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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:
September 19, 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 -
(19 traveler reviews)

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Waterfront House with Private Dock and Kayaks
average rating of 4.631579 based on 19 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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September Stay

  • 4 of 5

We greatly enjoyed the home's view of the water and the convenience of easy access to nearby Mount Desert Island activities. The road noise from Route 102 passing just a few feet in front of the house proved to be an annoyance, but overall we had a pleasant stay. Had we more time, we would have taken advantage of the kayaking opportunity from the home's pier, but our four-day stay was already pretty well packed with Island activities.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

There is something to be said about arriving at your destination and not having to get back in your car for days. This is why I love this place so much and why we keep coming back. I can unpack the car and the kids are already wading in the tidal pools or if the tide is in, grabbing kayaks and paddling out to the cove to be greated by wild dolphins. My only advice to the owner, Wendel, who is the nicest guy you will ever meet, is to invest in a Keurig coffee maker so I don't have to schlep mine up everytime....hahaha. BTW...he does keep a very nice drip maker and grinder on hand and there was plenty of coffee left in the cabinet. Other than that...the place is perfect.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home with dock, kayaks, and in close proximity to Acadia / bar harbor

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Reccomend this house to those wanting to be near, but not in, bar harbor. Close to bar harbor but not in all the traffic and tourist trap area. We loved being so close to Acadia and hiking. Loved taking the kayaks out from the house. The front bedroom does get some noise from the main road- if you are a light sleeper this might not be for you. We used the sound machine provided and are heavy sleepers so there was no issue for us. Reccomend Acadia mountain hiking trail, go to Cadillac mountain for sunrise, and make sure to go to thurstons lobster pound. Will reccomend to friends, family, and would love to return again!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Place To Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had an incredible vacation this year, and a large part of it was due to the wonderful house that we rented for our stay in Acadia. The view was amazing and the house felt like home, from the minute we arrived. We enjoyed watching the eagles from the deck and dining room window for hours at a time. While we were kayaking we were delighted to see seals up close. That was totally unexpected. Our grandson loved learning how to kayak and enjoyed helping us look for beach glass at low tide. I can't say enough good things about our stay in Somesville! We hope to return next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65
Damage Deposit $200

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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