About Oceansedge

Ocean Frontage

Guests considering coming to the Oceansedge property have in mind one criterion that is more important than any other: ocean frontage.

Here are comments meant to convey what guests can confidently expect to enjoy there:

  1. Actual ocean frontage

    The subject property is truly on the ocean.

  2. South-facing vistas

    South-facing vistas mean that guests will encounter the best combination of those two invisible blessings which have drawn visitors to Bar Harbor for 150 years: the warmth of sunshine and bracing onshore breezes from the North Atlantic.

  3. Views
    1. Views from the house, from the decks and brick patios, from the broadlawn, and from a deck at the beach.

      Guests will also see from the Oceansedge property all of the following:
      1. Daytime

        • Sunrises, sunsets over the Atlantic Ocean
        • working lobster boats, within hailing distance
        • sailboats of the Bar Harbor Yacht Club, across Hulls Cove
        • Acadia’s Cadillac Mountain range reaching down to the Town and to the Porcupine Islands
        • the Town’s waterfront and boat basin, including some of the country’s most beautiful motor and sailing yachts
      2. Nighttime

        • moon rises and moon sets
        • harbor lights
        • meteor showers
        • Northern Lights (Fall and winter)
    2. Unobstructed oceanfront, unimpeded views, unlimited water access, and complete privacy.

      A public-way “Shore Path” commonly divides (often with metal fencing) the ocean shore from the ocean-side lawns of some of the otherwise desirable oceanfront properties in Bar Harbor.

      The Shore Path does not exist, at all, in the Hulls Cove neighborhood.

      Guests therefore enjoy ocean views unobstructed by fences, hedges, gates, or the like.

      Guests can also enjoy the backyard patios and decks in privacy from gawkers.

      Guests can descend to the beach at any time in order to launch a kayak, or be alone with the sound of the waves.
  4. Safer shoreline access

    Unlike much of the Town’s shoreline, this property’s shoreline is free of steep cliffs and rip currents that would make difficult or dangerous access to the shore and to the ocean water itself, not to mention being a mortal danger to children or to the elderly.

  5. Kayaking
    1. Ease of access

      For the reason mentioned immediately above, prudent guests can launch kayaks directly from the shoreline below the property’s backyard.
    2. Kayaking destinations

      Kayakers travel over Hulls Cove toward the Bar Harbor Yacht Club, past Gilded Age shorefront homes, on to intervening shorefront hotels and restaurants (including the particularly popular Chart Room restaurant on Hulls Cove), and then to the Town’s marina and/or to the islands beyond.
    3. Availability of boats and equipment

      At a guest’s request, local vendors will deliver kayaks and related equipment, to the house, on the morning of the guest’s arrival, for the guest’s week-long use.

      “Anytime” kayaking for guests.
  6. Deck at the beach

    The property’s oceanfront deck, right at the shoreline, is a particularly unusual feature:

    1. Kayaking

      The deck, and its steps from the lawn to the beach, greatly facilitates launching kayaks.
    2. Views

      By day, guests observe from that deck seals, rare ducks, lobster boats, cruise ships at anchorage, and the porcupine islands.

      It is also the perfect vantage point for watching the sunset and sun rise, and observing passing storms.
    3. Dining, seating

      A table for 4 diners is available, in the shade of an old apple tree.

      And there is additional seating, rocking chairs sent by LL Bean.
    4. Lighting at the deck on the beach

      Floodlights in an oak tree at the shoreline illuminate the pink granite steps to the deck, for use of the deck at night.

      That overhead lighting also enables watching during summer evenings the waves on the beach. The lights reach out 100 yards over ocean.

      During the winter, additional overhead lighting, in blue and green, makes possible watching from the shorefront deck snowflakes swirling in the wind over the beach and cove.
  7. Lighting effects
    1. Waterfront:

      Mentioned above.
    2. Grounds

      Floodlights and low-voltage ground lights, some activated automatically by timers or motion detectors, illuminate walkways and perimeters, and the ocean frontage.

      The lights are meant to “show off” the very extensive gardens located on the ocean side of the house and reaching to the shoreline and shorefront deck.
    3. Oceanside, deer

      A motion sensor in an oak tree in the backyard detect deer entering the yard each evening.

      The sensor activates blue and green floodlights, so that guests can easily observe from inside the house the unbothered deer just yards away
  8. Decks, patios

    In addition to deck at the beach, there are, of course:

    1. the brick patio with ocean views, located off the dining room and living room.

      This brick patio, surrounded by a 3-tier garden, offers seating for a dozen of more outdoor diners.

    2. an oceanview deck off the kitchen.

      This deck offers a gas grill and seating for at least 6 outdoor diners

    3. The oceanview decks extending from the two upstairs bedrooms.