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Acadia Cabin on 2 Secluded Wooded Acres near Bar Harbor

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

A beautiful cabin in a peaceful setting on two acres of pine forest. Birdsong is conveniently situated in picturesque Somesville right in the middle of Mount Desert Island, minutes from Acadia National Park and 8 miles to the town of Bar Harbor. The layout is an open living/kitchen/dining area with a beautiful wood interior and cathedral ceiling. The room is filled with natural light from the many windows and skylights. Birdsong is a wonderful place to come home to after a day in Acadia!

Birdsong Cabin is located in Somesville, 'Mt Desert.' A perfect location. Right in the middle of Mt Desert Island 'MDI'. 9 minutes to Bar Harbor, 5 minutes to Southwest Harbor . Swimming at Echo Lake and Long Pond 3 minutes away.

More Details

Property Manager
Lisa Clark
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Lisa Clark

I am a graphic designer, artist and music lover. An avid hiker and camper, I have been coming to Mt. Desert Island for over twenty years.

Lisa Clark purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Lisa Clark chose Mount Desert Island

I rented this cabin two years ago and loved being here! Somesville is so central to everything on the island. When it became available to purchase I knew it was the spot I was hoping for!

What makes this cabin unique

The cabin's privacy, being down a dirt road, combined with its lovely arts and crafts interior make it special. Two acres of pine woods near the top of Somes Sound is a real find.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We are coming to the Birdsong for our 6th year. That in itself should tell you something. We being myself, hubby and dog Hobbie. We absolutely LOVE it here. It's not just a cabin, but a home and we're glad John and Holly have shared it with us all these years. It's a very quiet area here, kind of tucked away in the corner, but easy, close access to Bar Harbor and all of the many other surrounding towns and harbors. We are able to do a lot of hiking in Acadia National Park, eating at some very interesting restaurants, shopping and find for the most part that this is a very dog-friendly area of Maine. It's also nice to just sit back and relax in this "cabin", read a good book, barbeque out on the back deck, and just enjoy the serenity of the area. This cabin has everything you need, just like being home, is in a good central area, and well, we just love everything about it. The housekeeper does an excellent job of keeping it clean, and after looking at the pictures on the web site, there were no "surprises". Everything was what we expected. In fact we find it fun to pick out all of the new things (furniture, pictures, etc.) that they add each year. We couldn't ask for more, would recommend and have recommended the Birdsong.
Jan 2010
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Mount Desert Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Trash gets picked up twice a week at end of driveway. Please take advantage and remove any extra upon checkout or a fee will be charged.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Sleeping loft, charming hideaway.
  • Each of the queens is an ample sized room. One with a half bath upstairs, the other right next to the full bath downstairs. The third one is a lopft with two twins. One has to go up a ladder to get to the loft.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Acadia Cabin on 2 Secluded Wooded Acres near Bar Harbor
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
New York

Lovely, comfortable stay in an ideal location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a terrific stay at Birdsong! The cabin is beautiful, comfortable and clean, and it was perfect for our family - 2 adults, 2 kids (11 & 8) and a large dog. We visit MDI every summer and enjoy relaxing on the quiet side, but also spend a lot of time inside the park. We were looking for a more central location to minimize driving time and couldn't have imagined a more ideal spot! Very close to Long Pond and Somes Pond for kayaking and swimming. Another nearby bonus is Beech Hill Farm, where you can get fresh and delicious food to enjoy while winding down at the cabin. Lisa is friendly and responsive and has provided lots of useful information at the cabin. We highly recommend Birdsong and hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: And you will be most welcome when you do come again... Thank you!
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Great home base for all your ANP explorations!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Birdsong was perfect. Lisa thought of everything that a traveler would ever want or need. The kitchen was the best stocked rental kitchen I have ever seen for those who like to cook on vacation. We brought our dog with us and there were dog dishes and a dog bed for him! He felt right at home. The cabin is very cozy with plenty of windows for light and fresh air. It is very clean and well maintained. Communication with Lisa was great through the whole process. I would not hesitate to return. Thanks Lisa!

P.S, Check out Pie Wednesday at the Somesville Union Meeting house. You will not regret it.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank so much! A pleasure having you. Glad you enjoyed Acadia National Park and Mt. Desert!
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Quiet and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We spent Memorial Day weekend at birdsong with our two daughters (ages 1.5 and 6) and dog and had a wonderful stay. Comfortable and very quiet, yet still close to the sights. We felt like we were in a very central part of the island. Lisa was a very friendly, attentive, and low key landlord with great restaurant suggestions. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and it was a pleasure to have you spend your holiday at Birdsong!
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A Happy and Comfortable Two Weeks at Birdsong

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 weeks at Birdsong in September. We found a home away from home with a completely outfitted cabin that was very clean and well maintained; an owner who was exceptionally customer service oriented and responsive; and a location surrounded by pines close to everything in Acadia. We look forward to returning!!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peace and quiet and birds

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful quiet property. Lots of wood, big picture window. Very close to Acadia. Most memorable part of the trip was having breakfast on the deck, little bird accidentally banged into the picture window and landed in my cereal bowl. Dazed for about 15 minutes, just sitting on my spoon. Great glassed in side room. Well stocked kitchen, had all the utensils we needed.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Virginia Beach, VA

September in Birdsong

  • 5 of 5

Birdsong is a wonderful home away from home. We rented for 2 weeks, 13-27 September, 2014. The home is well decorated, with upscale appliances and virtually everything needed for an enjoyable stay. There are Bosch appliances throughout. The kitchen has 2 ovend and a gas stove. The pots, pans, cutlery, dishes and glassware were of exceptional quality and the home had everything needed, including a lobster pot. Even the barbecue on the rear deck has its own set of utensils.

Birdsong's location is close to Acadia National Park and many interesting coves and harbors. Southwest Harbor, Bar Harbor and numerous lobster pounds are nearby. This home is a perfect place from which to explore this beautiful destination.

We're VERIZON customers. Probably because of the mountainous terrain, our cell phones could only receive and send non-picture texts. We couldn't send or receive voice calls. But, once on the surrounding roads, full cell phone service was available.

The home's INTERNET service was very reliable. Satellite TV had basic service only. Although the set top box was hi-def, the older non-flat screen TV was not hi-def capable.

This home is amazingly comfortable, and is well equipped with quality cookware, dishes and glassware. It has comfortable beds, and is within easy driving distance of every imaginable venue.

Like most VRBO rentals, the lights are CFL bulbs. A bit dim in the evening, but they do cast a warm glow.

My wife, I and our little dog, thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Hancock Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Southwest Harbor
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Rt. 3
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Southwest Harbor
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Echo Lake
Car: recommended

Near Echo Lake beach and Beech Mountain Trails.

Center of Somesville.


Rates & Availability

Mount Desert Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Columbus Day
Oct 13 2017 - Oct 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 9.0%

I do not do online booking to save the traveler fees. A rental agreement is sent to traveler and a deposit is sent by check.
Rentals are Saturday to Saturday during summer, June to September.
A damage deposit of $250.00 will be submitted to me as a separate check, which I will hold as uncashed, and simply send back to you at the end of your stay if no damage is reported.
No fires of any kind in a fire pit, or campfire, etc. on the property. No smoking allowed on property. Pine woods can be a fire hazard.

Manager'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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