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Extraordinary Waterfront Home on Somes Sound on Mt Desert Island.

(6 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom with dock and mountain views available May through October

Built in 2009 using indigenous materials, this unique custom designed home fits gracefully into the landscape of the National Park which it abuts and Acadia Mountain on which it is perched. Granite steps lead to a private dock with two moorings, and above is a picnic site with spectacular views up and down Somes Sound.

The interior has open beams supported by cedars from the mountain. The top floor holds a spacious masterbedroom overlooking the Sound with a King-size bed and a bathroom with both bath and large shower facing dramatic granite cliffs.

The main floor has a gourmet kitchen with high-end staimless-steel apliances, a Steinway grand piano, and decks on both the north and south sides. The lower floor has two bedrooms with Queen beds overlooking Somes Sound and a shared bathroom.

Also included are washer and dryer, wireless internet service, satellite TV, DVD player, and outdoor cooking grill and eating patio.

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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2300 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Masterbedroom: 1 king

    plus sleep sofa...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    with view of Somes Sound...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    With view of Somes Sound...moreless

  • Masterbedroom on top floor with King size bed, includes sitting area for TV and DVD. Two bedrooms on lower level with Queen beds....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Masterbedroom: toilet, tub, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, outdoor shower

    Outdoor shower on cliff side of house...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower


  • Master bathroom includes both large shower and a bath. Main floor has a half bathroom. Lower level bathroom has shower/bath....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Available May through October with seasonal rates for spring and fall. Steinway piano needs to be kept covered at all times unless being played. For playing discuss with owner beforehand....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Beach on fresh water Echo Lake available at Ike's Point 5 minutes from house...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Norumbega, Pemetic and Sargent Mountains...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Looks at Norumbega Mountain and other mountains in the National Park on eastern shore of Somes Sound...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Borders only fyord in North America, once used to load granite on schooners....moreless

  • Village:

    Shopping and restaurants available in Southwest Harbor 10 minutes away....moreless

  • Water View:

    Unique sailing venue in the summer, lobster boats year around...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Private dock with two deep water moorings available, mussels available at low tide....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    gas fired...moreless

  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Floor heating on main floor, baseboard heat rest of house, propane fuel....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Includes Steinway Grand piano...moreless

  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Two sets of a dozen or more, numerous cooking utensils...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Stainless steel Bosch...moreless


  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    In Southwest Harbor...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    1 kayak available 1 rowing skiff available...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Ike's Point beach at Echo Lake 5 minutes away by car....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


from 6 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 2 - May 27, 2017
7 night min stay

$5,500 $19,000
Jun 4 - Jun 24, 2017
7 night min stay

$6,000 $22,000
Jul 1 - Jul 29, 2017
7 night min stay

$6,500 $25,000
Aug 5 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$7,000 $25,000
Oct 7 - Nov 25, 2017
7 night min stay

$5,500 $19,000
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$5,500 $19,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $600
  • Tax Rate 9%

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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9 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bar Harbor Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Southwest Harbor
8 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Bass Harbor
9 Miles
Nearest Golf
Northeast harbor
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Southwest Harbor
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Echo Lake

Car: Recommended

Home abuts Acadia National Park, is nestled on eastern flank of Acadia Mountain overlooking Somes Sound, has access to numerous hiking trails, biking paths and includes a private deep water dock with two moorings, 19 ft outboard motor boat available, kayaking, sailing, fishing with numerous islands to visit and picnic on. Located on 'quiet side' of Mount Desert Island, 5 minutes from Echo Lake, 10 minutes from Southwest Harbor with good restaurants, shops, golf course and tennis courts. Twenty minutes from Bar Harbor and 25 minutes from Bar Harbor airport, twenty minutes from Bass Harbor with ferry to Swan's Island


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: Summer resident of MDI for over half a century, author and retired newspaper publisher in midcoast area, raised three children in midcoast Maine, I enjoy sharing unique experiences and memories. My wife, who is a musician and composer, and I live part-time in South of France, but we have enjoyed the last three winters in the beauty and comfort of Acadia Lodge.

Why the Owner Chose Hall Quarry, Mount Desert, ME, USA:
Somes Sound is a legendary sailing area both for the racing sailboats I grew up on and as a source of inspiration for some of my wife's recent compositions. We enjoy hiking on the National Park mountains that surround it. Hall Quarry where the house is located on the western side was once a granite quarrying village. From the top of Acadia Mountain one can hike along the park trails south over St. Sauveur and Flying Mountains past Valley Cove to an encampment where Native Americans used to settle for the summer and the Jesuits built and chapel in the 17th century. We collect mussels from the rocks at low tide, kayak along the edge of the Sound, sail out from there to have lunch on neighboring islands or take the outboard to the Claremont Hotel to have drinks and dinner.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The new constructed home has extraordinary views over Somes Sound and mountains beyond and is located on the 'quiet side' of Mount Desert Island. Conveniently situated two minutes from lovely Echo Lake (where my wife swims each morning with a group of women friends) and ten minutes from the thriving town of Southwest Harbor. This village offers excellent restaurants and stores, and a golf course and tennis courts. But it avoids the crowds in Bar Harbor which can still be reached in twenty minutes. Acadia Lodge combines privacy, a unique scenic location on the water, and easy access to the rest of the island.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Walkway and garden terrace

    Walkway and garden terrace

  • View from the dock looking south down Somes Sound

    View from the dock looking south down Somes Sound

  • Island counter in kitchen area

    Island counter in kitchen area

  • Covered porch on north side of house

    Covered porch on north side of house

  • Master bedroom with TV sitting area

    Master bedroom with TV sitting area

  • View of Acadia Lodge from Somes Sound

    View of Acadia Lodge from Somes Sound

  • View of home from upper site

    View of home from upper site

  • International One Design racing fleet viewed from porch

    International One Design racing fleet viewed from porch

  • Kitchen


  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Optional motor boat available

    Optional motor boat available

  • Home under construction in 2009

    Home under construction in 2009

  • View of house from driveway

    View of house from driveway

  • Lower Bedroom

    Lower Bedroom

  • View from living room of Acadia Lodge

    View from living room of Acadia Lodge

VRBO #459016

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Saturday, May 27, 2017

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