About the property
- Estate6000 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
Estate, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12-16)
Private family estate with spectacular ocean views from every room. Located near the small, working harbor village (buy your lobsters right off the docks) of Cutler, Maine. Our property encompasses a large tract of land adjoining conservation ground for hiking and stargazing, silence and solitude. Back a private mile and half drive through fragrant spruce, firs and mosses walk right out onto a large, privately-owned stretch of bold coastline.
This exceptional property hosts a heath (bog), pitcher-plants, grouse, bobcat and eagles. Whales and seals are regularly observed from the deck of the house. Moose are often spotted in the driveway. Watch the lobstermen pull their traps in front of the house. Soak up incredible sunrises and sunsets, misty fogs and sparkling seas. Storm spray can hit the windows of the house during a good Nor'easter..
- Approx. an hour and a half to Acadia Nat'l Park, forty minutes to Quoddy Head State Park, Lubec, Campobello Island and Roosevelt's summer home. Minutes to local restaurants, shops, University of Maine campus and bookstore. Spectacular hiking at Western Head and Bold Coast Trails out of Cutler.
This large home includes four finished levels. Bedroom one includes one king poster bed and spectacular views of sea and sky. Bedroom two includes two queen beds, en-suite bath with soaking tub, open shower, private balcony and views of treetops, sunrise and dramatic coastline. Bedroom three includes one queen bed, one daybed with trundle, walk-in cedar closet, spectacular coastline and sunset views and, access to second story balcony. Bedrooms one and three share full bath with open Italian tile shower and a soaking tub with picture window overlooking the open sea. Walk-out, oceanfront lower level with fold-out sofas, extra refrigerator and large deck.
Tastefully furnished throughout. Well equipped kitchen with custom cherry cabinets, tile floors, breakfast bar with seating, stainless appliances, gas range, open to dining area with large granite dining table and spectacular sunset and ocean views.
Great-room well stocked with books, music, puzzles, videos/DVD's, maps, and nature guides. Ceiling fans and stunning views in every room.
Fourth floor OBSERVATION TOWER. Watch the stars cross the sky and whales,lighthouse and ships in the distance.Open all the windows and fall asleep to the sounds of waves and foghorns.
Kayak/canoe rentals, whale-watching, puffin/arctic tern, and seal spotting trips available nearby.
The siting of this house makes it inappropriate for very small children.
Keywords: Exclusive Home
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 09, 2018
What makes this Estate unique
We had never before seen stars like you will see from the deck of the house. It looks like you can reach up and touch the milky way. In the late fall, the northerrn lights are mesmerizing. The smell of the sea and pines soothe the soul and the quiet and respectful pace of life in this part of the country reminds us of the amazing beauty and kindness that it is still possible to find in very special places.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The Best Maine Experience Ever!
Dear Carroll and Maureen -- it doesn't seem possible that exactly one week ago today we driving away from Somerled for the last time. I want you know that my family had a spectacluar time! Four generations of my family (Mom and Dad, my three sisters, 4 nieces and assorted husbands and great-nieces) will never forget our visit to Maine and your wonderful home. It was spacious and beautiful.
I must confess that I was a bit nervous driving up that long gravel driveway, but once you get there -- oh my -- you never want to leave! We've rented many homes in Maine, other States and in Europe and I can honestly say that this was the best. Beautifully maintained, fully stocked beyond my wildest imagination and a million dollar setting. That view is incredible!
I looked forward to getting up every morning and sitting out on the deck with a cup of coffee to watch the seals swim by and the lobsterr men pulling up their traps. We spent a day in Acadia, took a great whale watching cruise out of Lubec, drove over the Campobello and even found some time for relaxing. We dug for clams and made a huge pot of clam chowder. Picked wild blueberries. Made our own lobster rolls. It was the quintessential Maine experience.
If you'll allow us, I feel certain that Jeff and I will be back. Perhaps next time with friends.
Thank you again for making your home available to us. Please know that if anyone ever asks you for a reference, we'd be happy to extol the many virtues of Somerled.
Sincerely -- Don and Jeff
We recently had the pleasure of staying at Somerled for our second visit. We absolutely loved it the first time, and I was wondering if maybe we were going to be disappointed this time. To say that someplace is even better the second time around definitely describes this wonderful, unique home. Since we knew what the area has to offer ahead of time, this made our stay even more relaxing and enjoyable.
Words cannot completely describe what you will experience here. If you are searching for someplace peaceful, quiet, and full of nature, this is your answer. The home is located where you will not hear any cars, and the only people you will see are the lobstermen as they pull and set their traps. Seals played in front of the house everyday we were there too! Complete relaxation!
As I mentioned in my earlier review, the worst part is having to leave. The long trip we made from Indiana to Somerled is so well worthwhile. We hope to return again in the future, but hope to stay longer next time. The hosts of this home are absolutely wonderful! We WILL return!
