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Enjoy a Central Secluded Location on Mount Desert

Michael Bush

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Michael Bush

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2015
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Enjoy a Central Secluded Location on Mount Desert

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Somesville House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom (Sleeps 10)

Enjoy a secluded location close to the middle of the Island – the perfect spot to relax in the summer sun, walk in the woods, or take a 5 minute walk to nearby Somes Pond for swimming or kayaking. Yet, only a short drive to Southwest Harbor or Bar Harbor. Also, there are 4 separate lakes and swim areas within 3 miles! The high cathedral ceiling of the main room and many windows open to the south onto a large deck and an expansive lawn secluded from the sound of traffic.

The house sits on a 2 acre lot and is very private with woods on all 4 sides. Located nearly 800 feet from the nearest road, the sound of birds is all you will hear. The home has 3 bedrooms: 2 bedrooms with queen beds and the other with twin beds. A large, southern facing living room and dining room with a sliding glass door provides lots of sunshine and easy access to the front deck. The kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher, large refrigerator, and all the typical kitchen appliances and supplies. The two bathrooms compliment one another: one is a self-contained bathroom with the shower, sink and toilet all in one room. The other bathroom has a washer/dryer and sink in one room with the walk-in shower and toilet in an adjoining room. This allows more people access to getting ready, do the laundry, etc. The walkout basement is fully furnished with 2 futons, a 49' flat screen TV, books, games for the whole family, and a recumbant bike. The 5,000 square front lawn provides plenty of space to play wiffle ball, horseshoes, run around, and generally enjoy the Maine outdoors, while the side lawn is fenced in and great for young children or pets. A covered brick patio offers a barbecue area.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Michael Bush (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2015

About Michael Bush

I grew up on Mount Desert Island. I was born in Bar Harbor and lived in Northeast Harbor with my 4 brothers and sisters and two parents. Now I live in Somesville, a small village in the town of Mount Desert. I am the principal of a small K-8 school on the backside of the island. My school has 120 students and is one of the best schools! I have two grown sons and a husband. I love the island and living on it. It is a beautiful place but even more that that, you can do so many things: swim, fish, climb mountains, walk on carriage trails, go boating, kayaking, canoeing, lots of places to swim in both fresh and ocean water, and most of all, it is simply one of the most beautiful places you could ever see.

Michael Bush purchased this house in 2003

Why Michael Bush chose Somesville

My husband and I bought our property with one of my sisters. The original acreage was 4 acres so we split it right down the middle. She built her home at the mouth of the driveway and my husband and I built our home at the very top of the driveway. We designed our home and I decorated and chose all of the paint colors and furniture. We wanted a property that was quiet and opened into the outdoors. Trimmed in pine with pine tongue and groove ceiling and large pine beams, the main room is the perfect invitation to the great outdoors, whether you open all the windows and let the breeze blow through and up through the sky lights, or look out at the dew upon the pines and flowers, we hope you'll enjoy things as much as we do.

What makes this house unique

One of my favorite attributes of my home is the location. It is centrally located on the island. I can drive to all sides of the island and off the island in about 15-20 minutes. This is a huge benefit! As I mentioned before, our home is surrounded by woods but we are minutes away from an Art Gallery, a small museum, and the town library. Tall pines sway in the summer breezes, and large oaks thrive just down the hill from the house. Along with this, I love the huge windows that face out to the lawn, trees, and blue sky. Every one who visits us always comments on how nice and airy our home is.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

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Enjoy a Central Secluded Location on Mount Desert
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
5

Perfect Vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

Pam and Michael are the most wonderful people and made our stay in their beautiful home just perfect! We always felt comfortable, there was plenty of space inside and out, and we can't think of anything that didn't meet or exceed our expectations!!! There's so much to do and see in the area, we are hoping to return next year!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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Rates & Availability

From $2,002 Per week

Somesville House Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $250
Refundable damage deposit $500

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Amenities

Somesville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2377 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Two complete bathrooms with washer and dryer in one. One shower is a walk-in shower, the other is a full tub/shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Twin
  • The basement does have two full-size futons. These are easy to fold down. There are sheets, blankets, and pillows for both futons. These are suitable for 2 children each or one adult on each. There is also a den/office with a fold out couch that could be an additional private sleeping area. All bedrooms have ample closet and storage space. Upstair rooms have vaulted ceilings and ceiling fans.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
I think the combination of the privacy of the house in the woods and the quick access to all sides of the island make this an ideal home to vacation in.

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