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Extraordinary Waterfront Home on Somes Sound on Mt Desert Island.

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Last updated: 12/11/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Hall Quarry house description

Built in 2009 using indigenous materials, this unique custom designed home fits gracefully into the landscape of the National Park which it abuts and Acadia Mountain on which it is perched. Granite steps lead to a private dock with two moorings, and above is a picnic site with spectacular views up and down Somes Sound.

The interior has open beams supported by cedars from the mountain. The top floor holds a spacious masterbedroom overlooking the Sound with a King-size bed and a bathroom with both bath and large shower facing dramatic granite cliffs.

The main floor has a gourmet kitchen with high-end staimless-steel apliances, a Steinway grand piano, and decks on both the north and south sides. The lower floor has two bedrooms with Queen beds overlooking Somes Sound and a shared bathroom.

Also included are washer and dryer, wireless internet service, satellite TV, DVD player, and outdoor cooking grill and eating patio.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 2300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional


              • Long-Term Renters Welcome

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

              • Masterbedroom: 1 king

                plus sleep sofa...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

                with view of Somes Sound...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

                With view of Somes Sound...moreless

              • Masterbedroom on top floor with King size bed, includes sitting area for TV and DVD. Two bedrooms on lower level with Queen beds....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Masterbedroom: toilet, tub, shower


              • Bathroom 2: toilet, outdoor shower

                Outdoor shower on cliff side of house...moreless

              • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower


              • Master bathroom includes both large shower and a bath. Main floor has a half bathroom. Lower level bathroom has shower/bath....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • Available May through October with seasonal rates for spring and fall. Steinway piano needs to be kept covered at all times unless being played. For playing discuss with owner beforehand....moreless


                  • Books
                  • DVD Player
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo
                  • Television


                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions


                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Babysitter
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Mountain View:

                    Norumbega, Pemetic and Sargent Mountains...moreless

                  • Ocean View:

                    Looks at mountains and National Park on eastern shore of Somes Sound...moreless

                  • Oceanfront:

                    Borders only fyord in North America...moreless

                  • Water View:

                    Unique sailing venue in the summer, lobster boats year around...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Parasailing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Sailing
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Wind-Surfing


                  • Dining
                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 8 people


                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Fireplace:

                    gas fired...moreless

                  • Garage
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    Floor heating on main floor, baseboard heat rest of house, propane fuel....moreless

                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room:

                    Includes Steinway Grand piano...moreless

                  • Parking
                  • Telephone
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine


                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Two sets of a dozen or more, numerous cooking utensils...moreless

                  • Dishwasher:

                    Stainless steel Bosch...moreless


                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Golf:

                    In Southwest Harbor...moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    1 kayak available 1 rowing skiff available...moreless

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Communal Pool:

                        Ike's Point beach at Echo Lake 5 minutes away by car....moreless

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional


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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Apr 4 - May 30, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          $3,500 $12,000
                          Jun 6 - Jun 27, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          $4,500 $16,000
                          Jul 4 - Jul 31, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          $6,000 $22,000
                          Aug 1 - Aug 29, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          $6,500 $24,000
                          Sep 5 - Sep 26, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          $4,500 $16,000
                          Oct 3 - Nov 28, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          $3,500 $12,000
                          My Standard Rate
                          7 night min stay

                          $5,500 $19,000
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                          • Taxes Not included

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                          Last updated: 12/11/2014
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                          9 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Bar Harbor Airport
                          3 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Southwest Harbor
                          8 Miles
                          Nearest Ferry
                          Bass Harbor
                          9 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          Northeast harbor
                          3 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Southwest Harbor
                          2 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          Echo Lake

                          Car: Recommended

                          Home abuts Acadia National Park, is nestled on eastern flank of Acadia Mountain overlooking Somes Sound, has access to numerous hiking trails, biking paths and includes a private deep water dock with two moorings, 19 ft outboard motor boat available, kayaking, sailing, fishing with numerous islands to visit and picnic on. Located on 'quiet side' of Mount Desert Island, 5 minutes from Echo Lake, 10 minutes from Southwest Harbor with good restaurants, shops, golf course and tennis courts. Twenty minutes from Bar Harbor and 25 minutes from Bar Harbor airport, twenty minutes from Bass Harbor with ferry to Swan's Island


                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2007

                          About the owner: Summer resident of MDI for over half a century, author and retired newspaper publisher in midcoast area, raised three children in midcoast Maine, I enjoy sharing unique experiences and memories. My wife, who is a musician and composer, and I live part-time in South of France, but we have enjoyed the last three winters in the beauty and comfort of Acadia Lodge.

                          Why the Owner Chose Hall Quarry:
                          Somes Sound is a legendary sailing area both for the racing sailboats I grew up on and as a source of inspiration for some of my wife's recent compositions. We enjoy hiking on the National Park mountains that surround it. Hall Quarry where the house is located on the western side was once a granite quarrying village. From the top of Acadia Mountain one can hike along the park trails south over St. Sauveur and Flying Mountains past Valley Cove to an encampment where Native Americans used to settle for the summer and the Jesuits built and chapel in the 17th century. We collect mussels from the rocks at low tide, kayak along the edge of the Sound, sail out from there to have lunch on neighboring islands or take the outboard to the Claremont Hotel to have drinks and dinner.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          The home is located down a half mile private drive on the 'quiet side' of Mount Desert Island but only two minutes from lovely Echo Lake (where my wife swims each morning with a group of women friends) and ten minutes from the thriving town of Southwest Harbor. This village offers excellent restaurants and stores, and a golf course and tennis courts. But it avoids the crowds in Bar Harbor which can still be reached in twenty minutes. Acadia Lodge combines privacy, a unique scenic location on the water, and easy access to the rest of the island.

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                          • Walkway and garden terrace

                            Walkway and garden terrace

                          • View from the dock looking south down Somes Sound

                            View from the dock looking south down Somes Sound

                          • Island counter in kitchen area

                            Island counter in kitchen area

                          • Covered porch on north side of house

                            Covered porch on north side of house

                          • Master bedroom with TV sitting area

                            Master bedroom with TV sitting area

                          • View of Acadia Lodge from Somes Sound

                            View of Acadia Lodge from Somes Sound

                          • View of home from upper site

                            View of home from upper site

                          • International One Design racing fleet viewed from porch

                            International One Design racing fleet viewed from porch

                          • Kitchen


                          • Living Room

                            Living Room

                          • Optional motor boat available

                            Optional motor boat available

                          • Home under construction in 2009

                            Home under construction in 2009

                          • View of house from driveway

                            View of house from driveway

                          • Lower Bedroom

                            Lower Bedroom

                          • View from living room of Acadia Lodge

                            View from living room of Acadia Lodge

                          VRBO #459016

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                          This listing was first published here in 2013.

                          Date last modified - Friday, January 30, 2015

                          $3,500 - $6,500 per week (USD)
                          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                          Member since: 2013
                          Speaks: english
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                          • Response rate: 83%
                          • Calendar last updated: 12/11/2014
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                          Extraordinary waterfront home on Somes Sound on Mt Desert Island.

                          Hall Quarry #459016

                          3 BR  2.5 BA  Sleeps 8

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