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Waterfront House with Private Dock and Kayaks

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,467 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, sleeps 5

This popular and charming in-town house is situated on tidal Somes Cove with gorgeous easterly views of Somes Harbor and the mountains of Acadia National Park. Sea kayak (2 provided), canoe, or boat literally from your backyard from the new deck and dock (see photos). A kayaker's dream! The house is right on Main Street in the historic village of Somesville. It has all the amenities. HD flatscreens, high speed internet, and phone. ATTENTION PHOTOGRAPHERS!!! Set up your tripod on the deck and photograph bald eagles,ospreys, and harbor seals working the alewife run in the cove every day. You'll be amazed! The backyard serves as an awesome place to relax and reflect while you watch the tides and enjoy the deck,/dock, and gas grill. Centrally located on MDI, you are only 10 minutes from Bar Harbor, NEH, and SWH. And, you are not affected by the Rte. 3 construction project. Convenient access to the bus stop for the 'Island Explorer'. Access to Somesville Town Landing. Truly a great place to stay while you enjoy everything in Acadia.

Historic village of Somesville: Located next door to the Somesville Library and and art gallery on Somes Cove.

Deck, Dock, Gangway and Float: 16'x24' ironwood deck, 30' aluminum gangway, 15'x10' float

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Wendyl

Summered and lived in this pretty historic village since I was a boy.

It's one of the most beautiful places I know of.

Wendyl purchased this house in 1968

Why Wendyl chose Somesville

Can't beat the location! Million dollar view of the mountains of Acadia National Park. Backyard deck and dock.

The kayaking is great!

What makes this house unique

Photograph bald eagles, ospreys and other wildlife right from the dock.

Library and gallery next door.

Island Explorer pick up streetside in front of the house.


Somesville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1467 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Village
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom Living Room - toilet , with vanity
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double
  • 1 room with one double bed and one queen , 1 room with one queen
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
2 sea kayaks paddles and life jackets; fans; steam iron; lobster pot; wireless Internet, well water.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

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Waterfront House with Private Dock and Kayaks
average rating of 4.652174 based on 23 reviews

Great waterfront home!

  • 5 of 5

Home was just as described. Great view of the eagles and other wildlife everyday from the home. Wendyl was a wonderful host, even thought we never had the pleasure to meet him, he was quick to answer emails and we were welcomed with a very friendly letter welcoming us. The house was very comfy & had everything we needed. The best thing was the LOCATION! Close to everything, but far enough away from the crowds. The deck was wonderful for sitting at night with a glass of wine. Thanks again Wendyl for everything!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Leo for the kind remarks. I am glad that you reserved our house on your first trip to Acadia and look forward to hosting you again if you come back this way.
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Great view for morning coffee and center for Acadia activities.

  • 5 of 5

Property was very clean and well stocked. It was nice having bathroom in each bedroom. Made each guest stay really nice. Also, really appreciated the lovely home touches and the Acadia binder. That proved extremely helpful during our tour of Acadia National Park.

Each morning we would eat breakfast at the table enjoy watching the wildlife.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Homey, relaxing, and close to Acadia and Bar Harbor

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Wendyl´s home in Somesville. It was clean and cozy and very relaxing to look out the window over the water. In early October, the weather was great and scenery beautiful. I highly recommend taking the kayaks out during your stay though be mindful of the tides and water levels. The home provided everything we needed for our stay, I highly recommend this home to anyone coming to the Acadia area.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place, great location!

  • 5 of 5

Warm and cozy cottage with everything you needed to feel at home. Large deck with plenty of comfortable seating. Beautiful views. I would stay again and again

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vintage, spacious, and "on the water"

  • 4 of 5

House is comfortable and accommodating - everything we needed was there, including fresh flowers for our arrival!

While the location is on a fairly busy road, walk to the back side...paradise on a private cove. Lovely deck set up for comfort and an added bonus of kayaks and a row boat. A water location is the best! Found it to be a great central location to Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, etc....everything we wanted to do.... and a retreat, to just relax.

We had a minor problem upon check in and Wendyl had it addressed immediately. Wonderful to have an owner available, not management.

Great stay....hope to return next year. Dave & Marilynn

P.S /Spectacular gallery right next store was a rewarding experience!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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September Stay

  • 4 of 5

We greatly enjoyed the home's view of the water and the convenience of easy access to nearby Mount Desert Island activities. The road noise from Route 102 passing just a few feet in front of the house proved to be an annoyance, but overall we had a pleasant stay. Had we more time, we would have taken advantage of the kayaking opportunity from the home's pier, but our four-day stay was already pretty well packed with Island activities.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
47 Miles
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Dog and Pony Tavern
Car: recommended

Sightseeing; hiking; whale watching; boating; fishing; swimming; restaurants; shopping; theatre; concerts

Other Activities: Theater, Concerts, Whale watching trips

Golf: 3 golf courses on MDI


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65
Damage Deposit $200

AVOID SERVICE FEES! Contact us and book your reservation directly via mailing check payments. It's all done through a lease.

Rates subject to change without notice.
$200.00 refundable security deposit.

30 day cancellation policy. It's all done through a lease. Call or email for details and a quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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