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Property Details

Updated: Sep 9, 2014
Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 6 (5 in beds, one on couch)

PETS are negotiable, please inquire!

Charming bungalow on 1.5 acres, built in 1930, hard wood floors, all original cabinets and wood work. One bedrooms has queen bed, second

bedroom has queen and additional cot bed. The house is simple and charming,with lots of wood, lots of windows, nice rugs and old prints on the

walls. Lovely sunsets from the living room windows.

LOTS of videos and DVDs, lots of books and especially lots of COOKBOOKS!

Bungalow has spacious living room, kitchen/dining room, 2 bedrooms, full bath (w/ tub and shower), washer and dryer. Centrally located on Mount Desert

Island, minutes from

downtown Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Just across from the

bungalow begins a

wonderful country road leading to one of the islands most

picturesque bike rides; You have to go up a long moderate hill and then turn left...for spectacular mountain views, farms and even an organic

vegetable market). Take left at bottom of driveway and then an immediate right on Beech Hill Crossing - (long moderate incline till end of road, then turn left onto Beech Hill road) . Beech Hill Road is one of the prettiest walks/drives/bikes anywhere on the island! At the

end of this 3 mile road is Beech Mountain with marked trails.

The island wide free bus goes right past the house. Find out the schedule and you can wait at the bottom of the driveway. Just wave to the bus and they will stop for you.

The house is a 1/2 mile to pristine Echo Lake... 12

minute drive to Downtown

Bar Harbor, 5 minutes to historic Southwest Harbor, 10-15 minutes to

almost anything

Mount Desert Island has to offer including Acadia National Park,

hiking, kayaking,

beaches,boating, whale watches, historic walking tours, great

shopping and dining

choices and much more! The house is also on the free local bus route

that will carry you to

downtown Bar Harbor and most Island destinations. There is no

smoking allowed in the

house or any outbuildings.

If you like natural wood, and old fashioned settings, we think you

will enjoy our charming little house in Somesville, just minutes

from anywhere on Mt.

Dessert Island adn Acadia National Park. It is a common sight to

look out the window and

see deer browsing behind the house. If you like to explore, you can

take a short walk

down the dirt road

next door and end up at Somes Sound, or a 1/2 mile walk or drive

will take you to one of

the islands most beautiful lakes.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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We had a great week at your charming bungalow and a great meal at Cafe Bluefish! Maine is the perfect place to come to get away from our city lived and Mount Desert Island is the best of Maine! It's like being transported back in time and your 1930 Bungalow is part of the reason. Thanks again, Chuck and Rhonda
Oct 2011
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1930 bungalow/ 1.5 acres/ 1/2 mile to pristine Echo Lake
+1 -2072660674
Mount Desert Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Clinton, NY USA

relaxing vacation in Bar Harbor

  • 5 of 5
Enjoyed staying at your bungalow in Somesville. The location was perfect! Conveniently close to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, and private and peaceful when your tired from a long day of sightseeing. Bought lobster from a fisherman who lives just down the road, and brought them back and enjoyed them at the house. The house was clean and the it was very convenient to have a washer and dryer. Booking the rental was very effortless, as the owner is so nice! We highly recommend a trip over to Bass Harbor at the little restaurant there for lunch on their deck at the pier!!! Booked another week this summer - can hardly wait!!

Larry and Rita
  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
1930 bungalow/ 1.5 acres/ 1/2 mile to pristine Echo Lake
+1 -2072660674
Mount Desert Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Lynn, MA

Great getaway in Maine

  • 4 of 5
If you want to getaway on one take of gas this is the place. We found the cottage country style and felt relaxed right away. The owner make herself available to you and is great about any questions you should have. Our family hasd a great vacation and would go back again. So much to do and not enough time to do it in. Maine is great

Helen & Bob Jesionowski
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
1930 bungalow/ 1.5 acres/ 1/2 mile to pristine Echo Lake
+1 -2072660674
Mount Desert Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Plymouth, MA


  • 1 of 5
We would like to preface this review by stating that we have never written a negative review. We are generally optimistic and content to accept what we get and make the best of a situation. However, we were sickened when we arrived at the property, which was not even close to being as advertised. We hope to help others avoid a similar situation. To avoid being perceived as disgruntled whiners, we have taken photos to document the condition of the property. Unfortunately, Vacation Rentals does not allow the use of HTML tags or links in reviews, so we are unable to post our photos. The problems we found with the property were as follows: The lawn was weedy, overgrown, and unkempt. It was on major highway (Route 102). Lots of traffic noise. Front deck and stairs looked and felt unstable. Front door inside bungalow onto deck blocked by plant. Garage had lots of trash stacked in it. Adirondack chairs not as pictured. The photos never showed dilapidated sheds next to them. No bike path across from the bungalow. The sink and under counters was very dirty and cluttered with items just thrown about. Lack of pots and pans for cooking. There was laundry in the washer, with a note stating that it needed to be finished(sorry but not my job. I would not have minded washing my own sheets upon departure but for what we paid I should not have to tend to the previous weeks laundry). The toaster oven was filthy with lots of old bread crumbs. Mouse traps stacked under the counter cabinet (no dead mice though!). Master bedroom: The lamp shade was peeling and yellowed, pictures on wall printed from a computer and taped to the wall. Paint missing in place where pictures have been peeled off. No curtaines on the windows. Second bedroom: walls lacking paint where things peeled off, bare light bulb hanging from ceiling with no fixture. We did not stay at the property and found another very nice property in Ellsworth, for which we wrote a raving review. Our final comment is please see this property prior to not be fooled by the picutures.
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
1930 bungalow/ 1.5 acres/ 1/2 mile to pristine Echo Lake
+1 -2072660674
Mount Desert Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
New York, New York, USA

