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Ocean Front, Mt Desert Island, Acadia Park, Calm Private Beach

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Mt. Desert Ocean Front

Mt. Desert Ocean Front Evening view from livingroom Livingroom Tern II's Kitchen & Dining Table Ummmm... lobsters! Tern II dock at low tide Sunset from the Tern II deck Another Tern II sunset

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Last updated: 03/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Somesville house description

Tern II is a comfortable oceanfront cedar house located on NW side of Mount Desert Island with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths in the main house and an additional separate and private 1 bedroom, 1 bath studio. We have a private dock and pebble beach for swimming or launching your canoe or kayak. This is a kayaker's, hiker's and nature lover's dream come true. Our deck is huge and perfect for spectacular sunset viewing while feasting on freshly steamed lobster as you watch the sun set behind Blue Hill. Tern II is located on the waterfront with 12 private acres of Maine woods and a gorgeous view overlooking the islands as the tide quietly slips in and out and the Harbor Seals vie for their spot on Seal Rock. Scenic Somesville is the nearest town. Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor, Southwest Harbor and Bass Harbor are all easy access. Enjoy this undisturbed quiet cove with abundant wild life: seals, porpoises, loons, bald eagles,ospreys, and starfish.

• Spectacular Views
• Ocean Frontage
• Private Dock
• Abundant Wildlife
• Calm Ocean Waters

“After 35 years of visiting Mt. Desert we have finally found the house of our dreams on this island.”
“Once again my soul has been renewed to the “spirit of nature”.

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Keywords: cabin, house, ocean, rental, Maine, Acadia, retreat, shore, beach, swimming, kayak,

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Cuisinart, blender, coffee maker, mixer, spices, lobster pots...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Lots of pots and pans...moreless

          • Ice Maker
          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator
          • Dishwasher

          Amenities

          • Air Conditioning:

            Air-conditioning is available in one bedroom...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            All Linens plus Beach towels...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Washing Machine
          • Wood Stove

          Other Amenities

              • Piano, library, DVDs, games. We also have our own lobster box for keeping live lobster located off the dock. Please email me for more photos!...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • Television

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet
              • Telephone

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                Picnic table and lots of chairs for spectacular sunset views while eating fresh steamed lobsters!...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill

              Location & View

              • Mountain View:

                Watch the sunset behind Blue Hill ...moreless

              • Ocean View

              Activities

              • Rock Climbing
              • Swimming
              • Cycling
              • Mountain Biking
              • Kayaking
              • Fishing
              • Sailing
              • Hiking
              • Golf
              • Shelling
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Restaurants
              • Museums
              • Sight Seeing
              • Antiquing
              • Shopping
              • Miniature Golf
               

              Reviews

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              • Look no further...

                Look no further...

                • Guest Susie (Suwanee, GA)
                • Date of stay 07/27/13
                • Review Submitted 08/07/13
                After visiting Maine for the past 5 years and staying at a different rental each time, I've finally found the perfect place to stay. We had 8 people on our vacation and we all had plenty of room to spread out and relax. The kids played non-stop at the water capturing and releasing crabs and other marine life. The location is private but not too far from town. My husband and I loved sitting in the adirondack chairs on the back deck with a glass of wine and watching the beautiful sunsets. It was clean and well stocked for our visit. Thanks for a lovely time. We will be back!

                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

              • Best Home on the Island :)

                Best Home on the Island :)

                • Guest RobinA (The Woodlands, TX)
                • Date of stay 06/15/13
                • Review Submitted 07/26/13
                Another wonderful visit to Clan Newbold's lovely property! The view incredible, comfy beds, quiet property, and everything you need in the house so it's just like being at home except you're in a Maine paradise. :) The view from the deck to Blue Hill mtn is incredible! And so fun to watch the seals, terns, seagulls, and occasional kayaker go by... :) We are planning a 4th visit for next June :) as this is our favorite place to be on the island :) Thank you to Clan Newbold for sharing your home with us! Looking forward to next year :) hugs! Clan Aguirre, Texas :)

                Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.

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              • First time to MDI

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                First time to MDI

                • Guest The Longs, Cincinnati
                • Date of stay 06/30/12
                • Review Submitted 08/15/12
                06/30/12 Positive It was the first visit to MDI for our family of five. Our stay at Tern II was fantastic, the house had everything we needed, it was quiet and the views were awesome. We enjoyed a lot of hiking around MDI, fresh lobsters and kayaking with the seals. It was a very relaxing vacation that everyone enjoyed. Although we had to dodge some raindrops it did not stop us from any of our activities. We look forward to another visit in the future and a stay at Tern II. Thanks for opening up your house.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

              • Perfectl!

                Perfectl!

                • Guest The Goulds (Fairport, NY)
                • Date of stay 06/04/11
                • Review Submitted 06/21/11
                Our stay at Tern II was wonderful; it was perfect for 3 (or 4) adult couples with their own bedroom and bathroom, a well-equipped kitchen, and incredible views from the living room and the deck. It is exactly as described.

                Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, adventure seekers.

