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Sol’s Cliff House

18 Sol's Cliff Road
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Starting at: (See below for prices based on date)
$4,500 per week
  • 11 Bedrooms
  • 6.5 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 18


This magnificent and peaceful twelve bedroom summer home was built in 1914 for New York lawyer-novelist Arthur Train and has remained in his family since then. Situated above the sea with 12+ acres of woodland behind it, the house enjoys splendid views of Frenchman’s Bay with its spruce studded islands. There are mountain views on the inland side of the property. The home is about a mile outside of downtown, with a long private drive. Two floors of comfort await you here! There are 12 bedrooms (sleeps up to 22 including 2 cribs) and 6 1/2 baths. There is a large dining room, living room, library, kitchen, butler’s pantry, 4 fireplaces, several porches with views as well as a lovely terrace area overlooking the Porcupine Islands.


*All rentals must check in after 4 pm and check out by 9 am.  If the cleaning fee is over $500, overage is the tenants’ responsibility.


2018 Pricing

May 13-June 23 $5,800 / week
June 23-September 1 $10,000 / week
September 1-September 29 $5,800 / week
September 29-October 21 $4,500 / week


Bathrooms: Six ½ bathrooms: 1st floor has ½ bath with toilet and sink and the 2nd floor has 6 full baths: 2 with toilet, sink, tub and shower and 4 with toilet, sink and shower.
Bedrooms: This cottage sleeps 18 people comfortably, with a nursery with two cribs as well as two rollaway beds for up to 22 (including the two cribs). Twelve bedrooms – One master suite with king size bed; 2nd master suite with king size bed, and adjacent nursery with two cribs; 3rd, 4th & 5th bedrooms each with a queen; 6th & 7th bedrooms with a double in each; 8th bedroom with two twin beds; 9th -12th bedrooms each have a single bed.
Outdoor Accomodations: The outdoors can be enjoyed on two covered porticos, the balcony, or the terrace.
Kitchen: This kitchen is equipped with dishes, pots & pans, standard kitchen appliances including dishwasher, chef’s Bertazzoni 48” range, refrigerator, toaster, blender, microwave oven, and coffee maker.
Heating/Cooling: Heating is by propane fired furnace. The four downstairs fireplaces may be used. Fans are provided for cooling.
Laundry: Washer and dryer are located in laundry room off the kitchen.
Linens: Kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom linens are included. Please bring beach towels.
Telephone/Internet: There is a telephone here with a long distance block. Please use a credit card if you will make long distance calls. There is wireless internet access here.
Television: There is a television with VCR/DVD in the living room with satellite reception, as well as a small TV with VCR/DVD in the children’s playroom off the kitchen.
Pets: Pets are permitted at this property with prior arrangement and payment of a nonrefundable pet fee of $200 per pet per week.
Grill: There is a gas grill and a charcoal grill.

Property Testimonials

  1. Michael and Lynn

    We enjoyed Sol’s Cliff and the birthday was great fun. I’m sure we will be in touch for a future rental. Best wishes.

NOTE: This information is subject to errors, omissions and changes made by owners after initial listing.