Our favorite getaway

  • 5 of 5
we have been coming to Maine and renting the 1930 bungalow off and on for years. We love the location and the house. As the name implies it was built in 1930 and still has most of it's original details. Yes, the large single bay sink is old but it is sanitary and I wouldn't trade it for a new one. The TV does not get reception, but there is a working VCR and DVD player and a very good selection of videos. We brought our own DVDs. We have very found memories of listening to Red Sox games on the radio - a nice change. The house has original hard wood floors and period furniture. The bathroom is quaint and clean. The bedrooms are charming and cozy, the living room is large for a little bungalow and gets lots of light. We love watching the sunset over the trees across the street. The exterior is rustic and a bit wild but to say it is not rental material seems absurd. We regularly sit in the two chairs pictured having our coffee or reading. Couldn't be more lovely or relaxing.

We love the real Maine feel of the whole house, inside and out. If you like frills or 'country' decor, maybe it isnt the house for you. The folks who did not enjoy the house mentioned the mismatched dishes and bedding. I think it's fair to say the owner is a bit eccentric . She also owns and operates the Cafe Bluefish in downtown Bar Harbor. Go! The Lobster Streudel that was featured on the Food Network is not to be missed. The Bluefish also has mismatched dishes and mismatched linens! We love the house (and the restaurant) and come nearly every year.

If you like cozy charm, this is the place for you.
  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
1930 bungalow/ 1.5 acres/ 1/2 mile to pristine Echo Lake
+1 -2072660674
Mount Desert Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Bingham Farms, MI

Not a Rental

  • 1 of 5
While the cottage was in a great location and was indeed was not rental material. The kitchen cupboards had
nothing that matched. The sink was in terrible shape. The bikes had flat tires. The TV didn't get reception. The VCR didn't work. The linens didn't match and there was not mattress pad. I don't consider a bed frame made of 2x4's a real bed. The exterior of the place was very unkempt with weeds all around the entrance and the deck needed to be demolished. The flower box was empty. What was really strange to us was that the owner never stopped in or called to see if everything was all right. This cottage was more of a family cottage that was never used....not a suitable rental. We have rented in this website 3 times and have been more than satisfied with the homes.
  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway


Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : at 8 Miles Nearest Barpub : at 4 Miles Nearest Golf : at 12 Miles Nearest Restaurant : at 4 Miles Nearest Beach : at 4 Miles

Park the car and take advantage of the island wide free bus service! The bus goes right past the driveway and you can check the schedule and just wait at the bottom of the driveway, wave at the bus, and they will stop and pick you up! The bungalow is just minutes from Acadia National Park,

hiking, swimming, kayaking, whale watching, historic tours, dining,

shopping and everything Bar Harbor, Mt. Desert Island and Acadia

National Park have to offer.


From $125 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
October 19 - May 15
Oct 19 2014 - May 15 2015
1 night minimum stay
May 16 2015 - May 23 2015
1 night minimum stay
May 24 - June 13
May 24 2015 - Jun 13 2015
1 night minimum stay
June 14 - June 27
Jun 14 2015 - Jun 27 2015
1 night minimum stay
June 28 - Aug 22
Jun 28 2015 - Aug 15 2015
1 night minimum stay
Aug 23 -Sept 19
Aug 23 2015 - Sep 19 2015
1 night minimum stay
Sept 20 - Oct 24
Sep 20 2015 - Oct 31 2015
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Pet Fee $100 + Tax
  • Refundable damage deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 8.0%

50% due at booking, remaining balance due 30 days prior to arrival.

We take pets on a pet by pet basis and need to know the age of the pet and, unless the dog has a crate, how often the pet will be left in the house while the humans are out and about

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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Video Library


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered


  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Floor Area

  • 800 sq. ft.


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • ONE bedroom has queen bed, second bedroom has one queen and one cot bed. 'sleeps six' above would require one person to sleep on couch. washer/dryer color Television monitor for viewing videos and DVDs Interent, DVD player and VCR (a pretty good collection of videos and DVDs) microwave fully equipped for cooking and serving all linens included toaster oven coffee maker (bring your own filters) gas bbq grill adirondack chairs in the spacious back yard

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