Enjoy a Secluded Location on Mount Desert in Close Proximity to All the Island.
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Enjoy a secluded location close to the middle of the Island – the perfect spot to relax in the summer sun, walk in the woods, or take a 5 minute walk to nearby Somes Pond for swimming or kayaking. Yet, only a short drive to Southwest Harbor or Bar Harbor. Also, there are 4 separate lakes and swim areas within 3 miles! The high cathedral ceiling of the main room and many windows open to the south onto a large deck and an expansive lawn secluded from the sound of traffic.
The house sits on a 2 acre lot and is very private with woods on all 4 sides. Located nearly 800 feet from the nearest road, the sound of birds is all you will hear. The home has 3 bedrooms: 2 bedrooms with queen beds and the other with twin beds. A large, southern facing living room and dining room with a sliding glass door provides lots of sunshine and easy access to the front deck. The kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher, large refrigerator, and all the typical kitchen appliances and supplies. The two bathrooms compliment one another: one is a self-contained bathroom with the shower, sink and toilet all in one room. The other bathroom has a washer/dryer and sink in one room with the walk-in shower and toilet in an adjoining room. This allows more people access to getting ready, do the laundry, etc. The walkout basement is fully furnished with 2 futons, a 49' flat screen TV, books, and games for the whole family. The 5,000 square front lawn provides plenty of space to play wiffle ball, horseshoes, run around, and generally enjoy the Maine outdoors, while the side lawn is fenced in and great for young children or pets. A covered brick patio offers a barbecue area.
Member since: 2009
- 2377 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
This is a great house to vacation in for those seeking a quiet peaceful place away from noise and traffic. There is a large lawn and the long driveway makes it a safe place to play away from any cars. There is a also a portion of the yard that is fenced in that is great for kids, but especially for pets. There is a circular driveway that has ample room for parking for guests and their visitors. ...moreless
- Non Smoking Only:
Pet's are fine. We'd like to discuss your pets before agreeing to this, or finalizing the Pet Fee, but having dogs of our own we're comfortable. We also realize that they do cause damage, even the best of them, and for this reason charge a Pet Fee. ...moreless
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10
- There are three bedrooms, 2 upstairs and one in the fully finished basement. The upstairs bedrooms have vaulted ceilings, and are bright and airy. One bedroom has a queen bed, and the other 2 single beds. The basement bedroom has a queen. All bedrooms have ample storage and closet space, while the upstairs queen bedroom also has a TV. In addition to these three bedrooms the basement playroom (or get away room) has two full-size futons. These are easy to fold down. There are sheets, blankets, and pillows for both futons. These are suitable for 2 children each or one adult on each. There is also a den/office with a fold out couch that could be an additional private sleeping area....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- The house and setting is light and airy. Skylights, light pine finishings, and lots of windows to the outside invite you to the outdoors. Outdoors you'll find tastefully done decks, sidewalks, and plantings to enjoy, as well as an expansive lawn. You must look very hard to find a neighbor's house through the woods. Towering pines are right nearby. From 9 am til 5ish, the house is bathed in light, and as the sun goes down and the breezes pick up you'll love sitting on the deck and catching the last memories of the day. In addition to the property and gardens, a key attribute of the site is its central location on Mount Desert Island. If you are planning to take in as much of the Island as you can, you won't find a better place to reach most everything, within a 20 minute drive. ...moreless
- DVD Player:
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- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning:
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- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
The living room is open and has a sliding glass door that faces the lawn and trees. There are two black reclining couches and a cathedral ceiling. A large ceiling fans provides comfort, if needed. ...moreless
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- Kayak / Canoe:
Lawn / Garden:
A very large lawn and flowers, trees, and bushes all around the home. The lawn is nearly 5000 sf. There's lots of perennials and annuals to enjoy. I work hard to have something flowering each month...moreless
Yes, we have a Weber grill that is located on a small patio nearby to the deck. We provide all you'll need for grilling. This grilling space is covered and lighted, making it easy to use anytime...moreless
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jul 1 - Jul 28, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Jul 30 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $150
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Tax Rate 9%
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Much of what we listed for attractions is found in the nearest town, but within 12-14 miles is the whole Island of Mount Desert - 3 golf courses, whale tours, airplane rides, tons of restaurants and bars, small shops, museums, beaches, hiking ---really, more than you could ever fit in within a week!!!
Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: I grew up on Mount Desert Island. I was born in Bar Harbor and lived in Northeast Harbor with my 4 brothers and sisters and two parents. Now I live in Somesville, a small village in the town of Mount Desert. I am a life long educator. I have two grown sons and a husband. I love the island and living on it. It is a beautiful place but even more that that, you can do so many things: swim, fish, climb mountains, walk on carriage trails, go boating, kayaking, canoeing, lots of places to swim in both fresh and ocean water, and most of all, it is simply one of the most beautiful places you could ever see.
Why the Owner Chose Somesville, Mount Desert, ME, USA:
My husband and I bought our property with one of my sisters. The original acreage was 4 acres so we split it right down the middle. She built her home at the mouth of the driveway and my husband and I built our home at the very top of the driveway. We designed our home and I decorated and chose all of the paint colors and furniture. We wanted a property that was quiet and opened into the outdoors. Trimmed in pine with pine tongue and groove ceiling and large pine beams, the main room is the perfect invitation to the great outdoors, whether you open all the windows and let the breeze blow through and up through the sky lights, or look out at the dew upon the pines and flowers, we hope you'll enjoy things as much as we do.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
One of my favorite attributes of my home is the location. It is centrally located on the island. I can drive to all sides of the island and off the island in about 15-20 minutes. This is a huge benefit! As I mentioned before, our home is surrounded by woods but we are minutes away from an Art Gallery, a small museum, and the town library. Tall pines sway in the summer breezes, and large oaks thrive just down the hill from the house. Along with this, I love the huge windows that face out to the lawn, trees, and blue sky. Every one who visits us always comments on how nice and airy our home is.
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A view from the top of the stairs onto the dining room.
Dining table set for 6, with large bay window to look out.
A better view of the complete kitchen - fully stocked with pans, china, etc.
Tiled walk-in shower for easy access. Toilet is to right.
Den/office, looking at fold out bed
Master bedroom. Notice sloped ceilings. Fan and windows above.
the second upstairs bedroom with 2 single beds
A little patio between the house and garage, covered for all weather grilling.
The other half of the basement with 49' TV and 2 futons for added guests.
Looking east from the main front room, this room opens to south and the yard
A more complete look at the living room.
The bar, with the 4 stools, and the rest of the kitchen.
Downstairs bathroom. W/D across from sink. Tiled walk in shower in next room.
Den/office, looking northeast.
One of the bedrooms, a closet with a vanity are opposite the bed.
the second floor bathroom
Side deck with wood stove enters onto fenced in yard with gates on all ends.
The finished basement. Great for kids, or just a cool place to relax.
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Thursday, October 27, 2016
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