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.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING BEFORE SENDING AN INQUIRY: Rentals of less than 7 nights are possible, but a minimum rental fee of 7 or more nights will apply, depending on the time of year. No discounts or special deals are available at any time. This is a family property, not a commercial rental venue. We are happy to welcome renters who are willing to personally commit to treating the property with care and respect. 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 a historic 'summer cottage' atmosphere, with handmade imported French tile, cypress wood details, and hand-wrought iron fittings in ten fireplaces (2-3 available for use). 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. This enchanting summer 'cottage' provides an ideal family base for exploring Acadia National Park, and offers beautiful entertaining spaces overlooking the ocean. The property features a long gravel driveway, indoor garage for two cars, pier with float and three moorings, gardens, seating areas, reflecting pool, a platform for a tent or other outdoor activity, and waterwheel along a freshwater brook. To the west, there are beautiful views of the fjard, and to the east are lawns and gardens, including an apple tree that often attracts wild deer. A treehouse is perched near the garage for children. The property has a full fire and security system, with backup power supply and multiple redundant remote monitoring connections.
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.
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