OCEANFRONT-WITH DOCK+KAYAKS+DINGY ON SOMES SOUND ABUTS ACADIA PARK

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms4
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OCEANFRONT-WITH DOCK+KAYAKS+DINGY ON SOMES SOUND ABUTS ACADIA PARK

Mount Desert House Rental Photos and Description

House, 7 Bedrooms + Den, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Secluded oceanfront retreat for up to 10 people/large family etc. Surrounded by 32 acres of Maine woods, all the amenities provided for the active vacationer [kayaking, strenuous hikes, swimming, mountain biking on 53 miles of carriage trails in Acadia Park] or for chilling out on one of several decks and porches or walks in the woods on nearby trails from the property, shopping in Blue Hill ,Ellsworth or Bar Harbor, relaxing in laid back Southwest Harbor where you can buy lobster directly from the lobster boats, bring them home and steam them in the provided steamer on the back porch! Go to one of the many farmers markets in the area as well.

Fish and harvest mussels from your own private dock.

Full gourmet kitchen with Sub-Zero frig and new local granite countertops. Woodburning stove for those chilly nights. See deer, fox, raccoon, porcupine, etc. on property. Spectacular ocean and mountain views from every room! Basement play/rec room for the kids.

Keywords: Spacious, COMFORTABLE, Waterfront vacation Home with large floating dock on Some Sound.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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Retired physician and family, we live in Florida during the winter and enjoy Maine and Cape Cod in the summer months. We travel also and rent our Maine property while we are away on our travels.

The Owner purchased this house in 2003

Located next to and surrounded by one of the most beautiful national parks in the US. Wonderful climate in the spring summer and fall months. ON the water with private dock,fishing, swimming and boating

Tranquil beautiful wooded quiet surroundings. Waterfront activities. Floating and fixed dock. Nature trails from property in 32 acre abutting land preserve. Catch mackerel from the dock. Harvest mussels from your own shoreline. Kayaks, paddles, 8' inflatable dingy, fishing gear, life jackets etc all provided.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
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5
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Oceanfront-with Dock+Kayaks+dingy on Somes Sound Abuts Acadia Park
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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Oceanfront-with Dock+Kayaks+dingy on Somes Sound Abuts Acadia Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p282196vb
(904) 737-1798 (Florida, USA)
Mount Desert Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

FAMILY REUNION

  • 5 of 5
We had a great vacation at the Fjord home. The description and pictures were a perfect representation of what we found, although pictures could never do it justice. It is a beautiful home with lots of wonderful amenities in a private, secluded location surrounded by wildlife and amazing scenery. We could have never left the home and had a wonderful time, but we also found lots of fun things to do all within a 10-15 minute drive. Access to the park is amazingly close by. The house was comfortable for everyone from 2 - 70. We made lots of lifetime memories here!
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Oceanfront-with Dock+Kayaks+dingy on Somes Sound Abuts Acadia Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p282196vb
(904) 737-1798 (Florida, USA)
Mount Desert Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Vermont
5

SPECTACULAR!!

  • 5 of 5
We had one of the best vacataions in a long time at this house. The location is stunning, and the house is perfect. It is full service without being stuffy. Our group's ages ranged from 4 to 79, and everyone was perfectly comfortable. There is ample space for folks to lounge around together or escpe with a book. The kayaks were a ton of fun, and there is a perfect lake for swimming less than 10 minutes from the house (with a sandy beach!) Perhaps most importanly, the deck is perfect for "speed sitting." We saw deer on the property daily and saw bald eagles, cormorants, and loons. We went into Acadia only once and had traffic from re-paving, but we had no complaints. There was so much to do. I would return to this house in a heart beat with a crowd of all ages!
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Oceanfront-with Dock+Kayaks+dingy on Somes Sound Abuts Acadia Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p282196vb
(904) 737-1798 (Florida, USA)
Mount Desert Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
wichita,ks
5

BEST SPOT IN MAINE TO VACATION

  • 5 of 5
This was the most amazing place we have ever vacationed. The house was gorgeous, the view was breath taking, and so secluded all just minutes from Acadia National Park. The home owner is absoulutely the best to work with, he gave immediate answers to questions and provided lots of ideas for side trips, etc. This was our first trip to Maine and it won't be our last and this is the only place we will stay even if it means chosing dates based on availability of this house. It does not get better than this for a vacation rental vrbo experience.
  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: You picked a great time to visit northern Maine. The Fall colors must have been gorgeous!
So glad you enjoyed your stay.
Looking forward to your return visit!
Have a great holiday season.
business
Oceanfront-with Dock+Kayaks+dingy on Somes Sound Abuts Acadia Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p282196vb
(904) 737-1798 (Florida, USA)
Mount Desert Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Tulsa, OK
5

PERFECT LOCATION WITH INCREDIBLE VEIWS, AND SPACIOS ACCOMMODATIONS TO MATCH.

