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Oceanfront Cabin on Somes Sound

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

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.

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront Cabin on Somes Sound
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Awesome, beautiful views & clean

  • 5 of 5

Awesome stay. Peaceful, close to great trails and restaurants. Owners are super nice It was very clean and comfy. We enjoyed sitting on the deck. We booked for next year already.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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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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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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.


Rates & Availability

Mount Desert Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 6 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Post Season
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Post Season
Sep 16 2017 - Sep 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Post Season
Sep 23 2017 - Oct 14 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Mount Desert Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Boat Dock
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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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