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Property Details

Updated: May 17, 2015
Cottage, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 2 Sleeps

Franklin Cottage is a spacious, comfortable, and interesting accommodation for two. It is located all the way in our driveway, facing away from our other two cottages, Hawthorn and Juniper, offering guests privacy and a view across the lawn and gardens to the woods (and very often deer passing through!).

At the entryway is a handsome stone terrace kept shady and cool by a gracious old maple. To the right of the tiled entryway is the airy high-ceilinged bedroom with twins joined for a king bed, DirecTV, and plenty of good books.

A left from entry takes you into the open-plan living room, with fully-equipped kitchen, dining area, and fireplace. Seating is very comfortable for reading or enjoying the lovely view to the woods. Outside the living room is a 10'x16' deck with retractable awning and Weber grill.

Off of the main room is a bathroom with shower,as well as an office/workroom with washer and dryer.

Interesting original artwork and fresh flowers from our gardens abound.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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"We had a delightful stay and hope to return. Your attention to the smallest detail is greatly appreciated..."
Jun 2012
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3 Reviews

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Franklin Cottage/ Somesville
+1 -2072445105
Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

Cozy and convenient

  • 5 of 5
This was a great base for my Acadia vacation. In a quiet location yet well situated for access to Southwest Harbor, hiking trails, biking on the carriage paths, etc. The cottage is very clean and cozy with lots of special artistic touches. Well appointed with everything you might need to have on hand during your time there. The owners are very gracious and responsive to any concerns. I made sure to book myself in for next summer before I even departed!!
  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you found us and are returning. We are adding to those "artistic touches" this winter and look forward to sharing more next summer. Thank you!
Franklin Cottage/ Somesville
+1 -2072445105
Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

Lovely cottage, lovely people

  • 5 of 5
We have been big fans of Mt. Desert Island for years and this is the nicest place we have stayed for charm, comfort and location. And how many places have a chipmunk that waits for you on the front step when you return to the cottage? The owners also are very nice and helpfully steered us to some good kayaking spots.
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Franklin Cottage/ Somesville
+1 -2072445105
Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Mahwah, NJ

Our home in Maine

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I have stayed in Franklin each summer for the last five years and we could not imagine a better, more relaxing place in Maine. The house is wonderfully decorated, spotless, and has all one could want for an enjoyable visit. It's close to great hiking, paddling, and shopping, yet when you're at the house you feel like you're at your own little secluded refuge in the woods. Best of all, Ken and Marilee are amongst the most accommodating, helpful, and welcoming hosts we have ever had.
  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway


Activity and Interests

Somesville is centrally located on Mount Desert Island, with access to Acadia all around us. Our historic village, the first settled on Mt. Desert, is right on the ocean, Somes Sound. From our property one can walk down to the ocean, swim in Somes Pond, take photos on the beautiful white arched bridge, go to the Acadia Repertory Theater, Somesville Library, Higgins Antiques, and more. This couldn't be a lovlier place to vacation and explore the island. Lobster festivals, strawberry and blueberry festivals, fine dining, great theaters, music festivals, hiking, biking, sailing, can have it all with a vacation here!


From $850 Per week

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
June 6, 2015 - June 26, 2015,
Jun 6 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
June 27 - Sept 4, 2015
Jun 27 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
Sept 5 - Oct 3 2015
Sep 5 2015 - Oct 10 2015
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Tax Rate 8.0%

DEPOSIT $400, by check
BALANCE due one month prior to arrival
CANCELLATION policy: full refund of deposit when canceled week is re-booked

Weekly Rate: $850 - $950

June, Sept, Oct - 850/week
July, August - 950/week
DEPOSIT: 400, balance one month prior to arrival
Available by the week only, Saturday to Saturday
To above rates add 8% Maine Lodging Tax
Cancellation Policy: full refund of deposit when canceled week is re-booked
No pets No smoking

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Total estimated amount
Updated: May 17, 2015


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Romantic


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible


  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1


  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • Large deck with awning and gas grill. Satellite TV and DVD player; CD/radio WiFi Washer and dryer Woodstove/fireplace

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