About

Oceansedge

Not Just a Place to Stay, An Experience. 

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.

About

The Property

Oceansedge has been in business for 21 years.  The property was constructed in 1979 and is a traditional two-story New England “cape”. It functions as a formal, oceanfront home. Its estimated value is approximately $2 million. A perfect place for a high profile, and luxury vacation. This pristine property comprises 2 acres. It’s situated absolutely on the ocean shoreline of Hulls Cove. It sits in the lee of the Bar Harbor waterfront, the Porcupine Islands, and, the Cadillac Mountain Range, with the North Atlantic beyond.

“Mount Desert Island is not merely an island; it is a way of life to which one becomes addicted; and if we are permitted in the hereafter to enter that abode where the just are made perfect, let us hope that it may have some resemblance to the Champlain’s Isle des Monts Deserts.”
-Samuel Eliot Morrison

Amenities

Oceansedge has all the modern amenities afforded by the many Bar Harbor hotels.
You’ll find a list of these below:

On the Property

  • 3 Fire places
  • 4 Bedrooms (One Oversized)
  • paved brick patio
  • Library spanning 3 rooms
  • En-suite Bathrooms in all bedrooms
  • Beautiful Large Kitchen
  • Keurig Coffee Maker
  • Multiple Dining areas Including one on the Ocean deck
  • High speed Internet (Wifi access)
  • Multiple TV’s

Outdoor Amenities

  • Apple trees for you to pick fresh apples
  • Blueberry bushes for access to fresh home grown fruit
  • Strawberry patches
  • Outdoor gas grille
  • Ocean deck with seating for 4
  • L.L. Bean Outdoor Furniture
  • Shorefront access to the ocean (perfect for kayaking)

Near by

  • Acadia National Park
  • Schoodic Peninsula
  • Bar Harbor
  • The Chart Room
  • The historic Kebo Valley Golf Club
  • D’Allessio Gallery
  • Abbe Museum
  • The Bar Harbor Historical Society Museum
  • Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens 
  • Quintessential Maine Shopping Experience

Town of Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor is the most popular coastal vacation destination on the East Coast. It has been for one hundred and twenty-five years, since it eclipsed its social rival, Newport, RI. Bar Harbor is the largest community on the 40,000-acre Mount Desert Island. Most Importantly, Bar Harbor is also the accomplished and zestful host community to Acadia National Park, the jewel of the North East.

Hulls Cove Neighborhood

Hulls Cove is the most historic and prestigious neighborhood in the Town of Bar Harbor, Maine. It always has been. Hulls Cove has had that social distinction since the town was first called Eden, for obvious reasons. Homeowners on Lookout Point Road in Hulls Cove have been associated with familiar names in American high society. Most notably: Penn Central, General Mills, United Fruit, and International Harvester.

Lookout Point Road

Lookout Point Road is a private and posted road. It is not a public thoroughfare. Thus the road serves an enclave of fifteen oceanfront homes on the peninsula. This private road serves as your entry point to Oceansedge.
This privacy is an amenity you won’t find at any Bar Harbor Hotel. Why not take the time to get away from busy ports and cities to escape somewhere peaceful?

Accommodations

Bedrooms

En-suite Bathrooms

Oceansedge Guests

Our recent guests have come from some of the most well known and notable companies. Companies such as Nike, Facebook, Harvard Medical School and Dana-Farber. We’ve had guests from prominent Wall Street investment banks as well as other banks.
Our guests come from the US, and from abroad. Furthermore, Oceansedge is thought to have the highest standing among its 700 competitors. This is primarily for its return-guest following. We have over 100 endorsements provided here in this website attest to that fact. They all chose us over staying at one of Bar Harbor’s numerous hotels. Why not number yourself with our fine clientele
 

Ammenities

Important information about Oceansedge and its surrounds.

Privacy and Security

Our 1000′ private driveway ensures that our guest’s enjoy safety, privacy, and quiet during their stay.

Location

Actual shoreline frontage on Hulls Cove (versus dangerous cliffs descending to surging currents seen elsewhere), permits kayaking from the beach below the property.

Acadia National Park

The property is just 1 mile from Acadia National Park’s “Reception Center”, the gateway to the 30,000-acre Park, and 50 miles of car-free “carriage roads” (safe and visually magnificent bicycling and hiking).

Clientele

We have been the vacation rental of choice for discriminating families and executives, from throughout the US and abroad, for 20+ years.

Rental Rates

Our rates vary season by season. A stay at oceansedge can cost between $3,500 and $14,500 depending on when in the year you would like to stay with us.

Accommodations

Comprised of 4 bedrooms, one oversized; and 4.5 en-suite bathrooms.