Oceanfront estate at Acadia

Entire villa hosted by Frederick

10 guests, 8 bedrooms, 11 beds, 7.5 baths
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Beautiful and discreet oceanfront estate in Northeast Harbor with private pier, 5 minutes from Acadia National Park. More than 500 feet of ocean frontage and 3+ acres of lawns, woods and gardens. Sleeps 10 in 8.5 bedrooms, with 7.5 bathrooms.

The space
Situated on the shores of Somes Sound, overlooking Acadia National Park, this beautiful but discreet property was built as a summer 'cottage' for a wealthy Philadelphia family in the early 1920s. Well-cared for and modernized over the years, the house was inspired by the traditional architecture of the Normandy region in France and is surrounded by charming gardens and peaceful seating areas. With more than 500 feet of ocean frontage, the property has beautiful views of Somes Sound, Acadia National Park, and the mountains beyond.

Inside, an effort has been made to maintain an historic 'summer cottage' atmosphere, with handmade imported French tile, cypress wood details, and hand-wrought iron fittings in ten fireplaces.

Outside, you will find a private pier with three private moorings, lighted pathways to the shore, and three acres of lawns and gardens, including a reflecting pool and a water wheel fed by a brook on the eastern edge of the property.

There is an integrated security, panic and fire alarm system with multiple redundant monitoring connections. A separate living area over the garage is ideal for live-in staff.

This enchanting summer 'cottage' provides an ideal family base for exploring Acadia National Park, and offers beautiful entertaining spaces overlooking the ocean.

PLEASE MAKE A NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:

THERE IS UNPRECEDENTED INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY THIS YEAR AND WE ARE THRILLED TO BE RECEIVING SO MANY INQUIRIES FOR THE UPCOMING SEASON. MANY OF THE INQUIRIES WE RECEIVE ARE ABOUT DISCOUNTS AND SHORT-TERM VISITS.

BEFORE SENDING AN INQUIRY, PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE HAPPY TO CONSIDER GUESTS WHO WISH TO STAY FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME, BUT THERE IS A MINIMUM RENTAL FEE OF 14 DAYS FOR ANY VISIT OF LESS THAN 14 DAYS. ALSO, PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT WE DO NOT PROVIDE ANY DISCOUNTS.

WE WOULD BE GRATEFUL IF YOU DO NOT CONTACT US TO ASK ABOUT A DISCOUNT, AND THAT YOU DO NOT CONTACT US TO ASK ABOUT AN EXCEPTION TO THE MINIMUM RENTAL FEE REQUIREMENT. WE DO NOT MAKE ANY EXCEPTIONS TO THESE POLICIES.

WE ARE DELIGHTED TO WELCOME GUESTS WHO ARE HAPPY WITH THESE CRITERIA. THANK YOU!

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
2 double beds
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
2 double beds

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Washer
Dryer
Bathtub
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Not fully fenced
Indoor fireplace

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Where you’ll be

Mount Desert, Maine, United States

The property is set along Sargeant Drive, one of the most beautiful roads in Acadia, which runs along the rocks of the national park, overlooking the Somes Sound fjard. Most of the properties in this area are large summer homes, and the houses are located some distance apart. The closest neighbor has a house across the field, and you may hear laughter or chatter when she entertains guests. The setting is very quiet, with a soft sound of lapping waves on one side of the house, the gurgling of a brook on the other side of the house, and birdsong and wind blowing through the trees. There is some nautical activity in the fjard, and you will see sailboats, motorboats, yacht club races and other craft passing by.

Hosted by Frederick

  1. Joined in April 2014
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I'm an independent consultant who lives in London, with occasional onsite work around the world. I grew up in the US but have been based in the UK for seven years. I look after a number of family properties, which we sometimes make available for rent when we are not home.
I'm an independent consultant who lives in London, with occasional onsite work around the world. I grew up in the US but have been based in the UK for seven years. I look after a n…

During your stay

Guests will have the place to themselves, with a few exceptions.

We require that guests arrange for maid or cleaning service at least once a week. You are welcome to bring your own staff (there is a staff apartment over the garage) or we will be happy to set this up for you. The cost of weekly cleaning is not included in the rental fee.

There is a caretaker who will visit the property about twice a week, to oversee the gardeners and lawn care workers, who are also present approximately twice a week. The caretaker is on call 24/7 and will visit the property if the fire or security system sounds an alarm.

From time to time, various maintenance personnel may visit to check on the sprinkler system or other systems, or to take meter readings.
Guests will have the place to themselves, with a few exceptions.

We require that guests arrange for maid or cleaning service at least once a week. You are welcome to bri…
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $5000

Cancellation policy