What it is
A definitely “on-the-ocean” vacation rental property, situated immediately above the shore of Hulls Cove on the Atlantic Ocean, in Bar Harbor.
A single-family, 4-bedroom/4.5 bathroom home in Bar Harbor's Hulls Cove neighborhood.
Owned for 40 years. Perhaps the first vacation rental property in the Hulls Cove property, beginning more than 25 years ago.
Whom it serves:
a luxury clientele.
distinguished guests coming from throughout the US and abroad, usually referred by past guests, by concierges in major metropolitan cities in the US, and by travel- related entities with which Oceansedge has business relationships in Maine and beyond.
families of usually 6 or more persons during the peak months, couples without children in the off-season months. (Capacity: 10)
entrepreneurial creators and executive officers of worldwide companies and institutions that are household names:
- Nike and Facebook,
- Harvard Medical School, Doctors without Borders, Dana Farber,
- Publishing houses,
- Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley and other Wall Street investment banks,
- Bank of America, Chase, and Wells Fargo and other global banks,
- Price Waterhouse and other accounting companies,
- Bain and additional consulting companies,
- Nelson, Mullins and innumerable other national law firms.
Oceansedge is thought to have the highest standing among its 1,700 competitors in the market area, primarily for its return-guest following. Almost 100 endorsements provided here in this web site attest to the same.
Bar Harbor, Maine
Bar Harbor is the most popular coastal vacation destination on the East Coast, as it has been for 125 years, since it eclipsed in popularity its social rival, Newport, RI.
Bar Harbor is the largest community on the 40,000-acre Mount Desert Island.
Importantly, Bar Harbor is also the accomplished and zestful host community to Acadia National Park.
Acadia National Park
The Oceansedge property is conveniently located just 1 mile (bicycling distance from the subject property) from the Welcome Center for Acadia National Park, located on the other side of an inland promontory.
The 30,000-acre Acadia National Park, created almost exactly 100 years ago, was the handiwork of Harvard foresight and Rockefeller largesse.
Acadia’s mountains-meet-the-sea panorama is visually and experientially incomparable in the Eastern States.
Acadia is the piece de resistance among all coastal national parks in the US.
The Hulls Cove neighborhood
Oceansedge is located within Bar Harbor’s Hulls Cove neighborhood.
The Hulls Cove neighborhood is the most historic and prestigious neighborhood in the Town of Bar Harbor, and always has been.
Hulls Cove has had that social distinction since the town was first called Eden, for obvious reasons.
Lookout Point Road
The oceanfront Oceansedge property is located on Lookout Point Road within the Hulls Cove neighborhood.
Lookout Point Road circumnavigates a 50-acre peninsula fronting on the Atlantic Ocean.
That peninsula is a private and posted enclave for 10 oceanfront and additional oceanview homes.
Specifically, Lookout Point Road is a private and posted road, not a public thoroughfare.
The Oceansedge property on Lookout Point Road
The Oceansedge property begins on Lookout Point Road at a gated entrance. The private and posted driveway proceeds 1,000' down to the home situated on the shorefront of the ocean.
Beginning in 1883 during the Gilded Age, owners of summer homes on Lookout Point Road in Hulls Cove have included still familiar names in:
- American high society; industrial commerce (Penn Central, General Mills, United Fruit, International Harvester);
- banking and investment banking circles in New York and Chicago;
- American cultural history, particularly including women during the Progressive Era (political figures, authors, a Nobel Peace prize winner, Suffragettes, philanthropists, altruists), and
- a smattering of erstwhile prominent Confederates from Maryland and Northern Virginia and Florida.
The homes constructed by those initial summer residents were, as was customary in Bar Harbor at the time, enormous in size (as many as 17 bedrooms or more), enhanced by lush and lavish oceanfront gardens, and maintained by numerous resident servants.
The subject property
The property, developed 45 years ago by a NY socialite, has now been owned by the same family for all but a few of those 45 years.
Oceansedge’s rental operation has been in business since 1995.
- Oceansedge: accommodations
Oceansedge serves comfortably serves 10 guests per stay (4 bedrooms, one oversized; 4.5 en suite bathrooms), although 6 to 8 guests are preferred.
The subject property’s rental rates are commensurate with the stature and seniority of the property within the trade in New England (up to or exceeding $15,000 per week depending on season and intended use).
The home is very comprehensively equipped, as more fully described elsewhere within this web site.
- An experience, not just a place to stay
Families coming to Oceansedge during the last 35 years offered an unbroken string of 5-star ratings – perhaps the only such unbroken string of perfect ratings among properties listed with commercial listing services.
Oceansedge in Bar Harbor is considered far and away the best vacation rental property of its kind on the Maine Coast, for these reasons, discussed elsewhere in this “About” section of the web site:
AN OCEANFRONT VACATION RENTAL PROPERTY