Somesville house rental - Moss Mountain Cottage
Moss Mountain Cottage
 
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • 2 Bathrooms
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
 

Somesville House Rental Photos and Description
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.

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.

3 Reviews of Property 469471 in Somesville, Maine

Clean, Private, Central Island Location, And Affordable.
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews
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Clean, Private, Central Island Location, And Affordable.
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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
  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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!
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
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
business
Clean, Private, Central Island Location, And Affordable.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p469471vbi
Somesville Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Scarborough, ME
4

Very comfortable

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children