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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Turtle Nest house is located in historic Somesville village, in the center of Mount Desert Island, Maine, the home of Acadia National Park.

Turtle Nest was built in 1889 by the Allen Family, some of the first settlers on Mount Desert Island. You'll find wonderful tales about this area at the Mount Desert Island Historical Society Museum just down the street next to the lovely footbridge. Or just ask the librarian at the Somesville Library next door.

Turtle Nest is centrally-located; you are right in the middle of the island with easy access to everything the island has to offer -- 20 mins to Bar Harbor and Acadia, 5 mins to Southwest Harbor, or 20 mins to Northeast Harbor.

Turtle Nest is within walking distance of the free Island Explorer bus, which has stops at all the island villages and many locations within Acadia National Park. Turtle Nest is also within an easy walk of the bus top for two popular children's summer camps, Camp Beach Cliff and the Northeast Harbor Neighborhood House. Walk to the Acadia Repertory Theater to catch a show - children's shows during the day. Take a short walk to the private Somesville Harbor Landing (as our guests, you get access) to fish from the dock, hunt for seashells at low tide, or kayak around Sheep Island.

After a lunch of popovers and jam at the Jordan Pond House, set out for adventure in Acadia National Park.

People have been drawn to the rugged coast of Maine throughout history. Awed by its beauty and diversity, visitors come to Acadia to hike granite peaks, bike historic carriage roads, or relax and enjoy the scenery. Acadia National Park has two beautiful ocean sand beaches and one lake beach on Echo Lake (perfect for young children), just 3 miles from Turtle Nest house.

At the end of the day, try a dinner of fresh lobster right from the boat at Thurston's Lobster Pond in Tremont, 15 mins towards the southern end of the Island.

Bring your day to an end by relaxing on the porch and grilling with family and friends. We hope Turtle Nest becomes your home away from home!

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Saturday to Saturday rentals only. Check in 4 pm and Check out at 10 am.

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Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 07/20/2016

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Please contact the owners with more details about any possible pet guests - dogs only, please. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Turtle Nest has entry stairs and all bedrooms are upstairs....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Queen Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Queen Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bunkbed Room: 2 bunk bed

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  • Queen Bedroom 1 is spacious with lots of natural light, 1 closet, and views of the backyard. Queen Bedroom 2 is spacious, with lots of natural light, 2 closets, and a view of the front yard. The Bunkbed Room is designed for children and includes 2 bunkbeds with safety rails, a large dresser, with lots of natural light and views of the front and side yards. It includes childrens books and toys. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Upstairs Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Downstairs Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

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Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    The DVD player is Blue Ray with internet streaming capabilities. We use it to watch our favorite shows and movies on Hulu, for example. ...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Village:

    In the Historic Village of Somesville...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    The Dining Room includes a large table with an additional leaf underneath. With the leaf out, the table seats 10 comfortably. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    For show only, to protect our guests safety. ...moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wireless Internet is available throughout the house. ...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Two sets of sheets provided for all beds. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    The Turtle Nest has two living areas, the den and the living room, each on one side of a double-sided fireplace. The den is smaller and more quiet. The living room is sunny and more spacious with TV....moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking for 2 cars in the driveway. ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Free local and long-distance calls are provided. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath and beach towels are provided. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
 

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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$2,000

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 8%

Notes:

Cancellation Policy - Because we use our home and are only able to rent Turtle Nest to guests a few weeks every summer/fall, our cancellation policy is as follows: All lease funds are still due to us and will be held until a new lease can be made. If rented, all lease funds will be returned at that time, minus a $100 re-booking fee. If not rented, all funds are retained.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

7 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bar Harbor Maine (BHB)
8 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Swan's Island Ferry or the Northeast Hbr. Ferries
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Causeway Club in Southwest Harbor
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Town Hill Bistro in Town Hill Commons
Somesville, Mount Desert, ME, USA
Nearest Ski
Out the door in winter!
12 Miles
Nearest Beach
Sand Beach at Acadia National Park

Turtle Nest house is located in historic Somesville village, in the center of Mount Desert Island, Maine, the home of Acadia National Park.

Somesville is a one-hour drive from Bangor International Airport (BGR) and a three-hour drive from Portland International Airport (PWM).

Turtle Nest was built in 1889 by the Allen Family, some of the first settlers on Mount Desert Island. You'll find wonderful tales about this area at the Mount Desert Island Historical Society Museum just down the street next to the lovely footbridge. Or just ask the librarian at the Somesville Library a few doors down.

Turtle Nest is centrally-located; you are right in the middle of the island with easy access to everything the island has to offer -- 20 mins to Bar Harbor and Acadia, 5 mins to Southwest Harbor, or 20 mins to Northeast Harbor.

