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Extraordinary Waterfront Home on Somes Sound on Mt Desert Island.

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Last updated: 01/12/2014

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 2300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome

              Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

              • 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: 0 Bathrooms

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

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dishes & Utensils:

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

              • Kitchen:

                Corian counter tops, soap stone sink, new fixtures....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Stainless steel Bosch...moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                Stainless steel Bosch...moreless

              • Dining
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Ice Maker
              • Seating for 8 people

              Amenities

              • Heating:

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

              • Living Room:

                Includes Steinway Grand piano...moreless

              • Fireplace:

                gas fired...moreless

              • Babysitter
              • Linens Provided
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Parking
              • Garage
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board

              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

                  Entertainment

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

                  Communications

                  • Internet
                  • Telephone

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Communal Pool:

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

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Balcony
                      • Bicycles

                      Theme

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

                      Location & View

                      • Ocean View:

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

                      • Water View:

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

                      • Mountain View:

                        Norumbega, Pemetic and Sargent Mountains...moreless

                      • Oceanfront:

                        Borders only fyord in North America...moreless

                      Activities

                      • Churches
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Golf Privileges Optional
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Mountaineering
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Water Tubing
                      • Golf
                      • Tennis
                      • Kayaking
                      • Sailing
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Parasailing
                      • Swimming
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Cycling
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Medical Services
                      • Hiking
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Hospital
                      • Library
                      • Marina
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Restaurants
                      • Cinemas
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Walking
                      • Whale Watching
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Boating
                      • Shelling
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Antiquing
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Laundromat
                      • Rock Climbing
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Fall
                      Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2014
                      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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                      Location

                      9 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Bar Harbor Airport
                      8 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Bass Harbor
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Echo Lake
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Southwest Harbor
                      9 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Northeast harbor
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Southwest Harbor

                      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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                      Photos

                      • Walkway and garden terrace

                        Walkway and garden terrace

                      • View of Acadia Lodge from Somes Sound

                        View of Acadia Lodge from Somes Sound

                      • International One Design racing fleet viewed from porch

                        International One Design racing fleet viewed from porch

                      • Kitchen

                        Kitchen

                      • Living Room

                        Living Room

                      • View from living room of Acadia Lodge

                        View from living room of Acadia Lodge

                      • Master bathroom in winter

                        Master bathroom in winter

                      • View of home from upper site

                        View of home from upper site

                      • Lower Bedroom

                        Lower Bedroom

                      • Home under construction in 2009

                        Home under construction in 2009

                      • View of house from driveway

                        View of house from driveway

                      • 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

                      • Optional motor boat available

                        Optional motor boat available

                      • Master bedroom with TV sitting area

                        Master bedroom with TV sitting area

                      • Sunset

                        Sunset

                      VRBO #459016

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                      This listing was first published here in 2013.

                      Date last modified - Monday, June 23, 2014

                      $3,500 - $5,500 per week (USD)
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                      0 Bedroom / 0 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

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