About
The Home

Staying at Oceansedge allows you to relax and take time to enjoy the beauty and calm around you.  Oceansedge offers a luxury vacation rental experience that focuses not only on the location but also the home itself. 

The House

Built in the style of a New-England Cape. Oceansedge is two stories and comprises of 4 bedrooms and 4.5 en-suite bathrooms. It has space to accommodate at least ten people. It is oceanfront focused and has six french doors to allow its occupants to enjoy the magnificent view that Hulls Cove has to offer. 

Communication and Safety

Wireless Internet Connection

The property offers dependable wireless broadband internet service. Internet reception is available throughout the house and onto the ocean-facing backyard lawns and patios.

Cellphone Service

Some portions of Northeast Harbor and the other towns on Mount Desert Island have little or no cell phone service. Bar Harbor and its Hulls Cove neighborhood do have dependable cell phone service. A cell phone tower is within two miles of the subject property.

Alarm System

The property is equipped with state of the art emergency alarm service covering every room in the house. The alarm system covers fire, smoke, carbon monoxide and intrusion. 

Elderly or Handicapped

One bathroom, adjoining a ground floor bedroom, is substantively equipped to accommodate the elderly and handicapped

Emergency Electrical Supply

The property is equipped with an electrical generator meant to ensure available electric power during power outages, as sometimes do occur, mostly during winter storms. This back-up power is meant to keep safe the elderly, the infirm, and small children, no matter the conditions outside. 

Contents

The Oceansedge home contains eclectic appointments and objects d’art and historical curios, all meant to add to the guests’ interest in and enjoyment of the property.

A few examples:

  • Four rooms containing book collections, comprising together one of the largest private libraries in New England
  • Military artifacts (e.g. the only cannonball from the battle for the Penobscot River Valley, War of 1812; the Gettysburg battle map signed by General Meade)
  • Taxidermied predators of Maine’s Northwoods (bear, fisher, deer, coyote, a bobcat with partridges [in flight], porcupine, fox); salvaged from intended disposal
  • Unique antiques (e.g., Gilded Age brass wall sconces from Astor Mansion, Newport, RI)

Art

Examples of art on view in the house:

  • Two hundred old English lithographic hunting and coaching prints
  • Maritime prints by John Stobart – signed
  • Depictions of New England landscapes and seascapes by Stow Wengenroth
  • Vintage WW II prints by Alberto Varga
  • Illustrations by N C Wyeth and Howard Pyle
  • Antiquarian battle maps (e.g., Gettysburg map mentioned above, and others of colonial Boston and Newport)
  • Various original oil paintings and watercolors by Maine artists
  • Antiquarian maps, artifacts, and photos depicting the 19th century logging trade and river driving in Maine’s Northwoods, and related industrial development

Decor

Traditional decor, including:

  • Oriental rugs
  • Cherry and mahogany furnishings-antiques (Duncan Phyfe, Queen Anne and Harden)
  • Hardwood floors
  • Brass and crystal lamps, wall sconces, and chandeliers
  • Traditional, English-made wool Hudson Bay blankets (candycane style) in Maine Room

Bedrooms

  • Four bedrooms which sleep ten or more
  • Second story bedrooms have French doors & walk-out decks overlooking the ocean
  • Linens: imported, monogrammed, managed by house staff and individually professionally cleaned and steam pressed in Bangor (Gold Star Cleaners)
  • Walk-in closets
  • Traditional furniture
  • Oriental Rugs
  • Art collections
  • TVs in three of the four bedrooms, and surround sound in one bedroom
  • Fireplace in master bedroom

Bathrooms

  • Four-and-a-half baths, en suite for each bedroom plus foyer bathroom for visiting guests
  • One first floor bath equipped for infirm and elderly
  • Master bath equipped with whirlpool
  • Tile floors and shower walls
  • New fixtures
  • Wall sconces
  • Each bathroom inventoried with hair dryer, prepared towels, soaps, linen shower curtains

Kitchen

  • Comprehensively equipped
    • Several collections of china, glassware and silverware
    • Virtually every conceivable cooking device, appliance, and tool
    • Calphalon cookware
    • Lobster cookware and utensils
  • Sunlight bright
    • Three skylights
    • Eighteen track lights, LED under-cabinet lights
    • Two ocean-facing picture windows
    • French door opening to ocean-facing kitchen
  • Shiplap cathedral ceiling
  • Butcher block island
  • Walk-in pantry
  • Cable TV

Libraries

One of the largest private libraries and includes extensive antiquarian collections

      • Five library rooms
        • Formal library
        • Living room
        • Three bedrooms

    Eating Areas

    There are five eating areas, all with ocean views (or on the ocean)

    • Formal dining room with French door (seats eight); when joined with table in living room (connected by pocket doors) can seat
    • Kitchen also with French door (seats six)
    • Deck off kitchen (seats four)
    • Brick patio off living room and dining room (four tables-seats fourteen)
    • Deck at the beach (seats four)
    • Seats a total of forty-one guests