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Property Details

Updated: May 23, 2015
Cottage, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 2 Sleeps

Juniper Cottage shares with our home two lovely acres in Somesville, a charming historic village in the heart of Acadia National Park. It's just a short walk to the library, repertory theater, church, museum, and convenience store. We are in a private quiet location, and you can walk down to the ocean or to fresh water swimming. View is of Cadillac Mtn across thoughtfully landscaped lawns and gardens. With its screened porch and gas fireplace, Juniper is a delightful home away from home.

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

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"Sitting on the screened porch reading... This cottage is wonderful ~ beautiful. We love all the art, the surprises like the old shutters on the porch and the "coat rack" by the door... these things add so much pleasure."

A.H. and M.M.

Jul 2013
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8 Reviews

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

Lovely cottage, convenient location

  • 5 of 5
We have been coming to Acadia for over 30 years and this was the second time we rented at this location. It was our first time in Jupiter Cottage (our first stay was in Hawthorn). Both were bright, immaculate, and well appointed, the grounds are meticulously maintained. The location is quiet and secluded, but only a few hundred yards from the main road and the Sound. Somesville is centrally located on Mount Desert Island and a short drive to everything. Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor, and Southwest Harbor are all just a few miles away, as are all the attractions of Acadia NP.

The owner lives on site and is always available is to answer questions or offer assistance. I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone looking for an easily accessible, quiet, well maintained place to spend their vacation. There are no negatives. We look forward to our next stay in Jupiter Cottage.
  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such thoughtful comments. We look forward to sharing more of the island's special spots when you come again.
Juniper Cottage/Somesville
+1 -2072445105
Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

Staying at Juniper

  • 5 of 5
I have stayed in Juniper Cottage for 1-3 weeks each summer for at least 5 years. Being there is always one of the high points of the summer. The description is very clear and accurate; it is quiet, clean, comfy, and peaceful. Ken and Marilee are very welcoming and helpful. Acadia Park with all its attractions is just a short drive away. Perfect!
  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted to have you return every year. It means so much to us to share new discoveries, and there are many here even after our decades of hiking in Acadia. Thank you for your words of appreciation.
Juniper Cottage/Somesville
+1 -2072445105
Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
springfield ma us

Perfect little house!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I continue to come back here year after year. This cottage is a perfect little house to stay in and we were quite comfortable for our two week stay. Everything is well thought out, from the decor, to the fresh flowers in each room, to the information provided on all there is to do in the area. We had access to beach cahirs and a grill also.The screened-in front porch is the perfect spot for a morning coffee or an evening glass of wine. We used it a lot! There is also a gas "wood" stove which makes things really cozy on a cool mMaine night.It's only a ten minute ride to Bar Harbor or tho the beach. Acadia National Park is fabulous and that is a quick ride too! We love Juniper and we will keep this as an annual trip as long as we can!
  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Juniper Cottage/Somesville
+1 -2072445105
Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Washington, DC

Charming. Everything you need. Best location ever!

  • 5 of 5
This place has everything you need for a stay on Mt Desert Island. It is situated in the best possible location for those who don't want to JUST see Bar Harbor. Quiet and out-of-the-way feel, but RIGHT off the main road. The cottage is well equipped and the Owner is friendly and full of great advice for first timers! We managed to do absolutely everything we wanted to do while visiting Maine.
  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: WE're always delighted when first-time visitors to Mount Desert Island share our love of Somesville and its great central location for exploring Acadia. So glad you've enjoyed a taste!
Juniper Cottage/Somesville
+1 -2072445105
Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
springfield ma us

Everything we expected and more!

  • 5 of 5
We loved this cottage! It was everything we expected and more, after looking at the website-clean,open,cozy-and very private!There were fresh flowers,cut from the gardens outside, in the living room and bedroom, and the decor was charming.We stayed for two weeks and had everything available to us, including beach chairs and a small grill. There is easy access to all areas of the island and the owners of the cottages provide maps and info for the main attractions and some off the beaten path as well. We loved the beaches, hiking trails and restaurants. Everything was great! We booked again for next year for another two weeks!!
  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Juniper Cottage/Somesville
+1 -2072445105
Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
chicago, il usa

We loved it!

  • 5 of 5
Juniper Cottage was adorable, very quaint with everything we needed. It was in the perfect location from Bar Harbor. It was only about 10 minutes away. Right up the block is the Somesville Bridge and pond. It is a lovely place. The location of the cottage is also very private.

The owner was very helpful and pleasant. We were very happy with our stay there.
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway


Activity and Interests

Somesville is virtually surrounded by Acadia National Park. The village is directly on Somes Sound, a natural fjord that comes right up the center of the island. Walk to Somesville Landing and sit by the water to enjoy the ospreys and eagles overhead. We also have the excellent Acadia Repertory Theatre, lobster and blueberry festivals, Park events, music festivals, and water activities: sailing excursions, canoe, kayak, and bike rentals, and miles and miles of great hiking.


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
Jun 27 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
Sept 5 - Oct 10
Sep 5 2015 - Oct 10 2015
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Tax Rate 8.0%

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

Weekly Rate: $850 - $950

June 6 - June 26 $850/week
June 27 - Sept 4 $950/week
Sept 5 - Oct 10 $850/week
(Add 8% Maine Lodging Tax to above rates)
Deposit: $400 ; balance one month prior to arrival.
Cancellation Policy: full refund when canceled week is re-booked
No pets

WINTER RENTAL: Oct-May 795/month, all-inclusive, full period only ~ 8 months

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Total estimated amount
Updated: May 23, 2015


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All


  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided


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


  • Dining Area


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

Onsite Services

  • Staff


  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf

Floor Area

  • 865 sq. ft.


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • One queen bed. Two roll-away cots available for small children, not appropriate for adults.


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


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Screened porch, Weber grill. flat-screen TV, lots of books, WiFi, Jotul gas fireplace. Queen bed plus two twin-sized roll-aways. Flowers everywhere!

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