The subject property (“Oceansedge”) is an oceanfront vacation rental property intended for a luxury clientele. Oceansedge is a single-family, 4-bedroom/4.5 bathroom home in Bar Harbor’s Hulls Cove neighborhood. The home itself is situated immediately above the shore of Hulls Cove on the Atlantic Ocean, at the end of a 1,000′ private and posted driveway entered from Lookout Point Road.
Lookout Point Road
Lookout Point Road is a private and posted road, not a public thoroughfare. The road serves an enclave of 15 oceanfront and oceanview homes on that 100-acre peninsula.
Hulls Cove Neighborhood
Hulls Cove 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 . During the past two centuries, owners of homes on Lookout Point Road in Hulls Cove have been associated with familiar names in American high society and in industrial commerce (Penn Central, General Mills, United Fruit, International Harvester).
Town of Bar Harbor
Bar Harbor is the most popular coastal vacation destination on the East Coast, as it has been for 125 years, since it eclipsed 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 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 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.
Oceansedge’s rental operation has been in business for 21 years. The property, developed 40 years ago by a NY socialite, has now been owned by the same family for all but two of those 40 years.
Recent guests of Oceansedge have included creators and executive officers of companies and institutions that are household names (e.g., Nike, Facebook, Harvard Medical School, Doctors without Borders, publishing houses, Wall Street investment banks, global banks, etc.). Guests come mainly from the US (equally as to all regions of the US) and from abroad. Oceansedge is thought to have the highest standing among its 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.
Oceansedge comfortably serves 10 guests per stay (4 bedrooms, one oversized; 4.5 en suite bathrooms). The subject property’s rental rates are commensurate with the stature and seniority of the property within the trade in New England ($4,000 to $15,000 per week depending on season and intended use).
An Experience, Not Just a Place to Stay
The Oceansedge property on Hulls Cove offers an experience, not just a place to stay, as the testimonials provided here affirm. Oceansedge in Bar Harbor is considered far and away the best vacation rental property of its kind on the Maine Coast, for these 6 reasons, discussed in detail below:
“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