Knowles

Sol's Cliff

Sols Cliff Road

Bar Harbor, Shorefront

$4500-$11,500/wk

For Rent

Property Description:

This magnificent and peaceful twelve bedroom summer home was built in 1914 for New York lawyer-novelist Arthur Train (his writing house, though closed, still stands slightly to the South of the main house) by architect George Shepard of Boston, and has remained in Train's family since then. Situated above the sea with over twelve acres of woodland behind it, the house enjoys some of the most magnificent views on Mt. Desert Island, overlooking Frenchman's Bay and its spruce studded islands and the Atlantic. On its inland side, the house affords views of some of the mountains of Acadia National Park for which Mt. Desert is so well known. The house is located about a mile from Bar Harbor, is accessed by a long private driveway, and offers three floors of comfort and privacy. With twelve bedrooms and seven and a half bathrooms, the house sleeps a maximum of nineteen people. It also includes a large dining room, a large living room, library, kitchen, butler's pantry and laundry room, six fireplaces, a second floor porch overlooking the water, a long porch along the water side of the house, sheltered picnic area in Italianate loggia and a large, detached game house. As one of the last remaining Summer Cottages that were numerous before the great fire of 1947, the house still has many of its original details. Various renovations have endeavored to preserve the historical character while adding modern convenience. The house is ideally situated for the many activities for which Mt. Desert Island is famous: hiking, sailing, kayaking, biking, golf, tennis, swimming, shopping, fine dining, and the serenity is conducive to reading, drawing and the like.

FIRST FLOOR: Grand, brick-floored entry foyer with fireplace offers splendid views through glass-paneled doors to the brick terrace and the ocean beyond. Spacious formal Living Room with fireplace and French doors (seven sets!) leading to the terrace and outer grounds is wonderful for entertaining. Gracious Dining Room with fireplace and seating for up to twenty-two, also with direct access via French doors to outside dining area and terrace with views of Frenchman's Bay and Egg Rock Lighthouse. Warm and comfortable Library with fireplace, lots of books and stereo. Butler's Pantry. Kitchen with seating for nine. Adjacent sitting and playroom for children with television with DVD player and games. Laundry Room with three washing machines and two dryers. Half Bath and small fax room off foyer.

SECOND FLOOR: Master Bedroom Suite with King bed, fireplace, walk-in closet/changing room and private Full Bath with tub and shower. A porch with beautiful ocean views adjoins the master suite. Bedroom with Queen bed and water views shares Full Bath with tub with a Bedroom also with Double bed and water view. Bedroom with Double bed, fireplace and water views shares Full Bath with claw-foot tub with Bedroom with two Twin beds, also with water views. Bedroom with Queen bed and private Full Bath with tub and shower, also with doorway to help's wing hallway. Second Master Bedroom suite with King bed, water views, adjacent Full Bath with tub and shower and step-down to nursery with two cribs. Four more Bedrooms with Single beds and a shared Bath with tub are found in the former help's wing. Two rollaway beds to be placed where desired for parties with more than 18. Many of the rooms on this floor have doors leading to adjacent rooms, which may be kept open or closed, depending upon your needs.

OUTDOOR SPACES: Large brick terrace with furnishings offers unparalleled views of water, outlying islands and the mainland beyond. Upper porch off Master Bedroom suite. Sheltered outdoor picnic table in Italianate loggia.

GAME HOUSE: Situated close to the main house is a very large game house. This is a great space for basketball, badminton, wall tennis and general recreation on a rainy day.
Location:
Bar Harbor
Bedrooms:
11
Baths:
6.5
Pets:
Considered
Max Occupancy:
22
Setting:
Shorefront
Security deposits, a booking fee of $15, and 9% Maine State Sales Tax are not included in rental rate. Pets are allowed only by special permission from the owner. Knowles Company rental agents represent the owners of rental properties and have a fiduciary duty to them. While every effort is made to ensure our listings are accurate and up to date, furnishings, prices and availability are subject to change without notice. We strongly recommend that tenants make a personal inspection of any property prior to signing all long term leases. Rental rates quoted reflect the discounted, cash price for each property. Payments must be in the form of a personal check, cashier's or certified check, wire transfer, or traveler's check. Tenant shall be responsible for the actual cost of any bank fees associated with transactions such as wire transfers, international checks and returned checks.

Ratings and Reviews

Vacation
by Meredith G. on Sep 02, 2018

My group of friends and I absolutely LOVE Sol's Cliff!! The view is spectacular. The location can't be beat. We particularly love the age and character of the house, and will continue to return again and again.


Bar Harbor's village and surrounding rural residential areas are a popular destination for visitors to Acadia National Park. The town center offers diverse shops, restaurants and activities. Acadia National Park's Hulls Cove entrance, as well as other major entrances, are located just outside the village center. Not all properties listed as 'Bar Harbor' are actually in the village of Bar Harbor, since the town of Bar Harbor encompasses the northern half of Mt. Desert Island, most of which is quite rural in nature. However, homes within this area are usually between five and fifteen minutes' drive to the village center.

