00 Jericho Bay Road Swans Island, ME 04685
Listed by Story Litchfield
Birch Brook, on prestigious Ox Hill in Seal Harbor, consists of four separate, very private residential land lots. The parcels were carefully designed by the Rockefeller family to insure privacy and seclusion; and the south-facing lots each offer a spectacular site to build a residence. The natural woodland setting consists of an attractive mix of conifer and deciduous trees, wild blueberry bushes, granite outcroppings, mosses and lichens, with groves of birch trees throughout the property. The gently sloping land abounds with sun and ocean breezes. The land is both surveyed and soil tested; utilities are roadside.The many hiking trails and carriage roads of Acadia National Park are a short walk from the property, as are Little Hunters Beach and Day Mountain. Numerous of the park’s amenities are adjacent to Seal Harbor, such as The Jordan Pond House—famous for its popovers, The Bubbles, Wildwood Stable and the breathtaking Park Loop Road. The park is well-known both for its awe inspiring beauty and also for the year-round activities it offers, including hiking, cross-country skiing, biking, fishing, and boating. The quaint village of Seal Harbor, offers a variety of attractive conveniences that include a municipal pier, restaurant, a yacht club, variety store, gas station and sand beach. The quiet village also offers a post office, library, and village green. Boutiques, art galleries, superb restaurants and spa services are only a short drive away in the towns of Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor and Southwest Harbor. Three public golf courses are also within a short drive and the waters surrounding Mount Desert Island are some of the finest cruising grounds on the East Coast. The Bar Harbor Airport is a 20-minute drive and the Bangor International Airport is approximately a 60-minute drive away. With Acadia National Park, a variety of villages and towns close at hand, and awe-inspiring ocean vistas around, these properties offer an unparalleled spot for a summer haven or a year-round home in a prestigious neighborhood.