Enjoy The Differences Between Sound Of The Sea And Elsewhere!
Aside from its intimate relationship with the ocean, you'll immediately appreciate these features:
Instant and unlimited hot water.
The freshest air of any home, due not only to the forty plus windows delivering ocean breezes throughout the house, but also to the whole house ventilation system. Compare this to the musty, often mildewed air found in the older vacation rental houses.
Central air conditioning. This is most welcome during the periods when temperature reaches the high 80's or above (no longer so infrequent). If this happens during your vacation, you'll love the central air conditioning in our home. Especially since these periods of heat wave can last for five or more days, when they do come. You'll not find this important feature of central air conditioning in any other large oceanfront home on Mount Desert Island (except Rising Sun)!
Gorgeous colors in every room, modeled after the colors in Emily's famous flower gardens in NY. Each color is our own creation; we combine different pigments to get just the right hues, taking into account not only the particular wall, but also walls that you'll see through open doors into other rooms.
You'll find Oriental rugs (mostly antique Persian) throughout the house. Each one, we've selected from among hundreds that we've considered. Be aware that the colors are richer when viewed from one (length) side versus the other. Try it, and you'll appreciate an aspect of these works of art that you may have missed before.
A kitchen modeled after those found in Michelin-starred Manhattan restaurants. Guests who love cooking do fall in love with our kitchen and pantry. Also, you'll find the pantry well-stocked with herbs, spices, salts, peppers, olive oils, vinegars, pastas, rices, and much more.
Ours is a unique location for bird watching, from both inside and outside. The deck on the third floor, "Eagle Watch", is a magnificent site for this purpose.
Spectacular thunderous waves during and after rain or snow storms.
Magnificent oak and maple trees are beautiful during the spring and summer, and truly spectacular during the fall.
A ten minute walk along our very beautiful private road to nearby Acadia trails leading to Sand Beach and Compass Harbor.
Kebo Valley Golf Club, the eighth oldest course in the country, offering gorgeous mountain vistas while you play this challenging course, is but a seven minute drive from our home.
If you like to fish (surf casting), call us to discuss the possibilities right outside the house. Hint: there's a particular section of the ocean, right off our rocks, in which cormorants swim and fish year round.
Our exceedingly private, secure location at the end of our narrow road, which is as pretty as any of Acadia's carriage roads. We walk it every morning with our dogs, and also love to walk at night under the star-strewn heavens. Winter, when twenty or thirty inches of powdery snow lines each side of the road and the sky is most star-laden, is absolutely the best (so long as you're dressed warmly!)
Our screened porch, set up for family dining, allows you to embrace the sea in all its moods. Morning coffee, afternoon tea, evening cocktails, and dinner... you'll never find a more perfect setting for these enjoyments. Except for Eagle Watch.
Eagle Watch -- You're thirty feet up, looking down on high tide. Frequently, eagles will fly right past or soar overhead or dive for their breakfast into the sea in front of you. Sunrise over the water or starlight above... Life takes on new meaning when you're alone here with the quiet of the thunderous sea.