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Enjoy a Central Secluded Location on Mount Desert

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Last updated: 05/20/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Enjoy a secluded location close to the middle of the Island – the perfect spot to relax in the summer sun, walk in the woods, or take a 5 minute walk to nearby Somes Pond for swimming or kayaking. Yet, only a short drive to Southwest Harbor or Bar Harbor. Also, there are 4 separate lakes and swim areas within 3 miles! The high cathedral ceiling of the main room and many windows open to the south onto a large deck and an expansive lawn secluded from the sound of traffic.
The house sits on a 2 acre lot and is very private with woods on all 4 sides. Located nearly 800 feet from the nearest road, the sound of birds is all you will hear. The home has 3 bedrooms: 2 bedrooms with queen beds and the other with twin beds. A large, southern facing living room and dining room with a sliding glass door provides lots of sunshine and easy access to the front deck. The kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher, large refrigerator, and all the typical kitchen appliances and supplies. The two bathrooms compliment one another: one is a self-contained bathroom with the shower, sink and toilet all in one room. The other bathroom has a washer/dryer and sink in one room with the walk-in shower and toilet in an adjoining room. This allows more people access to getting ready, do the laundry, etc. The walkout basement is fully furnished with 2 futons, a 49' flat screen TV, books, games for the whole family, and a recumbant bike. The 5,000 square front lawn provides plenty of space to play wiffle ball, horseshoes, run around, and generally enjoy the Maine outdoors, while the side lawn is fenced in and great for young children or pets. A covered brick patio offers a barbecue area.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2377 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    This is a great house to vacation in as there is a large lawn and the long driveway makes it a safe place to play away from any cars. There is a also a portion of the yard that is fenced in that is great for kids, but especially for pets. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single

    Twin...moreless

  • The basement does have two full-size futons. These are easy to fold down. There are sheets, blankets, and pillows for both futons. These are suitable for 2 children each or one adult on each. There is also a den/office with a fold out couch that could be an additional private sleeping area. All bedrooms have ample closet and storage space. Upstair rooms have vaulted ceilings and ceiling fans. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Two complete bathrooms with washer and dryer in one. One shower is a walk-in shower, the other is a full tub/shower. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • I think the combination of the privacy of the house in the woods and the quick access to all sides of the island make this an ideal home to vacation in. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Television:

    There are 3 TV's: a 49' one in the basement, flat screen in the living room, and a smaller one in the master bedroom upstairs....moreless

  • Toys:

    a few toys...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Yes, a good variety and number of choices....moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Enjoy quiet secluded home on 800' driveway. Tall pines surround the yard, with large oak trees nearby. Yard is expansive with large flower garden. ...moreless

  • Village:

    The quaint Village of Somesville is .5 miles away. Enjoy the 'old selectman's meeting place', the old mill pond, and the nearby library. Wednesday's are pie day; and up the hill is the theater. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    The dining room is off the kitchen and opens up to the living room. The table has a large inset and can be opened to seat 8 people comforably. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    no, just open the windows! ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    yes...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    There is an outdoor stove on the side deck....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    There is a recumbent stationary bike in the basement and every imaginable outdoor activity right at your fingertips in the National Park....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    There is radiant heat and hot water baseboard throughout. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    We have high speed WiFi....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    yes...moreless

  • Living Room:

    The living room is open and has a sliding glass door that faces the lawn and trees. There are two black reclining couches and a cathedral ceiling. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    There is plenty of parking....moreless

  • Telephone:

    We have multiple phones and a landline available for local use. At present only AT&T is reliable at our home, but built up areas of Island have full coverage. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    yes...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    yes, with all of the laundry detergent and bleach provided....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    We do have a working wood stove that we can instruct guests to use for fires. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Yes, a new coffee maker....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Complete set of dishes, pots and pans, etc....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    The dishwasher sits to the left of the sink and is easy to load and unload....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is open with a bar and 4 stools....moreless

  • Microwave:

    The microwave is a medium to large size and sits above the stove....moreless

  • Oven:

    The oven is large, easy to access....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    I have spices that I will keep in one of the cupboards....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    The frig is large and fits enough food for the week....moreless

  • Stove:

    The electric stove is standard and works well....moreless

  • Toaster:

    A brand new toaster....moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    We are willing to let responsible people use our bikes. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    There is a deck on the front and side, as well as a brick sidewalk and covered patio area where the grill is. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    There are 4 golf courses within a 15 minute drive: The Causeway, Northeast Harbor, Kebo in Bar Harbor, and the course in Trenton. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    We maintain two kayaks at the Somesville Landing, a boat landing area reserved for residents of Somesville. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    A very large lawn and flowers, trees, and bushes all around the home....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Yes, a small patio for this grill...moreless

