If a picture speaks a thousand words, this one speaks two.
This is Island View Inn in Sullivan, Maine. This is undoubtedly one of the most incredible panoramic views of Mount Desert Island. And it is enjoyed from Island View Inn’s sandy shorefront property. A classic, 1889 shingle style cottage built by architect Jarvis Hart out of Boston and built for A.G.Camball. This information was actually written on the pantry’s original built-in drawers for future owners of this grand estate. An addition was built in 2000, expanding both guest and private owner’s space.
There are seven guest rooms with private baths, a huge parlor with wood burning stone fireplace (two+story stone chimney is beautiful), large dining room with picture windows looking out over the lawn to the gorgeous view. There’s a large three-sided wrap around porch overlooking a beautiful and simply landscaped yard with stairs leading down to the rocky/sandy beachfront. Owners quarters includes the private inn’s kitchen, a den, a bedroom and full bath, half bath in cellar and could easily take one of the guestrooms and still have private access to the rest of the owner’s space.
This is also a wonderful property for intimate weddings and small events. The parlor is quite large, the land gently slopes and would be a really manageable size for this arena. And at just a 10-15 minute drive to Ellsworth, the location is easy to get to. The drive to Acadia National Park just 23 miles and a 30 minute drive. To be this close to Acadia, Route 1 (for day trips) and enjoy this view? Priceless!