Turtle Nest is within walking distance of the free Island Explorer bus, which has stops at all the island villages and many locations within Acadia National Park. Turtle Nest is also within an easy walk of the bus top for two popular children's summer camps, Camp Beach Cliff and the Northeast Harbor Neighborhood House.

Walk to the Acadia Repertory Theater to catch a show - children's shows are during the day. Take a short walk to the Somesville Landing to fish from the dock, hunt for seashells at low tide, or kayak around Sheep Island. Take a short, peaceful walk to the historic Somesville church.

After a lunch of popovers and jam at the Jordan Pond House, set out for adventure in Acadia National Park.

People have been drawn to the rugged coast of Maine throughout history. Awed by its beauty and diversity, visitors come to Acadia to hike granite peaks, bike historic carriage roads, or relax and enjoy the scenery. Acadia National Park has two beautiful ocean sand beaches and one lake beach on Echo Lake (perfect for young children), just 3 miles from Turtle Nest house. The Park Loop Road is one of the most scenic drives in the United States.

Hop on a boat in nearby Bar Harbor for amazing whale watching or take a ferry to Little Cranberry Island for a spectacular view back on Mount Desert Island, a seafood lunch at the Fishermen's Co-op dock restaurant, a walk around picturesque Isleford Village, and a tour of the local museum.

At the end of the day, try a dinner of fresh lobster right from the boat at Thurston's Lobster Pond in Tremont, 15 mins towards the southern end of the Island.

Bring your day to an end by relaxing on the porch with family and friends or sitting at our picnic table overlooking Somes Pond in our backyard. We hope Turtle Nest becomes your home away from home!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: We've lived all over the US and abroad, but we still keep coming back to Mount Desert Island. It feels like home, no matter where we roam.

Why the Owner Chose Somesville, Mount Desert, ME, USA:
We have strong roots in Maine. My wife grew up across Somes Pond in the backyard and her family lives year round on MDI. My family's roots in Maine date back to Hannibal Hamlin. We wanted to continue our legacy on Maine and continue to be a part of the community of Somesville and MDI.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The house is a beautiful historic home in a nationally-recognized Historic District in the center of Mount Desert Island, Maine, home to Acadia National Park. The history of the house, particularly the feel of the barn, summer kitchen and front porch, give you an opportunity to take time out and relax. We use the house as our family's second home. We spend a couple of months at Turtle Nest every year. Since we spend time there ourselves as a family with two young children, the house is set up well for an easy family vacation. It is ideal for one family or can be shared amongst two families.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 07/20/2016

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Photos

  • Turtle Nest in Summer

    Turtle Nest in Summer

  • Front Porch

    Front Porch

  • Wildflowers and Somes Pond

    Wildflowers and Somes Pond

  • Dining Room with seating for 8+

    Dining Room with seating for 8+

  • original stained glass and refinished floors

    original stained glass and refinished floors

  • One of the two bunk beds in the kids' bunk room

    One of the two bunk beds in the kids' bunk room

  • Living Room with couch, 2 armchairs, bay window, fireplace and coffee table

    Living Room with couch, 2 armchairs, bay window, fireplace and coffee table

  • upstairs hallway with dresser full of extra linens and towels

    upstairs hallway with dresser full of extra linens and towels

  • relaxing front porch with access to the side yard.  Yard is fenced from street.

    relaxing front porch with access to the side yard. Yard is fenced from street.

  • original barn and picnic table

    original barn and picnic table

  • Somesville Landing and view of entrance to Somes Sound, a natural fjord.

    Somesville Landing and view of entrance to Somes Sound, a natural fjord.

  • Walk to the Somesville Library and Harbor

    Walk to the Somesville Library and Harbor

  • Side yard and Somes Pond

    Side yard and Somes Pond

  • Side yard - great for playing

    Side yard - great for playing

  • Kitchen with door to front porch and view of side yard

    Kitchen with door to front porch and view of side yard

  • Queen Bedroom 1

    Queen Bedroom 1

  • Queen Bedroom 2

    Queen Bedroom 2

  • Another view of living room with bay window

    Another view of living room with bay window

  • den with couch, armchair, view of backyard, coffee table, and fireplace

    den with couch, armchair, view of backyard, coffee table, and fireplace

  • View of front yard from porch.

    View of front yard from porch.

  • Somesville Landing - walking distance from the house. Three of our family...

    Somesville Landing - walking distance from the house. Three of our family...

  • Somesville Landing

    Somesville Landing

  • The Somesville Footbridge and part of MDI Historical Society property nearby.

    The Somesville Footbridge and part of MDI Historical Society property nearby.

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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