  • 5 of 5
My extended family spent the week of 7-28-12 through 8-4-12 at the Fjord House and had a wonderful stay. We've stayed on Mt. Desert Island before and found this location to be the best. The house is very private and also centrally located on the island with easy access to all towns and habors. The house is also very large and easily acommodated the group while also affording privacy; perfect for extended familes or multiple families.

Best of all is the veiw of the sound; we enjoyed watching the lobstermen pull in their catch and the other boats heading in and out of the Sound. Easy access to the water was also great for kayaking and fishing from the dock.

Harvey, the owner, was very helpful in offering suggestions for restaraunts and things to to do - especially for our 16 and 20 year old sons who enjoyed kayaking up to Somes Cove and swimming at the 'Ledges" on Echo Lake. It was a very memorable trip (especially with tmperatures of 112-114 degrees back home).
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: So glad you and the family enjoyed your stay at Fjord Home on Somes Sound.
The spectacular scenery all around the property and the central location are what drew us to this site many years ago.
Look forward to having you all back next year as well.
business
Oceanfront-with Dock+Kayaks+dingy on Somes Sound Abuts Acadia Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p282196vb
(904) 737-1798 (Florida, USA)
Mount Desert Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
New York, NY
5

SPACIOUS, WARM HOME WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS OF SOMES SOUND

  • 5 of 5
We spent a wonderful week at this comfortable home on the quietside of MDI and could not be happier. Our family has stayed at several properties in the Somesville and SW Harbor area over the years but this property has been the nicest. We watched the sunrise each morning over Somes Sound from the master bedroom doors out to the patio and my parents had a great time collecting mussels from the shoreline. Everyone liked seeing the family of red foxes each evening and catching glimpses of seals and porpoises in Somes Sound from the dock. There is ample space in the house and it is well maintained. We definitely would recommend the Fjord Home to anyone considering renting a home in the area.
  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We are very happy that you enjoyed your visit at Fjord Home.
I think those mussels taste better every year!
business
Oceanfront-with Dock+Kayaks+dingy on Somes Sound Abuts Acadia Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p282196vb
(904) 737-1798 (Florida, USA)
Mount Desert Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
West Chester, PA
5

SOMES SOUND PARADISE

  • 5 of 5
Thanks Harvey - this was our second stay on Somes Sound and we will definitely be back.
We're not sure we want to advertise this gem too heavily since the "quiet side" and your home clearly have everything anyone needs for a great vacation. The house is beautiful and well maintained, entirely private, full of bedrooms with plenty of extra space, spacious decks, gorgeous views, fully equipped from kayaks to outdoor lobster pot and butter warmers. The dock is a great place to hang out in the morning to watch lobster boats, read a book in the sun or fish from. We made several trips to nearby Bar Harbor and the main attractions at Acadia, but the fun part of our trip was discovering Southwest, Northeast and lots of great hikes within minutes of the house (from Echo Lake Cliffs to Seawall). Find Captain Karl and take the Alice E out for a day - we went to Baker Island. Outdoor dining at Abel's watching the sun set was the girls' favorite. We had several days of rain (unusual for Maine in August) and couldn't care less - we just picked up some books at the Southwest Library and curled up on the couch and watched the storm and the boats go by (after hiking in the rain). Great trip!
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay at Fjord Home and the surrounding area. Next year I'll see what I can do about the rain.

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Mount Desert House Rental Rates

Notes

  • From $5,000.00-$6,250/wk
  • US Dollars
  • Apr, May ........................ $20,000/month.
  • Jun, Jul, Aug ................... $25,000/month.
  • Sep, Oct ........................ $21,000/month.[starting after Labor Day week]
  • Weekly Rates .. 1/4 of monthly rate.[$6250.00/week-June,July,August]
  • NOTE: Minimum Rental is ONE[1] Week.

Amenities

Mount Desert House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4800 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Covered Parking
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Garage ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - combination tub/shower , jetted tub , toilet
    Bathroom 1 - combination tub/shower , toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Beds (1) Pack-n-Play bed provided for infants, Baby Cribs (1) Pack n' play, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) ground floor has a 'sofa-bed' in family room area. There is also a second 'family room' with large screen tv on the main floor, Bunk Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • bird watching
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
newly created walking paths from property created by Maine Coastal Heritage Land Trust. All bathrooms recently upgraded with new granite counter tops, vessel sinks and fixtures