                Owner response: Thank you! We hope you will return soon to Tern II.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 5/5

                • Guest RobinA56 (The Woodlands, Texas)
                • Date of stay 06/16/09
                • Review Submitted 06/16/09
                Tern II was everything it promised - a comfortable home, beautiful views and lovely property. Loved watching the seals everyday!! And trying to capture the beautiful sunsets every evening on the camera - the views are just gorgeous! The library is everything a bibliophile could want and we even played chopsticks on the piano - LOL :) AND I even found a couple of pieces of beach glass on the beach - it was heaven! :) Also so quiet and restful....just what we needed to escape from a hectic world..... thank you so much! We hope to be back again next year if you have space :) Best wishes always, The Aguirre's, The Woodlands, Texas

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 7/8

              • Guestbook Comment

                Guestbook Comment

                • Guest Anonymous
                • Date of stay 07/01/07
                • Review Submitted 07/29/07
                I already wrote in your guestbook in your home; but ,I'm happy to write here ,too. It was my family's first trip to Maine.It was much more than we expected, and your warm, welcoming house had much to do with it. Our family made lots of great memories. The deck, grill set-up, view, sunsets, wildlife, seals, , well-stocked kitchen--all added to our sense of relaxation. The serenity was a welcomed relief from the hustle and bustle of New Jersey. Thank you for sharing your home with us. We are already looking forward to returning next August. Rosemary

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 8/8

              • Guestbook Comment

                Guestbook Comment

                • Guest Anonymous
                • Date of stay 06/01/07
                • Review Submitted 06/25/07
                We had a small family vacation at this cabin and had a wonderful time. We fell in love with the cabin and the scenery. I highly recommend this cabin.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 5/6

              • Guestbook Comment

                Guestbook Comment

                • Guest Anonymous
                • Date of stay 12/01/06
                • Review Submitted 12/06/06
                Tern II, the cabin on west side of Mount Desert Island was as described in the pictures and text. We would recommend this peaceful property and we hope to return.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/5

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                • Guest Jason & Sue
                • Date of stay 07/16/06
                • Review Submitted 07/16/06
                A wonderful week full of kids and hikes and marking time by the tides. We all loved being here at this beautiful spot where we spent most every afternoon after going to Sand Beach or Echo Lake or doing a family friendly hike up Beech Mtn. or around Jordan Pond. In addition to exploring the water’s edge and birding from the deck, some of us made it out in the canoe each day to quietly play alongside the seals (actually they were the ones playing with us). We hope to be back again next year and each year after that! Thank you, thank you, thank you.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/5

              • Guestbook Comment

                Guestbook Comment

                • Guest Anonymous
                • Date of stay 07/01/06
                • Review Submitted 07/05/06
                We have been coming to MDI for more than 35 years and honestly, we had the best experience of our lives at Tern II. The accommodations were so lovely and comfortable. We wanted for nothing. The views from the deck were wonderful, particularly watching the seals bask in the sun and play in the water every afternoon was spectacular! The cove is perfect for kayaking and we saw Ospreys, seals and hundreds of colorful starfish in the glassy, shallow waters. We had perfect weather during our stay, but if we hadn't, the great DVD, games and book collections available in the cottage would have kept us well entertained. Thank you for a very memorable and special family vacation. We'll be back!

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 8/8

               
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              May
              May 3 - May 31, 2014
              7 night min stay

              $1,800

              Changeover Day: Saturday

              June
              Jun 1 - Jun 28, 2014
              7 night min stay

              $2,500
              July/August
              Jun 29 - Aug 30, 2014
              7 night min stay

              $3,600
              September
              Aug 31 - Oct 4, 2014
              7 night min stay

              $2,500

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
              • Tax Rate 8%

              Notes:

              Rates are subject to change until lease agreement is signed. There is an additional charge per person over 8 people of $150/per person/per week.

              One third deposit is required with the signing of the lease agreement.


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              Last updated: 03/23/2014
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              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1900

              Why the Owner Chose Somesville:
              The property has been in the Newbold family for over 100 years. Great-grandfather, George Wharton Pepper of Philadelphia, helped establish the tradition of vacationing on Mount Desert Island, making the journey each summer even before cars were allowed on the island.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              Quiet, calm and peace. Enjoy Maine as it should be!


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              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • Mt. Desert Ocean Front

                Mt. Desert Ocean Front

              • Livingroom

                Livingroom

              • Ummmm... lobsters!

                Ummmm... lobsters!

              • Sunset from the Tern II deck

                Sunset from the Tern II deck

              • Evening view from livingroom

                Evening view from livingroom

              • Tern II's Kitchen & Dining Table

                Tern II's Kitchen & Dining Table

              • Tern II dock at low tide

                Tern II dock at low tide

              • Another Tern II sunset

                Another Tern II sunset

              VRBO #72230

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              This listing was first published here in 2005.

              Date last modified - Wednesday, January 15, 2014

              $1,800 - $3,600 per week (USD)
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              4 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
              Sleeps 10

              View calendar: Updated 03/23/14
              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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