Rates:

2019 Weekly Rates:
June: $6500
July: $11,500
August: $11,500
September: $5800
October: $4500

Rates include the cost of normal departure cleaning.

Pets considered for an additional fee of $100 per pet, per week.

Availability last updated on: February 11, 2019

Availability:
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Availability is not guaranteed until confirmed by homeowner. Please contact a Rental Agent for more information.

Internet

TV - cable or satellite

DVD player

Washer

Dryer

Propane Grill

Charcoal Grill

Microwave

Air Conditioning

Fireplace/Woodstove

Pool

Kayak/Canoe

Hot Tub

Sol's Cliff
Sols Cliff Road, Bar Harbor
Shorefront, For Rent

Property Description:

This magnificent and peaceful twelve bedroom summer home was built in 1914 for New York lawyer-novelist Arthur Train (his writing house, though closed, still stands slightly to the South of the main house) by architect George Shepard of Boston, and has remained in Train's family since then. Situated above the sea with over twelve acres of woodland behind it, the house enjoys some of the most magnificent views on Mt. Desert Island, overlooking Frenchman's Bay and its spruce studded islands and the Atlantic. On its inland side, the house affords views of some of the mountains of Acadia National Park for which Mt. Desert is so well known. The house is located about a mile from Bar Harbor, is accessed by a long private driveway, and offers three floors of comfort and privacy. With twelve bedrooms and seven and a half bathrooms, the house sleeps a maximum of nineteen people. It also includes a large dining room, a large living room, library, kitchen, butler's pantry and laundry room, six fireplaces, a second floor porch overlooking the water, a long porch along the water side of the house, sheltered picnic area in Italianate loggia and a large, detached game house. As one of the last remaining Summer Cottages that were numerous before the great fire of 1947, the house still has many of its original details. Various renovations have endeavored to preserve the historical character while adding modern convenience. The house is ideally situated for the many activities for which Mt. Desert Island is famous: hiking, sailing, kayaking, biking, golf, tennis, swimming, shopping, fine dining, and the serenity is conducive to reading, drawing and the like.

FIRST FLOOR: Grand, brick-floored entry foyer with fireplace offers splendid views through glass-paneled doors to the brick terrace and the ocean beyond. Spacious formal Living Room with fireplace and French doors (seven sets!) leading to the terrace and outer grounds is wonderful for entertaining. Gracious Dining Room with fireplace and seating for up to twenty-two, also with direct access via French doors to outside dining area and terrace with views of Frenchman's Bay and Egg Rock Lighthouse. Warm and comfortable Library with fireplace, lots of books and stereo. Butler's Pantry. Kitchen with seating for nine. Adjacent sitting and playroom for children with television with DVD player and games. Laundry Room with three washing machines and two dryers. Half Bath and small fax room off foyer.

SECOND FLOOR: Master Bedroom Suite with King bed, fireplace, walk-in closet/changing room and private Full Bath with tub and shower. A porch with beautiful ocean views adjoins the master suite. Bedroom with Queen bed and water views shares Full Bath with tub with a Bedroom also with Double bed and water view. Bedroom with Double bed, fireplace and water views shares Full Bath with claw-foot tub with Bedroom with two Twin beds, also with water views. Bedroom with Queen bed and private Full Bath with tub and shower, also with doorway to help's wing hallway. Second Master Bedroom suite with King bed, water views, adjacent Full Bath with tub and shower and step-down to nursery with two cribs. Four more Bedrooms with Single beds and a shared Bath with tub are found in the former help's wing. Two rollaway beds to be placed where desired for parties with more than 18. Many of the rooms on this floor have doors leading to adjacent rooms, which may be kept open or closed, depending upon your needs.

OUTDOOR SPACES: Large brick terrace with furnishings offers unparalleled views of water, outlying islands and the mainland beyond. Upper porch off Master Bedroom suite. Sheltered outdoor picnic table in Italianate loggia.

GAME HOUSE: Situated close to the main house is a very large game house. This is a great space for basketball, badminton, wall tennis and general recreation on a rainy day.

Bar Harbor's village and surrounding rural residential areas are a popular destination for visitors to Acadia National Park. The town center offers diverse shops, restaurants and activities. Acadia National Park's Hulls Cove entrance, as well as other major entrances, are located just outside the village center. Not all properties listed as 'Bar Harbor' are actually in the village of Bar Harbor, since the town of Bar Harbor encompasses the northern half of Mt. Desert Island, most of which is quite rural in nature. However, homes within this area are usually between five and fifteen minutes' drive to the village center.

2019 Weekly Rates:
June: $6500
July: $11,500
August: $11,500
September: $5800
October: $4500

Rates include the cost of normal departure cleaning.

Pets considered for an additional fee of $100 per pet, per week.

Availability last updated on: February 11, 2019

Internet

TV - cable or satellite

DVD player

Washer

Dryer

Propane Grill

Charcoal Grill

Microwave

Air Conditioning

Fireplace/Woodstove

Pool

Kayak/Canoe

Hot Tub

Location: Bar Harbor
Bedrooms: 11
Baths: 6.5
Pets: Considered
Max Occupancy: 22
Setting: Shorefront
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