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Harvey Sher

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Oceanfront-with Dock+ 3 Kayaks+dingy on Somes Sound Abuts Acadia Park

18 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Mount Desert House Rental Photos and Description

House, 7 Bedrooms + Den, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Secluded oceanfront retreat for up to 10 people/large family etc. Surrounded by 32 acres of Maine woods, all the amenities provided for the active vacationer [kayaking, strenuous hikes, swimming, mountain biking on 53 miles of carriage trails in Acadia Park] or for chilling out on one of several decks and porches or walks in the woods on nearby trails from the property, shopping in Blue Hill ,Ellsworth or Bar Harbor, relaxing in laid back Southwest Harbor where you can buy lobster directly from the lobster boats, bring them home and steam them in the provided steamer on the back porch! Go to one of the many farmers markets in the area as well.

Fish and harvest mussels from your own private dock.

Full gourmet kitchen with Sub-Zero frig and new local granite countertops. Woodburning stove for those chilly nights. See deer, fox, raccoon, porcupine, etc. on property. Spectacular ocean and mountain views from every room! Basement play/rec room for the kids.

Keywords: Spacious, COMFORTABLE, Waterfront vacation Home with large floating dock on Some Sound.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Harvey Sher (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Harvey Sher

Retired physician and family, we live in Florida during the winter and enjoy Maine and Cape Cod in the summer months. We travel also and rent our Maine property while we are away on our travels.

Harvey Sher purchased this house in 2003

Why Harvey Sher chose Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

Located next to and surrounded by one of the most beautiful national parks in the US. Wonderful climate in the spring summer and fall months. ON the water with private dock,fishing, swimming and boating

What makes this house unique

Tranquil beautiful wooded quiet surroundings. Waterfront activities. Floating and fixed dock. Nature trails from property in 32 acre abutting land preserve. Catch mackerel from the dock. Harvest mussels from your own shoreline. Kayaks, paddles, 8' inflatable dingy, fishing gear, life jackets etc all provided.

Reviews

4.9
based on 18 traveler reviews

Oceanfront-with Dock+ 3 Kayaks+dingy on Somes Sound Abuts Acadia Park
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews
5

Great family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family of ten spent a glorious week at Fjord House. We hiked, biked, saw whales and the Windjammer parade and thoroughly enjoyed the home on Somes Sound. After a busy day exploring, it was always so nice to come home to the "quiet side" of Acadia!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Great Views, Secluded and Quiet Location, Well-Appointed Home

  • 5 of 5

House is very spacious and the living area is great for family get-togethers. Basement area is a good teen zone. Kitchen is well equipped. We enjoyed hanging out at the house, using the dock & kayaks, and walks & runs from the house. It is minutes from Echo Lake Beach, hiking at Mt. Acadia, and groceries at IGA. The scenic loop road and Bar Harbor are only about a 15 minute drive. We would definitely come again.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pennsylvania
5

Exquisite waterfront home!

  • 5 of 5

The best home ever for including the children and grandkids....so many nature things to keep everyone busy 24 hours a day from harvesting low tide mussels, watching the bald eagles fly over the deck, kayak the length of Somes Sound and play with the star fish on the rocks. Enjoyed every meal outside and slept like babies with the silence of the forest right outside our windows. Everyone definitely wants to go back and stay longer....many thanks for sharing your lovely home.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome place!

  • 5 of 5

Well appointed home with lots of amenities. Wish I'd brought my binoculars as that was the only thing, besides a boat which I could have rented nearby, that wasn't available in the house. The dock, the sound, the habitat, the view, the porches, the woodstove, kayaks, etc. all well designed for my family's week on MDI next to Acadia. Should have done 2 weeks!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
5

Fabulous Getaway Home

  • 5 of 5

Our family arrived from Colorado, Michigan, Washington and Illinois to enjoy a week together. What a wonderful vacation property hidden in the beautiful Maine countryside. Folks ranging in age from 2 years to 67 years had plenty to do at the home and within a short distance. We hiked, kayaked and had a great time without lots of "tourist drama." Lobster was plentiful and fabulous. Lots of things to do close-by. Loved watching the lobster boats checking traps. The dock was a peaceful place to relax. The deck was a tranquil retreat each and every evening with a fire in the chimnea. Great vacation home!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Springfield, VA
4

Fjord House

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful property at which to celebrate my husband's 50th with our extended family. We kayaked, collected mussels (delicious!), hiked the Park trails, biked the Carriage trails and simply enjoyed the decks and views. Plenty of room for all of us to have space and come together. Great location and we loved Southwest Harbor. Owner gave great recommendations for hikes and restaurants

Don't miss Triple Berry Pie!!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
BHB
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
SWH
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Causeway Club, Southwest Harbor Maine
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rte 102
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Hilltop, Cafe Drydock, Cafe2, Eata-Pita-all in SWH
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Echo Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Echo Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Acadia Mountain & St. Saveur Mountain hiking trails
Nearest Point of Interest
Acadia National Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Eagle Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Bar Harbor
Nearest Point of Interest
Southwest Harbor

On the west shore of Some Sound with amazing sunrise and sunset views looking out over the water towards the mountains to the east. Private water frontage with floating dock and the use of three kayaks as well as other aquatic recreational gear. There are five separate decks providing areas to relax and take in all of the natural beauty of the area.

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Rates & Availability

Mount Desert House Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay
$6,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

there is a $1,000.00 REFUNDABLE security deposit.

$1,000.00 deposit required to lock in the dates reserved. This deposit is applied towards the total cost. Balance of rental fee is due three weeks prior to occupancy.

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Amenities

Mount Desert House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Beds (1) Pack-n-Play bed provided for infants, Baby Cribs (1) Pack n' play, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) ground floor has a 'sofa-bed' in family room area. There is also a second 'family room' with large screen tv on the main floor, Bunk Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
newly created walking paths from property created by Maine Coastal Heritage Land Trust. All bathrooms recently upgraded with new granite counter tops, vessel sinks and fixtures

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