  • Tennis:

    There are public tennis courts nearby, including those at the high school (about 3 miles away0...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    We have snorkeling gear for responsible users. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    There is public access to Somes Pond, less than 1/2 mile away. A great place to walk for a swim most anytime during daylight. ...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer
Jul 4 - Aug 1, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,000
High Summer
Aug 2 - Aug 29, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,200
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
$285
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,002

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $250
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Included

Cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 05/20/2015
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Location

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6 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bar Harbor Airport
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Southwest Harbor
12 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Swan's Island Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Causeway, Southwest Harbor
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 102
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Southwest Harbor (numerous)
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Echo Beach, Acadia National Park

Much of what we listed for attractions is found in the nearest town, but within 12-14 miles is the whole Island of Mount Desert - 3 golf courses, whale tours, airplane rides, tons of restaurants and bars, small shops, museums, beaches, hiking ---really, more than you could ever fit in within a week!!!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: I grew up on Mount Desert Island. I was born in Bar Harbor and lived in Northeast Harbor with my 4 brothers and sisters and two parents. Now I live in Somesville, a small village in the town of Mount Desert. I am the principal of a small K-8 school on the backside of the island. My school has 120 students and is one of the best schools! I have two grown sons and a husband. I love the island and living on it. It is a beautiful place but even more that that, you can do so many things: swim, fish, climb mountains, walk on carriage trails, go boating, kayaking, canoeing, lots of places to swim in both fresh and ocean water, and most of all, it is simply one of the most beautiful places you could ever see.

Why the Owner Chose Mount Desert:
My husband and I bought our property with one of my sisters. The original acreage was 4 acres so we split it right down the middle. She built her home at the mouth of the driveway and my husband and I built our home at the very top of the driveway. We designed our home and I decorated and chose all of the paint colors and furniture. We wanted a property that was quiet and opened into the outdoors. Trimmed in pine with pine tongue and groove ceiling and large pine beams, the main room is the perfect invitation to the great outdoors, whether you open all the windows and let the breeze blow through and up through the sky lights, or look out at the dew upon the pines and flowers, we hope you'll enjoy things as much as we do.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
One of my favorite attributes of my home is the location. It is centrally located on the island. I can drive to all sides of the island and off the island in about 15-20 minutes. This is a huge benefit! As I mentioned before, our home is surrounded by woods but we are minutes away from an Art Gallery, a small museum, and the town library. Tall pines sway in the summer breezes, and large oaks thrive just down the hill from the house. Along with this, I love the huge windows that face out to the lawn, trees, and blue sky. Every one who visits us always comments on how nice and airy our home is.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Dining table set for 6, with large bay window to look out.

    Dining table set for 6, with large bay window to look out.

  • The bar, with the 4 stools, and the rest of the kitchen.

    The bar, with the 4 stools, and the rest of the kitchen.

  • Downstairs bathroom.  W/D across from sink.  Tiled walk in shower in next room.

    Downstairs bathroom. W/D across from sink. Tiled walk in shower in next room.

  • Den/office, looking northeast.

    Den/office, looking northeast.

  • One of the bedrooms, a closet with a vanity are opposite the bed.

    One of the bedrooms, a closet with a vanity are opposite the bed.

  • Side deck with wood stove enters onto fenced in yard with gates on all ends.

    Side deck with wood stove enters onto fenced in yard with gates on all ends.

  • The finished basement.  Great for kids, or just a cool place to relax.

    The finished basement. Great for kids, or just a cool place to relax.

  • A more complete look at the living room.

    A more complete look at the living room.

  • A view from the top of the stairs onto the dining room.

    A view from the top of the stairs onto the dining room.

  • A better view of the complete kitchen - fully stocked with pans, china, etc.

    A better view of the complete kitchen - fully stocked with pans, china, etc.

  • Tiled walk-in shower for easy access.  Toilet is to right.

    Tiled walk-in shower for easy access. Toilet is to right.

  • Den/office, looking at fold out bed

    Den/office, looking at fold out bed

  • Master bedroom.  Notice sloped ceilings.  Fan and windows above.

    Master bedroom. Notice sloped ceilings. Fan and windows above.

  • A little patio between the house and garage, covered for all weather grilling.

    A little patio between the house and garage, covered for all weather grilling.

  • The other half of the basement with 49' TV and 2 futons for added guests.

    The other half of the basement with 49' TV and 2 futons for added guests.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 05/20/2015
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