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1.8 MILES TO ACADIA NT'L PARK--BEECH MTN TRAIL, Clean, cozy, perfect for couples

Bedrooms 3
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

1st floor unit of a duplex, 5A, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps up to 6)

Great for couples, Garden Court is a first-floor duplex tucked away on a private lane off the Beech Hill Road in Historic Somesville. Our quiet rural setting offers the perfect spot to come home to between adventures. Garden Court's entrance is located witthin our fenced-in courtyard at 5A. Beech Mountain, located within Acadia National Park, is just 1 1/2 miles from your front door. The three best swimming/kayaking/canoeing lakes are right around the corner by car or bicycle. Farm-to-table freshness is just 1/3 mile from the home at Beech Hill Farm, an organic farm stand. Enjoy an autumn sunset stroll along Beech Hill Road; drive 15 minutes into Bar Harbor with all that seaside town has to offer, or head the other way and discover 'The Quiet Side' of Mount Desert Island. Garden Court is perfectly situated to access all the wonders of our beautiful island and Acadia National Park. An evening of child care may be available upon request; all situations considered.

$50 MULTI-WEEK DISCOUNT There is so much to see and do! Our home comfortably accommodates up to 6 people and is tastefully appointed and fully equipped. Garden Court is pet friendly, so bring the whole family for a week (or two) to remember.

We do not allow smoking anywhere on our property.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

About Vanessa

My husband, John, and I have lived on Mt Desert Island for nearly 40 years. I landed my dream job seven years ago as head gardener at Thuya Garden, a beautiful English border garden in Northeast Harbor. John is a building contractor and has built many beautiful shingle style homes on the island. We love to travel in our Scamp Camper that we've nicknamed 'Shrimp Scampi'.

Vanessa purchased this townhome in 1989

Why Vanessa chose Mount Desert Island

We fell in love with this beautiful property and incredible location in 1989. John built Garden Court for my mother when she retired to Maine. We now rent the ground floor of her home and we live upstairs. Garden Court sits on one acre of land along a private driveway in a quiet neighborhood. Check out the beautiful sunsets from Beech Hill or hike Acadia National Park trails just one mile away.

I'm happy to answer any questions you may have; call 207-244-4090. Also, my daughter in law Vanessa helps me with all aspect of Garden Court (207)669 5060. She would be happy to assist our renters with any help needed.

Priscilla Hutton.

What makes this townhome unique

Great family location. Perfect for couples or friends traveling together. Easy access to our island's best swimming beaches and adventures into Acadia. Garden Court guests enjoy fishing and carry-in canoe/kayak launching privileges at exclusive Somesville Town Dock. Bring your mackerel gear and squid jigs! Clean, smoke free rental with everything needed for a perfect vacation. Our rental manager is available close by through out your vacation should renters need assistance.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The "C" family came and conquered MDI for the 4th straight year at Garden Court. I once again thank you.... for allowing us to stay here for our summer vacation. Between getting up to see the sunrise and jigging for squid till 1 am - I think I need a vacation now! Sorry we missed you at the Gardens - we just didn't make it over there this year. John - I owe you some squid next year - my family wolfed them all down. Bruce - good luck getting the mini-bike going. Jonah wants to ride it. We truly feel this is our home away from home and look forward to coming back."
Aug 2014
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Swans Island Ferry
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Echo Lake Beach
Car: recommended

Garden Court is 1 mile from a boat launch and small swimming beach at Long Pond called 'Pond's End' by us locals. Guest privileges to fish for mackerel or launch kayak/canoe from Somesville town dock. All other information will be available to our guests when they arrive at Garden Court. For babysitting possibilities, contact Vanessa within a month of your visit. CPR certified and ECE degree.


Mount Desert Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathtub, shower, commode and sink. Linen closet, stack washer & dryer. Bathroom tissue, bath towels and linens provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Double Guest Room - 1 double
    Twin Beds Room - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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1.8 MILES TO ACADIA NT'L PARK--BEECH MTN TRAIL, Clean, cozy, perfect for couples
average rating of 4.923077 based on 43 reviews

Large space and convenient location

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay at the garden apartment. The place was large and had everything we needed. Very convenient location. Owners are very responsive. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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It was a very nice place and our hosts were wonderful. I would stay their again.

  • 5 of 5

It was very nice exactly what we needed.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Garden Court had everything it said it its description. It was cozy inside and was in close proximity to points of interest. However, the outside was not spectacular- the courtyard was all rocks (not comfortable for kids or dog). There was no yard. And the home had a slight musty smell.

Overall, however, it was comfortbale and the owners and manager (daughter-n-law) were quick to help out and replace items missing/run out. I would have no problem staying there again under the right circumstances.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here. You have a nice place to come back to

after a long day sightseeing.

The information you have about places to see and eat were very helpful.

The weather was absolutely wonderful.

Thank you again!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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couldn't have asked for more!

  • 5 of 5

Where do I start? Reserving Garden Court was so easy, quick reply and it all went smoothly. Directions to the house were spot-on. Garden Court is cute, clean, well furnished and the bed was so comfortable. It is not on the main thoroughfare so we had to drive to get to Bar Harbor, but that's the way we like it and it isn't a long drive at all. Convenient to Southwest Harbor. Very cozy on the day we got rained in. Really a great place to spend time and use as a base to explore Acadia.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Garden Court

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 nights at "Garden Court" with friends while exploring Acadia. Everything was exactly as described on the web site. Our accommodations where available upon our arrival and spotlessly clean. The owners had supplied us with maps to the area as well as recommendations for grocery shopping and dining out. The accommodations are spacious and fully furnished (stove, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, pots, pans,eating & cooking utensils,salt, pepper, coffee maker, blender and a toaster are included i.e. a full kitchen), 3 bedrooms, an outside patio w/gas grill cable tv and wifi.

The location was central to Somesville/Mt Desert/Southwest Harbor area and just a 10 minute drive to Bar Harbor.

This was a perfect stay for us (weather excluded) and we would recommend "Garden Court" to anyone looking for a great stay in the Acadia area.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $350

No smoking on property. Pet Addendum and rental agreement must be reviewed before booking.
$50 Multi-week Discount
$350 Refundable Damage Deposit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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