|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
Private Luxury estate with spectacular ocean views from every room. Located near the small, working harbor village (buy your lobsters right off the docks) of Cutler, Maine. Our property encompasses a large tract of land adjoining conservation ground for HIKING and BIRDWATCHING, SILENCE and SOLITUDE. Back a private mile and half drive through fragrant spruce, firs and mosses walk right out onto a large, privately-owned stretch of BOLD COASTLINE including a PRIVATE PEBBLE BEACH.
This exceptional property hosts a heath (bog), pitcher-plants,grouse, bobcat. WHALES, BALD EAGLES, and SEALS are regularly observed from the deck of the house. MOOSE are often spotted in the driveway. Soak up incredible sunrises and sunsets, misty fogs, sparkling seas and sky. Storm spray can hit the windows of the house. Thunderhole. - Approx. hour and a half to Acadia Nat'l Park; 40 minutes to Quoddy Head State Park,Lubec,Campobella Island and Roosevelt's summer home. Minutes to local restaurants,shops,University of Maine campus and bookstore. Spectacular hiking at Western Head and Bold Coast Trails in Cutler.
This large home includes FOUR LEVELS. Bedroom one includes one KING POSTER BED, ANTIQUE ARMOIRE, SPECTACULAR VIEWS of sea and sky, wake up to the lobstermen pulling their traps in front of the property. Bedroom two includes TWO QUEEN BEDS, PRIVATE BALCONY, walk-in cedar closet, PRIVATE BATH with soaking tub, ITALIAN TILE OPEN SHOWER, views of treetops, sunrise and dramatic coastline. Bedroom three includes one queen bed,one daybed with trundle, walk-in cedar closet, SPECTACULAR COASTLINE AND SUNSET VIEWS, access to second story balcony. Bedrooms one and three share full bath with open Italian tile shower and SOAKING TUB WITH PICTURE WINDOW. Walk-out, oceanfront lower level with fold-out sofas, extra refrigerator and large deck.
Tastefully furnished throughout. GOURMET KITCHEN with custom-made cherry cabinets,tile floors,bar with seating, stainless gas range,open to dining area with large granite dining table and spectacular sunsets. Great-room well stocked with books, music, puzzles, videos/DVD's, maps, and nature guides. CEILING FANS and STUNNING VIEWS in every room.
Fourth floor OBSERVATION TOWER. Watch the stars cross the sky and whales,lighthouse and ships in the distance.Open all the windows and fall asleep to the sounds of waves and foghorns.
Kayak/canoe rentals, whale-watching, puffin/arctic tern, and seal spotting trips available nearby.
The siting of this house makes it inappropriate for very small children.
Keywords: Exclusive Home
We had never before seen stars like you will see from the deck of the house. It looks like you can reach up and touch the milky way. In the late fall, the northerrn lights are mesmerizing. The smell of the sea and pines soothe the soul and the quiet and respectful pace of life in this part of the country reminds us of the amazing beauty and kindness that it is still possible to find in very special places.
Prepare to adjust your stress lever down several notches and enjoy God's creation as you have never seen it before and prepare to be wowed!
What a remarkable place and equally remarkable owner who was helpful and accomodating. The photos and explanations cannot do justice to the true beauty of Somerled.
The home is magnificent. The trails and scenery are incredible.
This is your own little private slice of the Bold Coast at its best!
You can see all manner of wildlife (sea, land and air). The open ocean is right at your back door, complete with crashing waves and ocean spray. The woods and excellent hiking trails are at your front door.
Once you arrive, you will not want to leave - and you don't need to leave. All other recommended tourist stops are mere imitations of this place.
The home will accomodate a few folks or larger groups without feeling crowded.
Our sincere thanks and deepest gratitude for the opportunity to spend an awesome week at what is now our favorite place on earth!
Dear Carroll and Maureen -- it doesn't seem possible that exactly one week ago today we driving away from Somerled for the last time. I want you know that my family had a spectacluar time! Four generations of my family (Mom and Dad, my three sisters, 4 nieces and assorted husbands and great-nieces) will never forget our visit to Maine and your wonderful home. It was spacious and beautiful.
I must confess that I was a bit nervous driving up that long gravel driveway, but once you get there -- oh my -- you never want to leave! We've rented many homes in Maine, other States and in Europe and I can honestly say that this was the best. Beautifully maintained, fully stocked beyond my wildest imagination and a million dollar setting. That view is incredible!
I looked forward to getting up every morning and sitting out on the deck with a cup of coffee to watch the seals swim by and the lobsterr men pulling up their traps. We spent a day in Acadia, took a great whale watching cruise out of Lubec, drove over the Campobello and even found some time for relaxing. We dug for clams and made a huge pot of clam chowder. Picked wild blueberries. Made our own lobster rolls. It was the quintessential Maine experience.
