A FAMILY- AND PET-FRIENDLY HOME IN THE MIDDLE OF BEAUTIFUL MDI

Stephanie Watson

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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A FAMILY- AND PET-FRIENDLY HOME IN THE MIDDLE OF BEAUTIFUL MDI

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3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house in historic Somesville

Turtle Nest house is located in historic Somesville village, in the center of Mount Desert Island, Maine, the home of Acadia National Park.

Turtle Nest was built in 1889 by the Allen Family, some of the first settlers on Mount Desert Island. You'll find wonderful tales about this area at the Mount Desert Island Historical Society Museum just down the street next to the lovely footbridge. Or just ask the librarian at the Somesville Library next door.

Turtle Nest is centrally-located; you are right in the middle of the island with easy access to everything the island has to offer -- 20 mins to Bar Harbor and Acadia, 5 mins to Southwest Harbor, or 20 mins to Northeast Harbor.

Turtle Nest is within walking distance of the free Island Explorer bus, which has stops at all the island villages and many locations within Acadia National Park. Turtle Nest is also within an easy walk of the bus top for two popular children's summer camps, Camp Beach Cliff and the Northeast Harbor Neighborhood House. Walk to the Acadia Repertory Theater to catch a show - children's shows during the day. Take a short walk to the Somesville Landing to fish from the dock, hunt for seashells at low tide, or kayak around Sheep Island.

After a lunch of popovers and jam at the Jordan Pond House, set out for adventure in Acadia National Park.

People have been drawn to the rugged coast of Maine throughout history. Awed by its beauty and diversity, visitors come to Acadia to hike granite peaks, bike historic carriage roads, or relax and enjoy the scenery. Acadia National Park has two beautiful ocean sand beaches and one lake beach on Echo Lake (perfect for young children), just 3 miles from Turtle Nest house.

At the end of the day, try a dinner of fresh lobster right from the boat at Thurston's Lobster Pond in Tremont, 15 mins towards the southern end of the Island.

Bring your day to an end by relaxing on the porch with family and friends. We hope Turtle Nest becomes your home away from home!

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Stephanie Watson

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We've lived all over the US and abroad, but we still keep coming back to Mount Desert Island. It feels like home, no matter where we roam.

Stephanie Watson purchased this house in 2011

We have strong roots in Maine. My wife grew up across Somes Pond in the backyard and her family lives year round on MDI. My family's roots in Maine date back to Hannibal Hamlin. We wanted to continue our legacy on Maine and continue to be a part of the community of Somesville and MDI.

The house is a beautiful historic home in a nationally-recognized Historic District in the center of Mount Desert Island, Maine, home to Acadia National Park. The history of the house, particularly the feel of the barn, summer kitchen and front porch, give you an opportunity to take time out and relax.

We use the house as our family's second home. We spend a couple of months at Turtle Nest every year. Since we spend time there ourselves as a family with two young children, the house is set up well for an easy family vacation. It is ideal for one family or can be shared amongst two families.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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A family- and pet-friendly home in the middle of beautiful MDI
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A Great Value

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We are already planning to stay here again next year! This farm house is a great value. It can accommodate a large family or two families of four. The rooms are large and airy and there is a barn to store bikes and kayaks when not in use. The only downside for us was the road noise, especially in the morning. We recommend running the fans in the bedrooms or bringing a white noise machine. The location is great for access to Acadia National Park; Echo Lake is just down the road; and Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor and Southwest Harbor are all easily accessible by car. The church across the street sells homemade pies on Wednesdays at Noon (get there early as these pies are in demand!) A short early morning walk to the Somesville bridge provides a spectacular view of the sunrise over Somesville Sound. All in all, this was a great place to stay.
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Bar Harbor Maine (BHB)
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Swan's Island Ferry or the Northeast Hbr. Ferries
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Sand Beach at Acadia National Park
Nearest Ski
Out the door in winter!
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Causeway Club in Southwest Harbor
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Town Hill Bistro in Town Hill Commons

Turtle Nest house is located in historic Somesville village, in the center of Mount Desert Island, Maine, the home of Acadia National Park.

Somesville is a one-hour drive from Bangor International Airport (BGR) and a three-hour drive from Portland International Airport (PWM).

Turtle Nest was built in 1889 by the Allen Family, some of the first settlers on Mount Desert Island. You'll find wonderful tales about this area at the Mount Desert Island Historical Society Museum just down the street next to the lovely footbridge. Or just ask the librarian at the Somesville Library a few doors down.

Turtle Nest is centrally-located; you are right in the middle of the island with easy access to everything the island has to offer -- 20 mins to Bar Harbor and Acadia, 5 mins to Southwest Harbor, or 20 mins to Northeast Harbor.

Turtle Nest is within walking distance of the free Island Explorer bus, which has stops at all the island villages and many locations within Acadia National Park. Turtle Nest is also within an easy walk of the bus top for two popular children's summer camps, Camp Beach Cliff and the Northeast Harbor Neighborhood House.

Walk to the Acadia Repertory Theater to catch a show - children's shows are during the day. Take a short walk to the Somesville Landing to fish from the dock, hunt for seashells at low tide, or kayak around Sheep Island. Take a short, peaceful walk to the historic Somesville church.

After a lunch of popovers and jam at the Jordan Pond House, set out for adventure in Acadia National Park.

People have been drawn to the rugged coast of Maine throughout history. Awed by its beauty and diversity, visitors come to Acadia to hike granite peaks, bike historic carriage roads, or relax and enjoy the scenery. Acadia National Park has two beautiful ocean sand beaches and one lake beach on Echo Lake (perfect for young children), just 3 miles from Turtle Nest house. The Park Loop Road is one of the most scenic drives in the United States.

Hop on a boat in nearby Bar Harbor for amazing whale watching or take a ferry to Little Cranberry Island for a spectacular view back on Mount Desert Island, a seafood lunch at the Fishermen's Co-op dock restaurant, a walk around picturesque Isleford Village, and a tour of the local museum.

At the end of the day, try a dinner of fresh lobster right from the boat at Thurston's Lobster Pond in Tremont, 15 mins towards the southern end of the Island.

Bring your day to an end by relaxing on the porch with family and friends or sitting at our picnic table overlooking Somes Pond in our backyard. We hope Turtle Nest becomes your home away from home!

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Availability & Rates

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Somesville House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
August
Aug 1 - Aug 30
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
September
Aug 31 - Sep 30
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Cancellation Policy - Because we use our home and are only able to rent Turtle Nest to guests a few weeks every summer/fall, our cancellation policy is as follows: All lease funds are still due to us and will be held until a new lease can be made. If rented, all lease funds will be returned at that time, minus a $100 re-booking fee. If not rented, all funds are retained.

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Amenities

Amenities

Somesville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Lake View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Queen Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bunkbed Room - 2 bunk bed
  • Queen Bedroom 1 is spacious with lots of natural light, 1 closet, and views of the backyard. Queen Bedroom 2 is spacious, with lots of natural light, 2 closets, and a view of the front yard. The Bunkbed Room is designed for children and includes 2 bunkbeds with safety rails, a large dresser, with lots of natural light and views of the front and side yards. It includes childrens books and toys.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Books
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shuffleboard
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • rock climbing
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