About
Grounds

A brief overview of the grounds of Oceansedge.

North Side

On the north of the estate – upon arrival – you will find a pink granite walled entrance. Meticulously maintained gardens meander down beside the driveway. Four ponds descend along the right side as you make your way toward the house. through the woods to the house and gardens, a murmuring brook bubbles past the Maine room windows. The parking area features rare Ostrich ferns and crushed pink granite stone from the Rockefeller Estate.

South Side

On the south of the estate, you’ll discover three al fresco dining areas. These can collectively serve twenty-two people. They include a deck off the kitchen which seats four, a brick patio off of the living room that seats six. A dining room which seats eight. Finally a deck on the beach which seats four. We have L.L. Bean outdoor furniture and traditional black metal garden furniture. You’ll find these on the decks and patios that overlook the marvelous ocean view. There are also gas and charcoal outdoor cookers.
 
Leading down to the deck on the beach are pink granite steps which are illuminated by pole lights. Perfect for evening outdoor dining.
 
There is a broad lawn shaded by a canopy of white oak trees. It’s just perfect for a picnic whilst enjoying the panoramic ocean views.

West and South side

Our backyard lawn hosts our “fruit gardens”. We have hedges of blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries, all set in cobblestoned terraces. This means that they enjoy the warmth of the sun.
This is our “pick-your-own” answer to the best of Maine breakfasts, afternoon desserts, and some evening cocktails.

East and South side

On the east side and southeast corner of the broad oceanfront lawn is a Roselle rose garden. It is set in cobblestone and a traditional fencing, also including other “cut” flowers.
 
The garden is flanked at its back by a parade of producing apple trees, plus a pink dappled willow. It is very beautiful during the spring, summer, and fall.
The southeast corner includes a woods line above the ocean beach. It features the deer path through which the deer come onto the backyard lawn every evening. It is as if they come to inspect the ocean view. They deem the gardens their own
© Oceansedge 2018 | 23 Lookout Point Rd, Bar Harbor, ME 04609 | [email protected] | Privacy Policy