Thank you for sharing your amazing home!
This is a beautiful property, both the house and the location! The pictures don't do it justice! The house is very clean and well maintained. The owner was very nice and helpful. I would highly recommend this property if you want to get away from the tourist areas, very picturesque and quiet. We had a wonderful time.
Not a stay to remember
This is the first time we felt the need to post a critical review about a house, but we feel we have to make other travelers aware of certain facts. The location of this property is indeed unique and secluded, above a rocky shore in Downeast Maine. In contrast, we were startled by the so called "luxury estate" looking plain and poorly built, with plastic decks that have seen better days, very dated fixtures and entertainment amenities, cheap looking ceramic tile floors, and barren landscaping. Several of the lavatories and the BBQ were obviously not cleaned from the last visit. The listing touts walking trails and a private beach but when we were there the "trails" turned out to be marshy bogs blocked with fallen trees and the "private beach" required a half a mile drive and then another half an hour hike through a similar tree blocked swamp. There is no way to access or use the ocean in any way from the house, and every outdoor activity requires a long drive. Rampant mosquitoes, the worst we've seen anywhere, made using the outdoor space impossible. We tried every commercial grade spray they had in the store to no avail. Eating in the house meant staying indoors or having to fight the mosquito hoards. Needless to say, our stay was most disappointing. But to top our experience, the owner "forgot" to return our deposit and when we asked for it, she made up cockamamie excuses, most of them too distasteful to be mentioned here. She then promised to "verify" the issues on her next visit. We are not holding our breath ...
In response to the above review, the guest's deposit was justifiably retained due to damages and the condition of the house upon departure. They were properly notified, through multiple correspondences in writing, that the deposit would be retained and the reasons for doing so.
During our 13 yrs. of family vacation rentals, we have greatly enjoyed our interactions with the families we have had the pleasure to get to know. We take great pride in our property and the level of professionalism and consideration shown to each and every guest. We will rely upon our record of excellent reviews from the many other families who have praised the property and location and let us know how much they enjoyed their stay, many of whom return year after year.
This is a unique and very private property offering comfort and access to nature, spectacular, bold ocean frontage, extensive Trex decking (chosen for durability and aesthetics, several times the cost of traditional treated lumber - not plastic!) lovely forest trails, a beautiful heath (not a swamp), containing a variety of wildlife and rare plant life and immediate and exclusive access to some of the most beautiful hiking and scenery on the East coast.
Our websites display many photos and text descriptions showing the nature and amenities of the property. We are always happy to answer any questions and do our utmost to ensure every guest has an enjoyable visit.
The Blessing of Somerled!
We made our second trip to Somerled in June/July 2013. It was more glorious than our first visit and best vacation, ever! The owners are very accommodating. The home is fabulous and spacious. We call it comfortable luxury - everything is really nice - but you also feel right at home!
A few paragraphs do not do justice to the experience. The home has incredible views from all rooms with the crashing ocean and sea critters at the back deck, then the Maine woods and wildlife in the front yard - and oh golly, the most remarkable sunrises, sunsets and moon shining over the ocean. The bedrooms are plushy and comfortable, bathrooms spacious, kitchen has everything you need.
During our two week stay, we saw and photographed all manner of birds and other wildlife, including almost daily sightings of eagles and nesting merlins. We had frequent sightings and shots of seal, moose, giant moths, and numerous dorsal fins. (Bring binoculars so you don’t miss a thing!)
Somerled provides your own private haven for hiking, rock climbing, fishing, exploring tide pools, and photography opportunities beyond belief. The house is sufficiently off the beaten path for privacy, with short drives for shopping, whale or puffin watching, antiquing, sight-seeing, restaurants, etc. We arrived in western part of Maine a few days early for other sight-seeing, but we could not wait to get back to the Cutler house and always hate to leave.
Relax, rest, play, recharge. The blessing of Somerled is never far from our hearts and minds.
Unbelievable, unique property!
What a fantastic, wonderful property! Words can't describe it and the pictures do not do it justice. It is even better than it looks! The home is large, but so very comfortable. The owners are fantastic and are always quick to reply to any questions or concerns.
We had a marvelous week here, and cannot wait to return. This is the first place we have vacationed where we could truly be alone as a family. The only sounds we heard were from the ocean, wildlife, and the occasional boat pulling up lobster traps.
We were never bored as there is always something to do. The trails were wonderful.
The view is amazing day and night. To watch the ocean crashing on the rocks all day to viewing the amazing stars at night was breathtaking. The only thing wrong with this place is having to leave!
Whale-watching, cycling, birdwatching, stargazing, spectacular hiking just outside your door. Casual dining, shops, lighthouses, historic attractions nearby.
Rates & Availability
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Check in time 3 pm. Check out time 10 am. Inquire for alternative arrangements.