If you'll allow us, I feel certain that Jeff and I will be back. Perhaps next time with friends.
Thank you again for making your home available to us. Please know that if anyone ever asks you for a reference, we'd be happy to extol the many virtues of Somerled.
Sincerely -- Don and Jeff
We recently had the pleasure of staying at Somerled for our second visit. We absolutely loved it the first time, and I was wondering if maybe we were going to be disappointed this time. To say that someplace is even better the second time around definitely describes this wonderful, unique home. Since we knew what the area has to offer ahead of time, this made our stay even more relaxing and enjoyable.
Words cannot completely describe what you will experience here. If you are searching for someplace peaceful, quiet, and full of nature, this is your answer. The home is located where you will not hear any cars, and the only people you will see are the lobstermen as they pull and set their traps. Seals played in front of the house everyday we were there too! Complete relaxation!
As I mentioned in my earlier review, the worst part is having to leave. The long trip we made from Indiana to Somerled is so well worthwhile. We hope to return again in the future, but hope to stay longer next time. The hosts of this home are absolutely wonderful! We WILL return!
Thank you for sharing your amazing home!
We made our second trip to Somerled in June/July 2013. It was more glorious than our first visit and best vacation, ever! The owners are very accommodating. The home is fabulous and spacious. We call it comfortable luxury - everything is really nice - but you also feel right at home!
A few paragraphs do not do justice to the experience. The home has incredible views from all rooms with the crashing ocean and sea critters at the back deck, then the Maine woods and wildlife in the front yard - and oh golly, the most remarkable sunrises, sunsets and moon shining over the ocean. The bedrooms are plushy and comfortable, bathrooms spacious, kitchen has everything you need.
During our two week stay, we saw and photographed all manner of birds and other wildlife, including almost daily sightings of eagles and nesting merlins. We had frequent sightings and shots of seal, moose, giant moths, and numerous dorsal fins. (Bring binoculars so you don’t miss a thing!)
Somerled provides your own private haven for hiking, rock climbing, fishing, exploring tide pools, and photography opportunities beyond belief. The house is sufficiently off the beaten path for privacy, with short drives for shopping, whale or puffin watching, antiquing, sight-seeing, restaurants, etc. We arrived in western part of Maine a few days early for other sight-seeing, but we could not wait to get back to the Cutler house and always hate to leave.
Relax, rest, play, recharge. The blessing of Somerled is never far from our hearts and minds.
This is the first time we felt the need to post a critical review about a house, but we feel we have to make other travelers aware of certain facts. The location of this property is indeed unique and secluded, above a rocky shore in Downeast Maine. In contrast, we were startled by the so called "luxury estate" looking plain and poorly built, with plastic decks that have seen better days, very dated fixtures and entertainment amenities, cheap looking ceramic tile floors, and barren landscaping. Several of the lavatories and the BBQ were obviously not cleaned from the last visit. The listing touts walking trails and a private beach but when we were there the "trails" turned out to be marshy bogs blocked with fallen trees and the "private beach" required a half a mile drive and then another half an hour hike through a similar tree blocked swamp. There is no way to access or use the ocean in any way from the house, and every outdoor activity requires a long drive. Rampant mosquitoes, the worst we've seen anywhere, made using the outdoor space impossible. We tried every commercial grade spray they had in the store to no avail. Eating in the house meant staying indoors or having to fight the mosquito hoards. Needless to say, our stay was most disappointing. But to top our experience, the owner "forgot" to return our deposit and when we asked for it, she made up cockamamie excuses, most of them too distasteful to be mentioned here. She then promised to "verify" the issues on her next visit. We are not holding our breath ...
This is a beautiful property, both the house and the location! The pictures don't do it justice! The house is very clean and well maintained. The owner was very nice and helpful. I would highly recommend this property if you want to get away from the tourist areas, very picturesque and quiet. We had a wonderful time.
What a fantastic, wonderful property! Words can't describe it and the pictures do not do it justice. It is even better than it looks! The home is large, but so very comfortable. The owners are fantastic and are always quick to reply to any questions or concerns.
We had a marvelous week here, and cannot wait to return. This is the first place we have vacationed where we could truly be alone as a family. The only sounds we heard were from the ocean, wildlife, and the occasional boat pulling up lobster traps.
We were never bored as there is always something to do. The trails were wonderful.
The view is amazing day and night. To watch the ocean crashing on the rocks all day to viewing the amazing stars at night was breathtaking. The only thing wrong with this place is having to leave!
Whale-watching, cycling, birdwatching, stargazing, spectacular hiking just outside your door.
Casual dining, shops, lighthouses, historic attractions nearby.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
July, August, September
Jul 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 5 2016
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed.