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!!!
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
3 bedroom 1890's farmhouse on secluded 2 acres
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 17, 2018
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Lovely time on Mt. Desert!!
Our rental home was truly a unique 1898 house! If you're looking for a big kitchen, modern conveniences, granite countertops, this is not the place. But, if you like a quiet, rustic home to enjoy your vacation in, this may be the place for you! Somesville is a lovely little village with welcoming people. We even went to a community supper at a local church and were welcomed with open arms. Right down the road from us was an organic farm run by the College of the Atlantic students, there was a mountain trail to explore at the end of the road. The owner was very quick to respond to questions and even offered his vehicles for our use. An apple tree full of small apples provided food for several deer who visited the back yard, as well as providing apples for homemade applesauce for our breakfasts. The house was stocked with games and books, as well as a very nice gas grill on the deck. Had a nice TV and good internet. Quite a number of the owner's items were in the home. Be aware that the two upstairs bedrooms are reached with very narrow, low-ceiling, shallow steps that would probably not be suitable for elderly or handicapped. Downstairs bedroom is spacious. Although there is no closet in the room, there is a roomy armoire in the family room suitable for hanging clothes.
House with a Super Convenient Location & Many Great Features
We loved our stay and found that the location near Somesville was very convenient. We took advantage of the super easy access to Beech Hill Organic Farm, the Somesville Church Wednesday pie sale (we can recommend the crab quiche and blueberry pie), and National Park kayak rental. The house was very comfortable; the deck was just right for grilling and for our lobster feast. The kitchen is a little small, and the single bathroom for 5 adults was busy! at times, but we managed just fine. The 3 deer who came to eat the apples in the back yard added charm. This house is on the "quiet" side of Mt Desert Island, but it's easy to take the bus or drive to the park. I recommend it!
Home and Garden are Worth It !
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.
where is the previous review
where is the previous review that had specific descriptions of the guest house?
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.
Great spot to enjoy MDI and Acadia from!
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!