NATURE LOVER'S RETREAT! VIEWS OF SOMES SOUND-HOT TUB AND FIRE PIT

Becky Ashmore-Lesko

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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NATURE LOVER'S RETREAT! VIEWS OF SOMES SOUND-HOT TUB AND FIRE PIT

Somes Sound Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5-7)

Whether with family or friends, escape to 'The Acadia'. A true gem for nature lovers, this vacation rental is tucked in between the shores of Somes Sound and Acadia Mountain. Enjoy the beautiful views of Somes Sound and the mountains of Acadia National Park, the gorgeous landscape of this unique property and the abundant wildlife. Mountain laurel, pines, a babbling brook, granite outcroppings, deer, fox, chickadees, and more...all at your doorstep!

Designed for Enjoying and Relaxing: The main living area is drenched in sunlight, and includes an open floor plan with kitchen, living and dining area on the top floor to capitalize on the gorgeous views of Somes Sound, Acadia Mountain and the surrounding natural landscape. Convenience abounds with direct access from the kitchen to the huge balcony with outdoor seating and gas grill.

Also perched on the upper balcony is a hot tub, a perfect spot for enjoying the spectacular views of Somes Sound and Acadia Mountain, watching the visiting deer or for soothing tired muscles after a picture-perfect day of hiking, biking, shopping, swimming or sightseeing! Gather around the fire pit and enjoy roasting marshmallows or a cocktail. Firewood provided!

Sleeping quarters and bathroom are downstairs and include 2 bedrooms, one with queen bed and twin bed, and the other with a double bed. Another private balcony off this level affords beautiful views of Acadia Mountain and the surrounding natural landscape.

Plan your coastal Maine vacation to be as quiet and relaxing or as active and full of adventure as you like. Enjoy all that the area has to offer, from hiking and biking to whale watching and sightseeing; or settle in and enjoy the peace and tranquility of this private setting, enjoying nature while soaking up the sun, the stars, the view and fresh Maine air.

Wildlife abound at this unique vacation rental, nestled between and with gorgeous views of Somes Sound and Acadia Mountain. Close to Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor, and within a mile of Acadia National Park, including the trail head to Acadia Mountain and crystal clear, spring fed, park owned Echo Lake.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Becky Ashmore-Lesko (Owner)
Advertiser since 2002
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Guestbook comments from the owner

We hiked over 40 miles of Acadia's awesome trails! The trails are so well maintained they are truly a hiker's dream! Some of our favorites were Acadia Mtn, Beech Mtn, Western Mtn, the Bubbles, Sargent Mtn, and Giant Slide Trail. We had a great time exploring all the rocky beaches had to offer on the Wonderland and Ship Harbor Nature Trail.



We had an amazing stay here at "The Acadia". The view from the deck is awesome! This house had everything we needed and we really felt at home. This was the perfect place for our honeymoon! Can't wait to come back again next year! Thank you David and Becky!
Sep 2012
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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4.4
based on 23 traveler reviews

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Nature Lover's Retreat! Views of Somes Sound-Hot Tub and Fire Pit
average rating of 4.4 based on 23 reviews
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Nature Lover's Retreat! Views of Somes Sound-Hot Tub and Fire Pit
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p327697
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Somes Sound Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

Beautiful views central location

  • 5 of 5
This cozy, airy cottage has magnificent views of Somes Sound and the adjacent mountains. We enjoyed sunny mornings on the third floor deck, and evenings there in the fabulous hot tub.

The cottage was clean and bright with a well equipped kitchen. It was perfect for our family which includes two teenage sons.

The location is ideal, as it is close to many hikes, lakes, and the carriage roads. Also nearby is the village of Southwest Harbor, with a wonderful market, bakery, shops and restaurants.

We absolutely love "the Acadia" and hope to return.
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nature Lover's Retreat! Views of Somes Sound-Hot Tub and Fire Pit
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p327697
+1 -207 299-8055
Somes Sound Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Pittsburgh, PA
5

Perfect Retreat

  • 5 of 5
We were very pleased with our stay at The Acadia. The house has clearly been renovated recently and is in great shape throughout. We loved that the living room/kitchen are on the top floor, allowing us to take full advantage of the morning sun and the gorgeous views of the water and the mountains. The property is very private (we counted only two other house lights visible at night) and makes for a very peaceful and quiet retreat. The proximity to Southwest Harbor and western island hiking spots was a plus. It is also close enough to Bar Harbor for a quick trip into town yet far enough away to avoid the crowds. We would definitely stay again!
  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Nature Lover's Retreat! Views of Somes Sound-Hot Tub and Fire Pit
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p327697
+1 -207 299-8055
Somes Sound Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
2

