderful week we spent at this home in Hulls Cove! The pictures are very accurate and the owner's attention to detail shows in every part of the property. The owner was a pleasure to work with and was so accommodating in every way! - KT, Germany

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    I have to agree with all the other reviewers. Both the house and the owner are wonderful. Everything is as described, if not better. The property is beautiful and convenient to everything on the Island. It was perfect for my family. I will recommend to all my friends. - PS, Pennsylvania

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    Favorite place

    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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    We love every aspect of your beautiful property and are having a ball. Thank you for sharing this enchanting place! - JM, Texas

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    Like a dream

    Just wanted to let you know . . . the house was beautifully prepared. My mother has not stopped crying over the beauty of the property . . . she says the view is “like being in a dream”. Thank you again for allowing us to share this beautiful property for the week! - SK, New Jersey

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    What a spectacular week it has been. To have our dear friends together. In such a gorgeous home and setting. Made for a lifetime of memories. We appreciate your home. And even more so, your kindness in helping us plan for this time. - Roger F, California

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    Delightful experience

    Its been a memorable week! What a delightful experience it was. Such a lovely residence in an ideal location. It was perfect for our three families. Highlights of our stay included feeding the wildlife, searching for treasure on the shore, kayaking, and admiring the incredible view. We will always remember our wonderful family vacation. Hoping to return someday! - Elizabeth H, Georgia

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    Incredible memories

    Our trip there was incredible. It far surpassed our very high expectation! There was something for everyone to enjoy, from the “littles” to the big kids as well. We have so many incredible memories embedded in our minds that we will never leave us, and, for that, we are eternally grateful. We are definitely planning another visit to your home next summer! - KA, Massachusetts

Six employees now work year-round to deliver to my guests a perfect experience.

But numerous and superlative institutions professional organizations, contractors, suppliers, servicers, and others from four counties in Maine further support our effort.

Those friends of the property with whom Oceansedge has (or has had) business relationships include the following, among others:

Institutions and professional organizations

  • TD Bank and its private client banking service (Ellsworth and Bangor and Portland) – correctly sloganed “unexpectedly human”
  • Marcus, Clegg attorneys (Portland) – a sterling law firm: “creative, practical, experienced.”
  • Alan Baldwin, architect (Northeast Harbor, Maine and North Carolina) –the most distinguished architect in Maine’s history
  • Pulse Marketing web design, of the Bangor Daily News (Bangor)

Tourism associations

  • The Association of Maine Summer Camps (Portland) – representing 125 excellent summer camps for children (including the elite Alford Lake Camp), all in Maine.
  • Three Chambers of Commerce (Mount Desert Island, Southwest Harbor, and Bar Harbor)
  • The Maine Tourism Association (Hallowell, Augusta)
  • The Office of Maine Tourism (Augusta) – VisitMaine.com
  • The Office of Economic Development (Augusta)

Contractors and Suppliers

Contractors and Suppliers

  • Two suppliers of massive landscape inventory: Spragues (Bangor) and Frost’s Nursery (Bar Harbor), makers of incomparable gardens and landscapes.
  • Harold MacQuinn Construction (Bar Harbor, Lamoine, and Hancock County) – the county’s most reliable and estimable and prolific and award-winning general contractor for 90 years and three generations.
  • Paradis Hardware (Bar Harbor) – a pillar of the Town’s business community 7 days a week.
  • Ridge Rock Masons (Belfast) – the best master masons since the building of the pyramids.
  • J C Stone (Rockland) – dependable suppliers of unlimited volumes of hardscape stone.
  • Faloon Enterprises (throughout Northern Maine) – construction, development, and timber management for 3 generations.
  • Downeast Refinishing (Ellsworth) – expert antique restoration, including Duncan Phyfe furniture used as a foot rest by well meaning visitors from Alabama.
  • Osborne’s Plumbing (Ellsworth, Bucksport) – periodic saviors.
  • Hammond Lumber (Ellsworth and Bar Harbor, and 21 other communities in Maine) and Dan Curtis – trustworthy suppliers of building materials of every kind, delivered.
  • Grand Rental (Trenton) – lessors of heavy equipment and machinery, and owners of two marvelously endearing shop dogs worth visiting for no other reason.

Retailers to Oceansedge’s guests

Retailers to Oceansedge’s guests

  • Trenton Bridge Lobster Company, for 4 generations and for 65 years, cheerful purveyors of lobsters which they send by Fedex across the country and abroad, every week of the year.
  • The Kimball Shop (Northeast Harbor) –sellers of fine household appointments for only the most distinguished Maine Coast homes; one of the Island’s most historic and exquisite places of business for 75 years.
  • Two art studios: School Street and Union River (Bangor and Ellsworth), preservationists of extraordinarily valuable art, and framers with peerless fabricating skill and artistic judgement.
  • Four antique stores: the Old Creamery, School House, Juliette’s, and Mid-Coast (Ellsworth, Brewer, Old Town, Dedham) – vendors and appraisers of the best of Maine Coast antiques.
  • The Harvard Bookstore and The Harvard Coop (Cambridge) – divine intervention for rainy or snowy days at Hulls Cove in Bar Harbor.

Servicers to Oceansedge’s guests

Servicers to Oceansedge’s guests

  • Catering services: Bar Harbor Catering and Bar Harbor Lobster Bakes (Bar Harbor and Castine and Bangor) – privately catered formal lobster dinners, and more.
  • Acadia Baby Outfitters (Bar Harbor) – lessors of all forms of baby equipment and toys, for families coming to Bar Harbor as summer visitors, unquestionably dependable. Never a sob.
  • Acadia Bikes and Kayaks (Bar Harbor) – lessors of bicycles, kayaks, and related safety equipment delivered to the subject property on the morning of a guest’s arrival, removed on the day of departure. The company leases equipment to more than 2/3 of my summer guests.