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Enjoy a Secluded Location on Mount Desert Close to Acadia National Park

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom (Sleeps 8+)

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.

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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/19/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2377 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Children 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:

    Please no smoking. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    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

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single

    Twin...moreless

  • 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

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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  • Two complete bathrooms with washer and dryer in one. One shower is a walk-in shower, the other is a full tub/shower. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A wall full!...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    yes, the large TV in the basement is hooked up to provide entertainment, and a great venue for gathering the whole family...moreless

  • Games:

    Yes: Sorry, chess, checkers, monopoly, Lincoln Logs, and Legos....moreless

  • Music Library:

    The living room tv has Flicker, and other listening options. ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    yes...moreless

  • Television:

    There are 3 TV's: a 49' one in the basement, flat screen in the living room, and a smaller one in the master bedroom upstairs....moreless

  • Toys:

    a few toys...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Yes, a good variety and number of choices....moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Enjoy quiet secluded home on 800' driveway. Tall pines surround the yard, with large oak trees nearby. Yard is expansive with large flower garden. ...moreless

  • Village:

    The quaint Village of Somesville is .5 miles away. Enjoy the 'old selectman's meeting place', the old mill pond, and the nearby library. Wednesday's are pie day; and up the hill is the theater. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    The dining room is off the kitchen and opens up to the living room. The table has a large inset and can be opened to seat 8 people comforably. See the pictures of this airy space. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    no, just open the windows! ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    yes...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    There is an outdoor fireplace on the side lawn. We fill the doghouse with wood, for an evening fire and gathering. Please be sure to put all fires out before going to bed. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    There is radiant heat and hot water baseboard throughout. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    We have high speed WiFi....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    yes...moreless

  • Living Room:

    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

  • Parking:

    There is plenty of parking....moreless

  • Telephone:

    The Island has greatly improved phone access. AT&T and US Cellular work great, as this is what we have. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    yes, a full assortment of kitchen and bath towels. For indoor use only, please. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    yes, with all of the laundry detergent and bleach provided....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    We do have a working wood stove that we can instruct guests to use for ambiance or to provide warmth. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Yes!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Complete set of dishes, pots and pans, etc....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    The dishwasher sits to the left of the sink and is easy to load and unload....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is open with a bar and 4 stools. Counter space and appliances are wrapped on two walls in an 'L-shaped' pattern. You'll find everything you need here, from dishes to pottery. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    The microwave is a medium to large size and sits above the stove....moreless

  • Oven:

    The oven is brand new, large, easy to access....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    I have spices that I will keep in one of the cupboards....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    The frig is large and fits enough food for the week. It has French doors, providing easy access to frozen and fresh goods....moreless

  • Stove:

    The electric stove is a brand new smooth top, with a convection oven. We provide pots and a propane burner for outdoor cooking - think lobsters! We also provide a barbecue. ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Yes!...moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    We are willing to let responsible people use our bikes. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    There is a deck on the front (192 sf) and side (160 sf), as well as a brick sidewalk and covered patio area where the grill is. There are ample deck chairs, and a large picnic table. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    There are 4 golf courses within a 15 minute drive: The Causeway, Northeast Harbor, Kebo in Bar Harbor, and the course in Trenton. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    We maintain two kayaks that are available free of use. ...moreless

  • 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

  • Outdoor Grill:

    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

  • Tennis:

    There are public tennis courts nearby, including those at the high school (about 3 miles away0...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    We have snorkeling gear for responsible users. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    There is public access to Somes Pond, less than 1/2 mile away. A great place to walk for a swim most anytime during daylight. Also, there is access to Somesville Harbor. ...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer
Jul 1 - Jul 29, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,100

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

High Summer
Jul 30 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,200

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$2,000

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • 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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Location

6 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bar Harbor Airport
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Southwest Harbor
12 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Swan's Island Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Causeway, Southwest Harbor
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 102
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Southwest Harbor (numerous)
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Echo Beach, Acadia National Park

Car: Necessary

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!!!

 

Owner info

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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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/19/2017

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Photos

  • Entrance to House surrounded by gardens

    Entrance to House surrounded by gardens

  • Basement Family Room has large TV, and fold out futons for extra bedding

    Basement Family Room has large TV, and fold out futons for extra bedding

  • The kitchen is fully applianced and functional.

    The kitchen is fully applianced and functional.

  • The Upstairs Bathroom has a full bathtub.

    The Upstairs Bathroom has a full bathtub.

  • Looking down from the second floor landing and the many windows.

    Looking down from the second floor landing and the many windows.

  • Office provides a quiet room, and fold out sleeper.

    Office provides a quiet room, and fold out sleeper.

  • Side lawn is fenced in.  Great for pets!

    Side lawn is fenced in. Great for pets!

  • Cul de sac and garden provide plenty of room for parking.

    Cul de sac and garden provide plenty of room for parking.

  • Sliding doors enter into expansive living room and dining room with pine ceiling

    Sliding doors enter into expansive living room and dining room with pine ceiling

  • Looking west in the basement Family Room.  Enjoy the books, or a game of cards.

    Looking west in the basement Family Room. Enjoy the books, or a game of cards.

  • Enjoy dining at the large table and bright airy space adjacent to the bay window

    Enjoy dining at the large table and bright airy space adjacent to the bay window

  • Upstairs Twin Beds are across the landing from the Master Bedroom.

    Upstairs Twin Beds are across the landing from the Master Bedroom.

  • Landing at Top of Second Floor Stairs

    Landing at Top of Second Floor Stairs

  • First Floor Bathroom has wallk-in shower and toilet, and then adjacent wash area

    First Floor Bathroom has wallk-in shower and toilet, and then adjacent wash area

  • Barbecue area is covered, and enjoys views onto yard and gardens.

    Barbecue area is covered, and enjoys views onto yard and gardens.

  • Front has expansive lawn (5,000 sf) and slopes gently down to the woods.

    Front has expansive lawn (5,000 sf) and slopes gently down to the woods.

  • Side lawn has a picnic table and enjoys shade in late afternoon

    Side lawn has a picnic table and enjoys shade in late afternoon

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Sunday, March 19, 2017

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