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Waterfront House with Private Dock and Kayaks

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,467 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, sleeps 5

This popular and charming in-town house is situated on tidal Somes Cove with gorgeous easterly views of Somes Harbor and the mountains of Acadia National Park. Sea kayak (2 provided), canoe, or boat literally from your backyard from the new deck and dock (see photos). A kayaker's dream! The house is right on Main Street in the historic village of Somesville. It has all the amenities. HD flatscreens, high speed internet, and phone. ATTENTION PHOTOGRAPHERS!!! Set up your tripod on the deck and photograph bald eagles,ospreys, and harbor seals working the alewife run in the cove every day. You'll be amazed! The backyard serves as an awesome place to relax and reflect while you watch the tides and enjoy the deck,/dock, and gas grill. Centrally located on MDI, you are only 10 minutes from Bar Harbor, NEH, and SWH. And, you are not affected by the Rte. 3 construction project. Convenient access to the bus stop for the 'Island Explorer'. Access to Somesville Town Landing. Truly a great place to stay while you enjoy everything in Acadia.

Historic village of Somesville: Located next door to the Somesville Library and and art gallery on Somes Cove.

Deck, Dock, Gangway and Float: 16'x24' ironwood deck, 30' aluminum gangway, 15'x10' float

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 27, 2017

About Wendyl

Summered and lived in this pretty historic village since I was a boy.

It's one of the most beautiful places I know of.

Wendyl purchased this house in 1968

Why Wendyl chose Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

Can't beat the location! Million dollar view of the mountains of Acadia National Park. Backyard deck and dock.

The kayaking is great!

What makes this house unique

Photograph bald eagles, ospreys and other wildlife right from the dock.

Library and gallery next door.

Island Explorer pick up streetside in front of the house.


Somesville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1467 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Village
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom Living Room - toilet , with vanity
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double
  • 1 room with one double bed and one queen , 1 room with one queen
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
2 sea kayaks paddles and life jackets; fans; steam iron; lobster pot; wireless Internet, well water.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

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Waterfront House with Private Dock and Kayaks
average rating of 4.6 based on 15 reviews

Great waterfront home!

  • 5 of 5

Home was just as described. Great view of the eagles and other wildlife everyday from the home. Wendyl was a wonderful host, even thought we never had the pleasure to meet him, he was quick to answer emails and we were welcomed with a very friendly letter welcoming us. The house was very comfy & had everything we needed. The best thing was the LOCATION! Close to everything, but far enough away from the crowds. The deck was wonderful for sitting at night with a glass of wine. Thanks again Wendyl for everything!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Leo for the kind remarks. I am glad that you reserved our house on your first trip to Acadia and look forward to hosting you again if you come back this way.
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Perfect house for four adults or family of five

  • 5 of 5

Three of us stayed here with two others nearby. The two bedrooms are spacious and have bathrooms plus there is a half bath downstairs as well. Other spaces are comfortably furnished. We ate almost all meals out, but the kitchen was well equipped. TV and wifi service are excellent. The house is fairly new and immaculate. Included is an outdoor deck with grill situated between the back of the house and the private dock.

The view is fabulous, like a calendar photo. We had frequent visits from bald eagles, mallards and gulls. Harbor seals live close by and can be seen from a kayak or rowboat. The location between Northeast Harbor and Southwest Harbor is ideal. The one drawback is the roadside location with traffic noise from early morning.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Spot on MDI

  • 5 of 5

Great location for visiting any part of Acadia. Can't beat seeing the changing tides right out the back door. Kids loved searching for crabs at low tide and taking the kayaks out and swimming at high tide.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Coastal Home with Extraordinary Views

  • 5 of 5

My husband, daughter, and I stayed here with my sister and brother in law and upon walking in the front door, we were instantly impressed. The house was clean, spacious, and fully stocked. Wendyl left a nice note and binoculars on the table for our use. The large window to the dining room displayed the beauty of the Somes Sound - a waterfall, dock, and frequent sightings of bald eagles and osprey.

Even better was that you could experience this even closer using the row boat or two kayaks on the property (both a double and a single). While out on the kayaks, we saw seals and jellyfish!

The home is also in close proximity to Acadia and Bar Harbor which we visited daily. Never a dull day!

We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We recently stayed at the waterfront house. The house is charming and was a wonderful home base as we traveled and explored during the day, we came back to the dock to prop our feet up and recoup.

The amount of birds, are fun to watch, we were treated to shows of eagles swooping down to catch their breakfast in the morning, Seals hanging out in cove, and baby geese.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Perfect Location to Explore Mount Desert Island

  • 3 of 5

We had high hopes when we rented this property for our fourth of July week vacation and were not disappointed. You are on a main road, so there is some traffic noise, but we quickly stopped noticing it. The house is centrally located on the island making Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, Southwest Harbor and anywhere else you wanted to go a short drive.

The house is very clean, has all the kitchen appliances you need to be able to prepare and enjoy meals with a terrific view of Sommes Sound. It is very comfortable and comes with a dock and kayaks that we used a lot.

I can't say enough good things about this rental. The owner was very responsive and attentive. This is a place I wouldn't hesitate to rent again. If you want to enjoy all that Mount Desert Island has to offer, this is a great location from to do it.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for coming. Glad you had a great vacation. Come see us again!
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Nearest Airport
47 Miles
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Dog and Pony Tavern
Car: recommended

Sightseeing; hiking; whale watching; boating; fishing; swimming; restaurants; shopping; theatre; concerts

Other Activities: Theater, Concerts, Whale watching trips

Golf: 3 golf courses on MDI


Rates & Availability

Somesville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer/Fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak Foliage
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Summer/Fall 2017
Oct 7 2017 - Oct 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall 2017
Oct 21 2017 - Nov 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
cleaning $65
Tax Rate 9.0%

AVOID SERVICE FEES! Contact us and book your reservation directly via mailing check payments. It's all done through a lease.

Rates subject to change without notice.
$200.00 refundable security deposit.

30 day cancellation policy. It's all done through a lease. Call or email for details and a quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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