CLEAN, PRIVATE, CENTRAL ISLAND LOCATION, AND AFFORDABLE.

Jean Sylvia

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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CLEAN, PRIVATE, CENTRAL ISLAND LOCATION, AND AFFORDABLE.

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3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms on five quiet, wooded acres

Moss Mountain Cottage is a clean, bright, spacious 3-bedroom/two bath cape-style home nestled on 5 private wooded acres in the village of Town Hill. Less than a mile away is the Town Hill Market, noted for its delicious homemade sandwiches and snacks, and where you can access the free Island Explorer shuttle. In addition to offering a great location, Moss Mountain Cottage offers a heated and partially air-conditioned home, with a bright, spacious and open living, kitchen and dining area, a fully equipped kitchen with all new appliances, a laundry room, a first floor bedroom with ¾ bath (shower), two large bedrooms upstairs that share a full bath with tub/shower combination. High speed wireless internet, TV and Blueray DVD player (no cable - local channels, Netflix and DVD library), games and books are all part of the package. Outside you will find a large yard where children can play, a large deck with charcoal grill and outside seating, and ample parking.

Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Jean Sylvia

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I built this house in 1988 as a single mother raising my lovely daughter who now lives in California (much too far away)! Now married, I live in downtown Bar Harbor with my husband, across the street from my three lively and lovely granddaughters. As young girls, my daughter and her cousin spent countless hours combing the backwoods of our property and collecting moss. Their grand plan was to make wreaths to sell to the tourists - leading to their fame and fortune! The small hill where they found the best moss, they named 'Moss Mountain.' Although they never sold a wreath (I'm not even sure they completed one), they spent hours in our backyard playing, laughing and planning their futures, as little girls love to do. I'll always treasure those days and those girls, and it is this fond memory that gave rise to the name 'Moss Mountain Cottage.'

Jean Sylvia purchased this house in 1988

Mount Desert Island has been my home since I graduated from college (I won't tell you how long ago that was) and I love it here. During the summer I hike and bike the trails of Acadia, comb the beaches to collect sea glass and sea-tumbled rocks, and take in all the island has to offer in unique shops and gourmet restaurants. During our cold and snowy winters, I take early morning walks or snowshoe on the breathtakingly beautiful (and quiet) carriage roads, spend time with my family and friends, and read some great books I've been meaning to get to all summer. When I travel away for any length of time and start yearning to see the mountains of Acadia and smell the sea air as I cross the Trenton bridge onto MDI - that's when I really know how much I appreciate and love my island home.

I love the quiet and the privacy of the homes around Indian Point. Sitting on the back deck and listening to the evening chatter of frogs in the bog, the morning birds that wake you instead of an alarm clock, eying the deer as they shyly peak out from the woods, and taking in the beauty of a full moon when it rises above the giant cedars - will all contribute to your restful vacation on MDI.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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4.7
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Clean, Private, Central Island Location, And Affordable.
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews
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Somesville Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Mt. Pleasant, TN 34874
5

VERY NICE - GREAT "HOME" AWAY FROM HOME!

Very nice - Great "home" away from home!
  • 5 of 5
Staying at this cottage was truly like being at home. There is so much room and the setting is absolutely beautiful. It is fairly close to everything, but surrounded by woods and feels like you're secluded, away from it all! We have rented many vacation cabins and condos over the years - none compare to this in cleanliness, hominess, furnishings and amenities. They provided household the normal necessary items that are expected PLUS so much more: wireless internet, nice linens, pantry items, plenty of towels, toilet paper, paper towels, Kleenex, hangers (and no wire!), even shower gel and soap - she even had fresh-picked apples and a fresh cut flower on the dining room table! There is a binder with brochures and maps of area attractions. It's these extra little things that make a difference. The nightly rate is less than most hotels! When we return to the area we will definately love to stay at Moss Moantain Cabin again. Thanks for everything!
  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Clean, Private, Central Island Location, And Affordable.
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Somesville Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Aurora Indiana
5

COZY, CLEAN AND AFFORDABLE COTTAGE

  • 5 of 5
The cottage was in a excellent location especially for exploring. It was very comfortable and clean with comfy beds. We were able to meet the owners and they were very helpful with a few concerns we had at the house. Would definitely recommend this property for a relaxing, affordable vacation destination.
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Somesville Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Scarborough, ME
4

VERY COMFORTABLE

  • 4 of 5
House location is convenient to explore all of Mt Desert Island from - easy to get around Acadia Nat'l Park, over to Boothbay and also down to Bass Harbor,. Pictures are good and show the house well. The house kitchen is very well equipped with things not always found in rentals - lots of different pots and dishes plus spices, etc. which are nice to use when cooking there. Deck was under re-construction during our stay (we knew it ahead) but I am sure this will be great for next summer!
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Hancock County - Bar Harbor airport
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Long Pond
Car: necessary

Moss Mountain Cottage, open year-round, is centrally located, not more than 15 minutes away from the entrance to Acadia National Park, the Ellsworth shopping centers, and all the picturesque towns and villages that make up Mount Desert Island. Our cottage is tucked away on five private wooded acres where you can relax after a long day hiking the granite peaks, biking or cross-country skiing on the historic carriage roads of Acadia - or after a more restful day taking in the breathtaking views atop Cadillac Mountain, cruising the waters of Frenchman Bay, or visiting the beautiful Thuya, Azalea Garden, or Rockefeller Gardens. If you'd like to stay closer to home, only a mile from the cottage, you will find the Nature Conservancy’s Indian Point Blagden Preserve, where osprey nest and seals bask on the rocks at low tide. Three miles away is Great Long Pond, where you can swim, canoe, kayak, launch your boat to water ski or fish, or enjoy ice-skating in the winter. There is golfing and sledding at the historic Kebo golf course; Pirate’s Cove miniature golf and Wild Acadia Fun Park for the kids; Monday and Thursday evening band concerts in Bar Harbor's village green during the summer months; plays at the Acadia Repertory theater; wonderful little shops in each village that showcase the work of local artisans; and any number of restaurants and bars (some of the best are open year-round) that feature lobster and other locally caught seafood dishes, as well as award-winning and locally-brewed beer and wine.

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Somesville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Leaf-Peeping Season
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 13 2014
3 night minimum stay
$150
From
$175
Fri,Sat,Sun
$925
$3,000
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee 75
Refundable damage deposit 250
$250 refundable deposit
Notes Check in is 3pm and check-out 10am.
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Amenities

Somesville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Parking ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Towels provided in both bathrooms. Hair dryer in upstairs bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • The two upstairs bedrooms share a full bathroom with combination tub/shower. The downstairs bedroom has a double bed with a 3/4 bathroom (toilet, sink and shower) on the same floor.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Games
  • Books
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • sledding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • ice skating
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • water tubing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • cross country skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • rock climbing
Notes:
Other items available: Food processor, blender, mixer, lobster pot, hair dryer, laundry detergent and dishwasher liquid are all provided. Feel free to contact us with specific items you are looking for.
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