Estate, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12-16)
What makes this Estate unique
We had never before seen stars like you will see from the deck of the house. It looks like you can reach up and touch the milky way. In the late fall, the northerrn lights are mesmerizing. The smell of the sea and pines soothe the soul and the quiet and respectful pace of life in this part of the country reminds us of the amazing beauty and kindness that it is still possible to find in very special places.
Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 10:00 a.m.
Smoking outdoors only.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Don’t think twice, just go!
Rarely in the world of vacation rentals does a property so amazingly exceed your expectations. Stunning views from a warm and welcoming property are offered from our new friend Carol...a completely charming host. Perfectly appointed, each room offers a window to the rocky coast of Northern Maine. Unique hiking trails, crashing waves, views of both sunrises as well as sunsets from this home are simply magical. My only hesitation leaving this review is that if more people go then it might not be available the next time we want the home. Don’t think twice about your decision, just go!
Great home on the rocky coast of Maine.
An unforgettable vacation! We woke every morning to the sunrise and two to four harbor seals in the water off the deck. We saw many whales traveling south! The home was spacious and beautiful. Seeing the milky way galaxy so clearly made the long driveway so worth it.
Beautiful Home & Breathtaking Views
We absolutely loved the home and location. Quiet and relaxing with incredible views of the ocean. Everything we needed was there and no reason to leave the property. We didn't want to go home and hope to visit again next summer.
Thank you so much! We’re glad you had a good visit and would love to have you again next summer!
We had a marvelous stay at a fantastic location. Our views were extraordinary.
It was a great experience. Communication from the owner was complete and timely, warm and welcoming.
All of coastal Maine in one place
This property has everything my family and I love about Maine; the ocean and rocky shore, pines, birch, scrub brush, and woodland trails. The house is perfectly designed and situated, with the sights and sounds of the ocean as your front yard.
The interior is wonderfully spacious with large, open common areas and an enormous finished lower level as well the many bedrooms, all beautifully decorated, and we also enjoyed relaxing on the large deck. The kitchen is so well appointed that our only challenge was remembering which cupboard to look in for what we wanted, and the downstairs refrigerator was a great backup.
In addition to scrambling on the rocks there are several trails on the property, and just walking along them was highly memorable for the ethereal beauty of the moss-covered landscape, and the magic of the large heath. It is coastal Maine, so Deet and permethrin-treated clothing are very highly recommended for outdoor activities. With those protections I was comfortable in the woods and on the shore, though those more uncomfortable with hovering insects should consider mosquito head nets, which others in our group found very effective.
We visited Eastport, which is about an hour, and Lubec, about half that, as well as making runs into Machias – also about a half-hour – to re-stock at Hannaford, have dinner at Helen’s, and bring back pizza from Pat’s. We also visited the Roque Bluffs, but passed on planned visits to the Cutler Coast area and Campobello Island because we realized we’d only be going there for what we already had, right where we were. (In timing trips in or out, be aware that most mapping software, including Google Maps, apparently assign a default speed limit to the driveway and assume you will travel it in a few minutes, but fifteen is more on the mark. However, the view along the way is part of the experience.)
The Daniels are gracious hosts, available but not obtrusive, checking in by text to make sure everything was in order and wishing us a wonderful time (and being extremely understanding when we managed to trip the security system by accident, which was easily remedied).
This home appears to have been built by a family, for a family, and I am sure there are many wonderful memories stored in it. I am grateful to the Daniels for making it possible for my family to create some of our own.
DownEast Comfort with Million Dollar Views
Tackling the 1.5 mile rustic driveway through deep woods is a little daunting but once you arrive and see Somerled for the first time, it is so worth the effort it took to get there! The house is situated on a cliff overlooking the sparkling waters of Fundy Bay, with no neighbors or cars to intrude on the peace and solitude of this beautiful location.
We were a mixed generational group of 11, ranging in age from 22 months old to 72 years and we spent 4 wonderful days together in this spacious and welcoming home.
There was more than enough room for all of us to spread out and not feel at all crowded and we lacked for nothing in terms of comfortable furnishings and a very well equipped kitchen.
Even our littlest one had a full size crib instead of the usual pack n' play provided in most rentals and we really appreciated the availability of two baby gates to prevent her from trying to climb the staircases.
Carol and Maureen were wonderful to communicate with and responsive to all our questions prior to the trip. They checked in on us by email to make sure everything was going well once we arrived.
We shopped in well stocked grocery stores in Machias and Lubec and found more than enough variety in both little towns to keep our hungry bunch well fed. We cooked at home for our group each night, using the large outdoor gas grill and on our last night steamed 25 pounds of fresh Maine lobster, sourced from a local lobsterman recommended by the Daniels. It was ourstanding and a fitting way to end a wonderful trip.
Four days was not nearly enough to enjoy all that Somerled and the surrounding area have to offer and we hope to have the opportunity to return to this extraordinary, unspoiled part of Maine.
Whale-watching, cycling, birdwatching, stargazing, spectacular hiking just outside your door.
Casual dining, shops, lighthouses, historic attractions nearby.