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Waterfront House with Private Dock and Kayaks

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Somesville House Rental Photos and Description

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. 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.

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

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2016
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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.


based on 10 traveler reviews

Waterfront House with Private Dock and Kayaks
average rating of 4.5 based on 10 reviews

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
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Owner's Response: Thanks for coming. Glad you had a great vacation. Come see us again!
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beautiful shore frontage, comfortable home

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful view out over the water, with eagles coming every night between 6 and 7. Great to have the kayaks, the water is beautiful and calm. Kitchen very nice, lacks some quality cutlery. Only irritant is the noise from the highway. The view helped make us forget the noise. no air conditioning, but the temperature rarely is hot enough for that to be an issue. Very clean, very good customer service, would recommend to a friend, especially a group of friends. All Bar Harbor activities are easily accessible.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Great Location, Beautiful View!

  • 5 of 5

This comfortable and well stocked home in the quiet, historic small town of Somesville was the perfect place to stay, and central to exploring MDI, Bar Harbor, and Acadia National Park. The owner, Wendyl, has furnished and decorated so that visitors feel they are welcome guests in a friend's home. Of course, the view from the breakfast nook bay window drew our attention whenever we were "home". The Alewive's, (a type of herring), were spawning and came into the cove to swim up the fish ladders right outside our windows. As the tide receded each day, we watched dozens of Seagulls, many Ospreys and several Bald Eagles as they feasted on the Alewives that were stranded in the low water. With the binoculars Wendyl provided, we could watch fishermen setting their lobster traps in Somesville Sound.

We also enjoyed our "neighbors", at the Library and Art Studio next door.

If you want to be close to everything, but not in the middle of the crowds, traffic, and commercial/tourist areas on MDI, then you will enjoy this home.

Wendyl was very easy to work with and provided us with all the information we needed to enjoy his home and our vacation in Maine.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Perfect place and location!

  • 5 of 5

The property is wonderful and the setting is perfect. The pictures don't do it justice. If you are planning to visit Acadia National Park I'm convinced there is no better place to stay! Centrally located, you are close to all that the island has to offer. We saw eagles out back constantly (even a bald eagle). We kayaked out a sort distance with Wendyl's supplied kayaks and saw a seal in the cove. We had a fantastic trip and we plan to visit again someday soon! Thanks Wendyl!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Excellent rental for your Maine vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great vacation rental for your stay on Mount Desert Island near Bar Harbor and Acadia Natl Park. The house is just a few miles from both of them. We loved the views from all the rooms, and the deck. We saw a bald eagle at least once every day, and saw osprey and gulls hunting fish during the low tides! The house itself is clean and well-equipped, and the owner is very pleasant to deal with. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Somesville Rental

  • 4 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our stay in Somesville! We felt this house was perfectly located fo easy access to all of Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. We ventured as far as Camden and Mahone Bay (my favorite). The house was comfortable and clean.It was a plus to have wifi and to know we could make long distance calls on the house phone (since cell service was nill).The kitchen was well equipped. The house has a great view of the water! The owner was gracious and easy to work with. Much literature about the area was provided in the home. The Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound was a real hit with all four in our party.

Our only disappointment-- no eagle sightings. Maybe it was the time of year.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
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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:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Leaf Peeping
Sep 24 2016 - Nov 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2017
May 20 2017 - Jun 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer/Fall 2017
Sep 9 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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Somesville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1467 sq. ft.
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
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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.

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