EXTRAORDINARY WATERFRONT HOME ON SOMES SOUND ON MT DESERT ISLAND.

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Bill Patten

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms Studio
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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EXTRAORDINARY WATERFRONT HOME ON SOMES SOUND ON MT DESERT ISLAND.

Hall Quarry House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom with dock and mountain views available May through October

Built in 2009 using indigenous materials, this unique custom designed home fits gracefully into the landscape of the National Park which it abuts and Acadia Mountain on which it is perched. Granite steps lead to a private dock with two moorings, and above is a picnic site with spectacular views up and down Somes Sound.

The interior has open beams supported by cedars from the mountain. The top floor holds a spacious masterbedroom overlooking the Sound with a King-size bed and a bathroom with both bath and large shower facing dramatic granite cliffs.

The main floor has a gourmet kitchen with high-end staimless-steel apliances, a Steinway grand piano, and decks on both the north and south sides. The lower floor has two bedrooms with Queen beds overlooking Somes Sound and a shared bathroom.

Also included are washer and dryer, wireless internet service, satellite TV, DVD player, and outdoor cooking grill and eating patio.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Bill Patten

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Summer resident of MDI for over half a century, author and retired newspaper publisher in midcoast area, raised three children in midcoast Maine, I enjoy sharing unique experiences and memories. My wife, who is a musician and composer, and I live part-time in South of France, but we have enjoyed the last three winters in the beauty and comfort of Acadia Lodge.

Bill Patten purchased this house in 2007

Somes Sound is a legendary sailing area both for the racing sailboats I grew up on and as a source of inspiration for some of my wife's recent compositions. We enjoy hiking on the National Park mountains that surround it. Hall Quarry where the house is located on the western side was once a granite quarrying village. From the top of Acadia Mountain one can hike along the park trails south over St. Sauveur and Flying Mountains past Valley Cove to an encampment where Native Americans used to settle for the summer and the Jesuits built and chapel in the 17th century. We collect mussels from the rocks at low tide, kayak along the edge of the Sound, sail out from there to have lunch on neighboring islands or take the outboard to the Claremont Hotel to have drinks and dinner.

The home is located down a half mile private drive on the 'quiet side' of Mount Desert Island but only two minutes from lovely Echo Lake (where my wife swims each morning with a group of women friends) and ten minutes from the thriving town of Southwest Harbor. This village offers excellent restaurants and stores, and a golf course and tennis courts. But it avoids the crowds in Bar Harbor which can still be reached in twenty minutes. Acadia Lodge combines privacy, a unique scenic location on the water, and easy access to the rest of the island.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms Studio
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Map

Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Bass Harbor
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Echo Lake
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Southwest Harbor
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Northeast harbor
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Southwest Harbor
Car: recommended

Home abuts Acadia National Park, is nestled on eastern flank of Acadia Mountain overlooking Somes Sound, has access to numerous hiking trails, biking paths and includes a private deep water dock with two moorings, 19 ft outboard motor boat available, kayaking, sailing, fishing with numerous islands to visit and picnic on. Located on 'quiet side' of Mount Desert Island, 5 minutes from Echo Lake, 10 minutes from Southwest Harbor with good restaurants, shops, golf course and tennis courts. Twenty minutes from Bar Harbor and 25 minutes from Bar Harbor airport, twenty minutes from Bass Harbor with ferry to Swan's Island

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Availability & Rates

Hall Quarry House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring
May 1 2014 - Jun 30 2014
$3,000
$10,000
7 nights
 
 
Fall
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$3,500
$12,000
7 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$5,500
$19,000
7 nights
 
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Amenities

Hall Quarry House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 8 people
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 8
  • Masterbedroom on top floor with King size bed, includes sitting area for TV and DVD. Two bedrooms on lower level with Queen beds.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Books
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • water tubing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • parasailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • rock climbing
Notes:
Available May through October with seasonal rates for spring and fall. Steinway piano needs to be kept covered at all times unless being played. For playing discuss with owner beforehand.
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