Very poor furnhishings

  • 2 of 5
The positive features of this property are well described on the website and the Guest Book comments posted by the owner. The negative features are not: tiny bedrooms, bare minimum closet space, a very tiny bathroom, and a house filled with furnishings that look—and feel—like they were purchased at a 1960’s yard sale. The living room furniture either sags or is very hard. The queen mattress in the larger bedroom is so thin you can feel the springs in it. Ditto for the twin mattress in the larger room which also sags considerably; it rests on sagging springs that look—literally—like they came from a junk yard. The double mattress in the smaller bedroom was so thin that it was below the foot board and the bed’s occupants would continually hit their feet against it. I thought that flipping the mattress would help matters, and when I uncovered it to do so, found that it was filthy with 80 percent of the surface covered with stains. Unless the owners write that they have purchased brand new high quality mattresses—to match their “brand new” house—I recommend finding another place to rent. (Also, while the owners state it sleeps 7, any number more than 2 adults with 2 kids would be quite cramped.)
  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so disappointed and surprised at the rather harsh description that these guests posted about their stay at The Acadia. We are terribly sorry they were not satisfied, because we understand that a comfortable place to stay that meets expectations is so important when traveling. Feedback is important to us, and we seek it out from every one of our guests, asking that they fill out a feedback sheet regarding cleanliness, furnishings and equipment. We have had over 40 guests since we began sharing The Acadia with vacationers 2 1/2 years ago, many of them telling us that The Acadia exceeded their expectations. And any suggestions for improvement are always given serious consideration. Beyond our disappointment with this review, we look at this as an opportunity to improve the experiences of our future guests. That being said, we are purchasing all new box springs and mattresses for The Acadia. Every person differs in what they consider to be comfortable, but we feel that the living room furniture is comfortable and in very good condition. The rest of the furniture we chose for The Acadia is a fun and functional, eclectic mix of well cared for vintage and restored furniture. For example, we chose a cool extra large retro dresser and matching end table for the large bedroom to augment the limited closet space and the rugged Maine-made dining room set was chosen to provide solid, comfortable seating for guests of all ages. There are 2 bedrooms, plus a pull out couch, which allows up to 7 guests, however we agree that The Acadia is best suited for a smaller group. We discuss the size of the bedrooms and living area with anyone considering staying with more than 4 people to make sure it will fit their needs and expectations, and then let them decide. Our goal is to provide comfortable accommodations and customer service that exceed expectations and will continue to work toward that goal.
business
Nature Lover's Retreat! Views of Somes Sound-Hot Tub and Fire Pit
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p327697
+1 -207 299-8055
Somes Sound Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

This was a perfect relaxing vacation.

  • 5 of 5
We had an absolutely wonderful stay at "The Acadia". The cottage was clean and comfortable. The views were amazing. The location was perfect. We were close enough to all the island had to offer, but far enough away that the only sounds we could hear were from nature. This is the best place we have ever stayed at in Acadia. The owners were easy to work with and gracious. We will defintely be back.
  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Nature Lover's Retreat! Views of Somes Sound-Hot Tub and Fire Pit
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p327697
+1 -207 299-8055
Somes Sound Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Ashburnham, MA
5

Stay at "The Acadia" August 2011

Stay at "The Acadia" August 2011
  • 5 of 5
We had a fabulous time at "The Acadia." When we first pulled up to the house/cottage it far exceeded our expectations. The upper deck has an outstanding view of Somes Sound and there is a great hot tub on this deck along with a grill. The house is clean and a beautiful place to stay. All the amenities of home are present and there were many movies and games to entertain our kids. The location is also great and is central to the whole island; Acada National Park is a great place to visit. Overall, I would highly recommend staying here. We had one of our best vacations ever, while staying here!
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you had such a great vacation while staying at "The Acadia". Thank you for your comments. We are glad to hear that our efforts to provide a vacation rental that we, ourselves, would want to stay at, have paid off. If you'd like to return to "The Acadia", we'd love to have you back! It is available to rent May through mid-November, with plans to offer winter rentals soon. Plus, we offer a discount to our returning guests. Take Care!
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Wildlife abound at this unique vacation rental, nestled between and with gorgeous views of Somes Sound and Acadia Mountain. Plus, there's a hot tub and fire pit (with wood provided!). Close to Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor, and within a mile of Acadia National Park, including the trail head to Acadia Mountain and crystal clear, spring fed, park owned Echo Lake.

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Availability & Rates

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Somes Sound Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Summer/Early Fall
Aug 30 2014 - Oct 17 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,250
 
 
Late Fall
Oct 25 2014 - Nov 22 2014
4 night minimum stay
$200
$950
 
 
Spring
May 2 2015 - May 22 2015
7 night minimum stay
$950
 
 
Memorial Day Week
May 23 2015 - May 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,150
 
 
Early Summer
May 30 2015 - Jun 19 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,250
 
 
Summer
Jun 20 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,650
 
 
Summer
Jun 27 2015 - Jul 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,150
 
 
Summer
Jul 11 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,850
 
 
Summer
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,950
 
 
Late Summer/Early Fall
Sep 12 2015 - Oct 16 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,250
 
 
Fall
Oct 17 2015 - Nov 7 2015
7 night minimum stay
$950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes *$200 per week discount for booking more than one week!

This is a weekly Saturday to Saturday rental. Less than a full week rental inquiry will be considered, typically only during off-peak season or if there is a last minute opening, and solely at the owner's discretion.

Rates and minimum stay subject to change until booking is confirmed.
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Amenities

Amenities

Somes Sound Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Additional Sleeping Accommodations: Sleeper Sofa in Living Room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Hot Tub on deck overlooking Somes Sound and Acadia Mountain Fire Pit with wood provided For Families traveling with small children, 'The Acadia' is equipped with a high chair and Pack N Play, so you can travel a bit lighter!
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