|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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1890's farmhouse with 3 bd/1 ba and a guest bedroom (bedroom only). Thoughtfully appointed, perfect for a family of 4 or more. One downstairs master bedroom with queen bed. Two upstairs bedrooms, one with twin beds (great for youngsters), and another guest queen bedroom (perfect for guests or an older child). There is even a bunk house (queen bed only), that sits 20 yds away from the house in the woods (ideal for visitors). 2 acre property, so privacy and seclusion abound. A stone's throw from Acadia National Park, and nestled right in the village of Somesville, which is perfectly central to the rest of the Island. The property boasts an absolutely magical moss garden in the back yard that was cultivated over 22 years by former owner Wade Hancock, and which was the darling of Island semi-native Martha Stewart. Sun deck on front porch is perfect for grilling, cocktailing, entertaining guests, or just relaxing in the afternoon or morning sun. Your perfect island holiday awaits!!!
This rental home was a real vacation for us. It is so private and lovely that we spent long mornings there before hiking and then "stayed home" after the daily activity. We cracked and ate steamed lobsters on the deck five nights in a row! along with accompaniments my husband made. Give my husband a nice kitchen and an outdoors for happy hour and he's in! And the moss garden in the woods was like nothing I could have imagined. I had to traipse through every day; and there was a hammock waiting for me at the apex that was so perfect to be alone in. Everything works great for a rustic house: immediate hot water, large HDTV, kitchen appliances, bedroom fan. We didn't utilize the outdoor grill, indoor wood stove, washer/dryer or upstairs bedrooms, but all were available and ready. It is central to all villages on the island and practically walkable to the Acadia Repertory Theater. The owner was only an email away for questions, didn't mind several emails and always got back to me immediately. We went to his restaurant recommendations on non-lobster nights: Side Street Cafe and Rosalie's Pizza (which we took back to our deck!) and loved them both. We would rent this Cozy House again.
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We had a great time at the house. The home has so much charm. We had pretty much everything we needed. You might consider having a few more fans for those summer days. During the afternoons it got into the mid-eighties and one fan was simply not enough. Also, you should not advertise the honeymoon cottage as it was uninhabitable having a plastic sheet over the bed with numerous insects laying on it...all dead. Other than that minor detail, everything else was very enjoyable and we would recommend it to others and would consider renting again. We also were very thankful that the owner was willing to rent the house to us for a non-traditional seven day period of time (Wednesday to Tuesday.
The house and location are great. We didn't use the free Island Explorer bus service but I think it wouldn't have been too difficult if we wanted to. The house is comfortable and spacious and the yard is lovely! We even saw deer one morning. The owners were also accommodating to us with our young daughter and made sure there was a pack and play available for our use. The kitchen had everything we needed as well!
We stayed here for a week in late June/early July with two adults, two young boys and our yellow lab. First the house is an awesome summer cottage - bright and airy with a great living room and a nice deck w/grill. Upstairs had two bedrooms perfect for the kids and the downstairs master was great. The location of this house is possibly the best part - you are right in the middle of the island so super easy to get to Southwest Harbor and all it has to offer. Easy drive to Northeast Harbor and Bar Harbor as well and close to many great parts of Acadia (less than 5 min drive to several amazing spots). We'll be back next summer!
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My Standard Rate
Changeover Day: Tuesday
7 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest|
|Property Damage Protection||$99|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.