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Final week ~ 9/23 -30 ~ foliage time!

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

1BR/1BA, Sleeps 2

For 50 years Hawthorn Cottage has welcomed couples to historic Somesville and Acadia National Park. Hawthorn Cottage shares two beautifully landscaped acres fringed with wild blueberry bushes. The lawn is open and sunny, with gardens and shade trees near the cottage and a deck with Adirondack chairs for sunning and observing Somesville's resident eagles and ospreys. You can walk to our library, repertory theater, museum, to the ocean or Somes Pond for a swim.

Property Manager
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

"A lovely peaceful spot. Coming home to a soft bed each night, having all the comforts of home and none of the hassles of camping... I LOVE Hawthorn Cottage and plan to return next year."
Jul 2015
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Somesville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
To the side of the cottage we have a small shed for bicycles you might bring and for the charcoal and gas grills. We highly recommend the use of our wonderful Free island-wide bus system, the Island Explorer. These environmentally friendly new buses run all over the island and into the national park and you can even take your bicycles! There is a stop right by the beautiful white arched Somesville bridge, a five minute walk from our property.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.857143 based on 23 reviews

Wished I had another week!

  • 5 of 5

I always have a perfect vacation in this lovely setting! I've been coming here for over 40 years, and have spent so many wonderful weeks in Hawthorn Cottage. It feels like my home away from home. There isn't a detail left undone. It is clean, cozy, and has everything you need for a comfortable stay. I love all of the original artwork, the fresh flowers in each room, and the sweet little deck surrounded by flowers, shade trees, and a private view of the expansive property and mountains beyond. The hosts are very friendly and accommodating, and love to share their knowledge of the best spots in the area to make your stay more enjoyable. Kayaking, swimming, lakes, beaches, and Bar Harbor, are all walkable or driveable in 10 minutes. Everyone should experience this beautiful corner of the world. I highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wonderful accounting of all we strive to provide our guests. Getting to know our annual visitors is one of the best parts of sharing our home and cottages and Acadia. Thank you so much!
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super sweet and quiet cottage

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here during a week-long family vacation on Mount Desert Island, and loved the peace and quiet of the cottage. It is centrally located on a quiet, gravel cul-de-sac and has many charming and personal touches that make it a cozy and delightful place to stay. The sound in Somesville is a pleasant 5-minute walk away through a meadow, an old cemetery, and along a bustling brook. The only thing is that the shower stall is a little bit small and hot water a bit hard to control (sort of all-or-nothing.) Regardless, we were 100% happy here and would totally recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to say that our new hot water heater has been installed and now we can say it's "all". We are delighted that you enjoyed your time in Hawthorn Cottage and lovely Somesville and hope you make it across the continent again some day. Thank you.
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A sweet, sweet cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay in charming Hawthorne Cottage. Very comfortable bed, cute, cottage decor, wonderful grounds to walk and explore. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you found Hawthorn Cottage so welcoming, especially during this glorious foliage-peaking week. Thank you!
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Hawthorn and Juniper Cottages are the best.

  • 4 of 5

Great location, clean, and everything you need for a two-person stay. The hosts are wonderful to work with.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. So glad you enjoyed your stay. We are continuing our explorations in Acadia right through the winter so we can make new suggestions when you return.
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Quiet spot, beautiful surroundings.

  • 5 of 5

Centrally located on the island, walk to the library or to watch the bald eagle fishing for dinner, quiet nights. Sommesville allows us to sample Bar Harbor but focus our stay on the quiet side of the island with hiking and rocky shores. Perfect cottage for two and pleasant host live on the grounds.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. Even in winter here the sky is busy with birds and we walk down to the Library bench to watch. Happy to share with you!
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We stayed at Hawthorne Cottage Aug 9-15, 2014.

  • 5 of 5

A lovely, park-like surrounding, well off the road, where deer sometimes appear. It is well off the road, and within walking distance of attractions like Somesville's repertory theater, and just minutes drive from Southwest Harbor. The cottage is beautifully maintained with bouquets of flowers everywhere, and a well equipped kitchen. Homelike and comfortable, it has outdoor space for relaxing. This is a perfect spot for a couple who want quiet and proximity to the attractions of the area.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted that you have come to Hawthorn Cottage as a new guest. I enjoy preparing those little bouquets and appreciate that you noticed! We'll see you again next summer. Thank you.
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Bar Harbor

Somesville was the first village settled on Mt. Desert Island in the 18th century by Abraham Somes. It is virtually surrounded by Acadia National Park and sits at the head of Somes Sound, the only fjord on the east coast of the United States. The best thing about Somesville is its central location on the island, allowing equidistant drives to Bar Harbor's shops and restaurants, Northeast Harbor's historic summer homes and village, and the rustic charms of Southwest Harbor and the 'Quietside'. The island is alive with music, art, lobster and blueberry festivals, and friendly helpful people.


Rates & Availability

Somesville Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
SEPT 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
JUNE 2018
Jun 9 2018 - Jun 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
SEPT 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Oct 6 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

BALANCE due 30 days prior to arrival
CANCELLATION: full refund of deposit when canceled week is re-booked. Balance is non-refundable within 30 days of arrival date if cottage is not re-booked

Please see also Juniper Cottage, property #139866; and Franklin Cottage, #285373
Add 9% Maine Lodging Tax. Deposit 400/wk; balance due one month prior to arrival.
Cancellation Policy: full refund of deposit when canceled week is re-booked. Balance is non-refundable within one month of arrival date if cottage is not re-booked

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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