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Oceanfront Cabin on Somes Sound

7 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Efficiency Type Cabin, 1 bathroom

Deer Track is located on a hill overlooking Somes Sound, a natural glacial fjord, you will enjoy an unbelievable view of Sargent and Parkman Mountain. Nestled in the woods, this cabin is perfect for those who are looking for a quiet area that is centrally located to all major towns and attractions.

Deer Track is perfect for 2 people, but can accommodate more with a futon for extra sleeping. On chilly evenings, cuddle up with a fire in the granite fireplace.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Reviews

5
based on 7 traveler reviews

Oceanfront Cabin on Somes Sound
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
5

Dear Deer Track

  • 5 of 5

This immaculate, charmingly decorated cabin is better than its pictures. Waterfront deck (saw porpoises our last day!), fireplace with wood supplied, outdoor fire pit, use of kayaks, amazing views from the cottage, even from the bed! It was hard leaving every morning to explore the beauty of Mount Desert Isle, and coming back was always a pleasure. The location is ideal, just far enough into the "Quietside" to be peaceful, but Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor are a pretty 20 minutes drive away, and cute Southwest Harbor about 5. I can't say enough about what a lovely place this is, I can't imagine wanting to stay anywhere else.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jessie. I always hope my guest like the cabin and are happy during their stay. You are right, as hard as I try, I can not get the photos I take to do justice to the view outside. With your description, it will help people get a feel of the cabin when looking at the photos. I know you are going to be exploring other National Parks, but please keep us in mind when you do decide to venture back this way. Enjoy your summer.
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5

A slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

Deer Track lives up to its name. When we would return in the early evening we were always great by three or four deer. Every morning we enjoyed the beautiful sunrise and sitting on the deck drinking our morning coffee while watching the porpoises and seals swimming in the Sound. We had a eagle fly ten feet over our heads while sitting on the deck relaxing after a bike ride on the carriage roads. The cabin is rustic cozy. Everything you need for a stay is provided. The hot shower with water pressure had my other half screaming with joy (we have stayed other places and had no water pressure). The fireplace was perfect on the one rainy fall like day we had. Rick and Mimi were both wonderful. Rick set me up with lobster after returning from checking his traps, it doesn't get any fresher than that. I am sorry we missed the boat ride offer with them. I have been going to Mount Desert Island for 20 years and stayed in many different places so far Deer Track is my favorite. You can not beat the location and million dollar view (that is what the houses down the road and on the other side are on the market for). We have already been penciled in to return next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Incredible Views, Rustic Charm, Just Enough Modern

  • 5 of 5

Can't say enough great things about this charming, rustic, slightly modern, little cabin, located on the granite hillside above Somes Sound in Hall Quarry. We arrived after dark, but the cabin greeted us warmly with it's exposed pine interior and large granite floor to ceiling fireplace. With just enough modern conveniences for a very comfortable stay, we were needing nothing. The cleanliness is top notch! I've stayed in expensive hotels that aren't as clean! If you are looking for big screen and surround sound, stay elsewhere. If you truly want to escape today's hectic, high tech world, this is the perfect place, although there is wireless internet which made things very convenient for us with no trips to a café. The view of the Sound with the moonrise at night, along with morning sunrise as the cabin faces east, makes you want to stay for much longer than you have booked. We have stayed on MDI in campgrounds and various rentals over the last ten years, and this by far is the only place we would recommend or stay at again. Thank you Mimi and Rick for doing such a spectacular job with your property.

Kind Regards:

Tim and Valerie

Kingston, MA

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tim and Valerie, Thank you for writing this review that describes our cabin so perfectly. Someone that has never been here before or seen photos can get a feel for the cabin after reading this. I know you are campers at heart, but I hope you are able to come back and see us, even if it is just to stop by to say hi. Mimi
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Cozy and rustic with an amazing view

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I stayed at Deer Track (the cabin up the hill from Seaweed) for a week in October 2012 with our dog, and we absolutely loved it! And, as the name would suggest, we saw lots of deer!

The cabin is adorable and cozy with a prize-winning view. The open layout makes great use of the small space. We especially loved the expansive deck, the central fireplace, and the king size bed tucked into its own cozy nook. This cabin is comfortable but rustic. If you're looking for luxury, stay elsewhere. If you're looking for a comfortable and cozy place to sleep where you'll wake to a glorious sunrise over the fjord, this cabin is for you. The kitchen is small but nicely laid out. The bathroom is small and—with a curtain for a door—does not offer the privacy some might require, but it was perfect for us.

The uninterrupted view of Somes Sound and the mountains from high up on the cliff is stunning, and the location is perfect—on the quiet side of the island but close to everything. Mimi and Rick are great! They're friendly, helpful, and available. We always had plenty of firewood, towels, etc. Even the dog was sad to leave at the end of the week. It had become home. We're already planning our next stay at Deer Track!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Deer Track

  • 5 of 5

It is about location, location, location. Deer Track has that for shore. A

very popular area on the water ways, Mountains area on the other side,

A cozy little cabin nestled in the tree's along the water front. Nice and quite. Everything you need is there and in the area to keep you busy enjoying all it has to offer. It was money well spent for the memories you

will have in exchange. I'm glad we found this cute little place to get away for the week. Until next time, so long from Florida.......

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Seaweed Is A Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

My three young children and myself spent a week at Seaweed and we had a blast! There were no surprises from what the website showed and described to what we actually encountered. The house was clean, bright, fully equipped and came with a million dollar view. Upon arriving on our first day we were greeted with a view of 30-40 sailboats silently racing down Somes Sound. At night we had cool ocean breezes with only the cry of loons punctuating the silence. We all caught tinker mackerel and harbor pollack right off our dock, and we even caught several lobsters in our little crab trap tied to the dock. The kids went wild! We explored the immediate coastline in kayaks and saw starfish of various colors and sizes, explored tidal pools, saw osprey and a bald eagle and went swimming in nearby Echo Lake. The small town of Southwest Harbor was a short distance away and provided plenty of quiet small town charm, with a friendly, low-key atmosphere and great places to eat. The children were even able to take out books from the town library which was really a nice touch. Mimi and Rick were great hosts and couldn't have been more friendly or helpful. Rick even took us all out on his boat to watch him check his lobster pots while he gave us a history of the area and shared his lobster catching secrets. There are tons of activities to do, and I realized that we could explore this quiet side of Acadia National Park for years and never see all it has to offer. That is why we will be back, and we'll dream of little Seaweed until then.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Echo Lake Beach
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Car: necessary

Deer Track is centrally located to any of the attractions of Mount Desert Island: Echo Lake, Acadia Mountain, Southwest Harbor and the “Quiet Side”, Northeast Harbor, Bar Harbor, Cadillac Mountain, and the Carriage Roads and Hiking Trails of Acadia National Park. Acadia National Park, which makes up a majority of Mount Desert Island, has some of the best hiking trails and vistas on the East Coast. It also offers nature walks, naturalist cruises and lectures. Golf at any one of three courses located on the Island. Enjoy sailing, swimming and fishing in either the ocean or fresh water lakes close by. In season you can pick blueberries on the grounds for your enjoyment.

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Rates & Availability

Hall Quarry Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Season
Jun 25 2016 - Aug 19 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Peak Season
Aug 20 2016 - Aug 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
Peak Season
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
Post Season
Sep 10 2016 - Sep 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
Post Season
Sep 17 2016 - Sep 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
Post Season
Sep 24 2016 - Oct 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
$800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

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Amenities

Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Boat Dock
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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