EXTRAORDINARY WATERFRONT HOME ON SOMES SOUND ON MT DESERT ISLAND.

Bill Patten

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms Studio
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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
Guestbook comments from the owner
If you want to see beautiful New England leaf color in October, then Mt. Desert Island, and the Acadia National Park in Maine, is the place to do so.

 

While most think of Bar Harbor, on the island as the place to visit with its shops and tourist atmosphere, the real treat is to visit the other small communities, like Northeast Harbor, Somes Harbor, and Southwest Harbor to experience the flavor of Mt. Desert Island life.

 

We had a wonderful experience staying at the home of William S. Patten, which is a short distance off Highway 102 between Somes Harbor and Southwest Harbor near the old Hall’s granite quarry. The home has a perfect view of Somes Sound, and the forest of Acadia National Park and Mt. Cadillac beyond.

 

The home is a non-traditional 3-level Asian exterior design with open beam ceilings on both the interior second entry level, and the master suite above, with full views of Somes Sound. The property extends down a pathway to a boat dock with its own canoe on the Sound, and then up from the house, via a steep-hike pathway to a picnic area and fire pit with an even more stunning view of Somes Sound, Acadia National Park, and almost to Mt. Cadillac in the distance.

 

As we learned from Bill Patten, and the local Granite Museum, the home site was originally mined for huge slabs of granite cut from the hillside and loaded directly to sailing ships a hundred years ago.  Because of the depth of Somes Sound, there was sufficient draft for the ships to pull along shore and load granite directly from the hillside to the sailing ships.

 

The home is spacious with great views but confined enough that it maintains a quiet cozy feeling throughout, on each of its 3 levels. The modern open kitchen is excellent for cooking meals for 4- 6 persons while entertaining the guests.



We felt the Patten home was the perfect ‘home base’ for a week of leaf viewing and unhurried entertainment. There was a great deal to see and do, but then we could return to the refuge of the Patten home and be in complete privacy with a view of the ocean’s inlet and Acadia Park-- as if we were the only people on the island.
Oct 2013
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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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Extraordinary waterfront home on Somes Sound on Mt Desert Island.
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GREAT HOUSE - EXCELLENT LOCATION

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My family just returned from spening 4 weeks at Acadia Lodge. The house is very nice and in an excellent and private location. We enjoyed being on Somes Sound and seeing the sail boats and lobster boats out the windows every morning and the kids had fun fishing and launching kayaks right from the private dock. The house itself has all of the amenities necessary for a long stay and is very comfortable. Finally, the location is great for accessing all that the island and Acadia National Park have to offer. Nothing is more than a few minute drive away!
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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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

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Hall Quarry House Rental Rates

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Fall
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
$12,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$5,500
$19,000
 
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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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